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, May 24, 2014


When I was a little girl my parents called 
this holiday Decoration Day. 

This was the original name for Memorial Day. 
It was called Decoration Day because 
soldiers would decorate the graves of 
deceased soldiers with flowers, flags 
and wreaths. 

The term Memorial Day didn't come into 
being until 1880. 
(Okay I'm not that old, but my parents were 
just a bit stuck in the ways of the old folks 
back then. My Grandma, Meme, called it 
Decoration Day so of course my parents 
did too! )

In 1967, the year I graduated from high 
school, the US Government proclaimed 
Memorial Day as a National Holiday. 
( Who knew? I had no idea!)

 My parents faithfully decorated the graves 
of all our deceased relatives. They would 
take Meme to the cemeteries to "visit" the 
graves and place beautiful peonies, iris, 
roses, daisies, or whatever was blooming in 
their gardens. 

This was all conditional on whose turn it 
was. You see it was a great honor to be 
the one to do the decorating 
in my mom's family! 

My mother's brother was in WWII 
in Normandy and ended his time there 
burying the dead in the concentration 
camps. He saw his battle buddy be blown 
up next to him. He saw death and destruction 
everywhere he looked. The war changed him 
forever. He knew how precious life was.
 He knew the devastation of the Holocaust 
first hand. 

He took decorating graves VERY seriously 
to the point my mom would call him and 
tell him exactly what kind of flowers she 
would be using when it was her turn!  
He would give his approval but perhaps 
would add a flower from his garden for 
more variety. Or maybe it was to try 
and ruffle my mom's feathers! 

 Flags were another subject. 
As you know, Veterans place 
little American Flags on the 
graves of deceased servicemen 
and servicewomen. It's a wonderful 
thing that they do this.

My first husband is buried in one 
of the main cemeteries my mom's 
family is buried in. 
One year my husband was skipped 
when the flags were placed. My 
mom immediately stormed up to 
the office and demanded that they 
bring a flag out to his grave! And 
of course they did!
Flags are also serious business!! 

SO... this 

have a nice time with your family. 

Here's a some things for you to remember 
when planning your weekend... 

When you have the family over for 
that cookout... 

put up that cool bunting you've got 
stashed in the closet,

make a fabulous centerpiece for 
your picnic table, 

and fire up the grill. 

Did you forget anything??

Happy Decoration Day!
Happy Memorial Day!

Be safe, be blessed - 

Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Post by Edie Marie
Images by Google
Honor to our loved ones who 
are no longer with us by Marie & Edie

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Princess White Feather and the White Buffalo

Princess White Feather,
member of the Quinabella Soiux Indian 
tribe of South Dakota.

 At the early age of 6, White Feather 
heard the voice of God. 
She became a Christian and remained in 
the Christian faith until she died.

White Feather was as beautiful as her name
might suggest. All who met her remarked 
about her loveliness and say she kept 
her beauty until her death.   

    She was surrounded
by many famous people. Her father was 
Chief Prairie Flower and her uncle was 
Chief Iron Tail. She was also second cousin
to Chief Sitting Bull. She attended Carlisle 
Indian School where a fellow student 
happened to be Jim Thorpe, the famous 
football player.

 But her heart always drifted back to 
the wonderful sweetheart she had as a child.
They were separated by the Indian Wars. 
And she never knew what happened to
the little boy from her youth.

What happened next is 
what romance is made of.
Her young sweetheart had become 
Chief Running Wolf also known as 
Carl C Taylor, a member of the 
Miselereo Apache tribe of New Mexico. 
After seeing his name in the newspapers, 
she corresponded with him, became reunited 
with him and ultimately they were 

Was it a blessing from God? 
A gift from the Spirit of the 
White Buffalo? 

You decide... 

Wishing you the 
Happiest of Mothers Days! 

Love & blessings, 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Princess White Feather created by 
Artist Marie Antoinette 
(Available on her Etsy

Post by Edie Marie

Princess White Feather was a real
Indian Princess from history. The info 
used is from her obituary and can be 
found here.