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January 16, 2009

A Collection of 18th Century Inspired Things

I have received several links from you, to really neat items for sale inspired by the age of Louis XVI. So I thought I would put them together for you to wander through and pick and choose what you want! Because sometimes you just have to have them!

This is a really pretty 'double charm' locket by Lunestar, inspired by Marie Antoinette. I love lockets, but I don't seem to have any right now!

The next products win for packaging and style!
"Lip balm goes luxe with life-changing pocket-sized glass pots by TokyoMilk. Open up the royal, sparkly packaging to discover dreamy, delicious flavors."

Let Them Eat Cake has you floating on a cloud of vanilla cake. Where else would you want to be??
oh Heather....
Petit Fours is a rich dessert mix with a drop of coconut.
Song in D Minor Parfum , White orchid, orange flower, gardenia and amber crushed and distilled to perfection. I found these items listed on Amazon at really good prices....so if they sound good, hurry and get one!
Let Them Eat Cake Parfum, Sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid and white musk crushed and distilled to perfection. yum!
The Pink Room - Parfum no. 1 Romantically packaged in Rococo Pink and Gold, with a nod to Marie Antoinette. "Imagine Marcel Proust having tea with his aunt in the garden at about four. As the sun becomes more gentle, the old roses start to give off their bouquet Lime cuts across, taking away the cloying sweetness, some bergamot to give a mellow richness also some jasmine, a little violet and vanilla for the petite Madeleine. Not too heavy, not too rich."
Okay next is Let Them Eat Cake (popular theme?) lip balm by LUSH. Orange and lemons, currants and sultanas, vanilla, sherry and treacle. I have it and love it! But they have SOLD OUT online, so if you are near a store you are lucky pick an extra up for me please....
Hand made note cards! I can just imagine throwing a fun dinner party -exclusive of course- and sending out the invitations on these charming cards!
These make me melt by their cuteness factor! Damask booties for little ones! Dress them up and take them out and take lots of pictures...they will look like princesses!
Motion Picture Masterpieces Collection ... The line up is great - starting off with MGM's 1938 movie, Marie Antoinette staring Norma Shearer. If you have not seen this you must, you will love Louis, and it covers many notable events. Unlike the 2006 movie, the story reaches the revolution. The costumes are Hollywood-Glam, I mean the opulence of the dresses and sets are quite stunning, sometimes over the top. I read that Marie Antoinette's 'wedding gown' in the film weighed around 40 pounds! Other movies include Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and Treasure Island.
OK that is a lot to take in... Enjoy!


  1. Cute! SO girly and fun! Great finds! :)

  2. Norma Shearer did such an excellent job as Marie-Antoinette!

  3. Yes Elena I completely agree! The scene where they take her son always stands out to me!

  4. Well, first things first, I need that locket. And then...I absolutely need those calling cards. Just a few days ago Elena had a couple of posts on calling cards, and I've been thinking about this ever since! thanks.

  5. I would love the locket and the handmade notes.

    I will have to find the Norma Shearer version of Marie-Antoinette.

  6. These all look like so much fun and the packaging is too cute also!


  7. Who can forget the specially commissioned perfume sold at Versailles, M.A. Sillage de la Reine?

    Of course, I didn't have 8000 Euros to get the prestige edition in a Baccarat flask. Or the 350 Euros to get the "regular" limited edition.

    P.S. How does one make recommendations for femme of the week, and what are the time period limits? I can remember some tarty femmes who deserve some, uh, sunshine.

  8. Thank you for featuring my locket design :). What lovely finds. Rachel (Lunarrastar.com)

  9. Me (picking up my phone): Hi mom, can I buy a $100 bottle of perfume?
    Mom: No.
    Me: Can I buy $14 notecards?
    Mom: You've spent enough money already.
    Me: But they're pretty!!!

    It's a bad time to be a broke college student.

  10. I am a huge LUSH fan and bought that lipbalm the day it came out. It's too yummy to use. LOL.

    The Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette is one of my prized DVDs.

  11. I loved Norma Shearer's Marie Antoinette. I saw her performance for the first time last year and was blown away. Right then and there I became a Norma Shearer fan and began to watch more of her movies.

    The gifts are lovely.

  12. That "Let them eat cake"-line seems to be everywhere right now! =D
    Have a look at this! ->