Monday, January 23, 2012

More Things For the Shower!

Getting Things Ready...
Amber's shower isn't until Saturday, but I have things piled up on the table to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.  I found the cute red and white tree at Hobby Lobby for 90% off...$2.  It was in their collection of Christmas decorations for sports fans.  I'm excited to now have a Valentines tree!

Treat Boxes...
I love painting and decorating papier mache boxes.
The pink ones above were in Target's dollar bins...already pink!

These will be filled with chocolates and small trinkets.
I'm doing door prizes...I hate stupid shower games.

The red boxes are also for door prizes.
Favors are Sweethearts boxes (not shown) decorated with a cute valentine tag on the front.
I'm making smaller versions of the treat boxes for the little girls who'll be there.

Valentine Garland...
The beauty of a Valentines theme is that I get my house decorated for the holiday at the same time.
A quick and easy garland with printed valentines and aqua rick-rack. 
I added a few heart-shaped buttons.

A close up of some of the cards.  They are about 8" in length.
I have to say again...I am so glad that Valentines Day is a "red" holiday!

I will be so glad to back to blogging more regularly.  Do you ever feel that you have lost your "Blogging Mojo?"  I'm doing a lot of crafting...but not a lot of what I would like to head is bursting with ideas, but I have to get this wedding thing over with.  It's all good, though.  I can't wait to see my daughter happily settled down with the right person this time.

Go check out Hobby Lobby for those trees. 
Ours had a lot of red/white ones left a few days ago.


Shandi said...

I love the vintage valentines. So cute! I was able to get Saturday off, so I can come to the shower :)

Sandy said...

I saw those trees at Hobby Lobby too! You did a great job making an ugly thing adorable!!!! I just didn't see the possibilities! I love the whole table!!!! Anything with red and vintage children's images is perfection! Have a great time!

hensrule said...

Hi Shirley,
Thanks for visiting me today. I'm so glad I found someone else that likes Carol O'Conner! AND Hamish Mcbeth!
I love your decorations and especially the valentine garland, I may make one for the fireplace in the library!
God Bless,

hensrule said...

Whoops, thats Carol O'Connell!

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

Hi Shirley-

All your Valentine decorations are adorable. I love decorating paper mache boxes and have a heart to do for Valentine's Day too. Love what you did to yours. Those vintage cards are totally adorable used as a garland too. You shared so many creative ideas I would not have thought about. Have a great time with the shower. From all you have planned, I can see it will be a ton of fun for everyone.

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. I won't bug you about this again, but if you do decide to join the party and are having trouble joining, feel free to e-mail me and I'll help you with linking up.

LBP said...

What a lovely shower that is going to be! I have a pink tree similar to yours that I have up and decorated with red hearts for Valentines day. You garland is adorable. I would have never thought of that, but since I have saved lots of vintage Valentines I think I will make me one too!



The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

all of your creations are just soooooo adorable! i love them!!!! thank you for sharing them...can't wait to see your mannequin decorated -- the extra one is just for you being you!!!! : ) a little gift to you from me! enjoy! sending hugs...

hensrule said...

Hi there Shirley,
What beautiful decorations you have made! I know y'all are going to have a wonderful shower, and Amber is a lucky daughter!
Best wishes,

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Shirley I think your party theme is darling1 Looks like you are well prepared and have everything looking so "sweet". I love all of your ideas.

Betsy said...

Hi Shirley,

Everything looks adorable! You have such a touch. All the details are just perfect. I really love your valentine garland, and the valentine theme in general. I'll be thinking of you and hope that all goes well.


vivian said...

HI Shirly, looks like your shower will be perfect! I love your valentine banner. how stinking cute it is. perhaps I should make one this weekend! and now, youve made me want to take a trip to hobby lobby.. there arent any nearby, so it means an hour ride.. but theres so many places to stop along the way!
have a delightful weekend!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi Shirley,
I'm your newest follower. I love this blog. sSo darn sweet. And I do manage to get into Hobby Lobby at least once a week. Speaking of trees from Hobby Lobby, just wait till you see what I got there. I'll blog about it eventually and you will laugh.
I love the name of your blog. I have chickens and dolls named after my grandmas.
You are the cutest thing and I can't wait to see more of your blog! And then I saw my button on your blog and was so excited. I am so happy to be in any way associated with you! So nice to meet you.

benilhalk said...

Elated to know about your shower party. Couple of weeks ago, I arranged my niece’s baby shower party at one of finest event venues. Invited all my family and friends for this event and enjoyed a lot. It was really an amazing party.