Wednesday, November 12, 2008

~Marie Antoinette~

Most all of us know who she is and is famous for her wild behavior such as once she told the one's beneath her "Let them eat cake" when they had no bread. I absolutely adore her for some reason. I believe it's because she loved to live the life of pleasure and extravagance.

Marie was born in Austria and married at the age of 15 in 1770 to Louis-Auguste during the french revolution. Her marriage remained unconsummated for 7 years. Yes- 7 years Can you believe that? She was execute for treason by guillotine which is a device used to perform the execution.

This was a cottage built for Marie in the Petit Hameau- a rustic retreat meant to evoke a peasant village.