Friday, 9 August 2013

Weddings



Weddings - I had always planned to do some sort of wedding cake and I even made a template of one to make from polymer clay. However,at the time,  I was reading an article about Marie Antoinette who probably did not say "Let them eat cake!" , but it made a great subject for this "Wedding " tag. 
PS : The lace in the photo is from my wedding dress - vintage - 42 years old. 
PPS Here is some further information for those who are interested in history ... from Wikipedia... 
However, there is no evidence that Queen Marie-Antoinette ever uttered this phrase. It was first attributed to her by Alphonse Karr in "Les Guepes" of March, 1843.[6] Other objections to the legend of Marie-Antoinette and the cake/brioche centre on arguments concerning the real queen's personality, internal evidence from members of the French royal family, and the date of the saying's origin. For example, the Queen's best-selling English-language biographer, Lady Antonia Fraser, wrote in 2002:
[Let them eat cake] was said 100 years before her by Marie-Thérèse, the wife of Louis XIV. It was a callous and ignorant statement and she, Marie Antoinette, was neither.[7]
As Fraser points out in her biography, Marie-Antoinette was a generous patroness of charity and moved by the plight of the poor when it was brought to her attention, thus making the statement out-of-character for her.[8] This makes it unlikely that Marie-Antoinette ever said this.

18 comments:

  1. Pretty tag, and it made me chuckle. I have read Fraser's biography of Marie Antoinette. Funny how phrases get falsely attributed and never corrected! You wedding dress lace is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. i enjoyed your clever tag, very pretty! xo

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  3. Even the not famous have words and actions attributed to them that are not true and can stick for ever - personal experience. I enjoyed your post and your delicious tag too. I must say I rather like how modern brides have their cakes and most definitely eat them too!
    I enjoyed your post Wilma!

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  4. Lovely tag, and the lace from your wedding dress is gorgeous. Valerie

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  5. A wonderful tag with fun and beauty mixed.

    Chrissie x

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  6. I love the cake and the info is fascinating! Funny how sayings get misinterpreted down the years! X

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  7. That cake is so very pretty :0)

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  8. Gorgeous cake - I would certainly opt to eat it!! Love your wedding lace. Carolyn xx

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  10. Nice idea to use the cake and yor lace is beautiful
    Sue xx

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  11. I love the feeling of opulence in your tag. It's also very special with the touch of lace from your wedding gown. I love how well versed our group is. Our tags are not just beautiful, but they are a means of educating others. Blessings!

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  12. Wonderful tag! Thanks for the info too. I think most famous phrases are incorrect to some degree.

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  13. Well, go figger! I assumed she was callous and frivolous. Your tag is a beauty with the gold background and lovely lacy cake.

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  14. Gorgeous tag, I Love the cake.. the information is fantastic thanks for sharing...Hugs May x x x

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  15. Enjoyed post-lovely tag too.

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  16. Love the background!!
    Thanks for the trivia

    Tracie

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  17. Great take on the theme Wilma. Love all that embossing. I don't think I would mind someone letting me eat cake ;-)

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  18. Pretty and very amusing!

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