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!!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

My Darling Valentine

I would like to wish all of you a very warm and loving Valentine. Just close your eyes and imagine me hugging each and everyone of you.

I want to share a few pictures of my darling Valentine and me, and the first card he gave me. Its old and worn. I take it out alot and look at it...

You know, he never ever signed it. I guess he just thought I'd better know who it came from. LOL... Maybe its a man thing, who knows the working of a man's mind. I don't think I want to know. He did however put a little white card with the alfabet listed on it. He then put beside each letter something he thought about me...

That made up for not signing it, of course. (Note from Alexia about the letter "x" here- Xantippe was the scolding, nagging wife of Socrates. She is in fact best known for pouring a full chamber pot on the poor henpecked philosopher's bald head. The incident was referred to in the Canterbury Tales - the Wife of Bath's Tale, not surprisingly: "The hapless man sat there as still as dead, Then wiped his head and dared not to complain, But said, 'Ere thunder stops, down comes th' rain."

Anywho, We are still together after going on 36 yrs of marriage. No one thought we were going to make it. Even his own family, on our wedding day tried to stop me, every which way they could. Believe me, some were low blows. Good thing I had more class. I didn't even talk back or made any kind of remark. Anyone that knows me can tell you ...thats not me. But here we are, like alot of marriages you have your ups and downs. We love each other, thats what counts.

Here are three theater dolls I made for a lady, that wanted them for Valentine's day. They are for her daughters. She wanted all three done in pink. I think I'm though with pink for awhile. They are all different themes. One is ballerinas , one angels and the other a carousel. The other two dolls are older dolls that I made a few yrs ago.

Guess what??? I've been tagged by My very good blogging buddy,Well after this huge tag, maybe not so good buddy...LOL...Pearl of

Are you ready for this whopper? Here goes.....You answer 46 questions.

1.Are you named after anybody? Yes! My Grandma. Her name was Marie Antoinette. She was French and Spanish. In Honduras she was called Marie Antonia.

2.When was the last time you cried? The other day,You know how it is you start thinking about lost people things like that.

3.Do you like your handwriting?No! Its chicken scratch.

4. What is your fav lunch meat? I love livercheese.

5. Do you have any kids? I have one daughter, alot of you know as Alexia (Genteel Poverty)

6.If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Why certainly.

7.Do you use sarcasm? Look at Q #6!!!

8.Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.

9. Would you ever bunggee jump? Hell No!!!

10. What is your fav cereal? Anything sweet.

11. Do you untie your shoes before you take them off? Yes I do,Call me lazy.

12.What is your fav Ice cream? I love pepermint or vanilla.

13. What do you notice about a person when you first meet them? I notice their eyes.I can tell right off, if they are "off". Its a gift,that has saved me countless of times.

14. Are you red or pink? I am red.Thats all I am going to say.

15.What is the least thing you like about yourself? I don't like the fact that I'm impatient.

16.Who do you miss the most in your life? I miss all my loved ones the same ,but I do miss of course my parents and younger brother. He would be an interesting story, remarkable in fact.

17.Do you want everyone to complete this? I feel this way.i will finish this tag,I like tags ,but this is a long one...LOLI wouldn't get upset or press anyone to finiah this.If they can ,they can,if not its not a big thing,just something to do.

18.What color pants and shoes are you wearing?.None,I'm still in my nitegown.

19.What are you listening to right now? I'm listening to my show, Days of our lives.

2o. If you were a crayon,what color would you be? I love all the victorian type colors ,but my fav is dusty rose.

21.What are your fav smells.All the creames,such as vanilla and lavenders.

22.Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My hubby called to check on me.

23.Do you like the person who posted this? Oh yes!!!I've been kidding about this longggggggg tag she gave me to do ,but I really think she is fab. She' has always been here for me and I hope we become even closer friends.

24.What sport do you watch the most? Really ,not any ,but If I did ,it would be horse racing or the rodeo.

25.What is you hair color? Well it was dark brown,fading to gray.

26.What is your eye color? brown

27.Do you wear contacts? Yes,only when I go somewhere nice.

28.What is your fav food? I like fried Chicken and cream potatoes.I like a good rare steak with baked potatoes.

29.Do you like scary movies or happy endings.I love happy endings.

30.What is the last movie you watched? The last Templar.

31.What color shirt are you wearing? I'm still in my nitegown.

32.Are you summer or winter? Summer

33.Are you hugs or kisses? I am both.

34.What is your fav desert? Cream cheese pie.

35.Most likely to respond? Respond to what????I will respond to anything ,all of us do.Unless your an idiot.

36.What book are you reading? I am reading a historical romance novel/short christmas stories/with fav arthur Mary Balogh.

37.What color is your mouse pad? I'm not using a mouse pad

38.Where did you watch TV last? In my living room.

39.What are your fav sounds? Outdoors and soft fifties music.

40.Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Neither.

41.What is the farest place you been away from home? I lived in Honduras,when I was little then visited a couple more times.

42.Do you have a special talent? I used to dance really well.

43.Where were you born? I was born in New Orleans,La.

44.Who's answer's are you most looking forward to getting back? I would appreciate anyone getting back to me.

45. How did you meet your spouse?He was a friend of mines date, but she was engaged to another person,who happen to be out of town. He came home early and my friend said,What am I going to do about Bill?,I said I'll take care of Bill for you. And i have been every since. You see Bill was on his last three days of leave ,when my friend met him. He just finished his tour in Viet Nam.

Well thats that ,I'm finished.If anyone would like to do this tag,just pick it up and don't cuss me to much.

I also was tagged by Kris of am supose to name some facts about myself,but I've already done this twice,so I am not going to do it.Instead i want everyone to go and visit Kris,because she has an outstanding blog.There is so many pretties .Kris is also an outstanding person.Friendly and sweet.Lets all give her a hug.Thank you Kris.Hugs and kisses Marie

I want to thank all of you who visited me,and again Happy Valentines Day to all...Marie Antionette


  1. What a lovely Valentine post! Thanks for sharing all that! That is so sweet that you still take out that Valentine's day card and look at it now and then. The alphabet is so sweet!

    Your theater dolls are beautiful! How lovely!

    You still have your tonsils!? Interesting. That is something I never thought to ask anyone, LOL!

  2. Me either,Imust go thank Pearl for that.LOL.Was that not a long tag?LOL Thanks for your lovely coments Hugs Marie Antionette

  3. Somewhere in my cedar chest are my Valentine cards.... haven't looked through them for a while...maybe I'll do that this week...

    family .. pagh... what do they know? I have the same problem with my husband's parents..... they tried everything to get rid of me... I'z still heeeeer....... hahahha... but, I can't be bothered with them anymore....

    thanks for stopping by to look at the dolls and their feet...

  4. Hi Marie!

    I LOVE how the 3 pink ladies turned out!! You did an incredible job on them! I know you're glad to have them done.
    The photos of you & hubby are so precious. Brings back memories doesn't it? You look as great now as you did back then!! You go girl!
    You must have been worn out after that tag. Did you have to take a nap to recover? or just scream? LOL
    I will call you this week sweetie!
    Hugs, Sherry

  5. Hi Marie, i loved seeing the pictures of you and you hubby, so sweet and i think i got a card similar to the one you got from your love. Tha had to be the 70's. I love reading the facts about you too. I am a red also!! tee hee. we could have some fun together. love ya

  6. HI Sweet Marie!

    Wow - that is so awesome - 36yrs! Hey I'm going on 21 years as single!! hehehe I quit after the 3rd one. Dated yes, just not married again.
    Loved reading all those ?'s -
    Red or Pink - what!? - are those my only choices!

    The dolls are lovely. Looks like they were quite a bit of work. You do such a nice job of making beautiful dolls.
    Happy Valentines Day to you too Dear Marie.

  7. Hi Marie ~ FUN post & I know right on the opened mouths in the video! LOL

    COOL what a great gift for V-day!

    I LOVE real black roses too. You will have to share a pic of your rose bush on your blog in the future.

    Happy Valloween!

    SpOOky Hugs,
    Chris :-X)


  8. What a wonderful love story. I saw "The Notebook" last night for the very first time (I'm a late (movie) bloomer)~Anyhoo...TRUE LOVE is a miracle!!

    The doll is just precious! I love how there is a little world hidden away under her skirt.

