woensdag 3 augustus 2011
Let them eat cake
It is said that the words in my title were spoken by Marie Antoinette, when a famine affected France during the reign of her husband Louis XVI in the 18th century. If the words were really hers, she must have been a funny lady.........
Have you seen Sophia Coppola's film about part of her life? The girls and I did. Although it probably doesn't have much of a plot, we loved the setting, the colours, the amazing costumes and the 1980s punk music in the background! The amazing shots of the Palace of Versailles and it's gardens, inspired us to go there and see it for ourselves.
We admired her bedroom in the palace, where the walls are covered in the most beautiful floral fabric. Couldn't believe the beauty of all the wall decorations, the marble floors, the statues, the mirrors and chandeliers. We walked through Le Petit Triatnon, the house she received as a present from her husband, and crossed the great park to see the Le Hameau de la reine .
The Queens Hamlet is like a fairy tale, with farm buildings, a vineyard, a dairy, a dove cote, surrounded by beautiful fields full of wild-flowers. It was a real working farm, of which the products were used in the palace kitchens. Marie Antoinette loved to visit the place. Well, enough about Marie now, let me show you around!
Oh, before I forget. I would love to welcome my new followers and thank you all for participating in my giveaway. I had not expected such a huge response................. I wish I could thank you all in person, but with a job and three girls at home for the holiday's, I simply cannot find the time. I hope you will forgive me.
Wish you all a lovely Wednesday!
Lieve groet, Madelief x