"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have, to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong." Laura Ingalls Wilder
Welcome, I'm Cathy! Since retiring my personal chef business it's been wonderful to stay home, and have the time, to enjoy everything about cozy cottage living and gardening.
I am a woman who loves to hunt for the treasures that others have cast aside! I'm a thrifting and re-purposing diva by heart. I very rarely buy "new" as I love the charm and character that comes with old treasures. I'll share my loves of cooking, recipes, entertaining, gardening, crafting, re-cycling and cottage home decor.
Join me on the 1929 Charmer's journey through updo's and redo's and everything in between. Remember, a cottage home can be achieved using imagination, creativity and thrift store treasures on a limited budget!