WOW...it's really hard to believe that it has been one year ago today that I pushed that PUBLISH POST BUTTON and COASTAL CHARM was born! When I started this blog a year ago I never dreamed that I would still be here today...thanks to all of you...I'm still here and having the time of my life! I can't begin telling you how much I have enjoyed my blog...meeting all of you has been the best part of all! Today I'm going to share with you some of my longtime friends...these ladies have been with me since the early days of COASTAL CHARM...if you don't already know them...click on their names and go by and meet them...they are all wonderful people...while you are there...tell them that I said HELLO!!!! I'm also posting here today my FIRST post...boy...I have really come a long way in one short year! I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all my 774 followers and friends...you are the best!!!
Rhonda@Blue Creek Home
Lou Cinda@Tattered Hydrangeas
Debbie@Love the Decor
Donna@Sugar,Spice and Southern Life
Melinda@Tales from My Empty Nest
Sissie@Sissie's Shabby Cottage
Kat@Low Tide High Style
Hello...my name is Linda...for six years I had an antiques business here on the Alabama gulf coast...I named my business COTTAGE CHARM. Cottage Charm was located in several shops, with locations in Fairhope, Foley and Mobile. I truly loved my business and met a lot of wonderful people along the way. Cottage Charm had a "Shabby Chic" feel to it with all the "chippy paint" and distressed furniture, vintage linens, hats, handbags and clothing. To some people at the shops I was referred to as "The Linen Lady"...I guess that was a good name for me since I sold a boatload of vintage linens...I think the 50's and 60's kitchen tablecloths were my favorites. My husband was a great help to me with my business, he was always there to load my merchandise when at market and local estate sales (husbands do come in handy)...thank you Mr.CC for all your help and encouragement...I could not have done this without you! Maybe one day I will get a wild hair and open my own shop. Here are some pics from the past...hope you enjoy looking!!!