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!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas to One And All !!!

Hello, and Merry Christmas. I did so want to show all of you new video of my Christmas Village, but that was just about impossible for this year. Many of you did not get to see it last year, so it will work out anyway. I do hope you enjoy seeing it for the first time and those who already seen it will enjoy watching it again. I did get some new pieces, and did take still pictures. To enjoy the sound effects of the video, please click the pause button of the music player (it is in red down the lefthand side of the page). Also you can enlarge the video or watch it in HQ.

I wanted to show you the new zoo pieces I got for this year, since I could not have them in a video for this year.There are Pandas, Elephants, Lions, and Zebras...Also there's a close up of my graveyard. You can see the hearse and the undertaker.

Here are some pictures of my Christmas Tree, but the first one is of the ornaments I bought from Celestina Marie of La rhea Rose Arn't they just beautiful ? Ones an Angel thats right above my peacock.There is a sled on the bottom left, painted with roses, so is the Angel. Right in the middle below the peacock is two of the most beautiful painted bulbs. I put them together rather than seperate them. I kind of made a vignette with them .

I want to thank a most wonderful young woman who has acomplished so much in her life. A true artist, who has been in magazines and she teaches in all kind of venues. Her name is Gabriella Delworth. You have to go and get to know Gabriella Delworth. She is amazing.

She put on a party called....Marie De Fete. A Marie Antoinette inspired holiday show.

She featured several of us artist, so that we may display our art. It was such a fun thing to do.Here are a few of the artist that were featured. Besides myself and Gabriella they were(not in order)
Nancy of Fete et Fleur

Tristan Robin Blakman of Enchanted Revelry
Kelly Lee of Lemon Tree Patisseire
Maria Elena of Tea at Trianon
Kimberly Shaw
Karen Harvey Cox

(apologies for the lack of links on some of those, the linking features isn't working right)

Here is the theater doll I made just for the show. This dolls gown is of a rich, blue green taffeta fabric. Under her gown is a beautiful peacock. I got the backround print off the computer,had it made into a panoramic view. I also glittered everything up a bit.

I just have to show you what I bought from Gabriella Delworth. Its a Marie Antoinette Christmas globe. Its so beautiful. You really need to go see her line of Marie Globes.

This is a new theater doll. It has no name yet. Her gown is of sage green velvet. Underneath her gown is a bridge with the cutest little Angel standing on it. Below her is a beautiful swan. In the back round is a Santa and a tree that lights up.

Look what I did, I added a horn to the pink plastic horse head(refer to post below). I made it into a unicorn. I happened across a pink icicle in my stash. It was even already frosted. Pretty kool huh???

Well its that time of year again. Time to say goodbye for this season- see you after the holidays. I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I pray all of you a safe, happy and loving holiday.

Until next year...

Merry Christmas, Love you guys

XXOO Marie Antionette


  1. Hello my sweet friend... all of your decorations are so very beautiful! I love the ones you got from Celeste... she creates such beautiful treasures... Your theater dolls are gorgeous too! And now I will watch your video... I did not have a blog last year so it will be the first time for me! Your tree is absolutely stunning! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas too sweet lady, I will miss your posts, but look forward to your new ones after Christmas... thank you again for my cd's, they are wonderful! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

  2. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    Lovely to drop in and see all the beautiful things that you are up to.
    I remember watching the video last year and it was amazing.
    I will come back again and have another look - should be getting dinner ready. I love your tree and your theater dolls.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing you again.


  3. Hey Marie,
    That video of you (you are a doll) and your Christmas City is so beautiful! I have never seen a Christmas City so grand in my life, or a real city so grand for that matter! Thank you so much for sharing it...and for showing your gorgeous Christmas tree and doll. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas too. I'll be coming back by to take a tour of your city again before then. Hope you have a great have made mine extra sweet!
    Big Hugs,

  4. Totally mind blowing and to die for, that village of yours! It has to be the most extensive I have seen in a private collection. So many was all that in your home? How did you fit it all in? What is the scale? This is what I hope to achieve (trying to recreate a bazaar in India but seriously ran out of space after the 3rd store).

