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, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year Ya'll

I wanted to wish all of you a Happy New Year, and to tell ya'll how much I appreciate all of you.
  As an old barmaid...LOL...for this is an old picture. To drink and drive safely.
  Be careful of fire works.
May God bless you all,
        XXOO Marie Antionette

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Merry Christmas !!! And We Have A Winner!!!

Merry Christmas my wonderful blog friends!!!
   We are going to make this a wonderful Christmas...arn't we. Yes we are.
I'm so excited. Its been a rough year for some of us, but I'm full of hope and I'm passing it on to you...cause I loves you a bunch.
Ok, we have a winner of my Christmas give away. I just put your names in a hat and picked one.We did not have too many entries, but that gave you more chances. So the winner is:
   Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages!!! Congrats Anita!!!
Anita is a lovely lady.
 Here is a couple of things I've made.They are both Tree Angels. One is Marie Antoinette.I've made one kind of like this one.But they are different. The other is just an Angel, but very pretty.

Friends I'm going though several test this month,so this is going to be very short.I'll look forward to your comments and will try to visit all of you.
 I'm going to leave you with the link to my Christmas Village. I know some of you always love to visit it at this time. Due to my test ...I will not be putting it up this year. But I figured it will be more exciting next year.
     Here is the video- click on it to get the full effect!

I wish all of you the greatest of holidays.Lets keep Christ in our hearts, and in Christmas. This is his birthday.
   Merry Christmas to all and as I always say May God bless you.
                  XXOO Marie Antionette

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall! Yeaaaa! Holidays! Yeaaa! Big Give Away! Yeaaa!

Isn't it wonderful !!! I love the holidays. It always a happy time. What better way than to start it off with a...very Big Give Away. I love give aways.
  My give away will be December 1. All you have to do is come by and I will put your name down for the drawing. Please pass the word around. Its going to be a big one friends, so don't miss out on it.
 I want to introduce to you my new line of Marie Antoinette Christmas stocking wall hangs. They are about 36 inches long. I have five made so far. I am not a very good embellisher like most of you. So anyone who would like to suggest anything for these or the future ones...Please HELP!!!  Here they are!

  Last year, Sandra Evertson sent me a half doll. It took me awhile but I finally made something with it. I decided to make an Art Noveau doll from it.
  I painted the doll a victorian type green. I then did her face. You can see the rest of it for your selves. As you are looking at it...LOL...just remember I've never made anything with this type of material. Thank you Sandra. You are a very talented lady and so very sweet.  And thank you for the very sweet note you sent with it.As you see I framed it.

While I was away from blogging,I did redo my Craft room.I did not take any befor pictures I'm afraid, but I will tell you that the room was my daughter Alexia's bed room when she was younger and before she decided to leave her MaMa and Daddy...LOL. This room has never been painted since this house was built.Really! Just plain old off white for over 20 years. Not even new curtains.I did redo her bathroom at one time so you will see pictures of it too.

The Gipson Girl plaque on the wall was a gift from my very good friend Celeste of  Celestina Designs for my birthday. Isn't it just gorgeous, just like her.Thank you Dear.

Can I call it a Studio now???
   Ok Friends. I wish you all a Safe a Happy Halloween and I will be posting again before My Christmas Give away.
  May God Bless you Always,
               XXOO Marie Antionette

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Halloween !!!

Well its that time of the year...The holidays. Are we ready for it? Well its coming rather we are or not. We will deal with it.
  I do love them.

  Thank you all for the continuing prayers. I wish I could blog more offten ,but right now my mine and time or else where.You are all really good friends.
   Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic, has been going full throttle to rally all these wonderful prayers. I just know god is listening.

This will be a rather small post. I did make a Theater doll for the Halloween season. I call it Retired witches.
  The witches under my big witches gown are indeed retired. This is a lighted doll. I realy did enjoy making her. Finding the retired withches were very hard to fine.

 I have some exciting news to give you. I will be having a big give away. I will talk more about this give away on my next post.Be sure to spread the word. I wish I could stay a little longer,but I can't. Please have a safe and happy Halloween. Yes I no I'm not my jovial self right now, Just bare with me.
Hugs and Kisses Marie Antionette

Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer!!! Alot to Show and Tell

Hello Dear Friends,
  Thank you ...Thank you...for all your prayers on behalf of my brother Woody(Jr.)and my family. I know its because of these prayers that Jr. is holding his own. He has Leukemia. He was having a grueling round of Chemo at Oshners in Covington, Louisiana. He did really well there. Now he is at MD Anderson in Houston, where he will hopefully have a bone marrow transplant. This is where my other brother Johnny and myself come in.We are being tested to see if we are a match. Being siblings don't make it so. But we are his best chance. So please continue your prayers that we will not only match but  our bone marrow will take.
    I mainly want to send our thank you's to Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic. Sherry is a God send. She got a prayer chain started and like I said earlier...from your prayers to Gods ear.  Thank you Dear One . I love you so much.
      Ya'll my birthday was in July. I got some of the most beautiful things. I was so thrilled to recieve these wonderful gifts in the mail. My blogging friends know no bounds.
   As you know I have not blogged for along time. So this is a very full post.
So I am so sorry I have not been able to show my wonderful gifts off till now.
 First I want to show you what Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic sent me. A gorgeous bracelet You can't see it very good...but its silver and has crystal like stones in it. It came in a beautiful green and organza bag. I also recieved an address book, which I really did need. Of course it has a peacock on the front. It all came in a pink see though bag with a birthday card and one of those cards that tell you what your name means.
Next I got a very big surprise from a very lovely lady and wonderful friend... Julie Marie of Idyllhours. Julie Marie sent me the most elegant necklace. It is a Beautiful rhinestone dolphin. So so lovely. She also sent me a birthday card and a beautiful notebook. I love it . It was all wrapped up so pretty.I hated to unwrap it. I did keep the ribbon for something special.
  Last but not least...LOL. I recieved a gift that was just to much . I was so surprised, I can't tell you. Celestina Marie of Celestina Marie Designs,  made me the most gorgeous Trey. She painted a trey in blue with pink roses on it. In the center was a picture of a Gipson girl. The very same image I use on my business cards. She has such talent. I have it now hanging in a place of honor, and I will be telling you and showing little later.
    It also was wraped beautifully.I already used the ribbon to hang this beauty up. I also loved my card .
    Thank you ladies for all my fine gifts. They made me so happy. You all make me so happy. I won't forget. I have been a little slack, but you'll see...LOL.

    My big summer trip!!! My friend Cheryle and I went to Ohio to visit Sherry of Edie Marie'sAttic . WOW!!! what a trip.You could have not asked for a better hostess than Sherry and her wonderful Hubby Wes! What a sweetheart. Wes did all the that Sherry and her lovely daughter in-law Kris could spend their time with us.We did all sort of wonderful things.One of which we went to see an exhibition of the Titanic. It was just to fab.We could not take pictures of the inside of the exhibition. But there was a lady who took pictures of us on a replica of the stairway.That was so cool. We also went to a little German cafe that had the most wonderful food. I had a big big hamburger...really it was almost to big for my mouth .I ate that whole thing...LOL Sherry and the others did not think I could do it...LOL, I showed them. What a fun day.We also went to see a movie. It was Letters to Juliet.Friends...You have to see this movie. You will love it. Outside Sherry's town house is a very big pond, in it are the most beautiful pair of swans. My second best loved birds. also there were huge Koi fish.Which I also raise. Their Townhouse was just gorgeous. I love it. So warm and loving. I did not want to leave. I think I could live with them forever.
    For the sad news...We weren't at Sherry's an hour when my poor sweetheart got a call from her brother. Her Mother passed away.We told her we would just go on back home, but she told us she needed us with her. I'm glad we stayed. I guess we were suspose to be there.We have been each others Godsend for sure. Bless her heart. Sherry is a very strong woman. So gracious.
  I will just put all the pictures up for you to see.The first pictures will be of the gorgeous things Sherry had for me. She also had gifts for our Cheryle. She gave me a very pretty box with all kind of things inside, but she also gave me an iroing board cover with blue toile print. I love it.Its so pretty.Oh...One of the things we did was going to yard sales.What a blast that was.Sherry found all kind of neat things and would you believe I found a doll for only $5.00.It was like new and it was from 2000, Heritage Mint. It had 7 outfits. She is so cute. I call her Sherry Pie .

There you have it.You can kind of tell we had a ball. Thank you for a most joyeous time in my life. I cannot wait to see to two again.
With that I would like to say I'm so glad I'm back to blog world.I missed all of you and will try to visit you all.I have other exciting news and creations to show next time and also a very big giveaway, coming Christmas.Till then my friends...God bless you All
XXOO Marie Antionette