Seven on Sunday

Hi there and happy Sunday to you. Hope you have had a nice weekend, very relaxing over here, it’s been? low key and really enjoyable? over here, tonight going to a BBQ and today just chilling.

Sometime today my logo will change over to the new one, which I am sooo excited about so just giving you a heads up:)

Just cannot believe its the last weekend of August and next week is already Labor Day! I cannot lie by saying a big part of me is actually really looking forward to fall, being it’s my favorite season and all. So here is my seven on Sunday…..



THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOTE EVER! I was soooo excited to return home to the most amazing gift from super generous and ultra chic Laurie of LB Original fame. Laurie, you know this bag has my name written all over it and i nearly fell over when i saw it. Gingers and monograms all in one? Pure H E A V E N!!!!

I just love this tote and cannot recommend it highly enough! If you want your very own click here to visit Pineapple Grove Gifts, upon pursuing their wonderful site there are sooo many things I loved and would consider for gifts, just had to share. THANK YOU LAURIE! Click here to visit Pineapple Grove Gifts.



2. NEW PILLOWS FROM STUDIO TULLIA. I have spoken many times of my love for the pillows from Studio Tullia. I cannot love my beautiful Chaing Mai and ribbon pillows from her wonderful collection any more. Then upon sending someone over to her I took a quick peek around and saw some beautiful newcomers worth sharing. Here is what I am loving from her newest offerings. Click here to see them all.

il_570xN.817067543_duqg il_570xN.816537243_nqyi il_570xN.812675769_e6ib il_570xN.697429988_790j


3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Never at a loss of beautiful things to share, this week so many touched my heart as just being downright so incredibly sweet? and of course threw in several of beauty and inspiration for good measure:)

Speaking of Instagram, I cannot believe I hit over 10,000 followers!! (my son noticed this before I did). I said I would do a blue and white giveaway if that ever happened so stay tuned tomorrow on Instagram for details (click here to follow me)

vzxc 45qa 44rqwa 3aaa

unname4AVd cuea 211 43a 112

unnassmed unn64samed

54q3wa kk3a 3da 3a


4. A FEW FALL SWOONWORTHY ITEMS. I do not make a secret of how much I love fall…by far my favorite season of all. And fall dressing….it’s the best. Plus I can always justify the occasional splurge as the cold month season is such a very long one, when you spread it out over the days worn, we are talking mere cents:) I am in love with these pieces, such classic gorgeous separates.

Flipped over this, these pieces are “so Chanel” inspired I can’t stand it, but thankfully at a much more realistic price point. This jacket? could be worn with so many different looks, LOVE this! Click here for more info



And how crazy beautiful is this ensemble? Looks like a million dollars and love how these pieces look amazing together but could be fabulous on their own… here for details



If you are a boots kind of girl you will love these, as chic looking as they are ultra warm and cozy… here for the 411


And how elegant is this fully reversible Lafayette 148 car coat? Light and warm, comfy and chic and my two favorite fall/winter colors…..a winner! Click here for more info….


Lastly this military inspired Neiman Marcus sweater/jacket in cashmere at? a fantastic price (now on sale for 250) ! Could see this dressed up with black slacks or down with jeans….click here to order



5. WALLPAPER FINALISTS. Thanks so much for weighing in the other day on the bathroom papers. I all along was in love with #2 (on the right) and both #1 and #2 got the most votes so I put them side by side but in the end decided on #2 afterall, see it pays to go with your gut:) Its a small bathroom, no window so I like that it feels light with the white background yet compliments the gray/silvery tones too. Just waiting for my paper hanger…..

PS They are from Thibaut as many of who had asked

unw2named unnamwwwed


6. MICHELLE MASTERS TOPIARY ART. Hang onto your hats…you will not believe how amazingly beautiful these are. Another super thoughtful generous reader/follower sent me the most beautiful sets of notecards with topiaries and goldens on them..a match made in heaven.

If you do not follow Jessica of Five Fabulous Frenchies on Instagram (click here)? you are missing out on a front row seat to simply the most stylish dogs on the web (sorry Teddy but until you have your very own down vest and raincoat with matching hat you cannot compete with this pack:)

So incredibly kind Jessica sent me these from Michelle Masters topiary art. What a find! I nearly flipped when I visited her website, just feast your eyes on these. Every image can be bought on notepads, linen guest towels, cocktail napkins, etc……click here to visit Michelle Masters Topiary Art.

un3adnamed unname33sd unna4rfmed

And her other designs-

Frenchies FinalWM Cavalier-King-Charles Rabbit-cocktail-napkins_LRG


Paris-Hedge-Topiary Country-French-Cow_MED foxhound-portrait

THANK YOU JESSICA! Love my cards:)



7. GORGEOUS NEW FLOWER DELIVERY! Finally got in my faux flower delivery that I was waiting on for a while. Simply the most spectacular cherry blossoms I have found to date. LOVE the spray I created in my blue and white jar for my foyer.

