my fair share of Napoleonic memorabilia.
Kathryn Crisp Greeley's new book,
THE COLLECTED TABLETOP,
advocates using one's collections to set a special table.
I decided to do just that when I selected
as my topic for a CAMEO meeting.
I'm passing along this tip for
Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable.
When you host your next dinner party, gather up a collection
to use as a theme. I found it fun to see my pieces grouped
together, and your collection will no doubt spark conversation.
Vintage Letter Openers Atop 1900 Edition of L'Aiglon,
A Play In Six Acts Based On The Life Of Napoleon's Son
Performed At The Knickerbocker Theatre
New York, October 1900
A lovely ribbed and scalloped plate with gold verge and trim was
a thrifty Goodwill find. With a name like Empire
I thought it most appropriate in homage to Napoleon.
items with the bee motif.
~ A Touch of Josephine ~
Chateau de Fontainebleau, 2011
Vintage Tiara ~ A Gift From My CAMEO Friends
If you enjoy historical fiction and the subject is of interest, I highly recommend reading Sandra Gulland's trilogy about Josephine. It's a new look at this fascinating character of French history.
For those of you still with me on this
lengthy post, I offer you some sweet treats.