Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Banzai!

Happy Anniversary to us! Today marks our ninth wedding anniversary and we celebrated with one of our favorite meals...sushi! I know some of you are thinking "yuck" instead of "yum" and that's okay. It's not for everyone. But we (boys included) love it!

My mother-in-law gave us this lovely blue and black Japanese pottery several years ago. In addition to the sushi plates and dipping bowls, the set includes salad plates and dinner plates.


The solid black plates, sake cups and napkins are from World Market. Dear Hubs brought the sushi home and I arranged it on the plates. Unfortunately, I'm not as artful as the sushi chef! We ordered a caribbean roll, kamikaze roll, salmon nigiri, and a rainbow roll. Instead of the rainbow roll, we received something else (far left) but it was good, nonetheless.

The chopsticks, chopstick rests and place mats were also gifts from my MIL. I cut some azaleas from the yard for the bud vases. In the spirit of Japanese simplicity, I tried to keep things sparse, yet still wanted to add color.

Isn't that a beautiful blue? The boys enjoyed drinking their apple juice out of the sake cups. Of course, I had to refill them about four times!

When I took this picture, I noticed how the center platter placed on top of the black bowl (melamine from Target) looks like a graduation cap. So if you have any graduation parties coming up, here's an idea for you!

Thanks for stopping by! This week I'm linking up to Marla's Woo Hoo Wednesday in honor of our anniversary and Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to both ladies for hosting!


Always Nesting



12 comments:

  1. What a lovely and elegant table! I know your boys especially enjoyed the special dishes. The azaleas add the perfect touch!

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  2. Erin! I'm so glad you linked to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. Happy Anniversary. Your table looks beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, right out of a magazine. As my 23 year old would say, it's very zen looking. I hope you have decades of happy anniversaries (I think marriage gets better with each passing year) and just think of all the possibilities for decorating!!

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  3. Lovely! Your tablescape is simple, beautiful and elegant.
    Happy anniversary! :o)

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  4. How fun for your boys -- the azaleas are the perfect compliment for this pretty set of oriental dishware.

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  5. I like everything about this... and especially the colors of those wonderful plates! Such cool pieces. I think simple is good when it comes to Oriental design, and you scored with this! :-)

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Oh so lovely! This is so unique from what I've ever done which makes it very refreshing for me. Love it!

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  7. I love your dishes! They are fab!

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  8. Those plates are gorgeous...beautiful shade of blue.

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  9. Those plates are wonderful! It sounds like a very fun family dinner for your anniversary celebration!

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  10. Love your Japanese pottery! Stunning! Love how you combined your colors of blue and brown.

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  11. Your table is gorgeous and full of love. Happy Anniversary and I hope it turned out as lovely as you tried to make it!

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  12. Thanks, everyone! We had a great evening!

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