1.12.2011

luna's baby shower (part 1)

During Christmas in Spokane, we squeezed in a pretty little shower at Chelle's super gorgeous house for my dear friend Becca and her darling baby girl, Luna. (Or Lunabelle as she's affectionately nicknamed.) Crafty girls deserve crafty parties and this was no exception. I always love to help throw a good shower and I double love it when it means having a chance to spend time with my sweet Spokane blog friends!

To gussy up the mantel, Chelle made one of her vintage book page garlands + a letter L for Luna, painted pale yellow. I added a cheery little yarn wreath with felt flowers. Using this fabric, I also sewed a fabric bunting with over-sized ric rac, and a whole bunch of mini fabric and felt flowers to hang from the window sill and light.
Chelle has the cutest collection of vintage dishes! I love how the drink tray brightened up the table (above). She also made the best.ever. flourless chocolate cake (below). Since then, I simply had to try it myself and made one for my mom's birthday last weekend. It's a delicious cinch of a cake. It may not look like much, but it will knock your socks off. Seriously, it's perfection.

Andi made an awesome Asian chicken + pasta salad with cilantro. Mmmm...

And Courtney brought an amazing green salad with tons of feta and pomegranate seeds. Yes, pomegranate. It was perfect with her raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Best of all, I had a chance to get awfully friendly with Jeff's full-frame camera all week long. (I usually use a Nikon D80.) Holy smokes. It makes such a difference, especially when shooting in low-light. I am itching to upgrade someday...

16 comments:

radiantlaughs said...

I hope part two includes baby pictures! :-)

Heather J said...

What a sweet party. Can't wait to see the rest.

swell.life said...

@ radiantlaughs: of course! luna was the best part!

kt mac said...

ooh so much fun Jess!

The Spokane girls (and yourself) sure know how to throw a fun and prettily decked out party huh!

and love the fancy camera... I was going to say there must of been amazing light in Chelle's house that day because those images look great!

can't wait to see part 2!

summer said...

darling!! such a pretty party:)
is there any way i could get the recipe for that pasta salad with cilantro?!

Leslie said...

full frame... drool
being there with all of you.. double drool...

and yeah for Becca's new baby.. pure pure sweetness...

Jacqueline said...

Love all of the decorations they look cute and the table set up is lovely.

Eliza Jane said...

I love love love the bunting! And where did you get the flowers hanging in the window?? I'd love to put some up in mine!

swell.life said...

@ Eliza Jane
I made them:) There is a fabric flower tutorial/pattern on Martha Stewart that is similar if you'd like to make your own. Otherwise I am planning to share a felt flower tutorial here soon!!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

such sweet decor - perfect for a baby girl! I especially love the little yarn wreath & book page banner!

Cassie said...

What a gorgeous name - inspired by Harry Potter?

Love the giant ric rac used over the bunting.
xx

Jenny said...

Wish I could have been there, it's so sad that I'm missing all of Luna's showers

On Second Street said...

looks like it all turned out perfectly.

Baily Jones said...

sooooooooooooo precious! i love how crafty it is :)

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Chelle said...

A pretty party for a pretty baby and her pretty crafty mama...

And good gravy am I ever impressed with that D700...Incredible, incredible lighting.

Relyn said...

What a gorgeous shower! Your friend is lucky, lucky!!