There’s nothing more wonderful to celebrate than the arrival of a new baby and when the mother-to-be is one of your dear friends, it gets even better. Carrie and I wanted to bring Gerri’s friends and family together for her first baby shower to share our excitement and joy for the anticipated arrival of her and Darin’s daughter, Marla Jane. A fun-filled shower brunch at Fernrock Farm, Carrie’s gorgeous country estate and flower farm, was set in motion.
We chose a color scheme with sweet hues of pink, yellow and silver to complement our vintage china, decor and flowers. To add a colorful, festive touch, Gerri and I made buntings of all sizes to hang throughout our party space.
To welcome our guests we set up a mimosa bar with a selection of juices in vintage decanters. Two vintage silver-plated pieces made their debut at a Southern Vintage Table event – a large bucket for the champagne and a mirror stand which we used as our bar sign. Lovely vintage goblets in amber, pink and clear glass with small bouquets of pink and yellow flowers in vintage vases and silver goblets completed this greeting station.
The brunch table was filled with a medley of quiches, a fruit salad, deviled eggs, ham biscuits, muffins, an assortment of candies and caramel cupcakes. Yummy! Thanks to friends Trudy, Kathleen and our honoree, Gerri, our guests had a delightful array of wonderful dishes to enjoy. Vintage tiered stands held the quiche muffins and we used vintage fork stands to display name cards so guests could distinguish the different flavors. We also used lots of silver on the table – flower-filled goblets and teapot, trays for the silverware and candle holders.
Don’t you love the petite bouquets of pink and yellow flowers from Fernrock Farm in the small vintage vases and goblets from Southern Vintage Table? We “sprinkled” them throughout our party area – on the main food table, the mimosa bar, along the fireplace mantle and in the crafting room. One thing is certain – beautiful flowers are perfect for any occasion!
Gerri designed our baby shower craft project – making colorful headbands for Marla Jane. With buttons, bows, band stretches and other darling accessories all laid out, we all channeled our inner creativity. While each of us fashioned at least one headband for baby Marla Jane, Millie’s creative energy was on fire! Many of the ones displayed on our vintage frame are her designs.
Next we all gathered in the living room for gift opening time. As with every baby shower ever held, there was lots of oohing and aaahhing – it just can’t be helped! Of course, there also was lots of laughter, baby stories and even a few secrets revealed as Gerri joyfully opened each gift. We ended our sweet celebration with coffee in vintage teacups along with Carrie’s caramel-covered cupcakes. Such a lovely time was had by all!
Congratulations, Gerri and Darin. We all are excited for you two and can’t wait to meet Marla Jane. Bosco is especially eager to meet his new playmate!
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