Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Anniversary Table

Today is a day when people in blogland start setting their table in a special way. Thanks to Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for giving dishaholics like me something exciting to do every single week. Be sure you visit her and her participants.

I had this table setting 2 weeks ago during our wedding anniversary. I did not have a chance to post it sooner because so much have been going on at home.


Anyway, I set a simple table for 2 using Biltmore For Your Home's fine china in Holland Platinum pattern


I just love the platinum medallion on the salad plates.


After you see my tablescape, I would really love for you to go down one more post to see my ancestral home. It has a very interesting history. Thanks.




I picked 3 roses from the garden and placed them in a black vase and added a hurricane candle holder for my centerpiece.
Vintage lace table cloth from an auction
crystal candle holders from TJ Maxx






I just wrapped the napkins with a red wooden rose.











I had the dinner set on the game table in the family room.
We had rice, stuffed chicken with crawfish and seafood gumbo.






Yum!




Thanks for your visit. It's always appreciated. Thanks Susan for hosting.

47 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, Happy Anniversary!

I hope you and John have many more happy years together.

Loved seeing your table, and your menu looked so yummy. I knew that was gumbo! YUM! Grew up eating it.

I shared my MIL's 80th birthday party for this week. She's a special lady.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. We have a fall anniversary, too, but Mr. Magpie was in the hospital when we had it! Not recommended. LOL! ;-)

Marlis said...

Christine, Happy Anniversary. May your blessing continue and you share many more wonderful years. I love that tablecloth! The dishes are great. I've never seen these before. Wow. Great job again. How's mom?

Jenny said...

Happy anniversary!! Looks like it was a very special celebration :)

I just love this tablescape. Your china is gorgeous, the striped napkins are great, and I love your flatware.

Congrats on your anniversary!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your entire place setting is just beautiful. I love both the chargers (stunning!) and those plates. Everything is really beautiful. Why, even the food looks great.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a gorgeous table. I love the beautiful china and the menus looks yummy. Happy Anniversary a little late. I wish you many, many more. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very pretty, Christine. Love the black and white and that food looks really good. Happy anniversary.

Chandy said...

I love it! Your china is wonderful! And what a great thing to discover about your ancestral home!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Anniversary to you and John my Dear friend..Now girl I'm hungry just looking at your great dinner..How many years C/X...love your beautiful table and hows your shop doing??? Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sares said...

It looks spectacular! Happy belated anniversary!

Entertaining Women said...

I think that you and I like a lot of the same things. My wedding china is black and white with platinum, and I think that you pattern is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Now I'm going to go check out your other post. Cherry Kay

kayellen said...

How pretty~~~
Happy Anniversary & Tablescape Thursday!!

Blessings to you both,
Kay Ellen

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Christine what a beautiful and chic table, in the black and white... very fashionable! Very GORGEOUS!

I will cruise down to the next post, too, as you suggested!
Happy belated anniversary!
Cass

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohhh...I'm late with your anniversary wishes! I do apologize! Happy...Happy Anniversary Christine and John! Sending my very best wishes and blessings for many, many more happy years together!

Your table is really gorgeous...perfect to celebrate your anniversary, my friend! Ohhh...that china is sooo beautiful! I love the pattern and colors! Simply exquisite! Thank you for sharing your pretty table with us! Ohhh...and your dinner looked sooo delicious! You're a great cook, Christine!

Warmest anniversary wishes, sweet friend!
Love ya,
Chari

Johanna said...

Hi Christine,
Happy Aniversary to you and your husband. This was a nice tablescape with wonderful plates and flatware and I am sure you enjiyed this festive evening very much. The menue look yummy. Thank you for sharing this.
Greetings, Johanna

aimee said...

happy anniversary! the table is gorgeous. so romantic ;)
blessings,
aimee

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Anniversary Christine!
Your table is set so elegantly and the china is exquistie!
I love, love reading about your ancesteral home!
What a great family story, so full of meaning and history!
And the home is just beyond beautiful!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Christine your tablecloth is spectacular and the dishes are just beautiful-Happy Anny:@)

Donnie said...

That is so lovely. I have to run for now but I'll be back tonight and enjoy your beautiful posts.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy anniversary, Christine! What a pretty tablescape! I love the black and white! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Maria said...

Beautiful table! Happy Anniversary! I also went back and looked at your previous post. Your ancestral home is just lovely! I would love to be a kid growing up in that huge house. The spiral staircase alone would be fun for a young child! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

The table and the food looks great. do You ever share receipes? I am always looking for something new...

