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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tablescape Thursday: Anniversary Dinner and Brunch

Just a few weeks ago, my husband Erik and I celebrated our first "big" anniversary; our 5 Year Anniversary!
It was actually on April 27th, and it fell on a Friday this year, just like our wedding day. I put together a special table for dinner for two:

 A chalkboard sign on table that reads "Happy Anniversary!" was a must. Behind it, a bottle of champagne chills in my silver wine bucket.
 I brought out our peacock toasting glasses from the china cabinet. They are pewter and when placed together like this, they form a heart shape! We bought these after we got engaged and they were used at our wedding reception.

I set two places using my good Noritake china (pattern is Knottinghill), and vintage place mats with matching embroidered napkins. The silver plate flatware was an anniversary gift from Erik a few years ago.

This was the bouquet of flowers that Erik brought me, which had to be placed in the center of the table.

Part of our meal included chicken cordon bleu that I made in my crock pot. It was a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was quite yummy!!

For dessert I had picked up a box of dessert truffles from our favorite chocolatier shop.

                                                     Bubbly champagne! Delicious!

Erik's band had a show that Saturday night, so we decided to go to brunch on Sunday morning at our favorite restaurant, Lake Park Bistro. Located in Lake Park is also the Milwaukee Lawn Bowling Club.
 Lake Park Bistro is part of Lake Park and sits on a little bluff. This is the front of the restaurant.

The back side of the restaurant overlooks Lake Drive and Lake Michigan.

I always have the cream of asparagus soup when we go here. It's the most delicious soup in the world!

I chose poached eggs Benedict on top of crab cakes for my entree.

Erik chose the regular eggs Benedict for his entree. Both came with potatoes Dauphinoise, which are delectable, creamy and absolutely delicious! I dream about these potatoes!

 For dessert, Erik chose the Gateaux Chocolat..........

While I had the Gateaux D'Ange with fresh berries.....

Erik made sure to make a reservation for us and asked for a window seat. They put this nice little sign on our table.

Our view from the window at our table; looking down the bluff to Lake Drive below.

 My hubby....the sweetest man on Earth!

After we had brunch, we walked around the park a little.

Lake Drive and Lake Michigan in the background.

Lake Drive is also where all the old mansions are....and lots of newer mansions as well! This one is just one of many along Lake Drive. I love this house! I wish my house had a port-cochere like this one!

 Yes, please! I'll take it!

Delicious detail!

Across the street.......

Side view...........

Can I have this beautiful terrace?

There are lots of houses along Lake Drive, both big and small. I loved this one's gorgeous flower gardens!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
 I'll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
Sherry at the Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, and Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!




HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! May God bless you both and may you have 100 more anniversaries!! Your table looks gorgeous and the Noritake dishes are stunning! i love the place mats and those peacock toasting glasses are beautiful and a forever keepers of your wedding. Hugs,

Bead and Needle said...

What a fabulous start to year number SIX!!! Congratulations - your celebration looked wonderful, starting with your own table, down to the incredible mansion you picked out for your later anniversaries! :-) I love that you used port-cochere...they refer to the entrances of the casinos out here (I know, no where NEAR as romantic as on that mansion) as the port-cochere, and everytime I use the term, someone looks at me strange (I don't know - I probably just like the sound of the cool word). Happy Saturday, again...here's to many, MANY more happy anniversaries for you and Erik!

Kathleen said...

Love the pretty table for 2 you set! The china and napkins are beautiful! Happy Anniversary, many more healthy happy years together!
You should have linked this to Let's Dish! :) Wednesday's at 7 PM

Sherry said...

Gorgeous dinner and gorgeous home!