Sunday, February 9, 2014

Grateful Sunday….

Today I am recovering from hosting a baby shower for my sweet niece, Stacy.
I’ve found that at my age, hosting any kind of gathering at my home requires at least a day of recouping or doing nothing,  Ahh Sunday….a day of rest!
 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. Exodus 20:8-10 
Oh for a male or female servant....just kidding! not really!!
Any time I play hostess, it seems for weeks before I am in full prep, clean and decorate mode, well maybe not weeks but you get the idea.  
Carried away? Yes!
Is it all worth it?  Yes, each and every time! 
This time it all started with a precious invite I found on
then an unbelievable find on Craig's list…a vintage pram,
perambulator or pram - a baby carriage to transport an infant before she can walk, i.e., an infant in a "pre-ambulatory" state,
~via St. Philip's Dictionary~1962 Version of CLShaw's Dictionary~
Aren’t you jealous? Isn't she gorgeous...(Stacy too, of course)?
But you will hate me even more when I tell you I only paid $40 for this beauty!!!
I love it, I own it, now I just have to figure out where I’m going to store her, hah!
With the help of my Mom and sis, the food was wonderful and the guest left with a little thank you from Baby Audrey!
Mom Stacy’s favorite,
Potbelly's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
And in the midst of all this cold rainy Texas weather, the day turned out to be beautiful and Stacy’s extended family and friends were all a blessing to have in my home. 
I so love gatherings at this Old Charlton House.  They always spark new ideas and changes around here, even if sometimes it gets me in a bit of trouble with St. Philip.  But on the day afterward when I’m a good exhausted, the feelings of gratitude  and gratefulness are overwhelming.



        OK, so what’s next and who needs a very large vintage pram??????

Gracefully pooped, B

and a special thanks to Linnie Moroney Riggs Reichle for some of the above photos!



  1. Oh Sweet B, you always do it perfectly! I loved it all, you are amazing and even though you were pooped you still wrote beautifully about it.

    1. Thanks Beth, busy around here....sounds like you've been busy too. One of these days, we need to catch up! Love, b