Late week musings……my THIRD year blogging anniverary and a giveaway!!!

Oh how I have missed doing these random posts!!! Finally the holiday chaos has died down, though you wouldn’t know it around here….YES my holiday decor is still up !! Call me lazy or a holiday enthusiast, or a little of both but I see no problem in extending the Christmas spirit just a wee bit longer…I love my decor and it makes me happy just looking at it but I do plan to slowly start “dismantling” sometime starting next week!

Wait a minute….I realized during my vacation that my THIRD year blogging anniversary somehow slipped by very sneakily. No way is this going unacknowledged and uncelebrated!!!! We have shared too much these last few years! I first have to thank each and every one of you, my readers who are so loyal and kind and supportive and encouraging…….you keep me going and sustain my quest to be better and better with every blog post! I just can’t imagine life without my little ol blog!
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And of course every celebration warrants a little treat, right? So today I am offering a giveaway. I am offering a beautiful velvet box of the gorgeous ornate silver cake spades (set of 3) to one lucky winner. Details on bottom.

Moving on……I realized I like and thrive on routine and it feels good to be getting back to the drawing board and resuming all the posts I love creating. So I will continue to do my random musings post into 2014, a post to talk about well….basically whatever I want to talk about. And there is A LOT to talk about evidenced by this post.? Ready? Let’s go……

ALEXA PULITZER. I had spoken of her magnificent work a few months ago, the first time I laid eyes on her magnificent stationery, I was totally smitten. If you are a lover of stationery and monograms, then you will be in heaven. Her eye and style are just over the top? magnificent. We connected and she was ever so kind to offer to design a personalized monogram for yours truly….we worked together and came up with a custom design and I promptly placed my order. Upon opening my big box of cards, I nearly fainted from the beauty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these…they are perfect and so “me”. Click here to visit what is otherwise known as “stationery nirvana”. So take a look at my beautiful new stationery and more examples of her sublime line…..

May I present to you my beautiful new oversized stationery and scalloped envelope with my very own monogrammed created exclusively for me by Alexa!

?So exciting to open the box!! My vision has come to life…..perfect!

?The weight of the card is substantial and that with its oversized size makes this is a showstopper!

?LOVE the scalloped detailing on the oversized envelope

?I blurred out the return address for privacy reasons

And other beauties from Amy…..

BOOTS I WAS DETERMINED TO FIND. Don’t know if you are like me but when I put my mind to something I get crazily determined. As in I simply do not give up. I spotted these boots on a designer friend and had to have them. If you are going to brave nasty weather, you might as well look stylish in the process right? SO finally found them! Love them, aren’t they fabulous! They are by Stuart Weitzman…..good job Stu!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. I do love my books, and feel frankly you can never ever have too many.? I love how I can buy a new book literally with one click on Amazon (scarily convenient:) A few new cookbooks and one book I finally got to finish on my vacation which was FABULOUS. I truly cannot recommend it enough..Tish you knocked it out of the park!

Loved her first book and cannot wait to get this newest book from visionary chef, Alice Waters
This book I had to order in honor of my oldest son who is a baked macaroni fanatic, it features about 80 different variations of this American classic, it will have you looking at it in a whole new light!
Tish’s new book is a MUST HAVE, an insiders take on that unmistakable joie de vivre that Frenchwomen seem to have naturally….it is a literal treasure trove of information!

MY NEW PILLOWS. I featured them around the holidays but it was such busy time that I did not give my newest living room pillows proper “air time”. I sooooo love these pillows, they were a Christmas gift to myself. I found the perfect color blue stried velvet which I adore and ordered these beautiful? trims and dreamt away. I could not be happier with them, so in love in fact that I got more velvet and am going to make a big oversized scalloped ottoman! I looked high and low for pillow like these and after not finding them made them myself….

ANTICA FARMACISTA. I am a bonafide product junkie, I love trying new bath and beauty products. One of my favorite lines is Antica. As pretty to look at as they are to smell, these products are sensational. I hope to in fact possibly carry them soon on my online shop. Here are a few of my most favorites that I buy over and over……click here to visit this wonderful line!

?My favorite scent, this has my powder room smelling downright heavenly! Peonia, gardenia and rosa

Just got this grapefruit scent and absolutely love this giftset…gorgeous!
They also do collaborations with really high end hotels, and this “Hotel Bel Air” has my name all over it…must get this, LOVE the color and bet it smells out of this world!

Love the sound of this new scent, lemon, verbena and cedar…and it’s so darn pretty!

Click here to visit Antica Farmicista

NEW BIZ. Love hearing about someone following a passion and listening to their heart. My fellow blogging friend, Cheryl’s son Graham started a new business born out of of his love for skiing and the outdoors. I love the website and appreciate and respect his story even more. For any skiing enthusiast I cannot imagine anything cooler than custom skis so a visit to Grizzly Boards is a must see! So thought I would share with you Grizzly Boards, what a great concept and if skis were ever beautiful……..this the gold standard! Click here to visit Graham and his custom Grizzly Boards.

MY ONLINE SHOP. I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2014. I am going to be tweaking my website and updating it in the near future. Many new products will be introduced. I will be expanding what I have become know for, my extensive porcelain and blue and white collection as well as expanding in other areas as well. I get so much satisfaction out of helping others beautify their home and will still continue my services for e-design. I love to hear your feedback so if there is something you see a need for….tell me about it! I love to know what you the consumer, is looking for!
A few changes…..

I have had a lot of people over the last two years ask me about advertising on my blog. Part of evolving and growing is opening up to new ideas that maybe previously didn’t feel right.Well,? I am at long last going to take a few select advertisers who fit in well with my brand, The Enchanted Home. If you are interested in advertising on my blog, simply contact me here theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

More shop news…..Unfortunately there will be a few price increases, though fairly nominal and even with the new prices, I will still be well under 25% off of retail and am a full 40% off of the belljars!? Lighting will be going up about 8% as of Jan. 20th. Last day to place an order for existing prices will be Jan. 19th. I will be expanding this line as it continues to be one of my best selling products! Some new patterns and more styles of the beautiful hurricanes from the same line that I love!

VERY excited about all of these…..adding a bunch of new styles to expand on the gorgeous hurricanes, LOVE these and have a few pair in my home, they are super beautiful and look amazing on consoles, coffee tables and dining tables. Really superb and all hand etched. All shown are available now but not yet up on my site. Contact me if interested.

All of these gorgeous goodies by popular demand, will be back in stock by mid February and I cannot wait to get them!

Finally this gorgeous silver garland planter finally after many months of being sold out has come back in stock. There are about 14 pieces, it will be listed again soon in my online shop or contact me if you want to purchase it. Its one of my all time faves! So classically elegant. Measures 6 x 11.5.

And of course I cannot talk about my online shop without mention of my beloved blue and whites! I am getting in a number of new styles, some of which are below on this board I created showing just some of the blue and whites I carry…you can count on a big expansion in 2014:)

Any questions about anything in my shop just contact me here at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally to be eligible for my 3 YEAR anniversary giveaway, just leave a comment here. If you want a second chance you can visit my Facebook page by clicking here and leave a comment there as well. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning!

So..that’s most of what is new in my world. I have some other fun posts coming up next week and always so appreciate you stopping by and hearing from you. I hope all is great in your neck of the woods and wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend! No snow in the forecast so I am a happy girl! Talk to you soon………

Late week musings……my THIRD year blogging anniverary and a giveaway!!!

Oh how I have missed doing these random posts!!! Finally the holiday chaos has died down, though you wouldn’t know it around here….YES my holiday decor is still up !! Call me lazy or a holiday enthusiast, or a little of both but I see no problem in extending the Christmas spirit just a wee bit longer…I love my decor and it makes me happy just looking at it but I do plan to slowly start “dismantling” sometime starting next week!

