Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Retro Housewife Bridal Shower!


Last spring, I gave my niece Autumn a retro housewife bridal shower. This spring, another niece, Melissa, will be celebrated at a shower in mid- April! Such fun these themed bridal showers. I mean look at that photo!

She recently had some photos taken by a friend for her postcard invitation that will be very similar to her cousin's. I loved the shots and they'll be done in black and white with a white border in a matte finish to stay true to the 60's retro theme.

Melissa's shower is a retro housewife theme, but this time we'll be going a little more on the glamorous side by doing a garden tea party.

The decorations will be tea cups, and glamorous vintage hats, gloves and purses, a collection that my mother has built up over the years. Of course it will give us aunts (there's four of us aunts, my mom had five girls and four boys) a chance to wear our fancier vintage aprons while we wait on our guests! Such fun....


Melissa borrowed a favorite hat for her invitation photo and doesn't she look the part of a 60's fashion plate? What a cutie!


There will be enough of my mom's vintage hats, gloves and purses to decorate the whole hall and I'm sure my mom will love seeing other people get to see and enjoy her big collection.

I am ordering two invitations, half with this photo above and half with the top photo. The middle photo that is the closeup of the hats will be used in the decorations or in other ways for the shower. I thought it might make a nice calling card with the bride's new address for all the shower attendees to take home with them.

If you have other ideas for ways to use the middle photo, let me know, I'd love to hear them.


I can't wait!






8 comments:

Milah said...

That sounds like fun, and she is beautful!

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

What a cutey! Wish they had showers in that theme when I got married! But people just thought it was "OLD" stuff then not VINTAGE like us smart gals know!! I'm sure it will be a great event and that is so great that all your Mom's stuff could be used for decor!

Julie Harward said...

That sounds like a fun idea...very cute! ;D

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I so remember the last retro shower! You had THE best ideas and the photos were amazing! This one will be just a great, and what a blessing for your adorable niece!

Farmhouse Country said...

Too Cute Joni! I love this idea! I used to work for a tea room and we did Bridal Teaparties often, the women had alot of fun whenever we threw them. It was always fun to watch them too. I love the retro twist though, very creative and fun. I will have to remember this one. Your neice looks adorable, sending her wishes for a long and happy marraige! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Beautiful bride-to-be, and what a fun idea! This is my first visit, and I love your photos! (I am from Michigan as well, although I now live on the East Coast.)

from my front porch... said...

What a great idea! I love it, how fun!

Joni, you could have a retro baby shower!! Now, that would be fun!

Teresa said...

Oh, she's adorable! And what a fun shower idea. I wish I had a shower to plan so I could steal your idea. You will have a ball.