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Meredith's Vintage-Inspired Baby Shower

The long-awaited day finally arrived on Saturday!  I would like to say that Meredith's vintage-inspired baby shower "went off without a hitch," but that would be a lie.  We had to make a few adjustments and forgo a few ideas planned, but all things considered, I'd still deem it a success!  So let's take a tour of the shower through my camera lens...    

The menu, which you'll learn below, was altered en route to the shower.  In the end, it consisted of chips and dip, fruit skewers, pasta salad, chocolate dipped pretzels, chicken salad sandwiches, ham and cheese rolls, whoopie pies and cake (made by your's truly and my mom-from scratch!).

The cake decoration didn't turn out quite as planned due to some time issues that arose after the tomato basil soup that was also supposed to be on the menu spilled ALL over the car via transport to the shower.  And the icing coloring we bought was a little brighter green than advertised, but we rolled with it.  Special thanks to my hubby and Aunt Sandy for adding the finishing touches to the cake in clutch time!    
I used hydrangeas, babies breath, daisies, poms, green trick dianthus and willow branches to make the arrangements.

"It was berry sweet of you to come."  Blueberry muffins featuring Cohen's name were given as favors for the guests to eat the next morning for breakfast. 

Drink up!  We had lemonade, cucumber water and of course, milk, for the beverages.  Ball mason jars were used as glasses and gray and white paper striped straws added to the vintage vibe.
Anyone recognize this chalkboard tray?  This was the final product of one of my thrift store finds from Oklahoma.  If you look closely, you'll also see the wooden crates and metal lantern I purchased on that trip as well. 

The sign-in table showcased Meredith's old baby shoes, childhood photos of her and her hubby and a vintage knitting basket that belonged to my late grandmother.

Now for the fun part...the gifts!  Cohen and mommy got a lot of wonderful presents (Meredith's SUV was packed to the brim).  Thank you to all who came out to help us celebrate!

Mer, I hope the shower was everything you dreamed of and more!  Love you!

It's hard to believe that in a couple of months she'll be holding HER baby's picture instead of her own!

Let me know what you think!

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