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, 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!! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015


You are cordially invited... 

to celebrate Mardi Gras!
(French for Fat Tuesday and 
the last day before Lent.) 

Get your "throws" ready. 

Put your costume on. 

Make sure you've got on your 
dancin' feet. 

And join the parade! 

It's time to party 'til the cows come home 

in New Orleans and across 
the globe!!

Marie was raised in New Orleans 
and has years of memories of 
Mardi Gras celebrations. 

Marie with her Dad & brother at Mardi Gras

Have a safe and happy 
Mardi Gras friends!! 

Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Valentines Day to our Sweet Friends!

Please be our 


Love always, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


Valentine from Google Images
Isn't it adorable?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


It's time to 

stay warm and dream of spring! 


Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie