Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Modern Marie

Bonjour My Friends! I just spent the weekend celebrating and today recovering! Champagne is such a delight (on occasion)!!!

I am still feeling quite festive and I think these photos are too much fun. What better way to celebrate all things pretty than with a post dedicated to Marie Antoinette...correction...a Modern Marie Antoinette. We can all use a dose of pretty in our lives and I can't think of anything prettier right now! I hope you enjoy! I am not trying to be historically accurate or anything, just having fun with some Marie Antoinette inspired eye~candy.

For Her Wardrobe~

Every Queen needs some bling! This extraordinary necklace by Ranjana Khan is perfect! I love the color and the size of it!

These sassy silk covered bracelets are from Thistle and Clover. Sure to make you feel girly.

All of the handmade hats from Hey Sailor! are beautiful. I chose this one because it is reminiscent of the ship hat Marie Antoinette famously wore. How stinking cute is this!?!

These little doozies are from Faire Frou Frou. Who I adore! They have some of the most exquisite lingerie and they are the ultimate in customer service. To visit their store is heavenly! When I lose those last 10lbs. I am rewarding myself with a trip there!

Feathers! Every Modern Marie needs some feathers. I found this cute and different feather fan on Etsy.

For Her Chateau~

I am loving this picture! How fabulous is this? The Lila Canape is so quirky and whimsical. Definitely Modern Marie.

I picture some of these LoooLo Anna Linen pillows from Design Public (there are a few style and all of them prettier than the last) strewn about. These pillows are made from organic fibers, dyes with the least environmental footprint and Looolo textiles products can be safely composted at the end of their useful life. Pretty and good!

Of course you have to have a chandelier and matching sconces from the new Paris Apartment Boutique! Claudia just recently launched her new boutique and she has some of the most incredible lighting! Marie wouldn't have been caught dead without her chandeliers!

A mirrored vanity from Neiman's for a flashy girls boudoir! P.S. I love the rug in the photo.

There's that rug again! I need one asap! I just love this bedroom from Graham and Green

I just love the mix of styles in this photo.

This pic is from Martha Stewart. I love the wall to wall folding panels of mirrors. Breathtaking!

Of course the Louis Ghost chair! Every Modern Marie needs at least one of these. A set for the dining room is even better! I like it in Black as well. You can find both at Design Within Reach

This picture has it all. The chandelier, the yummy pastries, the chaise lounge, the fabulous wall covering! I love it!

Wall decals are so popular right now. I personally haven't gotten "into" them for my home but if you have commitment issues, you might like them! These are from Celio and they have lots of really fun things!

This is also from Celio. I love the tonal colors and the simplicity.

What a fantastic bath!!! Those wall tiles are gorgeous! The mix of styles and that chair. I could live like that! :) I don't have a clue where this is from but wall tiles look like fun.

And...Last but not least...don't forget your fresh flowers! I'm sure the palace was always drowning in them (if not for their beauty but to cover up the stench in the palace). In our homes it will be for the beauty of them!
Au Revoir my Modern Marie's!!!
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  1. Judith, this post is gorgeous. If I had one dollar for each time I wrote that to you, I would soon get rich and then I could buy a house with a grand piano and a large unfurnished room with parquet for practicing tango... (See, my future depends on you writing these stunning posts!)
    I love the photo with the lime couch (collecting inspiration for a mini-makeover). But the most incredible would of course be the Lila Canapé...Fantastic design idea!
    Have a beautiful day=)

  2. Magnificent. I love the frou frou of it all and I love that gold bed with the slight pink bedding!!!!! I LOVE ALL THINGS FRENCH; no wonder why I am a French teacher! Au revoir, Anita

  3. Bravo! Thank you so much for providing the sources for all these delightful things. I will be checking them out. We all need a little Marie in our lives. Well done!

  4. Hi judith,
    What a lovely and gorgeous post. I just love the modern Marie and the mature version) and especially that necklace!!!!!!!

  5. Wonderful post - I love it all - but adore the fresh bouquet - and have the Ghost Chair on my short list - for my desk.

    Thank you

  6. Beautiful!!! I am especially drawn to those folding wall mirrors as well....Love Tiina...

  7. Salut, Judith!
    Oh, I love these images! The pink necklace by Ranjana Khan is my fave! And the upholstered bed with guilded wood and the white fur rug... nothing says sumptuous like these things!

  8. What a fantastic compilation, I have got to get one of those hats. Thanks for all your hard work.

  9. Oooh Judith...I am loving Modern Marie! Oooo all of it...is such a delight! Merci, Miss Kris

  10. Bonjour Judith! Leave it to you to post a dreamy one...Modern Marie- I love it! I especially love the ribbon necklace and think it is absolutely perfect for the spring. Flowers to cover the stench! That's so true about the palaces and castles of the time lol! Thanks for your post, ma belle:)

  11. Seriously, you are killing me with these amazing posts!
    I love it all, can I live there??!

  12. here is the deal.........
    i am struggling with a diet.
    i feel so deprived and tortured
    but, after viewing this post,
    i feel as though i have just consumed the biggest, most fattening, and delicious desert ever !!

    thank you...i always love your post.

  13. Judith -
    Such an enchanting group of
    fantastic frouf!
    Adore the ship hat ... . of course.


  14. Wonderful post !! And I can't tell you how much I love champagne.


  15. I am in love with your blog! Have you ever checked out Trashy Lingerie's w.site? They have a fabulous Marie Antoinette line and costumes as well. That is where I purchased my last years H.ween costume, worth every penny!

  16. Oh my... I'm seriously inspired by all this! I think I know what I want to be for Halloween! Too fun! LOVE the ship hat and cute undies. Must have! Cheers!

  17. Wait just one minute... I have to get up off the floor now...I LOVE this post! Love Love Love it all! What about that flower on the undies?? OMG! I think you've just started a brand new fad!!

  18. Were you celebrating your birthday, my dear? I recall reading in an earlier post that your big day was coming up. Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Judith! I send you cyber kisses (and flowers, balloons, and more Champagne!)!!! I hope one of these gorgeous goodies on your blog was wrapped in a big bow just for you!
    Another stupendous post!
    Love to you and best wishes for an exciting year -

  19. Loving the photos Judith! It's great to hear you managed to squeeze in some celebration time for yourself. You deserve it.


  20. This will be a first for me, a second reponse in a day... but, had my little 4 1/2 son with me earlier bouncing off the walls. So, had to sneak a peak again after he has hit the sack. OMG!! It's as good the second time around! Actually better. Seriously, I am done. This is the best blog I have ever seen. If I never see another as good, I will be OK. Because, I will come back to this one again and again. Life is good... as Marie... Thank you for bringing life to this full time Momma.

  21. how cool is that - we were reading along and discovered a Faire Frou Frou mention in this post!! thank you, thank you!
    btw, this entire post is incredible beautiful and inspiring - you did a lovely job!

    ps - we recently bought a ghost chair and LOVE it...sitting in it right now. ;-)

  22. I agree, champagne is just lovely!

    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

  23. This post is so inspiring. I'm sure modern Marie would have loved everything

  24. So many wonderful things to look at. I think you really hit on what Marie would have today....and given us some ways to be our own Modern Marie. Thanks

  25. Thank you for this wonderful post!
    That sofa with two legs up is simply hilarious, to buy for. ;-)

  26. OMG, I couldn't be more in love with this post if i had to be. I so want the necklace, never seen anything more perfect in my life. Those bracelets are to die for, and the feather plume, the lingerie, the boat hat, shall I keep going. Am I gushing to much, I just have to I adore all of it. Great post, thanks!

  27. Okay Judith, this post is over the top! I'm finally catching up with my blog reading and falling over from your beautiful posts. That Lila Canape is insane! All the photos are amazing. Thank you!

  28. Back for the 3rd time. Freakin' worth it!

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