Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 2, 1755 Marie Antoinette's Birthday

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There is a Celebration in blogland today . . . hosted by Cupids Charm

Marie Antoinette was born on ~ November 2, 1755 ~ It is truly amazing that she remains so fascinating hundreds of years later.
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Does Marie Antoinette inspire your creative side, your design ideas, your French Country home?




French perfume bottles and antique vanity items make for a lovely display.



Perhaps Marie had something similar to this hand embroidered linen keep for her favourite hankies



Pink Lace and ivory flowers ~ fit for a Queen


My favourite French Tapestry ~ It hangs above my bed


Needlepoint rugs are frequently found in my home ~ always room for one more : )

My collection of feathers also seems to be growing
I love using beautiful materials to make pretty pinkeeps


I am looking forward to visiting the many blogs participating in the Marie Antoinette Birthday Celebration ! Thank you to our hostess at Cupids Charm.
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24 comments:

TattingChic said...

Lovely post, Karen! You have so many lovely things and these are perfect to wish Marie Antoinette a happy birthday! :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Love your post. What wonderful goodies. The pinkeep would have been worthy of Marie herself!

Nancy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!
Such beautiful things you have!! I love all of them. And Marie would too!! This was so fun to do wasn't it?? Your perfume bottles are so lovely Karen!
hugs, Sherry

gail said...

Hi Karen, it is so nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your Marie Antoinette post. I also loved your blog. I also checked out your Old Souls blog and loved it! I have made bears also, I will have to visit again very soon... Happy creating, gail

Amanda said...

Your perfume bottles are just lovely!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll
gorgeous post!!
what lovely pics.
yumminess.
xoxox,
jessi

Nancy said...

Beautiful Karen...love all of your pretty things...the tapestry is gorgeous. Beautiful rugs are to be treasured...you are fortunate to have them. The little bottles are so lovely...
You make the sweetest pinkeeps...need to see more of those!!

By the way...the story from the post below is wonderful...so glad you could find the stone. You carve a wonderful pumpkin, girl!!

Hugs, Nancy

Anja said...

Such a lovely embroidery. I love the effect of red on pure white linen.

Mya said...

Love your post today and yes she does inspire my creative side. Love all the beautiful details in the costumes.
-Mya

misspvc said...

What a gorgeous post! ooohhh la la!!! Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway
Patti V

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I KNEW I would be swooning over your post. Ooh lala!

Jorgelina said...

Hi Karen!
Love your post.
The little bottles are adorables...

Krista said...

What lovely items!! Have you read the book Abundance? It is about the life of Marie Antoinette. You may like it.

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Krista, I was just about to recommend Abundance. It is fantastic! I, too, recommend it.

oglasi said...

lovely :)

Anonymous said...

lovely post

Anonymous said...

such lovely things

BeadBag said...

how gorgeous!
Shirley I.

oglasi said...

good blog

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful post Karen.

I am always amazed at the beautiful gowns Marie Antoinette and Ladies in her time wore.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kids Create Fun @ Creative Kids said...

Love your site! I use to work at a Living History Museum and got to wear lots of wonderful things.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Wow! I love your blogspot! I collect antique linens and repurpose the ones that are damaged into pillows and aprons. Thanks for all of your lovely pictures!

vickysplace1 said...

I saw the picture of a perfume bottle that you named it "French." I am asking a favor, can you check out my 3 piece set, perfume bottle, powder and lotion set and let me know if it is French? I would appreciate it much. The item number is 350123622029. I think it looks like the french bottle covered in metal. You have beautiful perfume bottles pictured.

Sammy said...

Lovely post. I love Marie Antoinette, and I do believe after all these years, she is still a fashion icon.

Love,

-Samya :-)