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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

{1789 - Bastille Day and the French Revolution}

July 14th of 1789 was the storming of the Bastille, in Paris, France, the political crisis lead to a revolt. This revolt was also the beginning of the French Revolution. Since than it has been annually celebrated as Bastille Day on July 14th. This was also the French period for The Netherlands. It belonged to France from 1795 till 1813, first as a vassal state and from 1810 as part of France. Thus it really did affect us as a nation and also Limburg, as a Province where my ancestors and I grew up, in the very south. So many Dutch were drafted to fight for Napoleon. Pierre, was the elder brother of my paternal great-great-great Grandfather and he died at the age of 19, serving Napoleon. Below you will find a link to a previous post: {March 2, 1809 and My French Connection} 
For years, Le Jacquard Français has celebrated Bastille Day on July 14, here in the USA.
For their customers they served French wine and cheese and we were also gifted with a beautiful all cotton tea towel from Le Jacquard Français. Unfortunately, due to the economy this no longer is being celebrated.
The store in Atlanta, Georgia has been closed; one less French Connection for me...
But there is an Yves Delorme outlet in Chattanooga, TN and that is only 4 hours away.
You can also order on line at the Yves Delorme Online Outlet (click link) or call in at one of the stores listed: Yves Delorme Stores (click link).
Starting on July 14, in celebration of Bastille Day they are having a hefty 20% off!
Just ordered our 100% Egyptian Cotton Batiste twin comforters in Caribbean Light 14 oz goose down.
We have one on our bed for the summer and it makes you dream like being on a cloud. As light as a feather...
1789 RF 
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
Did you know:


The political reference right and left, derived from the time of the French Revolution, the Christian monarchist conservatives sat to the right of the King, the progressives sat to the left of the King.
14 JUILIET
July 14
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
French Republic
LIBERTÉ - Liberty
ÉGALITÉ - Equality
FRATERNITÉ - Fraternity (Brotherhood)

Santé to La France!

Related link:
{March 2, 1809 and My French Connection} | previous post by me
French Revolution |

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Mariette! I am glad you wrote about July 14 since I did not this year :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Thank you for the history lesson, I am sure I knew it at one time! Aren't those towels gorgeous!. Oh you asked if my father was in the Rotary, yes he was, that's how we got the exchange student. It is so cute because Kristina's father was in the Rotary and now She and her husband are also! So great to meet you!

    Carol

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    a great pot again and wonderful kitchen towels!
    Have a happy weekend,
    Love and Hugs,
    Claudia

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    herzliche Grüße aus dem verregneten
    Bochum

    Elisabeth

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    French Revolutionary was the evolution.
    Four ancestors and your grew up in the very south so many Duch were dratted to fight for Napoleon Pierre
    was the elder brother of you paternal great Grandfather and he died at the age of 19, serving Napoleon Below you will find a link to a previous post (march 2 1809 and your French connection. Australia is no longer a melting pot of old Europe and struggling Southeast Asia but the immigration snob drawing the best from a rising old Asia and pacific.
    Love you!
    Michiko

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  6. lol Mariette, yes we have party Saterday. And France is still a Republic, in thinking too. Saaterday in Paris air France flies over the Champ d'Elysee. That is nice to see.
    You know their is still a french Prince who is living and he has two boys twins, the all have still the name of Louis, from the last king. He wrote a book.And his father of this prince died on wintersport and broke his neck on a wrope, that is a coïncidence, because Louis XVI died under the guillotine and broke his neck.

    Have a nice day,

    Janny

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  7. Liebe Mariette wunderschön sind diese Tücher,ich nehme an es sind Leinentücher.Schade ich finde mich auf deinen Blog nicht mehr zurecht,du hast so vieles verändert.Ich schicke dir herzlichste Grüße.Edith.

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  8. La storia è sempre affascinante!!
    Felice weekend dolce amica mia!!
    Un bacione!!
    Sabry!!

