02 April 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Anniversary Dinner

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Once again Chef Bob created another fantastic meal for the four of us to celebrate Ashley and Eric's first anniversary. While Bob was in charge of the meal, I was in charge of the table setting. I decided to focus on using their wedding colors, ivory and black, and using some of the souvenirs we had left over from the wedding.



The table is covered with a crocheted table cloth that was used on the cake table. Bob's mom Irene made the tablecloth for Ashley. She made one for each of the grandkids. It is a treasure they all love.



The plates are our basic white with accents of black. Bob served three wines with the meal, two white and one red. Two of the wines were from Little Black Dress, the wine served at the wedding.



The small crystal cups, which are actually not on the table, held baby shrimp cocktail one of my all time favorite dishes, and Ashley's too. Once on vacation in Florida, all Ashley ordered for dinner was shrimp cocktail. What a hoot.



Bob also made clam chowder, our favorite Italian salad with shaved parmesan, and filet mignon. He made oven fries from sweet potatoes and six cheese mac and cheese. Needless to say, we were all stuffed.



Ashley and Eric cut a small chocolate cake with the wedding topper they used on top. This was the same topper Bob and I used on our cake nearly 32 years ago!

I hope you enjoyed our celebration of Ashley and Eric's anniversary. It was a wonderful occasion!


17 comments :

  1. Terri,
    It's gorgeous and classy! That tablecloth is a real treasure and her hubby is an amazing cook. The menu sounds out of this world. What a neat table, Cindy

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  2. What a wonderful celebration and a beautiful table set-up!!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  3. How very thoughtful!

    Now, I am thinking...watch out this could be dangerous...You guys could seriously open a high end B&B with your combined talents.

    WoW!

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  4. Hi Terri,
    YEAH! I can finally catch up with what's been going on at Lakewood Manor.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Sandy

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  5. So beautiful....both the table and the reason for the celebration!

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  6. Terri, The Ivory & Black tablescape is stunning! The lace tablecloth really makes a great choice for these colors! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  7. Terri, ahhhh, what a feast for the eyes...just beautiful and elegant!

    Your menu sounds fabulous!!!!!!! Yummy.

    Barb

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  8. Terri, how sweet of both of you to do this for them.

    I am sure they will remember this for a long time to come.

    Everything looked so pretty too.

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  9. What an elegant table and the meal sounds delicious. Those oven fries made from sweet potatoes...hmmmm.

    I am completely taken with that tablecloth. That is an incredible gift of love.

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  10. Eric married into an absolutely wonderful family!! The table is gorgeous. Black and ivory is nothing but stunning!!

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  11. I love your table and I don't know where you and everyone comes up with the ideas for them!

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  12. It sounds like Ashley and Alyssa have even more in common. She wants to go to Red Lobster for her birthday and order "A million shrimp cocktails!" :)
    Beautiful setting.

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  13. I don't even think I own place mats.
    You've outdone yourself, again. It's a gorgeous table!

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  14. Beautiful table setting! They must have loved it! How neat that they used the same wedding topper. I still have mine...couldn't bare to toss it away. Black and white is so elegant and classic! Thanks for a great TT. Susan

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  15. Beautiful table setting and wonderful way to remember the wedding with the mementos.

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  16. Such a beautiful way to celebrate! Congratilations to Eric and Ashley...
    and what a man is that husband of yours! : )
    Love the table setting...it is all so special. You are a WONDERFUL family!

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