Friday, August 12, 2011

What’s Black and White and Pink all over?

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. Winking smile 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?

wedding party with date

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.

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Even the underside is neat. I’m happy to know Mother took the time to do this so well.

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Table was made my hand. Look at the tiny stitches my grandmother made.

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Then I added pearl placemats from Dillards:

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Chargers from Penney’s:

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My Lenox Butler’s Pantry plate…I use this set all the time cause I love it.

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A black and white toile salad plate from Marshall’s:

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

candle glow pic

This Pink Saturday is joined with the Miracle Makeover. The theme was to write about a blessing in our own life and God has blessed me many times over. Our inspiration for Miracle Makeover is Charlie. If you have time, what this inspiring video. Leave some comments as directed by Beverly...better yet, add a post and raise money for this worthy cause!

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Marti McClure said... Best Blogger Tips

I Love the color scheme! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very lovely! Happy Anniversary! My husband and I got married also in the summer of 1975, while still in college.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Judybug,
First of all, Congratulations on your upcoming Anniversary! Ain't love grand! Loved your wedding picture! I remember the floppy hats and I wore one on our honeymoon.
Love, love your pink depression glass salt and peppers! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all your pinks and the wonderful memories. Happy Pink Saturday weekend.


Karie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very beautiful. I love the tablecloth. . so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing. Karie

SImple and Serene Living said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely. So happy to have found you through Vintage Inspiration Friday. WOuld love to have you visit back.

LV said... Best Blogger Tips

A beautiful presentation for two very special occasions.

Cindy Adkins said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh wow, Happy Anniversary!! I love your pictures--and amazing that your grandmother made the dresses--what an angel!!
I love your table and all the beautiful treasures--and adore those black and white toile plates!

Antiques And Teacups said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful post. Congratulations on your anniversary! Yep...they're keepers most of the time! LOL! Love the setting. The Marshall's Toile is actually a very old English transferware pattern from the 1750s called Asiatic Pheasants that has been popular and reissued with slight variations & lots of colors since then. A top favorite of mine! Let's hope Charlie has a great miracle weekend!

Babs said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding photo and the story of the tablecloth your grandmother made for you. She did a beautiful job. What a treasure to have.
Great color combination for your tablescape and I love your choice of plates.

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips

A lovely tablescape....
Love that 1970s wedding party too

Wishing you a beautiful pink weekend

Savannah Granny said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary. Yes that is a long time for these days. My Bob and I are going on 54 years.
Your table setting is awesomely beautiful. I love the way you tied it to your wedding. Absolutely an giddy over the zebra daisies.
Thanks for sharing this special event.

The Artful Diva said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a lot of talented women in your family. Happy PS!

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful post, I love your tablescape, the dishes are so pretty and the combo of colors are great, I'm loving pink with black and zebra! No wonder, you have such talented ladies in your family. Have fun.

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I'm back. Wishing you a wonderful Anniversary. Love the picture, you were a pretty bride, too. We had an Anniversary this past Feb. 25th. too and yezz...36 years too!
Lots of blessings.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the pinks of your wedding and the bride looked beautiful! How nice to have such talented relatives who shared in your special day. Your mother's needlework is stunning. Shannon

xinex said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Beautiful wedding too, especially since your grandma made most of the clothes. That makes it even more memorable. Happy anniversary!...Christine

Beverly said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Your table is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

Thank you for participating in this very special Pink Saturday. I hope your visitors will come over to comment and help us to raise more money for the next Miracle Makeover. The good news is that you can leave a comment each day through the 18th, and each comment earns $1.00. So, please come comment again and again.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty anniversary table. We got married in 1975 as well. Yep -- floppy hats! At least you had the good taste to have black tuxes -- we had wine with the ruffled shirts! Oh well. Love your zebra flowers and colors.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Being a "Southern Belle", too, I loved your wedding photos!! And the table setting for your anniversary is very beautiful as well as full of sentiment. Isn't it wonderful to have things that were given by special relatives, to pass down to younger family members!? The tablecloth is simply lovely..imagine the time both your grandmother and
your mother spent working on it!!
Love the color combinations for the dinner, and your zebra daisies make it "over-the-top"
Thanks for sharing with us...really gorgeous!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous table. You have beautiful things. Thx for stopping by me, and I hope you are enjoying Miracle Makeover too.

Hope & hugs to you and yours


LindyLouMac said... Best Blogger Tips

A lovely tablescape, I enjoyed looking at the photos. Happy Wedding Anniversary, you are just a few years behind us. :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a festive tablescape! And I think the significance behind the color combination is so sweet.

Thanks for joining the party last week. I would love to have you join me EACH week. The party link is up - usually - by 9pm EST on Wednesdays. Come by tonight and see yourself featured.

By the way, I just joined you as a follower. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Therapist San Francisco said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty table setup! I LOVE the black and white china pattern... so beautiful! I'm going to keep my eye out for something similar :)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Loving your colors and your beautiful dishes and setting!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Taunnie said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary! Your table is so beautiful! Love it all, the colors, the dishes, the flowers, the sentiments, but I especially love those pink plates.

Entertaining Women said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore that designing your tablescape gave you such obvious joy and pleasure. Thirty- some years deserves joy, that's for certain. We're headed towrd 43 this December. Happy Anniversary! Cherry Kay

London Accountants Lady said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful stitching there, what an impeccably kept table!