Which would you choose? And a fabulous Safavieh giveaway!

Good Saturday morning to you! Can’t believe it’s the weekend…this week really flew for me,? I am looking forward to a low key relaxing kind of weekend….after the pace I have been keeping its a welcome relief.? One wonderful giveaway comes to an end and another fabulous one arrives!! First let me announce the winner of the beautiful gardening gloves and kneepads from Angela’s Garden. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 117

Barbara P from MA April 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for introducing us to Angela’s Garden. The gloves are so pretty and look very comfortable. The Green Garden tote looks like it would be a perfect solution to carry all of my hand tools to my garden beds that are a distance from the house. Loved this post!!! I too can’t wait to get outside and start working in my gardens!
Please contact me here to provide your shipping details!

Moving on, I think its safe to say we all have a few things in common………we all love beautiful furniture, we all love a great discount and who doesn’t love a great giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Safavieh Home,? and their celebration of their 35 years going strong…they are offering up not only a super generous 20% discount code for Enchanted readers? off of ANYTHING on their online store but they are also offering a wonderful giveaway!!

Safavieh Home is known far and wide for their truly incredible selection of every major brand of furniture, as well as their own exquisite private label, a vast collection of rugs, every kind of accessory, from the most traditional to ultra modern, lighting, you name it……they have it! They ship worldwide, offer the absolute best customer service and will beat any price…… can you ask for more? All details on the bottom of this post.

?So thought to kick things off, it would be fun to imagine the furniture fairy has paid you a visit and granted you one wish for one of these Safavieh beauties to? make their way through? your front door. So its your turn….which would you choose?

CHOICE 1

?CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7


CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13
CHOICE 14


CHOICE 15

Candace Bookcase

CHOICE 16

Decatur coffee table

CHOICE 17

?Sabine balloon chair

CHOICE 18

Union Jack chair

Are you in furniture nirvana? Me too……gets me dreaming. Now about? the delightful giveaway! I love this ottoman, and who can’t use a practical ottoman? Best part….its a shoe ottoman! That’s right, this beauty holds several pair of shoes….simply awesome.

?So next time you go on a shoe buying splurge and need to “hide the goods” you have the perfect place 🙂 So to be eligible, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home and come back here and tell us a favorite item on their site. Click here to visit them.

If you want a second chance to win, visit them on Facebook (click here)
Leave a comment and don’t forget to mention you are from The Enchanted Home

Its also the perfect time to finally splurge on that item you have had your eye on, with a very generous 20% off of anything on their site. For my readers only use the code “enchanted” at checkout. Good for 2 weeks. Happy shopping!

Remember anonymous, you must leave a first name and last name initial in body of comment otherwise I have no way of knowing who you are!
Good luck everyone..so your turn, which would you choose? Inquiring minds want to know! Happy weekend to everyone, thank you? for stopping in and? a big thank you to Safavieh Home for your generosity!

Which would you choose? And a fabulous Safavieh giveaway!

Good Saturday morning to you! Can’t believe it’s the weekend…this week really flew for me,  I am looking forward to a low key relaxing kind of weekend….after the pace I have been keeping its a welcome relief.  One wonderful giveaway comes to an end and another fabulous one arrives!! First let me announce the winner of the beautiful gardening gloves and kneepads from Angela’s Garden. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 117

Barbara P from MA April 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for introducing us to Angela’s Garden. The gloves are so pretty and look very comfortable. The Green Garden tote looks like it would be a perfect solution to carry all of my hand tools to my garden beds that are a distance from the house. Loved this post!!! I too can’t wait to get outside and start working in my gardens!
Please contact me here to provide your shipping details!

Moving on, I think its safe to say we all have a few things in common………we all love beautiful furniture, we all love a great discount and who doesn’t love a great giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Safavieh Home,  and their celebration of their 35 years going strong…they are offering up not only a super generous 20% discount code for Enchanted readers  off of ANYTHING on their online store but they are also offering a wonderful giveaway!!

Safavieh Home is known far and wide for their truly incredible selection of every major brand of furniture, as well as their own exquisite private label, a vast collection of rugs, every kind of accessory, from the most traditional to ultra modern, lighting, you name it……they have it! They ship worldwide, offer the absolute best customer service and will beat any price…… can you ask for more? All details on the bottom of this post.

 So thought to kick things off, it would be fun to imagine the furniture fairy has paid you a visit and granted you one wish for one of these Safavieh beauties to  make their way through  your front door. So its your turn….which would you choose?

