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, March 22, 2010

New Marie Antoinette Doll and More

Hi ya'll,
   Yes!!! I'm still here.I'm sorry I cannot post as much as I want to, but things happen. But I want you to know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  Here is my newest Marie Doll. It is a Marie... and a smaller Marie inside the curtained gown.The smaller Marie is sitting at a spinet ...looking over some sheet music. I bought the spinet on Ebay. It was so pretty I could not resist it. Its an aqua type color with a touch of pink roses on the top. When the chandelier is on...its so pretty. I wish the pictures were better. There will be more pics on my Etsy.

Now I want to share with you a special gift I recieved from La Donna Welter of LaDonna Welter Paper Cutting

  She was kind enough to send me a magazine called Paper Cuts. As you all know LaDonna does the most amazing creations with paper. AWESOME work. She even wrote a very sweet thing and signed it. You all really should get this copy. Its a wonderful book with such amaging designs in it.Yes, of course LaDonna is it.

Thank you so much LaDonna, My magazine is sitting right on top of my coffee table.

 Let me now tell everyone about another book  that think will interest some of you young Mothers and Grandmothers.
    Remember in my last post I had my Rottweiler Rip pose in mardi Gras beads? Ha is such a sweethear and will let me do anything to him. I have had 6 Rotts in the past and everyone was just like him. I know alot of people are afraid of this type dog, BUT as in all breeds, its how you raise them. Lots of love goes along way. The books I want to tell you about ,are about a Rottweiller named Carl. They are written and illustrated by Alexandra Day. These are picture books for a very young child. They are beautiful. Here is a discription of them that I found on Goggle:

    Big and bullheaded, but gentle and intelligent—and with a mischievous streak a mile wide—Alexandra Day's Rottweiler Carl is the perfect companion for kid-sized adventure. It seems whenever Mother leaves them alone, baby Madeleine climbs on Carl's back and they scamper off together, having fun and getting into things they never could have done with Mom around. Yet they always manage to get tidied up and back in place before she comes back. This treasury collects six of Day's nearly wordless Carl books for prereaders, illustrated with realistic watercolors that are really portraits of Day's own Rottweilers and her granddaughter. At the end, Day offers color photographs of her dogs and the origins of the Carl stories.

I'm telling you ,that you really should look into these books. You can buy them used on Ebay or Amazon.
Do you remember in my last post I told you that I made little girl mdresses that go all over the world. Mainly to Africa and to Indian Reservations. Well  I also make hats for cancer patients. I belong to a group of ladies call the Busy Bees, We do community work, and this is one of the things we do.This is just one type hat we make.
With this... I say Goodbye, till next time we meet.
May god Bless,
XXOO Marie Antionette


  1. Oh! This doll is stunning...really, really stunning! So lavish and detailed and lovingly created. I just love it!

    I'm so glad that you're feeling better and are making new treasures!

    I used to have an art and handcraft gift shop, and sold many many copies of Good Dog, Carl! It's charming.

    You look beautiful in your pink chapeau!

  2. Hello Marie... so good to see a new post from you... I LOVE your Marie dolls! So very beautiful, I know someone will but them very fast! What a lovely gift you received from your friend, and the story about the rottweilers is precious! You are right, it is all in how they are taken care of and raised, I love all dogs! You are the most giving, kind and generous lady I know, making dresses for little girls in need, and also beautiful hats for cancer patients... you are a treasure my sweet friend! Hope your hubby is enjoying his new retirement... I will call you again to chat very soon! Happy Spring to you! xoxo Julie Marie PS You look beautiful in the photo!

  3. Hey Marie!
    The doll that you made is beautiful!
    You look so cute sitting there in your hats that you make too...what a wonderful thing to do, such a sweet way of giving back to others.
    Hope you are having a great week! It's always a treat to see you posting! :)
    Big Hugs,

  4. Wauw this doll is amazing!!!
    The color is very beautiful.
    You have a lot of talent.


  5. Oh Toni, good to hear from you again and even better to see you in this post! You look darling in that pink hat! Love it! And your new doll is even better than the ones you made before, which is quite an achievement. Btw have you heard anything of a certain magazine yet? Today I got a mail from someone who had to wait over 20 months before being published, so there is always hope! Thinking of you and hoping all is fine with you and your family!

  6. Great to see you back, gorgeous doll!

  7. Your newest doll is beautiful! You look so marvelous in that hat! :D

  8. Hope your feeling good today Marie!
    I agree with Tristan, you look lovely in your pink chapeau
    ( I hope that means your hat )
    happy Spring dear friend!!
    Stay well, so many of us love you.

  9. Wonderful to * see* you again,Marie! And the doll is beautiful!

    Hope you're feeling better!


  10. Oh I lurve the picture showing off the light from the chandelier! Beautiful!

    And that last picture of you in the hat ~ G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

    Have a great week! Blessings!

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  12. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my vintage blog! I'm going to do everything I can to save that scrapbook for sure! I've never read the old romance comic books, you'll have to suggest some good ones for me to check out! :D

  13. Toni,I think you have been really clever with your latest doll, which by the way,is just over the top gorgeous :). The light is a fantastic idea. Congratz!

