Early week musings and 2 winners!

 This is a rather long photo heavy random musings post. This will be it until Thursday…………..

Hi there…and how was your weekend? If you missed my beach dream house that has been found at long last, you must must see it. Click here to hop on over for a visit.  I hope you had a great weekend, ours  was a good one. It was finally a relaxing one (much needed) had dinner with friends even included a few pics because the setting was so pretty, reminded me of being away. Got together with some old friends we haven’t seen for a long time for drinks and spent some quite time at home which was a wonderful decadent treat.

First order of business is to announce two  lucky winners of the signed special edition Monograms by Victoria Magazine. Here they are…..

Result:

68

I added some great black and white towels to our twins’ bathroom (link below) and they might be my favorite things in the room! Love a monogram….and LOVING your blog!:)

http://simplymodernhome.com/our-kids-bath/

Susan

and

Result:

45

Monogram anything!

I too so enjoyed the Victoria Magazine “monogram “
Something so regal about monograming, even when you have them displayed is a rustic cottage home. They are timeless.

Xx
Thank you for sharing your grace and beauty.

Dor?

Please email me here to provide your shipping details!

If you want to get your copy of this limited edition MUST HAVE magazine (a must if you are a monogram lover) click here to order your copy.

As I always do, this is a random post with a little bit of everything. Ready to get started? Here we go…..

Home front. I have ordered a bunch of pillows for the back patio. I am excited to put it all together. In the meantime took the pillows form the loggia to “play” and though the size is a little small, I ordered 22″ pillows vs. 20″ I do love the way the navy looks. I decided to keep the back patio clean and crisp, so am going with solid navy pillows in a monogram along with some trellis pillows and a few squares. I do love the Chiang Mai but decided for now at least to keep it on the loggia and do this a bit differently, all the while tying in the navy. I threw in a few other pictures of random things around here too….

 The white is a bit too “white” but these are not for this grouping, I was just playing, I do love the solid navy and trellis patterns…..

 The pool area, its separate from the house (original site and original pool house). We do have plans to redo it at some point but cannot say its a priority. With older kids who basically never use it, it just doesn’t see a lot of use but I must say when  I do go down there, it is so relaxing and serene and “removed”…..need to visit more often!

 The landscaping is coming in nicely..the hedges and grass finally looking almost done! The flowers and trees took a real beating however with the heat, so I am not showing you those:)

 A few readers asked to see the back stairs and the limed oak finish…so here it is!

Yes that is Teddy, that is HIS spot…just so he doesn’t miss a thing!

And look what came in this last week….my bar stools! I was so excited, I am glad I decided to keep them simple in a pretty linen/cotton ivory fabric with ant. brass nailheads, I may have some small lumbar pillows made for them out of the pretty curtain fabric. I was thinking they would have been taller but they still look great and are super duper comfy! 

I really like the way blue and white porcelain looks next to browns, it really makes it pop

Added an orchid and urn to this vignette, and really like the way it looks……

A gorgeous sunset. One of summers simplest pleasures.  Sat. night we went out to dinner to a beautiful waterfront restaurant and had the most beautiful weather, and sunset which warranted whipping out my iPhone (of course)! It looks more like the view you  might see while on a Caribbean island as palm trees around these parts are most unusual!

The restaurant itself, called Ocean.

Pillows! And speaking of great pillows, I must give a “shout out” (kids are cringing if they read this) to Michele of Calico Daisy, my new pillow “go to” person. If you love monograms and monograms done really well, her work is flawless. She is amazing and her prices are quite fair especially given what some charge for appliqued monogrammed pillows, a pretty penny!  I love the way an entire bed can be transformed with even the addition of one or two monogrammed pillows and some of these would make amazing gifts too.  Here’s a look at some of what Michele offers…..click here to visit her.

