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 15, 2009

I'm Back !!!

Hello one and all you wonderful people!!! I've missed you all so much. I'm glad to be back. I have been under the weather, but feeling better.I had what I called a near stroke. I'm OK. It did leave me with some numbness in my fingertips of my right hand , but not to the point I can't work or anything. Its just annoying to type for any long period of time. Also my short term memory is rattled I'm afraid. So please excuse any spelling and things like that. I intend to forget how to correct things and I do not want to bother my daughter to much , although she would help me in a heartbeat. She is working really hard right now. God bless her. It seems she doesn't get a break from it. I know most of you are being put though the mill also and know what I'm talking about .

I did have a wonderful visit from the two most perfect house guest ever. Sherry of Eddie Marie's Attic

and her sweet, sweet daughter in-law Chris. My hubby Bill even took off work and took all of us into New Orleans. We had the best time even if it was a quick trip. Sherry took some great pictures and I left the posting of them to her. So if you like, go on over to Eddie Marie's Attic and follow along with Sherry and Chris on their trip to our southern states. She met up with not only me but several other of our blogging friends. Go take a look and find out who. It was a sad day to see them leave. They did stay with me a couple of days. It was just to wonderful.

I want to show you all what beautiful gifts Sherry and her wonderful daughter in-law Chris gave me. First this drop dead gorgeous purse that Sherry made. Its just to fab.It fits me perfect.She knew I was short so she made it to fit me. Its so hard to buy purses, the best ones are so large, it looks like I'm carring suitcases, but this one is just right. Look at the broche !!! And all the pockets.The inside is just as wonderful.Pockets and a beautiful satin linning with bees printed on it. Amazing

This is the back of the purse, isn't it just gorgeous? I told Sherry she should make these purses and sell them. They are just to fab.

Look at these beautiful ear rings and Angel neckless Sherry gave me, are they not precious? The box they came in... ain't to shabby either. Thank you Sherry for all the wonderful gifts you gave me , they will be cherished.

This is Sherry and me siting out in the Gazbeo, I think we can talk for hours.Its really scary how much we are intuned to each other

OK ya'll !!! Look at this.Sherry is actually sucking a crawfish head. The best juices are in the head of this Louisiana muddbug. You don't know what it took for me to get her try this, but once she did...She was unstopable. At first she was convinced that the eyes would come out. But I told her they didn't. I'm telling you, she was eating these crawfish like a real southerner. I asked her ...Are you sure yor a yankee??? Her daughter in-law loved them too. So don't be ascared, come on down. LOL...If you dare. I'll have you sucking these crawfish heads and pinching their tails in no time.

Since this is June, and June is a month for weddings, I thought I would post these two older wedding dolls. I made these dolls, along time ago. But they are still two of my favs. The first one is of course a bride putting away her bridal wear in her hope chest for safe keeping and the second picture is of a bride in a gazebo all decorated for her wedding pictures. This doll vignette was actually used in a wedding as a center piece .
I want to say a special thanks to a special guy...Chris of Designs by CK. He gave me this Renee Award and it means so much to me. A truelly amazing artist. I'm one of his biggest fans and I count him as a good friend. I'm so sorry Chris that it took this long to post the award. XXO

I know this was kind of a short post, but I will try and do better next time.I will try and visit with everyone I know...LOL but it will take me a few days so bear with me. I want to see what all of you have been up to and also see what wonderful things that were made. Till my next post Buy ya'll and May God Bless You...XXOO

Marie Antionette


  1. glad you are back! sorry to hear what happened; feeling better? love the jewelery she gave you- very pretty!!

    take care of yourself!!!

  2. I'm so glad you're back, sweetheart. I saw some of the photos at Sherry's blog and they're so good of all of you. I especially loved the fainting couch ones! Your June dolls are beautiful as always. I'll talk to you soon... Off to listen to some music now! And, as always, I keep you in my prayers.

  3. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear that you had such a health scare! I am glad to hear you are feeling better! Stay well!

    I have been following Sherry's trip. It looks like she has been having a lot of fun. I'm glad you had such a nice visit with her! Those are lovely gifts.

    Take care!

