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 […]

Autumn Buffet

blue onion soup tureen, fall leaves

Changing colored leaves Jack O'Lanterns glowing bright Starry Autumn night Sounds like the kind of fall we are having in IL. The weather this week has been, oh....so....beautiful.  I made new fall "rustic elegance" (according to a a blog follower), curtains for our living area. Once the curtains were finally done I was inspired to […]

Our Fall Mantel

Our Fall Mantel

I feel I need to warn you guys...why?  Cause there's a whole lot of  fallishness coming your way the next week.  The photos are taken and posts have been written to share how cute the Charmer looks dressed up in fall. I always like to do my mantel first...well that's not exactly true...I have to […]

How to Make Inexpensive No Sew Fall Curtains

Burlap Landscape

I've seen so many beautiful fall curtains lately that it really got me wanting to make some for our living area.  I love my pinch pleated curtains but they are summery looking. But I found a great way on how to make inexpensive No sew Fall Curtains! I wish we could hang our curtains outside […]