Monday, September 3, 2012

Simple Mousse

After having received this treasure of gifts from a friend, I wanted to do a tablescape, showcasing a few of these.  You can read about my gifts here. 

Isn't the the little painted basket so sweet? Of course, I needed to fill it with some chocolates!! I am using the pretty hankie as a napkin and the Irish Lace coaster is on display near the candy basket. 

I am using the plate that was hand painted by my late Great Aunt Kitty, along with the matching cup and saucer for my tea. 

Would you like to join me for some tea? 
The vintage hankie is so pretty and I wanted to coordinate it with the yellows and purples in the china.

I love this darling little spoon that I bought at our local grocery store, Market Street.

How about some mousse?

You will need 12 shot glasses or cordials

1 (8 oz) pkg. of cream cheese softened
1 (8 oz.) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 t. vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed )fruit, chopped
powdered sugar or sugar substitute to taste

In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar or sugar substitute to taste.  Gently fold in the whipped topping.

Add the chopped fruit and fold in.  If you want it creamier, mix it longer.

Fill each shot glass or cordial with the mousse.

 I am sharing this with: 
                                                               Mix It Up Monday!
                                                               On the Menu Monday
                                                               Tea Time Tuesday
                                                               You're Gonna Love It!
                                                              Cowgirl Up
                                                              Tabletop Tuesday
                                                              Crazy Sweet Tuesday
                                                              Let's Dish!
                                                              Centerpiece Wednesday
                                                              Full Plate Thursday
                                                              Tablescape Thursday
                                                              Potpourri Friday
                                                              Foodie Friday
                                                              Weekend Potluck
                                                              Seasonal Sundays


  1. Hi Kitty,
    your Aunt was an artist, the china is wonderfull painted. And with the yummy mousse it is the right treat for eyes and mouth. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe and the nice way of arranging.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Those violets just remind me so much of an old family friend unfortunately now no longer with us .... she used to make little dainty cucumber sandwiches and taught us all to make fudge... Have a great week, Kitty.

  3. Such a pretty and sweet post. This mousse sounds so luscious. Love how you styled it. xo

  4. Your Great Aunt Kitty's plate and tea cup are just beautiful! I really admire things that are artfully hand crafted! The mousse sounds like a great dessert:@)

  5. This looks soooo pretty and sound so good. What a fabulous recipe. Great tablesetting too. I will definitely make this one. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Yum! This looks so good, I want to try it right now. Thanks for the recipe. Love your tablescape too, Kitty!...Christine

  7. It looks very good. The dishes are beautiful too.


  8. The mousse looks beautiful with your sweet gifts!

  9. Hello Kitty
    You assembled your gifts and other nice things for a pretty tablescape. I sometimes look at the vintage hankies I have and wish they'd be fashionable for ladies to use again.

  10. What a beautiful tablescape--so many pretty floral china pieces, and the mousse looks terrif! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment about the cherry pie--lovely to hear from you!

  11. Just BEAUTIFUL Kitty!! The mousse looks/sounds amazing! HUGS

  12. I can just imagine you had a BLAST setting up that gorgeous tablescape. Since we tend to eat with our eyes before we taste our food, I'd say everything was perfect the way you presented it. WOWZERS! Wish I could be there to share in that mousse...and the chocolate too. *I*

  13. Oh, Kitty .. what treasures! I love hand painted china and your Aunt was quite an artist. Happy Tea Day!

  14. My Grandmother was a china painter! I'm lucky to have many of her pieces and love them. Your Aunt was very talented. A beautiful setting!

    Thanks for stopping by The Country Farm Home and leaving a comment! Come back anytime!

  15. Hi Kitty,
    I do enjoy seeing your Aunt Kitty's china! She was quite an artist. Your linens are so pretty and the mousse looks delish. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a delightful week.


  16. How beautiful everything looks. Your Great Aunt Kitty was a very talented lady! How lucky you are to have her treasure...
    I can hardly wait to treat my guys to your delicious mousse! "YUMMMY"!!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Big Squishy Hugs,

  17. Hi Kitty,
    Such a pretty tea table you have! Your dishes are so beautiful and I know special to you. Thank you for the recipe. Looks and sounds delicious.

  18. Hello Kitty, so nice to meet you. Your table is lovely, I would love to join you for a cup of tea and some of that beautiful pink mousse!!

  19. Beautiful pieces and gorgeous setting, Kitty.

  20. Kitty~ I love little bites made all that more delicious served with your heirloom treasures! Your violet hankie is my favorite :)

  21. Kitty, I just became your newest follower..I'm surprised I was not brfore, my goodness, how did it happen??!! Hope you like to follow back, but only if you do, though. Oh my, what a treasure you have...painted by your aunt?? Very beautiful and very special pieces, and so lovely to have and enjoy some tea too. I love the mousse and it looks delish. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. What a sweet table setting. Love the sound of that mousse also!

  23. Kitty, your presentation is so pretty. The treasures from your Great Aunt Kitty are the icing on the mousse!

  24. Such pretty teacups! Thank you for linking up and sharing your ideas.

  25. The dishes are beautiful and the food looks delish!

  26. Lovely tea Kitty,
    Your great aunts plate and tea cup set are really lovely! How special to have her art work to use! What a great memory holder!
    The dessert looks delicious! I would love some : )

  27. Boy, do I wish you had my mothers tea cups and saucers that I gave to the Salvation Army. They would be lovely additions to your table. I have kicked myself again and again for not keeping them, but at the time I had to make some quick decisions.

  28. Hi Kitty,
    What a lovely tablescape for your very special dessert. Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. Thanks so much Kitty for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon and bring more of your amazing recipes with you.

  30. Your tablescape is beautiful and the mousse looks heavenly!

  31. What a cute spoon, and the dishes are beautiful!

  32. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we're so busy it'll stay open for an entire month!! You're welcome to link up as many posts as you'd like that relate to making your space a better one for you and yours. So hop on over if you'd like and link up to Making Space Mondays, Linky Party #15. Thanks! -Tabitha

  33. Charming setting and the handmade lace doily is beautiful.


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