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 4, 2014


There's a new magazine in town and 
our darling Marie Antoinette is in it! 

The Fall 2014 issue of  
the Southern Senior Magazine 
is out! It has a wonderful 2 page 
article in it about Marie's incredible 
Whitmanville Christmas Village. 

  This new magazine has been 
created for baby boomers by 
Pearl River Communications. 
It's a quarterly magazine that runs just 
$16.00 per year. It can be delivered via mail 
to your home by calling 601-798-4835.

I was so excited when I received a copy 
of the magazine in the mail from Marie!

The article and photos are delightful and 
remind me of magazines from my youth! 

Here's some quotes from the article: 

 "Marie has been collecting Whitmanville for 
22 years. She started when her daughter bought 
her the first piece, a ceramic train. 
Then Marie got the fever!"

"The era of the Christmas Village is set in the 
early 1900's. People still wore long dresses, 
and they still had horse drawn carriages, 
but they also had autos and airplanes."

 "Whitmanville has a waterfront, or warehouse area, 
then comes the shops, museums, restaurants, and 
the township... City Hall, bank, churches and such."

"Then what the children love most... 
The Carnival... Marie has most all the old 
rides... even a Swan Boat ride."

"She also has a ski mountain."

"Next comes the zoo, 
with monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, 
and bears... Oh My!!"

"Marie says it takes about a week to set 
it up. She says she does have some help 
from her daughter, Alexia Miller, and 
one of her best friends, Diane Richard. "

"When asked about her favorite part of 
Whitmanville, Marie says 'My favorite 
part is the Nutcracker Ballet.' This is an 
amazing piece. The ballerinas dance and 
swirl around the stage gracefully. All 
the girls love this piece!"

Marie's Whitmanville Christmas Village 
has been a part of "Christmas on the Rails"
in Picayune, Mississippi for the past 
couple of years. It has previously been located 
at the Picayune Train Depot but is moving 
this year to it's own location at
The Checkered Lily.

Fix yourself a cup of tea and 
take a few minutes to look at this video 
of Marie's village from 2013... 
you'll be sooo glad you did. 
It's even larger now since she adds 
new pieces every year. The details 
will amaze you!

Marie thanks the magazine from the 
bottom of her heart for spreading the 
news of her beautiful village.
Whitmanville Christmas Village 
 is a huge highlight of Picayune's "Christmas 
on the Rails" event that dazzles and 
delights ALL ages! 

Congratulations Marie 
for being recognized by 
Southern Senior Magazine. 
Your village is a true treasure!!
Stop by if you're in the area on 
December 5th!! It's from 5pm to 9pm.
She'll love to see you there!

If you would like to subscribe to this 
great magazine you can contact 
Southern Senior Magazine 
@ 601-798 -4835 or email them
@ .

Holiday Blessings to all of 
our dear friends! 

Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie

Post written by - Edie Marie
Talented & humble village creator - Marie Antoinette  
Great new mag - Southern Senior Magazine
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Ivy & Elephants for 
What's It Wednesday
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