Thursday, September 25, 2008

Marie-Antoinette at Bernardaud

Marie-Antoinette teapot,watercolor on Etsy, 5.5" x 7.5"

I was first bowled over by the Bernardaud's windows at Carrousel du Louvre of their Marie-Antoinette commemorative collection.
Bird cup at Bernardaud,watercolor on Etsy,5.5" x 7.5"

Plus the big posters all over Paris drove me to the not-to-be missed exhibit...




I spent last week painting this for Brazil.
I've vowed I will get one of these next trip and study it in person for future research etc.
BONNE JOURNEE
An exquisite goblet in the same collection...This milky breast-shaped piece was designed especially for La Laiterie de Rambouillet - Marie-Antoinette's dairy, Le hameau at Versailles.And then back again to Bernardaud to look again at this Limoges china...
A 16th c Supernanny giving a good wacking with a bouquet of roses. These lush silk roses drove me to seek out SIA. *Note the decorative macarons. The shelf life of these cookies is not long. I wonder who's job it is to eat and replenish these window?A piece montee des macarons.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Gorgeous teapot! Un amour de théière! Bravo, Carol!
    Kris

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  2. Ohhh--How pretty, Carol! Puttin' that bird book to good use, eh? A lovely bluebird there on the cup, too. You're making me wish I was done with all this work I have to do so I could get the paints out...

    beautiful!

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  3. Wow what a collection of china! i love how you manage to squeeze macarons into your shots whenever you can!

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  4. I love Limoges. Look at that creamery bowl.. and your gorgeous watercolor cups. Love this stuff.. no words , just sighs ... gorgeous.

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  5. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH I LOVE THESE PAINTINGS... WOW.

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  6. I had nothing to do with putting those macarons into the picture
    L'objet trouve!
    We are not alone in madly loving LaLe macaron!

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  7. Nice work.

    I couldn't help smiling at the question whose job it is to eat and then replenish...haha!

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  8. sophia t.11:47 AM

    Love the Marie Antoinette china! I read somewhere recently that Lenotre sells ceramic serving pieces and teacup sets decorated with pastel-colored macarons. Have you seen them?
    Just something else to add to the growing list of things to buy in Paris.

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  9. Barbara in the Mojave12:17 PM

    Stunning, glorious teapot.

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  10. Gorgeous! Love the Bernardaud made copies of the Queen's Dairy porcelain.
    The macarons are beautiful too, but I prefer the rose-flavored pastries at Laduree.

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  11. Laduree was my favorite place of all the pastry shops--I thought their macarons were better than the ones at Pierre Herme.

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  12. uhhhh.... another piece of inanimate object that inspire lust and greed... i want to possess these!!!

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  13. How lovely! It would indeed be nice to have a teapot like this!

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  14. I hope supernanny stripped the thorns off. Or perhaps the roses were from SIA...I WANT them!!!

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  15. OH JEANETTE! You are ever the practical one :)

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  16. Anonymous5:07 AM

    The pictures with cups and roses are beautiful... some future watercolours?
    Marie-Noëlle

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  17. Hey Cookie6:34 AM

    This is so gorgeous!
    I want this tea cup badly.

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  18. t i c a6:50 AM

    Your blog is stunning. Your paintings amazing, fantastic... beautiful. Impressive! The colors, layout and the way your capture light and the beauty of those objects; They seem alive.

    Your photos too are mouth watering and lovely.

    Bravo!

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  19. Anonymous8:52 AM

    The bird cup is grogous and the entire pieces is more than divine.
    I can't tell you how exited I am about it. May I say, IMHO, it's your best work yet? If we just hadn't gotten back from Paris, the cup would be mine in the blink of an eyelash. Thank you for bringing a little of Paris back into my day.
    Susan

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  20. oh, Laduree! Their macaroons taste so heavenly

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  21. of course you will get one and..uhhm...study it for research purposes. I wish I could be there to join you in this vital research.

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  22. I tasted macaroons that looked like the ones on your montée de macaroons. They were made with Crème de Cassis (black crrant), and tasted heavenly.

    Love your bird painting, and searched through Bernardaud's online catalogue. Couldn't find it.

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