she just never gets old

hey guys, happy monday, and more importantly, happy spring! hope yours is off to a bright start. please excuse the fact that these photos have no links. i was searching through images of marie antoinette and as usual, started saving to my desktop absent mindedly. i will try to figure out what came from where i promise, but i know you’re probably sick of my empty promises to do that cause i never seem to have the time to go back. i’m a bad blogger…it’s one of my pet peeves so again, apologies!

have you ever googled marie antoinette? she’s got to be one of the most searched celebrities of all time and never seems to go out of style. these are just random images that surfaced and it’s just reaffirming my passion for 1700s design.

this above is from way before her time, but you can see the influences (it’s louis xiii, she was more louis xvi so there’s a couple kings between her). of course, m.a. didn’t create all this style but she definitely left her mark with her colors, clothing, and interior decor.

anyway, these are just some pretty pics of stuff that came up. for some reason, i look to her every spring to renew my love affair with all things french, and paris in particular. it’s funny how with all that’s new under the sun, this era never seems to get tired.

ok, i do know where these came from, it’s one of my favorite sites, in fact she has some pics up of even more ways this style stays au currant.

i mean, this is an antique and looks like it’s just off the runway!

anyway, maybe it’s your thing and maybe not, but suffice it to say that there is something in this period that translates to every modern room today, even if it’s just one element.

so marie, this is just a nod to you, thank heavens you’re just a search engine click away for inspiration.

and she may have nothing to do with all the paperwork i’m about to tackle, but somehow, it’s just nice to be around her pretty world.

well, that’s it! enough play time, it’s time to tackle my overgrown inbox! have a beautiful day with whatever inspires you!

March 22, 2010. Design, Marie Antoinette. 28 comments.

a long winter’s day


hi guys! hope you’re cozy this wintery night! in nyc it started as a morning wonderland but as the day wore on it proved to be everything but. i have no idea how i was able to take harsh ny winters for so many years.

but, today i had a mission and by god i was gonna conquer it. i was determined to see some store windows and had a feeling bergdorf’s would inspire a little holiday spirit. when i got there i was drenched and bitter and cold but it was so worth it!


i’ll keep adding them over the evening so check back cause there are like 10!







December 20, 2008. art, Decorating, Dreams, Fashion, Holidays, Living, Marie Antoinette, New York. 27 comments.

memoirs of the court of louis xiv


the memoirs are just one of a thousand things i came across tonite working on a new project, i couldn’t resist sharing some of them so, if you’ve got the time,



these are the places



i don’t want you to fall into the abyss and blame me so that’s all pour maintenant! (plus we found a kitten today and she’s on my lap and i’m typing with one finger. bon nuit!





November 5, 2008. 1920's, 1930's, art, Books, Design, illustration, Marie Antoinette, Mme Du Barry, Mme Pompadour, Paris, pets, Projects, Salon Hostesses of France. 19 comments.

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