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, September 21, 2011

Real Angels Are Among Us

I'm like a bad penny...I always turn up...LOL
   Thank you for waiting for me. Its good to be back. I've had a very busy summer and I've made some new items, experimented on others.
I've had wonderful  friends to come visit. I will tell you about that later. Right now...I want to tell you a story. Nooo,  not a bar story. I'm saving a good bar story for Christmas. You'll just have to wait.

This is a story about Angels. Real Angels:
       I've been so fortunate To have made the friends I have since blogging. Some... and you know who you are...have come into my life to stay. You came when I needed you most. Each and everyone has made a difference. I'm going to tell you about a true Angel.
                            Her name is Julie Marie of  Idyllhours
I was on the phone just talking to Julie Marie. We started talking about our dogs. Her dog Tessy...mine Hobie.                                               
                            This is Tessy
                           This is Hobie
Snooty looking ...ain't she!
  I was telling her that The blankie...not really a blankie, just an old shocking pink terry cloth robe I gave her to lay on when she was but 6 weeks old.
   We called it her Pinkie, was in shreds. After all Hobie is now 3 yrs old.
She carries her Pinkie everywhere. She would put one end in her mouth and roll over it until the Pinkie was on her back. Hobie walks all around the house like this, Sleeps with it,plays with it. I was telling her I don't know what we will do when the Pinkie is no more. She will grieve.
   FYI, Hobie is a 4th of July pup.
Julie Marie, the Angel that she is said ...I'll just make Hobie a new blankie. That is such a sweet  offer.
  Those of you who do not know... Julie Marie loves all things living. She cannot stand to see anything or anyone suffer.
   She took in Tessy when she was left abandoned by people who mistreated her.
Tessy is so happy now.You can look into her eyes and see the light that shines.
   Julie Marie also take other hurt animals to her Vet...who also tries to heal these sweet creatures. At his own expense.
   So to help this Vet out. She makes animal blankets...and donates them to her Vet to sell in his office. In the picture above, Tess is standing in front of this very table.
  This is truly an awesome thing Julie does. She does things from heart, She has a soul as big as the sky. She is and Angel in my book.
 The New Pinkie:
  Hobie and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I want you all to look at Hobie with her new Pink Blanket. Tell me if she is not a very happy dog baby.                                                                                     

  Hobie looking at a picture of Tessy:                                          

I don't know if I should call this next sweet Lady an Angel...LOL. More like partners in crime...LOL. Heaven help those who get in our way when we are together.
   Who else can I be talking about but Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic. For the pass couple of yrs..Sherry has come to my home and then I went to her home...then she came back to visit me at my home again. This time she brought not only her sweetheart of a daughter in law Chrisie...She brought her honey of a husband Wes.
  To say we had the most wonderful time, would be an under statement. We did all kinds of stuff...including a trip into New Orleans. Most of you know I only live about 50 miles N. of the city where I was born and raised.
                                     GO Saints!!!!
I had to put that in these...sorry.
    We shopped till we dropped. Sherry knows I love purses and she made me the most beautiful one last yr. But she made me another and it is drop dead gorgeous.  Wes was the perfect guest...LOL...he would not let me wash a dish. I do not own a dishwasher. I don't like them. That's just me.
    Wes and my hubby Bill got along so well. I never seen Bill laugh so much. He is the most quiet of men.
  Here are some pictures of my new purse and some of our trip into N.O.
She also made me an awesome key neckles. I did not have a picture of it.
Here is my Bill teaching Wes how to eat Crawfish...LOL...look at the faces.
hehehe...Sherry acting silly.My friend Cheryle made her this small table covering and she is wearing it as a cute.
This is all of us in one of the many restaurants in the French Quarters.
  That morning we did go to the Cafe' Du Monde.
  Sherry what are we going to do for next yr. What ever it is will be very interesting and fun.
Thank you Sherry, Wes, and Chrisie for a wonderful memory.

  Right before I took my leave of blog duty...I had won a Flower Press and book from the very talented Grabriela Delworth. Fabulous!!!.I can't wait to use it this Spring.Thank you Gabriela.
Another Angel...Celestina Marie of Celestina  Designs 
    has helped me all though Summer with her wonderful advice and friendship. She just plain warms my heart.
               Thank you Dear
And my most precious Angel of all...My beautiful daughter...Alexia Antoinette.
    All the work she does for me. driving me around, creating beautiful banners not just for my blog, but for my  Etsy Shop. And now she has created another  drop dead gorgeous banner for this new post...and also the most lovely new business card.
  I love you sooo much.
  My beautiful new business card
 That's all I have to say. I do want to say again, that I'm glad to be back and I really do hope I can visit most of you. I'm a little slower...LOL... it will take me longer.
          May God Bless you, and I hope we all have a wonderful Winter Season.
                  XXOO Marie Antionette



  1. Great to *see* you again, dear Marie Antoinette!

    XOXO Lola:)

    PS Great pics too!

  2. Oh Marie, YOU are the angel!... what a sweet post you have done for the special ladies in your life, and I am so honored to be among them... Hobie is just precious with her new blankie!... I read the post to Tessy and she sends doggie kisses to her new friend in Mississippi... as for Sherry, what a wonderful friend!... she looks so cute wearing that table cover as a hat... I am so happy you all (y'all) had a good visit, and the guys look like they had a good time eating crawfish!... I have never tried those... the purse Sherry made for you is just fabulous!!! And lucky you, winning that flower press and book from Gabriela!... Celeste is such a sweetheart too, always there for us, lending an ear and making us feel better...Your daughter Alexia is just stunning, like her mama!... and I know she is just as beautiful on the inside too... your new banner and business are so pretty... I would love one of your new business cards! So happy you are posting again, and once more, thank you from Tessy and me for all of your sweetness and friendship, we LOVE you!... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy (woof!)

