Sunday, September 11, 2011

~~~Happy First Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~

HI Everyone. 9/11 will always be a different kind of day for us because last year on this date my daughter was married. It was a beautiful, perfect day! But we will ALWAYS REMEMBER the awful day that was 9/11/01. Last night we had a little dinner party for our daughter and son-in-law for their first anniversary! We had the same menu that we had at the reception: crab cakes and filets. We served the filets with a Madeira sause and a peppercorn sauce. We also had holiday potatoes, and confetti corn, rolls, and some good wine! My daughter loved the table!!!!! I was so happy! She said she loved the green and black. The centerpiece is a combination of real and faux hydrangeas!!!!! Can you tell???? My hydrangeas are all green now so I added some faux white ones! They are in a footed,glass trifle bowl.

 I used black wine glasses and green water goblets.

 I used a green tablecloth, a black placemat, the white charger, green dinner plate, black and white salad/dessert plate and a faux artichoke votive holder to top off the stack!
 A beautifully printed black and white napkin is folded very simply. I also used my Napolean Bee flatware that I adore!!!!
 I found these pillar candles at Pier One a couple of months ago and got them with this table in mind. The candle sticks are new recently. I got them for fall as I love the leaf design carved into them!

 Here is the dessert plate. I found these at Home Goods several months ago.

 2 black gravy boats were used for the sauces. I will share the recipes in a later post if you would like them.

 I sure will miss my hydrangeas when the frost comes:(

 I used 2 different sets of S and P. These are shaped like a pagoda, you know my love for anything oriental!!!!
 These are cabbage S and P.

 I thought I would take a few shots of the room, since I will be changing out the summer decor starting TOMORROW:):)

 Now it is time to light the candles!!!

 I am sorry I didn't get pictures of our meal. It is always a rush to get everything timed to come out HOT together and everyone to the table!
 Here are the happy couple!!!!! They are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 We do have their top layer of their wedding cake in the freezer but the bakery gave them this anniversary cake for free!!!! It was part of the package, they said! It is just like the wedding cake was: chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse filling and fudge frosting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH HONEY, it was so dang good!!!!! Everyone at the wedding said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted!!!!
 How did the baker know that I was planning a green and white table!!!! I was so thrilled when I saw how they had decorated it!
 This was my piece and I ate every crumb!!!!!:):)
 Happy Anniversary Tracy and Dave. We wish you all the happiness in the world forever!!!!  I love you both!!!!! XO, Pinky
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  1. The table is beautiful, Pinky! I love the color combo, and the centerpiece is lovely!
    I have those b&w plates and napkins too! Love the candles!
    My niece got married the week after 9/11. It was so sad to see the empty places at the tables for people who were killed.

  2. What a beautiful table! Love the green and black combo and love your black and white dish pattern! What a nice treat you gave them! Love your new candle holders too!

  3. Happy Anniversary! WOW one year already. Love your table and what a delicious looking cake!

  4. That table looks so elegant, You are very talented.
    Congrats to your daughter. And the cake looks so good.

  5. Oh pinky, this is stunning and elegant! Great china the b&w and mix of dishes, the votives are so darling and the green and black combo is so lovely! They deserve such a treat and may your pretty couple be blessed always, you and the USA. Just dropped from MM at Susan's. Hugs. FABBY

  6. Pinky,
    Exquisite!!! Black, white and Green is my all time favorite tablescape! Yours was eye candy to my heart and soul. With all of it's loveliness and candle light, the radiant smiles of your daughter and son~in~law were by far the greatest! Thank you for sharing!!!
    P.S. I love it when a plan comes together...the cake was perfect!!!

  7. I love the greem amd black combination. One of my favorites.

    The comforter set I used in the master bedroom makeover is Waverly. I can't remember the pattern name and I imagine it is discontinued. I found the comforter, shams and neckrolls at Target, after Christmas about two years ago. I bought it for one of our guest rooms and used it until I changed the room to a garden type room, last Spring. The blue and white comforter, etc. was on one of the Target endcap sales, at 75% off. I love when that happens.:-)

  8. Happy 1st Anniversary to your beautiful daughter and son in law Pinky.
    They sure do look happy.
    LOVE the cake OMG

  9. I love green, black and white together and you did a terrific job coordinating all the items. I especially love how the swirls on the pillar candles go with the design on your dessert plates! That cake looks super yummy - what a great deal the bakery gave them!


  10. What a beautiful anniversary tablescape Pinky and that cake looked yummy! Happy Anniversary to your beautiful daughter and son-in-law.

    Enjoy your day,

  11. Your table looked gorgeous, Pinky! The white hydrangeas certainly looked fresh to me! Your dessert plates are so pretty, and I love the candles you found. The black and green color combination is so elegant!

  12. Pinky~ Happy Anniversary to your daughter & hubby! Love your green, white & black table~ Your hydrangeas are beautiful & still thriving, ours are long gone~ Your menu sounds delicious~ and the anniversary cake...YUM!

  13. What a gorgeous table! I adore your plates and the napkins are just perfect! Happy Anniversary to your kiddos. You certainly gave them an evening to remember!

  14. OH PINKY! What a darling post! I think this is the first picture I have seen of your sweet daughter and her hubby! They are adorable. I hope to meet them too! I know how much you love them.
