Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet Charlottes

DSC02146_edited-1 {a lovely bunch of champagne-colored vintage pearls surround this lovely Charlotte head}

I’ve always had a weakness for these little beauties…don’t know why—I just have.

And this one, small and imperfect, is just as sweet to me as any could be. Purchased this summer at an antique shop in a little old town…


The owner told me she (my tiny Charlotte) had been made in the 1880s, and had been found—along with some of her sisters—buried in the dirt outside of the long-shut-down doll factory in Germany…

DSC02143_edited-1 {who doesn’t love a locket full of vintage rhinestones?}

…so I left her as she was—dirt and all—just to remind me of her story.


This clean and lovely Charlotte head is a “new” antique—made and sold by the lovely and creative Lisa M. Pace….

DSC02154_edited-1 {wish it wasn’t so hard to take a good picture of something under glass!}

I love my little Charlottes in their new, be-spangled locket homes.  Both the old girl and the new girl, both are beautiful in their own, unique ways…they make me very, very happy…

See you soon with something new.



  1. Hi Julie! The scrapbook you have shared has the perfect Valentines in it for you. I am so happy for you! Will you use them in your art or leave them as is. I'll stay tuned to find out.
    I had never heard of Charlotte's. Thank you for sharing about them with us.
    There are always beautiful things to discover here! Elizabeth

  2. Julie, so pretty. I love all that you do. It's snowing here again this morning. We so seldom get any so I am enjoying it! xxoo

  3. Hi Julie!
    These are so pretty...I love how you are cherishing them!

  4. These are lovely! I have never seen these before....I will have to keep my eyese opened!


  5. Hi Julie,
    Your little Charlottes are so lovely. Funny, my mom's name was Charlotte, and her birthday is today! My grandmother's name was Charlotte, too. Here's to the Charlottes!
    Love that you left the bits of dirt on that precious one.

  6. Oh my, how precious are those !!!! As Chris mentioned, I haven't seen anything like that either.

  7. How perfectly they fit in those little lockets. Lovely! Have a wonderful day! Tammy

  8. Great blog! Looking forward to seeing more beautiful and creative ideas!!!

  9. Those are so sweet Julie!... and I love how you left the one just as she was found to remind you of her story... I have only one of those, and I have heard them called "Frozen Charlottes" too... I have no idea why, do you?... thank you sooo much for my beautiful poem that arrived today!... I am going to find the perfect frame for it and hang it in my crafts room where I can see it every single day!... thanks also for the darling card you made, you are so thoughtful!... xoxo Julie Marie

  10. Oh the stories those Charlotte's could tell.
    I love working with them too.
    Darling pocketwatches!
    hugs Lynn