Between the blasted heartbleed virus, busy life and editing pictures I’m a little late in posting this. I apologize. As a matter of fact, I’m still weeding through which photos I want to share. I’m down to 42 out of almost 200 photos taken. Instead of weeding through them again, (and postponing another day) I decided I would split them up. This post will be the decorations, while tomorrow’s post will be the food table.
You will find I was able to make most of my decorations…
Welcome to my friend’s Vintage Bridal Shower (hosted in our home.)
The shower sign you see used to be a shelf in one of my kid’s bedrooms. I shopped in my attic and found the wood board calling my name, “use me!” I sanded it a bit and used the chalkboard spray paint to paint one side. I have to confess I don’t draw letters this pretty. I used my Cricut to make the letters and traced them with chalk. I liked the idea of using the board as a sign on my front porch. I can erase the chalk after the shower and write another word for whatever occasion I want.
Front door wreath:
This wreath was made from a pool noodle. I recycled a soft old blanket that had a whole in it by cutting it up in strips and hot gluing them on the noodle. I made the blue flower with the blanket and hot glued the buttons on to the center. I made the pinwheel out of kraft paper. The wood fan in the background is one of the party favors we gave the guests.
Come on in to the foyer.
I finally painted the heirloom desk given to me by my Oma. I used my favorite paint, Annie Sloan Chalk paint in old white. The shower helped motivate me to breathe new life into this desk. I temporarily (for the shower) placed it in the foyer to use as a welcome table. I made the ticket garland by sewing the tickets together. I hot glued one of the girls old locker chandeliers which was sitting in my garage to the top of the old suitcase. The veil was mine. Tandy’s mom was one of the shower hostesses and she brought Tandy’s card box she plans to use at the wedding as well as their engagement photo.
To the right of the foyer is the dining room.
I made this heart garland with my paper heart punch. Placed 2 hearts together and sewed them together one after another. I used scrapbook paper with her colors of coral, turquoise, cream and browns intermixed with (actual) map and music paper for a vintage feel. When it’s finished you fold back the hearts to give it dimension and voila! I think this was my favorite garland I made. I bunched several paper poms together to make a sort of pom bouquet to hang down from the ceiling.
In the foyer to the left you see:
I made the below garlands. Sewed circles together for the top. The bottom pom garland was made from tulle and tied onto cord.
Both of the above garlands were hanging in the foyer and you saw them as soon as you walked in.
I shopped from home for most of what you see here on this mantel. If you’ve been reading for a while you will recognize many of the items. I did find the coral candle holder and vase at my favorite local discount store Walls. The Precious Moments couple was on my wedding cake. I added some scrabble tiles spelling the bride and grooms names onto the old type setting drawer. I have a close up of their names on Instagram (@familybringsjoy) I found the blue hanging pails at Hobby Lobby. The white flower bouquet is also from Hobby Lobby. I forgot what the live pink flowers are called in the other blue pail. I bought the burlap bunting at Hobby Lobby, but I cut out the big letters using my Cricut and the small letters using my QuicKutz.
WARNING: The following garland might shock you:
The panty garland was hung in between the living room and kitchen. I thought it was a cute idea and added some great conversation to the shower. Tandy was happy to take the pretty undies with her.
In between the living room and breakfast room:
I kind of went crazy making the circle garland, but I think it added a special touch.
Me with the beautiful Bride to be:
I had so much fun crafting all the decorations for Tandy’s bridal shower. Feel free to pin away and share this post with everyone. I hope this shower will inspire many more for future celebrations. Thank you for joining us! If you have a question, please email me or ask in the comment section of this post. Only 11 more days until the wedding Tandy! Come back tomorrow for all of the food we shared. 😀
Celebrating with friends brings joy,