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, January 17, 2016


It's been a busy few months for 
Marie in Peacock Paradise and 
for myself on Golden Pond!

A wonderful thing happened 
this December... I had the blessing 
of taking a trip to see darling Marie 
in Picayune, Mississippi
and the chance to experience her 
Whitmanville Christmas Village. 
It was amazing! 
(We know Christmas is past but wanted 
to share Marie's fabulous village with you.) 

Marie's opening night was a great success. 
More than 500 people & children came 
out to see her incredible village! 

It's been a while since we've seen each 
other in person so you can imagine 
what fun we had. 

The entry of Whitmanville was a treat 
to behold. Marie created scenes that 
set the stage for a peek back into 
the Edwardian era, the era of her village.  
This was a vintage wedding gown 
decorated in glass cameo ornaments 
and topped with a golden crown. 

Marie and I brought this beautiful 
chair from her home along 
with the darling beaded lamp
and some of her favorite 
collectible dolls. It turned out 

Look at Patty Play Pal with 
her crown on that I made for 
Marie one Christmas! 

The other corner of the entry was 
adorned with another vintage wedding 
gown decorated in gold. So lovely! 

It was a vision of beauty! 

Next to it was one of Marie's 
Theater Angels. 
This one was created for the 
Ladie's Christmas Luncheon at 
Marie's church and shows the 
nativity scene in front of the 

There were Christmas themed Theater Dolls 
on Marie's guest book table. They were 
the perfect touch in the entry area. 

Now for the main event... 

Whitmanville is 124' of Christmas magic! 

It takes 2 weeks of lots of hours and the 
help of Marie's daughter, Alexia, and a 
dear friend of Marie's to set up the village. 

Here's just a few of my favorite close-ups.  

~The Harbor~

~The 3 Scene Nutcracker Ballet~ 
(the curtain closes 3 times to reveal 
a different scene from the Nutcracker) 

 ~Santa Claus and His Reindeer~

~The French Bakery/Cafe/Hotel~

~The Victorian Christmas Scene~

~The Other Theater in Town~ 

~The Ice Castle~

~The Circus is in Town~

~The City Zoo~ 

~My Favorite - The Elephants~

~The Dutch Windmill~ 

~Pet Portraits with Santa~

~The Rodeo - Yee Haw!~

~The Race Track~
Ladies & Gentlemen Place Your Bets!  

~Mangrove Conservatory~ 

~Whitmanville Airport~  

~The Christmas Train~

The sun has set and it's "show time"! 

Every age came to see the village from 
wee ones to the elderly. 
All was thoroughly entertained! 

The looks on the children's faces 
were that of pure wonder as they 
inspected all the details of 
this tiny town! 

It was wonderful meeting Marie's good 
friends, Bessie, Dr Tim and Ricky. 
Ricky & Dr Tim own the 
Teddy Bear House in Picayune. 
What a great place that is! 

The night was an incredible success! 

The Whitmans 

Alexia & Marie

A special thank you to Mr Larry of 
Larry's Dry Cleaners in Picayune 
for giving Marie the perfect venue 
to display Whitmanville for all of 
the people of Picayune to come visit 
it for free!
(Don't you just love his vintage sign?) 

Thank you for the most amazing week 
my sweet friends!! 

Hope you enjoyed a peek into 
the world of Whitmanville! 

Blessings & love, 
Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie


  1. Hi Girls, Love this post and even more so since I was there this year too. Sherry, you captured the best photos of the village and all the details with the displays. Loved all the photos of you girls together. You both are beautiful along with Alexia too. Marie you and your daughter look like sisters. Sherry you look fabulous!!
    It was a special time and thank you so very much for the hospitality shown to Larry and I while we were there. It is a time we will always hold dear.
    Wishing you both a great week ahead and sending love and hugs your way.

  2. Thank you Celeste...And we both hold you Dear also.You are both the sister's of my heart...God Blessed me the day you both came into my life. And Sherry...This post was so magical and full of the memory of that nite...Thank you Sherry Dearest.

    1. Bonjour chère amie,

      C'est un véritable ravissement que d'admirer chacune de vos magnifiques photos.
      Un petit billet merveilleux... Merci pour ce délicieux partage.

      Gros bisous ♡

  3. Welcome all those little houses wowww beautiful!! Love from me Ria x ❤️

  4. Oh my! This is pure magic!! I feel like I have walked into a storybook. Thank you ladies for sharing.
    And thank you so much Marie and Edie for your kind words. I always enjoy your visits.

  5. Oh, ladies. That must have been such a magnificent showing. Who wouldn't love to see the village all set up. A special way for all to enjoy the holidays. Thank you for your sweet words to me, it was good hearing from you..Happy Monday..Judy

  6. Oh, my, my, my! I am simply overwhelmed. What a magnificent Christmas paradise! Thank you for the photo and travelogue tour - it was such a delight to see the splendor that you've created. Of course, I've always been a HUGE fan of Marie's luxe theatre lamp/sculpture/dioramas. But the two shown here are superlative in every way. I was also excited to see your Nutcracker theatres. (A particular favorite of mine, maybe you'd like to see the mini-Nutcracker theatre/diorama I created this year:
    My best wishes for you both to have peaceful, productive, creative and joyous 2016!

  7. Oh my, this in incredible! Easy to see why 500 plus people attend. I'd be there in a heartbeat if I lived close. Her creations are just amazing and every piece of the village is so fun!! Thanks for giving us he tour!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures of Marie and all her creations.
    I know they would be a thrill for anyone to see in person

  9. Hello sweet ladies, thank you so much for coming to visit me! Your sparkling post here is fantastic - and i hope the new year continues to play on these happy, golden notes for you! Love, Martina

  10. Welcome back ladies, I have been missing you both! How nice you got to spend time together again. The village is amazing, I'm sure it is just spectacular in person! So glad you had such a good turn out! Love the theater dolls, amazing! As is all of it!
    Have a wonderful week,

  11. What an amazing display! So much time and effort went into this, and the reward is in the faces of the visitors. They all look so happy; the children delighted. The wedding gowns are gorgeous and I love that French chair. Thanks for visiting my blog. All the best, Nancy

  12. Oh wow! What an impressive Village and display! I can see why the event was so well attended. Beautiful!!

  13. Welcome back Ladies and was great to see your wonderful post. Loved the magic of the village and how a,aging it must be to actually see it all. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy new year and sending love and hugs

  14. Amazing that should have read, sorry.


  15. Happy New Years Girls ~ you both look FANTASTIC!!!! So excited that you both got to get together ~ it looks like Marie put on another STELLAR show to bring the Christmas Spirit to her neighbors!! Love ya both!
    Karla & Karrie

  16. My goodness, so much beautiful eye candy. Unbelievable. Truly so talented! I give you so much credit for some amazing creations. xo

  17. Hello ladies,
    The Patty Play Pal is so darling. She has such a sweet face, and I love the crown that was made for her. And the ice castle looks like a winter wonderland. So many splendid things to look at for the kids....and the adults hehehe. The Christmas train is magical. I have a thing for trains, and Jess' fiancé made a lovely train model with people and animals surrounding it all.

    I hope the new year is being kind to you both.

    love, ~Sheri

  18. Hello ladies! Good to see you again in your elegant and sparkly world. So much to see in that vast town, what fun it must have been collecting all those pieces over the years.

  19. wow....this is pretty amazing Marie!! happy happy New Year. xoxo

  20. What a beautiful village! Looks like a great time was had by all! Hope you're having a fantastic 2016 so far!

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  22. Wow! It's been almost an entire year since this was posted. Any chance that you gals are planning another comeback? I hope so! Many blessings in 2017!