Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another Pink Guessing Game

Who do you think the M stands for on this cup with the tiny pink flower?
  • Martha Washington
  • Mama
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Madonna

Scroll down for another hint.......

This is her bed......



And this is her jewelry chest!

I bet you know now! Did you guess Marie Antionette? Apparently, she liked pink roses ...and gold!
I made these pictures when I visited Versailles in November of 2005. I have always been fascintated with the story of this teenage queen and her famous "Let them eat cake" comment. If you are intersted in reading more on her, click here.

The little mug is one of the few souvieners that I bought while in Paris. We were too busy sightseeing to do much shopping. So....that means that one day I'll have to go back! LOL


Thanks Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday! Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday.

32 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Ooooo, you have a piece of history. That cup is so extra sweet.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Pretty, pretty...Happy PINK Saturday, Diane!

Jan

Darlene said...

Oooo beautiful pictures and I bet you had a great trip!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Diane...we visited Versailles in 2006...can you imagine living that way??? Did you see the movie about Marie Antoinette played by Kirsten Dunst? Love your souvenier cup... ;-) Bo

Dawn said...

Wow, what a pretty cup! I guess she did like roses and gold. What a bed! I guess it pays to be queen LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

a day in the life of bella said...

How pretty...and such a pretty "M" too :) Oh, Paris...maybe one day!

Bella

Mya said...

Love your post today. You lucky girl going to Paris and all. Next time take me :)
Happy Pink
-Mya

bj said...

Just beautiful !
love, bj

nikkicrumpet said...

Love it!! And that scrolly M monogram is gorgeously done!

nikkicrumpet said...

Love it!! And that scrolly M monogram is gorgeously done!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday,

Love Marie Antoinette, she was the Queen of style. Lovely PINK post!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

Oooh, how lovely. Her bed is just exquisite, isn't it?

Lucky you to have gone to Versailles and seen it all. I long to visit someday!

I really enjoyed reading the Antonia Fraser bio of Marie Antoinette - have you read it?

Happy Pink Saturday, and what a nice post!

Melissa Wertz said...

Nice piece of history to share with us. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Labor Day.

Virginia said...

Very beautiful pictures.The cup is so pretty.
Have a Happy Pink Saturday and a Wonderful Labor Day Holiday!
Blessings, Virginia

aunties said...

Such beautiful pictures along with a bit of history. We did see the movie of her, played by Kirsten Dunst and what splendor. That is some bed!
Please be safe this weekend & through next week. I have been storm watching for you... and your pictures were such a stark reminder of what the beautiful south suffered.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Beth

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! When you go back to Paris, can I come too? :) Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane. I love the new look you have on your blog.

I, too, am fascinated by Marie Antoinette. She was quite an enchanting character.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, what extraordinary Pinkness! Beautiful little cup. I've been to Versailles too, but many moons ago. What did you think of the new Marie Anntounette movie? Besides all the 'hip' music in it, if you saw it, did you notices the sneakers lined up with her pretty pretty little shoes? I couldn't believe that?
Happy Pink Saturday Dear One,
Shelia ;)

Grandma Faith said...

You have taken Pink Saturday to new heights. Good blog, very creative!

Suzie Button said...

I love your pictures! I went to Europe, Den Haag, Holland, Brussels and Paris this past April with my oldest daughter and three girlfriends! It was glorious, but Paris is exhausting too! We never made it to Versailles, I regret that! There was just too much to see and too little time! The pictures you can take there though, OH, MY! Happy Pink saturday!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

She had beautiful taste didn't she . Thanks for stopping by Diane.

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, I could get quite comfy in that bedroom. :) I love the movie that Kirstin Dundst did. The costumes were gorgeous !! Lucky you that you got to see it in person. :) Happy Pink Saturday !!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Beautiful cup and I bet that was a really nice trip! Don't know how close you are to Gustav's path, but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hope you fare very well during the storm! ~Rhonda :)

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Nikki said...

I was going to guess Mom, because it made me think of my mother. She used to love all pink and flowery things.

I still haven't been to Paris, but I will on day.

Patricia said...

Your post was divine - I knew immediately who's lovely letter that was. I am so taken with the history and Marie Antoinette herself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tricia said...

I did not guess who's cup that was. That was a cute post. Happy Pink Sat.

Susan Hickam said...

Beautiful mug and wow on the other pics. How fun that must have been! Happy Pink Weekend.

Jeanne said...

Hello Diane, I love your post today. At first I guessed M. Wash. but when I saw the bed I guessed it was Marie A. Then her jewelry box was a dead give-away. Good little history lesson Diane. Your meme was very good as well. Escorted off the base?? Diane.....Smile.

I have a question for you. Did you get your groceries that day? My sweet Diane, I think that is a bit harsh.

I am feeling better each day. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. Getting up each morning is a serious struggle with pain. But life is good and I know it will improve each day, as well.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

dana said...

Well, I loved your little pink guessing game! (I really did guess it correctly!) How lucky you were to visit France--the lack of souvenirs did mean you were actually sight seeing and not loading up in the gift shops. I hope this finds you all still with power and all of your comforts. You are so smart to be prepared. It seems Gustav is not as bad as predicted, but lots of bad stuff can still happen, I guess. Take care--oh, and CONGRATS on your 100th post!

Margie said...

What a pretty cup. I actually guessed it right, it just looks like a very "queenly" monogram! Very pretty *pinks*!

Joy said...

Your photos are amazing! I have read some on MA and found her and the era she lived in very fascinating.