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Monday, March 2, 2009

Baby to be


Ladies gather to celebrate the impending arrival of a new little one in pastel style.

And so, with the arrival of painter Deirdre Friebely's first child expected in April, her Mom, Diana Card invited the aunties, the cousins and a few of us girls to her home in Sussex, NJ for cupcakes and cheer.

Here are the ladies of the hour...the expecting Momma, Deirdre and our hostess, Grandma Diana.

Guests arrived and gathered in the parlor.



This was a wonderful gathering, sweet in the details and laden with very personal flourishes that made it memorable...

The momma to be fell in love with this fabric and covered the cushions on the family rocker she'll use to soothe baby to sleep.

Diana painted the sideboard white a few years ago, it was a wonderful backdrop for the celebration's butter yellow and gentle greens.

And my oh my, there were oodles of presents...


...a few unwrapped beauties found their way together in a friendly pile next to the lavender sachet favors. Look carefully and you'll spot a Jennifer Lanne canvas (Jen painted a sweet nest for Deirdre) and an Earth Girl piggy bank...Kathy knit the hat and added darling buttons.

Deirdre made her funky necklace with a collection of king cake babies. (Deirdre...at least I'm not posting that pic of you in the hat we made with the ribbons!)

A trio of square cake stands begged us to try to homemade chocolate and carrot cake treats.

Deirdre painted a memory box and asked the shower guests to sign it in gold. She'll add baby's name and birthdate to the lid.


Like everything at the shower, it was oh so Deirdre, and perfectly sweet.

We are all so very happy for you and your hubby. I cannot wait to hear the news...and promise to share it.

xxoo Jen
Earth Angels
ps Thanks Jill for sharing the afternoon.

4 comments:

simplydelicious said...

What a sweet, sweet shower! Lucky baby and lucky Mama to have such lovely friends.

Sachiko said...

Oh...I love the cute paintings! You are so lucky to have so many earth angels around you!

Jen and Jane said...

TO BE EXPECTING AND TO BE SURROUNDED BY SO MUCH CREATIVITY AND LOVE AND CAKE IS HAVING A FORTUNATE LIFE. CONGRATS DEIRDRE AND THANKS FOR SHARING, JEN.

Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

Blessing to her & her new little family!
Such beautiful painted treasures!
Thanks you for sharing!
Joelle XOXO

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