Pinkorama #5: "Napeepleon Meets Miss Gwen"

So many apologies, all! I’d meant to post our fifth and final Pinkorama yesterday, but life (aka toddler) got in the way (and by “in the way”, I mean “demanded the computer”).

Here, belatedly, is Candace and Cassandra’s Peep masterpiece, “Napeepleon Meets Miss Gwen”. The creators informed me: “Cassie decided in honor of the 10th Anniversary we needed to go with a scene from the book that started it all. So the cast of characters that made it into this scene are Amy, Richard, Hortense, Josephine, Napoleon, Miss Gwen, the lady fainting in the officer’s arms, Augustus, and Jane (sneaking out).”

Here’s the group shot (or, as I tend to call it while I’m writing them, mob scene):

C&C 1 Group Shot

You can see the Purple Gentian (in purple!) checking out that intriguing Miss Amy Balcourt as she makes her curtsy to the First Consul (aka Napoleon):

C&C 5 Amy-Richard-Bonaparte

Meanwhile, that long-winded poet, Augustus Whittlesby (complete with puffy white shirt) follows Amy’s cousin, Miss Jane Wooliston (who is, appropriately, a peep of pink sugar). Has he found a new muse?

C&C 3 Jane-Augustus

Josephine and her daughter, Hortense, receive their guests graciously:

C&C 4 Josephine-Hortense

(Don’t you love that tiny, bunny cameo on Hortense’s dress?)

Napoleon, on the other hand, doesn’t. Miss Gwen takes umbrage and whaps him with her purple parasol:

C&C 2 Gwen-Napoleon

Shocked at such lese-majeste, a lady faints dead away into a gentlepeep’s arms:

C&C 6 fainting lady

I love the detail on these! The tiled floors, the tiny portraits…. The Tuileries Palace never looked quite so elegant in candy form before. Thank you, Candace and Cassandra!

It’s also just such fun to get to revisit so many old friends: Richard, Amy, Jane, Gwen, Augustus, Hortense…. As we wrap up the series, I’d forgotten how many of them were present right from the beginning.

Candace and Cassandra tantalizingly informed me that, “a character from another author’s book sneaked into the yellow salon”.

Is it the Peep with the red hair? Maybe the Scarlet Pimpernel? Or someone else? I’m still guessing…. Can you figure out the character and author?

So many thanks to Cassandra and Candace for a beautiful scene and an intriguing mystery!


  1. Christine on April 12, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    The costumes are amazing this year. And are those crackers and chocolate for the floor tiles? Adorable!

    • Cassandra on May 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Sorry, I am a little late, but yep the floor is chocolate fudge frosting and crackers.

  2. Betty S. on April 13, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Another outstanding scene! What detail!

  3. Cassandra on May 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Candace wishes she had thought of Percy, but it is not him. My hint is that the mystery peep was crafted while watching a show on Starz.

    • Lauren on May 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Oooh, is it Jamie Fraser???

      • Cassandra on May 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        That is the hunky red head she made into literal eye candy. She has a cute photo of him near the oysters somewhere.

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