We had my little sister's bridal shower this weekend. Her only input into the shower came in one request: "I don't want a brunch. I want a cozy evening, that glows with candles and a fire in the fireplace."
So her best friend and I went about planning a cozy evening. Part of that cozy evening was the menu: mulled wine, homemade soups (Cheddar Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Chili, Potato Bacon and Pasta Sausage...oh so yummy!) and homemade bread. And the other part was the decor. I wanted to pay homage to her wedding colors (ivory and charcoal) and settled on using ivory and variations of cream and white.
With this in mind I did my best to transform my parent's living room into a cozy, creamy backdrop for the evening. The best way to do that was with pillows and throws. So I spent all last week making pillow covers from scraps that I happened to have, and this is what I cam up with:
The cable knit throw and pillow covers also doubled as my shower gift to her: perfect start for a newlywed home.
For this pillow I used the Holister sweater I chopped up to make Sophia's Sweet Dress.
And you may recognize this tan fabric from the wedding I did in October. It was on underneath the cocktail table toppers.
This one, with the pleats and "signature" fabric was Alissa's favorite.
Along with the pillows we had LOTS of candles (thanks mom and Rachel!) a few pine cones and chunky yarn for a rustic hint and lots of silver accents to really make things glow! Here's a little peak at the rest of the decor, more to come later!