Guest posting at You may be wondering, an unbelieable giveaway and a blue and white bash!

Hi there and Happy Monday morning to you! A few reaally fabulous things to tell you about today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Let’s get started…..  I am guest posting at one of my favorite blogging buddies blogs today….You may be wondering. Yes, I  am standing in for dear Sandy while she has to rough it in Europe, tough job but someone has to do it:)

 I bet she is having a splendid time! Since her blog is mostly centered around travel….I decided to walk down memory lane and highlight some of my favorite trips of all time. It was loads of fun to work on and reminisce over  I do hope you will stop on over to take a look! Here’s a sneak peek……


2. Also speaking of travel and good blogging friends, Vicki of uber elegant French Essence fame is offering the most amazing giveaway I have heard about in decades. Lets just say it involves a trip to France and  a stay at one heck of a glorious French home. Enticed? I bet you are…click here for all the details over at French Essence….bon voyage!

3. Love blue and white?  My friend, Jennifer over at gorgeous The Pink Pagoda is hosting a blue and white party! Imagine that….you will need to carve out hours (maybe days for me) to go through all the blue and white gorgeousness but how could I not participate!! So click here to be taken to blue and white nirvana…….

Do not forget about my Fall Fabulous Contest!! 3 more days to enter, here are the details……
“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

Guest posting at You may be wondering, an unbelieable giveaway and a blue and white bash!

Hi there and Happy Monday morning to you! A few reaally fabulous things to tell you about today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Let’s get started…..? I am guest posting at one of my favorite blogging buddies blogs today….You may be wondering. Yes, I? am standing in for dear Sandy while she has to rough it in Europe, tough job but someone has to do it:)

?I bet she is having a splendid time! Since her blog is mostly centered around travel….I decided to walk down memory lane and highlight some of my favorite trips of all time. It was loads of fun to work on and reminisce over? I do hope you will stop on over to take a look! Here’s a sneak peek……


2. Also speaking of travel and good blogging friends, Vicki of uber elegant French Essence fame is offering the most amazing giveaway I have heard about in decades. Lets just say it involves a trip to France and? a stay at one heck of a glorious French home. Enticed? I bet you are…click here for all the details over at French Essence….bon voyage!

3. Love blue and white?? My friend, Jennifer over at gorgeous The Pink Pagoda is hosting a blue and white party! Imagine that….you will need to carve out hours (maybe days for me) to go through all the blue and white gorgeousness but how could I not participate!! So click here to be taken to blue and white nirvana…….

Do not forget about my Fall Fabulous Contest!! 3 more days to enter, here are the details……
“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

Style on Sunday

Hi there, how have you been these last few days? We have had a wonderful weekend, a super exciting Friday night football game for my son (37-0 us) so that’s one heck of a great way for a weekend to begin! Houseguests, good food, picture  perfect weather…….

Love my lazy Sundays and looking forward to doing a lot of nothing:) Today is a fashion post, so put your thinking caps on and just imagine the fashion fairy has paid another visit…..this time you are off to a cocktail party, a fancy one that is business related.

We have one next month which is going to be at a beautiful private townhouse in NYC and I am already stressing on what to wear. I have an all time favorite black and lace dress but ahem…its a small size, so I need to dig deep to find some major willpower if I can fit into it (unlikely) so  take a look at all of these lovelies and tell me….which would you choose!

CHOICE 1
 Alberta Ferretti
 CHOICE 2
 Michael Kors
CHOICE 3
 Lela Rose
 CHOICE 4
 Jonathan Saunders

CHOICE 5
 Mary Katranzou

CHOICE 6
 Day Berger et Mikkelson
CHOICE 7
Marchesa
CHOICE 8
 Michael Kors
CHOICE 9
 Oscar de la Renta
CHOICE 10
Bottega Veneta
CHOICE 11
 Nina Ricci
CHOICE 12
 Donna Karan
CHOICE 13
 Lanvin

CHOICE 14
 Erdem
All dresses available at Net a Porter.com (just in case you feel like going on a major shopping spree)

So many to love……puts me in the mood for a party! And with holidays getting closer every day, chances are you will have an occasion to dress up for. So tell me which is your choice? I cannot wait to hear, me first! Enjoy your Sunday…..
And don’t forget about my fall fabulous contest!! 3 days left to send in your pictures!
“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

Style on Sunday

Hi there, how have you been these last few days? We have had a wonderful weekend, a super exciting Friday night football game for my son (37-0 us) so that’s one heck of a great way for a weekend to begin! Houseguests, good food, picture? perfect weather…….

Love my lazy Sundays and looking forward to doing a lot of nothing:) Today is a fashion post, so put your thinking caps on and just imagine the fashion fairy has paid another visit…..this time you are off to a cocktail party, a fancy one that is business related.

We have one next month which is going to be at a beautiful private townhouse in NYC and I am already stressing on what to wear. I have an all time favorite black and lace dress but ahem…its a small size, so I need to dig deep to find some major willpower if I can fit into it (unlikely) so? take a look at all of these lovelies and tell me….which would you choose!

CHOICE 1
?Alberta Ferretti
?CHOICE 2
?Michael Kors
CHOICE 3
?Lela Rose
?CHOICE 4
?Jonathan Saunders

CHOICE 5
?Mary Katranzou

CHOICE 6
?Day Berger et Mikkelson
CHOICE 7
Marchesa
CHOICE 8
?Michael Kors
CHOICE 9
?Oscar de la Renta
CHOICE 10
Bottega Veneta
CHOICE 11
?Nina Ricci
CHOICE 12
?Donna Karan
CHOICE 13
?Lanvin

CHOICE 14
?Erdem
All dresses available at Net a Porter.com (just in case you feel like going on a major shopping spree)

So many to love……puts me in the mood for a party! And with holidays getting closer every day, chances are you will have an occasion to dress up for. So tell me which is your choice? I cannot wait to hear, me first! Enjoy your Sunday…..
And don’t forget about my fall fabulous contest!! 3 days left to send in your pictures!
“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a  busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!  This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!  I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are  few winners!


MY SHOP.  I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

 3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,  10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!  My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.  Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a? busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!? This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!? I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are? few winners!


MY SHOP.? I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

?3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,? 10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!? My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.? Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..

My online shop and a Staffordhsire dog giveaway!!

Good morning. This post is about my online shop, The Enchanted Home shop. I get lots of questions, all of which I try to answer but some days admittedly my mailbox is overloaded and i am sure I have missed a few here and there.

I got started with my shop over a year ago (sooo hard to believe) which was born out of my love for home decor and furnishings. I knew the frustration of looking for certain things and not being able to find them and wanted to create a one stop shop that reflected my taste and style. Thanks to you my faithful readers, you helped it become a reality and have helped it to grow to a really wonderful little business that I am so enjoying. I had always wanted to open a brick and mortar shop but knew the timing was not right (kids still at home and I know full well the work involved in a retail operation) so this was the next best thing and there are days that I am stunned by how busy it keeps me.

It is a true reflection  of me, what I love, what I would put in my own home (and many things ARE in my own home. So this shop is a genuine extension of all  I love…from my beloved blue and whites to the belljars to the European kitchen goodies to unique things like the pewter handmade napkin rings and of course all the way to my newest treasures, the totes and wraps! I love it all and nothing makes me happier than when I hear from a happy customer about how overjoyed they are with their new purchase, or when I get a picture showing me their newly put together enchanted space…I feel like a proud mama!

So first, a response to questions I get asked a lot, then a look at some of my current faves, then some new things that just came in that have me all excited and finally the giveaway details! Let’s get started……

Here are questions I get a lot-

What is my best selling item? I would have to say its a tie between the belljars and my porcelains though the totes are giving them a run for their money:) The silver and pillows are a close runner up! The custom tole is proving to be very well received too……and if I had a dough bowl for every time someone has wanted one……….they are very special!

What is the availability of the belljars? As I always say, the status of availability literally changes day to day.  Jumbos normally are the first to sell out only because I might get 6-7 pieces total in a shipment and that’s it until the next container (another 3-4 months). The tulip, Greek key and trellis and feather designs are the most popular. The standard finish is oil rubbed bronze but you can upgrade to a silver or ant. brass finish. The turnaround is quick, once the item has been confirmed as being in stock, they normally ship within 1-2 days. Best bet is to contact me first when you know what you want and confirm its in stock since the availability changes frequently.

Is the silver really non tarnish? Many of the pieces are but I will say that maybe once or twice a year I might take a little polish to them to brighten them up, but they are no where near the maintenance that one typically associates with silver pieces, so this is a big perk. They are really old world looking so you can put these next to a family heirloom and they will look fabulous!

How do I start a blue and white vignette? I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question. I am flattered that they trust me as a blue and white expert:) I have helped many people put together a vignette, and the good news there are no rules! It is a good idea to vary height and width in the jars, and sometimes adding a bowl or candlesticks amidst a grouping of jars is a nice way to switch it up. Varying shades of blues are also a great idea. You can use anywhere from 3-8 pieces in a single vignette..again no rules, just experiment and have fun, old and new work beautifully together.

Do I discount? Oh yes! I discount at least 25% but in some cases (belljars and pillows as an example its much steeper, closer to 40%). So you can be sure my prices are super competitive.

E- design? Yes I still am doing it and finishing up two jobs right now. I have to admit my time is stretched to the max so I cannot always take on an e-design job when I am asked. But I really enjoy the process and love being a part of helping someone create something special for their home. Email me for fees and details.

My favorite item(s)? This is really hard, kind of like asking which is your favorite child: Right now I have to say I am rather obsessed with my custom tole line. Obsessed. They are so magnificent and special…every single piece custom made just for you. It is a superb line and I am so excited to be carrying them!!

The biggest names in design, Charlotte Moss, Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton, Bunny Williams are all big fans of this line and these products have been featured in their various books and in magnificent homes all over the country. I also love the napkin rings, they are truly little jewels for the table. Loving my chic Annabel Ingall tote which I am always getting compliments on, I could go on and on and on…….

So here’s a look at some of my favorite items…..

Just in!! Take a look at all of these spectacular new trays that I am in love with (some were long awaited like the first two Ralph Lauren trays)  just came in and got added to the shop last night……..

Finally a giveaway! I am offering a wonderful pair of these Staffordshire dogs to one lucky winner.

Here is how you enter….

One of my readers asked me for my advice, and I am now turning it over to you! She is looking for a gift that she can present to each of her bridesmaids as a thank you gift (no more than $150 per bridesmaid) for participating in her wedding. I had a few ideas but here is the challenge…...visit my shop come back and tell us an time you would select and that will put you in the running. She is very excited to see what you all suggest. I will announce a winner on Friday morning!

Many thanks for stopping in wishing you a fabulous day. Busy busy day over here! Enjoy……

If you missed the amazing work and I do mean AMAZING OF J Wilson Fuqua and Assocaites yesterday, you must visit, click here!

My online shop and a Staffordhsire dog giveaway!!

Good morning. This post is about my online shop, The Enchanted Home shop. I get lots of questions, all of which I try to answer but some days admittedly my mailbox is overloaded and i am sure I have missed a few here and there.

I got started with my shop over a year ago (sooo hard to believe) which was born out of my love for home decor and furnishings. I knew the frustration of looking for certain things and not being able to find them and wanted to create a one stop shop that reflected my taste and style. Thanks to you my faithful readers, you helped it become a reality and have helped it to grow to a really wonderful little business that I am so enjoying. I had always wanted to open a brick and mortar shop but knew the timing was not right (kids still at home and I know full well the work involved in a retail operation) so this was the next best thing and there are days that I am stunned by how busy it keeps me.

It is a true reflection? of me, what I love, what I would put in my own home (and many things ARE in my own home. So this shop is a genuine extension of all? I love…from my beloved blue and whites to the belljars to the European kitchen goodies to unique things like the pewter handmade napkin rings and of course all the way to my newest treasures, the totes and wraps! I love it all and nothing makes me happier than when I hear from a happy customer about how overjoyed they are with their new purchase, or when I get a picture showing me their newly put together enchanted space…I feel like a proud mama!

So first, a response to questions I get asked a lot, then a look at some of my current faves, then some new things that just came in that have me all excited and finally the giveaway details! Let’s get started……

Here are questions I get a lot-

What is my best selling item? I would have to say its a tie between the belljars and my porcelains though the totes are giving them a run for their money:) The silver and pillows are a close runner up! The custom tole is proving to be very well received too……and if I had a dough bowl for every time someone has wanted one……….they are very special!

What is the availability of the belljars? As I always say, the status of availability literally changes day to day.? Jumbos normally are the first to sell out only because I might get 6-7 pieces total in a shipment and that’s it until the next container (another 3-4 months). The tulip, Greek key and trellis and feather designs are the most popular. The standard finish is oil rubbed bronze but you can upgrade to a silver or ant. brass finish. The turnaround is quick, once the item has been confirmed as being in stock, they normally ship within 1-2 days. Best bet is to contact me first when you know what you want and confirm its in stock since the availability changes frequently.

Is the silver really non tarnish? Many of the pieces are but I will say that maybe once or twice a year I might take a little polish to them to brighten them up, but they are no where near the maintenance that one typically associates with silver pieces, so this is a big perk. They are really old world looking so you can put these next to a family heirloom and they will look fabulous!

How do I start a blue and white vignette? I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question. I am flattered that they trust me as a blue and white expert:) I have helped many people put together a vignette, and the good news there are no rules! It is a good idea to vary height and width in the jars, and sometimes adding a bowl or candlesticks amidst a grouping of jars is a nice way to switch it up. Varying shades of blues are also a great idea. You can use anywhere from 3-8 pieces in a single vignette..again no rules, just experiment and have fun, old and new work beautifully together.

Do I discount? Oh yes! I discount at least 25% but in some cases (belljars and pillows as an example its much steeper, closer to 40%). So you can be sure my prices are super competitive.

E- design? Yes I still am doing it and finishing up two jobs right now. I have to admit my time is stretched to the max so I cannot always take on an e-design job when I am asked. But I really enjoy the process and love being a part of helping someone create something special for their home. Email me for fees and details.

My favorite item(s)? This is really hard, kind of like asking which is your favorite child: Right now I have to say I am rather obsessed with my custom tole line. Obsessed. They are so magnificent and special…every single piece custom made just for you. It is a superb line and I am so excited to be carrying them!!

The biggest names in design, Charlotte Moss, Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton, Bunny Williams are all big fans of this line and these products have been featured in their various books and in magnificent homes all over the country. I also love the napkin rings, they are truly little jewels for the table. Loving my chic Annabel Ingall tote which I am always getting compliments on, I could go on and on and on…….

So here’s a look at some of my favorite items…..

Just in!! Take a look at all of these spectacular new trays that I am in love with (some were long awaited like the first two Ralph Lauren trays)? just came in and got added to the shop last night……..

Finally a giveaway! I am offering a wonderful pair of these Staffordshire dogs to one lucky winner.

Here is how you enter….

One of my readers asked me for my advice, and I am now turning it over to you! She is looking for a gift that she can present to each of her bridesmaids as a thank you gift (no more than $150 per bridesmaid) for participating in her wedding. I had a few ideas but here is the challenge…...visit my shop come back and tell us an time you would select and that will put you in the running. She is very excited to see what you all suggest. I will announce a winner on Friday morning!

Many thanks for stopping in wishing you a fabulous day. Busy busy day over here! Enjoy……

If you missed the amazing work and I do mean AMAZING OF J Wilson Fuqua and Assocaites yesterday, you must visit, click here!

Architect Spotlight: J. Wilson Fuqua and Associates

Every now and then I stumble across a designer or architect who just speaks to me and the work of the architectural/design firm of J Wilson Fuqua and Associates  spoke to me loud and clear! I was practically drooling over my keyboard as I looked further into their impressive body of work. It absolutely warranted a post and sharing with my readers.  There will be many pictures here where you will say “I can see why she loves it”. Very much my taste. Classical, traditional, timeless and ever so elegant.

The beautiful work of Dallas based  J. Wilson Fuqua and Associates is headed by architect Wilson Fuqua who works with six associates,  who clearly have perfected the art of classical architecture, specializing in both new construction as well as tasteful renovations. The interiors are beautifully married to their uber elegant exteriors and I promise my dear readers, you are in for a royal treat. So enough of my jabbering, time to share the beauty. Get those pinning fingers ready, they are going to have the workout of a lifetime today:) Let’s get busy….

Still breathing? Pretty spectacular don’t you think? LOVE their aesthetic. If you want to see more click here to visit their website. I so enjoyed putting this post together….and hope you enjoyed seeing it. Thanks as always for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day!

Don’t forget my “Fall fabulous” photo contest  is on as of yesterday. Send me your pictures of fall inspiration to theenchantedhome@gmail. com. Click here to see all the details, join in the fun!

And a reminder of my “Fabulous fall” picture contest, that is now on….be sure to send me your pictures!  I got in about 15 amazing pictures so far! Details below…..

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

Architect Spotlight: J. Wilson Fuqua and Associates

Every now and then I stumble across a designer or architect who just speaks to me and the work of the architectural/design firm of J Wilson Fuqua and Associates? spoke to me loud and clear! I was practically drooling over my keyboard as I looked further into their impressive body of work. It absolutely warranted a post and sharing with my readers.? There will be many pictures here where you will say “I can see why she loves it”. Very much my taste. Classical, traditional, timeless and ever so elegant.

The beautiful work of Dallas based? J. Wilson Fuqua and Associates is headed by architect Wilson Fuqua who works with six associates,? who clearly have perfected the art of classical architecture, specializing in both new construction as well as tasteful renovations. The interiors are beautifully married to their uber elegant exteriors and I promise my dear readers, you are in for a royal treat. So enough of my jabbering, time to share the beauty. Get those pinning fingers ready, they are going to have the workout of a lifetime today:) Let’s get busy….

Still breathing? Pretty spectacular don’t you think? LOVE their aesthetic. If you want to see more click here to visit their website. I so enjoyed putting this post together….and hope you enjoyed seeing it. Thanks as always for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day!

Don’t forget my “Fall fabulous” photo contest? is on as of yesterday. Send me your pictures of fall inspiration to theenchantedhome@gmail. com. Click here to see all the details, join in the fun!

And a reminder of my “Fabulous fall” picture contest, that is now on….be sure to send me your pictures!? I got in about 15 amazing pictures so far! Details below…..

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