I wanted the shower to look like the store Anthropologie! I wanted to do a story book, antique toy kind of theme with some modern elements. I was inspired by other blogs and pictures online. I wanted to use antique toys and the letter E. Since my last name starts with E I already had a lot of letters anyway. We had the shower in a old renovated downtown house art studio. So I wanted to use bright colors. We focused on blue and red.
I don't have a "matchy matchy" kind of style. I love a mixture of shabby chic, vintage, and modern.
I made the pom poms from a video tutorial I found online. SO easy! I was so proud of them! I also made the bunting flag banner out of scrapbook paper and yarn. Both of those projects cost under $5 each.
I love the monogramed coffee mugs (J, E, J) the parents are both J names and of course E for Everett! I also love the wagon with the sock monkey. I got most of the items at antique stores and yard sales over the past couple of years. I love the golden books stacked up on the table too.
Draw inspiration from different places. Be creative with the way you spend your money (you don't have to spend a fortune to have a elegant fun shower)and bring in items you already own. The most expensive thing I bought was the cupcakes! Everything else was either mine already or I made for really cheap. I borrowed the table cloth and J cups from the mom-to-be, I had a friend with similar taste bring some of her own antique toys too.