Monday, July 2, 2012

Anniversary Tea

Welcome friends for tea this week.  On July 1, my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.  Where does the time go?
We were high school sweethearts and attended our prom at Casa Loma, notice the long white gloves I wore!  Unfortunately I can't make the photo bigger due to the age of it and camera used.
Our wedding took place on a nice sunny day like it was this year.
 For our anniversary celebration, I've made us a strawberry shortcake to have with tea,
and a few chocolate dipped strawberries.
I've pulled out the silver teapot and a pink Limoges tea cup.  DH bought me an iPad for our anniversary, thanks honey!
 
 He also brought home a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Lavender Floral, my favourite florist who knows I like butterflies and always tucks one in somewhere.
Here we are 40 years later, a few pounds heavier but still smiling, enjoying life and each other.
Many thanks to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, our tea party host who celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary back in May.
I'm also linking with Ruth at Antiques and Teacups and Kathy at A Delightsome Life .
Please join my hosts and their guests for tea.

40 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful photos. You two are both just as lovely as you were back then. Wish I would have been there for that wonderful dessert.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful celebration and beautiful couple! This is something worth celebrating! Lovely bouquet he gave you and your cake looks wonderful!

Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful celebration. We will be celebrating our anniversary in a few days as well. Lucky you with a new ipad. I love mine and know you will too.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations once again, Judith! What a beautiful couple you are! Your cake looks scrumptious and the bouquet is lovely. Nice gift from your hubby too! I wish you many more happy years together.

Thank you for coming to tea and providing us with scones for next week's tea party. I will be sure to add your link in my post. Have a lovely day, my friend.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Diann said...

Happy Anniversary! Your goodies look so yummy and the flowers are gorgeous! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful couple. the strawberry shortcake and strawberries look yummy. enjoy the new iPad! Happy Tea Day!

Kathryn Ross said...

Congratulations, Judith, on your 40th year of love and marriage! Such great pictures to share with us of your wedding day and all the treats you've prepared to celebrate today! May you know God's richest blessings as you start your next 40 years together!
Joy!
Kathy

My Little Home and Garden said...

You make a lovely couple!

Vera said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow 40 years, what an accomplishment.Thanks for the glimpse of some of your most treasured moments in life. The flowers and ipad aren't half bad either!

Johanna said...

Hi Judith,
Congratulations to the both of you. You might be some years older but you have still the happy look in your faces. I wish you a happy time together for the rest of your life.
Your tea setting, the cake and the flowers are just gorgeous. So thoughtful of your husband to think on the lavender in the bouquet. And the Ipad is also a great gift. Thank you for sharing this happy event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Georgianna said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, Judith!! I love the photos and sharing in your celebration. A total delight!!! You both look wonderful. Gorgeous flowers and cake, and you'll love your iPad, too. :)

big hug

– g

Bella said...

Well Happy Anniversary to the Lovely Couple! 40 years and your still getting the good gifts! True love ;-) Have fun with the Ipad! and your shortbread looks divine....
Hugs,
Bella

Cynthia said...

Happy Anniversary, 40 years how exciting. I am 24 years. I found you through Rose Chintz Cottage. I love lavender too a lot so when I saw the name I had to click on your blog.

Cynthia

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Look as happy as you did 40 yearns ao. Congratlations. Valerie

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy anniversary! Isn't wonderful to have such a long history with your best friend! Love your strawberry shortcake! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Jan said...

Happy 40th Anniversary.....you two look so happy still.

I chuckled at your photos....I think I had the same gloves in 1968 at my prom. Wonder if they are 'retro'?

Jan

Pondside said...

What a good looking couple! I'll bet you're smiling at the thought of that cake!
This year will be our 39th, so we're a year behind you - but I had those gloves too.

Ella said...

Happy Anniversary ,i like your photos then and now and your cake and yummy strawberries.

Scrappy Grams said...

I think you've both got even better looking, maybe it's the smile on each of your faces! Happy, happy anniversary!

Denise said...

What a lovely tribute to your long marriage.You were both good looking back then and are still a good looking couple.Congrats to you both and thank you for the good wishes.Denise

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Happy 40th Anniversary to a very handsome/lovely couple! 40 years is a wonderful milestone today...and you both still look very relaxed and happy! What a wonderful way to celebrate, with cake and flowers and tea and other wonderful gifts! May God bless you with many many more wonderful years together!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! And may God grant you many more years of happiness!♥♫

Carolyn said...

Happy anniversary! Good to see you both looking happy and enjoying life.
Wishing you many more years of happiness.
Lovely pics-especially the last one!

Carolyn

Beth said...

Beautiful photos - it was great to see the two of you over the years. You looked great then, and you look great now (and happy too)! Congratulations on your 40th anniversary and Happy Canada Day. Love the gifts you received - how considerate!
xo Beth

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Happy Anniversary! Our 40th is one year from this August....I so hope the Lord allows me to celebrate it...Congratulations and enjoy the Ipad.

kitty said...

Happy 40th to you and your hubby!! You'll have to read my post on Anniversary Baguettes. You're going to love the iPad! My hubby got me one for my birthday. xo

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Happy anniversary to the both of you! Time sure does fly when your having fun! You both look great for being married forty years! Your tea is so lovely, thank you for sharing your special day.
Nancy

Linda J. said...

Congratultions on your anniversary! I enjoyed seeing all your photos.

ann said...

Happy Anniversary. Tea was lovely and so beautifully presented. I'd say that you are probably good for a very long time together. A truer love story hasn't been written.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Judith,
Lookin' great!!! Fun to see your pictures. The most recent one shows how happy you are for your 40 years. You are blessed. Congratulations to you both.
Many more healthy ones!
Ruthie from:http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ANIVERSARY 4O YEARS LONG TIME ,I LOVE YOUR TEA IDEA WONDERFUL I MY BAKE A SMAL CAKE MY SELF TODAY TOMORROW IS MY ANIVERSARY TOO 27 YEARS 4TH OF YULY .IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE MARRY TO MY SWEET HEART TOO..YOUR BLOG IS SO JENTLE AND BEAUTIFUL.CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE .. BLESSSINGS SANDRA

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Anniversary Judith!! I loved seeing your pictures. Time does fly by, doesn't it?? Wishing you many many more happy years together.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

The Other Me Is Sane said...

That shortcake looks so good I think I need to make some for the 4th.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary Judith! I love your post. It made me smile. My hubby and I just celebrated our 42nd anniversary May 30 and we met on the 4th of July. Thank you for sharing.
~Clara

Zuzu said...

Congratulations to you both on your 40th Anniversary! Time sure does fly by quickly! Loved seeing the photos of you and yours. :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

podso said...

I'm late visiting but it looks like you guys had a special celebration! You went all out! Enjoy your iPad I know you will. Happy 40th!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations! You make a happy looking couple!

Annesphamily said...

Happy 40th! What a wonderful milestone! You two are as sweet as ever! Love all the photos!
Catching up this weekend. trying to be brave. My baby boy leaves for college in the wonderful state of Kansas in 30 days! Boy it is tough!
Then all the wicked fires in Colorado! We are finally getting a bit of cool air and some rain! I wish we would get more and the fires would die out!
I love your limoge teacup and all the treasures you share here.
God Bless.
Anne

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Congratulations to the both of you! So wonderful to see these pictures - what a joy to know you've shared all these wonderful years together - here's to many, many more! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
Happy Anniversary to you both. Wishing you many more years of happiness! Your photo's are beautiful and your cake looks delicious. Have a wonderful evening.
Blessings,
Lisa

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