Thrifted Floral Wall Gallery

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 to a thrift/barn sale I… Read More

Summer Mantel

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, sewing, gardening and decorating, and… Read More

A Bump In The Bedroom…..

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 time… We’ve also been working… Read More

Independence Day Back Porch

Hello Charmer friends! After completing our two major summer projects I finally had some time to play! Saturday is July 4th, a day I love celebrating.  Did you know for the first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. It was too new and too much else was happening in… Read More

Vintage Cottage Table Runner Curtains

When the weather finally breaks from winter… The Spring has come again For the grass is growing green, And among the fields of clover Bright butterflies are seen. The little birds are singing sweetly As they fly from tree to tree… The busy bees are gathering The honey from the flowers, And the merry birds are building Their nests in… Read More

A Bit Of Spring In The Kitchen

I’ll be honest with you all I’ve struggle to bring myself in from my garden this past week :-}.  After a long hard winter my garden is where I want to be…but since it rained today I’m sitting out on the back porch typing up this post.   Yesterday, as the sun shinned,  I cut a few Virginia Bluebells from the… Read More

Vintage Animal Planter Collection

Through thrifting I’ve unknowingly started many collections.  What’s the saying, it only takes two to make a collection? I’ve certainly got that covered!  Last month my milk glass collection was shared with you, and today I’m sharing my vintage animal planter collection.

Spring Buffet Vignette

One area I always enjoy decorating is our buffet.  Perhaps you might not know, but, this is the fourth buffet we’ve had!  If you like to see two before (don’t have photos for first one) click here and here.  I’ve had my Spring Buffet Vignette done for a while and just now getting to sharing it now.

Spring Vignettes

I love vintage soup tureens so when I spotted two floral cottagey ones I grabbed them right up!  My dinning room corner cabinet was the perfect spot to show case them in spring vignettes. Here they are in streaming early morning light…. This is my absolute favorite floral soup tureen…made in England, W. H. Grindley, Kenwood pattern…it’s beyond beautiful!  It… Read More

For The Birds Spring Mantel

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… so I’m sharing for the… Read More

A Frugal Craft and A Spring Foyer

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 is how our Spring Foyer… Read More

Spring Vignettes

 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 thinking about spring vignettes with… Read More