Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pink and Blue Extravaganza

I’ve been thinking, planning, and dreaming in pink and blue for over a month now. I’ve been teasing you for almost a week. Last Friday our daughter had her first sonogram. On Saturday we had our Him or Her party to reveal the gender of our coming little one----No one knew but the sonogram technician and the bakery!


The dining room table was a sea of pink and blue for a big family dinner. The paternal grandparents traveled from five hours away to witness the announcement. My oldest son was on speaker phone from Delaware to witness the breaking news.


Of course, you know by now, I always start with flowers and a centerpiece. I found these gigantic pink and blue hydrangeas in the Kroger floral department. I arranged them with baby’s breath (gysophila) in a small wicker bassinet I found online. I have used this bassinet countless times for baby showers.


These large stemmed candle holders are one of my favorite tablescaping staples. By changing the candle color or adding ribbons, I can adapt to almost any theme or holiday.


I scattered pink and blue trinkets from Dollar Tree around the table.


I must tell you I searched relentlessly online and locally for pink and blue salad bowls or plates and had no luck. In the end, I had to settle for paper (OH NO!!!). I did like the way the square plate looked on the now-famous Big Lots white china. The napkins are bunched in pink and blue polka dot favor buckets.


Our friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life introduced me to the versatility of cloches. This made a perfect centerpiece for the sideboard.


I used silver mementos that belonged to the mother-to-be under the cloche and, of course, more baby’s breath. But the main attraction on this sideboard was this


The inside of this cake holds the answer: Pink or Blue ????????

Thanks for sharing in the joy with me! Hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the menu, a recipe, and the answer!!! I’d love to hear from you! :)~~Susan

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  1. Oh how sweet. I can't wait to hear the outcome.

  2. Oh my GOSH Susan, I can hardly bear the suspense! At first I thought you were going to say it was twins, when I saw the pink AND blue. My niece had twin boys in October, and oh MY they are fun.

    I will absolutely be back tomorrow for answers, and menu! It's just a wonderful, wonderful shower... what a lucky new Mommy.

    And thanks for visiting and YES I think I will call the imperfections (house ANd me) "character" now -- good idea!
    heck, we've both earned every bit of it, me and my house!

  3. Lovely table, Susan...the centerpiece is gorgeous.
    Cute cake...wonder what it will reveal...maybe one of each!

  4. Susan you are such a tease! Now I am so excited for you but I want to know!!! Boy or Girl! OK tomorrow! It all looks so pretty! What a fun way to reveal the gender of the baby.

  5. I also meant to add that the cloche with baby mementos of the Mom to be is precious!

  6. Everything is so pretty. You came up with some great ideas to use in decorating. You are really having fun with this. :-D
    Another beautiful day.

  7. You mean I have to wait until tomorrow for the answer? That's just torture. When my son and dil were expecting their 2nd, they had their sonogram right before Christmas and had the technician wrap the results in a Christmas box. They opened it on Christmas day. So fun.

  8. Hi Susan,

    How very exciting for you and your family.
    Pink or blue? looking forward to the answer.
    I love the pretty table and flowers and what a sweet idea, putting the precious baby mementos belonging to your daughter under the cloche.

    Happy waiting!

  9. Oh your tablescape is stunning. I love the floral centerpiece and all of your accessories are fabulous. Just gorgeous. The cake is unreal. Now of course I am drooling over you cloche vignette. All of the baby items are wonderful. What precious treasures. I can't wait to find out boy or girl. Hugs, Marty

  10. BEAUTIFUL! Love the Lismore. Love the silver vintage. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hello Susan, everything is gorgeous. Have a wonderful time with your family. I'll be back tomorrow.
    Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  12. What a fantastic way to announce whether you are having a grandson or granddaughter! I love all the details you have thought of. Can't wait till to see that cake cut!


  13. Awesome tablescape. Such an exciting time. I will be back tomorrow, Can't wait. Hugs, Ginger

  14. Such an exciting time for your family. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  15. Oh My...I want to know the answer!!!!!! What a lovely idea and so exciting. I am sure you all can't wait for the little one to appear! This was a beautiful way to celebrate...Thank you for sharing your pink or blue tablescape. Blessings My Friend,

  16. What a wonderful and touching memory you are making with this beautiful table. I'm so in love with the fact that the whole family is taking part in this celebration. Soon, you'll have a lifetime of big and small celebrations when this precious baby joins the table. What a lucky family.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  17. Congratulations! What a sweet cake. I have one grandson and one granddaughter myself.

  18. What a sweet way to make a wonderful announcement. Lovely.

  19. Oh, what a delightful table for such a thrilling event! I love all the ideas you've included for us. I will definitely have to stop back by tomorrow to get the big news!

  20. Oh Susan, your table looked beautiful! Love all of the soft pinks and blues. You made an exciting event so memorable for your family. laurie

  21. This is just beautiful, and I thought I already commented.
    PB napkin give away going on, hop over.
    The hydrangeas in the carriage, so cute!

  22. what beautiful images i think your table management is too good.

  23. Very beautiful images you collect the nice images.

  24. What a fantastic way to announce whether you are having a grandson or granddaughter! I love all the details you have thought of. Can't wait till to see that cake cut!

  25. I also meant to add that the cloche with baby mementos of the Mom to be is precious!..........