Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oh Happy Day!!!

Today we celebrated the much anticipated arrival of Oliver Alexander, the new baby grandson of close friends, Alex and Susan. The first child of their eldest daughter Sarah and husband Bryce. It was a joyous occasion and also the first boy to arrive into their family! For the flowers I decided on a nest theme as centerpieces for the tables.

I elevated the nests on glass pedestal plates.

Because the parents chose to be surprised and not know whether the baby was a boy or girl prior to the delivery, I decided on anemones in jewel tones for the flowers.

Soft green hydrangeas as well as moss and sticks worked well with the tiny wax flower and blue anemones, keeping the look soft and natural.

As a little gesture of thanks, small bird cookies, dipped in white chocolate and embellished with pearl dragees, finished off the centerpieces.We used shredded kraft to nestle the treats in their cello bag, finished off with a soft green satin ribbon.

Confections by M.A.M Gourmet, my sister Micki.

Melt in your mouth goodness!!!


I love coming together at times such as this, where we bond as friends and mothers in the nurturing of our families and nests.... in celebration of a new life about to begin.

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  1. They're absolutely beautiful Nella. I imagine the nests were the perfect finishing touch.
    Micki's cookies are adorable too.
    Have a great day Hun.
    Susan x

  2. Oh Nella....soooo beautiful!!

  3. it could not get more beautiful!!!!
    What a happy moment....and celebrated with such style.
    Hugs, Evi

  4. Oh Nella!
    Sooooo pretty the selection of the mix of flowers and glass........Lucky them..... and your sister's cookies..... So cute.........Always find the eye candy here! xo Maryanne

  5. Nella all your projects are so beautiful and highly creative. Is there anywhere on this blog that you have step by step instructions?
    If so please let me know!


    1. Hi Luisa, I don't currently, but I am planning on doing something in the near future here at Acorn Lane. At the moment I am so preoccupied with our home reno, and that will be top priority for a while. I will keep you posted. N.xo

  6. How refreshing, I love your choice in theme. Just perfect for this new tiny bundle of joy. Great blog, first time visitor and newest follower, I will be back for more eye candy. Kathy


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