Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Perfectly Charming

The hubs and I enjoyed a wonderful break from the kids this weekend. We headed to Medina and hit a bunch of shops. It was actually his suggestion (I almost fainted)...

I've had my eye on this chair for months. And he knows it. I need two for my morning room. They will be mine someday. :)

So many of the stores were over-the-top with inspiration. White trees were everywhere! I loved Fleurs...
This one store really stuck me. A mom/daughter team own Perfectly Charming--and it is just that. Everything was white and green. The whole place just glowed...

And as we walked through the store, I kept discovering more and more and more. It was an out of body experience. Ever have one of those while shopping? I can go for years looking, and not really find something I have to have regarding Christmas. I have a ton of stuff, so adding to the heap doesn't really make sense.
But it was one of those times where you knew if you walked away, it wouldn't be there when you returned. It was a great shopping day for sure...

So what did I score? A pair of great old ice skates, lots of antique ornaments, a huge cake stand and a beautiful scarf. Oh, and a Remington noiseless typewriter that I LOVE...
...a cool silver sign and a great sparkling tree (from the Dollar Store no less--thanks, Jen!)
These will adorn my daughter's tree this year...
This chenille blanket is heavenly. And the three hand mirrors will be Christmas gifts for my nieces. I'm on the hunt for four more...
I couldn't pass up those deals!! If you're local, be sure to check out all the shops on the square the weekend of November 21-23 for their annual Candlelight Walk too...

And speaking of charming, here is a sneak of the Christmas kit...
Thanks for indulging me today! Have a great one...

12 comments:

Damaris said...

Ooouuuuhhhhhhhhh....delish. I love all your goodies. That store decorated all in white makes me want to swoon...he,he,he! See you later! Literally...LOL
HUGS

LisaNRoxy said...

What wonderful treats you scored! I adore the chair and hope it lives with you soon! The Christmas kist looks so yummy - Scenic Route is a must have!! Can't wait for reveal day!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I loved Perfectly Charming too, got a frame that I put around one of my uppercase living quotes. And I had my eye on that typewriter and now I see when I go back it will be gone....

The sign I make for the stores in Michigan - "Should have bought it when you saw it..." so true again!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Love, love, love the vintage stuff you found!

Very cool store too! I wish we had stuff like that around here.

I agree with Lisa, Scenic Route is a must have!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

OOooohhhhh! AAaaaaaahhhhh! I just love all those goodies and the perfectly charming little stores you visited... I wanna go :-) I wanna find me some goodies... Why don't we have those here in Miami? So not fair! Thx for sharing your rendezvous with us... and I hope those chairs find their way to your home very soon... See ya soon! HUGS!!!!

Jewel said...

What a fun shopping trip you had - and with your hubby! Your goodies make me drool. I would have wanted to spend all day in the Perfectly Charming shop. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the kit reveals this month!!

Jana Eubank said...

WHOA! Cool finds, Trish! I love great stores like that! And that kit?!! :D :D :D I can hear the jingle bells now! ;)Fabulous!!!

borcherding said...

Oh my gooooooodness... That post totally gets me in the holiday mood. Such loveliness!! ;-)

pickmepam said...

i would have fainted if my husband suggested going shopping in medina or anywhere! last year he said he wanted to do the xmas shopping with me. i know my mouth hung open and flies were swarming.
was that just downtown medina or a certain area?
THREE MORE DAYS!

Sandy said...

Another one whose hubby NEVER shops - unless it's at TSC or Cabela's, etc. He took the kids to Target get my birthday present back in July (iced tea maker, love it!) and DD said to him "Do you even know where Target is Daddy?" he said I think so;) and she told him that she knew the way for sure - she's 4! LOL!

Great finds, Trish! That chair is great, maybe they will be your Christmas present????

Three more days!!!

jamie said...

that is so my kind of shopping day and so my kind of shops. talk about charming...how wonderful for you!!!

Jana Eubank said...

Alright, Trish. I'm back again because I tagged you as a Cool Chick on my blog. Because you totally are! (Play along if you feel like it, but if not, no worries! ;) ) You inspire so many people and your talent for making people feel welcome and at home and like they have an immediate friend online is simply amazing. I love ya, girl! Hugs!!!