Which would you choose? And a splendid giveaway!

Good morning to you! Today you are in for a mega treat. We are venturing a bit off course, today is not interior design related but it is fashion and I do love my fashion and beauty just like any other girl. My friend, the lovely and elegant glamorous Marsha, who has an appetite for the good life recently launched her fabulous online store (www.splenderosa.com) with all kinds of amazingly beautiful baubles (best part they are SOOOOO reasonable) You won’t believe it!

Some lucky someone is going to get a beautiful little piece of bling bling on Wednesday, all details on the bottom. And do visit her fabulous store….so many beautiful things that only look like a million dollars! Click here to visit the beautiful new Splenderosa shop just brimming with all kinds of fabulous little sparklers! Lets go…..
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Now onto this splendid giveaway from Splenderosa! Check out this magnificent watch….such a generous giveaway. Heres what you need to do to enter…..visit Splenderosas gorgeous boutique here, after you ooh and ahh over everything, come back here and tell us one or two things you adore, that’s it! We will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.
DESCRIPTION:  
Chronometer Style with Crystal Around Face, 8″ Adjustable Jewelry Clasp (foldover) White Rubber/Silicon & Silver Chrome Trim
Fashion Watch, Battery Operated

Gorgeous, huh? What strikes your fancy? I knew you would love it…I am torn between the cuff, the darling evening bag and the beautiful white necklace, I could see that with a beautiful sun dress on tanned glistening skin…..perfection!   That’s it…..wishing you a splendid day, thank you again Marsha for your generosity!

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Which would you choose? And a splendid giveaway!

Good morning to you! Today you are in for a mega treat. We are venturing a bit off course, today is not interior design related but it is fashion and I do love my fashion and beauty just like any other girl. My friend, the lovely and elegant glamorous Marsha, who has an appetite for the good life recently launched her fabulous online store (www.splenderosa.com) with all kinds of amazingly beautiful baubles (best part they are SOOOOO reasonable) You won’t believe it!

Some lucky someone is going to get a beautiful little piece of bling bling on Wednesday, all details on the bottom. And do visit her fabulous store….so many beautiful things that only look like a million dollars! Click here to visit the beautiful new Splenderosa shop just brimming with all kinds of fabulous little sparklers! Lets go…..
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Now onto this splendid giveaway from Splenderosa! Check out this magnificent watch….such a generous giveaway. Heres what you need to do to enter…..visit Splenderosas gorgeous boutique here, after you ooh and ahh over everything, come back here and tell us one or two things you adore, that’s it! We will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.
DESCRIPTION: ?
Chronometer Style with Crystal Around Face, 8″ Adjustable Jewelry Clasp (foldover) White Rubber/Silicon & Silver Chrome Trim
Fashion Watch, Battery Operated

Gorgeous, huh? What strikes your fancy? I knew you would love it…I am torn between the cuff, the darling evening bag and the beautiful white necklace, I could see that with a beautiful sun dress on tanned glistening skin…..perfection! ? That’s it…..wishing you a splendid day, thank you again Marsha for your generosity!

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Happy Sunday and the doggies are here!!!!!

Happy Sunday!! NO…no new doggies for me but did want to let you know as many of you had asked that I finally got in my adorable doggie bookends along with some other fabulous bookends. They were just listed this morning under new additions. I only got in 4 pair of each so when they are gone, they are gone. Here’s a sneak preview! Best part they are so well priced, great idea for Mothers Day……….

Fighting royal bulldogs bookends

Lab bookends

“Books” bookends

Large dog sculpture book ends

Love the crowns book ends too…..
And for those of you who asked “Mabel” is up for sale!

Also paging Pat Kennedy winner of the monogrammed cocktail napkins…..please step forward to claim your prize!

So remember that girls night I told you about the other day? It turned out to be a lot of fun. Tons of laughs, let your hair down, kick off your shoes, sit on the floor kind of fun. Sorry guys but its the kind of fun us girls have when its just “well us girls”. So I decided against doing a dinner, but just doing a bunch of fun and easy appetizers, a tapas party. Made two huge pitchers of sangria, and I must say my recipe is really good. The key is letting it marinate for at least 12 hours but ideally 24. 
Then thanks to a reader who offered up a recipe that sounded too good to not try, I tried a wonderful sounding raspberry cocktail. I have renamed it “Sandilicious” in honor of my friend Sandy whose birthday it was the following day. So I started off being a good girl taking pictures of everything I was doing then sorry, as they showed up just couldn’t multi task anymore and the camera kind of got lost behind all the food!  But I did capture a little bit of my prepping for the evening……..

So pretty……meet the Sandilicious

Come to mama!

My darling Stafforshire dogs standing guard

Glasses ready for something yummy!

Are these napkins darling? Hope its not true!

I always put out all my platters/serving dishes ahead of time…..

LOVE baked brie…this ones a cinch! Flatten out the dough so you have about 3 widths of the cheese to wrap around

Trim off the rind off the cheese

Lay down trimmed brie in middle of pastry

At this stage, add a generous amount of chopped pecans, a few pats of butter and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar 

Wrap up real pretty like a little present

At this point, get rid of the egg yolk and brush the whites on the dough

I am a big Ziploc girl…use it for almost everything!

I bought these simple but pretty very oversized white serving platters in a bunch of shapes years ago, they have so come in handy for nights like this one

My favorite candle in the world was burning and permeated the whole house! Several wanted to know about this candle, its online at my store, click here.

Love an antipasti platter like nobody’s business

The artichoke hot dip went on the Spanish olive board with crostinis

Who needs dinner when you have trays of this kind of food!

Turned the lights on for a little ambiance….
Never use the front door but it was nice to see my floor!

Come on in!

From the back door

Experiemented with a setting on my camera heres choice 1

Same pic choice 2 different setting 

Waiting for the baked brie to come out……

Second round, or was it the third?  Raspberries at the ready……
This didnt’ last long!
Mini chicken/vege sliders…..soooo good!

Sorry, lost track of time and didn’t take pics of all the other goodies but heres dessert! A wonderful Tiramisu and almond biscotti….yum!

Tiramisu surrounded by biscotti…all super dietetic of course ( when served with fruit it cuts calories in half….you didn’t know that)???
Well that gave you a taste of the evening…lots of fun and to be repeated for sure. I so go for a tapas party over an actual dinner. How about you? How was your weekend? Tell me about it! Wishing you a relaxed and enjoyable Sunday! Had my winter coat out again.….go figure!

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Happy Sunday and the doggies are here!!!!!

Happy Sunday!! NO…no new doggies for me but did want to let you know as many of you had asked that I finally got in my adorable doggie bookends along with some other fabulous bookends. They were just listed this morning under new additions. I only got in 4 pair of each so when they are gone, they are gone. Here’s a sneak preview! Best part they are so well priced, great idea for Mothers Day……….

Fighting royal bulldogs bookends

Lab bookends

“Books” bookends

Large dog sculpture book ends

Love the crowns book ends too…..
And for those of you who asked “Mabel” is up for sale!

Also paging Pat Kennedy winner of the monogrammed cocktail napkins…..please step forward to claim your prize!

So remember that girls night I told you about the other day? It turned out to be a lot of fun. Tons of laughs, let your hair down, kick off your shoes, sit on the floor kind of fun. Sorry guys but its the kind of fun us girls have when its just “well us girls”. So I decided against doing a dinner, but just doing a bunch of fun and easy appetizers, a tapas party. Made two huge pitchers of sangria, and I must say my recipe is really good. The key is letting it marinate for at least 12 hours but ideally 24.?

Then thanks to a reader who offered up a recipe that sounded too good to not try, I tried a wonderful sounding raspberry cocktail. I have renamed it “Sandilicious” in honor of my friend Sandy whose birthday it was the following day. So I started off being a good girl taking pictures of everything I was doing then sorry, as they showed up just couldn’t multi task anymore and the camera kind of got lost behind all the food! ?But I did capture a little bit of my prepping for the evening……..

So pretty……meet the Sandilicious

Come to mama!

My darling Stafforshire dogs standing guard

Glasses ready for something yummy!

Are these napkins darling? Hope its not true!

I always put out all my platters/serving dishes ahead of time…..

LOVE baked brie…this ones a cinch! Flatten out the dough so you have about 3 widths of the cheese to wrap around

Trim off the rind off the cheese

Lay down trimmed brie in middle of pastry

At this stage, add a generous amount of chopped pecans, a few pats of butter and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar?

Wrap up real pretty like a little present

At this point, get rid of the egg yolk and brush the whites on the dough

I am a big Ziploc girl…use it for almost everything!

I bought these simple but pretty very oversized white serving platters in a bunch of shapes years ago, they have so come in handy for nights like this one

My favorite candle in the world was burning and permeated the whole house! Several wanted to know about this candle, its online at my store, click here.

