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

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!


  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!

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

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

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