Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Castle Is Ready

The little girls who joined us for tea at Emma's party behaved like perfect little princesses when seated in our castle's banquet hall. One of the advantages of Emma's February 13th birthday is the abundance of pretty flowers available for her party. These soft pink roses were so delicate and perfect, they almost didn't look real.

I have had this Cinderella doll for years, and she looked lovely positioned on the dining room table. I have a special place in my heart for the story of Cinderella. I remember singing along to my Cinderella record as a little girl. It seemed like one day I was waiting anxiously to meet the girl who played Cinderella in the play I had just watched at the public library, and the next I was a college junior pausing to sign programs for the little girls who came to see me play Cinderella in my university's production of Into the Woods. And now I am a mother experiencing this magical story again through my daughters' eyes.

Given to Mary Ashley as a baby gift, this Cinderella teapot made a charming accent filled with flowers and placed atop some of the girls' favorite princess storybooks.

Tomorrow, a tea time menu fit for a princess!


Sandy Toes said...

So pretty!
I love that Cinderella vase!
-sandy toe

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Postiviely adorable, Melissa! The story, the doll, the vase with roses. Thank you for sharing them with us!


Sheila :-)

Tracy said...

Delightful! The Cinderella doll is beautiful. :)

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

just a wee bit of loveliness now, isn't it? OR A GIGANTICKLY HUGE ABUNDANT LOAD OF it. Wouldn't that be a catchy blog title?

love you!

new mom in law said...

Where did you find the glass slipper? Beautiful pictures...and I DO love the roses!

Melissa Lester said...

The slippers are available in packages of 12 in the wedding department at Michael's. They made perfect favors for our party!

Live.Love.Eat said...

So beautiful and princess like. How awesome you played Cinderella in college!!!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This decor would surely charm a prince.

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