Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Vintage Baby Shower!

I hosted a baby shower for one of my dear friends back in July at our church. It was a lot of work but fun to do, especially because we have the same kind of decorating style - vintage/shabby chic! So I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the shower. 

A lot of the decorations came from my home and my mother's home, so it was nice not to have to go buy all of the decor. The ladies at our church brought different food items so I didn't really have to worry about that. I just took care of the cake - yum! (Made by Carlie C's - NOT me, haha.)

My goal was to use a lot of coral and mint, but just know if you want to use those colors that it is VERY hard to find exact shades that match. You can just do what I did and incorporate variations of coral, mint, pink, peach, and aqua! It all flows together beautifully in my opinion, especially with a mixture of shades and textures. 

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

To start off, here is that aforementioned 10 layer chocolate cake by Carlie C's. SO good. The platter and cake plate are from Target this past spring. You can find them sitting on my kitchen table on an every day basis. :) The cake topper goes with the pennant banner below and is from the Etsy shop HEMdesign. I was so pleased with my purchases from that shop! 

The chalkboard is made from a vintage crib by Kim Woodall whose pieces you can find at Suzanna's Antiques in Raleigh

I made the name banner with scrapbook paper from HomeGoods, a hole puncher, and twine. SO easy and quick. 

The aqua and coral fabrics you see in the pics are from a thrift store. Basically my mom is a genius and helped me figure out how to add the colors in while also covering up the stains on the wall. :) That coral fabric behind the chalkboard on the window ledge is a SCARF with the tassels tucked under. Like I said, she's a genius. 

The lace around the jars is ribbon from Michael's that I hot glued - but not to the jars. That way they slip right off and can be used again later!

The puffs hanging from the ceiling are Martha Stewart brand from AC Moore.

Antique scales, jars from Target, burlap balls from TJ Maxx. Psalm 127:3-5 is what Sydney's husband read at church when they announced they were expecting. So sweet.

Also a hand painted ceramic booty by my Nanny. :)

Gorgeous wooden monogram from Thanks A Latte in Holly Springs. That was my gift to Lilly!

I made this corsage with a burlap flower, small fabric flower, and burlap ribbon all from Joann's. I also added leftover lace from Michael's that I used for the jars. I VERY easily hot glued this stuff together and to a pin. It was seriously not hard in the least bit and anyone can do it.

The picture above is how it all happened! Hee hee. :)

Me after my mom helped me set up. Yes, I kinda matched the decor, haha.

The beautiful mama Sydney!

One of my bestest friends! So thankful for her!



  1. SUCH a cute shower!!! You did a great job! :)

  2. SO CUTE! LOVE (EVERYTHNIG!!!!) the mason jars and straws... where did you get the straws?

    1. I got the straws from Michael's. You can find them cheaper online, but I waited too late! Haha.

  3. Love, love, LOVE!! Every single little detail is perfect!!

  4. this might be the most beautiful "diy" shower ever! I love all of it!!

  5. so what you're saying is that you'll come to florida to plan my baby shower?



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