A VINTAGE BABY SHOWER!

I am so delighted that the first event held in my renovated basement was indeed a very special celebration – a vintage baby shower hosted by my sisters for our nephew, Brent, and his wife, Angel.  And I am thrilled to report that baby Sailor has arrived.  Everyone is happy, healthy, and my sister Carla is loving her role as doting grandma!

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I just keep pinching myself!  I can’t believe how much I love this room – the painted brick walls, the stained floor, the burlap ceiling – the perfect setting for all my treasures and the perfect place for entertaining.

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The serving table is ready and waiting for the box lunches.  For drinks, refreshing apple cider and iced tea in mason jars with pink straws.

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The box lunches included individual containers of chicken salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit, a croissant, and silverware wrapped in a napkin and tied with a pretty pink ribbon.  Chips were placed in individual bags and served from a vintage dish pan.

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We put the box lunches together early in the day, tied them with burlap twine and pink ribbons, and placed them in the refrigerator until we were ready to eat.  The boxes were ordered from papermart.com.  They were a great hit!  We had someone asked us where we ordered the lunches from and we proudly replied that they were homemade by the Sisters!

7312The shower was in mid-October, so many fall decorations were on display.  You will notice my scarecrow “Raymond” keeping an eye on the festivities!

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The antique library table made a perfect dessert table.  Delicious chocolate chip cookies (made by my daughter-in-law Allison), cake pops and mints (made by Kathi and her daughter Jaime).

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Carla’s daughter Britney suggested a book theme for the shower.  All guests were asked to bring a favorite children’s book along with their gift.  What a great idea, thanks to Britney, our favorite kindergarten teacher.

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 Isn’t this lovely?  And it fits perfectly with our vintage theme.  Baby Sailor will have many, many great books to enjoy with Mommy and Daddy.

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Our #1 helper, Kathi’s adorable grandson, Cohen. 

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And look who just could not resist joining the party – Baxter.  Although it appears that he is quite worn out from all the partying!

As we prepare to gather with family and friends this week for Thanksgiving, let us remember to give thanks every day for the many blessings in our lives.  This past week has been terribly difficult for many, many people in central Illinois as thousands of homes were destroyed last week by tornadoes.  I personally know many individuals who have lost all material belongings.  In fact, the home of Brent and Angel and baby Sailor was damaged.  Thank goodness they were not injured.  My family has so much to be thankful for and I hope that we can pay it forward by helping our friends and neighbors who have lost everything in whatever ways we can.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by,

Pat and Kathi

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