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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Show and Tell Friday: Marie Antoinette

This Saturday I will be joining a blog tea party in honor of Queen Victoria's birthday on May 24th,which will be hosted by The Victorian Parlor.

As part of my tea party, I decided to bring another queen, Marie Antoinette, downstairs and have her as part of my tea party setting.
I figured that Queen Victoria wouldn't mind, even if La Reine is French! I thought I'd share a couple pictures of her for Show and Tell Friday, hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home.

Of course, my Marie Antoinette is a doll. She even has fancy pantalets and shoes, but I didn't think it would be polite to lift her dress and take pictures of her underwear.
I love everything about her; her dress, her fan, her hair, her sparkly necklace. She is made of fine bisque and stands about a foot and a half tall. I bought her many years ago. She was rather expensive.
I love her exquisitely painted face. I have several other lady dolls that I bought about 20 years ago. I don't really collect dolls, but I have a couple of others; they are all ladies wearing dresses from various time periods in the Victorian Era. One of them is a Gibson Girl bride. Marie Antoinette is smaller than the others; the others are much larger.
I'll be posting the rest of my queenly tea party on Saturday.
Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Katie,

This is one gorgeous to die for doll!!

She is absolutely stunning!!

Debbie

Johanna said...

What a amazing and precious doll. She is designed and dressed with so much love to the details. A very pretty and romantic royality. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings, Johanna

Bernideen said...

She is fabulous!

Lady Farmer said...

I see why you love this doll ~ she is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her for Show & Tell!
Blessings!

Miss Gracie's House said...

so pretty...and I learned some new things about Queen Victoria in the post below...it is my favorite era:)
Rene

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Katie! So glad I found your lovely blog today!

What a gorgeous Marie doll! Every detail is perfection!

I'll be back often...hope your weekend is wonderful!

Julie