Friday, September 18, 2009

Charlotte Sometimes

I am a child of the 80's -oops , did I just date myself? Anyway..The Cure was a favorite band-prob my all time favorite! Their music instantly takes me back to so many places, things, and people. I like to do random searches on Etsy with weird or quirky words. I searched "Charlotte" today and not surprisingly, the items that came up , fit perfectly with this deep and dark song.. So..Charlotte. Sometimes. :) Scroll down past lyrics (but read them first) to see these amazing items from Etsy Artists!

Charlotte Sometimes
The Cure © 1993

all the faces
all the voices blur
change to one face
change to one voice
prepare yourself for bed
the light seems bright
and glares on white walls
all the sounds of
charlotte sometimes
into the night with
charlotte sometimes

night after night she lay alone in bed
her eyes so open to the dark
the streets all looked so strange
they seemed so far away
but charlotte did not cry

the people seemed so close
playing expressionless games
the people seemed
so close
so many
other names...

sometimes i'm dreaming
where all the other people dance
sometimes i'm dreaming
charlotte sometimes
sometimes i'm dreaming
expressionless the trance
sometimes i'm dreaming
so many different names
sometimes i'm dreaming
the sounds all stay the same
sometimes i'm dreaming
she hopes to open shadowed eyes
on a different world
come to me
scared princess
charlotte sometimes

on that bleak track
(see the sun is gone again)
the tears were pouring down her face
she was crying and crying for a girl
who died so many years before...

charlotte sometimes crying for herself
charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself
but it's always with love
with so much love it looks like
everything else
of charlotte sometimes
so far away
glass sealed and pretty
charlotte sometimes

Frozen Charlottes are a type of unjointed china doll popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The name came from Fair Charlotte, a well-known American folk ballad attributed to William Lorenzo Carter. It is believed to have been composed some time between 1833 and 1860. The ballad tells the tale of a beautiful young woman who set out in a sleigh with her lover, Charles, on a bitterly cold night to attend a ball fifteen miles away. Her mother warned her to wrap herself in a blanket to keep warm, but:

"No, no, no," fair Charlotte said
And she laughed like a gypsy queen
"To ride in blankets muffled up,
I never can be seen."

This FROZEN CHARLOTTE GERMAN BISQUE DOLL, a pocket watch pendant necklace in the Steampunk Fashion by edmdesigns is almost the embodiment of this song

Here Charlotte is already in her coffin at Ghost Love Jewelry

Here is Charlotte in Red by Nostalgia Factory

Poor Charlotte! Damaged and broken but still utterly sweet over at Reginas Studio

Beautiful and Bright "Liquid Charlotte" 5x5 signed print on canvas by OLAN

Charlotte Snow white teardrop earrings byLuxe Deluxe

A Darling "Charlotte Sometimes" custom skirt that is actually inspired by "The Standing on the beach" years -Love it and her shop! by Square Jane

An unassuming and graceful Sweet Charlotte Choker by Painted Horse

The perfect coffee Corset to make your coffee beautiful! The Charlotte by JennGee

And since it is Friday (Thank god ) here is the Charlotte Weekend Bag by Third Willow


  1. Great post! And thanks so much for featuring my "Charlotte in Red" on your blog; I really appreciate it. :)

  2. GREAT Post and such a clever idea! I loved seeing all the Charlotte inspired products. My weekender bag is in league with some gorgeous pieces! Thanks so much!

  3. Thank you Tessa and Third Willow! I love your items!


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