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, November 1, 2008

Welcome to My Petit Trianon...

Bienvenue, Mademoiselles (Et Monsuiers)!
Many thanks to our hostess, Joy of CUPID'S CHARM, for the tres' amusant idea of a blog soiree' in honor of the birthday ofMarie Antoinette, last queen of France- November 2nd. After our visit, be sure to promenade' back over to her palace to visit the next lovely blog in the programme.
Everybody put on your most flaboyant wig, the taller the better... and away we go!

Me voici! (Here I am!) with the latest in Paris fashion ala' Photoshop...

Of course the event is catered by the délicieux LADUREE' of Paris... won't you have some macarons?

It's been said that the spectacular costumes from Soffia Coppola's 2006 movie Marie Antoinette were inspired by Laduree's gorgeous pastel colors- I think these shoes prove it:

Oh look, there's my daughter, the Princesse Alexia... Hey, isn't that my necklace and fan?!
What's that on her wrist? Oh, that is the M.A. ribbon bracelet she made last year- it is embellished with French silk ribbon and Swarovski crystals:

All of this grandiosity brings back memories... when I was a little girl growing up in New Orleans in the 50's, we sometimes went to masquerade balls- specifically, Mardi Gras balls of course! In the photo below, I am the little girl. I was a lady-in-waiting. The man in the middle is my father, and my little brother on the other side. They are dressed as 18th century pirates. Would have fit right in at one of Marie Antoinette's costume parties.. Wish this photo was in better shape, but it's been through a lot:

Now, who is that over there- what a flamboyant gown! It's a doll I made quite a while ago, not long after I first began making dolls. (LONG ago, hence the scratchy quality of the photo. Back then we weren't as careful when photographing my work. Sigh! Well, we've updated her for this soiree':

With what do you gift the Queen that has everything? Perhaps a trove of pearls, gems, and cameos? Silk roses? Slippers and fine textiles imported from the Orient? Limoges porcelain?

Or maybe a heavily embellished crazy quilted doorhang for the boudoir, inspired by M.A. colors?

Before you hop over to the next destination on the Soiree', allow me to remind everyone that I am having a givaway- help me pick out a name for my newest creation and you'll get something special from me... here is the post with all the details:

Once again, many thanks to Joy of Cupid's Charm for coming up with and hosting the Marie Antoinette Birthday Blog Soiree. Au Revoir!!!


  1. Lovely post, Marie Antoinette! I'm hungry for cake now, for some reason...

  2. Hi sweetie!! LOVE your post! Thank you so much for particpating! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

  3. Joyeux Anniversaire Marie! I love all the pix, especially the bracelette you made:)


  4. Lovely post Marie!!! Literally!!!

    Happy Sunday lady! :-)


  5. beautiful post.
    this is so fun

  6. I would like to say a very big thanks to my beautiful and talented daughter for all her hard work,in presenting this most wonderful post.She did all the work.I just put in my intake and some of pictues.She also made the bracelet and the collage,not I.This was a joint project,Also she did the photo shop of her and I as Antoinettes, for her name is Alexia Antoinette .Thank you again my beautiful daughter.Love you ,your MAMA...And thank you everyone for your most welcome comments,I'm off to visit a few other sites,but I'm sure this is a long time projest .Hugs Marie Antionette

  7. You did so much to get ready for the party! The macaroons were delicious!

  8. Love that door hanger!!! Awesome...lovely post!!! xo
    Happy Marie day!

  9. Hello!

    Wow! So, so, so great post! I loved it and also great to share your photos!
    New Orleans has been always on my traveling plans, what a magical place to visit...Some day...
    *Yes, my crowns and paper dolls are available for Marie lovers, more information when you click my Soiree Crowns button! Right on the sidebar.

    ~ Gabriela ~

  10. I am losing my head over your beautiful creations!

  11. Lovely post! Happy Marie Day!
    Hugs Denise

  12. Great post, Toni! I was nibbling on Laduree's macaroons in Paris just over a month ago!

  13. Hi Marie,,, how fun this is! Love your post. I do love those shoes! Have fun partying..gail

  14. Wow Beautiful post Marie!! Your fit to be Queen yourself :) Hugs, Kim

  15. Great post. Loved your photos. I just love everything on your blog.

  16. Marie you are as beautiful in your wig as your namesake. And your daughter makes a lovely child of the queen.

  17. What a lovely post!! The doll is beautiful.

  18. LOVE that bracelet!! it is my fav! Lovely post!! Love your name, how fun for you!

  19. A feast for the eyes! You look utterly darling! This is so much fun....I finally arrived at a party.....munching on some fabbo cake at the moment....

  20. Beautiful post! Your lovely daughter looks just like you. I am in love with the teasure trove of things for Marie. Perfect!


