Christi's husband gets points for this creation. He hand constructed this walnut branched/button chandelier, using small willow branches and bark to tie it all together. We strung buttons and turned his work into a natural element for above the food table. This was given to Carie, which I believe she said she might hang in the nursery. We loved it!
The flowers on the Pie Pop holders were hair clips that can be worn by
the new baby and big sister.
The coffee (with yummy creamers) and toast table were a hot area. Or should I say smokey area. Haha! Make sure all appliances work as they should before hand. : )
The mother brought this along to display for all to enjoy.
While ladies share their words of encouragement, Scripture, or thoughts on motherhood, the ladies take turns washing the mother's feet. When all are finished, Christi dries her feet and gives them a good massage. It's a blessing to be able to serve her in this way!
We also have the husband write something that one of the ladies reads aloud. It's a surprise and is usually very touching. I must say the men in our fellowship are surprising when they are put on the spot for their words to be read infront of all the ladies.
For the vintage look, we used old wooden spools that we put button bouquets in. These turned out so cute! A vintage designed scrapbook page in the center of the table, with the button bouquets and some tiny spools laying around were the perfect table centerpieces. Continueing the theme of Cute as a Button we sewed buttons on the front of the table cloth on the food table. We also used old wooden spools for the food labels. You just can't have enough buttons!
It's a joy to be able to honor such a sweet sister in this way, and to CeLeBrate yet another baby that will very soon be welcomed with open arms into our church family!