Independence Day Back Porch

American Flag

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 […]

Vintage Cottage Table Runner Curtains

Vintage 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 […]

A Bit Of Spring In The Kitchen

Virginia Bluebells

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 […]

Vintage Animal Planter Collection

vintage animal planters

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

pair of white ducks

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 Followed Me Home Spring Door Vignette

Spring Tulip Basket

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 […]

Spring Vignettes

rose soup tureen, porcelain birds, milk glass

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, […]

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 […]