Being involved in event decor for hire and flowers means we eat breathe sleep lovely pretty things. And when your best girl friend is expecting her first baby girl you are always happy to help with the decor, flowers and styling. My gorgeous girlfriend Robyn wanted something smart, pretty and pink with bunnies so using pastel pink stripes and polka dots we created the perfect day for this expecting mother at her family home in Umhlanga. With lovely tidbits to eat, drinks and a photo booth backdrop and props plus fun games like Baby Bingo – it was a fabulous day! Photo’s are courtesy of the very talented Kate Van Onselen photography and the cake by a family friend Paula who has just started her own business making the most glorious cakes – Cake Creations By Paul.
Saturday turned out to be a very welcoming warm and sunny day and just perfect for Roger and Haley’s Baby Shower. Our assistance with quaint vintage decor, set-up and styling was requested by Sam (Haley’s best friend) for the surprise baby shower. The setting was stunning – some lovely local stables where Haley keeps her horse. Beautifully kept greens and stables with a gorgeous and spacious club house with bar, kitchen and tables plus an outside patio with benches and umbrellas made this the perfect setting.
With Haley’s love of vintage decor, we embraced a rustic, vintage, and country style theme with elegant highlights in tones of pink and white to welcome their soon-to-be adopted baby girl. We created a lovely entrance with a welcome blackboard, vintage farming equipment and just love the wheelbarrow with the pink baby blankets and teddies. Throughout the venue there were hints of pink and white and pastel vintage colors. We used pink and white polka dotted table runners with lace edging and large mason jar vases with wild country bunches of pink florals.
Mason jars with lemonade welcomed the guests along side a shabby-chic ladder filled with teddies, cute signs and decor. We used a variety of vintage items such as enamel tea pots filled with flowers, old vintage tins for cutlery, a pastel green typewriter, books tied with lace and old fruit crates. And added some height to the cake table with some vintage suitcases and we just love the little miniature red velvet cupcakes!
We also just adore the baby’s clothes pegged to the washing line – such a cute idea suggested by Sam! Sam also supplied Thank you gifts for each guest – sweet little Pink Zambuck lip balms and a note pin board for guests to leave Haley & Roger a well wishes note. Overall a beautiful and quaint celebration for Haley & Roger as they welcome a beautiful child into their lives. Wishing them all the love, luck and joy for the future. Love Natural Nostalgia…
Natural Nostalgia was really happy to be asked to provide the decor and eats for a yummy mummy kitchen tea party on Sunday. In true style of the mummy-to-be (Kim Coppen Watkins) we celebrated her favourite colour – LEMON YELLOW. With the first days of spring upon us and with lemon trees in our garden laden with fruit it made perfect sense to make the most of this abundant period. To add some extra colour we threw in a bit of lime green and bright blue to celebrate the soon to be birth of her little boy.
For table decor we used vintage blue, green and brown suitcases to create height with a birdcage filled with fresh jasmine. Vintage books were stacked up all around with quirky white ceramic owls for some cute fun. Slices of fresh cut lemon filled giant mason jars and other vintage cookie, biscuit and candle tins were scattered around. Large yellow and blue lanterns were suspended above the table creating the perfect ambience of spring and joy along with darling blue and yellow flowered and lace bunting. Our favourite vintage kitchen scale was piled high with yummy eats too and paper pin-wheels were scatted around the table. Old Coca-Cola crates stacked together created the perfect cake stand.
No party would be complete without a good beverage and some yummy delights so home-made lemonade was served in a giant glass bowl with mason jars for glasses. Beautiful yellow and blue cupcakes with stripes, hearts and pokka-dots and sweet yellow cake pops were made by Paula Erskine. Plus a delicious lemon meringue pie and a zesty lemon cake were made by Esme’s. Delightful yellow macaroons were pilled high on the kitchen scale and were made by Daniela’s.
After tea and lots of yummy eats – those who wanted a G&T or a spiked version of the lemonade got into the festive spirit and the evening ended with the boys joining in on the fun with Kim’s husband Graeme Watkins, family and friends. Overall it was a huge success and everyone loved the unique and different vintage decor. We wish Kim and Graeme all the best as they look forward to the birth of their lovely little boy! x