Saturday, August 28, 2010

Handmade Bridal Shower

Let me start off by saying everyone's generosity and enthusiasm about my upcoming wedding has been amazing. I just really never imagined how exciting it all would be and how gracious those involved would be. The wedding day is getting so close and I have had so much fun these past several weekends working on things to give the wedding a personal and crafty touch. While I am on the subject of personal and crafty, I must tell you about this wonderful shower my mother's friends from work threw for me today.  It was lovely. 

As I walked up to the doorstep I saw this dress form. I have one just like it but this one is painted in one of my favorite colors.  I immediately commented on it and guess what? It was mine to keep! What a fantastic and whimsical decoration for a bridal shower! 

Her home is in the Historic Fairmount District and it is beautiful! 

When I walked in, I noticed little handmade cupcake pincushions!  This was the shower favor.  Everyone got to pick one out to take home! 

My pincushion was a wedding cake.  It has a vintage piece of lace from her grandmothers wedding dress on top for good luck. So very sweet. 

She also hand made a vintage linen tussy mussy's for everyone to take home. There was so much thought put into this shower! She had the tussy mussy's hanging on various knobs and hooks throughout her house. 

A tussy mussy was popular during the Victorian era. From what I gather, they were usually a silver cone shaped holder that held a small small bouquet of fresh flowers and herbs. Such a creative idea to re-design the tussy mussy with vintage linens instead of the silver cone shaped holder. What a lovely decoration!

To eat, we had petit fours from the Bluebonnet Bakery. Oh how I love these petit fours, they make the best. They had little rings on top! I probably ate about 4 of them. Oh they are soooooooooo good!

We also had mixed nuts, punch, and wedding mints. I immediately noticed the sweetest vintage hand made doily that the punch was sitting on. It had punch cups (from what I gather knitted or crocheted) around the edges. The mints and nuts were in little paper cupcake liners nestled in the punch cups.  Little did I know at that time that the doily was going to be given to me! I can't wait to use it. I need to have a party at my house soon so I can use all of my newly acquired household goods!  

Since I love all things hand made, this shower was just perfect. Thank you! 



Rebecca@This Present Life said...

What a beautiful and VERY thoughtful shower! I love all of the details and she obviously put a lot of time into everything!

CK said...

wow... Wow! WoW!! WOWZERS!!!! This is AMAZING!!! I wish I could have been there! What a beautiful, very thoughtful and giving party!!!! I can't believe it! LOVE it!

Liz said...

It was amazing and thoughtful. I could have not imagined a better one!

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