  9. So fun getting to know you better. I guess the best revenge for mean comments form the in laws is your happily ever after. Well done!

  10. OOOh my you lucky girl. That man of yours bought you a I call that a great husband. I am happy for you. When you want to buy one of my lavender pillows contact me and I will make and list one just for you. You bet I understand. Read my blog after the first one that comes up will like is full of romantic love letters written by famous people. I love the card and note your husband gave you ahile ago. He is madly in love with you. Now that is another lucky thing about you...ooh I do not want to answer all those questions...I doubt if I have over 40 answers. Yours answers are great.
    Love and hugs and happy days.

  11. I'm still chuckling over your answers -- yes I read all 46 of them, you are so fun and funny!

    Those theater dolls are incredible. I would NEVER have thought to have a scene like that, with the dress acting like a curtain. SO UNIQUE just like their creator!!!

  12. Just stopped by to wish you a lovely day and to invite you to enter my blogversary giveaway. Just stop by my blog and leave a comment to enter. Thanks!


  13. Loved your valentine story and so glad your happy and together still.
    the dolls are lovely that you made you are so talented
    i hope you have a lovely valentines day
    andrea x

  14. Hi!!
    What a lovely Valentine post!
    The dolls are adorables.
    Happy Valentines Day to you!

  15. Oh I wish you lived near me. My Dh and I will be married 36 years too in August. Small world. I love the pic of you and your beloved. What a beautiful couple you are. The Valentine is precious. He is certainly a great man to take the time to write all the descriptions for you with the letters of the alphabet. That is a treasured card, I am sure.

    Loved reading the 46 facts about you.
    Kris is a sweetheart for sure and you are so right about her lovely blog.
    The dolls you created for the custom order are awesome. WOW you are so talented. They are going to love them.

    Thank you for stopping by today. It is always great to have you visit. And thank you for adding to the following too. I am honored.
    See you soon. Have a great night.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Dear Marie,
    You are so kind! What a beautiful dedication to your love. We are lucky, aren't we? We are lucky as well to have each other as fellow human beings who love, laugh, learn and live together in this sometimes sad but most definately beautiful world. May you live all your days in LOVE! I like dressing dolls too, but mainly animals! I am working on a puppet theatre and want to "feature"some of my friends! Stay in tune...Anita

  17. Hello Marie Antionette,so nice to meet you.
    I love the Dolls...beautiful!
    Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful Valentine's day:)

  18. Dear Marie....Thank you for leaving yet a nother happy comment for me. OOOh yes I can hardly wait to make a pillow for you.
    Take a look at my latest pillow on Ebay auction number 380103353772.
    You might be inspired to find an image I have listed for your beautiful pillow. I can make it any time and save it for you until you are ready. I just need to
    know the image that pleases you.


  19. Hi Marie,
    What a great Valentine post!!
    I remember those cards by the way!
    Very sweet!
    You have a Happy one too!

  20. Those dolls are just gorgeous & amazing!!!
    Great pix of you & your husband and how sweet of him to write the alphabet of you!

  21. Wow so beautiful! What 'retro photos' you have not aged at all?! Aren't you glad you do not live here after watching that video!I cannot believe that the 'Obama Artist' was arrested the night of his opening here in Boston! ( I posted utube video)xxoo

  22. What a sweet Valentine's Day post!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment:)

    Have a wonderful week!

  23. Hi Marie , love your pink dolls and the Valentine from your hubby is just so-o-o-o sweet .
    Oh and you made me want some liver cheese ; I haven't had any of that in years !

  24. Happy Valentines Day to you Marie Antoinette. The card from your husband was really lovely.
    Your post was sweet and how neat that you are together after all those years. Makes you more determined I think when family add their 2 cents worth.

    Your dolls are very pretty.

    It was interesting to learn more about you.


  25. Those dolls are amazing. You should submit them to Somerset Marie. Loved reading your Meme too. Those are always fun. And I loved the photos of you and your sweetie. This year will be our 40th anniversary. Good grief....that's a long time. :)

  26. Happy Valentines day to you Toni! I think that photo of you both under that tree is sooooo romantic! Here we are not celebrating Valentine, due to globalization we know it here too, but my hubby and I are kind of old fashioned! I decorate and that's it. Ooh and I forget the most important: we love each other, for almost 30 years. But we don't have cards from the past. Your tag is so interesting. I'm going to visit Kim too.
    Have a nice day!

