A lovely day for the lil’ momma-to-be

I finally had a chance to go thru the photos from the baby shower I co-hosted a few weeks ago. I think I got a few good shots of some of the details that myself, the mom’s mom, the mother-in-law and sister-in-law put together. It all came together so nicely, and it was certainly a D.I.Y. collaborative effort down to the very end!

As mentioned, the invite was a custom design through my old stationery company Wardrobe Stationery, to coordinate with the nursery scheme I helped the mommy put together. All the vintage toy blocks I bought from Etsy. Great budget-friendly decoration that added so much personality!

The guest of honor’s mom had collected all of the hobnail vases for her daughter’s wedding last year (featured on Style Me Pretty), and they definitely came in handy! She and a friend went to the flower mart in L.A. to pick up all the flowers, and they arranged each vase themselves. Didn’t they turn out so so great?

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: invite

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: table

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: Mimosa Bar

I designed the custom cake with the help of baker-extraordinaire Amy Berman of Vanilla Bake Shop (a fave client of mine!). They are the nicest people ever, and their cupcakes are the best! Seriously, you will never want another cupcake again. We chose Vanilla Lemon Berry for the cake, and let me tell you, everyone was a fan after having a piece.

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: cake

The antique cradle is a piece that’s been handed down in the daddy-to-be’s family. I love what his mom and sister did with it!

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: gift cradle

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: gift cradle

Another nod to the wedding last year: his sister put together a clothesline of baby photos of the parents-to-be. Inexpensive and totally personable.

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: baby photo clothesline

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: baby photo clothesline

My husband’s cousin makes the best sugar cookies known to man, no joke. And she does it as a hobby! We commissioned her to make these toy block cookies that she designed. Super cute. And super yummy.

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: cookie favors

At the end, all of the vases were gathered up and I had to snap a pic. What a lovely ending to a lovely day!

Vintage Chic Baby Boy Shower: flowers



  • April 12, 2011 Reply


    Thank you again for such a lovely day! It was absolutely perfect. xo

    • April 12, 2011 Reply

      that girl

      Yay! Did you share this with your mom? I was going to send it to her on FB.

  • April 12, 2011 Reply


    That is the most beautiful shower ever! Are you up at 5:30 am or just have your posts scheduled to post then?? :)
    E (modern24seven)

    • April 12, 2011 Reply

      that girl

      Ha, no! I do them the night before and schedule them early for the East Coasters.

  • April 12, 2011 Reply

    Leslie Hunnicutt

    Gorgeous shower…good ideas for two babies who are due in sept and oct. Can your husband’s cousin share her sugar cookie recipe? or does she sell them for people to purchase?

    • April 13, 2011 Reply

      that girl

      Hi Leslie – I’ll email you her info. She doesn’t give her recipe away (smart girl) but she can be hired for parties!

  • April 12, 2011 Reply

    Lonely Wife Project

    This is honestly gorgeous!!! I’m am stealing so many of these ideas when my own times come.

    • April 13, 2011 Reply

      that girl

      ooooh….excited for that!!

  • April 18, 2011 Reply


    Oh how beautiful! You are a good friend. After seeing pictures of the wedding and now this, I am so excited for your friend Alisha!

  • April 18, 2011 Reply


    Oh yes, I saw this today and meant to comment on it. I so wanted to find some vintage blocks for this baby shower table setting I created, but had like one week to do it and didn’t know if they’d ship in time. And quite honestly I didn’t even think about Etsy. doh!.

  • March 5, 2012 Reply

    Olivia (Mostly) Happy Homemaker

    Absolutely beautiful! This is so sweet! And you are so talented with your websites/stationery/branding! If I ever figure out what I want to be when I grow up, I know who to hire!

  • January 19, 2013 Reply


    Where did you get the invitations from?

  • April 2, 2014 Reply

    Vanessa Balli

    Just found your blog through Pinterest and you are the loveliest!!

    Can’t wait to read more!

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