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 Charmer Holiday Home Tour Sneak Peak

Charmer Holiday Home Tour

Today the sun finally popped out and I snapped photos all day to share in a Charmer Holiday Home Tour Collage. I've been a busy bee since the day after Thanksgiving decorating the Charmer in her holiday delight!  It seems like I wasn't getting anywhere fast? I mean I'd work on it thinking each day […]

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 […]

Something New Is In My Corner

Curio Cabinet

I love finding treasures at Goodwill!  I also love finding furniture at Goodwill. About a month ago I found two small/tall curio cabinets. I really liked how the top curved and also the drawer and bottom cabinet. Always looking for extra storage space. She was already painted white, a bad job I might add, except […]

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 […]

Monday Meanderings

Vintage Rose Dishes

I hope you enjoy Monday Meanderings with its laid back, casual and wandering topics. Last Friday was Mr. C's and I anniversary, 16 years we've been together.  We had planned to go to dinner Friday night but, we were both so tired working on the garage sale, we just ordered in.  On Saturday we celebrated […]

Wine Crate Plate Holder

Wine Crate Plate Holder

As many of you know Mr. C and I have been busy with our kitchen updo.  Today was a jammed pack day of activity. The Charmer lacks storage space...but then again most homes seem to lack in this area.  The last few months I've been buying a ton of dishes and wanted to display some […]

Valentine LOVE..

Valentine Love

Hello everyone, I hope you all will share your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best Par.tay #58, Sunday February 2.  New time 9:00 a.m. Love to see what you've been up to! My New Year's resolution is to live life more simply, with this in mind I'm  creating a Valentine Heart, Button and Rose Vignette. So […]

A Trip to the Dungeon Ends In a Corner Vignette!

Vintage Door Corner Vignette

As I headed down to the dungeon (basement) the last thing on my mind was pulling together a kitchen corner vignette. Old doors have been used in decorating lately but I hadn't even thought of using one until I headed downstairs. I completely forgotten there was an old door until I stumbled upon it. It's […]

It’s A Winter Wonderland Buffet Vignette…

Winter Wunderland Buffet

I have always loved Winter, and this year is no exception.  Most people, even ones who live in cold weather always give me that are you crazy look?  But I'm not, just love the beauty of winter, the snow, snow outlined foot tracks, the crisp cold air entering your lungs, ice skating, sledding, hiking in […]