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Going Retro - 1950s Housewife Bridal Shower

Posted by Anne Yorks on Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's been a busy crazy week with our family and with cookies! I don't have much time, but I had to share this project I shipped last week. It was for a bridal shower with a 1950s Housewife theme. I had a blast designing these cookies. 

I made pearl necklaces. Really, what 50s mom existed without one of those? 

I put the bride's name on the cookies in a retro style font. 


Then I made an apron with cherries. 


I could not find ANY apron cookie cutters. I think I looked everywhere too. And there weren't any options. So I had to make my own and hand cut these cookies. It was totally worth the extra effort. I loved the final product.

These cookies actually remind me of the AMAZING aprons at The Hip Hostess. If you haven't already, you must check out their online shop at www.thehiphostess.com. They also have a blog at http://thehiphostessdish.blogspot.com/ and a twitter account @thehiphostess. I'm hooked. My mom just gave my little girl and I matching aprons and tea towels from their shop. I'll be posting pics of us in the kitchen soon. Did I mention they offer a cherry option? Yep, they do! I think I would say they are the Vera Bradley's of aprons.


I also made red lipsticks to go with the order. 

And because the lipstick cookie was on the small side, I added in a mirror.

Lots of lipsticks and mirrors! 


And just like every 50s housewife - this collection was well put together!


Back to work for me. I have a big order to finish for the weekend. Plus this weekend is my little girl's 3rd birthday party. I have so much cleaning and cooking to do! But I am really looking forward to a fun time with family and friends.

Have a sweet day!

Anne

10 comments

  • Debbie @The Hip Hostess

    Sep 22, 2010

    I love the theme for this bridal shower, so original!Bet it was a big hit! Your cookies are simply amazing, you are one talented baker!

  • Julie

    Sep 09, 2010

    these are absolutely adorable!!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Andrea’s baptism cookies!

  • Kris

    Sep 10, 2010

    These are sooo cute! You always do such a great job on these! Makes me just smile! 80)

  • Joan Koester

    Sep 09, 2010

    These are so great!

  • Mary Dunlap

    Sep 09, 2010

    LOVE this!!!

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