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
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
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.
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 it out! Well, I turned… Read More
I love vintage soup tureens so when I spotted two floral cottagey ones I grabbed them right up! My dinning room corner cabinet was the perfect spot to show case them in spring vignettes. Here they are in streaming early morning light…. This is my absolute favorite floral soup tureen…made in England, W. H. Grindley, Kenwood pattern…it’s beyond beautiful! It… Read More
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
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
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.
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!
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
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 freebie mirror in the alley… Read More
Changing colored leaves Jack O’Lanterns glowing bright Starry Autumn night Sounds like the kind of fall we are having in IL. The weather this week has been, oh….so….beautiful. I made new fall “rustic elegance” (according to a a blog follower), curtains for our living area. Once the curtains were finally done I was inspired to finish fallifying the Charmer. A… Read More
Hello, I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday. It finally stopped raining and the sun is shinning brightly along with some gorgeous weather. Now that October is in full swing I thought it was time for me to share our Autumn Front Porch. If you’d like to see how you fallify your flower… Read More