TABLE FOR TWO: Happy Anniversary, Renaissance Man

Twenty-six years ago we said, “I do.”

Today we celebrate the ups and downs, highs and lows, surprises and longtime dreams that comprise a marriage.


We celebrate the commitment and the faith that are our foundation. We celebrate each other.


No big plans this year. Our June calendar is packed full of travel and responsibilities, so today we’ll take it easy. Steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, fresh asparagus, and apple pie.


But I’ve set a Table for Two in preparation for our quiet evening at home. The inspiration was this gorgeous china Renaissance Man gave me for our 20th anniversary.


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Christian Dior “Tabriz” china. The compote is from a set of depression glass Renaissance Man had when we married.

And then I added the salt and pepper shakers his grandparents received on their 50th wedding anniversary oh-s0-many years ago.


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And the crystal stemware my parents gave us for Christmas in the early ’90s. They celebrated 55 years of marriage this year!


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Mikasa “Helena” (Same pattern as “Helena” by Spiegelau)


And the sterling flatware we picked up along the way.


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Frank Whiting “Kings Court” antique sterling flatware


I couldn’t resist adding this old sugar bowl with its sweet love birds motif.


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I must say I don’t do this enough—setting a pretty table for just the two of us . . . But today I did. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing it.


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How often do you set a Table for Two?


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For the back story, check out Heart-Stopping-Beautiful China: Christian Dior “Tabriz”.


I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.



  1. Stunning Table settings. Wonderful photography.

  2. I love your “Table for Two,” Susan. Happy Anniversary today, and for the many more anniversaries to come! You are both very blessed to have found each other.

  3. Bonnie Bee says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Susan & Renaissance Man “D”.. You two are the perfect couple and you are both blessed to have found each other. Jerry & I truly wish many, many more blessed years full of new adventures & excitement.

  4. Patricia says:

    Happy Anniversary

  5. Happy Anniversary, Susan! What a beautiful way to celebrate your years of covenant keeping. God bless you both!