Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Favorite Post-Pretty in Pink Baby Shower

This is one of my favorite posts from earlier this year...probably because the occasion was the birth of my best friend's baby girl...the best reason  for a celebration!

We are also celebrating Chari's Sunday Favorites Birthday..hard to believe it's already been a year!

Happy Blog B-D Chari!!! 

I just have to share my baby shower table.  My best friend had a precious baby girl and I've been looking forward to hosting her shower for months!  I played with crystal, china and silver until I was pleased with the arrangement.
(These photos are prior to food placement)   

I started with an antique lace tablecloth over a peachy pink undercloth.  I chose pink sweetheart roses for the flower vases.  I love how dainty they are mixed with a few lime green button mums from a grocery store bouquet.  I arranged three bouquets for less than $20.  

A friend of mine made these adorable  flowerpot "babies" to decorate her baby shower table and then passed them along to me.  Thanks Linda!  I think  they are the cutest...all I had to add was baby hats which the baby will be able to wear later this summer.    


Closer views

She used stryofoam balls on wooden dowels and covered the little heads with panty hose.  I love the sweet little faces she drew and the stick on eyes are fun.   One baby  is a red-head and the other is a blonde! 


I used voitive candles surronded by valentine heart candies in my mom's crystal stemware as


I also used ivory tapers on either side of the cake plate. 

Faux pearl bracelets served as candle rings on my grandmother's milk glass candlesticks as they needed a little something special.  

My mother-in-law's Westmoreland sterling silverware was perfect for this table.  

I used this tea set with sweet little  pink flowers to serve spiced tea to my guests.  

I ordered the Ribbon cake from a wonderful bakery called Raspberries 'n Creme.  They  make the most delicious cakes..this one has a layer of vanilla and  chocolate with a bavarian creme center sprinkled with strawberries.  They finish  the cake with pink whipped creme icing and fresh flowers. (let's not count these calories)

These adorable cookies were baked by Ruth's Sweet Justice, another specialty bakery.  Not only are they pretty they were good too!  She makes bottles, booties,  and baby buggies in the color of the baby's nursery bedding.


The silver trays for the cookies were from the Dollar Tree..I wanted silver on the side table and  used the trays in my three-tiered server.  I just added a big pink bow to dress up my plain black server.  

 I sent my hubby into the attic to find my antique baby buggy to put her presents in.

A view of the side table and the baby shower tree.  I decided to leave my Christmas tree up for a few weeks and just redecorate it for the baby shower.  I love Christmas trees and it made the dining room more festive.   It was the perfect spot to put the presents as guest arrived.

I took paper doilies and just made simple tussie mussies and used a diaper pin to accessorize them.  I found  pink gingham party favor boxes  at the Dollar Tree and filled them with valentine heart


I added a few pink and silver heart ornaments and all for less than $10.   Another sweet friend Tina gave me the pink and brown ribbon to make the topper bow. I'm debating on whether to leave it up and decorate it for Valentines, Madri Gras and St. Patty's Day.  Any opinions?  Is that crazy?  

The buffet table ... I served croissants filled with homemade chicken salad,  a  fruit and vegetable tray with dip (thanks Amber!)  We also had a herbed pasta salad and flavored teas.  The cake and cookies were accompained with assorted chocolate candies. 

Finally, the punch table was decorated with a cutwork lace tablecloth and my grandmother's milk glass punch bowl set.  I didn't have enough cups but thank goodness for Ebay, I was able to find another  set of cups and saucers to add to my collection.

Silk lilies of  the valley with little pink flowers and a bow complete the table along with a raspberry candle.  

The punch was a mixture of passion fruit juice, ginger ale,  fresh strawberries and raspberry sherbert...but it wasn't as sweet as.... 

Our precious little baby girl who arrived three weeks early and weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz and 18.5 inches long.   Early predictions are she is a redhead just like her beautiful mother!  

Thanks for visiting my table today and sharing our joyous occasion.  This week  I'm joining Tabletop Tuesday with Barb at Grits and Glamour ,  Tablescape Thursday at Susan's
 Between Naps on the Porch and Pink Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.    Make sure you join in all the fun!


  1. What a gorgeous tablescape and the food looks just beautiful too. You really did a fabulous job. Such a pretty cake. The picture of the precious little baby girls is so cute. What a sweetie. I know your friend was thrilled with all the effort you went to, everything really is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  2. Sonia, I know your friend absolutely loved her shower. Everything is so pretty. It looks like you thought of every little detail. The cookies are adorable..I've never heard of that bakery.

    Your whole room is pretty. What a fun idea to decorate the Christmas tree for the shower.

  3. Very pretty! I'm taking in all these shower ideas {love the flowerpots} since I'll be planning one in a few months for my daughter. First grandchild due this Summer!