Carol at Serendipity said...

Christine,

Happy Anniversary to you both. Your table is lovely and very romantic. I love the china.

Carol

Alycia Nichols said...

Happy Anniversary! I am FREAKING OUT over that china! Absolutely freaking out!!! It is so beautiful!!!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, I wish you a belated happy anniversary! I have never seen that china pattern, but it is lovely! It looks so elegant with the silver elements and the black stemware adds drama, as do the red roses. Very romantic!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! Thanks so much for sending me to the post about your home! I don't know how I missed it! What a lovely place with so much history surrounding it! You must be so proud to be connected to it and all of the wonderful memories that you have from living there. It's simply gorgeous...nothing like it here in the US! Have a great day!...hugs...Debbie

Bill said...

Hi Christine,

I think your idea of a "simple table" is very similar to my own concept of simplicity. ;)
Yours is simply stunning and VERY elegant! Your meal sounds wonderful! I just ate lunch, but your chicken and gumbo are making me hungry again!

I'll definitely check out your previous post. Talk soon ....

Bill

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sweet table. I adore the china, it is lovely.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Happy Anniversary to you and John! And your tablescape was gorgeous! The black plates and silverware look so unique and beautiful. And that chicken looks pretty beautiful too! :)
Hope you enjoyed your special dinner.
Best,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

P.S. I forgot to say: My mother had that tablecloth when I was little! I don't know what happened to it. Sad, no? I will have to look in some old suitcases... it might be in there. Although I hate to say that I think it's gone. :(

Blondie's Journal said...

Your china is absolutely stunning, Christine! I love the black and white and your roses make everything look classic. And you cooked!! The chicken looks fantastic as does the gumbo. I'll bet John was a happy guy! Happy Anniversary!

XO,
Janie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Congrats Te Xin...

A wonderful bonding with the dearie in heart, di ba?

And of course, the nostalgia moment is heartbreaking, in my part. I guess, pusong mamon ako eh? Everytime I heard stories with our past, my heart aches.

Hope you have many anniversary to come.

Hugs to you both.

Happy TS, Lady & enjoy the week-end ahead.
/chie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Happy anniversary, Christine! What a lovely table setting for a special evening! ~ Jo :)

Pat said...

Christine this table is gorgeous!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These are beautiful dishes. It looks like the perfect table to celebrate. I would be happy with just the gumbo...yummy!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady, You have the must Beautiful China. I love your Tablescape for two lovely ~~~
I have been looking for the red glass's like you have for a long time ! Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my Tablescape sweet lady. Did you see the others on my Blog. ? Diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a beautiful table Christine. That china is gorgeous, and the roses are so romantic on this table. Love the flatware with this china, and the faux rose around the pretty napkin is perfect for this romantic table. laurie

Tess said...

What a pretty and ROMANTIC table!! Happy Anniversary. Dinner looks delicious on this beautiful table.

Tess

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary! The patterns on the dinner plate, the charger and the flatware look gorgeous together -- wonderful tablescape!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Anniversay!!!
Such a beautiful table and dinner! Looks so good

We have a Fall anniversay too...seems there's alot of us in blogland that do :)
*hugs*deb

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Christine, your table is gorgeous. Happy Anniversary! I am going to search for those plates on line. Dinner looks delicious! The stuffed chicken looks really yummy! Linda

pilgrimscottage said...

Beautiful setting! Wow. Wouldn't it be nice to eat at your table. Love it.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

First I have to say, Happy Anniversary!!

The table!! Girl, it's stunning. I love love love those plates and the silverware, perfect. You have some beautiful table accessories.

Sue said...

I love a classic black and white setting! Your dinner sure sounds appetizing. yummers...
Here's a belated wish for a Happy Anniversary to you! :-)
hugs, Sue

Kathleen said...

The table is beautiful! I love the dishes and the flatware too. Happy Anniversary, belated! I am still sick going back to the doc for the 4th time. This is not fun! I will never catch up on all my blog visits!
Hope your mom is doing ok.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! Beautiful! I love black and white and everything is gorgeous. And yummm! the food looks amazing too!

Blessings & Aloha!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So beautiful and romantic. Happy Anniversary. I loved the jewelry you created and the peek at your family home too. Thanks for your sweet visit to my table last week as well.

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