HH Day #7 - Mimi Charmante

>> Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ohhh what a beautiful mor-ning, ohhhh what a beautiful dayyy!!
Welcome to day #7 lovelies!
Today we are introducing you to a savvy photographer...

Kimberly has this amazing ability to transcend you into another world with her art.
Looking at her photography is like finding peace, summoning relaxation, and escaping the chaos for a moment.
Not only is she a talented photographer, she creates gorgeous linen pieces as well.
Her art makes gorgeous gifts for a girlfriend, family member, prints for a baby's room, or even an elegant hostess gift.
We are so lucky to have Kimberly featured here today!

Getting to know a little more about Kimberly:{Linen Necklace with Cream Ruffle Ribbon ~ $44.00}

1. My favorite holiday tradition is waking up first thing Christmas morning, going downstairs in our pajamas - just my husband and I with our four boys. After we grab our big cups of coffee and mugs of cocoa for the boys, we sit around in the living room opening stockings and gifts. We keep it very simple - not a lot of gifts but a number of thoughtful items chosen for each recipient. I love that we take turns going through our stockings and enjoy those few hours before the wonderful chaos of Christmas day with family begins!

2. I love the idea of supporting handmade as I think there is so much more value in something that someone took the time to create by hand. There is something special about knowing that you have a one of a kind piece~

{Linen Flower Headband with Orange Ribbon ~ $30.00}

3. I love the prints because lately I have been collecting prints from my favorite photographers and hanging them from a wire with clips in my work space. They totally inspire me! I love no frames - just art, hung simply.

4. When Kim was asked to describe her store in three words, she said: Inspired, textured, simplified

Kim is Giving Away:
1 Photography Print of your choice... to 3 different winners!!!{Hydrangeas in Vintage Silver ~ $18.00}

1. Visit today's feature shop & tell us what your favorite item is!
You must leave a comment TODAY + be a follower to win!
Winner will be drawn TONIGHT at 6pm PST and announced this evening!
we won't be bummed if you wanted to twitter/facebook/or blog this shop though ;)


Bubu November 18, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

Hello, I‘m Bubu from Spain, you have a very very nice blog!! I really like. I‘ll visit you many times because it‘s perfect!!!

I‘d like that you visit my new blog about fashion. KISSES FROM SPAIN


Lori November 18, 2009 at 4:09 AM  

Kim is the sweetest most wonderful person ~ I adore all of her photographs ~ she is truly pure of heart.

myflsun November 18, 2009 at 4:18 AM  

I LOVE that boat in the sand. Just fabulous!


Angela November 18, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

I love the linen aprons and the washed away photo. Thanks again for another great giveaway!

Kristy November 18, 2009 at 5:04 AM  

I love the Washed Away photo. so simple and beautiful!

LeAnna November 18, 2009 at 5:42 AM  

I love the linen apron! But she has gorgeous photos, too.

taLaNe November 18, 2009 at 6:17 AM  

I've actually looked at this shop before. I love it. I would have to say that my favorite piece is the pink linen headband. I LOVE IT! The linen necklace is amazing too.

Sara November 18, 2009 at 6:24 AM  

what an amazingly beautiful store!!!! i love 'autumn orange on books', but the aprons.. and oh! the linen flowers headband with orange ribbon!!!! i HEART this store!

Lindsay Carter November 18, 2009 at 6:26 AM  

Autumn orange on books! You have no idea how good that would look in my home! what beautiful work she does.

Michelle Cordero November 18, 2009 at 6:48 AM  

I LOVE the pink linen flower headband! They are kinda my obsession lately, I love to attempt to create hair pieces with fabrics and beads. Linen flowers are a nice touch!

Alisa D November 18, 2009 at 6:52 AM  

The linen flowers are so cute! But I LOVE "Washed Away". I have just the right place for it. Crossing my fingers....

Kasey November 18, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

okay..defintaly enter me in this one! I love ms kimberly...and i even get to hang with her in a few weeks.
i'm a lover of her linen necklace...

Teri Andrea November 18, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

what in the world! thank you for introducing kim's work! photography ♥: washed away, and the bee flies away... linen ♥: apron with cream ribbon, linen necklace with ruffled ribbon, and that grey wrap!

merium November 18, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

I love the wraps! and the headbands! and the linen necklace! oh heck!pretty much everything in her shop!

Aimee November 18, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

The rose de rose print is beautiful!

Gracie73 November 18, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Completely loving the washed away print!!! I am also coveting the linen headband...so fabulous!!

Moni Rose November 18, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

This is an awesome giveaway! I love Mimi's work!
and am in great need of artwork in my studio :)

Thanks for the opportunity!


blondiensc November 18, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

oh I just adore Kimberly! so creative and the way you described her photography is spot on!! I love her linen necklaces, but her photography is so special as well!!

abbeyfeldkamphotography November 18, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

I absolutely love "autumn orange on books" this image gives me warm fuzzies inside. My favorite season is fall and my favorite thing to do is curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. She captured this personal feeling for me in the simple image. Love it.

Jboo November 18, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

Love all her images and items! My fave is the Washed Away print. Great giveaway!


Roberta November 18, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

Just love the "autumn orange on books" Listing # 31874709...my favorite.
Also spreading some more love and posted today about take the pledge for "Handmade Holiday 2009"

Have also taken the time to visit most of the shops and say hello to all the wonderful businesses participating. Thanks Frenchie & Flea!

Bria November 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

OOh I just love the autumn orange image! And the blue wrap, too. Stunning.

AShea November 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

Linen Necklace with Cream Ruffle Ribbon!
It's wonderful!

The Loughran's November 18, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

I love the linen headband... how unique!

Sarah November 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

The linen headband with orange ribbon is fabulous!

overthetopstudios November 18, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

I love Kim and her blog. She has wonderful style. I think I like the Linen necklace with cream the best. It would look smashing with my new Anthropologie sweater. Visit my blog and ETSY shop if you get a chance!
P.S. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed

Bonnie November 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

I've been following Kimberly's blog for a few months now and can never get enough. She has a way with words that can capture your soul. Her shop is filled with so many lovelies it is hard to choose a favorite. Love the linen aprons and necklaces. "Washed Away" is my favorite print... who wouldn't want to get lost here?!

Thanks so much!!

Kacey November 18, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

My fave is the linen flower headband. So pretty! And I love the "Washed Away" print...

Oliver's November 18, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

My favorite is the antique books with the orange/persimmon. It would look perfect in my home and hold alot of meaning. We have a persimmon tree on the back of our property, we watch the deer discover the fruit every Indian Summer and then we cut open a seed to predict the intensity of our winter in Oklahoma. This is a great giveaway from a wonderful artist! Thanks, Paula

Oliver's November 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

Help, your follower button is not up on your page!

stephanie November 18, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

LOVE autumn orange on books. i like that one of the books is fairy tales too.

Mary (Mary's Monday Musicology) November 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

The washed away picture is my favorite :) I like this giveaway!

Morning T November 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

What a great giveaway, I LOVE Kimberly's work. The washed away pic is my favorite and I am now a follower of your fabulous blog! :-)

Whitney November 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

Love the "washed away" picture. Perfect!

amy November 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

I love the autumn orange on books picture! what a great giveaway!

Drawn to The Sea November 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

The boat is my favorite... but it's already on my wall :-) I'd be MORE than happy to choose another, they're all lovely (just like Mimi).


Martha November 18, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

Oh how I LOVE her artwork and necklace. I would love to enter in!!!!
And what a generous give-a-way!

thepaperroSe November 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

I LOVE the washed away print......you look at the photo and want to be there...staring off at sea. Very restful looking!

Jessica November 18, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

I like "and the bee flies away" but all of them are beautiful!

Cassie November 18, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

Wow - after winning yesterday I wasn't going to enter but....
I ADORE this hydrangeas in vintage silver - it is just spellbinding xx

Emily November 18, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

I love the blue viewfinders. They are so Seattle. emilyfette@gmail.com

Fabulously french November 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

I adore the autumn orange on books print.

It is so gorgeous!

Leeann x

Vanessa November 18, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

I like the autumn orange on books and the
hydrangeas in vintage silver. What a gift!

Britton November 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Love the last picture! :)

Linda, Greg and Drew November 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

Love Autumn Orange on Books! Great giveaway!

sara@augustfields November 18, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

hydrangeas in vintage silver is GORGEOUS! so gentle and peaceful. thanks for the giveaway! :)

AmyB November 18, 2009 at 1:10 PM  

I like the the persimmon on the books best, but her fabric flower pieces are fab too! - Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

Simply Mel November 18, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

It is so hard to choose a favorite amongst all of Kimberly's beautiful images...but the washed away has always been at the top!

Ange November 18, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

She is not only a very talented artist and inspirational woman, but a sensitive and caring friend! I too am a persimmon on the books girl but I most love her boat on the sand. I have just discovered that we share a love of non framed art too!!! And of course, I have discovered your blog! Wonderful. May your post bring her even more of the attention she deserves for her inspiring work and good on you for choosing it!
xxxx From France!

lillianray November 18, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

hmmmm...don't know what I like better...the linen aprons or the autumn cosmos photo.


Molly November 18, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Beautiful photos! My favorite is the rose de rose. Loving the cool giveaways! :)

JenniferB November 18, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

I like hydrangeas in vintage silver print the best- beautiful


Micah November 18, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

I love the linen flower headbands!:)

LuLu November 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

Oh i've loved her linen aprons and necklace!!

Jenn@Spejory November 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

It's so hard to choose. love autumn cosmos. Her work is absolutely beautiful.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest November 18, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

I have loved her linen necklaces for ages. Oh, I'd just love one of her photos. So lovely!

craftygal86 November 18, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

My favorite print is washed away. Something about it just draws me in. Beautiful! =D

Temps perdu November 19, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

I too adore her photography. There´s something special about "Washed away", that I just cannot put down in words. Beautiful.

Gaia November 19, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

It's hard to choose!

I love the headband and the necklace and all her pics and...everything!

I think I'm late !

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