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 […]

A Trip to the Dungeon Ends In a Corner Vignette!

Vintage Door Corner Vignette

As I headed down to the dungeon (basement) the last thing on my mind was pulling together a kitchen corner vignette. Old doors have been used in decorating lately but I hadn't even thought of using one until I headed downstairs. I completely forgotten there was an old door until I stumbled upon it. It's […]

A Very Simple Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

Hello everyone! I pulled together a very simple winter mantel... the centerpiece of the mantel is a a winter scene oil painting by my Uncle Earl.  Uncle Earl was my Mom's sister Rita's husband.  He painted it in 1978. Uncle Earl never painted before he retired and he started taking a class at a local […]

2013 Christmas Buffet…

2013 Red/white Christmas Buffet

Hello Everyone, Today I'm going to share with you my 2013 Christmas Buffet! It's so exciting to finally be able to share the Christmas Season with you. I do love decorating our buffet up... I also love a red and white themed Christmas...and it makes me happy, instead of what's trendy at the moment. The […]

Autumn Mantel

Owl

Like most of you I love Autumn, it bring spectacular weather, gorgeous color.  It's the beginning of "nesting" seasons which I love.  I was happy to be decorating our Autumn Mantel. Nothing is new on this mantel, used in other years but in new vignettes. Burlap ribbon was tucked in and a few smaller dried […]