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!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Marie had the honor of displaying her 
incredible Christmas village at the 
town depot for a special Christmas 
event taking place in her hometown 
of Picayune this month. She was able 
to spread out her thousands of village 
pieces for a dreamlike place of ages past. 

Marie's village was featured in 2 
articles in the Picayune Item newspaper's 
Lifestyles section. 

CLICK on the articles to enlarge them 
enough so you can read them.   

December 5, 2012  


December 12, 2012

Marie's hubby took a wonderful video 
of Whitmanville for you to enjoy. Her 
son-in-law edited it and Marie's sweet 
daughter Alex posted the Utube of it 
for you to enjoy and share with your 
loved ones.   

The above link is a great Utube 
overview of the entire Christmas Event 
that Marie is a part of. Towards the end 
of the video there's an interview with 
our beloved Marie!    

I'm so proud of you Marie and your 
ability to create such a wonderful 
fantasy place for all of us to visit. 
Your Whitmanville has brought us 
so much happiness and delight

From Marie and Sherry... 


and TO ALL 

Have a safe and blessed Christmas! 

Marie & Sherry

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

 ~ Christmas ~

A time of wishing... 

and hoping.  

A time of working... 

and playing.

A time of old customs... 

and new. 

A time of traveling... 

and visiting.   

A time for writing greetings... 

and trimming the tree

A time for giving... 

and receiving. 

A time for singing... 

and dancing 

 A time for baking... 

and dining with family & friends

A time for great anticipation... 

and dreams come true. 

A time for praying... 

and a time for reverence and awe.  

Don't forget to let your inner child come 
out for this special season of celebration!

" For it is good to be children sometimes, 
And never better than at Christmas
When it's mighty founder was a child himself."
by  Dickens

When looking for that perfect gift please 
visit our Etsy shops listed on our sidebar. 
Some great handmade and vintage items 
are just waiting to find a new home! 

Our friend Lorena @ Rose Chic Friends 
has a very worthy cause if you're looking 
for a special way to give this holiday season. 
There are still many people in need after 
Hurricane Sandy ripped apart the 
Brooklyn, NY area. Visit Lorena to 
find out how you can help if you feel 
led to do so. Just click here.     


Love and blessings to all of you
throughout this holiday season!

Marie & Sherry

Friday, November 16, 2012


Four of us ladies decided to have our 
own little fan swap. 
Our participants were:
  Wanda Buxton of Roses In Winter Part II 
Kelly Deal of Dreaming of Vintage
Marie Antionette 
and Sherry
We asked each other for input as to 
what our favorite themes were and 
then got creative!

Marie's fan creation for Kelly Deal - 
Marie's theme was "Halloween" for 
Kelly's fan at Kelly's request. It's 
elegant yet spooky... watch out for 
those creepy spiders Kelly!   

Kelly's fan creation for Marie - 
Kelly went with a Marie Antoinette 
theme for Marie's fan. Her design 
made it an expanding fan as you 
can see in the photos. 


Sherry's fan creation for Wanda was 
Marie Antoinette. Sherry used a mixed 
media approach, paper, lace, vintage buttons, 
ribbon roses, dimensional stickers and sparkles. 


Wanda's fan creation for Sherry was 
Marie Antoinette also. Wanda used 
a Journaling approach with lovely 
tags peeking out of pockets.  

We all loved the fan that was 
created for us! Thanks for a 
great swap gals! 

We'd also like to bring your attention 
to a couple of great shops. 

Kelly Deal has a sweet Etsy shop under 
Kelly Deal Designs. You'll find some great 
creations there that Kelly has made for 
your pleasure. 

Christmas in Paris Wall Hanging Christmas Decoration

 Large Glitter Wood Snowflakes
 5x5 Canvas Collage
Wanda Buxton has a great Etsy 
shop called  Rosesinwinter Take a look 
at the beauty she's created to make 
available to you. 

Paris Themed Art Journal.

French Style Needle Keep.

    Paris Style Wall Pocket.
Another friend is Pat Jones of 
Summer Darlings. She has an Etsy shop 
called TheVelvetRabbit.  
Lovely creations for us to admire and 
 Santa Claus Old World Collage

Angel of Christmas Cheers Small Ornament

Victorian Girl with Fur Muff Tags

Pat also has an Ebay shop that you see if 
you click here. You can see a beautiful 
Angel Wreath that Pat has made. 


Well that's all for now sweet friends! 
from Marie & Sherry!