Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tea Shoppe goes Bridal

I went to a super fun 50's themed bridal shower over Easter weekend for my cousin-in-law! The decorations, food, drinks,  and even some of the guests were dressed 50's. It's was a blast. Their wedding colours are yellow and gray (my heart melts!) with a touch of red. I went with the colour theme and used the Tea Shoppe stamp set from the Occasions Mini (which is only around until the end of this month! EEK!)

Here's my creation! (The layout is CASE'd from Heather Summers):
 Again, sorry for the poor photo quality...I took this on my way out the door to the shower.

The little bird is from Elementary Elegance (a Sale-a-bration freebie). It's the Twitterpated DSP (also from Occasions Mini) and there's those Framelits again! The "for your shower" stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the Modern Label punch. It's inked in Cherry Cobbler (that's the pop of red that's hard to see because I take such BAD photos!) And there's a cute piece of 1/8" Daffodil Delight Tafetta Ribbon back there. Pearls too. Don't.forget.pearls! 

Let me know what you think!


 Just for kicks, here's a little article from Good Housekeeping May 16 1955

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dust cloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my!! Good thing I wasn't a wife in the 50's! I would so fail!! But like your card, in those cute colours again.