Thursday, 16 February 2012

marie antoinette inspired giveaway

Ever since I finished reading Antonia Fraser's biography Marie Antoinette: The Journey last summer this misunderstood and unfortunate historical figure has been on my mind. I had thought about a Marie Antoinette inspired giveaway and decided to go for it when I read that a new film about the young French queen, Farewell, My Queen (2012), starring Diane Kruger, would be premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this month.

When you need something Marie-Antoinette-ish there is only one person to turn to.


I have to admit that I've been very excited about this giveaway because not only is it an opportunity to thank committed followers and welcoming new ones, but also I get to introduce a wonderful and talented blog friend, Wendy Paula of Mulberry Muse, and her beautiful work.

Wendy Paula lives in Sydney, Australia and has been working as a designer/illustrator for twenty-five years. She has worked for design houses in Adelaide, London and Sydney. Her work is very French vintage, very delicate. She offers journals, gift tags, greeting cards, calendars, etc., and the paper she uses for her digital paintings is of high quality. From the start I have been fascinated by the details and that feminine touch to everything she creates, which can be bought at her two Etsy shops: Mulberry Muse and Cafe Baudelaire. She of course has more themes than Marie Antoinette.

A little fun fact: Courtney Love is a fan of her work and recently praised it. Who knew Courtney Love and I had something in common? wink


My Marie Antoinette inspired giveaway package consists of one Moleskine notebook, one bookmark, and four gift tags: three Marie Antoinette themed and one with a beautiful peacock. Whether you would like this for yourself or to give this to a friend then all you have to do is enter the giveaway. It's open to all followers of LatteLisa.

Anyone can enter the giveaway and here is how: 
  1. Simply follow LatteLisa via Google Friend Connect (click 'follow' in navbar), Twitter or Facebook (note: if you are only following on Bloglovin' I'm not able to see it or reach you there)
  2. Leave a comment below this post. If you are a new follower or not a regular visitor on my blog then tell me where you are following LatteLisa so I can look you up and make sure I can contact you if you win

The last day to enter is Tuesday 28 February 2012. The winner will be announced Wednesday 29 February – yes, I had to take advantage of it being a leap year. Good luck!

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

All items available at Mulberry Muse and Cafe Baudelaire
 Interview with the designer Wendy Paula

45 comments:

  1. Oooh my excitement for your give-away is pleased! This looks so adorable and sweet, please count me in;)
    I have to check out her work and blog.
    Expect a mail soon by the way.
    Have a great day!

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  2. So gorgeous - I'm definately in for this lovely give-away ;o) Sounds exciting with the film ;o)

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  3. Love Mulberry Muse, have used her cards and they are just gorgeous!
    xxx dj

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  4. Thank you Lisa for this lovely post and for the beautiful words!
    Good luck to all of you who enter Lisa's generous giveaway :)
    Wendy Paula x

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  5. Gorgeous giveaway, Lisa! Please count me in. :) xxx

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  6. These cards are gorgeous... I'm in too!

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  7. beautiful cards. I'm in :)

    xx

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  8. AMAZING! I'm following you here and on facebook, and you can count me in:DD
    Hugs and kisses
    Taida

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  9. Hæ.
    Ég er laumulesari - finnst myndirnar hjá þér ofsalega fallegar. Fylgist líka með á Facebook.
    Kveðja,
    Þorbjörg Gunnarsdóttir.

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  10. @Þorbjörg: laumulesarar eru velkomnir ;-)

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  11. These are such pretty note cards and a moleskin too? How wonderful! Such a lovely giveaway! xx

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  12. Some people are just sooo talented! I love the peacock! xo

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  13. oh wow! these are absolutely gorgeous! count me in. :)

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  14. What a wonderful giveaway, Lisa! Notebook and bookmark? You speak my language. :) Please count me in.
    Ada
    PS: When I saw the title, Diane Kruger's movie is the first thing that came into my mind. Didn't she look stunning at the film premiere in Berlin? xo

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  15. I would love to win that for my daughter. She is learning about her in her school.
    All the best, Gyða.

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  16. We always seem to be on the same page because I just finished watching a very fascinating documentary on Versailles last night!! This is a wonderful giveaway so please count me in! :)

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  17. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for this giveaway. I've adored Wendy Paula's work for several years now – she's the best! (I am following you via my Blogger list, think that's the same as GFC?)

    Looking forward to visiting Versailles sometime this spring, too, for more Marie inspiration.

    Have a beautiful evening! xo

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  18. What an adorable giveaway...absolutely precious!!

    Lisa
    Llifestyle

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  19. Yes, please! So pretty! I am a follower of course!x

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  20. Lisa, there's no one better suited to host a Marie Antoinette inspired giveaway than you! Wendy Paula's work is beautiful! I'm in! I already follow you via GFC.
    Hmm I wonder what else you and Courtney Love have in common ;-)

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  21. @rolala: I think we both liked Nirvana ;-)

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  22. Your giveaway is exquisite, Lisa! I have to say that I was impressed by the rooms in Versailles of Marie Antoinette, the particular yellow one in the small castle. Your friend's work is really beautiful. Count me in! Kisses :*

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  23. Ooh too cool! Count me in please!!

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  24. Pretty pretty, count me in :)

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  25. Lovely! I adore Marie Antoinette

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  26. Þetta er yndislega fallegt. Væri fallegt að skreyta veggina á skrifstofunni með þessu - inspiration :) Takk fyrir kynningu á frábærum illustrator. Bæti henni á blogrúntinn "for sure".

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  27. This is a wonderful giveaway! I will be going to Paris (for the first time) in June. I'd love to take this!! I've been following via blog-lovin so I added myself to the "follow" in the navbar.

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  28. (not entering)

    ooh, look forward to the new film. didn't care much for sofia's version that i watched recently.

    i'll blog this giveaway for you.

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  29. váááá hvað þetta er fallegt það væri nú gaman að eiga svona dásemd. Annars er ég aðalega hér til að óska þér til hamingju með konudaginn Lísa mín ég vona að þú njótir dagsins þó svo að þú sért ekki á ísalandinu góða
    kveðja frá Akureyri Adda

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  30. I 'like' you on Facebook and I 'follow' you on Pinterest.

    I love Marie style and would love to win this delightful giveaway!

    I'm trying to figure out how to follow you here.

    xo
    Deborah

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  31. Ha! I am now following LatteLisa!

    Thank you for hosing this cute giveaway!

    Deborah Cashwell aka Miss Bee in North Carolina

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  32. Ha! I am now following LatteLisa!

    Thank you for hosing this cute giveaway!

    Deborah Cashwell aka Miss Bee in North Carolina

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  33. I m totally in, lovely giveaway :)

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  34. These are gorgeous! She is incredibly talented.

    Already a follower!!

    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  35. I've been following for months this blog, but only by accessing it, and this is the first time I participate in a give-away, and this one is amazing! I've just given a like on LatteLisa facebook page, too!

    keep my fingers crossed for the 29th of February! :)

    Tschüs!

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  36. Sorry, my contact is:

    silvana1808@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  37. Má ég, má ég!?

    Ótrúlega fallegir munir og heillandi blogg:)

    Ég fylgist með á Facebook.

    kv,
    Solla (Sólveig K. Pálsdóttir)

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  38. @Solla: vertu velkomin í pottinn ;-)

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  39. those pics are beautiful!
    i am a follower on bloglovin'(Kimberly Rampersad)

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  40. This is so lovely! Following on twitter.

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  41. Off with her shoes!!! What a great contest. Thanks for the chance to enter and to follow you.

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