Marie Antoinette and Friends in Beautiful18th Century Paintings
Hi everyone,I am so excited about this post! My search for portraits from Marie Antoinette's time has been a success. Lovely royal ladies in lavish and sumptuous gowns. There is one issue that needs to be addressed. It is those panniers! Really ladies.Imagine a party with all those fancy gowns. Do they bump into each other? Think of how much maneuvering a group of 4 or 5 conversing together would require! Huge Victorian bustles are also a perplexing fashion trend.
Have a happy and creative day!
I love this one. She looks so serene.
Grand Duchess Marie Fiodorovna
Maria Luisa of Parma,Laurent Pécheux(French,1729–1821)1765
Queen Charlotte by sir Thomas Gainsborough
The two paintings above are large enough for framing. Looks like the same dress.
The two illustrations below came form a book titled "The Well Dressed Woman".
A quick note, there are three new peacock pictures on the 9-26-12 post.
The Legacy is a small, but very full thrift store. Everything has been donated and the proceeds go to the Sebastopol Senior Center. The most wonderful thing is what they specialize in; sewing, quilting, fabric, crafty stuff, yarn, books, scrapbooking, stamping, embroidery, ribbon and trim etc. It’s like a Jo-Ann’s or Michaels’ thrift store. They also have vintage lace and linens. This little shop has been my soft place to fall. It’s magical. Now onto the buttons… My last name, Bouton, is French for button. Ironically I am now in charge of the button donations at the Legacy and I LOVE it. Wanting to make a pretty button card to sew the loose buttons on led me to the discovery of clip art. Luckily I found "JustSomethingIMade" and "the Graphics Fairy". Kindred spirits! Then I realized I had 1000’s of similar images, dating to the 1700’s. Inspired, I created a blog to share all this ephemera with you creative ones. All because of buttons! And that is how Bumble Button came to exist.