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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


No, I didn’t fix my sweetheart toast for breakfast on our anniversary.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t fixed him anything for breakfast in a very long time.  In spite of that, he has stayed married to me.  And believe me, he’s had plenty of reasons to not stay married to me.  I don’t know how I got so lucky.

We did toast each other to celebrate our wedding anniversary this past weekend. 

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If you read my last post, you know that I was sitting on this loveseat when he proposed to me!  Yes, that was many years ago (44, but whose counting?), and no, it’s not the same upholstery.  I decided that it would be a good place for us to toast our anniversary.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

You are probably wondering what that mess is in those two champagne glasses.  Those were the glasses we used at our wedding reception, and they are filled with remnants of the bouquet I carried. 


I used one of the plates from our china pattern we selected when we married.  (Lenox Moonspun)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I put breadsticks in a stem from our selected crystal (also Lenox Moonspun).

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The wine stems had nothing to do with our wedding.  I used them, because I love them.  I ordered these beauties from Vanna’s Armoire Etsy.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I have always suspected that he decided I was the girl for him when I told him that I love daisies (so much less expensive than roses – cheapest date he’d ever had)!  He always brings me daisies for our anniversary.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I included a little reminder of why we were toasting (you know, when you get older, and you start drinking wine, you might forget why you’re drinking it).

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thank you for joining us for our little anniversary celebration.

I’m joining Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and since this is the season of our anniversary, I’m joining Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


xinex said...

Now romantic! Happy Anniversary again. I love that you have kept everything. Lovely post, Laurie!...Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
I love it! The loveseat, the glasses, the have it all so lovely and most of all so romantic, even if one of you forgot why you were toasting! hehe..Great post my dear, happiest of anniversary's on my b-day to you.

Palomasea said...

So beautifully romantic, dear Laurie!! Congratulations to you both!!
Love seeing the lovely wedding photo...thank you! :)
And dear I miss her posts....and winks...;)

Happy Anniversary!!!
Love and hugs,
- Irina

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Phyllis @Around the House said...

Those plates are so beautiful, the white on white is so stunning and I loved seeing the wedding picture, so fun to see...Phyllis

Tricia said...

What a sweet post! I love that you still have the same loveseat where your sweetie proposed! And I always enjoy seeing "our" crystal. We are just a few years behind you -- will celebrate 41 years in December. Happy anniversary!

Debbie said...

And second: Please oh please tell me that you added that wonderful picture of the engagement after the previous post was up a minute. I did NOT see it the last time and had to go back and look when you mentioned it here. I am so glad I did because I loved it. I would have hated to miss it.

Your "toast" looks just wonderful. I know I've told you this, but we have Moonspun too! If we lived near each other, we could combine for a big shindig!

Peggy Thal said...

So sweet and romantic. Love your wedding photo- very pretty. What a beautiful young couple. Congratulations and many many more.

Lulu said...

The hubby and I rarely have breakfast together. He's usually out of the house by 6 and I don't wake until 45 minutes to an hour later. When he is here he usually fixes his own cereal. An anniversary breakfast would, indeed, be something special. I'll remember to follow your beautiful lead.

Sonny G said...

oh my goodness, the minute I saw the first photo, I started humming " Isnt It Romantic" now that song is gonna be stuck in my head for days lol..
everything is just so very pretty but I have to say my heart belongs to the beautiful blue vase you have flowers in. It makes my heart sing.
enjoy every moment of your anniversary and all the moments till the next..

big southern hugs to ya

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary !!

ellen b. said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you! How sweet to enjoy a toast on that love seat! Love the daisy tradition...
May it go on and on...

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrate ours this weekend, but we haven't hit the 40 year mark yet. Looks like a sweet way to celebrate and romantic with all the reminders of that special day 44 years ago. ~ Sarah

Dewena said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your little table for two and always love spotting that gorgeous Moonspun stemware.

Love that you still toast each other, even if you don't make him toast. Very glad that neither he or you ARE toast! Many, many more to both of you.

Mimi said...

Hi Laurie!

Despite the romantic significance of the occasion, you had me laughing so hard- the reference to the wine, the are one funny lady!

All laughs aside, a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY with best wishes for many, many more!


Bonnie Schulte said...

HAPPY anniversary. I Love happy LOVE stories.

Tea in Texas said...

Your cute story makes this posting even more appealing. The photo of the love seat is just a great place for your anniversary toast. I love all of the wedding pieces for they are so pretty. Have a great Labor DaY!


Marlis said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Oh gosh how wonderful to be seated on the same furniture. I would just be so happy to do the same. The wedding photo is lovely. Love that you have part of your bouquet.. Just wonderful. xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

What a great post. So many wonderful memories. I love, love, love how you recovered that love seat. Just perfect.

- The Tablescaper

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What a lovely couple!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...your wedding china and stemware is gorgeous.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie, I think your husband is lucky to have such a sentimental wife as you! Here's to many more happy years together!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Happy Anniversary Laurie! And you hubby has many reasons to stay married to you--you are sweet and caring and you kept all those goodies from your wedding!!! My attendants all carried daisies at my wedding (1980) and I still love them too. Love your wedding photo! Have a wonderful weekend. Linda

Susan Freeman said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Such a charming spot to have an anniversary toast. I love the fabric on your sofa too.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jocelyn said...

What a beautiful post!! I loved your wedding picture. We just celebrated our 40th last month! I just does not seem like it has been that long ;-)

Jocelyn @

Got My Reservations said...

Happy anniversary! What a lovely way to celebrate and what a lovely vignette. Daisies can definitely be a girl's best friend. said...

So Sweet Laurie! Happy Anniversary! Simple to me is so much better and more fun!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

How wonderful! Happy Anniversary! Our kind of celebration too!!

Candy S said...

So romantic, I love the daisies, they look so fresh in the blue vase. Happy anniversary. I think you are a very lucky lady to still be in love all these years later.

Maria C said...

Well, of course the toast had to be by this great couch! There's lots of history there! You made me smile with your comment about needing a reminder of why you are toasting. The daisies are lovely. i'll always make room for them in my house. Happy anniversary!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad to know I'm not the only no-breakfast-serving wife. :-) We are blessed to have these forgiving men in our lives! I love your Lenox Moonspun china and stemware!!!!! You chose well, my friend, all those years ago. It's amazing you have the same sofa he proposed on. Oh! I just realized that we still have ours, too. :-) But, since I married "older", it's only been 24 years, a lot shy of your 44. You are right about not remembering things. Love the picture!
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

lvroftiques said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY you two!! Girl you are a hoot! Of course he kept're the sweetest most romantic soul!....Even if you are a cheapo date and willing to sleep with the boss *winks*
I wondered why I was getting all this traffic from your blog? Thanks girlfriend for the shout out! That you included the two glasses that you purchased from me with all the amazing ones from your wedding is such an honor and a thrill!!
It dawned on me that I will have to be 83 to make it 44 years.(Hope I make it *winks*) It is quite a remarkable achievement in this crazy wacky do world! Congratulations you two...You ROCK!!

And sending ((HUGS)) and many *winks* to Irina! Vanna

Anonymous said...

You are a very good writer. And your wedding photo is super cute!

Kathleen said...

Looks terrific! I don't drink at all, so I need my diet Sierra Mist to toast you two! Many more healthy years!