Monday, August 5, 2013

Garden party

All the family were together last month to celebrate Isla's 3rd birthday and my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. Margie, Leiny, Mel, Chris, and I "pulled put all the stops" and put together a garden party for 65 people. Leiny went in to baking overdrive and gave the two ovens a good workout in the days before the party. The sun shone all day and everyone was in high spirits. 
The Gustavian bench Mr Margie and Lein designed and built when Isla was born was dusted off and taken outdoors
My collection of white sheets were used to cover chairs, and the arbor took a central place in the long garden
Car boot sale garden furniture were given an upcycle and my singer sewing machine was whirring and humming making covers
Leiny made paper roses from her fav book pages as well as a wreath and two balls which were hung in the trees along with my homemade bunting and paper lanterns 
There were 400 cupcakes of various sizes and shapes, hand iced and filled (all vegan)
My collection of vintage cups, saucers and plates were laid out on polka tot table cloths and the tea party was set
A day to remember ❤

Hope your summer is going well
Big hugs, 

Margie ❤


Cait O'Connor said...

What a beautiful spread. I love your vintage crockery too.

Vee said...

Looks like a beautiful party! I would say that everyone was well honored. I still can not get over the fact that your granddaughter is three not two!

Julie M said...

What a gorgeous party (and so lucky that we were having a heatwave). The garden looks beautiful, I love all the vintage touches and beautifully crafted accessories (and those cupcakes - WOW!). Can't believe Isla is 3 either. Enjoy the rest of your summer, Margie.

Julie x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy 3rd birthday to little Isla, Margie and Happy 50th Anniversary to your mum and dad! Your party in the garden looks absolutely beautiful and so glad to hear that the sun shone brightly for you on your special day too!
Susan x

Deborah said...

Hello Margie,

I was looking at the lovely party setting. Yum! All those cupcakes look really good. I hope you are well.

Deborah x

Heather said...

Hi Margie! What a great party! I'm Heather and I have a question about your blog that I was hoping you could answer! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com