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, January 4, 2011

A New Year And A New Begining 2011

                                        Hello to all !!!
Just wanted to let you all know that   Tracie of My Petite Maison      Is having a give away Feb 3. Go right on over there and join in.Tracie is a Sweet lady and she has awesome give aways!
                                                  XXOO Marie Antionette

Well, its over...2010. I'm glad. Thats terrible to say. But some of us has not    had a  steller year. GRANTED!!! I did have some highlights.
                                  YOU !!!
All of you!!! You kept me going. Gave me hope for my ailing brother...which by the way, he is holding his own, and they were able to find a bone marrow donor. I know its not over, but with all the prayers you've sent out...I'm keeping the faith.
                            THANK YOU ALL !!!

A new doll I've already made and sold. I have not shown any of you yet .
   Its  a bride theater doll.



    I'm a winner of a give away that Celestina Marie of had a few week ago.
  You would not believe the beautiful things I've won. A most gorgeous box that Celeste painted. And you all know how talented she is with a brush. When I opened the box...there was more beautiful things inside, then...and then to top it off was the most gorgeous ornament. Everything painted in Celestina Marie's unique style. I was doing the happy dance. Thank you Celeste I love every thing.


    Now to show off just a few things I recieved from some of my friends.  Pat of  what a Sweetheart she is. I was outside when a big UPS truck drove up. I was not expecting anything. It was a big box from Pat. Now Pat is also a very talented lady, and makes everything.I bought a pillow and tags from her and her work is awesome. Anyway I opened the box and was stunned speechless...LOL rare for me. It was the most drop dead gorgeous BIG paper doll. If you could just see it in person. You would buy one from her right away. Just look at it!!! Thank you Pat...I will get you back by the way...LOL.
    Everything I've got was awesome...just look at what Sherry my adopted sister sent me. It was a beautiful letter M with rhinstones on it. I just happened to buy a picture frame for only $2.50. I don't know why I bought it. It was such a bargain. Anyway something clicked in my head and I took out the front glass and put blue velvet in the backround and look at my M now!!! Gorgeous Right?
     I wanted to make sure I showed you what my daughter Alexia gave me. Something i've wanted forever. A beautiful waste basket from Victorian Papers. She bought it to go into my new redone studio. I love you daughter. XXOO
    Now I started making these ornaments at the very last days of christmas. I did them really to past the time, then discovered I really liked making now I've added ornaments to my list of things to make.


       One of the sweetest ladies in blogland, She teaches French, plays the harp, writes beautiful stories, and does illustrations, Anita ,  sent me a fab tag and thank you card . They are so pretty. I have them hanging with other wonderful tags and such in my new redone studio. Thank you hon . She also wrote the most wonderful things to me inside the card on the left.                               
     I'm going to start a new theather doll, and I want you all to know it will be really kool. I found a Marie Antoinette Type figurine in an antique store.Its really not that old, cause I've seen the same figurine on Ebay. Mine was cheaper.Anyway thats all I'm going to tell you about it. I will say it will be in the, gold, creams, greens.

     I will depart now, lots to do. Remember New Beginings!!!
Thank you one and all, your cards, prayers and friendship, means the world to me. May God Bless you all,
             XXOO Marie Antionette


  1. Hello sweet Marie... first of all, I am so happy your brother is holding his own, and that a donor has been found!... that is wonderful news!... Your bride doll is just stunning!... you are such a talented lady, she is just gorgeous, no wonder she has sold already! I love all of your gifts, the M in the frame looks so pretty, and all of your giveaway wins from Celeste are absolutely beautiful!... I just love her treasures, and her!... and YOU my friend!... Your ornaments are especially lovely and I am happy you enjoy making them... wishing you a wonderful beginning to a brand new year... I will call soon... have to watch my cell phone minutes closer now, they raised all my rates, darnit!... much love to you... oh yes, the Victorian waste basket from you daughter is just gorgeous too!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Hi Dear Marie,
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year with better days ahead. I am so happy your brother is holding his own and prayers will continue.
    Your bridal doll is over the top gorgeous and I just love it. I can see why it already sold.
    All your gifts are wonderful. Love the M, the tags, the waste basket, the gorgeous paper doll and your ornaments are simply wonderful. Everything you touch turns to gold.
    Love your sweet pic of you in the post below. You have a gorgeous smile!!

    I pray that your 2011 is better and your health on the mend too. I have been having a hard time with pain in my painting arm from over use and an old collar bone fracture. I had to stay off the computer and out of the studio. Trying to get back in the swing of things now. Not sure what tea pot you are referring too. I have a little ornament in wood and also a lamp. They do not have teacups to match this time.

    Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and love and hugs to you from Texas.
    XOXO Celestina Marie

  3. Oh I lost my comment! MA BELLE MARIE ANTOINETTE! THANK YOU for all the lovelies that YOU SENT TO ME! I wasn't even expecting to see my card and tag here! And may your new year be blessed and filled with NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS!!!! GROSSES BISES, Anita

  4. Marie, your bride theatre doll is just stunning. Such a great idea too! I hope the couple who has bought your doll will live happily ever after :).

    All your gifts are wonderful, every singe one of them and your ornaments divine. You deserve every pretty things you got this Christmas. May 2011 be a great year in terms of health and happiness for everyone :)

  5. Happy mail is the best and you've gotten a ton of it lately, how fun! Everything looks so beautiful!

  6. OMGoodness! Your gifts you won are stellar and aren't you lucky to have won those beauties! Such talent we have here in blogland! I LOVE the new theater doll! WOW! I love coming to visit your beautiful blogland!

