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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
I was out for a walk the other day, and when heading back home, I felt something following me as I walked down the alley? It wasn’t real close to me, but, close enough for me to know it was there? Should I turn around and see who it was, or should I high tail it out! Well, I turned… Read More
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
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
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 Currier & Ives Inspired Hutch!
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 they didn’t paint the bottom… Read More
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 finish fallifying the Charmer. A… Read More