Since the Mr. planned the honeymoon (I literally didn’t know where we were going until we showed up at the airport), we’re alternating who plans the anniversaries. We really like surprises and this way it’s clear who is in charge of what… so this year was my turn! I decided that it would be fun if we had our first meal in our apartment on our anniversary. Given that I forced the Mr. to schlep our wedding China all the way to China, I knew it had to be the star of the show.
The first issue is that, thanks to my ongoing deliberation, we don’t yet have a dining room table, or even a coffee table for that matter. I went to Ikea to try to find something, but couldn’t bite the bullet on something I didn’t love as cheap as it was, so I ended up buying a little card table with four stools for about $25 total US dollars. (I was very proud of myself for bargaining the lady down and this little table was way cheaper than anything I could find at Ikea and more stable as well.)
Luckily it was a super nice day so we could eat on the deck, which was what I was hoping for. A vintage tablecloth from my lovely sis-in-law Rosie really transformed the card table. It’s so fun to use your wedding gifts!
Aren’t the details lovely?
Forgive the ironing (or rather the lack thereof), I have yet to buy a UK adaptor iron. And no, it does not work to plug your US iron into an adapter… you need a converter as well or else you’ll end up with a little plume of smoke!
Then it was time to use one of my shower gifts from my dear friend Kelly.
These are the cream candlesticks for your first anniversary! It’s a perfect gift because you inevitably are given lovely candlesticks as wedding gifts… the ones here are from my dear friend Jen’s parents. I just love them!
And here we are with wedding china, glasses (we drank out of the champagne flutes at the wedding from my dear friend Andrea’s family).
I also was able to find the thistles that were featured in the Mr.’s boutonniere on our wedding so there is a little thistle on the table as well. The larger arrangement is inside because there wasn’t enough room on the table.
And here is how the table looked at 9pm when the Mr. finally escaped the office.
Not a bad view, right?