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i understand completely...the joy of your at home you feel there even if you have been gone for decades...the embrace of familiar is so spirit the shells and rocks...blessings, rebecca


Oh, I love Matthew Mead and living in NH We all think he is kind of special up here. I love his work and look forward to reading more.


Thanks for introducing me to Matthew Mead's work! I found your blog by chance, and just love your style! I'll read you soon again!

Junk 2 Jewels

WoW, Charlotte, that is going to be fun to get to read both of you talking about crafts, and entertaining and who knows what will be a real treat. Tracy


What fun it will be to "listen in" on too of my favorite crafty people talking about craftiness! Looking gleefully forward to it!

tea time and roses

I so enjoyed this post I am also new to the work of Matthew Mead... Thank you so much.
The bowl of shells is so beautiful. I cannot get over how lovely the patterns are.. Your blog is a joy, and I always enjoy my visits..

Have a lovely week...


Daisy Cottage

Welcome home Charlotte! I'm SO glad that you had a nice time! And I can't wait for your interview with MM - that is exciting! (he left a comment on my blog waaaay back - that was exciting too!)



I remember being struck by Matthew Mead's work way back in the 80's when Country Living or Country Home started showing his work. I look forward to the interview.

Going home. So sweet.


How fun! Eagerly awaiting your interview with Matthew Mead. I love his website and his work in Country Home and I'm going to go look up his nature book now! :)

I'm so glad to hear you had a lovely visit back home and reconnected with so many friends.

What a sweet gift that must have been to find your design still going strong...I sense that you leave that sweetness everywhere you go Charlotte.

& I'm such a goofball, I got a big kick out of reading the Los Angeles Times Book Review section Sunday morning, seeing your friends book on the top ten list! Wahoo for Nancy!

melissa @ the inspired room

Matthew Mead! You are kidding! You lucky girl you! I will definitely be tuning in for that (I tune in anyways, just because I like YOU!), this will be quite a treat!


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