Vintage Baby Shower

Several weeks ago I purchased an antique baby scale for my photographer friend Meg. I knew she wanted one for her newborn photo shoots and I wanted to thank her for the amazing job she had done on Tessa’s senior photos. I was excited to find one at a local vintage shop.  When I gave it to her I said there was only one stipulation.  She had to let me borrow it for a baby shower I was doing.  She of course agreed!

I knew that the vintage baby scale would be the perfect thing for the table decor.

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It was also the perfect thing to hold a photo of Baby Hope laying in the same scale!  And to hold baby Hope!

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I collected other vintage items from around my house and especially Tessa’s room.  I had to dig out the box of baby nursery decor that had been packed away years ago.  There are advantages to saving stuff!  It will come in handy!

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The old baby booties with a votive candle holder inside became the perfect thing to put on top of the Peter Rabbit books.

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I also covered the table with a lovely old vintage quilt I had picked up in a vintage shop.

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And the vintage baby chair I just had to have was perfect!

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The pink pom poms from Tessa’s sixteenth birthday party were also a perfect addition hanging from the kitchen nook ceiling.

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I also used lots of pictures of pretty Baby Hope on the table.

In frames….

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as a collage on a vintage wire rack….

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I also hung some little vintage dresses that usually hang as a valance in Tessa’s room on a ribbon clothesline.

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Remember that invitation....

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I have to say I think this was my favorite part of the decor.  Those old baby shoes came in handy again….

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I used my mother’s hostess trays.  I love those things and remember my mother using them at various showers she would hold while I was growing up.

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The shower was in the evening so for food I wanted a combination of sweet and savory.

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We had fruit salsa and cinnamon chips.

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Hummus and Pita Chips

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Sundried Tomato Pesto Palmiers (recipe coming soon to Your Homebased Mom)

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And this yummy St. Louis Ooey Gooey Berry Cake!  So good!
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There were also Lovely Lime Cupcakes.

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The food was yummy and the company delightful.  The new mommy and baby got lots of darling things too!    Every new mommy deserves a special party!

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Comments

13 Responses to “Vintage Baby Shower”
  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful baby shower!

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    Valerie H. says:

    Love it all!

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    Cindi says:

    I absolutely LOVED everything about your baby shower! Thanks for sharing!

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    Camie says:

    It’s so beautiful it takes my breath away.

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    Erin says:

    Beautiful photos! What a creative and thoughtful shower!

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    marti says:

    What a beautiful and lucky baby with a shower to match! You will make a wonderful grandma someday Leigh Anne.
    I must be vintage as I’m sure I had a scale like that for my first babies. I also had a set of hostess trays with matching cups just like those that alas got broken on the way home from a party I had given with my friend.

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    Sisterlisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful! My daughters and I always planned full out elaborate parties too. Loving your blog!

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    Pam says:

    Any ideas for using vintage glass baby bottles for centerpieces?

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      Leigh Anne says:

      They would be darling used as flower containers or fill them with jelly beans or other candy that matched your color scheme!

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    Ginny Stout says:

    What does the vinyl lettering say on the wall??? So cute!!!

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