Last weekend was my baby shower, held at my parents house in Connecticut. Yes, I am aware that it’s not exactly “etiquette 101” to have your Mom throw you a shower but the house is so beautiful and such a peaceful place for me. Am I Emily Post? Hardly. But we did manage to pull together an adorable little soiree!
We had an amazing caterer, Jessica Tuesdays, who really went all out on the details- including making this adorable cupcake tower!
My grandmother’s christening gown was hung outside by the entrance.
As I’ve said before, my mom has a crazy green thumb.
A little coffee station on the porch.
The tables were set up on the porch and patio- my mom found a slew of amazing, mismatched blue and white plates at an estate sale for like $50 (and some of them are valuable!). Buffalo check napkins wrapped in greek key ribbon, burlap toppers and gold flatware completed the look.
For centerpieces we used old Hardy Boys books (the theme of the shower was “bring your favorite children’s book”. All the flowers were done by my mom in mismatched vintage vases and urns.
This view is why I wanted it held here :)
Some of my pals enjoying the sun and food.
The buffet table inside was a mix of rustic wood serving pieces and more formal silver. And the food was AMAZING.
Details- topiaries and my dad’s baby cup and silver :)
A little rosé :)
More florals on the gift table.
Andrew was around helping keep the four dogs away from the food, so we snapped a little shot before the party.
The adorable (and delicious) cupcakes.
You may know Julie Richard (form the blog Shelter, whom I worked with a lifetime ago at another designer’s company) and my soon be sister-in-law.
Some yummy Hogwash rosé and mimosas were served.
Those cute onesie cookies again (which were painful to eat they were so perfect and pretty- but they were so delicious too!)
Part of the front of the house.
A happy soon-to-be Nana.
And a tired mom-to-be.
A big thanks to my Mom and friends and family for making the effort to come! 6 weeks to go!
Photos by Sarah Winchester & myself