Monday, October 3, 2011

A vintage, woodsy baby-shower.


Several weeks ago, I threw a baby shower for my sister Kelley. She is due any day now (eek!) and we are super excited to welcome Mr. Levi Justice into this big crazy family of girls!! Guests were welcomed by a bunch of balloons tied onto our pram, as well as the jute-wrapped wreath. The letters spelling Levi's name are from my vintage-dictionary!

I know I shared these before, but  I can't help but share them again. I LOVE them. Here are the shower invitations I made again.

Kelley is a cultured momma-to-be (as you can tell by the cake-pop moustache), so I did my best to keep it clean and chic, with a vintage woodsy twist. 

The shower was full of handmade treasures, which brought warmth and a fun atmosphere to our little celebration! The color palette was neutral creams, whites, with pops of green from the succulent and wheat-grass centerpieces. There was enough color influence from my house without adding in a competing shower color. Also, with a neutral palette, I can re-use some of the decorations in the future. 
The succulent centerpieces were made with a hollowed out log, I 'stole' from a friend. My dashing husband Daniel cut them into slices, and I hot-glued a cork bottom onto each section. Then I filled each section with potting soil and planted my succulents. These also doubled as great thank-you gifts for shower hostesses! 
The moustache cake-pop display was so fun! I planted wheatgrass seeds in a little box 10 days before the shower, and viola, a great cake-pop stand was born! The grass was actually a little taller than I expected; I'd wait about 6 or 7 days next time. That stuff grows quickly!

Other handmade touches included the vintage paper streamers, the burlap table runner, and the muslin table ruffle. I also showcased a jut-wrapped letter 'L' (for Levi) in an Ikea frame backed with vintage dictionary pages.

The food may have been dainty, but we certainly weren't. We noshed on some seriously good eats. Banana pudding in mini-mason jars, stuffed mushrooms, tiny Cesar salads in parmesean cups, homemade pepper jelly and cream cheese, coconut cream pie, roasted vegetable hummus tart, and cream sodas. Cute little wooden birch utensils tied perfectly into the woodsy theme! The 'silverware' is adorable, completely compostable, and  doesn't contain any harmful dyes, or plastics.
We played a nail-biting game of Baby Bingo, prayed for Kelley and baby Levi, and had tons of fun just visiting and chatting the afternoon away.When it was time to leave, each guest got to take home their own little baby succulent!


And there it is! A sweet woodsy baby shower. I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our afternoon :) 

Now for a run-down of my sources:

Birch utensils- These are from a company called Birchware. They are adorable, completely compostable, and are without any harmful dyes, or plastics. This is the link on Amazon.
Wheatgrass seeds-  I purchased mine from Ebay for super cheap! However, I've also heard you can buy the already-grown grass from Jamba Juice for a little bit more. 
Moustache mold for cake-pops- This was a lollipop mold, but I used it for my cake-pops! Ordered via Amazon.
Grapevine wreath and jute -Jo-Anns Fabric
Succulents- Ebay. I've found these are the cheapest, best quality succulents. I bought the lot of 36, and it was  enough for centerpieces and 20 favors. 
Favor tray- Klack serving tray from Ikea, later painted with chalkboard paint
Teeny succulent cups- Blanda finger-bowls from Ikea
Picture frame- The infamous Ung Drill frame from Ikea
Vintage Dictionary- I got mine from a local antique dive, but I have seen some great deal for some on Ebay too! 

Lots of love,
Lindsey

64 comments:

  1. So many neat touches! I love it! :) You did a fabulous job :)

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  2. It's fun seeing the pictures in a presentable format. It was an amazing shower! Tiffany

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Great job, girl!

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  4. Umm cutest.shower.ever. Well done!

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  5. WOWZA! I wish I could increase my font size because THAT is a FABULOUS shower! You did such a wonderful job! :) I bet she felts uber blessed.

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  6. Thank you all so much!! It was a blast to plan :)

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  7. Holy cow this is awesome!!! You really have a talent for decorating! I wish I had such a vision for this stuff. :)

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  8. This is so beautiful!! Your blog is gorgeous, I'm so glad to have found you through Casey's blog! I'm your newest follower, I can tell you're gonna be one of my daily reads :)

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  9. Beautiful party!! And beautiful blog! I really love your blog name and what it means...touching and unique. I would love to feature this party in my Soiree Day, may I? And I'm newest follower!
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  10. not sure how i came across your blog- but i love the little favors for this shower, genius! i will be pinning this for future reference!! thanks for the idea!

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  11. This is quite possibly the cutest shower ever. PS...was that at your house? Because it is gorgeous! FYI it's gonna take about 3 paper towels to wipe all the drool off my face that accumulated while staring at those invites.

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  12. Thanks sweet friends for all your compliments :) Amy- this is our little house!

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  13. Beautiful party! I love the take away succulents and the 'L' hanging over the table. So pretty!

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