Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vive la France!

Although my latest creation does not directly point to Marie Antoinette specifically, I believe it DOES embrace a bit of the beauty she imbued. Marie Antoinette adored Paris, and visited quite frequently during the late 1770's. She spent much time in the city of lovers, attending masked balls, horse races, and nights at the opera and theatre. At a very tumultuous time in French political and financial history, Marie Antoinette threw royal protocol to the four winds. Her decadence and political ignorance ultimately proved to be her own undoing. However, the remnants of her opulent lifestyle make us today all the more rich, for many of us can now experience the beauty of such station in life, if only in lovely daydreams.

This pretty little pin keep evokes a certain sense of Marie Antoinette's love of beauty. The vintage rhinestone button, although missing several stones, stirs a sense of old well loved jewelry, as do the little vintage aged pearl beads.

Marie Antoinette's favorite flower was the pink rose. She also was an accomplished needle worker, creating some of the beauty she craved through the work of her own hands. I think, all in all, I have chosen a fitting representation, don't you? xoxo AndieBee


Theresa said...

I can see it now.
She hadn't set foot in her beloved France since the revolution. Even now her hands trembled as she fingered the pinkeep she'd lovingly stitched to remind her of her Parisian salon. She closed her eyes and there stood Marie.She would never forget the steely resolve in Marie's dear eyes as she faced her solemn enemy, Madame Guillotine. Eleven years later now, but the memories had not receded. Oh France, what have you done to your queen?
Footnote: Her great grandaughter lovingly stitched in the eiffel tower in 1904 to honor her great grandmother's French beginnings.
Hi Andie,
I told you that your pin keeps weave stories, lol.
MY bid is in!
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The pin keep is very chic! Love the pink stitching.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Love it Andie !