Vintage Pastel Christmas

I’m so excited today to be sharing a special Christmas project I’ve been planning for several months!

This year I wanted to create an extra special dessert table for a home holiday party.  Something to kick off the Christmas season in style!  I took my inspiration from some vintage pink pottery I’ve been collecting and then added some color accents of light blue and aqua.  As a former florist, I had to include some beautiful flowers, and then some sparkle in the form of both new and vintage ornaments helped complete the design.

Please enjoy my Vintage Pastel Christmas…

Included on the table were…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

with royal icing snowflakes

White Chocolate dipped Oreos (store bought) with custom royal icing transfers (by me)

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Coconut Snowballs

Handcrafted Marshmallows (by Fusion Sweets)

Assorted candies

I thoroughly enjoyed exercising my rusty floral design skills and made flower arrangements that included pink roses, pink and white mini carnations, light pink alstroemeria, and seeded eucalyptus.  I also tucked in some pretty ornaments along with the flowers.

   

~ Details ~

Flower arrangements, cookies and cupcakes made by Glory Albin (Glorious Treats)

All set up and styling Glory Albin (Glorious Treats)

Photography by Gene Chutka and Glory Albin.

113 comments

  1. Hi Glory! Guess what? I looked everywhere last night for that beautiful ice blue (Americolor brand) but all Michael's and
    Wal-Mart carries are the Wilton's brand which I already have. Where may I ask did you find yours and do they come in tubes or drops or jels? Ice-blue is one of my favorite colors besides pink and lavender but it's hard to find. I might check out Cake Castle in town but would really love to know where you get yours? Thanks so much! Your work is flawless…truly a Lovely & breathtaking Christmas dessert table. You should be featured in Amy Atlas Events! :-)

  2. Words cannot begin to express how AMAZING this all is!!!! Stunning! Like a dream!!! GREAT JOB

  3. Thanks again for each of your sweet comments!

    Beth- You're right, no local stores usually carry the Americolor brand. I buy mine on-line… there are dozens of cake decorating sites that sell them. Here is a site I've used before,

    http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/AmeriColor-Gel-Sky-Blue-3-4-oz-66p4783.htm

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pastels, such a love take on Christmas!

  5. Wow! What a beautiful presentation. I work with Better Recipes and am presently focusing on Christmas desserts. For more ideas check out Christmas Dessert Recipes

  6. GLORY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING WHERE YOU PURCHASED YOUR BEAUTIFUL SKY BLUE/ICEBLUE FOOD COLOR. I'VE ALREADY PLACED MY ORDER. HEE HEE…WHAT CAN I SAY, YOU AND YOUR AMAZING WORK OF ART IS VERY CONTAGIOUS!! I ADMIRE YOUR TALENT, LOVE & DEDICATION. I ECHO NANTUCKET MERMAID'S WORDS…"That is what I'd like my Christmas party to look like….Glorious!" CAN YOU BLAME US? LOL!! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL READERS.
    THANKS A BUNCH AGAIN FOR YOUR GENEROSITY, KINDNESS AND HOSPITALITY FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE! ONE DAY, I HOPE TO RUN INTO YOU AT MICHAEL'S OR COSTCO & SAY, "HEY, THAT'S GLORY FROM GLORIOUS TREATS! HOPE THIS MADE YOU SMILE WARMLY BECAUSE IT'S TRUE. YOU ARE A CELEBRITY IN THE BLOG WORLD OF SWEETS & BAKING! :-) YOUR FAMILIES ARE BLESSED TO HAVE YOU. HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND. NOW I AM IN THE MOOD FOR BAKING AND TRYING OUT YOUR CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! YUM!!
    CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS.

  7. I just had to see who you were… impressive desserts and fun styling… way to go for a perfect CHristmas part and loved that it wasn't red and green!

  8. Love Love Love the cookies and ornaments.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen anything so perfect before. The colors, the food, the flowers and everything are amazing.

