I really just sort of threw it up in a hurry one day. I forgot to add in my vintage Birthday Candle collection. Oh well, mix it up a bit, I guess.
I made this wreath in a hurry. I envisioned a wreath just covered in cake picks, but I couldn't bring myself to use them all up. So, I used some old cards, candle holder boxes and flash cards to fill it in.
The shelf beneath it holds all sorts of random items.
Vintage baking cups, cake toppers, cake cookbooks, party blowers, etc. Is that PINK Buttercream on that cake?
Crepe paper rolls, more cake cookbooks, party boat candle holders and more.
I love this old bottle of silver decorations. I remember getting these on Christmas cookies but being told that we COULD NOT eat them. Well, duh, don't put them ON cookies then!
See that fabulous single cupcake stand made just for me by Heidi? It is made of spools of thread and a GIANT bottle cap with a milk cap bottom. It is adorable! Thank you, my friend!
I love old boxes of baking cups. I use the actual liners in my creations and shock of shocks, in actual cupcakes too. Those little cake toppers have a special spot in my heart. I wish I could find a truckload of them. :)
This vintage wooden Party Boat is new this year. I found it on ebay for only a couple of dollars. The US Flag fits in the front boat, but it makes it to heavy and it falls over. I think it would stand up if it was sunk in deep thick creamy Buttercream. Mmmmmmmm........Buttercream.
Window #2: Let's just pretend we don't see those numbers. I thought it was clever when I did it. Now it just depresses me.
I love the graphics on this old box of Numbers and Letter Cake picks. It's complete inside too.
I like to use my Baker's twine spools whenever I can because they make me happy. The Big Bird and Bert are from The Beans cake when he turned "2". The little chicks - well they are just fun.
More Baker's twine and Cookie Monster with a cake. Hey! That looks like Buttercream icing on that cake!
The infamous shelves full of vintage Birthday goodness.
A mishmash of things. An Annalee mouse with a cake in her hands. (Buttercream, I thtink?)
Cake picks, The "Best Birthday Book", nut cups, crepe paper, a wee banner (Made by Heidi too!) and some other goodies too.
Party Cups, vintage birthday cards and two suicidal babies round out the top shelf. Those babies, as you might have noticed, are sprinkled throughout my decorations. I bought a big sack full of them on Etsy for future projects, but couldn't bear to put them away just yet. One of them has two left legs and breaks my heart/cracks me up every time I look at her with her upside down foot sticking in the air.
Lastly, a Birthday Corsage I made. Not sure if I will have the nerve to wear it or not. I have a fear of strangers singing to me and making me wear a giant Sombrero. I have made up a bunch of these corsages to sell in my booth. I think it's cute, but not everyone gets the same things I do.
So, Happy Birthday to ME! But one of you gets a gift! Don't forget to leave a comment and a way to reach you and I will pick a winner on Sunday afternoon and post on Monday. What will you win? Well, a cigar box packed to the gills with treats and surprises - birthday related and fun in general. Once the box if full, I'll put it in a shipping box and probably add a bunch of stuff to that too. Goodies GALORE, I promise! Just for fun, when you comment - tell me....Which do YOU prefer? Whipped or Buttercream icing? I think you KNOW my choice. Lots of it and and a corner piece to boot! But, only on my Birthday!