Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas, Darling....

...Happy Anniversary, too!

Friday, Kevin and I celebrated our 16th Anniversary!
God blessed me with a wonderful mate!
I am looking forward to so many more years together!
~ I love you, Rhonda ~

When Kevin and I got married, we decided to start a family right away.
But didn't think it would happen as "right away" as it did! LOL!

Have you seen the movie, Four Christmases???
(Great movie, by the way!)

We have a lot in common with Brad (Orlando), and his two brothers, "Dallas & Denver."
If I tell you Ashley's first name and our honeymoon destination, you'll figure out where I am going with this real fast! Oh, I so hope Ashley doesn't read this post! LOL!

It is pure luxury for us to escape off to ourselves, even for just a little while!
So that we did, we crossed the state line, for a wonderful lunch at O'Hara's in Mullins.
The restaurant is nestled on the bottom floor of an old boarding house.
I did a post months back on Webster's in Mullins. Both are very good!
O'Hara's was decorated beautifully in festive decor,....

Come take a tour with me....
Beautiful collections of Antiques and China...


Close-up of the gorgeous candlesticks on the piece above...






The main dining room below, looking into the buffet area.

I absolutely fell in love with the mirror below. It was a large piece and beautiful!

Looking back out into the foyer.


Gorgeous, lush swags grace the mantle....


Red Cardinal perched on the candle, thought that a pretty clever idea.


The Blue Dining Room...





