Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Queenly Crepes, Crêpes, and Crapes

Today's Wonder of the World is...Crepes, Crêpes, and Crapes Fit for A Queen!

Flickr photo by jkbaxter612
Who else but a Court Magician could take crepe paper like this

and make a treasure like this?

Or like this...

I know who! It's my lovely friend Nancy at Fete et Fleur!

Visiting her blog is like stepping into a jewelry box filled with the most fanciful treasures! She even makes little doll shoes!


So now the Queen has her shoes of crepe paper. What about her crown?

Let's hop over to Roses Petite Maison, another enchanted place I love to visit, and let sweet Rosemary crown her with glitter and stars and crepe paper medallions!

How fine!

And don't forget something pretty to carry, with more crepe papery frills!

Now, what about flowers for our queen?
Of course...boughs of Crape Myrtle! Let's cut a few branches to make a blossom bouquet!

Flickr photo by scilit

Crape myrtles are a true wonder.

Here's a few by a neighbor's driveway.

They come in all different vibrant colors.
There's even a grape myrtle!

Flickr photo by .:Lee Ann:.

The red ones remind me of something...

Flickr photo by CVercher

That's it! It's the burning bush! The bush which burned and burned and never was consumed! The one God used to speak to Moses.

Flickr photo by gordonplumb

Those crepe myrtles have been, blossoming since June, and they're still going strong!
And their bark. Now that's a wonder too!

Flickr photo by GeekGolfer
If God is speaking to me through Crape Myrtles, God must be saying, "Enjoy my Wonders! They're for you!"

Either that, or God's saying, "Don't commit Crape Murder! Read Southern Living's article HERE and stop chopping my dear trees to pieces."
Or maybe that's just me talking.

But I've forgotten all about our Queen! She must be famished!
What else should we feed her but crêpes, of course!

Sammy has crêpes at the ready. He's happy to share his recipe here, in case you have a queen or king reclining on your sofa, waiting to be fed.

Why look!
Here are the commoners, eating the left overs!


Have a Wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!
Love, Becky


Susie Q said...

No one writes a post like you dear friend! It is always pure magic from start to end!
How I love crape myrtles...Mom had the loveliest burning bush at her home in TN.
Hm, now I am hungry for crepes!
I wonder why? : )


melissa said...

I love your chain photos. Very clever. I personally would go for the crepes! Yumm!!! I totally laughed at your comment on our blog. Yes, getting out the door to church is certainly the hardest part!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Lovely--I've never seen a burning bush before (only read about the one, y'know)--so thanks!

Suzie said...

Very very crafty indeed

Barb said...

Hi Becky,

Tell Sam, "thank you for the recipe". We love our crepes!

Thank you for the links. Those are 2 sites that I need to check out. Amazing work.

I always love your posts and the photo's you provide. We don't have crape Myrtle out here ( at least I don't think we do). I like the red best. It does remind me of the burning bush too!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.


Rosemary said...

Hi Rebecca,
Love todays post, of course.
Thanks for the kind words and, pictures of my work. I love Nancy's little shoes too! They are always so pretty.
Now I want some crepes for breakfast.
Have a great day!!

Sherry Martschink said...

You constantly amaze me with your creativity and writing. I am SO glad I found your blog.

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank you for this beautiful post! Rosemary's crowns are divine! I'm off to make some crepes. :~)


Alex said...

Becky..your blog is so much fun to read! I love the crepe doll shoes. :)

Susan said...

Hey Becky, great post, as usual.

This is weird, but for some reason I have always been scared of crepe paper. I don't like to touch it and have never used it in any way. I am able to look at it, though and I do loves to eats the crepes. Num, Num.

p.s. Thanks for the great images.

Kathryn said...

I never knew anyone could make such pretty things with crepe paper! Wow!

And I've never seen a Crape flower either.

BUT, crepes are my absolute favorite thing to eat. YUM!!!!

I learn so much here! :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
What a fun post! Those shoes of crepe paper are amazing! Actually I love all your photos. Sorry it's been so long since I stopped by. Having the grandkids here twice has thrown my whole schedule off! Hope you're enjoying your summer.
Rhondi xo

dana said...

You just put new meaning to "a prolific blogger"---you are so great with the variety of topics you select and I never know what direction you will take in the writing of your posts. I enjoyed catching up on the ones I have missed recently! You're great!

liquidambar said...

White crepe myrtle has always reminded me of sea foam.

Randy and Linda said...

Nice choice of photos and I had no idea of the many uses of the word crepes. We absolutely love the Crape Myrtles - flowers and bark - just incredibly beautiful. I seem to remember crepe suzettes, at one time in my life but don't recall now what they were - I think a delicious desert.

Jojo said...

I don't know where to start. First the items made of crepe paper are incredible! I had to take a few moments to examine these specimens oh so slowly. Then my mouth began to water thinking about crepes and I wondered why America doesn't use buckwheat as often as we should (I love galettes). Lastly I was so proud to know that someone else is worried about the welfare of our precious crepe murders...I mean myrtles! So much to think about. Oh forget it. I am going back to the pictures of the crepe paper items and enjoy the art!

TattingChic said...

All those crepe myrtle photos are beautiful. I don't believe I have ever seen one in real life. I love the crepe paper frilly shoes from Fete et Fleur and Rose's Petit Maison has such a lovely home! Rosemary's crown is cute. I'm famished too, must have breakfast, NOW!!

paris parfait said...

I love the sense of humour with which you write your posts. Very clever. And this one is full of delights to covet! xo

cindy said...

Our town is "supposedly" the Crape Myrtle capital of Texas. LOL. A claim to fame that I'm sure many small towns can use. Love the grape, never have seen one of those, but the reds are my favorite.


GeorgiaPeachez said...

Aren't those crepe paper shoes the bomb! Thanks for stopping over to my blog! xo, suzy