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April 12, 2016

38 Years- Hard to Believe!

We are celebrating our 38th Wedding Anniversary this Friday!

Our daughter came home over the past weekend and surprised us with the cutest cake ever for our anniversary!  See the little TC on the back of the car- that's for where we live in Traverse City, and the date of our wedding is the license plate and the highway sign is 38 for this year's anniversary!  It's the most adorable cake and makes me smile.  This makes me think of us traveling north up here to live and all the times we've shared on the road traveling places.  

As soon as I saw it I declared I have to do a tablescape with this!  I went into fast action to pull something together before we had dinner and cut into the cake.  

I pulled out a few choices and ultimately chose a couple of things with more polka dots that reflected those on the cake.  I chose some crystal drinking glasses and silver look flatware to represent things often associated with weddings.

I added a little jewelry to the affair with these red beaded napkin rings and I thought the napkins reminded me of a tuxedo with the contrast of black and white.

Dan and Chelsea had to make a quick trip to the auto store so I had them pick up some red roses to go with the cake.

These are so perfect and I will enjoy them as they continue to open.  I stuck artificial baby's breath in there because these didn't come with any filler.

Thank you sweet daughter for commemorating our anniversary this way and to my hubby for sticking with me for 38 years!  

She made us cut the cake together…
Though we look so serious only moments later we were laughing!

Though time has changed how we look on the outside- it hasn't changed what's on the inside.
38 Years- hard to believe!
Share Your Cup Thursday 

The Players:
Red Placemat from  Juliska (watch their sales at their on-line store)
Dinner Plate CMB made in Portugal from Horchow
Dessert Plate- 222 Fifth called Home Cupboard
Coffee Mugs- Terramoto Ceramic
Napkins- Williams-Sonoma
Napkin Rings- sale at department store
Drinking Glasses- Ralph Lauren Ashton Highball (collected from T.J.Maxx)


  1. Happy Anniversary to you two love birds. The cake and table setting look great. I love the coffee mugs.

  2. Happy Anniversary.
    The cake is sweet with all the decorations indicating special memories.
    Happy 38th....... honeymoon :)
    Linda C in Seattle
    P/s/ can't wait to see your beautiful Hostas again this year.

  3. Happy Anniversary, dear Liz! Congratulations! That is the most darling little cake I've every seen! So special. Your roses are lovely and your table looks perfect with it all.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Happy Anniversary, Liz! That's a wonderful picture of the two of you cutting that adorable cake! Where are the smiles? You seem so serious! Celebrating 38 years is an exciting accomplishment - and I bet it seems like it was just yesterday when you tied the knot! Congrats again and here's to many more blissful years!

  5. Happy Anniversary Liz and Dan. 38 years is wonderful. Lots of memories. Chelsea created a darling cake for the two of you. How sweet to create this special cake for you both. The table looks lovely with the red and black accents. Add the red roses is a bit of glam. Here's a toast to you both!

  6. Happy Anniversary Liz and Luckiest Man Alive!
    The cake is priceless like the heart of the daughter that thought about all those details. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree indeed. Good taste and Amazing feelings run strong in your Family. Enjoy and Many Blessings on the years to come.
    Cheers to both of you and all that connect to, and from, you,

  7. Congratulations! A great milestone. And love the red roses.

  8. Oh wow, that cake is amazing. I love it and what a thoughtful and special surprise. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

  9. This is beyond sweet! Congratulations! The tablescape you created is super perfect for that sweet cake. All the colors and the feeling in general..."funtastic" is the imaginary word that springs to mind! Here's wishing you two many, many more happy years together!

  10. Happy Anniversary...that is something to be proud of. The cake and table looks so nice. I love the graphic on the cake. Here's to another 30 years.

  11. What a pretty table and I love those polka dotted plates! The cake is so adorable, too. Happy Anniversary!!

  12. Liz,
    Happy Anniversary, dear friend!
    Your daughter made a creative cake choice indeed!
    What an adorable tablescape to complement the cake!
    Love the red roses!
    Here's to many, many more years of Wedded Bliss!

  13. How sweet! That cake is so clever...and cute! And you were on the ball with pulling together this table setting! If there were a contest you would win for quickest and most prepared table scaper! Congrats on 38 years. We were bride and groom in 1973...oh so many years ago. Best wishes for many more years of marriage! Sheila

  14. What an adorable cake! Happy Anniversary!! Love your tablescapes too!!

  15. Happy Anniversary Liz and congrats on 38 years! Such a beautiful tablescape and what a sweet, sweet daughter!

  16. Here's a toast to you and Dan and 38 years!!! The cake your daughter brought is adorable!! Each detail is perfect! Your table is fabulous for just "throwing it together"!!! Love the polka dots, I have a thing with them! HAPPY anniversary to you both!!!!

  17. Best wishes for your continued marriage - happy anniversary, Liz! ♥♥

    The cake and your tablescape is perfect! : - )

  18. Hi Liz, wishing you and your hubby a wonderful and Happy Anniversary. 38 years is a great accomplishment. The cake is fantastic. What a beautiful table you have set too.
    Love your photos. Best wishes for continued good health, happiness and much love.
    Your blog looks great too. xo

  19. Happy Anniversary! What a fabulous cake and how sweet of your daughter to think of the special design. Your beautiful, perfectly-themed tablescape shows just how much you value the meaningful occasion. Love the coordinated look of the red, white and black and how it goes with the cake "centerpiece" as well - roses were the perfect accent to the table. Enjoy your anniversary to the max - 38 years deserves it!

  20. a beautiful (and clever) cake ... gorgeous roses ... a lovely table setting and all to celebrate the longevity of your marriage.

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. Happy Anniversary Liz. 38 years is quite wonderful. We've been married 28 years and I wouldn't trade one.

    Thank you for sharing this encouragement to others at Thoughts of Home.

  22. Happy anniversary! The table setting is just gorgeous and the cake is the cherry on top!

  23. Congratulations! My husband and I also have an anniversary on Friday - 27 years. I love your anniversary table setting and hope you'l come link it up at Talk of Town!

  24. Lovely and charming! Congratulations and wishing you many move years of happiness.

  25. Lovely and charming! Congratulations and wishing you many move years of happiness.

  26. Awww Liz, Happy 38 years to you and your hubby!! The cake that your daughter had made is so thoughtful and darling. Your tablescape looks perfect with the cake and the pretty roses. ❤️

  27. Liz, That is the cutest cake I've ever seen and you created the perfect table to compliment it! Wishing you and your hubby another 38 years on the highway of happiness!

  28. Happy anniversary! That cake! It's perfect! Your quick table setting is perfect, too. I'm glad you got to enjoy the occasion with your daughter - another special blessing from your union. :-)


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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