16 Jun 2017
June 16, 2017

Gifts For The ‘Cottage Dad’

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Just a couple of days left to grab a truly different gift for dad. These are just a few of the cottage themed gift ides. WELCOME TO OUR COTTAGE SIGN IS $24.95. It is made from MDF and not suitable for outdoors. Cast iron LIFE IS BETTER AT THE BEACH is $22.95 and is suitable for indoors and out. Our beautiful pair of loons are $45.95 each and would look so sharp in any cottage or masculine-type space. Coffee mugs are always welcome especially since they come in 10 different colors. Made of ceramic but look like old enamel cups at $8.95 each. All Father’s Day gifts are 20% off until Saturday June 17.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:  1858 – Abraham Lincoln said “A house divided against itself cannot stand”

JUNE 16TH IS: Happy International Puppy Day

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1978 – The movie “Grease” is released, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John.

HAPPY JUNE 16 BIRTHDAY TO: Abby Elliot 30, Ian Buchanan 60, Laurie Metcalf 62, Rick Nash 33, Joan Van Arc 74, Eddie Cibrian 44, Hilary Farr 55, Missy Peregrym 35, John Cho 45, Phil Mickelson 57, Stan Laurel (1890-1965), and Geronimo (1829-1909).

What a fun way to get the family involved on Father’s Day and many days afterward. This table top Foosball game is just the ticket. It is priced less than $79.95, it stores easily, travels easily and a fun rainy day activity. We have 1 Foosball game left, make it yours for Father’s Day. All Father’s day gift items are 20% off until Saturday July 17. Call (306) 653-4634 to reserve it.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Father’s Day In Heaven. What do they do? They all come to earth, to spend it with you. So save them a space, one empty chair. You might not see them, but they will be there.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1844 – Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization process to strengthen rubber.

A VERY SAD DAY IN THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: We have lost one of the ‘greats’. Don Matthews, a.k.a. “The Don”, was a head coach of several teams in the Canadian Football League. He won 231 games in the CFL, the second highest win total by a head coach in the league’s history. June 22, 1939 – June 14, 2017, he was 77.

HAPPY JUNE 15 BIRTHDAY TO: Elizabeth Reaser 42, Courtney Cox 53, Jim Belushi 63, Neil Patrick Harris 44, Helen Hunt 54, Cody Saintgnue 24, Jake Busey 45, Lea Remini 46, Dusty Baker 68, Wade Boggs 59, Jim Varney (1949-2000), and Waylon Jennings (1937-2002),

For the next few days, Charter House will feature Father’s Day gift ideas in all price ranges. Today we present gift ideas for dad (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). Of course men like candles too. These candles are called Grampa’s Pipe, available in 16 ounce ($25.00) and 26 ounce ($30.00) jars. The smell is a little sweet, and a little bit pipe tobacco-y…it really has quite a pleasant aroma. Burn time for a 16 ounce candle is 80-100 hours and the 26 ounce candle is 120-140 hours. Crackling Birch and Caribbean Teakwood scents are also available for more masculine fragrances. The compass metal wall hanging is at home in an indoor or outdoor setting and sells for $57.95. The artificial cactus are in a neutral grey-tone and sell between $24.95 and $34.95. 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:  Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he has to buy graphite rods, reels, spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits, jerkbaits, plastics, flies, waders, a boat and a truck.

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: Mama tried to raise a lady but daddy won. He raised a lady who doesn’t take crap from anyone!

HAPPY JUNE 14 BIRTHDAY TO: J.R. Martinez 34, Eddy Mekka 65, Boy George 56, Marla Gibbs 86, Steffi Graf 47, Kevin McHale 29, Yasmine Bleeth 49, Dayo Okeniyi 29, Burl Ives (1909-1995), Che Guevara (1928-1967), Gene Berry (1909-2009), and Pierre Salinger (1925-2004).

For the next few days, Charter House will feature Father’s Day gift ideas in all price ranges. Why not make it a gift certificate in any amount that suits the budget. It can be used toward anything in the store from cast iron signs, to mailboxes, to specialty patio lights, to fire tables, to outdoor furniture. OR…save your gift certificate to use at a later date. Order counter stools, art, home decor….or anything at all. We will do our best to make it happen for you.

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THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1989 – Rock and roll singer Jerry Lee Lewis, is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Cheaters always accuse you of cheating, liars always accuse you of lying, insecure people always make you feel insecure. Pay attention to how people treat you, it’s a reflection of how they really are.