CHOICE 1
 CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7


CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13
CHOICE 14


CHOICE 15

Candace Bookcase

CHOICE 16

Decatur coffee table

CHOICE 17

 Sabine balloon chair

CHOICE 18

Union Jack chair

Are you in furniture nirvana? Me too……gets me dreaming. Now about  the delightful giveaway! I love this ottoman, and who can’t use a practical ottoman? Best part….its a shoe ottoman! That’s right, this beauty holds several pair of shoes….simply awesome.

 So next time you go on a shoe buying splurge and need to “hide the goods” you have the perfect place 🙂 So to be eligible, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home and come back here and tell us a favorite item on their site. Click here to visit them.

If you want a second chance to win, visit them on Facebook (click here)
Leave a comment and don’t forget to mention you are from The Enchanted Home

Its also the perfect time to finally splurge on that item you have had your eye on, with a very generous 20% off of anything on their site. For my readers only use the code “enchanted” at checkout. Good for 2 weeks. Happy shopping!

Remember anonymous, you must leave a first name and last name initial in body of comment otherwise I have no way of knowing who you are!
Good luck everyone..so your turn, which would you choose? Inquiring minds want to know! Happy weekend to everyone, thank you  for stopping in and  a big thank you to Safavieh Home for your generosity!

Bring on the green…..and a green thumb giveaway!

Good Thursday morning to you!? One of my favorite things, especially this time of year is gardening, watching everything turn from a pale dull brown to a rich vivid green. Of course normally in April, we are getting our gardening gloves out, and hitting our local nurseries on a weekly basis. Don’t know about you but over here we are still having winter like weather….mother nature are you listening? Assuming spring really is coming…….is anything more exciting than seeing a simple long stalk start to bloom into something wonderful, floral and fragrant? I think not! I love it and except for the potential poison ivy risk (for those of use who are allergic like me), nothing can keep me away.

I have a particular obsession with white flowers against manicured boxwood, have for years and my online album is chock full of reasons why this combination works. So today, we are taking a look at all the beautiful ways to grow a beautiful lawn/garden and then the lowdown on a wonderful gardening gloves giveaway courtesy of?? Angela’s Garden, home to some of the prettiest gardening items? I have ever come across.? So its a double treat today. How about you? Do you have a green thumb or maybe an “aspiring” green thumb?

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White against the green is always spectacular!

? This is total perfection!! Vicki Archer of French Essence

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Who said blue and white porcelain is just for the inside!

?Love the way the white flowers border this magnificent hydrangea garden! Dirt Simple

Love the idea of a pebble walkway bordering a lush green lawn, Grace Design

?Love the tulips with the topiaries…..Midway Nursery
Stunning white hydrangeas with the rich dark green…..so pretty! Deborah Cerbone

I love the idea of an arbor feel…and the white flowers against the green backdrop is breathtaking! Grace Design

I want to be sitting there right now with Teddy at my feet, a cold glass of lemonade and a great book! Care to join me? Statlie Todd

Adore the gorgeous roses flanking this stunning balustrade wall……I bet the scent is intoxicating!Grace Design
Totally dreamy! I love small courtyards and intimate enclosed spaces like this…..
YES to climbing ivy!!!!!!!!

?How beautiful and luscious this is! Lenk Design
You know my feelings on black doors, topiaries and ivy!

?Breathtaking! Proof that white and green are always a winning combination! Deborah Cerbone

This space is incredible!

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Love how the orbs have a “base” of beautiful white flowers…gorgeous! Deborah Silver

Another beautiful shot of s small enclosed courtyard, so inviting and lush….

? Love the orbs, statuary and the boxwood wreath


? Wow!! Isn’t this a stunner of a garden, Tuinadvise

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?Never has green, purple and white looked so spectacular together!

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And to get your green thumb on…..here is the giveaway lowdown from Angela’s Garden!


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GIVEAWAY!! A wonderful giveaway from my favorite gardening website, Angela’s garden. In honor of the spring and gardening season just arriving, they are offering a wonderful gardening giveaway of a gorgeous pair of gardening gloves and matching knee pads!! Such a great thing to win….and the perfect items to get your green thumb in motion!?

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To be eligible, just visit Angela’s Garden by clicking here, come back and tell me a favorite item or pattern. Want a second chance? Like them or leave a comment on their Facebook page,? click here to visit them at Facebook. I will announce? the lucky winner on Friday morning!

