Monday, January 18, 2010

It's "Cloche" to Baby Time!

The food table



For this shower I chose to use my cloches as centerpieces... with baby pictures of my son and daughter-in-law, to make it personal...The large cloches set on a milk glass pedestals and I used vintage baby planters to fill them. This one decorated the sign-in table. I also made use of my milk glass on all the centerpieces.

The planters were used to hold items, too... at one shower, they were used as centerpieces... I have quite a collection of them.

Smaller cloches were centerpieces at each table... These were made by "marrying" a vase turned upside down, plate, and cheese dome. I used a couple of dots from a glue gun to make it sturdy, but not permanent, but glue dots work well, too.




Yummy personal cheesecakes on a cupcake stand from the dollar store... what is neat about this is that I have two stands which can be combined to hold 47 cupcakes... I used this for my brother's 50th birthday. I love versatility!





This piece has been revamped so many times... food,favors at weddings, programs, centerpieces, just name it, spray it, decorate it. Also, bought at the dollar store years ago...All throughout my blog I say Dollar Store... Maybe I should do an ad for them! lol





Another view of the spread....That is just raspberry pink lemonade. Everyone loves it as much as the more complex punches we've made, and oh so easy, refreshing, and economical!



  1. Diaper cake for the gift table, it got some height from a vase turned upside down, the base it a Wilton cake base with green tissue paper. It made it really stand out... at another shower I used real diapers, pinned together with diaper pins as the table cloth, since it was a diaper shower.


Vintage shoe with more pictures. Each cloche decorated with rub-ons and scrap book supplies.

Since the shower was right after school in the library, I didn't have the time to go as all out as I like to, but that is probably a good thing! 'Cause you know how gals like us can be!


A couple of years ago I volunteered to give a baby shower... after that I was unofficially elected to do them all. That was fine with me, because decorating for events is one of my passions. Working with young teachers, we have plenty of showers, so I am always thinking of a different theme and using what I have on hand, so that we can spend more on the gifts and food! This shower was special to me, because it also happened to be for my daughter-in-law. She is having a girl in February. It is their first and my second grand baby! I hope to post other decorating events, soon!






I'm joining a cloche party here...


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54 comments:

Amanda K said...

What a fun idea for a baby shower! Your decorations are so cute!

Treasia Stepp said...

Sweet idea for a baby shower. I love the whole table design.

Andy Porter said...

I love it! Everything looks so darling....it makes me want to have another baby:) Thanks for linking up!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute! I just love those mini cheesecakes and that punch...yummy! I cannot get enough of those diaper cakes. I have yet to try it myself but they are adorable!!

Kammy said...

Wow, everything looks yummy and adorable !
Kammy

pk @ Room Remix said...

What adorable ideas and the diaper cake is fabulous!

Maya said...

The cloche displays are adorable. Not too long ago I didn't even know what a cloche was!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Hey friend, you don't live in TN do you? :-) Pat at Junkblossoms.

The Whistle Stop said...

What a cute baby shower! You do it up right!
I received your message about the cute button snowflake! I am so excitied that you would be so nice to send me one! I couldn't find an email address for you. ??? Not sure if I'm just not looking in the right place. Here is the shop address. The Whistle Stop 20711 Elkhorn Dr.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Thank You so much!
Laurie :)

Cha Cha said...

This is the sweetest baby shower ever. I am sooooo stilling this idea for the next party I have. Love that I can change the theme and still use the same idea. You did a great job, thanks for inspiring me.

Cha Cha

Destination Seaborn said...

Wow...everything looks beautiful! It's hard to choose a favorite because I like them all; the planters in the cloche, the planter utensil holder, the stand full of cookies and brownies. You are one crafty lady! Can you come decorate for my next party? ~Lisa

Linda said...

What CUTE ideas...I'm hosting a baby shower next month at my home...soooo this is just what I needed! Thanks for coming by for a visit...come on back soon...the door is always OPEN:)

Blessings,
Linda

Get Real Girl said...

Love your decorations and the food! Your diaper cake is super cute, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Amy @ Unforgettable Childhood

The Harris Family said...

Adorable baby shower! I love the decorations and the food looks so yummy.
Also thanks for stopping by my blog-the story you shared was too cute. I was laughing out loud.
-Crystal

daylily777 said...

You did a beautiful,marvelous job on the baby shower , it is all so creative !
Blessings,
Myrna

Cindy said...

Amazingly creative! No wonder they've dubbed you the shower-thrower :) Love all your touches, specially the cloches...