Love an antipasti platter like nobody’s business

The artichoke hot dip went on the Spanish olive board with crostinis

Who needs dinner when you have trays of this kind of food!

Turned the lights on for a little ambiance….
Never use the front door but it was nice to see my floor!

Come on in!

From the back door

Experiemented with a setting on my camera heres choice 1

Same pic choice 2 different setting?

Waiting for the baked brie to come out……

Second round, or was it the third? ?Raspberries at the ready……
This didnt’ last long!
Mini chicken/vege sliders…..soooo good!

Sorry, lost track of time and didn’t take pics of all the other goodies but heres dessert! A wonderful Tiramisu and almond biscotti….yum!

Tiramisu surrounded by biscotti…all super dietetic of course ( when served with fruit it cuts calories in half….you didn’t know that)???
Well that gave you a taste of the evening…lots of fun and to be repeated for sure. I so go for a tapas party over an actual dinner. How about you? How was your weekend? Tell me about it! Wishing you a relaxed and enjoyable Sunday! Had my winter coat out again.….go figure!

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Random Friday musings and a winner!

First things first, the lucky winner of the 12 monogrammed cocktail napkins from my shop. I used random picker to choose the winner. Congratulations goes to…..

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: 1 dozen napkins 1696545 pat kennedy 00C1E68A-88E0-4906-924C-50D2DFBCEDEA 1

Please contact me and tell me which initial you want and I will need your shipping details!

Thankfully the end of another crazy busy week is upon us. I am glad its Friday I will admit.  I have a pretty busy weekend ahead but generally speaking weekends are a little more low key and they are a great excuse to carve out time for relaxation. So a few odds and ends on the homefront and a few fun things going on with my store. I get a lot of questions many which I answer directly. I apologize if yours has gone unacknowledged, it has been really crazy busy lately on several fronts.  A few that I gotten from several people below…..

1. What color is our brick? Believe me I am not trying to ignore your question…. I wish I knew! I used to know, and looked like crazy through my files but cannot find it. Our brick rep was out of the country but now his number is disconnected and someone I know told me she heard he moved back to Italy not that I can blame the guy. So if by some chance I find it I will absolutely post it as at least a dozen have asked but so far, nothing. I am enclosing a few really good close up pics however if you want to try to match it up. It was exactly what we were looking for after looking at hundreds of brick, so I feel your pain. Hope the picture can help in some way.

2. What are my thoughts on marble for kitchen countertops? I have spoken so much on this so don’t want to beat a dead horse. Bottom line, its used all over Europe on everything from pizzeria countertops to the eponymous Spanish steps, has been there for hundreds of years and its still standing. I love it and there simply was no second choice for me.  It was white marble or white marble:) Best investment? A great sealer. And common sense of course, no lemon or red wine directly on the marble. From what I am told by several who know, DuPont’s Impregnator is the best in the market.It is what we used and so far so good!

3.Where did I get those fun monogrammed clogs?  Many of who you wanted to know where you could buy the adorable monogrammed clogs like the ones I own that I  featured in my post yesterday. The girls email address that I bought them from is staceytara@yahoo.com. She has all kinds of gorgeous clogs like the ones I showed yesterday. Warning they are so comfy all your other shoes will get pushed to the back of the closet!

4. How is Teddy? Got this from several, thanks so much for your concern, its so touching. He is actually doing quite well. His fur is growing back, stitches are closing up, he is having a problem walking on one of his legs so thats getting checked out, its intermittent ever since “the accident” I just pray its nothing serious. Overall though he is doing great and is pretty much back to his normal happy little self!

OK now onto  my post. WARNING, its a very long one. So relax, sit back and take an extra few minutes………..

Got some more beautiful blue and whites to add to my ever growing collection. (husband has now put an embargo against any more coming into this house unless its for a customer)! Do I ever get tired of it you ask? No way! I  love it……so here’s a few pieces I experimented with on the only piece of furniture I have in my living room..lol. I also tried the large ginger jars on my hallway console…what do you think? Yah or nay? Love to hear your take. For those of you who didnt’ catch my mini Sunday post last weekend about new lighting (sconces) for the stairs, hallway and my powder room….included those as well. 

One side with the flat topped ginger jar and the other with the etched crystal hurricane 

Look at how beautiful all the azaleas are looking in full bloom!
A pretty assortment of blues and whites on my living room chest

Have been in love with this fabric forever, by Scalamandre and how perfect is this color with the rug? I am just nervous about it being too busy with the chinoiserie (Falks Manor)
I am nearly sure I will not use it at least not for this room but hopefully somewhere, it really is an exquisite fabric.
Sconces going up the staircase for those of you who haven’t seen
Finally got my own dough bowl…absolutely love it!

