Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

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I love to host baby and wedding showers. I rarely have the opportunity to do the later, but sometimes have the chance to hose a baby shower for a friend from church. Generally at our church, the first baby shower is held at the church by the couple's small group class. But 2nd, 3rd, etc., baby showers are held in a small group member home. Who came up with these rules I have no idea, but it is an unwritten rule that we all seem to follow! 

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to host a shower for my friend Frances who will very soon welcome her second daughter, Tracy. The table was super simple, but the colors and everything pulled together well.

She is doing Tracy's room in light green and lavender. At first I wasn't sure how I was going to decorate, but I found these cute wooden cutouts at Hobby Lobby and the colors fit perfectly. I hung them from my chandler and they looked so pretty on a hot summer day. I decided I would then just use solid color napkins and plates to match the colors.
But then I was so excited to find these plates and napkins at Target.
The colors were perfect and they were such cute little napkins and plates. I also bought square green plates to match for the food and left the smaller plates for cake.
One of the ladies in our small group made the cake to match the colors.

For the food, I used some of my crystal serving pieces. I love crystal because it goes with anything and always looks so pretty.
I made a banner with Tracy's name with my Cricut to carry on the purple and green theme, adding some girly pink and flowers. It hung directly behind the table across the window.
The completed table.


  1. What a fun and festive baby shower tablescape! I adore that cake, and it does go well with the theme. And your cute butterflies are fun, too, and look nice with the centerpiece. Great find at Target with the paper products! They have cute things.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. wow what a wonderful table, and the cake is fantastic, looks like a great summery shower!

    happy tablescaping


  3. What a fun baby shower table -- you certainly mde the shower special.

  4. What a great shower. Love the cake!

  5. Darling. That cake is precious and those plates and napkins were perfect!

  6. I love what you did. The plates and napkins are adorable and they match perfectly. Leave it to Target!

  7. Very cute shower. Crystal is the best investment, it sparkles and shines and goes with everything. I love the cake, very cute. Looks like it was a big hit!

  8. Really cute table decorating. Everything matches so good.

  9. Very cute table! I like what you did with your cricut!! I used my mom's for my tablescape I shared today, too! Love those things!

  10. I love that cake... everything is ADORABLE for the baby shower!

  11. Cute cake and plates and bet the Mom to be enjoyed herself too:) So nice to celebrate the blessings in life.

  12. What a lovely babyshower tablescape! You made everything so fun and festive. How thoughtful you were to incorporate her colors! Your attention to detail made all the difference. Those paperplates are so charming and the cake really complimented your color scheme! The decorations were lovely. It is easy to see the effort you put in to making this a special day for your friend.

    Thank you for sharing!


  13. A lovely baby shower. That was so thoughtful of you to do such a pretty table and decor for your friend.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  14. Hi Shaila, wonderful shower....lovely and fun!!



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