  14. Dear, dear Marie,

    It was so nice to see you this morning! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy and hectic life to come to visit little old me! How are you? I just loved your new doll theatre, Marie. You always share the most beautiful and lovely dolls and I so appreciate your work. I have been making books and it is so fun. You look absolutely "ravissante" ma belle!!! May God bless you dear one and keep you healthy. WIth my love and admiration, Anita

  15. Welcome back Marie I am happy those little spots were removed! I love your stunning new doll yummy vintage green and pink!I think it is taking me longer to create too! Is that age?
    I looove your hats,adorable and sweet.
    I have worn your shirt with long sleeve Tee underneath under a jacket...we have had lots of rain and it is not short sleeve weather till June! I hope to venture out somewhere besides a medical appt to share your Tee and awaiting responses.My printer ran out of ink and I wanted to make business cards for you when folks inquire...LOL Denise,Hull,Mass.
    PS I had a shep 14yrs he was a gentle soul and goofy!

  16. Hi Marie,
    So wonderful to catch up with you today. Your Marie doll is simply gorgeous. I love the little marie inside the skirt. What a creative idea. You talents run far and wide. The book gift from your friend is wonderful and the dog books look darling too. You are so right about how we raise our pets. Like children they learn a lot just by watching our behavior and how we talk to them. Beazy would not dream of being mean to anyone. I can also dress her up putting anything on her and she doesn't rebel at all. LOL

    Love the hats for the cancer patients. Once again you find a way to give to someone in need with your love and talent. You are such a blessing to all.
    Not to mention, you look just gorgeous in the pic. Love your big smile.
    Hope you are feeling good these days and looking towards Spring.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. Have a great weekend ahead my dear friend.
    love ya, Celestina Marie

  17. Hi Sweetie-pie!!

    O you look adorable in that hat!! So chic! You are one kind gal and I'm so honored to call you "sis"!
    I LOVe those Carl books. One of the girls I worked with yrs ago had a rot and would bring her books in for us to look at. She had all of them and they were delightful. I loved to see baby riding on Carl through their adventures.
    You know I love your doll, I love all of them!! And I'm so glad to hear you sold the pink one, how exciting.
    The boxes are flyin' around here & stuff is crawling out of the woodwork! Where did all this stuff come from?? I'm off tomorrow, Friday, and I'll call you!

    Love you baby! The aged one

    Cheryl cld me, it was so nice to talk to her!!

  18. Hello Lovvvvleeey!
    Marie A. What a lovely hat that you have created for cancer patients....not to mention your beautiful Marie Antoinette doll and her "Mini" cool!
    Oh YES I know Good Dog Carl!
    And agree, that many breeds of dogs get a bad rap. For instance, Pitbulls. Do you remember Buster Brown? Well he was the sweet icon of Mary Jane shoes!!!

    Nuff about that. Thinking of you and sending you love. How are you feeling MA?


  19. Lovely new piece Marie!

    CK :-)


  20. Hi dear Marie

    that doll is so scrumptous! I've been having computer issues - think they are cleared up now - I hope!!!
    That hat looks so soft and warm - I'm sure they are greatly appreciated.
    thank you so much for visiting my blog - I used to live in the boonies too - sort of miss it!!! apts - ugh but - that's sort of where I'm at these days!! will be moving this summer to a better place.
    my santa is still on top of my book case - just can't put him away - love looking at him and thinking of what a sweetheart you are!

  21. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    Love your new dress and the detail is wonderful.The colours of the pink and green are beautiful.
    Your hats you make are lovely and how lovely that you are making them for cancer patients.
    Great to see your beautiful photo, in the lovely hat.

    Happy week

  22. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    Sorry I meant to say ~ I love your new doll, typing too quickly.


  23. Look at that sweet smile you have my dear friend! You are a charming lady with that hat on!!! That is a beautiful doll! I ♥ the chandelier! It is a stunner! WOW! I love it! You are one talented lady!

    Thank you so much for coming over to celebrate with me on my blogoversary! Good luck to you! My dear friend I do appreciate you!
    Hugs to you!
    ~TattingChic ♥

    My word verification says "artles" isn't that funny?

  24. Happy Easter Marie A!!

  25. Happy Easter weekend to you!

    PS: No Archies but would love some more Vampire comics!!!

    Chris :-)


  26. Hello Sweet Marie!
    I've missed you so much. The doll is beautiful just like you. My daughter always loved the Carl books when she was young, they're wonderful!
    Have a very beautiful Easter sweetie, you are ALWAYS in my thoughts and prayers - Love you!!!

  27. Darling finally a post from you. I am so happy I think my migraine went away from so much excitment. You are so talented my darling and your dolls are one of a kind. I love this post and the story. Thanks for the post. Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

    Love & Hugs

  28. You darling thing in that wonderful hat! I think your an angel.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.


  29. Hi Toni!
    Just hopping over to wish you, your husband and your lovely daughter a very happy Easter weekend! Enjoy!

  30. Hi Marie, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I love this doll absolutely delightful!! I also love all the Carl the Dog books and have been 'reading' them to my kids for years
    Have a great day

  31. Hi My Sweet Friend, Was thinking of you and wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope all is well and you are enjoying warmer Spring days. It is so nice to work in the garden once again.
    Loved viewing your pretties again.
    I know you must be busy creating wonderful treasures.
    Have a good week and love to you.
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

  32. Sweet Marie! I haven't seen you in a while so I thought I'd stop by to see what loveliness you've been creating. She is beautiful. I love each and every doll you pour your talents and heart into. It's a joy to see what vignette she'll beholden.
    I hope you're well and have had a chance to enjoy the spring blooms. See you soon....

    Sweet wishes,