Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sweet Baby Love

   The intertwining of lives is precious when you are able to see it moving through the generations building faith upon faith and a legacy of hope. It is a picture of the living stones that Peter talks about...stones being lovingly fashioned into a spiritual house. Looking at the faces of the friends and family gathered to celebrate the anticipated arrival of a baby girl, one could not help but be reminded of the faithfulness and goodness of our God.
    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 (, 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...
beautiful women!
And what would a baby shower be without a baby?
Sweet Jane wanted to share the fun!

   If this party is any indication, Baby Girl Holcomb will grow up surrounded by godly women who will sow seeds of God's love and His Light into her life. And no doubt, her parents will impart a love of music. Baby Girl Holcomb will be one blessed babe! Can't wait to meet her!
To learn more about Ellie and her husband Drew Holcomb:

Thanks to Jennifer Davis Anderson and Jessica Hodge Schafer for the photographs!

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