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, August 30, 2008

Gustav is a coming !!!! I'm not afeared...LOL

Hello Friends, I just might not be able to post for awhile. After Katrina my power was off for almost 4 weeks. But if everthing goes well , I"ll post right away to let you know. Anyone else that is in direct or in the cone, good luck to you and May God bless and keep you safe.

XOXO Marie Antionette

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Newest Very Big Santa

Hello fellow Christmas lovers, and all round crafting buddies. Let me show you my Santa. I call this vignette, Santa's Christmas Village. This is only the second big Santa I've ever made. He is 16 inches in lenth, 11 inches in width, and 18 inches tall. Santa being the tallest point, and he is sitting down.
My santa is sitting at his bench and putting his Christmas village up. I made everything except his head, hands, boots, and of course the village pieces and props under the table. As I said before, I'm all about the scenes.
Speaking of Christmas villages, I can't wait to put up my very own village. I will make sure I post it.
On that note,A few people have requested that I write something about my bartending days. My next post, if all goes right, will be about that interesting time of my life. Please take care and good crafting. Marie Antionette

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My New Shoes, An Award, and a Fun Song Tag

Hi Everyone!

I recieved a pair of paper shoes, that I purchased from Nancy of Fete et Fleur. You can imagine how happy I was to get them...

They are so pretty and going to look great come this Christmas on where else, my tree. I always decorate it with vintage looking ornaments . I love to collect shoes, swans, angels, unicorns, and peacocks. I want to thank Nancy, for the time she took to prepare and ship my pretty little shoes. She also inclosed something extra. In New Orleans we call that Lagniappe - "A little something extra." . A pretty little bunch of roses. How sweet was that?

Thank You Nancy. XOXO Marie Antionette...

Now for an award from Connie at Magnolia Street Style:

Thanks, Connie!!!

Here are my Nominees:
1) Wonders of Whimsy
2) To dwell in Primitive Time
3) Vintage Tea
4) China, Chintz and Roses
5) Wild Rose Cottage

The rules if you'd like to participate...1. Please put award on your blog. 2. Add link to the person who awarded you. 3. Nominate 5 fellow bloggers for this award. 4. Add links to recipient. 5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award!

Now, the Song Tag I got From Rebecca at Ladies Historical Tea Society!

The rules if you want to play along:1. Post the link to the person who tagged you and post therules on your blog.2. Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others thatyou like and tell why. 3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.

Here are my songs *blush*:
How much is that doggie in the window by Doris Day
Does your chewing gum loose it flavor on the bedpost over nite by Lonnie Donegan
Me and my arrow by Harry Nilson
Hang down your head Tom Dooley by Kingston Trio
The unicorn song by the Irish Rovers.

And here is everyone i'm tagging:
1) Wonders of Whimsy
2) To dwell in Primitive Time
) Vintage Tea
4) China, Chintz and Roses
5) Wild Rose Cottage
6) Birdbath Chronicles
7) Confessions of an Apron Queen

Thanks for the tag, Rebecca!
Yall Have Fun! Hugs! Marie Antoinette

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tree Angels!

OK my fellow crafting friends, Just like the stockings, I'm pretty sure I invented this- let me know if i'm in error- I came upon this idea by accident. When I craft, I usually do two or more things at a time. I was sitting on the floor checking out Christmas lights for the theme trees I make. At the same time I was looking at some organza material I was going to use for an angel I was making. I left the lights on while doing this. I was tired.

I just threw that organza material, it landed on the lights. Would you believe I thought the glow shining though was so beautiful. My pea size brain went into overdrive. I looked at the lights, the organza, the mini tree, the angel head. Well the rest is history. It's sometimes hard to get a picture that shows the lights as they truly are, but here is a tree angel that's a good example:

Here's how I make them: First let me say, I 've tried using different kinds of see though fabric. That certain glow only comes though on Organza types of fabric. It kind of twinkles. I cut out a 10 inch diameter plaque. I always use ponderosa pine... sand and painted it. I use a 24 inch miniture Christmas tree. I secured the tree to the plaque. I drilled holes very close to the base of the tree. I glued a dowel in that tree. I then secured the tree to the dowel. This is to keep the tree from wobbling.

I cut the material to fit around the whole tree as you can see in the picture. Frill it up a bit. I put together the angel, by dressing her head plate and arms to match the dress. Now!!! I drape the gown I secured the head with glue. Make my wings , using my own white peacock feathers, frill it up . Turn the lights that I forgot to tell you to put on the tree. Below is a candy-themed tree angel:

My tree angels stand at least 27 or more inches high. It is a one piece item, and it don't come apart.Once the head is attached , its there to stay. There you go. I've sold and donated a bunch of these. But its really getting very hard to find the printed organza.

And a close up of her face- they often hold ornaments or jewels of some type:

I haven't made any new ones this year yet. I will soon , so I'm showing you what I have left. And of course you should all know by now the camera does not let the glow show as it really is.

Thank you all very much .Your friendship and the support means the world to me. Hugs Marie Antionette