Men Rejoice! New Home Building Trends Could Ease Your Wedding Registry Blues

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

SadFaceYou guys are always in the department store at the same time I'm there looking for a wedding gift.  You're usually along side your fiancé pretending to be happy -- jointly filling out the registry for your upcoming wedding.  Both of you are so easy to spot.  The beaming glow on your fiancé's face -- and the ‘please just kill me now’ look on yours.  Well, good news men!  Your days of being dragged along to pick out the fine china may soon be over.


According to a recent survey of National Association of Home Builders members, many believe that the formal dining room is on its way out.  In fact, by the year 2015, several
features which were once common and customary are predicted to be eliminated -- reflecting the changing wants and needs of future new home buyers.  But, don't worry guys.  Although new home building experts indicate that home variations are on the horizon, the article didn’t mention anything about doing away with “Man Caves.”

Just another reason to eat on the good china today!  So, what should we do with our good china?  Many of us have these exquisite, sentimental items packed away, hidden, never to see the light of day except on special occasions.  Why do we do that?  Why save the fancy stuff, only to enjoy our finer things when company comes over?  Life is short!  We should put on our best Sunday clothes and pull out the good dishes -- everyday!  We don’t need a formal dining room to appreciate the gifts in our lives anyway, right?

Well, I'm going to give it a try.  I wonder how Chinese take-out will taste on my grandmother's antique dishes?

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Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
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I love this post and am still laughing as I type! Not sure why I have not subscribed to your blog before now but will do so right after posting this comment! Best to you in 2012 from your Austin neighbor!

Jan 02, 2012 02:00 AM #1
Rainer
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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Russell:  Hey there Austin neighbor!  Happy New Year to you too and thanks for subscribing!

Jan 02, 2012 02:38 AM #2
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Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Carie, Chinese food is delicious when served on the good china! Enjoyed the post! Happy New Year 2012 

Jan 02, 2012 09:36 AM #3
Rainer
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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Maria:  Great ... I'm looking forward to trying it!  Thanks for the beautiful photo :)

Jan 02, 2012 09:46 AM #4
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Great to eat off of grandma's china.. chinese food works.. Life is short so why would you want to wait until??

I have found that saving fancy dishes is such a waste. More of my new clients building new homes are asking to remove the living room from their plans.. wasted space and requires expensive furniture. I am even seeing them used as a music room, or converted into a library. Great ideas all of them..

I do love your way with words though!

Jan 06, 2012 03:13 PM #5
Rainer
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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Janis:  Thanks!  Yes ... as you say, saving the fancy dishes is such a waste, yet many of us seem to do just that.  The special ocassions can be few and far between ... so why not enjoy the fancy stuff everyday, right?

Jan 07, 2012 03:01 AM #6
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

LOL...everyone knows food tastes BETTER on the food stuff!  Fun post, but with some good info...thanks!

Jan 08, 2012 03:03 PM #7
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Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

It is fun to "go formal" now and then just for kicks!!  The kids seem to have better manner when I let them drink form the crystal! ;)

Jan 08, 2012 03:07 PM #8
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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Susan: Yes, everything does seem to taste better on the good stuff, doesn't it :)

Sonja:  I like that term "go formal" ... can I borrow it? :)

Jan 09, 2012 02:29 AM #9
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