Friday, August 27, 2010

One Year Anniversary at COASTAL CHARM'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 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 are the best!!!

Jane@Mamie Jane's
Rhonda@Blue Creek Home
Deb@Dragonfly Treasure
Lou Cinda@Tattered Hydrangeas
Debbie@Love the Decor
Jane@Blondie's Journal
Jenni@Beautiful Nest
Donna@Sugar,Spice and Southern Life
Melinda@Tales from My Empty Nest
Sissie@Sissie's Shabby Cottage
Kat@Low Tide High Style 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!!!


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you. I have just hit my one year mark as well and can't believe how much I enjoy it and meeting others with common interests like you. I wish you much continued success in blog land. (Wow, 700 plus followers is amazing to me)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I didn't realize how many of us started at the same time! I really enjoy your blog...I'm glad you are here.

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!!! Hope you blog many, many, MANY more years!!!♥

Always Nesting said...

Happy Anniversary!

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Many more to come!


littlethings1 said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary ! You have a wonderful blog ! Hope you have a fabulous year ahead !!
The Little Things

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats, wow, 774 is just proof at how well you blog! Your shop was wonderful. I wish I had known about it back when we used to live in Ocean Springs MS. Not that far away!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Anniversary! Blogging is so much fun and I am so happy I've met such wonderful people like you!! Love your blog so keep on 'publishing'!!

shannon i olson said... that is alot of followers in a year! nice job, beautiful blog.

red.neck chic said...

Congratulations on your blog-birthday!!! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!!

;-D Enjoy your week-end and pat yourself on the back... 'cause I love LOVE your blog and your one of my favorite haunts!

;-D robelyn

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Happy Bloggaversary!
Now that I see photos of your shop, I know that I have been there before. What a small world.
~absolutely another friday's favorite :-)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Happy Blogiversary!

LisasCreativeHome said...

Happy Anniversary! Your shop pics are wonderful!

Shellbelle said...

Oh LInda, Happy, Happy Anniversary to You!!!!!

Your shops were wonderful and full of just the kind of "stuff" I love. I've been to several of those blogs you mentioned and enjoyed them also.

I want to thank you for taking the time to scan and send me that recipe, that was so sweet of you. I'm going to make it for Thanksgiving to share with my family.

I look forward to the next year on your blog!

Petie said...

Happy Anniversary! Do you still have your shop (maybe I missed something)? It looks like some place I could spend hours in.

Thought about you yesterday...I was watching the Jimmy Buffet "SAVE THE GULF" concert on CMT...made me homesick for my Gulf of Mexico :)

Lori said...

YAY, glad I found you to follow, love your blog. Keep up the good, fun work.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Congratulations on your one year Anniversary! ♥

Beautiful shop, by the way :)

Donna said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary! 774 followers! I have enjoyed your blog this past year and you inspired me to begin my blog. You have always been a faithful follower of mine as well and have been very supportive to me in the most difficult months of my life.
You know I love TT and I adore all the vintage linens in your first post.
Keep on blogging girlfriend!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Congratulations on your one year Anniversary!

Atelier de Charo said...

Feliz Aniversario!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray for you Linda! One year IS a long time!! I love your shop, too!


raggygirlvintage said...

Yay Linda, congrats! Love coming over to read your posts and join in your linky party.
Do you feel nostalgic when you see those photos of your shop again?

sissie said...

Happy Anniversary Linda!
I am going to be celebrating my one year next week and I remember that we both started around the same time. How sweet of you to mention me and the others as some of your first followers.

I have always loved your blog. You are so creative and sweet.

Here's to many more blogging years together.


Jennifer said...

Congrats Linda!!! We all love you!!!


La said...

Happy Anniversary! La

Brenda said...

Good for you Linda! I love linens also. I just bought a couple of hankies today I have a plan for them. Hoping to work them into the room I am working on. Have a great weekend.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I feel so honored to have been listed as one of your first followers. I can't believe that it has been a year. Congratulations!! I love your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you better. Your pictures are awesome! Your booth was amazing! I love old linens too and am on constant lookout for them. Have a nice weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Denise said...

Congratulations!! I can see why you were nicknamed the linen lady! I adore vintage table cloths, I wish I could shop at your store! :)

Kim said...

Congratulations, Linda. It's been a fun year. Wishing you many more posts in the future.

Jane said...

Congratulations Linda on your one year blog anniversary. I am truly honored that you included me in your list of long time blog friends!! I have so enjoyed your blog this past year and look forward to being your blog friend for many, many more!!
Thanks also for hosting Nifty Thrifty Tuesday each week. I know I've been absent from it for the past few weeks but it was "back to school" time and this time back to school meant getting my son ready for his first year of college. He's settled in and has the 1st week under his belt so things are getting into a more settled routine around here.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cori said...


I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your antique space. So pretty and inspiring!

Congrats on your one year anniversary! I can't believe you have over 700 followers in a year. I would love to take my blog "up a notch" and would love to hear some of your secrets for such a great first year success.

Starview Sonnet

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations on the one year mark!

Blue Creek Home said...
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Blue Creek Home said...


I am thrilled to be included in your list!

Maybe, it's a Southern thing, or an Auburn thing, or a blog thing, but I have always felt a connection with you. I enjoy being here.

You have a way of making us feel at home.

Congratulations on your anniversary.
Here's to many more!

♥ Rhonda

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I have so enjoyed visitng you over the last year, thank you for includung me as one of the early ones.
Love your blog! One of my favs!
Your space was darling!!! Such eye candy!
Thank you for hosting TT, it's awlays fun to share our finds and see what others discovered too.

Laurel said...

Wow, congratulations on a fun year of blogging and over 700 followers...that's amazing to me! I just started blogging and have 16 followers :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog last week after a posted on SNS...I'm just now getting a chance to peek around! Best wishes to you in the coming year! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Nikki said...

Happy Anniversary!

Betsy said...

I sure enjoyed looking at all your beautiful treasures....makes me want to come shop:-)
I'm really enjoying Coastal Charm and I wish you much success for your 2nd year too.

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