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!

Monday, June 30, 2008

My Peacocks!

Hello Everyone!
Allow me to show you some of my beautiful boys. Their names are Blueboy, and Christmas Snow . The above picture is Blue boy, or was. Katrina got him. He was 16yrs old. I have a better picture of him, but since we got this new Vista I can't scan them in. He was the sire for most of my peacocks. Which, by the way, you don't chase after them and pull their feathers out. They molt them out once a year. It takes 7 months for their feathers to grow back, at a rate of 1/2 foot per yr. They do this for breeding time in the spring. If you would like to see a doll that I made with his feathers, you may view it on my Flickr- Here's the front:

Here is the back
I sold it awhile back.
Now the next picture, is Christmas Snow.He is only 6 yrs old.
He looks like a lace fan. They are beautiful to look at , BUT!!! They do their business everywhere, including on my porch, top of the greenhouse, and car. Well have to take the bad with the good. Hugs Marie Antionette


  1. Hi Marie~

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments. I had no idea people had peacocks as pets. They are beautiful.

    Your gazebo and green house are pretty sweet as well.

    Good luck with the give-away!


  2. Hi Marie,
    The peacocks are beautiful.

    I'm sorry to hear about Blue Boy. Christmas Snow is very beautiful. I love the sounds that peacocks make, it's very pretty but also a little haunting sounding at the same time. Brings back great memories of spending time with my grandparents. Thanks for sharing.

    Love the music - especially Lulu!

  3. OH ! I LOVE PEACOCKS !! They are one of the most beautiful creatures alive. I have been telling my hubby that I want one. ButI have 2 big dogs and I am afraid they would have a peacock for dinner .

  4. Hello Miss Antoinette,

    I love your SOLD Santa. He is wonderful!! What beautiful peacocks. Christmas Snow is AMAZING!! You should create a snow fairy and use the white peacock feathers that he molts. What lovely pets to keep (even though they do their business everywhere). ;~)


  5. Hi Marie I am so sorry about your loss! what a gift to have peacocks as pets..wish I lived in a warmer climate!! Thank you for stopping by and your encouragement which I need!
    xxoo Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

  6. Your name drew me in Marie... :)

    those Peacocks are truly divine creatures! Talk 'bout BEAUTY.

    Now, I'm not sure if you are aware per "peop's" blogs... but there is a group of us girlies doing a RR that is Miss Antoinette INSPIRED. Stop by, we'd love to share our makings with you.

    ~Monica :)

  7. Hello Marie Antoinette! I LOVE your name! I just created a whole line of Marie Antoinette jewelry because I love all things Marie!! Thanks for coming by my blog to introduce yourself. I love your peacocks!! How wonderful they must be to watch. So beautiful!! ~ xo ~ Joy

  8. Hi Marie..tx for stopping by for Tea and Scones...did you notice the one thing I don't have a recipe on that silly blog for is scones?..hahahha...must get one on at the very least.

    The raw sugar is probably not necessary...but if you want to try it..I find mine at Safeway..sometimes they have it in the sugar and baking section..sometimes I find it over near coffee and tea...

    working on any new dolls yet?

  9. thank you ladies for all your cmments.BumbleVEE.I am working on a vignette right now.I hope to have it done this week.This is also the month I start working on my Christmas vignettes.Hugs to all,Off with my head I go..Marie Antionette

  10. Gorgeous, Gorgeous peacock!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and all your sweet compliments, come back again soon ,i love taling to new friends.

  11. Hi Marie,

    Oh my gosh...your peacocks are STUNNING!!!

    Thanks so much for popping in to visit, I look forward to checking in on you again soon.

    Siobhan xo

  12. Well hello there Ms. Antoinette!

    Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog to say hello. I do appreciate the visit.

    Your peacocks are sooooo beautiful, especially Christmas Snow! Oh, my goodness! There is so much beauty in nature, it overwhelms me sometimes.

    I am very much enjoying your charming dolls! Wherever do you find your doll parts or do you make them?

    Cheers! =D

  13. Your boys are just gorgeous! I love peacocks, although I know they can be pretty territorial! In an old neighborhood near Los Angeles they roam the streets, they make good "watch dogs"!
    Glad I found your blog,
    xo Lidy

  14. Hi!
    Thanks for stopping by to visit me! I am behind in my blog visits and just catching up.

    Oh my! Christmas Snow is the most beautiful bird I have ever seen! I didn't know there were white peacocks!

  15. You are a lucky girl Marie Antoinette!
    Do you know Maryam in Marrakesh? She has peacocks and built a spa The Peacock Pavilion.


  16. The links didn't go through.

    I'll email you with her info.

  17. I'm in awe of the peacocks, Marie Antoinette, and in my opinion, New Orleans is as close to France as we get in the USA. I'm adding your blog to "The Reasons The Paint Dries On My Brushes" so I can find my way back - often!

  18. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment. I love your gardens, your dolls, and your peacocks. Welcome to blogland!!

  19. Hey there!! Thanks for popping on over to my blog, and all the baby blessings!! I love your peacocks!! I am sorry to hear about your oldest one. My grandmother has always wanted a peacock. We could never understand it, but looking at your pictures I think I want one to!!
    ~Lady Em~

  20. Marie,

    I want to present you with an Arte y Pico Award! I love your site already and can only imagine what wonderful creations you'll be sharing with the blogosphere in the future...Come on over for tea and to pick up your award. Congratulations!

  21. Hi Marie!
    I've never seen a white peacock before! How incredible! They are so beautiful, all of them. You are graced with natures elegance!
    Hugs, Sherry

  22. Oh your peacocks are fantastic, especially Christmas snow. I love peacocks, they remind me of my time in Africa where I was surrounded with them. I especially like the sound that they make. Thanks for reminding me of such a great joy they give.


  23. Hi Marie,
    You said you've heard it all, so hopefully you won't mind me saying...

    Le Jour Heureux de Bastille
    Happy Bastille Day!

  24. Utterly beautiful, the two of them. What an unusual occupation you have, raising peacocks. Very romantic.

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Blue Boy.....that was really too bad.

  25. LOVE your peacocks Marie!!! :)

    Thanks too for the link which I finally reciprocated on mine as well!

    PS: Thanks so much for the recent compliments on mine as well!


  26. WOw! Your peacock pictures are absolutely beautiful. I'm so sorry that Katrina got Blue Boy. Christmas Snow must also be missed. What a sight it must have been to see them all fanned out. Thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog. I'm so sorry to hear you got into some yellow jackets! How horrifying! I hope you're okay! Did you see a doctor?

  27. Wow! I have never seen a white peacock. That is divine!!!!

  28. Oh my goodness.... I'm in awe. Just gorgeous.

  29. OMG!!the wite peacok is amazing!! I never saw them beafore!! How lovely to have this close to you and yes I´m sooo inspred by your beautiful dolls and gorgeous birds! Thanks for sharing! :D

  30. you white peacock is gorgeous!! i have seen peacocks in Florida but never a white one!!! You are right....looks just like a big lace fan!!lol I love reading your blog! Sherry