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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Games, Fun, Food, Presents and Friendship

What do you get when you put all the above together in the same room?

A Bridal Shower for Charley and Jennifer.

After playing games, we ate.

Beautifully wrapped presents piled high on the table. Or is it a table? We'll find out below.
The bride centerpiece on the coffee table is the same one I placed on my gift table at my wedding reception when I was married. I found it folded up in my cedar chest. A keepsake from the past.

A throw I made for the couple with their picture ironed on a top square.

The unveiling of the special present my son Andrew made for his brother and Jennifer. It was hid under a quilt with presents piled on it.

A beautiful cedar chest made from Jackson County cedar trees Andrew cut down himself. The corners are dove tailed and a name plaque is on the front with their names and the date of their marriage engraved on it. Andrew branded his initials on the inside.

The future bride and groom.

We all had a wonderful time, wish you could have been there. The wedding is in two weeks.


  1. Looks like you all had a good time, wish I had come. That cedar chest is great.

  2. Wow, Jan, you sure did that post fast. I'm glad you didn't get me in those pictures. We had a good time.

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun, from the smiles on the faces in the pictures.
    The cedar chest is beautiful!

  4. Congratulations to the future bride and groom. A long and happy life to them both. Loved the pictures of the party and the good food. That chest is beautiful and something they will cherish for years to come. Great job! xxoo

  5. The couple looks so happy, Janet. My best wishes to them.

    The cedar chest is a priceless gift. I can only guess at the hours of work put into it. A family heirloom already!

  6. What fun! That quilt is darling (more pictures can be ironed on it, can't they?) and that chest is to die for!!! Looking forward to wedding pictures soon!

  7. Looks like a very successful shower!
    That cedar chest is beautiful! Andrew did a beautiful job.
    Hope we get to see some wedding pics.

  8. Oh the cedar chest is just beautiful and so meaningful for the new couple! Loved that you used your centerpiece too.

  9. That is beautiful. You know we all want one, lol.

  10. Janet, this is a beautiful chest! I also looked at the previous post of all the wonderful pieces your son has made. He is one talented man! My daddy made a few things and my uncle was known around town for his craftsmanship; he even made fiddles!

    And these home-crafted pieces just get more beautiful as the years go by.


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