Then I had fun setting this pretty table. I got in the new colors of the beautiful lifelike hydrangeas and though I am generally not a “purple person” absolutely love purple next to blue and white. It is so eye catching, so added my colorful plates and had fun with a bright and crisp tablecloth (from my tablecloth treasure trove:)

Love the way it came out, almost inspired me to host a luncheon but with the busy month I have ahead of me..not sure it will come to fruition. Added them to a kitchen vignette too, take a look……

There will be a floral promo this week on all flowers shown so stay tuned!



My new foyer spray of blossoms, the vase is about 26′ and with the sprays this is a massive and super impressive arrangement



My pretty kitchen vignette with my blue and white doggies (from my shop)

unname9ijd unnamp09ed unna6tgmed unnattamed


So there you have my seven on Sunday…..lots to love this week. Hope you are enjoying a great weekend, one of summers last 🙁 Once Labor Day hits, I get into full fall mode and then before you know it….the holidays are upon us. Hope you savor these last lazy days of summer, until next time……


Designer spotlight- Anne Hepfer

Hi there and happy Friday!? Thank you so much for weighing in on my bathroom decisions, your input really helped! If you missed that post click here. In continuing on with a series I started a few years ago and periodically feature, Designer Spotlight, today I introduce you to Anne Hepfer, quite a talent who is based in Ontario, Canada. I have seen so many of her beautiful rooms over time without necessarily realizing it was her work. Then when I noticed a pattern (loving every thing she does) I felt a post was warranted!

She has a beautiful, versatile style and seems to stay true to classic traditional without it feeling fussy or off putting. Her rooms feel current, cheerful and elegant.? Every one of her rooms looks welcoming, like I can envision plopping down with a book and a beverage of choice. That to me, is the hallmark of not only good design but well thought out design……a truly successful room is not only beautiful but functional and inviting. So take a look at the work of Anne Hepfer and tell me what you think. Click here to visit her website and learn more…..





main_Blue,-Traditional,-Dining-Room,-Green main_Kitchen,-Green,-Bar main_Blue,-White,-City-Chic,-Kitchen main_Kitchen,-Organic,-Blue,-Green,-Urban-Cool main_AH_Giffin_8586 main_OfficeDen main_Living Room main_Master Bath

c50e76cf462b24d7118523377cf1ba45 dc875a42884a561cfee76881e5e79e3e 1f0cc029dcf913cef24b6c6b4b33a0a2 Blue-Bed.-Blue-Bed-Fabric-Ideas.-Master-bedroom-with-blue-bed-and-blue-draperies.-BlueBedroom-BlueBed-BlueDraperies-Bedroom-MasterBedroom-Anne-Hepfer-Designs. Living-Room-Draperies.-Traditional-living-room-with-blue-draperies-and-pale-gray-wall-color.-LivingRoom-Draperies-TraditionalInteriors-Anne-Hepfer-Designs.

main_Master dressing rm main_Kitchen4 main_Steremberg Miami Living Room 1 main_AH_SteremAH_Steremberg_171012-5310 main_Dining-Room,-Blue,-White,-Cottage main_Kids-Room,-Nautical,-Cottage main_Blue,-White,-Asian-Fusion,-Bedroom,-Green,-Yellow main_Green,-Blue,-Organic,-Living-Room,-Urban-Cool image_OfficeDen


main_Details,-Black,-White,-Luxe,-Dressing-Room main_Luxe,-Dressing-Room,-Black,-White main_AH_Giffin_8569


See!? I told you she is? talented, so many beautiful spaces….what do you think? Are you familiar with her work? Have a favorite room? Love to know as always what you think. Wishing you a wonderful day and to your week. Until next time…..

PS Just a reminder that today is the last day for current promo, click here to visit-


And the most amazing sale over at Horchow ends today (insiders secret…use the code “welcome” and you will get an extra 20% off on top of the sale)!!!! Click here to visit



Which would you choose?

Hi there!? I am back in town and back to my desk and drawing board…ready to roll my sleeves up and get back to working! Today? I need your help and there is no make believe fairy today…….this is the real deal people:) We are talking two of my bathrooms. I would love your input on choosing a vanity for one and wallpaper for the second bathroom. Enough of my talking, let’s get voting….




BATH#1? This is an average sized gym bathroom with a shower. Here it is and here is the beautiful floor which is thassos white marble and cream marfil in this wonderful octagonal pattern, and then the contenders for vanities.

bath2 2bat 2bath


They will all come with solid marble top. Disregard generic faucets and? hardware, I will be replacing that with nickel knobs and have a beautiful faucet. So which would you choose?






CHOICE 3a16656410




? BATH #2. This is our lower level powder room. Love the floor which is white marble with a pearly trim around each octagon, have the vanity on order which I cannot wait to get and now want to add some wallpaper to jazz it all up. This is? a place where I can somewhat break out of my box and go a little? more transitional.

bath1 1bath bath12


Here is the pedestal sink due in any day (nickel base and honed carerra sink/top) –img28c


I love so many of the wallpapers shown here but in my own mind have narrowed it down to two so I want to see if you will reconfirm what I am thinking though truth is there is not a bad one in the bunch! Which would you choose? ? ?