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  9. Wishing you a beautiful weekend Mariette! I hope it's filled with peace and joy!
    xo Catherine

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  10. Dearest Mariette, Thank you for this most informative and lovely post. I have always admired the Yves Delorme linens. I don't own any because they always seems to be out of my budget. I did go over to look at their Outlet site. Perhaps I can choose something there. Thanks for the links.
    Your Family connection all the way back to Napolean is interesting. Having been born in America I sometimes fail to remember the the European countries are relatively small, more the size of our states. They are historically entwined to a degree that is difficult for Americans to properly comprehend. Thanks for all the interesting facts. I never knew the origin of "Left and Right" political reference. July 14th was an important day for the French people and the world.
    I always love reading you posts. I learn something every time.
    Love to you,
    Ginger

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  11. Oh, I totally forgot this date!
    It's the most popular part of the history, if you could put it like that. I read about French revolution today in Marcuse's Mind and Revolution. How could I not to remember the date? They really confused me with Friday the 13th and stuff. :)

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    das war wieder sehr informativ und interessant. Und die Handtücher sind einfach toll.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  13. My dearest friend Mariette,
    This is a wonderful post, it is amazing that you know the history of your ancestors from way back before.
    Very interesting post, as always, send you a hug
    con cariño,
    Laura :0)

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  14. Dear Mariette,
    This is a wonderful post and so interesting. You always share the best info and so knowledgable.
    Love the tea towels.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Yes, so glad I decided to make the post for the party. I nearly passed this year.
    Have a great weekend and blessings to you and your sweetheart.

    Love to you, Celestina Marie

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    Thank you very much for letting us know about this particular day; which is considered to be the beginning of the French Revolution. OH, I never knew it is this day. Also for you, the French period for The Netherlands☆ Sometimes it amazes me that you know about your ancestors well; haha, I don't know much and it is too late, as not many left who can teach me.
    Beautiful damask(ok?) from Le Jacquard Français♡♡♡
    I needed to check some things I didn't know; I really appreciate preciou information from you, my dear friend!!!Have a wonderful weekend,
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  16. Yes I've read about this and it's very interesting. What a lovely fabric. Have a nice day.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  17. Dear Mariette, such an informative post and so amazing you can trace your ancestors so far back. Learning about how the 'left' and 'right'started is something I don't think many people know, so thank you for that. What a shame that your favorite French store closed with the lovely tea towels. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Love to you xx

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  18. Dear Mariette,

    Great to read about your Bastille day and the French Revolution post ~ thanks for sharing and I always enjoy learning more about the history of France.
    The tea towels are beautiful.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. Was er al bang voor.
    Ik tikten enkele dagen geleden een heel bericht hier en mijn pc/blogger begon een ''beetje'' raar te doen bij het verzenden en zie nu dat reactie niet doorgekomen is,dus opnieuw dan maar.....

    Lieve Mariette,

    Allereerst wil ik je hartelijk bedanken voor de lieve reactie en felicitatie in mijn vorige zomerfruit post!!!

    Wat een prachtige kwaliteit linnengoed met mooi ingeweven patroon!!
    Natuurlijk weet ik dat het JL zaterdag een Nationele feestdag was in Frankrijk.
    En niet enkel een feestdag daar.... maar ook een beetje hier....onze grote kleinzoon maar maar liefst bijna 2 meter is op 14 july zeventien jaar geworden.
    Helaas konden wij hem enkel telefonisch feliciteren omdat hij met ouders en zusje onderweg was naar vakantie bestemming in Frankrijk.
    Jij zal weten hoe dat voelt want ik lees in meerdere posten dat jij vaak te ver weg was/woonden om bij verjaardagen aanwezig te zijn van je geliefde familie.

    Nee,lieve Mariette ik kom niet ongevraagd in jou kasten,zou niet durven;-)
    Mijn gebak bordjes heb ik al vele jaren geleden gekocht toen wij tijdens vakantie over de Porzellenstrasse in Duistland reden naar het lieflijke stadje Waldsassen waar we voor enkele dage/nachten verbleven op doortocht,daar stond een grote porselein fabriek uit 1866 inmiddels niet meer productief maar alle voorraad werd voor zacht prijsje van de hand gedaan.
    Heb altijd nog spijt dat ik destijds niet nog meer kocht dan wat ik nou heb aan mooie serviesdelen van Bareuther porselein.

    Een fijne dag gewenst en liefs,
    Ger

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