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!

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! 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Theater Dolls in The Knights of Columbus Art Show

Recently my Theater Dolls had the 
honor of being in a local art show. 
It was an exciting event for me to 
be a part of! 
I was entered into the 3D category and 
The experience was a fun one.   

I had 3 dolls entered

My Ballet Doll

The Baroque Doll 

 and Madelyn the Christmas Doll.

It was fascinating seeing all the different 
types of art in the show. 

I took some quick snapshots of 
the show.

This is the prize winner in the 
3d catagory that I was a part of. 
These were handmade vintage 
Christening Gowns. Very beautiful.   

The all around prize winner of the show 
was for the painting you see of the Jazz 

There were lots of interesting entries.

Many different styles of art. 

A really exciting thing happened 
at the show. 
 A lady walked up to 
me and said "Well looks like you've 
taken the prize of "the most sold" today". 
I said "What do you mean?" 
She said "You sold all three of your 
dolls... to the same buyer
I was in total shock, I didn't have a clue. 
  She said "AND she's a doll collector and 
has over 3000 dolls. Once she likes your 
dolls she becomes a repeat buyer." 
Once again in total shock.
I was introduced to the buyer 
and she wanted to come home with me 
 and see my other dolls. 
(Thank God I keep the house tidy!)

So she came and browsed through my 
studio and spotted some things for 
future purchases. 
I looked at her hubby at one point and 
said quietly "I'm sorry", in a kidding way. 
He replied "That's okay, I'll just build 
around them!" What a sweet thing to say
It was lots of fun being a part of a
art show and meeting new people.  

I've also had a recent sale of one of my 
paper peacocks... 

          to a gal that wanted to transform it 
into a mask. 

She sent me some photos of what she created.

 Amazing isn't it? 

 What a creative artsy costume!

     They make a lovely couple! 
Hope she won a prize for BEST MASK 

Well that's all from my little studio 
for now. 

Remember the HOLIDAYS are FAST 
approaching and we have some 
fine Etsy Shops on our sidebar for 
you to click on and browse. 
You might find that perfect gift that 
everyone will "Oooo and Aaaah" over!

Hope you're having a wonderful Fall.   

Love you all! 
Marie xoxo    

PS Hellos and blessings from "Edie" (Sherry)