  4. This is ALL so beautiful!! What wonderful details you had! Those flower pot babies with the cute little bonnets are adorable! The tree with the doily tussie mussies is so cute! Everything is just great! I enjoyed it all!

    I'm sure the honoree was so pleased, and what fun that the baby attended!


  5. This is the most precious baby shower table I've ever seen! I know the new mother must have been so grateful! What a precious little one!Thanks for all of the inspiration!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Lovely, just lovely. Your grandmother's milk glass punch bowl is amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Lucky friend! Beautiful table. I love all the pink and white!


  8. The baby is so pretty and so adorable. The flower pot babies are just the cutest. Your sterling silver set is stunning and I spy some gorgeous plates in the china cabinet. You did a beautiful table setting, Sonia. What a nice friend you are!...Christine

  9. What a stunning baby shower this was. The table was gorgeous, along with everything else. And that little gir, just precious. The most beautiful thing there by far!

  10. there is nothing prettier than a table in pink and a new baby girl!! That cake looks amazing, YUM. Your friend is lucky to have someone like you to do such a lovely shower for her,Kathysue

  11. Everything is perfect! I have my tree up in my dining room so I vote for leaving your tree up. There was so much I loved in your decorations. I bet this new mommy was so appreciative of all the work you did to make this baby shower so special!

  12. girl, you know how to "put on a spread!" everything was too adorable, and you MIL's Westmoreland sterling silverware? FAB!!!

  13. Hi Sonia,

    WOW! You did such an incredible job ~ it's all so beautiful. What a wonderful way to welcome that new darling baby girl into this world. I'm sure the new mama and all of your guests were blown away by your warm hospitality and attention to every detail.

    I'm in awe! Very, very nice!! xo

  14. What a fabulous baby shower tablescape. Everything is perfect. I loved it all. I'll bet the new mom was quite pleased.

  15. Just beautiful! That cake looks scrumptious too!

  16. What a wonderful labor of love you did for your dear friend. I'm sure she must have felt honored by all these great touches! Everything looks so lovely...

  17. Everything looks just lovely! Very nicely put together!

  18. Beautiful it all, especially the baby shower tree !!!

  19. everything looks so nice. i especially like the tree. what a nice touch.

  20. What a perfect table setting for a baby shower. Everything looks beautiful! --Delores

  21. Awww, you saved the sweetest part for last. That little baby is precious! You set a wonderful table and the food looks yummy. Those flowerpot babies are cool. I've got to say, too, that I kept looking at your china in your cabinet. It's gorgeous!

  22. Such a beautiful setting for a baby shower! All your planning really shows in the details! I love how you decorated the punch bowl. The sweets look gorgeous!

  23. Sonia-You pulled out all the stops for this party! I know the new mother will cherish this memory! Your table is beautiful and your friend did a great job on the "flower pot babies". Love the redecorated Christmas tree. Beautiful details!

  24. Oh Sonia, that is a beautiful just tabletop! Those silver spoons give a whole new meaning to 'born with a silver spoon...'
    I'm so happy you stopped by. I hope you come often. Now that I know where you are I'll be by again soon.

  25. Sonia how gorgeous this table is down to every detail. Love it!

    What a precious new baby girl! Red hair is my favorite. So pretty!

  26. Thank you for your sweet visit today Sonia! You are always welcome to follow along or visit me anytime my friend.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  27. Come back by and enter my giveaway! I'll be posting it shortly. *Smiles* :)

  28. Angelique! Love girlies and pink is one of m fav colour precisely the flowers in your background.

    Never than perfect in your settings. Outstanding!

    TY for sharing.

    Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

  29. Sonia...beautiful tablescape! I promise I didn't copy your candy heart idea...I just reposted one of my Valentine tablescapes that I did last year. Great minds think alike!:-) Your tablecloth is gorgeous! And that is one amazing a little work of art!

  30. Thank you for entering my Spring giveaway Sonia! You are so kind and I appreciate it very much.

    I would love to have you follow along on my blog as well! It's always so nice to get to know new blog friends better.

    Many blessings to you this weekend.
    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

    PS Your header photo is so amazing!
    Is this close to your home? So pretty.

  31. This is a favorite of mine! Makes me want to do a baby shower (and copy all this!)


  32. Sonia thank you for following along and also for adding my button to display on your blog! I really appreciate your kindness and friendship. I didn't know you had been reading my blog for almost a year? ~Ah! Thank you for that as well.

    That is one gorgeous lake! You are blessed to have such an amazing view. Love it!

  33. Hi Sonia,
    Oh my gosh where do I start? Your table is beyond words. You thought of every little detail, and it was just so beautiful. I love the idea of leaving your tree up and decorating that too. I always hate taking mine down, but maybe next year I'll leave it up and decorate it for Valentine's day. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing your special occasion with us all! Amy :)

  34. Hi sweet lady...

    Just wanted to come by to say thank you for taking a peek at my new dishes...I always enjoy your visit, my friend!

