Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holy Matrimony

Today is our Anniversary and I wanted to share a little of what I did yesterday.
The urge to re-do the hall sideboard got the better of me,
but I'm only showing one shelf of my makeover.

I found this Marriage Certificate from December 30, 1924
and decided it needed to be the focal point for my creative project.

I love old documents, and the graphics and fonts on this are just beautiful.

It makes me a little sad to think this wonderful keepsake found it's way to a flea market.

December 28, 1972
Still in love all these years later...

(image from photofunia)

Today I'm linking up with Kathleen for White Wednesday

And Marty for Table Top Tuesday

Come join in for
 Vintage Inspiration Friday
 I'm showing the rest of my re-do.
(It's a silver extravaganza!)

love you all,


  1. I can't wait to see the rest, Debra! Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy Happy Anniversary!!! I love your tablescape! The certificate is gorgeous!

    ;-D Have fun today!!!

  3. Absolutely LoVe Your New Blog Header!!! ~ Great display as we approach January... AND "HaPPY ANNIVERSARY"... My dear Aunt Loretta's words of wisdom for a life long marriage: The 3 -C's... COMMUNICATE, CONSIDER, COMPROMISE... YOU must be doing just that!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  4. Happy Anniversary my sweet friend. I hope you have a great celebration. Love old the certificate and clock. Here's wishing you many more great years together!!

  5. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Love that old marriage document, you find the coolest things!!!!!

  6. Beautiful! They sure don't make 'em like that now. I love that it serves as the focal on your sideboard, and can't wait to see the rest.

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  7. What a beautiful connection between your special day, Debra, and someone else's years ago. I always have the same sadness and disbelief when I find keepsakes like this, even old photos, abandoned in the flea market. I'm sure we'll all hang on to our important and meaningful documents, but don't you wish they were as pretty as the old ones? Hope you and your hubby have a sweet day together...

  8. Congratulations Debra, how fortunate you two are to have found each other.
    Wishing you a wonderful day together and always.
    Your display is beautiful, love the graphics too!
    Many blessings dear friend

  9. I absolutely love the wedding certificate and how you worked in this piece of art into your vignette! Congrats on your anniversay...ain't it sweet? and God is so good to have carried you this far!

  10. Debra! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Such a special day and so many memories. Have a wonderful day. Ciao Rita

  11. Dear Debra ,
    Congratulations sweet, I hope your day is happy, and full of love.
    The beautifull vignette, looks so fantastic and very cosy,Debra-love the silver and trees together and the old documents.
    Beautifull post.
    HUGS and LOVE Dorthe

  12. Happy Anniversary, Debra! Love that old marriage certificate. When did they stop gettin' so fancy?


  13. Happy Anniversary! A Christmas wedding...how lovely!

  14. Congratulations to you and Mr CG! I Love the certificate and the photgraph of your special day.

  15. Happy Anniversary Debra. I really love the old wedding certificate and your vingette. So pretty.


  16. "Happy Anniversary" to you and your Hubby!!! Yes aren't the old documents wonderful... My hubby was born in Germany BUT was an American citizen and his birth certificate is "GORGEOUS"!Mine looks like a big postage stamp! I LOVE your post and OH you were a Beautiful Bride! AND of Course you Still held all your Beauty... Hugs to you Sweetie,

  17. What an incredibly unusual find, Debra. You're right...it is kind of sad. But it certainly makes you wonder how it got there.... Happy Anniversary to you, dearie! Cheers!

    xoxo laurie

  18. Happy Anniversery Debra ! Ain't love grand ?
    Many , many more.

  19. Congrats on your anniversary. I am so impressed with that, alas, I did not have that option. Silver Friday sounds awesome - I'll be there-
    god Bless...


  20. Happy Anniversary !!!
    Happy New Year!

  21. It's a joy to know of people celebrating long marriages. Congratulations Debra and hubby. Love the old certificate ~ can't wait for the rest (: Blessings and Happy New Year.

  22. Congrats, Debra! We were married Nov 25th of that year and I think your husband and mine wore the same tux and hairstyle LOL! Love your pretty shelf vignette!

  23. Happy Anniversary Debra! I hope it was wonderful!

  24. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Your shelf looks just beautiful and everything goes together so well. I am happy you found the certificate and are enjoying it. Just think what it meant to someone long ago........magical. Happy New Year to you, Char

  25. Happy Anniversary! The marriage document is wonderful; uou have certainly done it justice! Honey

  26. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks so much for all your kind encouragement! Nice use of that cool certificate--your display is perfect, as always! (You inspire me to try to train my eye to seek those small treasures when pickin'----I always focus on the big stuff)

  27. Hi Sweet Debra! Happy Anniversary!! I love the Certificate! Ackkkkk!! And your photos are just lovely as always!

    As you mentioned, it gives pause to think how someone could give away or leave behind such a lovely Document. But, I KNOW my boys won't have a CLUE about such things when I go to the Great Beyond.......Some of us "Get it" or appreciate "IT" and some don't. I think though, when we purchase or treasure our finds, we ourselves honor their memory...........

    Happy Anniversary and Happy (Early) New Year!

    Big Hugs and Love,

  28. Hi Debra! I love your shelf. Happy Anniversary! :)


  29. Hi Debra, What a wonderful vignette for your sideboard. I love the marriage certificate and the clock face. Happy Anniversary!

  30. Debra Happy Anniversary! Today is my 27th anniversary also :) I plan on posting a picture of the lovely flowers my husband sent me at work today. Best wishes to you and hubby, hugs tami

  31. Debra, this is a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. I agree, it is sad to think that someone's marriage certificate ended up at a flea market. Glad you rescued it and are honoring it.

  32. Love it!!!
    Blessings in the New Year

    barbara jean

  33. What a romantic old gift certificate. Happy Anniversary!

  34. The sacrament of matrimony is really sacred especially to couples who decided to seal and to push through the relationship they have to the next level. Actually, I know a west palm beach divorce lawyer who also have the same sentiment when it comes to marriage, that's why if possible he urges the couple seeking for his service to fix things between the couple to save the relationship.

  35. What a lovely old marriage document you got there! I remember when I went to my tax fraud solicitors house and I found their old marriage document hanged in their living room. He told me that marriage makes you and you partner your relationship go stronger even though you got so many problems in your life, you should face it together.


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