I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tablescape #49 - Celebrating 52 Years of Marriage

Welcome everyone to a celebration.
Happy Anniversary 
July 17, 1960 - July 17, 2012
Adding a new chapter to our love story with a delightful alfresco meal to celebrate another year of happiness
Dinner in the Fern Grotto
Our open air patio

Our favorite place to dine outside
This tablescape tells our story
and some of the stuff only boring old married people like us understand 
 That Friday night is actually the perfect time to go grocery shopping

That no one else can drive you crazy quite like the person you love most in the world.

That it's wonderful to have someone you can always lean on...and possibly fall asleep on.

That it's hard to beat waking up beside the person who's given you so many of the 
best days of your life. 

That "date night," Although a nice idea, bears little resemblance to an actual date.

That the ten-thousandth kiss, in its own quiet way, is just as sweet as the first.
That "for better or worse" really means
"for better or worse."
That love takes work.
And time.
A lifetime, to be exact.

The bountiful plates represent the fruits of our labor.

The gold napkin rings represent our gold wedding bands.  The monogrammed napkins with the first letter of our last name Young  helps us to remember that we will forever be "Young." 
The golden flatware is a reminder of the times we have been true to our promise for richer or poorer.

The beautiful flowers are a reminder of the precious and beautiful things we have in life.
Wonderful children and granddaughters.  A comfortable home and  gardens.
We enjoy every new day!

'Lavender Tea'
Please enjoy some tea with a printable recipe

The amazing beauty of 'Roses'

The crystal glasses represents the clear path we have traveled through sickness and in health.

If it's your pleasure to see our Golden Anniversary party Go Here
51 years of marriage celebration Go Here
The Cloche Tablescape with  some Wedding keepsakes Go Here

Thank you for visiting 'My Cozy Corner'  for another home spun story about my journey through life.

I will be joining some wonderful parties so please come along with me.

A Stroll thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Southern Daydream for Outdoor Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party 

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Next Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Thank you all so much for your 
wonderful comments and a
Big Hello to my new followers.

I was so happy to see all the questions regarding my lavender plants.
I have decided to write a Q and A for all
the comments about enjoying lavender.
So see you soon


  1. have tried several times to write
    a comment but will try again.
    Carole R.

  2. I have just found your blog. It is
    a lovely tribute to your marriage.
    We have been married 50 years and
    also are truly blessed.
    I will continue to follow along.
    Carole R.

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! You wrote such a beautiful post about your marriage and I ejoyed your photos so much. It will be 47 years for us in September and I can relate! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh what a beautiful post. I love your wonderful story about your marriage and your tablescape. Congratulations!!! Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Happy Anniversary! 52 wonderful years is a great accomplishment. Love last's forever..(We hit 40 this year) Your table and it's meaning is beautiful. I bet you had a wondeful Date Night and hope you continue to have many more..
    Blessing to you both..

  6. This is absolutely fabulous! 52 years is wonderful. Your post is so sweet and beautiful! I wish you many more great years. Tablescape and vignette is delightful.

  7. It is very beautiful!! And congratulations!!

    Mary, MI

  8. Happy Anniversary and thank you for a beautiful post! I totally agree with your sentiments. We'll be celebrating our 37th soon and hope to enjoy many more. I extend that hope to you and your husband too.

  9. Happy Anniversary....what a beautiful post....My husband and I will soon celebrate 39 years!!

  10. Visiting from TT, Happy Anniversary, and I love all the lovely symbolism. Friday night grocery shopping is the best. xo

  11. What a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary!

  12. How sweet and well written. May you have many more years together.

  13. Happy happy Anniversary Betty! Love your table setting....so sweet and dear! Thanks for the recipe for the lavender tea ~ we are having a lavender cooking class next month and would love to add this to the class :) Wishing you and your husband all of the best!
    Karla & Karrie

  14. What a great 52 years accomplishment of love.

    Keep up a good work, Lady. I hope and wish I could rich these years. I need 2 more years and it will be my 25th yr.

    /CC from Stockholm

  15. Congratulations and what a lovely meal you shared!

  16. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a marriage that lasted 52 years...we have you beat by a little...55 in June. I agree with what you mentioned as marriage takes work but the rewards are truly wonderful. Congratulations and may you have many many more together.

  17. What a lovely post about the virtues of wedded bliss! I love to hear stories such as this. My husband and I are married 29 1/2 years...it is a true accomplishment, one I hold onto and cherish.
    True it takes work...but it is worth every detail in that labor!

    Your table is sweet. I love all the treasures as reminder to what true love is!

    Many blessings on this 52 anniversary.
    Shopping on Fridays, Pat

  18. happy anniversary...I loved the story with all of the beautiful symbolism to go along with the tablescape / just lovely ! :)

  19. Congrats.......and I think your tablescaping is just lovley :)
    and do not miss.....




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  20. Happy Anniversary, what a wonderful post! your table setting and dishes are really beautiful, but most of all loved hearing what each element represents! many blessings!!

  21. Happy Anniversary. I've come over from Seasonal Sundays...I had to when I saw 52 years...we're only 46! I love the way the things you have used on your tablescape express what you want to say about married life! You say it much more beautifully than I could! I've joined your followers so that I can learn more of you. Every Blessing! Joan

  22. Beautiful table,love the china and quilted cloth. Sweet and true sentiments!

  23. Beautiful post with lovely images. You have a good eye! Congratulations on your anniversary.

  24. Congratulations and happy anniversary to both of you!! We celebrated 42 years this June. I love your outdoor table.

  25. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Wonderful post.
    Here is to 50 more.

  26. Congratulations and happy anniversary, your post and table are lovely. Keep celebrating.


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