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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Vintage Circus Inspired Baby Shower

Letterpress designer Michele Tesauro-Rossi of Smitten Owl and her husband Gregory planned this sweet shower as they awaited the arrival of their little one. They decided to be surprised on the gender of the baby, so they chose a neutral palette of yellow and gray. The theme was loosely inspired by a vintage circus, so they brought in hot air balloons and circus animals into the design. The shower was truly a labor of love for Michele and Gregory, who created all of the decor themselves, including the paper pinwheels, custom vellum wrapped tea lights, special tags for the Moms and Grandmas, and all of the charming paper goods. Guests took home hand poured organic animal cracker shaped soap favors from Lavender Rose Gifts that they packaged in sachets letterpressed with the same hot air balloon from the invitations. The lovely photos were taken by Bia Sampaio Photography, and you can see more in the full gallery.


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