Fall Fabric Wreath

Fall Fabric Wreath

Even though I haven't started any fall decorating I've been working on some fall projects.  I wanted to create a fall wreath that has a "vintage" natural feel. It turned out to be a very quick project and completed in under 45 minutes.... but the time to pull/set up your sewing machine isn't included.  Only […]

Too Late To Share My Spring Wreath

Spring Oil Painting with bird

I've been in a frenzy to get all our major summer projects completed. I haven't shared a few projects that have been done for quite awhile! So. . . .  is it too late to share my spring wreath with you? I hope not since sharing the wreath with you will help me bring closure […]

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 […]