Over on Etsy Weddings, we’ve been celebrating the launch of Etsy’s Registry by inviting a few of our favorite tastemakers to share the items they would choose for their own registry. Nathan Williams, founding editor of Kinfolk, selected items with a practical, functional aesthetic that coveys the beauty in simplicity and utility. He put together a beautiful post that we’re excerpting here.
Our focus at Kinfolk often leads us to look back on traditions, holidays and other memories, when good food and company were the only priorities. With those ideas in mind, I’ve put together a collection of older kitchen and home goods which are practical and functional, with a clean, minimal design to reflect the simple aesthetic of the good old days.
There are textures and colors that match a morning meal when the light is still soft and warm. I’d fill the table with white enamelware, cotton linens without patterns, thick glass bottles for milk, juice, or water and a wooden tabletop.