    As I read your post, I am reading it in your voice in my mind. And I can just hear all the love and time and detail you put into this anniversary party. It is really beautiful.

    LOVE the color theme and how you put everything together. Especially love the hydrangeas! Great idea to mix real and faux. And no, no one would have ever known! YOu know I am drawn to black and white... I just might have to borrow those plates some day!

    I am home all day~ sorta recovering from my weekend. Give me a call so we can chat!
    xo Yvonne

  15. Hi Pinky, the table is beautiful. The colors are wonderful. Everything is so well thought out.

    Congratulations to your daughter. She is blessed to have such a caring and sweet mother....know she loved this.

    Barb ♥

  16. This is a beautiful and sweet way to celebrate. It's so nice to see "happiness" come out of that tragic day. The table is so pretty. I just love those black & white dishes.
    :) CAS

  17. You set a beautiful table Pinky. it's always a pleasure to see what you have done. Love the green with the black and white.

  18. What a beautiful table you have set. I especially love the artichoke candle holders ~ so unique.
    Happy Anniversary!

  19. The table is gorgeous & the dinner sounds DELISH!! I love crab cakes!

  20. Hi Pinky,
    what a lovely and elegant table.
    Loved the hydrangea arrangement, I couldn't tell there were any faux ones in there myself. Beautiful table and beautiful and delicious looking cake too. That was really neat the bakery did that, cause most of the time, that year old cake tastes disgusting, at least ours did! lol

    Happy 1st Anniversary to your daughter and her hubby, they sure look like a sweet couple.

    Blessings, Nellie

  21. What a beautiful table setting! I love the combination of colors you used.

  22. Beautiful setting! happy Anniversary!

  23. Hilovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful Pinky, your plates and napkins go great together for this dinner party. I would like to thank you so much for your lovely comment on my new fall Tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  24. Oh Pinky. This is the prettiest table!!!!!!!!
    Your centerpiece is gorgeous and the menu sounds fabulous.....Congratulations to the handsome couple!

  25. How wonderful Pinky! The color combination is just gorgeous and of course, the black and white plates and linens are killer.

    What a wonderful way to change some of the impact of 9/11 - life and love go on - how wonderful for them.

  26. Pinky...this is an awesome table. Just beautiful and your centerpiece is amazing.
    Now, I could sure use a piece of that delicious looking cake. Chocolate rocks, ya know. :)

    Happiest congratulations to the cute couple. May they have tons more.
    xoxo bj

  27. O, and Pinky, your dining room is showing up on my pin board. :)))

  28. Pinky I adore your tablescape it is simply gorgeous!! I love the artichoke candle holders and your entire color palette!!

    Plus the (still) newlyweds are a darling couple!


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  29. Gorgeous. I love the black and white with the green! Happy Anniversary to your children!

  30. Beautiful table, Pinky! I love the combination of black, green and white. The salad plates really pop. Those new candles really look great with this setting. And the bee flatware...oh, now I'm green!

    Oh, and that anniversary cake looks scrumptious! I wouldn't have left a crumb either.

  31. Hi Pinky,
    What a lovely table! The colors of green, black and white look wonderful. I especially love hoe the candles coordinate with the place settings! Happy 1st year to your daughter and her hubby! Susie

  32. i love green and it's especially beautiful when paired with black and white.. You styled this table exquisitely.. so pretty. the happy couple looks very happy.. congrats.. xo marlis

  33. How pretty -- love your color combination -- were they the wedding colors? What a sweet way to celebrate your daughter & SIL's anniversary.

  34. Hi there, Pinky! You really pulled out all the stops for this wonderful anniversary celebration! The table is gorgeous! The floral centerpiece is beautiful, and no...I wasn't able to tell the white hydrangeas are faux. Good job! Are you going to dry any of the hydrangeas from your garden for use in your Christmas arrangements? Each place setting looks wonderful. You did a fantastic job of choosing just the right elements throughout. And how great is it that you found those cool candles??? Wow! I like those Acanthus leaf candleholders, too. Very nice!!!!!!! Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple for many more years of wedded bliss! Have a great weekend!

  35. What a great way to celebrate a first anniversary...with elements of the wedding and this beautiful tablescape. What an adorable couple...wishing them many years of happiness!!

  36. Great table it is so pretty. I LOVE the black and white plates you got from home goods, they are just so cute.

  37. Congrats to your daughter and Sil! I love the green and black combo! Those candles are just perfect!

  38. Congrats to your daughter and Sil! I love the green and black combo! Those candles are just perfect!

  39. Lovely table. I love the black, white, and green color combination. The cabbage S&P are adorable, and I really thought your artichokes used as candle holders to be quite charming. Nice!

  40. Just beautiful!!! What a lovely table and lovely couple! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)

  41. A beautiful table, Pinky! The green and black combination look so good together. Happy Anniversary to the Happy Couple!

    Thanks for linking up Potpourri Friday. You are a real asset to the success of this party and I appreciate you! I will look forward to seeing what you create for next week!

  42. What lovely table for your daughter and son-in-law. Love that you still have hydrangeas. I love them, too. But our 30+ days of 100+ degrees were very hard on them. There's always next year. Love your blog. You have beautiful posts.
    We will never forget 9/11.


  43. Happy Anniversary to the happy couple. You had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Your table was lovely. Toasting to many years of pure bliss.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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