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, October 11, 2013


My Hubby & I were in his 
hometown and discovered a 
resale shop full of vendors. 

As we walked in the front door 
there were 2 vases staring up in the face.
We knew at once what they were...

The Roseville Pottery Company  
operated in Roseville, and Zanesville Ohio 
from around 1890 to 1954. 
 A  history of the company can be found here.
 Roseville Pottery made many 
different patterns and the site above 
shows you lots of pictures 
of the many beautiful patterns. 
 Here's a few photos of the graceful designs 
of Roseville from Google images. 
You can see more here.

Google images

My Hubby has been in love with Roseville 
pottery for ages and ages. But of course 
the price tag is very high and has never 
really been in our  budget. When he 
saw these vases I know that it was like 
heavenly angels were singing on High!! 

Hubby's birthday was coming and he 
added the vase to his list of gift ideas 
that lives on our fridge door for our kids 
to get ideas for Dad. He's not an easy one 
to buy for. Never has been. He NEVER 
expected anyone to actually get the vase 
for him even though the price was 
quite reasonable. 

But alas, our DIL wanted to do something 
special for him that would really surprise 
him. She drove to his hometown one 
Saturday to find THE vase. When she 
got there she couldn't find it anywhere. 
she called me in a panic. 

No, not on this...

on this! 

I said go to the front door like you're 
walking into the place. There's a big 
antique buffet straight ahead. The 
vases are on that buffet. 

"They're not there Mom!"
Okay just stand there and look all 
around you I said. 
"I found it! It's on top of a bookcase 
and there's only the blue one!" 

She was sooo happy!

Needless to say Hubby was truly 
surprised, he couldn't believe his eyes. 

Google image

"It's the Vase! You found it!"

The beautiful blue vase now is 
living on our dining room buffet and 
looks fabulous. 

Is it a real one? A real Roseville?

We're not sure but Hubby doesn't care. 
 He's in love with his new treasure 
from our DIL and son. 

Thank you for making your Dad so happy. 

 Blessings to all our visitors! 
Edie Marie 

Post by Edie Marie

Once again Marie is busy busy 
working in her studio creating some 
magical things for you to enjoy this
Christmas. Stay tuned for some amazing 
creations by Marie!!

We're joining Pamela @ 
From My Front Porch To Yours 
Click here to see all the treasures!


  1. Edie Marie.!!! once again you have given us another wonderful post...LOL...Most of you don't know this...but Edie Marie creates and does all the posting for our blog. That's a lot of work ! All I do is create my ideas and she makes them shine. And when I am not creating ...she is, with her gorgeous creations and teaching us how to do wonderful things on a buget.
    Thank you Edie from the bottom of my heart... and I know Wes is enjoying his gorgeous vase. lucky Man...
    Blessings Dear One,
    Marie Antoinette

  2. Dear Edie Marie and Marie Antoinette,

    Sometimes things are meant to be ... so glad that your husband got the beautiful vase for his birthday gift.
    Happy belated birthday wishes to him.
    Wishing you ladies a happy weekend and great week ahead.

  3. What a lovely vase! Many belated happy birthday wishes to your husband!

    Have a lovely weekend too!

    XOXO Lola & Nora :)

  4. BONJOUR MA CHÈRE COPINE! How lovely to receive a comment from Golden Pond!! Oh my dear, you should see how GLORIOUS it is out today! We have a small Korean pear tree right next to the front window and it is fire-red right now; the light comes into the front room so beautifully and I am enjoying this fabulous Sunday AT HOME.

    I am so thrilled to know that you too are enjoying the wonders of nature and the love of family in your part of the world. Thank you JESUS for the blessings of living twice....born of flesh and blood, and of the spirit!!!!!! Anita

  5. Such a beautiful vase for your husband... Thank you for this beautiful post..

    Oh sweet of you Edie Marie to visit and leave such a kind note...
    Bless you both, have a wonderful Sunday

  6. Dear Sherry, What a wonderful post to share the love of Roseville pottery and the love of family who made it a point to see that Wes had his wish. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WES and a year ahead filled with many blessings.
    The vase looks gorgeous in your home, I love the display you share. The color is perfect for fall too displayed with your white pumpkins and pretty leaves.

    So glad all is well on Golden Pond. I can imagine it is gorgeous this time of year.

    Happy Creating Marie. I know what your hands touch, always turns to gold!!

    Thank you for stopping by Sherry and got your email Marie.

    Have a great week girls and blessings always.

  7. Hello Edie Marie and Marie Antoinette,
    What a joy it is to read about THE BLUE VASE and how it came into your life! I do believe that God does give us the desires of our heart. It happens also to me all the time. Little gifts and like you finding your husbands vase in a resale shop, I usually find exactly what I need at the Thrift shop. Well lovely ladies have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Constance. We're so happy you come to visit us and enjoy our stories. I find those little things that my heart desires in the strangest places, many times thrift stores. God is so keen on what is in our hearts.

      May God's blessings be with you, Edie Marie

  8. Edie Marie,
    I'm so glad that your daughter-in-law found the vase that your husband wanted and that it was still there! I bet he was thrilled. And it looks lovely sitting in your home. Isn't it nice when things turn out this way?


  9. What a great story! I'll bet the look on your husband's face was priceless when he opened the present containing the beautiful vase. Great find! -- Jan

  10. What a sweet dil! Love the vase and I think it's great that your hubby wanted it. That's the last thing mine would want. He doesn't get my love for vintage. Although he is so patient and just puts up with me. Never says a word about what I spend on what he thinks is junk. Even takes me to thrift and antique stores when we vacation. He will even help me look for things I want. Still he can't understand why I don't want new. lol!
    p.s. Happy belated to your hubby

  11. All I can think is : Gosh, I wish my husband was in love with Roseville Pottery. ☺ He likes old tools and old books. Okay, that old books works. Very glad that this story had a perfect ending and happy belated birthday to your husband!

  12. I love your vase, and if it is a present for hubs, better yet!!