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13 January, 2010

We're Nesting!...A Special Baby Shower

nests I attended a very special baby shower over the weekend where the guest of honor was…my daughter! Yes, I am going to be a Granny again and it’s another boy! My daughter’s friend Kate was our gracious hostess and we are so very appreciative of all that she did to make the shower special. As you can see, the theme was nesting. She also tied in the colors of my little grandson’s nursery…baby blue and green with chocolate brown.


best mantel Kate’s beautiful home was decorated to carry out her theme, using blue and green birdhouses on her mantel. Isn’t her home just gorgeous?


best mirror I had to sneak a few stray photos so I could show you. (Sorry, Kate!) She is a decorator with fabulous taste!


IMG_0148 She continued the nesting theme on the table, using a burlap table square and some cute blue and green eggs under a cloche. ( I should have saved this for Marty’s cloche party since I am so cloche impaired!) I love that wonderful silver cake stand!


food On the menu…some of my daughter’s favorites…a cheese ball (recipe here), along with chicken and pasta salads.


page2 But best of all were the petit fours! Kate designed the little nesting birds on top…so cute…and very yummy!


IMG_0154 This was new to me…a candy bar! When they were discussing it, I just kept picturing a Hershey bar! lol Cute little goodie bags were provided so that the guests could take home an assortment of candy as a remembrance of the shower.


candy bar 2Kate worked very hard to find blue and chocolate brown candies to match the nursery colors. Whoppers…yum! My favorite!


IMG_0136 The little lollipops even had baby-related shapes, like this cute baby carriage.


IMG_0145 We had a wonderful time! My daughter received lots of generous gifts, for which we are so thankful! There is almost a 10 year age difference between my new little cookie-to-be and my sweet grandson. I cannot believe how much baby things have changed in that period of time! Now we just have to wait for his arrival at the end of February. My grandson can’t wait to be a big brother! He has assured his parents that they need not worry. He will feed his baby brother and change his diapers if they are tired. What a sweetheart!


New_size_125_tall Thanks so much for stopping by! Please head on over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, where we get to see another one of her wonderful tablescapes and find a list of all of our fellow bloggers who have been playing with their dishes!

Foodie_Friday_Logo_2 Then on Friday, please join our own Gollum, Michael Lee, at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday to see what she has cooking and to find out who else is participating! I’m hoping that there will be lots of recipes for something warm!

See you next time! A la prochaine!

57 comments:

  1. Is this not the absolute, sweetest?
    What joy I bet your daughter felt...
    And your friend's feelings for you shines through...

    So much done, from the heart, with true thought and care...

    Divine Nesting, indeed.

    (congrats to you.. :) )

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  2. Congrats on the grandbaby to be! What a gorgeous shower. Every detail was attended too. We did a candy bar for my daughter's graduation but with the basic penny (haha) candy. This one is so elegant. Wow!

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  3. Congrats to your daughter and to you! :)

    Your friend's home is gorgeous! Would love to see more of it! The decorations were precious, and the food looked divine! Loved the little petit fours! So cute! ~Rhonda :)

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  4. I adore the nesting theme. How sweet and fun was that baby shower. I know you and your daughter had a wonderful time. Love the colors and the candy bar was very cute. Congrats on being a grandma again...come on February!

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  5. Oh Debbie, this was just the best baby shower ever. I love the wonderful bird and nesting theme. What a great idea. All of your pics are just wonderful. I am so excited for the new baby for you and your family. What a thrill. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Such wonderful details! A wonderful baby shower full of such great ideas. Congratulations!!

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  7. Debbie-First, congratulations to all concerned on the newest blessing! Your friend went to great pains to make this special--what lovely details! The candy bar is the best! I have seen this at wedding receptions but never at a shower. LOVE those peit fours with the bluebirds in their nest. What a perfect theme and party!

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  8. Deb, I just love the theme for this shower and your friend Kate did an amazing job. The food looks delish thanks to Granny.Kates home is beautiful.I think my favorite is the little blue carriage lollipops,such a nice touch,every detail was taken care of. So glad that you and Page had such a wonderful time,hugs Kathysue

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  9. Congratulations! This looks like a wonderful time for all! (We attended two weddings and they had "candy bars" there for the guests. It was very fun
    Everything here looks yummy and wonderful and it was all beautifully presented!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Karen @ some days are diamonds

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  10. Debbie ~ Congratulations to each of you!! How exciting!!

