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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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


  1. Great to *see* you again and to hear all yr news. All good wishes for yr brother - hope he makes a good recovery.

    XOXO LOLA & Nora:)

  2. Hello my sweet friend... I am happy you had a nice time visiting Sherrie, but saddened at the death of her mama... God did send you there at that time for a reason... I am the photos of you eating your BIG hamburger, too cute! Thank you for showing the little pendant I sent you, you are most welcome for it! The other gifts you received are lovely! Those swans are so pretty too...and how fun to visit the Titanic exhibit! My prayers are continuing for your dear brother, and all of your family as well... I will call in a week or so and see how everyone is doing... much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Wow..... a busy time. and some sad times too..... but, somehow, of course, life has to continue in between our fun and happy times doesn't it? It would be wonderful to have a huge magic wand and make it happy more of the time.

    I hope your marrow will be a match and all goes well for your brother.... what a horrible time for all of you in this respect.... big hugs Marie.

    I haven't done much blogging during the summer.... and when I went to write a post the other day...i thought it would be just as easy not to bother. To just give it all up...but..... I guess with the change of weather... that will change too. We are having a coooool fall... below normal temps... which follow hard on the heels of a few cool and wet weeks of our really poor summer weather. Can't win this year. By Thursday there is a possibility of SNOW! good's the middle of September... almost....not even..... it sure ain't supposed to be this cold yet!


  4. Marie, it is so very good to have you back :):) although I am a little sad to hear about Sherry's mum. Please send her my regards and love. I will of course continue to pray for your brother! :)

    Sherry has a beautiful home. And yes, I can tell you had one hell of a good time. I can so eat that hamburger right now.

  5. Oh you sweetie pie Sis!! We had such an incredible time with you & Cheryle! I couldn't have asked for 2 better friends to be here with me when my Mom passed on to be with our Lord. It was perfect timing that only God could have known to do. You made a sad time have so much more value by being here to share, cry, laugh and be sisters by choice. I can never thank you enough for all you did for me by visiting when you did. I just adore you my lil sis!!
    I love all your "goodies" and you got them because you deserve to be surrounded by beautiful things! This was such a great post... I'm glad you're back! We need you in our lives Marie to make life complete.

    Buckets & bushels & barrels of love,
    Your "aged one" sis Sherry

  6. Its so good to read you again..My prayers are with you and your family. I hope everything will turn out great..

  7. Hi Marie,

    How wonderful to hear from you again and you have had such a busy, fun time.
    I was saddened to hear of your brothers health and hope and pray that your marrow will match and he will make a good recovery.
    I loved seeing all the gifts you received and your beautiful photos. Glad that you could meet up with friends.
    Thank you for visiting me and I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

    Hugs & blessings

  8. Hi marie.
    Looks like you been a busy person this summer!
    Thank you for sharing your photos.
    Wishing you a blessed day!
    Hugs, Sharon

  9. Dear Marie Antoinette, ( I just love saying your name)
    I am so sad to hear of your brothers ordeal and I will remember him in my prayers. God Bless .
    It is nice to see you blogging I haven't been over here in awhile.
    Your images are beautiful and it looks like you had a nice summer.
    With Love

  10. My sweet, sweet Marie Antoinette, what a GREAT GIFT to see you back. And our dear Sherry, she will always be a great friend to me, although I don't "see" her much these days...I so miss her posts. You have been through much, but what a great friend Sherry has been to you. And these pictures are wonderful. It makes me happy to see you all enjoying yourselves and you are so pretty. My husband thinks so too! He once said you were lovely.....and so you are. I do hope that your brother continues to progress and that peace and beauty surround him and you dearest one. God bless you in every way possible and thank you for are a pearl.

    BISOUS, Anita

  11. What a post, well where to start? I think it's best to start wishing your brother a perfect match and we hope and pray that that cures him. Thinking about you guys and sending you positive vibes!
    You had quite some experiences during your stay with fellow blogger Sherry. Love to see you all so happy at all photos. Mmm that photo of the burger makes me hungry! Hope all is fine with you and your family too. Have a nice weekend!

  12. I am so glad that you stopped by my blog the other day. We haven't touched base in quite awhile. I do hope and pray that your brother is cured soon. MD Anderson is a very good facility.

    Do you still have your Camry? I'm loving mine.

    Have a great week!


  13. Marie,
    What a lovely surprise was your visit to Rattus Scribus and your always welcome comment. I am so happy to see you back. I really missed your spirit in bloglandia. I started praying for Woody as soon as read that first part of your post. A feeling of great compassion came over me, and I had the strong sense that God so much cares for his welfare and is very present in your lives. Then I continued reading about how you happened to arrive at Sherry and Wes' house just before the news of her mother's passing. Yes indeed, God is very present. Isn't friendship one of God's most precious gifts. Anita and I hope that one day we can meet you both.
    Yours very sincerely,

  14. Dear Marie!

    It is wonderful to see you posting again. I pray they find a match for your brother quickly.

    What a beautiful trip you had! Sherry is the best! My MIL just recently lent me a copy of Letters for Juliette. I look forward to seeing it now.

    The photo of you with the hamburger is hysterical. You go girl!


  15. Hi Marie,

    Hope this note finds you well & I was SO tickled when you stopped by the other day. It was really nice to hear from you!

    Sending prayers your brother's way.


    Chris :-)

  16. Hi Sweet one,

    I have missed you! I read about your brother on Sherry's blog and we will continue to pray for him and the entire family.
    I am so glad you were with her. God put you there at the right time.
    Your goodies are pretty terrific!

    I am so glad you stopped by. I have not been visiting blogs as much as I used to but I think of you often.
    You are a very special lady.

    Big hugs to you,

  17. Hi Marie, Lovely to read about the beautiful gifts you received.

    I hope Woody i s doing better and the transfusion worked.

    Sherry 's hous e is very beautiful. You hav such good friends.

    Gorgeous pictures.

  18. Hello my sweet friend,
    How have you been? I have missed you too! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog casa bella chic. The magazine and my other blog has really kept me super busy! Please send me an email! Would love to talk to you!!!