Saturday, April 13, 2013

Party Pretties

   The Daughter turned me on to the flowers at Trader Joe's. I am now officially hooked. Instead of spending a minor fortune at a wholesale flower house, I actually found that purchasing the flowers for a party at Trader Joe's was a much cheaper option. Who could have guessed?!
    Take a look at the flowers that I pulled together for a sweet little Sip-n-See in honor of a new baby girl!

Here is the "Before," and yes, that is my thumb partially obscuring the clumsy photo taken with my iPhone!

And here are the "Afters"

Ranunculus just might be my new favorite flower. I paired them with white tulips, hyacinths, pink flowering branches, hydrangea, spray roses in two shades of pink and also white, and some lovely bluebells for added height. The fragrance of the hyacinths nearly scented my whole house.
 As soon as I knew that this little one would be making her debut
 I started scouring the antique malls for some vintage
baby planters. I arranged flowers in them and scattered them on the main table
 and throughout the house.
I love this little sweet!
Here's a close-up of that little vintage lamb planter!
When I discovered these little pink ceramic McCoy shoes on one of my forays, I snagged them
right away. They looked perfect on the table filled with pink spray roses!
To display the yummy petit fours, I simply used an oblong silver footed tray on 
which I placed a small pink cake stand. 
In the center was a tiny pink shoe filled with more roses and a bit of pink heather!

 Here is another look at the petit fours. Hands down, these are the best I have ever eaten.
A friend referred me to the baker, who works out of her home. 
If you need a custom cake or more of these amazing petit fours, call Katie at A Perfect Bite.

 As you can well imagine with a baby girl, it was pink, pink, and more pink EVERYWHERE!
 These gorgeous pink pressed glass plates with the lattice design once belonged 
to my mother-in-law. I have always loved them. 
One of my favorite touches was this banner that I purchased back in December
(If you have never been, you simply must!)
She uses vintage linens and some lovely fabrics to create the perfect look. 
I added the ribbons for a special accent.

 The little bunny is sitting on the entry hall table in homage to the baby's grandmother, 
my dear friend Ann (the little baby girl, the honoree, is named for her). 
Ann had a thing for antiques, bunnies, and flowers.
Her daughter is much more contemporary in her choices, hence the tiny Chuck Taylors!

The little bitty chair was mine as a child and was made from an oak barrel
purchased in England in the 1950's.
I had it recovered some years ago in a vintage circus fabric.

 I apologize for the poor quality of the photos which were all taken with my iPhone.
The Husband was off galavanting at the Final Four and of course, he
had the good camera with him!

1 comment :

  1. I think I would entertain if you would just move home and help me! Why did you and Cindy get ALL the talent in the entertaining arena? LOL
    I LOVED everything about this party but you KNOW I would die for some of those petite fours!!!
    Much love,
    Baby Sister


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