Monday, October 19, 2015

A Very Sui-generis Baby Shower

Hello sweet friends!

While starting this very 'Sui-generis baby shower' post, I got such amazing news from our dearest friend Martha from Teacup Tuesday great tea party she hosts each week; that I won her teacup giveaway! 

I am so excited and happy my teacup collection is growing, thanks a ton to sweet Martha. Wow, I am so ecstatic, I can't thank her enough!

I call this post a "Sui generis Baby Shower" because it is, so unusual that some good friends, cousins and Sils of mine got together to make my dear daughter Alexandra, who is in Miami Florida giving birth to her first child, a little girl...and we are going to Miami in a couple of weeks for the birth of our grandgirl. 

They did a wonderful Baby Shower in her honor, so we send her pics and the beautiful gift they all gave her will be delivered to Alexandra by me.

Ok, here are some pics I am proud to share with you.

My best friend hosted the Baby Shower at her house, so she fixed three tables for  five ladies each, as all the goodies were served in each table, plus other delicious dishes too.

Here I am in red with my two dear Sils and the blond is hubby's cousin.

There were three tables like this one, each for five ladies.
My friend's beautiful Noritake china in cobalt blue with gold edges. She owns two sets of complete 12 place settings and serving pieces.

My dear mother in the center, flanked by the hostess's 92 year old mom at your left and one of my dearest friends.

Here I am with my best friend and hostess Myriam at the center and my mother's cousin, Cecilia.
They are giving me the gift I should take in their names to my daughter for her baby Maxima Juliette.

A close up of one of the three table settings. Besides the goodies you see here, they also served as an entrée a delicious shrimp crepe, baby cake and more yummy food like small sandwiches and hand pies, etc.

Here I am again with hubby's sister standing up next to me.

The hostess and best friend is standing at your right end.

Alejandro's sisters, the eldest and youngest.

This is the lovely jewelry I will deliver to Alexandra. Pretty gold hoop earrings with diamond chips and a little pendant to match.
 The other tiny earrings are from our daughter Sofia and her family. They're adorable 'pansy's' two tones of blue, in gold too. This type of earrings are a tradition here for baby girls. I know she will wear them in the USA a lot later than little girls would in Latin America... and even in Madrid where they reside most of the time.

Some of my friends sitting in one of my friend Myriam's two sitting areas at her lovely home.

The Baby Cake all in pink was delicious. Noritake cake plates for serving.

My dear Alexandra having a blood test 'just today' the Dr. required in the USA.
She's at Miami's beautiful "Mercy Hospital" where she will give birth in just three weeks more!
I must add that my two daughters, Sofia and Alexandra are both Americans, as I am; therefore her wish was that her daughter Maxima will be born in USA as well.

The card for Maxima Juliette everyone signed and sent good wishes.

Here I am with some friends. My mom and my best friend's mom at your right, chatting away, lol...

Tomorrow October 20th. is my birthday, so I thought I also share my Mil's heirloom Royal Albert lovely Oct. teacup and saucer, as she was also an Oct. girl.

Thank you so much for your sweet and generous comments, you always make my day.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I will be joining:

Teacup Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Make it Pretty Monday
A Return to Loveliness
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Create Link Inspire Party
You're Gonna Love it

Brag About it Link Party
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
The (Not just) Homemaking Party
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesdays with a Twist
The Wednesday Blog Hop
Wow us Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
It's a Party

Home and Garden Thursday
Thursdays Favorite Things Hop
Tablescape Thursday
Wildly Original Party
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  1. Dearest Fabby, This is a wonderful Baby Shower. I felt like I was a part of this sweet celebration. This is a wonderful way to help welcome a new babies into the family when far away. All the best to the mommas, babies and to you!
    Sweet Blessings,

  2. What a fine setting, lovely friends, and happy reason to celebrate! Wishing your daughter health and patience as she prepares in the next weeks for the arrival of yet another precious granddaughter for you!

  3. What a beautiful shower and such a great way for all the celebrate this fabulous new baby girl that will arrive soon. Congratulations on the new grand.

  4. Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope you have a fabulous day! What a wonderful gathering of lovely ladies! The earrings are gorgeous and a delightful gift. I know you are all excited for the new little bundle of joy to arrive. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Autumn blessings,

  5. Fabby:
    What a happy time sharing in the celebration of life and being a part of some a wonderful meal. The tables are look so lovely and she looks so pretty sitting there for her test. What a beautiful expectant Mom. Happy Birthday to you and your Mother In Law as well! So glad you shared.

