Thursday, November 18, 2010

fabienne joy. vintage baby shower.

last night we finally had a baby shower for miss marla & her sweet pea
manda and i have been planning & preparing for weeks!
you can read a little about the hectic-ness of yesterday's happenings here.

it was all worth it though.
we went with a vintage theme because little fabs is going to be one retro dressing lady
{i've been making sure of it by buying her lots... and i mean LOTS of vintage clothes}

so... manda cooked basically all of the food for the party {a few appetizers were brought by guests}
she is pretty much the greatest baker ever - check out the desserts below!
and most of the vintage decorations were from my room/my old store
all of the adorable little floral arrangements were made by mimi {fab's grandma}

check out the pictures... i may add more soon.
especially some of the ones with fabie in them!

welcome baby fabienne!
{we've had this chalkboard since i was little}
and a peek into our sweet drastically {and sweatily} transformed room.

the sweet little guest of honor... fabienne joy michau.
so precious.

vintage tea cups, saucers, plates & tablecloths
handkerchiefs tied with assorted vintage fabrics
our appetizer table with vintage decorations and a few of the MANY pom-poms we made

decorations:
vintage suitcase with vintage hankies & child's accessories
& a porcelain doll that was my mom's as a child

vintage buttons in a jar - guessing game
vintage books, hat box, booties, spools of thread, table cloth

the dessert table {more pictures of the deliciousness later on}
and more of the sweet mismatch vintage table settings

delicious appetizers:

rye bread bowl dip
cheese & crackers
fruit dip & cinnamon chips
veggie pizza
assorted veggie trays w/ dill dip
spinach and artichoke dip
hummus & chips
mini animal crackers {so tiny!}

the absolutely sweet bottles with barber-stripe straws
filled with sweet lemonade.

one of the vintage picture book banners we made.
{we had two picture book banners, two clothes line decorative hangers,
one vintage baby picture banner- pics of the new momma as a little baby}

more decorations - manda's vintage buggy, and some of my vintage baby clothes collection
also the clothes line cake - manda bakes&ices and i cut&decorate

some sweet antique porcelain dolls that my grandma & grandpa found somewhere
and they gave them to me to sell. but they were just too sweet to not keep them.
behind that is my vintage wicker-top baby scale. {conveniently it was yellow!}


more of the vintage girly clothes i've collected over the years.
and a little swinging horse i just found recently at an auction.


two sweeties. & two sweets.

the mini clothes line cake topper that i am in love with/so proud of
{dress, undies, overalls, dress, bonnet}

ahh! so sweet.
yes, i'm obsessed. if i had more occasions to make them for, i would make them all day!

we made a sign for each different table from vintage
pictures/prints and added in what would be on each
table and slipped them into some adorable frames.


delicious dessert table:

vanilla/vanilla cupcakes
cream wafers
manda's peanut butter cookies
rice krispy treats
assorted yellow candies
clothes-line cake


delicious & adorable cream wafers {we have a bunch left still... yes!}

coffee in cute tea-cups and the cute new momma opening up presents

favors! sweet pouches sewn {by yours truly} from vintage fabrics
pinned closed with diaper pins
and inside some delicious "fjm" sugar cookies made by manda {of course}

we had a photo booth with lots of vintage props from my old shop put in an old bassinet.
... hopefully i will be able to snag a couple pictures from my dad's camera that we used.
especially one of me & sweet girlie.

sweet little fabs was exhausted from some serious partying.
{okay, if i have to be honest... this was taken at the beginning of the party,
but i figured it was a good closing picture}


what a good day. and beautiful little girl.
God is good.
even though my body is very sore from hauling chairs and
heavy tables around all afternoon yesterday.

have a good night all!

4 comments:

  1. whoa! you are fast. and you are a mean party thrower. thanks for all your work. and shopping. can't wait, can't wait til faba can fit in some of her fabulous clothes!

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  2. amazing and adorable decorations. You are SO good!

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  3. great pictures caitie-did. we are the best party throwers ever!!

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  4. what a wonderful baby shower
    it was great how you 2 did everything:).

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