Saturday, February 8, 2014

Be Still, My Heart. . .

I am so~o~o very blest 
to have this amazing man at my side the past 47 years!

Be still, my heart!

Meeting "Mr. Ed" my Freshman year in High School,
I never thought our relationship would bloom into an everlasting love!

Farmer Boy meets City Girl. . .
but with divine guidance and direction ours has been a match made in Heaven.

To honor that everlasting love between "Mr. Ed" and I,
I'm sharing a Valentine's Day Tablescape from the archives of 2012.

I'm using my heirloom Narumi Fine China 
combined with heirloom silver pieces 
to set a romantic Valentine's Tablescape for the Love of My Life!

I adore these Amore silver hearts
that I purchased locally at Roadhouse Antiques and Gifts
They are the perfect accessory for our place setting!

I used vintage inspired Valentine's instead of place cards at each place setting.

The silver place card holders are another great find
at our local Roadhouse Antiques and Gifts.

The centerpiece is a silver compote filled with chocolate cookies 
flanked on either side by a pair of silver tapers holding pink candles 
surrounded by a single pink silk rose candle ring.
"Mr. Ed" loves anything chocolate!!!

The Willow Tree figurine above is an Anniversary gift from "Mr. Ed".

The Valentine card in the background and below 
is from our first Valentine's together as husband and wife ~ 
Valentine's Day 1970 ~ from me to "Mr. Ed".

Our Valentine's Day will be celebrated with dinner On Crooked Creektt 
and plans for the viewing of the movie Winter's Tale.

We have shared many wonderful memories through the years. . .
High School, Military Career, Life on the Eastern side of the Prairie
and now Retirement On Crooked Creektt.

From ~
With this ring, I thee wed ~

to ~
Sealed with a Kiss. . .

a lifetime of love and devotion
and the half has not yet been told.

Christmas 2012

Combined Birthday Celebration December 2013

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining 

And. . .

And. . .

Be sure to visit these amazing hostesses
for inspiring home decor ideas!


Marlis said...

Pat, congratulations on your wonderful life! 47 years is a a great accomplishment. So happy for you. Your table is beautiful. I love the idea of using cards for place cards! Here's to the next 47! Xo Marlis

Art and Sand said...

Sweet . . . sweet . . . sweet!

Our first "date" was the original Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We will celebrate 43 years of marriage on April 3.

We will not be doing anything for Valentine's Day this year and did nothing last year. Last VD Steve was in the hospital after a shoulder replacement. This year he will be home recuperating from surgery on the other shoulder. There haven't been many "in sickness and in health moments", but this year is one of them.

You two are adorable!

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Dear Pat and Mr. Ed! What a wonderful love story - 47 years! I wish you 47 more! Happy Anniversary.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Sweet beyond description! I think I'll be in the dentist's office tomorrow after all this sweetness!!!

Congratulations to you both! This is testament to the fact that marriages CAN and DO last in that fabled "...happily ever after" style!

P.S. - Wow! That kiss was something else! Mr. Ed wasn't playin' around that day! :-)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love this Pat and you two look so sweet together!
Jim and I just returned from a weekend in Vermont at a little B&B. We went for a wedding but made it our celebration for Valentine's Day. I did a bit of junkin' too, so fun!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

How sweet and beautiful. I know exactly what you mean since I feel that same way about my Mr. C. 47 years is very a great achievement, not to common these days. May you continued life together be as happy as the first 47. Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my Love, Heart and Roses Mantel from the Scoop! A mighty neighborly visit is always appreciated, so I stopped by too!

Deb Hrabik said...

What an inspiration for marriage.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Now talk about EXQUISITE!!! That is the word for this table! The silverware is GORGEOUS!!! I love the idea of the cards and you ARE a hopeless romantic, still having the first V's card! I have MANY cards, notes etc. saved but not from the early years. Your true love is an inspiration to many, Pat. Congratulations on 47 years!!!! XO

The Tablescaper said...

Your table is gorgeous but your love story is even better!

It would be wonderful to have you link to Seasonal Sundays!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Rita C. said...

Happy Anniversary, Pat! What a wonderful celebration! Congratulations on your lifelong achievement!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

47 years is a lot to be proud of! Dan and I are kind of the same- farmer boys meets city girl! He grew up on dairy farm and I'm a suburban gal. Your tablescape with the Narumi china and silver pieces was beautifully done! I'll take that take that silver compote with chocolate cookies and disappear for a while! Love the Amore' heart! The vintage inspired valentine's are a great idea instead of place card holders! I especially like that Willow Tree figuring. It says a lot! Have a Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary!

Miss Merry said...

Congratulations on 47 years! What a testament to true love. I met my husband when I was 17 and he was 16. Still in love after 37 years. Your table is just beautiful!

Tea in Texas said...

What a special and true look at Valentine's true spirit of the holiday. Your use of silver was very special. True love that lasts is very special and should be celebrated. If time permits come visit my blog.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty and romantic table! I can see your Mr. is a real sweetie. You are a darling couple. Happy Valentine's Day!

Marigene said...

What a nice romantic table...Happy Valentine's Day, Pat and Mr. Ed! said...

Your Valentine table is as beautiful and inspiring as your story! Congratulations on 47 years!