  6. Fabby,
    Happy Birthday, dear friend!!!
    What a wonderful Baby Shower for your newest grandgirl!!!
    I love the carrying on of Family Tradition in your gifts for Maxima Juliette!!!
    What I see around these tables besides the gorgeous decor. . .
    is all the love and support of these amazing women in your life, your daughters
    and now your granddaughters!!! Blessings abound!!!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing "event" in your life!!!

  7. Oh what fun, Fabby! Another granddaughter. A perfect birthday present for you. Lovely baby shower and gifts! Happybirthday, dear friend! Come visit me in FL!...Christine

  8. What a lovely celebration for the impending birth of your granddaughter. It's an exciting time for family and friends. The jewellery is beautiful. I wish your daughter well with the labour and delivery of her baby girl. Happy Birthday Fabby! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  9. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Aujourd'hui j'ai l'impression de passer ma journée avec toi !
    Je te souhaite un heureux anniversaire ma chère amie.
    Une belle surprise et une belle future maman ! Je lui souhaite plein de bonnes choses.
    Des photos fantastiques d'une journée très particulière.

    J'ai une tasse à thé avec sa soucoupe de la même collection pour mon mois de naissance : mai.

    Gros bisous ma chère Fabby

  10. Happy birthday, Fabby! You must be so anxious for your little granddaughter to arrive. What a lovely baby shower.

  11. This looks so great! Looks like everyone had a great time!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Happy birthday! You are blessed, my friend, it looks like a wonderful circle of friends and family! Congrats again on the bundle of joy! Your daughter has that beautiful must also be hereditary! ;)

  13. Happy Birthday, Fabby! Congrats on winning Martha's beautiful teacup. How kind of your friend to host a baby shower in your daughter's honour.

  14. Well, first off, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Fabby! Congrats on another year and you are still as beautiful as ever.
    Your daughter is just glowing with pregnancy. What a beautiful girl and sure to have a beautiful baby, I know.
    That shower was just a wonderful one and so sweet of your friend to throw it for her. I am so happy you will be in Miami when the baby is born. How special that will be.
    God bless you and praying that everything goes smoothly with birth & delivery. xo Diana

  15. Dearest Fabby,
    How lovely and how very special is this inter-action between generations in the name of the new born baby Máxima.
    Lovely gifts and very meaningful. A blissful gathering and especially for you Mom and the other lady in her golden years, it is important and very special. Such photos make history for Máxima.
    Hope all goes well the coming weeks.
    Sending you hugs and blessings, as I sent you birthday wishes on FB.

  16. Dear, Fabby, I am sooo excited for you! Beautiful baby shower. I can NOT wait to see that precious little girl. :) xxx Maria

  17. Hello Fabby and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Wow what a beautiful baby shower! I love all of the pretty decorations and the cake is just so pretty. Your daughter looks just as beautiful as you!
    Wishing you all a lot of happiness.
    Thanks too for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We love having you!
    Julie xo

  18. Happy Birthday :)

    Oh wow the baby shower looks great, such a beautiful home, the cake looks amazing :)

    Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop..

  19. Oh Fabby, what a wonderful baby shower. I love it all. How precious of all your friends to come and honor your beautiful daughter. I know you all are so excited! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. Fabby, I almost forgot! Happy belated birthday! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Belated Happy Birthday dear Fabby! May God bless you always!

    Love all the details of that beautiful shower and good luck with the delivery!!!

  22. Hi Fabby! I'm sending you a belated Happy Birthday wish! Oh, this was such a wonderful idea for a shower for your daughter. Alexandra is just a gorgeous young woman, like her mother. She looks radiant on the doctor's table! How sweet of your friend to host this lovely shower. The decorations and everything looks wonderful! The little gift is so so sweet! I know you're just thrilled and again I pray for a safe delivery and a healthy little baby girl!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Lovely celebration with the family! Congrats on your new grand. :)

  24. Happy Birthday dear Fabby! Looks like the baby shower was wonderful! What an exciting time in all of your lives! Your daughter is so beautiful. Wishing her the best as she greets her new darling daughter!

  25. Happy Birthday...and happiness to the new arrival. What a wonderful excuse for a lovely shower. You must be so proud and excited! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


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