random things a la marie antoinette

I have a few more treasures to photograph for my post today... wonderful things that The Fan brought back from Europe. Until the light is good, as it is early morning... let me share with you my home decor a 'la Marie...



Why, yes, I did hang a chandelier in the laundry room! Oooh la la!




Mercury glass cake ornaments for my wedding-themed Christmas tree... but during the rest of the year they will hang in my studio. Although she never uttered "let them eat cake", we can all agree that cake suits the queen, no?


I have a wonderful copy of this print by Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, I need to have it framed for my studio. I wish to hang it on the wall that is a mural inspired by Marie Antoinette...



I am embellishing this mural as it suits me... it is a work in progress to inspire me and to surround my with beauty while I create.




Although The Queen predated the Eiffel Tower, it is still fitting in the context of the grand city of Paris! Do you not agree?



After the movie by Sophia Coppola, I was inspired to keep jars of delicious candy in bubblegum colours at hand:




I have been tagged by Fete et Fleur to post some random things about myself... and it occurred to me that I have much in common with the often misunderstood French Queen, Marie Antoinette...




























Oh yes, and the cake.
I simply adore cake.

You have no idea.
































Joy at Cupid's Charm is hosting a fete for the birthday of Marie Antoinette on Sunday, November 2nd. Bloggers will be sharing creations and art inspired by the Queen of France herself. Have I bored you with my Marie Antoinette obsession yet?


Long before the 2006 Sophia Coppola movie came out, I was devouring all the reading I could about Marie Antoinette. It began of course with this:




While it is scholarly and detailed, it was a fascinating read and it was the basis for the movie, although I found this book to be more true to the tone of the movie:




Finally, this book was the most disappointing of them all... it is of the "historical fiction" genre and took far too many liberties, introducing characters whom never existed and entire storylines (including a most ridiculous, unchaperoned journey to Sweden with The Queen's reputed lover, Count Axel von Fersen)... if you are a stickler for accuracy in your historical reading, avoid this book. I found it to be ridiculous.





If you also love The Queen of France, check out this most amazing and generous giveaway... and the photos are to die for!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!


Marie Antoinette was charitable although she had a reputation for self-indulgence. In the spirit of her giving ways, I am participating in the 29 Day Giving Challenge.



Certainly the Queen of France would have shared her good fortune with others. Even random strangers at the Dollarama parking lot... if she shopped Dollarama, and I doubt it, so perhaps we are not as alike as I thought.

30 comments:

Laura said...

The wacky hair day picture of Kirsten looks like a Loopy photo shoot to me! I totally relate on shoes, getting out of bed, and most importantly - pedicures (and the occasional massage)!

Oliver Rain said...

I haven't had the opportunity to indulge my inner Marie Antoinette for a long time, but once I have a job (& the accompanying pay cheque) watch out baby! I do feel you have many similarities to the fine girl.

AwtemNymf said...

Hi Hun! Which book is the "ridiculous" version of Marie Antointette?? *blush* I don't know if your referring to the one above or below the "ridiculou" remarks?? *lol*

MJ said...

I went to see the movie, Marie Antoinette, as I needed to visit Versailles and couldn't travel there due to childcare obligations. Let's just say this: they didn't succeed in capturing the true breathtaking beauty of Versailles in the movie. It is one place you have to go to see, understand and experience. On Sundays, the fountains are in full working beauty. Gorgeous. Breathtaking. I can hardly wait to return.

Saucy said...

I should have been more specific about the books... it was the last book, "The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette" that was just so silly. I made myself finish it in spite of its ridiculous subplots. Plus, I was stuck on an airplane and I had no ladies-in-waiting to keep me entertained.

sassy studio said...

Oh Saucy, you are a Queen! I love the gift card on the car idea! Thanks for the inside scoop on Veto, McDreamy has some shaping up to do..hmmmm....let me see what I need at Micheals now!

Fete et Fleur said...

This was great! I loved it!! You look stunning in all of your photos. I look forward to seeing what you do for the Marie Antoinette Birthday celebration.

Have a beautiful day!
Nancy

Genevieve said...

You are my twin. Were we separated at birth?? Dearest heavens...we have alot in common! Felt like I was reading my autobiography. :)

I was glued to the screen when my husband and I went to see Marie Antoinette on the big screen, if past lives exist I would be so bold to say that was I. John fell asleep during the movie, I wanted to see it again. Should've went w/ the grrls. Sophia Coppola is a genius!

