Found this photo on the internet somewhere. There was no tutorial with the photo or detailed instructions on how to re-purpose old globes into fun light fixtures but you can find lots of ways to make these by searching the internet for ‘how-to’s’. It does involve a light kit (either plug-in or hard wired) which can be purchased at any home improvement outlet.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I drink coffee for your protection.

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: I always say what I mean…sometimes I don’t mean to say it out loud.

HAPPY MAY 31 BIRTHDAY TO: Eric Christian Olsen 40, Colin Farrell 41, Brooke Shields 53, Joe Namath 74, Hugh Dillon 54, Sharon Gless 74, Archie Panjabi 45, Corey Hart 55, Lea Thompson 56, Clint Eastwood 86, Gregory Harrison 67, Chris Elliot 57, Tom Berenger 68, and Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

Rattan furniture is definitely not as popular in Canada as it once was, however, there is still a demand. Why? Because it has a certain appeal and it never seems to wear out. The cushions will need replacing every ten years or so, but by then fabric patterns have moved on, colors have moved on and the overall look of the furniture could use a freshening up.

Rattan is a vine that can grow up to 100 feet long but only up to about 1 1/2″ in diameter. It has a thorny bark that uses trees as a way to climb and grow After rattan is harvested, the bark is stripped off and the core is  broken down into shorter lengths for furniture. While it is still pliable it is steamed and put into jigs where it is shaped. After the rattan has dried sufficiently, it is stained and the joints are glued, then screwed together and leather wrapped for aesthetic purposes only.

It is super easy to clean, a Swiffer will do it for day to day dusting. Go over the frames with a bit of lemon oil on a soft cloth every 6 months (or once a year) for a deeper cleaning and to bring back the natural shine of rattan. Being lightweight furniture, encourages moving out to clean underneath.

Rattan furniture is made for nearly every room; living rooms, dining and bedrooms. Let us help you to choose a style that is right for your needs.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1967 – Evil Knievel sets record, jumps over 16 cars on his motorcycle.

JOKE OF THE DAY: As an adult, I always forget that I can get in my car and buy a cake whenever I want and no one can stop me.

HAPPY MAY 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Clint Walker 90, Ceelo Green 43, Winona Judd 53, Colm Meaney 64, Minai Noji 44, Michael J. Pollard 78, Ted McGinley 59, and Benny Goodman (1909-1986).

29 May 2017
May 29, 2017

New Product Arriving For Summer

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New outdoor stock has arrived. These super cute carved owl rocks are at home inside and out and are just a few of our latest product with more on the way this week. We have had a lot of dishwasher safe placemats sell recently so they are being re-stocked, along with some of the most popular scents of Poo-Pourri. There is outdoor art, laser cut metal fence panels, more styles of re-cycled plastic Adirondack furniture, wind chimes, table top fire pots and so much more.

Outdoor resin and cast aluminum furniture is 20-40% off. Take it right off the showroom floor or order in your own custom fabric.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I try to avoid the things that make me fat…like scales, mirrors and photographs.

HAPPY MAY 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Anthony Geary 70, LaToya Jackson 61, Mel B. 42, David Burtka 42, Danny Elfman 64, Lisa Welchel 54, Melissa Etheridge 56, Justin Chon 36, Riley Keogh 28, Rupert Everett 58, Annette Bening 59, Bob Hope (1903-2003), and John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).

Catching up on a couple of missing days. Sunday May 28 – The technical end of the website has been down for a couple of days. As a result, there has been no blog but I have caught up with the birthdays and Joke Of The Day. Our apologies. Kevin, our web guy has solved the issue and has done an amazing job.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’ve learned two important lessons in life. I can’t remember the first one, but the second one is that I need to start writing stuff down.

HAPPY MAY 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Elizabeth Hasselbeck 40, Dustin McNeer 20, Michael Oher 31, Joseph Cross 31, John Fogerty 72, Rudy Giuliani 73, Gladys Knight 73, Justin Kirk 48, Kylie Minogue 49, Jep Robertson 39, and Rob Ford (1969-2016).

Catching up on a couple of missing days. Sunday May 28 – The technical end of the website has been down for a couple of days. As a result, there has been no blog but I have caught up with the birthdays and Joke Of The Day. Our apologies. Kevin, our web guy has solved the issue and has done an amazing job.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Sometimes you can just tell it’s going to be a “Does not play well with others.” kind of day.

SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems has died. He was 69. Allman died due to liver cancer complications at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

HAPPY MAY 27 BIRTHDAY TO: Lou Gossett Jr. 81, Jamie Oliver 42, Todd Bridges 52, Henry Kissinger 94, Jan Arden 55, Peri Gilpin 56, Joseph Fiennes 47, Chris Colfer 27, Don Williams 78, Christopher Lee (1922-2015), Wild Bill Hickock (1837-1876), Vincent Price (1911-1993), and Sam Snead (1912-2002).