My gorgeous bird sconces finally got put up in the powder room, waiting for wallpaper now but just couldn’t wait anymore!

Also despite a few minor reservations and fears about its every day wear and tear, I bit the bullet and decided to go with the antique mirror as a top for my island in the closet. It was always my first choice but I was nervous about it on a day to day basis. Now that I have lived with the ever so lovely plyboard,I realized I dont’ put much down on it, so I think I will be OK. They just did the templating, my woodguy made the frame to set the glass down in and I cannot wait for it be completed!! Take one last look, this is the last time you are going to see it looking like this:)
And here it is mid way through its little makeover with the newly applied frame (still primed not yet painted) but looking better already! The antiqued marble will get laid down inside the frame….

 One of my favorite things besides monograms, blue and white, fabrics and letterpress (oh and pretty wedding cakes) is trim! Looooove looking, Iam like a baby in a candy shop. So I paid a visit to Clarence House a few weeks ago and man, were their things gorgeous! I forgot how beautiful their trims are!!  I  found trim I would give up eating out for!  You see a hint of my GORGEOUS monogrammed bedding (this deserves a whole post just on this… that will  come later on) but doesn’t it look sublime with the trim? I am afraid to even ask the price but boy it sure is pretty!!!!!

Skipping right along……to the store front, got in a new gorgeous batch of my European things…and wanted to hold each and every one of them hostage! But I was a good girl and off they went to their new homes….

Love the dough bowls…

And the large trivet, perfect for serving cheese, fruit and other delectable appetizers….I am most definitely ordering one of these for myself….LOVE!!
And of course the beautiful waxed Spanish olive trays for just about anything, I already own and use these all the time, great for entertaining
And the neat Bavarian bread boards in assorted sizes….

How pretty is this new addition bird tole tray? Love it!

With the charming little matching container….so pretty!

I am partial to anything with birds….except the bird flu:)
Now a forewarning before you proceed-  only you silvermaniacs will “get” this next leg of this post. Its almost like a marathon but a lot less work, lol. And for all the rest of you, you might just write me off. Either way you may just want to sit down…there’s a boatload of pictures here. I get ridiculously backflip crazy excited when I get in things I love. Really love. And suffice to say I love beautiful old world looking silver. And this one delivers. I love the line of silver I carry. I got in a ton because I would have to say this is probably overall the line I sell constantly the most of. There are a few close seconds but I do unload a lot of silver. It is so pretty and elegant and old world and I just love it. So enough of my talking, here’s the low down……..ready set drool! Also please note none of this is for me, its all for orders lest you think I have become a silver hoarder:)

Love this pitcher, fit for royalty!

Its all in the details…

Doubles as  wine/champagne bucket or a gorgeous oversized planter for orchids, hydrangea,etc…

Swoon city!

This is a great tray for a ladies vanity

I have this very tray in my own bathroom

Gorgeous flower bowl……beautiful centerpiece or displayed as a pair

Another top selling planter, I have an orchid planted in mine in my bathroom 

Love this one! I have this too, and put small guest towels rolled up in it….

And from the beautiful line of pewter that I started carrying,  some additional pieces getting added, how exquisite are their things!! Truly heirloom quality.
Heavy pewter tureen with antler handles

Gourd pitcher

Pheasant gravy bowl

Mare and colt salt and pepper

Olive branch oil and vinegar
Ocean gravy boat….incredible detail!
Crab cheese board
Mable the cow sugar and creamer..too cute!
I know it might have taken you a loooong time to get thought his post, but its all so dang pretty I just can’t stand it and I get carried away! I am a sucker for anything with crests, emblems, monograms, etc……that beautiful etching/filigree work just makes my knees buckle! Anywho…..think I have taken enough of your time….you know I love to  share whatever it is I am loving! All of this is available online at my little store filled with all the things I love dearly. Click here to visit me. 
Hope you have a fabulous day and an amazing weekend! Be back on Sunday:)

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Random Friday musings and a winner!

First things first, the lucky winner of the 12 monogrammed cocktail napkins from my shop. I used random picker to choose the winner. Congratulations goes to…..

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: 1 dozen napkins 1696545 pat kennedy 00C1E68A-88E0-4906-924C-50D2DFBCEDEA 1

Please contact me and tell me which initial you want and I will need your shipping details!

