There is nothing quite so adorable as a shabby chic baby shower. It can begin with the invitations, progress through the table settings and favors, and even include baby clothes and equipment. Of course, it is a good idea to make sure that the gifts meet modern standards for baby safety – some older toys and equipment do not. But it is easy to make modern equipment look as if it were a family heirloom.
Here are some ideas to get started.
Begin with rustic burlap shower invitations, just to set the mood. Then create some painted mason jar favors using ½ pint jelly glasses, decorated with jute string ties and squares of calico print fabric. Fill the jars with something fun for the guests – such as animal crackers. Dye white tablecloths with tea or coffee to give them an aged look and add faux lace paper napkins in wire restaurant style holders. Tour the camping department for sets of speckled, blue enamel dinner sets – durable and cute. Or, if your theme is more sophisticated, go for replicas of blue willow ware.
Gifts can also be shabby chic. Child safety seats that meet standards aren’t likely to fit the shabby chic profile, but a baby cover with quilt top print can convert this essential piece of equipment to something that looks shabby (but isn’t) and is definitely chic. Knitted rompers are nearly timeless and can be purchased or hand knit from vintage patterns – and that goes for diaper covers, too. Incorporate modern convenience (Velcro and snaps) with eco-friendly cloth diapers for a gift that will keep on giving for the first year of the child’s life. Crown the gifts with a sweet satin and lace christening gown or a set of old-fashioned baby gowns that will be perfect for sleepwear.
A vintage idea for a chic baby shower display placed around a buffet console table. The table is made out of white painted wood with a high polish and has a variety of pastel decorations and sweets on top of it.
An elegant display for a baby shower, made in a traditional style on a buffet table covered with a silky tablecloth with ruffled edges. The sign placed on a wall made out of an old-fashioned mirror provides a unique vibe to the set.
Attractive traditional baby shower decor in pinks and white with green and yellow accents. A shelf is adorned with a white cloth, pinkish and yellow flowers. Tableware is of glass and white ceramic. A wall is decorated with colourful pendants.
Charming traditional baby shower decor in white with pale pinkish and bluish additions. A table with a lace cloth and white ceramic tableware is flanked by cute stands and a 3-shelf rack. A curtain is adorned by pendants and a bluish flowery valance.
Vintage arrangement of furniture and decorations for a shabby baby shower setting. The round dining table is fitted with an elegant white tablecloth and a glass panel on top and is decorated with traditional tableware.
Shabby idea for a chic display of pastries and sweets made especially for a wedding party. The display is made on a long buffet table with a white tablecloth with a fine set of china and a couple of glass shelves.
Adorable and cute composition of decorations for a vintage-themed baby shower party setting. The long buffet table is fitted with sweets and pastries and the round dining tables are covered with light pink cloth.
Traditional composition for a simple yet elegant party room with round dining tables covered in long, white tablecloth. The dining tables are each fitted with a set of five ladder back dining chairs with a white coat of paint.
McKenzie-styled arrangement for a vintage baby shower with a buffet cabinet table fitted with layers of decorative tablecloths and different pastries and candies on top of it placed in pastel-colored displays and plates.
Old fashioned arrangement of furniture for a vintage shabby baby shower party with a bunch of pastries and candies arranged on pastel colored plates set up on a long buffet console table made out of white-painted wood.
Chic traditional baby shower decor. A table has a white cloth. Sweets are on white ceramic or in clear glass vessels with green ribbons. A white frame with lettering BEBE and a pink one with a bodysuit and flowers are against a white-pink background.
Enchanting baby shower decor in pink, white and gold. A white tablecloth is adorned with delicate flowers and tableware in pink and golden hues. A large name, created from pink roses and flanked by 2 white bunnies, is on a shelf under a candlestick.
Elegant baby shower decor. A name from pink roses, on a shelf between 2 white bunnies under a candlestick, is against semi-sheer white curtains. A white cloth, a pink napkin, white and golden tableware are adorned by flowers with fine green leaves.
Lovely traditional baby shower decor in white and pinks. A shabby table is covered with a white cloth. Sweetmeats are on a white napkin and a 2-tier gilded metal stand. The entirety is adorned with thin green twigs and cute tiny hot-air balloons.
From the darling turquoise cake topped with pink roses to the floral backdrop adorned with hanging bird cages - this baby shower decor simply oozes with the warm and charming shabby chic vibe.
Ideal for a shabby chic party, i.e. the weddings, baby showers or other glorious occasions, this table decoration comprises all, what's lovely and adorable. All maintained in subtle, pastel colours.
A retro-looking setup for an outdoor baby shower in a backyard garden, fitted with a buffet table with a pink tablecloth. The table is decorated with a variety of shabby ornaments, made out of old pallet wood with pastel paint.
Shabby arrangement of decorations for a vintage-looking baby shower. The room of the party is furnished with a long buffet table with square-shaped plates with pink handkerchiefs placed on top of them.
Being an ideal decoration for a shabby chic inspired baby shower, this set of white jars and vases, adorned with glamorous pastel roses, will bring so much charm and warmth to the space.
This table decoration theme can be an inspiration for all, who want to achieve a charming, glamorous decor effect during their events. Ideal for weddings or baby showers.
Ideal for a baby shower or a wedding, this lovely set of decorations shall appeal to all, who like the shabby chic decor. The whole is maintained in warm, pale blue and pink colors.
