Ilene's Shabby Chic Shower

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

     I wasn't kidding when I said it was the week of the baby showers! I helped host a baby shower for Matt's cousin, Ilene, this weekend at my home. She is due with her first baby, a girl, in March. To make sure the mom-to-be liked the style of the shower I made sure to ask how she was decorating her nursery. She's going with a blue shabby chic floral style for her sweet girl so I mimicked that. For some reason I had an impossible time finding fabric that really evoked a shabby chic feel. Target has a brand that nails the look but I wasn't about to buy a comforter only to cut it to shreds... I made do with some other blue vintagey floral fabric. Take a look!

The cake was brought by another hostess...too cute!

These girls are sisters and due (both with girls) the same week!

The mom-to-be and me
     I'm always one for re-using items that I have already made and I was able to do that for Ilene's shower. The fabric backdrop was used for Blair's 2nd birthday last year. I just removed the pink fabric and cut/tied on the blue instead. I also own a lot of burlap which was perfect for the table decor. The tissue garland was also created for Blair's 2nd birthday. Again, I removed the pink which created a more neutral look.
     Here's the most awesome part of all...the flowers were from the shower I attended the previous day! (Gasp!) The hostess happened to be my friend so I asked her if I could pay for half the flowers and use them for my shower. No point in me running around town trying to find the right flowers to create my own arrangements, right? I meant what I said...this year I am trying to stress less and man did that help! It was also great to co-host a shower with Ilene's Aunts and divvy up the responsibility. Happy Wednesday!


  1. Awesome!!! You might just say that you are the hostess with the mostess! Har har!

  2. Oh so pretty! Love this and could be done well for a baby boy or girl!


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