Showing posts with label Showers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Showers. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Touches To a Baby Shower

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you have a love for vintage things, well....you have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

I hosted a baby shower for my niece and had a marvelous time with the planning of all the festivities! The theme was Under The Big Top - circus theme shower and I used a few vintage things to add to the decor and re-purpose for the shower. I will have a more detailed post a few days next week and show how it all came together! But for now, here are some of the things that I used that came from vintage items. As always, clicking on photos will make them bigger.

 This is a banner that I made using photo copied pages from a vintage circus children's book that I purchased online.  This banner spelled the name of the baby....it was so cute!



 I found an elephant and giraffe at goodwill.....vintage looking brass animals from the 70's maybe.....but these quickly became decor for the mantle.


 I don't like brass at all...but painted these turned out really cute! See that circus poster????.....I gave you a sneak peek HERE and this is what I did with that poster and window......spray paint can fix up lots of ugly things really quick.


I purchased this elephant at an estate sale. It was one of those ceramic pieces from the 70's as well....and while it looked ok as it was....it was not what I really had in mind.


I used baby blue spray paint from Michaels and it made all the difference in that elephant and the planter in the middle that held cotton candy.


Here is another view of one of the tables.....


 A vintage baby planter that is a clown was the topper for this serving display. I filled the planter with suckers and it worked out really well.


The lion was a vintage fine, and embellished with felt and the initial for my new great nephew's name. 

By collecting cast off items at goodwill, thrift stores and estate sales, I was able to update them to fit right in with my theme and not break the budget. Come back next week for a more detailed look at the shower and how it all came together! 

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!






Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday : Shower Decor Before, After and A Vintage Finish

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you are new to this party, please take the time to read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. I have gotten a few complaints about people linking in and not doing what is required, please, try and visit each and every participant, that is really important. I know we are all busy, but even if it takes a few days to do so, please do that. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies being showed that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

This is my final post about the Vintage Themed Bridal Shower. If you have been following along, I am sure you are thinking....thank goodness!!! Thanks for humoring me and following along all week.

Here are the before and after photos of the space we held the shower at. Here is the before.....

.....here is the after.........

It is hard to believe that filled with vintage linens, vintage dishes, glasses, vases, and vintage earrings that this would almost transform into a magical space.

another before.....this is the space that held the food and cake tables.....

after.........

again........amazing what wonderful vintage goodness can happen within a space.

This is the gift table, vintage tablecloth and milk glass vase was all it needed.

See this platter and plate?....I simply must share with you about this Franciscan Atomic Starburst dishes. The bride-to-be's grandma was at the shower. This is the pattern of dishes are exactly like the ones the grandma carefully wrapped up and gave her grand daughter at the shower. She received the platter, tea pot, spoon holders, and several other pieces.

The bride was thrilled, she said she remembered these and loved them as a child, they always reminded her of the Jetson's.....a cartoon in the 60's. I have to admit, I got a little weepy over these incredible gifts.

First, they are wonderful vintage pieces, but mostly because of the love of the grandmother for the granddaughter and the fact she wanted her to have them and gave them to her for her wedding shower. These are the types of gifts that are filled with love and they can not be purchased off of a wedding registry. They are given knowing they will be cherished long after a new gift would be possibly tossed aside. These are the types of gifts that are priceless to me. This is one lucky bride in my opinion.......it really touched me....I guess you can tell.

Vintage garlands made from vintage tablecloths and hankies.......

Vintage Jelly jar glasses were purchased at every possible Goodwill in my area over a 3 month period. I had that idea, and well......did what it took to have enough.

the chairs were tied with tulle and a silk flower......not a big statement, but just enough to add to the whole look of the room.

Vintage earrings were turned into napkin rings for the vintage napkins......