A few great posts worth sharing. I like to save/bookmark posts that I really enjoyed and want to be able to go back to. A few worth sharing are below……

Excellent post on a recent trip to the renowned Blackberry Farm…. a beautiful post! Click here to visit

For anyone who has dreamt of taking a can of spray paint to an outdated piece of furniture (but like hasn’t had the guts or needs some encouragement, myself included) this wonderful post is for you……

A great robe.  I am a believer that we should all be able to go about life in our pjs and robe (as long as they are pretty)! I mean think about, we would all be soooo much  more comfy, no miserable woman trying to act happy while they are absolutely miserable in shoes that kill and pinch their toes, no men stuck in heavy warm suits and cumbersome ties…we would all be so much happier!

 But seeing that that particular trend is not likely to catch on anytime soon, I do enjoy slipping into my pjs and robes pretty much the minute i get home and know I am home for the day. So when I see a great robe, I buy it, because I loooove my pjs and robes. Thought this was from Malarbay Bay was great looking! So chic and available in navy and green….love it! Click here to visit them.

A scrumptious recipe. I know this is cruel. Believe me its torturous to me too, I feel like I am gaining 5 lbs just looking at this picture!  But this looks sooooo amazingly good. I just need to try it. I am an apple crisp girl (ala mode of course) all the way but think I could make an exception for this beautiful baked pear with none other than caramel sauce! Hello…..come to mama. Click here to be taken to Brooklyn Ragazza for the lowdown on how to make it. It is as beautiful as I am sure it is delicious…doubt mine will come out nearly this pretty but I bet it will taste divine, what a perfect dessert for a fall dinner! Come fall, this is going to be baking my kitchen.


A great new movie. Yes, he is “different”,  but I must say I really enjoy Woody’s movies. In fact some of his movies are some of all time favorites. This one promises to be a good one. Definitely on my list to see sooner than later…Blue Jasmine at the very least looks super entertaining and I love Cate and Alec!

Shop News. Remember when I announced my Enchanted steals and deals last week? Where i will offer a beautiful item or two at deeply discounted prices? I only get to buy 4-8 of each item so they will not be up on my online shop or I might get a one shot deal at getting something for a great price so pass the savings on. Here are this weeks items…..

Have five pair of these beautiful classic Staffordshire dogs. $75.00, this is a rockbottom price!! (7 pair available)

Got a bunch of gorgeous tole pieces…..all at excellent prices (at least 35% off retail)

Beautiful  tole (dark red and black) container measures 8′ x 12″ $50.00 (4 available)

Matching decorative plate 12″ round, $ 33.00, 8 available
Beautiful songbirds plate 12″ round $33.00 (5 available)

And matching songbird decorative box/canister, measures 7″ x 5″ x 8.5″$42.00 (4 available)

Gorgeous tole floral/bird tray 14″ x 9″ x 2″ $48.00

Matching decorative plate $33.00 (6 available)

Rooster decorative tray 14″ x 9″ x 2″ $48.00 (3 available)

Matching plate $38.00 12.5″round (4 available)

And beautiful tole planter 11″ x 10″ x 7″ $64.00 (4 available)

You know the drill…want any of the above, just email me here. First come first serve:)

Thanks as always for stopping in to see whats happening over on this end. Hope you have a magnificent Monday and great start to your week!

Early week musings and 2 winners!

?This is a rather long photo heavy random musings post. This will be it until Thursday…………..

Hi there…and how was your weekend? If you missed my beach dream house that has been found at long last, you must must see it. Click here to hop on over for a visit.? I hope you had a great weekend, ours? was a good one. It was finally a relaxing one (much needed) had dinner with friends even included a few pics because the setting was so pretty, reminded me of being away. Got together with some old friends we haven’t seen for a long time for drinks and spent some quite time at home which was a wonderful decadent treat.

First order of business is to announce two? lucky winners of the signed special edition Monograms by Victoria Magazine. Here they are…..

Result:

68

I added some great black and white towels to our twins’ bathroom (link below) and they might be my favorite things in the room! Love a monogram….and LOVING your blog!:)

http://simplymodernhome.com/our-kids-bath/

Susan

and

Result:

45

Monogram anything!

I too so enjoyed the Victoria Magazine “monogram “
Something so regal about monograming, even when you have them displayed is a rustic cottage home. They are timeless.

Xx
Thank you for sharing your grace and beauty.

Dor?

Please email me here to provide your shipping details!

If you want to get your copy of this limited edition MUST HAVE magazine (a must if you are a monogram lover) click here to order your copy.

As I always do, this is a random post with a little bit of everything. Ready to get started? Here we go…..

Home front. I have ordered a bunch of pillows for the back patio. I am excited to put it all together. In the meantime took the pillows form the loggia to “play” and though the size is a little small, I ordered 22″ pillows vs. 20″ I do love the way the navy looks. I decided to keep the back patio clean and crisp, so am going with solid navy pillows in a monogram along with some trellis pillows and a few squares. I do love the Chiang Mai but decided for now at least to keep it on the loggia and do this a bit differently, all the while tying in the navy. I threw in a few other pictures of random things around here too….

?The white is a bit too “white” but these are not for this grouping, I was just playing, I do love the solid navy and trellis patterns…..

?The pool area, its separate from the house (original site and original pool house). We do have plans to redo it at some point but cannot say its a priority. With older kids who basically never use it, it just doesn’t see a lot of use but I must say when? I do go down there, it is so relaxing and serene and “removed”…..need to visit more often!

?The landscaping is coming in nicely..the hedges and grass finally looking almost done! The flowers and trees took a real beating however with the heat, so I am not showing you those:)

?A few readers asked to see the back stairs and the limed oak finish…so here it is!

Yes that is Teddy, that is HIS spot…just so he doesn’t miss a thing!

And look what came in this last week….my bar stools! I was so excited, I am glad I decided to keep them simple in a pretty linen/cotton ivory fabric with ant. brass nailheads, I may have some small lumbar pillows made for them out of the pretty curtain fabric. I was thinking they would have been taller but they still look great and are super duper comfy!?

I really like the way blue and white porcelain looks next to browns, it really makes it pop

Added an orchid and urn to this vignette, and really like the way it looks……

A gorgeous sunset. One of summers simplest pleasures.? Sat. night we went out to dinner to a beautiful waterfront restaurant and had the most beautiful weather, and sunset which warranted whipping out my iPhone (of course)! It looks more like the view you? might see while on a Caribbean island as palm trees around these parts are most unusual!

The restaurant itself, called Ocean.

Pillows! And speaking of great pillows, I must give a “shout out” (kids are cringing if they read this) to Michele of Calico Daisy, my new pillow “go to” person. If you love monograms and monograms done really well, her work is flawless. She is amazing and her prices are quite fair especially given what some charge for appliqued monogrammed pillows, a pretty penny!? I love the way an entire bed can be transformed with even the addition of one or two monogrammed pillows and some of these would make amazing gifts too.? Here’s a look at some of what Michele offers…..click here to visit her.

A few great posts worth sharing. I like to save/bookmark posts that I really enjoyed and want to be able to go back to. A few worth sharing are below……

Excellent post on a recent trip to the renowned Blackberry Farm…. a beautiful post! Click here to visit

For anyone who has dreamt of taking a can of spray paint to an outdated piece of furniture (but like hasn’t had the guts or needs some encouragement, myself included) this wonderful post is for you……

A great robe.? I am a believer that we should all be able to go about life in our pjs and robe (as long as they are pretty)! I mean think about, we would all be soooo much? more comfy, no miserable woman trying to act happy while they are absolutely miserable in shoes that kill and pinch their toes, no men stuck in heavy warm suits and cumbersome ties…we would all be so much happier!

?But seeing that that particular trend is not likely to catch on anytime soon, I do enjoy slipping into my pjs and robes pretty much the minute i get home and know I am home for the day. So when I see a great robe, I buy it, because I loooove my pjs and robes. Thought this was from Malarbay Bay was great looking! So chic and available in navy and green….love it! Click here to visit them.

A scrumptious recipe. I know this is cruel. Believe me its torturous to me too, I feel like I am gaining 5 lbs just looking at this picture!? But this looks sooooo amazingly good. I just need to try it. I am an apple crisp girl (ala mode of course) all the way but think I could make an exception for this beautiful baked pear with none other than caramel sauce! Hello…..come to mama. Click here to be taken to Brooklyn Ragazza for the lowdown on how to make it. It is as beautiful as I am sure it is delicious…doubt mine will come out nearly this pretty but I bet it will taste divine, what a perfect dessert for a fall dinner! Come fall, this is going to be baking my kitchen.