    I wish I can enlarge the pic of your zoo to see the details. The globe dolls are wonderful too!

  5. The Christmas decorations took my breath away!It really does feel like the most spectacular Christmas, thank you so very much for sharing pictures with us. They inspired me to decorate my house too! I am still unpacking and it looks like this year the Christmas tree will be put up later than usual.:-) I thought that the doll with the hat is gorgeous and I absolutely loved the hat!:-))) You are such an amazing talent! I always wanted to learn how to make dolls but just never got a chance. It is wonderful to see that the art of doll making is alive because of wonderful artists like you.

  6. OMG
    That is the most amazing display I've ever seen. It rivals Rockefeller Center! What an array of buildings and trees and people - oh, my! Even a pool hall! How awesome. How long has it taken you to collect those? - and how long does it take you to assemble the display every year?! I just LOVE the circus photo - it must be a delightful addition to the overall scene - so festive and joyful!

    Can you tell I like it? LOL

    Very very pretty ornaments - I loved your exquisite doll when it was on Gabriela's site - and I loved seeing it again. Her globe doll is also just beautiful. You both have real style!

    I'll be back to see your video again so I can show it to Jon! LOL

  7. Oh Toni, thanks for posting the video of your Christmas Village again! I loved it last year and I'm saving it to watch again after I do my errands this very cold morning!!! It is truly a wonderland and your son did such a good job of taking the video. Very smooth and he does close-ups in all the right places.

    I love your tree, it is beyond gorgeous. And the DOLLS you made -- they are incredible and glamorous!!! Something royalty would have on display!!!

    Have the Merriest of Christmases!!!

  8. Wow, look at you with video posting! You are so clever and your village is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

    Your latest collection of dolls are so so so pretty. I lurve the background scenes under the dresses!

    Have a wonderful, blessed and memoriable holiday my beautiful friend!!

  9. There are no words to give this justice. Just know to all of you from one artist to another.... BREATH TAKING!!!! Happy Holidays to all of you. Tammy

  10. Marie! What an amazing Christmas village! I can't believe you have all of those houses and buildings. I enjoyed seeing it in the video, and I am just awed.

    Your tree is lovely, too, as are your theatre dolls. I'm so glad I visited you. I enjoyed it throughly!


    Sheila :-)


  12. lovely....and you know I love your I saw her already on Flickr...she is beautiuful. Love the colours you chose.....

  13. Hi Maria Antonieta! Very pretty decorations.... and I love your blog header... may you and yours have a wonderful and merry Merry Christmas....

    blessings, and hugs


  14. Bonjour Toni, thanks for your good wishes! I even received a real life card from you, thank you soooo much for that! Your Christmas village is the best ever! And the fête de Marie was great at Gabriela's though I was a tad late, you might have seen my comments on all blogposts over there! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too and a lovely, happy and healthy start of the New Year, hugs, wishing you all the best, LiLi

  15. Marie ma chère amour!!! OH everything is so magical and marvelous!!! You are so talented...I have tried making dolls but it requires so much time, talent and more time!!! I do what I can to "scratch the itch" to create such beauty! God bless you dearest one! And may you have a joyful, healthy, prosperous Christmas!!! Anita

  16. Hi Sweetie! I LOVE your village and I would like to move right in!!! It looks like such a happy place! Oh - I never received your addy for the ornament you won - if you would still like it, visit my blog and use the email contact link on the right side-bar. Hope you have a wonderful holiday ~ hugs ~ Joy

  17. Hi My Sweet Friend,
    Oh my gosh I love the village and seeing it again is fabulous!! I viewed it last year too and I could see this over and over. It is really spectacular. I love seeing you too. What a doll you are, like the dolls you create.
    Congrats again for the feature with Gabriela. I love her globes and was blessed to win one from her. I featured it on my blog this post.

