Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Baby Shower for Katie




















I had the pleasure of treating a beautiful friend to an afternoon in her honor as we celebrated the upcoming {in 2 weeks} arrival of her baby girl.  Katie is the kind of friend that makes you want to give her a party ~ someone who has all the qualities you most want in a good friend.  We had a really nice time and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all this pink in my typically boy filled home. 
{Recipes, party sources and a coupe DIYs to come next week! Promise!}   

30 comments :

  1. Your shower for katie turned our beautifully. I am sure she and your guests had a wonderful time.

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  2. oh my what a beautiful shower...love that cake. Love all the little details :-)

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  3. EVERYTHING looks precious & beautiful! (and I could gobble up that chocolate cake!) We had a bridal shower here (50 guests!) today. So if you are like me, I know you just want to rest this evening...and enjoy all the leftovers! ha ha

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  4. What a beautiful party!!! You are one special friend :) everything looks great - love those favor bags, straws, and that CAKE! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Most importantly...where did you get your sweater? Love it!!

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  6. Tessa, your party is just stunning! Love all your details. What a beautiful way to honor your sweet friend.

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  7. You threw and absolutely picture-perfect party! All the photos have me smiling at the loveliness!!

    I'm really looking forward to those recipes. That ham & leek quiche sounds so just-right!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

    Keri

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  8. The pictures are beautiful! I love it all and am so inspired!

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  9. What a beautiful party! I had a shower thrown for me today, and i too loved all the pink!! Can't wait to read about all the details, like that amazing wreath !! Xoxo

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  10. You never cease to amaze me! Such a pretty party! Lucky girl!

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  11. Gorgeous, Tessa! I love the pink. I love anything with stripes, so I love the ribbon and favor bags. I'm using the same ribbon for a party I'm doing in May:)

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  12. What a lovely party you put together, Tessa. Your friend is very lucky.

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  13. Hello,

    It all looked so beautiful! Love the wreath hanging on the door to the pink straws, and the cute favors.
    Thank you for sharing.. It all looks wonderful.
    Happy Sunday!
    Claudia

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  14. Beautiful job! LOVE the pink stripes and that wreath! Thanks for posting :)

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  15. What a lovely shower. I love the ways your used your creativity. I think hospitality must be one of your gifts!

    xo,
    linsey

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  16. I'm Katie's sister, and I'm so jealous that I couldn't be there! You did an outstanding job, Tessa! Everything looked wonderful, including Katie's belly!!! Thank you for being such a thoughtful and sweet friend.

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  17. Terribly GORGEOUS! I just adore each and every little detail. You hosted a real beauty.

    xo
    Amy R.

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  18. thanks so much, girls!! i will post recipes and party sources later in the week. as for my sweater, it came from nordstrom. xo

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  19. Everything is gorgeous, just beautiful. Including your sweater! Please include the brand information so complete strangers (like me) can copy you! :) Thanks!

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  20. sure... the brand is "360 cashmere"

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  21. Everything you touch is just so tasteful and pretty, pretty, pretty! Looks like everyone had a great time, and one to be remembered! I hope tomorrow morning, once your boys are off to school, that you will be able to put your feet up and enjoy a little something from Starbucks! =) Best wishes to your friend, Katie, as she welcomes her precious little girl into the world!

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  22. You are the next Martha Stewart!! Everything you do is LOVELY! What a lucky friend to have you throw her such a special baby shower.

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  23. couple things...
    house looked beautiful with no detail spared.

    your friend, Katie, makes pregnancy look so much more beautiful than what I personally experienced. :)

    LOVE HER DRESS.

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  24. This party was incredible! You are an amazing host! Thank you for all that you do for Katie, she is lucky to have a wonderful friend like you!

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  25. I have officially become a Tessa wanna be! You have just my kind of style. I love everything you do from cooking and decorating to clothing. Hope you don't mind that I repin many of your pins on pinterest. Where are your white cake stands from?

    Angie

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    1. thank you, angie! wow, i'm so very flattered! as for the cake stands they come from different places. the ruffled one is from williams and sonoma. they discontinued the line and i'm still upset i didn't buy one of the smaller ones! the large white one in the center of the table is also williams and sonoma and they currently have it available. the smaller white one in the center of the table is the least expensive of the bunch and is from sur la table's everyday white dish collection. i think they still make it but i'm not 100% sure. thanks so much for reading and your kind words!
      tessa

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  26. This makes me laugh...you and I are so alike. Our houses look so much alike. we both love and use Holly Mathis. I have 4 boys and you 2. We have emailed before re the silhouettes you have in your dining room, I used the same frames and copied you in ours. I was just redirected to your blog from holly's. I love your plans for your boys' room. I may have to copy some of that for ours as soon as our little guy is out of his crib probably late this year. Our styles are eerily similar. So fun....I love your collage wall by your stairs, yes have one here too.

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  27. Hi love your ideas for the baby shower. I have a site about pregnancy,birth and babies. One of the subjects
    On my site is baby shower.Could you share your ideas and story with my visitors?

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  28. I hope my baby shower will be half as pretty as this one :)

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