  10. Simply…AWSOME! The most beatiful table I´ve seen so far. Beautiful sweets, beautiful decoration…Congratulations!

  11. Simply divine. You are very clever and inspiring! You must be so proud of how it all worked out! Merry Christmas to you.x

  12. Oh my…this is GORGEOUS. I would be afraid to touch it…but my sweet tooth would definitely give in! I love it all!!!

  13. Its really a very very nce blog. I like it very much…

  14. So beautiful, and inspirational. Everything is just lovely!

  15. Stunning- you did an amazing job.. I love the cookies.

  16. Beyond Lovely…This makes me want to scrap everything I've planned for Christmas and start over…In a good way :)

  17. Hi Glory! Two questions for you: Where did you purchase your "White Chocolate dipped Oreos (store bought) cookies?" My son would love these. I checked out Trader Joe's but they don't carry it.
    Also, your table cover is sooooo prestine & such a perfect color. What did you use and where did you find it? Thank you!! :-)

  18. OH MY GOODNESS… This is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!!!!! This should be on the cover of the Martha Stewart magazine!! Again… WOW!!!!!! Absolutely AH-MAZ-ING!!!

  19. Oh my goodness!! I am in awe! This is one of the prettiest dessert tables I've ever seen. Wow.

  20. Seriously??? So BEAUTIFUL! How do you still keep catching me off guard with your talent? I MISS YOU!!!!

  21. Wow! (Do I always start my comments with that here?)

    Just beautiful in every way!

  22. Truly beautiful! Looks like something out of a magazine.

    I only realized some of the ornaments were from Walmart because I picked some up myself. Otherwise, I would not have known!

  23. Too beautiful to eat! Thank you for sharing the inspiration.

  24. Everything in this post took my breath away. Absolutely stunning.

  25. Callye wrapped it up so nicely all I have left to say is..
    Breath-TAKING!!!

  26. This is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations – good taste and good baking! :-)

  27. Gorgeous! Love, love, love the vintage look. And I love your square cake pedestal, I'm a bit obsessed with cute serving ware!

  28. I HEART this awesome possum table. Absolutely beautiful :)
    I wish I could try some of these delectable deserts *yums*

  29. This is absolutely gorgeous – I love the pastel colors and the ornaments in the flower arrangements!

  30. Absolutely STUNNING Glory, just divine!

  31. Absolutely remarkable usage of color! I would love to have my entire home in the shades of your sweets bar! No doubt your now on my sidebar! P.S I finally figured out my color scheme for my holiday cookies! Thanks!!LOL Lori

  32. What a perfection?! can I feature this in my blog? kinderplays.blogspot.com and kindly write me at momlicious@gmail.com for confirmation upon my request

  33. the colors in your creations are fantabulous! i love everything!

  34. beautiful!!! you are quite an artist…

  35. Oh this is lovely. The pastel colours are fab, a nice twist for a contemporary Christmas. I also love the layout..a visual feast for the eyes!! ^_^*

  36. What great inspiration! I would love to see something like this at a "grownup fairytale" winter wedding!

    I think my favorite part is the blue snowflake peeking out of the floral arrangement! Swoon.

  37. Your post is beautiful!!! I must have it in my blog…
    I'm a full time mom, and adore party planning (unfortunately baking is not my strength). I live in Colombia, where Christmas is very traditional (since we’re catholic), but I like the idea of using a new color scheme (other than red and green) for the decoration.
    My blogsite is http://fiestascreativas.blogspot.com/ and I would like to feature your beautiful creation there.
    Thanks,
    Fiestera Chic

  38. UN REGAL DANS LE PROPRE SENS DU MOT.BRAVOOOOOOOO!!!!

  39. UN VRAI REGAL DANS LE PROPRE SENS DU TERME.BRAVOOOOO!!!!!!!

  40. Hi there!
    I loved these ideas so much that I used them for my daughter's first birthday party (my winter babe). Thank-you

    http://aluminiumgirl.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/tomorrow-my-baby-turns-one/

  41. Quelle créativité,quel beau pastel savoureux.Bravo!m

  42. BEAUTIFUL!!! It makes me want to rethink my Christmas colors this year!

    tickledpinkwithrosesandpearls.com

  43. Oh my gosh! I have to tell you..I don't really post frequently or do I gush over a blog post but, this actually brought a tear to my eye. Everything is so beautiful! You are talented indeed. Everyone in your local area should be hiring you for their parties, showers, weddings. Not only is your baking gorgeous (and I presume delicious) but your ability at display and photography are also amazing. You inspire me. And believe me, if you knew me, I'm not a gusher. I'm awed.

  44. I mean, even the flower arrangement is gorgeous!

  45. What a STUNNING table!! I'm researching for a Gingerbread themed table…

  46. Your work is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

  47. This table is absolutely beautiful! I love it, very inspiring 😀

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