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Filling out gift registries is a lot like shopping for a lifestyle you don't yet have. The problem is that a lot of the places we're registered have very nice items, but this insane love of pastel and muted colors. So it's a lifestyle we don't yet, and hopefully never will have.
If I ever start thinking "ya know, this room really needs some driftwood" it will be time to stop watching so much DIY tv.

Our living room is done in a suede effect brown/red/taupey kind of color with black trim, dark burgundy and cherry wood furniture with most of the accent colors coming from the huge gold leaf and kanji painting on the back wall and the jade inlay in the backs of the dragon chairs.
Asian, modern, dark, interesting, simple...
We just aren't sage green and pumpkin gingham kinda people.

It helps too that we've got an established household. We have pots and pans, we have towels and sheets and dishes, but they're all sort of random. So now instead of asking for essentials we can ask for neat/unique/or just nice to have sets and "complete" things.
Like... I don't give a damn about washcloths... I don't use them. However, fuck it... they'd be nice to have around.

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subbes
Mar. 28th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
I was expecting your gift registry to be full of books and CDs and stuff, rather than housing whatnots.

If I ever marry, my gift registry won't include the dreaded toaster oven and champagne glasses. It'll be full of MST3K DVDs and stuff, because, woo, stuff you can get pleasure from using.
maddening
Mar. 28th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well they don't really stock dvds at wine enthusiast or crate and barrel.

Though if Powells had a wedding registry we'd be all OVER that.

The stuff for the house is flushing out what we already have. Because, dammit, if I can go another week without doing towels then I am *all* for it.
mjfgates
Mar. 28th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC)
That does it, yer getting the toaster. The BEIGE one. Only it won't be beige, it'll be "almond." Or "ecru." Or even "creme brulee." MWAH-HA-HA-HAAA!
akadashi
Mar. 28th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
Avocado, son. Old school represent.
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