Welcome to Old House Charm!

Friday, January 22, 2016

photo credit: Creative Heart Arts

Hello!  We are Erica and Shannon, long-time friends and now nearby neighbors who have decided to start a blog about our journey in fixing up our old homes with all things old and new.  We grew up in the same nearby town and met through a mutual friend way back when we were in high school.  Coincidentally, we both pursued careers in education and currently work in the same school district that we grew up in as a teacher and guidance counselor respectively.  To continue with our commonalities, we both have always enjoyed antiques and old stuff.  With this interest in mind, it is not surprising that we both ended up purchasing almost 100 year old homes in the same small village that is filled with the most beautiful old homes that are loaded with character.  We love love love hitting up local shops and exploring tag/garage/estate sales together!  We also enjoy a good creative project from time to time or one of our other hobbies/interests.  With so much in common and a burning desire to share our interests with the world, we have decided to join forces and ta da, a BLOG!  Welcome, stay as long as you like and enjoy! 

Click the "About Us"  tab above to learn more about Erica and Shannon!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Good luck to both of you I love what you did with your house looking forward to your journey...Bernadette

  2. Cool! Looking forward to reading your blog! We are also forever fixing up our OLD home.

  3. I am so excited about this for you!! You have such a great eye!!! I can't wait to see your decor ideas! :) XOXO

  4. I'm so happy for both of you, Shannon and Erica. I know you are both so talented and have so much to share with your followers. Love the photos of your two, beautiful, old houses and the photos of two, even more beautiful, young ladies! xxxooo

  5. So happy to have found your lovely blog!!!

    Oh look at those houses. Be still my heart! :-)

    And what a sweet story of friendship.

    Thank you for doing this blog. It is and will be a joy.

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