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, July 21, 2008

Piano Doll, Jewelery/Music Box

Hello Its me again, with something new. I just finished this, doll vignette, piano/music /jewelery box. It plays Beethoven's Fur Elise. The piano is, 6 inches tall, over 8 inches wide, and 11 inches long.

How I made it: I cut a plaque shaped like a piano of course, from a 1 inch, by 11 inch, ponderosa pine board. I drilled small holes in the legs of the piano, and matching holes in the plaque. I put pegs to hold piano to plaque, plus a very strong glue.I did the same with the bench, that I made.Then I made the doll up and drilled a hole in the bench. I put a long peg up the dolls wazoo and attached it to the seat.
You can turn the whole vignette upside down and it will not fall off, I promise you. I do not make dolls, like a true doll maker. I make scenes. Dolls do not move from their given places... The plaque this vignette is on is 14 inches long, over 7 inches wide, As the doll is the tallest part, it is over 11 inches tall.

Thank you for stopping by! I so enjoy your visits.

Marie Antionette


  1. Your doll is beautiful!
    Hugs, Sharon

  2. WOW! She is spectacular! You are so incredibly talented! The dolls I've seen so far are so beautiful.
    Hey sweet lady, I mentioned you on my blog. I appreciate all your visits and comments. Thank you for sharing your lovely talents with the rest of us through your blog!

  3. Thank you Sharon and My little Chic-a-Dee...for the very lovely comments.I would like to say,I
    m sorry for the bad photos.My daughter Alexia of Genteel Poverty is going to fix and replace them for me.I am so lucky and blessed to have a daughter such as she.She is the one who insisted that I do a blog. Hugs Marie Antionette

  4. Hi Marie Antionette! You did a swell job! It's amazing!

  5. what a lovely doll and the little music box is adorable . And I love the lady in your blog header.

    Thank you visiting me today !

  6. Hi Marie!
    Your doll vignette is incredible! I'm amazed at your creative ability! And it's so small too. Little showpieces of history or art. You have real talent Marie!
    Your songs are wonderful. I love all those artists. I come from the days when they were all young and new record artists and they've lasted through the years!
    Hugs, Sherry

  7. Wow!

    thanks Marie for the frying tips. Momma always had a fried chicken dinner every Sunday after church. But that tradition just didn't catch on with my family. :)

  8. Hi there Maria Antonieta...!! Lovely vignette! Thanks for stopping by my house in the roses, and so nice meeting YOU!


  9. Hi again...! You have a beautiful name with an enchanting sound to it. In Spanish is even lovelier: "Maria Antonieta"--it's magical, so romantic, and beautiful like YOU.

    So nice meeting you.... hablas espanol???? :)


  10. Oh my, what a lovely piano doll Marie!

    Siobhan :)

  11. Wow! She is so amazing! I can't believe the work you do with your dolls! I really enjoy reading your posts. Have a great weekend sweetie! ~ xoxo Joy

  12. You have some wonderful vintage items. Jump in next Thurs for Vintage Thingies Thurdays. We'd love to have you! :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen:

  13. Good Morning Marie!
    I corrected my post. The plant you liked is an oregano called Kent's Beauty. It blooms all summer but is a very needy plant & needs watered everyday. I think it's coloring is so beautiful and soft looking.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Sherry

  14. Hi Marie,
    I came over at just the right time (Aaron Neville's on ;)

    Wanted to let you know, I think you'd like Sarah's blog, Gypsy Mermaid -she's on my sidebar if you don't know her yet. She's got some great music playing too!

    Happy weekend,

  15. Very beautiful the piano and the dool.
    Pretty weekend

  16. Oh my, how gorgoues!!! I love the music its so fitting.. Wonderful work!

  17. What a great doll and musical vignette Marie Antoinette!
    You go girl!


  18. Hey!! Thanks for coming to my blog! I love having new people visit me! I love your dolls so pretty!! glad ya enjoyed my music come back and listen to it any time!! hugs


  19. What a wonderful treasure you've made! Just a truly lovely doll!

  20. Marie,
    Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog, and the congratulations on my award. That was very nice of you! After looking at you blog, all I can say is WOW! Beautiful dolls! What a treat!
    La Donna

  21. Hi There,

    You have loads of talent. Very beautiful!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and offering up prayer during our rough patch. It is so appreciated.

    many hugs,

  22. What a great piece! Love her.
    xo Lidy

  23. I found your blog and I luv it. It is darling. I am currently into Marie Antoinette. I have a few of her books from 1917.

    I luv your dolls!


  24. Hi Marie wanted to send this site for you to see... it reminded me of your angel skirts .. I am sure I had your email addy..but can't find it today. so posting it here.
    pretty doll

  25. what an amazing piece, your doll looks lovely!!!

  26. Thanks for the visit to my blog .I have an ideal..... I'll bake while you make dolls , hehehehehe

  27. Hello Ms. Marie,

    I thought I would stop in and say hello. That piano is gorgeous! I just love the music box idea.

    Thank you for your visits. They are always a pleasure.

    Cheers! =D

  28. Oh that's wonderful news for your friend! I'm jumping up & down with you! Truly a great report and YES! us women have to stick together. Thank you for stopping in... I am loving this doll of yours!

    love & blessings, Monica :)

  29. Antoinette,
    Your work is gorgeous. I love the big dress with the scene inside. I always wondered what was inside those dresses.:) Your yard is amazing! The white peacock is amazing! I never even knew those existed in this world. Also, I love the name “Extreme Grandma”. That is the coolest.

  30. Hi ya Marie ~ Hope you are having a good week. :)

    PS: Thanks 4 stopping by and the compliment on my new piece!


  31. Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it very much. Chet and Dave.....the nightly news with Chet Huntly and David Brinkly. One would be speaking from NY and the other from Washington DC. I can't remember what TV station they were on.

  32. This looks great! I especially love the spectators in the background....Very nicely done...

    I have a song meme for you over at the Tea Society...Come on over and learn more....

  33. Soooo cool and I love the backdrop too!

  34. Beautiful piano doll.You are so incredibly talented! The dolls I've seen so far are so beautiful.
    piano lessons