Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A 25th Wedding Anniversary Table, Not ours!

My nephew, Jo and his wife, Lourdes, just celebrated their 25th/silver wedding anniversary at the end of June. All my siblings from different states and my mom attended so it was like a family reunion for us too. There were more then 300 guests. Jo and Lourdes own an advertising business in addition to a Dialysis clinic.
 

For their giveaway party favors, they had created wine glasses with an etching of their names and the event. Most guests took 1 each but me? I took 8, lol. They had left overs and took them home and since I stayed at their house while in California, I was able to take more and told them I would create a tablescape in their honor when I get home. And so, here it is! Happy Anniversary, Jonjet and Lourdes. Hope you have many, many more happy years together!

 
The colors they selected for the event were red and silver so I used mostly these colors.







 
Silver plated decanter and cups for toasting.
A silver plated covered server I picked up for $10 at an antique shop in Atlanta.


My dish layer consisted of sequined silver placemats for a formal look, silver fluted plate chargers, silver and white Paragon Heritage dinner and salad plates. I only had 5 of the Paragon Heritage dinner plates (still on a hunt to complete the set) but I had 8 salad plates so I alternated by using white dinner plates with a gold and platinum Greek key borders.
This red compote was already on the table and since it was red, I just left it there to serve as part of the centerpiece and I just added some pots with dried flowers.
 

 In addition to the free etched wine glasses, I added some Waterford stemware.
 
Thanks, y'all for your stopping by. I hope Jo and Lourdes enjoyed my tablescape I created especially for them.
 
I am now linking with
 
Kathleen's Let's Dish
The Stylesister's Centerpiece Wednesday
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
 
Thanks for hosting, gracious ladies!

24 comments:

Terra said...

Oh Christine, you are the right person to get 8 of the glasses and your table is gorgeous, no surprise. I like the red accents.

A Hint of Home said...

You did a great job Christine. Everything is beautiful!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great table! I have been watching at every detail...I collect salt shakers and yours are fantastic.
Congratulations for your "triplets"!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Blondie's Journal said...

This table is fit for royalty! I love the silver and reds...I bet the happy couple really enjoyed seeing this! :)

XO,
Jane

Dolores said...

Looks to me like a king or queen's table. So eloquent and beautiful ,

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fabulous the red tabletopper, love how regal it makes this tablescape. How terrific you got to keep 8 glasses Chris! The stunning compote in the middle is my very fav. The pile of dishes are just perfect for this elegant table and lots of happiness for your niece and nephew. Incredible, I just made a table in honor of my nephew and his parents are, Joe and Lourdes too and I posted it 3 hours ago, lol..
Hugs,
FABBY

Sarah said...

This is an exquisite table, Christine. Love the china ~ both patterns. Happy Anniversary to Jo and Lourdes.

Babs said...

Your table is lovely and perfect to honor your nephew and his wife's 25th anniversary. I'll bet they were thrilled.
Babs

Creations By Cindy said...

What a beautiful tribute you made to your nephew and his wife! Lovely!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine,
You've set an elegant tablescape in honor of their anniversary! Love the romantic colors. I hope you're having a blessed day,
Kathy

Kathleen said...

How nice of you to set a beautiful table in their honor! Now what will you do with the glasses with their names on them, lol!
Good luck with the china hunt, it is beautiful!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish.

kitty said...

What a gorgeous table to honor Joseph and Lourdes. Your family always seems to share such fun events. I hope you find the rest of the china your searching for, Christine.

Zaa said...

Marvellous table display Christine... Love the brilliant colours too... Best Wishes to the Happy Couple... Hugs

Terri said...

Oh Christine! What a gorgeous anniversary celebration table! I am sure your honored guests loved it. It all looks stunning!
Hugs,
Terri

Style Sisters said...

Wow...so elegant and romantic! What beautiful place settings and such an ornate centerpiece! Thank you for sharing this post with us!
Karin

Pat said...

Beautiful anniversary table, Christine!

Entertaining Women said...

So many elegant elements...the red compote is stunning. I know that Joseph & Lourdes would have been honored with your design. You celebrated them in a lovely way. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Great job, I'm sure they were impressed!

Katherine

lulumusing said...

Wow, Christine, this is a stunning table for any celebration.

Laurie Ritchey said...

So elegant and so pretty, Christine. You always set an amazing table. laurie

Giancarlo said...

Fotografie bellissime, i bicchieri con i nomi mi piacciono moltissimo, complimenti!!buona serata e felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Amy said...

what a lovely tablescape. Those wine glasses are beautiful. Glad to hear about their wonderful celebration. ;)

Chubby Chieque said...

You always swoon my breath away.

Everything is elegant and the centerpiece is absolutely, adorable.

OMG! in 2 yrs it's my turn to celebrate the 25 yrs of marriage.
Have ag great Sunday.

God bless,
/Chie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Good for you taking 8 glasses! You are the one that will put them to good use. Everything is lovely!I hope you can find more of the china you are searching for.

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