Monday, June 9, 2014

It was a sunny, balmy Sunday afternoon on the porch of the old farmhouse.  Family and
friends gathered to celebrate the upcoming birth of another little niece.

With stellar weather conditions, creative minds of the mother and two sisters, and the
combining of their old linens, dishes, and crystal, produced a lovely baby shower setting.

The clothes line strung along the side of the porch, made the perfect backdrop for the food
table.  Starched clothing pieces from family members many years ago, hung on the line. 

The sun streaming through the articles of clothing, was the most beautifying aspect of the
afternoon shower.  Fresh, colorful and delicious food, filled the linen covered table.

On the bottom shelf of the old hutch, was more family memorabilia and flea market finds, were  cleverly displayed on the old lace covering.

My sister-in-law and her daughter, the recipient of the pretty baby shower.  My niece lives
in the south, so every visit home, is treasured by all.

At the mother-to-be's request, skewers of donut holes and fresh fruit were served.
I liked that idea! 

Tiny, scrumptious cupcakes from Tara's kitchen, are always treasures when added to
an event.

Sweet, ripe fruit skewers are an attractive way to serve nature's finest.

Vintage flowered coffee and tea cups, added another unique touch.

What could be better than using grandma's dishes?  Pretzel sticks dipped in pink chocolate,
were favors at each place setting.  I wondered who made the chocolates and who so
carefully ironed all the old linens?  Both time consuming jobs, but both contributed to
the elegance of the event.

It was so good to catch up with friends.  As I sat there in the afternoon breeze, I honestly
felt overcome with emotion, remembering back just a few years ago, when it was my
sister-in-laws and me that were the recipients of baby showers, and now it was the next
generation.  And, like I've mentioned many times before on my blog, whenever I am
privileged to sit on this old farm porch, I never want my time to end.  It instantly takes
one back to a time many years ago, and it's quiet, peaceful setting, does much to relax
and calm one's heart.

Pink sugar, white and pink peonies, and pink embroidered linens, are items etched in my
memory bank, from yesterday's step back in time baby shower.

I share this event with you, because I thoroughly enjoy when you too, share yours with me.

It's Monday, and I am now switching gears, with many things ahead that need to be
taken care of.  I do hope though, that this touch of beauty inspires your Monday.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stacey said...


lindsey said...

You have such a wonderfully creative family! I love the idea of the vintage baby clothes hanging from the line and also the vintage books and toys. The table and food all look fantastic...and how exciting to be looking forward to a new baby in the family :)

debi said...

Yet another picture perfect family event! Loved the vintage clothing and decor.


Christine said...

The clothes line is breath taking and a perfect backdrop.

I understand your feelings about the farm porch. What a tranquil place, party or no party.

Judy said...

I agree with Lindsey...that you have a wonderfully creative family! You have the most special showers over there. Beautiful!

corners of my life said...

I always say if one is looking for inspiration it can be found here on your blog . . .

Happy@Home said...

I love when you share these special family times with us, Judy. The love and creativity that goes into these events is so evident.
Everything about this shower was well thought out and beautifully executed. I particularly liked the vintage clothes and toys.
I smiled as I read that the new baby will be a girl. It seems your family has been blessed with many girls.
The picture of the mom-to-be and her mother is so nice. They are both so pretty.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lovely...utterly lovely to see these beautiful photos of such a sweet and precious occasion.

I enjoyed my visit.....



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