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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

They Say May Flowers Bring June Brides...

and they DO!

Here's a magnificent 
"June Bride"
by Marie Antoinette!

What a lovely creation.
She's holding her tiny bouquet
as she prepares to walk down 
the aisle to her beloved. 

Then the little theater reveals a 
glimpse of the bride and groom having 
their first dance. 

The  wedding cake awaits 
the traditional cutting of the cake 
as they dance under the arbor of roses. 

Note: This is one of Marie's past creations that 
sold on her Etsy. To see of her creations that 
are available for purchase hop on over to 
  Creations by Marie Antoinette Etsy. 

I wanted to create a special gift 
for Marie (which was supposed to be 
a 2012 Christmas gift, but you know 
how that story goes) and so I sent it to 
her as an EARLY birthday present, 2013!

It's a dimensional scene of Marie Antoinette. 

The initial "M" is done in french blue 
ribbon and adorned with silk rose buds.
Perfect for our sweet Marie's initial!

The lace of her skirt flows out  
from the pillow as her pink satin skirt 
billows as she moves about.

Marie carries some fresh roses 
that her son picked lovingly for her
and a birdcage that represents 
her love for wildlife. 

A fluffy fru-fru for the 
top of her head... 

and a beaded scallop for the lace 
portion of her skirt provide a 
bit of "Marie" detail. 
The pillow found a perfect location in the 
corner of Marie's swan fainting sofa! 
She looks very happy there. 

I had sent Marie another pillow that 
was adorned with an embroidered crown 
and sprinkled with sparkles. 
It lives in her favorite snugly chair 
waiting for her to cuddle up. 

The corner is completed with Marie's 
treasures and sweet little lamp. 

Is this gorgeous or what?!

But this picture wouldn't be complete 
without her favorite snuggle buddy...


and believe me she's a sweetheart!!
Marie loved her long awaited surprise.


I then received a surprise gift 
from Marie... 

a gorgeous Parisian fan! 

 Marie knows my heart and that 
it's in Paris half the time! LOL

 The shabby black rose tulle trim is 

and the vintage style keys dangling 
from the ribbons really finish it off. 

 But of course she had me at the sparkle!

She knows I'd love that sparkly edge.
Thanks Marie, I love it!!

Thanks for stopping by to see what 
we've created. 

We have so much fun surprising 
each other with little treasures!

Have a blessed week friends, 
Marie & Edie

 Thank you for your prayers for Linda! 
They are working and she's making 
great progress on her long journey.
She has had surgery to remove 
a tumor from her pancreas and 
so far it looks like she will be 
one of those rare survivors. 
A long recovery and more chemo 
make this a long road to travel and 
your prayers are appreciated so much!!
Also please remember Marie's grandson, 
Courtland, as he serves in the US Navy. 
All our servicemen and servicewomen 
need our prayers daily. Thank you!


Saturday, June 1, 2013




 That's right - 
I'm going 

 where there may be 
bathing beauties...

bathing caps...


and the rare beachy ballerina



and silvery moons
will be our entertainment.

They say

and I know

So I'll be 

with my toes in the sand

or in the surf

listening to 

I'll be back soon with 
a bag of seashells...

to put in bottles...

study artful details...

and admire  God's treasures 
of the sea that 
wash up on  shore.

What divine beauty! 

You know...

And always remember...

That pretty much says it all 
doesn't it?

"I will give you rest."

See you soon dear friends, 
Edie Marie

Post by Edie Marie
All images from Pinterest 


While Edie Marie is "frollicing on 
the beach" Marie Antoinette 
will be slaving away in her 
studio to bring you 
more beautiful creations.

She happens to have a gorgeous 
Paper Doll to delight you! 

This is The Steampunk Peacock Lady! 

(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Marie has outdone herself on this paper doll. 
The peacock feathers that are used for the dress 
are perfect feathers that Marie recently collected 
for this beauty.   

(Click on photo to enlarge) 
It's impossible to see all the detail in these 
photos. The lady sparkles with glamor and 
 glitter and is embellished with silk flowers 
 and trims to tickle your fancy!  

Please take a look at her on Marie's Etsy 
where you can to see all her 
gorgeous items!     

The Digital Print used to creat
this item came from the Etsy of 
a friend, Rhonda's Originals.
Stop by to see the great digital 
images she has.  

Have a wonderful week! 
Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie