Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Mother's Day in London and Paris

Happy Mother's Day!
We are celebrating a week early as we will be
in London, and then off to Paris, so when I 
saw this cake on Pinterest, I had to have my
friend Annie make me one for our Mother's Day

This table is all pretty, feminine and French
to celebrate three generations of mothers,
and another generation coming up.

My daughter and I made French macrons in
the colors of the cake, and I found enough of these
adorable mini cupcake pedestals for the whole
table at Stein Mart.

 The cake starts with a scooter parked by
a lamp post, with a pink striped hat, purse, fresh
flower bundle and a tiny macaron.  More fresh flowers
are ready to take home to my Paris apartment, on  the
front of the scooter.

Surrounding the cake are famous Parisian icons.

The table is set up in the living room with
18 chiavari chairs.  The table is covered with
a cream pinch pleated tablecloth and 
French script runners.  The chairs are
tied with netting and topped with pink peonies and roses.

My white crown plates are layered under the new
cupcake pedestals.

I let some beautiful roses dry naturally, and they
fill little creamers on the table.

The other new item on the table is one of
my Mother's Day gifts, rose gold flatware.

Lucious Pink Brazilian Fruit Punch drinks
line up down the table.

The French Macarons are filled with
Amaretto, Princess Cookie, and Nutella Cream.

We are seated on The Great Hall again, and all of the
goblets are from Dollar Tree, so that the grandkids can
freely drink from them.

Everyone has a handmade cookie on their pedestal.

I also got an edible printer for Mother's Day and these are the first ones
that I have tried.  It worked beautifully.

The images were free from
A Night Owl.  It worked like a dream.  I
will blog about it when I get back.

The edges were dusted with disco dust.

Setting the table, and having my bags packed,
has got me all excited.  I am also wondering
if having Mother's Day one week early isn't
a great idea, when there are so many mothers'
homes to go to.

The hit will be the cake Annie made for me!

I lost my mother 26 years ago to cancer, when I was a young
mother.  It was a very hard thing, but I think she would love
being invited to sit down to this table to celebrate the
love we share for mothers everywhere.

One of my best "mothers" wasn't even a mother herself,
my aunt, but she mothered all 17 of us nieces and nephews
and let us have opportunities that our parents couldn't give
us.  I honor her on Mother's Day too!

Share the love this Mother's Day.

 I will be posting this with


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. All I can say is wow..and a printer too!How fun is that?
    Bon Voyage:)

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous table Jacqueline! What a celebration! I wish you a wonderful trip to London and Paris - both will be lovely at this time of year - and I look forward for the posts that come from the trip.

  3. You always do such beautiful tables, Jackie. You really do pastels better than anyone I know.
    Gorgeous cake, too...but hand me one of those delicious looking macrons.
    Happy mother's day and have a wonderful vacation.

  4. Could you share your punch recipe please? Love the Paris theme

  5. Lucky you Jacqueline, off to London and Paris! The cake is adorable but nothing can top your gorgeous table and work of art cookies! Happy Mother's Day! And Bon voyage, I look forward to hearing all about your trip!

  6. What a gorgeous table for Mother's day. Love how you used the white chairs in your Great Hall. Beautiful setting with elegance. I am so happy for you. Have a great time in your travels. The cake your friend created is so pretty and definitely speaks French. The cookies are lovely. I know you will have fun with your new edible printer.

  7. Omigosh, this just blows me away. Done with your usual flair, I can't imagine a table being more perfect.

  8. Everything is lovely! What a gorgeous table, Jacqueline. Have a great time on your travels too!


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