Seven on Sunday

Hello and happy Sunday!I want to first announce the winner of the Christmas blue and white ornaments (will ship when they arrive in Sept). Congratulations goes to-

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

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I am celebrating today…we have gotten out every last one of the presale and recent porcelain orders out the door!! This was no easy feat and was one intense, long hard week of nonstop work. So happy and relieved that is done…now it’s full steam ahead:) Today it’s all about relaxation…not moving a muscle.

It’s hard to believe its the last day of July…this is when I really feel summer speeding up. We will be taking our son back to school in 2 weeks so I am trying my best to savor as much of summer as I can. This week was all about work…..very little play. I am so excited about my blue and white ornaments and Provence planters…they were a huge hit! Now we sit back and wait for them to come in, early Sept.

At that point thinking about Christmas won’t seem so ludicrous:) So here we go with this weeks Seven on Sunday……

 

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1 A WINERY PARTY. This is what you get when you match a talented party planner who has great vision with a beautiful Australian winery….a party I would love to attend. It’s casual but elegant and so inviting….I am craving a crostini this very minute polished off with dessert wine and chocolate:) From The Brown Paper Bag….

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2.INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Love sharing my faves of the week with you, and this week most certainly does not disappoint, so much to love and admire! A definite light and airy “ode to summer” vibe going on here, heavy on stunning interior spaces with wise words thrown in….

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3. NEW MOVIE ALERT! Going see this today…looks great and I am holding on with great hope that this will help redeem Hollywood in my eyes as lately I am very disappointed with the movies out there.

Haven’t been at all motivated or inspired to hit the theater in a long time (not counting having to be an accomplice to see Jason Bourne with my husband, his decision not mind:) This looks worth going to if not just to ogle over the old Hollywood glamour and wardrobe:) Here’s the trailer….

 

4. NEW FAVORITE RECIPE! I am often intimidated by shrimp. But let’s face it, when done right…..grilled tasty shrimp are amazingly good. Saw this recipe over at Rasa Malaysia and decided to give it a go.

So I gave this a try after buying shrimp and not sure what I wanted to do with them…..easy and really really tasty! Just wish I had made more:) I squeezed a lot of lime juice over them when they were done, the key is to not overcook. If you like them hot, it’s (to me) feasible to do this for smaller crowds however was thinking this could be great for summer salads served cold/chilled too.

It was a huge hit and will surely be making a return visit to this household. Click here to see the original post where I found this wonderful recipe.

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 Chili Lime Shrimp – juicy and succulent shrimp marinated with chili and lime and grill/baked to perfection. So good and so easy-

Ingredients

1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp, tail-on

Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 tbsp Cilantro leaves or parsley, fresh leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic

Condiments

  • 1/2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Lime juice, fresh
  • 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce

Baking & Spices

  • 1 Pinch Salt

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

 Soak the bamboo skewers with cold water. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients of the Marinade together using a whisk. Add the shrimp to the Marinade, make sure to coat the shrimp evenly. Marinate for 30 minutes (I marinated mine for about an hour in a ziploc bag).

Fire up the grill and grill the shrimp until cooked and slightly charred on the surface. Serve immediately

 

5. SERIOUSLY GREAT DEALS. I got so many bargains yesterday at Neiman Marcus’s Last Call. Today is the last day for the up to 65% off and let me tell you there are serious deals over there. Got a few of my favorite Joie tops on sale and a cute pair of black espadrilles but the best bargains may have been more cashmere sweaters for fall! Click here to see all..

There is still a fantastic selection of beautiful Joie tops perfect for summer into fall and great wedges from Stuart Weitzman, all at heavily discounted hard to resist prices!

 

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This gorgeous ivory cashmere sweater from Philosophy was only $65!! I also got this cashmere scarf that was $210 for $40!

6. PARTERRE BENCH. Have you seen this incredibly gorgeous bench! Created by Bettie Bearden Pardee, author, one of the reigning queens of Newport and I am proud to say a customer of mine:)
Her taste is impeccable…and this bench speaks to that. What a magnificent bench she has created….a dream for any garden! Click here to learn more and you must see this beautiful video on its inception and a peek into her truly exquisite Newport garden:)
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7. A SURVEY! I love getting to know who my readers are and just as you have gotten to know me a bit…I enjoy getting to know more about you as well. Every Sunday I am going to feature a one question survey just for fun. It is totally anonymous and it will be fun to see what the results are. So ready for this week? Let’s start with a bang shall we:)
I am  a combination of amused, often underwhelmed and occasionally embarrassed by this presidential race…..and wondering what the pulse is out there from all of you. Again this is totally anonymous:)


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So friends…that is what’s cooking over here, anything get your attention? Thank you for stopping in, wishing you a great day and relaxing weekend! Until next time…….

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Random musings as seen through my iPhone….

**** LAST DAY IS TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AMAZING BLUE AND WHITE ORNAMENTS PRESALE AND PROVENCE PLANTER PRESALE, CLICK HERE TO VIEW****

Hi there! Coming up for air after practically drowning in boxes and 90 degree +  temps at the warehouse. NOT a great time to lose a warehouse manager…..yours truly has been burning the midnight oil to get the many many orders out the door. We are 80% done with presales and expect everything to have shipped by Monday (in case you are waiting)….its been a fast and furious process.

Plus just put the finishing touches on the next porcelain container, as this last one was heavy on fishbowls…this next one is filled to the brim with vases, ginger jars and tons of smaller blue and white pieces (thinking about the holidays not so far away). This will be one of my last two containers of 2016. I will get another in early November…stay tuned.

As I periodically do I share with you snippets of my life from recent weeks. If it was just on this week, trust me it would be of sweltering temps and boxes of porcelain..not that glamorous however in recent weeks, my beach time pictures are perfect material! So here is what has been happening in my life the last weeks….

 

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Gorgeous Club Monaco shop in Southampton

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My friends gorgeous pool with a view at her home in the Hamptons

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Nothing like a late day stroll along the beach…though that truck does kind of detract

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Love the little beach house…..miss it already:)

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A scene strolling down Main St. in Southampton and yes…that is a mini blue and white chaise lounge, the cutest!!

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Take note friends…this is how the Hamptons addresses unsightly guard rails….brilliant!

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Dining at Scarpetta Beach Oceanside

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A little cutie pie starting young

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Don’t you love a walk at twilight?

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Early morning pic of surfer with his best friend:)

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Lunch at St. Ambroeus…. a favorite

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A few shop pics from Aerin

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Starting to indulge my son who will be leaving for college in less than 3 weeks….Belgian waffles always do the trick!

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A view from my friends beautiful beach house, if I lived there I would LIVE on that daybed!

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Ripe tomatoes and crusty bread are always a good idea:)

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This iconic shop is always fun to stop into

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Don’t you just love summer salads?

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Nothing like spotting a fellow blue and white lover!

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Ready for guests!

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My new favorite summer shoe…so looooove these. Click here to see

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Gorgeous front row seat to the ocean…

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Such fun at a local farmers market…..one of my favorite things to do

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Our newest acquisition….this gorgeous pool table just got delivered.

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A beautiful spread that is beyond bountiful at a fundraiser we attended

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A sneak peek at a beautiful new tablescape that is shaping up to be one of my all time faves!

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And this is my current reality….

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So friends that is whats up in my corner of the world…and how about you? What is happening on your end? Hope your summer is going well, and that you are getting to enjoy  necessary downtime, as we all need to unplug from time to time. It makes such a huge difference when I am able to get away and then come back recharged and this week more than ever I really needed it!

The response to my planters and ornaments presale has been phenomenal, guess there will lots of blue and white going on this Christmas! And I am counting down the days for the planters to arrive…..have just the spot for them:) The presale is on until tomorrow night. Click here for the lowdown and be sure to enter the giveaway!

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

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A blue and white ornaments and Planters presale plus giveaway!!

** AS OF SUNDAY, JULY 31ST THIS PROMOTION IS OVER, HOWEVER CHECK BACK WHEN THEY ARRIVE FOR A ONE DAY SALE**

Hello friends, first I want to announce the winner of the beautiful blue and white planter, congratulations goes to-

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Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize

 

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Well, I am SUPER excited today,  its been months in the works but at long last not only one of my dreams came true but two!! Dream number one is my beautiful blue and white Christmas ornaments are in production as we speak:) And dream number two, is that  the stunning and so elegant Provence planters are as well. I am so excited to get these goodies!

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They will all be here by early Sept. (possibly late August for the planters).  It is a major learning experience to hatch an idea, develop it, and watch it come full circle into actual production…with a few hairy moments in between:) But when you really believe in something, you don’t give up at the first roadblock, you keep on trucking and persevere which is what I did and boy am I glad because my tenacity really paid off:)

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With both items, I had to take an educated guess as to how many to put into production, but with the ornaments the minimums for production were quite large, so think I will have plenty to go around (hope so, that should only be the biggest problem) lol.

So today is a very special opportunity, that will be available for 3 days only. A very special “pre pre-sale”. You will have the chance to buy both the ornaments and planters at a significantly discounted price (at least 20% of what they will be when they arrive). And with the ornaments the more you buy the more you save.  Plus this guarantees you will get these items. There are a few rules below, to please read over-

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Please use first item number then quantity and color/size if applicable
  • Final sale and shipping is extra
  • I will ship ornaments internationally but not the planters (inquire for shipping rate)
  • This is a PRE SALE, which  means you are getting a special advance purchase price
  • These items are due early September and will ship upon arrival
  • This promotion is offered for 3 days only, there will be no extensions
  • For orders of 60 or more ornaments or 6 or more planters contact me for special pricing
  • Planter invoicing will be only for the planters, we will not be billing for shipping at this time
  • Limited quantities of each so subject to availability
  • PLEASE do not submit an order unless you are able pay your invoice within 12 hours
  • Questions? Contact theenchantedhome@gmail.com

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And here we go……

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These  magnificent glass blue and white ornaments, include assorted ginger jars, pagodas and glass blue and white balls. They come in 4″ and 5″ sizes. They will come in a white The Enchanted Home gift box like blow, so also makes a wonderful gift idea.

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For now (until I figure out how I will sell these) I am selling them in 4’s, 12’s and in larger quantities.

You can pick any four and build your collection from there, a sample order will look like this-

I want to order 2 G2, 2 P2,  4 B2

Can buy in sets of 4’s and any order over 48 pieces will receive a discount of 10% off total ornament purchase price.

Some have contacted me about wholesale, please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com for wholesale inquiries

Blue and white ginger jars-

G1. Comes in 5.3″ $10.00

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G2. Comes as 5.3″ $11.00

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G3. Comes as 4.75″ $10.00

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G4. Comes as 4.5″ $10.00

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G5. Comes as 4.5″ $10.00

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Pagodas-

P1. Solid white comes in 5″ $10.00

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P2.Navy comes in 5″ $10.00

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P3. 5.5 $10.00

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P4. 5.5″ $10.00

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Balls-

B1. Comes in

4″ $9.00

5″ 10.00

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B2. Comes in-

4″ 9.00

5″ 10.00

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B3. Comes in 4″ 9.00

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B4.  Comes in

4″ 9.00

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B5. Comes in

4″ 9.00

5″ 10.00

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B5A. New design not out of production yet comes in 5″

$10.00

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B6. New design out of production yet, comes in 5″ $10.00

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PLANTERS-

These incredible Provence metal planters are powder coated and sealed with a water resistant paint to prevent rust/weathering. As you  might know, these are often at least a few thousand so I am incredibly excited about this offer.

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With powder coating

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In addition there are a number of sealants that be also be purchased in your local hardware store to be sprayed on for extra protection. Offered in four sizes and 5 finishes-

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Black

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Pale blue/gray

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A custom color of your choosing ($75.00 upcharge per planter) please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail for color options

Small: 21.25″H x 18″D  $220.00
Medium: 23.25″H x 20″D  $245.00
Large: 25.25″H x 22″D $275.00
      X Large 26.5″H x 22″D  $310.00

6 or more planters will receive additional 10% off total purchase price

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This post has my heart racing with all of the beautiful possibilities that will happen with these goodies. I have pictures of blue and white laden Christmas trees and gorgeous Provence planters willed with boxwood trees, ivy and flowers dancing through my head:)

GIVEAWAY-

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One lucky winner will win a box of four blue and white assorted ornaments! Just leave a comment on this post as to your favorite item and you will be in the running. A winner will be selected on Sunday. (you must leave a comment on this post not email  me).

See something calling your name, email your order to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a fabulous day!

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Which would you choose?

Hello and happy Monday afternoon! Hope you had a great weekend, it was a beautiful weather weekend though we had a mini heatwave but by the beach with the ocean breezes,  it was perfect. It was almost hard to come home but all good things come to an end.

We all know the name Ralph Lauren is synonymous with great taste and high quality…..what an iconic brand he has built!  I own many things under his label from various housewares to sheets to clothing….and I can say his commitment to quality shows in every single one.  I enjoy many things from his line but always try to hold out for sales to stock up. I am a big fan of his towels and bedding and with the homesale/white sale happening now….it’s a great time to stock up and refresh.

Plus I found other great finds like a darling polo for your favorite four legged friend for $15 and my all time favorite sconces are at a price that I have never seen and I can attest that I have never seen a prettier sconce, they are just beyond gorgeous. So many good things, it made a fun Which would you choose. So now the question and your turn…..which two would you most love to have?

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CHOICE 1. My most favorite sconce EVER and the very one that graces my dining room!! Wish it had been on sale then:) Click here

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CHOICE 2. This handsome set was ordered for my son’s apartment int he city, it is just his style and the monogram is a bonus! Click here

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CHOICE 3. Loving this robe…nothing like a crisp cotton robe to slip into, and when its monogrammed that ups the ante:) Click here

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CHOICE 4. Love this masculine/nautical themed rug, perfect for a boys/men’s room or library, click here

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CHOICE 5. Such a handsome and elegant leather and glass hurricane, plus it’s almost a third of its original price, great gift too! Click here

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CHOICE 6. It’s a great time to stock up on soft luxurious bath towels and these don’t get any softer…R.Lauren is all  I buy plus you can monogram them and now they are on sale! Click here

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CHOICE 7. Love big oversized baskets like this, for everything from rolled up pool or bath towels to holding all my wrapping paper:) Great price too, click here

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CHOICE 8. Don’t forget to think about your favorite pooch, this is too cute for words! Hope the L fits Mr. Teddy:) Such a steal, click here

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CHOICE 9. Gorgeous polished nickel sconce, such a perfect piece for a bathroom, going to recommend these to a current client, click here

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CHOICE 10. My college aged son has asked if we can get this for his dorm/frat room. Since he takes very good care of his things I have agreed lets hope it stays this pretty:) Click here

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CHOICE 11. One of favorite rugs, love the washed look and this is an excellent price, actually used this for a e design clients family room, click here

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CHOICE 12. LOVE this bedding ensemble, it is everything a bed should be…soft and cloud like, clean and crisp. Click here

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CHOICE 13. Great gift to a lucky recipient or yourself:) Plus its on sale, fabulous and chic nickel nutbowl, click here

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CHOICE 14. How incredible is this chandelier! If you know prices of fine crystal chandeliers you will recognize the value here. We own two of RL chandeliers and I love them as much as I do the antique ones we have….incredible! Click here

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CHOICE 15. Love this blue and white Antoinette pillow, it could be the start of one fabulous space! I could see this on an all white bedding ensemble or a white sofa,  Click here

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CHOICE 16. And for those darling female doggies, not to be forgotten this one is for you, too cute!! Click here

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CHOICE 17. Pretty as a dream this makes me want to jump in and take a snooze….gorgeous! Click here

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CHOICE 18. Own these sheets for my son, not only are they soft but so beautifully masculine, and on sale:) Click here

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CHOICE 19.  So in love with this super handsome chandelier, could see it in a foyer or in a library..so chic and elegant with the leather trim and polished nickel. Click here

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CHOICE 20. There is nothing like sinking into a soft squishy bred and when it’s all white….it makes the experience extra ethereal. Click here

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Ahhhh, so much to love, best part is everything shown is on sale. Makes it extra sweet. How about you, are you a fan of Ralph Lauren Home too? Click here to see all the goods over at this wonderful sale at Ralph Lauren.

Look forward to seeing which two goodies you would choose. Hope your week is off to a great start, thanks for stopping in. Until  next time…..

PS Click here if you missed my Seven on Sunday, lots of beauty to check  out:)

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Seven on Sunday

 The porcelain container arrived! For anyone who placed a presale order in May, those orders are starting to go out tomorrow and will continue through the week:)

Hello friends! Hope you are enjoying a  beautiful weekend, here its hot, hot hot. I was back home for a few days after being in Montauk and then came back out yesterday.  Could not ignore the allure of the beach and almost always breezy Montauk during a heart wave:) Nothing like being at the beach with the waves crashing at your feet, plus  I cannot think of anywhere I would rather be than by the ocean….total bliss.

Heading back first thing in the morning and won’t get much beach time this week as the second part of the container came Friday so tomorrow will be spent unloading/organizing and then starting to ship out orders.  It is a very busy work week ahead so enjoying my downtime and mustering up all my energy.  Moving along to the fun stuff…..

Here we go with my Seven on Sunday…

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1 ONE GORGEOUS PARTY! Cannot believe I missed this! The minute I saw just a snippet of this party from my friends iPhone,  I knew I had to investigate. Then I find out its a party we were invited to, a fundraiser for  God’s Love We Deliver.  Just for the decor alone, it would have been worth it, but then its such a wonderful cause…bummer.

So from a variety of sources I found these most gorgeous pictures….this is right up my alley! All that blue and white against the rich, lush green just takes me breath away. Getting ideas for one of my sons future weddings…or maybe I should consider renewing my vows:)

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2. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST So much beauty today, some reflecting the joys of summer, beautiful food to stylish interiors, there is a little bit of everything-

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This nursery sent me over the edge, this is exactly how I always envisioned a beautiful nursery to be….perfection!

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3. HAMPTONS HIGHLIGHTS. I love to include highlights from my beach time. Such simple but fulfilling pleasures….doesn’t get better,  at least not to me. And it sure reminds me how important it is to take time out to take care of yourself and to disconnect even for a little bit. Makes all the difference in the world when you give yourself time to “recharge” , add sunshine, the beach and farmstands……it’s the trifecta of happiness.

 

Loved hitting the Montauk farmers markets with a few friends-

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Had a beautiful dinner at Scarpetto Beach-

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Awaiting a few friends arrival

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4. INCREDIBLE EXCITING NEW ENCHANTED HOME GOODIES.  I am BEYOND excited about the Christmas ornaments and the Provence planters, they are really coming along and are officially in production…..woo hoo!

Many of you have asked about them, I will be holding a 3 day presale on both the ornaments and planters this coming week. I will have both of these by mid Sept.

Just loving how these planters have turned out, and cannot wait for my own little stash:) They will be offered in white, black and a pale blue/gray. During the presale however there will be the opportunity to custom order a specific color you  might have in mind. As you know these are thousands…you still be floored by what I will be offering them for, trust me:) Here is an “in progress” peek-

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5. And the gorgeous Christmas ornaments are in production as we speak and you can look for a  presale on them this coming week (as many of you have asked). Very excited about decorating a blue and white tree:) This was something I have dreamed about for over a year and for it to finally be coming to fruition is just thrilling.

This is a sample of what is to come, there will be 5-6 different ball styles in 4″ and 5″. Four different pagodas 4″ and 5″ and 6 different ginger jar styles 4″ and 5″. They will be sold in 4″s and a bulk discount will be offered for orders of 36 or more. Stay tuned, the presale will be posted probably on Wed. Excited about these!!

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6.  ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT Are you familiar with this brand? It is one of my all time faves for super comfy, soft cotton beachy robes,pjs, casual summer tunics and small accessories like travel bags. I love the prints, they just make me happy and of course I am particularly fond of the blues! There is a great sale happening which I took advantage of last week while in East Hampton…..I live in these robes and pjs. Click here to visit.

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7. A RECIPE WORTH SHARING. I came home from a visit to one of my favorite local farm stands feeling unusually inspired. Plus I had this new lemon olive oil which I HIGHLY recommend, click here to see.

Helped myself to a glass of Rose,  channeled my “inner Ina” and at the sake of sounding like I am being a braggart made a pasta that frankly  I will put on the record is one of the best I have ever had, yes it was that good!

Very excited to share it with you, I only snapped a few quick pics with my iPhone as I didn’t make a huge batch (made it for my hubs) and my son was eyeballing it from afar so I had to act quick. Best part? Easy! Just a few key ingredients….

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Fresh basil, vine ripe tomatoes and lemon infused olive oil is a great starting point!

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Friend brought me this excellent Rose to Montauk, so good I will be buying it again.

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And a few quick closeups

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What you need-

Lemon infused olive oil

lots of garlic (( used about 8-10 average sized cloves)

Big cluster of fresh basil

6 med or 3 large very ripe tomatoes

1 med or 2 small baby eggplant

Pasta (thin spaghetti or whatever you prefer)

Fresh Parmesan

So in a skillet I heated up the lemon olive oil with the garlic cloves (did not chop), cut the eggplant into small cubes (about the size of dice) and sauteed for about 10-15 min.

Put it aside and added more olive oil and sauteed the tomatoes with about 14 basil leaves (cut up). Meanwhile in a large pot boil the pasta until its very al dente (it will continue to cook a bit even after removed from water).

I also made a small salad of mixed greens, cucumber, ripe tomatoes, avocado, squeezed the juice of one lemon and added a drizzle of the lemon olive oil and pinch of sea salt and pepper…yum!

Saute the eggplant and tomato mixture and season with sea salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta to the mixture and mix well. Add fresh Parmesan on top and about a tablespoon of freshly chopped basil. If you are feeling very decadent add a few slices of crusty Tuscan bread and enjoy…..

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OK now I am hungry:)  Hope you enjoyed the post….anything here excite or delight you? Hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend, thanks for stopping in. Until next time…..

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A one day porcelain container arrival sale and a giveaway to celebrate!

As of 12:00 pm Sunday this arrival sale is now over. Thank you for the amazing response…..most of these items will be online within the week.

Hi friends…guess what came in? Yes, the long awaited fishbowl container plus  I added some other special pieces with the fishbowls.  Such gorgeous pieces, I wanted one of everything as they were getting unloaded:) Some exquisite new items that I think you will love.

Some items we are down to the last 1 or 2 of but there are still some fabulous finds and all at discounted prices from the already discounted prices that they will be once they make it online.

If you know prices of good porcelain you will recognize the incredible values here….

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A few pics from the warehouse yesterday-

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A heavy concentration on magnificent fishbowls that are close to triple what mine plus a few new beautiful additions. Just a few rules before we begin-

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • These items are in stock and will ship as soon as all the presale orders have shipped. Should ship by Friday.
  • Responses to these are often overwhelming so please be patient if you don’t hear from us right away, we will acknowledge your email, promise:)
  • Use item numbers only (we will not take an order with item number) and color if applicable when submitting your order via email
  • Final sale and this promo will end Sunday at noon
  • Limited quantities of each item, subject to availability (some items there are only 1 or 2 left of)
  • Shipping is extra
  • Shipping on fishbowls is calculated at time of shipping, as some of the larger ones require freight
  • This offer is open to U.S. residents only (sorry to my international friends)
  • We will let you know right away if we can fulfill your order and if so we will send an invoice for payment
  • Payments are due within 12 hours no exceptions
  • PLEASE do not submit an order unless you comply with all of these rules
  • Questions? Email theenchantedhome@gmail.com

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ITEM 1. SOLD OUT Gorgeous bright colored flat tops in the cherry blossom design,just looking at these jars make me happy:) Wonderful slightly raised design, so eye catching.

1A. Green cherry blossoms, measures 8″ x 8″ $85.00

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1B Blue cherry blossoms, measures 8″ x 8″ $85.00

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1C Yellow floral, measures 7.5″ x 7″ $85.00

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ITEM 2. SOLD OUT Extra large ginger jar, this beauty measures 22″ x 11.5″ and is $225.0018-RYLU90

ITEM 3. Absolutely love these, they make such a statement Extra large blue and white foo dogs are coming back. So fabulous and such a statement piece. Measures 16.5″ x 11″$165.00

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For the fishbowls always have been utterly inspired by Carolyn Roehms’s use of them…so spectacular!

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ITEM 4. Incredible value! New fishbowl, exquisite x large fishbowl, love this piece! Measures 20″ x 20″ $315.00

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ITEM 5. This one is incredible in person and is over $1000 on some sites. I can see any of these large fishbowls around a pool or on a patio filled with large hydrangeas trees! Another absolutely gorgeous fishbowl, measures 20″ x 22″  $355.00

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ITEM 6. Another beauty also sells for nearly triple. This fabulous jumbo fishbowl even comes with a top, which make it so unique…measures 24″ x 22″ $385.00

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ITEM 7. SOLD OUT This magnificent extra large vase is back, limited quantities…such a breathtaking piece filled with blossoms or branches 24″ x 9″ $165.00

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ITEM 8. These popular exquisite planters are back available in rectangular and round. These are just beautiful with their pierced base and details all around the planter, perfect for a beautiful orchid arrangement. Either shape $235.00

8A. 10.5″ x 15″ Round

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8B- 10.5″ x 15.5″ Rectangular $235.00

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ITEM 9. Mini foo dogs! The white is finally here and the sold out navy blue is back, along with the ever so popualr mini blue and whites. These are perfect for any vignette and also make great bookends…

9A White $45.00

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9B Blue $45.00

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9C Blue and white $70.00

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ITEM 10. These exquisite colored vases and chunky and so beautiful. One of two designs, very special. Measures 19″ x 11.5″ $170.00

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ITEM 11. The three x large emperors are back, so beautiful and a great accessorizing piece. Measures 17.5″ x 5.5″  $125.00 for the trio

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ITEM 12. This super popular planer is back and we doubled up on the order, measures 9″ x 14″ x 9″   $85.00

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ITEM 13. One of the prettiest pair out there.  The bird jars are back! Sold as a pair, these exquisite beauties measures 18″ x 11″ $270.00 for the pairindcvxczzex

ITEM 14. SOLD OUT This beautiful jumbo ginger jar is showstopping! Measures 31″ tall and is super impressive, if you want to make a statement, this is your jar. $245.0019(1) 19-2

ITEM 15. Wonderful vase with detailed handles is back, great piece for your fresh flowers or cherry blossoms, measures 17″ x 8″ $125.00

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ITEM 16. The perfect smaller planter is coming back, this is a must have and a perfect planter for just about anywhere, measures 7″ x 10″  $70.00

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ITEM 17.  The popular flat tops are coming back, these are perfect to finish off a vignette, as a pair or filled with flowers. Super practical and a must have for any blue and white collector! Measures 12″ x 9.5″ $75.00 each

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ITEM 18. SOLD OUT Fabulous new garden seat, love this piece with this beautiful design on all sides…a beauty for the garden or indoors. Measures 17.5″ x 14″ $145.00

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ITEM 19. In love with this piece and promptly took a pair home to fill with cherry blossoms….so stunning! I already have a space for it:) Love the colors and scenery, just perfect for a big spray of cherry blossoms $165.00

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ITEM 20 SOLD OUT This incredible garden seat is a beauty and its back….measures 18″ x 13″ $130.00

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ITEM 21 . These adorable mini fishbowls are back, these are so cute for smaller areas ideal for smaller flowering plants or succulents.  I also found another use lately, to use as bottle servers, I put my Pellegrino  and wine bottles in them, looks great! They measure 4″ x 6.5″ $35.00

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ITEM 22. These large fishbowls are also making a return visit. Wonderful size for patios and inside the home.

22A 17.5″ x 16″ $190.00

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22B 17.5″ x 16″ $190.00

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22C 17.5″ x 16″ $190.00

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22D 17″ x 17″ $195.00

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ITEM 23. How beautiful are these new plates! I love them, measures 17″ round…just exquisite! Cannot wait to get these for myself:) $90.00

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23C. Solid wood plate stand $12.00 (only with purchase of plate) otherwise $15.00

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ITEM 24. This pretty medium sized fishbowl is wonderful for topiaries, orchids and would be stunning as a pair on a chest or console, 8′ x 8″ $42.00

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ITEM 25.  One last fabulous oversized jumbo fishbowl…just exquisite I can see this with a large topiary for my patio, measures 22″ x 20″ $395.00

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So much to love, I am so excited for this container!  Now the giveaway details-

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Simply leave a comment ON THIS POST and tell me a favorite item from this post and how you might use it, that is it. You will be in the running and a winner will be announced next Tuesday. The winner will receive  this wonderful planter such a practical size and so very pretty!

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See something you must have then email us at theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thank you for stopping in!

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The 411 on edesign….

Hi friends. A wonderful new promotion on dough bowls and other previously sold out goodies started Friday morning. Click here to view.

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I have done a few posts  on edesign and because its a relatively new way to approach design, decided to do another as I get emails often about how it works. I actually love the process. It is such fun to help someone create a beautiful, functional space/room/home that reflects who they are and their lifestyle.

The beauty of edesign is that everything is done via email, where pictures are sent, sometimes even videos. A constant dialog is ongoing and I send mood boards as we start to narrow things to provide an overall glimpse of where we are going.

I love getting to know people and often I will hear from an design customer who  might want a little “spruce up”, maybe adding a few decorative accessories, or maybe a few pillows…I am always here to help. I am finishing up two jobs and about to start one very big one later this month. I will  be taking a short break and resume mid to late August.

This job below is a recent one which had a few twists and turns and was one of my favorite jobs. A few weeks before most of what we ordered was due in,  they had a family emergency  which precipitated a big and pretty sudden decision to  move back to their home state.  To their surprise, they sold their house in a day…I know everyone’s dream!

So the furniture (most of it) was delivered just in time to be packed again by the movers a few days later,  literally its been in the house a week as its getting moved this week.

We never had a chance to hang the mirrors, add the pillows and all the decorative accessories so its not a totally finished space but you get the idea. I was lucky to get there to take some pictures, not everything is in its place but you will a feeling of where we were going.

We were both so pleased with how it was coming along, so the next step is to set this up in her new home and we will continue the process there, the beauty of e design is that is goes wherever the client does 🙂

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Love the dining room, we used a beautiful Oushak rug as the starting point and built from there

This client wanted  transitional spaces with some traditional touches and wanted it to feel more tonal

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Moving onto the beautiful living room where we went also with a gorgeous washed Oushak that coordinated beautifully with the dining room-

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Would have been fun to see the mirrors hung, pillows added and accessories placed…oh well, in the next house!

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We went for a more tonal room with subtle plays on color and pattern, just love this space

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This is a great fabric and such a comfy chair from Sherrill

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Absolutely love this Stark raised velvet fabric above

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And this beautiful Hickory Chair coffee table with the antiqued mirror glass

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The girls room not quite ready for the close up but it came out so adorable…love the cherry blossom linen window panels and monogrammed bedding

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And this rug could not have been more perfect

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Again the master is getting ready to be carted up and moved but took a quick pic, love this bed, the rug and chest….can’t wait to see all of it in it’s new home with the beautiful monogrammed bedding we ordered

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This was another favorite project-

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These are examples of a few recent mood boards-

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And to answer commonly asked questions-

What exactly is e design?

It is a design service that is done exclusively online via the computer between me (the designer) and you (the client). Everything is done via email with the exception being occasionally faxing over floor plans but even that is normally done via email.

Who is it suited for?

Well typically it involves someone who reads my blog, likes my taste but doesn’t live near me (though I have worked with people via e design who live not even an hour away). It works great for someone who is busy working, or raising a family or someone who just doesn’t want to go the traditional design route of hiring a designer. Normally that could be for a multitude of reasons from cost, to convenience to not feeling like they are making progress fast enough (e design is quite speedy),etc……

Is it only good if I have a blank room to start with?

Absolutely not! While I have done my share of “blank spaces” which are always fun, the majority of spaces involve someone who already owns some furniture,  rugs or accessories and wants to work around existing items. Do this all the time. Sometimes a client might have a sofa or chair they are considering reupholstering, I will help them decide if the furniture warrants the cost of labor and fabric.

How do you know what the client is looking for?

To start they have come to me for a reason…they like my taste so we are one step ahead of the game! Once a deposit is given to secure a spot, I follow up with a list of questions to help me understand the scope of the project and the goals of the homeowner. Everything from colors, style, room dimensions, lighting, flooring,etc…is discussed. I also request pictures and on occasion a homeowner will send a video, it can only help.  Once I have a good understanding we begin the process normally with a succession of pictures/questions and then a mood board follows….

What are the costs involved?

The easy thing is it’s one flat design fee. That fee can range from $450-$2250. Really depends on if its one small room or an entire home,  also to what extent we will be working. Is it just accessorizing to starting from the ground up down to the very last detail. There are no additional fees which makes this easy peasy.

What if I just need help with paint colors or accessorizing a room?

There is a plan for that too, which is a newer plan. I realized there is a big demand for people who need help putting the finishing touches on a room. They might have a room that in theory is done but they have no idea how to accessorize a console or coffee table or where to add mirrors, art,etc…..I also get plenty of inquires from people who need direction with paint colors, let’s face it, it can be intimidating and discovering that here are 500 shades of white alone drives my point home beautifully! So yes for a nominal fee, I do offer accessory and paint plans.

How long does it take?

On average about 3 weeks for the average sized job. Small jobs can be done in a week and larger jobs can continue off and on for a few months (or longer). I try to wrap up small-med jobs within 3 weeks. Larger jobs can take longer. I do however make myself available long after for any kind of consultation/followup.

Are there any discounts given?

With certain plans I  offer my substantial trade discounts for various items which include but are not limited to furniture, fabrics, rugs, lighting, wallpaper, etc……definitely makes it worth it nearly all the time as the savings can be enormous.

Who is e design not suitable for?

Someone who is not on the computer often and regularly or who is not comfortable on a computer. Someone who needs to see and feel things in person. It is honestly great for nearly all but the few exceptions would be what I have listed above.

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OK so that sums up in a nutshell what e design is all about. Its quite straightforward and I must say I get enormous satisfaction getting to help people beautify their homes!

If you have questions or want to reserve a spot, please keep in mind I am not taking jobs until mid August, you can contact me with any questions at theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thank you as always for stopping in, wishing you a great day!

 

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Seven on Sunday

 

****For anyone who placed a porcelain presale order, the first part of the container arrived so some orders are shipping Monday, the rest of the container is due in by end of week (going through customs right now) and we will get ALL orders shipped out upon receipt right away, everything looks gorgeous so far. Be on the lookout for a one day celebration sale as I always do once the entire container is here****

 

Hello friends! Hope this finds you having a wonderful weekend. I first want to announce the winner of the Neiman Marcus tote bag, congrats goes to-

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Its neat your son wants a blue and white dorm room ….how cute !! I love the # 1 blue and white rug and the #9 tote bag its beautiful
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Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize

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Supposed to go to a party today in the city (rooftop party and just found out this little detail  so now yours truly is considering trudging up almost 20 flights)! On the other hand I may not,  given my slightly torn ACL and in that case,  would spend time outside and tend to my little garden which is showing the first batch of tomatoes and teeny tiny cucumbers, very exciting!

This post has a real summer vibe to it, if not in late July then when? This is also a chock full post as you will not hear from me again until Wed.  There is so much to love and savor about summer….and with the way time is flying, we better enjoy every single minute while we can.  As I do every Sunday I share with you seven things that are on my mind:) Ready? Here we go……

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1 MONTAUK HIGHLIGHTS. Having such fun even though I am doing a lot of back and forth to the Montauk beach house. I miss those carefree days where I could go and really unpack and stay for weeks, now I go for a few days come back catch up on work and head back out.  I will say it sure makes me appreciate the simple pleasure of being at the beach at sunset, with a great book in hand, the waves crashing and a huge iced coffee to keeping me hydrated.

I love having friends come out, trying new restaurants and hitting farm stands. I am in a totally different frame of mind when I am there, it’s so relaxing. Of course (enter Jaws music) that is until the weekend arrives, then all bets are off as the “hipster brigade” marches into town, fedoras, cut off jeans, and quench for a $38 lobster roll LOL. That’s when I hightail it out of there back to my little slice of civility, aka home:) Here are some highlights from this past week or so-

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2. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Never at a loss of amazing images to share with you and love my weekly discoveries of new accounts. This week, its all about summer, flowers, great food and happy living.

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3. A NEW SALAD WORTH SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS ABOUT.  St. Ambroeus in Southampton is a favorite lunch spot when I am out that way, one of my favorite salads is very simple and oh so good. I came home vowing to replicate it and that I did, in a way-

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Unfortunately I missed the memo about artichokes now being an endangered species ( kidding but went to FIVE markets and none were to be found)! So I instead replaced them with Brussel sprouts and it actually came out great and added grilled chicken for protein  to make it a “meal”. Suffice to say this was good…..very good. And best part? Super healthy!

So easy- all you need is a big bowl of mixed greens of your choosing, chickpeas, artichokes thinly sliced and sauteed (Brussels sprouts for a back up plan), 3-4 thinly sliced marinate chicken breasts that are grilled and razor thin pieces of Parmesan. For dressing I used 1/2 light virgin olive oil, juice of 2 lemons and a dash of white wine vinegar and a pinch sea salt, shake it up and serve. Add pepper if desired.

 

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Anything that starts with a gorgeous x large platter/shallow bowl like this beauty, you just know it’s gotta be good:)

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Got the grilled chicken off the grill and sliced it thin

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Sauteed brussel sprouts ready to go

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In a skillet I browned and sauteed the halved brussel sprouts, added them to a huge serving of mixed green, threw a can of chickpeas in there, added some radish=

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I had this Hamptons book/cookbook nearby to channel my beachy vibes while home:) and yes the Rose was nearby too!

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And voila a guilty free dinner is served and let’s face the blue and white adds an extra dose of deliciousness:)

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Had an impromptu dinner guest and it was a perfect amount for the three of us:)

 

 

4. HAVE A YEARNING TO HIT THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ITALY? OK how about settling for a virtual one instead:) Two places I have not been that I am dying to go to are Capri and Postiano, was hoping for this summer but alas it did not happen. These well done videos about a day spent in each place are probably the next best thing to going since it looks like this summer it isn’t happening. Think you might enjoy these….

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5. BEACH READS ! I have been on a little mini reading kick lately and a few I read I really enjoyed, even one was a great surprise. Plus a great blog/site for anyone who wants to get a taste of the Hamptons lifestyle-

Shucked is so entertaining and well written it just draws you right in, even if you don’t like oysters:) I can almost guarantee you will enjoy this book immensely!

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And Sweet Salt Air, really enjoyed this. It was a perfect beach read with a slightly predictable twist but nonetheless one I would recommend:)

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If you love to read on your iPad and want a Hamptons Fix but don’t live anywhere near this red hot beach destination, then get your Hamptons fix over at KD Hamptons, where all things Hamptons are dished about from the best restaurants to the lively social scene to all that’s trending…..click here

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6. A FAVORITE SUMMER SHOE ON SALE. I love espadrilles, to me they add a casual summer stylish vibe to anything they are paired with. I have a few favorite pair and this first one is one I have worn more than any other, why? Because they are navy and sooo comfortable. Was excited to see them on sale, getting a back up pair for next year:) Click here

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And this second pair because white is hard to find and these are really cute and again super comfy. These have quickly become one of my summer faves and love that it has a little platform, so cute! Now I am also tempted to get them in navy.  Click here

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7. A NEW ROSE IN TOWN. Move over Whispering Angel and Domaine Ott, this wonderful Rose is giving you a run for your money:) We had stopped over at a wine store in the Hmaptons and was recommended to try this, its got more body than Whispering Angel but  like all Roses from France, this is light and has summer written all over it.

Two of my four ‘fellow wine tasters” (yes that’s what we call ourselves) said they actually liked this better than Whispering Angel. Me? I love both, never met a Rose I didn’t love:) Just call me Switzerland. Plus I do love the bottle and being an unstoppable seeker of beauty….this bears some merit too:) Click here to visit Maison Belle Claire. Cheers!

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And that my dear friends is what is on my mind this week…it’s all about summer, easy carefree days (well only maybe a few days a week but I will take what I can get), and enjoying life to it’s fullest because as recent events have sadly reminded us, you just never know when life can change and it can be fleeting.

Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing summer day, and hope your weekend was fantastic! Thanks for stopping in, until next time……

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Which would you choose and a giveaway!

Hi there. I cannot believe its July 14th…where is summer going? How I wish I could push a pause button. I would pause it for at least another month. My son and I are already planning his big move into his fraternity house for college.

As we were starting the process, I asked him how he wants to decorate his room and guess what his answer was? “Blue and white, Mom, gotta represent” LOL. Gotta love that kid! I am not ready to even think about summer ending, and when he is even talking about going back to school, it’s a sure sign that its not so far away.

About the only good thing, make that great thing about summer winding down are the amazing sales. And we all love a great sale. I consider myself quite the sale connoisseur and that is what brings me to this post today.

I have gotten so many fantastic deals lately and am quite excited about them. Wanted to let you in on some of my finds, from shoes to housewares to clothing. Almost all the clothing/shoes are an extra 10% (use code xtra10)  through tonight on top of the 50% off.  Lots of goodies here plus a great giveaway. So…..ready?  And then your turn to choose your two faves! Here we go….

 

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CHOICE 1. Loving this fabulous blue and white outdoor rug, talk about adding serious pizzazz to any outdoor space. Click here

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CHOICE 2. How classic and elegant is this? I love that it can be dressed up or down, St. John Knit, click here

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CHOICE 3. Such a cute and comfy summer top, perfect with white jeans for a easy and put together outfit, click here

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CHOICE 4. Freshwater pearls and earrings for $210??? Exceptional deal. Click here

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CHOICE 5. How darling is this dress for summer? Looks so cool and fresh, dressed up or down and the price is almost hard to believe:) Click here

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CHOICE 6. Own this fabulous beverage triple server and adore it…amazing price now too. Click here

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CHOICE 7. Own these and love them and I did not pay $55! Almost 1/4 of their original price, so chic with anything. Click here

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CHOICE 8. Isn’t this cute, great summer dress!  I love these kinds of dresses, with either a flat or a wedge…easy breezy dressing. Click here

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CHOICE 9. Could not resist this tote and I LOVE blue and tan together, gorgeous and such a deal! Click here

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CHOICE 10. OK this might be unexpected but its a new arrival at Last Call and almost 60% off of the original price, had to order as I love it…it will get me excited for fall! Click here

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CHOICE 11. How great is this boat server. I gave it as a gift to our boat owning friends and she constantly tells me what a conversation piece it is, in addition to being the prettiest salad server around. Click here

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CHOICE 12. Gorgeous coverup/tunic in one of my favorite colors, very chic. Click here

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CHOICE 13. Can you believe this incredible planter is one sale for only $230! So stately and elegant, click here

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CHOICE 14. This top is so me, and of course paired with white…its’ my all time favorite color combination! Click here

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CHOICE 15. Traveling this summer? This beautiful rolling overnight bag is awfully pretty, great deal too:) Click here

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CHOICE 16. Few things can instantly create a gorgeous table like beautiful flatware. This stunning set is available in  several beautiful colors and is great indoors and out. Click here

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CHOICE 17. Perfect for summer nights…this beautiful little bag by Eric Javits has chic summer evenings written all over it:) Click here

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CHOICE 18. Own these in black and nude, Stuart Weitzman shoes work well for me, they can be dressed up and are very very comfortable. Click here

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CHOICE 19. This top has my name all over it, love the soft linen draping, the lace detail and this color is so pretty against white! Click here

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CHOICE 20. Cannot get over the deal that these earrings are from Judith Ripka! Click here

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CHOICE 21. Isn’t this Oscar de la Renta robe amazing! I adore this color blue, it could also make a great beach coverup:) Click here

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CHOICE 22. This maxi dress is a stunner, the ivory/ cream lace is so pretty, I could see this with gold flats, a gold bangle and you are off….click here

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THE GIVEAWAY-

One lucky winner will win this beautiful pale gray woven tote from Neiman Marcus (it will come with a bag of samples of perfumes and skincare as well)…great for year round use. Just leave a comment on this post to be in the running, winner to be announced Sunday morning.

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Thanks for stopping by. Click here to see all of Horchow’s great buys and here for Neiman Marcus’s Last call bargains (don’t forget to use code xtra10. Wishing you a wonderful evening and end to your week. Until next time…….

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It’s all set- July

Hi there, first I want to announce the winner of the foo dog giveaway. Congratulations goes to-

#11 LEIGH

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail to claim your prize so your adorable doggies can be on their way!

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excited about my monthly involvement in “It’s All Set” where a group of bloggers who love tablescapes as much as I do, come together to feature a monthly set table of their choosing. It is a wonderful group of talented taste makers so am I am thrilled to be amongst them.

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My July tablescape  feels so appropriate given that we are halfway through summer….the sunflowers were the starting point and what a pretty one they were. I added touches of blue and white (of course) and sunny lemon to make a cheery summery tablescape with a touch of Tuscany thrown in:) Hope you enjoy-

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The lush green lawn made a perfect backdrop and check out how my hydrangeas are blooming like mad….

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Blue and white with yellow is always a winner in my book

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Lemons are a beautiful way to decorate, easy and inexpensive

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Filled my vase with the enormous sunflowers…..freshly picked in the Hamptons

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Monogrammed linens always add a beautiful and elegant touch

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Adore the colors in this tablecloth

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Amazing what a big bowl of lemons can add to a table!

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Love adding chargers whenever I set a table, they add that special finishing touch

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This woven glasses I have owned a while, perfect for summer entertaining!

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THE INGREDIENTS-

Blue and white china- Blue Willow

Chargers- Juliska

Bamboo flatware- Horchow

Tablecloth- April Cornell

Monogrammed napkins- My shop

Vase- My shop

Utensil caddy- My shop

Blue and white bowl holding lemons- Spode

Woven glasses- I have had for a while

Sunflowers- straight from a Hamptons farmstand:)

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Thank you for stopping by, maybe this has inspired you to do a little playing of your own. Summery tablescapes are among my favorite, add fresh flowers, a cheery dose of color and you are well on your way to creating a beautiful and inspiring tablescape of your own that will have your guests oohing and ahhing. .Best part, there are no rules, just keep playing until you get it just right:)

What’s your favorite way to dress up a table for summer? Be sure to stop by to see what the others have created, I can assure you it will be well worth the click. Wishing you a wonderful day, until next time…

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I’m joining with 5 bloggers to bring you this monthly tablescape series.

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I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below celebrating summer at the table…

Lilacs and Longhorns

blue hydrangeas and chocoloate chip cookies

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Summer flowers tablecape | Designthusiasm.com

The Enchanted Home

Enchanted Home July Tablescape

Stone Gable

EASY OUTDOOR DINING-pin-stonegableblog

Town and Country Living

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