Recently arrived at Charter House, this phenomenal piece is getting a lot of attention! We have the center console, flanked by a book/display case on both ends. This is truly a statement piece. Come see for yourself.

All the pieces in the Cottage Collection are handcrafted out of solid mango wood in a natural, rustic finish and are accompanied by iron accents.  The Cottage Console Table has fully functioning iron wheels, two drawers, and shelving providing ample storage space, and features a criss-cross side detail. The Cottage Book/Display Case has fully functioning iron wheels, two drawers, and features a beautiful criss-cross side detail.

Material: Mango wood, iron
Finish: Natural with Black accents
Book Case Dimensions: 36″W x 16.25″D x 77.25″H
Console Dimensions: 44″W x 16″D x 30″H

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JOKE OF THE DAY: We all have that one friend where you need to say “Be nice.” before introducing them to anyone new.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1979 – The amazing Magic Johnson makes his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers.

HAPPY OCTOBER 12 BIRTHDAY TO: Bode Miller 40, Tyler Blackburn 31, Josh Hutcherson 25, Carlos Bernard 55, Kirk Cameron 47, Hiroyuki Sanada 57, Susan Anton 67, Martie Seidel 48, Hugh Jackman 49, Melvin Franklin (1942-1995), and Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

DIY Hanging Succulent Planter

Hanging macrame planters have been ‘out’ for a few years now but this is a clean modern take on the old hanger. And, let’s face it, there is always a corner of your home that needs a bit of greenery without using up valuable table space. Use a dollar store bowl, embroidery hoop, and cord to create this trendy hanging succulent planter.

Grab your supplies and get ready to create your hanging succulent planter! First make sure your embroidery hoop and bowl fit. You want the hoop to come up under the lip of the bowl, but not be at risk for the bowl to slip through the hoop. You also want to avoid a bowl that is too big and doesn’t go far enough up the bowl. This will make your hanger unstable.

Next, decide how long you would like your planter to hang. Then cut three lengths of cord, adding on 3-inches to your hanging length for knots. Tie a secure knot on the end of each length of cord

Loosen the outer ring of the embroidery hoop and push through each of the knots, spreading them out around the hoop. Then tighten the tension of the outer hoop so that the knots cannot be pulled through between inner and outer hoops.

Plant your succulent, or whatever plant you choose, in your ceramic bowl. Clean up the edges and sides just in case any soil is lingering. Place bowl inside hoop. Lift up on your lengths of cords until they are taut. Gently lift your hoop and planter off the ground and create a knot that allows your plant to hang balanced. This took me two tries, but it’s really not too difficult.

Use an S-Hook or O-Ring to hold up your planter. Then hang it from a hook you may already have hanging, or you can use simple screw hooks mounted to suspend your planter.

Now sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor! This is a quick and easy way to bring some green life into any room!
Materials for this project:
Ceramic Bowl
Embroidery Hoop
Braided Cord

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I asked a friend of mine what he was doing. He told me, he is working on aqua-thermal treatments of ceramic, aluminum and steel under constrained environment. I was impressed…On further probing, I learned he was washing dishes with hot water, under his wife’s supervision.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1923 – The World Series is played at Yankee stadium for the first time

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1999 – The London Eye (Millennium Ferris Wheel) opens and becomes one of London’s most notable tourist attraction.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1979 – Film “The Rose”, Janis Joplin type bio starring Bette Midler, premieres in Hollywood.

HAPPY OCTOBER 10 BIRTHDAY TO: Bai Ling 51, Charles Dance 71, Ben Vereen 71, David Lee Roth 62, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 43, Mario Lopez 44, Peter Coyote 76, Bradley Whitford 58, Tanya Tucker 59, Helen Hayes (1900-1993), Richard Jaekel (1926-1997), and Daniel Jacob Pearl (1963-2002).

Cleaning steps
1 To soften the waxy markings, blow-dry them on medium heat, holding a hair dryer about a foot from the wall. This will take approximately one minute. Once the wax has softened, use a credit card to gently scrape as much of it from the wall as you can. If the wax doesn’t come off easily, heat it further until it becomes more pliable.

2 Wipe the remaining wax off with a soft sponge dipped in cold water. Scrub in a circular motion until the wall is clean. To prevent the soiled water from dripping down and forming streaks, hold a rag against the wall beneath the area you’re working on. Wipe dry immediately with a clean cloth.

3 If any crayon residue remains, mix equal parts baking soda and water to create a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain in a circular motion using a sponge. Wash it off with a clean, wet sponge and dry immediately.

Extra tip: Walls get a lot of wear and tear from kids. To fill little dings and dents, rub a white bar of soap into them. Works for small nail holes, too!

