I never in a million years would have imagined I would paint (and actually love) a room so dark. Moreover, I will never understand why I have the desire to do such things before I host a baby shower.
Nonetheless, Anisa had fun with all her friends and family so that is what matters! Her new little smiggin will be here in just a few weeks.
Here is our new “cracked pepper” dining room (a work in progress, of course)
Anisa had the brilliant idea of moving our kitchen light for this room for contrast.
In theory my idea of the custom burlap table cover was good, but it isn’t so soft. Sometimes I choose form over function (much to husband’s dismay).
My favorite thing is pairing the light with dark. We got the buffet at a discount due to the broken pull (at The Queen of Hearts where our booth is The lamps I switched from our bedroom.
We found a vintage crystal chandelier (also at The Queen) which now has new life in our kitchen. My designer friend, Lindsey Hene, scored the set of cane & chrome chairs for $25. Yes, 4 for $25!
I wish I had taken pictures before or during the shower. Five of us threw it together, so there was much cuteness to be had. Really my only decor contribution (besides some balloons) was this garland I made of cupcake liners and twine. Thanks, Pinterest.
My boys love playing with the balloons the day after, regardless of color.
When I don’t have a lot of time for arrangements, I just buy the grocery bunches of flowers and pair like with like. Here is a simple wad of baby’s breath…
We are currently enjoying them this chilly morning along with a fire. Oh, I love a fire.
I trim and de-leave (that a term?) the roses and put them altogether, too.
Anisa’s friend, Chrystina, made this lovely display with twigs & branches and gave each guest a bag of wildflowers to plant in honor of the baby. Too sweet. Crafty, I am not.
Enjoy your Sunday,