  3. Dear Marie,
    You are truly the angel among us. Your friendship over the years means so very much to me. I am so blessed to know you and thank you for the special girlfriend you are.

    Hobie looks so adorable with the blankie that Julie made. She is a very special friend too and I am also very blessed by her friendship. She cares deeply about family and friendships and I just love this wonderful quality in her. Tessy is a doll of a doggie and I am so glad she is living with our Julie, who is truly and angel.

    Sherry and family are wonderful friends and I am so happy that she got to come to my house for a visit too. Love the pics of you all enjoying time together. Your purse made by her talented hands is awesome. She is so very creative and such a blessing to know. Sherry is really an angel on earth as well.

    Congrats on the book you won from the talented Gabriel and the flower press. She is so very nice and you are going to really enjoy the press for the wonderful flowers you grow.

    Your daughter is gorgeous and I see you in her picture. I just love your new blog header and your etsy shoppe banner that she designed. Alexia is very talented like her dear mother and I know she is an angel of a blessing to you.

    Thank you for being so dear to me. Take good care of you and have fun back at your blog posts this season and all the best wishes for continued success with your on line shoppe. Your talents are amazing and all your creations are over the moon gorgeous!

    Love always,
    Your Friend,
    Celestina Marie XO

  4. Hi!!!
    I have been thinking of you Marie. Love the look of your blog. I also enjoyed reading about Tessie and Hobie. Your friends Julie Marie and Celestina Marie are angels, but I agree with them. You are too.
    Marie (savon marie)

  5. YOU are the ANGEL dear "Little SIS"!! I am so honored that you think I'm one! And your other angels are so awesome. I know that Alex is your constant Angel... always there to bless you with what you need and desire. She's such a sweetheart of a girl!
    Julie Marie is a darling gal and Celeste is incredible. She is such a gracious hostess and she and her hubby were so sweet to us... a wonderful friend is Celeste!
    And YOU... oh what fun we have!!! We could get in so much mischief couldn't we? LOL Not really too much, we run out of energy too quickly. Let's dance some more... for 10 minutes max LOL! You are such a bright light in my life and a true friend!!

    I love you Sis! your big sis

  6. PS Hobie looks so darling with his new Pinkie! He is such a sweet lovable dog and Julie was such a doll to make it for him. What sweeties!

  7. Marie, I am so glad you are back blogging, I have so enjoyed our swaps, and e-mails. After reading about your darling dog and her pinkie, I have to tell you about my Papillon Wolfie, he was the cutest little black and white boy. We had him for almost 15 years and about a month and a half ago he started having seizures, I knew then we wouldn't have him much longer. One morning a few weeks ago when I was in my craft room making things I missed him, as he was always in the same room I was. I found him in his favorite chair downstairs. I left him there as he was comfortable and sleeping. A while latter I heard him yelp and I ran downstairs, and he was laying on his rug having a hard time breathing. I sat with him in his last minutes and told him how pretty he was and how much we loved him and begged him no to die, but alas he did, ( I am crying as I type this) I miss him he was so smart and well trained. I hope this isn't depressing, but I know you care. Big hugs,

  8. Marie so good to see you post! I love this whole post. It is so good to see your daughters beautiful face. I am sure you are just as beautiful! Have a fabulous week my sweet friend

  9. My dear and beautiful Marie Antoinette,

    Ahhhhhh, you too know the bliss of meeting with your best friend, your blog pal, your sister. Isn't it wonderful? Doesn't it confirm what you have believed for so long, that angels do exist and that SHARING your soul in creativity and writing can bring people together? Why is it that when we live amongst others on a daily basis that we MISS out on such friendship and that our nearest friends are so FAR away?

    It is a mystery but I am so happy to see you here, and THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE SHERRY, hug her for ME????


  10. Thanks for stopping by Marie! I've missed you in Bloglandia and always a treat to hear from you!

    I would love some more comics!

    Hope this note finds you well.


    CK ★

  11. H E L L O Marie A!!!
    It makes me smile and is a TRUE pleasure to read your post that fills me with J O Y!
    AND to learn about each and every one of your ANGELS that you so deserve to have in your life!

    Go Saints!!

  12. Hello,

    Thanks so much for your visit! It's glad to see you back blogging!


  13. Dear Marie Antoinette,

    So lovely to have you back again and I enjoyed my visit with you. Glad that you could have friends come and visit and looks like a fun time.
    Also love your sweet dogs and yes, Hobie does look very happy with the pretty new pink blankie.
    Great to see your sweet face and your daughter is so pretty and talented. I love the new header and business card.

    Happy weekend

  14. Hi there Marie A!
    Hope you and your krewe are having a super SUnday!!
    A creative one too!!


  15. Hi My Friend,
    It is wonderful to revisit your post and also to talk to you this week.
    I am so glad you are doing better and back to blogging and busy with your gorgeous shop. Your talents are amazing and your creations are beautiful.

    Thank you for coming to tea. I love having you visit.
    Blessings to you always. Much love to you!
    XOXO Celestina Marie

  16. Hi Little "Sis",

    It's so fun reliving our time together this summer! I miss you!!

    Love you, Big "Sis"

  17. Hello Marie~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words, especially with the loss of my kitty Angel. I wish I could convey to you how much your continued friendship means to me. You're always so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your wonderful posts. I look forward to each and every visit. I've no doubt there's more fun in store for us on this blogging journey.

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded with family and friends in celebration of all life's blessings.

    Sweet Wishes,

  18. Merry Christmas dear Marie, to you, Bill, your daughter and Hobie of course!... love you sweet lady, we will chat again soon... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy