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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Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Daughter, Me and Halloween

Hello my Ladies and Gents,

I'm going to get started by telling you about Gabriella Delworths big blog party and show. Its called Marie De Fete. Lots of things will be going on here. And of course a give away. We all love a give away, We all know it will be something FABULOUS!!! so please don't miss out on it. Please go to her blog and see more info on this big bash. It will be a big deal for sure:
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Our Halloween Night!!!!

My daughter Alexia and I went out on Halloween nite, We had a blast. I did get to dance the Monster Mash about 8 times, LOL... I am paying for that stunt as I write. I can't hardly move to say the least. But I would do it all again. I have not dressed up or gone out in a couple of years. Alexia thought it was time for me to get out and going. She knows I love to dance.

I was so proud of Alexia...She made her costume (Simplicity pattern 3618) and it was just so darling on her. She was Little Red Riding Hood. Look how good her costume came out. Everyone was so amazed at the way she looked. To bad there was not a costume contest, I know she would have won. I took these pictures of her in my yard. The special effects were photoshopped by her.

Telling the big bad wolf to sit and behave. Poor little ole Hobby, didn't know she was a wolf today. LOL.
Crossing the log into the secret forest.

Gazing out of the Gazebo.

Looking for faries in the Fairy Well.
Alexia behind one of my trees.

This is a sad excuse for a cave woman but here I am. I called myself Marie An-stone-ette...LOL.

Silly huh?

I have really got to give one of the most gracious ladies I know a very big thank you. Julie Marie of Idyll Hours... She sent me a two boxes. One had this very old doll. She told me she found this doll at an estate sale, and thought of me and the old dolls I had. She thought I would love this old doll and the Gabbage Patch doll heads(below). And of course I do.We both looked for markings on her but could not find any. I did think I saw a very faint P, but not sure if it was just a scratch. But just in case,I looked up the P and did come up with what I think the doll might be. Here are my results. I think she is from the 50's. I also think she is a knockoff of Betsy Wetsy.I say this because I found a doll with the P exactly like her. The companys that use the P tried to make cheaper verions on the originals. I'm going to redo this little beauty and dress her.She will make a good playmate for my Tiny Tears.

I've never worked with these kind of heads before, but I'm going to think of something. I'll figure it out.I don't want to make a usual type doll with these. I want something different.We'll see, but it won't be till after Christmas.Thank you so much Julie Marie for your thoughtfulnes.You are truelly a wonderful person. XXOO

LOOK!!! I bought the most Fabulous Journal from Sandra Evertson. It is just devine and you all must go to her Etsy shop. The journal has Marie Antoinette on the cover , of course made by Sandra. See the beautiful card she sent with the journal. I bought this for Alexia, for Christmas but I could not resist and gave it to her already. And yes she was thrilled. I knew she would be.

Take a look at the inside cover of this journal ! Sandra drew a picture of Marie Antoinette ! Its so so gorgeous!!! She also puts a personal message below the picture. A truely talented Lady. Thank you Sandra.
Look what I bought from French Country. Some beautiful stamped ribbon and charming charms...The ribbon has chandeliers on one and Marie Antoinette on the other.These are just gorgeous. The the charms are so cute. I wish the pictures were better. Then she sent me an extra pretty. Four paper ornaments that will be pretty on my tree. Please go and check her bolg out.
I want to thank Tatting Chic, and we all know Tatting Chic.We all love her. She makes the most beautiful tatting. Her lace is just drop dead gorgeous. She bestowed upon me three awards. I'm deeply honored. I'm always proud to recieve awards ,but due to my limited puter skills, Its very hard for me to pass them on. But I do thank you very much Tatting Chic. XXOO

This first award is called the Arija Award, created by Ces.

The second award also created by Ces is called The Deborah Award.

The third award was created by Kathi of Mini Blessings....The Friendship award.

These are all beautiful awards.
Alexia and I would like to thank you all who visit us and I hope your Halloween was as wonderful as ours. Now its on to Thanksgiving. Christmas is coming upon us pretty fast.

We will deal with it...Won't we???
Hugs and kisses to all...XXOO Marie Antionette


  1. Hey!! Your photos of your party are great!

  2. Hello sweet Marie... how adorable you and your daughter look! I somehow broke a blood vessel in my right eye today so I can not look at the the computer for long for awhile but wanted to check in on you... thanks for showing your adorable daughter, she makes a precious Red Riding Hood, and you look stunning! So glad you liked the little doll things. I hope you can use them somehow... all your treasures are wonderful... I won't be posting much after tomorrow for awhile until my eye heals... love to you! I am so glad you got to do your monster mash! xoxo Julie Marie

  3. My oh my, you've got so much going on, Marie! I love your and your daughter's costumes, they make me smile.

    I'm off to see about the blog party and I'll spread the word on my blog too.