A great new movie. Yes, he is “different”,? but I must say I really enjoy Woody’s movies. In fact some of his movies are some of all time favorites. This one promises to be a good one. Definitely on my list to see sooner than later…Blue Jasmine at the very least looks super entertaining and I love Cate and Alec!

Shop News. Remember when I announced my Enchanted steals and deals last week? Where i will offer a beautiful item or two at deeply discounted prices? I only get to buy 4-8 of each item so they will not be up on my online shop or I might get a one shot deal at getting something for a great price so pass the savings on. Here are this weeks items…..

Have five pair of these beautiful classic Staffordshire dogs. $75.00, this is a rockbottom price!! (7 pair available)

Got a bunch of gorgeous tole pieces…..all at excellent prices (at least 35% off retail)

Beautiful? tole (dark red and black) container measures 8′ x 12″ $50.00 (4 available)

Matching decorative plate 12″ round, $ 33.00, 8 available
Beautiful songbirds plate 12″ round $33.00 (5 available)

And matching songbird decorative box/canister, measures 7″ x 5″ x 8.5″$42.00 (4 available)

Gorgeous tole floral/bird tray 14″ x 9″ x 2″ $48.00

Matching decorative plate $33.00 (6 available)

Rooster decorative tray 14″ x 9″ x 2″ $48.00 (3 available)

Matching plate $38.00 12.5″round (4 available)

And beautiful tole planter 11″ x 10″ x 7″ $64.00 (4 available)

You know the drill…want any of the above, just email me here. First come first serve:)

Thanks as always for stopping in to see whats happening over on this end. Hope you have a magnificent Monday and great start to your week!

Want to see my new virtual dream beach house? Come on inside…..

This simply could not wait another hour……I interrupt my normal blog posts to bring you my dream beach house. Virtually I have been  looking for my “dream beach house” and I have at long last found it.  We are a match made in heaven if there ever was one. It has everything I want from being ocean front to having a pool and tennis court, a tennis pavillion…sure why not! Gorgeous interiors, even a touch of blue and white, ocean views for miles…it is absolutely a match made in heaven!!  First time in nearly 40 years this treasure is being offered up for sale…a Hamptons gem to be sure, and its located on swanky Gin Lane to boot!

I nearly fainted when I saw it, it is soooooo goregous. Granted this is hardly your typical “beach shack”, not a weathered gable for miles, no rustic driftwood, no siree…but this is a house that is just a “knock your socks off” kind of house. Oh the parties I could have! Ready to see my virtual new beach house (hey one can dream, best part it’s free)! Here we go, as you scroll, be sure to visualize the sound and image of crashing waves and seagulls flying about…….

What a compound! It has everything and then to be on the sparkling Atlantic…..perfection!

 Love this room….

 Beautiful dining room, love the chandy and sconces!
 I love the feeling of the kitchen and wouldn’t change a thing!

 Stunning bedroom suite….love the soft colors
 See the blue and white? Its calling me!

 This is such a cozy spot….I would hold my afternoon Scrabble and Monopoly game sessions in here….

 This is a view I could certainly get used to waking up to!
Champagne please………
 Another gorgeous elegant room…..

 I will have my coffee and croissants here ever morning, thank you.

 Lovely for afternoon cocktails…….

 This is totally meant to be….this room has my name all over it.
 There it is again…that blue and white beckoning!
 Wow…now that is what I call a tennis pavillion!
 Lovely……
 I just love the feeling of this bath…its old fashioned but so elegant

 Great playroom…..love the neutral tonal look

Well……..what do you think? Amazing or what!! It’s rare for me to see a house where I would virtually change nothing. OK if I am being picky I might swap out the striped cushions on the outdoor furniture for ivory solids and add my blue and white pillows 🙂 But that is it! Now if you just happen to be in the  market for a $45 million dollar beach house in tony Southampton, click here to notify the broker immediately that you want the contracts mailed  pronto but please I ask one favor, instead of paying me my finders fee….just let me have an unlimted “free pass” as a guest to visit anytime I please. Deal?  Hope you enjoyed…..

