Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Anniversary Coastal Charm...Year One

Five years ago I started something kind of random. It was called a BLOG. Did you know what a blog was back in August 2009? I didn't. My daughter Mary Claire introduced me to blogs. She had been following a blog for a few months and one day, she shared it with me. This got me surfing the net for more blogs and after a month or so, I was hooked!!! So, one day out of the blue, I told my husband, hey honey, I think I might just try this blog thing. I had no idea what I was doing (sometimes I still don't), but on August 31, 2009, I hit the publish button and Coastal Charm was born! I am amazed that so many of you have been here with me since the very beginning. I never in a million years, would have ever thought that my blog would be where it is today. I still remember the first time a reader recognized me in public, it was such a big surprise to me. The best thing that I have gained from my blog is, all the friendships that have been formed. Nothing is better than that! Thank you so much to all of you who come back day after day. If it wasn't for y'all, there would be no blog. So, let's do some reflecting and celebrate, the past five years, here at COASTAL CHARM!!
                                                 Blessings,
                                                    Linda

                                Welcome to Coastal Charm in 2009!!
                              
                               
                                 Things have been moved around
                                 a few times...hard to believe, huh?

                            Oh my, I forgot I still have this vintage blouse.

                                    My primitive hutch back in 2009.

                     Here, I posted about our farmhouse table that
                                 Mr.CC built back in 1995.

                                 We both still look a little bit like this.

                                           A storage idea.

                                     My beach Christmas tree.

                                  Some outdoor Christmas d├ęcor.

                        I haven't made this Baked French Toast
                         recipe in years, I kinda forgot about it.

                                   A rare snowfall we had
                                    here on the Alabama
                                            gulf coast.

                                  Enjoying one of my favorite flowers.

                             Hey honey, maybe it's time we install this tile.
                             After all these years, we still have this DIY
                             project on our...to-do list. Maybe 2014 will be
                                                       the year!!!!

NOTE...check back in this week to see pics from years 2-5.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Show and Share No.227

My goodness y'all, this summer is going by soooo dang fast! It's hard to believe that September is almost here. Does it seem to be going fast for you too? After all the high temps that we had here last week, I will say, I'm really looking forward to Fall and some cooler temps. So now, let's see what you have been up to, during these last days of summer.
                                                  Blessings,
                                                    Linda

Recap from last week...
                             Meet...Toe Mater!!! She is our new family
                                  member at Antiques at the Loop.

                           Just in at the shop, are these darling "cotton"
                           tees. When I saw these at market, I just knew
                           that my customers would love them, and so far,
                                I think I was right on target on these.

Look what caught my eye from last weeks party...
                                         Amy @The Blissful Bee

                          Suzan @Simply Vintageous...by Suzan

                                Michele @The Nest at Finch Rest

                                        Julie @Love My Simple Home

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Meet "Toe-Mater"

Isn't she the cutest thing ever? Her name is "Toe-Mater" and you can find her at her new home...Antiques at the Loop. I was so excited when the owner of the store purchased her, a few months ago, and couldn't wait to see her featured in the front lobby. Welcome to the family Toe-Mater, we are so happy to have you here with us.
                                                Blessings,
                                                   Linda

                                  This 1950 beauty, will now greet
                                       you as you enter the store!

                                     Love her fun name!

Here in the South, we love our
cotton, so come on in and
check out these darling
cotton tees.
 
                                  Darn cute display...don't ya think?



                                  The Park-Hill candles, have some many
                                       wonderful scents to choose from.


                                        She is filled with so many
                                              awesome goodies!





                                 
             
 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Show and Share No.226 and Flora-Bama Jama

This weeks Show and Share party is going to be a little bit different. I just arrived back home last night, from a long weekend at the beach. Since, this trip was all about the Kenny Chesney's Flora-Bama-Jama concert, I thought that I would share with all of y'all, what a beach concert is all about. Now, let me say this right away, I am NOT a big concert gal, but since Mr.CC had a nice big condo that was available for us to use, I said, heck yes, let's go enjoy the music and do some people watching. The concert was being held right out in front of the complex were we stayed, can't get any better than that! The complex is located next door to the world famous...The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package. The Flora-Bama is a world famous honkey tonk, oyster bar, beach bar, that is located on the Alabama/Florida state line. Okay y'all, let's take a look at this fun beach concert!
                                                     Blessings,
                                                        Linda


                                            Welcome y'all!!!

                            As we were enjoying a beautiful Friday
                            afternoon out on the beach, we were all
                            surprised when Kenny came out and started
                            signing for all of us. Now, that's what I call
                                          a pretty good afternoon!

                           How cool, that we were the ones, to see and
                           hear him sign his new song...Flora-Bama, for
                                              the first time !!!!



                                                What a bonus!!!!

                                   Even some boats came by on Friday.

                                              Enjoying a beautiful
                                            day on our white sandy
                                                       beaches!!

                                       Mr.CC acting a tad silly!!!




Thanks so much for the surprise concert Kenny!!!!

                                    The sun going down on a fun day.

                            Then the sun coming up on the BIG DAY!!!

                              They all started showing up.

                            Here we are having fun from our
                           balcony...best seats in the house!!!


                           We could have went in, but why do that, when
                            we had comfy seats, bathrooms, ac and all the
                            food and drinks we wanted at our finger tips.


                               Our daughter Haley and SIL Cam enjoyed
                                          the concert with us.

                       We are guessing that there were 300 boats watching
                                      from the gulf of mexico.

                               
                                       We sure enjoyed his first song...
                                                   Flora-Bama!!!
                                       (here I am with my sister Jean)
                                    
 


                                           Ending the show.

Hey y'all, it was one awesome weekend.
Thanks Mr.CC....you are the BEST!!!

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3. I would love to have you follow me here on my blog. You can do this several ways…do one…or do all of them. Google Friend Connect…Linky Followers…Bloglovin or by e-mail. You can find all of these on my sidebar.
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