Charming traditional rustic decor for a baby shower party. It's composed a.o. of a white curtain with a cute flowery design, ornate frames, letters and figurines, ceramic and glass tableware. The entirety is in a pink and pale green colour scheme.
Charming traditional baby shower decor. An oval table is covered with a floor-length bluish cover with frills, the wall is adorned with colourful fabric straps and pendants. Pink and white balloons are tied to sconces. Tableware is of white ceramic.
Cute traditional baby shower decor. A table with curved carved legs has a white cloth with pink motifs and frilly trimming. Tableware is of white ceramic. The background (of same fabric like a cloth) is features white clouds and showy bobbles above.
Rustic setup for a colorful dining room with a long buffet console table made out of rough oak wood with a dark tint and unfinished look. The table is fitted with a set of ceramic plates as well as a wrought iron pastry stand.
Colorful and adorable arrangement for a home baby shower, made with the use of a simple buffet table made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint, decorated with vintage-style pastries and a bouquet of red roses.
Old-fashioned look for a decorated baby shower themed dining table, covered in a pink tablecloth with a dotted pattern. The table has a handful of retro-fashioned decorations and has artificial flowers to finish it off.
Classy setup for a colorful buffet table made for a baby shower party. The buffet table is covered with a beige, ruffled tablecloth and has a sophisticated set of glass furniture with unique and unusual glass holders.
Lovely sweet baby shower decor in a shabby chic style. Cakes in the forms of colourful bodysuits, pushchairs, bibs, flowers, plaques with lettering are adorned by beige and white ribbons and attached to a wooden wall with a worn whitewashed finish.
Charming shabby chic baby shower decor. Bunches of big roses and small white flowers are in vases created from glass jars painted in blue (adorned by beige cord around a neck) or silver (with white cord around a body) with a distressed finish.
Ideal for a shabby chic wedding or baby shower, this adorable bicycle vignette constitutes a good inspiration, showing the contemporary trends in design and events organization.
This two-tiered white table constitutes an ideal set for baby showers or wedding parties. The whole stand is adorned with a white laced vail and a gorgeous, rose-patterned tablecloth.
These shabby chic table decorations may inspire all, who prepare some glorious, enchanting events, like weddings or baby showers. Dominated by creamy whites and subtle pinks, the set looks absolutely adorable.
Pretty traditional baby shower decoration in white and pink shades with red and yellow accents. A white frame with a word BEBE is adorned by a row of red balls. White shoes, yellow buttons and an ornate stand of wires are placed on a pink chest.
Chic traditional baby shower decoration. A table is adorned by ribbons, a greenish drawer, a large letter A, an anchor, a brown box. Sweetmeats are in white or greenish ceramic and metal dishes. Shabby frames at the back are adorned by inscriptions.
If you’re looking for a perfect centerpiece to a baby shower in a vintage style, take a look at this three-tiered baby shower cake made out of baby diapers and decorated with artificial flowers and pink ribbon.
Colorful and adorable composition of tableware for a baby shower themed dining table in a round shape. The table is fitted with an orange and white tablecloth and is paired with a set of ceramic furniture with pink handkerchiefs.
A set of adorable decorations for a baby shower, consisting of paper lanterns in a variety of colors hanging from the ceiling with artificial flowers in between them, nicely matching the brick fireplace in the background.
If you’re looking for a unique decorative piece for a living room, take a look at this large jar made out of glass with an iron handle on top, fitted with childish ornaments in a vintage style, perfect for a baby shower.
Ideal for a shabby chic baby shower, this set of adorable decorations will warm up every party decor. Pink and purple combined with silver colours create a very charming proposition.
This vintage cakestand constitutes a fabulous display for a ribbon-frosted cake, petite cupcakes, and French macaroons. All in pink, constitutes a great shabby chic appeal.
Beautiful traditional shabby chic style baby shower decor. Vases are created from glass jars painted in creamy and pinkish shades and then distressed. Necks re wrapped in strings of artificial pearls. They house bunches of roses.
A cute delicious baby shower cake in a shabby chic style. It's of quality ingredients. Three size-varied cylindrical parts (2 pink, 1 - creamy) are adorned a.o. by pink booties, creamy beads, white flowers and strips, pearls, a welcoming plaque.
A French-styled long buffet table covered with a large tablecloth in a light pink color for a baby shower party. The table is fitted with decorative plates and napkins, as well as with numerous artificial flower arrangements.
DIY project for homemade mason jars, covered in a distressed coat of pastel purple paint, which gives it a vintage vibe. The mason jar acts as a replacement for a flower vase and holds a lush floral arrangement inside.
With every detail well planned and organized, this beautiful shabby chic set of accessories constitutes a fabulous proposition for a baby shower. Dominated by whites and pinks, it will bring so much warmth and cuteness.
An inspiration for all, who want to organize a baby shower in the elegant shabby chic or Victorian styles. Lanterns, big pom pons and some characteristic, adorable accents, like tiny flower vases.
Custom-made, this beautiful cake constitutes the drawing card of a shabby chic shower party for a girl. Warm, pink colour scheme and gorgeous accents such as the wheel cart and ornate leaf patterning will emphasize the glamour and chic.
A good inspiration for all, who plan a shabby chic baby shower party. Dominated by pink and mint, these lovely accessories will constitute a perfect accent to your party decor.
Being an ideal accent for a shabby chic baby shower, this beautiful bouquet comprises various flowers in pale pastel colours, including pink, white and creamy beige. This gentle proposition will warm up any decor.