Hope you enjoyed the tour!
~~~
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

45 comments:

ellen b. said...

:0)
What a lovely spot to have a meal. Happy belated anniversary! We celebrated our anniversary on Saturday (Dec. 6th) Blessings on many more years together...

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda . What a beautiful place,oh those candle sticks are to die for !

onlymehere said...

The south really knows how to decorate a room up right! You just don't find this kind of decor and attention to detail in any place I've been to around here! I'm sure it was a happy anniversary. This place is lovely!

Kathy said...

Happy anniversary, Rhonda! The place you had dinner looks so pretty. It must have been fun to celebrate at a place so beautifully decorated for Christams.
Merry Christmas, Rhonda!
Kathy

ceekay said...

Happy Anniversary. The restaurant looks lovely!

beth at aunties said...

I really enjoyed the tour! Everything about the place was lovely spelled ROMANCE.
I hope your anniversary was wonderful and your enjoyed your getaway. They are musts while you are raising your family and even more fun after they left the nest because you are worrying about them:-)

Merry Christmas

Beth

justabeachkat said...

Happy Anniversary. What a pretty place to celebrate!

Christmas hugs for you!
Kat

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary...sweet post!

I love this place and it's been forever since we've been (I told you to call me next time, oh well, maybe under different circumstances...Just kidding)..

I am so stealing the bird on a candle idea!

Your blog is playing Oh Holy Night as I post...I love JB...that just started my day beautifully!

Have a great weekend!

ksarra said...

Happy Anniversary, and wishing ya'll many more bliss filled years together. I love the song that's playing (Mary did you know?) Also, the holiday dressed restaurant photos are amazing, lots of great ideas there!

Amelia said...

Happy anniversary - a few days late...but better than never.

The tour certainly shows the charm of the restaurant. I bet the food is as good too.

Blessings...

Amelia

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Anniversary, Rhonda!

What a beautiful place.

The cardinal sitting on a candle brings back special memories. In the late 60's, J's mother found a tiny cardinal on the ground. Knocked out of the nest, it was abandoned by the parents. She brought the tiny bird in and nurtured it to good health. When it was time for the cardinal to fly the nest, he didn't want to leave. Pete lived with Dorothea until the late 80's when he passed away peacefully. She had a candle in the center of the dining room table. Pete perched there quite often.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Anniversary, Rhonda!

What a beautiful place.

The cardinal sitting on a candle brings back special memories. In the late 60's, J's mother found a tiny cardinal on the ground. Knocked out of the nest, it was abandoned by the parents. She brought the tiny bird in and nurtured it to good health. When it was time for the cardinal to fly the nest, he didn't want to leave. Pete lived with Dorothea until the late 80's when he passed away peacefully. She had a candle in the center of the dining room table. Pete perched there quite often.

PAT said...

OOPS! Sorry about the double post!

Sarah said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thanks for comming by my little blog! I have been reading through your blog & I am hooked!!! I will add you to my faves & will be back regularly to see what you have been up to.
Sarah xxx (Australia)
P.: Congratulation on your Wedding Anniversary, what a beautiful post to mark this event.

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Thanks for the tour its amazing

Dawn said...

Good morning Rhonda. A very happy anniversary to you!! I can guess where you were going with the name story and I am sitting here smiling LOL!

The restaurant you visited is so beautiful! I enjoyed looking at the pictures and seeing how they decorated.

take care,
Dawn

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful place and you take & show us such great pictures. Happy Anniversazry, Rhonda!!!!!! If we live 1 Cor 13 we will have great, long, marriages. I know you do.
Susan

Monogram Queen said...

Love the "tour"!

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 was read at my wedding!!!

Happy Anniversary dear Rhonda! A good marriage is a blessing indeed!

Smilingsal said...

Oooo, I love that blue dining room. Those walls are soooo rich.

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda! Looks like a lovely place to eat at and visit! What a blessing to get to go! Hope you have a wonderful day. Nancy

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Catching up on all the blogs! What a busy time of year. The restraunt is beautiful. All the decorations. Your home looks so festive, too. I love the frames you made for the teachers. The bows are just the right touch. I think I might of said before I love your mantle. We did the Elf thing last year, that is on my to-do list for sure!
denise

Happy To Be said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda!! That place just made me drool on my keyboard girl...I am so lovin all those beautiful antiques...WOW!! I would love to see and touch all of them..I am a touching person when I see something...just a great post...hugs and smiles Gloria

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What a beautiful place you took us along to!

Love the music, Carol of the Bells, you have playing by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We just saw them in concert for the 3rd year in a row and LOVE THEM!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie! Thank you for the lovely photo tour- beautiful! Have a fabulous day of celebrating!:) Lori

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Rhonda. It's a blessing to love someone and have them love you back for such a long time. Lovely post too, I enjoyed every bit. Deb

nikkicrumpet said...

Well HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And I hope the two of you share MANY MANY more years of wedded bliss!

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Beverly said...

Happy anniversary, and wishes for many years of joy together.

This place is gorgeous. We'll have to visit it some day.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Rhonda! Happy happy anniversary!!! Looks like you had a nice day; the tour was fun! Love the blue room and the cardinal idea!!! Have a great week if I don't get back for a visit!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Rue said...

Hi Rhonda :)

Happy Anniversary!!! What a wonderful place to spend it :)

The antiques are fantastic!! I'll bet the food was fabulous ;)

hugs,
rue

Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary, Rhonda! Oh, what a beautiful place you were in! So festive but most of all that you and your Mr. had a wonderful time together.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

jeanne said...

Rhonda a very happy anniversary to you both. Isn't great that you got to celebrate in such a gorgeous place, I really enjoyed the tour. What a charming place all decorated so beautifully for Christmas. I would love to go there too.

Thank your for your visit to my post today. I'm glad you enjoyed the store. Part two is tomorrow. come back.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

~Happy Anniversary~ ♥ Hugs :)

Picket said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to you Scooter! That place was fantastic...loved that tour! I also knew I wanted to start a family as soon as we were married! lol great post girl....have a great rest of the week!

Bo said...

Happy anniversary Rhonda & Kevin! It was meant to be that you two have each other! Love your photos in this post... ;-) Bo

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda! What a Fabulouso place to have a meal with the one you love!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful place to go celebrate. Glad you had a good time!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Happy anniversary Rhonda!

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhonda, Happy Anniversary. What a gorgeous place to celebrate your 16 years together. The pictures you shared are beautiful. God bless you with many more happy memories and much love always.
Hope you are enjoying the season.
Merry Christmas,
Celestina

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm so hungry now. lol

I enjoyed the tour :)

laurie said...

Beautiful place to dine on your anniversary. Hope you had a happy one. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

"Happy Anniversary". What a beautiful place to celebrate!!
Hugs, Terrie

Simply Dandy said...

Happy Anniversary and many many more years of happiness.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice place to celebrate a special occasion (anniversary!) I really enjoyed the tour, I love places like that!

Katherine
P.S. - I posted my snowman tree right after you visited, please return to see them!

Pearl said...

WOW... what an awesome tour! Beautiful...

HAPPY belated
ANNIVERSARY!!

We're working on year #20... we also got pregnant fast... LOL... 3 months into the marriage! No Regrets! I hope 'n pray that you and Kevin have countless more Anniversaries and endless memories to treasure, Rhonda... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl