Unfortunately, I have been told lately that I tend to go overboard when planning events. However, I don't see it that way. If someone has a problem with my "over the top" ideas than I am sorry. If I am going to plan an event, it is going to be executed with every detail in mind and nothing overlooked if I can help it. Cutting corners when planning an event, in my opinion is just poor taste. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.......that is what my dad used to always say. That one saying has really become a motto on how I do things....I am sure when he used to say this over and over when I complained about sweeping out the garage that he never really thought it would stick. It stuck to my very being....like glue.
The place we had the shower has a foyer separate from the main room. Tables were set up and this space was used to greet guest arriving for the shower.
Here each guest filled out a name tag, signed the shower book and deposited their recipe in the bowls. Candles, vintage planters, vintage quilt and pillow mints in a milk glass dish set the stage for what was to come.
I always like to use all the space provided for events......details....it is all in the details.
That little planter was a cute find. It is a sweet little girl holding a watering can. We filled it with fresh roses and flowers from our flower gardens. The glass dome stand has a vintage miniature tea set under the glass with a cute little vintage plate on display underneath the stand.
Right before the shower, I went to an estate sale. The lady has this little tea set and she told me it belonged to her Great Aunt. She said her great aunt used to host bridge parties and always had little tea sets to give little girls if they came to the parties. I guess this one survived and I could not pass it up......it is just too sweet, and looked adorable surrounded in tulle under the glass dome. When I purchased this, I knew exactly what I'd be doing with it......details.
Here is the little plate that sat on the table.....I have had this a good while, another estate sale find.....I love it!
This is the shower book designed and made for the bride to be. This is the invitation that went out to all the guest, it was used to decorate the cover.
Here is the page for the guest to sign. Included in this little book was information about the shower, menu served, a note about the favors, advice cards and a place to store the recipe cards the guest provided. It was a huge hit.
Here are the shower favors all finished. These plants are called Hens and Chickens. My 80 something year old sweet neighbor furnished me with most of these plants. She gave me several of these plants over the years. She told me these plants are all decedents from the original cutting she received from her friend in the 1950's......so in keeping with the vintage theme, these were perfect.
I printed a little tag and attached it to each cup.
Here is the table, displayed with the favors.....everyone could pick one before they left....they were a huge hit. Everyone loved them.
The restroom was just off of the foyer, and we dressed it up a bit with a cute wicker table, vintage linens, vintage candlestick and fresh flowers. Again......it is the details that make things a little more special. And how can I apologize for being over the top about details when it makes all the difference in the world? Sorry.....I simply can't do it!
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