Friday, 2 April 2010

Weekend Reflections: la chambre de Marie-Louise d'Orléans

For CDP Theme Day yesterday, I was showing you the queen of Belgium's red bedroom at the Grand Trianon castle. Let's stay there for another day, the bed and these vases (?) are reflected in the mirror for James' Weekend Reflections.
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Pour le thème du mois d'avril hier, au Grand Trianon, je vous montrais la chambre à coucher de Marie-Louise d'Orléans, reine des Belges. Restons-y encore un instant pour les Reflets du Weekend de James !

39 comments:

bfarr said...

A friend of mine said everyone should have a red room. This definitely qualifies. Nice shots, both yesterday and today.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Those are vases? They look kind of like funeral urns I've seen here, but fancier. :-) Love the red and blue.

Sharon

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I love these red things. Magnificance and splendour. Be nice to spend the night there.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

tapirgal said...

It's so clear and so nicely arranged, I thought there were four vases. I live amid quite funky (artistic, in my eyes) furnishings, but I have to say that unlike another commenter, I really could sleep in a room like that! I love seeing these pix and dreaming!

Woody said...

They are massive vases! They would look spectacular with an equally massive flower arrangement in them. Very beautiful and ornate.

Jacob said...

I like the table, too. One wonders how many hours of labor were involved in putting it together and what the cost was...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Yesterday's photo was a gem. Today's is even better.

Julie would agree with the comment about red rooms. Last year she had some of the walls in our house (in Scottsdale, not the Costa Rica condos) painted a deep Chinese red, and some of the other walls painted eggplant.

Carolyn said...

Sèvres(?)vases with ormolu mounts! Quintessentially French and oh, so elegant. And a reflection to boot. Lovely photo.

Sharon said...

Such elegance in today and yesterday's photos!

Bergson said...

un peu chargé comme déco ces pots à confiture

Louis la Vache said...

Exquisite, Ciel!

VP said...

At first I thought the vase were four, so the reflection is realy perfect and deceiving.

Cergie said...

Ce ne sont pas des urnes funéraires ça c'est sûr ! Et que faisait donc là la reine des belges ? C'est une chambre d'invités d'hôtes remarquables ?
Parce que j'aurais mieux compris pour l'impératrice Marie-Louise archiduchesse pas sèche d'Autriche et mère du petit aigle.

Cergie said...

(Oui pas sèche : pas comme la Joséphine)

Paulie said...

Great catch! I thought it was 4 also and not the reflections of 2.

Happy Easter in case I forget in a couple days or don't have time. . .

brattcat said...

love the way you use the mirror here, Ciel.

Malyss said...

C'est beau et riche mais c'est lourd!Heureusement que le miroir allège l'atmosphère par ses jeux de reflets et de lumière!

Thérèse said...

J'y verrais bien de beaux hortensias jaunes pour le week-end dans ces magnifiques vases!

Small City Scenes said...

Very elegant. My Mother would approve. She always uses red in a room and she painted her front door bright red and it look magnificent. MB

DaveM said...

I haven't seen those vases in IKEA!!!!

B SQUARED said...

I should think it might take more than a day or two just to find your way out.

BaysideLife said...

I'm happy to spend another day in such a beautiful room. Is there room service?

Happy Easter.

Carolyn Ford said...

Such opulence and grandeur! I wonder what life would be like in such places...guess I'll never know. Beautiful reflections, Ciel!

Mama Zen said...

Pretty!

T. Becque said...

I like the reality like deception that this reflection gives - you have to really look to see what's reflected and what's not.

Sistertex said...

I have agree with others, it is a beautiful room, however, the mirror creating a deception of more glasses on the tray and expanding the room is the wonderful part of this photo. I really had to look!

James said...

I commented but I got an error measage. Sorry if this is a duplicate.

I basically said that I like the reflection and it's a really fancy room. I can see the headboard and canopy from yesterday's post in the reflection.

Happy Easter!

Dagrun said...

Des réflections très créatives, en effet. (J'aurais bien aimé avoir des vases pareilles.:)

Small City Scenes said...

Regarding your comment: the Tulip bulbs are grown in Skagit Valley to be harvested (the bulbs) and sold all over the world. Two farms, Washington bulb company/Roozengard company and DeGeode Farms grow bulbs on a few thousand acres. When the flowers are 4 weeks old the plants are tops and the petals quickly disposed of and then in the mid summer the bulbs are harvested and sold everywhere. You should come here the first part of April and see the valley. HOPEFULLY SEE YOU SUMMERTIME. MB

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot.

RuneE said...

A full-length (mirror) view! This was not for everyone. Thank you for sharing.

awarewriter said...

Elegant shot. Royalty never wanted for anything did they.

EG Wow said...

Very fancy! I love them but just don't have any place in my home for them. Besides, they make a great reflection where they are!

Icy BC said...

Fanciful and great reflections!

Bob Crowe said...

This is a very nice depiction of the room. My wife and have walked through here, of course, but living this way seems so weird - the privileged and pampered in a fishbowl.

Suzanne said...

At first I didn't realize that there were only two vases. Really nice capture and eye.

Müge Tekil said...

Très chic! Je vous souhaite un agréable weekend et Joyeuses Pâques!

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Clytie said...

Wow, that is quite the opulent room! I like the way you used the reflections in your composition.

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful photo. It is amazing some people actually lived with this kind of richness every day. Wow!