Handmade decor

Baptism of Rares-decorations/Botezul lui Rares-decoratiuni

June 17, 2017
wooden suitcase

[En]Hello all! As you might have seen on my Instagram account (myshabbymoments 😀 ) we baptized our son last week.

[Ro]Asa cum poate ati vazut pe contul de Instagram (myshabbymoments 😀 ) satamana trecuta l-am botezat pe copilasul nostru.

[En]We are so proud of him, he didn’t cry, not once! I was really surprised, considering that for a few days he didn’t get too much sleep, he was constantly moody. But at the church ceremony he slept and also most of the time at the party.

[Ro]Suntem asa de mandri de el, nu a plans deloc! Am fost foarte surprinsa, tinand cont ca in urma cu cateva zile nu a dormit prea mult, a fost mai mult marait. Dar la biserica a dormit in timpul slujbei si in majoritatea timpului dupa, la restaurant.

[En]I really really wanted to make some decorations for this event, it was important for me to make something with my own hands for him. For the past 2-3 weeks, whenever I had a few spare minutes, I preferred doing some DIY projects, rather than resting (not healthy, I know 😀 ).

[Ro]Mi-am dorit foarte mult sa pregatesc niste decoratiuni pentru eveniment, a fost important pentru mine sa fac ceva cu mainile mele pentru Rares. In ultimele 2-3 saptamani, oricand am avut cateva minute libere am preferat sa lucrez a aceste decoratiuni, decat sa ma odihnesc (nu e sanatos, stiu 😀 ).

[En]You know me already, right? Last year, during my last visits to the flea market I bought a large wooden box, more like a suitcase actually. It has locks and a handle. First I thought of using it for decoration purposes, but as the time flew, it was just sitting there, no progress worth mention. As baby Rares came along, obviously I thought it is a good idea to decorate it for him and keep in it things related to him.

[Ro]Ma stiti deja, nu? Anul trecut, in timpul ultimelor vizite la piata de vechituri am cumparat o cutie mare de lemn, mai degraba un geamantan. Are incuietori si maner. La inceput m-am gandit sa o folosesc ca si decoratiune, dar cu trecerea timpului inca nu o decorasem. Cand a aparut Rares, mi-am zis ca e o idee buna sa o decorez pentru el si sa tinem in ea lucruri dragi de ale lui.

wooden suitcase

[En]I’ve used 3 different colors to paint it, obtained by combining Annie Sloan chalk paints. The base color is Old White (the interior of the box and two of the horizontal lines), then Old White combined with Provence(I just loooove the mint green it came out) for the lid and horizontal lines, and then the same Old White combined with a little black acrylic paint for the middle line.

[Ro]Am folosit 3 culori diferite sa o vopsesc, toate obtinute din vopsele Annie Sloan. Culoarea de baza a fost Old White (interiorul cutiei si 2 dintre liniile orizontale), apoi Old White combinat cu Provence(a iesit o nuanta perfecta de mint green) pentru capac si liniile oriontale, si Old White combinat cu un pic de negru pentru linia orizontala de pe mijloc.

wooden suitcase

wooden suitcase

[En]I continued with the whole nautical theme (obviously  haha 😀 ) and added some of his birth details of the lid: a lighthouse with a ruler for his height, an anchor for his weight and a rudder for the time. I also added some vintage stamps, some seagulls and his name and birth date in the center.

[Ro]Am continuat apoi toata tema marina (haha, evident 😀 ) si am adaugat pe capacul cutiei cateva detalii despre nasterea lui: un far cu o rigla pentru inaltime, o ancora pentru greutate si o timona pentru ora. De asemenea am pus si niste timbre vintage, niste pescarusi si numele lui si data nasterii in centru.

wooden suitcase

wooden suitcase

[En]Inside, I added a ship image that I really like, with a meaningful message: “let your dreams set sail”.

[Ro]Inauntru am pus o imagina cu un vapor si un citat care imi place.

wooden suitcase inside

[En]Since his birth I kept some sort of journal, with his weight progress and meals and naps. I’ve used an old notebook I had from Ikea for some years now. Since it has tough covers, I also painted it with Old White and decorated it with the same ship image I used for the interior of the suitcase. As a romantic touch, I added some white lace 🙂 I will soon glue some small photos of him on the pages of the notebook. I think it will be nice for him in the future to take a look at this.

[Ro]Inca de la nasterea lui am tinut un fel de jurnal cu progresul greutatii, cu mesele si somnul lui. Am folosit un caiet pe care il aveam de la Ikea, cumparat acum cativa ani. Cum are coperti foarte groase, m-am gandit sa il vopsesc, tot cu Old White si l-am decorat cu aceeasi imagine cu vapor, ca si interiorul cutiei. Ca detaliu romantic, am pus si o dantela alba 🙂 In curand o sa lipesc pe pagini fotografii micute cu el. Cred ca o sa ii placa mai incolo sa vada acest caiet.

painted notebook

[En]I don’t know if you already know this, but during the baptism ceremony at the church, the priest cuts some hair from the baby for the parents to keep it. For this I have decorated a small wooden box with the same motif from the suitcase and notebook. It is such a pretty box!