Back to reality, don’t forget to visit my Mad for monograms post and be sure to leave a comment so you are eligible for the giveaway! Today is the last day, I will announce a winner of the lovely autographed Monogram issues by Victoria. Its a keeper! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and relaxing end to your week. Click here to visit that post.

Want to see my new virtual dream beach house? Come on inside…..

This simply could not wait another hour……I interrupt my normal blog posts to bring you my dream beach house. Virtually I have been? looking for my “dream beach house” and I have at long last found it.? We are a match made in heaven if there ever was one. It has everything I want from being ocean front to having a pool and tennis court, a tennis pavillion…sure why not! Gorgeous interiors, even a touch of blue and white, ocean views for miles…it is absolutely a match made in heaven!!? First time in nearly 40 years this treasure is being offered up for sale…a Hamptons gem to be sure, and its located on swanky Gin Lane to boot!

I nearly fainted when I saw it, it is soooooo goregous. Granted this is hardly your typical “beach shack”, not a weathered gable for miles, no rustic driftwood, no siree…but this is a house that is just a “knock your socks off” kind of house. Oh the parties I could have! Ready to see my virtual new beach house (hey one can dream, best part it’s free)! Here we go, as you scroll, be sure to visualize the sound and image of crashing waves and seagulls flying about…….

What a compound! It has everything and then to be on the sparkling Atlantic…..perfection!

?Love this room….

?Beautiful dining room, love the chandy and sconces!
?I love the feeling of the kitchen and wouldn’t change a thing!

?Stunning bedroom suite….love the soft colors
?See the blue and white? Its calling me!

?This is such a cozy spot….I would hold my afternoon Scrabble and Monopoly game sessions in here….

?This is a view I could certainly get used to waking up to!
Champagne please………
?Another gorgeous elegant room…..

?I will have my coffee and croissants here ever morning, thank you.

?Lovely for afternoon cocktails…….

?This is totally meant to be….this room has my name all over it.
?There it is again…that blue and white beckoning!
?Wow…now that is what I call a tennis pavillion!
?Lovely……
?I just love the feeling of this bath…its old fashioned but so elegant

?Great playroom…..love the neutral tonal look

Well……..what do you think? Amazing or what!! It’s rare for me to see a house where I would virtually change nothing. OK if I am being picky I might swap out the striped cushions on the outdoor furniture for ivory solids and add my blue and white pillows 🙂 But that is it! Now if you just happen to be in the? market for a $45 million dollar beach house in tony Southampton, click here to notify the broker immediately that you want the contracts mailed? pronto but please I ask one favor, instead of paying me my finders fee….just let me have an unlimted “free pass” as a guest to visit anytime I please. Deal?? Hope you enjoyed…..

Back to reality, don’t forget to visit my Mad for monograms post and be sure to leave a comment so you are eligible for the giveaway! Today is the last day, I will announce a winner of the lovely autographed Monogram issues by Victoria. Its a keeper! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and relaxing end to your week. Click here to visit that post.

Mad for monograms and a monogram giveaway!

Hello and happy Friday late day to you….kind of glad this week is over. Between my husbands pneomonia, my own root canal and a stomach bug……I am totally ready for a relaxing weekend,  I think I have earned a few glasses of wine or champagne (maybe even a bottle)!

OK, its definitely no secret how very much I love monograms. I mean really love them. I would monogram just about anything  that isn’t nailed down (and often do). I just cannot get enough…..how about you?

So today, I was tickled pink to get a signed copy of Victoria’s new Monogram issue in my mailbox. This magazine is absolutely exquisite and a MUST HAVE for anyone who loves monogram. Filled from front page to back cover of the most fabulous, droolworthy pictures of monograms, on linens, silver, china and stationary…it made me a bit weak at the knees! Seriously…I cannot stop looking at this magnificent collection filled with the most beautiful images. You must get a copy!! You will thank me:)

Best part? Hoffman Media  sent me two extra signed copies!! So I am giving away two issues to two very lucky monogramming loving readers. For those of who need to get a copy for yourself pronto, you can order it by clicking here. It is not to be missed, pure and simple. This is one of those magazines (like my many Southern Accents) that you will just not throw away!

