First comes love, then comes marriage. Next comes a wedding registry full of your favorite Mid Century Modern-style must haves. This March, we’re curating some of our favorite items that will help the happy couple build a life together.
Whether you and your better half are currently creating your perfect registry, you’re a guest trying to pick the perfect gift or (let’s be honest) the love between yourself and DANSKware is real, you can count on this list to inspire. This week, we’re starting with our picks for the kitchen and dining room.
Classic choices like wine glasses and china sets can be found here, albeit in their mod-ified forms. But we think you really should pay attention to some of the “pie in the sky” choices: Funky appliances or non-essential pieces you would love (and your family would love to buy for you). And don’t worry—we’ve covered the whole gamut of price ranges, so everyone from Mother of the Bride to Mother’s Cousin’s Daughter’s Best Friend has something they can contribute to your happy day.
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Clean and crisp is the name of the game when it comes to your new dining set. Let the food do all the talking with just a touch of MCM framing with this set.
Beautiful wood accents make your home special, and your dining accents should complement that.
Brushed stainless steel and a classic teak handle give this flatware set that minimalist mid mod feel without getting too kitschy.
You’re going to need wine glasses for all the entertaining you and your new spouse are going to do. Might as well make them bold and modern.
Some say you should put the expensive stuff you’d never buy yourself on your wedding registry. If you ascribe to that point of view, you’d better add these Versace-designed whiskey glasses to your list just in case Aunt Helen is feeling particularly generous.
Bring some of that retro flair to the dining table with a classic Scandinavian pattern in warm, inviting colors.
Ambesonne Retro Decor Tablecloth, $29.95
Modernists love their Scandinavian-style candle holders, and this rendition adds a nice silver touch to the classic look.
The great thing about an essential piece like this is it translates well whether you use for the dining table or the kitchen counter.
Whether you’re serving up salad at dinner or presenting fruit at breakfast, the contour and finish of this wood fruit bowl is at home in your mid mod abode.
Sharp, sleek, modern—these same words used to describe your home can be applied to something as essential as a pitcher.
Don’t you think this water pitcher is reminiscent of the Mid Century Modern coffee sets of old? We agree.
A little bit of color never hurt anyone. And this retro teapot is certainly no exception.
Sagaform Stoneware Retro Tea Pot, $49.95
We like our French presses like we like our coffee: Black with a clean finish.
Remember what we said about the MCM coffee sets? This design even percolates your coffee—how about that?
If you’re looking for some truly retro staples for your new kitchen, look no further than classic DANSK cookware, just like mama used to use.
Pink has truly made a comeback. And with its mid mod-inspired silhouette, this cookware set feels like a blast from the past.
For a truly retro look and a brand name that is synonymous with “forever,” add a few of these Raymond Loewy-designed cast iron skillets from Le Creuset.
It might be unusual to add a microwave to your registry, but when it’s a stylish, retro one like this, why the heck not?
Finally, no retro-inspired registry would be complete without something Smeg, and there’s no time like now to (hopefully) have someone gift you the gift of a stand mixer.
Check back in again next week for our bed and bath picks!