December 04, 2012

An ode to Marie Antoinette

I came across this Christmas tree that is called "An Ode to Marie Antoinette".  The tree is one featured at The Fall River Historical Society in Massachusetts, and can be seen covered in beads, feathers, satin ribbons and pearly ornaments.

Have you seen any 18th century inspired trees or decorations in general? Share them here! (poll below)


What do you think of the "Ode to Marie Antoinette" tree?


12 comments :

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  2. It looks wonderful. Are there any close up photos? I'd love to see some of the details.

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  3. It could be nice in person, but on the photo it is far too busy for me. One cannot actually see the tree, just a big mass of something. I second the question: Are there some close-ups?

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  4. i already have small white tree with pink lights. i would love to try to decorate it like this on a smaller scale. thanks for the idea!

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  5. I think it's pretty but a little messy though. I understand the the ostentation concept behind but I agree with Georgiana when she refers to this tree as a "big mass of something".

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  6. @Rachel & @Georgiana I do not have any close up images of this tree, if I find some I will post them. I think it is the white feathers that make everything a blur - and yes, lots going on :)

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  7. It almost looks like a huge Marie Antoinette wig. It's wonderful. Just needs an enormous ostrich feather to one side to finish it off.

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  8. Did anyone notice the figure of Marie Antoinette at the top of the tree? I JUST noticed this myself?

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  9. I do a Marie Antoinette tree also that features things she may have enjoyed--masks, pearls, carriages, check it out on my blog if you like.
    Marie Arden Pink Living blog
    I love this big one you show too.

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  10. @Marie Arden awesome! I will defiantly check it out!

    For my readers, @Marie Arden's blog

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  11. im curious if any have any descriptions on Le Reine's christmas soirees

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