Without a doubt, online shopping has made life easier, especially when it comes to buying things like wedding gifts. You can go straight from a wedding website to an online registry to purchasing a gift to be sent to the happy couple with just a couple of mouse clicks. You don't even need to know their mailing address!
But every now and then, it's nice to go into a real brick-and-mortar store and walk around and see things in person. I did just that this weekend. I went to Belks to pick up a wedding gift, and a pretty red-and-white plate caught my eye. The pattern is by Ralph Lauren (I didn't even realize he did china?) and is called Red Pagoda. I am in love with the red bamboo trellis! The Red Pagoda will fit right in with my basic white Williams-Sonoma Apilco everyday china.
It also comes in a red background. The price is great- Belks was having a sale, so my salad plates were around $16 each.
Every so often, I like to give my dinner table a little pick-me-up. It can be as simple as some new salad plates.
And Red Pagoda will make me happy while I continue to dream of these.