Welcome....Last Saturday was my PARISIENNE LUNCHEON and what a wonderful 'fete' it was. We had a memorable time and I wanted to share it with you.
Le Table was Grand
This view is from an upstairs balcony and was taken just before the guests arrived.
The beautiful cutwork tablecloth and napkins were my mothers as were the crystal goblets and beautiful green and cream plates. They date back to the mid 1930's. The 'silverware' is really
a mix of my goldware pieces. The napkins are really two that are put together. The inside being an off white laced edged napkin and the outside are the cutwork napkins and they are gathered with a dark green silk ribbon (the same green ribbon that tied the invitations together). Inside was tucked a silk rose and carnation. The color of the rose here is not true. It's really a beautiful shade of dusty rose.
La pièce maîtresse (The centerpiece)
The centerpiece is made up of silk flowers that I purchased at a Flower wholesaler. They actually look real and are arranged in a cream colored soup tureen. It is centered on two 9 foot runners in pale apricot -peach and sage green that are bunched up at the ends. Lengths of pearls are draped at the corners of the runners.
The menu card was displayed on a small antique gold easel on the table. It was printed on ivory cardstock as was the placecards.
I shared how to make the salads in a previous post. Here I used fresh blue violets from my friend Paula's yard instead of pansies. The dressing is a pear viniagrette.
(Photo looking down on the salad.)
Le Principal (the main course)
The main course is called Chicken Friand or Chicken in Puff Pastry over fresh steamed Asparagus Spears. The recipe will be posted later this week. It is seriously to die for. You really will want to make this.
The 'piece de resistance.' Dessert was a dense chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse 'frosting' and sweetened raspberries & sauce. Very Very decadent.
Les faveurs (the take home favors)
Aren't these darling. These Marie Antoinette cupcakes are made with a white cake mix. I just ran out of time to do anything fancier. The skirts (cupcake wrappers) and Parisienne Ladies are put on card stock and my fun friend and neighbor Michelle came over to help me with them. It ended up being a true labor of love and we laughed and laughed at trying to get the right head with the right skirt. A complete tutorial and the story of doing these cute cupcakes I am putting on a future post. I bought and downloaded the Marie Antoinettes from an etsy company... Paper Scissors Cake.http://www.etsy.com/listing/94423199/marie-antoinette-soiree-printable.They have alot of other fun cupcake downloads too. My sweet friend also helped me put the puff pastries together and the darling salads together. We have alot of fun doing these things and I appreciate her immeasureably.
THANKYOU for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed our Birthday Luncheon Soiree... 'Fete a la Parisienne.' Recipes and tutorials will be posted soon.
I will be participating in some of these linky parties:
Show Off Your Cottage Monday CowboyUPhttp://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/DebbieDoos Newbie Party http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2012/04/thrift-store-chair-resurrection-newbie-party-started.html
On the Menu Monday http://stonegable.blogspot.com/2012/04/on-menu-monday-week-of-april-16-2012.html#more
Pink Saturday http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/04/pink-saturday-april-28-2012.html Show And Tell Friday, I'm Lovin' It Friday, Show Off Your Stuff, Inspiration Friday, Feathered Nest Friday, Friday Favorites, Flaunt It Friday, Frugal Friday, Friday Unfolded, Tickled Pink, Vintage Inspiration Friday, Saturday Nite Special, Country Momma Link and Greet Party, Show And Tell Saturday, Sundays Best Par.tayhttp://my1929charmer.com/ Sunday Showcase, Sundae Scoop, Seasonal Sunday, Made By You Monday, Show Me How, CraftOManiac Monday, Masterpiece Monday, Party Time With Cheri, DIY Project Parade, Craftastic Monday, Craft Catwalk, Making Monday Marvelous, Creative Bloggers Party, Mad Skills Monday, Show Off Your Cottage Monday, Metamorphosis Monday, Handmade Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Tip Me Tuesday, Tuesday Treasures, Table Top Tuesday, Love It And Link It Up Party, Show Me What You Got, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Tutes And Tips Party, Show And Tell Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We Did It Wednesday, Whatever You Want Wednesday, Home Decor And Organizing Party, Share The Love Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, Strut Your Stuff, It's A Keeper Thursday, Craft Soiree, Fresh Cut Friday
Share your cup Thursday http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2012/04/share-your-cup-thursday-6.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HaveADailyCupFromMrsOlson+%28Have+a+daily+cup+from+Mrs.+Olson%29
Lets Dish http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/
Thriving on Thursdays http://www.domesblissity.blogspot.com/
Wow Us Wednesdays http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Whats It Wednesdays http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
The Bunny Hop http://bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com/
Cozy Home Scenes http://cozyhomescenes.blogspot.com/