    And the shower!! Gorgeous!! The nests and the birds and those petit fours!! They are too pretty to eat!!!

    The candy bar is a wonderful idea and I love it that they guests had gift bags to fill! I have never heard of this, but I WILL remember it.

    So happy for you!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  11. Debbie -
    Congratulations! Another grandson is on his way!!!

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your daughter's shower. They are beautiful! The nesting theme is wonderful...so well designed. I am definitely filing this idea away... Those petit fours are precious!

    February is so very close...who knows, you might end up with a Valentine. I did!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  12. Congratulations Debbie.How wonderful. What a beautiful babyshower that was. I can;t believe what people do to make everything so perfect, Wonderful. And your grandson is a sweety,

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  13. What a fabulous shower theme! Your friend really did a great job with all the details.

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  14. I love the bird house/ nesting theme for this shower. Your table looks amazing! The food looks so good I want to jump through the screen and fill up my plate.

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  15. Oh how sweet this all is -- and what a darling theme carried through so beautifully -- what a happy time for you and your family.

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  16. Who would have thought of "nesting" as a theme for a baby shower!!!! Absolutely brilliant and carried off perfectly! That is just about the most precious idea for a baby shower I've ever heard. And the cand bar! Somebody is just so creative and so smart to boot!! Sounds like big brother is a special young man and will be a wonderful big brother. You are so blessed -- enjoy!
    Sharon

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  17. These photos are really great, as always. Please keep us up to date on the boys. Cindy Clark

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  18. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh...Congratulations, my friend!!! What a blessing...another grandbaby!!! I'm sooooo happy for you!!!

    Your daughter's friend Kate really went all out giving her this fabulous baby shower! Ohhh...all the yummy food, and all of the sweet treats...everything looked scrumptious! Kate has a fabulous home too! You'll have to thank Kate for sharing it with us...it was quite a treat! Again, Debbie...Congratualtions!!! And...please extend my Congrats and well wishes to your daughter and her family as well!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  19. Oops..it's just lil' ol' me again! Hehe! I really wanted to mention how cute and clever the "nesting" theme was for the baby shower! I love it!!!

    Chari

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  20. Wow-your daughter's house is beautiful! The food looks scrumptious too! Congrats on your new grandson:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  21. Every detail was just perfect! Bet you are all excited to have another baby around after so many years!! Sally

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  22. Debbie, I love this post. Kate's house is so gorgeous - maybe she'll do a guest post for you? I'm dying to see more. The food looks wonderful, and that candy bar is making me drool. Whoppers and chocolate covered pretzels, what a great hostess! I know that you are counting the minutes until the new little one is here. Your grandson is so sweet offering to change the diapers (does he know what he's letting himself in for??) Hugs, Kat

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS DEBBIE!
    How wonderful to be a grandma again! My daughter and son are 10years apart and he was such a big helper for me. Love the party decor, the food and her lovely home too! Hugs, Cindy

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  24. This has to be the cutest shower theme I've ever seen. I love everything she did...this girl knows her decorating stuff!

    Congrats to you...exciting times!

    Sue

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  25. Congratulations Granny! A very lovely table...the food looks so delightful in all that silver. ♥ the cloche.

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  26. What clever cakes with the next and bird -- it wouldn't need to be just for a shower -- would be perfect for a garden party! Love the candy bar, too!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE the birds! So fabulous!

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  28. What a fun baby shower. The food looks delish! Congratulations Grandma! My 2nd Grandbaby is coming in 4 weeks! --Delores

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  29. This has to be the prettiest baby shower table I've ever seen! Those little peti fours are just adorable and all of the food looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the new baby!

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  30. Everything looks so wonderful. Kate's home is absolutely beautiful. The food looks really yummy on the dining table. The candy bar is a cute idea! Congrats to you on your future grandbaby! Hugs!

