Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vintage Registry for Wedding Gifts

There are so many beautiful things to be found in antique stores that would be suitable for wedding gifts!  People say that young people don't want fine things anymore, but I say that times are changing!  Young people are interested in environmentally friendly businesses and products, repurposing of vintage items, the cottage or shabby chic look, and more.  I believe within the next few years, due to the economy and other factors, that interest in vintage will grow and grow.

For years I have had subscriptions to Country Living and Romantic Homes - one look at the pages inside take you back to a time when beauty and quality was important.  I believe that our young people are becoming more aware and interested in shopping vintage and finding unique items rather than just what all of the other wedding registries are offering.  They are even interested in vintage for their weddings - bridal dresses, vintage jewelry in their hair or their bouquet, setting the tables with fine china and crystal, and more!  So it would stand to reason that they might also have some interest in having these items in their homes.

At this time there are many baby boomers who are inheriting their parents and grandparents silver, crystal and china - and they already have their own that they love.  These items are becoming available in thrift stores, flea markets and antique stores in great volumes.  Why go buy expensive new items such as these when the quality and uniqueness just isn't there?

Think outside the box when setting up a bridal registry - think about your local antique store!

Just walking around Memories for a few minutes I spotted so many items that make wonderful wedding registry choices, such as our Fostoria Nosegay Crystal luncheon plates, ice tea goblets, sherbets and water - we have the whole set!
Or maybe some of the beautiful pieces from our collection of Imperial Candlewick crystal!
We have a complete set of 1847 Rogers Heritage Silverplate flatware and extra serving pieces in wooden box!
Beautiful Dutch Delft Canister Set!
We have pottery items for the kitchen, beautiful Westmoreland Paneled Grape Milk Glass Punch Bowl Set, crystal candlesticks, antique china serving pieces, Crown Imperial Rosari set of dishes
and the list goes on and on! 

I have been browsing on Pinterest, and the ideas for a vintage wedding registry are endless and I believe that young ladies are going to become more and more interested in shopping vintage for their homes.  Give them a treasure from an antique store to pique their interest in vintage and perhaps start a collection.  A gift that is unique and thoughtful such as these will be a gift always remembered!