Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blue, Blue, Blue, PINK!


Busy time around my house last Saturday!  Because this is Baby Number Four for Angie, her sisters decided it would be fun to have a PINK shower.  After three precious sons, Angie and Brian are now expected a girl!  To say the least we are really excited about this! Jamie and Emily and I  decided to host a brunch with immediate family members. 



We went to work.  Even though I’m the silk plant lady I LOVE real flowers.  My friend Susan told me to cut away on her beautiful hydrangea bushes.  I have got to plant this variety as they have the most gorgeous blooms! 

Miss Maggie decided it was the perfect bowl of water to take sips from on a late summer morning.


Jamie and Emily arrived in town and went to work on a diaper cake.






We decorated with new baby clothes and some old ones that belonged to my sweet little babies many years ago.



I made pink cupcakes

and used the new Mommy’s (now antique) toys and shower cards I received when she was born

for part of our decor




We set a pretty table

(A few days before the shower date I started gathering dishes and trying out different possibilities to set a very feminine table.  Talking on the phone to Jamie about what I was doing, she said “Oh Mom! I can just see you now!  You are high as a kite!” Just made me giggle!)

You can see the Sampler from Angie’s nursery I used underneath the bowl of hydrangeas.



Finally with all the preparations complete and the guests tucked inside nicely hidden,

We waited for the Mother to be to arrive!






And girl boy was she!



Can you see these precious little dotted shoes on top of the diaper cake??



Instead of games we had a barrette making station set up.

Angie LOVED this!  She now has several little hair doodads for Baby Girl.




Fresh flowers were placed all around.



Each place setting had it’s own little flower vase.

Some held soft green or pink zinnias, some had tiny pink roses and others had cosmos.

The perfect little sweet touch.



The little bird plates were a great find at Goodwill.

The pink plates are called Gay Day by Wood &Sons, made in England.













It was such an enjoyable time.

We are blessed to have a wonderful, close family.











I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what our day was like.

It is my pleasure to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for

Tablescape Thursday.

I am also joining Kristen at Kristen’s Creations for her party


There is a new meme over at  2805 called Potpourri Friday I am joining.  You just might like to know she is having a giveaway too! Oh it’s exciting ~~ a great book!   Charles Faudree Details



Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Debra at Common Ground

 Tootsie Time for Flaunt Your Flowers



Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time at Designs on 47th Street today.




Blondie's Journal said...

Donna...this was such a sweet and pretty baby shower! Congratulations to the mom to be!! You did a wonderful job on the flowers and I love the place setting...very pretty table!

Love the diaper cake, I've never seen one and I love how you decorated with the infant clothes! Showers are so much fun and I have been to my share this year!! Wonderful post!!


BluBabesCreate said...

I love girls! Congratulations! I have four of my own: Charlotte, Anne-Louise, Claire and Adele. Come learn about Winnie the Pooh!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a special party! I adore all of the personal touches that made it a completely original tablescape. Thank you for sharing your magical day. Cherry Kay

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Great shower! I love those diaper cakes, and the little shoes on top are adorable. So glad a good time was had by all! Your table looked SO pretty! XO, Pinky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Donna, I'll bet they are just thrilled to death about having a girl to add to their family. Love those little shoes. I think I wanted to buy every little pair I saw {Etsy has them all over the place!} before my granddaughter was even born!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The arrangements and tablescapes looked so pretty. It looked like everyone had such a wonderful time. I like the hair ribbon cute and useful!!! Love the infant clothes "hanging on the line." So sweet!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely perfect party with every detail being just right. The honoree must have been delighted.
Thanks for your visit. Do come again.

Miss Char said...

I'll say it again Donna, that barrette idea was genius. I so don't like shower games but this I would have been all over creating a little girly twirly for that new little girl. The table is beautiful and I just know the girls all had the best time.

Marlis said...

Donna, this is a most fabulous shower.. I love the sweet table you set up.. The diaper cake turned out so cute as did hanging all the baby clothes. The flowers looks fabulous.. Congrats to the mom to be and you too.. xo marlis

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, What a beautiful shower! Loved all the cute details...the clothes line of baby clothes was a great idea! I'm so glad you joined my party. I decided to change the name to something everyone feels like they can join. Thank you for your nice comments on my paintings! I appreciate them...I think I will give painting another try... Kristen

bj said...

What a darling baby shower. Everything looked just fabulous and the really pretty flowers just took it over the top.
The diaper cake is so cute...
Congrats to all of you on getting a brand new little baby girl.
bwaaaaa, I want another grandbaby...

Unknown said...

Donna - Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. I just love the little clothes line of baby clothes for decoration. Isn't it fun to be girls?!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a precious baby shower, Donna!
Your tablescape was lovely and the diaper cake looked terrific! I just love the garland made from baby clothes you had hanging from the mantel.

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope to see you again next week!

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations to the happy expectant parents!!! This was a very sweet gesture for you guys to put on this swanky shower in the Mommy's honor! And I LOVE your friend, Susan, who so generously allowed you to trim from her hydrangea bushes! Now THAT'S a good friend!!! The flowers and table were beautiful. I also like the idea of the hair barrette-making station. That's cute!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oops...forgot to tell you how much I like the cool napkin fold with the napkins in the glasses! Very cool!!!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
This was a Beautiful baby shower! You did a wonderful job putting it all toghther!! your flowers are gorgeous for this Happy Day. I also love all the special touches. I hope you have a great weekend with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Donna, it looks like you had a lovely shower for your daughter! Everything looks beautiful.

So happy your daughter is having a girl! Best wishes to everyone!

Babs said...

Donna, How darling. The shower idea with little clothes and a diaper cake is so cute. Your tablescape is just the cutest with the pink plates and little bird ones.Everyone looks like they had a great time... thanks for sharing the photos.

Tootsie said...

I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I hope you will link in again soon!
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sheila from life @ #17 said...

Angie holding up that little flower outfit with such a huge smile on her put a smile right on my face too :))

Ellen said...

I can see you all were tickled pink. What a beautiful family. You and your girls did such a lovely job on making each detail count. It was just lovely to read your post and see all the girlie pretties.

Brianna Renee said...

What a beautiful baby shower! Such a sweet surprise :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful shower! She will remember it for the rest of her life..

Rettabug said...

BRAVO!! What an incredible baby shower...LOVE the little clothes hanging on the line & those birdy plates are precious beyond belief.

I'm soooo glad they're having a GIRL! Yipee!

Kudos to you, Donna & the rest of the gals for a job well done.


Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

I enjoyed peeking in on your baby shower everything looked so sweet. The table setting was lovely. Love those bird plates. I have bird plates for my dining room ...but I think yours are way cute!

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