Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beach House Anniversary and a Vintage Pineapple

We had an anniversary at the Beach House this week.  It's been 11 years since I met the wonderful Mr Beach House.

This is how the conversation on the topic went, at breakfast one morning this week.
Me: Hey darl, it's our 11 year anniversary of meeting today.
Him: Happy Anniversary!
Me: Shall we go out together for dinner to celebrate?

Him: But you have book club tonight.

Me: Ah how good of you to remember darling.  What about tomorrow night?

Him: Well Beach House Brat number one has saxophone lessons and soccer practise.

Me: Wow you are really on the ball!  I didn't think anything I said to you, went in.

At that point I gave up.  Obviously I shall not be taken out for dinner.  I mean I could arrange the whole sitters, early kiddo dinner etc and it would happen.  But what is the point of that I ask you?

So instead I did that other thing I love almost as much as eating out in a beautiful room with a view beside the one I love.  I jooshed and primped and preened.    I set the table in the context of my Caribbean stay cay.  Read more about that here. Then I got out the camera for some shutter love.

After that little interiors fix, I did that other thing I seem to do so well.  I went shopping and bought myself a little anniversary present.  This little vintage pineapple and filled it with shells. Mr BH will never know.

Happy anniversary Mr Beach House. And thanks for the flowers.  And this is the moral of my story.  I'm thankful for what I have not what I don't. I count my blessings every day.

Happy days
Best Carolyn
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  1. Congratulation on your anniversary! The table looks perfect. :)

  2. Happy Anniversary. Love your tablescape and the flowers and pineapple are both wonderful. Family night can be fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

  3. Happy anniversary! The table setting looks amazing!! I LOVE those lanterns!

  4. I think it would be easy to have a staycation in your beautiful beach house! Congratulations on the anniversary. I buy myself the best anniversary presents, too! :) Linda

  5. love the white lanterns and the pineapple..i love the look of pineapples in the house. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! interesting about your parents proposal at doyles...another anniversary today.
    cheryl x

  6. Happy Anniversary! Your tablescape is very pretty....I love that you count your blessings everyday. I think we have alot to be thankful for we just don't realize it! Make everyday count. You set a beautiful table for your family. I am sure you had a wonderful time. Memories are precious...cherish them.
    Blessings My Friend,

  7. The storey behind your scape is fun reading. Sounds like a happy home, and a beautiful tablescape. It's so refreshing, clean. A breath of fresh air.


  8. What a lovely post and the table is stunning...Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more..

  9. Carolyn,
    Amen! I am thankful for what I have too! And, there has been many anniversaries in! LOL You have an adorable table! I love the clean lines and the casual elegance of this set up. Beach style is one of my favorites! Love your pineapple with the shells too. Very nice. Thanks for linking up!

  10. Lovely tablescape and happy anniversary! :O)

  11. Hi Carolyn!
    I'm visiting you from the linky parties. This is my first visit and I'm following! I love all things beach inspired, too and have a coastal home near Tampa Bay, Florida. I'd love for you to stop by and say "hi".

  12. Happy your simple but elegant table. Beautiful glads!
    Hope you get to go out to dinner for the anniversary.

  13. Happy Anniversary! This is such a lovely table for a special occasion. :) Have a wonderful weekend!


  14. Happy anniversary! That pineapple is so awesome. I love how you styled the table, and you have given me some inspiration on ow to style my table. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  15. Happy Anniversary! Your table is simply beautiful! I love the crispness of the white dishes, napkins and accessories.

    The way you incorporated the vintage wooden pineapple adds the perfect touch.

  16. Beautiful tablescape. I love the glads. Such an eye catching display. ~~Sherry~~

  17. Happy belated Anniversary!! I love your table setting and your new pineapple bowl with shells is perfect! I hope eventually you can go out to celebrate. :)


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