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!

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


  1. Aha, that is what you have been upto young lady! I love it! Those stockings are soooo you! And that craftroom is too good too. Too bad that you don't live around the corner, so that I could pop over and craft with you, we would have a fab time! Hugs. LiLi

  2. Whoa...!! that is some kind of studio, girl!!

    The stockings are beautiful... ...I love the first one...and, what are you talking about not knowing how to embellish? huh? .... I don't get it.

    I'm with Lili M. .... wish we lived around the corner from each other....what fun that could be. I'd bring the nibblies.... cuz you know how I like to bake.

    Big hugs... and best wishes Marie.....


  3. OOOO! MARIE MY DEAREST! I have not seen you in so long...and life here is a juggling act to keep up with visits! My goodness, PLEASE, I want to enter your giveaway! I LOVE YOUR STOCKINGS! ANd just up our alley. Dearest, how is your brother now? I know you have gone through so much, but isn't prayer the way to go? What would we do without each other to go to GOD for our welfare? I hope you are well and that your sweet brother is on the road to recovery. The house looks beautiful, and thank YOU for your kind words dearest one. I miss Sherry; please tell her hello for me!!! Anita

  4. What gorgeous stockings!! I love the doll you did, you do amazing work, so much talent!!! I need you to help me get my craft room that what you have to do, stop blogging for a few months!!!
    I shall post about your giveaway my dear!!!
    Margaret B

  5. Hello my dear friend... I have been thinking about you so much! I hope things are going better for you... I have hesitated calling in case it was not a good time but will call soon, I promise! I do hope all of your family members are doing better... now, those Christmas stockings are just stunning! You did such a fabulous job on those, I love them! And your little doll you made is so pretty! Your studio looks wonderful... I am sure you have many days you just love to be in there creating your beautiful treasures...I would love to sit in there with you and sip some tea and chat! It looks gorgeous!... Happy Halloween to you too! Will you be doing the monster mash again this year??? Love to you!... xoxo Julie Marie (You are all still in my prayers!)...

  6. Good morning precious, thank you for updating me on your brother's condition and yours as well; the stressers of life do force us to try to survive, finding things to do to keep our minds off of things....I will also be praying for your peace of mind and heart. The peace of God is the only saving grace for any of us, whether ill or being the ones witnessing the illness of a loved one. Life is most definitely a journey with different twists and turns, but the road for us all eventually leads us to HIM, who will show us the why must later. For the mean time, stay well yourself, and know that you are loved.

    Blessings to you and your family, Anita

  7. Hi Marie A!!
    Adore the doll you made with Sandra's gift and your great stockings and your new studio, W O W So great!

    Thanks for playing Spooky in the background. Adore that song. Forgot about it though!


    I'm going to New Orleans this week. Will be thinking of you~~~~

  8. Hi Marie,
    What a wonderful post. I have had you in my thoughts and prayers everyday and so hope you are doing good and your family is better too.

    You always amaze me how much you are doing in spite of the hard times. I love your new stockings. They are simply gorgeous as only you can do. And the doll that Sandra sent you is wonderful. You sure did a fabulous job of creating a gorgeous piece with the doll parts.

    Now your studio, oh my gosh how wonderful. I could spend hours in there. You have everthing so neat and tidy and ready to work with. Love the hutch filled with pretties and supplies. Lots of display space for dolls. Having the bathroom right there is fantastic. Love the wall color too.

    Your giveaway sounds like it will be very special. I will list it in on my sidebar when you have it up and ready. I know it will be grand!

    Miss you and so great to hear from you today and thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. When I called, you were with your brother and your hubby was so nice.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween my dear friend. Prayers continue for you and yours. God Bless!!
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  9. I love what you did with the bedroom, honey! Of course, you KNOW I love pink, but it looks like a truly special place to be in. It's perfect. Your stockings are darling too. Very froufrou and feminine.

  10. Hi Sweetie,
    Of course, you can call it a studio! You've done such a wonderful job and you have so much room to create all your beautiful things!

    Have a beautiful Halloween! I still remember the photo of Alexia and your beautiful white horse you rescued, so beautifully treated living with you. Lots of hugs from me and Zeke to you.

  11. Your stockings are lovely! Don't enter me though, I have stockings already...let someone else win this lovely giveaway.

  12. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    Love the sweet stocking you have made, how lovely.
    Also you must be enjoying your new studio, it looks like a special place to do your creating.
    Thank you for showing us your lovely room.
    Like the other Ladies, have said, I would like to be able to sit and do some craft work with you and have a cup of tea. Also love the doll with the peacock feather dress.
    Great to see you back and many thanks for visiting me.
    Happy Halloween and have a beautiful week.


  13. Dear Marie,
    The craft room is a masterpiece...or studio..I like the sound of that. Love the bath
    I love the doll that is displayed on the wall..Wonderful.
    Stuff your beautiful stockings with tissue almost to the brim and display for something wonderful inside the stocking peeking out at the top like your gorgeous dolls(not for sale but for display only and not included in the sale) Your stockings are great original creations and so nice you could hang them on the wall. Make matching tags to go with them if you have a mind too maybe you did..I am sorry if I did not notice.
    My husband is in intensive care with congestive heart failure. Not good. He is stable but will not be home for awile.

    How is your health?
    I hope you sell so much you cannot keep up.
    Thank you for writing and thinking of me.
    You are one of my favorite charming and upbeat and so kind.
    Love and hugs,

  14. You can call it a dream studio!! I love to see other artist studios. It's because I don't have a true space of my own and it's nice to live vicariously through my lovely blogging friends.

    Hugs dear, Marie!

  15. Good to see you back in blogland! You have been missed.

    You have been a very busy bee it appears.

  16. Hi there,
    The stockings are beautiful!!
    Glad you are back to blogging.
    Can't wait to see what you are doing for your giveaway.
    Thanks for the visit!!

  17. Marie how did you know I have been thinking about you. So very glad to see you back on the web,I have been a slow bloger this summer and I am going to try harder to keep it updated.
    Love your studio, what a wonderfull place to create.
    I just finished a Marie Antionette style hand mirror, I used dupioni slik and did ribbon embroidery and added lace etc. It turned out very nice, I will blog it and I am going to put it on my ETSY.
    Happy days are here aging now that you are back. Big hug. TTFN

  18. Wow! A giveaway from the very talented Marie Antoinette! WOW! How very cool! I love it! :D Your new stockings are absolutely fabulous! I love them! I love your new studio too! It's wonderful! :D

  19. Hey Marie!
    So great to hear from you...those stockings you made are so are one talented know that?! love that "studio" of yours too, looks gorgeous :) I caught up with the posts I'd missed your property is so peaceful, and beautiful....I could sit out in that yard of yours for hours :)

    Hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping over, sorry I haven't been by in a while...I've not been doing much blogging lately.
    Big Hugs,

  20. I love what you did with that doll, and your Christmas stockings are beautiful. Your studio looks wonderful.


  21. Hi Marie,

    Hearing from you made my day! I see you're still making absolutely beautiful things! Not very good at embellishing? That reminds me of when I was a child and my Aunt Mary would say, "Oh, I'm so embarrassed for y'all to see this house looking so filthy!" And you could literally eat off her shiny floors (and everybody in town knew what a spotless housekeeper she was!).

    The half doll is just beautiful, and your studio is wonderful! Love the bathroom too.

    Hope our paths cross again very soon.

    Kindest regards,

  22. Dear Marie, What a delight to see you and to see you back at blogging and with wonderful things to show us. Yes, please put my name in the stocking for the December draw. Your work is so Marie and so beautiful. Hope you are doing well my friend. xo P.S. Spooky has always been a favorite song of mine all the way since college days....oh good grief...I am showing my age now. :)

  23. Hi Marie,
    So glad to hear from you!! I was just thinking about you. Loved your post and the doll is so beautiful. The stockings are too. The studio looks great. I am so jealous. Thanks for a wonderful post.

  24. Love the stockings and yr studio! Also love the doll with the peacock feather dress.
    Great to see you back and many thanks for visiting us!

    Hope you had a great Halloween and have a beautiful weekend.


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  25. Hi sweet Sis!!

