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Thursday, May 16, 2013

CASTLES, CROWNS, AND COTTAGES 'SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE FRENCH BLOG PARTY' IS HERE!!!

I HAVE BEEN WAITING SEVERAL WEEKS FOR THIS TRULY ENCHANTING EVENT TO HAPPEN!  I hope I can post photos daily from May 17th thru May 24th about the people and places of France.

My favorite person in French history is Queen Marie Antoinette.  Although I do not agree with her flamboyant lifestyle which was considered riske` at times, she was still a colorful character and truly portrayed the political lifestyle of that era.  Sad that the kings of that time would do away with anyone who was annoying to their kingdom with an 'off with his or her head' scenario with so many men and women who got in the way of political progress. Such was the fate of Marie Antoinette.

THIS IS THE CHARMING WATERMILL COTTAGE BUILT FOR MARIE ANTOINETTE.  IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF A FAIRY TALE.  WHAT A PAMPERED QUEEN SHE WAS!!!
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS OF QUEEN MARIE ANTOINETTE.  SHE WAS A BEAUTY!!!
LAST YEAR I MADE MARIE ANTOINETTE PILLOWS FOR ONE OF MY GIVEAWAYS.  THESE PILLOWS ARE QUITE TIME CONSUMING TO CREATE AND ALAS,  I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO MAKE SOME FOR THIS FRENCH BLOG PARTY.  PERHAPS LATER ON IN THE YEAR I WILL HAVE MY OWN BLOG PARTY AND GIVE SOME AWAY AS I DO HAVE LOTS OF EMBELLISHMENTS AND GLORIOUS FABRICS TO MAKE MANY OF THEM.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO HIGHLIGHT ACTRESSES WHO PORTRAYED MARIE ANTOINETTE.  THIS IS NORMA SHEARER.  LOOK AT HER AMAZING COIF WITH STARS ALL AROUND HER HEAD. THIS WAS IN 1938 AND THERE WERE NO COLOR MOVIES AS YET.
THIS IS LANA MARCONI PORTRAYED AS MARIE ANTOINETTE.  HER ALL WHITE DRESS IS STUNNING AS IS HER HAT AND JEWELS AND HER MAGNIFICENT COIF.
THE MOVIE POSTER FOR 'MARIA ANTONIETA' FROM 1938.  I ALWAYS THOUGHT TYRONE POWER WAS SUCH A HANDSOME ACTOR. AND YOU WILL NOTICE ONE OF THE OTHER ACTORS LISTED IS JOHN DREW BARRYMORE, GREAT GRANDFATHER OF ACTRESS DREW BARRYMORE.
FOR ALL OF YOU DOLL MAKERS OUT THERE, HERE IS A BALL JOINT DOLL OF KIRSTEN DUNST WHEN SHE WAS IN A MOVIE AND PORTRAYED MARIE ANTOINETTE.  THIS LOOKS LIKE A COLLECTORS ITEM.  THERE ARE MANY MORE PHOTOS OF KIRSTEN DUNST ON YAHOO IMAGES WHEN SHE PORTRAYED MARIE ANTOINETTE.
THIS IMAGE WAS ON YAHOO OF SOMEONES MIXED MEDIA MARIE ANTOINETTE PIECE.  VERY BEAUTIFULLY EMBELLISHED, AND IT APPEARS TO BE A SHADOW BOX.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING MY POST OF THE DAY.
PLEASE COME BACK ON SATURDAY AS I WILL BE POSTING MORE FOR THE 'SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE FRENCH BLOG PARTY.'

 FOR MORE PARTICIPATING BLOGS PLEASE GO TO MY LEFT SIDEBAR AND CLICK ON THE LINK FOR 'THE SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE FRENCH BLOG PARTY'.

posted by Teresa....May 17th, 2013

15 comments:

The Dutchess said...

VERY NICE POST...LOVEDIT...

Hindustanka said...

That cottage is adorable! I'd love to live in it..though i'd never do.
nice post about French beauty ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY DEAR! I am so thrilled that you have acknowledged the party! THANK YOU! And I just came back from Rhissanna's blog...you have GOT to see the doll she made! THANK YOU MY FRIEND, THANK YOU!!!! The party has begun, and please come when you can! Anita

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful post and so french!

Rhissanna said...

What a lovely idea, collecting images of the stars who played poor Marie. I've always loved the starry crown Moira Shearer wore.

It's me said...

Welcome in France darling...nice to see you here...enjoy the weekend...love Ria...xxx

Tiggy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Post and your Blog is sooo Beautiful!

Cathy said...

That was so interesting~! I learned a lot...and you are right about the cottage...a fairy tale house. I love all the different MA items you have~ ♥♥♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teresa! Hasn't this been so fun????? I hope you are enjoying yourself my dear, and yes, we often need our fix of art and beauty that we love. I think that's a wonderful idea to post daily if you are able! Many thanks for your enthusiasm and support. I feel as if I've been around the GLOBE TODAY! BISOUS,Anita

hi-d said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. I haven't seen many of these movies, but did watch the one with Kirsten Dunst. Thanks for sharing...that pillow must have taken a lot of work. Great job!

Heidi :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Teresa,
He was one of my favorite artists..
Such a beautiful addition to the party.. Lovely post
bisous!
Penny

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Hello and good morning,
This is such a fun blog party that Anita is throwing.
I love how you shown some of the actresses that played Marie Antoinette.It was a joy to be here today.And a pleasure to meet you.
Marie Antionette

Palomasea said...

Teresa, dear! It's taking me a while to make the party rounds...but it is so fun, isn't it? MERCI ANITA! :)
Yes, Marie Antoinette...so beautiful, feminine, luxurious...and how honored I am to have your work in my home, and my living room, where I enjoy it every single day!
Now to catch up with your Monet post!!
Thank you dear friend...
Enjoy the party!
Blessings,
- Irina

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good eveniing Teresa,
I had left my comment about Monet on this post.. Oh where has my mind gone.
Thank you for sharing Marie Antoinette.. Beautiful post
I will pop over tomorrow.
Thank you so much for visiting Bebe. So happy you enjoyed.
fondly,
Penny

Jennifer said...

Ouuu I do love Marie Antoinette as well, especially the luxurious modern movie portrayal of her in Sofia Coppolla's film!