For over twenty years I have called Alabama my home, and how blessed I have been with wonderful friendships that have carried me through all of life’s journeys. Karen May is once such friend! I have watched her joy in planning the weddings of her daughters, Courtney and Lauren. And, more recently, she has taken on a new role as “KayKay” with the birth of Courtney and John Calhoun’s daughter, Lucy Ann, back in July. What a wonderful afternoon we spent celebrating Lucy Ann’s birth as sweet friends and relatives stopped by to “Ooh and “Ahh” over this precious little gift from above. Kim and Henry Hart’s lovely traditional home was the setting for a memorable afternoon. True to form, I chose what was blooming in my yard as a backbone for the floral arrangements. Two different varieties of pink spray roses, Baby’s Breath, and Jack Frost Ligustrum supplemented the serving table’s’ floral design.
One of the treasures I found in my parent’s home was a pink ceramic cradle that someone sent to my Mother in the hospital when I was born. I filled it with soaked oasis to start the design process. Blocks of oasis were also added to two white pedestal cake stands. Flowers and greenery were arranged on the pedestals, stacking the smaller one on top of the larger one. Finally, the ceramic cradle was added to the top for the serving table arrangement.
An adorable banner greeted guests as they entered the Hart home, and Limelight hydrangeas were arranged in a vintage piece of porcelain on an antique bowfront chest.
What a delightful Sip and See celebrating sweet Lucy Ann’s arrival!
Courtney’s adorable cousin, Savannah, holding Lucy Ann . . .
Karen (KayKay) and Lucy Ann at her recent baptism. Karen made the gorgeous christening gown…
Your precious little girl
Is a blessing from the Lord,
A beautiful expression of God’s grace
And what His love is for
May she grow before the Lord
As His princess that she is
For she has come into the world
For such a time as this.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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