Pretties form Marie Antoinette’s Room box part 2. This time I have some of her favorites. Jewelry and her much loved pugs.
Marie Antoinette was known to love pearls and diamonds. So I have tried to find her some jewelry that would fit that era. I really struggle with making sure the items in her room box fit the time period. I have loosened up my rules a little because after all I am looking into putting a pair of converse shoes in the room. Hehee!!
Below are a few of the jewelry items I have collected.
Pearl necklaces by Lori Ann Potts – of Vancouver, Canada.
You can find a little more info about Lori Ann Potts Here:
and she does sell here wonderful items on ebay here:
Also.. I have included some photos I have collected off the internet. They give me inspiration for more items I would like to include.
Kirsten Dunst decked out with jewelry and dressed for her role in the Movie Marie Antoinette..
Jewelry in the movie Marie Antoinette
The infamous necklace from the “Affair of the Diamond Necklace” Scandal. Many historians believe it led to the French revolution. Probably can’t work it into the room box. She never wanted the necklace. I don’t think it was ever really in her possession. It cost as much as a whole man of war ship of the time.
You can read about the sorted scandal here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Diamond_Necklace
Marie Antoinette’s Diamond Earrings
Diamond encrusted feather broach given to her by her husband. He did not really like all the high feathers she wore in her wigs. I guess he thought this would be classier.
The pearls used to make this necklace were originally Marie Antoinette’s
Three little pugs hand sculpted by Karl Blindheim
Marie was known to have a little pug named Mops, and she was forced to separate with him after they traveled from Austria to France. This was because she was supposed to give up all ties with her native land, some stories do say she was later reunited with Mops. I have also read that she had at least 3 pugs at one time. I am so lucky to have received these perfect little guys as a gift form a wonderful friend.
This is my 15th blog post and I would just like to say a quick thank you to everyone for not making fun of my grammar:-)