First things first… I’m going to be a Grandma! You can only imagine my uncontainable excitement that our daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first baby! The whole family is waiting on pins and needles to meet the sweet baby boy or girl that is going to change our lives! Recently, Taylor and Nate moved to Hawaii and it is a little sad they will be so far away. However, they relocated from Baltimore, MD…so if we have to travel to see our grandbaby, Hawaii isn’t such a bad location!
It was such an honor and delight to host Taylor’s baby shower. Because they are waiting to find out if they’re having a boy or girl, they chose to go with a neutral pallet in the nursery and received the Sweet Lambie Nursery Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids as a gift. Using the bedding set as an inspiration made planning a gender neutral vintage baby shower so easy… and SO much fun! I not only designed the shower off of the nursery bedding but drew a great deal of inspiration from an adorable first birthday party I came across by Carrie Sellman, founder of The Cake Blog. (Gotta LOVE Pinterest!) The shower also incorporated vintage elements as Taylor has become smitten with vintage and cottage chic design. (She has recently started her own furniture refinishing business in Hawaii, called Dear Olympia Furniture Revivals!)
Taylor’s shower was filled with whimsy, organic textures, warmth and most of all LOVE! I kept the color pallet neutral with warm creams, beiges, browns and whites.
I designed the invitations to kick off our little lamb theme, incorporating the same color pallet with a little bit of whimsy. The craft envelopes were adorned with a wrap return address label that stated “A baby shower for Taylor” on the back.
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The entry way welcomed our guess with a vintage chalkboard, glass table and wooden clipboard displaying Baby H’s ultrasound pic. The doors were adorned with grapevine wreaths I wrapped with chunky yarn and adorable fleece sheep made by Taylor’s grandma. (More on those later!)
The entry way table displayed a treasure of vintage, organic elements that greeted family and friends. My mother-in-law graciously made the adorable yarn letters spelling out B A B Y. As mentioned earlier, she also made the sweet fleece lamb pillows you see throughout the shower. One of my favorite treasures is my grandmother’s baby dedication gown.
When I was in high school, my mom was heading back to her home town, Yankton, SD, for a visit. I knew that my grandma, aunt and mom enjoyed exploring “tag sales” (garage sales to us Arizonans!), so I asked her if she could look for a vintage baby dedication gown for me. Obviously, I was a long way off for needing one, but I have always love the simple design of vintage gowns. To my delight and surprise, she brought this sweet little gown back and told me the story behind it. To many, acquiring a family heirloom may seem natural, but to me, it was such a sweet blessing from the Lord. (Unfortunately, when I was a little girl, we lost everything we had when our house burned to the ground, so heirlooms such as this is huge in my life!)
Above the table hung a twine clothesline with white, cream and beige baby items. The pom-poms were made from coffee filters. I used white and natural filters in two different sizes. I also lightly died some white filters in coffee to create a beige look. I had so much fun making these… a little time consuming but super easy!