This month we're visiting Charleen's home in Mariposa, CA. What sets this month's feature apart from every other feature I've ever done is every single photo was taken by Charleen with a non-digital camera, meaning she had to take the photos, then take the film to get it developed, mail me the prints, and then I had to hand-scan and edit each photo. The photo quality is a bit different from the digital images we're all used to, but I'm always up for new experiences, and this was quite a fun challenge! I hope you enjoy what has been several years in the making..
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Where is your home located, and how long have you lived there? Mariposa, CA. 6 years
What is your favorite decorating style? Romantic garden. Bringing the outdoors inside
Where do you get your decorating influence from the most? Looking at other other Cottage's of the Month
In 5 words or less, your home is: simple, comfortable, romantic, feels good
What is your favorite store or flea market to shop at? Capitola Flea Market in Santa Cruz, CA.
Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas: Layer with vintage fabrics; makes everything look pretty
Your favorite paint color: aqua and turquoise
What are your favorite things to collect right now? linen and seashells
What is your favorite room in your house, and why? The fireplace room where we all meet in the morning and in the evening, and drink our tea in there.
Your next project is: We're going to build a tree house up on a hill, underneath a huge oak tree in the Summer.
Where do you sell your goods? I'll be selling at Chocolate Soup in Mariposa, CA. starting in March.
~ Thank you Charleen for sharing your home with us ~