A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Our 45th Anniversary!

But...here is our vintage moment...45 years on....

Our big day, February 16th 1974. Soooo 1970s.....

I couldn't find my wedding album for more photos...We went out to dinner for our anniversary to a favorite restaurant today, at Alder Wood Bistro here in Sequim. with a Christmas gift certificate from daughter, husband, youngest grandson and oldest grandson and his wife...


We had fresh local Cedar planked Black Cod with organic local veggies and fingerling potatoes. Yumm!

We were married on the San Francisco peninsula...we worked in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, so we honeymooned in Carmel. The fun thing, was when we got out to my blue mustang (which was running better than John's car at the time) after the reception to leave for the honeymoon, the best man & friends had decorated the wrong car!  WooHoo!

Going to the Lone Pine was special, because my grandfather, who was a Listed Artist, painted it and we now have the painting in our living room...

Our favorite thing was breakfast or tea at the Tuck Box tea room. Tuck Box is an English boarding school term for the allotment of sweets you are allowed to have held and doled out to you each term, so for us Brits that was perfect. That was before everyone photographed food, so the next 2 photos are from TripAdvisor of a teapot and the Scottish scones they serve and served then....

I bought this kit to cross stitch when we visited Carmel last, about 6 years ago when John's sister and brother visited from England. The design is by painter Marty Bell, but I haven't gotten to it yet....

I hope the weather has cooperated for you wherever you are, and that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day...

Thanks for sharing our special day with us! 
We are so vintage!


  1. Congratulations to you and your husband! Forty five years is quite the accomplishment. Looks like a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind wishes! I hope I have 45 more! Lol!

  2. Congratulations/Happy Anniversary! I love the teapot!!! I just got back into cross stitching and love all of Marty Bell's designs but haven't bought one. I feel like at my age I need to stop buying large or complicated designs. I have a lot of Mirabilia's because I love her ladies and mermaids. I've done one reindeer by her and it took over 100 hours to complete. It is loaded with beads f(most of hers are) and that is a slow process but he's so sparkly. Enjoy...we had a little snow this morning and now we have sleet coming down so I'm not too happy about that.

    1. I hear you indeed! I have done a few Mirabella's too and they are lovely but a lot of work indeed.

  3. Happy 45th Anniversary to you and your hubby!

  4. Happy 45th Anniversary to you and your hubby, Ruth! My late beloved and I would've been married for 49 years this coming June.

  5. Happy 45th Anniversary to you and your hubby! What a darling couple you were in that photo! I too wore a hat at my wedding. {I never cared much for veils for some reason. } My uncle and aunt honeymooned at Carmel too; beautiful spot. It is lovely that you have your grandfather's painting. May you be blessed with many more happy and healthy years of marriage, dear Ruth!

  6. I have never been to that area and have always thought it was darling!


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