Wait a minute….I realized during my vacation that my THIRD year blogging anniversary somehow slipped by very sneakily. No way is this going unacknowledged and uncelebrated!!!! We have shared too much these last few years! I first have to thank each and every one of you, my readers who are so loyal and kind and supportive and encouraging…….you keep me going and sustain my quest to be better and better with every blog post! I just can’t imagine life without my little ol blog!
 

And of course every celebration warrants a little treat, right? So today I am offering a giveaway. I am offering a beautiful velvet box of the gorgeous ornate silver cake spades (set of 3) to one lucky winner. Details on bottom.

Moving on……I realized I like and thrive on routine and it feels good to be getting back to the drawing board and resuming all the posts I love creating. So I will continue to do my random musings post into 2014, a post to talk about well….basically whatever I want to talk about. And there is A LOT to talk about evidenced by this post.  Ready? Let’s go……

ALEXA PULITZER. I had spoken of her magnificent work a few months ago, the first time I laid eyes on her magnificent stationery, I was totally smitten. If you are a lover of stationery and monograms, then you will be in heaven. Her eye and style are just over the top  magnificent. We connected and she was ever so kind to offer to design a personalized monogram for yours truly….we worked together and came up with a custom design and I promptly placed my order. Upon opening my big box of cards, I nearly fainted from the beauty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these…they are perfect and so “me”. Click here to visit what is otherwise known as “stationery nirvana”. So take a look at my beautiful new stationery and more examples of her sublime line…..

May I present to you my beautiful new oversized stationery and scalloped envelope with my very own monogrammed created exclusively for me by Alexa!

 So exciting to open the box!! My vision has come to life…..perfect!

 The weight of the card is substantial and that with its oversized size makes this is a showstopper!

 LOVE the scalloped detailing on the oversized envelope

 I blurred out the return address for privacy reasons

And other beauties from Amy…..

BOOTS I WAS DETERMINED TO FIND. Don’t know if you are like me but when I put my mind to something I get crazily determined. As in I simply do not give up. I spotted these boots on a designer friend and had to have them. If you are going to brave nasty weather, you might as well look stylish in the process right? SO finally found them! Love them, aren’t they fabulous! They are by Stuart Weitzman…..good job Stu!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. I do love my books, and feel frankly you can never ever have too many.  I love how I can buy a new book literally with one click on Amazon (scarily convenient:) A few new cookbooks and one book I finally got to finish on my vacation which was FABULOUS. I truly cannot recommend it enough..Tish you knocked it out of the park!

Loved her first book and cannot wait to get this newest book from visionary chef, Alice Waters
This book I had to order in honor of my oldest son who is a baked macaroni fanatic, it features about 80 different variations of this American classic, it will have you looking at it in a whole new light!
Tish’s new book is a MUST HAVE, an insiders take on that unmistakable joie de vivre that Frenchwomen seem to have naturally….it is a literal treasure trove of information!

MY NEW PILLOWS. I featured them around the holidays but it was such busy time that I did not give my newest living room pillows proper “air time”. I sooooo love these pillows, they were a Christmas gift to myself. I found the perfect color blue stried velvet which I adore and ordered these beautiful  trims and dreamt away. I could not be happier with them, so in love in fact that I got more velvet and am going to make a big oversized scalloped ottoman! I looked high and low for pillow like these and after not finding them made them myself….

ANTICA FARMACISTA. I am a bonafide product junkie, I love trying new bath and beauty products. One of my favorite lines is Antica. As pretty to look at as they are to smell, these products are sensational. I hope to in fact possibly carry them soon on my online shop. Here are a few of my most favorites that I buy over and over……click here to visit this wonderful line!

 My favorite scent, this has my powder room smelling downright heavenly! Peonia, gardenia and rosa

Just got this grapefruit scent and absolutely love this giftset…gorgeous!
They also do collaborations with really high end hotels, and this “Hotel Bel Air” has my name all over it…must get this, LOVE the color and bet it smells out of this world!

