Tuesday, November 30

STYLiNG | French Farmer's Market Thanksgiving - Part II - The Desserts

Part II of my Thanksgiving Day recap. (go HERE if you missed part I).

Dessert....
always my favorite part of any event.
But what do you get when dessert is combined with
a "French Farmer's Market theme" + a little creativity?

"Très Magnifique"!!


Afterall, what's a "French Farmer's Market" without a peddler's wagon?



Everything homemade by me with the help of my two older daughters...
Candied Apples


an assortment of pies...like this Pecan Pie


Traditional Apple Pie

Mini Crumb-Topped Apple Pies



Mini Pumpkin Loaves wrapped in coffee filters doubled as take home favors...
Plain, walnut, chocolate chip or a walnut and chocolate chip combo

and Trail Mix for snacking


I even made some DELICIOUS Crunchy Caramel Popcorn but forgot to add it to the cart...
never even realized it until everyone was stuffed to the gills from feasting and desserting


I couldn't be more thrilled with how everything turned out...

Je l'adore!!!

I hope you are inspired...
and if you are wondering how in the world I constructed the cart...
it was actually a transformation.

You see...
When I saw this "leftover" prop used in a display in one of our local stores...


It had my name written all over it.
I knew exactly when I saw it what it was going to eventually turn in to.
With a sheet of V-groove paneling from Lowe's...
some nails...
scrap pieces of wood...
fabulous fabric...
and some acrylic paint...
Voilà!!
A perfect peddler's wagon for my French Farmer's Market.
(and the good news is...it can be used for future events and will fit perfectly on my back patio to showcase foliage, flowers and plants when it's not in "party" use)! *wink*

KEEPING IT REAL
It was only because of my stepdad that the cart came to life.
He followed my instructions for constructing and putting it together!
THANK YOU Rick...for your patience and many trips back and forth to the hardware store!!

16 comments:

Dixon Family November 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am planning a farmer's market themed baby shower and this just gave me much need inspiration! Now if you will excuse me, I have a cart to go find, lol!

stephanie Toole November 30, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

How amazing! I am truly stunned.. by the way where did you get the little scoops for your trail mix?

Michele November 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

You did a wonderful job bringing your vision to life! Congrats!

Anonymous,  November 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

WOW...WOW...WOW!!!

Sarah November 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

That cart is genius!!!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm November 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

Amazing!! Love it all!! The cart transformation is awesome :-)I hope you have a fabulous day!! hugs!! Britt

Chris @ Celebrations At Home November 30, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

That cart (and everything on it) ROCKS!!

thepapercupcake November 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM  

LOVE this! What a great way to re-purpose something random into something absolutely creative and amazing! Such a cute theme!

Tiffany November 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

This is amazing! You are incredibly talented and creative!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

Hugs to all of you for the WARM fuzzies you are sending me with all of your sweet comments. They mean so much to me!! Thank you!!!

Stephanie...you asked about the mini scoops...here's the link: http://www.scoops-scoops.com/store/item_page.cfm?ItemID=128 They are REALLY tiny - and plastic - not what I was expecting at all but they worked like a charm.

Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you guys...

I run for cake! December 2, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving dessert display! Love how your made over the cart, you are so creative! All of your desserts look amazing, wish I had a piece of the apple pie!

Sharnel December 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

Seriously amazing. Love love love it!

jackie fo December 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

This is absolutely stunning, as is your Thanksgiving table setting. Very inspiring pictures, I especially love the transformation of the Budweiser cart!

JoJo Colo,  January 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM  

So impressive! How do you get the cart to different events?

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