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Last night....

.......we watched the film "Marie-Antoinette".
It is one of my favourite movies and I never get tired of watching it.

Hence today I am thinking a lot about large chandeliers, lots of candelabras, beautiful fabrics and of course lots of lovely cakes.....


Trés bonne journée à tous...... Leeann x

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  1. Such a visually stunning movie, Leeann! So much eye candy...

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  2. I am most definitely going to watch this movie. I am so in the mood to be in France, once again. It is probably the hints of spring around here :)

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  3. I have never seen this movie and know that I would love it. thanks for the reminder to watch it.

    MC

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  4. I love that movie also and can watch it over and over

    I want to be slim and wear some of her clothing LOL and shoes

    I have decided I am selling out of all small stuff and buying expensive clothing and chandeliers for every room in my house and sheds LOL

    Not carzy just dreaming

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  5. By far my my favorite movie! Love the soundtrack too. I often watch it to find inspiration for decor (on a less grand scale and budget, bien sur!) and jewelry inspiration.

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  6. Leeann-
    One of my favorite movies. The scenery is a grand as the movie.
    Than you for reminding me to pull this movie and watch it!
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. It's one of my fave movies too Leeann!
    Especially for the exquisite shoes and fabrics.
    I was drooling all the way through!
    Shane x

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  8. I never saw that movie, I'll do this during the month.
    I also love the furniture style, I can kill to find chandeliers like these but with a good price. In Italy when I find I have to pay too much so I don't buy ...
    Bisous, Babi

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