Saturday, August 17, 2013

Baby Boy!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for a sweet friend.
My sister in law and I put together an antique inspired baby shower for our friend Erin.
Our husbands are great friends and we have all known each other for many years!
Once Erin told me the colors of her baby boy's nursery I was so excited to go shopping and start planning for the shower!
The colors were yellow, grey, gold, and turquoise.
Mason jars are always a must for a party at my house- I was so excited when I found the vintage blue ones at Target! I have high hopes for them to come out with lots of colors!
This mantle was so fun to put together.
I spent an afternoon at my local antique store (Queen of Hearts) and quickly picked up all the essentials.

This vintage tool box was the first thing I found-I knew I wanted to fill it with beautiful fresh flowers for the big day.

Filled the vintage frames with pictures of the mom and dad to be....

Also picked up these vintage wood spindles for some height and detail.
I bought the G at Hobby Lobby and covered it in yarn and added some paper embellishments.

This fabric banner was so easy and fun to make. I just cut strips of fabric and tied them onto twine.
The sunflowers were growing in my yard and Trader Joes had a fabulous selection of hydrangeas and the white and yellow mum/Gerber daisy's, no idea what they were but they fit the look!

 I borrowed the sweet baby carriage from a friend to use as a decoration.

How adorable is this vintage baby scale? Perfect for a baby shower!
I had extra fabric left over from the banner so I put them in embroidery frames and hung them up!

I loved making these frames- so much fun now that I can use my monogram machine to make decorations. I appliqued the baby boy's name on fabric.

Added some vintage baby shoes around the house for decoration.

Chevron treat bags were full of chocolate covered pretzels with gold sprinkles!

 Also borrowed this amazing and large stork to hang out at the front door!

Everyone that came to the shower filled out a card full of wishes for baby Gideon.

Monogrammed his name on fabric for the frame.

*Notice the gold polka dot burlap runner? I had been eyeing this fabric for months- this shower was the perfect reason to buy the rest of the bolt.

 We went with a brunch theme for the shower!
My first time to try a waffle bar- so easy!

Fruit salad

Funeral sandwiches

Crack potatoes and creamy dreamy cheese grits

I loved making these outfits for baby Gideon.
Mom to be loves elephants!

Football fans- plus the baby is due during football season (at least I think, I don't really know anything about sports).

Dad to be was the drummer in my husband's band for years so I knew he had to have one of these!
It was such a joy to spend the day with the beautiful mom to be! I am so happy for her and can't wait to meet her sweet boy.
Many prayers and blessings for the sweet family.