Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Baby Shower...

Good morning!  
I am touched by how many of you have asked me to post some baby shower photos.  
So, here we go!  Just a warning - this post is photo heavy!

We had asked for NO head table, but they had one for us, so here it is.  Melissa, Jan (her mother-in-law) and I sat here.  If you enlarge the photo, you can see some of Laurie Wilson's beautiful Doodle Pantry work in the very center of the banner.

This is just a shot of the tables.  You can see the gifts beginning to accumulate in the background.  After everyone arrived, there was barely room for another item.  We feel so very blessed!

Of course, we had food!  Strawberry spinach salad, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese, relishes, and lots of crunchy veggies, and punch to drink.

Again, here is some of the wonderful Doodle Pantry images!  Laurie worked up the orange dots just for me, as well as the nugget wraps.  If you ever need a special order item, she's your go to girl!

Here's one more shot, showing the napkin wraps too.

Each place setting had a favor bag. Some were pink, yellow, and blue polka dots, and some were white. The saying on the bag reads 'From our shower to yours, thanks for being here today! Melissa, Nick, and Baby Shaw. Again, the turtle is a Doodle Pantry image.  Each bag contained a washcloth (couldn't find enough shower scrbbies) and a bar of Ivory soap, wrapped in coordinating cardstock, and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Here is our sweet little momma with her cake.

Here are the cake and cupcakes close up.  Every single dot, button, flower, and stripe were edible!

She had just opened the Thank You Notes that momma made her.

And here she is with the quilt that I made.

This is our daugher, Melissa, our son John, and his fiance, Alicia.  We are SO blessed! Alicia is a beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  We may have a fall destination wedding to look forward to in 2014!

DH and I with Melissa

Melissa with her in-laws, who traveled from Mesa, Az. to be here for the shower. Meet
Tim and Jan!
Last, but certainly not least, is Melissa with my very dear friend, Shirley.  Many of you know Shirley from my blog - she and I are always crafting, shopping, and jabbering!

A good friend of Melissa's, Jenny Buchanan, took the photos.  There were way too many to post them all, so I tried to post as few as possible.  If you have hung in with me all the way to the end of this post, you deserve a medal!  I totally forgot to take pictures of anything that I created, included the Thank You cards. They were a onsie card, and turned out pretty cute.  If I get one, I'll snap it later!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Patti J.


Glittered Paws said...

How much fun to see all the pics - what a great job Jenny did on the pics, you did an amazing job "Grandma" - pulling this all together and what fun we had shopping, creating and sharing this great event with Melissa.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Looks like so much fun. and you are so talented, you made her a quilt too!! I will be waiting to see baby pics soon now :)

Lynette said...

Well, I guess I deserve a medal! LOL! Wonderful pictures - looks like a great time! What a lot of work went into this shower - fun work. Awesome quilt, Patti!!! Congrats!

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute and fun shower. Everything looks just perfect!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Beautiful photos and what a quilt ... wonderful keepsake from a wonderful Grandma.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

you had remarkable time Patti! These photos are interesting to look and your blanket is magnificent. Have big day. hugs, Helena

L.Wilson said...

Oh how absolutely adorable! Everything you did for the party was so cheerful and colorful! And you made a quilt! Oh my! You and my mom would get along, she does quilts for donating to battered women's ministries. The napkin wrappers with the turtle on the rainbow turned out darling. ANd all the little candie wrappers too! Totally amazing and it looks like you spent so much time on it all. I bet it was a lovely time. Such a pretty momma and family. Thanks for sharing! Oh that picture of Shirley at the end is beautiful too!

Cheryl W said...

The shower looks wonderful, Patti, and the quilt you made is gorgeous! You will be a wonderful Grandma. Thanks for sharing these pics.

Sue said...

What an exciting time for all of you. Melissa looks great and so very happy. Beautiful decorations and cake. Food looked so yummy!
Loved the quilt, my daughter is 44 years old this year and she still has her quilt that my Mom made for her. Nice job Patti.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations to the new family to be!
What a pretty shower. The little turtles are so cute. And appropriate since it always seems like it takes forever to get through the nine months waiting for baby...but all of a sudden it's time and they arrive in a big rush. lol
Sweet quilt you made. You are a very talented Grandma! :)

kssdesigns said...

Patti thanks for sharing!! So excited for you. Don't get on as often as I'd like anymore so when is the big day?

MaryH said...

Patti, thanks for allowing us to enjoy the shower via Blogland. It was a beautifully decorated party, and you have a most lovely family. I could see the love radiating from the pictures, as well as the happy expectations. Your quilt was beautiful, and I'm sure it will become a treasured heirloom. TFS & Hugs

Shirley said...

Wow, Patti, how totally awesome! TFS the photos and look at all of those proud siblings too! Your children are wonderful!!

Shirley said...

and OMGosh!! another Shirley!!!

Donna said...

It looks like it was a wonder day, you certainly did it up beautifully!

Pam said...

What lovely photos Patti! I looks like everyone had a great time!
You are going to be a wonderful grandma!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Jumping up and down!!! You ARE going to be a grandma!!! CONGRATS. I can only imagine how excited your family must be. What a blessing. How far along is Melissa?? You know what ... I'm thinking I should have just emailed you since I'm adding all these little extra's, ha! Where are they stationed now?? I was thinking the were out of the country, but can't remember where. BIG happy hugs to you my friend!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

And the shower was fabulous!