And the theme was owls, as Felicity's had a love affair with owls for a long time. The centerpiece was a cylinder vase filled with shell fragments and holding twigs from our property (the beech twigs with a leaf or two still clinging to them). Seemed appropriate for a winter shower, especially with a parliment of owls, drawn by Colette, roosting in the branches.
fruit platter with fruit dip
vegetable platter with dill dip
crackers and assorted cheeses
chocolates (packaged in pink and blue, please)
raspberry-lemonade-white grape punch
water infused with oranges and garnished with mint leaves (so light and refreshing!)
and the most amazing owl-crowned cake (decorated by Felicity's talented mother-in-law)
And, of course, there was a shower of blessings in the form of gifts!
I knitted a pumpkin hat for the baby, and can hardly wait for next autumn!
It was a lovely, lovely day!
And then, when the loveliness had come to and end, and the presents were all bundled off with Felicity, and the dishes were all washed, Max took the balloons, stood in the doorway, and used them for target practice.
Back to reality! It's a wonderful life!