Little Birdie Vintage Baby Shower

Birdie ShowerIt’s been awhile since I’ve posted an event that I planned, so on this bright and sunny (yet still cold and snowy) afternoon, I thought I would bring you back to last summer when I had the privilege of hosting my sisters baby shower. 

You see, not only is Julie my only sibling, she (and her husband Todd), had a very difficult time getting pregnant. After years of trying, lots of meetings at the fertility clinic, a tragic miscarriage, being diagnosed with severe endometriosis and then surgery to try and fix it and countless hospital visits, Julie finally got pregnant! Our family was over the moon with joy for them as we had all been praying and believing this would happen! 

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Even though I don’t live in the same city as my family anymore, it was really important to me, as her older sister, to plan this shower for my little sis! So with lots of planning and coordinating, Julie’s Little Birdie Vintage Baby Shower came to life!

I had the invitations and party prints custom made on Etsy from E-Three Design Studio, which set the tone for the theme of vintage birds and the colors of cream, soft teal and coral. I also took up-cycled used tin cans and spray painted them a champagne color and then decorated them and used them as vases!

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We had mainly sweet delectables to eat, including a chocolate fountain and candy buffet! Yes please!

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 We had the cake made, to match the invitation, by Le Gâteau, an in-home bakery located just outside of Ottawa. We were SO pleased with how the cake turned out and it was delicious too!

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We had nail polish, in coordinating shower colors, as the party favors for all the guests!

IMG_8689We also had a headband making station for Baby C! Guests absolutely loved this idea as they were able to make something special for little Cece!

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I handmade the rag banner by simply tearing strips of fabric and tying them around a rope! 

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And finally, here is my beautiful, glowing, pregnant sister! Julie was one of those preggo momma’s that just look so perfect when pregnant! What people also didn’t realize was that not only was the journey to getting pregnant SO difficult for Julie, but not even halfway into her pregnancy, she started experiencing severe pains, which lasted the rest of the pregnancy and landed her in the hospital many times, including the last few weeks before her daughter was born. Julie was in alot of pain at her shower, yet she never complained…just always smiled! Of every pregnant woman I’ve ever know (and I’ve known alot), she has had the most reason to complain and I don’t think I heard her ONCE say a negative thing. She took everything in stride as sign that a miracle was growing inside of her! 
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 As a final update, little Cecelia Hope was born on July 18th, 5 weeks early, weighing exactly 5 lbs! Cece had a brief stay in the NICU due to being born so early, but overall, she was a perfectly, healthy little girl who continues to thrive today at almost 8 months old! She is a little miracle girl who has an amazing destiny and I’m so proud to be her auntie!

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Hope you are enjoying the sun today, wherever you are!

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Love & Blessings,

CMartin-Sign

 

 

 

 

 

16 Comments on Little Birdie Vintage Baby Shower

  1. Jamie @AllThatSrocks
    March 6, 2015 at 5:48 pm (1 year ago)

    This is gorgeous, I love it! You have a beautiful touch & I can’t wait to see more parties in the future 🙂 welcome home! Hope your vacation was wonderful;) we leave April 2nd for Florida, too!

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    • Christine
      March 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Awe thank you so much, my dear! It’s such a fun hobby for me to plan events! And thank you! We had a blast! Enjoy your time away too! xox

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  2. Kathy
    March 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Christine dear,

    This is just absolutely beautiful and I’m impressed with what a talented/gifted and lovely woman you have become. I always enjoyed being creative and trying to develop and expand my ideas but a lull came when I went back to work… And I’m still lullabying.

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    • Christine
      March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am (1 year ago)

      Awe thank you Kathy! Appreciate your support and encouragement! And it’s never too late to create again! xox!

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  3. Ina
    March 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm (1 year ago)

    Gorgeous display! The cake looks amazing. Congratulation on your beautiful niece!

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    • Christine
      March 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Ina! It was fun putting it all together! And she’s such a gem!! xox

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  4. Wandering Carol
    March 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm (1 year ago)

    You’re the baby shower Martha Stewart. Wow. Love the cake. So glad the baby is well – and sooo cute.

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    • Christine
      March 10, 2015 at 5:39 pm (1 year ago)

      Wow! High praise! Thank you so much! xox

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  5. Lisa
    March 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm (1 year ago)

    This is beautiful! What a creative way to celebrate. Congratulations to your sister and her husband! Little Cecilia is beautiful! I was 5lbs 1oz when I was born too (but I wasn’t early).

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    • Christine
      March 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Lisa! She’s even more beautiful as she’s growing up! And that’s crazy! So small! xox

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  6. Shannon Peterson
    March 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh, I love the vintage whimsy feel of the shower! It looks gorgeous!

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    • Christine
      March 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Shannon! It was a labor of love! xox

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  7. Gema Diaz
    March 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Love Love Love this but my favorite was the picture of the precious baby girl! Great pictures!

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    • Christine
      March 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Gema! And absolutely…she lights up any space! You should see her now…the most gorgeous, big blue eyes! xox

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  8. Myrabev
    March 17, 2015 at 8:36 am (1 year ago)

    Awww she is so cute and such a miracle, very lovely of you to throw your sister such a nice baby shower. I love the colours, the decor is awesome.

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    • Christine
      March 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Myrabev! We definitely love to spoil her! xox

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