My Daffodils are up and spreading spring cheer! Seems a bit soon, but you will not find me complaining. I am so ready for warm weather and all of the gardening work that comes along with it! I already had my garden spot tilled up on the 28th of February. Next week I will be ordering up the seeds, picking up lumber for a few more raised beds, and most important of all, getting together the honey-do list for my man! He is so good at dealing with the irrigation/sprinkling part of this business. Me, I would just turn on the old oscillator, and let'er rip! My plants appreciate (as do I) Tommy's gentler approach, evident in the yields. I do have one major issue with spiders. I do not like spiders. They have a place here, just not in my garden! I have grown my veggies organically for years as we all know what chemicals can do. But for the past two years, the spiders (cat face, black widows and the regular garden variety) have taken over. To the point, I kid you not, that even the neighbors refuse to pick the veggies from the vine! If any of you have a suggestion on how to manage these tiny pests, I would love to hear from you. Well, off I go to the Gurney's catalog to shop. Have a splendid week!
Bonjour, and welcome to French Charmed, a place where everything Frenchy, girly and vintage is celebrated! I began in the antique business in 1991, and though I've found many stunning pieces from all over the world, I can't help but be extra charmed by anything encompassing the ambiance of France. Is it the elegance of the language, the romance of the cobblestone streets, the bold and seductive style of the people who live there? I can't put my finger on exactly what draws me in, but the country certainly has a je ne sais quoi about it that can't be ignored. Since experiencing the magic firsthand via my first trip there 20 years ago, I've thrown myself into creating a place where people just as entranced as me can buy, see and be inspired by the beautiful things that make France so magnifique. My business has evolved over the years (it actually started as a lingerie boutique!), but one thing stays true: I am forever passionate about my work, and I hope that through this blog and my website (www.FrenchCharmed.com), you will become just as passionate about it, too! Please leave comments if you can, and au revoir, beloved French Charmed reader!