Monday, January 29, 2007

Valentine Table

As I mentioned before our coffee table is a skid from an electrical warehouse (the name is still on the side) with a glass top over it. I like it and my hubby is an electrician and an EE so it's pretty fitting. I used to always just keep the same thing in the table all year long. But at Christmas this year I decorated it for the holidays and now I think I'm on a roll. For Valentines Day I put in some red antique books, doilies, and my bridal bouquet. I was married in in the 80's and it was popular at the time to use silk instead of fresh flowers--so my bouquet is fresh as ever! This is the first time I've ever found a way to use it. Oops, please ignore the messy birdseed under the birdcage stand...
And here we are almost 25 years ago! I can't believe it's been that long. Back then pastels were all the rage for weddings and florists and other wedding pros thought we were crazy for the bright pink. But I love it still. When I brought the bridesmaids' dresses in to the tux shop the dealer said he didn't have anything to match that. You have to remember that those were the days when we got the tuxes in colors to match....I told him charcoal gray. I wore my mom's dress...from 1960 and it fit perfectly. There you go....more than you ever wanted to know about our wedding!

4 comments:

Pam said...

what a great coffee table! And I think I wore a bridesmade dress in that color in the 80's too :)

Shabby in the City said...

I had to wait a minute for the pictures to load...you should have heard me *gasp* out loud when I saw that coffee table! So cool!
The wedding photo never showed up...there is a red x.

Plain Jane said...

So happy almost 25 year anniversary! You all look like children..
Love the coffee table idea. Just don't put the birds in there. ha ha.

mindy said...

What a cool table, and great idea! Thanks for sharing ;)