We are in the process of getting ready for a home tour the first week of May. Romancing the Home has been assigned to a gorgeous French styled home and we are so excited. This is a large home tour of 4 beautiful homes to raise money for the local school district. For this tour, we will be designing 4 different tablescapes and have decided to use Marie Antoinette as our inspiration. We will stage a tea party under a tent on the back terrace, a pastry shop on the gorgeous kitchen island and a dinner in Paris, set in the formal dining room. Sunday, Laurell and I started on the props for the pastry shop. We cut the legs down on a coffee table to make it the proper height for a pastry stand. Next, after a coat of black paint, Laurell gilded the edges. It will look fabulous filled with cakes, cupcakes and pastries on the kitchen island. To accompany it, we gilded bird cage cake stands and metal cloches, then embellished the edges and details with rhinestones. (We used E6000 glue to add the rhinestone trim. It works great, adheres quickly and dries very clear.)Small decorated cakes will be placed under them for the event. Stay tuned with us, as we share our projects for this upcoming event. It's going to be a decadent Marie Antoinette Soiree!