    You're the best, dear friend.

  4. I think Alexia's costume is great although I am not sure if she will win 1st prize if there is a contest because Marie is over the top outstanding !! Maybe a Mother & Daughter Award. You both look way cool!

  5. OMG Toni, you look great as the cavewoman!!! I bet all the men around were showing off how they could wrassle a saber-tooth tiger, trying to catch your eye!!!

    Alexia looks great too, she can really sew and what a cute idea for a costume.

    I know you will come up with something very interesting for those Cabbage Patch doll heads.

    You sure deserve many, many awards!!! It is always a bright day when you post something on your blog!!! I rush right over to see what you are up to!

  6. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    You and your daughter look great!
    Love both costumes and sorry that you are still a little sore from the Monster mash. Fun!
    Love the new doll and congratulations on your Awards.


  7. I just love your outfits.. They are great..

  8. Wow, Alexia looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Her costume is so, so, so cute~ she definitely would have won. And look at YOU! I lurve it, the fabric print and your sassy name for the evening. Very fun!

    The journal is beautiful, wow - people are so talented aren't they. It's like Christmas came early for you with all your goodies, fun - fun my friend! Have a great day!

  9. You sooo much deserve those awards Toni! You seem to have had a great Halloween, your daughter is the perfect little red riding hood! And that photo of you is too cute too!
    No, I didn't forget you and your dolls at all, a post is coming up soon. I wanted to put the dolls in a cupboard in my bedroom, but the door was locked and painted so it wouldn't move an inch, but finally hubby (who else?) got the small door unlocked, so they have a small place they deserve.
    Hope that you are doing well, cheers!

  10. Hello Sweetie! You have not been to my blog in awhile....I think you may need to visit because there is a surprise there listed somewhere...hee hee...see if you can find it! ~ xo Joy

  11. Hi Marie, the feathers arived a bit ago but have been fighting of the flu so I just got to them. Thank you so for sending them. I am in the midst of my first experiment on whitening them, I will let you know how it turns out.
    Drop over to my blog and see part of my remodeled master bath. Let me know what you think, I am still looking for just the right decorations to finish it off. Big Hugs (--------------) TTFN Wanda

  12. Hello Marie, I just love your daughter's and your costumes, they are so amazing!! The photoshop is so enchanting, and magical. I wish I could sew, I have made a few things but am so out of practice, wish we lived near each other and you could give me lessons!! Congrats on all your awards and can't wait to see what delights you create with the dolls.
    I just loved this post
    ps, so glad you had so much fun doing the Monster Mash..sounds wonderful

  13. Marie Antoinette! My dear, beautiful Cave Woman! YOU LOOK STUNNING! How fun, fun, and more fun! And your daughter, what a beauty and talented seamstress. I just love that there are people out there like you that love life, fun and dancing! :)

    Thank you precious, for visiting my site! I hope that you are well; you really look wonderful and I know that you must be back on the road to health. Your doll creations are so sweet and I just love that little vintage baby doll. I am working on small things, but it makes me happy to do so. And the Marie Antoinette party looks fab! I really need to get myself together and join in the fun. You are in my heart and I wish you a fun holiday preparation and stay well dear one! Anita

  14. Hi MA, lovely costumes both of you had on. Alxis looks so charming and you look at the matching shoes. No wonder you danced so well.

    You know there is a blog by your namre...she has free graphics on it.

  15. Ok, well I couldn't find an email address for you so I will just Thank You here! I just got your wonderful gift, and may I say I am stunned! I love natural things like this and to come from a beautiful creature that you hand raised yourself well, they are just magic and I will treasure them always!
    Sandra Evertson
    Your daughter is just as lovely as you are and you two look fabulous in costume!

  16. Hi Marie!
    Oh, I love both of your costumes!!So cute, cute, cute!!!
    Love the little Betsy Wetsy look-alike, too. Let me know if you need any clothes for her, or booties;)
    Please stop by and enter my very first giveaway that ends this Sunday at midnight!

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  17. Hello sweet Lady!

