Thursday, September 11, 2014

Is it fall yet?

 
There's a hint of fall in the air...
ok, not really
 but
 I'd like there to be a "hint of fall in the air."

 
So in order to feel more "fallish"
 this week's table is a way of ushering out the summer
and welcoming a cooler season.

 
Welcome back!
It's Thursday, time for another tablescape.

 
The warmer colors make me think of soups, and sweaters, and hot cocoa.
However, it's a little too warm for all that now
but I know it's around the corner.

 
See the little flamingos?
They were a gift from my sister,
she knows I have a weakness for these little ones.

 
Thanks so much for dropping by,
here's to cooler weather!


 
I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to visit for loads of inspiration.
 
 
Until next time,
Sharlotte

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's Treasure #6

Welcome to Tuesday's Treasure!
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
Enjoy!
 
We love all time pieces...especially ones with a story.
This gorgeous ceramic clock was found in the Texas Hill Country on our last visit.
It's in working condition and makes quite a statement!
 
 
...you can find us on facebook...
or
check out the tab above:
Sharlotte's Reflections...The Shoppe
for prices and more information


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Meredith...

Collections...
they're fun, aren't they?
 
 
And with most collections, the thrill is in the hunt.
 
 
You never know when you'll find another addition,
one that makes you smile.

 
Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


"Meredith" is the centerpiece for this table...her name means, protector of the sea.
Kinda perfect for a seashell collection, right?
 
 
Her headdress was made from shells collected from all sort of travels,
most notably from Sanibel Island.
 
 
With a little braided headband, she's wearing her favorites.
 


 
Dressing a table with favorites is fun too, right?
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting!
 
 
 
I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Drop by for loads of inspiration.
 
 
Until next time,
Sharlotte
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday's Treasure #5


Welcome to Tuesday's Treasure!
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
Enjoy!
 
Every year we make a trip or two to the Texas Hill Country.
It's a favorite place to relax and spend time with family and friends.
It's also an incredible place to browse amazing shops...
and, well
to shop!
 
This trip was no exception...
we found a lot of great items ready to share with you.
 
Here's an example,
straight from the artisan himself:
 
 
This piece is large....approx. 27" tall, 26" wide.
After all, 
"...things are always bigger in Texas!" 
 
...you can find us on facebook...
or
check out the tab above:
Sharlotte's Reflections...The Shoppe
for prices and more information

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Just a little pink...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!

 
Today's table was inspired by these little sweetheart roses.


Using a touch of gold and pink
this week's table is a quiet, simple, vintage table.
Enjoy!










I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Drop by for loads of inspiration!

Until next time,
Sharlotte
 
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday's Treasure #4


Welcome to Tuesday's Treasure!
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
Enjoy!
 
One of our favorite things to do is to repurpose items.
We try to think "outside-the-box"
and remake standard items
into something completely different.
I guess it's kinda a game to us...
plus
the possibilities are endless!
 
 
 
...you can find us on facebook...
or
check out the tab above:
Sharlotte's Reflections...The Shoppe
for prices and more information

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Memories and a New School Year!

I taught elementary school for 29 years, spending most of those years teaching "reading." When I went back to school for my master's degree, I chose to be a Reading Specialist. I loved this study more than all my undergraduate courses combined! In fact, I specifically remember one of my favorite professors walking into class with a red wagon loaded with children's books. We all squealed with delight and couldn't wait to see all the treasures she brought to share.
 
Fast forward a few years, my husband and I had two children of our own. I was determined to read each day to my little ones to foster a love of reading in their little hearts as well.
Enter: Dr. Seuss.
 I personally grew up with his books
 and
 wanted my children to have those same experiences.
 
 
I'll bet you can guess what today's table features...
yep, books!
More specifically children's books,
both loved and treasured!
 
Welcome to this week's table...
it's all about memories
and
a new school year!
 
 
Dr. Seuss was unconventional for his time...
 
 
...and didn't really follow the rules.
In fact, he thought children needed more interesting "primers" to help with beginning reading.
 
 
He took a look at the basic word lists and scoffed.
Instead of using that list, 
he looked for the first two words that rhymed (in that boring list) 
and the rest as they say, is history!
 
CAT...HAT
 
 
When I was a child,
 my mother had the "Beginner Books" for me
and
I remember reading and reading and rereading them.
In fact, I still remember not to feed my fish too much!
 
 
And this book holds very special memories...
 
 
...my boys loved all things cars.
This book, by P.D. Eastman ~ that also came in the Beginning Books,
 was the first book they both actually "read."
It was a proud moment for us all!
 
 
I've been retired for a few years now,
but my internal clock still runs on the "school calendar."
So this post is dedicated to all my fellow educators,
Have a GREAT School Year!
 
 
And more importantly,
this post is dedicated to my two sons...
I'm so very proud of you both!
 
I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her
Be sure to drop by for loads of inspiration!
 
 
For a fun Dr. Seuss site, click here.
 
P.D. Eastman was a great children's author and illustrator as well. In fact, some of his illustrations look vaguely familiar, this one in particular (from Fish Out of Water.)
It looks just like an animated P.D. Eastman!
 
 
For P.D. Eastman's site, click here.
 
If you have little ones, I'd bet they'd enjoy these titles too!
 
 
 
 
Until next time,
Sharlotte

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