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With work spanning from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina and across the Southeast, Kathryn Greeley, owner of Kathryn Greeley Designs, is proud to be celebrating 30 years in the design industry. She shares her love of collections, antiques and entertaining in both her book, The Collected Tabletop, and on her blog, The Collected Room.
Hello SavorNC readers! I'm delighted to be back with you today. Last month, I shared some of my favorite ideas for newlyweds looking to mix vintage patterns with new china. Today, I thought it might be fun to share a few "manly" ideas for hosting a wedding shower that caters to both the bride and the groom. Since every girl loves a man who is handy, why not host a Tool and Gadget Shower for the happy couple? Start by setting the scene with a fun invite that captures the "Honey-Do" theme. These invites are from my Chestnut Cottage Watercolor Collection.
If you're like me and love vintage finds, you can carry the tool theme throughout your party by rounding up a grouping of vintage tools. I borrowed this set from dear friends who own a construction company, but I often see them at flea markets and auctions. They can be a great addition to any party of this nature, and can also be used later for decor in a study or office.
Of course, your guests will come bearing gifts that include newer versions of these tools for the happy couple! To keep the theme casual, I suggest using enamelware like the "Veneer" pattern by Golden Rabbit shown here. If you don't have a collection of enamelware or tin, you can once again scour local antique malls to start one of your own. It's something I find myself using again and again!
Now, for the all-important menu! No "manly" shower would be complete without a hearty meal. You can keep with the carefree feel of the party be serving some delicious "down home" favorites. Here are a few of my suggestions:
Sounds pretty tasty, doesn't it?
Now, all that's left is to set the mood with a music — perhaps some North Carolina Bluegrass? — and enjoy the night!
I hope these ideas have provided some inspiration for your own "Honey-Do" shower. If you want more inspiration or would like me to consult with you on ideas for your own party, please leave a comment.
Have a lovely day! ~Kathryn