All this week, I have linked up with Monica over at The Homespun Heart for her “Make Your Home a Haven week”, but since either Blogger or her own computer is having difficulty posting updated blogs, I decided to join Cindy over at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. Coincidentally, we recently purchased a new buffet and hutch for our formal dining room (that really has more of a casual feel). Like a child on Christmas morn, I found myself giddy over the anticipation of unwrapping each dinner, salad, and dessert plate that I had in storage. Stemware was washed and displayed in our new hutch as well. All the wonderful memories of that beautiful Fall day when we exchanged wedding vows washed over me causing a flood of emotions. (Well, that and the fact that I am a bit post-partum with happiness!)
So, for Show & Tell Friday, I am sharing our wedding china and stemware. It is still as beautiful to me today as it was when I registered for it (Barrymore by Noritake) 17-years ago. My china and stemware symbolize to me the fragility of marriage. Just as choosing a china pattern takes discernment, so does choosing a spouse. And just as china is breakable, so are the bonds of matrimony. So while we handle our place settings and stemware with care, so too should we handle the responsibilities that come with entering into the covenant of marriage and celebrating unconditional love.
Thank you to my wonderful for husband for committing himself to me; for 17 years of loving me unconditionally; and for giving me three beautiful blessings.
Thank you to all that drop by Vintage Home Modern Living. I hope that your visit here is both peaceful and a blessing to you.