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April 17, 2018

Ruby "40 Years"

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday.  Our daughter arranged to have this bouquet of 40 roses delivered that day also!

I decided to play up the "ruby" red coloring which is the traditional gift for the 40th Wedding Anniversary.  The flatware is our wedding set from 1978.  Perfect time to use it again!



The ruby red glasses have cherries on them which I bought for the symbolism of our area being the largest tart cherry producer in the country.  The fleur de-lis cups mixed well with dishes.  

I chose the charger and dinner plate for their understated earthy colors that go well with the tablecloth.

I chose the antiqued metal napkin rings to pair up with the flatware.  The napkins came from my mother's table linens and I'm sure they are at least 50 years old now.

A table set with love and sentiment! 

We had some of the most grueling weather all weekend which put a damper on our day but receiving the lovely roses perked it up a lot so of course I had to set a table with them! 

Hard to believe we've been married this long- so much has happened yet time sure has flown by!

Last Thursday Dan popped in with the largest bundle of flowers I've ever gotten from him!  I love the cheerful colors and I couldn't get another stem in there!  What a great pick-me-up!


1978


2018
We're a little aged now but not worn out!
(selfie pic from Easter)



Table contents:
Red Glassware by Mosser 
Flatware by Oneida called Cherbourg
Tablecloth from Williams Sonoma a few years ago
Dinner plates from Cracker Barrel six 6 years ago
Fleur De-Lis cups from One King's Lane a while ago
Chargers from Pier 1


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27 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, you two! Cheers to many more years of happiness.

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  2. Liz, wishing u a fabulous forty! Loved the table, especially those ruby red glasses and how you mixed old and new. Enjoyed the wedding photo too!

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  3. Beautiful table all set to celebrate 40 years together. I love the ruby colors to commemorate your occasion. The roses from your daughter are so sweet. And I like the photo of you and Dan. I wish you and Dan many more years together! ♥

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen- I like being traditional!

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  4. Such a beautiful "Ruby" Tablescape. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary. 40 years woo hoo! Terry and I are about 3 years behind you. We were married in 1981. I love the table scape so pretty. The wedding pic and your Easter selfie pic are adorable. Congrats to both of you. Here's to many more.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  6. Pretty table and congratulations on your anniversary. Loved seeing the wedding pic of you.

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    1. Thank you Lorri. Glad you liked the wedding picture :-)

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you! May you have many, many, many more

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy- definitely hoping for many more!

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  8. Happy Anniversary Liz. 40 years is amazing and wonderful! ♥

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  9. Forty years of love! You can’t beat it with a stick! What a beautiful table to showcase your roses!!! Perfect! The ruby red dishes are so rich and perfect, too!!! I wish you guys many more years of love and happiness!

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    1. Thank you Alycia! Hard to believe 40 years have gone by already!

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  10. So very pretty, and a perfect way to celebrate! Kudos to your daughter. Happy anniversary
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I was so surprised when the roses were delivered- I agree kudos to our daughter!

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  11. Happy Anniversary and I love your wedding picture. The roses are striking and the table is beautifully styled.

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    1. Thank you Sandra Lee. The roses were a great surprise and certainly highlighted our anniversary nicely!

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  12. Beautiful table for a lovely couple. Happy anniversary wishes. I am late getting here, busy times helping my mom. Love the tablescape. The red roses are so romantic. Here's to many more wonderful years of marriage.

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both! Liz, your table is beautiful and so perfect to celebrate 4 decades of marriage. Lovely flowers and here’s to many more years together!

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