August 11, 2008

You're Once, Twice, Three Times a Baby

and I love you Social Couture. I really do.

I've been a fan of this site and this concept for some time now. Their "not your average cookie cutter party in a box" concept is just genius. Great designs and inspiration. There are so many from which to choose, but time and time again, I'm drawn to this Vintage Baby theme. See, I have been a fan of all things vintage long before I found Social Couture. I've been donning vintage Since Jr. High to be exact. You'll have to guess how long ago that was.

So, in honor of SC's Vintage Baby Theme and the fact that I am such a fan of Reprodepot vintage fabrics, I give you three different versions of the Vintage Baby. Head to SC, purchase the entire package and then get some of these vintage fabrics and use to make chair covers, tablecloths, napkin ties, etc. and you'll throw a shower that's the bee's knees.

1 - Vintage Cars

Use this fabric as a base for an adorable vintage car theme shower for a little boy. Add in some actual vintage toy cars or reproductions of such and use them in your decor. Zoom zoom.

2 - Vintage Books

How cute would it be to use this fabric as the base to accompany vintage children's books and illustrations in frames on the table? Answer: So cute.

3 - Vintage Numbers

Add this fabric and old metal house numbers to your decor and this is 1-2-3 As Cute as Can Be.

So, go on, scour the thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, vintage stores, eBay, the interwebs and pick up some of the above finds to complete your look.

P.S. Google images and Flickr are great sources for pictures and illustrations - just make sure and ask permission before you use anyone's photos!

P.P.S. If you happen to find any great 50's cocktail dresses in a size 4 while you're out, send 'em my way. Thanks, dolls.

1 comment:

kim said...

amy- got your comment on the wrapping paper and had to run right over to totally agree that container store does have the best paper EVER!!! i could spend hours in that fact at christmas i may have spent 45 minutes picking out paper. :)

and agreed on social couture. brillant!