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Striped Straws

Aside from my thrift store finds that I wrote about in June, this was my first baby shower purchase.

Fabulous, vintage inspired gray striped paper straws.  I got a set of 144 for only $5!  Obviously I won't need that many for the shower, but since gray is a neutral color, I figured I would be able to use the extras at other parties/gatherings...Halloween, Christmas, birthday parties, etc.  I love gray.  I think it brings a subtle sophistication to any color palette.  I also love straws.  And I think the combination of the two will be a cute little touch to Baby Smith's celebration. 

I mean seriously, look how cute they are!  I'm also loving this idea of using a drawer as a drink tray.
Straws, check.  One thing done, many more to go...

At least I already have a lot (if not all) of the serving pieces we'll need.  Look at some of the stash I brought home with me on my last road trip to Alabama.

Images via Unknown, The Pleated Poppy, Unknown
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