The Top Ten From 2012

1929 Charmer 2012 Wrap Up

It's amazing to me that in a few days 2012 will be behind us... it seems like only yesterday I was posting my 1st year end Recap for 2011. I am so thankful to each and every one of you who have stopped by for a visit.  Who have taken the time to read about […]

Peppermint Cheesecake

peppermint cheesecake

I'm hoping all of you had a great holiday with your family, we did!  We were able to stay up all day!!!! I ran out of time before I could share our Christmas dinner dessert...Peppermint Cheesecake. The Peppermint Cheesecake is a lighter version, but with full flavor.  I've always made these as squares, but  this […]

Merry Christmas!

Vintage Christmas Card

Wishing all of you my blogging friends and family a wonderful Merry  Christmas and Happy Holidays! For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called.... Wonderful Counselor Mighty God Everlasting Father [of Eternity] Prince of Peace Isaiah […]

Christmas Tablescape

Christmas Tablescape

The sun didn't pop out her shinny head but I was able to take a few photos of our Christmas tablescape. A simple tablescape, didn't dig through the many boxes downstairs, kept a woodland theme. The centerpiece is based on top of a little metal sled. I filled in with some bottle brush trees, the […]

Slow Cooker Warm Cranberry Zinfandel

Slow Cooker Warm Cranberry Zinfandel

After a week of being sick together Mr. Charmer and I managed to be up quite a bit today. Our low energy levels didn't keep us from getting some holiday activity done. My energy level wasn't up to tackling grocery shopping and will be heading out early tomorrow.  I'm not even sure what's left in […]

Twas The Week Before Christmas

The Charmer's are Sick

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the Charmer house Us creature's were stirring... the tree was done, the stockings hung. Looking forward to.. table vignettes to create.. linens to make.. sweets to bake.. Activities galore....then something St. Nicholas didn't bring us...  Mr. Charmer took sick last Sunday, and I on Monday... it's been […]

Elegant and Simple Appetizer

Red Potato and Shrimp Appetizer

Our Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without an appetizer.  A very elegant and simple appetizer I've use often, Red Potato and Shrimp Appetizer.. Red Potato and Shrimp Appetizer is inexpensive and has great presentation. Would you like to know how to make it? Marinate Shrimp Boil the red potatoes Slice in half Cut a thin […]

The Stockings Were Hung….

Christmas Stockings

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...WAIT... our stockings aren't hung by the chimney with care! Our stockings were hung on the ladder with care... Which is OK with me! This year it's been about keeping it simple and nature inspired...and a ladder could be classified as nature? One stocking was hung using […]

Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art…

Christmas Boxwood Ornament

  I'm busy, busy, busy enjoying Christmas decorating the last two weeks...using a tradition and natural style.  Today I put together a Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art project that I used on my small staircase wall.    Here's how the wall looked decorated in a fall leaf look. An easy, nature inspired look... as you can […]

Christmas Buffet Vignette

Vintage Cupcake Tray - 1929 Charmer

  Yesterday I shared with you our Natural Christmas Cone Tree I made with  Evergreen clippings.  I made a smaller tree because I wanted to use it in our Christmas Buffet Vignette. Do you ever notice when taking photos you either have too little light or too  much light? Today the light was flooding in! […]