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, September 13, 2013


Have you ever heard that phrase?

It may be an old phrase but as I have 
observed things through life
it's actually true. 

I've watched time after time some old 
trend in style or decor to reappear 
like an unwelcome ghost! 
Okay... sometimes it's good. 

 I love some of the old things!
I recently found these gorgeous 
sewing machine drawers in their 

 They were at our local antique mall,
and were priced at $12.00 per set...
I almost fainted! 
They run from $30 and up 
per set for plain ones with no 
carving or curves.

The drawers were full of junk 
part of it being old sewing machine 
belts and newspaper liners.

 What a surprise it was to find a French 
cartoon in the bottom of one drawer!

Two liners put together revealed that 
Lawrence Welk was coming to town 
for a performance! Who knew??

Hubby and I recently discovered an 
incredible salvage yard in Columbus called 
Having owned an old home built in 1902, 
we were in awe of the beautiful pieces of 
homes & history that had been 
saved from destruction. 

 One of my favorite pieces was this 
stained glass "Church Window" 
that was priced at $2,250. 
Needless to say I did NOT bring 
it home with me!

The Bowling Alley was a mere 
$1250. But the Vintage Fan was 
a bargain for $85. (Yes it worked) 

 This wonderful Vintage Typewriter, 
in working condition with ribbon 
in place was around $250.

 A wire basket contained lots of 
Vintage Street Signs that were
$30 each. It was fun to see many
familiar street names that have 
been a part of my life. 

 I was totally shocked that this sign 
was priced at $289! 
See, women are valuable!!

 Ornate radiators go for around 
$525. Yikes!

  You can buy a Barn Door...

 a Horse Stall Door...

 or a Jail Cell Door just to mention 
a few!

Here's an idea - 
put Grandma's old clothes pins 
in an apothecary jar to display!  

 I was excited to find this "Singer"
Street Sign...

 to compliment this Vintage Singer 
Sewing Machine! Wouldn't that 
look clever to have the street sign 
mounted above the machine? 

Need a newel? 
They range from $75 - $1750!! 

 We had a wonderful time going on 
a trip through time back to the "old things".
 Thank you Columbus Architectural Salvage 
for allowing me to take photos in your shop!

Now back to my new/old drawers, 

I'm thinking about painting these white.
I love that worn shabby painted look. 
I also have other sewing machine drawers 
that I could paint to unify their look. 

  Then putting a wood piece on top 
of them to make them one piece.
(These ball feet are gorgeous!)

Then I could utilize the top to
set something else on it.

Here's a very unexpected use of 
a sewing machine drawer frame. 
a Wine Cabinet! Now that's thinking 
outside the box isn't it?

It's going to be used in my studio,
 I'm just not sure for what yet. 
You know how that goes! 

So stay tuned for a future post on the 
Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer ! 

Blessings to each & every one of you - 
Edie Marie


Our darling Marie Antoinette is working 
in her studio on some new treasures 
to be revealed in the near future. 


So for now we bid you adieu - 
Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

Post written by Edie Marie


  1. What a great find!

    (Think we'll pass on the jail cell door though, thanks!)

    Have a lovely weekend too!

  2. Wowwww that is it...what a lot of great from me...x !

  3. Wow, those drawers are amazing! And a fabulous price to boot. So happy that you found me, because now I have found you! Heading out of town, but will be back to see more.

  4. Love your find!! And a steal!! But the other stuff you showed us, kinda pricey!! The drawers are truly nice!!

  5. What a great place to wander... Oh Edie Marie,
    your drawers are fantastic! Thank you for taking me with you on this tour. I had such a good time.. Anita would love the French cartoon.
    Have a great day,

  6. Wow what amazing items you have shared with us, I love the stain glass church windows, just beautiful..
    I can't believe you only paid 12 dollars for those beautiful sewing machine drawers! What a great score ;) can't wait to see how you will transform them ;)


  7. I loved seeing all the finds! My son just bought his wife a horse and I couldn't help but notice the barn door and stall door! They live nearby, Could that be the starting point for decorating a room? When they were just dating a few years ago I gave her my Singer treadle...So that Singer RD sign would be adorable as you suggested!

    So now something new...I'm your newest follower!

  8. Oh, I love it all! Especially the stained glass and the newel posts! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for your recent visit to my Zoo post.

