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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our Paris Cafe

People have asked us what our favorite 
thing in Paris was. 
(Besides the Eiffel Tower) 

 Our answer is always the little 
place we had breakfast every morning, 
Cafe le St Lazare! 

Our Barista was Pierre, pronounced Perry 
with the emphasis on the "ry". 
He was so handsome and endearing. 

Pierre did not speak English but always 
seemed to know exactly what we wanted. 
We fell in love with him and his young 
female assistant, Odelle, pronounced O-deal. 
She spoke pretty good English 
and was sweet, kind and adorable. 
The last morning we saw her she hugged 
and kissed us goodbye.
(Of course I cried)  

Our usual - cafe (coffee) and croissants. 

There's nothing like the French croissant! 
Crispy and flaky on the outside  
and the inside melts in your mouth. 

 Meet something incredible... 
the chocolate croissant! 

Here I am at the cafe wearing the beautiful 
lace trimmed sweater Marie gave me to 
wear in Paris. I felt so tre chic mon amie! 

Hubby sure enjoyed the time we spent 
sitting at the sidewalk cafe and watching 
the hustle and bustle of Paris pass by. 

Here we are enjoying our breakfast before 
taking the train to Versailles.
We couldn't miss going to the Palace to 
see where Marie Antoinette lived!  

Thank you for coming to the cafe with us! 

Bisous, Edie Marie