  27. That is such a sweet love story!
    Happy Valentines day!
    Your theater is lovely!

  28. hi toni,,thanks for the valentine story, hope you and your sweetie have many more ,and the look at your beautiful pink ladies
    enjoyed reading your 45 answers,

  29. What a wonderful V-Day post! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  30. So very Beautifully Gorgeous!!
    And come back and try the video again, it should be up permanently!
    Sandra Evertson

  31. Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your sweet words, that was lovely and made my day. I didn't think about it like that! I was just being Mom. ha ha Chalk it up to my Mom I guess, passing it down.

    Your theater dolls are beautiful! Wow, you are a well of talent we've barely tapped into yet! ha ha

    Those pics of you and your Man are so sweet! Love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

  32. I LOVE that old valentine from your sweetheart! What a treasure.
    You two look great together! Thirty six years! Congrats, and happy Valentines Day!

  33. Happy Valentine's Marie! Your love story is inspiring. WOW! 36 years that is fantastic. I don't have my tonsils and vanilla is my favorite ice cream.


  34. Hi Marie,
    Wow, after reading that tag I almost forgot why I came here... to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

    Back to the tag, you sure answered a lot of questions. I also like the card you shared from your husband and how sweet he went from A to Z sharing things about you.

    Love your dolls too - very pretty sweetie. Well, back to listen to some more Aaron Neville on your blog. Have a wonderful Valentine's!!!

  35. Dear Ms. MARIE

    Happy Valentine's Day.

    I liked that you have preserved the first card. and I liked the whole ABCD too.

    Naval Langa

  36. u are seriously the sweetest person ever! I got the sweet postcard wishing me a happy valentines day! It brightened up my day! Sometimes it just so hard to do anything for me with the 2 small boys but u always seem to make me smile! thanks for being such a special friend

  37. I agree with Priscila - you are the sweetest person ever! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face all day yesterday! and today too!
    Hope you are doing well!
    love and hugs dear Marie!

  38. Hi Doll. Wow, now I know everything about you!!! Ha ha just kidding. Nice to see you blogging! I have to read your barmaid stories now, I well remember your first one, wow, can you ever tell a story, I am telling you...

  39. Thanks for sharing. I love the old Valentine and the "retro photos". I was a "70's teen" too.

  40. Well, well, well... LOL

    You actually did it, and survived... you know that I loved reading this post and getting more of a peek into your magical world... How Romantic that you still have your first card from Bill, and I just adore the alphabet list he did, too! Congrats, Sweetie, on such a long and loving marriage... what a blessing!! Thank you for such a precious Valentine wish... I hope 'n pray that your day was filled with Romance 'n extra Love... You're simply a dear one!

    God bless...

    ~hugs 'n prayers~


    P.S. Loved seeing more of your amazing dolls... such talent you have!
    P.S.S. Almost forgot to send along some gentle ferret kisses! Tee~Heee...

  41. Hi Marie,
    Hope you had a nice Valentine's weekend. Loved visitng your Valentine post again and seeing your gorgeous dolls.
    I finished those jelly jars thst you asked to see when done. They are on today's post if you have a moment to stop by.
    Have a great week sweet friend.
    Big Hugs, Celestina Marie

  42. Happy belated V. day. You are a sentimental sweetheart. I just love that you have the first card. I have only been married 5 years but hope to have many more with my hubby (he's a keeper-hehe).
    The dolls are gorgeous. You do beautiful work.


  43. I love the pictures of you & your sweet!! The dolls you made are just beautiful! You are so very talented!
    hugs, Sherry

  44. Hi Marie!

    Thanks SO much for the beautiful Valentine's postcard you sent me in the mail! :-)

    It was my birthday the day before on Feb. 13th. I had a wonderful birthday too!

    Hope this note finds you well & have an enchanted week lady!

    Chris (-:

  45. Your dolls are lovely! The Valentine post was wonderful! But that tag was long, but interesting. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon

  46. that is the cutest doll theater!!! i have done two of those with the skirts as a theater...i think that is such a cute idea!!!