    Ohhh...I'm so glad to see a few more photos of this fabulous baby shower! Girl, you really outdid yourself with this special celebration! The table is gorgeous!!! And...I love, love, LOVE how you did the punch table with those pretty flowers peeking out from under that gorgeous bowl...ohhh, and I love how you did that pretty pink ribbon! Sooo very pretty, Darlin'! It was also such a treat getting to see your dining room! Sonia, it's gorgeous!!! You have some really beautiful pieces of furniture!!! Love that big antique mirror above the side table!!! It really does make such a grand statement in that room! Oh yes, and before I forget...your antique baby buggy is fabulous and I love how you used it for the shower gifts! You just did such a marvelous job with the shower and decorations...ohhh, and that fabulous food too!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  35. What a beautifully set table. It's obvious you spent a great deal of time on such lovely details. And the room overall is just gorgeous. What a wonderful atmosphere you created for your guests at the shower. And the baby is just adorable!

    Thanks so much for sharing. And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. It was very much appreciated.

  36. OMGosh!!! Your table is absolutely gorgeous! The cake looks yummy and all the details make it so special. Love the idea of the tree! What a sweet lil guest you have there! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  37. Wow this is beautiful beyond imagination!

  38. What a wonderful way to welcome a wonderful new life! LOVE the picture of the baby --- isn't anything more beautiful than that! But your table and decorations and food all look just perfect. What a lovely and well-thought-out baby shower! Lucky new mom.

  39. Hi there
    YOur baby shower tablescape is amazing. The table setting is beautiful and you have made it so pretty and pink and delightful with all your special touches. The Christmas tree...the flowers...the doilies...silver...the little people..delicious cookies. It must have been a beautiful shower. Your home is lovely too.
    Thank you for sharing.
    It was nice to hav eyou visit...Did you notice I'm having a giveaway? If you didn't then check out my Sidebar to read all about it!
    I hope to see you back again..

  40. Absolutely gorgeous! I loved it...all of it!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!


  41. Pink Saturday is such a fun time of the week for me in the wintertime. Michigan winters are not only cold, they are very gray and today is no exception to the rule.

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog this Pink Saturday and for making my day brighter and pinker and more fun!☺

    That shower was remarkable. I just adored the candies and candles.

    ♥Wishing you sunshine surrounded by those you love today, tomorrow and always♥

  42. What a beautiful table! Love it all!

  43. It's plain to see that you put alot of love, thought and planning into your shower. It shows!! I think you had attention to every detail and nothing was missed, it was perfect. Thankyou for the perfect post, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  44. Hi Sonia..
    Oh my!!!! what a gorgeous shower. Everything looks done to absolute perfection. I love the idea of the tree and all the decorations there,the vintage baby buggy...and the best (for me)of all,was the doll topiaries with the darling little hats. You did a wonderful shower party,and I just know the proud mommy was so happy and delighted with it...your guests must look forward to your parties, I know I would. Happy belated Pink Saturday,have a wonderful week.

  45. Well I want a baby shower like that!!! I love everything! The table itself and the Punch bowl table. The cookies are so cute! I love the presents in the buggy that is a great idea!Thank You for sharing your Pinks!

    Have A Great Day!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Livin' With Hoosiers

  46. This is just the sweetest baby shower ever!~ Thanks for sharing it with us again for Chari's 52nd,'Sunday Favorites', birthday bash!!

  47. What a beautiful Baby Shower....everything looked great. Have a Blessed Sunday.


  48. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...I remember this fabulous post! What a great one to choose for Sunday Favorites today! I was just reading over the comment that I made the first time I viewed it...I would have said the exact same thing this time!!! Hehe! It really is one of the prettiest tables that I've ever seen! All of the decor that you did for your friend's baby shower is just magnificent! Truly!!!

    Well Darlin', I am so happy that you could join in with the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration!!! I think that I already thanked you for posting my giveaway button in your sidebar...but just in case I didn't...thank you, sweet friend! You're the best!!!

    Have a super Sunday and best wishes with the gift card giveaway!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  49. Such a gorgeous table and food! It is so elegant and so very pink! I love it!

  50. What a beautiful shower..and the baby..the sweetest!
    I am so glad they did the cake in whipped cream. That fondant stuff is not very good!
    Great job!

  51. Wow, Sonia. Everything is beautiful and just absolutely perfect.

    And, all for a perfect little beauty.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  52. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL table settings and decor... you know to throw an incredible party! Down right STUNNING!!

    Glad I stumbled your way...I'm SO becoming a follower!! God bless! <><


  53. Just gorgeous!
    Stopping by from NTT.

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  55. You are just too precious! I love what you did for your friend. I am also hosting a baby shower in a few months and am planning a pink Valentine's tea party. I'm looking forward to using my fun china, crystal, and silver. Thanks for the ideas!


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