Sunday, January 20, 2008

Listings

As a lover of all things handmade and/or British-designed as well as all things vintage choosing somewhere to host our wedding list was actually quite a problem. We knew we didn't just want the basics from a normal department store: I'm such a homebunny that I've been asking for duvets and mixing bowls for birthdays and Christmases since the age of 17.

So I was delighted when I read about the service offered by Wrapit, an online gift list company with a select few physical stores dotted around the country, which stocks over 30,000 products from 350 designers, including companies like The White Company and Robert Welch, both of whom were bound to figure highly in our list.

We made an appointment to go to their West End store yesterday for a two hour session to set up the registry and have a look at a fraction of their available selection. I can now confidently affirm...

Kitchen Aid CHECK

Pots and Pans CHECK

Robert Welch Radford Cutlery CHECK

The disgustingly young and excrutiatingly talented Lisa Stickley teatowels and duvet set CHECK

We did, however, come acroppa on the subject of crockery...

But that story will be left for another day...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The teatowels sound exquisite! As a fellow wedding organiser, it's so refreshing to find someone who is just as focussed as me on all the infinite details that others would callously deem as unimportant and trivial!

Helen said...

I think the focus on the infinite details, while important, are slowly driving me potty. Crockery has featured highly in my thoughts for the last week and I'm starting to twitch at the sight of a dinner plate...
Unimportant: definitely not.

Perspectivised: possibly a little!

Tinky said...

Don't talk to me about crockery! Thus far the cause of the greatest disagreements between myself and the intended! Although this particular debate now looks likely to be eclipsed by the question of table centres! Where will it all end?! What's more, will anyone appreciate all the meticulous planning that's gone into it all, come the big day?!! Tinky x

Tinky said...

Ps That first comment was from me too- only just worked out this blogging lark! Although I must say it's proving to be a rich source of information for me so thank you!
Tinky x

Helen said...

Glad you're enjoying... am compiling the crockery tale of woe as we speak. Centrepieces are happily out of my hands as my good friend is giving them to us as our wedding present. I will clutch onto that one as out of my hands and let my brain concentrate on silk swatches and suit purchasing!