CHOICE 1 ffbcdf73deee78a99186709f42f593bb

CHOICE 2 ? b4b75251b501cfff06ada708b6012763


CHOICE 3 ? ? a1035e255f846a743758cc9ef052a412


? ? CHOICE 4 ? b5593fec3e7af125f1679066af1ca805


? 81fe1c1c28c746328a08bf1da5246481 ?









? sca ?









5006052 ?


CHOICE 10? ?? 5005054

? ?

Thank you for stopping by, I so value your input and cannot wait to see which come out on top! I want to finish off these bathrooms and know that the lower level is DONE! And let’s not forget this was all my husbands idea, not mine:)

But I must say it is a fabulous space and we are enjoying it…though it will be really nice when we have bathrooms to use:) Wishing you a fabulous day, until next time…..

A brand new promo started last night on a small collection of exceptionally beautiful colored porcelains (for all of you who made this request)! Ends on Friday evening.? Click here to visit,





A fabulous living room sale you REALLY need to know about!

Hi there, hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am out of town for a few days as of Sunday but will be checking in:) I still can’t quite wrap my brain around the fact that summer is just about over.

Normally I instantly equate summers end with revamping the house a bit and of course the “H” word…..the holidays. Yes people, ?they are only 4 months away! As I continue to work on my own home and a few e design prjoects I was excited to find out about this sale because we all love a great sale, right? And an extra 20% just about everything is pretty major:) (Neiman Marcus)


If you are starting from scratch or need a few fill ins, this post is for you. I have been a long time fan of Horchow, and when they have deals…let me tell you, they have D E A L S! So their much anticipated 4 day Living room sale is one worth knowing about. I have been working with a few clients and have found this sale to have come at the right time.? I put together my very favorites to share with you. There is special pricing and on top of that you earn money back-

I am working on a few projects myself and was fortunate to find some great scores for my clients from this sale.I have included some items that I think are exceptional deals but you can see everything by visiting Horchow by clicking here.

So here are my top picks-




Isn’t this a beauty! I love the shape, the nailheads and the fact that it includes all of these wonderful pillows which makes it a great starting point for a room, stunning! Click here for info


I LOVE this sofa, a Horchow exclusive and have a client considering a pair of these for her living room, absolutely stunning and the price is so right, click here for the 411


Gorgeous navy velvet sofa, great price!! Click here for 411



Isn’t this such a stunning chair! I love the color, the monogram, everything about it….click here for details


Rather in love with this tufted leather ottoman, great colors beautiful styling and a right price:) Click here for the 411


You don’t need to guess how I feel about this little beauty! So very pretty….click here for info


This is a fabulous new take on a classic, LOVE the lucite legs, neutral fabric, what room wouldn’t look splendid with this! Click here for the 411


This is that kind of chair you can find a space for virtually in any room, a pair for a foyer, in the living room an extra chair for a family room, great for a master bedroom and at $749 you don’t have to think too hard:)? click here for info


Sent these to a friend who I knew would love them, and at 359 it’s a no brainer! Click here for info


A gorgeous carved bench for $999? Yes it’s true and this one is a beauty, click here for information


How great is this settee? Adore it and think it belongs in my house!? Click here for the 411



This is one of my all time favorites and a style that works in so many different style homes plus I can tell you the price is the best I have seen! Click here for info


I absolutely love this table, its a bit more transitional than what I normally love but really like how it combines old world chinoisiere feel with the antiqued mirror, fabulous! And SO well priced, click here for details


At $699 we didn’t need to think, just act! Such a beautiful table on it’s way to a lucky e design customer! Click here for information


Another favorite styles, timeless classic but still feels very current. A well priced Horchow exclusive, this is a top pick for me, click here for info



Isn’t this a beauty! Can you believe only $749…..a steal if you ask me. Click here for info


This is so much look for the money, a client just ordered this for her new dining room and we are both excited about it! Click here for the 411




This lamp is a beauty with it’s elegant crystal balls and how about if I tell you it’s $154! Click here


And you know I love birds so could easily this in so many spaces, click here for information


This is such a sophisticated and elegant lamp for a traditional home, click here for the info


Talk about a lot of lamp for the money,? at $149 this the king of steals, click here for the 411


A perfect mid sized mirror in beautiful antique mirror and what a deal! Click here for info


This gorgeous pink and gold mirror is such a beauty, if I had a pink room I would snag this! Click here


ADORE this bird mirror and at $350 its extra sweet, such a beauty that could go anywhere!! Click here for info


A very good looking mirror and a wonderful way to add a current feeling to any interior space and at $395 it’s a sure thing, click here for info


Every room needs a gorgeous rug and this one is simply spectacular! Click here for more details


And how about this beauty I love Oushaks, they are my personal favorite as they instantly make a room feel so peaceful and tranquil. Click here for the 411


Isn’t this such a beauty! I adore the soft silvery gray tonal feeling…spectacular! Click here to view


This beautiful rug was $829 we thought there was a misprint so hurry up and ordered it (for a local friends office) click here for info


My e design client just ordered? this for her living room it was part of the quick ship program….we cannot wait to start decorating around it! Click here for info


I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me…a 40″ square ORIGINAL PAINTING for $349 that is this pretty? Yes!! Bought one, love the colors! Click here for the 411


This giclee is just stunning and so charming, well priced too. Click here for info


These are fabulous looking and can create an instant gallery, can you believe 4 for $294! Click here to find out more


This very large giclee? on canvas is so incredibly pretty, looks like an old treasured painting. Click here for info


And you don’t need to even ask how I feel about this….spectacular beyond words! What a statement piece and at $755 for four very large panels, this is a major deal. Click here to see


I think I could decorate an entire house just from this post! So many things to love and? getting a great deal is the icing on the cake.?Click here to see it all…(don’t say I didn’t forewarn you about extreme temptation). Thank you for stopping by, until next time…..


