Today I’m sharing a beautiful spring  bouquet, filled with the delightful flowers and stunning colors we love in the spring.  Spring is a fresh new beginning, and although I’m calling this a Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement, it will look spectacular for any very special occasion in the spring.

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

 

Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms.

I’m so happy to have you join me, and later I hope to see you at my friend’s posts, as they share their Spring floral therapy with you. Links at the very bottom!

 

Monday Morning Blooms

 

I love nothing more than to host family and friends here at FrenchGardenHouse. It’s always a joy to host a gathering celebrating a baby in our home. Because, well….babies are so precious aren’t they? There have been baby showers, baby christening or baptism parties and later, of course, children’s celebrations. But the baby celebrations are so close to my heart. Especially an occasion to celebrate a baby’s baptism or christening.

 

Baby Baptism party

 

A baptism or christening is such an important day in a baby’s life. It’s a time that parents dedicate their little person to God. It’s also a very exciting and special day for the baby’s parents, they’re introducing their new baby to friends and family if they haven’t met the new member of the family yet!

 

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

 

What better time to celebrate?

 

Spring flowers

 

On this occasion, I set a small round table in the living room and used a classic navy linen round cloth. Then I added flowers, pictures of grandparents and great-grandparents as babies in frames, and antique silver christening cups on an antique platter to drink champagne out of. The French paper favor cones are ready to be filled with white candy covered almonds and closed to be given to each guest.

 

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

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Thrilled to find such an array of pastel colored flowers at the flower market, I bought loads of my favorites. I just couldn’t resist! Pink roses, pink tulips, pink alstroemeria, pink cabbages {!} and fragrant blue hyacinths.  Arranged simply in an antique glass humidor, in honor of the baby’s great grandpapa, who was famously known to enjoy a good cigar daily after dinner.

 

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement

 

A celebration like this calls for champagne, of course!  I nestled my bottle of bubbly in an antique silver plated bottle holder.  It’s on an antique platter along with antique silver baby cups to drink from!

 

antique sterling baby cups

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Both our girls were baptized in Europe, wearing my grandfather’s family’s long white gown that he, my mom, all her siblings, and I was baptized in too. It was beautiful, made in the mid 1800’s in France, with all the lace, fine fabric and silk ribbons you can imagine. Oh, how I wished I could have inherited that gown, sadly, it went to the first boy with my grandfather’s last name. {He never had any children, and I have no idea what became of the gown.} Not to be without a gown, I bought an antique beauty for my own girls to wear when they were baptized. And a few of our little people wore it when they were christened.

 

antique christening gown

 

I personally love gifting babies something antique at their Christening or Baptism.  There are so many beautiful antique silver christening baby cups, little cutlery sets, antique baby clothes and bonnets that are so usable today.  One of the things that I am most asked to find for grandmamas or moms are antique christening gowns, christening cups and flatware sets. Seconded by antique baby books!  Sadly, the books aren’t that easy to find in good condition, but once in awhile I’m really lucky!

Other than using them as baby gifts, or for their own babies, many of our clients have an antique doll collection, and the baby things display so beautifully with it.  Baby christening gowns look adorable hung on an armoire in a guest room that is for your grandchildren, too!  Let’s face it, all things baby that are pretty and sweet are fun.

 

Antique Christening Gifts

 

I am so happy I got to make this Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement for a baby’s celebration purely because we haven’t had the opportunity to do so over the past few years.  It will work just as well for any other spring celebration, baby shower, birthday party or anything celebratory.

 

Christening party in spring

pink roses with hyacinths

 

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you get the opportunity to host a special celebration for a baby you love! And remember that a pastel flower arrangement like this works for any kind of celebration.  Easter. Spring is here. Ladies spring luncheon. “Yippee…we’re entertaining again!” “I need some flower therapy at home.”  Any time and every time.

 

 

I think a lush, overflowing bouquet of flowers for spring is always right, don’t you?  Because whose heart and spirit doesn’t brighten at the sight of all these luscious gorgeous blooms?!

 

Pink blue spring flower centerpiece

 

Be sure to get your Spring Floral Inspiration by visiting my fellow Blooms friends! I’ll see you there!

 

pink spring floral bouquet
Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

Pam at Everyday Living

blue hyacinths for spring
Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Baby Baptism Flower Arrangement
and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

 

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