Friday, May 1, 2009

The Gossip Guides Blogiversary Celebration!

Copyright 2009 Heather Carroll

It's hard to believe, but it was a year ago that Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century and The Duchess of Devonshire's Guide to the 18th Century came to fruition. This coming Friday marks our first blogiversary!

I don't even know where to begin in expressing how amazing the experience has been. When we began this endeavor, Lauren and I never expected to meet so many fantastic people and have been truly privileged to receive the many graces bestowed upon us through the blogs.

But enough of that blather! What would Marie and Georgie do? Celebrate of course! Throw a party? Yes! But what kind of party? It seems it would only be appropriate to throw a GOSSIP PARTY and everyone (of course) is invited! Even though it is our b-day, we're going to give out gifts to you in the form of Georgiana's amazing biography by Amanda Foreman or The Duchess DVD (region 1) that you can win. All you have to do to qualify is participate in the Gossip Party by spreading some 18th century gossip of your own.

18th Century Gossip Party Rules

How to Enter:
Email your favorite piece of 18th century gossip to Lauren or Heather. This can be gossip you have read here and would like to spread, or new gossip that hasn't been published on the blogs before. French Gossip to Heather will not be accepted, nor English to Lauren. However, juicy 18th century gossip from other countries will be accepted to either. Entries will be accepted through Thursday May 7.

1. 18th Century Gossip can be no longer than 3 sentences.
2. You may only enter 1 piece of gossip per website.
3. Subject line must be 18th Century Gossip.
4. Specify if you prefer to enter for a book, a movie or either at the bottom of the email.

Gossip Example:
Did you hear that Mary Wortley totally dumped Clotworthy Skeffington!?
(Feel free to get more creative than that!)

The Gossip Party will officially be held on 8 May and will be like a two salon party between Lauren's blog and my own. So you can participate in both, and should!


  1. Congrats on reaching your first anniversary! :D

  2. And thank you! I think you were one of our first regular commenters!

  3. Congratulations, Heather! keeping a blog fresh and entertaining takes a lot of work. You make it look easy!

  4. Congrats! These are such great blogs, and this is such a fun way to celebrate their co-anniversary! I don't comment as often as I should, but I always enjoy your posts.

  5. Thank you so much, that means a lot!

  6. Happy Blogiversary! A gossip party 'a propos'- Great idea!

  7. Happy Blogiversary and I love your drawings!! lol <3

  8. Cheers! Thanks so much for a whole year of delicious gossip. The gossip guides are always so entertaining and informative. I always look forward to reading new posts and am glad I'm not alone in loving men in hair powder.

    Congratulations and here's to Year Two!!

  9. Happy Blogiversary. Not let them eat cake.

  10. I just discovered your wonderful blog this morning. I just happen to be in the middle of the The Duchess of Devonshire. I jumped on the internet to find images of her and wound up here. You have a new faithful follower!

  11. Me again. Happy anniversary! I have plenty to catch up on.

  12. Ilove watching the film the music and her sense of grace and styleJ

  13. Oh my goodness, I need to keep up with my comments! Thank you all!

    Pixie- That's great! I look forward to seeing you on more. Perfect timing too, you should definitely join the gossip party!

  14. What a shame I've arrived too late for the party. Perhaps next year.