Let Them Eat Cake

Although there has never been any evidence that Marie Antoinette said “Let them eat cake” in response to the bread shortages caused by famine during her reign, the phrase and her image have been inseparable.  The saying first appeared in The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which was written when Marie was about 13 and only referred to a great princess as saying it, so I think if it wasn’t made up it must have been a predecessor. Either way the style of Antoinette and her husband’s court still holds a fascination and is the definition of lavishness.

The Etsy artists featured in this guide are:

Joosycardco, justbedesigns, Thesteampunktrunk, underthenightmoon, PreciousPastimes, vintagebella, anticatreasures, audreypongracz, beanforest, AmyGaines, AntoinettesAtelier, PacoandLupe, RUPiperDesigns, LaCamelot, sweetruin, sherrifairy, GimmCat, TheFrenchNestCo, PaintedByRenee, kimberlyklinedesign, and amadalebel

Tomorrow’s guide: Bark or Bite?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather AKA Vintage Bella
    Dec 15, 2009 @ 13:04:06

    Lovely and wondrous blog entry! Thanks for choosing my Marie Soap to be featured along with these pretties!! xo

    Reply

  2. Amada Lebel
    Dec 15, 2009 @ 16:52:44

    Thanks for choosing my Marie Antoinette topper for you lovely blog. Love your categories and all the great finds.
    Regards
    Amada
    Over the The TopStudios

    Reply

  3. Kathleen Marie
    Dec 15, 2009 @ 17:36:43

    Dear Lotus,

    Thank you for featuring one of my gowns in your Marie Antoinette “Let Them Eat Cake” guide!
    With so many choices these days of Antoinette themes, I am honoured you chose something from my Atelier.

    Best wishes for a lovely Holiday!

    K. Marie

    ps- I will concur she indeed never did say “Let them eat cake”.! My sources range from around 25 books, to about 15 years of research so far!… 😉

    Reply

  4. Jennifer Loper
    Jan 07, 2010 @ 20:56:32

    I am so honored to have my jewelry featured on your beautiful blog! It’s people like you who make doing what I love continue to be so rewarding.

    All the best, Jennifer

    Reply

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