For The Birds Spring Mantel

vintage blue birds

Yesterday and today the suns been out and melting the 5" of snow that was dumped on us Sunday.  It's the perfect time to decorate for Spring and Easter. Since I can't work in the garden yet I was able decorate the buffet, mantel and and complete two other projects!  It's not often I'm ahead... […]

A Frugal Craft and A Spring Foyer

Spring Flower Pot

It's exciting that Spring is officially here..if only the weather would be too! Last week's weather was a teaser, some beautiful days and of course today is dreary and cold and snow is predicted for tomorrow. But the hope of spring's eternal inspired me to make a frugal craft and decorate our Spring foyer. This […]

Spring Vignettes

vintage tea cup and creamer, birds nest

 It was a beautiful day yesterday, nearly 70° and sunny.  I enjoyed working out in our front gardens the whole day and it felt great.  Mr. C was busy putting together my greenhouse, and finished this morning.  Even though it cooled down quite a bit today, it was still a beautiful  sunny day.  I've been […]

A Little Bit Of Winter Wonderland

vintage bottles, pearls, buttons

I  love winter!  Yep, I do! I thought I would bring a little bit of winter wonderland inside! You might be wondering why I love a winter wonderland? No sweating Days are getting longer It's quiet outside The sound of snow crunching as I walk on it

Currier & Ives Inspired Hutch

Currier & Ives Winter Scene Dinner Plate

Through the years thrifting I've found some great Currier & Ives items.  When I was down in our dungeon pillaging through my dish stash,  for dishes to use for our New Years Eve tablescape, I found my Currier & Ives dishes. Finding them not only lead to our New Year's table but also to my […]

Charmer’s Kitchen Rugs

Pottery Barn Chenille Rug

With the colder weather setting in, and with all the Charmer's floors are wood, it gets pretty cold on our feet. Actually the Charmer leans to being a cold home...it was built without any installation.  Being the thrift store diva that I am, I've been on the hunt for a few Charmer's kitchen rugs. I've […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Place Setting

We were so thankful to have a beautiful Thanksgiving day! We hope you enjoyed yours too!  It's been cold and we received a bit more snow today. I think it's going to be a long hard winter :-{ I was lucky to find a few minutes to take a few photos before dinner was served. […]

Fall Dinner With Friends

Fall Tablescape

Last Saturday night we had friends, Vince and Rosemarie,  over for a fall dinner with friends. After dinner we went to St. Albert's to  see an Elvis impersonator, Rick Saucedo.  It was a good time, and I actually enjoyed the act before, The Legacy Andrew Sisters Girls.  They were really good...and if you closed your […]

Fall Around The Charmer

Fall Vignette

The last week and a half has been as hectic as hectic can be!  The antique mall I'm at, Indian Oaks, had their Holiday Open house this weekend.  I spent the week re-arranging my booth and decorating for the holidays!  I also worked at the shop over the weekend since it's a very busy time […]

Something New Is In My Corner

Curio Cabinet

I love finding treasures at Goodwill!  I also love finding furniture at Goodwill. About a month ago I found two small/tall curio cabinets. I really liked how the top curved and also the drawer and bottom cabinet. Always looking for extra storage space. She was already painted white, a bad job I might add, except […]