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All anonymous users…you MUST include your first name and last name initial in the body of the comment to be eligible.

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And the matching knee pads (all available in one of four colors)

On a totally different sidenote…..I just got 10 more of the navy trimmed raffia bag that sold out almost immediately. I promised to announce if I was able to get more. This is it for the season so if you were one of those who wanted to buy it but got there too late….they’re back for a short time! Its such a chic bag and only $75.00! Click here to purchase.
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Bring on the green…..and a green thumb giveaway!

Good Thursday morning to you!  One of my favorite things, especially this time of year is gardening, watching everything turn from a pale dull brown to a rich vivid green. Of course normally in April, we are getting our gardening gloves out, and hitting our local nurseries on a weekly basis. Don’t know about you but over here we are still having winter like weather….mother nature are you listening? Assuming spring really is coming…….is anything more exciting than seeing a simple long stalk start to bloom into something wonderful, floral and fragrant? I think not! I love it and except for the potential poison ivy risk (for those of use who are allergic like me), nothing can keep me away.

I have a particular obsession with white flowers against manicured boxwood, have for years and my online album is chock full of reasons why this combination works. So today, we are taking a look at all the beautiful ways to grow a beautiful lawn/garden and then the lowdown on a wonderful gardening gloves giveaway courtesy of   Angela’s Garden, home to some of the prettiest gardening items  I have ever come across.  So its a double treat today. How about you? Do you have a green thumb or maybe an “aspiring” green thumb?

 

White against the green is always spectacular!

  This is total perfection!! Vicki Archer of French Essence
 

Who said blue and white porcelain is just for the inside!

 Love the way the white flowers border this magnificent hydrangea garden! Dirt Simple

Love the idea of a pebble walkway bordering a lush green lawn, Grace Design

 Love the tulips with the topiaries…..Midway Nursery
Stunning white hydrangeas with the rich dark green…..so pretty! Deborah Cerbone

I love the idea of an arbor feel…and the white flowers against the green backdrop is breathtaking! Grace Design

I want to be sitting there right now with Teddy at my feet, a cold glass of lemonade and a great book! Care to join me? Statlie Todd

Adore the gorgeous roses flanking this stunning balustrade wall……I bet the scent is intoxicating!Grace Design
Totally dreamy! I love small courtyards and intimate enclosed spaces like this…..
YES to climbing ivy!!!!!!!!

 How beautiful and luscious this is! Lenk Design
You know my feelings on black doors, topiaries and ivy!

 Breathtaking! Proof that white and green are always a winning combination! Deborah Cerbone

This space is incredible!

 
Love how the orbs have a “base” of beautiful white flowers…gorgeous! Deborah Silver

Another beautiful shot of s small enclosed courtyard, so inviting and lush….

  Love the orbs, statuary and the boxwood wreath

  Wow!! Isn’t this a stunner of a garden, Tuinadvise
 

 Never has green, purple and white looked so spectacular together!
 
 
And to get your green thumb on…..here is the giveaway lowdown from Angela’s Garden!
 
 
GIVEAWAY!! A wonderful giveaway from my favorite gardening website, Angela’s garden. In honor of the spring and gardening season just arriving, they are offering a wonderful gardening giveaway of a gorgeous pair of gardening gloves and matching knee pads!! Such a great thing to win….and the perfect items to get your green thumb in motion! 
 
To be eligible, just visit Angela’s Garden by clicking here, come back and tell me a favorite item or pattern. Want a second chance? Like them or leave a comment on their Facebook page,  click here to visit them at Facebook. I will announce  the lucky winner on Friday morning!
 
All anonymous users…you MUST include your first name and last name initial in the body of the comment to be eligible.
 

 

And the matching knee pads (all available in one of four colors)

On a totally different sidenote…..I just got 10 more of the navy trimmed raffia bag that sold out almost immediately. I promised to announce if I was able to get more. This is it for the season so if you were one of those who wanted to buy it but got there too late….they’re back for a short time! Its such a chic bag and only $75.00! Click here to purchase.
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Early week musings, a giveaway and a guest post!


Forewarning…this is one of those looooong posts. I just kept adding on, and since I didn’t do a musings/update post for a few weeks, there’s lots to talk about! So just sit back, put those feet up, pour yourself another cup of coffee and relax………

Hi there. How is your week going? Hope well! Things are good here, it’s so great to finally feel that spring is in the air though they are talking about another cold snap…say it isn’t so! It’s not stopping me from tackling my spring cleaning list, which is quite long but not impossible!! Organizing is a big to do for me, as some things never really got put in their proper place from unpacking just a little over a year ago. Today is house heavy, some new things that have been done. Small things but just a few more things to check off my list!! A great giveaway too….all details at the bottom.

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Also, one very exciting thing? that I am going to be a part of is that super chic Desiree over at Chic Coastal Living has asked me to be a contributor to her blog, I will be a “regular” over there for the next four months.? Chic Coastal Living is a wonderful blog all about well……chic living on the coast and Desiree covers this to perfection! I will be posting over there once a month, I am honored and am excited to be doing this and I hope you will visit me there TODAY. and check out my post on spring entertaining…….. Click here!

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Inspiration. I find it in so many places, its almost intoxicating sometimes. Doesn’t stop me from pursuing beautiful images though:) I love to keep the really special ones in my online album to refer back to. Here are a few I am loving lately…..

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?Makes me want to throw an elegant outdoor shindig…this isn’t over the top but is it every beautiful!

?Love everything about this….need to get some big boxwood orbs pronto!


Carolyn Roehm does it again!

Can you believe this Mt. Vernon inspired playhouse? I want to live there! Allan Greenberg architect.

Are you a horse lover? I got an email from a wonderful new blogger, Charisse who started a new blog, Whimsical Home and Gardens,? and knew of my love for horses (and beautiful real estate)! and sent me a link to her post. The post is so beautiful, makes me want to pack up and move to horse country! Click here to visit her and welcome a new blogger (we all know what its like when we get started) feels so great to hear from others. A few pics as a teaser……..

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STATIONERY. You know by now I loooooove it, amazing I have not gone into that business. I am always excited to discover a new line. Atelier Austin Press is a new find for me. Their simple, elegant line is just stunning!? Click here to visit them. Letterpress gets me every time and love the detailing of the scalloped envelope. Check this beautiful line out…..

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HOUSE UPDATES. Finally got the chandeliers up in the family room! You have no idea just what a herculean “all day affair” this was!!? It was a nail biting experience at times, seeing two of the electricians 24 feet in the air on a tiny hydraulic lift! And they were ready to ring my neck after I asked them to lower it, the raise it oh only about five times!!!!!! In the end though, its done and I am madly in love, they coordinate with my sconces and I think they are perfect for the room!

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And after a full day………the finished result!

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Also hung up this small chandelier/lantern in the vestibule off the main hallway between the powder room and coat closet. Also fiddled around in my powder room. You know me and my flowers….and the way I love tweaking my bathroom vanities!

?

?

And in my powder room……

?Love the signature Williamsburg line of handsoap and lotion…smells heavenly and you know I love that Pagoda packaging!

?Also bought this beautiful sterling silver shell dish….perfect for my monogrammed soap bar

?This paperwhite potpourri from Pottery Barn is not only gorgeous but smells heavenly!

?

?

I, also in my travels went antiquing and was soooo excited to have found a beautiful antique shop that carried some really exquisite silver pieces. I had been looking for a very special antique tea set and was beyond excited when I found this amazing set by Sheffield of England, this gorgeous bowl and this beautiful crested monogrammed box. All keepers that are right at home…..

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? And am in love with this magnificent bowl!

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Finally got around to organizing my costume “jewelry drawer” This is half of it…..but I love that everything has a little place. I found these nifty organizers at BJ’s wholesale club, the entire set was under 20.00 and it took my drawer from looking like a disaster zone to looking neat and organized, I love when everything has a place!! One thing down, twenty to go!

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ONLINE SHOP.?

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Beautiful new tole planters, just added. You know I love my tole. Click here to visit these beautiful new styles. These are such gorgeous classics!!

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The cherry blossoms have finally arrived! Many of you have asked about them and as of today, they are on my online shop, click here to visit. They are truly outstanding!

?

?

And one really really exciting new addition (within the next week) is this truly fabulous line, by far the prettiest I have ever seen of this melamine/outdoor dinnerware. They look so real, just like Italian pottery…have a nice weight to them and beyond being totally gorgeous they are dishwasher friendly!I am truly in love and so excited about carrying this line! Look at the stunning patterns……

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Gorgeous huh? I am excited about carrying them and think they are going to be a big hit! Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day.?

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CALLING ALL ENCHANTED HOME CUSTOMERS. Please send me your photos of your homes/rooms using products you bought from me. I had uploaded a bunch to add to my online gallery and somehow the album has vanished into cyberspace. So bummed!! I love to see how you use the products you buy from me and thoroughly enjoy your pictures, so please send them! Click here to email me with your pics!!

?

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GIVEAWAY!! Are you still with me? Finally a wonderful giveaway from my favorite gardening website, Angelas garden. In honor of the spring and gardening season just arriving, they are offering a wonderful gardening giveaway of a gorgeous pair of gardening gloves and matching knee pads!! Such a great thing to win….and the perfect items to get your green thumb in motion!?

?

To be eligible, just visit Angela’s Garden by clicking here, come back and tell me a favorite item or pattern. Want a second chance? Like them or leave a comment on their Facebook page,? click here to visit them at Facebook. I will announce? the lucky winner on Saturday morning!

?

All anonymous users…you MUST include your first name and last name initial in the body of the comment to be eligible.

?

?

And the matching knee pads (all available in one of four colors)

Love this!! Phew…this was a long post afterall! Thank you Angela’s Garden! And thanks to you all for stopping in to see whats cooking over in my corner of the world. Hope you are well and wish you a wonderful day!


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Don’t forget to visit my guest post on spring entertaining over at Chic Coastal Living! Click here.

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Early week musings, a giveaway and a guest post!

Forewarning…this is one of those looooong posts. I just kept adding on, and since I didn’t do a musings/update post for a few weeks, there’s lots to talk about! So just sit back, put those feet up, pour yourself another cup of coffee and relax………

Hi there. How is your week going? Hope well! Things are good here, it’s so great to finally feel that spring is in the air though they are talking about another cold snap…say it isn’t so! It’s not stopping me from tackling my spring cleaning list, which is quite long but not impossible!! Organizing is a big to do for me, as some things never really got put in their proper place from unpacking just a little over a year ago. Today is house heavy, some new things that have been done. Small things but just a few more things to check off my list!! A great giveaway too….all details at the bottom.
 
 
Also, one very exciting thing  that I am going to be a part of is that super chic Desiree over at Chic Coastal Living has asked me to be a contributor to her blog, I will be a “regular” over there for the next four months.  Chic Coastal Living is a wonderful blog all about well……chic living on the coast and Desiree covers this to perfection! I will be posting over there once a month, I am honored and am excited to be doing this and I hope you will visit me there TODAY. and check out my post on spring entertaining…….. Click here!
 

 

 
Inspiration. I find it in so many places, its almost intoxicating sometimes. Doesn’t stop me from pursuing beautiful images though:) I love to keep the really special ones in my online album to refer back to. Here are a few I am loving lately…..
 

 Makes me want to throw an elegant outdoor shindig…this isn’t over the top but is it every beautiful!

 Love everything about this….need to get some big boxwood orbs pronto!

Carolyn Roehm does it again!

Can you believe this Mt. Vernon inspired playhouse? I want to live there! Allan Greenberg architect.

Are you a horse lover? I got an email from a wonderful new blogger, Charisse who started a new blog, Whimsical Home and Gardens,  and knew of my love for horses (and beautiful real estate)! and sent me a link to her post. The post is so beautiful, makes me want to pack up and move to horse country! Click here to visit her and welcome a new blogger (we all know what its like when we get started) feels so great to hear from others. A few pics as a teaser……..

 

 
STATIONERY. You know by now I loooooove it, amazing I have not gone into that business. I am always excited to discover a new line. Atelier Austin Press is a new find for me. Their simple, elegant line is just stunning!  Click here to visit them. Letterpress gets me every time and love the detailing of the scalloped envelope. Check this beautiful line out…..
 

 
 

 

HOUSE UPDATES. Finally got the chandeliers up in the family room! You have no idea just what a herculean “all day affair” this was!!  It was a nail biting experience at times, seeing two of the electricians 24 feet in the air on a tiny hydraulic lift! And they were ready to ring my neck after I asked them to lower it, the raise it oh only about five times!!!!!! In the end though, its done and I am madly in love, they coordinate with my sconces and I think they are perfect for the room!
 

And after a full day………the finished result!

 
Also hung up this small chandelier/lantern in the vestibule off the main hallway between the powder room and coat closet. Also fiddled around in my powder room. You know me and my flowers….and the way I love tweaking my bathroom vanities!
 

 
And in my powder room……

 Love the signature Williamsburg line of handsoap and lotion…smells heavenly and you know I love that Pagoda packaging!

 Also bought this beautiful sterling silver shell dish….perfect for my monogrammed soap bar

 This paperwhite potpourri from Pottery Barn is not only gorgeous but smells heavenly!
 
 
I, also in my travels went antiquing and was soooo excited to have found a beautiful antique shop that carried some really exquisite silver pieces. I had been looking for a very special antique tea set and was beyond excited when I found this amazing set by Sheffield of England, this gorgeous bowl and this beautiful crested monogrammed box. All keepers that are right at home…..

 
 

  And am in love with this magnificent bowl!
 
 
Finally got around to organizing my costume “jewelry drawer” This is half of it…..but I love that everything has a little place. I found these nifty organizers at BJ’s wholesale club, the entire set was under 20.00 and it took my drawer from looking like a disaster zone to looking neat and organized, I love when everything has a place!! One thing down, twenty to go!
 

 
 
 
ONLINE SHOP
 
Beautiful new tole planters, just added. You know I love my tole. Click here to visit these beautiful new styles. These are such gorgeous classics!!

 
 
The cherry blossoms have finally arrived! Many of you have asked about them and as of today, they are on my online shop, click here to visit. They are truly outstanding!

 
 
And one really really exciting new addition (within the next week) is this truly fabulous line, by far the prettiest I have ever seen of this melamine/outdoor dinnerware. They look so real, just like Italian pottery…have a nice weight to them and beyond being totally gorgeous they are dishwasher friendly!I am truly in love and so excited about carrying this line! Look at the stunning patterns……

 
Gorgeous huh? I am excited about carrying them and think they are going to be a big hit! Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day. 
 
 
CALLING ALL ENCHANTED HOME CUSTOMERS. Please send me your photos of your homes/rooms using products you bought from me. I had uploaded a bunch to add to my online gallery and somehow the album has vanished into cyberspace. So bummed!! I love to see how you use the products you buy from me and thoroughly enjoy your pictures, so please send them! Click here to email me with your pics!!
 
 
GIVEAWAY!! Are you still with me? Finally a wonderful giveaway from my favorite gardening website, Angelas garden. In honor of the spring and gardening season just arriving, they are offering a wonderful gardening giveaway of a gorgeous pair of gardening gloves and matching knee pads!! Such a great thing to win….and the perfect items to get your green thumb in motion! 
 
To be eligible, just visit Angela’s Garden by clicking here, come back and tell me a favorite item or pattern. Want a second chance? Like them or leave a comment on their Facebook page,  click here to visit them at Facebook. I will announce  the lucky winner on Saturday morning!
 
All anonymous users…you MUST include your first name and last name initial in the body of the comment to be eligible.
 

 

And the matching knee pads (all available in one of four colors)

Love this!! Phew…this was a long post afterall! Thank you Angela’s Garden! And thanks to you all for stopping in to see whats cooking over in my corner of the world. Hope you are well and wish you a wonderful day!

 
 
Don’t forget to visit my guest post on spring entertaining over at Chic Coastal Living! Click here.
 
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How does your garden grow and a gardening giveaway!

What is it about gardens and why we love them so? I am a sucker for a more natural looking garden, kind of like the perfect combination of nature just doing what it does best…growing all kinds of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers with a little help from us to keep things neat and pristine. Nothing overly done, nothing too perfect and a beautiful lake or pond, a charming gazebo and some gorgeous statuary and planters certainly is the icing on the cake. One thing I never tire of looking at is pictures of beautiful gardens. They literally have the ability to “take me away” to a beautiful, magical, serene place. Do they have that effect on you too? I had a loooong wish list at the start of this summer (being its the first summer in our new house, I came wide eyed and full of dreams and wishes) but the reality is that little has gotten done and the list remains nearly as long as it did when summer started! So….thinking next year is the year (please remind me that I said this).

One thing I wanted to desperately do is start my own garden, had one in our first house and few things could make me as happy as when I ran out first thing in the morning to fetch what nature had sowed…..it was thrilling to load up a big crate of tomatoes and cucumbers! I have planted some flowers this year, and of course several new hydrangea bushes which grow really well around here, they are practically fool proof! I have done some container gardening, (mostly indoors though) and though I have done little….the little I have done has been immensely satisfying and I realized this year how much I enjoy it, always looking for an excuse to visit a nursery or a beautiful florist or greenhouse (to the point where I think some people think I work there)! So next year, my green thumb is going to be glowing and ready for action! Today ?I share with you some exquisite gardening images I have saved that just make me exhale and immediately bring down my blood pressure a few notches. To boot….this is being tied in with a fabulous gardening giveaway!! Something from my shop in conjunction with a few chic gardening items from Angela’s garden. All details on bottom. Enjoy…………..

This is positively magical, Old Westbury Gardens
This makes my heart sing…..the white blooms, the charming seating arrangement, does it get any better?
The manicured look of I believe boxed hedges is simple perfection.
Beautiful planters and statuary, boxwoods, a fountain and lush foliage make this cozy, inviting but above all very elegant. London gardens
This charming parterre garden is just beautiful, Lamaisonfou
How beautiful is a simple garden bench on a sea of perfect grass with a raging flower garden as a backdrop!
Dreamy don’t you think? A beautiful arbor or corridor of pale pink roses….spectacular!
Give me an expanse of bright green lawn, and a bed of blooming hydrangeas and I am good to go!
Green with Envy garden tour…..lush, secluded and magical is how I would sum this fabulous setting up…..
What awakens every one of our sense as much as a breathtaking rose garden/arbor? Granted this is not?something most of us could easily achieve but its certainly a thing of beauty to aspire to!
White flowers in a lush green garden are the picture of elegance, Southern Accents
Statuary is such a gorgeous compliment to a lush and elegant garden, love this! Linda Floyd
How beautiful is this? What a perfect hideaway aka reading spot! Alfreds Gardens
Love a shaded parterre garden with a beautiful bench, ?it just beckons you to sit and stay awhile, Pam Penick
One of my most favorite looks a boxed grass courtyard surrounded by hedges and towering large trees…..just breathtaking! J Schamp photography
Arbors and fountains are a beautiful way to complement a garden, Rinfret
How about a wisteria arbor to enter your herb garden? Yes thank you! The garden tourist
The right dose of weathered benches, boxed perimeter hedges, florals and lavender/heather……love love love it!
Gorgeous boxwoods frame this elegant patio, love the idea of a bold statuary item to center it…..Susan Friedman design group
OK if this isn’t the picture of idyllic charm…don’t know what is! Old Westbury Gardens
Love white in gardens and this lush garden’s hydrangea borders are just amazing!!
Yes this requires boatloads of work and maintenance, but how stunning is this perfectly manicured garden featuring these round boxwoods lining a walkway? Domestic Executive
How beautiful is this bronze statue placed in the middle of a gorgeous lily pond? Love!!! Linda Floyd
This has been in my files for a long long time as a picture perfect “yard” (while I realize its far from your average yard) love the manicured, restrained feeling……visual perfection. Southern Accents
Are you channeling your inner green thumb yet? I am and most definitely feeling very inspired though we all know to have anything like those above, must be a true labor of love. These just do not “happen”!?
?So to get you really motivated I am offering a wonderful gardening giveaway! I am offering a beautiful aged moss fiberglass planter along with this beautiful pair of kidskin leather gardening gloves and matching stylish hat, courtesy of Angelas Garden. To enter its very simple, click on my store (here) and come back and tell me one item that you would love to own. Want a second chance then visit Angelas Garden (here)?and tell me a gardening item you would love to have.??If you are in the market for great looking, very stylish, well priced gardening accessories, look no further, Angelas Garden is AMAZING! ?I will announce a lucky winner on Friday! Good luck…….and get your garden on!
Here’s the planter ready for your green thumb to work its magic!
And the beautiful kidskin gardening gloves and chic matching hat from Angela’s garden…

If this doesn’t get you motivated to begin gardening, don’t know what will. Talk about gardening in style! Thanks for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful day. Be back on Friday!!

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How does your garden grow and a gardening giveaway!

What is it about gardens and why we love them so? I am a sucker for a more natural looking garden, kind of like the perfect combination of nature just doing what it does best…growing all kinds of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers with a little help from us to keep things neat and pristine. Nothing overly done, nothing too perfect and a beautiful lake or pond, a charming gazebo and some gorgeous statuary and planters certainly is the icing on the cake. One thing I never tire of looking at is pictures of beautiful gardens. They literally have the ability to “take me away” to a beautiful, magical, serene place. Do they have that effect on you too? I had a loooong wish list at the start of this summer (being its the first summer in our new house, I came wide eyed and full of dreams and wishes) but the reality is that little has gotten done and the list remains nearly as long as it did when summer started! So….thinking next year is the year (please remind me that I said this).

