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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our temperatures have been great this week. Down in the mid to low 80's. Perfect weather for an outdoor dinner to celebrate our anniversary. You may have seen photos of my 60's hairdo in my wedding pictures in my previous post

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 I set the table by the pool, so we could listen to the waterfall. We had to ignore the dirt in the pool, because I didn't have time to vacuum it. I hope  you will also ignore the dirty pool.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my key napkin rings to symbolize the keys to my heart.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The salad plate and dinner plate are Paragon, England. On the bottom of the plates, it reads "By 
Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen. Do you think Her Majesty might be shocked to see this china being used on those inexpensive, throw-away silver colored cookies trays? The flatware is Eternally Yours by William Rogers, which I obviously chose to use because of the name of the pattern.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The water glasses are Moonspun by Lenox, our wedding selection. The wine stems are vintage, and although they are the only things on the table with a gold rim, I used them because they have become our traditional anniversary toast stems.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The salt cellars are by Lenox. I put them on top of a little mirror to mimic swans, swimming on the lake.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I think I've mentioned before that I think my sweetheart married me because I was such a cheap date. When I told him that spending a lot of money on roses was a waste, since they don't last long, and that my favorite flower was a daisy, he knew I was the girl for him. He brought me these daisies for our anniversary.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our wine is staying chilled in the wine bucket nearby.
Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


And after-dinner mints wait for us in a sugar scoop.
Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Did you notice the beautiful outdoor pillows, which were a gift from my friend, Audrey? Yes, I said outdoor pillows. This is the first time they've been outside though. I've been using them in the sunroom, because I thought they were just too pretty to be used outside.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

It was so nice of you to join us for our anniversary celebration.

This post is partying with  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Celebrate It Sunday at Celebrate and Decorate


Deanna said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I adore the napkin key rings. I am also swooning over the plates. Love, love, love the daisies!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Very sweet Laurie. I like the sentiment behind the pieces you chose for your table. The daisies are beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

so sweet and thoughtful and loving Laurie! (and I adore your beautiful pool)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely, peaceful setting! Your plates are gorgeous and I love all of the details that carry out the color scheme. Score!

Barbara said...

My computer went crazy when I tried to post a comment. I am trying again but hope you don't get two from me. Happy Anniversary!!! We just celebrated 41 on the 17th and it is so hard to believe. The time does fly. I loved looking at your wedding pictures. We have a thing about daisies too. Simpler times? Your table setting is so beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to use things that you chose so long ago that are now filled with memories? It is just perfect by the pool. Congratulations on your many years. Wishing you many more!

Chloe Crabtree said...

What a lovely anniversary table for two. All of the details, the keys, the swans, all made it so perfect! You did a great job. Happy anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

Everything is beautiful ! Happy Anniversary !

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Anniversary Laurie. Your table is beautiful and setting outside by the pool makes it very romantic.
Love all your dishes, glasses and silver.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Such a beautiful tablescape.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Happy anniversary!!! I love everything about your tablescape...all of the thoughtful and meaningful details to celebrate another wonderful year together! So romantic!