It's Showering Paper Flowers and Chinese Take Out

This week I don't have any paintings. I was busy preparing for a bridal shower in honor of my step sister, Kate, who is engaged to be married later this summer. The bridal shower brunch was at the Zuni Cafe.

The inspiration for the theme came from all of the Chinese take out I've been eating on Friday afternoons after late night dinners on Thursday after sculpting class. I found these cute patterns for Chinese take out boxes at the Paper Source. I filled each of them with chocolate snaps cut cut into hearts with a small cookie cutter. I also put two pink chocolate hearts in each box as a special treat.

The centerpieces were crafted from child sized collanders found at Sur La Table which were filled with paper flowers I made from kits purchased at the Paper Source. My good friend Elaine deserves at least half the credit for the shower. She helped me craft many of the flowers and put together the take out boxes! A HUGE help.

We all had such a wonderful time at the Zuni Cafe for Katie's bridal shower. Love is a reason to celebrate. How wonderful.


Cherylyn said...

oh, julia!
How absolutely delightful. I'm sure Katie appreciated all the hard work. I've made quite a few of those paper flowers (the magnolias) and it might be fairly simple, but so time consuming. I applaud you and your friend for being so diligent and patient. It's an absolutely beautiful arrangement and presentation. And you might know, I love orange, so it's doubly inviting. Hope you are doing well. btw - I like the lighter blog background, I was just thinking mine could use a bit of sprucing also. oh, and hey, we better pass the sketchbooks back soon, right? talk to you soon.

Alina Chau said...

How cute and beautiful!

Jamie Baker said...

the colours in these pics match the new colour-scheme of your blog. Very nice.