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, April 19, 2015


I love the second hand store in 
our town. I stopped by there the other
day and spotted a set of three black 
wooden tray tables for a mere $15. 

I've been looking for something to 
hold all the racks/containers I have that 
hold all the little things I like to have 
within my reach. And of course it 
has to be cheap, I mean inexpensive.  

All I needed was a little soap and water 
and VOILA, instant solution! 
The trays fit under the edge of my 
work table, they don't disturb the air vent 
in the floor and hold all that stuff!

 It's freed up the top of my work table 
and bookcase...

 and freed up space in my shelving units... 

 AND kept three sturdy tray tables 
from going to a landfill. Not 
to mention I didn't even have to paint 
them black to go with my studio

Life is good! 

Do you have any great 
"trash to treasure"

Blessings dear friends! 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie

Friday, April 10, 2015


I saw a vintage triple birdcage at 
our local antique mall about a 
year ago and it was love at 
first sight! 

This is not the birdcage but a similar style. 

Only problem was it was $250! 
Can we say way out of my price range? 
Well someone finally bought it and 
ended my misery but I couldn't get 
it out of head! 
Does that ever happen to you? 

I looked on Etsy, Ebay, Amazon 
and found gorgeous vintage 
birdcages with big BIG price tags. 
We're talking from $300 to $1000... 

I've always loved birdcages. 
 I have the little birdcage 
from my childhood that 
my pet parakeet,"Petey", 
lived in along with other 
birdcages I've collected through 
the years. So why do I need 
another one?

Can we say Birdcage Addict? 

So I had to put on my thinking cap 
and get creative since I just  
had to have a triple birdcage 
to sit in our bay window that 
faces Golden Pond. 

Alas, I stopped by Joanne Fabrics 
one day to see they were putting 
out their new Spring stock. 
I suddenly heard angels singing 
and there they were... 
different sizes of birdcages! 

What if I put different sizes of 
birdcages together to "build" a 
triple birdcage?? 
Let's give it a try! 

I purchased one large and two medium 
cages and a package of wooden knobs 
for feet on the bottom. We must have feet! 
The knobs have a flat area on them 
so they should work just fine. 

I found my bottle of favorite paint,
in Magnolia White and started 
painting them. 
I love this soft color because it's a 
great "off" white that goes 
with everything. 

I tried different methods of gluing 
the feet on the metal birdcages and 
finally resorted to my J-B Kwik Weld 
which worked beautifully. 

I mixed small globs (technical term) 
of it to work with since it sets up 
pretty quick and also added 
a dot of hot glue at the top flat edge 
of the knob for a quick temporary 
adherence while the J-B set up
After several batches of J-B all the 
"feet" were securely attached. 

 They look so cute!
It's the little things that make your 
heart sing!  

Next how to connect them together... 
I zip tied through the decorative trim 
and it worked great. Just trim off the long 
pieces that stick out of the connection point. 
Easy Peasy! 

I had a great time making it and saved 
a ton of $$. 
With the percentage off on their 
spring items and the percentage off 
on my total purchase coupon I 
spent about $60. 
(It was a birthday gift from Hubby. 
Thanks sweetie!) 


my vision is complete. 

I added my favorite French inspired 
tassel and sat back and admired it! 

Hope you enjoyed my project.  

What have you been up to lately? 

Love & blessings, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie


Wednesday, April 1, 2015


To our dear friends... 

Easter Blessings! 

Love & bunny hugs, 

Marie Antoinette 
Edie Marie