Monday, December 31, 2012

Flowers In The House (Of Mr. Baby) December 2012


 




What better way to to celebrate a new year than by toasting the one year birthday of Emil?  The excitement started early in the day. We picked up the cake, made a batch of hummus and put together some flowers.  Everybody helped with the prep,but only the Lab was invited to party.

Mr. Baby was camera ready. Which was good, the paparazzi were out in full force.  His grandfather, Op-Hai, was in attendance bearing home-smoked salmon, bottles of champagne and his camera.  The house was also party perfect. The limestone counter was spread with a white  cloth and covered with an assortment of nibbles.(wait for the flowers, they're coming) 

 

After smothering the Bday boy with kisses we gathered our vases and decked their halls.

A little vase of white and green parrot tulips, silvered fern and brunia decorate the bedroom shelves.
In the living room a depression glass bowl of boxwood and greens,tibet roses, silvered branches, dusty miller and more brunia gild an already glam space.

And on the buffet table a milk glass vase holds a white amaryllis blossom, a parrot tulip and more bits of silver and grey.
There were many guests, a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday and huge slabs of chocolate cake with raspberry filling.
And after the guests were gone leaving behind empty champagne flutes and dirty cake plates,when the dogs were sleeping and the family reveling in the quiet, there was time for a cuddle with his father and a reading (or three) of "That's Not My Puppy".
 
Happy Birthday Mowgli,
I know you're almost a Mr. T, but you'll always be Mr. Baby to me.


27 comments:

  1. Looks like a fab party. Beautiful flowers! Happy New Year!

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  2. I didn't know you'd be having hummus and olives or I would have shown up earlier. Happy New Year to all!

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  3. Wow, what a party! Lucky Emil to have such a celebration and so much love. Beautiful flowers, as always. Nice cake too. Best wishes for 2013!

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  4. Fun! Fun! Fun! I wish you the happiest new year! :)

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  5. Everything looks both comfortable/pretty/delicious and sophisticated. White roses with pinecones is inspired! Mr. Baby is a lucky guy and I can feel the warm love among your family.

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  6. I'm with Steve! only you should have told ME you were having chocolate raspberry cake today! How lovely your New Year's arrangements are... did you do those at home? or bring with?

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    1. Shelley, did em here, hence Gus trying to suck the water out of the bottle.

      Amazingly enough not a dog or baby laid a hand on the flowers. Crazy.

      xo

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  7. Happy New Year! I'm so glad to have found your blog this year-and that pix of Mr Baby's feet sticking out of those too-cute jeans is the best ever :)

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  8. What a great party, and lovely flowers. Exactly the look i wanted ... and did not reach. Very best to you in 2013!

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  9. The festivities are starting to kick off over here! The pink lemonade is for you and GG (virtual and all but it is the thought?!) Any of the cake left ? Happy New Year Jane... Sinead xx

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  10. Now I'd like some chocolate cake with raspberry filling...

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  11. Mr. Baby is one lucky guy.

    Happy Near Year to you Jane, and thank you so much for all your kindness and support. I'll have Flowers in the House again in 2013, come hell or high water:).

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    1. If the creek don't rise I'll see you in January?

      Maybe by then I'll be able to use my new computer and figure how to stay on the page.

      Until then Lisa, Happy New Year!

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  12. Chocolate and raspberries, mmmmm! Happy birthday to the wee fella!

    Charging about today, and I think possibly the first flower party I will have missed!:( So no flowers here today, or time to photograph anything, but so many best wishes for a wonderful 2013. xxx

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    1. You are sorely missed but I'm hoping you are having a festive if over charged New Years Eve.

      Love to you.

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  13. Is that "Emil" And The Night Visitors? A feast fit for a king.
    Nothing in bloom at my house - there no access to a florist's stash.
    Ray

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  14. Inviting and festive looking party and the cake looks yummy! The flowers and the baby feet are extra special!! Warm wishes to you and your family on a wonderful new year. Denise

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  15. Baby feet are just so cute! Looks like a lovely spread and the silver/white flower combo is lovely.
    All the best for a Happy New Year Jane x

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  16. What a birthday party! We should all be so lucky :)

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  17. Absolutely nothing sweeter than baby feet! The flowers were spectacular and the food... oh my, everything looked delicious! Lots of love and blessings to sweet Mr. Baby on his special day... the photos just glowed with love of baby boy and family! Oh Jane... to you, he will always be Mr. Baby.. no matter the age. My sweet boy is 6'2", married, and approaching 30, but he is still my sweet, sweet baby boy! Thankfully, his lovely wife doesn't mind! Sending lots of good wishes for a wonderful 2013 to you and yours!

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  18. Sorry I missed FITH, but want to wish you all a Happy New Year and Mr Baby a very happy birthday. Can it be one year already?

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  19. Happy New Year Jane! Those little baby feet make me melt every time. All your flowers are amazing...of course. I love the dusty miller in the arrangement. I always add that in the summer months, but never thought about keeping a plant around for winter months. I guess that's why it's best to leave it to the professionals.
    xo
    annie

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  20. Cake, toes, flowers, all delightful! Wishing you a very happy year ahead.

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  21. So glad I stumbled upon "flowers in the house". Such a great idea! Can't wait to participate next time :)

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