Snippets from a birthday party

I like to use heirloom keepsakes whenever I can in decorating a table, especially for memorable occasions. For Baby’s birthday table, I decided to keep a traditional theme, sprinkled with the keepsakes that belong to her…

I am keeping a theme – so, you can see that the set up is a lot similar to the setup here

The silver punch bowl set was decorated with Baby’s heirloom wooden blocks Baby has played with (no, Baby doesn’t own the silver punch bowl set – that’s mine!):

Baby’s “important” papers during her first year of life – birth announcement, invitation to her little birthday party, and cards she received from dear friends:

Of course, plates commemorating Baby’s birth were used! :)

Baby’s feeding spoon with the porringer as added accents. Those are the things she had used regularly :

I displayed a couple of Baby’s heirloom dresses propped on a doll bed borrowed from friends. The grey bunny was Baby’s faithful companion in the earlier days:

THE CAKE! The design on the cake was inspired by the smocking on Baby’s birthday dress. I will post about the dress tomorrow:

I thought it would be nice to use candleholders that I didn’t have to throw away after the party. These are the Bunnykins candleholders that will be keepsake for Baby as well:

I used my Royal Albert Lady Carlyle dishes to match the cake:

Goodies for Baby’s buddies (you have seen that quilt before, haven’t you?! :) ):

Zooming in – my Baby Steps Quilt will be featured in Quilter’s World’s April 2010 issue. I already have this Birth Memory Quilt, now all I need is a cross-stitched birth sampler! And yes, I have that in the works too – stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting me. I hope you have enjoyed my Tablescape post. Come back tomorrow if you want to see the birthday dress! Meanwhile, have a lovely lovely day!


20 thoughts on “Snippets from a birthday party

  1. Your display is beautiful and touching with memories and keepsakes. So sweet!

    That cake is stunning.

    What a wonderful birthday celebration for a very lucky little girl.

  2. What a gorgeous tablescape, and so many creative touches. I love the cake made like the smocking and so many little things important to Baby there. I’ve never seen candle holders like that. LOVE those dishes.

  3. Oh Wend, you out did yourself. What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday. I am glad you took all those photos so that baby can see all of it someday. Also I love the framed birth announcement, what a treasure for her latter in life. The cake is beautiful and they did an excellent job on it. Lovely china and table setting.

  4. I didn’t know they made fancy reusable candle holders, and of course you would own them! Aww, the table setting for the party looks so nice! I’m glad I got to see it even though I couldn’t be there :)

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