Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AEDM #15: Happy Firstday, Happy Birthday, Happy Chalkday

birthday-vase

Usually I try to have something handmade on the celebration table for my daughter's birthday. Last year it was a mailbox, another year it was a dollhouse, and other years I did other things but can't remember what they were. This year I forgot altogether, until I went to the grocery store to pick up balloons and found a darling vase covered with chalkboard paint. Only four dollars! Ran to the drugstore, got some colored chalk, went back to the apartment, arranged the table, chalked the vase all in 10 minutes, just in time to pick her up from her first day at her new school. Lettering with chalk is not easy! It is a headstrong and ornery little thing. It skids, skips, screeches, and does not obey my commands at all. But she loved the vase, and I think we'll get plenty of chalking practice on it once the big day is through. First, though, we're walking downtown for a cupcake.

16 comments:

Buffalo Lucy said...

Love it!!! Happy, Happy birthday Artsygirl!! Lots of love from Kansas!! Xoxo

Andria said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! (My daughter turned 4 yesterday!) Love the idea of a chalkboard vase...fun!

bohemiannie! art said...

You're an awesome mom! Happy Birthday to her!!!

rachel awes said...

loooooooooove the vase!!
brilliant, dream mama. xox

Chel said...

Happy birthday to your little one!! Hope you had an amazing celebration, and that the cupcake was out-of-this-world. :)

kristen said...

Awww i love that you even have artsy traditions! I am so sentimental i could almost cry at how sweet this is. xokp

tortagialla said...

What a fabulous tradition... aweee... auguri from Italy to your daughter...looks like a super happy colorful thing to wake up to!

jane said...

Happy happy! Happy birthday and happy first day! I'm loving Ll your travel pics!! And i think nj is looking up! :)
Big hugs!

Shelly said...

Very cool and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Cindy said...

happy birthday, everyday!

Bella Sinclair said...

What a fantastic idea and a super find. Just in time, too! Happy birthday to your little lovee!

Myra said...

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Myra said...

Oops, I forgot... happens with old age! I didn't see how to follow you?

We Three 3 said...

Quick thinking there Aimee! what a perfect find Mom! moving is crazy isn't it?

What Remains Now said...

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soulbrush said...

aaaw adorable, happy happy bday.