So what is black and white and pink all over? Today’s Tablescape that’s what!! You thought I was going to say something like “a sun burned zebra didn’t you”. Well, what about zebra flowers? Hmmmm. You never know.
Next week, Mr. Dumpling and I will be married 36 years. That’s a long time these days to be with the same person. “Most” days, he’s a keeper. Now on those other days….
So, I strolled down Memory Lane this week and recreated some of our wedding décor. Now, keep in mind…1975. We were college sweethearts with a year left in school. This is what a 1975 wedding looked like…you know there’s going to be floppy hats don’t you?
And this is where my blessings begin! My maternal grandmother made every dress in that picture except mine and one bridesmaid. She made my veil, a lingerie set and even my going away outfit. She was a talented woman beyond measure and I’m so thankful God blessed my life with her. I have precious memories.
Let’s look quickly at the picture. Two candlelighters on the left (pink daisy sheer material with PINK daisies). By the way, one of them now has 4 children and the other is a grandmother. Sigh. I’m old. Flower girl has same material and basket has PINK daisies. Bridesmaids have white and PINK daisy trim on the dresses and the hat.
Are you picking up a theme? PINK daisy bouquets and wrist corsages.
So, with that in mind, I had to have PINK daisies on my table…black and white for the tux’s…and I’m off and running to Hobby Lobby. Don’t you adore Hobby Lobby?
So for our anniversary celebration…this is what I came up with. Let’s take it a step at a time.
I started with a gorgeous vintage table linen made by the same maternal grandmother “Ma Jessie” and my mother. My mother did the embroidery! What a treasure to me.
Even the underside is neat. I’m happy to know Mother took the time to do this so well.
Table was made my hand. Look at the tiny stitches my grandmother made.
Then I added pearl placemats from Dillards:
Chargers from Penney’s:
My Lenox Butler’s Pantry plate…I use this set all the time cause I love it.
A black and white toile salad plate from Marshall’s:
And a special green Fruits Depression glass sherbet. We bought a set of this pattern for our 5th wedding anniversary.
Goblets are Franciscan or Fostoria (memory dims) but purchased one Christmas by our parents.
I made the napkins! Yes, I really did. Don’t try to see if the stitching is even please.
I also tried it as a silverware pocket but came back to just folding it. I thought I saw more color that way.
Now let’s add silverware, flowers (remember the ZEBRA comment above?)…and some more pretties…and this is what we get!
The silver tray with the pink Depression salt and peppers was used at our wedding.
I saw the blinged out zebra print flowers and just flipped. It was an “ah ha” moment when everything came together!
This pic below was just for fun. I was playing with Picasa which I love…and tried one of their effects. Fun stuff!
And just to add, the Pink Depression Lemonade pitcher with the lid belonged my paternal grandmother “Ma Vera”…so this really was a evening planned with precious memories…and the hope of many more blessed years together.
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