Love the sound of this new scent, lemon, verbena and cedar…and it’s so darn pretty!

Click here to visit Antica Farmicista

NEW BIZ. Love hearing about someone following a passion and listening to their heart. My fellow blogging friend, Cheryl’s son Graham started a new business born out of of his love for skiing and the outdoors. I love the website and appreciate and respect his story even more. For any skiing enthusiast I cannot imagine anything cooler than custom skis so a visit to Grizzly Boards is a must see! So thought I would share with you Grizzly Boards, what a great concept and if skis were ever beautiful……..this the gold standard! Click here to visit Graham and his custom Grizzly Boards.

MY ONLINE SHOP. I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2014. I am going to be tweaking my website and updating it in the near future. Many new products will be introduced. I will be expanding what I have become know for, my extensive porcelain and blue and white collection as well as expanding in other areas as well. I get so much satisfaction out of helping others beautify their home and will still continue my services for e-design. I love to hear your feedback so if there is something you see a need for….tell me about it! I love to know what you the consumer, is looking for!
A few changes…..

I have had a lot of people over the last two years ask me about advertising on my blog. Part of evolving and growing is opening up to new ideas that maybe previously didn’t feel right.Well,  I am at long last going to take a few select advertisers who fit in well with my brand, The Enchanted Home. If you are interested in advertising on my blog, simply contact me here theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

More shop news…..Unfortunately there will be a few price increases, though fairly nominal and even with the new prices, I will still be well under 25% off of retail and am a full 40% off of the belljars!  Lighting will be going up about 8% as of Jan. 20th. Last day to place an order for existing prices will be Jan. 19th. I will be expanding this line as it continues to be one of my best selling products! Some new patterns and more styles of the beautiful hurricanes from the same line that I love!

VERY excited about all of these…..adding a bunch of new styles to expand on the gorgeous hurricanes, LOVE these and have a few pair in my home, they are super beautiful and look amazing on consoles, coffee tables and dining tables. Really superb and all hand etched. All shown are available now but not yet up on my site. Contact me if interested.

All of these gorgeous goodies by popular demand, will be back in stock by mid February and I cannot wait to get them!

Finally this gorgeous silver garland planter finally after many months of being sold out has come back in stock. There are about 14 pieces, it will be listed again soon in my online shop or contact me if you want to purchase it. Its one of my all time faves! So classically elegant. Measures 6 x 11.5.

And of course I cannot talk about my online shop without mention of my beloved blue and whites! I am getting in a number of new styles, some of which are below on this board I created showing just some of the blue and whites I carry…you can count on a big expansion in 2014:)

Any questions about anything in my shop just contact me here at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally to be eligible for my 3 YEAR anniversary giveaway, just leave a comment here. If you want a second chance you can visit my Facebook page by clicking here and leave a comment there as well. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning!

So..that’s most of what is new in my world. I have some other fun posts coming up next week and always so appreciate you stopping by and hearing from you. I hope all is great in your neck of the woods and wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend! No snow in the forecast so I am a happy girl! Talk to you soon………

Mad for monograms and a monogram giveaway!

Hello and happy Friday late day to you….kind of glad this week is over. Between my husbands pneomonia, my own root canal and a stomach bug……I am totally ready for a relaxing weekend,? I think I have earned a few glasses of wine or champagne (maybe even a bottle)!

OK, its definitely no secret how very much I love monograms. I mean really love them. I would monogram just about anything? that isn’t nailed down (and often do). I just cannot get enough…..how about you?

