Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dessert On the Porch

The air in the evening is becoming cool and crisp.
We are trying to be outside every moment we can.

We are also enjoying the bounties of
the season with fresh peaches.

Tonight I will share a dessert 
 with 3 of my friends that
I am taking a class with.

It is so pretty and cool, I think we should 
eat it outside on the porch.

It is going to be served on a darling
iron tray table.

Square creamy yellow plates with
a leaf pattern are being used tonight to
serve the desserts on along
with cream flatware.

Cream and taupe paisley
napkins for everyone.

I just love my
 green bubble glassware
 for drinks.

Hydrangeas in a green pot
and a wire topiary with a green candle
fill out the table.

What a darling green ceramic pitcher
for serving drinks.  It has such fun
texture and design.

Now, the star of the evening

French Peach Pie
flaky pie crust, almond flavored
filling and a topping of fresh, juicy peaches

Little individual servings in
mason jars.
Any dessert in individual servings is just
adorable, and serving it in mason jars makes
it even cuter.

A yellow rose from the garden is
the perfect garnish.

I will be giving you the recipe for this fantastic 
layered fresh peach pie 
in my next post.

I made both
individual pies 
a full sized pie. 

 Wonder which one
the ladies are going to get!

But first, I have to post this with


(I ended up giving the little ones away
as neighbor gifts and we four women plus
two husbands ate the whole one - guess I 
will have to make another one soon before 
peaches are gone.  Can't wait to give you
the recipe - I can smell fresh peaches just 
typing this!)


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I'll be watching for that recipe. Love the individual pies and I bet your neighbors were happy to see them. Your table was so attractive. Made me want to eat lunch out on the porch.

  2. Delicious! I am fascinated with anything baked in a jar. This is the perfect time to enjoy your porch. xo

  3. Oh your table is just beautiful. You really have a talent for putting it all together. I am so enjoying looking around your blog. Lovely!!

  4. See what I mean about your pics?:)

    Not to mention all your pretty pretty compositions..accoutrements etc..

    Cute as buttons the pots.

  5. Jacqueline, the colors in this post just blew me away.. so soft and muted and very much like a beautiful entry to fall weather. I hadn't seen the Ralph Lauren napkins in the cream/taupe variation or they would have jumped in my hands all by themselves. Love your green pitcher and can't wait on the recipe! xo marlis

  6. Everything is just beautiful Jacqueline! Lovin' the great napkins, bubble glasses are always fun and your peach pies sound luscious:@)

  7. I'm going to be looking forward to your recipe! I love peaches. I don't know if you take requests, but do you have a good pie crust recipe? I looked through your previous posts but didn't see one and I'm always on the lookout for a good one. Thanks!

  8. I love the peach pie in the mason jars. They are so cute! Your pictures are beautiful.

  9. You always post something amazingly beautiful and blog-worthy...and quite frequently mouth-watering tempting, too! Peach pie.....MMMMMM...but FRENCH Peach Pie????
    When you post that recipe I'm going to definitely try it and make it for my husband before he deploys--peach pie is his FAVORITE!!!

  10. Did I miss this? You did this last night when I couldn't go. I am sad. I hope you will do it again. If not I will. Love ya!!

  11. What a beautuful colorful from

  12. You are such a tease! Great post, your table looks beautiful and I'm looking forward to the recipe.

  13. Beautiful outdoor area to use your pretty dishes and serve your lovely dessert!

  14. Yummy peaches ... and a beautiful tablescape. I love the color of the stemmed glasses.

  15. Your table is so pretty -- love the softness -- and those little peach pies in jars are just adorable.

  16. Yes Barb, that is what you missed! Sorry!!!!

  17. Those desserts look SO pretty and SO tasty, Jacqueline! The little yellow rose on top really sets off the whole thing and makes them seem like a little gift! I love the napkins and the PLATES, but I am really diggin' that pitcher! It has such a rustic look to's WAY COOL!!!! (Do people even say that anymore?) Gorgeous, my darling! Simply gorgeous!

  18. Jackie, I think you forgot to tell us what new class you are taking with your friends (who got to indulge in your peach dessert). You must tell us......Jackie

  19. Gorgeous! The peach dessert looks delicious...

  20. Your photos are fabulous, Jacqueline. The peaches look so delicious and so juicy. Love the way you presented them with the table accessories....Christine

  21. This is photographed so beautifully! All the colors and textures are wonderful. And the pie looks amazing!

  22. I think peaches are the most beautiful fruit, and your photos prove it!

  23. This has to be one of my all-time favorite colour schemes. Just lovely.

  24. That first shot of the peach is just beautiful. I wish I was coming over for pie to sit on your porch. Lucky friends. Can't wait for the pie recipe. I just love the little pies in the Mason jars.

  25. My neighbor just gave me some delicious peaches. I want to make a pie but we are eating them so fast I'm not sure I will have enough but I look forward to trying your recipe. As always beautiful table setting.

  26. I am absolutely bonkers about fresh peaches. I can hardly wait to get your recipe. At the end of our season, I bought two large boxes of peaches, pealed and slice them, and froze them. If I can keep from eating them every single day, we should have peaches throughout most of the winter and into next spring...maybe...I really love peaches! Thanks for stopping by. You really can just give me a call. Cherry Kay

  27. Gorgeous pictures! I adore the pitcher!!! Peach pie is one of my favorites.

  28. Oh my goodness your photos are beautiful! Very inspiring. New to your blog and I'm here to stay!

  29. Love the colors in this tablescape! The plates are gorgeous as well as the green glasses! Love your photography too. Joni

  30. Forgot to say that I love the little desserts too. Joni

  31. What a wonderful way to enjoy the lovely fall weather. Your tablescape is beautiful and elegant.

  32. Beautiful photos! I love peaches,the tablescape is lovely.Thanks for sharing.

  33. Your photos make me sooo want to be at that table! I love the green goblets and the cream paisley napkins. Everything looks so wonderful arranged in that very cool tray. And dessert looks so yummy! Can't wait to get this recipe.

  34. Peach Pie Perfection in your little mason jars! Garnished with that beautiful yellow rose~ *sigh* what beautiful presentation! Your second photo of that juicy peach & your jar in the background looks like it is out of a magazine!

  35. Your tablescape is so beautiful that I had to look at it again and again. It all goes together so perfectly. I can't wait to see the recipe for the peach pie. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures.

  36. Love peaches, love mason jars! You have put together one amazing table. Those bubble glasses are beautiful!

  37. Bonjour Jacqueline
    Thank you for this delicious moment!
    Have nice time


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