Thankfully the end of another crazy busy week is upon us. I am glad its Friday I will admit. ?I have a pretty busy weekend ahead but generally speaking weekends are a little more low key and they are a great excuse to carve out time for relaxation. So a few odds and ends on the homefront and a few fun things going on with my store. I get a lot of questions many which I answer directly. I apologize if yours has gone unacknowledged, it has been really crazy busy lately on several fronts. ?A few that I gotten from several people below…..




1. What color is our brick? Believe me I am not trying to ignore your question….?I wish I knew! I used to know, and looked like crazy through my files but cannot find it. Our brick rep was out of the country but now his number is disconnected and someone I know told me she heard he moved back to Italy not that I can blame the guy. So if by some chance I find it I will absolutely post it as at least a dozen have asked but so far, nothing. I am enclosing a few really good close up pics however if you want to try to match it up. It was exactly what we were looking for after looking at hundreds of brick, so I feel your pain. Hope the picture can help in some way.


2. What are my thoughts on marble for kitchen countertops? I have spoken so much on this so don’t want to beat a dead horse. Bottom line, its used all over Europe on everything from pizzeria countertops to the eponymous Spanish steps, has been there for hundreds of years and its still standing. I love it and there simply was no second choice for me. ?It was white marble or white marble:) Best investment? A great sealer. And common sense of course, no lemon or red wine directly on the marble. From what I am told by several who know, DuPont’s Impregnator is the best in the market.It is what we used and so far so good!




3.Where did I get those fun monogrammed clogs? ?Many of who you wanted to know where you could buy the adorable monogrammed clogs like the ones I own that I ?featured in my post yesterday. The girls email address that I bought them from is staceytara@yahoo.com. She has all kinds of gorgeous clogs like the ones I showed yesterday. Warning they are so comfy all your other shoes will get pushed to the back of the closet!

4. How is Teddy? Got this from several, thanks so much for your concern, its so touching. He is actually doing quite well. His fur is growing back, stitches are closing up, he is having a problem walking on one of his legs so thats getting checked out, its intermittent ever since “the accident” I just pray its nothing serious. Overall though he is doing great and is pretty much back to his normal happy little self!

OK now onto ?my post. WARNING, its a very long one. So relax, sit back and take an extra few minutes………..



Got some more beautiful blue and whites to add to my ever growing collection. (husband has now put an embargo against any more coming into this house unless its for a customer)! Do I ever get tired of it you ask? No way! I ?love it……so here’s a few pieces I experimented with on the only piece of furniture I have in my living room..lol. I also tried the large ginger jars on my hallway console…what do you think? Yah or nay? Love to hear your take. For those of you who didnt’ catch my mini Sunday post last weekend about new lighting (sconces) for the stairs, hallway and my powder room….included those as well.?

One side with the flat topped ginger jar and the other with the etched crystal hurricane?

Look at how beautiful all the azaleas are looking in full bloom!
A pretty assortment of blues and whites on my living room chest

Have been in love with this fabric forever, by Scalamandre and how perfect is this color with the rug? I am just nervous about it being too busy with the chinoiserie (Falks Manor)
I am nearly sure I will not use it at least not for this room but hopefully somewhere, it really is an exquisite fabric.
Sconces going up the staircase for those of you who haven’t seen
Finally got my own dough bowl…absolutely love it!

My gorgeous bird sconces finally got put up in the powder room, waiting for wallpaper now but just couldn’t wait anymore!

Also despite a few minor reservations and fears about its every day wear and tear, I bit the bullet and decided to go with the antique mirror as a top for my island in the closet. It was always my first choice but I was nervous about it on a day to day basis. Now that I have lived with the ever so lovely plyboard,I realized I dont’ put much down on it, so I think I will be OK. They just did the templating, my woodguy?made the frame to set the glass down in and I cannot wait for it be completed!! Take one last look, this is the last time you are going to see it looking like this:)
And here it is mid way through its little makeover with the newly applied frame (still primed not yet painted) but looking better already! The antiqued marble will get laid down inside the frame….

?One of my favorite things besides monograms, blue and white, fabrics and letterpress (oh and pretty wedding cakes) is trim! Looooove looking, Iam like a baby in a candy shop. So I paid a visit to Clarence House a few weeks ago and man, were their things gorgeous! I forgot how beautiful their trims are!! ?I ?found trim I would give up eating out for! ?You see a hint of my GORGEOUS monogrammed bedding (this deserves a whole post just on this… that will ?come later on) but doesn’t it look sublime with the trim? I am afraid to even ask the price but boy it sure is pretty!!!!!

Skipping right along……to the store front, got in a new gorgeous batch of my European things…and wanted to hold each and every one of them hostage! But I was a good girl and off they went to their new homes….

Love the dough bowls…

And the large trivet, perfect for serving cheese, fruit and other delectable appetizers….I am most definitely ordering one of these for myself….LOVE!!
And of course the beautiful waxed Spanish olive trays for just about anything, I already own and use these all the time, great for entertaining
And the neat Bavarian bread boards in assorted sizes….

How pretty is this new addition bird tole tray? Love it!

With the charming little matching container….so pretty!

I am partial to anything with birds….except the bird flu:)
Now a forewarning before you proceed- ?only you silvermaniacs will “get” this next leg of this post. Its almost like a marathon but a lot less work, lol. And for all the rest of you, you might just write me off. Either way you may just want to sit down…there’s a boatload of pictures here. I get ridiculously backflip crazy excited when I get in things I love. Really love. And suffice to say I love beautiful old world looking silver. And this one delivers. I love the line of silver I carry. I got in a ton because I would have to say this is probably overall the line I sell constantly the most of. There are a few close seconds but I do unload a lot of silver. It is so pretty and elegant and old world and I just love it. So enough of my talking, here’s the low down……..ready set drool! Also please note none of this is for me, its all for orders lest you think I have become a silver hoarder:)

Love this pitcher, fit for royalty!

Its all in the details…

Doubles as ?wine/champagne bucket or a gorgeous oversized planter for orchids, hydrangea,etc…

Swoon city!

This is a great tray for a ladies vanity

I have this very tray in my own bathroom

Gorgeous flower bowl……beautiful centerpiece or displayed as a pair

Another top selling planter, I have an orchid planted in mine in my bathroom?

Love this one! I have this too, and put small guest towels rolled up in it….

And from the beautiful line of pewter that I started carrying, ?some additional pieces getting added, how exquisite are their things!! Truly heirloom quality.
Heavy pewter tureen with antler handles

Gourd pitcher

Pheasant gravy bowl

Mare and colt salt and pepper

Olive branch oil and vinegar
Ocean gravy boat….incredible detail!
Crab cheese board
Mable the cow sugar and creamer..too cute!
I know it might have taken you a loooong time to get thought his post, but its all so dang pretty I just can’t stand it and I get carried away! I am a sucker for anything with crests, emblems, monograms, etc……that beautiful etching/filigree work just makes my knees buckle! Anywho…..think I have taken enough of your time….you know I love to ?share whatever it is I am loving! All of this is available online at my little store filled with all the things I love dearly. Click here to visit me.?
Hope you have a fabulous day and an amazing weekend! Be back on Sunday:)

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Monogram mania part 2 and a monogram giveaway!

Hi there……. First thanks sooo much for all those amazing drink suggestions yesterday. You guys are amazing! I did try one (in addition to making my sangria) which is now one of my official faves as I LOVE raspberry so thank you Marlindarling….tried your “Sassy Razz” and it was love at first sip! YUM!! Everyone loved it and its a keeper in my short but favorite drink repertoire. I will post on it and other things about last night in a few days. 

Moving along…….. I had done a post on one my of my favorite subjects, monograms many months ago and thought a follow up post is way overdue. I LOVE monograms, have them on everything from my bedding to my guest towels and napkins, to my key chain to clogs that I wear like a uniform. You just don’t understand how much I adore them, used to want to be a stationer who would specialize in letterpress monogrammed stationary just so I could be part of the creative process over and over…….Love them! 
Its a time honored tradition, that has held strong particularly in the south  but their popularity has soared throughout the world and has become more mainstream,  and I think its safe to say that monograms are really big and not going anywhere. What more elegant way is there to have your own personal stamp put on anything than an elegant monogram that is exclusively yours? Do you love them like I do? Today a look at various ways to display a monogram and to celebrate this post I am offering a monogram giveaway!! All details on the bottom. So here we go……feast your eyes on these monograms!

Look familiar? Love the monogram effect on these gorgeous twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love a monogrammed glass….so elegant! Southern Accents
Monogrammed drapes are so magnificent and old world.
Nothing like crisp white bedding with a pop of color in a monogram, Leontine
Monograms work in all kinds of styles including more transitional spaces like this pretty one, Pinterest
Monogrammed soaps? Love the personal touch for a guest or powder room, Kennon and Company
Love the bold monogram here, Lonny
Monogrammed towels in a bathroom are an elegant and highly personal touch, Arcadian Home
Whats more elegant than a beautifully monogrammed dinner napkin? Beaty Coleman
A burlap monogrammed wine cooler? Love it! My wedding
Outside monograms work every time, even just a pillow or two personalizes the space beautifully, Pottery Barn
Adore my monogrammed phone case from Lipstick Shades……
Gorgeous colorway….Brian McCarthy
Can you imagine prettier china? Martha Stewart weddings
I practically live in my monogrammed clogs, not only are they cute but they are sooo comfy!
This is so pretty, and unexpected, a monogrammed relaxed roman! Houzz
Just the effect of even one simple pillow on a sofa can be just enough, Baltimore Sun
Love the all white with the gorgeous canopy…so pretty!
I want this chair!! Joan Cecil
Even a pair of monogrammed pillows is just enough when mixed in with other prints and colors, Brenda Kelly Kramer
Love Betty Lou Phillips take on monogramming for her own bathroom!
I like this idea of adding a solid pilllow with a fancy monogram against a pattern, beautiful! Pinterest
Adore these monogrammed dinner plates from Kelly Wilson antiques!
Monograms are striking in bold colors, Julia B

Talented Stacy of Conspicuous Designs beautiful monogrammed lamps..if you sell them I will buy!
A pair of elegant monogrammed guest towels in a bath is a beautiful way to welcome guests! Addison
Phoebe Howard takes a simple white bed to new elegant heights.
Love this girls room…fabulous! Tobi Fairley
And lest you think monograms don’t apply to footwear….feast your eyes on these beauties. I have them and love them…from Jack Rogers!
So have you gotten your “monogram fix”? I sure did!! Love it and can’t seem to get enough….just such a classic design motif to personalize anything your heart desires. Best part it is no longer out of the stratosphere to do, so many companies do it now, from Ballard and Pottery Barn all the way to fine custom workrooms like Leontine, Julia B and Grammercy Linens.
Now onto the giveaway, one lucky winner is going to win a dozen of these gorgeous monogrammed linen cocktail napkins! Beautiful linen hemstitched with oversized initial done in Ecru…tres elegant!!  These are the ones sold on my site….. All you need to do is leave a comment here and if you want a second chance, you can leave me a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page by clicking here. I will announce a winner on Friday morning. 
Also if you leave a comment as anonymous, you must include your first name and last name initial! If you go by just a first name, please leave your last name initial, in the case of there being several entrants with the same first name…thanks!

                                          Good luck and hope you have a fabulous day!!
                                                
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Monogram mania part 2 and a monogram giveaway!

Hi there……. First thanks sooo much for all those amazing drink suggestions yesterday. You guys are amazing! I did try one (in addition to making my sangria) which is now one of my official faves as I LOVE raspberry so thank you Marlindarling….tried your “Sassy Razz” and it was love at first sip! YUM!! Everyone loved it and its a keeper in my short but favorite drink repertoire. I will post on it and other things about last night in a few days.?



Moving along…….. I had done a post on one my of my favorite subjects, monograms many months ago and thought a follow up post is way overdue. I LOVE monograms, have them on everything from my bedding to my guest towels and napkins, to my key chain to clogs that I wear like a uniform. You just don’t understand how much I adore them, used to want to be a stationer who would specialize in letterpress monogrammed stationary just so I could be part of the creative process over and over…….Love them!?

Its a time honored tradition, that has held strong particularly in the south ?but their popularity has soared throughout the world and has become more mainstream, ?and I think its safe to say that monograms are really big and not going anywhere. What more elegant way is there to have your own personal stamp put on anything than an elegant monogram that is exclusively yours? Do you love them like I do? Today a look at various ways to display a monogram and to celebrate this post I am offering a monogram giveaway!! All details on the bottom. So here we go……feast your eyes on these monograms!



