The Daughter recently opened her home for a baby shower in honor of beloved childhood friend, Ellie Bannister Holcomb. Each of the five hostesses contributed something special: from the beautiful invitations designed by the inimitable Emily Holmes (www.emilyoholmes.com), to the lovely fall table centerpiece of white and green pumpkins and gourds interspersed with greenery and flowers. Other decor elements included quilts draped over porch railings, a precious pink high chair at the front door to greet guests, lots of vintage china and silver accompanied by flowers and candles tucked here and there.
Oh, and the food...there were iced cookies, a delectable strawberry cake, hot out of the oven pumpkin bread, brie cooked in puffed pastry, hot ham and cheese party rolls, and assorted artisanal cheeses with fruit. A hearty fall soup was ladled out on the back porch and that favorite Southern standby, tea punch, made an appearance accompanied by warm mulled cider and coffee. It all came together perfectly on a lovely fall afternoon.
Take a look at some of the beauty and the joy that spilled over into every heart!
|Ellie and the Hostesses|
|Soup on the porch|
|Every Southern babe needs to rock some cowboy boots...|
|along with a smocked dress!|
|Ellie's sweet Momma, the mom-to-be, her dear mother-in-law and|
Grand Margie, the baby's great-grandmother...
|And what would a baby shower be without a baby?|
Sweet Jane wanted to share the fun!
To learn more about Ellie and her husband Drew Holcomb:
Thanks to Jennifer Davis Anderson and Jessica Hodge Schafer for the photographs!