A Fond Farewell

You may have noticed that I’ve had trouble keeping up with Charlotte’s Fancy so far this year. I had a feeling this would happen once I decided not to publish blog posts on a daily basis. The truth is, I’ve finally run out of steam after nearly five years.

There are so many people out there doing this SO much better than I do – whose originality and passion amaze me day in and day out. I decided that my last blog post should be dedicated to some of the ones that I love the best:

Scandinavian Design Favorites

Swedish home via La Maison d'Anna G

Cozy Norwegian dining room

Muuto new All the Way to Paris collection photo by Petra Bindel

Images 1, 2, 3

Best of Graphic Design / Paper / Patterns 

Wrapping paper by Mini Mega

Fifi Mandirac notebooks

harlequin-orla-kiely-wallpaper 6

Images 1, 2, 3

All Around Greatness

Ferm Living bread boards

Styled tabled by Griottes

Reading corner via la maison d'anna g

Images 1, 2, 3

For the Kids

Cardboard houses for kids

Washi tape car track overhead shot by le jardin de juliette

Kids bedroom in Berlin

Images 1, 2, 3

Crafty Favorites & Supporting Handmade

Felt ball garlands

Embroidered screen by Aesthetic Outburst

diy-confetti-tablecloth-table by Oh Happy Day

Images 1, 2, 3

Isn’t it awe-inspiring how many bloggers there are all around the world  – all of them with a desire to create and express their ideas and share with others? Even this list is a pretty small portion of the blogs I subscribe to.

Words cannot adequately describe how much I’ve gotten from this experience over the years. The joy of building a community and meeting so many caring, like-minded people, and the gratitude for having a creative outlet when I needed it are just two of the many reasons this has been invaluable to me.

Thanks for sharing this space with me. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement along the way.


p.s. if you haven’t already, please connect with me on Twitter and Pinterest

34 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Ro said,

    I will miss you doing this.

  2. 3

    Jen said,

    I have some tears in my eyes reading this. You are incredible, truly. And whatever creative outlet you chose next will be amazing. Lots of love to you lady! I’m grateful I get to call you a friend.

    Now, let’s toast to new adventures! xo

    • 4

      Molly said,

      Thank you, Jen – that means a lot coming from someone whose work I’ve watched grow by leaps and bounds over the last few years. You are truly talented and your enthusiasm for what you do is so infectious. I hope everyone who reads this blog post subscribes to Classic Play if they don’t already.

  3. 5

    Kesca said,

    Such a shame, I hope you decide to return. It’s not about who is better/more creative it’s about expressing yourself and finding stuff that excites you!
    Good luck in everything you do xx

    • 6

      Molly said,

      Thanks, dear. I agree completely that it’s not about who is better – I just wanted to recognize the ones that I think do an amazing job. I have to give up Charlotte’s Fancy because I just don’t have enough time anymore; my work schedule is too demanding, and my family needs me too. I loved writing this blog, but it’s time to say goodbye.

  4. 7

    i’m sorry to hear that, i have enjoyed your blog very much. i wish you well with ventures new!

  5. 9

    Barbara Eastman said,

    Dear Molly, When you said you had a full time job and do your charlottesfancy.wordpress.com on the side, the thought never crossed my mind that you would be saying farewell to your wonderful work. You have been and are a great inspiration and it’s my hope that I will make you proud as I carry on your name. It’s taken you 5 years to get to excellence and I even read your name mentioned in a stationery book so it’s an accomplishment to go out on the top. I’ll miss your blog and your excellent and creative reporting. Best of luck to you. Bee …………………………… Barbara Eastman

    • 10

      Molly said,

      Bee, you are so kind. Other readers might not know that there was a time when I had two blogs – Charlotte’s Fancy AND Pushing Papers. I’m so glad you took over Pushing Papers, and I am sure that with your touch, it will be lovely and wonderful.

  6. 11

    Good luck with what you are doing and thank you!

  7. 13

    bataldesign said,

    We will miss you! Good luck!

  8. 15

    I’ll miss you! But I also understand. Thank you for all the lovely links, and all the best to you and yours. Katherine

    • 16

      Molly said,

      Thank you, Katherine. I will miss you too. You have been a faithful reader and commenter and friend, which has been so valuable to me. Positive feedback is the lifeblood of bloggers, so thank you for all the kind words and wishes you have sent to me along the way.

      • 17

        Thank you again for the beautiful calendar and cards, too. I love looking at my calendar every single day, and the cards have been perfect to send to family and friends. I even gave the pig card (“I like me with you!”) to my husband for Valentine’s Day! 🙂 I’ll always remember your thoughtfulness, Molly.

  9. 18

    goodtogrow said,

    Aw, another chapter closes. I’ll miss seeing so much beauty on one page. You did a great job all these years.

  10. 20

    holllly said,

    Aw, that’s a bummer but I completely understand! I’m going to miss your blog.

  11. 22

    Natasha said,

    Oh wow, Molly. I don’t know if I can say anything that hasn’t been said already. I have enjoyed getting to know you through Charlotte’s Fancy, all the while wondering how on earth you found the time, not just to do it but to do it so well. Thanks to Charlotte’s Fancy – or, really, thanks to you – my girls and I have found all kinds of crafty inspiration and as a result have spent many hours on interesting projects, no doubt building good memories along the way. I will miss the blog but am grateful that I can still follow you on Twitter! Best wishes and lots of love, N.

    • 23

      Molly said,

      Thank you Natasha. Fate threw us together in the Blog It Forward project, and I’m really grateful for that. I think about you often and hope you are well and enjoying your Paris adventure! xo

  12. 24

    Gonna to miss ya and your blog posts – Good Luck on Your Next Adventure:)

  13. 26

    Cherry Ripe said,

    Oh, NO! I only recently discovered your wonderful blog and now I have to say farewell.. all too soon. I do appreciate your reasons, but know that I’m yet another who will miss Charlotte’s Fancy. Thank you for all the inspiration. Wishing you much joy in whatever you do in the future.

    • 27

      Molly said,

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m leaving Charlotte’s Fancy up indefinitely, so you can go through the archives to your heart’s content, and you can find me on Pinterest too!

  14. 28

    Lesley said,

    Molly — I think you know the way I feel about this blog, but most of all you! It has been my absolute pleasure to get to know you over these past years. I consider you a friend, and someone with whom I hope to remain connected for years to come. I can completely understand where you’re coming from (the state of my own blog speaks for itself!) and you will be missed. Thanks for being my long-lost twin — I look forward to keeping up with you elsewhere in this wide internetty world!
    xo lesley

    • 29

      Molly said,

      Lesley – One of my greatest joys in writing this blog has been meeting and getting to know you. I feel confident that we will remain connected for a long time to come. Big hugs to you. xoxo

  15. 30

    I just found you, but I will miss your blog! Best of luck with what ever you do.

  16. 32

    The Phoenix said,

    Unfortunately, for me, I just “found” this blog in January. But you have left me with some great links. Good luck and blessings in all of your future endeavors.

  17. 34

    evangelskies said,

    Oh no! And I just found this blog, too!

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