My little ragamuffins ..lol.
My little misfit.
I don't think a grandad can ask for anything more with his grandchildren:) And children~
Pre-Easter is Jacques' birthday... every year:) he wants it to be every second year..but it can't be!:)
Our daughter had us all over..I love that so much.
When we are all together.
Nothing beats that for me.
Frédérick made that HUGE card..like half a poster:) Amassed the facts..and the boys and Caroline signed..I loved the little notes..Noah had his own card w/ his family and painted an egg:)
I volunteered dessert and made Tricia's No Bake Bailey's Cheesecake~
Thanks Tricia..for the inspiration at the right moment:)
You can find her recipe on her beautiful blog..right here..
I think there was one small piece left and Jacques said if he would have listened to himself he would have eaten it.I had my bite..and it's good.
Chocoltae creamy lovers unite..to me it tasted a bit like the middle of a Lindt:)
I made my first canelés in the copper..oh lala..look at my ragamuffins....little waistlines.Not supposed to have those;)
Will try again..
Noah and Mylène and Jacques liked them regardless♥
I have been looking at needlepoint tea cozies..and out of the blue a Varage Sale idea came to me..
I saw a needlepoint pic..stretched..done..all for $5.00..
a fab you tube video on how to make them..and I thought I was set.
Turns out my needlepoint was so vintage once I removed it from the frame..the stitches were so dry and old..they started tearing.
It's not lined..I did the best I could..and it's going to stay like that..but not usable nor practical.
Our dining room is a toughie for me.And I made it for there..
It's dark mahogany furniture..everywhere....it was my grandfathers..table ,chairs and hutches.. for his chambers..he was a judge.
I have had it all my life and will never part with it..and I hope to heavens it stays in our family..my dad would be over 100..and the set was not purchased new..have no idea how old my grandfather would be..I never knew a grandparent in my lifetime.
I am so fond of it..but it's a different room for me compared to paler and lighter..
Even Easter is subdued:)
I am so happy w/ the linen square I brought home from Provence..that seems to have MC embroidered on all 4 sides.
I felt it was meant to be.
Chateuneuf du Pape was at our wedding..and Dom Pérignon is as old:)
Made the bunny years ago..cups and tray ..my mom's..old reading glasses..and 2 sweet recent gifts..:)
Darling little spoon..I find it so charming..Sarah has such taste..if you have never popped by..Easster is a good time w/ all her precious collections:)
A lovely sifter/strainer flat spoon has been added..I was spoiled on my birthday in February ..by Garden/Foodie friends I have had for years.
Thank you Terry:)
We had that no bake tomato sauce again..w/ basil and sun-dried tomatoes,capers,oil,garlic..parsley..you probably think that's all we eat:)
The look -like vintage Easter molds were bought on sep.occasions at Michael's w/ the coupons.
I thought they were so cute..
On a shoestring budget.
I wonder what was on my grandfather's table maybe 100 yrs ago at Easter time.
Surely something lovely~Something Downton Abby-ish.
Did I ever mention..that once..very comfortable and quite illustrious..they did not have much at the end.
My grandmother was paralyzed and all their dollars went to the care of her well being.
That's the story I heard.
How I wish I could hear all the stories..all the real stories..
No one to tell me.
Pay attention ..:)
I wish I had known that one day I would have loved to know just about everything;)
I am starting a few Easter things and will share..the keepers..
Oh..I did make some cookies..:)
W/ Susan's cutter!
Thank you again Susan:)And Happy Birthday TODAY!
Having warmer weather the next few days..should thaw a bit of snow:)For muddy Easter egg hunt paths labyrith like in snow...lol;)