It's time for Tablescape Thursday. Since it was my wedding anniversary on June 3rd, I thought I'd share our anniversary table. It seems weird to set the table just or two.
The sun finally came out early in the evening. It had been lightning & thundering all day long. Not much rain, mostly lightning which is a rare thing for southern California. Temps were in the low 70's today, a real change from the 105 degree weather we had when Mike & I were married 3 years ago.
I used my Old Country Roses plates from Royal Albert and my Michelangelo flatware by Oneida. I wish I had gold flatware to go with this set of dishes. Maybe some day. The tablecloth is a lace cloth I bought from Walmart on clearance for $5.00 a few months back.
I used numerous items from around my house for my centerpiece.
Mike just gave me this Lenox anniversary box today for our 3rd anniversary. I told you he loves Lenox. And so do I. I love this box as it has swans on it & I have started collecting swans.
The underneath side of the lid says "Love endures". Isn't that so sweet?
Bottom of the Lenox box. I'm sure he got this from ebay. He buys everything from ebay.
Isn't this the cutest bride & groom you have ever seen? This is Lenox as well. I bought this off ebay for our wedding. It was a limited edition & retired. I paid $25.00. That is a steal. I think it retailed for $150.00. I was planning on using this on top of our wedding cake, but it was too big. So I had to use an alternate smaller figurine that I didn't like as well. Oh well, isn't marraige full of compromises? I love how the groom is barefoot. I forgot to take a photo of the bottom with the Lenox label.
Remember these anniversary glasses I picked up at the thrift store a few weeks back? I shared them in a "Today's Thrifty Finds" post. I paid 25 cents a piece! I decided to use them as candle holders.
The roses were another anniversary surprise from my hubby. Not just one dozen, but two!!! Sam's Club has the best roses. I guess he really does love me as they are red. I really like pink roses the best, but red are great for Valentine's Day & anniversaries.
The white pitcher came from Michael's. I used a 50% off coupon on it.
The votive candle holders on each place setting were from our wedding. I made these.
I love these Old Country Roses salad plates. They are a bit different from the dinner plates. I've had these for years. I can't remember where I originally purchased them. I bought them prior to the dinner plates. I had used these as decorative plates on my wall for awhile.
Here is the bottom of the salad plates.
The Royal Albert Old Country Roses dinner plates. I bought these at Home Goods. They cost $7.99 each. More than I would normally pay, but I wanted this pattern so bad. I only have 4 dinner plates & 2 of the salad plates. And 2 cup & saucers (not pictured). I bought my first cup & saucer in England. When in Europe I tried to buy items I wanted from their country of origin.
Here is the bottom of the dinner plates.
My crystal goblets are from the thrift store. This is the one I found last week to complete my set of 4.
The wooden LOVE sign came from Ross last week for $2.99 or $3.99. I plan on recovering with scrap book paper, but it worked as is for this tablescape.
And finally my cherub candle sticks. I love, love, love these. I got them at a thrift store last year. I think I paid $4.00 for the pair. They didn't come with the crystals. I just put those on tonight for the photos. I had purchased the crystals online about 10 years ago & just found them. They work perfect on these candlesticks. I love cherubs & crystals!!!
And one final look at our anniversary tablescape. Now I hate to disappoint you, but we didn't even eat dinner at this table. We actually went out to dinner for Mexican food. Very yummy!!! Oh well, maybe we can eat dinner at this table tomorrow night.
If you want to see some of our wedding photos, you can click here to see my Happy Anniversary post to my hubby.
Now be sure to visit Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch to see her tablescape and all the fabulous tables that all my blogging friends have put together for you to enjoy. And be sure to leave a comment. How can we become friends if you don't stop & say "Hi"?