Registry Gods, Why Hast Ye Forsaken Me?

…or to speak plainly, how did I not know about Antiquaria before? Maybe I’m just toddling in the dust of the bandwagon, but just tonight I discovered this amazing place dedicated to selling vintage housewares with a focus on mix and match china sets. Feast your eyes on these:














Kelly James via 100 Layer Cake

I love all the bright and colorful pieces available! From what I gather, the owners will curate vintage china settings unique to each couple and then set up a registry link so your guests can shop for you—and only for you! This wouldn’t be a stand-alone registry for us, but perhaps as a fun and cute alternative to the standard registry? Or a housewarming gift to myself? Yippee!

Has anyone else heard about or used Antiquaria? I’m itching to know more about it!


Mrs. Tartlet

Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    tall_jenny 454 posts, Helper bee @ 6:35 pm

    beautiful!! I love those mixing bowls

    We’re in the process of doing our registry now… its SO HARD!

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    Zoe, Guest @ 6:35 pm

    I have those exact blue glasses! Love the website!

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    Denali 296 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    whaaa?! SO gorgeous!!

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    Lilacgal 380 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 pm

    This wonderful!!! I’d never heard of them before! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    MissHoneyBun 1740 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:23 pm

    My grandma has those blue glasses! Not in that color, but the exact same style of glass! They’ve been in the family forever.

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    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 7:43 pm

    Oh my goodness. Tartlet, how could you do this to me? There goes my entire night. This web site is amazing! What a great find!

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    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:13 pm

    The place settings in that first picture are making me drool. You are an evil little Tartlet! 😉

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    Gerbera 4481 posts, Honey bee @ 8:16 pm

    Never heard of it! If you like this kinda stuff I can sell you some of my “vintage” stuff left to us by my husband’s grandma! :)

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    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 10:01 pm

    I did not know about this. In fact, I thought I had invented the concept of a place where you can register for mismatched but coordinating china! Glad someone else executed the idea!!!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:17 pm

    @Gerbera: I love this kind of stuff. :) It reminds me of my childhood, especially the brightly colored pyrex baking dishes! So many of these items in my family have been broken or donated, though!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who hadn’t heard of this concept! Time to go browse (and drool) some more…;)

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    maria1059 28 posts, Newbee @ 10:30 pm

    OMG, love this concept and website. Just did my registry but now I must convince my fiance to add one more registry! I live in Austin so I can setup an appt. to see these dishes in person.

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    hisirishprincess 6048 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:38 pm

    OMG .. you ARE a goddess!!! I love everything in there and thank you so much for sharing!!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 2:02 am

    What a great concept!

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    The Average Bride 196 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:19 am

    My friend actually did a registry through Anthropologie. You can do one by making a wish list and share it with your guests. I know that both these stores have very similar style and pricing range.

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    Hard Hat Purple Boots 67 posts, Worker bee @ 4:14 am

    Oh, the pretty. I wonder if they ship to Australia?

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    Sunlavender 567 posts, Busy bee @ 9:08 am

    Ohhhh…. this could be dangerous.

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    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 1:20 pm

    Omg, I might have to scrap the dishes we registered for… Let’s see if I can get the Baconator on board since this is perfect! Thanks for the tip Tartlet!

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    Emma, Guest @ 3:17 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention! We are super excited about our concept and appreciate all of the kind words and support!


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    helenberrycrunch 3733 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:26 am

    Those dishes in the first photo are so, so lovely!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:40 pm

    No fair – why didn’t I hear of that sooner, before buying my own??

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    futuremrs.ekm 8 posts, Newbee @ 3:18 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but I’m now completely addicted!

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