For the next few days, Charter House will feature Father’s Day gift ideas in all price ranges. Today we present gift ideas for the golfing dad (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). The golf picture is $89.95, golf socks $18.95, frog golfer $34.95 and golf bookends $98.95. All Father’s Day gifts are 20% off until Saturday, June 17…but quantities are limited on some items. Phone in your selection and we will hold your purchase for you (306) 653-4634.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: FATHER TO SON ASKING TO GO TO A PARTY: “Let me forget to think about it, and get beck to you after it is too late.”

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1937 – The world’s largest flower, a 12′ calla lily, blooms in NY Botanical Garden.

HAPPY JUNE 8 BIRTHDAY TO: Julianna Margulies 51, James Darren 81, Barbra Bush 92, Bonnie Tyler 66, Kathy Baker 67, Nancy Sinatra 77, Jerry Stiller 88, Maria Menounos 39, Kennan Ivory Wayans 59, Joan Rivers (1933-2014), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), and Don Grady (1944-2012).

For the next few days, Charter House will feature Father’s Day gift ideas in all price ranges. Today we present gift ideas for the beer drinker dad (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). The cast iron signs are $8.95-$9.95, beer clock $29.95, beer sign $19.95 and beer napkins $8.00. All Father’s Day gifts are 20% off until June 17…but quantities are limited

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JOKE OF THE DAY:  Do I love my job? No. But does it afford me the ability to go on lavish vacations and buy anything I want? Also NO.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1969 – The Johnny Cash Show, a television variety show hosted by Johnny Cash, airs on ABC.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1975 – Sony releases the Betamax videocassette recorder to the public.

HAPPY JUNE 7 BIRTHDAY TO: Dave Navarro 50, Jenny Jones 71, Liam Neeson 65, Anna Kournikova 36, Iggy Azalea 27, Tom Jones 77, Bill Hader 39, Michael Cera 29, Prince (1958-2016), Jessica Tandy (1909-1994), Dean Martin (1917-1995), and Thurman Munson (1947-1979).

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: This press release was recently emailed to us by CRP Plastics, one of our suppliers of outdoor furniture. It explains the difference between their porch rocker and the Addy Rocker (which we have in the store right now in aqua). Both chairs are comfortable, affordable and Made In Canada. With Father’s Day coming up quickly, we wouldn’t be able to get one here in time…but a card and a photo of the rocker will make a real nice surprise. Available in 16 vibrant colors.
Rockers – C04 / C05 What’s the Difference? An outdoor trend right now is definitely movement; whether it is a rocker, swivel, glider etc. C.R. Plastics offer 2 rocker options in our Generation Line but what’s the difference?

C04 Addy Rocker: This laid back rocking chair has the comfort and specifically engineered “landing zone” of our Classic Adirondack chair, with a slight rocking motion. This product is perfect if your customer wants to incorporate motion while achieving the same visual look amongst their other Adirondack chairs. Top Colours in this SKU: (#1) White, (#2) Beige, (#3) Red

C05 Porch Rocker: This tradition rocking chair style has a wide rocking motion perfect for the front porch. This style has you sitting up higher than the C04 Addy Rocker and still has a nice curved seat to it.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1984 – Tetrus is released – it would go on to be one of the best selling games in video game history.

JOKE OF THE DAY: I hate when people accuse me of ‘lolly gagging’ when I am quite clearly ‘dilly dallying’.

HAPPY JUNE 6 BIRTHDAY TO: Robert Englund 70, Paul Giamatti 50, Bjorn Borg 61, Cam Neely 52, Sandra Bernhard 62, Jason Isaacs 54, Ellie Kendrick 27, Gary U.S. Bonds 78, Amanda Pays 58, and Andrew Reynolds 39.

05 Jun 2017
June 5, 2017

Turn A Pallet Into Toy Storage

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My two favorite things in one place…pallets and pool noodles. Super easy to make this one. Grab a pallet in decent condition (many retail outlets would be happy if you took one away). Give it a good brush down and cleaning, sand any rough edges and spray paint it a bright color or combination of colors with UV protected outdoor paint (available in any home renovation store). Attach your pallet to a fence with mounting hardware (or simply lean it if you aren’t handy). Add colorful hooks for hanging towels, pails, toys, plastic rings and anything else that needs to hang. Slide the pool noodles through the slots in the back of the pallet to keep the mess contained. What if there is no pool? Kids still love to run through sprinklers and get all wet. Paint a target on the pallet to hone soccer skills, cut holes in the slats for bean bag games, add pegs for ring toss games and pool noodles make great (and safe) swords.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Instead of a sign that says: DO NOT DISTURB. I need one that says: ALREADY DISTURBED – PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1917 – 10 million men register for draft WWI.

HAPPY JUNE 5 BIRTHDAY TO: Kenny G. 61, Niko McBrain 65, Jeff Garlin 55, Jeff Garlin 55, Marl Wahlberg 46, Suze Orman 66, Mike Fisher 37, Pete Wentz 38, Brian McKnight 48, Nick Kroll 39, Pancho Villa (1878-1923), and Pat Garrett (1850-1908).

