Thrifted Floral Wall Gallery

pink rose oil painting

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Bunny Family

The Bunny Family

Mr. C is out golfing today with his boys (friends) and I have the whole day alone!!!! Being retired is great, but sometimes it's just too much time together:-{. I love spending time alone, who better than with ourselves.  It might be because having been one of ten children there never was alone time either, […]

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... […]

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 […]

7 Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day is a week from today! Both my curio and china hutch (share tomorrow) are all prettied up.  I've caught a bad cold and don't have a lot of energy.  So I came up with 7 Frugal Valentine decor ideas.  I hope you'll make, or be inspired by, these easy and frugal Valentine simple […]

Valentine Curio Cabinet

butterfly rose dish

Valentine's Day is just over a week away, and I wanted to share my Valentine Curio Cabinet.  I found the cabinet, or I should say two curio cabinets at GW, click here.   One is still standing down in the dungeon. We are planning on converting part of our dungeon in to a family room. It's […]

Christmas Table Setting Cottage Style

Red transferware,

Christmas is only 3 days away! When I entertain it's never very formal.  You know I love to cook but I’m a totally casual person, and so is my home. Most of the Charmers furnishing were purchased from thrift store and barn sale finds. My farmhouse table was a steal from a barn sale I […]