Stylish solution: To stay a step ahead of your little Picasso, consider repainting your walls with a washable paint in a satin finish, which is more durable than a flat one.

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THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 2011 – Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, and the visionary behind the Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad, passes away.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2001 – Barry Bonds breaks Mark McGwire’s home run record hitting his 71st of the season.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The brave don’t live forever. The cautious don’t live at all.

HAPPY OCTOBER 5 BIRTHDAY TO: Brian Johnson 70, Guy Pearce 50, Patrick Roy 52, Mario Lemieux 52, Kate Winslet 42, Parminder Nagra 42, Jessie Eisenberger 34, Steve Miller 74, Bob Geldof 66, Karen Annen 66, Larry ‘Three Stooges’ Fine (1902-1975), Bernie Mac (1957-2008), and Jeff Conaway (1950-2010).

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal with just five ingredients. Full of flavor and easy to make with pantry ingredients and almost no prep!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings

2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
3 cloves garlic , minced
6 chicken thighs , bone in skin on

Combine all the ingredients together in the slow cooker until well mixed.
Lay the chicken skin side up in a single layer and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
If your chicken isn’t browned on the top you can put it on a foil lined cookie sheet under a broiler for 2-3 minutes.

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1991- The San Jose Sharks play their first NHL hockey game in their franchise history.
JOKE OF THE DAY: Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be them.

HAPPY OCTOBER 4 BIRTHDAY TO: Liev Schreiber 50, Alicia Silverstone 41, Susan Sarandon 71, Christoph Waltz 61, Tony Larussa 73, Ann Rice 76, Abraham Benrubi 48, Melissa Benoist 29, Derrick Rose 29, Jackie Collins (1937-2015), and Charlton Heston (1923-2008).

03 Oct 2017
October 3, 2017

5 Ways To Drink More Water

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  1. Freeze fresh berries in ice cubes to add bursts of flavor and pops of color to your cup or water bottle
  2. Use a pitcher with a diffuser and experiment. Test out different fruit and fresh herb combinations.
  3. Label an empty milk jug or bottle with water goals based on time of day and/or ounces consumed.
  4. Splurge on a fancy water bottle.
  5. seek out healthy alternatives that require the use of water.

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THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1997 – FedEx Corporation is incorporated in the State of Delaware. FedEx would go on to change the shipping industry forever.

SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Tom Petty dies At 66 years old. Tom Petty passed away surrounded by friends and family at a Los Angeles hospital., his rep confirms.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Some days I amaze myself. Other days, I look for my phone while holding it.

HAPPY OCTOBER 2 BIRTHDAY TO: Don McLean 72, Sting 65, Tiffany 46, Kelly Ripa 47, Annie Leibovitz 68, Donna Karan 69, Groucho Marx (1890-1977), Johnnie L. Cochrane Jr.,(1937-2005), Bud Abbott (1895-1974), and Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).

30 Sep 2017
September 30, 2017

Day 1 Of 2017 Woman’s World Is Over

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This is one of our displays at Woman’s World this year. After an embarrassing number of hours on the internet scouring for ideas, we found this. A friend had this 60 year old door, I found an old table on a roadside antique shop and some creative carpentry..we have a double sided display. Across the aisle from us is Randy’s Caricatures where he draws people in cartoon form for 20.00. Of course a decked out (WO)Man Shed is there for some lucky person to win. Attendance seemed to be a bit light but we chalked it up to a Rider game on television and The Blades playing. Looking forward to a busy day today.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Why does cooking take 5 hours, and eating take like 20 seconds, and washing dishes take 7 days and 7 nights.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Johnny Mathis 810, Marion Cotillard 42,Barry Williams 62, Monica Bellucci 52, Cissy Houston 83, Marilyn McCoo 73, Ezra Miller 24, Kieren Culkin 34, Jenna Elfman 45, Eric Stoltz 55, Crystal Bernard 55, Angie Dickinson 85, Marty Stewart 58, Fran Drescher 59, Buddy Rich (1917-1987), and Truman Capote (1924-1984).

28 Sep 2017
September 28, 2017

End Cord Tangles And Clutter With Zip Ties

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There’s nothing more frustrating than tangled up cable cords. Use a few zip-ties to keep annoying cords in check without damaging them! Follow the illustration. Loosely attach a zip tie around all the cords leaving enough room to get in between with the required amount of zip ties. Zip tie between each cord pulling snug but not tight (you don’t want to damage the cords). Cut the excess ‘tails’ off and you have successfully ended cord tangles. Repeat every few feet as necessary.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I just wanted to let you know, if you ever need a plant killed, I’m the person to do the job.


