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!

Sunday, April 19, 2015


I love the second hand store in 
our town. I stopped by there the other
day and spotted a set of three black 
wooden tray tables for a mere $15. 

I've been looking for something to 
hold all the racks/containers I have that 
hold all the little things I like to have 
within my reach. And of course it 
has to be cheap, I mean inexpensive.  

All I needed was a little soap and water 
and VOILA, instant solution! 
The trays fit under the edge of my 
work table, they don't disturb the air vent 
in the floor and hold all that stuff!

 It's freed up the top of my work table 
and bookcase...

 and freed up space in my shelving units... 

 AND kept three sturdy tray tables 
from going to a landfill. Not 
to mention I didn't even have to paint 
them black to go with my studio

Life is good! 

Do you have any great 
"trash to treasure"

Blessings dear friends! 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie

Friday, April 10, 2015


I saw a vintage triple birdcage at 
our local antique mall about a 
year ago and it was love at 
first sight! 

This is not the birdcage but a similar style. 

Only problem was it was $250! 
Can we say way out of my price range? 
Well someone finally bought it and 
ended my misery but I couldn't get 
it out of head! 
Does that ever happen to you? 

I looked on Etsy, Ebay, Amazon 
and found gorgeous vintage 
birdcages with big BIG price tags. 
We're talking from $300 to $1000... 

I've always loved birdcages. 
 I have the little birdcage 
from my childhood that 
my pet parakeet,"Petey", 
lived in along with other 
birdcages I've collected through 
the years. So why do I need 
another one?

Can we say Birdcage Addict? 

So I had to put on my thinking cap 
and get creative since I just  
had to have a triple birdcage 
to sit in our bay window that 
faces Golden Pond. 

Alas, I stopped by Joanne Fabrics 
one day to see they were putting 
out their new Spring stock. 
I suddenly heard angels singing 
and there they were... 
different sizes of birdcages! 

What if I put different sizes of 
birdcages together to "build" a 
triple birdcage?? 
Let's give it a try! 

I purchased one large and two medium 
cages and a package of wooden knobs 
for feet on the bottom. We must have feet! 
The knobs have a flat area on them 
so they should work just fine. 

I found my bottle of favorite paint,
in Magnolia White and started 
painting them. 
I love this soft color because it's a 
great "off" white that goes 
with everything. 

I tried different methods of gluing 
the feet on the metal birdcages and 
finally resorted to my J-B Kwik Weld 
which worked beautifully. 

I mixed small globs (technical term) 
of it to work with since it sets up 
pretty quick and also added 
a dot of hot glue at the top flat edge 
of the knob for a quick temporary 
adherence while the J-B set up
After several batches of J-B all the 
"feet" were securely attached. 

 They look so cute!
It's the little things that make your 
heart sing!  

Next how to connect them together... 
I zip tied through the decorative trim 
and it worked great. Just trim off the long 
pieces that stick out of the connection point. 
Easy Peasy! 

I had a great time making it and saved 
a ton of $$. 
With the percentage off on their 
spring items and the percentage off 
on my total purchase coupon I 
spent about $60. 
(It was a birthday gift from Hubby. 
Thanks sweetie!) 


my vision is complete. 

I added my favorite French inspired 
tassel and sat back and admired it! 

Hope you enjoyed my project.  

What have you been up to lately? 

Love & blessings, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


Wednesday, April 1, 2015


To our dear friends... 

Easter Blessings! 

Love & bunny hugs, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Sister Dolls

A blog we love to visit is 

When thinking about Christmas 
gifts for my two little granddaughters, 
aka the Sweetie Girls, I wanted to 
make something special for them. 
I remembered seeing a post that 
Rhissanna did giving a tutorial 
and pattern to make one of 
her fabulous dolls. Oh how 
I LOVE her dolls! They're full of 
personality plus!! 

So I got to work and this is what 
I created ... 

"The Sister Dolls".

Meet "Little Sister"...

and "Big Sister" 

I followed Rhissanna's instructions 
which were very good. 
This is definitely an advanced project! 
(Let me put it this way, Rhissanna is 
entitled to every single penny she 
gets for the dolls she makes!!) 

My youngest son, Dad to the 
Sweetie Girls, is a fabulous artist 
and did the faces on the dolls for me. 
They look very much like the girls. 
I was thrilled! 

 Big Sister

Little Sister

I used fabrics and trims I already had in 
my "stash" and only purchased 
some yarn, sparkly beads 
and little silk flowers. 

The older Sweetie Girl loves Fuchsia so I 
thought it would be fun to give her doll 
vivid fuchsia yarn hair. Younger Sweetie 
Girl loves Hot Pink so she received a 
hot pink "do". They both loved it. 

The Sister Dolls love to  
pose for photos... 

and dance 

and just have fun together! 

The Sisters love whirling and spinning! 

The dolls live at my house and are 
always waiting for them on the 
nightstand between their beds. 

Thanks for coming by to see 
the "Sister Dolls" creations!
They're so happy to meet you!  

Stop by to visit Rhissanna's blog
You'll be amazed at her dolls!! 


Edie Marie 
Marie Antoinette

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sásta lá St Patrick ar !

In other words, 


Blessings be yours today 
and always! 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


Postcard from Google Images
Gotta love it!

Monday, March 9, 2015


We're stopping by to show you 
some vintage images with the  
fresh breezy hint of Spring. 

Wishing you sweet cherry blossoms 
and lovely lilac scents! 


Marie Antoinette
Edie Marie


Images from Google 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Make a Wish...

I had a great Valentines Day. 
It became extra special when the 
mailman left a big package at 
my front door! 

Inside was this FABULOUS candelabra 
that Marie sent to me for my birthday!

Talk about perfect... it looks so   
incredible with my decor. 

And look at this sweet Birthday Card 
she made for me... 

not to mention this lovely Valentine Card. 

I think she's a genius! 

I KNOW she's a genius!! 

Look at how pretty this 
is on my dining room table. 

    I love decorating with some spring 
touches when the weather is cold 
and blustery outside. It shouts 
"There WILL be a spring!"  

I've added some pink cherry blossoms 
to my tall birdcage... 

and placed my darling crown votive on 
the silver tray with it.
(A Christmas gift from Marie.) 

And I have to show you the beautiful 
Paper Doll Angel that Marie made for me. 
Isn't she the sweetest ever?! 

Thanks Marie for making my 
birthday so special! You make me 
feel like a princess! 

Love & Blessings, 
Edie Marie 

You can find Marie's Paper Doll 
Creations on her Etsy Shop. 
Stop by to see them here
You'll be glad you did!!