    Happy New Year to you too my friend! :D

  7. Marie, yay, yay, yay....I am thrilled to hear about your brother. Here's hoping 2011 will bring you much happiness and wonderful news. As always, your latest (and sold) theater doll is WoW!!!!! xoxo

  8. Hi sweet Sis!!

    Happy New Year to you and all your gang!!

    Your bride doll is fabulous!! She looks so sophisticated and lovely. Great job Marie!! I can hardly wait to see what you do with the "Marie Antoinette" you found! I love everything you do... my ornaments you made are so gorgeous... I think I may have to keep out the "friends" orni to hang in my studio!!
    The "M" turned out great in that frame you had. How perfect!!

    Your gifts from Celeste's giveaway are beautiful!! She is so talented.

    I love you sis!!! The aged one XOXOXO

  9. Bonjour Marie,
    I am glad to hear your brother is doing well. Will continue to keep him in my prayers.
    What a fabulous doll you created, and all the pretty things you received were all well deserved.
    Thank you for coming by to enter the giveaway. Lynn is such a talented and sweet lady.
    Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year for you and your family - especially for your brother!

  10. Sorry I am so late with my visit over here. Our kids still have their Christmas break, school is starting again tomorrow. When they don't have school I always do a lot of things with them, so no time to blog, sorry about that. You were spoiled rotten little lady, but you deserve it! Hope that all is better in 2011, even the blogfriends ;-)!
    Your new doll is stunning! Love and hugs from the Netherlands!

  11. Happy New Year Marie.

    Your gifts are gorgeous.

  12. Happy New Year Marie A!
    So glad to hear the news about your brother!
    Also, your bride theater dolls is pretty.
    So nice all of your pretty treasures bestowed upon you!

  13. had to pop back over and tell you that I have some Easter Egger chickens too. Love the beautiful blue/green eggs they lay although they have been rather lazy in this cold weather about giving us eggs. We just love our chickens...more like pets!

  14. hello tonidolls,,your bride is really beautiful,,your original ideas are great
    you inspire me I have dozens of dolls to finish and I have been thinking about dressing some as brides,,I have also been learning the potters wheel,,so still keeping busy,,love from mn,,judy b

  15. OH PRETTY PRETTY MARIE! DO YOU KNOW THAT I WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU? I was "playing" with my little red shoes that you sent me and I was wondering where I could get MORE of those!!!!! Where did you find those darling things????? I like them because the are made of fabric...oh do tell!

    How are you feeling dearest? I hope you are vibrant with health. How is your dear brother?????

    Many happy wishes to you for a lovely evening and week. Please let me know about those shoes; I LOVE THEM!!!! Anita

  16. Oh Marie, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR SOURCE for the shoes! I will look those up! I have been having fun with them today. I enhanced them a bit and made them even more vintagy looking! I posted them up on my side bar.I am glad to hear that your brother is a fighter. That is all we really can do after all is said and done. I pray that he will continue to receive all that he needs to have a wonderful year of good health. Thank you sweet Marie for your kind friendship. LOVE TO YOU!!! Anita

  17. May your brother continue to be held in good hands & heal well ... prayers lifted, Marie.

    I love your gifts from Celeste, she is the most amazing artist ever! The dolls are over the moon exquisite ... & I love that waste can. How wonderful for you to have such beautiful treasures.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  18. Hi Sweet Friend,
    So loved to revisit your gorgeous post again and I love your theater dolls so much.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Yes, you could do those flowers with tissue papers. Just remember to be easy on the pulling of the papers. I hope you try these as I know, with your talents, they will be amazing.
    Hope you are feeling good sweetie. Take good care and love to you and yours.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  19. Happy New Year to you too Marie...that wedding doll is gorgeous! Honey,your comment made my day...thank you for means a lot to me :)
    All of those things you got in the mail are just beautiful what a treat, and well deserved for a sweet lady like you. I want to tell you I've missed you and I intend on stopping over here more often....I've got you on the sidebar of my blog now! I will say a prayer for you and your brother and keep you in my prayers...God Bless you friend.
    Big hugs,

  20. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
    I am finding that there are many ways for dying yarn.
    Of course, the regular dye is no doubt the best way to go in the long run.
    But 'til then - let's play.


  21. Hi Sweet Marie,
    Thank you for letting your follower friends know about my little giveaway, you are always the kindest soul.

    You and your family are always in my prayers, dear friend. Let me know how things are when you get a chance. Still listening to all that wonderful music, Zeke & I have it on all day while I take photos and bee-bop around the house!

    Love you!

  22. Hi Marie,
    It is always a wonderful place to visit when coming to your blog. My prayers continue for your brother. Have fun with your newest doll theater. I know it will be gorgeous.
    Stay warm and safe in this cold weather.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love to you always,
    Celestina Marie

  23. Hi Marie,
    Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's evening to you and your sweetheart.
    Thank you for stopping by and your greeting. Yes, I love sweet Tess, Julie Marie's new little girl. She is a doll. Miss Beazy looked at her pic on the computer. You know she watches TV all the time! LOL

    We are really swamped this week with the kitchen. Hope to be done by the weekend.
    Love ya girlfriend,
    Celestina Marie