Friday, October 22, 2010

the sweetest thing

They've gone and done it again,
so I am linking this post to Friday Pretties!

The ladies in my friend Shannon's family have some major talent.
It is a sure bet if you are invited to their house for an occasion,
you will be drooling over the eye-candy.

In fact, when I walked in last weekend to celebrate the baby boy making his way into the world,
I couldn't keep myself from wandering around,
lusting after all the fine details.

See for yourself...
they are lust-worthy.

Let's start from the beginning.

a fabric-sleeve invite for a hootin' good time...

and of course an owl to welcome.

The paper pinwheels by Martha...
made for a lovely entrance.

Talk about maintaining a theme!
Spotted owls in every corner!
{no pun intended}

A lovely sentiment,
handmade by Erin, Shannon's sister
She does take custom orders!

Susan, Shannon's mother,
found these cute "twiggy owls" online. 
I love how she incorporated the owl children's books
into her theme, too.
She is a preschool teacher, after all!

I can hardly stand how cute these guys are!


handmade tissue paper floral arrangements

The menu was scrumptious,
and planned with the fall season in mind.

For starters:
cheese and crackers
apples and caramel dip
baked brie!
{filled with berries and nuts}
coffee, cider and wine.

To follow:
The most delightfully cozy 
assortment of quiches, salads, and bread.

delicious maple-frosted cupcakes

pumpkin pie
and adorable chocolate owls

It really couldn't get any more festive, right?

Well it did.
Shannon's sister Cailin made this awesome diaper cake!
Looks like a fun project, huh?

In this game you had to guess the weight and height of the proud parents as babies.
Notice the owl table runner?
They matched the invites.

It was a perfect, sunny October afternoon,
and it was so nice to be outdoors enjoying the fall weather.

Erin, Shannon's sis made this.
No words needed.

Then to top it off, Erin made one of these for each guest.

It's an owl framed necklace!
(She had the chains in organza bags on the side.)

Each one unique.
It was quite fun choosing the perfect, kooky owl.

Isn't he cute?
And they receive an award right?

Susan, Erin, Shannon & Cailan.

 A perfect shower for a perfect little growing family!

Now do you see what inspired me to get
my wee collection out of the box?

Go on and check out the rest of Friday Pretties.
It is a treat!


Vintage Home October 22, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
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Vintage Home October 22, 2010 at 8:13 AM great party those friends throw! you know where they got the owl niece collects owls..although these won't stay on the shelf!...great pillow owl & necklaces!
I shall be a follower!

A Serenade for Solitude October 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

Vintage Home--The owl chocolates came from Moonstruck Chocolates, and they can be found online. They'll be a sweet addition to your neice's collection. ;) I know! My friends know how to throw a party! :)

Rachel at The Inspired October 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

This is ( and I'm saying this is the absolute best way) STINKING CUTE!!!! OMG, I have a very sick obsession with Owls right now..almost unhealthy. Thank you so much for the post, I'm afraid I'm going to have to steal this idea! :) xoxo lovely blog friend.

shannon October 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM  

Thanks for the awesome post Cass... I really am a lucky girl to have such an amazing mother and sisters willing to put so much time into a great day!

shannon October 22, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

AND thank YOU for your lovely owl bookmark that we were able to give away as a prize... Mark's mom LOVES it!!

Erin October 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

Thank you Cassie for putting the time in to do such an amazing post! I am in love with your writing styles... and I love to see it written about such a day after so much work :) Thank you thank you!

Everlasting Blooms October 23, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

LOVE this! What a bunch of creative ladies you are friends with! Absolutely LOVE that little owl pillow..could it get any cuter? I think we could sell those in our shop :) ...and the little paper floral arrangements...pretty much everything was adorable! Thanks for shareing! Found you through Joyce...glad I hopped over :) Have a good day!

Blessedmom's Simple Home October 23, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

What a wonderful idea for a shower. Your photos showed everything so well too. Looks like lots of fun :-)

Everlasting Blooms October 23, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

Ummm...yes we would LOVE to see these in our shop! If Erin is interested she can call our shop or email us.

More contace info at our website

~ Thanks a bunch!

mlyster October 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

So glad you posted pictures... Krystal mentioned to me the week after how the house was decorated so cute and the shower was adorable! Enjoyed seeing the pictures!!

b davis October 23, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

I love owls. Mainly because my grandma collected them. Kinda sentimental. I love all these pictures. Especially the homemade stuffed one. Too cute.

Stephanie October 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

Oh my goodness what a fabulous party!!! I love all of the little details so much. =)

a little bit biased October 24, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

Wow! That was so fun. I especially loved the stuffed owl Erin made! Of course everything else was so cute too though. It was fun to see some of your old friends in the pictures (who I recognize from when they were teenagers!) So fun!

Gloria October 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

Wow! Beautiful shower! I love the owl theme. That stuffed owl, and tree with all of the owl charms are very adorable. A WHOLE lot of talent going on here...:) Thanks for sharing, and congrats to the Mommy-to-be!
Glad I found you through "Friday Pretties"!
Sweet blessings to you,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

I Love Pretty Little Things October 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

O.K- Yes, they get the prize!!!

There are way too many cute and creative things on this post to comment about them all. But, the owls...Love them! What a cute baby boy theme. :)
And, can I say, the Mommy-To-Be looks so cute!


A Serenade for Solitude October 26, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

Everlasting Blooms--I've passed the info along to Erin. Thanks!

Britt-I love that owls are sentimental to you. Do you have any bit of your Grandmother's collection??

Stephanis, Amber, Gloria and Joyce--I am so glad you enjoyed it. I knew you would. :)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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