Friday, November 9, 2007

Vintage Baby Shower




... buy baby shower decorations at Party City. I just could not do it, friends.

There is a sweet lady at our bunco group who is having a baby girl next month, and we surprised her at bunco last night with a baby shower instead. I was in charge of decorations! My favorite. The baby shower decorations at Party City looked just like the ones that were for sale back when I had my first baby (12 years ago!). Come on people, we can't do better than this!?

I am also on a budget, so mostly using what I already had (which was probably too much because I am a craft/scrapbook supply hoarder), I did a vintage baby and sunflower theme. I will post a few pictures and the rest you can see on my Flickr page.

Anyway, a few years ago I bought a cd of vintage baby images from The Vintage Workshop. They have awesome images you can download into your computer. I printed images of those on file folders because I was too lazy to go upstairs and get card stock. I put sunflowers from the grocery store, and moss from WalMart into floral oasis in metal buckets I took out of my sewing room (got those from Home Depot). I used shish kabob sticks to stick the images into the flower arrangements. I used baby bottles for place cards/buffet cards. I had some vintage milk bottles from a previous baby shower I did, and used those for some more flowers. I ironed a vintage image onto a little onesie and found some tiny clothes pins at WalMart to hang them up. I took a feather boa from my daughter's room and some silk sunflowers to put on the gift table. And last, I found 3 cute wine glasses at the thrift store that I used for candles. I think it worked!

17 comments:

Liz said...

It looks just amazing! I'm so impressed, I hope the mama-to-be appreciated all your creative hard work.

Kari & Kijsa said...

So much fun....you are creative...so much better than Party City!

Have a very blessed day,

smiles, kari and kijsa

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, that is so much better than Party City! So adorable.

I now want a CD from there...thanks!

bohgirl said...

Those are so great! Since I have graduated from professional bridesmaid to professional baby shower thrower - these tips will save me a pretty penny... and keep me from cardboard stork cutouts with pink & blue streamers ;)

Trish said...

Girl -- Martha Stewart has NOTHING on you! You have the BEST creative ideas ANYWHERE! You really should start a magazine or something. Your ideas are so amazing and beautiful! I would buy the 1st subscription and gift subscriptions for EVERYONE I know, forever! BTW, your music on the blog sounds great. I smiled when I heard the Mrs. Jones song...Sweet!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh, you are definitely beyond Party City! Love your creativity!

Melissa

Martha said...

There she goes again! "Jonesifying" another party :)

Looks great. You are so cool and creative!

Desiree' said...

You're amazing. Way to go!

cityfarmer said...

You did it right, girl!

restyled home said...

Simply perfect...there is nothing better than vintage baby!!

Linda

Lisa@Take90West said...

They look great. You are so creative...had to delurk to let you know!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Mrs. Jones!! So glad to meet you and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog giveaway! I love your baby decorations! They are so adorable and beat any store bought decorations - hands down!

I'll be back for more visits! Love your blog!!

Becky

Aimee said...

Looks awesome! You have some great, original ideas!

Amy said...

Just wanted to leave a note to say I am having a give-away on my Blog :)
blessings,
Amy

kari said...

The baby shower decorations are so cute! Very creative.

Lisa said...

When did you get back in town Girlfriend? Ive missed ya!
Glad to see your up and running again. Or have I missed something?
Lotsa happiness to ya
Lisa
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