Southern Wedding China

Submitted by Christi

As I told you yesterday, next Monday, October 12th is my 12th wedding anniversary. I remember so well picking out my wedding china. My wonderful groom went with me and we picked it out together. We wanted something that was classic and would stand the test of time. We decided on Lenox Citation Gold. The crystal we chose accented it beautifully (in my opinion) and we also chose an Onieda pattern as well. I set the table on the porch with the wedding china. I didn’t have red as one of my colors, but I thought this accented the china beautifully.

Lenox China

Lenox China

I loved the cup of the coffee cup saucer

I loved the cup of the coffee cup saucer

The engagement pitcher

The engagement pitcher

I got this little cream pitcher at the site where my wonderful husband proposed. It was in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains near Jasper, Arkansas, at the top of a tower.

The crystal

The crystal

The crystal candlesticks are in the same pattern as the crystal stemware

The crystal candlesticks are in the same pattern as the crystal stemware

A glass frame with a picture from our wedding reception

A glass frame with a picture from our wedding reception

I was singing along with the big band and my wonderful friend Denise White who was singing "You Made Me Love You"

I was singing along with the big band and my wonderful friend Denise White who was singing "You Made Me Love You"

Here is a closeup of the Oneida flatware

Here is a closeup of the Oneida flatware

Wonderful memories of a wonderful time

Wonderful memories of a wonderful time

Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for some lovely tablescapes.

Today’s Lagniappe:  Emeril’s Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
We made this for our wonderful chef at the Crescent Hotel to serve with the beef tenderloin, which was one of the choices at our rehearsal dinner. It was delicious! The other choice was Trout Meuniere.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 4 jalapenos, with stems and seeds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 4 (2-ounce) cans anchovy fillets (or an 8-ounce can), drained of oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 whole, medium lemons, skin and pith removed
  • 4 cups dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups 100 percent Pure Cane Syrup (recommended: Steen’s)
  • 2 quarts distilled white vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 pound fresh horseradish, peeled and grated
  • 3 pint-sized canning jars

Combine the oil, onions and jalapenos in a large stockpot over a high heat. Cook, stirring, until slightly soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper, anchovy fillets, cloves, salt, lemons, corn syrup, cane syrup, vinegar, water and horseradish and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture barely coats a wooden spoon, about 6 hours. Strain into a clean container.

Worcestershire Sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or processed as directed below and kept for up to 1 year.

Sterilize 3 pint-sized jars and their metal lids according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon the hot mixture into the jars, filling to within 1/2-inch of the rim. With a clean, damp towel, wipe the rims and fit with a hot lid. Tightly screw on the metal ring. Place, without touching, on a rack in a large, deep canning kettle or stockpot of rapidly boiling water; water should cover the cans by 1 inch. Boil and process for 15 minutes. Using tongs, remove the jars, place on a towel and let cool completely before storing. Test the seals and tighten the rings as needed. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before using. After opening, store jars in the refrigerator.

Yield: 3 pints

21 Responses to “Southern Wedding China”

  1. [email protected] Porch Musings Says:

    Beautiful post!

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Allison Says:

    Classic china – you did good! Hope you and your dear husband have a wonderful 12th anniversary with many more to come!

  3. Dining Delight Says:

    Happy Anniversary! We also celebrated our anniversary in October (2nd). Isn’t it wonderful t have an anniversary in the fall! Your wedding china is still lovely and the white/gold is so striking with the red tablecloth. Great pics of you wedding!


  4. Martha Says:

    Happy anniversary — what a wonderful wedding picture of you and your sweetie! Lovely dishes and silverware. We’re coming up on 34 years next month — where does the time go?

  5. Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections Says:

    Congratulations! I love your china, it’s so pretty, classic, and versatile! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ann Messick Says:

    🙂 Beautiful!

  7. KBeau Says:

    Your wedding china is so pretty and is certainly timeless. Of course, I love the engagement pitcher. Beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

  8. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. Your wedding china is so very classic, and your table setting is elegant. Fun to see your wedding photo.

  9. Kat Says:

    Christi, Happy Anniversary! Everything looks splendrous. I love your china it’s beautiful. The engagement pitcher is gorgeous too! have a great evening. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Artie Says:

    Beautiful collection! I’m having a giveaway worth $175 you’re GOING TO LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please stop by soon – it ends quick! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! 🙂

  11. Eileen Says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Beautiful post!
    All the best,

  12. Mama Says:

    Beautiful Table- setting; beautiful engagement pitcher; beautiful wedding pictures for a wonderful couple. May God continue to bless you both with much happiness and many years together.
    It was a wonderful, fun wedding.

  13. Christine Says:

    Everything is so pretty, Christi. The china you picked is perfect, so classic! Happy Anniversary!…Christine

  14. ellen b Says:

    Your wedding china is so pretty! Happy 12th Anniversary to you. I hope you have a fun celebration planned on the 12th for the 12th~~

  15. Chandy Says:

    How pretty! Have a wonderful 12th anniversary! I’m celebrating my 13th in the next couple of weeks.

  16. honeysuckle Says:

    Very classic and elegant! Congratulations on your 12 years together. Whatever you are doing, keep it up!

  17. Teri Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your china and flatware are stunning!

  18. nannykim/spindle cottage Says:

    That is so pretty; I was too poor to get china when I got married and that is my excuse for making up on it ever since! lol

  19. Sue Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your table looks beautiful. We got Lenox China when we got married too…a few (quite a few) years ago. I still love it, even though I rarely use it. Now that I’ve discovered Tablescape Thursday, it may find the way out of the china cabinet.


  20. Michelle @ Sweet Something Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Really beautiful selection you made! Lenox is really classic!

  21. Teresa Says:

    Beautiful post, beautiful blog! The china is gorgeous.
    I have a great giveaway on both my blogs that will be given away this weekend….and all you have to do is comment…….so hope you will stop by.

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