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Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Marie Antoinette!



It's Marie Antoinette birthday!  She would have been 257 today.  The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group marked the event with a "Gala d'anniversaire de Marie", and they held numerous swaps with special brithday themes to celebrate.  It was so much fun.  Some days I wonder if I will ever tire of creating in the Marie Antoinette theme and the answer is "absolutely not!" Who doesn't like those fabulous colors of pale pinks and aquas.  And then you get to mix in lace and ribbon and jewels - what's not to love about that!

Here is a cake slice box that I created for my partner, Terri Gordon.  I have been making lots of these little slices lately and was well practiced for this one.  Thank goodness, because Terri is the moderator of our group and is amazingly talented so I always hope that what I create can even come close to matching hers. I decorated my box with pretty papers, lace, flowers, seam binding, and I created an arch over Marie and added a little birdie.  I made Terri a little cake stand to display her little cake slice.  We filled our boxes with goodies "fit for a queen", and I also added this other little cake that I created out of a battery operated votive.

Marie, I wish you a happy birthday.  You lived a short and turbulent life, but I bet you had no idea on the artisic inspiration that you would provide for many centuries!

 
And welcome Pink Saturday visitors!

14 comments:

JoAnne said...

Marti, thank you so much for hosting this swap! I had so much fun with this cakebox.
Yours is GORGEOUS and I know Terri must be thrilled.
I enjoyed sharing this celebration with you. xoxo
(I have my Happy Birthday Marie post up today too.)

Darlene said...

That is a beatiful box you created. Whoever received it was very lucky. take care, Darlene

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Marti, Thx so much for reminding me of Marie's birthday. What kind of friend would I be? I know when she sees your cake she will be thrilled. It is lovely.

Well I'm off to buy that last minute gift. I do hope I can find something befitting her! LOL

HPS

Chubskulit Rose said...

Happy birthday to Marie! Happy pink Saturday.

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Have a lovely weekend.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Marti this is gorgeous! I looove all the Marie creations.
My birthday is the 6th, election day and sometimes I feel 257 LOL.
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Ira Huberts said...

Such a fine cake box this is Marti! It would have made Marie Antoinette proud! Have a great weekend, Ira x
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Riet said...

Happy birthday to Marie Antoinette. How lovely to remember her every year.Happy pink Saturday

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your cake box. your blog is wonderful

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely paper artworks!
Sandra

Shell said...

Had to Pop in and say hi, since I keep running into you on Pinterest andTerrie Posted! Have a great day! (Following)

Kay Ellen said...

!! I love what you created:))
So pretty in Pink too!!

Happy weekend & PS!

XO
Kay Ellen

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What lovely items you made! I love your choice of colors and they are fit for a queen!
Nancy

Tami Von Zalez said...

Curiosita - interesting moniker!

Popped in from PINK Saturday.

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Carolyn Robbins said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us.