Elizabeth said...

What a delightfully whacky blog.
This was such a wonderful movie - but her fate in the end was so tragic.
Youbat wall paper is a joy for the season

Anonymous said...

"Abundance" sits on my bedside nightstand (along with ms austen and the bronte sisters), and will never ever be relegated to the common bookshelf, but only moved from its revered spot for the occasional re-reading (a gift to myself) and of course, obligatory dusting. Fascinating to note is that she never uttered the words, let them eat cake. (Rather i think she muttered, let me eat cake). xoxo
divaqueen
ps I am a firm believer in RAOC (random acts of kindness) or paying it forward or however you describe it...i say givin' back to the universe (I like to think uber-globally). One time i paid for the starbucks of the next three cars behind me during my usual morning stop at the drive-thru (while regal, i am, for the moment, working class, ugh)..i was told the next day that the "payoff" it went on for the next 11 cars! YAY!
ps i note that sometimes on your live traffic feed i am coming from panama city beach and sometimes i am coming from Tallahassee! Fascinating! I am from havana Florida, really. And i am an addicted lurker. :) Carry on!

Michelle Cowden said...

What a fun blog you have! I plan on visiting again soon... And thank you for visiting my "T" party! ~Michelle~

Designs by CK said...

Hey Saucy!!!

FUN post & blog!

LOVED your hair & hope it wins. '-)

Thanks 4 stopping by my SpOOky lil' corner today.

Happy Halloween Early Diva,
Chris :-D)

Starshine said...

That was fun to read... a little more insight into you, Saucy!

Katie said...

O, goody I am going to do the Marie Antoinette soirée also. I can hardly wait!
I also have a flair for the dramatic, fantastic, and craft-tastic. Too bad we aren't neighbors. :(

Yin said...

Oh, your majesty - you're even more fantastic than you were before! Beautiful job with the movie stills and your narrative!

Also, what a sweet & simple 5th day gift!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Theres just something about the Queen I just started with the fasination of her life and have a new obsession with it...I'm going to have to pick up the book...Great post, loved the bracelets and your photos are so wonderful, hugs, lisa

cathyb said...

Hi - I so enjoyed your post on Marie Antoinette (and I learned a few things along the way about her history). How fun was that soiree - I loved it and continuing to enjoy it this morning reading everyones "the day after" - stop by my blog and see the dress I made for Marie for last nite
THanks for a great post1

Marie Antionette said...

What a woderful post Saucy.Love it and all the fab pictures.Thank you for visiting my blog.If you would like to get on my givaway on Nov.8 please go back and view the post below the Marie antionette,Just read it ,you'll find it.Hugs Marie antionette

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fabulous post of all things Marie!

Maija said...

You are so freaking clever and funny Sasha!

Marie said...

Oh I just loved your post. It was funa nd I learned even more about Marie. And you are so right; you and Marie really are so much alike! Thanks.

Betzie said...

Great post!! Fun to read and loved all the super photos! Marie is contagious!!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Saucy!! I just love this post! What fun! Thank you so much for participating in the Soiree ~ xoxo Joy

Katie said...

What a fabulous home you have. I lurve your laundry room chandelier! How perfectly lovely it is.

Bonjour!

Shell said...

I loved your post for Queen Marie. It so fun and beautiful. Made me smile and feel like a Queen myself.

Jenni B said...

This was SUCH a fun post! You are too funny. And I LOVE your chandelier in your laundry room. Exquisite! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love yours!

Jenni B

Cathy said...

I absolutely love your blog. I too, am a die-hard Marie Antoinette fan. I love the pics and your captions. I would love for you to drop by my "Marie" website, "Elegance and Whimsy" (www.eleganceandwhimsy.com).
Have a wonderful weekend.

xo Cathy

michelleb. said...

I can only wish to look 14 when I awake in the morning!!

mblaise29@yahoo.com

Elaine At Home said...

Gosh, I love your pics, and I was thinking I'm just about as bad as you with Marie. I just gave my daughter a Marie Antoinettte themed Bridal Shower, see the pictures at:

http://elaineathome.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Saucy,

Come to my blog and see my Marie Antoinette-inspired bulletin board!

xo,
Tracy