No Sew Cottage Style Lampshades

Welcome Charmer friends!  Summer has been jam packed with projects!  The largest one, giving the Charmer a new look, is completely done, but it's been so hot I have't taken pictures :-{.  There's still two more projects going on, the craft room and the shasta trailer.  It feels like being on carousel in some ways and I promise, right here and now, that I will not do this again next summer!  Yes, I want each and everyone to remind me next year too!

With all the activity going on I wanted a no-sew (even though I love sewing) quick and easy project.  A 2o minute or less project!  My no sew cottage style lampshades fit perfectly.  You might not know it, but I love decorating my lampshades...a fun and easy way to give your lampshade a new look for each season, and  and goes hand and hand with changing out pillow covers for a quick and fresh new look.

Vintage Lace Table Runner

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MG Series: Powdery Mildew

Hello Charmer is hot, hot, hot and humid the last few weeks.  As I walked my garden early this morning, before the bustle of the world invaded my ears, and the heat threw me inside, I gazed over my garden children to see how everyone's looking and feeling.

As I walked through her I notice Powdery mildew, a good topic for master gardening series.

"That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
And the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Thrifted Floral Wall Gallery

pink rose oil painting

Hello Charming friends!  We've been busy working on our new baby Shasta.  We found some wood rot and an incredible ladybug infestation!  At least they were all dead!  I'll be posting soon about what we've been doing. Today I'm sharing my thrifted floral wall gallery.  Now, you all must know by now much I love thrifting...everytime I go […]

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Cottage Garden Journal Mid July

flower box

Morning Charming friends!  We've been working on our new girl, our 1959 Shasta Trailer.  If you haven't seen her yet click here.  She's really in pretty good shape but some repair is needed. I took a few moments to take photos to share with you our cottage garden journal in mid-July.  It's almost the end […]

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There’s A New Girl In Town….

Vintage Shasta Airflyte

Hello Charming friends!  Did you know there's a new girl in town? Just in case you don’t yet know it, I am a dreamer, and the fact that, 9 times out of 10 I go with my gut rather than logically making a plan means that a lot of Mr. C's and my most random […]

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Pickles And Jam

rasberry jam

Hello Charming friends! Most of us wouldn't think about combining pickles and jam together...unless....someone is expecting!  Well, I'm well beyond that point, so no worries there.  You might wonder what pickles and jam have in common?  Canning!  It's the time of year where fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant at our farmer's markets to make our own […]

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MG Series: Leafminer Insect


Hello Charming friends! With the weather we've been having, cooler and TONS of rain, I've been noticing a familiar insect in my garden.  It looks like this... Follow

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Relaxing On The Porch And Fresh Flowers

Garden flower arrangements

Hello Charming friends!  Today is a beautiful day, the sun is out and shinning brightly, and there's ever rustles and bustles of a lovely morning breeze, that shines crystal rays across my face. Follow

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Summer Mantel

vintage books and yellow vase

Hello Charming friends!  The re-staining of the house as been a long, hard, and body draining project! The good news, we are 99.5% done!  Gosh, it will be such a relief to finally start enjoying summer!  Last Thursday it rained all day and provided me the break for some play time! Play time is cooking, […]

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A Bump In The Bedroom…..

vintage cabinet

Hello Charming friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful patriotic weekend. The weather was perfect here....but we weren't able to enjoy it because we're still working our butts off -;  The exterior painting is about 95% done, and the gardens are in a bad need of  weeding.  If you find yourself with some extra […]

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