When my mother told me I needed flatware on my wedding registry, I spiraled into self-doubt. Somehow flatware became a metaphor for identity (was I “everyday stainless” or “special occasion silver”?). I worried about going in the wrong direction, and wondered if dinner parties would be weird (or cool) with a formal-feeling set. I ended up going for something in between (a traditional style with a worn-in look), but in the process of deciding uncovered a world of traditional Georgian-inspired styles. Here are our favorites:
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