A Little Miracle

After many years, a little miracle came into the home of my nephew, Jacob and his wife, Gretta.


They were able to adopt a sweet baby girl.  They named her Elianna.



What a precious little bundle of joy!


I helped my sil, Laurie host a shower for the happy new parents.

We decided to go with a ‘NEST’ theme and throw in a bit of French charm.

The table was lined with a cute runner Laurie pulled together using pieces of assorted laces and trims. I will be making one of these!



The shredded nest is one that I made as favors a couple of years ago for a bridal shower.  I made the small little treat filled nests by rolling and hot gluing strips of an old sewing pattern.  For these small nests I cut the strips narrower.

PicMonkey Collage


They were one of the guests two take home goodies.  The other was one of these pennants tied to the back of the chairs. I went to Laurie’s house one morning and helped make a few flowers.  After that she made all of the rest of them on her own.  Lots of time and work!


She is a very talented lady and there were no two alike.



We created bird themed vignettes throughout her home.

PicMonkey Collage

A metal tree was placed on the island with little bird nests tucked in here and there.  Tags honoring the new babe hung from it.


PicMonkey Collage



A vintage blessing dress rests upon French themed books.



A bit of bling was added to a simple banner of torn fabrics tied to a piece of jute.


We adorned amber bottles with lace, muslin, and bits of bling.  Placed in an old box amongst green balls they brought about the Frenchy nest theme we were going for.


We served chicken taco salads (build your own) and assorted desserts.


Forgot to snap a pic other than the berries for the pound or angel food cake.


Little Elianna is now 3 months old and what a doll she is!


So happy to have her in the family!



I will be sharing with:

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Weds.

Common Ground for Be Inspired


bj said...

awwww, she is soooo precious.
You did an awesome job on the decorations for the shower...that runner she made is adorable.

Sarah said...

What a cute idea for a baby shower theme. Congratulations to the sweet family.

Jennifer Hays said...

What a lovely shower. She is a very lucky girl to have people like you in her family making such a beautiful event for her. Congratulations to all of you!

sweetbriardreams said...

What a beautiful bundle of joy! A special miracle indeed. Congratulations to the new parents xx

Salmagundi said...

We are the parents of both biological and adopted kids - both are equally special. Caring not bearing makes you a parent!! Congrats to the family. Neat shower ideas. Sally

pembrokeshire lass said...

What an incredible welcome! The nests and the banners are just lovely and what care you all took to make it all beautiful! I'm sure Mom and Dad were delighted with all you did and as for the babe...well gorgeous!! Joan

Bernideen said...

This is the prettiest - sweetest shower I have ever seen - just darling Jan!!!

Betsy said...

I like how the table runner was decorated. I wouldn't have wanted to take the arrangements down as everything is just beautiful. A gorgeous baby. Congratulations to Mom and Dad.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Everything is so lovely and creative! Love the fabric banner, and the bird designs.

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Such an adorable theme for such an absolutely beautiful baby girl. Those lips!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think this might be the sweetest baby shower and theme I've ever seen. So cute, but not as cute as that sweet baby! Miracles do happen!


Robyn said...

What an absolute blessing! The table came out beautifully as did everything else! I love this theme for a baby shower. The baby is just absolutely precious.. What a joy..

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet welcoming shower, Jann! How fun to have a beautiful new baby in the family! Congratulations and blessings- xo Diana

Kris said...

Hi Jann. I am here to catch up a bit. First of all, welcome to the beautiful new babe!!!
Your anniversary post was so sweet. I too, married at 19. An almost 34 year long adventure! Loving where we are in life together.
That sink made me drool. I so want an apron front sink for my kitchen!!
xo Kris

Maureen Wyatt said...

I think that is such a sweet theme for a shower welcoming a new baby to the nest! How delighted you all must be to have that darling to fuss over and love to pieces.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how sweet Jann! Congratulations to your Newphew and his wife on their new bundle of joy! Your little nests were adorable! Love the theme.

Fran. said...

A beautiful gift from God!! and girl you guys rocked out that shower!! Oh my gosh I would have loved to take those awesome favors home!! And the things on the back of the chair!! You should sell them in a box for others for showers!! Too cool! I love showers a lot!! What an awesome "LOVE SHOWER" you had!!! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO Love

Cynthia said...

What wonderful thing to happen to the family. I am sure that little girl is truly loved and adored. Love everything you did to welcome this precious girl into your lives!!


thistlewoodfarm said...

Super cute!!

What a special party to throw!!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

First off - Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post about your husband.

Second - That girl is so adorable! Such a sweet little face!

Third - Going waaaaaaaay back, you have won a giveaway of mine and I need your address to get it sent out to you. Please email me at sweetbeecottage@gmail.com

Fourth - It's always a joy to buzz by and see what you've been up to.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Congratulations to the new parents. The party was really lovely.

Rose L said...

What a lovely baby shower! Congratulations!

must love junk said...

Oh, this looks just gorgeous! What a special occasion-congrats! :)

The Farmers Daughter said...

What wonderful news, Jann! Love the party-especially the nests! Great inspiration.

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW~ Love the pictures. Everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Hugs and blessings, Cindy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Love the themed shower, Jann, and what wonderful special touches!! Congratulations to the new family.

Allison said...

What an awesome shower! I've never thought about doing a 'nesting' them for a shower - love it!


chateau chic said...

What a beautiful and special occasion to celebrate!!!
Little Elianna is so blessed to be welcomed into a home so full of love. I know you had fun helping to put together a LOVELY shower!
Mary Alice

Winnie said...

It's a wonderful idea for a shower - how thoughtful of you Jann!!

Laura Turner said...

Every detail is perfection, just like precious Elianna!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

So many cute ideas here and what a precious little darling ! :)

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

I adore the decorations!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a lovely shower and what a beautiful blessing for this young couple. My heartfelt happiness goes out to them!
Happy Hugs,

Unknown said...

Lovely baby shower, love the theme.
Congrats to the happy parents.
Visiting from Common Ground today.

Pat said...

The decor for this precious baby's shower is adorable!!!
I love every design element pictured here!!! I'm quite intriqued with the sheet music paper bird feathers...very clever! Homemade bird's nest are truly unique. . .loved how you designed yours with vintage pattern pieces!!!
This baby is truly wrapped in love!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

she's just so adorable, and the designs were wonderful. love the pattern nests! also love that wonderful table and skirted chairs!