So today, I was tickled pink to get a signed copy of Victoria’s new Monogram issue in my mailbox. This magazine is absolutely exquisite and a MUST HAVE for anyone who loves monogram. Filled from front page to back cover of the most fabulous, droolworthy pictures of monograms, on linens, silver, china and stationary…it made me a bit weak at the knees! Seriously…I cannot stop looking at this magnificent collection filled with the most beautiful images. You must get a copy!! You will thank me:)

Best part? Hoffman Media? sent me two extra signed copies!! So I am giving away two issues to two very lucky monogramming loving readers. For those of who need to get a copy for yourself pronto, you can order it by clicking here. It is not to be missed, pure and simple. This is one of those magazines (like my many Southern Accents) that you will just not throw away!

So first a look at some of the wonderful ways monograms are being used today. And details on how to enter the drawing on the bottom…….enjoy!!

?Amazing what? three little letters can do to a bed!
The master “Leontine” of beautiful luxurious monogrammed bedding

?Love my Jack Rogers monogrammed sandals…….in all their many colors.

Aren’t these stunning green shantung silk pillows with their over sized monogram exquisite! Number Four Eleven

?Monogrammed silver flatware? Yes please!

?Don’t you love seeing a beautiful monogram on a chair?

?And how about these darling monogrammed clutches available here

?Love the personalized touch of monogrammed dinner napkins on a nice crisp linen napkin, Mark and Graham

?No one does stationary as beautiful as Alexa Pulitzer’s gorgeous monogrammed versions…….

How about? these darling belts in all their many colors and patterns!! Leta Austin Foster

A gorgeous bed with a single pillow graced with a monogram is the picture of elegance……

?Number Four Eleven monograms absolutely gorgeous pillows and linens!
?I love the idea of gorgeous monogrammed bar ware, such as the ones I sell on my online shop

?Carolyne Roehm? created this gorgeous blue and white setting complete with stunning monogrammed napkins

?LOVE these cookies! Flourpotcookies.com

Another example of how even one statement pillow bearing a monogram gives a “Wow” kind of effect, Number Four Eleven

?As beautiful for a kids room as they are for a master bedroom…monograms are always a great idea!

?Love seeing a beautiful old antique silver item monogrammed…..magnificent!
?Love monograms in fun bright colors too, Liz Caan

?Think the effect of a large scale monogram on a dining chair is so very beautiful, Number Four Eleven

Gorgeous room by Jill Rootes Interiors

?How about a beautiful colorful monogrammed cocktail napkin with this beautiful hemstitch detail?
?Nothing beats cozying up to a beautiful monogrammed blanket…Mark and Graham
?Hey if you can get away with bearing this monogram….go for it!
How adorable are these monogrammed wine stoppers!
Adore this beautiful monogrammed chair, Dixie Delights
And of course Stubbs and Wooton make the ultimate monogrammed? shoe!

?A beautiful monogrammed ice bucket is a great item to own and give as a wonderful gift

?Love the pop of color and dose of happy these beautiful linens give this bathroom

Now if this didn’t get you in the mood for monograms, don’t know what will! Feast your eyes on this? cover of the gorgeous edition of Victorias’ Monogram special edition magazine! Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy (by Phyllis Hoffman, the media mogul behind this exquisite magazine). How to enter? Easy peasy……
Visit my monogram shop online and come back and tell me a favorite item. That’s it! If you want a second chance leave a comment on The Enchanted Home Facebook page by clicking here.
A winner will be announced on Monday morning……

Thanks for stopping in……hope you saw something here that you loved. Wishing you a wonderful Friday evening and fabulous weekend! Until Monday…..

Mad for monograms and a monogram giveaway!

Hello and happy Friday late day to you….kind of glad this week is over. Between my husbands pneomonia, my own root canal and a stomach bug……I am totally ready for a relaxing weekend,  I think I have earned a few glasses of wine or champagne (maybe even a bottle)!

OK, its definitely no secret how very much I love monograms. I mean really love them. I would monogram just about anything  that isn’t nailed down (and often do). I just cannot get enough…..how about you?

