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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened....

Over at the Manor House

Not often, but every now & then,
Chantelle's father,
who usually stayed in the background of social functions,
would find something unacceptable...

when Chantelle was a young girl

& this was one of those times.

Mom-Mom, his mother,
 the uber-extravagant socialite jet-setter,

had been given an unlimited budget for the
Pink Panther Party
she had exceeded it in 3 days !

He was furious.

So, kids...changes had to be made at once...because the invitations
needed to be printed, etc. etc. etc.

Oh, my my my

Well, you know the Frances Ford Coppola Pink Champagne
from last week was not about to go,

and there would definitely be a pink open bar for everyone

  very indulgent Cosmopolitan's 

 & Strawberry Margaritas

and, of course, Pink Bombay Martinis
(no photo necessary)

She did, though, give up the Caviar Bar with various almost-frozen vodkas
(nearly killed her too)

she made other substitutions as well...

For example, the Pink Limousine would now be

& instead of the Symphony Jazz Quartet, she would just hire
mariachis dressed in pink.

OMG, she simply would NOT give up the beautiful gown she had
ordered from Karl, nor would Chelsea or Chantelle...
I mean, there was a limit...

and she had already commissioned these little tiaras for
each of the girls

...a good party had to have a little whimsy

Remember the long row of tables in the pink
restaurant...this is where the seated dinner would be.

instead of the huge lovely ice sculptures she had planned,
these balloons would be used...
you know, they are kinda cute anyway, aren't they?

and these various-shades-of-pink bouquets running down
the tables...not nearly as wonderful as the orchids she
wanted, but...

The chef had worked out the menu, she replaced the lamb
with tenderloin of beef (who knew?)
would be serving wine from her own cellar to keep the costs down.

Thank God, Vito would be pleased then.

She wouldn't tell him,
she would just let him see
 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti,
being poured into her own beautiful stemmed crystal goblets

well, this was for Chantelle, her ONLY granddaughter
and Sean, the man Chantelle had fallen in love with.

She wanted them to have a lovely memory, a beautiful
party with all of their friends surrounding them...
she had calculated there would be about 80 guests
including the family...
and, after all, Vito was her SON...what on Earth could he do
to his own MOTHER?

Chantelle & Sean, are splendid it seems,
so we are throwing a party to fulfill all their dreams.

Each one is invited, but you must play by the rules
and dress as requested so you'll be cool.

Go back in time to the Pink Panther days,
imagine Mancini's music filling the waves

to loo to loo    to loo to loo,   to loo to loo ,
da dum, da dum, da dum da dum da dum
da dum  da dum...

the party will go on till dawn's early light
so prepare to celebrate with all of your might


story to be continued next Pink Saturday 

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a very special thank you goes to Catherine at The Shiny Pebble
for collaborating with me on this post today,
and to Fifi Flowers who took time from her Paris vacation
to give me inspiration,
and to Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson & Ryan Seacrest for
continuing support of my blogging creativity.
Madonna too.


  1. How wonderfully delightful and inspiring!! I love all of the images!!

    Art by Karena

  2. This post was absolutely brilliant,
    Loved that car,

    Enjoy the week-end.

  3. You are divine, what can one say (?) -- absolutely divine.

  4. The party sound divine! I would love to come. But please tell Mom-Mom to do something about pink Mariachis!
    Wonderful, wonderful and creative story! So fun.

  5. Fantastic Post.Lots of work. That photo of the woman she is gorgeous. What a party. I'd love to attend... yvonne

  6. I forgot to identify the stunningly beautiful woman (Mom-Mom), she's Carmen dell'Orefice, a very famous model who is now 79, I think. Alive & well, still working in NYC.

  7. I'm just loving all your beautiful pinks and your lovely story. You have a beautiful writing style and I'm enjoying your blog.

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment. I will be back to visit you often.
    I love making new friends.


  8. Once again my invite was lost in the mail :>(
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Brilliant! But I don't deserve the mention. I gave you a whisper and you created a symphony.

  10. How fabulous ! Mom-mom is so gorgeous.
    Love the manor house and the table scape.
    Great post and very creative Marsha.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Well, Miss Splenderosa you certainly know how to entertain, don't you. I didn't dare leave my own identity, but you'll know who it is.

  12. This was just a beautiful post, thanks so much for all that hard work it must have taken you. Lovely story, can't wait for more. I'll trade my pink martini for your cosmo. By the way, there is a mariachi girl group here in los angeles, and yes! they dress in pink!!! I'm gonna have to take a picture of them next time I see them, they are the Mariachi Divas and are very talented. Happy Pink Saturday, my friend!

  13. You are so cute and silly! I want a beautiful crown just like in the story....If you have time stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
    I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for the month of April!

  14. here's their website:

  15. What an interesting Pink Saturday post, you are most creative.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  16. What a great and fun post! I enjoyed it very much. A great choice of photos and theme, tres elegant.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. Oh my...upon leaving this magical story I must take the tiara and that pink panther balloon with me! ♥

    Happy PiNk to you!! Thanks for such a sweet comment at my place...have a lovely weekend.

    Stephanie ♥

  18. Marsha! LOVED it! What a fabulous and creative post! And how fun to put together, I bet it took a ton of work, though! Great job, lovely lady!

  19. I am starting to worry about you! jk but I really want to wear that tiara. to work!

  20. A pink hummer?? Oh how fun!! What a great wedding ride. I might have to see if my local limo place has them ;-)

  21. I just know Mom Mom is in trouble tho I hope not. Chantelle and Sean so need a party and this will be just the thing. Can't wait to see what happens next..Lovely,lovely party.
    Happy Pinks..tho I'm a bit late.

  22. Cute post for Pink Saturday.



  23. Beautiful post for the pink saturday.
    Have a nice next week

  24. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. A post without a vist from you would not be the same! As for the butter- any you have on hand. I tend to like salt so I use salted butter.
    I just re-read your creative story. That Mom-Mom is spunky!
    Yvonne - bessos back at you!

  25. Ooooo yes - who can say no to a pink fantasy like this!
    Clouseau and 60s right? Who can resist?

    Can't wait for the sequel..

    xx C


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