Monday, May 11, 2015

Boho Baby Shower

Over the weekend we got to celebrate my niece and a new baby girl that's about to be born into our family. The last baby born into our immediate family was my youngest daughter, almost 10 years ago. That's a long time to be without baby snuggles. 
 Her grandma has a huge stash of beautiful vintage doilies and we were happy to put them to use in our simple bohemian theme. All you need are some embroidery hoops and yarn to hang them with. There was already an outdoor curtain so we just closed the curtain and pinned the panels together with clothespins so that it didn't blow in the wind.
 We pulled two old dressers out from the house to use as serving tables. They worked perfectly and added charm that regular tables would have lost. It was a brunch so we served quiche, banana bread, fruit skewers, donuts, and had a greek yogurt bar with berries, honey, and homemade granola.

 We ordered brown butter cookies from my friend who bakes (the BEST treats ever) and packaged them up with a cute little paper flower from Michaels. They were adorable in an old drawer that I made-over from ReStore.

 We also made hoops out of fabric and lace strips. This is such an easy, but beautiful decoration, and can be changed to fit any color scheme. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a dowel rod draped with baby's breath hanging over the couch.
 We layered the tables with various neutral, non-matching tablecloths, then topped with vintage lace tablecloths..
 The little animals we found at Michaels and then painted them gold.
 The vases were collected from thrift stores, and we taped them off with painter's tape and sponged them gold. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the boards have a gold edge, and a clear coat on top to make them shine.
We had a beautiful day showering my niece and welcoming baby Penelope! We can't wait to meet her!