  9. I use my late mother-in-law's old sewing machine table with my new machine on top of it. The drawers in her piece are gorgeous with beautiful architectural pieces on the side of it. Keep thinking I am going to paint the whole think white but just haven't had the time yet. We have an architectural firm in town that I love to go to. It has the most gorgeous antique pieces in it but their prices are sky high. You ladies have a wonderful week. xo

  10. Sherry...everything you touch is gold :) LOVE those drawers for sure...and they will be amazing when you are done with them!
    Thanks for showing us around Columbus Architectural Salvage (sigh!!!!!) That was truly delightful! Have a wonderful day!!

  11. Amazing finds. So many treasures. I am sure those fabulous drawers will look great shabby white. xo

  12. Edie Marie,
    The sewing machine drawers are gorgeous. I love the natural wood they are. The deign on them is so pretty. And that singer sewing machine!! My mom used to sew all my clothes growing up, so this put a smile on my face. I also like the stained glass with the crown. I love "old things" too. They are so priceless and special. I don't know if you're familiar with the blog Ivy and Elephants, but they are always showing the most gorgeous old treasures on their blog. They are sweet gals too.

    Now, I'm anxious to see what you'll do with these fabulous drawers.


  13. Ok, how have I not known about this place??!! We visit Columbus every couple of month-this place looks amazing! (thanks for sharing) Love your sewing drawers...I think they'd look great painted white! :)

  14. Hello Friend,
    All you touch turns to magic!

  15. Wow, what an amazing place! I would love to crawl through there and see what I could find - barn doors and horse stalls and stained glass windows - oh my! I love your drawers and you have so many fun ideas for them.

    Yes, you can come and eat. With only two of us anymore, we don't know what to do with all of the food!

  16. Your drawers are gorgeous ! sure you'll make something nice. I found one my neighbour was going to throw but it's not as pretty as yours !!

    xoxo from PARIS


  17. what ever you do with them they will be sweet looking I am sure

    I really like the fancy feet on the drawers you showed

  18. What an incredible price you got those drawers for!!! I love all of your ideas, I have never seen the ones where they put the drawers together with a top on them and feet...I am going to remember that next time I find a set...Hum, lets see what your will do???


  19. What a fun place, Edie!
    I hope you will share photos if you do decide to alter them...
    Have fun! :)
    - Irina

  20. Those drawers are gorgeous! How amazing to find the old French cartoons too!

    I definitely think they will look amazing painted white and I love the idea of putting a piece of board on top to make a little table:)

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this but, I think you had asked if I was close to Lake City, FL. We're actually in SW Florida and I believe Lake City is up north, close to Jacksonville.

    Can't wait to see what you decide on the drawers and thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments:) Hugs!

  21. YES! Or rather, OUI!!!!

    Edie Marie, I love your purchase here, and to paint them white, especially with the beautiful carving, will really be textured and worn with your painting touch! And the little French "bande-dessiné" is fun!!!

    We have several architectual salvage places here and one of the best is in my neighborhood! But you do have to have a chunk 'o change to spend but it's fun to look and get ideas.

    Thank you my dear for coming to visit! I am glad you are enjoying your life on Golden Pond; that is the aim, to live our lives with the happiest of attitude. BLESSINGS TO YOU MY DEAR!! Anita

  22. Can't wait to see what you do with those great sweing boxes! I am horrified that I didn't buy all that were selling for $2 each when I only wanted one. Silly me! Gotta love a walk through an archtectural salvage store!

  23. Thank you so much for visiting, dear Edie Marie! And I love your name too! ;)

  24. What a gorgeous tranformation you clever and crafty girl!

    I hope you have a week as beautiful as you are!

  25. You have a few treasures there, those drawers are lovely. It's probably a good thing that I don't have such a wonderful store nearby...goodbye garden budget.


  26. If this is the one in Columbus, Ohio...I have been here! Very Nice place...but a little pricey for my blood! Thanks so much for following my blog and leaving such a nice story/comment! I can tell, I'm gonna enjoy your blog! Blessings~~~Roxie

  27. If this is the one in Columbus, Ohio...I have been here! Very Nice place...but a little pricey for my blood! Thanks so much for following my blog and leaving such a nice story/comment! I can tell, I'm gonna enjoy your blog! Blessings~~~Roxie

  28. Edie, I loved your tour of Columbus Architectural Salvage. That's a place I'd love to browse around in! Your drawers are beautiful...what a good find, and I'm sure you'll do something fabulous with them. I liked all of your ideas! I can't wait to see them after you've spun some of your creative magic! xo Paulette

  29. What a neat place to visit. So many treasures. I've been on the lookout for an affordable stained glass window. I would love to have one like my grandparents had in there home. Thanks for sharing your day.

  30. I love looking inside vintage shops. Thanks for the visit.