Cottage Summer Buffet

Lefton Rose Lantern

Instead of a warm breezy summer day we having weather rather Fall like! So I'm in a rush to get all our summer projects posted since walking in HL nothing but FALL items. I hope all of you are enjoying your summer....and let's now rush out of summer in to fall! Our Cottage Summer Buffet […]

Cottage Summer Mantel & Hard To Focus

A Cottage Summer Mantel

I walked in to HL last week to see Fall decorations everywhere!  It immediately struck me I haven't shared our... Cottage Summer Mantel with you! But before I do, I want to explain why my photos may not always be in "focus".  Last December I suffered a hemorrhage in my right eye.  I knew something […]

Kitchen Updo: Corner Dish Cabinet

Vintage England Bell

I bet you thought I was going to show my kitchen reveal?  I promise one day I will, but today I'm sharing another Kitchen Updo: Corner Dish Cabinet. I found this cabinet at a thrift store (that's how I roll) and updated it (sorry no before picture) by adding crown molding, beadboard backing and new […]

Teacups and mugs and I’m In Hiding

Tea Cups

The last few days has been beautiful, and yesterday I stopped at Savers for a quick look.  I found some pretty teacups and mugs and I'm in hiding this week! Last Saturday Mr. C and I went to my nephews wedding, and we did not have fun.  The bride and groom looked wonderful, and are […]

Independence Day Mantel and a Trip!

Vintage Gas Can

I am so excited I feel this Independence Day is especially for me! I know it isn't, but I feel like it is. Why you might ask?  It's really hard to get Mr. C to take a trip.  He loves being at home and it's like pulling teeth to get him out. Well, we were […]

Patriotic Kitchen Nook

Patriotic Kitchen Nook

I think it's important to show our patriotism, especially during our current trying times. This year I really wanted to decorate to celebrate. I quickly and inexpensively pulled together my take on a patriotic kitchen nook. Since I haven't had our kitchen reveal yet I''m sharing our nook only. You know me by now,  every […]

Vintage Easter Card Mantel

Vintage Bunny Luggage

Are you like me?  I always seem behind, you know with the season.  I've seen Easter projects and vignettes for months across blogland....but I just finished our Easter Vintage Card Mantel last night. Am I the only one running late?  We do have good reasons this time, Mr. Charmer pulled his back the end of […]

Daffodil And Pansy Spring Vignette

Daffodi and Pansy Vignette

It was beautiful the last two days here in IL. Even though today is colder I'm staying in those moments of Spring.  Both Sunday and Monday I was out in my garden! This was very special since I wasn't able to work in my garden last year (sick)! Daffodils and pansies are Spring....last week I […]

Vintage Tea Towel Banner Spring Mantel

Watercolor Pansiy Picture

Pansies come to mind when I think of Spring because they are a great cold hardy flower for IL.  It's typically one of the first flowers planted in our flower box outside the front door.   The last few years while thrifting I've kept an eye out for some pansy dishes.  I've only been able to […]

Romantic Rose Tablescape For Two

Laura Ashley Heart and Rose

Hello everyone, I am so excited about Valentine's day this year, Mr. C. and I will be staying at home enjoying a romantic dinner in front of the fireplace.  Warm and intimate is what we want...that restaurants just don't provide.  I love to cook, so it's also my way of showing love for him by […]