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a Meadow Shower

A few weeks before my son Buck was born, we had a little party at Snow & Graham in honor of his impending arrival. The design team recreated the Meadow wall installation that was designed for the New York Gift Fair, which made a stunning backdrop to the prettiest spread of desserts.

It just so happens that many of my favorite sweets are a perfect match to the bright hues of our Meadow pattern. The fresh raspberry and buttercream macrons, brown butter custard fruit tart and assorted cookies all came from Bittersweet, one of my favorite bakeries here in Chicago. There was a fudge frosted cake from Sweet Mandy B’s as well, which is my kryptonite. But before all the treats we had pizza, which was the number one thing I craved throughout my pregnancy. I joked I may give birth to a calzone.

The Meadow wall went up without too much trouble using a combination of 3M command hooks and strips. We were all so sad to see it come down a week or so later. For a more permanent installation, which would be so fun in a little girl’s room,  you would need to use more robust supplies to make it last.

Everyone filled out a prediction card for me to read after the baby arrived. It was so fun to see all the good name suggestions and funny first word ideas. I am sure Buck will enjoy reading them years from now and perhaps wonder why I didn’t choose to name him Beauregard.


I feel very fortunate to work with a great team of creative and thoughtful people. Celebrating with paper and pastries is always a treat. I wish we could do it every week.


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10 Responses to “a Meadow Shower”

  1. Shelly says:

    How did they make or where did they get the flowers!? Si very pretty! Would love to do this in my daughters room! Please email me any info you mught have! Much thanks!!

  2. Amnah says:

    This is just stunning. It’s so inspiring to see what people are capable of. And hello, “Baby Cute Cute”?? Love it. Congratulations on your baby.

  3. Ebony says:

    Hi Shelly,

    We are working on a DIY – the flowers are store bought tissue paper fans and the leaves are just cut from paper. It is easier than it looks!

  4. Ebony says:


    Baby Cute Cute is what my three year old called the little one while I was pregnant. You have a very pretty name, by the way!

  5. joyce says:

    looking forward to seeing the DIY!

  6. Jenny says:

    This is absolutely stunning !!!! Any updates in the DIY yet? Templates for the leaves?

  7. Janna says:

    Absolutely love this wall!

  8. Joyce says:

    This is absolutely stunning !!!! Any updates in the DIY yet? Templates for the leaves? Please!!!

  9. Terry says:

    Hi I am going to be a first time grandmother and was wondering if you ever made a DIY for the leaves. It is just beautiful.
    Thanks Terry

  10. Munni says:

    Loved the deco. Would like to do it for my daughter’s 1st birthday. Can you tell me the store where you bought the flowers please. Thanks.

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