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 […]

Cozy Christmas Kitchen

red transferware, ironstone pitchers

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

vintage soup tureen, red tea cups

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 […]

A Charming Christmas Dining Room

vintage tool box, red transferware

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 […]

Vintage Chest And A Freebie Christmas Vignette

Tiered Christmas Vignette

I've been in a frenzy to get all our holiday decorating done and I'm almost there :-}. Today I've been working on the finishing touches that makes the holidays decor come alive. Yesterday I worked on a vignette I didn't expect to be doing? I  found a vintage chest at GW this week and a […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Place Setting

We were so thankful to have a beautiful Thanksgiving day! We hope you enjoyed yours too!  It's been cold and we received a bit more snow today. I think it's going to be a long hard winter :-{ I was lucky to find a few minutes to take a few photos before dinner was served. […]