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!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our Paris Cafe

People have asked us what our favorite 
thing in Paris was. 
(Besides the Eiffel Tower) 

 Our answer is always the little 
place we had breakfast every morning, 
Cafe le St Lazare! 

Our Barista was Pierre, pronounced Perry 
with the emphasis on the "ry". 
He was so handsome and endearing. 

Pierre did not speak English but always 
seemed to know exactly what we wanted. 
We fell in love with him and his young 
female assistant, Odelle, pronounced O-deal. 
She spoke pretty good English 
and was sweet, kind and adorable. 
The last morning we saw her she hugged 
and kissed us goodbye.
(Of course I cried)  

Our usual - cafe (coffee) and croissants. 

There's nothing like the French croissant! 
Crispy and flaky on the outside  
and the inside melts in your mouth. 

 Meet something incredible... 
the chocolate croissant! 

Here I am at the cafe wearing the beautiful 
lace trimmed sweater Marie gave me to 
wear in Paris. I felt so tre chic mon amie! 

Hubby sure enjoyed the time we spent 
sitting at the sidewalk cafe and watching 
the hustle and bustle of Paris pass by. 

Here we are enjoying our breakfast before 
taking the train to Versailles.
We couldn't miss going to the Palace to 
see where Marie Antoinette lived!  

Thank you for coming to the cafe with us! 

Bisous, Edie Marie

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Palais Garnier ( Paris Opera House)

 The Paris Opera House is a 
must see in Paris! 

The exterior is incredible. 
Architecture - architecture - architecture! 
It seats 1979 people and was built between 
1861 and 1875. What was originally known 
as Paris Opera became known later as 
Palais Garnier in recognition of it's 
architect, Charles Garnier. 

Google image 

The main staircase is too incredible 
for words... perhaps magnificent 
is appropriate. 

Or grand. 

Larger than life. 

Beauty everywhere. 

At the cost of 
36,010,571 francs it should be 
beyond words. And it was! 
(That equates to approximately 
$216,000,000 USD in 1875 from 
the research I did. WOW!) 


I dare you! 
(he didn't) 

There were candelabras and chandeliers 
at every turn.  

Every ceiling was a work of art. 

Look at the incredible statues. 

Each one was true loveliness. 

Le Grand Foyer Opera Garnier 

My son 

The Grand Foyer is huge. 

The "porche", or porch, was also amazing. 

We saw pink marble everywhere. 

And then the actual theater. 

View from the stage out into the audience. 

The box across from the 
Emperors box. 

Love how the boxes are divided. 

A private box entrance. 

The windows on the private box doors 
were etched, each in a different design. 

I enjoyed seeing the costumes that were 
on display. 

My favorite costume. 
The detail was incredible. 
I could close my eyes and imagine 
the ballerina dancing across the stage 
wearing this delightful creation. 

The gift shop offered a few costume 
accessories for sale. The glistening ballerina 
cap was outstanding and a very pretty price. 

The displays in the gift shop were very 
creative. I loved this one! 

We were sad to leave such a beautiful place. 
There were no performances at the time we 
were in Paris but we felt so blessed to have 
a chance to experience the beauty of 
Palais Garnier. 

Thanks for coming by to visit 
the beautiful Paris Opera House! 

Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

We're joining Ivy and Elephants for  
What's It Wednesday! 
So many cool ideas!!

We're also joining 
Knick of Time for their 
Vintage Inspiration Party! 
(Paris is pretty vintage right?)