Random musings as seen through my iphone

Good late afternoon……so much rain over here! Happy I have new rain boots, I am talking monsoon weather so they are going to be seeing a lot of mileage this week. Hope the sun might be shining wherever you are! I am so ready for a much needed coffee break.

Anywho busy week prepping for the showhouse, finishing up a few e design projects and doing odds and ends in my own home…it’s all good. As I periodically do I share with you my week as seen through my trusty little iPhone, so here we go…….

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Was so excited to put our my magnificent chinoiserie pumpkins from The Relished Roost…that’s what I call ushering fall in style!

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Had fun playing with some new blue and whites

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Been on a bit of a gift wrapping binge, had a few friends birthdays to celebrate and you know I take my wrapping very seriously:)

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Gave each an Enchanted Home mug…a little shameless self promotion:)….

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And this gorgeous monogram bag will soon be making its way to my shop…..

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And here are snapshots from the magnificent wedding this past weekend……gorgeous!

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These above were the view from my beautiful hotel room, it was a picture perfect night to see Lady Liberty all lit up at dusk

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The flowers were just “beyond” an oasis of white orchids and hydrangea, the massive towers of flowers were showstoppingly beautiful

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How amazing are these led lit name cards on mirror? Such a beautiful touch!

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Loved the clear tea lights hanging from the dance floor ceiling, it was so magical

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Snippets from around the house….doing a little fall cleanup

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Here is one of my consoles half way painted for the showhouse! It’s looking good, I am going to add some kind of a pale antiqued gold finish to it to dress it up

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Some of the goodies that will be going into the showhouse

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Have a painter touching up my beautiful chinoiserie paper…..it is dreamy beyond words but we have a painter enhancing the flowers/stems to make sure it’s perfect and I am loving the subtle difference

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So there you have it…….busy but fun and mostly productive week. Hope all is well on your end and that your week is going swimmingly? punt intended given the rain we are having:) Until next time……

Only a few hours left for monogram tray orders (we are at near capacity as the reaction was fantastic but can take 3 more orders) click here for details…..

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Which would you choose?

Hi friends, hope you are well! The weather has been so gorgeous lately and we have even had a few evenings that warranted a sweater…how exciting! Really gets me in the mood to usher in fall, in? all its glory. I LOVE fall/winter dressing.

Makes a great topic for today’s post. Incidentally I have done a little clothes shopping lately so feel well versed on what is out there for every day casual chic dressing with a few dressier pieces thrown in that can be dressed up or down…found some goodies and would consider just about every piece here a true closet staple that will stand the test of time.

SO if you could choose any 2 of these staples which would be your top picks? Hard to choose…..so put on those thinking caps:) Here we go….

 

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CHOICE 1 This is such a smart looking sweater dress and what a price. I could see it with riding boots as much as I could a pearl necklace and heels…click here for info

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CHOICE 2. This fabulous coat is my favorite length and is a bit of Audrey with a touch of fun via the leopard collar thrown in, and love this color! Click here to get info

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CHOICE 3. LOVE this sweater from Tory Burch, this is so “me” click here to order

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CHOICE 4. Being a lace lover this stopped me in my tracks. I had to order, I could so see this for my holiday party with black velvet slacks or a silk skirt in a festive color like rich green or red or even tartan…IN LOVE with this piece!! Looks like a million dollars but you will be surprised at the price:) Click here for info

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CHOICE 5. EVERY woman needs this blouse in her closet, trust me. I own it and feel so elegant every time I wear it, whether with slacks, a skirt, dressed up or down, its fabulous!!! Comes in ivory or black, an elegant must have. Click here to find out more

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CHOICE 6. Another favorite brand, Theory….their pants fit so beautifully and this plaid pair is a total classic. In fact love the with the bow blouse! Click here for details

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CHOICE 7. How stunning is this belted cardigan? Offered in three great neutrals I couldn’t? resist the gray, so functional and chic. Click here to get info

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CHOICE 8. Being a big fan of layering this vest is a must have. I think Theory makes such great vests, good length and this could so easily be dressed up or down..tres chic!

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CHOICE 9. At under $100 this seemed too good to be true, love the mix of a cozy sweater dress with lace sleeves plus a forgiving style! Click here for the 411

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CHOICE 10. This is not cheap,? it’s what I explain to my husband as an “investment piece”….this will stand the test of time. I have things similar that I have had in my closet for many years…so fabulous, again can be dressed up or down. Click here for details

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CHOICE 11. Never thought I would say it but these are seriously the best fitting pants I have EVER bought, now I am a serious devotee. NYDJ makes one heck of a great fitting pant…..it was love at first button:) Click here for details

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CHOICE 12. Some of my most favorite colors in one super stylish cardigan…isn’t this so pretty! Click here for info

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CHOICE 13. Big fan of riding inspired clothing and this longer extremely flattering riding jacket is the kind of jacket that could be worn so many ways…I did a double take at the price too. Put that in my cart:) Click here for info and to see both colors

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CHOICE 14. Rebecca Taylor does it again! Just adore this blouse, a big perk being it can be as great looking with jeans as it could dressed up with slacks or a skirt….fabulous and love the lace inserts, click here for the 411

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CHOICE 15. This great looking pleated sweater skirt from Michale Kors could be dressed way up with a beautiful blouse and heels or riding boots and a chunky sweater in black…..versatile, very affordable? and super comfortable! Click here for details

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CHOICE 16. Have a “thing” for winter white and stand up collars so this one really caught my eye. Burberry created a winner! Click here to get info

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CHOICE 17. Layering is so key during these transitional months and? a chic Barbour vest can see you through many cooler days. I love these vests with a sweater, jeans or? cords and boots…..always pulls an outfit together in an understated but elegant way. Click here for info

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CHOICE 18. Isn’t? this a fabulous blouse? I think everyone needs a gorgeous dressy white blouse with lace, it can be? easily dressed up or down and just always looks so incredibly elegant. Click here for details

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Lots to love, I would like one of each to be magically transported right to my closet! Every one of these I would and could easily wear…all classic and beautiful. Have a few favorites? Do tell! Wishing you a fabulous day. Until next time…..

PS A fabulous new promo started yesterday on monogrammed trays, this is the only time in 2015? they will be on promotion so if you have had your eye on one, now’s the time! Click here for details….

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SEVEN ON SUNDAY

Hello and happy Sunday. We are in NYC this weekend for a good friends daughters wedding….I know its going to be pure magic and I look forward to sharing highlights with you soon. Planned this post ahead of time, here is whats on my mind this past week…..seven goodies! Enjoy and hope you are having a fabulous weekend….

 

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1 SHELF ARRANGING. Many people are at a loss of how to arrange shelves. It can be a challenging process, much of it is truly trial and error with a lot of experimentation thrown in. But if you dont’ have the time or gumption to test and try,? then this tutorial from Yvonne of Stone Gable is one of the best, most user friendly I have seen. Thought it was worth sharing. Click here for the full post.

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2 ANOTHER SUPER TALENTED ARTIST. I am utterly floored by the works of Sally Spratt? who is the talent behind The Lust List. I just cannot imagine being able to paint like she does…what an amazing gift! She offers all of her art in large prints and note cards not to mention she takes private commissions. She is soooo talented! Click here to find out more about The Lust List. Here are a few examples of her extraordinary work-

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Love her take on beautiful baby prints-

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Couldn’t you see these as a grouping? being framed in white, silver or black frames for a chic ladies dressing room or teenage girls room?

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3 LB ORIGINALS. I have spoken before of my absolute love and adoration for Laurie of LB Originals, almighty princess of the paper world and what she does. I never cease to be amazed by all she churns out of that amazing little paper empire.

Every time I get something from her I think thats my new favorite item…until the next one arrives! Thanks to her I have the most exquisite and stylish paper/card/gift tag inventory known to mankind! I cannot wait to order my ginger jar holiday tags again….those just “made” my holiday gifts last year. Click here to see all of her beautiful products and to place your order-

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4. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Just when I think I cannot possibly top last weeks Instagram finds, I do! So much to love this week…this is quite a roundup:)

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5. NEW BOOKS YOU NEED. And I do mean “need”, read on…..

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Love Palm Beach? Me too and every single thing about it from it’s jewel like downtown to the fashionable and fantasy like homes that dot the coastline..it’s all so darn beautiful! This book is an incredible compilation of truly some of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen, absolutely spellbinding and is now officially one of my most favorite design books, period! Talk about a book that can “take you away”……. this is the one. Click here to purchase this AMAZING book!

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Love Central Park? Me too….this iconic park is the subject of this fabulous coffee table book and of all the many painters inspired to paint it. Features the most fabulous pictures of some of the most beautiful art of the park referred to as one of the most important and beautiful parks in the world. For anyone who loves art, Central Park, NY or culture….this is a must have! Click here to purchase Painting Central Park.

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DTR114602 A Day in June, 1913 (oil on canvas) by Bellows, George Wesley (1882-1925); 106.6x122 cm; Detroit Institute of Arts, USA; Purchased with the Lizzie Merrill Palmer Fund; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; American, out of copyright PLEASE NOTE: The Bridgeman Art Library works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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Finally this book, Tea and Savories is the best book I have ever seen for planning a ladies luncheon, a brunch or any kind of light beautiful luncheon/tea.? This book alone has me wanting to plan something very soon just so I can try some of these amazing looking ideas…every single page features something so delectable and beautiful! Click here to purchase this wonderful cookbook/book on elegant entertaining….

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6. NEW WINTER BOOTS. Just got these and must say, they are not only even prettier in person but? super comfortable and will be super toasty as the cold weather makes its way in. Love these and can see these easily becoming my “go to” boots during the cold winter months ahead.

These are waterproof and can be work folded over with the faux fur or worn tall, love these! Offered in black or brown, it was hard to pick a color! Click here for find more information

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7. A CHINOISERIE WEDDING CAKE ? Oh yes! You can imagine how I flipped when I saw this…….I want it for my next birthday! From the incredible Murray Me cakes (gotta love that name) Isn’t his incredible? I would feel so guilty cutting into this work of art! Click here to read all about it

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So there you have it, my seven on Sunday. Anything excite you here? Thank you as always for stopping in…wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Until next time…..

PS Chinoiserie pillows finally got added to the online shop yesterday! Click here….

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And all the new porcelains are up as well, click here to view

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Late week random musings…

Hi there and happy Thursday evening! We are having the most spectacular fall weather, every single day as of late as been a perfect “10”. As I periodically do…. I like to share random musings mostly taken with my trusty little iPhone. Since I spent a good part of this week and all last weekend being sick, I had a lot of catching up to do but suffice to say working from home was very convenient! Still some great things happening so here is a little recap…..

 

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You asked and here they are….how cute are these, The Enchanted home notepads!! I love these….and will offer them online along with mugs, you heard right, mugs too!? So many of you loved this logo and asked if there would be any items with it, so here you are (will be added by next week)….

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?I could not get enough of watching the Pope, seeing the welcome that we put out for him made me proud to be an American, and what a remarkable man! Love seeing him in his little Fiat……he is so good for our world!

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I made these huge and heavenly good pancakes for my boys…..they ate every single bite! Forget dollar sized pancakes we go for pizza sized in this house:)

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Got in the most amazing box of gorgeous monogrammed cards in my signature colors from Laurie of LB Originals…almost too pretty to open!

And put together this beautiful bassinet filled with baby boy goodies for the shower I unfortunately had to miss last weekend….

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Here is the completed lower level powder room with the newly installed mirrored sconces, the mirror is temporary I am hoping to get this one below which I think will look amazing….love the paper!

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Is this the cutest fabric? I fell in love, from Duralee…think I am going to order for my laundry room shades, it is fun, whimsical and elegant all in one!

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And more pillow beauty, these will be added sooner than later, how much can I tell you I love these?

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?Was so excited to get the gorgeous artwork from Patricia from PVE of my showhouse rendering…going to blow it up to feature at the showhouse, thank you Patricia!!

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How darling are these small foo dogs coming in my next container? I will be offering them in six different colors….including mini blue and whites! A presale will be offered around mid October.

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I am floored and so happy with the beautiful dining room of one of my edesign customers..we just had the gorgeous Paul Montgomery paper installed after redoing her dining chairs, adding the console, the new chandelier, added small shades and have a few more finishing touches but isn’t this a fabulous room!

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My magnificent chinoiserie pillows will be added tonight or tomorrow morning to my online shop for anyone who has been waiting..they are beyond words, truly the prettiest pillows I have ever seen!

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And speaking of showhouse, remember the brackets aka my first DIY project? Well…think I did it! I am so proud:) I don’t think Martha has anything to worry about but my perseverance paid off….this is the effect I was after (after many attempts mind you), its basically a combination of a glaze, spray paint and gilding wax….7 more to go:) Click here if you missed the post on my showhouse plans.

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The glaze really made all the difference (thank you everyone for weighing in) it went from a hideous “Trump gold”? as I called them to a now? more antiqued brass color-

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Ahhhh….yes this is it!

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So there you have it…..hope your week has been a good one. We have a busy wedding weekend this Sat/Sunday which should be loads of fun and knowing my good friend as I do I know I am for a treat of epic proportions..will make sure to have my phone handy:) Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful evening and end to your week!

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A sneak peek at a showhouse project!

Hi there and good morning….finally feeling a bit better, though I rested another day yesterday to be sure I am up to speed with all I have going on this week. Recently I told you a little about the fact that I am going to be participating in a very exciting showhouse…so that’s what this post is all about.

I was so flattered to have been asked to join the talent as one of the designers to design a space at the Ronald McDonald Showhouse this year. The opening night gala will honor design notables Candace Olsen and Nate Berkus.

This will take place on Oct.8th and we have 3 days prior to actually set up our space soup to nuts. However the planning is happening now…..I have always loved the color moss green, if you read my blog for any time you might know this:) And I really love moss green paired with a touch of antique brass and of course blue and white…truly a match made in heaven.

It is a little nerve wrecking to have to plan all this on paper as we cannot start actually decorating the space until Oct. 6th so I am trusting my vision…..I had the idea? dancing in my head and put together a mood board which looks like this-

 

 

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Then looking into one of my many online albums came across this picture that cemented my decision on mossy green glossy walls!

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I right away honed in on this gorgeous raised velvet fabric from Tilton Fenwick from Duralee, that rich mossy green caught my eye and I liked how it could feel a little more modern but would still be used traditionally with a beautiful navy trim for contrast-

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As those ideas came together, I turned to artist extraordinaire Patricia of PVE to turn my vision into art and lo and behold just feast your eyes on these renderings,? it was such fun to see my idea jump to life! Very exciting to see these two versions…..she did a truly fabulous job and it really validated my ideas:)

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How to choose! They are both so exquisite and what a great joy for me to see my vision come to life at the hand of Patricia’s incredible talent.

So this is a loose idea of what it will be about. I have LOTS to do, many elements to pull together, have to arrange the painter, and someone to hang the brackets. Since this is a project where everything in these spaces will be sold, getting donations from generous sponsors is very key. Here are some elements pulling themselves together-

The rug is from Safavieh…this is a super inexpensive rug (around $500)? but gives me the look I am after…form a distance almost looks like it could be an old antique right? I think it will more than achieve the effect I am after….

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And here are the brackets that came in primed which I am attempting a DIY project on-

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The sconces/brackets I bought as plaster unfinished only because they are quite inexpensive and trying my hand at one of my very first DIY projects and painting them antique gold. They will in essence give me ( I hope) the effect I am after without having to spend a few hundred dollars per bracket.

Here is my first bracket was done in Design Master in picture 1. It looks far better than plain old white plaster and is a really pretty pale shade of gold,? but I needed? a gold with more “oomph” to stand up to the moss green walls.

So I got another gold, this time Krylon’s gold? however that one was far too bright and “fake gold” looking to me, so tomorrow it’s off to the hardware store to try yet another “formula” (frames on bottom)-

And here is attempt 1- subtle and elegant but not enough, too dark and no “wow ” factor

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And then attempt 2- way too bright, this is what I would refer to as “Trump gold” I can imagine his whole apartment just oozing in this brassy shiny gold:)

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And just like Goldilocks, I am waiting for it to be “just right” this tutorial is what has inspired me to go buy black spray paint, I know I know, scary. My thoughts exactly! I also have been recommend to buy a glaze from Valspar, so will give that a whirl too:)

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Started to experiment but it was getting dark but I feel I am going in the right direction….going to require a bit more practice but I don’t give up easily:)

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I am donating all the blue and white and am working with several vendors on everything else. Every single item will be up for sale and all proceeds will go to the charity. I cannot think of a greater cause to donate to.? It was fun getting to the warehouse and starting to choose which pieces I will be adding to the room….

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Here are just some of the blue and whites standing guard for when they get put in the room, (I played around after my seamstress gave me back the partially finished table cloth). Just waiting on trims to be put on-

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Ditto these tables….a little nervous but more excited than anything to see this come to life. Going to do a finish on them and possibly a light gold glaze over them, chairs are being reupholstered in a rich dark blue velvet I already had extra off which was very handy! I will add two beautiful pillows to the chairs-

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These beautiful pillows are being donated from one of my pillow manufacturers, they are perfect:)

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I have been wanting to do a room in high gloss for a long time…and am now getting my chance. I chose Guacamole from Benjamin Moore, a rich mossy green which I am sure will be incredible looking in the high gloss finish and very dramatic with the gold brackets and blue and white jars. Just love this color-

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After googling this color found this room painted in guacamole..pretty pretty!

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I will be sure to keep you in the loop, the next time you hear about this space will be when it’s really in action and the room is actually coming together! If by chance you are in the tri state area more information will be forthcoming in case you want to come out and not only support this incredible fundraiser for Ronald McDonald but to show your love for the design community! It promises to be a really wonderful event and I cannot wait to see all the spaces:)

Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a fabulous day. Until next time…..

PS All newly arrived? blue and white porcelains from recent container are now on online shop for anyone who has asked, you can click here to view

PPS Last day for chinoiserie promo (ends tomorrow) Click here to visit-

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Which would you choose?

Hi friends….feeling slightly better, figure one or two more days to take it easy and I will hopefully will be good as new! Was sad that I had to miss out on all the fun this past weekend, but not much I could do.? Looking ahead to a busy week and leading up to the wedding weekend of one of my closest friend’s daughters in NYC…and I am going to be sure I feel well rested and ready to dance the night away:)

Between Sept. and November we have a bunch of things going on, and I am in need of a few cocktail dresses. So have been looking fast and furious for them and let’s face it online shopping is way easier than trudging into the stores. I, for one don’t have a lot of free time and not a lot of patience either so increasingly turn to online shopping. I will often order 3 or 4 dresses, play dress up at home and then return what doesn’t work. I love trying things on at home because I get out the right shoes, even put on the right jewelry so I get the “whole effect”.

A few of my close friends refer to me as “their personal shopper” because they think I am really good at find and sourcing/honing in on fabulous finds…I like to think it’s one of my sixth senses:)? Recently found a handful of beautiful dresses that are classic and will stand the test of time, lace was a huge common theme…..always loved it. Maybe you too have some things coming up and possibly need some ideas!

This is compilation of high and low dresses, some ridiculously reasonable and others are investment pieces.? So here are some of the beauties I found, your turn to choose..which two would you most like to have?

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CHOICE 1 LOVE LOVE this dress, this is one of those iconic dresses to have forever and let’s face it this silhouette looks good on almost everyone.. Click here for details

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CHOICE 2 This is such a pretty dress, great color and beautiful details…a price that I had to do a doubletake on! Click here for information

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CHOICE 3? Isn’t this color just gorgeous? Beautiful lines too…. Click here for info

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CHOICE 4 This is a beautiful dress and the price made it one to buy to have ready and waiting:) Click here for the 411

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CHOICE 5 Great color of red, classic styling…a yes for me! Click here to get the details

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CHOICE 6 This is such a classic look and it looks like it would be one of those flattering dresses, we all need one of those in our closet! Click here for the 411

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CHOICE 7 This iconic “tulip” dress from Oscar De la Renta is such a beauty, sophisticated and fun all rolled into one. Click here for info

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CHOICE 8 This is a beauty, feels modern yet classic,and I like that it could easily be dressed up or down. With strappy heels and chandelier earrings it could be a much dressier look. click here for details

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CHOICE 9? Lady in red, oh yes! This is a beauty…and so well priced, also available in several beautiful colors. Click here for details

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CHOICE 10? This shape, style and color are just amazing….the price makes it even more so! Click here for the details

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CHOICE 11? A classic LBD, this Escada number is quite beautiful and the picture of understated elegance.? Click here to get more information

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CHOICE 12 Think this is a super chic alternative to wearing a dress, a lace jumpsuit from DVF, very stylish and will never go out of style! Love the side bow, and all of the elegant details.? Click here for the 411

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So I ordered four of these and cannot wait to get them! I am confident that at least one will be a winner (maybe two if I am lucky). Best feeling ever to have something in your closet to wear when you get invited somewhere rather than having the stress of having to go and find something, do you agree?

Which is your favorite? It will be fun to see which comes out on top….thanks as always for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful day and start to your week.

If you missed my Seven on Sunday, click here.? Until next time……

Amazing new promotion just started on select quantities of the magnificent chinoiserie tole items, click here to visit

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Seven on Sunday…..

Hi friends and happy Sunday to you. Before we begin, time to announce the two winners of the blue and white giveaway. Congratulations goes to-

The vase winner is #141

?? You have such fabulous offerings ? every one is really to die for. Lovely!

 

The pagoda pair winner is? #47

Patty b says: Exquisite blue and white pieces to view. The foo dogs and lamp are favorites. Thanks for sharing the beauty for a long time blue and white collector. Keep inspiring us!

Please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to provide your shipping details…..

 

How are you doing this Sunday? I am not quite having the weekend I was supposed to. Besides being? up to my ears in blue and white porcelains, the response has been over the top) I got sick!? Not unusual as the weather starts to change, have a really scratchy sore throat, heavy head, light fever and watery eyes….hence the season, have done my best to plow through it but had to surrender and now just on bedrest hoping to feel better!

Missed what I heard was an “epic” and beautiful Bar Mitzvah last night , a 50th birthday? and today have to miss a baby shower and a show I was so looking forward to seeing, An American in Paris. It stinks…feast or famine! Of all weekends to be sick..this was not a good one.

Hope whatever you are up to this weekend is fun….love this time of year as the weather is just starting to turn, nothing like fall activities which I cannot wait to partake in . The crisp air, turning of the leaves, it really? ignites every one of my senses. Here are my Seven on Sunday…..

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1 TIGER FLOWER STUDIOS AND? HARRISON HOWARD PRINTS. OK you might know of them already but if you don’t you are missing out on some serious eye candy. The most beautiful prints ever can be found on this site, Tiger Flower Studios.? In love with each and every one, how to choose. And now they are an Enchanted Home sponsor! Take a look at some of their exquisite prints, click here to visit and find out more.

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And from Mita Corsini Brand-

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2. MY FABULOUS NEW BLUE AND WHITES. By now you probably know that on Thurs. the container arrived, I was like a kid in the most fabulous and sophisticated candy shop, truly wanted one of each.

But as my house is bursting with blue and white I had to show some serious restraint, here is a look at the beauty and at a few pieces that begged to come home with (and won). These will all be online by end of today (except the pieces that are sold out). I will keep these priced at? my ususal same amazing prices:)

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3. MY VERY TALENTED CUSTOMERS/READERS. Always love getting your pictures!! Here are some recent submissions worth sharing..keep em coming. I love adding them to my online gallery:) If you have a picture or two to share please send them to me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

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These are a few e design current projects in progress…absolutely love the direction they are each going in-

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Just had the furniture, chairs recovered and chandelier installed, now waiting on the chinoiserie paper!

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A beautiful breakfast room that we are now just staring to work on pillows and finishing touches for

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Sitting room in a beautiful master….working on details now:)

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This one is just starting, we just got the rug, a gorgeous Oushak!

4.BORN TO PREFORM! This little girl is sooo cute….is she born to perform or what! I got such a kick out of this, had to share….have a feeling we will see a lot of this darling girl with the winning smile and infectious personality (not to mention great voice)!

5. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Wow..so much beauty this week, have found so many amazing things to marvel at and discovered a plethora of incredible resources via Instagram. Here are this weeks faves…..

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6. MY WALLPAPER! So remember my quandary about which wallpaper to put in the lower level bathroom? I had a few that I really loved but somehow this one by Thibaut really spoke to me, so I just went for it, and am I glad I did! I love it, it brings the best of both warm and cool tones. Putting up the mirror and sconces today..and we will be all set!

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7. YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST! So….remember when Karolyn of The Relished Roost gifted us the most exquisite chinoiserie blue and white pumpkins last year at the luncheon I hosted? One thing led to the next…and now chinoiserie pumpkins are all the rage.

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Here they were from that amazing luncheon (click here to see the recap)

Even got the attention of Town and Country Magazine (click here to read the story)! It was a hoot to read about the craze….Karolyn you were/are a visionary! Equally fun to see the incredible work of my other friends, Jeanne of I Dream Of and Dana from Indigo Home being featured there too.

If you are ready to place an order, you can contact? Karolyn at towncountryinteriors@yahoo.com? or visit her at her blog You can also contact Dana by clicking here and finally Jeanne by clicking here. Now excuse me while I go and add mine to my insurance policy…they are a hot commodity!

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Speaking of pumpkins, its really not a minute too soon to start some fall decorating! When my kids were younger, I swear I think I started the day after labor day, now I have taken a much more passive approach but do really enjoy setting up the front door with mums and pumpkins…just makes it feel so festive!

Hope this finds you having a fabulous weekend, I am resting and willing myself to get better. Have a big NYC wedding weekend planned for next weekend and have loads to do this coming week, so there is no room in my schedule for being sick! Until next time…..

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The blue and white brigade has marched in and a giveaway!

THIS PROMOTION AS OF SUNDAY, SEPT. 20TH IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR

INCREDIBLE REACTION! MOST ITEMS SHOWN (EXCEPT THOSE SOLD OUT) WILL BE

ONLINE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THANK YOU!

Hi there, VERY exciting news…my container arrived yesterday brimming with over 650 truly spectacular blue and white porcelain pieces. Ginger jars, fishbowls, planters, pagodas, foo dogs and more, if you love and adore blue and white, then you have come to the right place!

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This morning the first batch of presale orders are shipping and we will continue to work on getting every single order out from the extremely well received presale!

To celebrate the arrival I am offering this two day sale before all of these items go to the online shop. Even once there they will still be the most competitively priced blue and whites in town but today’s prices are truly exceptional!

Placed a few pieces in my own home, how could I resist!

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There are a few guidelines to take into consideration-

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Please refer ONLY to item number not description
  • We will email back as to whether or not we can fulfill your order
  • If we can fulfill your order, you will get an invoice soon thereafter
  • Payment is due within 12 hours PLEASE do not submit an order unless you can do this
  • Final sale and shipping is extra
  • All items in stock and ready to ship
  • This will end on Saturday evening
  • Subject to availability

 

Also offering TWO GIVEAWAYS.…the? gorgeous flower vase and a pair of the small pagodas will be given away as a special prize to two lucky readers. By leaving a comment here you will be in the running….easy peasy. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

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There are also some new items here that were not offered in the presale and some items that are sold out (I have noted items that are either low in stock or sold out). Not a minute too soon to start thinking the holidays! Ready to see the pieces? Let’s go……

 

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?Be sure to spread the word to your blue and white loving friends, if you know your prices on porcelain, you will recognize the exceptional deals today.? And here we go…….

 

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

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

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

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

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

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ITEM 6- Wonderful figurine antiqued ginger jar 18″ x 10″ $120

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

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

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

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

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ITEM 11- LOW STOCK Incredible pair of large blue and white foo dogs 15.5′ x 11″ $175.00 FOR THE PAIR

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ITEM 12- X large Beautiful large fishbowl/planter 14″ x 21′ $145.00

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

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

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ITEM 15-? Pretty planter/bowl 8.5′ x 12″ $70.00

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

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ITEM 17- LOW STOCK? Wonderful small planter $75.00

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

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ITEM 19-? Darling and highly decorative 9″ pagodas (these were selling on One Kings Lane for $219 a pair)Perfect pieces to add to an existing vignette or to use as bookends.? Today they are $60 A PAIR

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ITEM 20. LOW STOCK? Antiqued white foo dogs 11″ x 8″ $125.00 for the pair

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ITEM 21.Wonderful low profile bowl. Perfect bowl for a kitchen island or center of table. 6.5′ x 16″ $65.00

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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

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

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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)!

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

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

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ITEM 27A. Elegant fluted flower vase, perfect for your weekly flowers! 13″ x 5″ $75.00

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

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

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ITEM 29.? Fabulous oval covered jar, what a perfect piece to finish any blue and white vignette!? 12.5″ x 9.5″ $85.00

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

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

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ITEM 32. Have 3 of these incredible very very large ginger jars. This might be one of the most impressive large ginger jars I have seen to date. Sold out last time, just got 6 more in, measures 28″ x 14″…..$245..00

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ITEM 33. Another stunning jar this beauty is quite large and so impressive, classically elegant, 21″ x 12″ Love the trellis accents, a true beauty! $140.00

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ITEM 34. Fabulous tall vase, this one is a beauty, love the chunky base and elongated elegant shape. Perfect vase for blossoms or tall flowers….fabulous! 18.5″ x 6″ $120.00

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Lots to love….I never tire of seeing beautiful blue and whites and only wish I had more places to put them! Do you have a favorite or two? Email your orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thank you as always for visiting and wishing you a wonderful day and end to your week! Until next time…..

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the giveaway! Two lucky winners will be announced on Sunday morning:)

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Autumn decorating for your home and a sale you cannot miss!

Hello, hope you are having a great week…..we have had a few afternoons/evenings lately where you can feel fall ever so slowly making its entrance, and you will hear no complaints from me! I LOVE fall.

Along with a new season comes little “spruce ups” that I enjoy doing around the house. Normally starts with my planters changing from hydrangeas and inpatients to pretty fall plants, mums and eventually pumpkins!? Then inside the home I always find it’s a time to do “inventory” to see if I want to change things up a bit, kind of like spring cleaning.

Between my own home, a show house project I am working on (more on that later this week) and a few bigger e design projects…I am always on the prowl for great items but at great prices! So Horchow’s autumn sale (4 days) which just started this morning with literally everything at 25% off? has come at a most opportune time as it aligns well with various projects on my plate.

I went on a bit of a shopping spree this morning, nothing like getting something new for your home with a new season and getting a deal is the proverbial cherry on top!

Thought I might share with some of the exceptional deals that are available starting today (this sale is on for 4 days). How about you? How do you like to welcome a new season into your home?

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LIGHTING AND FURNITURE-

Love this square pagoda inspired lantern, just fabulous and at this price, $393.00…..you really don’t need to think twice! Click here for info…

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This is such a beautiful chandelier, would you believe me if I told its $440! I love it for a bedroom….click here for infoHCH5R6C_mz

Just this morning ordered this for a client’s breakfast room, absolutely adore this and at under $1000 this is a deal! Click here for info

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This is a favorite….just adore this lantern and I have not seen it priced this well anywhere. Click here to get more information

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If I had a bathroom left to do, I would seriously have ordered this..what a steal, with the marble top and sink! Click here for info…

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Love a broken in soft leather chair and this one looks like it will do just fine….click here for info

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This chest is so beautiful, a serious love for me. Just recommend them to an e design customer, the color is to die for and so is the price! Click here for info

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These are so beautiful…and the deal is astounding, though it was? a misprint:) Leather stools for under $500? Click here for info

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Every cocktail table is also on sale…and this one by Candace Olsen fits perfectly into what I helping a e design client achieve….click here for the 411

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What lady would not love primping at this incredible ant.mirrored vanity! Such a beauty and what a deal…click here to get more info

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Isn’t this nightstand a beauty? Chose a pair for my e design customer…fabulous! Click here to get more information

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This is officially on order for an e design customer for her bedroom makeover, a fantastic deal too. No better time to make a bedroom feel cozy and elegant than in the fall! Click here for information

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Think this autumn inspired garland is so beautiful to drape over a mantle or over a console/chest….fabulous! Click here for info

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Little touches like a beautiful delicate guest towel in the bathrooms is such a pretty touch and these fall themed towels are so pretty! Click here for the 411

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Gorgeous antler and fall themed pillows, love these! Click here

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There is no time better than now to think about the fireplace and prettying it up!

This beautiful black and ant. brass “button” fireplace screen is so elegant and at $440 a fantastic deal. Click here for info

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And how about this one, a gorgeous handcrafted iron for under $500! Click here to get the details…….

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Need new tools? How about this beautiful set with the acorn tops from McKenzie Childs..so elegant! Click here for the 411

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Not too soon to start thinking about fall entertaining….and at these prices these napkins offered in two colors are a must have (12 for $40)! Click here for info

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How about these fabulous velvet pillows for $60! Amazing value and gorgeous fall colors, click here for info…

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And speaking of holidays and holiday dinners, wouldn’t these chargers be exquisite on a holiday dinner? Handpainted antique white wood, these would go with almost anything!? I love the way a charger elevates any tables cape, click here to see more

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With the holidays fast approaching, these linen like disposable guest towels and cocktail napkins look up to the job! Click here for info

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Few things say elegant fall enterertaining like Spodes iconic dinnerware, and this is positively stunning! I can see a table done up in this now! Exceptional deal on these fabulous pieces, might have to treat myself:) Click here for more info

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Always a sucker for anything scalloped, these tablecloths and place mats are so classically beautiful! Click here for details

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Really in love with these napkins, sold in sets of 4….these are beautiful and scream fall entertaining.? Click here for info

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Doesn’t get cozier than bundling? up with this incredible faux sable throw! I own this very one and use it in the family room all the time, in fact there is often a struggle to see who “gets” it, click here….

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Love these towels, and gave a set to a friend few newly acquired coastal apartment, and best thing is they are now on sale, click here

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Don’t neglect sprucing up in the bathroom too….what bathroom would not look positively gorgeous with these beautiful pieces in cut crystal. Amazing prices…click here for the 411

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And finally first impressions are everything…love the idea of adding beautiful planters to flank a front door, a must have! I can see these with big mums and a few pumpkins for some Halloween cheer. Click here for info

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On top of these already incredible prices, here’s one more perk, use the code “welcome” on most items and you will receive an additional 20% off!

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Well that sure was fun:) I love sharing the great deals when I find them and hope maybe you saw something too that might have caught your eye…whatever you may be looking for for the home, it is safe to say Horchow has it and during this 4 day sale between the discounted sale prices, free or discounted shipping and gift card promos….there are so many reasons to take part in the fun!

Thank you for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day. Until next time….

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Random musings as seen through my iPhone

Hi there friends…how are you on this beautiful Tuesday morning? Over here, such a busy month for me. Eagerly awaiting the container delivery of my porcelains…any day now!? I guess the bright side is it does not allow me to wallow long in my pity party for one as I mourn the loss of? no longer having school aged kids.

I must admit I feel an overtaking of sadness every time I am in a store like Target or Staples surrounded by excited young kids and their exasperated parents over the annual “school supply trip”? pilgrimage or passing my kids old school, always makes me tear up just a little.

But being busy and having MANY balls in the air does not allow me to think or dwell long. I guess I need to really embrace the saying “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. Always liked that but putting it to action is a little more challenging:) Oh well…as I periodically do here is a glimpse of my life seen through my iPhone…..

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Made my yummy berry Napoleon for guests…so light and refreshing (will share recipe later this week)

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And voila the finished product!

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My sisters adorable new puppy with their adult golden, so cute!!

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Love the vibe of one of my favorite little cafe’s/bakeries Diane’s (reminds me of something you see in a Nancy Meyers movie) and is most definitely the vibe I would go for if I were to open my own little place….

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Spent a few days by the lake at Lake George at the beautiful Sagamore…..

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Also went to the charming racing town of Saratoga…

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? Spent a fun day in NYC with my son…..

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Until….we got to Barney’s and I saw the “mens fashions” for fall…let’s just say it felt a bit like an out of body experience:) Guess I am way out of the fashion loop!!

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I am sorry but I just do not see my husband or father embracing this style any trend soon….at least not in this lifetime!

 

Can you believe my white azalea topiaries from last year are blooming NOW? Think they are confused but I am so happy they are:)

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And meet the newest members of my myrtle topiary family (lost a few) so these are the new, bigger and badder replacements…

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We have finally gotten quite a bit of rain lately and it recharged all my planters outdoors (funny I am not a fan of purple but these hydrangeas were only available in purple, white always sells out first so I got them and really enjoying the burst of color)

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Speaking of outside been enjoying this small patio off our kitchen a lot lately…great for late afternoon book/magazine reading and iPad prowling…

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Just starting to work on a very exciting showhouse project (more to come on this within the week)

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Visited a friend and love the charm of their beautiful European influenced home right down to the ivy covering the facade….

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and these fabulous overflowing planters…

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So there my friends is a brief look into the last week or so……lots going on this week and I can always trust my iPhone to capture the highlights! Hope you are having a wonderful week, thank you as always for stopping in, until next time…….

PS If you missed my Seven on Sunday, click here

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