Simple Rules for Registering

Size Matters

You may be grateful for giant platters and humongous utensils come Thanksgiving, but you'll also be glad you registered for smaller serving pieces that suit everyday occasions, from bowls for ice-cream toppings or a cache of condiments, to trays that hold asparagus.

From top: Crystal "Pansy" dish, $80, William Yeoward; Earthenware "Clair" dipping dish, $20 per four-piece set, Thomas O'Brien for Salton at Home; Sterling-silver "Painswick" sugar spoon, $150, William Yeoward; Silver-plate "Epicure" salad spoon, $30 per set with fork, Reed & Barton; Crystal eight-inch"Helios" bowl, $149, Waterford; Pierced earthenware "Swedish Lodge" bowl, $129, Lenox; Metal-alloy "Luminous" olive tray, $30, Calvin Klein, 800-294-7978; Fine-china "Palm" platter, $50, Villeroy & Boch; Square bone-china "Moderno Silver" platter with patterned border, $55, Mikasa; Large oval butter-yellow earthenware "Clair" platter, $30, Thomas O'Brien for Salton at Home; Cream earthenware "Butler's Pantry Italia Harvest" platter, $80, Lenox

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