So first a look at some of the wonderful ways monograms are being used today. And details on how to enter the drawing on the bottom…….enjoy!!

 Amazing what  three little letters can do to a bed!
The master “Leontine” of beautiful luxurious monogrammed bedding

 Love my Jack Rogers monogrammed sandals…….in all their many colors.

Aren’t these stunning green shantung silk pillows with their over sized monogram exquisite! Number Four Eleven

 Monogrammed silver flatware? Yes please!

 Don’t you love seeing a beautiful monogram on a chair?

 And how about these darling monogrammed clutches available here

 Love the personalized touch of monogrammed dinner napkins on a nice crisp linen napkin, Mark and Graham

 No one does stationary as beautiful as Alexa Pulitzer’s gorgeous monogrammed versions…….

How about  these darling belts in all their many colors and patterns!! Leta Austin Foster

A gorgeous bed with a single pillow graced with a monogram is the picture of elegance……

 Number Four Eleven monograms absolutely gorgeous pillows and linens!
 I love the idea of gorgeous monogrammed bar ware, such as the ones I sell on my online shop

 Carolyne Roehm  created this gorgeous blue and white setting complete with stunning monogrammed napkins

 LOVE these cookies! Flourpotcookies.com

Another example of how even one statement pillow bearing a monogram gives a “Wow” kind of effect, Number Four Eleven

 As beautiful for a kids room as they are for a master bedroom…monograms are always a great idea!

 Love seeing a beautiful old antique silver item monogrammed…..magnificent!
 Love monograms in fun bright colors too, Liz Caan

 Think the effect of a large scale monogram on a dining chair is so very beautiful, Number Four Eleven

Gorgeous room by Jill Rootes Interiors

 How about a beautiful colorful monogrammed cocktail napkin with this beautiful hemstitch detail?
 Nothing beats cozying up to a beautiful monogrammed blanket…Mark and Graham
 Hey if you can get away with bearing this monogram….go for it!
How adorable are these monogrammed wine stoppers!
Adore this beautiful monogrammed chair, Dixie Delights
And of course Stubbs and Wooton make the ultimate monogrammed  shoe!

 A beautiful monogrammed ice bucket is a great item to own and give as a wonderful gift

 Love the pop of color and dose of happy these beautiful linens give this bathroom

Now if this didn’t get you in the mood for monograms, don’t know what will! Feast your eyes on this  cover of the gorgeous edition of Victorias’ Monogram special edition magazine! Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy (by Phyllis Hoffman, the media mogul behind this exquisite magazine). How to enter? Easy peasy……
Visit my monogram shop online and come back and tell me a favorite item. That’s it! If you want a second chance leave a comment on The Enchanted Home Facebook page by clicking here.
A winner will be announced on Monday morning……

Thanks for stopping in……hope you saw something here that you loved. Wishing you a wonderful Friday evening and fabulous weekend! Until Monday…..

Mad for monograms and a monogram giveaway!

Hello and happy Friday late day to you….kind of glad this week is over. Between my husbands pneomonia, my own root canal and a stomach bug……I am totally ready for a relaxing weekend,? I think I have earned a few glasses of wine or champagne (maybe even a bottle)!

OK, its definitely no secret how very much I love monograms. I mean really love them. I would monogram just about anything? that isn’t nailed down (and often do). I just cannot get enough…..how about you?

So today, I was tickled pink to get a signed copy of Victoria’s new Monogram issue in my mailbox. This magazine is absolutely exquisite and a MUST HAVE for anyone who loves monogram. Filled from front page to back cover of the most fabulous, droolworthy pictures of monograms, on linens, silver, china and stationary…it made me a bit weak at the knees! Seriously…I cannot stop looking at this magnificent collection filled with the most beautiful images. You must get a copy!! You will thank me:)

Best part? Hoffman Media? sent me two extra signed copies!! So I am giving away two issues to two very lucky monogramming loving readers. For those of who need to get a copy for yourself pronto, you can order it by clicking here. It is not to be missed, pure and simple. This is one of those magazines (like my many Southern Accents) that you will just not throw away!

So first a look at some of the wonderful ways monograms are being used today. And details on how to enter the drawing on the bottom…….enjoy!!

?Amazing what? three little letters can do to a bed!
The master “Leontine” of beautiful luxurious monogrammed bedding

?Love my Jack Rogers monogrammed sandals…….in all their many colors.

Aren’t these stunning green shantung silk pillows with their over sized monogram exquisite! Number Four Eleven

?Monogrammed silver flatware? Yes please!

?Don’t you love seeing a beautiful monogram on a chair?

?And how about these darling monogrammed clutches available here

?Love the personalized touch of monogrammed dinner napkins on a nice crisp linen napkin, Mark and Graham

?No one does stationary as beautiful as Alexa Pulitzer’s gorgeous monogrammed versions…….

How about? these darling belts in all their many colors and patterns!! Leta Austin Foster

A gorgeous bed with a single pillow graced with a monogram is the picture of elegance……

?Number Four Eleven monograms absolutely gorgeous pillows and linens!
?I love the idea of gorgeous monogrammed bar ware, such as the ones I sell on my online shop

?Carolyne Roehm? created this gorgeous blue and white setting complete with stunning monogrammed napkins

?LOVE these cookies! Flourpotcookies.com

Another example of how even one statement pillow bearing a monogram gives a “Wow” kind of effect, Number Four Eleven

?As beautiful for a kids room as they are for a master bedroom…monograms are always a great idea!

?Love seeing a beautiful old antique silver item monogrammed…..magnificent!
?Love monograms in fun bright colors too, Liz Caan

?Think the effect of a large scale monogram on a dining chair is so very beautiful, Number Four Eleven

Gorgeous room by Jill Rootes Interiors

?How about a beautiful colorful monogrammed cocktail napkin with this beautiful hemstitch detail?
?Nothing beats cozying up to a beautiful monogrammed blanket…Mark and Graham
?Hey if you can get away with bearing this monogram….go for it!
How adorable are these monogrammed wine stoppers!
Adore this beautiful monogrammed chair, Dixie Delights
And of course Stubbs and Wooton make the ultimate monogrammed? shoe!

?A beautiful monogrammed ice bucket is a great item to own and give as a wonderful gift

?Love the pop of color and dose of happy these beautiful linens give this bathroom

Now if this didn’t get you in the mood for monograms, don’t know what will! Feast your eyes on this? cover of the gorgeous edition of Victorias’ Monogram special edition magazine! Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy (by Phyllis Hoffman, the media mogul behind this exquisite magazine). How to enter? Easy peasy……
Visit my monogram shop online and come back and tell me a favorite item. That’s it! If you want a second chance leave a comment on The Enchanted Home Facebook page by clicking here.
A winner will be announced on Monday morning……

Thanks for stopping in……hope you saw something here that you loved. Wishing you a wonderful Friday evening and fabulous weekend! Until Monday…..

Pinterest fever has struck!

Hi there how is your week going? Mine has been busy…my husband had pneumonia for the last 8 days, had houseguests and let’s just say I am rather exhausted. Thankfully he is feeling better, went back to work for a few hours yesterday (taking it slow) and life is getting somewhat back to normal. I feel like lately I just haven’t had enough hours in my day! I am still waiting for the fun and relaxation of summer to kick in. August? Anywho, moving on……

OK I might be slow to the starting gate but finally this filly has caught up and now gets what all the Pinterest fuss is about. Let’s just say I find it incredibly “pinteresting”…and I cannot seem to stay away!

I am by no means addicted (though some might argue)  but definitely love the convenience of being able to capture what I love and putting it in a safe and organized place…I mean the concept is totally brilliant. I have a ways to go but am getting there and having fun in the process.  Some of the boards are “newly hatched” and others are a bit more developed but let me tell I am having fun on this learning curve!! You can click on each title to be taken to that Pinterest board (and I have others, these are just some of what I have started) . Love being able to customize and curate a board specific to my own style and tastes.  So thought it could make a fun post to include a few faves from each of my boards, ready? Here we go…..

