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Charlotte Lyons is an author, teacher, and artist based in southwestern Vermont. House Wren Studio is her creative home and a resource for makers and crafters around the world.

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katie runnels

we are lucky girls who get our creative mama's hand me downs! Darling place! xo

noodle and lou studio

so cute Maggie and James:):)


I agree -- I could live there! Beautiful photos!


Warm and homey AND crisp and contemporary-- really nice combination.
So glad to see you're getting out and about time. Hang in there...


I love this post Charlotte - that's so fun that you and Maggie have such a shared passion and interest. And it must be so dear and such a sweet gift to see your things, cherished and loved anew by her, in her home.

I was transported back a lifetime ago, going thrift shopping with my mother. She loved when I fell in love as a teenager with clothes from the forties and we'd go to thrift shops in Hollywood.

Carol R

Your photos of their place warmed my heart--knowing how much you were blessed that she loved items from you. It makes the creation of such items more meaningful when one knows they won't end up in the rubbish when we are gone. I, also, love to visit my daughter's quirky Hansel & Gretel house in Des Moines. It is filled with books, lots of old family items, and many flea market finds.

BJ Lantz

I absolutely love thrifting and have decorated my home over the years with my treasured finds. So many people come in and say "Oh! I want you to come decorate my house!" I tell them it would take years....


There is absolutely nothing better than thrifting! I do it frequently! I love the quirky things and my hubs is starting to come around...after 19 years of dealing with it. LOL Great items! I LOVE that wastebasket and the cart! Great pics!


We have the same books on our shelves!
(super love your blog)

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