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Eat Cake + Shop the Fleas

marie antoinette let them eat cake

Marie Antoinette is known for her love of cake, but did you also know that she may have coined the term "Flea Market"? The story goes that once upon a time, as Marie Antoinette gazed down upon Les Puces de Paris--The Paris Flea Market--she remarked how much the little people bustling around looked like fleas, so tiny they appeared from her perch high above. I learned about this factoid whilst writing my book Eco Chic Home. Happy Bastille Day, mes amis fleas...

 

This is part of a series entitled Eco Chic Home//Again which features content from my book, Eco Chic Home.