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!!