Forewarning, seriously beautiful  images that can produce heart palpitations…..

Monogram love…..

Food fun……


My style in clothing….

My style……..


Boxwoods and outdoors….

Tabletops that rock.…..

Sweet dreams…..


Party like a rockstar..….

My Home…..

The power of flowers….

Wow..that’s a whole lot of pretty, wouldn’t you say? If you want to see ALL of my Pinterest boards click here.…yes there are more, and that is nothing compared to some of the Pinterest veterans. Forewarning, it can get really addicting and not for the faint of heart!! So I normally tell myself before I even get started that I will allow myself x amount of time and set a limit before I even begin…its a wonderful resource but like with all good things,  when done in moderation:)

 I do not want to be sitting in some big circle with other “addicts”  in a dark obscure room one day having to fess up to too many hours pinning so I really do limit how much time I spend on there, lol. But let me tell you…once you get started, its not so easy to stay away! Do you too have Pinterest fever? It can be awfully contagious:)  Every picture you see, you think to pin for safe keeping…..brilliant idea! Happy pinning…and have yourself a fabulous day.

Pinterest fever has struck!

Hi there how is your week going? Mine has been busy…my husband had pneumonia for the last 8 days, had houseguests and let’s just say I am rather exhausted. Thankfully he is feeling better, went back to work for a few hours yesterday (taking it slow) and life is getting somewhat back to normal. I feel like lately I just haven’t had enough hours in my day! I am still waiting for the fun and relaxation of summer to kick in. August? Anywho, moving on……

OK I might be slow to the starting gate but finally this filly has caught up and now gets what all the Pinterest fuss is about. Let’s just say I find it incredibly “pinteresting”…and I cannot seem to stay away!

I am by no means addicted (though some might argue)? but definitely love the convenience of being able to capture what I love and putting it in a safe and organized place…I mean the concept is totally brilliant. I have a ways to go but am getting there and having fun in the process.? Some of the boards are “newly hatched” and others are a bit more developed but let me tell I am having fun on this learning curve!! You can click on each title to be taken to that Pinterest board (and I have others, these are just some of what I have started) . Love being able to customize and curate a board specific to my own style and tastes.? So thought it could make a fun post to include a few faves from each of my boards, ready? Here we go…..

Forewarning, seriously beautiful? images that can produce heart palpitations…..

Monogram love…..

Food fun……


My style in clothing….

My style……..


Boxwoods and outdoors….

Tabletops that rock.…..

Sweet dreams…..


Party like a rockstar..….

My Home…..

The power of flowers….

Wow..that’s a whole lot of pretty, wouldn’t you say? If you want to see ALL of my Pinterest boards click here.…yes there are more, and that is nothing compared to some of the Pinterest veterans. Forewarning, it can get really addicting and not for the faint of heart!! So I normally tell myself before I even get started that I will allow myself x amount of time and set a limit before I even begin…its a wonderful resource but like with all good things,? when done in moderation:)

?I do not want to be sitting in some big circle with other “addicts”? in a dark obscure room one day having to fess up to too many hours pinning so I really do limit how much time I spend on there, lol. But let me tell you…once you get started, its not so easy to stay away! Do you too have Pinterest fever? It can be awfully contagious:)? Every picture you see, you think to pin for safe keeping…..brilliant idea! Happy pinning…and have yourself a fabulous day.

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,  you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”  to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!  Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,  thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s  line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do  know what I like!  A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

 On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!  And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

 I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

 This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

 The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for  a large orchid plant!

 As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

 Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
 Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

 I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a  result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

 Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.  Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

 Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

 Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

 Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

 Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,? you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”? to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!? Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,? thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s? line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do? know what I like!? A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

?On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!? And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

?I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

?This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

?The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for? a large orchid plant!

?As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

?Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
?Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

?I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a? result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

?Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.? Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

?Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

?Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

?Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

?Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!