Friday, July 27, 2007

Dressing Marie Antoinette

If you like fashions of Marie Antoinette's era, check out the Yahoo group "Dressing Marie Antoinette". I've been a member for some time now, and the group mainly focuses on recreating costumes seen in the movie and portraits of the queen. I of course, have sewing skills nowhere near those of some of the members in this group. The costumes some members have made or are working on are really spectacular--the trimmings, the fabric choices, and embroidery are beautiful. Not to mention they even involve real corsets and hoop skirts for true authenticity! I think you have to be a member to view the posts and photos. Even if you don't sew lavish costumes, you can join if you like to discuss fashions and costumes of the era in general.

Click here to join dressingmarieantoinette
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Friday, July 13, 2007

Chocolate, anyone?

I admit I had my last poll up for longer than a week, but here are the results from 24 people total:
Question: What is your favorite delectable dessert?
Cake: 5
Anything chocolate: 7
I like to be healthy and eat fruit: 2
I scream for ice cream: 5
Macarons of course: 5
Other: 0

I see there are plenty of other chocoholics out there, like me! But really, who can choose just one "favorite dessert"? I personally love them all!
I now have a new poll in the yellow box on the right, so please take it! Thanks!

*Note-The chocolate pictured on the left is the "Ligne Classique" from Richart, available for $23.50. Mmmmmmm...............


Monday, July 9, 2007

Create an outdoor haven

I'm back from Vegas! Well, I have been for almost 2 weeks now. It's good to be back! Brocade Home is having it's semi-annual sale, and their outdoor furniture is to die for! Here are some of their items they have on sale:Medallion dining table, $499 & Medallion chair, $299
I love the rococo-inspired lines of this table and chairs! The crisp white color is a nice alternative to typical black, also. The chair cushions are on sale for $39 each.

Medallion daybed, $699, & Cushion, $399
This sort of matches the tables and chairs above. Isn't it nice to imagine yourself relaxing on this on a sunny day? The side table is also on sale for $149.

Silhouette outdoor dining table, $599
After seeing this picture, I was reminded of the scene in "Marie Antoinette" where they are eating outside one night at Le Petit Trianon. Pair the votive chandelier($399), some chairs, flowers, and food with this table, and voila! An instant re-creation of that.

These are just some of the outdoor items for sale. For more, check out their website.