Time heals.

The daybreak came with the slithers of sunrise piercing the room.

There too was Marie Antoinette’s sweet whispered voice.

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“Mélanie, je savais que mon esclavage avec tristesse prendrait fin avec le temps»

Au cours de ces deux premières années d'assignation à résidence au palais des Tuileries à Paris, loin de mon cher Versailles me paraissait interminable, je rendais visite à mes souvenirs de nos moments ensemble. C'était ma façon de me réveiller et de dormir sans peur.” Marie whispered holding Melanie’s hand.

{“Melanie, my slavery in sadness I knew would come to an end with time”

During those first two years of house arrest at Tuileries Palace in Paris away from my beloved Versailles seemed endless, I would visit my memories of our times together. This was my way of waking and sleeping without fear.”} Marie whispered holding Melanie’s hand.

“Seul le temps pourrait guérir mon passé et seul le temps a guéri toute douleur.

Ne crains pas la douleur d’aujourd’hui. Le temps seul guérira ma soeur.

Séchez-vous les yeux et gardez notre souvenir de ces jours merveilleux à Versailles alors que nous jouions et rions.”

{“Only time could heal my past and only time has healed all pain.

Fear not today’s pain. Time alone will heal it my sister.

Dry your eyes and hold our memories of those wonderful days in Versailles as we played and laughed.”}

Melanie drifted back into sleep with Marie at her side.  
To be continued in Melanie’s Biography with love for her sister by her side.

Transported into history

1 - It was a night to remember forever!

2 - Moving within elite circles.

3 - Melanie was transported to ‘Un jour à Versailles’

4 - James will never believe this!

5 - James called back, but Melanie was away in France!

6 - “Happy anniversary my love - See you tonight”

7 - They woke in each other’s arms

8 - “Would you marry me 230 years ago James?”

9 - The French Court setting designs.

10 - Immersed in history

11 - Planning a trip for one day in May

12 - Auction Day to come somewhere in time May 7th 1819

13 - A breakfast fit for a King

14 - Hello Lord Wemsys - May 7th 1819

15 - Now we can return to see Marie.

16 - James and Melanie will marry in Versailles tomorrow.

17 - The wedding June 7th 1789.

18 - The letter was stained by Melanie’s tears.

19 - To visit Versailles once more

20- The flight to Geneva with Merie by her side

21 - The saving of Marie’s Jewels

22 - I fear to be the Last Queen of France. Write our story!

23 - Holding you forever my sister. Time still exists!

24 - A lock of hair

25 - Slavery – the absence of Choice to Choose.

26 - James will you still love me in another 200 years?

27 - Our bond will never break, even in a thousand years.

28 - A hole in the heart of history. A story of slavery.

29 - Our love will go on wherever you are.

30 - ‘The Slavery of Marie Antoinette’

31 - Loveless for so long.

32 - The Power of the pendant. "Nous avons aimé dans le temps."

33 - “Viva La Vida Melanie.” {“Live life Melanie.”}

34 - Time alone gives Marie love.

35 - Marie-Thérèse did live.


Ching Dynasty Collection

We are the custodians of some of the most exquisite examples of hand carved artistry from 200 years ago, here as just a few for you to look at: