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!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A New Tree, A Swap, A Buy and Another Bartending Story

Hello dear friends,

First I want to show you another White upside Xmas down tree, I just finished. This is not the same tree I did on the below post. I made that tree for a friend of mine. This tree will be going in my Esty shop. Its made with all clear ornaments. No clolor to this tree except some white. It stands about 26 inches tall.

I had the chance to purchase some really beautiful ribbons from Noelle Garret Designs

You need to visit her shop. She has some really great deals, not to mention how she packages her items she sells. Its worth it. She also included some extra pretties .One of the things was a very cute lollipop. A gorgeous tag. Thank you Carrie.
I kind of did these pictures backward.But this is how Carrie packaged the items. So pretty!!!Not to mention the extras that were in it.
I also was in a swap. I haven't been in a swap for years and this was so much fun. It was with Wanda of Roses in Winter
She is a fantastic lady, who does some amazing things. We decided to do a swap together. We both also decided to do crowns.We both never ever made crowns. This is the crown She made for me. Isn't it just gorgeous. I love it. She aslo made me the most beautiful wand. Then to top it off, she sent me a pair of paper shoes that were just fab. She sent them because I just happen to make a cooment on how beautiful the shoes were. Wasn't that just to sweet. A very nice lady and friend. Thank you Wanda...Please go visit her blog.
Now for the bartending story:


I know a few of you follow my past life as a redneck Barmaid. Although I'm not a redneck, A New Orleanian born and bred, transplanted in Mississippi, not that nothing is wrong with that. After all I married a redneck. A good ole boy...LOL...
For those who are newer to my blog, you can go read the first two stories first... if you like to. Here are the links:

I was going to write another story about a very proud Lady. You see I read a story on Sandra Evertson's. It was about something and someone who changed her life. It reminded me of the same thing that happen to me, Except the proud lady was my very own Mother. I decided to tell that story another time. But you should go read Sandra Evertson's blog. It a must read.

Before I begin my bartending story, I must warn some of you that you may not like what you read It does have some violent content. Its not like the first two stories. My newer blogging friends don't really know me, that is why I wish you would read the first two stories first.
I don't want you to get the wrong idea.
I also want to tell you that I'm not a writer. I just tell the story as I would if I'm talking to you. Sherry of me that when she met me in person, that I sounded just like she pictured me in my blog. So with all that said .....This is a true story...

The Legend of the Pool Stick Incident
I use to play pool, was not great but I did win a few tournaments. I wanted to play a game of pool before I went home, and my hubby Bill came in for a beer anyway. He seldom came to the bar you see. Anyway, I put my quarters up... When it was my turn to play. I saw that I was going to play someone I did not know. A young man, that I now realize was what we call down here a smart a..... little punk. I have no use for punks. Because I have a gift of sizing up a person at first glance, I could tell this young man, (no names in this story) had no respect for older people, not that I was all that old. This happened only 12 yrs ago.

Since he won the table, he could decide if he wanted to rack or break. He wanted me to break. I know why now. When I broke, none of my balls went in. so it was his turn.... He ran the table, leaving me with no shots, Oh well, it happens. I said thank you, but all he did was turn his back on me. How rude. All I said to him was son... the least you could have said... Thanks for playing , or I'm sorry you did not get a shot. You see he did not want to play pool with me anyway. He was hoping for one of the men, anybody but a mere woman.

Do you know what that CRETIN then said and done to me???
He put his fingers in my face...wag them around gangster style....then said....SHUT UP OLD WOMAN AND GET OUT MY FACE!!!......Then he turned his back on me again. started to walk off.
I SAW RED.....Kids don't talk to their elders like that. NEVER!!!! I'm from an old school of licks. There is no such thing as time outs.
I still had my pool stick in my hand. I tapped him on his shoulder....(I don't hit no one from behind)....When he turned around he said WHAT!!! I came down with that pool stick on his shoulder, and from then on it was a blur. I kept wacking him still he was curled into a ball under the back ball table. I was still whacking him still my two honorary sons lifted me up and away from him. They told me later that I was still wacking away at him with what is now a broken pool stick.

My hubby was standing with his mouth open, because he never ever saw me do such a thing. I don't think he knew what to do.

The little punk was talking ...I'm going to sue you. Well he got rid of that notion real quick. One of my honorary sons told him that it would never get to court, because I'm one of the most respected ladies in town not to mention a friend to most of the police. Also if any thing happen to me, in any way shape or form....Well! he got the message.
The next day when I was working, The punk came in and apologized to me. To this day when he sees me... he calls me Ma. He is an excellent pool player.
I did have the pool stick around here, but could not find it. Some times attitude ajustments are called for.
Thats it till I'm asked for another story. I hope I did not offend anyone.


I now want to thank Sherry for putting the word out .She has asked everyone to pray for My friend Cheryle who is having a rough time with her famil, And myself. I'm still going though alot of health issues. I'm not worried for myself. I alway rally though. I don't let much get me or make me stay down long. But Cheryle really does need our prayers. She has been there for me many times. Sherry is the best of friends for all her help. She is another friend who is there for me and now Cheryle. I pray for all our friends out there in blog land who has had illness and troubles. These are the times we need to stick together. As one we are strong. God bless you All

XXOO Marie Antionette


  1. Oh Toni, I love your story of the pool-playing punk who met his match!!! I can just picture you whacking him with that stick, you are so petite, and he really needed a good lesson in acting right. Who knows but that you kept him from a bad path with that whipping!!!

    But I am sorry to hear that you are still not well. From being a N.O. girl myself, I truly feel the humidity of the area is extremely wearing on the people near the Gulf. It takes a bad toll on them, especially in summer. Please rest and stay inside under the A.C.

    I love your latest upside-down Christmas tree creation!!!

  2. You have been so creative! I love the upside down tree and I am sure going to check out what crown you send your friend. And I love the end of the post. Together we stand strong and I will sure be thinking of all in need. Hope all is well with you, just take care, xoxo LiLi

  3. Hope all is getting a bit better for you & your friends, Antionette. The heat is something we're suffering from here too - over 30C + extreme humidity! August's the worst month of all in S Spain...

    Hope you can - briefly - ecape the N O heat by joining me & other blogpals on our trip today (Thursday)to the cool marina & lunch! Details in current post! See y'all!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

  4. Marie I can picture the whole thing! Little tiny Toni swingin' that pool stick and wackin' the ole' heck out of the punk!! LOL And I can see your adopted "sons" picking you up and carrying you away! Glory! I love this story!! You tell it so well Marie. I absolutely LOVED this post!

    Your tree is so gorgeous! It will get scooped up quick. I'm getting excited that I will be decorating with the darling tree angel you gave me. She's going to be dazzling!

    I got your package!! Oh boy!! I'm gonna call you this morning. And I have some good news to tell you!

    Love and big huge hugs, Sherry

  5. You again made a lovely tree and I enjoy reading your story

  6. Hi, thanks for showing our swap I will put your crown on mine soon.
    About your pool playing story... I think we all have had those seeing red don't care about the outcome moments, we can just be glad they are few and far between.:) Take care{..........} Wanda

  7. Hi Marie,
    I must say you tell a great story ... and sounds like you swing a mean pool stick as well!

    Sometimes a lady has to demand respect in order to get it! I'm glad you had friends there to make sure no harm came to you (although it sounds like you could take care of yourself just fine!).

    Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hang in there!

    Hope your weekend goes well.

    Oh .. your Christmas tree is beautiful... very elegant and pristine looking!

    Bye for now,

  8. Popping in to say a belated hello!

    Chris (-:


  9. Hello Marie... you are so creative, what unique Christmas trees! How fun to do a "swap"... I have not been able to participate in one yet, but would love to... Julie Marie

  10. Oh Miss Toni,

    The tree is beyond stunning, as well as the crown your friend made you.

    O.k., I can see you putting him in his place. You are one brave lady. Here, he would have pulled out a gun.

    I am praying for your friend as well as you. You keep rallying. God loves you and I do too!

    love ya,

  11. Wow your creations are wonderful! I was wondering if you would like to sponsor a giveaway on my blog? It would generate some traffic and expose to your etsy store. E-mail me and we can work out the details if you are interested! Dawn{at}pagancenter{dot}com

  12. Cheryle is definitely now in my prayers and so are you Marie Antoinette.

    Love Renee xoxo

  13. About the story...YOU GO GIRL! Ain't no little punk gonna talk to Miss Louisiana like that! ;)
    Great stories girl...who wouldn't want to hear them????
    I hope you are going better and I'm sending blessings your way and for your friend too!!!
    everything vintage

  14. What a lovely tree you are so creative...I hope you are doing ok. the heat is horrid even up near the finger lakes..stay well

  15. Dearest, precious, beautiful Marie!!!! Oh, thank you for coming to my theatre!! Don't you just love Balzac? He is my favorite dog! I am at it again writing or attempting to write! How have you been feeling? Sherry mentioned that she speaks to you often and I was wondering how you are! And...your creativity is still as beautiful and bright as always! I hope that you have had a fun summer; how are those lovely peacocks? I go back to school to work in two weeks and I had such a great vacation. What a fun summer for you and Sherry to have had the chance to see each other! Please take care and get all the rest necessary. God bless you beautiful lady! Anita

  16. Wow Marie, that is some story. So glad it turned out good....for you and that young man (aka punk). Your tree is beautiful. Glad you have something to create that might keep your mind off your ills. Feel better and get well. xo Lynn

  17. What a story! I loved reading it! I hope you feel better soon!

  18. You really drew me in with your story, Marie. I wasn't sure which way it was going to go for a while there! I'm glad everything worked out okay for everyone involved. You're a very good story teller.

    Love your new Christmas tree and the goodies you received are beautiful! Just sent you an email as well. My prayers are always with you, sweetie.

  19. Hello darling, I just popped in to wish you a splendid weekend and to let you know that my daughter and I are going away for a few days to celebrate her birthday. I will be leaving Sunday. I will miss you terribly and will come over for a visit as soon as I return.

    ♥ Hugs ♥


  20. I like to think that perhaps that was a turning point (for the positive) in the young punks life.

    Thank you for your warm words.
    Writing has always been very cathartic for me.
    As I had my daughter at age 20 we really grew up together. So many times it was literally "Her and I against the world." But, I know if I am to be a truly good mother I have to let her go. I also know she will come back to me.

    Now, if I can just get the dog from out underneath the bed and eating again the world will be alright. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

  21. The upside down tree is so unusual and pretty.
    Your story in the bar sounds such an horrid time, but worked out so well in the end. Really pleased this person speaks to you nicely now.

    My mum has some dream books, wonder we hav'nt looked at them yet.

  22. Oh my Toni! I just love that story - especially you tapping him on the shoulder & not striking him from behind - guess he just needed to learn some manners didn't he! Reminds me of the time a young man pulled into a parking space I'd been sitting and waiting for and then when I honked at him he motioned at me to park in a space further away!!! He was at the check out by the time I got parked and inside - I walked up to him and said "I guess you've just never learned any manners have you." and walked away - I even had my handicap placard hanging from the rearview mirror - but this space was closer to the door than the handicap parking!
    Your tree as usual is just beautiful.
    Oh if there were a "get well" fairy that could come visit you, Cheryl and a few other people - it would be so wonderful! Take care of yourself sweetie!
    Love ya Toni

  23. Hi!
    Your creations are wonderful!

  24. You have been so creative!

    cute post!


  25. Thinking good thoughts for you and Sherry! Surrounding you both in light~

  26. Goodness me Marie A you are one brave lady to whack that guy. You take no nonsense from anyone that i can see. And why should you.

    Bartending is not easy. Altho i am a teatotaler.

    Nice creations you have displayed

  27. Beautiful tree! Thanks for stopping by. I will pray for Carole. Have a lovely day! :)

  28. Hi Marie,,, what a great post. YOur tree is so sweet, I know it will go really fast! I love Carrie too. She is an awesome friend. Her work is beautiful.
    I loved your bar story! I have read your other posts. It sounds like a fun time in your life. I love looking back on my life at the different experiences and adventures knowing I have had a full and well rounded life with lots of different stories that make up who I am! (whew, thats a long like the kid needed a lesson, he deserved what he got :)
    I will be sending out prayers for your dear friend and for you as well. I hope you are feeling better very soon. take care and enjoy your week...hugs, gail

  29. Hi Toni , I don't blame you a bit ! If I'd of been there I'd of helped ya whack him too ! I just told my mom the other day that young people were s0-0-0--0 rude ! I have run into a few that I could have smacked their smart mouths.I can't stand a smart alec kid, just ask my sons, LOL .

  30. Oh my that story is GREAT! I probably would have done the same exact thing! Oh grrrrr.....the nerve of that boy! I will pray for your friend Cheryle and you as well! So sorry you're not feeling well. :(

    Oh and love that upside down tree! I always love your music too. :)



  31. I love that beautiful tree and I hope you are feeling better soon.

    In addition, I will say a pray for both you and your friend…


  32. Marie,
    You need to write a book. I love it when you tell us stories. I am very good and very busy...thank you for being so sweet and stopping by my blog....I never seem to blog any more.
    We are having a huge auction October 10 in our yard and the work abounds.
    We never rest.
    What is this about your health? Email me.
    I am worried for you.
    Love and hugs,

  33. Hello Marie!

    Thank you so much for your sweet words and prayers. You are in mine as well.


  34. I heart a pool stick thrashing bad ass! LOVE IT.

    Who you calling old, dbag?

  35. I respect a person who shares a true life story!

    La Donna

  36. Oh such sweet comments you left for me! My daughter and her family were here the past few days - so I was off in another world - and now back to this one! :)
    Hope you are doing pretty good!
    Love ya sweetness!

  37. Hi Marie!
    First I want to say how sweet you've been to come by and leave such kind notes for me!! I've meant to write you sooner and thank you for your faithfulness, but I've just been behind on everything. I need to be whap-whapped for my procrastinating ways. :) Loved the story of the little punk meeting his match. Girl, he needed an attitude adjustment and sounds like you gave it to him!! :)
    Lots of hugs from your prodigal blog buddy, Bebe

  38. Hello darling,
    I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and to wish you a lovely day. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your interesting blog.
    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥♥♥

  39. Hi again, Marie. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. So far, Smoky is focused on a tightly woven rug next to the french doors (for claw sharpening). I hope he leaves the new fringe alone! I'll keep you posted.

    Bye for now,

  40. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

  41. Hi Dear Friend, Oh I love your story and especially the outcome. You taught the punk a lesson, and he needed it. I can just see you with the pool stick~~~You are little and mighty and I love it!!Thank you for sharing another great bartend story. When are you going to write that book. It would be a best sell.

    Also love your upside down tree. Just gorgeous!!Your talents are amazing even though you have not felt good. Did you get my email after the package you sent?

    Prayers continue for Cheryl too, and of course for you sweetie.
    I have been so busy and missed you a bunch. See you again soon.
    Blessings and hugs, Celestina Marie
    XOXO to Rip!

  42. Wow, you have a head start on Christmas there! Never to late to start!!! I love your tree and the crown and wand gift as well. I had to laugh at the story you told...not funny at the time I'm sure, but I bet that guy respected you from then on...

  43. I love that story, honey! He definitely deserved an attitude adjustment. He was just plain rude. I'm not going to read the other stories and your blog anniversary one. You're a doll, chick!

  44. Hello darling, I have missed you so much!!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and prayers. I am one lucky girl to have you as a friend; you truly are the gem in my teacup. I am now off to stroll around your blog to see what I have missed.

    Love & Hugs