And, here’s the famous Haddison Darlene once again– only now she’s one! Can you believe it? It wasn’t too long ago we did her sweet little newborn photos… and there is a mulit-part blog treat coming right up this week. A look back at the full ‘bundled up’ package of baby haddie, her lovely vintage birthday party, and her fabulous 1 year takes the cake session. And, don’t forget to go and vote for Haddie very soon in the baby gap cute kid contest. Really… she is the cutest. It’s really just not fair to the others, we think!

So, let’s talk about this birthday party. Lindsey of Darling Collections crafted this amazing event with her bare hands… every last little stitch. Her family owns a demolition and recycling business called Diamond Street Recycling where they come across all kinds of crazy stuff. Ever watch that show, American Pickers? Well, Lindsey and her mom could put those guys to shame with the collection of antique furniture, knick knacks, vintage fixtures, toys and whatever you could possibly NOT imagine! She just pulled out all of these tables and chairs, refinished a few dressers, covered about 30 chair cushions with matching fabric, created the sign and backboard from a found piece of wood– yes it was already that awesome teal color, and voila! The best 1st birthday party ever- one that could beat many a wedding! They rented a tent and the whole nine yards and pulled off an amazingly beautiful event complete with chandeliers, flower gift bag center pieces, delicious cupcakes, desert table custom silhouette invitations (a la Ampersand of course!) and a matching chalkboard cut out that Lindsey hand routed (not sure if that’s the right word) at the centennial school shop class with the teach. Check out all the glorious details, then look at that baby’s stinkin’ cute face dig into some cake!

The next day, we took the props back out for a small styled shoot for her to dig in yet again. Hold please, it will be up shortly!



Happy Birthday, Haddie! Part One




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  1. roberta

    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Oh my goodness, is that the cutest birthday party or what?? such darling pictures to celebrate what could only be a wonderful one year old princess! new to your website and love your work!!

  2. admin

    May 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much Roberta! Always glad to have a new fan 🙂

  3. Michael Lipparelli

    January 12th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Wow!! Nice cake! Lindsey is pretty creative! Can she make one for me?

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