P.S.If you missed my Seven on Sunday post….click here



Seven on Sunday


Hi there, hope this finds you well and enjoying your weekend. Hard to believe we are down to the last few weekends of summer isn’t it? I still have some “unfinished business” aka more time at the beach, books to read, lobster roll binges and late afternoon cocktails:)

As I do every Sunday here are seven things on my mind….



1. JOANNA BAKER! I decided I wanted to do a new header for my blog, I like to change things up and had this vision in my head for a while though I still really love my topiaries by Jeanne of I Dream Of and they are still very much a part of The Enchanted Home.

Joanna Baker, a very talented fashion illustrator was the artist I chose to for what I had in mind,? not to mention she was an absolute peach to work with. I had this exact vision floating in my head for some time?it kind of captures me (well my legs are not exactly that long and skinny but I don?t mind pretending they are:) However she just nailed it, I told her my vision right down to the Jack Rogers and Teddy?s blue and white bandanna.

We went back and forth a few times plus she indulged my OCD tendencies with the silliest little attention to detail and did it with such class. I am a huge fan and cannot recommend her highly enough. If you have a custom art project under consideration, monogram something, whatever?she is a talented artist that is up for the job!? Click here to visit her website and contact her.

Here is the final draft (next time you see it, it will be with my logo on top of my blog)! LOVE IT!



2. A BOOK I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON. I am a huge huge fan of Carolyne Roehm, in fact I might appoint myself as unofficial president of her fan club:) I don?t remember the last time I was this excited for a new book, the cover alone sends my senses into overdrive, what a fabulous book I know it will be. Click here to preorder, something tells me this will sell out before it even hits the shelves!



3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Never one to disappoint, Instagram is always chock full of beauty for me to marvel at. This week was such a busy week I didn?t get to go on Instagram quite as often as I normally do but suffice to say when I did??I found more than enough to share with you this week!



4.? EXCITING HAPPENINGS FOR MY SHOP. So many amazing things are going on?as I eagerly await the arrival of my next blue and white container and then next month I am getting in a container of GORGEOUS silver (more on that in a few weeks).

In addition always on the prowl for great and unique finds that fit well into my shop/collection. Yes, to the many of you who asked if this exquisite line of handpainted pillows will be on The Enchanted Home Shop site- they will and? within a week or? I will be running a special introductory presale as I normally do sometime this week, so stay tuned!


The sconces are the prettiest I have seen period. They are not resin but hand carved wood, really substantial with beautiful attention to detail, plus they each and every one is custom colored to your specifications! VERY excited to soon start carrying these….


Plus some gorgeous new arrivals now online (click here to visit)

Amazing Bird Trellis Tureen

Amazing Bird Trellis Tureen

Bird/Twig Wonderful Condiment Server

Bird/Twig Wonderful Condiment Server

Amazing Bird and Branches Caddy

Amazing Bird and Branches Caddy

Bird/Twig Ice Bucket

Bird/Twig Ice Bucket

Wonderful Trellis and Bird Rectangular Tray

Wonderful Trellis and Bird Rectangular Tray

Amazing Pair of White Foo Dog Lamps

Amazing Pair of White Foo Dog Lamps

WHITE1-547x410 lightgray-547x410

5. A? BEAUTIFUL AND CLEVER TABLE NUMBER. How beautiful is this, for a wedding or any event really. Instead of a flimsy little number/marker on paper, you have an ovesized number done in boxwood. I have made a mental note for when one of my boys gets married? this idea!



6. OUR LOWER LEVEL PROFESSIONALLY SHOT. I flipped over these pictures taken by a professional photographer, boy a camera and a true professional really does make a difference!! Love the way they came out, I will feature a part 2 on the lower level sometime later this week or next, stay tuned. If you missed? my post on the lower level click here.

04Safavieh2015MichaelsBarRoom_0098 02Safavieh2015MichaelsBarTable_0057 01Safavieh2015MichaelsBarFull_0007-1

7. An easy peasy cocktail with less calories than most, when I am not busy making my daily round of frozen margaritas:)

You take your favorite Rose, diet Seltzer flavored with raspberry add half and half of each to a glass (sometimes I had a bit of finely crushed ice) and add a few frozen raspberries (just freeze a bunch on a little plate in the freezer a few hours before) on top and voila, you have the tastiest cocktail and extra points because it looks so pretty too! Very elegant to serve a round for entertaining?.cheers!



So there you have it. Anything here excite you or do you have something to share? Please do?wishing you a wonderful day and end to your weekend. Hope you are doing something fun and mostly relaxing:) Until next time?.

