Thrifted Floral Wall Gallery

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 to a thrift/barn sale I… Read More

Independence Day Back Porch

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 much else was happening in… Read More

Spring Buffet Vignette

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 now.

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, never a separate bedroom, in… Read More

For The Birds Spring Mantel

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… so I’m sharing for the… Read More

Spring Vignettes

 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 thinking about spring vignettes with… Read More

7 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 ideas.

Valentine Curio Cabinet

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 hard to get good photos… Read More

Christmas Table Setting Cottage Style

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 attended in November.

Cozy Christmas Kitchen

If there’s one place I want to be in the Charmer it’s in my Cozy Christmas Kitchen! I love my kitchen, now that doesn’t mean there aren’t things I wouldn’t change about it, there is. But when I walk in to the kitchen I have such a wave of being enveloped in the warmest feeling!

Christmas Living Area

Hello Everyone, I’m excited to be able to share with you more of our Christmas Home Tour! A few days ago was A Charming Christmas Dining Room and today is our Christmas Living Area.  It’s hard taking photos in the Charmer because she is a long house (front to back) and not very wide. I really need a wide angle… Read More

A Charming Christmas Dining Room

Merry Christmas! Welcome to A Charming Christmas Dining Room. The theme for my Christmas decor sprung from the knitted stars I’ve been making, and of course a red and white color theme. Usually I do individual post, the mantel, buffet etc, but with Christmas so close they are being shared as rooms. The one thing I never want the Charmer… Read More