All About Knitting Stars

Knitted Stars

Once fall sets in, my needles come out, I start knitting. I think it's part of the nesting syndrome that happens with the weather turning colder. I've knitted since eight years old. My Mama taught me and we shared some great times together knitting and laughing. I have several knitting projects going on, one is […]

How To Make A Fall Fabric Wreath

How To Make A Fall Fabric Wreath

I love having wreaths on my front door, hanging on a wall or from a window.  This fall I wanted something different...I wanted to use  fabric....and it needed to be a quick and easy project. A wreath that had an old time feel to it.  To make one for yourself I'm sharing the tutorial on […]

Farmer’s Market and Preserving Berries


When it's finally time for our Farmers Market to opens (1st Wednesday in June) I am there every week! It's become a social event I really look forward to and provides great fresh fruit,vegetables and plants. Check out the massive increase in farmers markets... 5 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers Market: 1)  IT'S FRESH […]

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

Hello Everyone, The other day I shared with you my Valentine Love banner and started pulling together our Valentine Vignette early today, when I just stopped.  I knew what was holding me back, but didn't know what to do about it .  Until I decided to make a Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt... It's the mantel....I've […]

Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art…

Christmas Boxwood Ornament

  I'm busy, busy, busy enjoying Christmas decorating the last two weeks...using a tradition and natural style.  Today I put together a Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art project that I used on my small staircase wall.    Here's how the wall looked decorated in a fall leaf look. An easy, nature inspired look... as you can […]

Natural Cone Christmas Tree (tutorial)


It's nearly two weeks to Christmas, and Mr. Charmer and I haven't put up a tree yet? It's not because we don't want one, it's just our focus as been on our beloved Laid Back Bo.  Spending as much time as we can with each other, short walks of 3 houses up and back, walking […]

Natural Candle Bobeches {tutorial}


  I've been having fun using different evergreen trimmings from our garden for our holiday decorating. Yesterday I started working on a candle vignette and decided to add some Natural Candle Bobeches. What is a Candle Bobeche? It's a decorative collar to catch wax drippings - also used to add/suspend glass crystals on chandeliers. I […]

Burlap Wreath Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains!


Good Morning All! Do you know what winter...... and Burlap Wreath Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains have in common? Cold weather! It's beautiful weather in IL., cooler and sunny. Soon bitter cold weather will be here and the Charmer's Spring/Summer curtains.... just aren't up to the task of keeping us warm!  The Charmer's windows are original […]

Fall Burlap Lampshade

Fall Lampshade and Vignette

Morning, Yesterday I woke up with such a bad head cold...and I'm pretty happy I had this post all ready to go. Gosh, maybe I can plan ahead!!! This is a corner in our dining room and the lampshade got a new fall look. This is her summer look, to see the tutorial for the […]

Cottage Lace Lamp


Smile peeps, Today has been another beautiful day - I am enjoying every single moment. I hope these days never end! Our master bedroom has been under renovation since last October!!! Yes, that's almost a year, another project that has fought us every step of the way. UGH!!! I went to my first barn sale […]