Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vintage Circus Train Bebe Shower by Sharon Taylor Designs

Venue: Fedora Social House {Historic pub in downtown Sprinfield specializing in cocktails and fondues}

Flowers: The Nest {anemone, hypericum, wildflowers, gooseneck, green button mums, carnations}


Cupcakes: Amycakes

Other Sweets: Champagne, Fruit Punch w/Sorbet, Dippers w/assorted Fondues.

Highlights: The dessert/gift bar was designed w/the baby's nursery in mind. For the engine of the circus train {so to speak}...The pram was found at a local thrift store. It was in good shape when found, but needed some dressing up. The avocado green paint was chipping. So, Will and I fixed it up by giving it a high gloss black lacquer. Rhinestones were added to the wheels.
It's over one hundred years old and is a Heywood Wakefield, which means it will never lose it's value. The mom to be will use this in the nursery to store all of the baby's diapers next to the baby changing station, that is currently being upcycled.

The circus train is actually a side table that I found at Hobby Lobby. I thought it's lines looked like a caged circus train. Vintage animals were dressed up to come along to this event. They will be my gift to the mom to be. I hope she likes them.

The hippo box is a commissioned art piece made by my sister. The letter "H" will be the first initial of the sweet bebe. Two more darling art boxes have been created for the nursery as well...."B", and "C".

Cupcake toppers: Designed by my daughter, Eleanor Taylor. She was my wonderful assistant that day. Thank you Elle!!

Other Details: Delicious cookies, made by the sister-in-law, Annie, were tied to the circus train as an added twist to the standard dessert bar...the animals and guests gobbled them up in short order! A candy station was set up using an old $5 bookshelf that I painted a crisp white. Paper discs were made from green craft paper found at IPA.

This shower was a lot of fun, but I cannot wait to show you the nursery that is almost finished!

The Emersonmade Giveaway Recipient is Emily B, of Frenchie and Flea...check out her darling blog!! I LOVE it! Thanks to everyone else for participating!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!



Katie Jane Parker said...

This is so fabulous!!! Love the details.

Elie's Papel said...

Very cute! love the animals as decor... have a nice weekend...

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous theme. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Not at all Rachel. I'm glad you like it.

milk tea + polka dots said...

Gorgeous decorations! How did you make those paper pinwheels? I was trying to make them, but couldn't get the middles to stay down!

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