    Your theater dolls are stunning. You are such a talent and create wonderful treasures. Thank you again for my treasures. I love everything.

    Your Christmas tree is gorgeous and I am excited to be apart of your decorations. Thank you for sharing those.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and all good wishes for the new year. I will miss you, but will keep in touch via emails.

    Love to you sweet friend.
    Big Hugs, Celestina Marie

  18. “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

    Gosh everything looks so festive, just gorgeous Marie. What great Christmas spirit. Thank you sweetie for the friendship, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  19. I'm OBSESSED with Christmas villages this year. My sister in law has one and I really want to start building mine!

    Victoria xx

  20. I received your Christmas Card today! Thank you dearest, Marie!! You're such a doll. Your village is incredible, and I think worthy of being photographed for a magazine.

    Big Hugs!

  21. WOW is what I say!!! Incredible! Your Christmas city is truly spectacular!! And your dolls are so wonderful are very talented!!

    Thank you for sharing it all with us!

    :) T

  22. Oh, my goodness! Your doll tree is absolutely beautiful! What a dreamy tree! I ♥ it! Sigh! I also love seeing the new additions to your already fabulous holiday village! What a magical home you must have for the holidays (and a lot of work, too! LOL!)

    Your theater dolls are fabulous! What a super talented lady you are! It's so nice to "know" you via the internet!

  23. AHHHH!!!!!!!! I LOVE THAT UNICORN!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE unicorns and anything fantasy related, I have since I was little! I LOVE that it is pink :) Your tree is to die for! OF course I love Celeste's ornaments. Those dolls or so over the top gorgeous!!! I LOVE the "surprises", like the peacock!! You are just AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comments! I hope you have a beautiful holiday season!
    Love ya,

  24. This has been such a pleasure coming over here to see your amazing Christmas decor. OMG your Marie dolls are wonderful! You have such a beautiful blog! I am so glad you came by and left me the sweet message or I never would have found you!

  25. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful decorations...

    A very Happy Christmas to you and yours as well....

  26. OOOH my gosh about talent... your dolls are remarkable, gorgeous, wonderful. Your tree resplendent and your friendship greatly valued. I love everything you are showing in your blog and your heading on your blog. I want to know where I can get a zoo like yours really. I mean it. My husband loves this also.
    Love and hugs and happy days to you.
    Thank you for the wonderful comments about my work. It means so much to me.

  27. Darling friend I could not believe the village. Holy crow. That is amazing.

    I wish I could bring my children and grandchildren to your house today just to show them.


    Love Renee xoxoxo

  28. Hi Marie where are you going I got your post your creations are magical as
    I have surgery in Jan... moving in spring...

  29. My heart skipped a beat when I came to the photos of your Marie show doll. Sweep happy caroling sighs.

    I can't get over your Chrismtas decor. It must take you ages.

  30. Merry Christmas to you and yours Marie!!
    What an extravaganza you have!!
    Enjoy your holidays!!

  31. I am absolutely thrilled and fasinated with your Christmas village, what creativity, expertise, patience, artistry, taste abd skill you have displayed.Amazing just isn 't the word. Clap...clap...clap

  32. Your village is beautiful, and your dolls are spectacular!!! I love the theatre dolls. They are simply breathtaking!!! You are so gifted, and inspiring!!!!
    Margaret B

  33. Hi Sweetie Pie!!

    What an incredible post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new zoo and the graveyard is so cool, such a old south thing. I always visited the cemeteries with my Daddy so I come from the "cemetery visitor" kind of folk. LOL

    Your village is the so beautiful Marie and you put so much care into creating it. You rock girlfriend!! And your tree is awesome. Love the big white peacock and all your pretties. It looks so perfect in that spot you chose by the gorgeous clock.

    The theater dolls are fabulous! So incredible. I love seeing the artist (that's arteeeest) in y'all.

    We have the Sweetie Girls this weekend and doing some "Secret Santa" shopping with them and their Great Aunts today. They're
    gonna buy gifts for Mommy & Daddy.

