Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

I am finally back to writing here on the blog after more than a year away.

I am back and I wanted to share with you some of the projects that I worked in 2013.

The first one I am sharing is my son’s 1st birthday. Yes, we had another baby, a baby boy that keeps bringing joy to our lives everyday.

This party was by far my favorite! I had so much fun planning it and bringing it to life (in just 3 weeks). My husband had asked me to do a Noah’s Ark theme and I loved the idea. Once I knew the theme I started to plan it but wanted to do the Ark my way 🙂

Our baby is such a fun boy, and he loves his toys, his food and Sophie (his teething Giraffe). Based on that I decided to create his ark, with the things he loves.  And if you know me and my designs you already noticed that all my parties are a reflection of the invitation I create for such event. This one was no different. Here is the invitation I created for the party:


And from there the party took shape… 

It is hard to tell you my favorite detail as I loved everything about how it all turned out.

We had in our backyard and the poles from the rented tent were the frame for the rainbow background I created using yarn. There was a lot of DIY projects for this party.

We had a naked cake (or almost naked) by Dona Doce Cakes as the centerpiece of the cake table and his name was used throughout.

A friend of ours used his carpenter skills and made the Ark that I used as the centerpiece for the favor/dessert table.

We had cars, trains and giraffes cake pops (amazingly delicious) by Cake Pops by Xpressive Designs.

Lots of candy and bonbons as part of our Brazilian tradition, and of course, my latest obsession: MINI TO GO CONTAINERS! They were personalized with Noah’s name and inside I baked my favorite Orange Cake (recipe here).

I want to thank everyone that made this afternoon so enjoyable:

The amazing pictures (aside from the invitation that  I took with my phone) were by the ever talented Renata Rivera.

A huge thank you to my husband for supporting me ( and my out of the box ideas :P), to my mom and mother in law that were a huge help, and to the amazing Neide Lima, from GIF Floral and Events Designs, for bringing her talent and her friendship all the way from Orlando. To my dear friend Luciana from  Arts and Glamour Events and her husband for creating the Ark, and all the help and patience with me :).

Hope you enjoy the pics!


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Have an awesome Tuesday!!

Clemens Bastos

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Couple of months ago I had the privilege of styling a Sock Monkey Inspired baby shower for  my dear friend Juliana. You might remember her invitation from here.

I went with the same color I used for the invitation. I made a personalized wreath using fabric and the baby’s name Caleb (yep, Gigi did her thing).

We wanted to have a diaper cake ( my first one) instead of the cake – there were cupcakes instead made by Gabi Walker, and I just love how it all turned out.

I was so excited to show off my newest acquisition – a mirrored dresser that I found at Homegoods ( I just heart that store so much!!).

Instead of having the clothesline with the oneses I decided to use the vintage frame I got at Material for The Arts the last time I was there and display the oneses inside as if they were some Art. There were mason jars decorating the tables and my favorite party item: red stripped paper straw ( love the vintage look paper straws bring to any party)

We sent guests home with chocolate covered honey breads wrapped in ribbon.

There were also  personalized thank you cards with M&Ms and handmade crochet monkeys by avapapernewyork

Pam Rodrigues was in Boston on that day photographing Bella Angel’s 1st Birthday so my dear friend Joyce Walker was the girl behind the lens this time.

Hope you like all the details.

I had so much fun styling Juliana’s party. Congrats amiga on the arrival of baby Caleb ( he is now almost a month old)

If you need paper straws or looooove the Monkey invitation please stop by my Etsy shop

Hope you have an amazing Friday!!!


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I am beyond excited this morning to see that my Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower is being featured today on my favorite local blog: Style Me Pretty New York


Yes, indeed!!

Here are a few more images from the shower

This invitation is now available on my Etsy shop

You can see my full post on this party here and here .

I would love for you find us on Facebook and become our friend.

Have an awesome Friday!!


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And we are back with more amazing shots by Pam Rodrigues  from the Vintage Shower we had a couple of weekends ago.

I wanted to show some of the details from the dessert table and also to let you know  – in case you couldn’t tell 🙂 – that I even used coffee filter  ( a lot of it )dyed with tea to create the decor for this party. Take a look at the frame we used for the photos, all decorated with coffee filter flowers.

Once again a big thank you to Neide Lima from GIF Floral and Event Design for her amazing creations and Pam for all the awesome pictures.

PS: a few of the pictures were taken by yours truly, so excuse the lack of professionalism 🙂

Myself and Gabi, the bride to be ( she is getting married in a week, yay!!) posing with the frame I made using coffee filter flowers.


You can read more about this party here ( also see all the credits).

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Yay! It’s finally here. I’m thrilled to share with you the AMAZING pictures Pam from Pam Rodrigues Photography took of  the Bridal Shower I designed last weekend.

When my dear friend Joyce Walker approached me to plan her future sister-in-law’s bridal shower I couldn’t be more excited and honored. Joyce is one of those few people who you carry in your heart, one of those friendships that will endure everything and last forever.

Even before the date was set I was sure of the theme, you see, the bride to be, Gabriela, is a fashion designer and I knew for a fact that I wanted to incorporate that on the shower. I wanted the shower to have a vintage/romantic feeling and to incorporate texture and fabrics. Once we had the date I designed the invitation set ( see the post here) and came up with the design for the whole party.

I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

It was an honor to work with Neide Lima, the amazing girl behind GIF Floral and Event Design, she created all the flower arrangements and they were stunning!

Once again, Pam from Pam Rodrigues Photography was there to capture every detail and every moment of this special day.

Thank you Joyce and Gabriela for the opportunity. And congrats to Gabi!!!

I hope you are in for an overload of pictures. I’ll have to show you the details in 2 posts.


The Invitation


Party Design and paper products ~ Clemens Designs

Floral Arrangments ~ GIF Floral and Events Design

Photography ~ Pam Rodrigues Photography

Location ~ Clearview Golf Club

Can’t wait to share the dessert table with you guys 🙂

Have a great weekend!!!

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Here is a sneak peek at the bridal shower I put together last Saturday. Can’t wait for the full post with more pictures from the ever amazing Pam Rodrigues from Pam Rodrigues Photography.

A huge thanks to Neide Lima from GIF Decorations. ❤

Full details coming in soon…

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