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Friday, February 4, 2011

Madame Alexander Birthday

Last year for my granddaughter's tenth year Family birthday dinner, we used a Madame Alexander doll theme. It was close to Easter, so bunnies played a small part in the scheme. I used my very vintage china, milk glass glasses and all the 8inch dolls made "the cut" except for Little Red Ridinghood...she just wasn't dressed in the right colors..sorry LRRH.

Four vintage napkins were the foundation for the centerpiece. Angel hair Easter grass filled in where needed. That's the prettiest stuff made! I have all different colors!

Happy Birthday doll was at the top of our list of invitees. Look at the tiny package! So sweet!

Naturally, our first doll acquisition, Tinkerbell, was invited. She's been around a very long time! She helped by waving her wand and wiggling her nose to get everything placed just right!!

Dorothy's ruby red slippers and the fact that she wanted to bring a dog almost kept her from being invited, but since we needed four dolls to balance the centerpiece, I relented and let her attend.

Last, but certainly not least, Gift From Grandma, attended. The tiny crocheted vest and sateen checked dress were too much for old grandma to resist!

I have a sneaky feeling that the eleventh birthday will have to be a little more "contemporary" so I'm enjoying this while I can...hot pink has rocked her world...uh, oh.

I felt a special card should recognize a decade of existence, so a little mixed media canvas was in order. This was tons of fun to do and has endless possibilities! Try one!!

My cupcake "wrapper" was corrugated cardboard, cupcake itself was smushed tissue paper that had once again been ModPodged to death, background was tissue paper, lots of acrylic paint and a black and white photograph of Gracie completed the card!

We hope you enjoyed our tablescape ideas for a special girl!! All I can say, is they grow up VERY quickly...better use "cute" stuff while you can!

I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch (Tablescape Thursday)...see button on the right..

Blessing and joy to each of you,


Mary said...

Adorable tablescape. I bet you are the best grandmother ever. Between Naps on the Porch is my favorite blog!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love Madame Alexander dolls. Have you seen the banshee? I want her :D I still dress Muffy and Hoppy for holidays around here. My 13 year old and 18 year old still love them! I know you enjoyed your special celebration with Gracie, but keep the dolls around for #11 because my girls still love it when I drag all the doll stuff out!! Gracie is adorable, by the way.

Dreamgoddess said...

What a precious tablesetting for your granddaughter! I bet she loved her special table. I really love this idea...unfortunately my daughters are too old and no granddaughters yet.

Phyllis said...

Oh, I adore everything you have done here for your granddaughter's birthday.....just darling and so feminine, too. The center piece is one I will long remember and try to duplicate someday.....but it will have to be for future great granddaughters as I have four grandsons. Your card is beyond creative......LOVE it and will certainly try my hand at this, too. Your post was inspiring to me and I thank you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Angela, I love your tablescape, and such a cute granddaughter, too! My little goddaughter is getting older, so I know what you mean about enjoying those moments while you still can.

That card is really great, too. You're good!


Sheila :-)

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