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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 13, 2008

Pink Saturday! and a suggestion

Hello everyone! Thanks for coming by Pink Saturday! I decided to set the table outside on our deck in honor of my parents 51st wedding anniversary this weekend.
I recently got this tablecloth at a wonderful hospital thrift store. I believe it is the shade of green that was so popular when I was a teenager (not too many years ago), avocado green.
These are handpainted rose dishes from my hubby's wonderful grandmother who painted china for a living. The pink crocheted placemats were made for me one Christmas by my incredible mother-in-law.
This photo is a wedding picture of my parents many years ago. They are in their eighties and still kiss alot!
I love little salt and pepper shakers, aren't these adorable? They were a gift.

A close up of these beautiful roses!!

I love eating outside as long as the wind is not blowing...

The quilt on the chair behind the hydrangeas is one I made many moons ago....

Last I wanted to leave you with a small but important suggestion...
don't ever cook while you are blogging and posting! A small mishap in the kitchen because I was blogging when I should have been cooking!!! Oh my!
Thanks for stopping by!



Bee Haven Bev said...

Debbie...what lovely dishes! what a lovely party!

Darlene said...

Good Morning Debbie,

What another beautiful table and the dishes are gorgeous!! Also, love all of your quilts! Happy 51st anniversary to your parents!! Oh and cooking and blogging is difficult...lol
Hope you have a great pink Saturday!

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Debbie,
You are a sweet daughter! What a lovely way to show your love to your parents. That table would have made us all feel special. It was so pretty.
Have a great day.
Hope you will stop by

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

My mom would love a table set like that with all the pink and roses!! So pretty!

LOL - thanks for the suggestion too!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful table you have set for your parents. Happy Anniversary to them, and Happy Pink Saturday to you. Karen

onlymehere said...

You have set such a beautiful table! Happy anniversary to your parents on 51 years together. My in-laws just celebrated their 60th anniversary. What a milestaone for both couples! Have a great weekend.

Lori said...

The dishes are beautiful and I love how you put it all together. Lots of thought put into it. How nice.

SmilingSally said...

Yuk! I wouldn't want to eat that--why, it isn't even pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Glennis said...

That looks like a wonderful outdoor party!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Joy said...

Oooo! I want to come visit and sit at that beautiful table! Tell your folks Happy Anniversary from a lot of strangers/friends in blogland.

I love your fall decorations too!!!!

Georgia Girl said...

Oh Debbie how sweet. My parents just celebrated their 54th anniversary a few weeks ago. What beautiful dishes you have.

Cooking and blogging do not mix, how well do I know.

Virginia said...

Wonderful pictures, lovely dishes.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful table setting and what lovely dishes! So sweet of you to include the picture of their wedding day.
I know all to well that blogging and cooking don't together:)

Lulu said...

i love those dishes, so beautiful..
have a great weekend..

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

The table scape is beautiful! I LoVe the china it is so pretty. What a sweet thing to do.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Debbi...Congratulations to your parents on their 51st anniversary...and the china is beautiful.
Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Those dishes are fabulous!!!! Oh my my......so dreamy!

I have on more than one occasion boiled completely away the water I put on for pasta......don't feel bad!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie.

These dishes are such a beautiful treasure, and your table looks lovely. What a wonderful occasion.

You made me laugh with your suggestion about cooking. ;-)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Everything looks so beautiful for the anniversary celebration. That china is absolutely beautiful.

Angie said...

All your table decorations look so beautiful and personal. 51 years together - WOW!!! I hope your parents had a wonderful anniversary!

Patricia said...

Your table setting and dishes are beautiful. Happy anniversary to your parents, and happy Pink Saturday.

Mimi Sue said...

Those pink flowered dishes are so beautiful. How lucky you are to have them. Happy Anniversary to your parents. You're lucky to have them too! Mimi

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Debbie, what a lovely anniversary dinner you must of had for your parents. I love your dishes!
Love, Ann

Ginger said...

The table looks so pretty and nice and relaxing next to the pool.
I can't imagine spending 50 some years with the same man, lol.
I set my smoke alarm off a few days ago...put something on the stove and forgot it because I was playing around on the computer. Oops...Good thing Domino's delivers. lol....
Have a great weekend.

Susan Hickam said...

lovely tablescape-everything was incredible. Happy Anniversery to your parents.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Those dishes are so beautiful! And you set quite a lovely table! I hope your parents ahd a wonderful anniversary!

KatCollects said...

51 years, that is GREAT! Happy Pink Weekend : )

Anonymous said...

Debbie, What a gorgeous table and arrangement by the pool. That's about the time one of my grandkids would yell"CANNONBALL".

My cooking has probably taken a hit with all my blogging but I must say my house is cleaner all the time (for pictures).

Congratulations to your parents!


Ms. Tee said...

That is so great that your parents had a 51st anniversary and are still kissing. :) That is just too cute! I really like your little salt and pepper shakers. Thanks for sharing all of it.

Joy said...

I finally took some time to find your post on your spray painted berry ring. All I can say is great minds think alike! I originally spray painted my brown ones last year. Then last week, when I was trying to think of something to post, I remembered them. A quick trip to the dollar store and a post was born, complete with last years and this years versions.

I do like the way yours look painted rust. Yours are much nicer than the dollar store ones too.