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!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Let me introduce myself!

My name is Marie Antionette. I am new so you will have to bare with me. I do get alot of help from my daughter, whom some of you know as Alexia of Genteel Poverty. She is a wonderful daughter, by the way. I also have a grandson, Courtland. Yes, of course I spoil him, even if he is 14yrs old. He calls me his extreme grandma...LOL...

I worked as a bartender for 20 yrs,18 of those yrs in a small redneck bar called Clydes. I'll tell you about that later if you like. Very interesting ,working in a bar. My crafting is making doll vignettes. I don't call myself a true doll maker , because, I use the already made hand and head sets. do make the bodies, clothes , and almost everything else . you see my dolls are set in scenes so I pose them , as I see fit. How I get my ideas . Well, I may see a prop I can use, and work with it, or see a picture and do my version of it .I also make other things such as theme miniture Christmas trees. I did invent , what I call a Tree Angel. I will tell ya'll about that later also. What I would like to tell you now,is that I love staying at home .I love siting in my gazebo...

Or sitting out where I keep my koi fish.It is called a weir. We can control the flow the water. I can stare at them all day. There is something about fish that just relaxes you...
I also have a greenhouse that I dabble in...

Thats about all I will tell you for now. I do look forward to meeting you. I know I will enjoy looking at your art work. I've seen some of your blogs and let me say, I've seen so much talent . The most beautiful work.

Marie Antionette


  1. Can you see how green I am ???? Koi in a natural-like habitat, a greenhouse...oh yes, Im envious you lucky girl!!

  2. I'm envious of a large green yard... I wish I had more space ..... looking forward to seeing more of your creations....

    lucky you...staying home ...relaxing.... sitting in a gazebo.... my idea of a perfect day. Today I had to go to a pharmacy and was insulted by whoever was behind the counter....I wish my arms were longer or she was closer. I probably would have slugged her. I need to stay home.

  3. Love your yard! And your greenhouse - you are one lucky girl!

  4. I love it!!!! We are obsessed with fish here as well. I love Koi fish, I have always wanted a pond full of them. Maybe one day when I get my old farm house in the country with all my farm animals.
    I would love to hear all you stories, I hope you share them soon!!

  5. Koi, Greenhouse AND a gazebo! My gosh you are one lucky lady! What a lovely area you have to live in!