Monday, June 28, 2010

An Anniversary Breakfast

China...he wanted something masculine; I wanted something feminine.  Somehow, we compromised with this blue and white pattern. That was seventeen years ago.  I thought it was befitting to pull it out for our anniversary.  While I love the more feminine patterns of china, this blue and white design paired nicely with the little Royal Copenhagen 'creamer' and simple blueberry and gardenia arrangement.  The blue and white creamer was passed down from my grandmother.  I am told that my great, great aunt used this little container to fill the small cups with wine or grape juice for communion Sunday.  I used it today to hold maple syrup for the apple turnover.  The big slab of bacon is just absent from the picture!  The blueberry bushes were so beautiful with the early morning dew!
~
Instead of a newspaper, I photocopied a picture from our wedding and wrote a note on the back chronicling the years of our marriage.  Happy Anniversary!

  A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Ruth Bell Graham


Pin It Now!

24 comments :

kate said...

this is so beautiful and worthy of being photographed, happy anniv.
best to you
kate

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your wedding picture is just gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!!! Your tray is fabulous. So pretty. The china is exquisite, and all of your accessories are just perfect. The food looks soooooooooo good. Wow. perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your tabletop vignette is just gorgeous! I adore the love note!

PAT said...

Beautiful blog!

Thank you for stopping by the Back Porch and thank you so much for your lovely comment.

I have clicked to follow your blog, so I won't forget to return.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Happy Anniversary. The food looks yummy & the setting is beautiful. You hubby is lucky to have you.

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Anniversary, so yummy breakfast! Love your wedding photo.

Hugs
Charo

once in a blue moon... said...

gorgeous pics~

Dining Delight said...

Your breathtaking photos have captured the beauty and "delicious-ness" of that wonderful breakfast! Although your husband may have wanted "masculine" china, I think its terrific that he even cared about dishes! And what a lovely pattern you ended up with! Happy Anniversary! I, too am going to "follow" you!

DD

vignette design said...

What a gorgeous couple! And beautiful pictures of what looks to be a delicious breakfast.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Happy anniversary! That a beautiful tray you put together! Love the china!

Manuela

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Everything about this post is beautiful...your photography is simply breathtaking and the sentiments are perfect!!! APPLAUSE

susan said...

Christie- I am so glad you dropped by so I could "meet" you! We have a lot in common--but I have a few years of marriage on you--:) Your photography is beautiful and I adore gardenias. The compote is, I'm pretty sure, the same crystal I inherited from my grandmother. I have never seen it anywhere else. I love the story of the creamer. I checked out your other blog too: tell Mason he has learned the most impt lesson--the listening part :). You might like my anniversary post. I love Ruth Bell too--one smart lady!
http://thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com/2010/06/after-33-yearsmy-ten-favorite-things.html

Hope to see you again!

kayellen said...

Beautiful!
Happy Anniversary too!!
I love your quote from Ruth Bell Graham:))
Frankin Graham comes to our church a few times a year~~~Our pastor just recently spent time with Billy when they opened the museum-library at the cove:) What a blessing that entire family has been to the multitudes!!!~~~~
Happy 4th too!!
xo
Kay Ellen

craftyles said...

This table is so elegant. Happy Anniversary!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a lovely, elegant breakfast tray! I think we should always have our juice in a pretty sherbet glass! That was a sweet idea, to include the copy of the wedding photo!

Mimi said...

What an elegant breakfast...happy anniversary! Love the china pattern...the gardenia looks great with the blueberries.
Have a great weekend!

Stacey said...

Christie, I just jumped over to your blog from another one and I'm so glad! Your photos are stunning! I will definitely be back. :)

Johanna said...

Christie,
the photos are so beautifull and you arranged everything so carefully, thoughtfull and with so much love. That is a stunning china, pretty crystal and your breakfast is a delicious treat for your husband. The wedding photo is so nice, what a gorgeous couple. Happy anniversary to both of you and wish you lots of years full of love and fun.
Greetings, Johanna

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy Anniversary, and your breakfast looked amazing! How special that you have pieces you have collected and some passed down by your family! Our blueberry bushes need rain, yours look wonderful! And I love the photo from your wedding, you both look so happy!

Kat :)

Diane said...

Love the china and congrats on your anniversary. Gorgeous couple Ü

Kim said...

Everything is beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing your wedding picture. Congratulations.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful china! Happy Anniversary and I love your sweet wedding picture. Wishing you many more years of joy and happy occasions to use your pretty dishes.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my I so love this post, what a lovely idea to do this for an anniversary breakfast! Also love the photocopied picture wrapped with a bow!
Terry

Brambleberry Cottage said...

How sweet, Christie! Great idea to photocopy the wedding pic. I'm sure it made hubby smile.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...