HAPPY JUNE 13 BIRTHDAY TO: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen 31, Tim Allen 64, Malcolm McDowell 74, Hannah Storm 55, Ally Sheedy 55, Chris Evans 36, Richard Thomas 66, Stellan Skarsgard 67, Mike Smith 58, Siegfried Fischbacher 78, Basil Rathbone (1892-1967), and Paul Lynde (1926-1982).

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 ‘office’ dad (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). The Climbing Men are $34.95 each, the pair have 1 right hand up and 1 left hand up. Purchase several of them to make a ‘climbing wall’ in your home or office. Diving Men are also $34.95 each (we had, and I swear this is true, one male customer was going to hang a diving man over his toilet). Super popular items. The ‘Pulling Men’ are a new addition to this collection and sell for $149.95. 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: I may look like a potato now, but one day, I will turn into fries and you’ll all want me then.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1939 – Baseball Hall of Fame opens in NY

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS;1997 – The Boeing 777 completes its first flight and becomes the world’s largest twinjet aircraft.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2002 – The Lakers complete a sweep of the Nets in the NBA finals – Shaq named finals MVP.

HAPPY JUNE 12 BIRTHDAY TO:  Timothy Busfield 60, Kendra Wilkinson 32, George Bush 93, David Thornton 64, Artem Chigvintsev 35, Jim Nabors 87, Jenilee Harrison 58, DJ Kwalls 39, Vic Damone 89, and Ann Frank (1929-1945).

11 Jun 2017
June 11, 2017

Table Top Fire Pots For Dad

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Father’s Day is exactly one week from today. If you want something that is not run-of-the-mill, see us for ideas. 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 backyard dad (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). Most tabletop fire pots are 54.95 except the coral fire pot. It is a limited edition for 59.95. Cans of gel are unscented or citronella scented, which we are told by customers, it truly does work. 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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BAD JOKE OF THE DAY: Burned my Hawaiian pizza today. I should have cooked it at aloha temperature.

HAPPY JUNE 11 BIRTHDAY TO: Shia LaBeouf 31, Joe Montana 61, Peter Bergman 74, Gene Wilder 84, Dr. Oz 57, Peter Dinklage 48, Hugh Laurie 58, Joshua Jackson 38, Ryan Dunn (1977-2011), Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), Chad Everett (1937-2012), and Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997).

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 sports enthusiast (step-dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or any man important to you). The sports socks are $18.95, Adirondack mugs $11.95, and garage sanctuary sign is $14.95. 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: I’m getting ready for bathing suit season by buying a bigger bathing suit.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1963 – To get women to be paid the same as men – JFK signs into law the equal pay act – so that there will be equal pay for those doing equal work.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2016 – In a bit of sad news, Gordie Howe passed away at the age of 88. The Saskatchewan native was known for his grit and dedication to the sport playing in the NHL into his 50’s.

SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD: Adam West (September 19, 1928 – June 10, 2017), Has passed away at age 88 from Leukemia. Best known as Batman, Adam was an American actor whose career spanned six decades. His acting career began in films in 1959.

HAPPY JUNE 10 BIRTHDAY TO: Theresa Caputo 51, Elizabeth Hurley 52, Leelee Sobieski 34, Carolyn Hennesy 55, Kate Upton 25, Johnathan Bennettt 35, Sasha Obama 16, Prince Philip 96, Bill Burr 49, Judy Garland (1922-1969) and Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952)

For those ladies who want new patio furniture and want to spoil your man a wee bit, here is a way to kill two birds with one stone. We have a good selection of Re-cycled plastic Adirondack chairs in the showroom in various colors and two different styles. There is the traditional Adirondack chair with slatted backs and seats, wide arms and low-ish to the ground. Then there is the Upright Addy Chair…same style of slatted backs and seats, with wide arms, but the seat depth is less, the back is higher, the seat height is higher, the arms are higher, less slope to the seat and still comes in 17 different colors. This makes the Adirondacks much easier to get in and out of. The Upright Addy’s have been our ‘Best Seller’ so far this season. Take one home right off our showroom floor or order in the color of your choice (allow 3-4 weeks delivery). Free assembly.

Made from grade 2 re-recyclable plastic jugs, crates and bottles, this save tons of plastic every year from ending up in our landfills.

Regular: $399.00    Sale Price: $349.00

 

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’m a 4.5. But at Walmart, I’m a solid 9.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown of horse racing.

HAPPY JUNE 9 BIRTHDAY TO: Johnny Depp 54, Michael J. Fox 56, Natalie Portman 36, Matthew Bellamy 39, Michaela Conlin 39, Cole Porter (1891-1964), and Jackie Wilson (1934-1984).

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).