Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Anniversary Gift... (a bit early!)

On Valentine's Day, Ray & I will celebrate our 20th Anniversary! It's hard to believe that we've been married this long as most of the time, I don't feel old enough to have been married 20 years! ;-) I look it & physically feel it most of the time, but 20 years? How did 20 years pass by so quickly!?!? We are so very blessed & happy, and the best part of it all is we both know it. :-)
Ray has been asking me since Christmas what I wanted for a gift for this special day. Other than chocolate (duh!) I couldn't think of a thing. SO... after some talking & a lot of work on his part, he has built a new bed!! He had actually built our original bed about 18/19 years ago, but since most things in the house now are oak & misson oak style, I wanted a new bed. So he built us a beautiful new bed, isn't it lovely? He just finished it & brought it in this afternoon. The first pic shown it's made up & in the 2nd, you can see the frame. It's solid oak & boy is it heavy!!!!

In the top pic, you can also see my 3 Mirabilia Mermaids that were custom matted by Jill Rensel. I love them, and have 2 more kitted up. Not sure what decade I'll get to them though. You can also see the stained glass lamp that my daddy made about 27/28 years ago. My parents gave it to us in December & I will treasure it always. My daddy is a VERY talented man. :-) And on the left is a very old set of barrister bookcases my mom gave me several weeks ago. She used to refinish antiques & these are in really great shape. They are still almost empty, but sooner or later I will find time to fill them up! lol I'm still "thinking on it" as my mom says. ;-)

Thanks for letting me share. I'm going to go stitch for a bit I think!

PS-Ray is still asking me what I want for our anniversary next week... I keep telling him I have the best gifts of all, but he seems to think I need something else! ;-)

18 comments:

Teejay said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON 20 YEARS!! What a great milestone and it sounds like you married a gem. I am looking forward to my 20th in 2 1/2 years also to a man named Ray. I love your framed Mirabilias, they look awesome!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! 20 years is quite an achievements - with so many relationships that are seemingly disposable today, it's nice to hear about couples who have been together for so many years and are still happy.

That is a gorgeous, gorgeous bed!

Jeanne said...

You have a very talented husband Amy - the bed is beautiful as are your mermaids!! You have been getting a lot accomplished this month - congrats!

Kendra said...

What a gorgeous bed! My husband does woodworking - although not large scale like furniture - and I know how much time and effort he puts into his stuff...I bet your husband spent a lot of time on such a beautiful gift!

Congrats on the 20 years! :-)

Carol R said...

Wow - such a beautiful bed - you have a very talented husband. Did he make the chest in front too? If not, it's a great match in colour.

Congratulations on 20 year together - only another 22 to go to catch up with me! They say time flies when you are having fun.

Sharon said...

How wonderful-twenty years! congrats. Your bed is gorgeous!

Vonna said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a wonderful bedy our DH made :) and you know I offer you many congratulations too on your 20 years together!

For your anniversary gift...why don't you ask Ray to make another bed and ship it to your most treasured friend in Indiana, that's sure to make you most happy on your anniversary, right?!

Mel said...

The bed is beautiful! Ray is so talented. I love how you hung your Mirabilia's too. Congratulations on 20 years. Bruce & I will be celebrating ours in about 4 years. Hugs, Malinda

Christina said...

Congrats on a milestone anniversary!

Your new bed is wonderful! Your new house is beautiful. I looked back at your old posts.

Your mermaids are stunning.

Michele said...

wow, lovely bed! what a great anniversary gift. and congrats on 20 years :)

Mindi said...

Wishing you at least another 20 more years! I love the bed your DH made, its gorgeous.

Kristen said...

Wow, Ray does beautiful work. Congratulations on 20 years!

Sonda in OR said...

What a wonderful gift! Congrats on 20 years!!

Julianne said...

Amy,

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary. Your DH has created a beautiful heirloom in celebration of your years together. I wish you many, many more happy and healthy years together.

nancy said...

May I borrow Ray for awhile? *lol* The bed is gorgeous! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! We hit 15 in May, and it will be hard to believe even that! Ray did an awesome job on that bed. And your mermaids are stunning!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on 20 years of marriage! What a stunning bed that is - Ray is very talented!

Have a wonderful day on Thursday :)

Shelleen said...

congrats on 20 years! I love the bed and he did an awesome job. I am so glad that you 2 are still so happy. Hang onto that, it is rare.