Friday, September 11, 2015

Marie Antoinette books and trinkets

Two new to me books  both in French 

Snow scene I love it. How I would love to glide on the snow in a swan shaped sleigh!

More typical courting scene on this fan from early 1900s
Another favorite MA book by Boyer. Lovely and informative.

 Trinkets a la Marie Antoinette a monocular for bird watching and a seal for her monogram for sealing letters.The monogram is on the book. 
She had her monogram on some of her furniture as well.
It is also on the wrought iron balcony at Petit Trianon.
Please humor me and my on-going fantasy of living in France in 18th Century. 
I try and find things that would be around at that time. 
My latest find is a monocular for bird watching(something that I do) painted with blue birds. I got it on Ruby Lane from a shop called World Rarities.

She has a lot of lovely French antiques and small items. Very rococo selection in her shop.

The two books are not new but I just bought them. 
One is about what she would have eaten called A la Table and the large one was published in 2012 Marie-Antoinette la vie a Versailles
Both are in French but I can muddle through and the photos are so lovely they are worth it as "looking at books". 
I have many books on MA and 18th Century and Madam de Pompadour also. 
 The two fans are new and addition to my small collection. I will have them framed at some point.The one even had original case. 
Do you pretend to be in another time or place?
 It is great free fun!
Have a Pink day!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Laduree speaks to me

The new dessert for Paris Design week and new pretty packaging.
 I need to go to Laduree!
Two pink velvet meringue shells decorated with a rose petal and pulled sugar, a rose flavoured millefeuille cream, poached pear with rose and raspberry. For Paris Design Week. Images Laduree 
They always manage to come up with something fresh and flavorful. 
 They are so creative with their packaging and their collaborations with artists and designers to partner for new desserts and or packaging.
 Have a Pink Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Meissen swans

Meissen swans are a thing of beauty . Sometimes it is just a swan figurine or it is a candle holder, cache pot or desk accessory. All are lovely and nowadays very expensive.
Have a Pink day!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mailbox planting

Hyacinth bean vine on my ugly mailbox.

We all have the same mail box in this development. It helps mask the ugly box.  
You plant the hyacinth bean seeds and they grown and bloom most of summer till fall. Pick the pods off and save those seeds for next spring. It also comes in white bloom which I prefer.
I also did some under planting of pinks and purplish flowers. Salvias, peony, snapdragons and pink yarrow that is not in bloom right now.
I'm  trying to make the world a little prettier and pinker!
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

More 18th Century Pink!!!

Pictures do tell the story of color and style of the 18th century in Europe. I guess I am so drawn to that era because it is a really feminine era bows, roses, pink and blue fabrics and decoration, lots of arabesques and rococo style and lots of references to Greek mythology and the Bible. 
I love all that. 

Even the gardens were feminine. The hand fans I collect tell the same story.
Have a Pink day!
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