If you are looking for an inexpensive centerpiece(s) for a dinner or function you are hosting this summer, look no farther for this WOW idea. Use these table centerpieces at a wedding to color co-ordinate the pineapple tops with the wedding colors. Perfect for a backyard barbecue, family get-together or event. The paints and sponge brushes are readily available at craft stores or dollar stores. Do not be fussy about getting in every little nook and cranny, the ‘distressed’ look is just fine. Keep your pineapples refrigerated until the event starts and you may even get to use them afterward, give them away or dispose of them

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JOKE OF THE DAY: What I lack in natural beauty, I make up for in plastic surgery.

HAPPY JUNE 4 BIRTHDAY TO: Bruce Dern 81, Russell Brand 42, Angelina Jolie 42, Bar Refaeli 32, Michelle Phillips 73, James Callis 45, Parker Stevenson 65, Noah Wyle 46, Robin Lord Taylor 39, Dr. Ruth Westheimer 89, and Dennis Weaver (1924-2006).

03 Jun 2017
June 3, 2017

Turn A Nylon Tent Into A Sandbox

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Another ‘Why-didn’t-I-think-of-that’ great idea for a sandbox. Purchase a nylon tent and fill the bottom with beach sand (from any home builder outlet). This keeps the hot sun off the kids and the neighborhood kitties from using it as a litter box. When ot in use, throw a lightweight tarp or plastic sheet over the top to keep rain and UV rays off the tent.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: “Look. I don’t like you. You don’t like me. But we have got to make this work for the kids.” – Me. To my swimsuit, before taking the kids to the pool.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Alcohol is a very effective dissolving agent. It dissolves families, marriages, friendships, jobs, bank accounts and neurons, but NEVER problems.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1976 – Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody” goes gold, meaning over 1 million copies sold.

HAPPY JUNE 3 BIRTHDAY TO: Anderson Cooper 50, Hale Irwin 72, Suzi Quatro 67, Tony Curtis (1925-2010), and Ellen Corby (1911-1999).

02 Jun 2017
June 2, 2017

Funky Fence Idea

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Make this DIY fence decor using supplies from the dollar store! Pick out various cups, bowls, plates and platters. Attach them together to create pretty flowers then hang them on the fence. It is recommended using Goop marine glue because it is heavy duty and UV resistant. Use a green hose to make the stems. GREAT idea and easy to do! **EDITOR’S NOTE** I saw the flower heads done with various hub caps spray painted bright colors…that worked really well. Source Unknown

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BAD JOKE OF THE DAY:  # 1. Energizer Bunny Arrested: Charged With Battery.  #2. I put my grandma on speed dial…it’s called Instagram.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1935 – Babe Ruth announces his retirement from baseball at age 40.

HAPPY JUNE 2 BIRTHDAY TO: Zachary Quinto 40, Sally Kellerman 80, Dana Carvey 62, Dennis Haysbert 63, Wayne Brady 45, Charlie Watts 76, Stacey Keach 76, Kyle Petty 57, Dominic Cooper 39, Jerry Mathers 69, and Justin Long 39.

What is boho design? It definitely isn’t for everyone, that’s what it is. Some might wonder what Bohemian style is. The word “Bohemian” comes from the French word for “gypsy,” and it applies to those who live unconventional (usually artistic) lives.

Boho style decorating is a complete assault on the senses. It borders Moroccan, the hippie era and cultural treasures all balled up into one space. Boho is easy enough to create; think macrame, tied ribbons, tassels, and all things textured, raggy, shaggy, and frayed. More is More. Pack a space with as much personality as possible, Bohemian style encourages a sense of stuffed-to-the-brim. An interior that embraces Boho-Chic should appear busy, almost chaotic, and yet confident. Cover the walls with beloved items, fill surfaces with textiles and color, and layer, then layer, then layer again. Think art, books, furniture, fabrics, pillows, sculptures, plants, lamps, or whatever else makes your heart sing.

TIP: To tie all this chaos together, choose a common color, for example, this photo has purple as a common color. Choose blue or bright pink if purple isn’t your thing. Not every pillow, rug or window covering needs to have purple in it but each ‘area’ should have something purple…somewhere for the eyes to ‘land’ and focus on. This room has a great mix of fabrics, texture, lighting, color and mis-matched furniture without going overboard. There are no rules.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

ANOTHER THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Embrace the glorious mess that you are.

HAPPY JUNE 1 BIRTHDAY TO: Ron Wood 70, Danielle Harris 40, Morgan Freeman 80, Brian Cox 71, Alanis Morissette 43, Pat Boone 83, Heidi Klum 44, Ronnie Dunn 64, Doris Day 95, Willow Shields 17, Powers Booth 69, Marilyn Munroe (1926-1962), and Andy Griffith (1926-2012).

 

 

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).