Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An Anniversary Beach Picnic


We are celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary
in Cabo and took a little picnic down to the
beach for sunset and a beach picnic tablescape.

And today I am celebrating my 5th Blogiversary!
How exciting to be celebrating in two ways.


 The crash of the waves on the beach is so 
beautiful and the setting sun creates such
soft light.  It was the perfect spot to set up a casual
tablescape to celebrate both anniversaries.

Hubby was such a good sport to help drag
everything out onto the sand.  

The serape with its brilliant stripes and rich
blues is what we spread to relax on and it
sets the mood for a Mexican bright picnic
on the soft sand.


White and blue dishes and napkins add an elegant softness
to the brightness of the serape. 


The plates layer the white and blue and
the napkins do too.


This classic Mexican wood and leather
stool seemed the perfect focal point
for our beach setting.  This gives a rich
contrast to the brights.


And of course a few shells are needed to
create our beachy mood.


It was so nice to leave the cold and
rain at home and be able to relax
in the sun and surf.  Big, bright pillows
and a paper umbrella make the picnic
spot more comfortable.


The cushions are perfect for relaxing against
as we take in the calming effect of the waves.






 Here's a shot of the placesetting.


We only have one set of flatware
here, and the flatware is something
someone else bought, but it works!


We grabbed a few fresh flowers on
the way to the beach.


A silk orchid plant also brings some of the
brilliant pinks from the serape into the tablescape.



A little sparkling apple juice was
poured as the sun started to set.


You can see the shadows drawing out
down the sand.




There's only a little sun left on the beach
but it will stay light for quite a while
as we stay and relax.


More shells on my new serving platter.


I brought two of these down to Cabo from
Home Goods, but in removing the
stickers, I noticed these are not to be
used for food!  Too bad!  That was their
intended use.  Guess they are going to have
to be decorative!



I hope you can feel the peace we are 
experiencing this anniversary.  It is just the two of us.
I can't believe we have been married this long!
How nice to be able to get away and relax.

I also can't believe I have been blogging 
for 5 years.  Since I couldn't bring you all 
along, I am going to bring you home a gift
to celebrate 5 years of blogging.  I will have
a give away next week.  Come back to see
what surprise I am bringing back from Cabo
for one of you!



Time to stop the photography, grab a pillow,
lay down, and
drink the sparkling cider!


I am so glad you came to visit today and hoped
that you could almost hear the waves.

I will be posting this picnic with


(This one courtesy of hubby!)

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

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20 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks incredible! Happy anniversary! I hope you guys have a great time! Eat some shrimp tacos and chocolate french toast for me!

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  2. Happy Anniversary and Blogiversary!!
    Many more happy, healthy years filled with beautiful memories.
    xo Catherine

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  3. Jacqueline, happy to know you two are celebrating in your beautiful Cabo condo. What a perfect retreat!
    Congratulations on 36 years together and five years of blogging. Have fun in the sun!

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  4. happy anniversary! what a glorious spot to celebrate! unlike my freezing cold windswept foggy coast i know you are enjoying balmy beaches in paradise, heavy sigh... your set up is so vibrant and fun, and yes isn't it great our husbands go along for the ride hauling all our treasures... not to mention a 36 year ride! have a wonderful get away, thanks for the warm smiles of a fun day in cabo~

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  5. Happy Anniversary on both counts! What a lovely place and way to celebrate. You are SO stylish!

    Love to you!

    Jane x

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  6. Congrats on both occasions! Beautiful pictures I can almost feel the pounding of the waves and feel the sand between my toes!

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  7. Jacqueline, Happy Anniversary! We will have our 35th this year and it's true--the time has gone so quickly! Your beach is gorgeous. I can't believe how deserted it is! Perfect for your peaceful escape and your pretty, bright setting. My best wished to you for many more happy years with your wonderful hubby! Linda

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  8. Happy Anniversaries Jacqueline! Your husband proved he is indeed a keeper by helping you lug a tablescape to the beach! What a stunning setting for a romantic picnic! I LOVE the wooden bench! What a wonderful way to celebrate~
    Jenna

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  9. Happy 36th Wedding Anniversary! We just celebrated our 37th in April and it is hard to believe that we've reached that milestone. Congrats on the 5 yrs. blog anniversary too! I look forward to the giveaway post next week! Your beach setting is lovely. You do live a charmed live!
    Have a great weekend.
    Liz

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  10. What a beautiful way to celebrate! Happy, Happy Anniversary and blog anniversary. You deserve the peaceful, calm sounds of the ocean. Enjoy!
    Blessings to you this weekend!

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  11. Happy Anniversary and congrats on 5 years of blogging. As usual your picnic setting is lovely. There's something special about spending time at the beach, especially for a romantic picnic. Love you fun accessories. Time does fly by...Hope you and hubby are having a glorious time.

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  12. Happy Anniversaries!!!
    Such a beautiful beach table scape... Such fun. Hope you had the GOOD Sparkling Cider with you! Your beautiful dishes lol so elegant. What set of dishes did the blue bowls come from? I'll have to read the post again. I love that you have so many colors of the Fleur de Lis dishes. They pop up on your posts and I just adore those! I only have one color, so of course I enjoy all of yours! Glad you are getting some warmth and sun! I am too! But I am in Germany awaiting the arrival of a new Grandgirl! I have found some fun table accessories here. Going to make Macarons for a new baby tea party with my other Grandgirls!
    Have fun,
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Happy Anniversaries!!!
    Such a beautiful beach table scape... Such fun. Hope you had the GOOD Sparkling Cider with you! Your beautiful dishes lol so elegant. What set of dishes did the blue bowls come from? I'll have to read the post again. I love that you have so many colors of the Fleur de Lis dishes. They pop up on your posts and I just adore those! I only have one color, so of course I enjoy all of yours! Glad you are getting some warmth and sun! I am too! But I am in Germany awaiting the arrival of a new Grandgirl! I have found some fun table accessories here. Going to make Macarons for a new baby tea party with my other Grandgirls!
    Have fun,
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. I tried leaving you a note last night from my Mini..to no avail:(
    Happy Anniversary..Happy happy happy.
    I hope to be so close to a beach on our 41rst..soon:)It is in the plans.
    With a plain hamper and a basket..and wine though.
    Cheese..baguette..

    I LOVE that last photo ♥

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  15. Happy Anniversary--and Blog-versary! Your picnic-by-the-sea is elegant and merry, just perfect for a celebration. Have a lovely holiday!

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  16. Happy anniversary! Your picnic looks lovely. I really like your silverware.

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  17. Happy Anniversary. I can't believe it was that long ago when I was rushing to get more lilacs for the reception. Such a lovely vignette on the beach. what a great place to spend an Anniversary. Joni

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  18. Happiest Anniversary...what a beautiful way to celebrate. It's so totally different from OUR picnics on the beach...we do paper and plastic throwaways..lol
    Beautiful spot to celebrate.

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  19. What a beautiful beach setting! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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