I am sharing our simple weekend, garage makeover with you.
We hosted our youngest daughter's baby shower for family and
I am only sharing this transformation, because of the appreciation
I have for all the fun ideas I have gathered over the year,
from blog land and from Pinterest, thinking
maybe you enjoy shared ideas too.
As you can see from the pictures, the painting drop cloths only hid some of the garage
items that needed covering. The rest, we just left for all the guests to observe and smile at:)
My husband was sure the women would not mind if the rakes and shovels were staring at
them while they were eating. And you know what? He was right, at least as far as I know.
To cover the trash bins, he placed a tall, bendable ladder sideways and placed old boards on
top of it. We covered it all with some tablecloths and decorated it with a wooden crate,
an old crock, and an old wooden ship of my brother-in-law's, that was never picked up by
him, despite several reminders:) It tied in perfectly with our nautical theme, so we were
thankful that he had not picked it up.
The brunch menu was...ham and cheese crustless quiche, fresh fruit cups with strawberry
yogurt topping, and a variety of homemade muffins.
We filled each pretty plastic serving cup, which I purchased at the local Dollar Tree, with
the fruit and yogurt.
Favors were the blue and white striped paper cups, filled with cheese whales, placed
in a cellophane bag, tied with baler twine, and decorated with white tags cut from
plain index cards. I added nautical stickers to each tag, from the Martha Stewart collection
at Michael's Store.
The plastic ware was placed in a napkin, wrapped up, and tied with
baler twine. I used a white lifesaver to go with the nautical theme.
A simple and inexpensive way to serve the plastic ware.
Thank you Pinterest for the idea.
For the centerpieces, I purchased glass cylinders at the local Dollar Tree, a pack of
shelf liner(non slip) from the same store. Cut the liner to the same size as the glass
cylinder, wrapped it around the glass and tied it with baler twine. To add color, I
glued a few paper blue stars onto the twine. I filled half full with water and
burned a floating candle in it.
I was thinking one could use the same concept, but decorate it for Christmas,
with greens and a colorful ornament. The cost of each centerpiece was less
than $ 2.00.
purchased from Trader Joe's.
Two teams competed in the game "Win, Lose, or Draw", creating lots of laughter and
loud cheering. My niece takes her turn at drawing. I also want to acknowledge the fact,
that she did all the photography at the shower, and I am so thankful for these pictures .
the upcoming arrival of another grandchild.
And the youngest overnight female guest(our precious granddaughter), was
ready to party at a moment's notice.
She added lots of fun to our Thanksgiving vacation. My heart is filled with
gratitude today, that we were given this rare privilege, and for the beloved family
and friends who joined us for it all.
Thank you for stopping by, and thanks to all of you that share many wonderful,
creative ideas, on your blogs and on Pinterest, with us on a weekly basis. I
learn so much from you.