Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Showered.

I've spent the past couple of days recovering from hosting what I would like to think was a very successful shower for my sister-in-law. Bravo and I spent many a late night together in the past few weeks, crafting away the evening in the company of Jeff Lewis and Patti Stranger. I must say, I was rather pleased with the final results, and it seems the bride was too- lots of my decor will be making it's second debut at the wedding! Here's a peek.....

There were pom-poms a plenty (made using this Martha Tutorial- but with more tissue- I hate to tell you this Martha, but 8 sheets just wasn't cuttin' the mustard!). You can't tell in the pic- but they were hung with a pale aqua tulle.

The pennant banner was a simple project using a canvas painters drop cloth from Home Depot (though I would recommend an actual linen or burlap because the crop cloth did not want to lay nicely), some twine and a permanent marker, and the fun fabric streamers were a project inspired by this creative Mama and made using fat quarters from Jo-ann's fabric and again, my handy twine. The tablecloth was a reasonable investment from Anthropologie.

The galvanized bucket turned vase with dahlias and other flowers from the farmer's market, was from Cost Plus, and the galvanized metal heart to the right , which has been sitting purposeless in my garage for many months, was a fun find at the Alameda Flea Market (first spotted here).

The "Eat, Drink & Be Married" sign, was my less sophisticated attempt at the version I saw here, originally on Style Me Pretty.  I swooped up the Mason jars at Target at just $12 for a 12 pack, since we were in need of some dnew low-key drinking glasses here at Casa HMD, and the adorable striped paper straws are from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Favors were mini homemade jars of strawberry-pineapple jam from Hope's Pantry on Etsy. I added the pink gingham fabric and again, my trusty twine. The cute little "Spread the Love" tags were from Etsy seller Miss Pickles Press.

The cupcakes were good old Duncan Hines and I made the little flags with lolli-pop sticks and my new favorite thing- Washi Tape!

I'm fairly certain that a good time was had by all. 

This guy was all partied-out. 

And clearly Miss Molly is the sweetest person around, because I don't drag my big pregnant butt out of bed and throw parties like this for just everyone :)


  1. love all the stuff for molly's shower! did you get any of your ideas from perusing pinterest!!! :)

  2. yes- I have a little bit of a pinterest problem right now.

  3. I just stumbled across this post because of pinterest and I must know: was the strawberry jelly you purchased from the Etsy seller good? I absolutely loved this idea!