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  31. What a wonderful idea for a baby shower! Such cute ideas. Just lovely. Congratulations on the new grandbaby. My daughter is a pharmacist and is getting married in June and she is having a candy bar with apothecary jars filled with all colors of her favorite candy for favors.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  32. Debbie, I'm so glad you shared photos from the shower. When you mentioned the candy bar, I didn't know what your meant. I think this is the cutest idea! I'm going to remember this one. I'm hosting a bridal luncheon on the 6th of February. This may just show up at our party in pinks and reds!
    So excited about the upcoming addition to your family! ~ Sarah

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  33. Congratulations! I could eat my weight in those darling petit fours. I could LIVE on them. When I was nesting/hatching, I went to the bakery every week and got them in pink and blue.
    Your daughter's friend's house is beautiful. I love the way she carried out the theme--just like in literature!

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  34. Congrats on your future grandson! Loving the candy bar. Most especially I adore all the various bird houses. I am a lover of all bird houses as my kitchen is themed that way.

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  35. Congratulations Grandma!! and what a lucky mom to be your daughter is to have such a wonderful friend to throw her such a fabulous looking baby shower.....love the "candy bar'....and the little petite fours....so cute..

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  36. Beautiful, I am hosting a baby shower this summer and am loving all the inspiration.

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  37. This is the BEST idea for a baby shower. How very clever and so neatly done! Kate is divine.

    We attended a wedding this past summer that featured a candy bar, such a nice idea. I wouldn't have thought of it for a baby shower, but now I will!

    Happy baby, and it sounds like you have the best "big brother" grandson!

    Mary
    from Virginia

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  38. Congratulations! The colors are so beautiful! Love the candy bar! The food looks fantastic! Best wishes :)

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  39. Hi Debbie, what a beautiful setting for a fun baby shower and CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family. Loved the theme and the candy bar.

    Have a fun week, Bonnie

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  40. that is a very cool baby shower for your daughter...we found out yesterday...our 1st grand child will be a boy.....so excited..

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  41. The decor is adorable! I love the candy bar idea, with everything in matching colors. Beautifully done. And the table is full of great color and wonderful food. I love the whole thing!

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  42. What a wonderful baby shower! I love the nesting theme, and those colors will be beautiful in a little boy's nursery. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Congrats Granny! A new baby! I am so happy for you and your family. What a beautiful baby shower and the theme is just perfect. Her home is gorgous too and I love how she incorporated the theme into her home. My fave are the little icing birds and nests. How sweet. I was at a bridal shower not long ago and they had a candy bar, too. These are getting pretty popular. That was my first one. Thanks for sharing this special event with us.
    I can't wait for the big event. Hugs, Barb

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  44. Congrats Debbie!!!!! Many blessing to the new baby to come!!!!
    Fabulous baby shower party and Kate`s home is oh so incredible wonderful!!!!
    Muchos cariños,
    Maria Cecilia

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  45. Love the bird theme of the shower. Her home is beautiful. Wish we could see more. I have my second granddaughter on the way at the end of January up in Nashville. We are just waiting for the call! Did you get in the mess at Goodwill yesterday? I may wait till it dies down some.

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  46. Wow, Debbie! What a beautiful baby shower. Wonderful theme idea and beautiful home.

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  47. What a beautiful home and even more beautiful with all the bird and baby shower items. She really made the baby shower so special. The day is coming real soon, huh, Debbie! I am so excited, for both of us!...Christine

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  48. Lovely baby shower and I am so excited for you and your family to be blessed once again with a little baby.
    Joyce

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  49. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby shower you friend had for your daughter!

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  50. What a lovely shower! Congratulations, Debbie, another angel to love and read stories to!
    Everything looked wonderful..every little detail!

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  51. This is such a wonderful spread for a shower! The table is lovely and the candy bar is a sweet idea. I'll bet everyone loved it.
    Oh, I love your staff. How do you do it? I only have 2 in the house and sometimes they make me crazy

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  52. Your blog is beautiful. I enjoyed it very much. Doylene

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  53. This must have been so much fun. Congratulations on the coming grandchild. Your photos of the shower are beautiful and all the food looks amazing. I hope you are having a wonderful Foodie Friday.

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  54. I especially liked the candy bar and your four pics inside one frame of the food. All good wishes for February. xx

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  55. Everything looks just perfevt. I hope you'll come by again. I've missed chatting wit you.

    Cheri

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  56. Looks like it was a beautiful shower!

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  57. First of all...congrats on your new grandbaby-to-be! Kate did one awesome job bringing together the "Nesting" theme for the shower. This is just beautiful. I love the tablescape with the food and the candy-scape on the sideboard. Awesome! The colors, textures, and design are all perfect.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie