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My Baby Shower

Friday, April 1, 2011

On the 20th, my family hosted a baby shower for me. Having babies so close together, we already have most of the big baby items that we needed but since there aren't many boys in the family for hand-me-downs, we were happy to receive many gifts of clothes and blankets that weren't pink. I had so much fun opening packages of teeny tiny socks and hilarious hooded towels. The funniest little outfit was the Star Wars onesie from my brother and Yoda hat from my sister. I can't wait to get a pic of Rhys decked out in his sci-fi geek finery. Oh, that's my sister, Chelsea in the pics with me!
 
The shower was a nautical theme. My mom made beautiful invitations with this vintage picture "Wynken Blynken and Nod"

My sister in law, Nellie opened her house to us after a last minute catastrophe at a neighborhood clubhouse that they had booked for the party. The house was decorated in red and blue streamers and little fish.

Chelsea made these netted bags full of Swedish Fish and star-shaped candies, tied with jute twine.


I wore my favorite dress to the shower. It's a handmade vintage maternity dress (a Christmas gift from Amanda) with little babies in strollers all over it. I adore the print and colors.



 The dress has pleats at the sides of the belly to allow plenty of growing room for the baby bump. I love the collar and bust detail. Whoever made this dress ages ago did a beautiful job. I love it so much, I will wear it long after the baby is born.

Lulu wore her yellow sun dress, which I picked up at a festival for her the summer I was pregnant with her. The fabric is gauzy and light with hand embroidered flowers along the crocheted yoke. It was handmade in South America. I loved it so much, I bought one in white also. She also wore her blue bolero and white maryjanes. The only thing cuter than a bolero is a miniature version! She soon ditched the shoes and opted for the butterfly wing headband. I love how serious she looks sometimes! 


 Nellie makes the worlds most beautiful (and delicious) cakes. They're always the centerpiece of the party.



See what I mean? Uh-mazing!! Is that home made icing? You betcha!

Just a few days before my shower, I received a beautiful vintage gift from Emily of Livin' Vintage, who visited St Louis last summer. She sent a gorgeous vintage bed jacket for me, which will be -perfect- to wear while nursing and for the baby, she sent an adorable receiving blanket, which is very soft and the perfect size for swaddling. Both have been packed away in my hospital bag to use right after he's born. Thank you, Emily!!

16 Responses to “My Baby Shower”

  1. Awww such fun! You look wonderful, my dear!! I'm excited for you!

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  2. Ah! You look soo gorgeous and I love that dress to bits!

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  3. I love that dress; and the cake was amazing! Baby showers are such fun, it always makes it seem more real somehow, you only have a few more weeks! Congrats!

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  4. I'm glad you liked your gifts!! It looks like you had a lovely shower. I am in love with that dress!! Amanda has such a good eye. :)

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  5. What an adorable dress.Party looked fun.That cake looks to pretty to eat.Your little girls dress is also adorable.congrats.

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  6. Ahh, what fun! There is no baby shower here, so I'm surprised at this party that I did not know. It's very nice and original gifts are, you are very beautiful in your belly. Sooo sweet!

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  7. What fun, you look absolutely fabulous. I love that dress and the fabric!

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  8. Oooh! The 'Wynken, Blynken and Nod' painting is from Janet and Ann Graham Johnstone. They did a whole schwack load of illustrations for Dean books. I had a nursery rhyme book with that in it as a kid and remember my Dad reading it to me. Their artwork is GORGEOUS.

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  9. I LOVE that cake. It looks so delicious. You are sooo lovely, love the dress! Looks like you had a great time! xoxo

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  10. Eep! I'm in love with the Yoda hat! Too cute for words!

    It looks like you had a lovely time :)

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  11. What a glorious dress and shower! And that CAKE!! :)

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  12. You look adorable and the cake looks yummy!

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  13. You are glowing and your shower looks so fun... the invite graphic is precious.

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  14. Congratulations. You look adorable in that dress. Over here we dont`t have baby showers, I have only seen it in movies and on american tv, but it looks fun.
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  15. What a cute cake. Your daughter is precious!

    That is a really cool maternity dress. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter a friend gave me the most adorable vintage 50s 2 piece skirt and top. It was white with hot pink and bubble gum pink giant polka dots, the top was sleeveless and the skirt was a pencil skirt with a cut out for the tummy. It had a huge shawl collar on it. Vintage maternity wear is so hard to find, but so cute!

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