    What fun!! Your giveaway is going to be fabulous! (I have some inside info about some darling things that will be "included".) But don't put me in the drawing... I'm always receiving the sweetest things from you!! You and Cheryle are such dolls.

    Your Christmas stockings are so gorgeous, I can testify to that... I HAVE one!! Yes that's right and it's so beautiful. Your work is so lovely Marie. Such love and care goes into everything you make.

    It was so wonderful talking to you the other day. Will probably call you on Thursday, I'll be off work Woo Hoo! So talk to you soon Sis!!

    Love & hugs, The aged one - really feeling aged of late, we gotta keep movin'!

  26. Your studio is pretty. IT looks like a place full of beautiful inspiration. The wall hangings are lovely as well as the chair in the picture! Would love to win!

    so glad to see you back at blogging & art.
    Thank you for taking time to stop by my FOREVER JANN blog, I appreciate your kindness. Love your stockings - please enter me in your giveaway :) Your work is awesome I love this design. Do you know whatever happened to Tristan of ENCHANTED REVELRIES ? Haven't seen him blog lately??
    Anyway , I hope you have a lovely THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY and you stay feeling wonderful. Will run a link to my blog to yours - is that okay ??
    love from your FORT WORTH, TEXAS FRIEND -

  28. Hello Marie,

    I love your christmas stockings, they look amazing, you don't need help from us my friend stay true to you, because they have turned out what you did with your half doll, one of my favorite things are peacock feathers, your doll has turn out truely beautiful...I bet you dont know yourself now that you have your daughters room as a studio, all that space to get lost in...please enter me into your wonderful give away...

    Thank you so much for stopping by my little world and for your kind words, you mentioned about my littl houses if you go to this link all details and sizes are listed there...


  29. It's so nice to have you back! You've been busy! Love your beautiful stockings...don't stop! Everyone will want one! Beautiful decorating, too! Thanks for stopping by...come back again! ♥

  30. Oh Marie, what a beautiful room you have created to work on all your lovelies!!! It looks huge and so many beautiful things around to inspire.
    Your doll turned out so lovely. How sweet of Sandra. I imagine you had a lot of fun getting her all prettified and ready to come out and meet everyone.
    I think your stockings are gorgeous my dear!!!
    hugs to you....

  31. I adore the stocking and can't wait for the giveaway!

  32. So wonderful to see you back! I have missed you and your wonderful posts. The stockings are amazing! And your studio is just so full of inspiration and ideas and beauty!!! I prefer to call my working studio - Atelier and I know how important it is to feel comfortable and inspied by the place you work in.:-) Welcome back!!!:-)

  33. Your stockings are beautiful!! Please enter me in your wonderful contest!

  34. Just received your comment, Marie.
    YOU are the sweetest lady out here, you know?!

    All the best to you, my friend for a wonderful Thanksgiving. You and your dear family.
    Love to you, ~Tracie

  35. I've just popped over from Bea's place. I love those stockings, they are just perfect as they are. Ooh, a giveaway, how wonderful, I'm in! I love that half doll you did too, it's super.

  36. Hi Marie,
    Where are you? How are you? I have not heard from you in some time and would love to have you stop by. I have been making lots of Marie Antoinette items and I thought you might like to take a peek.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Love and hugs,

  37. Hi Sweetie,

    I came over to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope all is going well.


  38. Hi Marie,
    So wonderful to view your pretties again. I love them all and of course have one of my own that you made last year.

    I hope you got my email message. I have so missed you and keep you in my prayers always. Hope life is going a little better now. I know you love the holidays like me and I am so very busy this season and busy in the studio goin in all directions, but I love it.

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. I hope everything is special.

    Love to you and blessings always,
    Celestina Marie

  39. I have somehow missed this post. Your craft room is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE! I will love to have one like this :). Mine is enough only to display the dollhouses and it doubles up as a guest room so I can't craft in there anyway.

    I think the doll you bashed is drop dead gorgeous! :):)

    Have a good day!

  40. Hi Hon, I just got your very nice note on my blog. LOL! Just call me Chic okay doll! ;) That's what everyone else does....otherwise I will be forced to call you ANT if you keep calling me it deary? LOL! ;)