PS Last day (ends tomorrow morning) to take advantage of the amazing “hodge podge” promo, some things are sold but some still remain! Click here…..



Random musings as seen through my iphone!

Hi there hope you are having a great week. Mine has been a fair balance of work and play, as I am trying to savor these last drops of summer.? As I periodically do I am sharing with you a snippet of my life as seen through my little “assistant”, my iPhone.

I cannot believe that summer is just about to wind down!? I know I say it every year but this year has gone ridiculously fast. I am not going to say it’s been the best summer so while I love all that summer encompasses I am somewhat looking forward to a new season…..and of course we all know fall is my absolute favorite!

How about you? Hate to see summer go or will you welcome fall with open arms? Here is a snippet of life as seen through my iPhone……


Never tire of farmstand pictures!

Picked hydrangeas from my yard then I turned them into little arrangements that I used through the house…


Hampton’s snippets

flows stand flow

Best fresh peach and blueberry pie on this earth from Briermere Farms, add farm flowers and it’s a match made in heaven:)


Yes very much enjoying my margarita machine:)


Added some new blue and white jars to upstairs hallway chest


Summers best…..


What do they say about sleeping dogs?


Al fresco beauty at the showhouse

unnamefaaad unnam3r2cvxzed

Ah… out east to indulge in a fabulous lobster roll from the original and one and only at “Lunch”

aaz za

Can you believe in the? magic of nature? My white azalea topiaries are blooming…go figure!


Finally getting around to ordering window treatments for laundry room! Thinking a flat roman with a Greek key tape


One of my favorite spots for a little escape..the newly restored pond


In my travels took this picture above and I just love it…it is so peaceful


And these taken late day leaving NYC

2232 unnam544ed

Looks like Teddy thinks this is one giant water bowl


NYC’s energy never ceases to amaze me and the pace at which it moves…always like to stop in to Dean and Deluca!


Sneak peek at the most exquisite handpainted silk pillows and window treatment panels coming this way very very soon!! They have my name written all over them:)


pheasant chin panel

And these fabulous white foo dog lamps will be added within the next day or two…


And how about this fabulous line of custom sconces painted any color your heart desires!


Set up this pretty summery table al fresco…..

423 64wq ASDA


So that’s whats happening over here….and you? What’s going on over on your end, any special plans to end summer with a bang? Wishing you a wonderful day, thank you as always for stopping in!


Color Crush- Green!

Hi, don’t know about where you are but over here it’s been brutally hot, as in weather you feel like you could melt in! This is my fourth post on the series “Color Crush” and there is no better time than to showcase the freshness and vitality of showing green in all its glory than in the greenest season of them all….summer! Whether its a crisp upbeat lime green paired with striking white or a deep luscious forest/moss green in a dark moody room…suffice to say green rooms are pretty fabulous!

I have always been drawn to green and go to the two extremes, the palest celadon all the way to a dark and deep moss green. I would love to finally give in to my impulses one day and paint a room a glossy moss green. I might just do it:) So how about you? Love green too? Even if you aren’t a huge fan, this post just might change that…….

So today a look at green in all it’s many shades…….




This is breathtaking, green chinoiserie…oh yes!!! Harpers Bazaar


Ellie Saab…of course, the maker of the most beautiful gowns in the world!


This pale minty green and cream are a match made in color heaven, Brooks and Hill Custom Builders


Top greens, in case you are thinking of taking the green plunge!


Wow almost love this as much as I do a glossy black front door, beautiful!


How about this mossy green, love the floor! Beneath my Heart

Hunter Boots small

Green Hunter boots…..yes!


Beautiful crisp celery green and white in the outdoors is breathtaking, Veranda


Isn’t this green and white wedding cake so simply magnificent and? elegant, Colin Cowie


Shelly Johnstone hit a home run with the choice of this wonderful shade of green

Large Square Box Planter Pale Blue/Green with Gold

Large Square Box Planter Pale Blue/Green with Gold

How about my beautiful new pale green and gold chinoiserie planters? Have two in my hallway and love them:)


What a wonderful little kitchen this is, feels so fresh and welcoming, Jenny Wolf Interiors


Green and brown are fabulous together, James Michael Howard


So inspired by this tablescape, I will have to try this one day!


This green kitchen is absolutely fabulous! Carla Aston


Fabulous bedroom by uber talented Cathy Kincaid


Emerald green is so rich!


A long time favorite, the earthy colors with the pale green are breathtaking, Rinfret Designs


What a fun space, the freshness of the green is so uplifting! Babble


This ultra rich shade of moss green is a favorite of Tory Burch


Yes! This is giftwrap perfection, Carolyne Roehm


Love this dreamy loftlike bedroom done in a sea of cream and green, Phoebe Howard


Something very fresh about this apple green painted butlers pantry, Greg Natale


I don’t need to tell you how head over heels I am with this space, the pale minty green paired with the blue and white is sublime! House Beautiful


Incredible shade of aged green……magnifico!


Green and white wallpaper is so fresh and so pretty, Katie Kelly McCormack


The detailing on this incredible green Ellie Saab dress is over the top beautiful


How about this pretty soft shade, love it for a bathroom, paired with the light woods, it feels so soothing


Paired with blue, green just comes alive, Lacefield Designs


Love this cozy green nook by Phoebe Howard


No words needed, simply sublime!


