Sharing a glimpse of a sweet baby shower for a special baby boy, styled and captured by yours truly.
In the midst of November’s holiday festivities, I had the honor of styling a vintage baby shower for my sister-in-law, and I’m thrilled to finally share a few photos I captured of the decor before the guests began arriving.
No Russian or Ukrainian gathering is complete without at least a dozen varieties of freshly brewed tea, so the tea party element was a given. The challenge, however, was to style a tea party that celebrated the upcoming birth of a baby boy – emphasis being on “boy.”
Months in advance, I took to Pinterest to gather ideas, cultivating an extensive board of inspirations. I quickly narrowed down the projects I planned to DIY: A backdrop of greenery, ribbons and teacups, along with lots of hand lettered chalkboards to give the decor a personal touch. Soon, every inch of our townhome was overtaken by votives, candles, ribbons, teacups and other decorations. Of course, I could not have done half of what I was able to accomplish without the help of my friends at LA Event Designs, who were oh-so-kind to lend me many of the decorations and props.
The end result was quite lovely, as was evident by the sheer delight on the guests’ faces when they entered the room. The decor featured a palette of blues, golds and creams, enlivened by pops of greenery. The table was layered with cream tablecloths, china, lots of candles, glasses and a mismatched collection of teacups that I sought out at various vintage stores and flea markets. Teapots of various shapes and sizes – some borrowed, some from my own collection – served as vases. Bountiful arrangements of white lilies, roses and, of course, lots of greenery, covered almost every surface, including a whimsical backdrop of teacups tied with ribbons, hanging from a garland of greenery.
In the event that you too have an upcoming special event, I’ve gathered budget-friendly ideas of how you can recreate some of the decorations from this vintage baby shower. My best suggestion, however, is to peruse vintage stores and flea markets for one-of-a-kind, inexpensive pieces.