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Marie Antoinette - Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon

While organizing one of my drawers I came across this exquisite little pochette that my sister brought back for me from Paris. I just love the Marie Antoinette figures and the beautiful dresses. She was so lovely in all of her refinement... This little purse is so well made and obviously depicts a happier time.

There are many legends and rumors surrounding Marie Antoinette. One that has always stuck in my mind, which is probably historically accurate, is that she could have escaped on the fateful night of June of 1791. However when she fled the Tuileries, instead of using an ordinary coach (or perhaps no coach at all) Marie Antoinette fled in the most ostentatious coach she had. For this escape Marie Antoinette purchased an entirely new wardrobe and was fully stocked up on her perfumes. As we all know, she and Louis XV were thereafter captured and history tells us the rest.
Update: I entered this pochette in Cindy's of My Romantic Home -fabulous Show and Tell Friday. Visit her beautiful and amazing blog and join the fun too!!
I also entered this pochette in Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Be sure to also visit her wonderful blog full of fun and lots of pink. As Beverley says, "It's not just a color it's an attitute."

40 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

Love the pochette!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a lovely treasure. glad you re-discovered it!

Victoria said...

That is so cute! I love coming across things I haven't seen in ages:)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Marie-Antoinette is such a great inspiration to artist all over the world. Your little pochette is proof of that.

Moms For Morality said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing

Leann said...

What a great treasure from your sister. Love the colors!

Leann

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love them! And glad I found your blog - I'm a new follower!

Maggie said...

Very pretty! Never have seen anything like it!

happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie Mae

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Lia. I am glad you decided to join us.

Marie is certainly a fascinating historical figure. The opulence in which they lived was amazing.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hhhmm Marie Antoinette. There was a blog who celebrated a week all about Marie. I read through it and her story really is of both a happy and sad - - - tragic one. I find her life to be interesting.
Happy 1st Pink Saturday to you!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a pretty pochette. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Pam said...

Love the pochette. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

gildedmoons said...

Your little pochette is adorable! Welcome to pink saturday!
Julie

someplace in thyme said...

What a thoughtful gift to bring back. I am not participating in the group this week, just needed a little break, but wanted to come in and welcome you, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Gracie Jewellery said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Very nice pochette!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Cindy said...

Just lovely! What a wonderful and special treasure. Your blog is beautiful and I am glad I found you; just became a follower. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Terri Morse said...

What a beautiful little purse! The colors are so pretty. You have a lovely blog. I really enjoyed my visit. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Terri

Purvail said...

I love the sweet little pochette
.I remember the story of Marie
Antoinette.
So happy you joined us for pink Saturday

Debbie said...

That is adorable!!~ It is always fun to find something we forgot about!~

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Great purse! Welcome to PS!

Hugs,
Jacalyn
www.rmeboutique.com

Pom Pom said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Marie = all kinds of pink loveliness! Great post!

CC said...

Such a beautiful little purse..happy Pink Saturday and welcome,welcome..welcome. You will love all the pinks..

vintage frenchhen said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a beautiful post. Marie-Antoinette is all the buzz right now isn't she Petite little Bee??? Please come visit my blog! Marcia

She'sSewPretty said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!

Couture de Papier said...

Welcome to HPS I love your blog and Marie..viva La France!
Happy Pink Saturday

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Lovely!

Happy Pink Saturday...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Lia,

Welcome to PiNk Saturday! And yes, PiNk is so much more than a color. :0) My home over flows with the color and attitude..yes, even my husband likes PiNk! I'm a lucky lady, indeed. :0)

I know you will just love traveling around to see all the beauty that is shown and the works of so many creative souls.

I love your Marie artwork..she is such a popular queen! :0)

Do have a lovely day and please come over for a visit when you have a moment.

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥
Stephanie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday, Lia! Your pochette is very cute and I love stories about Marie. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Herself said...

Very sweet! Happy pink!

Natasha said...

Lucky you, to own such a beautiful treasure!

I love your very pretty blog too.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Marie Arden said...

Lovely blog I will follow you. Glad you did Pink Saturday too

Tiffanee said...

Very Lovely! Welcome to Pink Saturday! It is so much fun. Hope you'll drop by and see me. Have a great weekend.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
I am so thrilled you decided to join us pinkies. We really are a lot of fun.

Love your post. Marie-Antoinette is such a great inspiration to artist all over the world. Your little pochette is proof of that. I so love the detail on it. Exquisite, absolutely exquisite.

I love the name of your blog from your Little Bee. So sweet. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you as well. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Vicki said...

Hello, friend, and welcome to Pink Saturday (I am a little late getting around to everyone, please forgive me)! I love everything about that sweet purse! So feminine and romantic! I hope you have had a fun-filled weekend full of laughter! Vicki

Birgit said...

Lovely purse! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Sarah said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! This is a perfect piece to share for a day of pink. It is a precious pochette. Thanks for sharing it and the delightful details about Marie Antoinette.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous ladies on your pouchette!
Making my PSat rounds late, but wanted to see all of the loveliness.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

Sherry from Alabama said...

I don't know what a pochette is, but your's sure is cute! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That's the prettiest pouchette I have ever seen. I love the words the French have for things. HPS