Catching up on a couple of missing days. Sunday May 28 – The technical end of the website has been down for a couple of days. As a result, there has been no blog but I have caught up with the birthdays and Joke Of The Day. Our apologies. Kevin, our web guy has solved the issue and has done an amazing job.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The ability to speak several languages is valuable, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1987 – Larry Bird steals an in bounds pass from Isiah Thomas, passes it to DJ for game winning layup.

HAPPY MAY 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Helena Bonham-Carter 51, Lisa Niemi 61, Masaharu Morimoto 62, Lenny Kravitz 53, Scott Disick 34, Genie Francis 55, Phillip Thomas 68, Hank Williams Jr. 68, Stevie Nicks 69, Levon Helm (1940-2012), John Wayne (1907-1979), Sally Ride (1951-2012), and Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011).

25 May 2017
May 25, 2017

New Shipment Of Art Has Arrived

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We’ve just unpacked a brand new shipment of art and Mexican pottery. This piece is titled Girl’s Night Out and is one of the wine themed prints we have in the store. Also, we have brought back the ever popular Mexican Money Pots to help save for whatever you are wanting to save for. They have a chalkboard finish so you can change your saving on a whim.

Just a reminder: Father’s Day is around the corner and Charter House has many cool gifts for dad.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1977 Star Wars opens to a surprising success. George Lucas has gone to win 7 Oscars from the franchise and it still continuing on today.

JOKE OF THE DAY: WANTED: Caretaker for my beach house. ALSO: beach house ALSO: money for a beach house.

HAPPY MAY 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Alberto Del Rio 40, Cillian Murphy 41, Aly Raisman 23, Frank Oz 73, Mike Myers 54, Octavia Spencer 47, Stacy London 48, Ian McKellen 78, Anne Heche 48, Brian Urlacher 39, and Dixie Carter (1939-2010).

24 May 2017
May 24, 2017

Women And Men Do Shop Differently

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It occurred to me (at 11:30 pm) that I hadn’t done a blog for today. This is the best I could do on short notice. Enjoy.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: At any given time, the urge to sing, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is just a whim away, a whim away, a whim away.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1980 – The New York Islanders win their first ever NHL Stanley Cup in team history.

SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD: Sir Roger George Moore, best known for playing secret agent James Bond has passed away at 89 years of age. He starred in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He also played Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

HAPPY MAY 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Tommy Chong 79, Eric Close 50, Mark Ballas 31, Roseanne Cash 62, John C. Reilly 52, Priscilla Presley 72, Patti LaBelle 73, Gary Burghoff 74, Bob Dylan 76, and Bryan Greenberg 39.

 

23 May 2017
May 23, 2017

Shortcut Make-Ahead Marinade

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This little trick will make weekday suppers easier. Make the marinade ahead of go out for groceries, that way, it won’t be such a chore as you put them away. Shortcut Make-Ahead Marinade. After grocery shopping, repackage boneless, skinless chicken breasts in freezer bags with marinade before you freeze. Then just thaw overnight in the fridge and prepare as desired. (NOTE: make sure to throw out the excess marinade before cooking).

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 American bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, are ambushed by police and killed.

MAY 23 is WORLD TURTLE DAY: It raises awareness and appreciation for the plight of turtles and tortoises on a global scale.

HAPPY MAY 23 BIRTHDAY TO: H. Jon Benjamin 51, Adam Wylie 33, Jewel 43, Joan Collins 84, Drew Carey 59, John Otriz 49, Betty Garrett (1919-2011), Scatman Crothers (1910-1986), and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002).

With the start of camping and fishing season starting, here is a clever way to store fishing rods. You will need PVC pipe, a drill, screws and a pool noodle. First, measure and mark where the screws need to be to attach the PVC pipe to the wall and drill a hole large enough to fit a screw through to the back wall of the pipe. Do this every 24″ or however far apart the wall studs are. Measure the distance required between each fishing pole, mark and drill holes on the top, large enough to fit the poles into. Attach the pipe to your wall. Make slits in the pool noodle without cutting all the way through every stud width. Attach the pool noodle to the wall with screws and washers (don’t make them too tight). Judge the distance between the PVC pipe and the pool noodle according to your fishing rods. Then mark and cut the rest of the slits in the pool noodle and load up your gear. These instructions are over simplified but there are tutorials on GOOGLE which will help more.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’me the type of person who looks at the menu, but ends up ordering the exact same thing every time.

HAPPY MAY 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Victoria Wyndham (Rachel Cory on Another World) 72, Dustin Moskovitz 33, Anna Belknap 45, Apollo Ohno 35, Ann Cusak 56, Naomi Campbell 47, Richard Benjamin 79, Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), and Harvey Milk (1930-1978).