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!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This day is reserved to give Special 
thanks to God for His many blessings. 

 As we prepare our Thanksgiving Feasts 
we thank God for the bounty He has 
given us, no matter what is on our table. 

 We thank Him for the peace and 
prosperity He has shown us.

 We thank Him for all of you out there! 
You are each so special to us!

"The LORD bless you 
and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn His face toward you 
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

Happy Thanksgiving dear ones! 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Friday, November 1, 2013


Welcome to 
on Golden Pond! 

A Story From Edie Marie
When I was in 2nd grade we were 
taught the song "Over the River" as 
a Thanksgiving song, not a Christmas song. 
(You'd have to know this teacher to make 
any sense of that! She changed out "Christmas" 
for "Thanksgiving" to suit her own  needs.)
Just bare with me here... 

Every year on Thanksgiving Eve I was parked 
in front of our little TV to watch Mary Martin 
in her performance of "Peter Pan". It was 
wonderful to watch real people play 
the part of fairy tale characters and  
see them flying through the air!

In black & white of course!
 When I was an adult I realized 
it was my Mother's strategy to keep me 
occupied while she was preparing for 
the big dinner the next day. Smart. 

I have fond memories of that particular fall. 
I dressed in a made-up costume as a Pilgrim. 
I even made a Pilgrim hat with the help of 
my married sister.  

NOT me! Image from Google
I performed for everyone in my costume and 
sang my new learned song. I had a captive 
audience you might say! Very memorable 
for me because I was a shy violet of a girl. 
Everyone must have been shocked! 

It snowed like crazy that Thanksgiving Day.
It was up to my knees!

I made paths in the fresh 
fallen snow because that's what you do 
when you're a kid and I made a fabulous 
snowman, first of the season! 

So anyway here's my song on that great 
Thanksgiving Day for your enjoyment:
(Imagine I'm a second grader in a cute Pilgrim costume!)
Over the river and through the woods 
To Grandmother's house we go  

The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow. 

Over the river and through the woods 
Oh, how the wind does blow 

It stings the toes and bites the nose 
As over the fields we go!


Over the river and through the woods 
To have a full day of play  
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling
For it is Thanksgiving Day.


Over the river and though the woods 
Trot fast my dapple gray

Spring o'er the ground just like a hound 
For it is Thanksgiving Day.

 Over the river and through the woods 
And straight through the barnyard gate

It seems we go so dreadfully slow 
It is so hard to wait

Over the river and though the woods 
Now Grandma's cap I spy 

 (Paper pumpkins made on Cricket machine.)

 Hurrah for the fun, the pudding's done 
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

 Happy Fall from Golden Pond 
and Peacock Paradise!


Here's a great idea for your front door 
using an old leaf rake I found on Pinterest ...
pretty cool, eh?


A special thanks from Marie for 
a lovely gift she received from one of 
our visitors. 

 Isn't it beautiful? 
A perfect storage container that's 
pretty too! 

We hope she will start a 
blog of her own soon to join us in 
blog world! There's so many great 
people out there just waiting to get 
to know you!!

We love hearing your comments. 
It's what encourages us to keep blogging. 
So please let us know how you are 
and what you're up to. 
Many many blessings to all of you! 

Marie & Edie

Story by Edie Marie
Post by Edie Marie
Approval by Marie Antoinette hee-hee 

We are joining these blog parties: 

Jann Olson @ 
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Deb @ 
The Charm of Home

 Donna @ 
Funky Junk Interiors

Linda @ 
Coastal Charm 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Patti & Paula @
Ivy & Elephants 
What's It Wednesday