Another visit to my happy place aka “NY Flower market” and a winner!

Hello friends!  First order of business is to announce the lucky winner of the rug from Decor Market, congratulations goes to-

#92 MYLINDA

Please contact us at info@theenchantedhome.com to provide your shipping details.

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With spring officially here though it doesn’t totally feel like it, I have flowers on my mind. Make no mistake I am a huge fan of some of my faux, as they are really really good but fresh flowers are just something I cannot live without. So every now and then as I did a few weeks ago, I take a trip into the city to play florist for the day and delve into the hustle and bustle of the NY flower district. I have a few favorite stops, Associated Cut Florals, Dutchline and a few others.

This time around I didn’t pick up a lot as I had no occasion other than to convince myself spring is here and that is reason enough to bring flowers into the house. What can I say…they just make me really happy. I do have a luncheon coming up in about a month so plan on heading back to pick up flowers for that special day…of course will be sharing it with you. In the meantime, here is a recap on my recent visit with an equally flower obsessed friend….

Here are some of the quick pics I took while surveying the offerings that morning (the district opens super early around 5am and closes by about 11-12). It’s a very early and very short day. So many beautiful things to choose from……

Wouldn’t these make a fabulous arrangement in  blue and white jar?

Tulips of every variety and color over at Associated Cut Florals, they are always my go to for tulips

You can always count on major creativity and inspiration in the flower district as seen above

Love the way Dutch Flower Line always displays their daily selections

Greenery galore

Loved this elegant triple boxwoods standing like little soldiers outside one shop

Orchids for miles…..

These stunning hydrangeas took my breath away

I must say these beautiful sprigs of greenery got me dreaming, love the eucalyptus and variegated variety below…could make one gorgeous centerpiece!

 

Getting home is always the icing on the cake. I love going over what I bought and gathering all my little vases and pieces in which I will display them. Since there was no special occasion this time around, I just made up smaller arrangement’s and played around. Best kind of play as far as I am concerned:)

Then I give them each stem a nice little trim and start filling my vases with water, let the fun begin!

Tulips are one of my faves and these babies wasted no time in showing their spunk and going in every direction, which to me is the beauty of tulips

The white rannuculus is a very long lasting flower with a beautiful layered petal effect, such a pretty and romantic flower…..

 

TRICK OF THE TRADE- Hardly that I am in the floral trade but I have a trick or two up my sleeve and have used this little trick always very successfully. When the cherry blossoms started to dry up, I kept the stems and added about 8-10 stems (these jars are very large)  of my really good faux cherry blossoms and voila! my beautiful arrangement has had a rebirth. I have done this with orchids, hydrangeas,etc…and in fact going to do a designated post on this very subject in the near future. Left jar is the one that has been added to-

So here is a picture of them on their last leg but still looking pretty sans lots of flowers-

Then to the left I added about 8-10 of my faux pink cherry blossoms and voila! Look at the difference from left to right, my two week arrangement suddenly has had a rebirth!

Enjoy this post? Do flowers excite you as much as they do me? I am lucky to have a flower market so close, the only downside are the  inevitable traffic jams I always hit going to and from, so a quick jaunt quickly becomes almost an all day affair. But, it’s worth it, especially if one is having an event or party…..

Thanks for stopping in. Wishing you a wonderful day and hope spring has sprung wherever you might be:) Until next time…..

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Seven on Sunday

Hello friends! I prepared this ahead of time, hope it behaves and posts on Sunday morning as it is supposed to. By the time you are reading this I will have been in one my most favorite places, Palmetto Bluff,  then onto to see friends elsewhere for a birthday celebration.

Hope you are enjoying a great and hopefully springy like weekend. Though it was not a very harsh winter, it felt like a loooooong winter. I am so ready to welcome that warm spring air and fresh cut green grass! Here we go with my Seven on Sunday-

1 NEW PRODUCTS I AM EXCITED ABOUT! I had bought a flatware service similar to this below years ago and so love the set and regretting that I did not but more, was disappointed when I could not find them again. I cannot tell you how many people have emailed me on where to find them.

So……an idea was born, I would recreate them! And I did! Love this pattern and these along with the others I featured not long ago will all be in production by next week. With luck I will have them in early to mid May. Stay tuned as I will be doing an early presale to help me gauge my numbers…..

In addition to the other flatware styles I showed you, this one above will be offered as a five piece place setting along with salad servers and serving spoons/forks.

GORGEOUS new tole pieces coming in late April, can I say they are just getting better and better, and seeing how each piece is handpainted…..makes them really special:) Already plotting where I can use a few of these:)

Fabulous new blue/white lamps

More stunning bamboo lanterns coming this way soon!

2. AMAL CLOONEY…….ONE IMPRESSIVE LADY The more I read about her the more I like and respect her. You may have seen her making the rounds lately on her latest cause…she is a complete breath of fresh air in the sometimes ridiculous world of Hollywood, a wonderful humanitarian and an inspiration to all women.

She has taken on what many see as an epidemic, the genocide being inflicted upon countless innocent civilians on The Yazidis. It is unimaginable and reading this story gave me chills…..it is hard to imagine that just a plane ride away, lives such brutality, such evil.

I really respect the attention she is giving this plight and of course also love that as a women with tremendous reach and power, she is highlighting a dire situation beyond comprehension that simply should not be. Read the entire article here.

 

3. FUN EARRINGS FOR THE SUMMER . I love wearing fun earrings in the summer, they go with the easy breeze lighter clothes, and fun summery styles. The bon bon earrings have become such a huge hit, and the best part is they are as light as a feather. Found these at Bitz of Glitz…very very cute! Click here to see more

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4. CHICKEN THAT IS FINGER LICKING GOOD I made Ina Garten’s Tuscan Lemon Chicken and can attest to the fact that it’s one of the best chicken dishes I have ever eaten AND its diet friendly so big points for that.

I grilled vegetables on the side, had a big salad and the chicken…it was a very satisfying dinner with leftovers! This is honestly as good cold as it is off the grill and is a summer staple in my home. Click here for the recipe

 

5. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Everything today is so pretty….very springy. And why not, we have waited a long long time to celebrate the arrival of spring.

These pictures make me want to go and open my windows and let the sunshine in, but then I look outside and still see dark, crusted, icy snow. A reminder that winter is still kinda here so these pictures will have to suffice for now:)

 

6. A VERY EXCITING PROJECT. I have a few really exciting projects going on…..makes me happy:) But this one in particular really makes is getting my creative party juices flowing.

I was hired to help someone with  a large scaled June rehearsal dinner in sunny Florida at a private club…and she chose wisely because she is doing an all blue and white theme!! Here is one of the concept boards we are came up with…going to be F A B U L O U S!!! We just finalized all the pieces for the tables and bar area (some are below) and now working on flowers. Silver lining here- she is going to have one stunning blue and white collection after this party!

Will be sure to share with you some of the “after” pictures when the party takes place in June!

 

7 SUNDAYS SURVEY I have a friend who is selling her home and buying a new one. She is considering going with a totally new look and I mean totally starting from scratch. Her old home was a bit old fashioned traditional, many beautiful things but some of it appeared dated. She is thinking she wants to go with a clean/crisp transitional aesthetic that is so big right now. Her husband is not so sure but is allowing her to make this decision. The thing is she wants to have a tag sale and get rid of everything and I mean everything. She wants to only leave with her personal possessions and start anew.

We have been talking a lot about this big change and it got me thinking….if you could would you totally redo everything you have? Can you imagine leaving every item you own (furniture wise) behind? I personally am very attached to a number of my things and many have a story that makes them extra sentimental.  I get it…these are just things however they are things that I love and have meaning to me. I know I could not leave it all behind but apparently many can and do.

So, could you and would you? Curious as to what you think…..

That wraps up my Seven on Sunday this week. How about you? Anything exciting happening on your end? I always love hearing from you, so feel free to chime into the conversation. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend. Until next time…


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Which would you choose and a giveaway!

Hello and happy Saturday! Hope this posts on time. I have been really busy with a number of edesign jobs, some small and a few much larger jobs. Must say I so enjoy doing this, it is enormously gratifying and I just love helping to transforms peoples homes.

I have a few resources I really like and they are my “go to” sources. One I seem to always do well with is Decor Market. They have an extensive selection and the prices simply cannot be beat. Period.

Plus as an Enchanted Home reader you get an extra discount! Use code “enchanted”. I just finished helping a young couple who just moved to Boston furnish a small apartment. It came just beautifully though we are not quite done. We were working on a relatively small budget but boy, you would never guess by how it all came out.

Included today are some of the things that they bought as well as some favorites of mine that I have used and continue to use for various projects, deals definitely worth knowing about!

CHOICE 1 How this chair is sold for $449 is beyond me, but what a beauty! Click here

 

CHOICE 2 I have my eye on a pair of these for PB, these would be perfect and are what I envision for my living room, just love the English styling..so timeless. Click here

CHOICE 3 I recently ordered a pair fo these for a clients foyer, one on each side of a foyer console, such a beautiful chair and at a price to be believed! Click here

CHOICE 4 This beauty only looks expensive, what a fabulous price point, my client used it for their dining room and said in person it looks like a million dollars, click here

CHOICE 5 How beautiful is this silver leaf pagoda etagere/bookcase…AMAZING! Click here

CHOICE 6 I simply cannot get over a  queen fully upholstered bed is UNDER $400! My client ordered this for their bedroom, love it. Click here

CHOICE 7 Very pretty mirrored coffee table in a great mid size, click here

CHOICE 8 These are wonderful nightstands, love the lighter color wood as it could go with so many different types of beds, click here

CHOICE 9 This fabulous Chippendale chair is a stunner for around $650! I love the brand Theodore Alexander and have used them a lot, click here

CHOICE 10 This is beyond clever and so reasonable, an ottoman that doubles as shoe storage. Love the idea, and this kind of piece can go anywhere, only $179, click here

CHOICE 11 I would love to have a place to use this one day, just adore it, always have. Click here

CHOICE 12 This will likely find its way to my PB house somewhere, its so pretty and serene and love the price even more:) Click here

CHOICE 13 Love this elegant Georgian console, so classic. Click here

CHOICE 14 A desk chair for under $150, I am not kidding. Click here

CHOICE 15 Another client just got this chair and we are reupholstering the seat in the most beautiful Scalamandre velvet, cannot wait to see! A new favorite, and the price is amazing! Click here

CHOICE 16  How stunning is this antique mirrored desk? I want it, I would use it for a desk or even a gorgeous make up table, adding it to my wish list, click here

Felt the need to scroll up and down more than once? You are not alone, there is not a bad choice in the bunch. Click here to see all of Decor Market’s amazing finds and be sure to input the code “enchanted” for an extra discount!

I must say their customer service, quick shipping and amazing return policy is the among the best I  have encountered. And their selection of just about everything is getting bigger and bigger, more great choices all the way around.

Time to choose your two faves, ready?


THE GIVEAWAY-

One lucky winner will receive this wonderful indoor/outdoor rug courtesy of Decor Market who has generously offered this rug to one very lucky person. Just visit Decor Market by clicking here, take a look around and come back and tell us your favorite item. We will announce a winner on Wednesday morning, be sure to check back!

Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful Saturday and weekend. Until tomorrow…

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Bluff Diaries Chapter 12

Happy Thursday morning. Excited to be here with chapter 12 of the Bluff Diaries and really happy to tell you that things are really starting to  happen. It is finally looking like a real house and it is thrilling!

Lots of recent pics to share with you and then we will talk about today’s subject, bathroom lighting as an extension of last weeks post on flooring. This is the first time you are seeing the actual house, and it is incredibly exciting.

Some have asked who we are using for architect/builder and I must say I am really delighted with our experience with both our architect and builder. I have wanted to share them with you but was waiting until things were further along. The info is-

Builder- Nathan Cameron (click here to contact)

Architect- Court Atkins (click here to contact)

Nathan is what is referred to as a boutique builder, at any given time he takes on no more than about 4-8 houses and gets very personal with each building experience. I love that he is so into the details and sends us extensive weekly updates, there is a reason he is considered to be one of the most popular builders in The Bluff. He and his company has been a total pleasure to deal with. Our engines are just revving up but he has stayed right on schedule to the day, impressive in this world!

For our architect we used Court Atkins, they seem to be by far the most popular architect there and rightfully so. They were fantastic even from afar and with only two visits at executing exactly what we wanted, a pleasure to deal with and get this- they actually met almost every deadline! That is saying something in today’s world.

I must say they have been a dream team, and any reservations I had about doing this from afar quickly vanished when I saw what good/capable hands I am in…thanks guys!

And now onto today’s post….

Bathroom lighting, it is often the finishing touch for a bathroom and with today’s vast array of choices, it can make a real statement. My taste honestly has not wavered much over the last 10 or so years however in this house, we are going a bit more transitional and less formal than our house here in NY.

MASTER BATHS- I love sconce lighting, I could live with sconces only…the lighting they give is so beautiful day or night. In my bathroom I will have at least a pair possibly two. As I am going with a more transitional look, the lighting will follow suit.

I will have a chandelier/lantern and may be putting in one of my bell jars which would work very nicely there. For the sconces, love each of these equally and will likely put a pair for myself and a pair for my husbands bath. These are from a company I do a lot of business with, the quality is bar none.

Isn’t this so gorgeous? I feel it is a little bit more masculine so this could work beautifully for my husbands bath

This feels a little more delicate could work well for mine or the powder room

The square version

For the chandelier I am leaning towards one of the belljars from my shop but if I were to go another route these would be some contenders-

Most likely I will go with one of my wonderful belljars, not a bad one in the bunch but I would likely go with one  of the simpler styles.

This below would work well for my husbands bath, elegant and handsome

GUEST/KIDS BATHS- For the other bathrooms I will go with a simple polished nickel style and vary them in each bathroom. Something along this line-

POWDER ROOM- For powder room I like the idea of doing something a little dressier/stepping it up a bit….

Call me crazy but I ordered a pair of these as they were only $146!!! Click here to see, how could I pass them up. I know I will use them somewhere

Wow this has me excited over all of the beautiful lighting choices, so many pretty classically beautiful things to choose from. This is when it’s going to get fun and at the rate we are going, we will be at this stage before we know it. So…how about you? Anything here excite you? We are going for a cleaner, transitional look and I think we are well on the way.

Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day and hope it’s feeling like spring wherever you might be, over here it still feels very much like winter! Until next time…

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Accessory Alert- Orchids

Hello,  here I am with the second post on my newish series, Accessory Alert. If you missed my first post it was on how to use garden seats (click here).  This is a fun way to share with you various accessories I love and great ways to share how they are used. Today is all about something many of use and love, orchids. They are the essence of elegance, work in small and large spaces and go with any color scheme or room style.

An orchid can add a instant dose of sophistication and drama anywhere they are used, big and small. I personally love both real and faux and with the discovery of a favorite line of faux orchids for my own shop, I  mix them together and no one ever knows the difference. Great for those without a green thumb:)

I have them in several areas of my home and they always make me smile.So let’s take a look at a number of different  spaces around the home where orchids can add their magic…..

Seeing a big orchid plant on a center hall table is one of my most favorite ways to use them, Jennifer Cornell

An orchid on a coffee table is always a great idea, add a stack of books and a few smaller accessories and it’s a winning formula!

They most certainly very much have a place outdoors!! Arch Digest

Love seeing them in a hallways especially when it’s double the beauty!

Loving this gorgeous space with the blue and white and orchids, Ethan Allen

Always like seeing them on a pair of hallway consoles, so elegant! Christina Murphy

Perfect in a bathroom on a tubs ledge,  New England Home

A foyer is a perfect place for them and a beautiful way to welcome your guests

Love this space by talented Scott Snyder

A larger scaled orchid plan on a dinning table looks beautiful

Always perfect in a bright sunny spot in your kitchen! Better Homes and Gardens

One of my favorite places for them is a foyer, here with a chest and mirror this is the perfect trifecta Christina Murphy

They are great on desks too, Carlyle Design

Here is my own powder room, proof that blue and white goes with every color scheme!

A perfect balance for a long console is placing a large orchid arrangement dead center

They always work so beautifully on a center hall table, Pinterest

Loving a large scaled orchid in this fabulous shell…beautiful!

My own hall chest,  I keep this large faux orchid here and change out the small bud vases with whatever is in season

Don’t forget your bedroom, a perfect place or a smaller orchid arrangement, Phoebe Howard

LOVE! As I do on these posts when the accessory in question is something I carry, I am offer a special promotion on it. Today the offer is on my outstanding collection of lifelike orchid arrangements. Beauty is they never need water, look super realistic!

A SPECIAL OFFER-

In case this post has given you a mild case of orchiditis, this offer might be a cure:)  My beautiful line of faux orchids are really fabulous. I have paired them with my gorgeous containers and had them made up into beautiful classically elegant arrangements, these just came in and are not yet on the shop.

I have them all over the house, alongside fresh orchids and I am telling you…you simply cannot tell the difference! These newly arrived beauties just came in and are being offered at a fantastic flash sale prices. No water or maintenance required!!  Limited quantities of each arrangement. All are $30-40 off the price they will be on my online shop.  Email or call your order.

Email orders@enchantedhome.com

Call 1-800-804-9565

ITEM 1. Fabulous two stem lifelike orchid in one of my best selling blue and white mid sized planters. This beauty measures at it’s widest and tallest- 24″ x 21″  $190.00

ITEM 2. A stunning lifelike orchid 2-3 stem in my beautiful ivory/gold scalloped tole planter. This beauty measures at it’s widest and tallest 26″ x 20″ $ 195.00

ITEM 3. This wonderful single stem orchid is so elegant in the metal/iron Provence planter. This beauty measures at it’s widest and tallest- 24″ x 13.5″  $130.00

This is also available in a 2 or 3 stem orchid in the same planter but larger (call or email for details)

ITEM 4. A grand 4 stem lifelike orchid in a large elegant silver tub/planter with feet and handles. This beauty measures at it’s widest and tallest- 27″ x 24.5″ $240.00

ITEM 5. A picture of timeless elegance, this 3 stem orchid in the crested footed silver pot is fabulous.This beauty measures at it’s widest and tallest- 27″ x 23″ $230.00

ITEM 6. Just added! This incredible arrangement features a lifelike yellow orchid plant in a fabulous blue and white mid sized fishbowl. Measures 26″ tall by 24″ at its widest $245.00

There are many more custom arrangements on my site click here to see. Thanks for stopping by..what is your thought on orchids? Do you have them around and how do you like to use them? Do tell! Until next time…..

FLASH SALE ALERT- Just this morning, a closeout on the most darling doggy pairs of dog statues. So many beautiful pieces all well below retail. Click here to see-

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Seven on Sunday

Hello friends! Hope you are well, and having a wonderful weekend. I first want to announce the winner of the porcelain giveaway planter. Congratulations goes to-

#81 SUSAN OSBORNE SANDERS

Please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com so we can get your lovely bowl on its way!

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 Well after a pretty stressful week, it was nice to enjoy a busy but fun weekend. Went to a lovely party, dinner with friends and today is my much anticipated day of relaxation and just catching up on all the small things. I am just praying that spring weather starts to make it’s way in….. that gorgeous NYC day when it was 60 degrees seems like all but a distant memory. Just counting down the days. Here we go with my Seven on Sunday.-

 

1 A HEARTWARMING STORY DEPICTING THE AMERICAN DREAM My parents had recommended this, knowing first my insatiable love of horses and then secondly, that I appreciate a great human interest story.

This is worth seeing…and as I told me dad the kind of movie you would want your kids to be shown in school to teach so many lessons in life. What a wonderful and  heartwarming story…highly recommended.  As of a few days ago you can get this on Netflix-

2 PROVENCE ANYONE? Every summer we spend about a month in Montauk, we go back and forth which is a definite plus especially because I work full time now. However I have been dreaming of renting a home in Provence for a few weeks and being the dreamer I am started doing my “investigative research” 🙂

I would love nothing more than to spend a few weeks decompressing and fully immersing myself in the joie de vivre that is part of the unmistakable lifestyle of the French. Here are some of the magnificent homes I found from Only Provence (click here to visit) and get ready to dream a little)…..

And please do not blame me for a sudden case of “needing” to visit Provence,  only problem about going is you may never want to come back:) I can see myself now getting up early, making my French pressed coffee, walking in the garden, biking to town for fresh bread, ahh….I feel more relaxed just thinking of it.

 

3 NEW BAGS! I am so loving this raffia line of bags/totes and just got in some new styles. Sold out of the first shipment that was offered up in a flash sale. How pretty are they? They will soon be added to the site.

As you  know I am tweaking the site AGAIN and hope to have it go live AGAIN within a week to ten days. Once it does, the bags will be on the newly revised site. However if you are interested in any just contact me, at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

4 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. As always never short of incredible finds on Instagram. So much inspiration to love this week! Enjoy….

My favorite this week is this one below because….well, do you really need an explanation?

5 AN EXCITING NEW PROJECT! I am doing a sun room in a beautiful new home and so excited…of course I will share both the in progress pictures as well as the finished product with you as it happens.

Doing my trademark blue and white as I may use the professional photos for an ad down the road. Loving the mood board and how it’s all coming together….would love your take on which rug as I love them all and so torn.

Here is the raw space…of course will be sure to share the finished product with you.

Here is my concept board-

OK now your turn to help me pick the rug!! (some of these will be on my newly revised site)

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4


6 NEW PERFUME OBSESSION. I just got this on Friday and am in love! I have been on the hunt for a great new fragrance and I have found it. It is also nice little perk that the packaging just happens to be in my favorite colors.

The newest, Mediterranean Honeysuckle from Aerin is AMAZING. Wore it yesterday and had 2 people stop to ask what I was wearing….it is my new favorite! Even my son said in his own words “it’s the best smelling perfume I have ever smelled”. If I got his endorsement, it’s good enough for me. Soooo good.  Click here to find out more.

7. SUNDAY’S SURVEY. If you are a parent, then this one’s for you. Here I am in my early 50’s with three grown young adult men and my worrying has not lessened, it’s actually gotten worse. THANKS MOM. I am convinced there is such a thing as the “worry gene” and I inherited all 100% of it!

I won’t even give you the more extreme examples of how bad it can be,  because you will think I am a crazy woman but I worry all the time. When they are getting on a plane. When they are driving. When they might want to break up with a girlfriend. When they are sick (that really does me in), when they have a headache, when they go to a concert. It is amazing that I do not take meds. A few friends who are like me do, swear by them but I am reluctant and really want to try and control this on my own.

On one hand I am proud of myself because I have learned that when I am reaching a near level of hysteria,  I am generally able to take a deep breath and repeat to myself all is well at this moment and there is no reason to panic…I then talk myself down. But man, this can be so debilitating…and exhausting.

I am not an anxious person in general, other than my severe claustrophobia then I would win a gold medal for that:) Just wondering if you have older kids (young adults on their own), do you worry like this too? Does it ever end?? Please tell me if does:) So your turn to weigh in….I will be waiting eagerly to see how you handle (or not) being a worried parent.

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So there you have my Seven on Sunday this week. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.Thank you as always for stopping in. Until next time…..

COMING UP THIS WEEK-

BLUFF DIARIES CHAPTER 12

ACCESSORY ALERT- ORCHIDS


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Random musings as seen through my iPhone….

Hello and happy Saturday. Woke up to no snow, that’s always a good thing.  I really hope that winter is finally done and spring can usher it’s way in once and for all. With a lot of snow presently on the ground it just doesn’t feel like spring is going to really be here on Monday. The daffodils a week ago when it was 60 started coming up and now are covered in frozen snow:(

Today is the last day of the porcelain presale so be sure to stop by and check it out if you haven’t already. Its been so well received and the response has been phenomenal, always so great to know there are so many fellow blue and white addicts:)  Plus there is a great giveaway and today is the last day to enter! Click here to view

As I periodically do,  I share with you snippets of my life from the last week or so..of course the good, pretty and inspiring only! So without further ado here we go…..

Went to one of my happy places aka “New York flower district” and came home with some beauties…..

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with a great friend at Le Coucou in NYC, fabulous!!

These black beauties are heading to a rooftop apartment in Boston where they are going to plant them with large boxwood balls, so classic

It might feel still very much like winter outside, but indoors it’s all about spring and flowers!!

Upstairs hall got a little sprcueup

A pretty corner in my bedroom….the soft colors are so soothing, it’s my private little sanctuary

So loving these beautiful trims and fabrics we just decided on for a clients family room…cannot wait to see it done!

Awwwh….Teddy got a special little friend as a gift and loves his new furry friend

LOVE working on gorgeous trims and for this client, her new pillows are going to be out of this world!

This is how we do St. Patty’s day in our office….green gorgeouness overload! How amazing are the pillows above that I had made for a client, is that ginger jar tape not the greatest thing ever!

So there you have it, all the good stuff from this past week. Hope you enjoyed, thank you as always for stopping in. Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and an enjoyable weekend! Until next time…..

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The Porcelain presale is on, a giveaway and a winner!

Hello everyone!! It is a very exciting day over here at Enchanted Home because I have a winner to announce and because it’s my second presale of 2017 and this is a biggie!

A big congratulations to David M. for his winning picture!!  A true testament to the love of blue and white…..

I will be in touch to get your information so your first month of Enchanted Home will be on it’s merry way.

And a congratulations to the runner up, Lee K for this beautiful runner up. I will also be in contact with you to arrange to send your prize.

Thanks to all who sent in their beautiful pictures and shared their homes with us…what fun it was to see. And many thanks to the  more than 5,000 votes! Onto the presale…..

Love blue and white? You have come to the right place. Loaded with many new gorgeous porcelains as well as bringing back some all time favorites. Lots to love here so prepare yourself:)

If you know prices of fine porcelain you will recognize the unbelievable values here today. I always offer the contents up in a 2-3 day presale where everything is approx. 20% less than it will be when it arrives. Some items sell out fast so be sure you don’t miss out on whatever is calling your name.

It’s a great time to buy, whether you are adding on to an existing collection or starting a new one. So if you too are a porcelain lover, sit back and enjoy the view:) As always a few rules before we start-

  • Call or email your order, call 1-800-804-9565 or email orders@enchantedhome.com
  • This is a PRESALE/advance purchase for the container due to arrive on or about April 14th
  • Please refer to item number only
  • Limited numbers available and subject to availability
  • Save more by getting an even deeper discount on pairs!
  • This sale is on for three days only, sorry no extensions
  • ALL orders must be paid for within 12 hours otherwise kindly do not place an order
  • Certain items can ship internationally, you must contact us for a shipping quote
  • Any order over $500 will receive an additional 10% off
  • Shipping is extra
  • Questions? Email or call us
  • SOMETHING NEW- A referral program. Many have asked if there is a referral program. We don’t have a formal one in place at this time however if you recommend the presale to someone and they make a porcelain presale purchase you get $25.00 off of your order (must be over $100 to qualify)!
  • So all you need to do is email or call us with who you referred. Once that is confirmed you will get $25.00 off of your own order

This shipment is due to arrive on or about April 14th *will be within a week or so of this date

ITEM 1. This formerly sold out beauty is back,  this is one spectacular jar. Measures 14″ x 20″ $165.00 or two for $315.00

ITEM 2. By popular demand, got chunky large ginger jars in solid white and a pale blue/gray crackled foo dog jar. Fabulous as a pair or mixed in with others. Measures 21″ x 13″  Choose white or gray/blue (specify color when ordering)  $115.00 or two for $210.00

ITEM 3. Fabulous new planter so love this and it is perfect for a large orchid plant or any flower plant for that matter. Hand painted on all sides, with braided handles. Measures 7.5″ x 18″ $115.00

ITEM 4. Wonderful low dish/bowl. This is a great dish and as pretty for display as serving, I could see serving vegetables or a cold pasta salad in this beautiful shallow dish, would be a beautiful accent on any table. Measures 15″ x 6″ $85.00

CHOICE 5 The long awaited bathroom accessories are on their way! Gorgeous tissue holder, toothbrush holder and matching hexagon wastepaper basket. Definitely  snagging a set for myself:)

Tissue holder, measures 5″ x 5.5″  $58.00

Toothbrush holder, measures 4″ x 3.5″  $40.00

Octagonal wastepaper basket, measures 14.5″ x 11″  -$65.00

OR BUY ALL THREE FOR $150.00

5A Toothbrush holder

5B Wastepaper basket

5C Tissue holder

CHOICE 6. The grand pagoda is coming back! Getting in 14 pair of these exquisite beauties. If you know the prices you will see they are more than half of what they are elsewhere. $355.00 each

6A. Incredible and very grand pagodas, just look at the work and detailing on this…so excited to get these! This is 47″ and comes in two parts (one sits on top of the other).Sold individually, wonderful alone or double the impact with a pair. $375 each, very special promo pricing (these retail for $1400 per pagoda) OR save on a pair and get two for $715.00

6B.The same pagoda is now available in a medium! A wonderful mid sized pagoda for  spaces that cannot accommodate the grand/larger pagoda. Measures 24″ x 5″ $225.00 each OR $435.00 for a pair

6C. This smaller pagoda is also coming back and is a stunner! 16″ $185.00 each or two for $350.00

ITEM 7. New spectacular hexagonal scalloped planters. The detailing is just exquisite on these beautifully pieces, hand painted on all sides and even on the rim. A perfect planter for orchids or any flowering plant. Measures 9″ x 14″ $170.00

7A. Village

7B.Figurine

 

ITEM 8. The beautiful best selling pair of bird jars are back! These beautiful duo features stunning pheasant scene on both front and back. Measures 17″ x 11″.  A great value at $290 for both!

ITEM 9.Mini foo dogs offered in blue and white and solid white.

9A. Mini foo dogs are back! Another best seller, these darling foo dogs are the ultimate accessory and also make very stylish bookends! 4″ x 6″ $80.00 for the pair

9B. Darling white foo dogs…so cute. Perfect for any vignette or as ultra stylish bookends. $45.00 for the pair

ITEM 10. My all time favorite large bowl, featuring a beautiful village scene. This large bowl is perfect for display, and great for a kitchen island or dining table. 9.5″ x 17″  $135.00

ITEM 11. Love this mini bud vase, perfect for a small bud or two, great for a nightstand or end tables. Just shy of 6″ tall. $30.00

 

ITEM 12. The wonderful mid sized dragon planter/fishbowl is a great size for your favorite indoor flowering plant. Also could be a great cooler with summer coming, with two or three bottles of wine…you have to think outside the box:) Measures 10.5″ x 6.5″ $95.00

ITEM 13. A gorgeous figurine and floral foo dog topped jar, I own a pair and adore these tall grand beauties. Measures 25″ x 12″ $135.00

ITEM 14. The mini trumpet jar is back, measures 8.5″ tall….this is the perfect jar for end tables and or a nightstand, holds a few stems and is a beauty. Measures 10″ x 4.5 $45.00

 

ITEM 15. The pretty songbird jar is back! Lovely bird and floral design with stylish foo dogs top. Measures 18″ x 11″ One for $135.00, or two for $255.00

ITEM 16. This wonderful hexagon planter is a continuous favorite, well priced and perfect for orchids, boxwoods or any flowering plant. Measures 9″ x 14″ $85.00

 

ITEM 17. The gorgeous large set of emperors are coming back. These are super decorative and look fantastic with an existing vignette or they are so grand they stand alone beautifully. Measures 17″H x 6″ Set of 3 $125.00

 

ITEM 18. This previously sold out fabulous planter is making a comeback. Gorgeous scalloped hexagon shape with beautiful scenery painted on all sides. Love the pierced bottom detailing. Measures 19.5″ x 14″ $205.00

ITEM 19. Great looking more transitional shaped mid sized planter, perfect size and beautiful figurine scenery. 8″ x 11″ $85.00

ITEM 20. These spectacular planters are coming back. Even prettier in person. Gorgeous to hang/display but really makes a statement for serving. I use mine to serve all the time.

ITEM 20A. 2.6″ x 17″ $120.00

 

ITEM 20B. 2.6″ x 16″ $115.00

Plate stands- $10.00 with purchase of plate or $14.00 without purchase of plate

ITEM 21. A favorite that I have and use for my myrtle and azalea topiaries,  this mid sized cherry blossoms jar is an all time fave. Measures 14′ round.  $110.00

ITEM 22. The darling pencil/brush holders are coming back, some use these for utenstil too. Multi functional and a great size. 6″ tall Two styles, figurine or lotus $22.00 either one

22A. Figurine

 

22B.

 

ITEM 23. This instant hit is coming back, love this mid sized vase, it is such a gorgeous piece even without flowers! 15″ tall $115.00

 

ITEM 24. This amazing square jar that is painted on all sides with a different scenery and charming foo dog top is finally coming back. The square shape makes it highly decorative. Measures 20″ x 6.5″ $135.00 or two for $255.00

ITEM 25. The wonderful super decorative flat tops are coming back, choice of pheasant or bird. These are triple what they are here elsewhere, today $85.00! They measure 8″ x 8.5″

25A. Bird

25B. Pheasant

ITEM 26. Chunky dragon ginger jar is also making a comeback. This wonderful chunky shape makes this a beauty, especially love it in pair. Also makes  great vase for a big spray of tall blossoms or branches, Wonderful foo dog top, measures 18″ x 11″ $140.00 or two for $265.00

ITEM 27. This super popular mid sized planter is such a great value. I have a few of these and often use them to add a plant or floral to and give it as a gift..always so well received. Measures 7″ x 10″ $80.00

ITEM 28. Fabulous pale green large scale blossom vase, this is a beauty and so regal. , so eye catching and grand. Just calling for a big spray of white blossoms! Measures 24″ tall by about 11″ at its widest. $105.00 or two for $195.00!

Phew….that’s a whole lot of blue and white. Does it sound crazy, that despite al the blue and white in my home, all the shipments I have gotten in, I still ant more!!! I just can’t get enough and with the warmer months THANKFULLY heading this way…I am already thinking of how to use it outdoors which I just love. Now onto the giveaway-

THE GIVEAWAY-

I always offer up one item for a giveaway to celebrate a new container. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite item and how you would use it. I will announce a winner next Tuesday. The lucky winner will receive a pair this fabulous bowl!

This presale is one for 3 days. You know the drill, if you see something you just love and have to have email or call us-

Call 1-800-804-9565

Email orders@enchantedhome.com

Thank you everyone for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day. Until next time…..

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Two finalists, The Enchanted Home shop happenings and a giveaway!

Hello, did this post about a week ago and sure hope it posts on time! Have had some sad news lately to contend with and if anything it makes me realize (too often lately) just how precious even the gift of one day really is. It also is a gentle reminder to take full advantage of every day we have, and to just go for it. Sometimes you win, something you don’t, but you have nothing to lose by trying. And boy, is the saying “health is wealth” ever true. OK onto happy subjects…..

OK first we have our two finalists (one from each round). You have sent in your votes, over 5,000 total and have selected two gorgeous finalists. Your turn to vote for the winner! Voting ends tomorrow morning and I will then announce the winner….

From Round 1

From Round 2

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Moving onto today’s post…..I periodically do a post specifically on my website and shop when there is a lot to update you on and there is quite a bit, consider this a little newsletter on all things Enchanted Home. There is a lot to share. Here is the latest and I am also offering up a giveaway (details on bottom) that you will most certainly want to take part in.

THE WEBSITE. OK, I know you have been patient. VERY patient, while I pursued my new website overhaul. When I launched my new site about seven weeks ago, I was excited but very frustrated (behind the scenes more than you can imagine) as it had been many months in the making and there were still a number of things not figured out, and to this day, a number of those issues remain, the frustration in all this was been ridiculous.

There is good news and a silver lining! I hired a new and very able company fixing all of these and then some. It is going to be a “cleaned up” much improved version of what I have now. With luck I will once again roll out a newly revised, improved version of what you see now.

Here are some of the open issues-

Pinterest  button – a new one will be installed and it’s the cutest pin it button I have seen yet-

Larger pictures with a hover capability to get a closer look at products with the little Pinterst button-

Many still not getting my emails (about 30% of you) This will be corrected and we will notify you when it has been corrected fully and back in working order (soon)!

Some still having issues checking out on shop online, best thing is to call when this happens which many of you do- this too will be overhauled and fully functioning

Some people having issues finding previous posts, or info on a specific subject- the search capabilities will be much more user friendly

My blog list will be on the side bar simliar to how it was before (even I miss it!)!

OK onto the fun stuff, what is new and in development-

NEW PRODUCTS! Lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes, working on the 2017 ornament collection (many of last years will be back) along with some new ginger jars and pagoda ornaments. We will get the first shipment late summer/early fall.

Flatware…so excited about this! There are also two more patterns not shown that are in the works. I will also offer serving spoons and forks for each pattern. Very excited about this and with luck these will be coming in late April/early May. I will offer an advance purchase/presale opportunity once they are well underway, stay tuned….

Staffordshire Dogs BIG NEWS…..these dogs are coming back!!! I did so well with these….the company I used closed their doors so I spent months looking for a new factory to start making my own. When there’s a will there is away!

I am bringing them back and really thrilled about it. They will be offered in 3 sizes- mini, med and large. Four colors- blk/ivory, blue/ivory, orange/ivory and ivory/gold!! With luck they will be mid to late April.

‘These above were the first round of samples, a bit of tweaking was required so the new molds are done and ready to be painted. With luck these will be here in May.

Porcelains The next porcelain presale will start tomorrow and run through Saturday (two and a half days). This is a big shipment coming in April and this is a presale you do not want to miss! A few of the fabulous pieces that will be offered…..

Tuliperes! BEYOND excited about this and wanted to be sure it was a go before I contacted you. So many contact me about these on a very regular basis, and I finally after a very, very long pursuit of finding a capable manufacturer found them and the molds are almost out of production!!! Need your opinion as I decide on colorways, obviously the blue and white is a given but what about solids?


So very excited, these will be coming with luck in  mid to late May, just  in time for spring/summer entertaining! The minimums quantities were high, so the good news there will be plenty to go around. Doing a large 22″ and a med 14″. Cannot wait!!! I will show you pictures once they are in the painting stages. But here is an idea of what they will look like-

 

Ornaments. As crazy as it may seem, I am awaiting my samples back fro the Holiday collection 2017. We will bring back the most popular ones, many of the balls, all the jars, pagodas and foo dogs.

There are going to be a few design changes to some and some will be offered in 2 sizes. The concentration will be on the blue and white collection however we will offer the colored version as well as those ended up doing quite well. Stay tuned….

Silver- A new shipment is coming in within about 2 weeks, which will include a few favorite sold out gorgeous planters, new chargers, a beautiful new pitcher and the most stunning large covered dome platter plus the charming acorn and equestrian mint juleps, along with the plain beaded version. Here is a look of some quick pictures taken-

Two new chargers-

Planters-

New gorgeous pitcher-

Can’t wait to get this fabulous covered dome platter-

Mint juleps-

 

Chinoiserie Tole- A new shipment will also arrive in April with new designs including some exquisite new lamps (bringing in more black/gold since those seem to be the first to sell out along with blue/white) and introducing theses gorgeous obelisks, still being painted but you get the idea below. New lamp styles and colorways as well as the extra large and large bamboo lanterns will be back.

Plus bringing back the sold out very popular Provence planters just in time for spring!

A new style lamp in the works-

Provence Planters anyone?

Ideas that are percolating……

An exclusive Enchanted Home melamine dinnerware line! This is very early but I am waiting on a few samples and fingers crossed I will love them. It is quite a process and involves a designer helping translate my vision onto plates….again where there is a will there is a way. I do love the melamine plates I carry but they are from a rather unreliable vendor and it’s been very frustrating at times getting orders and my own bulk orders fulfilled. So this is something I am very interested in doing….

There is one other idea still in the conception phase so I am not quite ready to talk about it…but can assure it is something you will love an something I personally feel is missing out there.

My goal from the start still remains- to bring items to you that are either harder to find, or are prohibitively expensive for a more affordable cost that most can afford. I love traditional accessories and believe they will stand the test of time. Some I do with a twist to have them feel a bit more modern but they are classics, my favorite style.

I am offering a giveaway to thank you for your loyalty and support and hoping you will vote for me too:)

THE GIVEAWAY-

One lucky winner will win this beautiful three tiered silver dish, perfect for display or serving. All you need to do to be eligible is visit my online shop (click here) and come back and tell us a favorite item or two. That’s it…a winner will be announced on Sunday.

Lots of going of exciting things happening. Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and always appreciate your visits. Part of the fun of doing what I do, is getting to share with you every step of the way. Wishing you a fabulous day, until tomorrow…..

 

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The Enchanted Home Love Contest round 2

Good morning, scheduled this ahead of time since I knew we were getting that monster snowstorm, so just in case we lost internet…this should still post! And here we are with round 2 and it’s another amazing collection of gorgeous pictures…not an easy decision unfortunately.

Just loving so many of these, narrowing it down to three is nearly impossible, so get those pencils sharpened. And we are off……

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OK time to vote for your THREE faves- PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THERE MAY APPEAR TO BE DUPLICATES BUT SOME READERS SENT IN TWO NEARLY IDENTICAL PICTURES, WHICH WAS WITHIN THE RULES.


This was so much fun and I have gotten so many great ideas of how to use some items in a way I never though of before so thank you to all who entered and to all who stopped by to vote! Tomorrow will be the showdown round, so please be sure to come back.

Speaking of voting…..if you haven’t voted for me in the JDR Industry awards where yours truly was nominated for Best Interior Design Blog, would love if you would:) It only takes 2 seconds, thank you in advance, click here to vote.

Stay warm and safe if you are in the storms path, until tomorrow!

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