Monday, October 25, 2010

Chocolate Cake, Toile, Marie Antoinette and Lily of the Valley

This is a little bit of a mixed up post but sometimes they are the most fun ......

I just wanted to share this gorgeous cake that my friend, Stephanie made for her husband Gary's birthday on the week-end .... we all got together for a bbq with my brother Pat and sister-in-law, Cathy and also some new clients of mine who have just moved up here from Melbourne.  Stephanie made this amazing chocolate cake that was also a mixture of caramel and coconut and it was absolutely divine, delicious and delectable!  The gardenias which garnished this confection were from Steph's garden and the fragrance was incredible! 

 


Last week I also received my new Manuel Canovas collection of toiles and they are so beautiful .... I just don't know which one to choose ....



The lavender is so luscious ..... and I must tell you the history of toiles one day ... apparently they originated in Ireland not France but I am just checking that ..... read it in "Irish Georgian"



 Then I am always playing around with the cushions on our bed much to the confusion of poor Andrew.........



 And finally I have my Marie Antoinette poster framed and ready for hanging .....



I also received my Designers Guild "Lily of the Valley" candles and I popped them onto our fireplace along with some trumpet lilies and I think they work well .... I hope you all have a beautiful week and I am about to catch up with Anita for her photos for my post on her ......
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11 comments:

Julienne said...

The cake looks lush and I still like the pink cushions!

High Heeled Life said...

This post just made my morning! Ok you need to get that recipe .. and please do share it with us readers .. the cake is devine!

I'm with you, those toiles are too brilliant ... ithink the first one is my fav.

I'm lusting for your poster of MA ~ how wonderful to have found that poster - the framing is wonderful. I love all things MA.

Congrats on the Deigners Guild candles .. they look beautiful along side the trumpet lilies .. wishing you beautifully Blessed week- xo HHL

French Inspiration said...

The cake looks yummy...I love your framed poster of MA it's just beautiful.

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that cake looks so good! Clever you!!

Kristin xx

M.A.the2nd said...

Thanks for you lovely comments ..... Kristin I didn't do the cake (I wish I did!) but I know will Steph will give us the recipe....
hugs
M.A.the 2nd

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOWOOOOOOOO! First of all, WHAT A CAKE! THen, your MARIE POSTER! THEN, the lily of the valleys....dear one, YOU ARE A QUEEN INDEED! AND THEN, I read that you are gathering photos for a thing on MOI? I am so flattered! Oh dear, please come over to see my thank you to you ALL. I love you all! And your world is so beautiful......I just got home from a long day at work. HEY, MY BUILDING IS STARTING ON MONDAY!

BISES MA BELLE, Anita

Kathy said...

What a scrumptious post! Love the lavender toile! Thank you for stopping by my place...K

Karina Gentinetta said...

I'm a chocaholic and that cake is what I need!!! I'm so excited for you and I'm delighted that so many wonderful things are happening to you.

Jenny said...

Oohh that cake looks very indulgent - yum! I hope you had a big slice. I love toile too and would find it hard to choose, both gorgeous! ;-)

Julie-Ann said...

What a stunning looking cake. So many lovely images- but I particularly love your candles and lilies:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG dearest Frances, I am at school, my time is limited, but I just saw your comment and of course dear one, you may post on me and use any photos that you wish! I feel a special connection with you and I am just so grateful to know you. You are warm, wonderful and KIND.....the greatest gift of all.....MILLE BISOUS MA BELLE, Anita

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