Thursday, November 20, 2008

My New Blog and My First Post "About Me and My Family"

Well, this is my first post on my new blog. Who would have ever believed I would start a Web Site much less a Blog at my age. I will be sixty five in nine days. A senior citizen!! Wow!!

A little bit about myself and my family:

I have been married to my wonderful husband Tony for thirty one years. We have a great son, Trevor, that we are so proud of. Trevor is from Tony's first marriage but he is also the best son a step-mom could possibly ever have.

Tony and I also have two girls in our lives. Cally, a wonderfully smart and loving Calico Cat that is four years old.

And her sister Fluffy, a beautiful and very spoiled Maine Coon Cat.

Tony's passion is his yard that he has designed and made more beautiful every year. He has a very green thumb and has made our lives beautiful. I could not tell you what any of the plants are, bu I do know how wonderful they make me feel and how much joy they put into our lives.

My passion is decorating and re-decorating my beautiful home. I can never seem able to stop changing things and making them different. My husband never knows what it is going to look like tomorrow. But I do seem to keep the same theme. I love the French Country look so I always stay with that decorating theme.

And sewing for my new website "Mrs. Charlotte's Boutique

My website is this years greatest accomplishment. I am so proud that I had the courage to open site. I had no idea how much went into having a successful web site. Choosing a host for my site, finding a designer to design one especially for me. And getting my name out on the web.

I finally decided to go with PappaShop for my host and can not say enough great things about them. Their support team is the greatest. Always there to help you out of anything you get yourself into.

My first web designer was a great person and really did a nice site for me but it did not have that special look that I was hoping to get. Then I found Victoria of Victoria's Shabby Cottage Victoria knew exactly what I needed and wanted. She gave me a design that truly reflected what my website was all about.

The next person that I found was Catherine of Shabby Lane Shops I was reading my "Romantic Homes" magazine that just came in that days mail and ran across a ad for Shabby Lane Shops.

My interest peek immediately and I checked them out. I joined Shabby Lane Shops in March of this year and it was the single best decision I have made concerning my site.

Catherine is a wonderful owner, she is always there to help all of her shop owners. She has help me in so many ways to get my shop and my name out there so I can be as successful as possible.

I started out making handmade One of a Kind Handbags:
Romantic, Denim, and many other styles

but before long I had added Handmade Quilted and Patchwork Jackets some with matching handbags.

And beautiful Victorian Pillows that I have just recently started making. I love to create them and what as they get prettier with each stitch.

I also sell new and vintage jewelry. There are necklaces , earrings, pendants, brooches, and rings of all kinds.

Starting in December I am adding Natural Gemstones to my inventory. Gemstones have always fascinated me. I love the fact that they come from all over the world in every color of the rainbow and have a mystery about each one of them. I have been collecting for a long time and have decided to let go of most of my collection. Watch for them in early December on my web site.
Well, I guess I have talked about myself long enough. Just wanted you to know a little more about me and my family.


Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Mrs. Charlotte ~ I love your blog! It looks wonderful! It's so nice to find out about my Shabby Lane Shops Sisters! I, too, have two cats, one is Blue Boy and the other one is named "Buddy", Blue Boy is Persian and Buddy, is a Himalayan. They are big boys!

I am following you now! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Mimi~

Linda said...

Congratulations Mrs. Charlotte !! You did it. It's a beautiful blog. I love it. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. The kitties are beautiful. I have 4 myself,plus Eli the dog and a parrot. What a zoo,LOL.
Happy Thanksgiving,Linda

Graceful Rose said...

Hello Ms. Charlotte, I am now following your blog. I am a SLS sister, Graceful Rose. I love you blog and your story. I wish you great success and you will do fine as your work is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Jacalyn @ said...


I think your blog is wonderful! Also, age doesn't matter... following your dreams and keeping active is the key! I think everything you are doing is fabulous!

Your SLS Sister,

Becs said...

Hey Mrs. Charlotte! I love your blog! I am following you now too! Becs

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you & your family!

Debbi said...

lovely blog and your photos are beautiful. I am an SLS sister too!