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 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



  1. I smiled though the whole post Sherry. It made me happy. Does that tell you how much I liked it...LOL.
    Marie Antoinette

  2. Hi Sherry, Oh how I love this post as it brings back so many memories for me. I remember the song so well and that snowfall it incredible. I think we had that same big snowfall one Thanksgiving Day.
    Love your home pics and the gorgeous way you display your treasures. The white pumpkins are amazing on your sideboard buffet.
    Thank you for sharing this happy memory and I can just hear you singing now in your sweet voice dressed like a pilgrim.

    Hi Marie, Love the keepsake box you received. What a wonderful place to hold treasures and supplies.
    I know you are very busy creating and getting ready for the big day to set up your wonderful village!!
    Have fun!!

    Love to you girls and have a great weekend.
    p.s.thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment Edie!

  3. Hello girls! I have heard of this song before, but never knew the words to it. What a delightful story. Yes, Thanksgiving is near, and Nel is cooking the Thanksgiving dinner for the first time as a married lady. She's trying out many new dishes. Your Autumn décor is very festive - I love to look at people's homes to get ideas for my own home. I am really into lanterns lately, so your lantern caught my eye.

    Have a blessed week, and let's enjoy the season while we can.


  4. Your fall vignettes are so warm and cozy!

    Have a happy fall day and please stop by to enter my 1000th post celebration giveaways all week long.

  5. Good evening you two wonderful friends! We all have such detailed memories of Thanksgiving and childhood and that's what I love about blogging; we get to share it all with each other. Precious ones, thank you for visiting my post, and I wish you both such happiness on Golden Pond and on Peacock Farm! We are loving our beautiful colors here, a nip in the air, and the anticipation of tasting Thanksgiving again.

    MUCH LOVE! Anita

  6. Hi Girls! Oh, how I love that song "over the river and through the woods!" I actually thinks it's a great thanksgiving tune!! All your Fall decor is so lovely...really like your mantel! The front door decor from pinterest is adorable!..Love it! Have a blessed week and Thanksgiving~~~Roxie Thank you for such sweet comments on the cottage...going to be busy all winter!

  7. I just loved this post...and I was singing along too! I learned that song in elementary school also, but I didn't remember all the verses, only the first couple. Thank you for this beautiful post. It was so nice reading about your memories, and it stirred up some of my own. I love all of your pretty fall decorations and ideas, and the embellished box Marie received from one of her friends is just adorable! Have a fun fall week girls!! xoxo

  8. It was a good song, we sang it too. WOW, the trees surrounding your pond are just lovely.. I bet the swans love it there. One day, you must tell me about those swans. I have wanted some for a long while. THought you would like to know the the peahens have settled in nicely and I am quite sure they will never leave home again.

  9. Hi Marie and Edie. What beautiful photos around Golden Pond. I don't know how but I only learned the first few lines of that song and then Hurray for the Pumpkin pie and always associated it with Christmas not Thanksgiving. I love the colors of your background. Wouldn't that be a beautiful wallpaper pattern?..Happy Weekend and thank you for your sweet words to me..Judy

  10. Hi girls, guess what? I learned that song as a Thanksgiving song also. Last year I found the book. I just looked and it does say 'Thanksgiving Day'. I think some people think it's a Christmas song, but it really is a Thanksgiving song. Loved singing it in my mind as I viewed your gorgeous Fall décor! Thanks for sharing wit SYC and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. I Like to read about what others did as a child on special Holidays with their families
    I just ran around the house and played as a child and kept asking Grandma when would lunch be ready I was starved and very hungry smelling that turkey roasting and I always loved dressing as a child
    .I need to get some fall decor out after seeing all of yours
    Also thanks for stopping by my blog, it's nice to know others read and can relate to what i'm trying to say

  12. Hello ladies,
    What precious memories, thanks for sharing them with us. Your photos are great and I love the song!!
    Have a great day,

  13. What a cute story. That's funny how the teacher changed the words. All your fall vignettes look great! I enjoy seeing what others create. I remember Peter Pan being played too as a child. Back then we had to wait a year in between seeing such classics!

  14. This is a wonderful post - i feel. like i did celebare tThanksgiving with you and heard the story over a nice pumpkin soup! Hope you have a very happy week - blessings and hugs!

  15. Your teacher did not change the words! The song was written for Thanksgiving! (At least that's what my sheet music reads.) I remember first singing the song in first grade...happy times! Such a cozy post this is with the memories and golden colors. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, Ladies!

  16. Lovely post and your house looks so cozy and inviting for Thanksgiving!