Why paint a mudroom predictable white when you go green, isn’t this fabulous! Ashley Campbell Interior Design


How pretty is this green and white tablescape, it’s so fresh and crisp and never thought a fern could look so glamorous! ? Carolyne Roehm


Might as well end on a high note…..this Hermes birkin in green makes me weak in the knees:)


So much to love about green, in all its many shades. I must say I have always had a love affair with mossy green for interiors, next to blue and white it is sensational! So what do you think about green? Do you wear it or have it in your home? Would love to hear your say on the matter. And here is a little recap on just how fabulous green really is…

Also if you want to see other Color Crush posts, just type in “color crush” in search bar on top right of my blog and it will take you to all the posts I did for this Color Crush series.


P.S. New promotion started yesterday on these fabulous silver pieces, love each and every one.? Click here to visit.



Seven on Sunday

Good Sunday morning to you…hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Here, getting back in the saddle with a lot of work on my desk but having had 5 days to decompress and disconnect a bit from my everyday life has allowed me to come back and approach it with new vigor and enthusiasm, so it’s “all good”!

I just cannot believe in a matter of weeks summer is actually winding down as the back to school craze cranks up……boy did this summer fly. I feel like I didn’t even get to indulge in enough lobster roll binges:)As I do every Sunday, I am sharing with you seven things on my radar. And here we go……



1.MY OBSESSION WITH BARNS.? I could have spent all day on this site, Heritage Barns. It is no secret that I love barns and dream of buying a “lady of leisure and gentleman’s” farm one day and naturally I need one of these barns if we ever make that plunge. Doesn’t get prettier than the barns over at Heritage Barns, click here to visit them. Here is a sampling of their fabulous work…….


Elegent-Barn-Home-Guest-House-Triditional-look-3-552x633 Connecticut-Barn-Guest-Home-6-633x633 Large-Wedding-Event-Venue-timber-framed-building-spacious-3-950x633

IMG_-76+8979_FX_BillMathewsPhotographerInc3-950x633 limestone-Wall-Triditional-look-lake-party-barn-with-living-quater-950x633 Restored-Historic-Cabin-Guest-House-3-950x633 Wedding-Barn-Historic-Timber-Frame-Convertion-Mansion-reception-2-950x633

Montana-Mountain-Home-Retreat-Rusitic-Design-Open-Floor-2-950x633 Montana-Mountain-Home-Retreat-Rusitic-Design-Open-Floor-7-917x633


2. SOME FUN ANTHROPOLOGIE FINDS. I love popping into my local Anthropologie, kudos to their buyers for find always unique fun items. Every now and then, I find an exceptional bunch of goodies, best part is the prices, all very affordable:)? Thought these were worth sharing-

Love this topper for a birthday cake, talk about elevating an ordinary cake..adorable! Click here for info


How wonderful are these charming door knockers and such a deal (bought one as part of a housewarming gift) Click here for info


Had to indulge in a few of these beautiful pieces for my kitchen…..LOVE them. Click here for information


And these are so precious, bought a few for various birthdays that are coming up:) Click here for details


Put together a recent group gift for a friend whose kitchen is white with touches of red and black so we bought her a few of these items, she flipped! Click here for details


And finally how great are these, add them to a white tablecloth, a blue and white vessel filled with hydrangeas and you are good to go! Click here for more info


I have bought these by the dozen, they are SO beautiful and look very expensive, I have paired them with my “good” stemware and they are fabulous, the delicate etch work is stunning (also love the large scale) Click here for info


And had to buy this, my old apron has seen better days, so this one is much anticipated and will get much use! Click here to order



3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST So much to enjoy this week, I was particularly smitten with a few pooches as you can see and always have to throw in a picture or two of anything having to do with ginger jars:) Plus found some great new accounts that I just had to share!


;ve gg

5aa csa a3 3f ppl rr

ogrg funny love barn nice cute


My absolute fave of the week was this…..just the cutest!!


4. TRAVELING ABROAD? Then this handy list is for you…..some of the top destinations have been included here along with “insider tips” gathered from over 55,000 members, including everything from the best museums, restaurants and hotels. Worth keeping!


5. NANCY GONZALEZ. These bags could do me in, her line has never looked better, soooo many beautiful bags, I cant stand it! Here are some of my absolute faves. I am a believer in quality over quantity, and tend to buy expensive bags however they last me a very long time.

Many of my bags I have had for over 10 or 12 years and still enjoy them so I never really feel guilty taking a plunge for a wonderful bag which I know I will use for years and years.. Kind of like the gift that keeps on giving, I am going to have a hard time saying no to one of these beauties……..

Click here to see the entire fabulous collection


NMV22NC_mz NMV22P4_mz NMV26ZQ_mz NMV2JZ3_mz


6. LAST CHANCE! *****PRESALE AS OF MONDAY MORNING IS OVER, NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE ORDERS, THANKS FOR YOUR OVERWHELMING RESPONSE**** Don’t forget today is the last day to take advantage of my new blue and white container presale. The response has been overwhelming and you don’t want to miss out if you are in need of a blue and white fix!? I find myself clearing a few shelves here and there and brainstorming as to where I can use some of the pieces I have my eye on:) Click here for the details….


7. TWO NEW RECIPES. I challenged myself at the start of summer to try one recipe? a week and so far I have held up my end of the bargain. I would say the vast majority of “experiments” ended up being winners and definitely worthy of making them again. Two recent tries were these below, easy and sooo delicious. Wanted to share….

Garlic Paremesan potato wedges, these were a piece of cake and were beyond delicious (I used Yukon gold) click here to visit Creme de la Crumb for recipe


And made this incredibly good tomato tart (made two minis) and there is no time better than late summer to make this, click here to visit Pioneer Woman for the recipe



I don’t know about you? but I am suddenly starving:) Hope you have a wonderful day, we have a beautiful but hot weekend over here but I am trying to savor every last summer weekend, as before we know it we will be reaching for that sweater (can’t lie and say I am not kind of looking forward though:)? Hope whatever you are up to is fun and relaxing. Thank you as always for stopping in. Until next time……get-attachment.aspx_21-1024x3811-1024x381-1024x381-1024x381-1024x381-1024x3811-1024x3811-1024x3811-1024x381-1024x381 and enjoyable. Thanks as always for stopping by, until next time…….

Which would you choose?

Hi there and happy Saturday morning! Have been up to my ears in blue and white orders, the response to my presale has been overwhelming and exciting! A few items are sold out and many are close to being there. If you missed it click here (ends on Sunday evening).


Where have I been? St. John Collection who I always thought of for “women of a certain age” has taken on a whole new look and I am madly in love with it! These are such incredibly gorgeous and classic looks. They are not cheap but when I think of how I have treasured and worn certain things in my own closet that may have cost a pretty penny, and how long I have enjoyed them…it suddenly doesn’t seem so extravagant. I really have adopted to the quality over quantity idea and it applies to just about everything.

Ironically the things I love most that I own and continue to enjoy are things that I have had a long time and often paid good money for. I must say I am madly in love with just about everything here. I chose my favorites from the current collection and have ordered two pieces (hopefully will order more). What a classic appeal they have with just enough modernity to feel fresh and current. What do you think? Your turn to choose a favorite (or two). You know the drill,? imagine the clothing fairy has stopped by, which of these lovelies will you choose?



CHOICE 1 Madly in love with this entire look….so classically elegant I can’t stand it:) Click here for information


CHOICE 2. What a color and the rich floral detail just elevates this chic and timeless dress, click here for the 411


CHOICE 3 If this does not epitomize timeless elegance, don’t know what does, this has my name written all over it, click here for more details


CHOICE 4. And how gorgeous is this? I love the color, the sheer beaded detail…breathtaking! Click here for info


CHOICE 5. This is such a “Tina”dress, again love how the separates could be used to create other looks and well you know how I feel about blue and white! Click here for info


CHOICE 6.? Love this color block 3/4 sweater/jacket…..this could easily become a daily favorite! Click here for details


CHOICE 7. Spectacularly understated, this could go super dressy and love that the separates could easily be worn in other ways, fabulous! Click here for the 411


CHOICE 8. Such a classic piece, I could see wearing this day in and day out, dressed up or down, gorgeous! Click here for more info


CHOICE 9. Incredible evening gown, love the white lace and black satin combination…….so timeless. Click here for info


CHOICE 10. Calling all Jackie O lovers. Isn’t this so chic? Screams understated elegance, click here for info


CHOICE 11. Isn’t this sharp looking? Love it, click here for info


CHOICE 12. Madly in love with this, beyond gorgeous and could see it used so many different ways!! Click here for info


CHOICE 13. Isn’t this exquisite? I coudl see this lasting forever, such a classic look, click here for info


CHOICE 14. This is so very pretty, absolutely smitten with this, again could see this with dressy pants or jeans and it looks like a 3 season jacket more mileage:) Click here for details


CHOICE 15. Stunning topper, who needs a jacket or coat when you have this beauty! Click here for details


CHOICE 16. Fabulous silk Georgette dress, love this because it is truly year round, worn without a sweater or with a light sweater over it…tres chic! Click here for the 411



In love with every look, and what I love about each and every one is how they will stand the test of time. Real classics, as I get older this is a favored look with a little trend thrown in for good measure. Any one of these could be paired with a pair of beautiful nude pumps like these, my most favorite pair of pumps that I have ever owned (Roger Vivier)


Well this was fun and has me itching to get busy with my fall/winter wardrobe. Your turn….thanks for stopping in. Remember two days left for the blue and white presale, click here to view.








Hello, I am back and well rested, had some great family time and it was nice and much needed to “decompress” for a few days. This is a very exciting and long anticipated day……the presale on the new blue and whites is officially starting! I posted this a little later as a courtesy to my West Coast readers, many of whom have made this request.

That’s right my second container is due in about 3-4 weeks brimming with the most exquisite blue and white pieces you have ever seen, and I do not say that lightly:) I am so excited about this next shipment…..over 650 exquisite blue and white pieces headed this way! I challenge you to find any site that has this many beautiful blue and white pieces at these prices.


