We were young and foolish when we got married; we did not register for wedding gifts. We had some crazy idea that it might seem like we were being greedy. Thus, we never got the sterling silver place settings that other brides and grooms receive when they wed.
Actually, that was probably a good thing, since it has given me the excuse to frequent lots of thrift stores and antique shops over the years, buying pretty dishes and silver.
This serving bowl was a thrift store find last year. I think I paid about $5. for it. The spoons I found in an antique shop. The set of five was $60. They are coin silver, made in New Jersey around 1850.
And you know I just LOVE the monogram, even though it's not mine. ;)