    I love your costumes!! You both look GREAT! I will be at the Marie event too. I look forward to seeing you there.


  18. You girls are awesome!
    Looked like so much fun!

  19. Marie your Halloween costume was a RIOT!!! LOVED IT!!! '-))

    Happy Weekend



  20. Hi Sweet MArie, just stopping in to see how you are! You looked stunning in your outfit, meow! Hugs, Kim

  21. Amazing photos. You girls look like you really know how to have fun!

  22. Hi my darling Marie!

    I LOVE the photos of Alexis!! She is soooo beautiful just like her Mama!
    You made a really adorable cave woman and I can just see you doin' the Monster Mash too. LOL what fun.
    I wish I was there to see you and Mash with you girl!!
    Alexis should get the all time award for her costume - it was fabulous. And what a sweet daughter she is to take you out dancin'. But I already know that!
    The journal from Sandra is beautiful and the drawing - how divine is that??
    Been busy working and sewing! The hours are slowly increasing now at work and I'v sold 2 more bags WOO-HOO. Will call you this week my darling friend. I'm off Monday so I'll be comin' to sit at the end of your bed LOL!!

    Much love and many hugs, Sherry (the Aged One)

  23. WOW, Fred flintson better watch out with you all dressed up! :)
    Your daughter looks like a perfect Red Riding Hood right down to the wolf.
    Cant wait to see what you do with those doll heads, they remind me of my old cabage patch doll.
    Love your journal.


  24. The photos from Halloween are great! Looks like you had fun.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog

    Victoria xx

  25. Hey Marie!
    Girl, you found the best treasures! I love them all, and how sweet to get that journal for your daughter! I'm sure she did love the way...I can never wait to give a gift that I buy early either! LOL! You both look so cute in your Halloween Costumes...(you both look so much alike) I bet you both had a blast on Halloween, it looks like such fun...dressing up! I'll be looking forward to seeing your dolly dressed up too...what a sweet friend to pick that up for you! Well, I hope you have a great week glad you stopped by this week too! It's hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving isn't it?!
    Big Hugs,

  26. I am spending a lazy, cold Autumn afternoon just reading through blogs. That is how I stumbled upon your wonderful posts. Alexia did a beautiful job on her costume.

  27. Dear Marie
    I love your latest post and the pictures are fantastic. Because of your beautiful blog, creativity and friendship to Anita and me, I nominated you for the Kreative Blog Award. I know you have others, but this one's from me.
    Your friend,
    PS, please come visit my recent blog post in response to the Award, titled "7 things you don't know about me." I think you'll a laugh out if it.

  28. Hi Marie, You and your sweet daughter look amazing. I love your costumes. How fun to dress up and go out together. So glad you got to do the monster mash.
    Loved the pics of your daughter. She is just gorgeous!
    Congrats on the awards from Tatt Chic. You are so deserving. She awarded me too. I am so honored.
    Loved the doll treasures from Julie Marie. She is so sweet and thoughtful.
    Pretty new treasures you found too from the etsy shoppes. Sandra's journal is amazing.

    Hope you have a great week.
    I am swamped here, but enjoying our nice weather too. Hope your rain lets up.
    See you again soon.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  29. Hi Marie,
    So sorry I've been remiss at visiting! You looked FABULOUS for Halloween and so did your adorable daughter!!!! Quite a contrast, you two! LOL So cute though and love your new banner too!
    I have to check out that Sandra E. cup of tea too!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

  30. Hi Sweetie - I'm still battling with my computer - not sure why I just can't sit down at it! You and Alexia both look great in your costumes - sounds like fun! Very quiet around here for Halloween, still have oodles of candy left over.
    Looking forward to Thanksgiving and my daughter and her crew coming for a few days (YAY) - then I'll be going up there the week after Christmas for a few weeks.
    congrats on your awards - you definitely deserve them!!!
    Hugs and kisses

  31. thank you for the recent comment you left on my blog. i appreciate it. you and your daughter here are looking fantastic. this week will be Thanksgiving, one best holiday i love. Hope you have a great one with your loved ones. hehe! i will be sure not eat too much turkey as you suggested lol.
    God bless :D

  32. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours was nice here in Alabama... a beautiful day and lots of wonderful family and friends. Loved looking at these beautiful photos of (and art-i-fied by) your daughter. Amazing that she made her costume... I know you are one proud mama! She is a very talented little lady. Congrats on your awards, too.


  33. love to you! I am so glad you got to do your monster mash!

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