Fall Dinner With Friends

Fall Tablescape

Last Saturday night we had friends, Vince and Rosemarie,  over for a fall dinner with friends. After dinner we went to St. Albert's to  see an Elvis impersonator, Rick Saucedo.  It was a good time, and I actually enjoyed the act before, The Legacy Andrew Sisters Girls.  They were really good...and if you closed your […]

Fall Around The Charmer

Fall Vignette

The last week and a half has been as hectic as hectic can be!  The antique mall I'm at, Indian Oaks, had their Holiday Open house this weekend.  I spent the week re-arranging my booth and decorating for the holidays!  I also worked at the shop over the weekend since it's a very busy time […]

Natural Fall Wreath

Dried Flower Seed Heads

As I walked through my gardens this morning I started collecting some dried plant seed heads.  There was so much to collect that I headed inside to make a natural fall wreath with it. I gathered seed heads from one of my most favorite flowers... Queen of the Prairie just forming her fresh flower head […]

Autumn Buffet

blue onion soup tureen, fall leaves

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 […]

Our Fall Mantel

Our Fall Mantel

I feel I need to warn you guys...why?  Cause there's a whole lot of  fallishness coming your way the next week.  The photos are taken and posts have been written to share how cute the Charmer looks dressed up in fall. I always like to do my mantel first...well that's not exactly true...I have to […]

Autumn Front Porch

Pitch Fork with Fall Wreath

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 […]

Front Porch Fall Flower Containers

Fall Flower Box

I'm sure by now everyone has had their fall containers done for a few weeks.  Like I said, I'm always late.  But you know what's funny...I am never late for appointments, or meeting someone one.  But I always seem to be behind when it comes to blogging :-{. Today I headed over to Lowes to […]

Fall No Sew Owl Pillow

No Sew Owl Pillow

I'm bringing a little fall into the Charmer this season with an easy fall no sew Owl Pillow. You might not know this about me...but I am always running behind!  It's true, for someone who is retired, you'd think I wouldn't be behind!  Not happening. I actually have my fall mantel, buffet and deck all […]

Harriet Hoosier On Our Deck

Hoosier Cabinet

Before our kitchen was remodeled Harriet Hoosier was a vital piece. She provided a great deal of storage in our dysfunctional layout. To be honest it always pains me to share this photo...cause it's really u.g.l.y! Prepare yourself for ugliness... OK, take a few minutes to compose yourselves...I know it was quite a shock!  If […]

Fall Fabric Wreath

Fall Fabric Wreath

Even though I haven't started any fall decorating I've been working on some fall projects.  I wanted to create a fall wreath that has a "vintage" natural feel. It turned out to be a very quick project and completed in under 45 minutes.... but the time to pull/set up your sewing machine isn't included.  Only […]