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, July 4, 2014


Please join us...

 in praying for the protection 
of our Armed Forces...



and future! 

But most of all for that sweet state of being 
we call PEACE!! 

Have a fun and safe holiday.

Hugs & Love, 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

(Please include Marie's Grandson, 
Courtland,  in your military prayers. 
Many thanks!! ) 

Post by: Edie Marie
Lots of love by: Marie Antoinette
Vintage postcard free images by: Google 
Inspiration by: The 4th of July 

Saturday, May 24, 2014


When I was a little girl my parents called 
this holiday Decoration Day. 

This was the original name for Memorial Day. 
It was called Decoration Day because 
soldiers would decorate the graves of 
deceased soldiers with flowers, flags 
and wreaths. 

The term Memorial Day didn't come into 
being until 1880. 
(Okay I'm not that old, but my parents were 
just a bit stuck in the ways of the old folks 
back then. My Grandma, Meme, called it 
Decoration Day so of course my parents 
did too! )

In 1967, the year I graduated from high 
school, the US Government proclaimed 
Memorial Day as a National Holiday. 
( Who knew? I had no idea!)

 My parents faithfully decorated the graves 
of all our deceased relatives. They would 
take Meme to the cemeteries to "visit" the 
graves and place beautiful peonies, iris, 
roses, daisies, or whatever was blooming in 
their gardens. 

This was all conditional on whose turn it 
was. You see it was a great honor to be 
the one to do the decorating 
in my mom's family! 

My mother's brother was in WWII 
in Normandy and ended his time there 
burying the dead in the concentration 
camps. He saw his battle buddy be blown 
up next to him. He saw death and destruction 
everywhere he looked. The war changed him 
forever. He knew how precious life was.
 He knew the devastation of the Holocaust 
first hand. 

He took decorating graves VERY seriously 
to the point my mom would call him and 
tell him exactly what kind of flowers she 
would be using when it was her turn!  
He would give his approval but perhaps 
would add a flower from his garden for 
more variety. Or maybe it was to try 
and ruffle my mom's feathers! 

 Flags were another subject. 
As you know, Veterans place 
little American Flags on the 
graves of deceased servicemen 
and servicewomen. It's a wonderful 
thing that they do this.

My first husband is buried in one 
of the main cemeteries my mom's 
family is buried in. 
One year my husband was skipped 
when the flags were placed. My 
mom immediately stormed up to 
the office and demanded that they 
bring a flag out to his grave! And 
of course they did!
Flags are also serious business!! 

SO... this 

have a nice time with your family. 

Here's a some things for you to remember 
when planning your weekend... 

When you have the family over for 
that cookout... 

put up that cool bunting you've got 
stashed in the closet,

make a fabulous centerpiece for 
your picnic table, 

and fire up the grill. 

Did you forget anything??

Happy Decoration Day!
Happy Memorial Day!

Be safe, be blessed - 

Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Post by Edie Marie
Images by Google
Honor to our loved ones who 
are no longer with us by Marie & Edie

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Princess White Feather and the White Buffalo

Princess White Feather,
member of the Quinabella Soiux Indian 
tribe of South Dakota.

 At the early age of 6, White Feather 
heard the voice of God. 
She became a Christian and remained in 
the Christian faith until she died.

White Feather was as beautiful as her name
might suggest. All who met her remarked 
about her loveliness and say she kept 
her beauty until her death.   

    She was surrounded
by many famous people. Her father was 
Chief Prairie Flower and her uncle was 
Chief Iron Tail. She was also second cousin
to Chief Sitting Bull. She attended Carlisle 
Indian School where a fellow student 
happened to be Jim Thorpe, the famous 
football player.

 But her heart always drifted back to 
the wonderful sweetheart she had as a child.
They were separated by the Indian Wars. 
And she never knew what happened to
the little boy from her youth.

What happened next is 
what romance is made of.
Her young sweetheart had become 
Chief Running Wolf also known as 
Carl C Taylor, a member of the 
Miselereo Apache tribe of New Mexico. 
After seeing his name in the newspapers, 
she corresponded with him, became reunited 
with him and ultimately they were 

Was it a blessing from God? 
A gift from the Spirit of the 
White Buffalo? 

You decide... 

Wishing you the 
Happiest of Mothers Days! 

Love & blessings, 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Princess White Feather created by 
Artist Marie Antoinette 
(Available on her Etsy

Post by Edie Marie

Princess White Feather was a real
Indian Princess from history. The info 
used is from her obituary and can be 
found here.  


Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We'd like to introduce you to the 

here they come now!

 They just came out of their shells...

to say, "peep peep peep"!

They're having fun...


discovering they have wings...

 seeing the blue sky for the 
first time...

practicing flapping...

 and in awe of all they see.

A very Happy Easter from 
all the "Peeps"!!

Now for ...

The violet rabbit is ready to 
deliver beautiful colored eggs 
to all his little friends. 

 The sweet field bunnies 
are ready to pick up their baskets 
and start "hoppin' down the bunny trail" ...

with lovely eggs in natural 
colors, soft and lovely.

 We'll be putting on our Easter Bonnets 
and going to church to celebrate 

 and thank God for His risen Son, 
Jesus Christ, and the gift of 
salvation given to us.

 So this Easter we wish you

love and Easter Greetings. 

Blessings always, 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Post by Edie Marie
Love of vintage by Marie Antoinette

All vintage images by Antique Images

Friday, March 21, 2014


Spring is trying to slowly come alive.

The only sign in my state of Ohio is 
tiny snowdrops that are brave enough 
to bloom. I was never so glad to see 
them after this looong cooold winter!  

Where Marie is things are moving 
along a little better but even in 
Mississippi the temps have been 

 The swans, Minnie & Henry, on 
Golden Pond are happy that their 
home is now a pond and not a 
skating rink! 

Postcard source Zazzle 
Vintage French Script Peacock Postcard

The peacocks at Peacock Paradise 
are starting to think about the 
gorgeous new feather display 
that will be coming in. 

Google Images
Vintage Spring Postcards

And we all hope that we'll be 
able to gather a bouquet of 
spring flowers in our bonnets
very soon! 

So Happy Spring 
with love, 

Marie Antoinette 

Edie Marie 

Post by Edie Marie
Hopes for Spring by Marie Antoinette 
and Edie Marie! 

We're joining: 

Angie @ 
Knick of Time Tuesday

Pattie & Paula @ 
Ivy & Elephants

Sherry @ 
Home Sweet Home 

Debbie @ 
Confessions of a Plate Addict