Please join me in pink Saturday- this is my first time. Click on the link below or at the side to see all the participating blogs. Being a "pink" girl and having a blog revolving around pink living I had to participate. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound gets everyone together. Check out her site below
My Valentine to myself is the beautiful mask that I bought from Amada at Over the Top Studio( also a link to the right) It is my little homage to Marie Antoinette. I have placed her portrait next to this wonderful mask. I can use it next time I give a costume party! I love the little toile mask and the silk ribbons. It is just fun. And I think we all need more fun in our lives especially these last few years.
My interest in Marie Antoinette started as a child in French class and sharing the same first name -which in my area of the country was not a common name. I am just fascinated with the clothing and the court etiquette and protocols of that time. There is a huge following on blogs --many paper artists work with her images and images of Versailles.
I see her as a flawed yet likable woman who did the best she could with the situation in which she found herself . We must all remember she was so, so young when she arrived in France. I read everything I can find about her and I love the book about her by Boyer- excellent visual images that bring her world to us. She loved to ride in a sleigh in the winter it was an amusement that the nobility enjoyed.
So go on brave the snow and cold put on a pink scarf or pink gloves and
Have a PINK day!