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!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

From Trash Bin to Treasure

I was passing by the dumpster in our 
condo community one day when something 
caught my eye. Among the remnants of 
someones discarded faded belongings 
was this little beauty just begging for 
a new life! 

It was a sturdy heavy real wood 
small book case. 
Just right for my studio makeover! 
Bring on the paint!! 

 Here it is! 
My new shipping department! 
(it was a hot mess before) 

Twine, string, ribbon, return address 
labels in a collection of fav containers.  

A favorite Longaberger basket for 
strings, twine & ribbon.  

A sweet footed black & tan planter to 
hold what-nots found at a yard sale 
for $5. It was love at first sight!  

This handsome black container was 
given to me by a friend and holds 
some "thank you" gifts for my 

A big Paris shopping bag holds my 
stash of boxes and bubble wraps.  

 My Mom's favorite Neiman-Marcus box,
that once held a holiday bottle of perfume,
has now found a home on my recovered 
bookcase. I love the little buckled strap 
that closes it.

So there you have it. 
What have you taken from trash to 
treasure of late? We'd love to hear 
what you've given new life to. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
We LOVE to hear from you!!

Next time I'll show you the "sewing 
machine drawer makeover". 

Blessings to all of our dear friends
out there, 
Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette


  1. Hi Edie, wow what a perfect redesign and it looks fabulous in your studio for a shipping center. You always amaze me with your ideas and this is wonderful. It is going to be a great helper.
    Thanks for sharing your treasured find!!
    Have a blessed Sunday my friend.

    Love to you and Marie,

  2. Hi Edie and Marie,

    How lucky you were, to find the wonderful book shelf and you have given it a great makeover.
    Looks perfect for all your supplies.
    Happy new week

  3. I bet that little shelf is so happy that you spotted her, spiffed her up so pretty, and then gave her a lovely place to sit in your gorgeous studio!!! xoxo

  4. WOW ! First ...Why would anybody throw this pretty little bookcase away ? Anyway you found it and made it new an beautiful again. I love all your treasures that hold your shipping items. You really do know how to use your space . Good Job!!!
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  5. Hello Edie and Marie
    Thank you for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment - it's lovely to meet you!

    What a stroke of luck finding the bookcase - you've done a great makeover, it's perfect in your room!
    I'm following you now too and I'll be back soon!

  6. Love how it turned out and you're putting it to great use now! xx