How long has it been since We’ve had a “Best in Marie Antoinette Shopping?” That’s what your Blog Hostess asked herself on the long flight home from EWK to LAX this Monday.
As if reading Our interior monologue, the US Postal Service actually managed to blow Our mind by delivering the first item of bulk mail that We refuse to label “junk.” (No, you did not read that incorrectly, even if it was borderline run-on.)
We’d never heard of the Victorian Trading Company before but–boy!–had they heard of Us. (Read: Freedom of Information Act divulged personal info.) After a gleeful flip-through and pointings-out of wish-list items to the husband, * this perennial best-seller practically posted itself.
Naturally, the well-versed M@ fan will find this item rife with anachronism. We all know that even if the years-imprisoned “Widow Capet” had access to 1793’s fashions, she wouldn’t be dressed and poufed as such. This seasoning dispenser harkens back to the 1775 coronation look when the last dauphine became the Last Queen of France.
Of course, every salt-and-pepper set has its silver lining. Everyone from the fierce monarchist to the history buff to the tchotchke-addict has the opportunity to re-write history and reduce their sodium intake by recapitating M@ at every meal.
*Mr. Blog Hostess replied I wasn’t getting ANY Victorian Trading goodies until I put the freakin’ tape measure away.
- Young Marie Antoinette in Riding Dress (tiarasandtrianon.com)