Wednesday, November 24, 2010


French Charmed is starting today with our BLACK FRIDAY SALE EVENT! Merchandise is 20% - 35% OFF in our Pinkalicious Christmas Shoppe. Stop by for some tres chic deals! And remember, FREE SHIPPING every item, every day! Also, some great sales going on at Shabby Cottage Shops this week:

"PRE BLACK FRIDAY BLOW OUT SALE at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Enjoy up to 30% OFF ~ NOW THROUGH SUNDAY!

Some shops will also offer free shipping,

free gift with purchase and free gift wrap!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING READERS!! Hope your week is filled with many blessings ~ OX, Chelle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chocolat (oui, without the “e”!)

I’ve been so proud of myself for avoiding sugary treats and desserts and sweet yumminess for the last two months, but now that the holidays are fast approaching, I know I won’t be able to stay strong much longer! How could I, with traditional indulgences popping up left and right? But what I can promise myself is to only allow sugary concoctions of the finest quality, kind of like little luscious luxuries! First on my list (and believe me when I say it should be on your list, too) are champagne chocolates from the London delectable company, Charbonnel et Walker. Okay, so not a French company, but if you pop in the film Chocolat, it will give you all the French you need to go along with the silky, luxurious English truffles! Bonus: The sweet round boxes of deliciousness would make a little fab holiday gift for friends, co-workers and neighbors, don’t you think?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beautiful Moments

It’s early in the week, but for some reason, it’s just one of those long ones where I’ve had to check the calendar to see what day it is more times than I’d like to admit! There are still a few more days until I can relax for the weekend, so I’m trying to focus on happy things to get me there. Here are a few moments that always seem to put a smile on my face. And if you can, please leave me some of your beautiful moments in the comment section! I’d love to hear about the simple moments that make you guys smile, too. :-)

1. When my man kisses my forehead ever so gently

2. When the crosswalk sign says go just as I arrive at the corner

3. Getting to the cone of my ice cream cone before any ice cream drips on my hand

4. Knowing that because of some small thing I did, I made someone’s day

5. Knowing that because of some small thing someone else did, my day was made!

6. Hearing a French accent (especially if it comes from a very good looking man!)

7. Getting an out of the blue call or letter from an old friend

8. Finding little kitty paw prints on my windshield (it’s the only thing I’m sad to wash off)

9. Trying a new, random bottle of wine and discovering it could easily become my new wine rack staple

10. When a slight breeze blows my dress in the wind, innocently showing off my silhouette

11. When I have a craving for something and my neighbor drops by with the exact thing I’d been wishing I had (so eerie but magnificent when that happens!)

12. Laughing with a friend

13. Slipping into freshly washed sheets

14. When my cat jumps up on my chest and purrs just as I’m drifting off to dreamland

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mirror, Mirror

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated with mirrors (and no, not just because I like to look at myself!). I think maybe it's because I was so infatuated with the childhood book, Through the Looking Glass, a story that made mirrors seem like such magical things. And if you think about it, they really are! They instantly make any space look twice its size, not to mention (with the right piece) add so much glamor to a room. I've been waiting for the day when I find the perfect mirrored bedside tables to flank my headboard (maybe like the dresser above), so if you happen to see any, please let me know in the comment section! xoxo

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