SAD DAY IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY:  Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy and the publishing house built up around the pioneering men’s magazine, has died. He was 91.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Jerry Lee Lewis 82, Calvin Johnson 32, Alexis Cruz 43, Ian McShane 45, Mackenzie Crook 46, Russell Peters 47, Bryant Gumble 69, Gene Autry (1907-1998), Larry Linville (1939-2000), Anita Ekberg (1931-2015), and Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).


Time to bundle up with ponchos, gloves, and mitts at Charter House. Accessorize these fall fashions with newly arrived scarves, brooches, clips, and jewelry. This poncho is reversible and is finished with a blanket stitch for a crisp, clean look. There are too many new arrivals to talk about, you’ll have to drop into the store to see them. Some of our new product will be on display at Woman’s World at Prairieland Park this weekend.

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THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1962 – CBS premieres the comedy show “The Beverly Hillbillies”.

SAD DAY IN THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY:  Liz Dawn, the Coronation Street actress who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years, has died at 77. She died “peacefully in her sleep” on Monday night.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Linda Hamilton 61, Carlele Carter 621, Shawn Stockman 45, Kent McCord 75, Mellissa Sue Anderson 55, Serena Williams 36, Christina Milian 36, Olivia Newton John 69, James Caviezel 49, Johnathan Goldsmith (the most interesting man in the world) 78, Donna Douglas (1932-2015), George Gershwin (1898-1937), Jack Lalanne (1914-2011), and Marty Robbins (1925-1982).

Found this on the internet somewhere and thought it looked like a good appetizer recipe to share. Now that the weather is cooler, this’ll warm you up.

Jalapeno Popper Wontons

1 package refrigerated square wonton wrappers
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Vegetable oil for frying
Coarse salt

1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese. Arrange wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of the filling to the center of each wonton (don’t overfill them). Dip your fingers in a bowl of water and run your wet fingers around all edges of each wonton. Fold the wontons over the filling, pinching the edges to seal to make a triangle and removing any air bubbles.

3. Fry won tons in batches in hot oil until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with coarse salt. Serve warm.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Every time I fold laundry I contemplate becoming a nudist. Then I remember what I look like naked, and keep folding.

SEPTEMBER 25TH IS: National Punctuation Day

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Cheryl Tiegs 70, Michael Madsen 60, Jamie Hyneman 61, Michael Douglas 73, Ian Tyson 84, Lee Norris 35, Aida Turturro 55, Mark Hamill 66, Heather Locklear 56, Catherine Zeta Jones 48, Barbara Walters 88, Anson Williams 68, Will Smith 49, Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007), and Christopher Reeves (1952-2004).

24 Sep 2017
September 24, 2017

No Sunday Blog

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THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1968 – The investigative news program “60 Minutes” debuts on CBS.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Everyone is getting married and having babies and I still haven’t unpacked from a trip I took in 2009.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Brit Morgan 30, Robert Irvine 53, Raphael Paleirmo 53, Nia Vardalos 55, Ben Platt 25, Ross Matthews 38, Kevin Sorbo 59, Phil Hartman (1948-1998), Jim Henson (1936-1990), and Linda McCartney (1941-1998).

22 Sep 2017
September 22, 2017

New For Fall – Matrix Necklace

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MATRIX multi triangle necklace features delicate geometric shapes cast from 100% brass with real gold plating. Modern, airy and also feminine this on trend piece is sure to become a favorite. Lead, nickel and cadmium free too.
Size: 23″L

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I hate when people are eating yogurt and they spend the next 30 minutes scraping the container for every last drop. It’s yogurt…not cocaine!

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 2011 – Fears of a double dip recession cause stock markets around the world to drop.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1911 – Cy Young, the pitcher whom the award is named after, records his career final win.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Tom Felton 30, Debbie Boone 60, Mark Johnson 60, Paul LeMat 72, Shari Belafonte 63, Bob Sapp 44, Scott Baio 57, Andrea Bocelli 59, Tommy Lasorda 89, and Joan Jett 59.

19 Sep 2017
September 19, 2017

On Vacation – September 19, 2017

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Marriage is like a walk in the park. Jurassic Park

SEPTEMBER 19TH IS: Talk like a pirate day.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 19 BIRTHDAY TO: Carter Oosterhouse 41, Randolph Mantooth 82, Trisha Yearwood 53, Jimmy Fallon 43, David McCallum 84, Bill Medley 77, Mario Batali 57, Joan Lunden 67, Twiggy 68, Katrina Bowden 29, Jeremy Irons 69, Adam ‘Batman’ West (1928-2017), and Mama Cass Elliot (1941-1974).