As I do when I get a container, I offer up a limited number of each item for presale. You get an extraordinarily special price during this 4 day presale. Once they arrive they will be put up on my online shop at an already heavily discounted price (30-40% less than my competition) but today is even less than that! Your items will ship as soon as they arrive in approx. 3-4 weeks. A very special chance to take advantage of adding to your blue and white collection…or starting one:)


So first a few “rules” before we begin-

  • Please email all orders to
  • Please refer ONLY to item number not description (we cannot process an order that does not have an item number)
  • Limited availability per item..subject to availability
  • Final sale as these prices are rockbottom
  • Shipping is extra
  • Shipping only to the U.S. (sorry to my international readers)
  • Once we confirm your order, you will promptly receive an invoice, payment is due within 12 hours
  • If you cannot comply kindly do not submit an order
  • All orders will ship in approx. 3 weeks time (when container arrives scheduled to arrive on or around Sept.4th)
  • Questions? Please email to



Ready to see the amazing pieces? Be sure to spread the word to your blue and white loving friends!? And here we go…….



ITEM 1.? Fabulous scalloped large plate/platter. As incredible for serving as it would be for decorative purposes! 15″ x 9″ $120.00


ITEM 2- Beautiful? tall fluted flower vase 15″ x 9″ $110.00


ITEM 3- Incredible pair of bird ginger jars (sold only as pair) 17″ x 10.5″? $278.00 for the pair


ITEM 4- Fabulous large scale antiqued ginger jar 22″ x 13″ $190.00


ITEM 5- Beautiful and elegant tureen 8″ x 13″ $118.00


ITEM 6- Wonderful figurine antiqued ginger jar 18″ x 10″ $125.00


ITEM 7- Highly decorative tall triangular foo dog ginger jar 20″ x 6.5″ $120.00


ITEM 8- Fabulous tall vase 18″ x 7,5″ $120.00


ITEM 9- Fabulous tall shaped vase 17″ x 8″ $118.00


ITEM 10- Dark navy and white cherry blossom ginger jar 18″ x 6″ $135.00


ITEM 11- Incredible pair of large blue and white foo dogs 15.5′ x 11″ $175.00



ITEM 12- Beautiful large bowl/planter 14″ x 21′ $125.00


ITEM 13- Elegant navy and white cherry blossoms planter/fishbowl 10″ x 12.5″? $115.00


ITEM 14- Wonderful scalloped bowl/decorative dish 5″ x 18″ $135.00


ITEM 15- Pretty planter/bowl 8.5′ x 12″ $90.00


ITEM 16- Pretty trellis bowl/planter 6″ x 12″ $85.00


ITEM 17- Wonderful small planter $75.00


ITEM 18- Best selling hexagon planter? 9″ x 14″ $85.00

hex3 hexplanter

ITEM 19- Amazing and highly decorative 9.5″ pagodas (these were selling on One Kings Lane for $219 a pair) Today they are $45.00 a pagoda, also amazing for bookends

pagoda3 pagoda2 pagoda1

ITEM 20. Antiqued white foo dogs 11″ x 8″ $115.00 for the pair

whitefoo2 whitefoodogs

ITEM 21. Wonderful low profile bowl 6.5′ x 16″ $65.00

ITEM 22. The ever so popular small flat top jars in one of nine patterns. Fun to mix an match the styles. 8″ x 8.5″? Any jar $65.00










ITEM 23. Incredible fishbowl 16″ x 15″ these are many hundreds. Today this beauty is $165.00 Just stunning!


ITEM 24. Fabulous previously sold out chunky dragon jar 18.5″ x 10″ $ 165.00 (one of my customers told me this was on Frontgate for $559 right now and she is right)!


ITEM 25. Highly decorative shaped ginger jar 18.5″ x 9.5′ $130.00

asdfa asd

ITEM 26. Another style of the fabulous shaped ginger jar 17.5″ x 8′ $120.00


ITEM 27. Elegant fluted flower vase 18″ x 6″ $125.00

ITEM 27. Fabulous octagonal yellow scenery planter, wonderful colors, elegant shape. 7.5″ x 9.5″ $85.00


ITEM 28. Fabulous table lamp, elegant blue and white scenery hand painted on both sides (includes shade) $90.00


ITEM 29. Fabulous oval covered jar, what a perfect piece to finish any blue and white vignette!? 11.5″ x 9.5″ $85.00


ITEM 30. More of the wonderful hexagon cherry blossom jars handpainted on each side. 11,5″ x 9″ $85.00


ITEM 31. Incredible large round plate with beautiful bird scene. 16.5″ round $120.00

largepkate plate

ITEM 32. Wonderful and highly decorative Chinese character ginger jar 14.5″ x 10″ $120.00



Phew! If that doesn’t get you in a blue and white mood, don’t know what will! I literally want one of each and can always find a place for a new blue and white family member. This promotion is on for four days (will end Sunday evening). Remember subject to availability, these items tend to go very fast! Send your order to and spread the word to any blue and white loving friends….thanks for stopping by!

And if you want to see more blue and white in action click here to the wonderful post on navy by my friends over at Design Chic!