Sharps Farmhouse

I've been in love with this farmhouse since I was little.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rachel's Baby Shower

     My mom is one of the most talented women I know. I've always admired her creativity, she has just the right touch. My siblings and I (I'm the oldest of four) were very fortunate to have her home with us growing up. 
     She made even the simplest things special and the special things even more so. For instance, I remember waking up one Valentine's Day morning to a wonderland of hearts. Handmade streamers hung from the ceiling, red & white covered the table from fabric napkins and place mats (also handmade) to breakfast and treats. These are the moments that I cherish and I can't wait to make things just as special for my own family. 
     She recently helped out her best friend with her daughter's baby shower and it was beautiful. She handcrafted the favors, place cards and hang tags and for those of us who know her, there was no mistaking, it had her touch.

The hang tags were attached with white ribbon to pretty pink scarves that decorated the backs of the chairs.

Baby carriages adorned everything including, invitations, place cards, thank you tags and centerpieces.

Rachel's mom Christine picked out the pink scarves and everyone loved them, by the end of the shower everyone was wearing theirs.

This was definitely a baby shower for a little girl, pink everything! The crackers (mom) at each place setting were done in all shades and patterns of the palest pink, with tulle tied with pink satin ribbons. Inside, chocolate kisses!

Chrisitne also found the sweetest baby carriages to use as part of the centerpieces. They sat atop a stack of pink and white polka dotted boxes. The vintage pail, a small part of a gift from my mom to the mother-to-be.

I lent a hand by making one of the game boards.

My sister, Monica, made the Bingo cards.

The candy table looked adorable, with a variety of pink and white sweet treats.

The pink and white baby carriage cake tasted as good as it looked.

The room itself was very cozy, draped in a natural twig garland that was dripping with icicles and glittered branches. I wish I had gotten better pictures of the room, this picture doesn't really do it justice.

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