  4. Hooray! Now, this is a happy Monday for sure, because you are back posting AND because you are okay. But your health has got me worried, dearie! You are delicate, very fine-boned and petite and you got to take care of yourself, keep out the heat, and just generally take it easy PLEASE!!!

    You got me hungry with that crayfish picture!

  5. Oh that fish! I should have tried that while I was in the States, there is nothing better than local cuisine! Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather for such a long time, but I'm so happy that you are back again, I do hope you stay well for a long time now. Your dolls are gorgeous! Take care!

  6. hello miss! i was blog browsing when i came upon yours and i just love it. along with marie antoinette. well i'm glad you're back to blogging, looking forward to reading more.

    Le Vintage

  7. Hello Marie, I am sorry to hear about your health problem, and glad you are on the up-swing. You are such a creative person your dolls are lovely. Take care. TTFN

  8. hey Marie....glad you are feeling somewhat better and that you had a great visit with your blog buddy.

    Uhm.... no... even if I visited..I ain't suckin' no crawfish!! forget it babe!

  9. I am so glad you are okay, you must have been so worried! It is very traumatic to have something happen to your health. So nice to see you back, and you had a wonderful visit with your friends!!! That is really great to hear!
    Margaret B

  10. hey Marie...just popped back to say...she is not finished..yet...but, I'll send a couple pics later.... have to run out and water some pots before it gets too hot....

    later..... Vee

  11. Hi there,
    So glad you are back. So sorry to hear about your health scare.
    You take good care!!!
    Loved seeing all of your latest pictures.
    Chat again soon,

  12. Hello my Sweet Friend...
    So wonderful to have you back! I've been away, too... under the weather as well... I've been thinking of you 'n praying that all's been going as well as possible...
    Just loved reading about your visit with Sherry... and seeing some great photos... LOL @ sucking the head! ... I remember when I lived in Florida, there was a local seafood restaurant who's slogan was "Suck the Head & Eat the Tail"... tee~heeee!
    Your bridal dolls are simply beautiful... as are all of your awesome creations... So good of you to share with us...
    I'll continue with my prayers for your health to keep improving... Hold tightly to your Faith ♥

    ~hugs 'n prayers~

  13. Hi Sweet Friend, I am so glad you are back and feeling better. I just loved your catch up post. The time spent with Sherry and Chris were truly special and I had the added bonus of meeting Linda too. All are just sweet as can be. Love your pics and your June dolls are amazingly gorgeous! You are so talented.

    I will email soon. Keep on the mend and prayers come your way.
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

  14. i admire that marie antoinette has stuck with you for so long, if any name it is one of the best. thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog! i'll be sure to keep checking up here.

    Le Vintage

  15. My dearest Marie, I am so grateful to God that you are back and that you are well...I know that Sherry had such a good time with you and she just adores you, as I do too! I love seeing all the photos of you and Sherry; your home and peacocks are so impressive. YOU ARE A STUNNER! You are so pretty and I hope that your health continues to improve. We miss you and your absence has been noticed. I am just happy that you are functioning and hopefully, happy! I have to say, your dolls are just gorgeous. I am off of school for the summer and I attempted to embellish a doll that you might appreciate; I will post it sometime. Take good care of yourself dear one, and the memory of Sherry's stay with you I know for sure will always be precious to her, as well as to us who get to see the wonderful photos. I do wish you could hear my harp, it is so peaceful. Once I figure out how to download my own recordings to my playlist, I will play for everyone! God bless, Anita

  16. Hi Marie! ~ Glad you are back and OK / feeling better!

    Thanks for your lovely post on mine and your friendship as always!

    Have a great rest of the week. :-)

    Take Care,


  17. Hi Sweet Marie!

    Oh what fun we had!! You are like a sister to me and it was so hard to leave you that last day. But we will have more fun times in the future.

    What a treat it was to sit and watch your peacocks strut around looking for a girlfriend! I felt like I was in paradise.

    Your dolls are magnificent!! They are so detailed and artistic Marie. You put so much thought and love into each one. You are a doll artist and dont you forget it!

    And I'll NEVER forget the crawfish!! Oh I didn't think I could eat them but girl were they good! Wes said "you may not have sucked the eyeballs out but I think you probably were sucking the brains out of it". So I guess you would call it "brain food"? LOL Anyways it was delish.

    Love you Marie! Sherry

    PS Tell Bill "Hi" from us and give him a big hug!

  18. Hi Lady,
    gosh I am sorry to hear your feeling that sick. That is scary, sure hope your on the road to perfect recovery. Will be glad to keep great thoughts and healing prayer for you.
    Looks like you had a fun visit with your friends, nice purse gift and angel necklace. YOU take care of yourself and get plenty of rest.
    So glad to see you post something again dear friend.....

    please remember, sooooooooo many ladies care about you Marie, take things easy this summer :)

  19. Welcome back Marie Antoinette,
    We have missed you!!
    So thankful that you are alright!!
    Glad you have your friend Sherry!
    Also, that you could go to Nola. We get to go next month too!
    Will be thinking good thoughts and sending smiles your way!
    With love,
    I tried both links, but they wouldn't open

  20. I'm so glad you are back - it sounds like it's been a little rough! If you can only type 2 words they will be a wonderful 2 words - don't push yourself too hard!
    Sounds like you and Sherry had fun! I think I would have a hard time sucking the head too! And I love shrimp, and lobster and such - never have had crawfish tho - and such sweet gifts she brought!
    Those dolls like all of your dolls are beautiful - I really like the one with the hope chest.
    I'm glad you are back - take care of yourself dear Marie Antionette!

  21. Hi Marie! so glad you are back and feeling better. I did open your door and peek in on you a couple of times and you were resting so I just backed out again. What a thrill it must have been to meet some bloggers. I just know you guys had a blast but I don't know if I could suck on those craw daddys heads. I have them down by the lake. Nope...can't do it. :) Stay well! xo Lynn

  22. I was worried about you ! I know about short memory..guess we are like Eckhart Tole now! In the NOW!
    Feel free to post your bride on my blog!
    I finally got the Ride! So I can get off the penn.! Found new PT and doing pilates!If you need care here in Boston,I have an extra room..bring your umbrella..we are getting a Nor'easter Saturday!

  23. Hello Marie,

    Soo good to see you are recovering. You are such a special lady.

    I would be like your friend in that it would probably take an awful lot of coaxing before you saw me sucking the life out of something so positively appetizing sounding as a "mud bug." (tee hee :) I'm sure I would though just from reading your post.

    Glad to have you back. Take your time with making the rounds. I know I'm not going anywhere.

    Love and hugs,

    ~Kitty Kellie

  24. Dear Marie,
    So happy your back. The hat has been sold but I will make another but it will be different but still unique...I will let you know when
    I have it accomplished. So happy you had fun with your friend Love you bride dolls which I had one to go with my pillow that is listed right now on Ebay. Hope everything is grand in your world. Your the best.
    Love and hugs,

  25. Marie I am so sorry to hear about your health. But it can only be up hill from here, right?

    You will get better each and every day, that is what I am going to pray for.

    You are gorgeous by the way.

    I am also glad to see that I have arrived here the same day as my award.

    Renee xoxox

  26. Hi sorry to hear about your health, sweetie! I am glad you are doing well, though & are still able to type and work on your creations! I wish you continued improvement with you health. Looks like you had a wonderful time with Sherry & her daughter in the pictures!!lol Take care!
    Hugs, Sherryrosebella

  27. Hi Marie,

    Wow, I love those beautiful Wedding dolls. Perfect for this time of year. My DH and I are married 10 years this December. I can't believe how fast the time flew by. We're off to Disney (where we got married!) for our anniversary, but we're going in October since it will still be warm and we can swim!

    Have a great day.

    xo Cathy

  28. Hi Miz Marie!
    I am glad to know your doing ok and feeling better. I love the photos and sharing the visit to New Orleans. Thanks for the comment and I hope your AC is working really good these days. I saw the photo of the white peacock,,how amazing,,just magical. What a treat!
    Take care!

  29. Marie I just made your picture bigger to see if you were as pretty as I thought you were and you are. Your beautiful.

    Marie I did not make that award, Bella and Ces made it for me.

    But I do love it.

    Have a great day.

    Love Renee xoxo

  30. Hi Marie,, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope you have a really speedy recovery and will be good as new very soon. I am so glad you had a nice visit with sherry. I have no idea how you got her to suck a crawfish head!!! I will have to take your work for
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I will have the fairy necklaces on my website soon.
    Have a great week. luv,gail

  31. Marie I am so sorry to hear of your illness. So glad your back I have missed your sweet comments and lovely blog.

    The dolls are so beautiful that you posted you have such a beautiful talent.

    I am so glad your blogger friend was able to come by. How wonderful!

    Sending you a BIG HUG!!!!! I look forward to seeing your blog again.

  32. Hi Marie, I am so happy you paid me a visit. My post was about my first swap, you mentioned you might like to do one, I would be more thank happy to do a swap with you, it could be a lot of fun. Let me know. TTFN

  33. Hello my precious Marie! Thank you for your beautiful comments and for coming by to sit a spell on my couch to look through the French doors! Hey, did you the notice the Marie the Garden Faery Queen that I made, that was at the end of the post? Yes, of course I saw that marvelous harp on Sherry's blog! But of course, I favor mine, because it gets played daily! The humidity however, is causing my strings to break!!! Have a beautiful week, my beautiful lady! Anita

  34. Glad to read your on the mend.
    I noticed your message on Renee's blog.
    So pleased you received a Renee award.
    Hope your week goes fantastically well!

  35. Marie, i am so sorry that you have not been feeling well...i hope you are better sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your friends, they brought you the sweetest gifts...your dolls are so lovely...take care of yourself:)

  36. Glad you are back . But you take care of yourself, you hear ! Looks like you and Sherry had a good time together.You lucky ducks ! LOL.

  37. Oh my goodness!!!! I am so sorry! How scary. I am so glad you are back and that you are okay!

    I love the photos! You are just stunning! All of your gifts are so beautiful too!! As are your dolls, fabulous! My mom would FREAK. She collects dolls.

    I hope you are much better now sweetie! Sending big hugs,

  38. Hello there! I am so happy you are feeling better, thank you for visiting my blog and introducing youself. Your bride dolls are breathtaking! Please visit again soon!

  39. So glad to see you back sorry to read of your health problems. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest....Thats an order!!!! X

  40. I am glad you are feeling better...hugs...m..

  41. Hi Marie,
    Beautiful post as always.
    Thank you sweetly for stopping by and your sweet words...Warm hugs,

  42. Thanks Marie and I appreciate your stopping by & kind words about MJ!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Chris (-:

  43. Hello,

    First time to stop by:)

    Lovely to the Tea Party!


  44. Happy to see that you are back.
    I am so sorry that you have not been feeling well.
    I hope you are getting better ….

    What a wonderful and grand time you had and I love the
    great gifts you received.


  45. Thanks so much for writing to me. I was happy to be able to visit you and am glad you are feeling better after such a scary health problem. I will be back for sure to read your past posts and see more of your wonderful dolls......Kim

  46. Hi sweetness!

    I just wanted to come back by again and say hi! I think of you often, I just don't always get all the places I want to go on here! I'm sort of up and down!
    Take care of yourself -
    love ya

  47. Hello Miss Marie!! thank you so much for the anniversary well wishes. It was a beautiful time. Life had been a bit hectic and chaotic. I'm not doing much blogging right now, but wanted to come by and thank you!


  48. Bonjour my dear Marie!!!!
    Oh I will miss blogging so much, but I will be visiting others. I want to get this assignment done so I can breath a bit! I want to dress dolls, make vintage things and such! Thank you for coming by, Anita

  49. Hi Marie,
    Just stopping by to say hello and hope all is well. Are you feeling well sweetie?
    Loved seeing your post again with Sherry and Chris's visit.
    Take good care and feel good.
    Love ya, Celestina Marie

  50. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I'm glad you are back too. Your dolls are so beautiful. I always love when you post you precious dolls.

  51. Happy Birthday, Marie! Thanks for your blog visit today. Hope you're fully recovered and enjoying your "today".