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November 01, 2008

Marie Antoinette's Birthday

Today is the day, 2 November 1755, that lovely Marie Antoinette was born. She was the youngest girl of 14. When Maria Theresa went into labor she was working, and had to put her work down for a bit while Antoinette was born! The birth was so easy it reminds me of the unnatural manner Scarlett O'Hara had her children (way too easy!)

In celebration, Joy has arranged a party via the Internet! Participants are posting things they have created inspired by Marie Antoinette and the 18th century. A full list of links to these delightful items can be found here. There are participants from all over the world!!!



So here are my items! Small tins for holding your jewelry, trinkets and diamonds. All inspired by some 18th century gossip girls. There are six tins, two feature Marie Antoinette, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Elizabeth Farren, Duchesse de Polignac, and Bess Foster. They are decorated with little jewel, ribbon and pearl details.

I am going to give away my Marie Antoinette tin with the blue ribbons and flowers (Top image). I suppose it is a la Trianon style! So... if you want to participate in this Birthday Give-Away, leave a comment on this Birthday post and your name will be drawn by my assistant (you might know her) and the lucky winner will win the tin! Aren't birthday's fun??

If you have not participated in Joy's Birthday Celebration but have made something fabulous inspired by the 18th century please share it with all of us!!

Well enjoy your Sunday!


*** Entries for the Birthday Give Away have been gathered now. The winner will be announced November 4th! Thanks!!

31 comments

  1. Me please! :-)

    I just went to a Halloween party in an 18th century gown I made - good timing for such a costume! :-)

    http://padawansguide.livejournal.com/768672.html

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  2. Love all the history you have on your site and will be back to read your past posts! Thank you for sharing all you know!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  3. Lovely little tin...
    Happy partying Marie style today!

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  4. I am losing my head over your beautiful creations!

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  5. Thanks for posting. The tins are darling. I was surprised you didn't put a mustache on the Bess tin! (You're much kinder than I am. I love to hate her. So satisfying.)

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  6. Your tins are lovely! Happy Marie day!

    Sandy :)

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  7. Thank you!!! They were fun to make! I think I was subconsciously trying to tailor the details and colors to the girls, like, the Elizabeth Farren is decorated with burgundy and mossy green ribbon. For some reason she reminds me of those colors!

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  8. Hi Lauren,

    Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog about my Marie Antoinette Shoe. Isn't it wild?

    I love it too.

    xo Cathy

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  9. What a wonderful collection of tins. Again, I just love your blog. It gives me my Marie Antoinette fix. She is my drug of choice.:-)

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  10. Hello,

    Loved your post! So Marie!

    ~ Gabriela ~

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  11. I love how your crafted your tins! Really beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Soiree! ~ xoxo Joy

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  12. I love how your crafted your tins! Really beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Soiree! ~ xoxo Joy

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  13. Sweet Marie tins!
    Nice to meet you at Marie's b-day party!
    Warmest wishes from Germany
    Carola

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  14. oh my...please pick me!!!

    your tins are delightful and your words are inspiring!

    thanks...

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  15. Your birthday boxes are beautiful. It is so nice of you to share them.

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  16. What a great post,Love the tins.I am having a givaway also,just go to my blog and below the birthday party is a post called red peacock,Just read it and you will see what to do,Hugs Marie Antionette

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  17. Those tins are delightful!

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  18. Just saw this post....I was actually re-reading some of Mary Sheriff's The Exceptional Woman in honor of the day. Excellent as usual.

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  19. Funny! I was searching for images for the big party and found you. I have only made it halfway through the list on Joy's blog....

    I love your blog! What amazing history!

    And I LOVE your background!

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  20. I am absolutely in LOVE with your creations!!

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  21. Hi,,, thanks for stopping by my blog. Its been alot of fun visiting everyone celebrating today. I have really enjoyed your blog. How fun...Have a great week, gail

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  22. What a beautiful blog filled with all things Marie. I am happy to have stopped by. Please have a wonderful new week.

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  23. What a perfect day for you, it must be like a national holiday for you, isn't it? Love your creations... this has been a swell party to be sure.

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  24. I Love the trinket tins you made!! So fabulous! Thank you for stopping by to visit me - I love your blog, and will be back! xoxo

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  25. So beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind note. I'm glad I came to visit you. So fun!

    Jenni B

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  26. Poop, I'm sorry I missed this. I would have loved to have celebrated our mutual birthday (Marie and I).

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

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  28. thank you for stopping by to say hi! hope you had a wonderful party!

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  29. thank you for stopping by to say hi! hope you had a wonderful party!

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  30. These are all very pretty, and would look lovely on a dressing table!

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