I love Tablescape Tuesdays and am looking forward to participating before much longer. In the mean time I thought I'd share a couple of pictures from my daughter's baby shower. We love English Cottage Style and Peter Rabbit so what better theme to go with for a baby shower. Peter Rabbit has been around a long time and is a vintage favorite so Peter Rabbit items should be easily found,right? Wrong! Found, yes, but not easily. Normally our Marshall's, T.J. Maxx and Tuesday Mornings has a variety of Peter Rabbit items, but not a single one when I'm in need of them. Bargain shopping is one of my favorite hobbies and the hunt is what makes it so rewarding, so hunt I did. I searched on Ebay and Google. I called friends and relatives in other states to recruit their help. Besides the obvious, Peter Rabbit himself, I needed a white picket fence and a watering can. Even in the South watering cans and picket fences are hard to come by in November. I found one little lone watering can at Old Time Pottery, but there was not a single table size picket fence to be found, so I made a quick stop by Home Depot and asked for 8-10 paint sticks which I painted white and hot glued together. I found a pot full of artificial cabbages at a local florist shop, invitations on Ebay along with a quilt block I used for a backdrop for the gift table and fabric with an all over Peter Rabbit motif to make a table topper for the coffee bar station. I printed my own return address labels, name tags, what do you predict and advice and well wishes cards along with labels for the favor boxes. I stumbled across a Peter Rabbit Anniversary Barbie along the way and of course Grandmomma had to be the one to buy her first Barbie! I used scrapbook paper and printed pictures of Peter Rabbit characters to make an adorable banner strung on pink double faced satin ribbon that was hung across the fireplace. My daughter's best friend from WV even managed to find a Peter Rabbit frame and a stuffed Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck at her Kohl's. At Wal-Mart On-line I scored a Peter Rabbit CD set and a DVD of Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends. In just a few weeks we had everything we needed to turn our house into Peter Rabbit Cottage plus there was a story to go with every item we used which made for great conversation. Half of the fun of entertaining and celebrating is being creative and doing it yourself. It doesn't need to be perfect or expensive, it just needs to come from the heart and that always makes it priceless.