Vintage milk glass on every table......do you think this gave the tables an old fashion feel? It reminded me of a jar filled with flowers cut from my grandma's rose gardens.

here is a close up of the place setting......and a closer shot of the jelly jar glasses.

another table setting.....all mismatched things, very eclectic feel.

vintage dessert plates, punchbowl and cups, vintage cake plates stacked to hold the cake.

More vintage linens.........

Sweetness.....vintage goodies on a vintage plate......and a vintage-type candle holder.

Vintage plates that came from estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, and goodwill.......

I adore this pattern on this plate!!! Look at the detail.........

And here is our sweet bride.....She was very happy with her shower, and I wish her all the love and happiness she can stand in her new married life! She is a sweetheart and deserves only the best! By the way, I have known her since she was in kindergarten.......lots of years and memories!

Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday....and a wonderful weekend.



A Vintage Theme Shower : Cake & Punch Tables

Cake.....the best part of any event in my opinion! I love cake.....all kinds. When planning this event, I sort of had in mind what type of cake I wanted. First, I thought of old fashion cakes like a coconut cake or a round cake....think homemade. But finally, I felt that was just not "over the top" enough and would not stand out like I wanted it to.

This is the set up for the cake table.....before the cake arrived. Vintage linens, vintage cake knife set, vintage dessert dishes of all mixed and matched patterns were center of attention. The large candlesticks, however were not vintage.....but, they were dressed up with a vintage hankie tied around each one.....I liked how that looked. The white tea pot is Lenox. I found it at Goodwill, adorable really, little vines and a bea on one side and a butterfly on the other...it came with no lid, and I knew when I saw it what I'd do with this tea pot.

Again, vintage earrings held the place cards. I found these little white doves at Goodwill a few weeks ago, they held tea lights. I felt they were older...maybe 1980ish, and although they were not something I would normally buy, I thought they would be a cute addition to the food tables.
I am sure these were made by someone who did ceramics because they have no markings on the bottom, just initials.

Here is the cake.......I loved how it turned out. I stacked vintage cake plates to hold the cake. The teapot held fresh flowers from our gardens, the perfect touch for the vintage shower.

I made the cupcakes, decorated them, and placed them underneath the cake on the pedestal cake plates.....it was really cute.

Milk glass punch cups and bowl held punch....one was with champagne one without.

Here is the table....gosh, I guess I should have ironed this tablecloth better....it bugs me in these photos, but I did not notice it that day......oh well.....too late now!


Here is another view of the cake table. Funny, how vintage things combined together for one look makes things comforting and inviting. This type of look is really all about comfort to me.


Here are the cupcakes.....white tinted butter cream icing with cute little flowers. I think they really fit with the theme well.

another view of the cake.......

Sweetness.......


I hope you find yourself wanting a slice of cake, because I'd hate to think I was the only one that felt that way! I will finish this up tomorrow for VTT. There will be before and after photos......and I promise...I'll be done!!!! Thanks for hanging in with this all week......too many pictures and details I wanted to share to make only one post.....yeah....over the top!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Vintage Theme Shower : The Food

I like to have a luncheon with each shower I give. It not only is a real nice thing to do for your guest but gives opportunity for conversation with people you don't always get to see very often.

We set the tables in the smaller of the two rooms in a buffet style setting. Vintage linens and dishes were used with a mixture of a few new pieces.

Cake stands were put in place to hold Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches, and ham and cheese finger sandwiches.

Iced tea was served from this big urn. I got this at Sam's several years ago, and it works really well for events like this. The screens were decorated with vintage linens. I froze lemon slices in ice trays filled with water, kept the tea cool and was a cute touch.

Vintage Earrings served to hold the place cards for the food. I loved using these earrings, they added so much to the tables with very little effort.

Deviled eggs and a relish tray was part of the menu.

Salads with Raspberry vinaigrette and Ranch dressing......really good.

Here is the full food table. The drinks were on the far left. We had around 50 ladies and this was just enough food for a wonderful afternoon lunch. Tomorrow, the cake and cake tables.....be sure to check back.
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