Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shower me with Doilies

It's been quite hectic lately with a lot of life changes happening from moving to a new place to expecting our first baby this December. I'm so very excited to start this new chapter in our lives. With a baby on the way, my nesting instinct has been bumped up to full throttle. It hasn't been easy moving to a new home a few months before baby Zouki arrives, but to say the least it's been so fun to start fresh and decorate.

A month ago, my sister-in-laws threw me a beautiful baby shower which I couldn't help but be involved in planning. I knew I didn't want a traditional themed shower with teddy bears or butterflies, so I started to surf the web for some inspiration to achieve a modern twist on a traditional baby shower. For a long time now I've been in love with doilies. They look so delicate and dainty that I wanted to incorporate them into the theme. Here is what I found.
 *photo source- 1, 2, 3, 4
I fell in love with the doily banners and went on a rampage to find them in pink, yellow and orange. I was lucky enough to find them in pink and yellow. I also loved the fun look of paper pom poms hanging from a line. I quickly realized that this is the type of look I wanted, especially when I found out how easy they were to make. Here is the tutorial I used to make the pom poms- for those of you who want to try this look for a special occasion. With a lot of help from my good friend Sara, who also designed a ladybug alphabet poster for the nursery, I was able to achieve this look for my special day.
I'm planning on re-using the pom poms for decor in the nursery as well, but that's a whole other blog entry.


  1. Aw Larisa, thanks for the shout out! What a beautiful shower for an even more beautiful Mama!

  2. Looking good L-Boog! Your child should feel very lucky to have his or her bday in the month of December, it's a great month to be born, at least that's what my mom keeps telling me! Hope all is well!

  3. That was a great idea, love the doilies! Congrats on the new baby I am so happy for you!



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