Vintage Easter Card Mantel

Vintage Bunny Luggage

Are you like me?  I always seem behind, you know with the season.  I've seen Easter projects and vignettes for months across blogland....but I just finished our Easter Vintage Card Mantel last night. Am I the only one running late?  We do have good reasons this time, Mr. Charmer pulled his back the end of […]

Daffodil And Pansy Spring Vignette

Daffodi and Pansy Vignette

It was beautiful the last two days here in IL. Even though today is colder I'm staying in those moments of Spring.  Both Sunday and Monday I was out in my garden! This was very special since I wasn't able to work in my garden last year (sick)! Daffodils and pansies are Spring....last week I […]

I don’t care, if you want it, get it!

Ironstone Soup Tureen

It's 3:45 p.m, Mr. Charmer is saying "I don't care, if you want it, get it!  This is Mr. C's way of not making a decision.  He wants me to  make the decision!  Mr. C uses this tactic in case it doesn't work out...then it's not his fault. Does you husband do this too? Like […]

Master Bedroom Remodel… Our Inspiration!

Inspiration Room

Our Master Bedroom Remodel...Our Inspiration! started in October 2011.  Yes, a very long time ago.  Never did I expect it would take this long. Many problems kept this project for moving forward, cement plaster board and my medical problems. We moved out of our bedroom and set up our bed mattress in my dressing room.. […]

Romantic Rose Tablescape For Two

Laura Ashley Heart and Rose

Hello everyone, I am so excited about Valentine's day this year, Mr. C. and I will be staying at home enjoying a romantic dinner in front of the fireplace.  Warm and intimate is what we want...that restaurants just don't provide.  I love to cook, so it's also my way of showing love for him by […]

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

Hello Everyone, The other day I shared with you my Valentine Love banner and started pulling together our Valentine Vignette early today, when I just stopped.  I knew what was holding me back, but didn't know what to do about it .  Until I decided to make a Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt... It's the mantel....I've […]

A Very Simple Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

Hello everyone! I pulled together a very simple winter mantel... the centerpiece of the mantel is a a winter scene oil painting by my Uncle Earl.  Uncle Earl was my Mom's sister Rita's husband.  He painted it in 1978. Uncle Earl never painted before he retired and he started taking a class at a local […]

It’s A Winter Wonderland Buffet Vignette…

Winter Wunderland Buffet

I have always loved Winter, and this year is no exception.  Most people, even ones who live in cold weather always give me that are you crazy look?  But I'm not, just love the beauty of winter, the snow, snow outlined foot tracks, the crisp cold air entering your lungs, ice skating, sledding, hiking in […]

Our Christmas Tablescape…

Christmas Table

Today I'm sharing Our Christmas Tablescape! The first thing I did was to make chair covers using a plaid material leftover from Christmas 2011. I didn't' have enough to make seat skirts too, so I made them out of winter white corduroy.. I guess you can't see the corduroy too good?  It's been so cloudy […]

Our 2013 Christmas Mantel…

Cardinal Ornaments

Behind the scenes I'm in a frenzy to get our Christmas decorating done...the other day I shared our 2013 Christmas Buffet, today I'm sharing with your our 2013 Christmas Mantel! The red and white theme continued from our Christmas buffet.  Before I share our mantel with you I just want to say how wonderful it's […]