    I'm off Monday 12-14 and will give you a call to see what you're up to. Sorry I haven't called, either been working, sewing or sleeping!!

    Love you girl!! The aged one

  34. Hi Marie,
    Such wonderful eye candy!!!! I love your tree and also how you always incorporate your peacocks in your art! I love Celeste and all her gorgeous artwork.
    Your Marie doll is a masterpiece!!!
    So so sweet and so YOU!
    I wish you a great holiday and be sure to stop by on Dec. 19th. I'm giving away two PINK Marie ornaments...will choose someone who comments on my post that day!
    Thanks Marie and take care!!! xoxo

  35. Oh my goodness...your beautiful Christmas Village video is wonderful, Marie! I also love the new zoo pieces you cute are those!! Your tree is gorgeous & I love, love, love the new Theater are one amazing & talented girl!
    Merry Christmas to you sweet friend!
    hugs, Sherry

  36. Hi Sweetie! Thanks for visiting my blog and yes I did get your email and something sparkling is on the way!!! Enjoy and Merry Christmas : ) ~ xo Joy

  37. Hi Marie, I remember your video from last was such a treat and I know all the new people here will just be astounded. And your tree....oh my! And your dolls!...what can I say. Marie, I hope you and yours have a fabulous holiday season. See you after the 1st and if you have time come back to my blog for a visit. I am having a Christmas tour. xo lynn

  38. Wow, your Christmas village is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Your tree is so beautiful and I think your Marie doll is my favorite of all of your dolls so far!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  39. Hi Marie A.
    Love your village and dolls! It's always Christmas in your heart! I can feel it!


  40. Hi Marie,
    Well I have to say we (my kids and I) truly enjoyed your post. They sat in awe of your amazing village! It is just beautiful! Thank you so much for the sweet card. I hope you and your family have a very happy holiday. By the way, that firs theater doll is to die for!

  41. . thank you again for my cd's, they are wonderful! Love to you..

    Work from home India

  42. Hi Marie,
    My, your talents are amazing.. Your village is a feast for the eyes. Just breathtaking!
    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas angel :)

  43. You are showing us such beautiful things.very appropriate for the season. I love all your decorations..

  44. Hi Marie, I love the doll tree and your village..every thing is just like from a fairy tale and storybook, so magical.
    You have such talent my dear.

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  46. Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday photos with us!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

    Hugs, Sharon

  47. Hello,
    Incredible dolls ! So romantic !
    Mille bises,

  48. Hi Marie Antionette!
    Just briefly stopping by with my very best wishes for Xmas and the New Year! Can’t tell you how much I’ve missed you & your terrific posts since my last visit - but hope to see you very soon back at my place where I’ve just posted my latest Christmas Lola Lifeline! All the best & see you again soon!
    xxxLOL LOLA:)

  49. Hi Marie thank you for email having a giveaway!

  50. Hello - thanks for visiting me!
    Your decorations are all so beautiful, especially the peacocks :-)
    Wishing you a very happy xmas!

  51. Great video! I have NEVER seen such an amazing Christmas village! How enchanting!

  52. I just stopped by to wish you the most wonderful pre Christmas weeknd!Millions of kind wishes your way!:-)

  53. Oh these are just wonderful, you are so talented.

    I just adored your Christmas decorations, you have some really wonderful pieces. The video was great!

    What a lovely lady you are, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    xoxox DJ

  54. I enjoyed the pictures of your decorations so much, thank you for sharing them!
    I have a Christmas town, too and it's one of my favorite decorations!

    Have a fabulous Christmas!

  55. Hi Marie,,, Wow, where to start. Your Christmas village is the most spectacular I have every seen. I do remember it from last year too! I love the new doll creations... so pretty. I also love your beautiful tree. I can see you have been very busy. thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog, I always look forward to seeing you :)
    Have a very Merry Christmas and may your home be filled with Peace in the coming New Year! (()) gail

  56. Oh your decorations are LOVELY and your village....SIMPLY INCREDIBLE!!!! So sorry I have not been blogging and visiting much. I think I got a little burned out towards the end of the year then to move on top of that...ugh!

    Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday season!

    Lots of love and hugs

    Michelle and her kitties :)

  57. I was just as amazed by your village this year as last. And I love your new zoo pieces. :)

    And your Christmas tree - just gorgeous!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  58. Hi Marie,
    thank you for popping over for a visit and kind words, OMG I have just finished watching your video on all your village Wow I can't believe how many you have, it all looks amazing and I bet it looks even more wonderful standing in the room watching it all, my mother has just started on collecting the English villages, only 3 so far but is finding it had to find them as the wholesalers have stopped importing them to Australia, so if you have any tips on where to find them that would be wonderful....hope you have the most magical Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


  59. Thank you, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours too~


  60. Hi Sweetheart! I have missed our little talks! I love your tree. Its beautiful! You are soooooooooooo talented!!!!!!

    I hope you have a really amazing Christmas and amazing new deserve it!

  61. Merry Christmas and thank you for your friendship throughout the year! : )
    La Donna

  62. hey sweetie, I am here to ask you a big and quick favor...can you go to :
    and nominate : under the "Kids at home" blogs?

    I would totally appreciate it. You have to do it by the 1st though :) Thank you

  63. A joyous post. The snow globe is truly magical.
    Joyeaux Noel

  64. Have a lovely Christmas! Lots of Love TVK

  65. Hi Sweetie! It's me again! Just popping in to let you know the most GORGEOUS handmade Christmas stocking arrived and is now decorating my studio and waiting for santa to come by and fill it with treats. Your work is so beautiful and I love all the lace trim. Merci mom amie! Have a beautiful Christmas ~ xo Joy

  66. The family is the most beautiful present for Christmas. I wish you a Christmas full of love!

  67. Greetings! HAD to come by today and wish you a Merry Christmas Marie! Have a wonderful day with your family and friends & blessings to you and your precious family!

  68. What a wonderful zoo!
    Very Very Merry Christmas, and Best wishes for 2010! love & Hugs

  69. Hi sweet girl,

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Beautiful post!
    Enjoy this blessed season.

    big hugs,

  70. Oh dearest Marie Antoinette,
    You are an angel of a woman....your work and Christmas heart are so beautiful! Thank you for coming! FRIENDSHIP...that is what makes Jesus' spirit come alive in us!!! Bless you and your family for the next coming year my dearest! Anita

  71. Bonjour ma chèrie! Thank you for coming to tell me how beautiful I am!!!!! heee heeee! That is so are you! There is a picture of you on your couch that Sherry took during her trip to visit with you and you look so lovely that we all have a beauty that captures our hearts!GOD BLESS YOU! Anita

  72. Beautiful decorations, and lovely blog.

  73. Lovely to drop in and see all the beautiful things that you are up to.
    I remember watching the video last year and it was amazing.

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  74. Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year!


  75. My dear Marie Antoinette!
    A very Happy New Year to you & yours!
    It’s been a wonderful year knowing you! Only sorry I’m not able because of work (ugh!!) to get out & visit yr wonderful site more often!

    XoXo Lola & Nora:)

  76. Just stopping by to wish you a blessed 2010! May all your dreams come true this year. :)

  77. Happy New Year Marie!
    What an enchanting village. Oh...that it were real. I'd love to spend my holiday in a town like this. The amazing details...from the blinking lights to the rides at the fair were incredible. I thoroughly enjoy the video tour through your charming Christmas town, especially seeing you at the end. I think this may be a new venue for you. "movies by Marie!"

    Your theater dolls are so exquisite. What a true labor of love. There is so much to take in. Each of the dolls has such beauty that makes each design special.

    I hope to see more of you in the new year. I'll be back to see what you'll be availing next.

    Sweet wishes,

  78. Popping in 4 a belated hello & happy 2010 lady!

    Your SpOOky fiend,