Modern Registry: Stylish Items to Add to Your List

Mix modern with updated traditional for a registry with style.
From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

1. Something Blue (top left)

French Perle by Lennox’s ice-blue everything plate ($15) brings a fresh counterpoint to Denby’s Halo salad plate ($39). Heart of Haiti, Macy’s fair-trade line of Haitian artisan-made products includes their Erzulie cocktail napkins featuring embroidered hearts ($50 for four). All from Macy’s in downtown Portland.

2. Sophisticated Shapes (top right)

The not-so-perfect handmade quality of Sophie Conran’s rice bowl ($15.75 at Macy’s) pairs well with the organic edges of Juliska’s Country Estate Delft blue ceramic stoneware plate ($44 at Manor Fine Wares on Northwest 23rd Avenue in Portland) and Hasami’s handmade ceramic dinner plate ($55 at Canoe).

3. Cool Red (center)

Helping to define the Portland ethos at home, Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co., located in industrial Northwest, carries a carefully curated dishware selection, including Falcon’s red enamelware mugs ($16).

4. Flowers and Stripes (middle right)

Broad stripes on Kate Spade’s Charlotte Street side plates ($50 for set of four) bring a modern vibe to Noritake’s updated floral stoneware ($22) and Sophie Conran’s Biscuit dinner plate ($23, all at Macy’s). Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co.’s Eat Well printed linen napkin ($16) sets a cheeky tone for the table.

5. Fine Refined Flatware (bottom right)

Downtown Portland’s modernist heaven, Canoe is also a popular registry destination for design-savvy couples that flock to add Japanese brand Common’s flatware (five-piece set, three pieces shown, $64).

6. Classic Twist (bottom left)

Mixing classic Delftware with handmade ceramics is a surefire way to avoid a stuffy table setting. (Juliska Country Estate Delft blue dinner plate, $52 at Manor Fine Wares; Hasami ceramic salad plate, $24 at Canoe). Instead of crystal, why not serve wine with dinner in hand-thrown tumblers like these from Portland’s Mazama Ceramics ($38 at Canoe).