Our Very First Edition



Welcome to our new site! Don’t mind the mess as we learn our way around the blogging world. We’re just as surprised as anyone to be here, really.  For those whom we haven’t met through Facebook yet, we are a mother,Courtney, and daughter, Cassi, team (a small gang, really) of vintage and Jesus loving gals who started a Facebook page to show a few creations and got a huge surprise when people began requesting a website, signing up for events (that we weren’t holding) and asking to come and shop. Best Seller Charity Sparrow Vintage
It’s all backwards. Usually someone has an idea, or product, creates a website for it, and then creates profiles on social media to promote the site. But, we never claimed to be normal, especially not me, Courtney, who will probably be writing 99% of posts as my beautiful daughter has just started college and has joined the working world.  She’ll pop in on occasion (like she does at home, needing her laundry done) and we’ll just enjoy her presence when she chooses to grace us with it. You moms will understand.

So, essentially the blog will be my healthier alternative to a full-blown mid-life crises meltdown as I go from a stay-at-home mom of two girls, to an empty nester with one daughter, Jessi, who has recently married, and the aforementioned daughter, Cassi, as she stretches her wings in preparation to fly the coop. My wonderful hubby, Larry, will be joining me in trying to navigate our empty nest, and he figures the cost of a website is a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy for me. I totally agree. And hopefully no negative side effects.
So, there you have it. Cassi and I are taking what was a Distressed Nest, and evolving into a blog, Charity Sparrow. If you’ve been a fan of Distressed Nest, then you know we serve up a daily heap of vintage, humor, and inspiration. You also know we post an awful lot about dreams, and chasing your dreams, so us taking this next step isn’t probably going to surprise you a whole lot.  It’s time.
Our page posts have been shared all over the world and featured by some of the biggest names in the vintage and blogging world. It has been an exciting ride, and we’ve met some really great people, and we look forward to meeting new vintage fans through the blog. We hope you’ll be inspired, find joy, and laugh a bit in this hectic world as you visit the blog…

Welcome to Charity Sparrow, where vintage tells a story.



20 thoughts on “Our Very First Edition

  1. Courtney,
    I connect with this site so much and after reading your New blog and hearing your life story I feel like I’m on the same page in my life too. I have a daughter who just got married last year and just brought a new home a couple of weeks ago. Now my second daughter is spreading her wings and moving out tomorrow to a loft apartment above our new business that we have together. It’s called Like Mother Like Daughter Vintage Treasures in Howell Michigan. A lot of things happening that are so exciting yet frightening too. I just love re-posting your stuff to my Facebook and spreading your great thoughts. I wanted to thank you and let you know how exciting I am for your next chapter along with mine. Keeping writing and I will keeping posting. You inspire me!!!

    1. Jada,
      I’m so glad to know I’m not alone & that the post has resonated with you! We really do have a lot in common..It is truly tough territory and I wish all the best for you, your girls, and family!
      Thank you so much for sharing, and for your kind comments here, I feel inspred by you as well! xo

  2. Congratulations on your Beautiful new blog! Congrats to Cassi on starting college…How exciting for her but I understand the empty nest feeling you have…been there, survived that too.. Enjoy your new adventure in blogging. I’ll promote your launch and share your new blog on my FB page! Hugs, Alta

    1. Thank you so much, Alta! It’s good to know you understand the struggle (and survived!) 🙂 Cassi sends along her thanks! Appreciate your support, it means so much! Hugs back atcha! xo

  3. Love it! But then again I always looked forward to your posts on Distressed Nest! Hope success is abundant! Good luck..

    1. Diana,
      Thank you so much, that really means a lot & I hope you’ll enjoy the blog as an extended version of DNest! xo

    1. Janie,
      Thank you so much! I’d started a family tree for Larry as well, I may have to pick your brain to see if we can add more info to it, especially for the girls, should they want to know their history.. Thanks again! xo

  4. I’m so excited for you, and with you, Courtney! It looks great! Can’t wait to see and read more! I’ve loved Distressed Nest, and am Thankful that I found it, although, it’s probably more correct to say that I was led there ❤ I’m happy and excited for your growth, and anxious to follow with you, and see all that’s new to come! ❤❤❤

    1. Lori,
      Yay! Thank you..I’m glad you were led there 🙂 And that you enjoy the page & site, so glad you’re here! xo

  5. Congratulations on the launch of your new blog Courtney. I have always loved your page Distressed Nest . I look forward to following your new journey here on your beautiful blog xx

    1. Thank you so much, Sian, that means a lot, so glad you’re here! xo

  6. I love this story of how you came to be, and where you came from.
    Cant wait for the next part of the story.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you like the stories so far, Debbie, we’re looking forward to telling more, and glad you’re along for the ride..thank you! xo

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