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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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday's Treasure #3


Welcome to Tuesday's Treasure!
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
Enjoy!
 
Aren't these plates just the cutest?
The colors are so vibrant...perfect for any healthy meal!
 
 
Hm...how about a delicious salad?
 
 
...you can find us on facebook...
or
check out the tab above:
Sharlotte's Reflections...The Shoppe
for prices and more information
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cooling off...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!
This week's table is all about trying to stay cool
during these warm summer days.
 
I have a few little friends joining me,
Mr. Cockatiel and his buddies.
They are always a favorite!
 
Enjoy!
 

His sweet little face makes me smile!
 

 
 








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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday Treasure #2

Welcome to Tuesday's Treasure!
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
Enjoy!
 
Our handmade card selection is ever changing/increasing...
here are two samples available:
 

 
Most of our cards are left blank inside,
perfect for your own personal sentiments. 
 
...you can find us on facebook...
or
check out the tab above:
Sharlotte's Reflections...The Shoppe
for prices and more information
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bailey's...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!
It's another new week to share our finds
and tables...
another week to be inspired!

 
This week my table is super simple,
in fact,
it's just for one.

  
You see,
I fell in love with these winking coffee cups...
how could I not?

 
My mother has a pair, not sure where she got them
but
I've been on the hunt to find my own matching cups.
 
As luck would have it,
I found this set at a local antique mall...
and they were 1/2 off.
sold.

 
I think they are so friendly,
so cute
and yes,
winking!

 
If you were to research them,
there are slight differences in the sets:
the bows are different colors
some have rims
 
Ebay
 
sometimes there are no rims.

Ebay
 
My set happens to be from the mid 1990's -
not really vintage
but
I love them anyway.
 
If you're interested in beginning your own collection,
there are several different pieces available.
There is a sugar and creamer set,

Ebay
 
 and mugs.

Ebay
 
I' looking for the teapot myself...
I think it's super cute.

Ebay
 
But for now,
my pair sit in my
cabinet...


...just winking
and welcoming all who visit.


 
I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her
Drop by for loads of inspiration!
 
Until next time,
Sharlotte

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday's Treasure #1

Welcome to something new, Tuesday's Treasure!
 
Each week a special item will be featured from our shoppe...
Sharlotte's Reflections.
And to kick things off, we're having a sale!
Yes!! It's in celebration of completing our very first year!
 

 
A huge "Thank You" to our families, friends, and clients!
 
 
Here's our Tuesday's Treasure.
Enjoy!


We love anything with a story...
what could be better than well loved books? 
We added vintage lace, fabric and a doily to give this treasure a little something extra.



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