[Ro]Pentru suvita de par pe care o taie preotul in timpul botezului am decorat o cutie mica mica cu aceeasi imagine. E o cutie asa draguta!

wooden box

[En]For the party (not really a party, more like a meal with family and friends) that followed the ceremony we talked to a flower shop to make some pretty flower arrangements to put on the tables at the restaurant. I don’t have the “official” pictures, but after the event I took the flower arrangements at home and took some pictures here. The arrangements contained blue hydrangeas and white roses 😀 . Perfect for a little boy. (They also decorated the candle we used at the church ceremony.)

[Ro]Pentru petrecerea de dupa (nu a fost chiar o petrecere, ci mai mult o masa cu familia si prietenii) am vorbit cu o florarie sa ne faca niste aranjamente pentru mese. Nu am pozele "oficiale", dar dupa eveniment am dus acasa florile si le-am facut cateva poze. Contineau hortensii albastre si trandafiri albe. Perfecte pentru un baietel :D. Aceesi florarie a decorat si lumanarea pentru botez, cu acelasi tip de flori.

flower arrangement

wodden slice with flower arrangement

baptism candle

[En]Also on the tables I have printed some menus, designed by me, inspired by some images I’ve seen on Pinterest.

[Ro]Pe mese am pus niste meniuri facute de mine, dupa niste idei vazute pe Pinterest.

baptism nautical menu

[En]I almost forgot to mention the invitations to the event. Like the menus, I’ve made them, also inspired by some Pinterest posts.

[Ro]Era sa uit, invitatiile pentru botez le-am facut tot eu, tot inspirate dupa niste posturi de pe Pinterest.Ma salveaza de multe ori Pinterest-ul asta 😀

baptism nautical invitation

[En]I wanted to have a small candy bar area at the restaurant, on a side table. I didn’t do much for it, but I did something. I asked my father in law to cut for me some wood slices and wood logs, of different sizes and heights, I painted them with Old White and applied Annie Sloan lacquer. These were meant as cookie stands. I also painted some jars to pun lollipops in them for the children. Oh, we also had white and blue balloons in that corner. I couldn't have done the decor by myself, so I’ve asked some friends to decorate that area with the items I’ve created, and they did a marvelous job. Thanks, Oli, Ioana and Bogdan! The cookies had cookie flags in them, made, of course, by me 😀

[Ro]La restaurant am vrut sa avem o masuta pe post de candy bar. Nu am facut multe pentru asta, dar ceva tot am facut eu, ca de obicei. L-am rugat pe socrul meu sa imi taie niste buturugi de lemn, pe inaltimi si diametre diferite si le-am vopsit cu Old White de la Annie Sloan si apoi le-am lacuit cu lacul ei special pe baza de apa. Le-am folosit ca suporturi pentru prajituri. Am mai vopsit si niste borcanase de forme diferite si am pus in ele prajituri sub forma de acadele, pentru copii. A, si am avut si un manunchi de baloane albe si albastre. Nu as fi avut cum sa pun eu toate chestiile astea la restaurant asa ca i-am rugat pe niste prieteni sa faca asta, inainte sa ajungem noi si restul invitatiilor acolo si au facut o treaba extraordinara. Multumesc Oli, Ioana si Bogdan! Ah, inca o chestie. Prajiturile avea si niste flaguri in ele, facute, evident, tot de mine 😀

candy bar

painted jars

cookie flags

candy bar

[En]I am proud of my work, even if I could have done it better. But for my next child, maybeI will have the time to do it 🙂

[Ro]Sunt mandra de munca mea, chiar daca as fi putut sa fac mai multe. Dar pentru urmatorul copil, poate voi reusi sa fac 🙂

[En]Currently I am a little obsessed with the wood slices. I reaaaally love the rustic accent it gives to our home. I will definitely find a place for them around the house. I think it is possible I exaggerated with photographing them 😀

[Ro]Acum sunt un pic obsedata de feliile de busteni. Imi place la nebunie accentul rustic pe care il da casei noastre. Sigur o sa gasesc un loc unde sa le pun. Pana atunci, e posibil sa fi exagerat cu pozatul lor 😀

[En]Did I mention the FABULOUS CAKE? I talked with a local pastry shop to make this nautical cake and it was just peeeerfect 😀

[Ro]Am mentionat TORTUL FABULOS? Am vorbit la o cofetarie din oras sa ne faca acest tort cu tema marina si a fost absolut peeeerfect 😀

nautical cake

[En]All in all, we enjoyed this event and I am glad I managed to keep the nautical note:) He received some cool presents, I think that for everyone it was clear I love the nautical theme for our baby.

[Ro]Una peste alta, ne-am bucurat de acest eveniment si sunt fericita ca am reusit sa pastram si aici tema marina 🙂 In plus, Rares a primit niste cadouri cool, evident cu tema marina, a fost clar pentru toti ca suntem incantati de tema asta.

nautical baby clothes

ship hanger

fabric diaper

[En] So this was a longer post than usual I guess, at least it has more pictures than any other. Talking about pictures, here are a few more 😀

[Ro] Asta a fost un post mai lung decat de obicei, sau cel putin sigur are cele mai multe poze. Vorbind de poze, mai jos am mai pus cateva 😀

candy bar

baptism restaurant

candy jars

baptism items

wooden suitcase with decorations

wooden suitcase for newborn

weight anchor

height lighthouse

clock rudder

wodden slice with flower arrangement

top of the nautical cake


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