  21. I have truly enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Please have a beautiful and creative new week.

  22. It was so lovely to see you at the birthday party dear Marie! I had a delightful time and you looked radiant of course!!
    Hugs, Sherry

  23. What a fun post! Those French Macarons look delicious!

  24. Fabulous post Toni and Alexia! Who better than you can be our hostesses today? Sorry I cannot stay too long and comment over here, I just have to go back to these macarons, which are soooo good (but soooo expensive!).

    PS I still have to go to the postoffice :-(

  25. Thank your talented daughter for putting this together! You both look great.

    I really enjoyed your post with all the Louisianna flavor as my Hubby is from there and we visit his family down there a lot. Also enjoyed your Mardi Gras photo - I know that had to be fun.

    Hey, how could I almost forget - love your name!

  26. Don't forget to get a big hunk of yummy cake!

  27. Bon fantastic! Loved my visit here.

  28. You and your daughter created such a lovely Birthday post... This was fun to see and read... Thanks for sharing... God bless...

    ~hugs 'n prayers~


  29. Marie...I love the door hang! I couldn't let the evening go by w/o coming by and saying hi!
    ~Hugs, Ann-Denise

  30. I just knew you'd have a wonderful post! Love the photoshopped Maries, ha!
    The pic with you and your dad and bro is so cool.
    The bracelet is divine. I know where she gets her talent from!

  31. So pretty! I love your pix!

  32. Marie,

    Oh My, I just absolutely love the picture of those amazing desserts. The colors are fabulous and those SHOES!

    Great post, thank you.

    xo Cathy

  33. Hello Marie..I love all your pictures,thank you for visiting me too!
    Cindy :)

  34. Lovely post.
    I love those colorful macarons.

  35. What a wonderful post!!
    I guess I need to eat cake!!
    Happy Day!

  36. Well.....the cookies look tasty!!!!

  37. Thank you for lovely comment on my 'Marie Antoinette' Christmas shoe.Stampington Magazine asked me to submit one of my 'Marie' shoe's,charm and tag.I am so excited they are coming out with a new publication in the spring called 'Marie'.Keeping my fingers 'crossed'!
    xxoo Denise

  38. Hi Toni!
    I have an award for you! Please stop by when you can to pick it up! (tell your daughter! hee-hee! She'll know how to do it!! I'm computer challenged too, you are not alone!)

    Big hugs, Sherry

  39. Thanks for coming by to say Hi!
    I love your blog!
    Hope you had a wonderful party!


  40. Hi dear Marie Antoinette,

    What a fabulous post. I love those pictures.

    Congrats on your award from Sherry (I just came from her blog).

    I hope you are feeling much, much better.

    lots of hugs,

  41. Wonderful photos of both you and your daughter. Very clever. :)

  42. Lovely post Marie!!!
    Happy Marie Day!

  43. OMG Marie Antoinette, This post is absolutely, positively amazing, I love all the pictures, they are the best.
    Happy Marie Day! (sorry a bit late)
    Hugs dear friend!

  44. Hi there, love your post and the pictures of you and daughter. Lovely bracelet tooo..... Great job....

  45. I just read your other comment on my blog - Hubby's 'people' are in New Roads - oh how I wish it were New Orleans. I have hankered on him for years just to take a trip there - but we get caught up in visiting relatives.

    I don't think people realize how much french history is in LA - even the language, the plantations, the culture, the food - I am just fascinated with it all.

    I am glad to have discovered your blog knowing you were (obviously from your picture as a little girl at Mardi Gras) raised in all this wonderful Louisianna french culture.

  46. Love this post! have those shoes!
    Oh....this is to also inform you that you have been tagged! Your It! : )

  47. What and enchanting blog! Love all the beautiful dolls and pictures of pretty things you have. Absolutely lovely!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. This was truly a treat.

    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  48. Hi Marie,

    I cannot find an 'email me' on your blog other than your etsy.

    I would love to email you as you suggested and there is someone else bonkers for NO? There is probably a lot more just not as effusive as us.

    I need to check if I even have an 'email me' on my blog - I probably don't and need to get one.

  49. OOOH those macaroons look delicious, the shoes - well they make my feet hurt just looking at them!lo -

    Love the photo of you with your dad and brother!

    You won, by the way!

    I'm just a little late!!
    send your info to


  50. A beautiful post.
    Thank you to your daughter for all her hard work .

  51. I blogged about the peacock feathers! I love them sooooo much!!!! I swear if I was over there your peacocks would be bald! I would put them all over the house! I took pictures :) so go look!~

  52. oh this is great! love all the visuals.
    When you get a moment come by my pad!

  53. Marvelous!! I love the picture of those dreamy shoes and love the crazyquilted doorhanger. Have a great week and drop by for a visit if you have a moment.

    Queen of Dreamsz