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).

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.