Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower













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.

14 comments:

  1. Yeah, You did it. I still can't seem to arrage my pictures the way I want to. I manage to post. I love this shower idea. It is so beautiful. The theme was carried out so wonderfully. You are very creative.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  2. If you would like your header picture to fill out the top of your page increase the pixels to approx 710 - It is a beautiful picture!!
    Just a FYI!!

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  3. Wow!! You truly are an event planner. What a beautiful party! I can see that you certainly show attention to details, and I enjoy seeing the finished products. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the Peter Rabbit theme! You are good! Kristen

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  5. Well, I simply must become a follower! I love your tablescape and am looking forward to more:-)

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  6. I came over here after seeing a comment by you on another blog, and the title of your blog sounded so interesting, I had to come see for myself. I'm so glad I did. These baby shower is absolutely adorable! The way you did that table-cloth is fantastic. I'm adding you to my blog list. laurie

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  7. Hi & welcome to blogging! I saw your comment over at Miss Janice's, and had to come over when I saw you use to live in Raleigh. I lived in that area all of my life until 2006, and now I'm in one of your potholes! I also came by to tell you that Carolina Mama came over to my blog yesterday to tell me she is going to do a blogroll of NC & SC bloggers. If you want to come over to my blog, I have a button on the top right corner of my blog that will take you straight over to her place. If you get on the blogroll, it will help others find out about your blog. I've only been doing it since October. Best of luck! I'm jealous that you get to live at a SC beach! That's my ultimate goal-to live in N. Myrtle or the area full-time!

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  8. The baby shower decor is sweet!!!

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  9. Welcome to blogland! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment so I could visit your blog. Love the baby shower theme here. And what a fun career you have!

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  10. Welcome to the world of blogging! Love the peter rabbit baby shower...can't wait to see more of what you do! Come by and visit when you have a chance!

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  11. I love your Peter Rabbit theme. I will certainly visit frequently to see what other creative things you come up with. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I appreciate your comment.

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  12. Hello Grand Occasions,
    Welcome to blogging! It looks like we aren't to far from each other. I'm in J'ville,NC.
    Thanks for coming by and your kind comments on my TT post.
    I do appreciate it very much.
    It's so nice to "meet" you.

    Your baby shower decor' is just amazing. I've never seen such a pretty one.
    I'm sure everyone enjoyed this day.

    I'm glad I found your wonderful blog. I'll be back to visit often. You're always welcome at mine as well.

    Have a great day!
    ~Melissa :)

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  13. What a sweet baby shower. We have a bunny theme amongst us.
    Kathleen

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  14. I sure am proud to be your sister. You sure have talent!!!It must have come from out mother. Love you sissy

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