Monday, July 20, 2009

A baby shower for Amanda....

My good friend Jane's daughter, Amanda & her husband Brian are expecting their 1st child in Sept. and it was time for a shower. So Frannie (her beautiful house), Bev, Annie, and myself decided we were up to the task. Annie caters as one of her many jobs so she did the amazing food. She had to leave early because she was catering another party for over 100 people Sat. evening. All I can say is that very little food was left.

Amanda received some beautiful gifts but the most wonderful one was a quilt that her grandmother (Jane's Mom) had made for her before she died several years ago. She knew she probably wouldn't live to see Amanda's first baby born so she made it while she still could.

This was a baby carriage I found in Iowa and purchased knowing that Jane would love it. The dealer said it had been found at an auction in the Amana Colonies. Jane bought it for Amanda to have for the baby's room. I'm going to make a cushion for the bottom in case Amanda actually wants to use it. It was so cute with the pink quilt and loaded with presents.

This was the floral arrangement that Ron from The Thicket made for the table. He does the most amazing florals. This stork was solid white flowers and it was carrying a little basket that was given to Amanda. It was not only visually gorgeous but it smelled wonderful.

This is beautiful Amanda and her equally beautiful mom, Jane.


common ground said...

What a wonderful shower! The baby carriage is just precious, Jan. What a special way to present the gifts, and the stork is the most unique arrangement I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful.

David said...

Great pictures and, yes, beautiful women! Very touching about the baby quilt that Jane's mom made.

Lori R. said...

I noticed several quilts that were just beautiful and the carriage was such a cool find! How precious to have something a grandma made especially for a new one..
(Love the green plates on the wall too!)

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Barbsigns4u said...

Jan, you country women in the Ozarks party more than I do here in Los Angles. Having intimate parties in somebody's home makes it even better. Love the quilts. The ladies in Hawaii make beautiful Hawaiian quilts in bright bold colors. Wish I knew how to sew like that. It's almost a lost art. Amanda, take good care of your Grama's quilt. It's lovely.