Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Let Them Drink Tea!

It's that cold blustery time of year 
and we want to have a tea party. 
 YOU are invited to have tea 

with the Queen! 

We're preparing the table...

and pouring pipping hot tea... 

to have with the CAKE of course!! 
(It wouldn't be the same without the cake now would it?)

There will be music to delight your ears... 

and make you want to tap your toes.

 We'll sip from our sweet warm nectar... 

and chat about 
the latest palace gossip... 

or reminisce about when we were 
children pretending to have our 
own fancy tea party.

So wear your prettiest frock...

and if you forget your crown don't 
worry. You can borrow one of 

Sending you warm hugs 
and blessings 
to get you though the 
cold days of winter! 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014



Let's close our eyes 
and travel to 

the City of Lights! 

We can watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle 

and see the famous Champs Elysses 
shimmer with it's lights and 
celebrating visitors! 




and oh so amazing!! 

Dare I say it? 




Blessing and love for 2015, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


Monday, December 22, 2014


The stockings are hung 

by the chimney with care, 

in hopes that St Nicholas 

soon would be there. 

Wishing all our dear friends

the merriest Christmas ever 

and something that delights 
your heart! 

Love and blessings from, 

Marie at Peacock Paradise 
Edie Marie on Golden Pond 


Thursday, December 4, 2014


Marie has created a new and 
exciting theater doll to 
delight us for the holidays! 

Meet "Noel"... 

  Noel is all of the dreams of the 
children that await Santa's visit 
on Christmas Eve. 
She delights in each one of the children's hopes 
and wishes.

Oh how Noel loves it when she makes 
them smile and laugh on Christmas morning. 

A doll with a pink bow in her hair 
for little Toni, a Teddy Bear for baby 
Michael, a marionette for Johnny that looks 
like a dancing cat... 

 a Nutcracker for Aunt Betsy's collection, 
a tussie mussie with tiny treasures
for Mom... it goes on and on! 

Look at the gifts Santa has left in 
the nursery for the children. A sweet bear 
costume for little Alex and a puppy 
of her very own! There's a rocking horse 
waiting for Billy to take him to all kinds 
of wonderful make believe places.

Ice skates for Junior, a violin for Father, 
a beautiful wreath for Grandmother's 
front door... 

treats and sweets and don't forget 
the gingerbread man for Gramps! 

Noel is all of those things 
and so much more. 

She's the keeper of "visions of 
sugarplums" that dance in our heads 
as we await Father Christmas!


We wish you a very wonderful holiday 
season from 
Peacock Paradise 
Golden Pond!! 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


We're joining 
for What's It Wednesday! 
Come see all the fun!!


 Gorgeous Noel Theater Doll by Marie
Story by Edie
Sending Christmas Love from both of us!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


There's a new magazine in town and 
our darling Marie Antoinette is in it! 

The Fall 2014 issue of  
the Southern Senior Magazine 
is out! It has a wonderful 2 page 
article in it about Marie's incredible 
Whitmanville Christmas Village. 

  This new magazine has been 
created for baby boomers by 
Pearl River Communications. 
It's a quarterly magazine that runs just 
$16.00 per year. It can be delivered via mail 
to your home by calling 601-798-4835.

I was so excited when I received a copy 
of the magazine in the mail from Marie!

The article and photos are delightful and 
remind me of magazines from my youth! 

Here's some quotes from the article: 

 "Marie has been collecting Whitmanville for 
22 years. She started when her daughter bought 
her the first piece, a ceramic train. 
Then Marie got the fever!"

"The era of the Christmas Village is set in the 
early 1900's. People still wore long dresses, 
and they still had horse drawn carriages, 
but they also had autos and airplanes."

 "Whitmanville has a waterfront, or warehouse area, 
then comes the shops, museums, restaurants, and 
the township... City Hall, bank, churches and such."

"Then what the children love most... 
The Carnival... Marie has most all the old 
rides... even a Swan Boat ride."

"She also has a ski mountain."

"Next comes the zoo, 
with monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, 
and bears... Oh My!!"

"Marie says it takes about a week to set 
it up. She says she does have some help 
from her daughter, Alexia Miller, and 
one of her best friends, Diane Richard. "

"When asked about her favorite part of 
Whitmanville, Marie says 'My favorite 
part is the Nutcracker Ballet.' This is an 
amazing piece. The ballerinas dance and 
swirl around the stage gracefully. All 
the girls love this piece!"

Marie's Whitmanville Christmas Village 
has been a part of "Christmas on the Rails"
in Picayune, Mississippi for the past 
couple of years. It has previously been located 
at the Picayune Train Depot but is moving 
this year to it's own location at
The Checkered Lily.

Fix yourself a cup of tea and 
take a few minutes to look at this video 
of Marie's village from 2013... 
you'll be sooo glad you did. 
It's even larger now since she adds 
new pieces every year. The details 
will amaze you!

Marie thanks the magazine from the 
bottom of her heart for spreading the 
news of her beautiful village.
Whitmanville Christmas Village 
 is a huge highlight of Picayune's "Christmas 
on the Rails" event that dazzles and 
delights ALL ages! 

Congratulations Marie 
for being recognized by 
Southern Senior Magazine. 
Your village is a true treasure!!
Stop by if you're in the area on 
December 5th!! It's from 5pm to 9pm.
She'll love to see you there!

If you would like to subscribe to this 
great magazine you can contact 
Southern Senior Magazine 
@ 601-798 -4835 or email them
@ .

Holiday Blessings to all of 
our dear friends! 

Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Post written by - Edie Marie
Talented & humble village creator - Marie Antoinette  
Great new mag - Southern Senior Magazine
We're joining Paula @ 
Ivy & Elephants for 
What's It Wednesday
Stop by to see Paula's fall 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yard Sale Find

One thing I miss in the fall is a 
good YARD SALE! 

This summer I snagged some great 
"finds" for my studio makeover. 
One little gem is my new/old 
bulletin board for $5.00 !! 

I'm using it more as a place to decorate. 
Remember the bulletin boards in 
your school classroom and how fun 
some teachers would decorate them? 

I added a piece of lace trim that 
my Grandma crocheted, a heart 
shaped basket that my sweet sis 
gave me years ago, along with 
a muslin angel I created with 
twine hair. Oh and of course a 
reminder to call Marie!

It's amazing how one person's trash 
really can become another person's 
 sweet treasure! 

Happy treasure hunting! 

Blessings & love, 
Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

We're joining Paula @ Ivy & Elephants for 
Stop by to see her lil' "pumpkins"!  

We're also joining Marie @ Simple Nature 
Decor for Fabulous Friday Party
Fun people to visit!