Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Garden Romance!

This week, Mr. Wonderful and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. With beautiful weather and a garden waking up from the long winter, I think I found the perfect spot to celebrate.



I hope you enjoy!




























This table came together pretty easily. There was some trial and error with the flatware (decided the bamboo repeated the elements and color of the twig basket) and the napkin fold.

















































Goblets, round plates, carafe, and basket from Goodwill
Candle holder, green plates and bowls from Ross
St. Francis statue from Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Champagne glasses from Dollar Tree
Bamboo flatware from SteinMart
Flowers by Mother Nature

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...



44 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Happy Anniversary!

Wow, you're first, so special!

Your romantic garden tablescape is stunning, it looks perfect.

allisamazing said...

What a pretty table and such a romantic setting. Happy 1st Anniversary :)

Aledia said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I think you have a very lovely setting for your special evening. I love purple and green together, your dishes are so pretty and I love your napkin rings.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you have many more wonderful years of marriage!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Oh, just...WOW!!!! A beautiful garden, stunning table, and an anniversary! Here's to many, many, many more!
Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a beautiful and romantic table you've set. It is a vision with all those beautiful colors and flowers. Happy Anniversary and here's to many many more. hugs ~lynne~

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary! I had no idea that you were still almost newlyweds!
You certainly have set a very romantic table. I love the green and purple - hope that you have a wonderful evening!!

Liz - Imageremix said...

The table setting, the scenery, the fold of the napkins and your first anniversary...thanks for taking us along to see how beautifully you prepared for the occasion. I found you at Ivy & Elephants' link party. Hope you'll stop and see me at quirky vistas sometime.
Liz

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How romantic and lovely! Happy Anniversary -- I love purple and this whole setting is just perfect!

Connie said...

I was surfing blogs and happened on to your lovely site. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Your table-scape is totally enchanting, I'm sure it touched your new husband's heart to see all the love you put into it.
I am your newest follower, and I would like to send you a warm invitation to visit and hopefully to follow me, too. Connie :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love these colors! Beautiful garden table.

Robin said...

I love when you go outside. Of course I love the green dishes since I bought them too. My favorite color combination too. Beautiful photography and your yard and flowers look great!

Robin
Robin Flies South

kitty said...

Aww, Happy 1st Anniversary, lovebirds!! I love the color combo on your table and all your deals from GW and Ross. Your outdoor setting is just stunning.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Beautiful and romantic. Love the purple goblets that match your flowers.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hip, hip, hooray! Happy 1-Year Anniversary!!! Golly...you're a Super Newlywed!!! You've set a beautiful celebratory table! The shades of purple work so well together, and I've giving you a standing O for mixing the purple and green stemware!!!! Very pretty! Enjoy your anniversary, and I wish you many, many more happy years together!

Marlis said...

Happy anniversary! Your table is fabulous. So fitting the occasion. I love the green and purples.. Wishing you decades of joy! Xo marlis

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I have the same round plates, and I like how you paired them with the green chargers. Love the purple goblets. Happy Anniversary!

Diann said...

I am here early to tell you how much I adore this table. I love purple and my "Let's Dish" post is purple as well. Everything in this post is so beautiful! Thank you (in advance ) for joining TTF this week! and...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Mary said...

What wonderful table to celebrate in your garden with all the blooms and accents of purple! Happy Anniversary to you~ wishing you many more :)

Marigene said...

Happy Anniversary. Beautiful table...seems like purple is a popular color this week!

Scribbler said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! You have done a spectacular job on creating a romantic setting for the two you -- and I hope you make beautiful memories to hold dear for the rest of your life.

The Tablescaper said...

Happy Anniversary. This is gorgeous! I love the shading, the purple, the green. Just beautiful!!!

- The Tablescaper

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Anniversary! Your table is gorgeous and I love the colors. May you have many, many more happy years together!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

xinex said...

Happy Anniversary! You picked a perfect spot to dine on your special day. The purple looks sp pretty against the green. Beautiful tablescape and setting...Christine

suzyq said...

I love purple and green together and yours are just beautiful.Such a pretty table.
Suzyq

Connie said...

I LOOOOOVE purple, sugar. My granddaughter and great granddaughter love it also. Darling tablescape. I came over from NMH since you were the 2nd on the list. I'm going to the last one also. Nice to meet you,
xoxo,
Connie

Connie said...

OOoooh, and I'm following you on Google Reader. I like that much better.
xoxo,
Connie

Judy Bigg said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Wonderful. Your anniversary tablescape is just stunning. So beautiful, love the purple and green and your outdoor space. You have touched every element and each is perfect. Love it all.

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy Anniversary!
What a lovely way to celebrate!
Love the dishes and stemware! The bamboo flatware is perfect with the rattan chargers. I like the candle in the glass that's a neat way to do it! Your flowers, and the dish colors all make for such a great look!

Sheila said...

So beautiful Elaine! Happy Anniversary. Let me just say you had me at your purple and green color combo which is probably my favorite duo of all colors and now I am your newest follower. I stumbled upon your wonderful blog at No minimalist Here's open house party and I am looking forward to viewing more of your wonderful work.

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary! What a perfect place to celebrate-it is so pretty and romantic.

Carolyn

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. St. Francis looks surreal. I'm sure he is blessing your table.

Ivy and Elephants said...

These vignettes are breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing!

Paula

LDH said...

WOW! That was my first impression when I first came onto your blog. The table you have created is outstanding. The colors are gorgeous and all of the details are so elegant.

Happy 1st anniversary!

A joy stopping by to say hello and meet you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Firstly... Happy Anniversary!
Your table is just gorgeous... purple seems to be the color showing up a lot this Let's Dish. And I personally love it paired with green (my favorite color). Wonderful photos, too.

Diann said...

Still in love with this table! Thank you for sharing this with us this week at TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary! BEAUTIFUL tabelscape! Love it all. Your dishes are so pretty. Everything just looks so perfect. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, love the colors. Happy Anniversary, newly wed. We celebrated 42 this week. Asked the Pope to declare it a miracle!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

Kathe said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautifully romantic scene. The table, the flowers, so pretty. I missed seeing those plates at our Ross! I would have nabbed them right up! Thank you for sharing your special day at You're Gonns Love It Tuesday ��

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Your table is very pretty. Happy Anniversary!
Your flowers are so pretty too.
Pat

Liz - Imageremix said...

Elaine, thanks so much for coming over to Quirky Vistas and checking things out. I went over and read your "dirty little secret" and my, my do you sound familiar. The good news is, I started cleaning out a bit yesterday and only ended up coming home this weekend with a mirror, three hand tools, two separate large piles of wood and an office chair. I'm gonna need that wood for a planter one day. :) I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll come by again!

Liz

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hope you had a Happy Anniversary! I am visiting from BNOTP! I love your beautiful little table; so romantic, such lovely colors! I love the napkin folds; gorgeous plates too!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and I wish you many more!

Your table is so lovely. Yes, I enjoyed it VERY MUCH! Your garden is also extremely pretty. Great job.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper