This is it. The U.S. traditional "last day of summer". How are you spending your Labor day? A family barbeque, perhaps a last trip to the beach? In times past, I spent this holiday weekend camping. It seems that much of THIS decade, I have re-traditioned myself. No longer spending time in the great outdoors enjoying the waning warm weather, I now find myself indoors doing my Spring cleaning! Ick! How is it possible that I missed another Spring and am now falling head first into Fall?? Well ... that's another story for a rainy day. Lucky for me, Fall is my favorite season! I love the purples, golds and rust colors. I love the warm cozies I get, slipping on boots and my favorite faded sweater (from age, not couture) as I crunch through the leaves on my morning walk. Okay, okay. I'll dispense with the reference to cool weather ... for now. I will leave you to enjoy your last fling of summer. Have fun and keep safe!! ~ Chelle
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!