Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baby Shower Luncheon

I wanted to share with you a few photos from the baby shower luncheon on Sunday.  It went very well.  We had 19 guests.  Grandpa-to-be started the event by pinning a beautiful white orchid on his daughter and Mommy-to-be.

We decorated in yellow's and blue's with a splash of purple from the Iris.  We were in the Grandparents 170 yr. old farm house and the decorations meshed seamlessly with the home.  

We used miss-matched floral china of mine as well as the blue owl pitchers from my collection.  Various table runners added color and texture to the white tablecloths.

The shower had a definite vintage-romantic quality about it.  The fresh flowers really brought it all together.

The food was provided by my friend's restaurant.  Not only does she and her husband live in this 170 yr. old home and host weddings and events on the property, but they own a cafe and bakery as well.

The flower pins were a big hit as a party favor and the three littlest guests received talking farm puzzles as their favor.

Little touches go along way when planning an event.  Making the food a part of the decorations is not hard when you use pretty colors of frosting set on a chunky white tray.

Even though the weather was cold and grey outside, laughter, smiles and the cutest baby gifts ever kept the inside bright and cheery!

The older I get, the more I enjoy these types of events.  It always takes you back to your own baby showers and the babies you once held in your arms that are now grown.  It's so bittersweet.

With the overwhelming positive response of my handmade invitation, I may never use a store bought one again.  Showers of blessings today!



  1. What a special day for momma to be and others. Your charming touches are as pretty as can be.
    Sincerely, Trish

  2. Such an absolutely beautiful and memorable occasion! What a fabulous idea to top the goody bags with doilies. Lent such a vintage sweet touch. Cupcake stands are one of my current favorite things. I adore yours! And those handmade invites... wow! You certainly outdid yourself. Thanks for sharing the inspiring pics, Renee! Blessings to you.

  3. I feel like I was there with you all...perfectly well planned and delivered. pretty colors indeed Renee

  4. You are such a natural Party Planner! Your creativity and talent are so much fun to watch in action.
    I L-O-V-E this Charming and Pretty baby shower.

  5. All your decorating touches look great. Love the assorted china plates and the fresh themed colours. I think I would enjoy a job like that!

  6. Oh what a sweet shower ... I was anxious to see how it turned out when you posted your adorable invites, what a lucky momma to be ! E in TN

  7. Wow! When you throw a party you do it right! It looks so lovely! I bet the mama to be was so happy with the way it all looked. Good job dearie! :)

  8. Absolutely beautiful! From the food to the tablescapes to the invitations and party favors everything is breathtaking! How special to celebrate a new baby coming! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Renee- What a beautiful Shower! Next time you are in Shipshewanna, stop by The Scrap Yard located in the Davis Mercantile Building. They have awesome vintage finds for cards and such. I was there today and they had some lovely handmade flowers and such- so lovely. My favorite vintage website for everything scrapbooking is. Jenni Bowlin (www.jbsmercantile.com). I love to splurge on her monthly kits! Take care!

  10. Everything looks fabulous I bet momma to be was thrilled with it all. I know I would be. Well done on all the hard work

  11. We're planning a baby shower for my daughter later this spring. Thanks for some ideas!

  12. This is just gorgeous! I especially love the blue owl pitcher(s)

  13. Renee, this turned out darling. Your work turned out so lovely. Smiles...Renee


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