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.
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...............
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.
I love to be inspired by others and also the past- anything from 18/19th century Europe, & more specifically, France. I'm especially inspired by Marie Antoinette and I love to study about her. That being said, my fascination with her has led me to being a self-confessed Francophile!