I got ‘married’ for the first time when I was 14 years old. Granted, it was because I was playing Tzeitel in our schools production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, but even then I was delighted at the excuse to wear a wedding dress!
Flash forward, many (many!) years later and I still love anything to do with a wedding.
I’ve given many types of wedding gifts over the years; homemade wedding cakes, photo albums filled with pictures from the day, collectible cookie jars and money (of course). But the longer I am married, the more I treasure the presents that my husband and I were given. Not only because they are used all the time in our home, but also because they are a reminder of people that I cherish in my life.
We got beautiful bedding that 15 years later it is still our favourite, even though it is much faded and even ripped in one corner! We received a big crystal bowl that tumbles with fruit in our kitchen and an aunt gave us a gorgeous blue ceramic table lamp from Nicholas Mosse that still gets admiring comments when anyone new enters the house.
All these things bring fond memories and as a result, I’m much more inclined to pay-it-forward these days and give a beautifully wrapped wedding gift instead of money.
Thankfully Mosse Pottery has an abundance of choice, whatever your price point, and their packaging is fantastic so whatever you choose, you can rest assured that it will get to its destination looking perfect.
If you’re a bride looking to start your own Nicholas Mosse collection, or add to a collection that has spanned generations, then don’t hesitate to check out the Nicholas Mosse gift registry service.
If you’re a guest searching for the perfect pottery gift idea, then perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you:
- If you’d like a gift inspired by love, then you can’t go wrong choosing something from the ‘old rose’ collection. The latest addition to the collection is the old rose rectangular plate , which is just perfect for garlic bread, serving food or even acting as a mini tray.
- Since forget-me-knots represent ‘true love’ they would also be perfect and the new Nicholas Mosse everyday bowls in ‘forget-me-not’ , are totally gorgeous and perfect for everything from porridge to pasta!
- Or, perhaps you’d like to wish the couple ‘overflowing abundance’ with something from the Fuchsia collection? Pottery coffee mugs, ceramic dinner plates, handmade jugs, pottery lamp bases…the possibilities are endless.
Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that you are gifting something that will be treasured for many years to come.
As Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, sleep well, love well, if one has not dined well.” And let’s face it; when you use Nicholas Mosse pottery, dining becomes a delight.
- Leeann Mathews