The name conjures up images of opulence and 1700's couture. Really big hair, too. I couldn't end my week in France without including this most iconic French queen.
Reading about her fascinating life did two things for me. One, it made me very glad I wasn't around back then, and two, I couldn't help but imagine what it was like to choose the day's outfit from her vast wardrobe. Me - my wardrobe is pretty basic most days. But Marie would need to decide what shoes to wear (I am wearing flip flops).
And what fan would work best with the dainty shoes? Me - central air all the way baby.
And which gorgeous gown to wear - ummmm, tank top and shorts?
Can you imagine how much all that clothing would weigh? And holding your head up with the Marge Simpson-esque hair? Wow.
Anyway, I had a ridiculous amount of fun making these cookies.
And honestly, I'm sad to see my French cookie week end. From the Eiffel Tower and crystal chandeliers
to the chocolate and champagne macarons,
to champagne in general,
to the can can with ruffle and rose cookies,
to my success with macarons - lavender and vanilla bean flavored.
It is time for me to take a break and hatch my next adventure (it is about as far away from France as you can get - my great home state of Iowa!).
To see the full post for day one click here, day two here, day three here, day four here.
I am linking my week in France with
Sweet Little Gals
Simply Sweet Home
Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Things
Chic on a Shoestring
My Romantic Home
French Country Cottage
And so it is time to say bonjour and