One thing I wanted to desperately do is start my own garden, had one in our first house and few things could make me as happy as when I ran out first thing in the morning to fetch what nature had sowed…..it was thrilling to load up a big crate of tomatoes and cucumbers! I have planted some flowers this year, and of course several new hydrangea bushes which grow really well around here, they are practically fool proof! I have done some container gardening, (mostly indoors though) and though I have done little….the little I have done has been immensely satisfying and I realized this year how much I enjoy it, always looking for an excuse to visit a nursery or a beautiful florist or greenhouse (to the point where I think some people think I work there)! So next year, my green thumb is going to be glowing and ready for action! Today  I share with you some exquisite gardening images I have saved that just make me exhale and immediately bring down my blood pressure a few notches. To boot….this is being tied in with a fabulous gardening giveaway!! Something from my shop in conjunction with a few chic gardening items from Angela’s garden. All details on bottom. Enjoy…………..

This is positively magical, Old Westbury Gardens
This makes my heart sing…..the white blooms, the charming seating arrangement, does it get any better?
The manicured look of I believe boxed hedges is simple perfection.
Beautiful planters and statuary, boxwoods, a fountain and lush foliage make this cozy, inviting but above all very elegant. London gardens
This charming parterre garden is just beautiful, Lamaisonfou
How beautiful is a simple garden bench on a sea of perfect grass with a raging flower garden as a backdrop!
Dreamy don’t you think? A beautiful arbor or corridor of pale pink roses….spectacular!
Give me an expanse of bright green lawn, and a bed of blooming hydrangeas and I am good to go!
Green with Envy garden tour…..lush, secluded and magical is how I would sum this fabulous setting up…..
What awakens every one of our sense as much as a breathtaking rose garden/arbor? Granted this is not something most of us could easily achieve but its certainly a thing of beauty to aspire to!
White flowers in a lush green garden are the picture of elegance, Southern Accents
Statuary is such a gorgeous compliment to a lush and elegant garden, love this! Linda Floyd
How beautiful is this? What a perfect hideaway aka reading spot! Alfreds Gardens
Love a shaded parterre garden with a beautiful bench,  it just beckons you to sit and stay awhile, Pam Penick
One of my most favorite looks a boxed grass courtyard surrounded by hedges and towering large trees…..just breathtaking! J Schamp photography
Arbors and fountains are a beautiful way to complement a garden, Rinfret
How about a wisteria arbor to enter your herb garden? Yes thank you! The garden tourist
The right dose of weathered benches, boxed perimeter hedges, florals and lavender/heather……love love love it!
Gorgeous boxwoods frame this elegant patio, love the idea of a bold statuary item to center it…..Susan Friedman design group
OK if this isn’t the picture of idyllic charm…don’t know what is! Old Westbury Gardens
Love white in gardens and this lush garden’s hydrangea borders are just amazing!!
Yes this requires boatloads of work and maintenance, but how stunning is this perfectly manicured garden featuring these round boxwoods lining a walkway? Domestic Executive
How beautiful is this bronze statue placed in the middle of a gorgeous lily pond? Love!!! Linda Floyd
This has been in my files for a long long time as a picture perfect “yard” (while I realize its far from your average yard) love the manicured, restrained feeling……visual perfection. Southern Accents
Are you channeling your inner green thumb yet? I am and most definitely feeling very inspired though we all know to have anything like those above, must be a true labor of love. These just do not “happen”! 
 So to get you really motivated I am offering a wonderful gardening giveaway! I am offering a beautiful aged moss fiberglass planter along with this beautiful pair of kidskin leather gardening gloves and matching stylish hat, courtesy of Angelas Garden. To enter its very simple, click on my store (here) and come back and tell me one item that you would love to own. Want a second chance then visit Angelas Garden (here) and tell me a gardening item you would love to have.  If you are in the market for great looking, very stylish, well priced gardening accessories, look no further, Angelas Garden is AMAZING!  I will announce a lucky winner on Friday! Good luck…….and get your garden on!
Here’s the planter ready for your green thumb to work its magic!
And the beautiful kidskin gardening gloves and chic matching hat from Angela’s garden…

If this doesn’t get you motivated to begin gardening, don’t know what will. Talk about gardening in style! Thanks for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful day. Be back on Friday!!

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