Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Visit to Vintage Charm..

I was strolling down a side street in our quiet beachside town the other morning and as I turned the corner, I almost passed out. Before I tell you what I saw, I should say that this is an old town full of old...and new money, with all of the fancy couture shops and 5 star restaurants to show for it. That's okay, unless you would rather be in a sweet shabby little shop looking for some pretty vintage things. I was told that "stores like that" are across the road, meaning not in the chic part of town. Hmmmph!!!!! Well...that was before Ms. Carol arived from California and opened Vintage Charm! Finally, a store full of beautiful things that have personality, character and vintage charm, of course! So here we go...I walked around the corner and saw this bicycle calling my name...

that was outside of a cute little store called Vintage Charm. I waited over an hour for it to open, walked in for the first time, saw the owner, whom I just knew I would hit it off with and said..."Honey, I'm home":-) We both started laughing and she gave me a big hug. Seriously, she has the little shop I would open if I could but since I can't, I'll stop by and see what she has every now and then. Did you notice that parasol in the window???

Anyway, I love this chair and am seriously thinking of getting it.

Even if I can't use it at this minute, I MUST know someone who can, right?

Isn't this little dish so pretty? And in it is a charm bracelet and brooch I found, too.

I can't show you the rest of my treasures because they are Christmas gifts, but I can show you the adorable way she packages an everyday purchase.

So pretty!

This lovely lady is crazy about cherubs, crowns, charms, pretty brooches and all things shabby. She makes jewelry and embellishes all kinds of things in between customers...a woman after my own heart. (And...she wants to see some of my tutus:-)

I also found this...

Oh wait...I already had him. But since he waited so patiently for me to take these pictures and just sat there gazing at me, I snapped one of him because I just couldn't resist!:-) My sweet Maui!

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
A blog I have found recently that is always a pleasure to visit is Miz Mollye...Shezadoozey. You can tell by the name you're in for a treat every time you visit her!
Be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see the complete list of pink ladies to visit!


  1. Well your blog is not so shabby either! Whoops I mean it is shabby but not shabby, well you know what I mean. Please do some more tu-tus because they are just too over the top cute and of all you have for us today, I think the chair is the most wonderful. My grandmother had one very similar in blue striped canvas which would be very shabby chic today. Hugs, Mollye

  2. I hope she is a huge success. The bike is to die for for sure and she has some very lovely things, would like to visit, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  3. What a pretty post. I would love to have a shop like that around here! Did you buy the bicycle? It is so cute!
    Have a wonderful pink Saturday:)

  4. What a neat place to shop or look. You found some very nice pinks to share. I really liked the pink bicycle.

  5. Oh that shop is just callin' my name too! I love it! I am looking forward to all the shopping in New Orleans...I have heard they have great antiques!

  6. I love the pinks you've assembled to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

  7. I can't believe you had never noticed that charming find before now. Wonderful!

  8. What a great pink post! LOVE the bike! Just wanted to let you know that I spotlighted your precious blog. Loved the little pink cuties from last week.

    Back Porch Blessings,

  9. As usual, I am not disappointed with all of the pink goodies I get to see on Pink Saturday. With fall in the air and the days getting shorter, Pink Saturday is going to be more important than ever to bring a little sunshine into my home.

    Wishing you a weekend filled with good food, good company and much l♥ve.

  10. Oh my goodness! I think God planted Carol and her lovely shop there just for you Suzanne! How strange that I immediately thought about your tutus even before you mentioned it. Perhaps a bit of shared business?!

    Love the bicicyle and that plate is all kinds of cute my dear!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  11. I almost forgot MY favorite part of your shopping day...did you seriously get to keep the beautiful wire basket that she packed your gifts in? Sorry, I'm a total basket girl!

  12. yes, i think you need that chair!!! have a wonderful day!

  13. Ooooh! Oooooh! I wanna love on that Sweet Maui! So in love with that baby! How sweet that he waited so patiently on you to do your thing!
    My Doogan needs to know...Is he a Wheaten? Sooooo adorable!
    Oh...and your daughter's blog...too groovy and cute! How fun that she has a blog!
    XXXOOXX! Wags to Maui!

  14. Sorry, but it sounds like you have some snotty people around there! Actually, I think you can find them anywhere! The little shop looks adorable and your treasures are so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. It's late but had to come and see what your Pink Sat. brought your way Suzanne.
    I would die to have a shop like that so close by. You lucky girls.
    Love the chair, but Maui stole my heart again.
    Sending love to you and the girls.
    Love Claudie

  16. Just popped over from Rebecka-Our Back Porch and sure glad I did. Love that PINK bicycle and all the other vintage charms. And great ending too...Maui's pink tongue.
    Sunday Blessings from Texas ;-)

  17. Love your post and blog! I would so love to have a chair like you showed. I know I couldn't resist it.

    Happy Pink Saturday (a day late) LOL

  18. Hi there, I'm just now making my rounds. I LOVE that pink bicycle! Please come visit my blog-I'm doing a giveaway through Friday, 10/24. Hugs, Leslie

  19. That little bicycle is too cute! I remember the basket you bought with the fringe...would be cute on the front. Don't you love to discover a shop that has all the stuff you love?


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