Registering Anxiety

I almost had a full fledged panic attack yesterday. I didn't think that would be possible in one of my most favoritest of favorite stores, but being surrounded by all things china, stemware, linens, and the like, my brain shut down and I couldn't process. I've been giving a lot of thought to registering and I just don't know how I'm going to do it. I've already ripped off the band-aid and registered for kitchen gadgets, but that was painfully easy since it was more of like a "fill-in-the-blanks" of registering. This whole, "pick whatever your little heart desires" part is what has me almost in hives. So I ask, how can you commit to a china pattern and stemware you'll be living with for the rest of your life?!

OK, OK, I'm sure you're all, "whoa, this chick can't commit to a bread plate but she's committing to some guy for the rest of her life?!" Well, the guy was super easy because he's charming, witty, hilarious, and he kisses my forehead and tells me he likes me. No bread plate has ever made me laugh or blush, so how am I supposed to pick one?!

Especially when I want to have dinner parties that look like this...

Style Me Pretty

But then the next weekend, I'm like, I want to be like this...

Lonny

And then the next weekend (my, I'm very busy!) I want to 'scape my table à la this...

Sitting in a Tree

So how am I supposed to pick just one? Especially when my idea of a plate party looks like this...

Hermes

And I'm guessing his idea of a rockin' time resembles something a little more woodland creatured...

Michael C. Fina

Don't even get me started on linens. That's really where my brain turned into mush. 

I find it incredibly entertaining that I can so easily determine what bedding, furniture, and drapes our clients need, but I find it numbingly painful to decide what interior goodness I want.

So, tell me, what DO I want? Do I go bold or beige? I'm serious. I need guidance here. Talk me down off of my registry ledge, hug me, and tell me it's all going to be OK, then hand me a glass of wine in a glass that I can't decide if I like or not. Waaaaaah!!