Thanks for sharing it with Mi4M :)

christi said...

you are so creative and what a beautiful shower.

Amanda said...

So cute! Every single part of this post was just amazing!

Tiffany said...

SOO pretty!
Thanks for sharing!
-Tiff

nannykim said...

I especially love the punch bowl set and cups! I usually see clear glass ones, but this white set is so cool!

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty and yummy. You did a great job.

Blue Creek Home said...

No wonder you were chosen to give all of the baby showers. You've got ideas!! I love all of the baby cuteness!
Rhonda

Kim said...

The is a beautiful spread. The milk glass is a stunning contrast to the other items.

susan said...

I wandered over here from a Dab of This and That--What cute ideas for a shower and Congratulations on the coming baby! I love the planters used for the utensils. I can't believe you cupcake and dessert stands are from the Dollar Store!!! Looks like a beautiful party!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This looks like a fabulous shower! You did a fantastic job with everything as it's darling! I love your cloches - they are adorable!

Lori said...

How sweet!! I love the centerpiece..

I'm having a party as well, so if you would like to stop by I would love it.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

simple, yet elegant!

Lynette said...

What a great idea - well all of them and I love all the little personal touches you used! The tables look so pretty!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How fun!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Fabulous tables!!

Ellen said...

That's awesome!!! What a wonderful way to do a baby shower! I've gotta keep this one in mind as my son's 1st birthday is on the way!

Thanks for your comments on my ceiling medallion!

oh and btw, I LOVE the painted tub....would love to do that in our bathroom! was it hard to do?

trash talk said...

First...congratulatons on the upcoming birth of a sweet baby girl!
Second...how doggone cute is this shower? I saw a lot of little ideas I will be stealing, I mean borrowing in the future...just not for any baby showers for my girls! I can tweak 'em for a wedding shower or a just because shower, right?
Debbie

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

NOw how did I miss this post? This is so cute. Great ideas! I might steal some... I've got 2 grandkids coming this year.

Congrats on your new grandbaby!

Prior said...

Something is going on with my Blog all of my followers have dissappeared SORRY, maybe it is still working on y'alls end! Thanks for all the sweet comments! I love decorating for events and none better than a new baby! Steal away any ideas you might can use... Please,Let me see pics when you are done! Love, Lezlee

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Everything is so cute! What a gorgeous jon and it looks like a great party.

Virg said...

The new mommie must have been thrilled! This was really cute. You did such a great job! :-D

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

I just LOVE what you've done here!
Cloches are so versatile, aren't they?
Wow, great job!

Anne

red.neck chic said...

Girl - you are so speakin' my language with the cloches. LOLOL My favorite decorating tool for sure!!!

It's all so cute!!! You did a fantastic job!

;-) robelyn

Debbie said...

I wish I would have seen this some time back when I was throwing a baby shower for my friend!!~ You have such clever ideas, thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Stopping by from a link from Somewhat Simple. Everything looks so pretty! I love the cloches but really really need that punch bowl. I love milk glass!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am so behind on you! I love what you did for the shower. And that Dollar Store? I have got to go! Wow! ~Mindy

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

How darling! Everything looks wonderful. Haven't been to a baby shower in years. Haven't tried cloches either. Guess I'll live vicariously thru you :)

Jen said...

It is all so cute. What a lucky new mom.

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Wow! I know why they unofficially made you in charge of showers! You did an amazing job. Love all the milk glass. And the diaper cake, too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and contributing on JMS!

Cozy Little House said...

These are all so cute!
Brenda

xinex said...

What a nicely decorated baby shower. WEverything is so adorable including the cloches, of course....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is just stunning. What beautiful decorations and your cloches are all fabulous. What a great idea to use all the cute little baby shoes. The cheese domes is such a great idea with all the pictures in them. Congratulations also on the new baby. Grandchildren are the greates things ever. Thank you so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Wonderful job! I love how you incorporated all the milk glass...and even made "pedestals" Great job!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful decorations for the baby shower...you did a wonderful job with the 'homemade' cloche centerpieces.

Blue Creek Home said...

I am lovin' everyone of these precious baby shower cloches!!! Great job.
Beautiful shower.
Rhonda

Marianne@Songbird said...

Looks like a great party!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Prior, this is simply adorable!!!

Barb

Kathleen said...

Very sweet! The cupcake stand is from the dollar store??You made it? I never saw one in a dollar store!
The paper mache head is cute too in another post..
And thanks for stopping by!

Janean said...

like your play on words in your post title! very sweet cloche.