My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.
Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.
On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]
Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]
For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]
You are so brave! Love the idea. I am obsessed with elephants and that would be the perfect theme for a shower! If the flowers don’t work out, the moss will still be beyond fab!
Too too adorable!! I am sure everyone loved this theme! I must try this soon! very creative and artful!
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That’s going to be beautiful! I’m sorry I don’t have any floral tips for you. Good luck!
Oh my goodness…I love love love these elephants and think they’d be perfect for your shower- could’t you cover them in moss and then hot glue the flowers on? The flowers wouldn’t live more than a day but you only need them for a couple of hours yes? Or you could use artificial…I know real are preferred but I’ve made something similar to this with fake flowers and it worked out perfectly.
I was thinking that too Christine. Not very Martha of me, but it would get the job done!
ok now that is just the cutest idea ever!!! One of my favorite go-to sites for baby shower or wedding shower ideas is Hostess with the Mostess http://www.hostessblog.com/
Congrats on the little bump! So fun!!
You are planning a baby shower…for yourself?! These are cute ideas with the elephants, but it is very bad etiquette to be planning a baby shower for yourself. And it is also a lot of pressure on friends/family to present them with the ideas you want at a party thrown by you. As a fellow designer, I know well the natural tendency to have a lot if opinions on how things should look, etc. However, this is one time in your life where you need to sit back and enjoy being pampered without micromanaging details. Enjoy this time!
I don’t like surprise and it took me a long time to get pregnant. This may be the only baby I have so I wanted to be involved with the process. So yes I’m planning it with the help of my mother and MIL. I’m enjoying my time by planning it. Hope you can understand that.
Good for you, taking part in planning your shower! I had my first, and likely only, baby last year and understand how special every celebration is. I tend to go over the top on everything for baby, like just buying an antique youth bed that’s totally having to be reworked to work! I wonder if you can somehow get some oasis into those elephants? They are wonderful.
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Thanks for the positive response. I had no idea what a can of worms I would be opening by saying I was involved with the party. Congrats on being a new momma at 40!
oh my goodness, i love love love this idea! I’m all for baby showers that are not covered in pink and blue. I would go for fake flowers, for the sake of saving time by making it ahead. Or how about covering it in fruit? That would be the perfect centerpiece!
Love the fruit idea you are amazing!
Super cute theme, I love all of the bright colors on your inspiration photos. I am sure you could DIY with the glue gun & your mad skills! Congrats on your pregnancy & enjoy it all!
Congrats!!! All the best luck to you during pregnancy!
I did something like this for a bridal shower using elephants (the bride was Indian). The easiest way to do it is to get a bunch of floral foam blocks (also called oasis). Soak them until they are good and heavy and then start chiseling off pieces that you can stuff up into the wire form. I had to cut some pieces of the form along the body with wire clippers just to get the oasis in there but that won’t matter. The legs should be open on the bottom so you can stuff oasis up into them. Just keep stuffing until you’ve given yourself a good overall foundation. It will be HEAVY! Then cover the whole form over with moss, using floral pins to secure. Then start poking flowers in. It helps to have a skewer or chopstick on hand to pierce the moss and foam, especially if you are using flowers with thinner stems. Woodier stems will poke right thru. It’s really not that difficult, just time consuming but the result is awesome. Good luck!
That what I was thinking of doing, but wasn’t sure if I was correct in my thinking. I’m going to email you Dina. Do you have pictures of your centerpieces?
A heartfelt congrats on the wonderful news! Nothing makes me happier than to know this today. Continued happiness for you both! xoxoxo
What a great idea! You’ll figure it out and it will be amazing, I’m sure! I’m wondering if you could do the majority with moss, so it could be done well in advance…and would only need occasional misting and then add a bit of color in with flowers nearer to the shower. I’m just thinking you might want most of the work done ahead of time!
And don’t get upset at peoples’ comments. You have your own reasons and circumstances and you don’t have to explain that to anyone! 🙂 Haters gonna hate lol
So wonderful!! I am sure whatever you end up with it will be beautiful! Love the elephants 🙂 xo Edyta
You could make it a more permanent fixture and cover it with succulents. You cold leave it in your yard or house and it would always remind you of your baby shower.
Here is a link to a succulent wreath that I fell in love with and have made several of. Mine are only a few months old but are doing great!