Look familiar? Love the monogram effect on these gorgeous twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love a monogrammed glass….so elegant! Southern Accents
Monogrammed drapes are so magnificent and old world.
Nothing like crisp white bedding with a pop of color in a monogram, Leontine
Monograms work in all kinds of styles including more transitional spaces like this pretty one, Pinterest
Monogrammed soaps? Love the personal touch for a guest or powder room, Kennon and Company
Love the bold monogram here, Lonny
Monogrammed towels in a bathroom are an elegant and highly personal touch, Arcadian Home
Whats more elegant than a beautifully monogrammed dinner napkin? Beaty Coleman
A burlap monogrammed wine cooler? Love it! My wedding
Outside monograms work every time, even just a pillow or two personalizes the space beautifully, Pottery Barn
Adore my monogrammed phone case from Lipstick Shades……
Gorgeous colorway….Brian McCarthy
Can you imagine prettier china? Martha Stewart weddings
I practically live in my monogrammed clogs, not only are they cute but they are sooo comfy!
This is so pretty, and unexpected, a monogrammed relaxed roman! Houzz
Just the effect of even one simple pillow on a sofa can be just enough, Baltimore Sun
Love the all white with the gorgeous canopy…so pretty!
I want this chair!! Joan Cecil
Even a pair of monogrammed pillows is just enough when mixed in with other prints and colors, Brenda Kelly Kramer
Love Betty Lou Phillips take on monogramming for her own bathroom!
I like this idea of adding a solid pilllow with a fancy monogram against a pattern, beautiful! Pinterest
Adore these monogrammed dinner plates from Kelly Wilson antiques!
Monograms are striking in bold colors, Julia B

Talented Stacy of Conspicuous Designs beautiful monogrammed lamps..if you sell them I will buy!
A pair of elegant monogrammed guest towels in a bath is a beautiful way to welcome guests! Addison
Phoebe Howard takes a simple white bed to new elegant heights.
Love this girls room…fabulous! Tobi Fairley
And lest you think monograms don’t apply to footwear….feast your eyes on these beauties. I have them and love them…from Jack Rogers!
So have you gotten your “monogram fix”? I sure did!! Love it and can’t seem to get enough….just such a classic design motif to personalize anything your heart desires. Best part it is no longer out of the stratosphere to do, so many companies do it now, from Ballard and Pottery Barn all the way to fine custom workrooms like Leontine, Julia B and Grammercy Linens.
Now onto the giveaway, one lucky winner is going to win a dozen of these gorgeous monogrammed linen cocktail napkins! Beautiful linen hemstitched with oversized initial done in Ecru…tres elegant!! ?These are the ones sold on my site….. All you need to do is leave a comment here and if you want a second chance, you can leave me a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page by clicking here. I will announce a winner on Friday morning.?
Also if you leave a comment as anonymous, you must include your first name and last name initial! If you go by just a first name, please leave your last name initial, in the case of there being several entrants with the same first name…thanks!

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Guest posting at Design Chic!

Hi there, I am guest posting today over at one of my favorite blogs, Design Chic. Yes, that blog…the super chic and gorgeous blog always full of mega eye candy.

The brainchild of the talented mother and daughter duo, the lovely Kristy and Beth. Adore them and love their elegant blog….one of amazing style, savvy flair and fine taste. If you don’t know of it….then you are missing out big time. I can assure you its a blog you will be over the moon to have discovered.  I am so very honored that they asked me to guest post on it today and  I  do hope you will stop in to say hello. Here’s a hint of whats it all about………..click here to visit us! See you over there………

Wishing you an enchanted day. I have a fun giveaway tomorrow…stay tuned!
P.S. Totally off subject here, but tonight having a “girls night”over at my casa and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for a fun but yummy drink for the ladies? I was thinking of something a little more creative besides wine. I do have a good sangria recipe which is always a hit….but any other ideas you care to share? Nothing too complicated. We are doing a tapas night…lots of fun and delicious small plates..my favorite way to eat!

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Guest posting at Design Chic!

Hi there, I am guest posting today over at one of my favorite blogs, Design Chic.?Yes, that blog…the super chic and gorgeous blog always full of mega eye candy.

The brainchild of the talented mother and daughter duo, the lovely Kristy and Beth. Adore them and love their elegant blog….one of amazing style, savvy flair and fine taste. If you don’t know of it….then you are missing out big time. I can assure you its a blog you will be over the moon to have discovered. ?I am so very honored that they asked me to guest post on it today and ?I ?do hope you will stop in to say hello. Here’s a hint of whats it all about………..click here to visit us! See you over there………

Wishing you an enchanted day. I have a fun giveaway tomorrow…stay tuned!
P.S. Totally off subject here, but tonight having a “girls night”over at my casa and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for a fun but yummy drink for the ladies? I was thinking of something a little more creative besides wine. I do have a good sangria recipe which is always a hit….but any other ideas you care to share? Nothing too complicated. We are doing a tapas night…lots of fun and delicious small plates..my favorite way to eat!

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