So today, I was tickled pink to get a signed copy of Victoria’s new Monogram issue in my mailbox. This magazine is absolutely exquisite and a MUST HAVE for anyone who loves monogram. Filled from front page to back cover of the most fabulous, droolworthy pictures of monograms, on linens, silver, china and stationary…it made me a bit weak at the knees! Seriously…I cannot stop looking at this magnificent collection filled with the most beautiful images. You must get a copy!! You will thank me:)

Best part? Hoffman Media  sent me two extra signed copies!! So I am giving away two issues to two very lucky monogramming loving readers. For those of who need to get a copy for yourself pronto, you can order it by clicking here. It is not to be missed, pure and simple. This is one of those magazines (like my many Southern Accents) that you will just not throw away!

So first a look at some of the wonderful ways monograms are being used today. And details on how to enter the drawing on the bottom…….enjoy!!

 Amazing what  three little letters can do to a bed!
The master “Leontine” of beautiful luxurious monogrammed bedding

 Love my Jack Rogers monogrammed sandals…….in all their many colors.

Aren’t these stunning green shantung silk pillows with their over sized monogram exquisite! Number Four Eleven

 Monogrammed silver flatware? Yes please!

 Don’t you love seeing a beautiful monogram on a chair?

 And how about these darling monogrammed clutches available here

 Love the personalized touch of monogrammed dinner napkins on a nice crisp linen napkin, Mark and Graham

 No one does stationary as beautiful as Alexa Pulitzer’s gorgeous monogrammed versions…….

How about  these darling belts in all their many colors and patterns!! Leta Austin Foster

A gorgeous bed with a single pillow graced with a monogram is the picture of elegance……

 Number Four Eleven monograms absolutely gorgeous pillows and linens!
 I love the idea of gorgeous monogrammed bar ware, such as the ones I sell on my online shop

 Carolyne Roehm  created this gorgeous blue and white setting complete with stunning monogrammed napkins

 LOVE these cookies! Flourpotcookies.com

Another example of how even one statement pillow bearing a monogram gives a “Wow” kind of effect, Number Four Eleven

 As beautiful for a kids room as they are for a master bedroom…monograms are always a great idea!

 Love seeing a beautiful old antique silver item monogrammed…..magnificent!
 Love monograms in fun bright colors too, Liz Caan

 Think the effect of a large scale monogram on a dining chair is so very beautiful, Number Four Eleven

Gorgeous room by Jill Rootes Interiors

 How about a beautiful colorful monogrammed cocktail napkin with this beautiful hemstitch detail?
 Nothing beats cozying up to a beautiful monogrammed blanket…Mark and Graham
 Hey if you can get away with bearing this monogram….go for it!
How adorable are these monogrammed wine stoppers!
Adore this beautiful monogrammed chair, Dixie Delights
And of course Stubbs and Wooton make the ultimate monogrammed  shoe!

 A beautiful monogrammed ice bucket is a great item to own and give as a wonderful gift

 Love the pop of color and dose of happy these beautiful linens give this bathroom

Now if this didn’t get you in the mood for monograms, don’t know what will! Feast your eyes on this  cover of the gorgeous edition of Victorias’ Monogram special edition magazine! Two lucky winners will each receive a signed copy (by Phyllis Hoffman, the media mogul behind this exquisite magazine). How to enter? Easy peasy……
Visit my monogram shop online and come back and tell me a favorite item. That’s it! If you want a second chance leave a comment on The Enchanted Home Facebook page by clicking here.
A winner will be announced on Monday morning……

Thanks for stopping in……hope you saw something here that you loved. Wishing you a wonderful Friday evening and fabulous weekend! Until Monday…..

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,? you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”? to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!? Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,? thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s? line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do? know what I like!? A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

?On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!? And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

?I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

?This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

?The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for? a large orchid plant!

?As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

?Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
?Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

?I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a? result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

?Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.? Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

?Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

?Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

?Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

?Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,  you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”  to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!  Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,  thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s  line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do  know what I like!  A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

 On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!  And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

 I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

 This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

 The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for  a large orchid plant!

 As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

 Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
 Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

 I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a  result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

 Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.  Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

 Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

 Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

 Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

 Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!