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………

Bonkers over belljars!

Hi there, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.? Well its obvious that I love belljar lighting. Besides the fact that I sell them, have them in my own home, I have also used them for different design jobs that I have worked on and find them to be some of the most versatile lighting out there. They are classically beautiful and with the different designs, they can lean more towards very traditional all the way to more modern. I love them!

As I am starting to wrap up some lighting decisions in my own home (a number of areas that still do not have lighting), I had a “aha” moment and realized that the perfect solution was under my nose the entire time! The belljars of course. So, several are en route to me as we speak and I can hardly wait!

I particularly love my line (yes I am partial) as they are done with beautiful hand etched detailing…very special plus the heavy discount makes them even prettier:) So today a look at gorgeous belljars and all their many possibilities. How about you? Own any? Would like to? Putting this post together has me wanting to put belljars in every room! Take a look and see what you think….

?Gorgeous in this foyer done by Suzanne Rheinstein

Stunning foyer is amazing with the understated elegance of a beautiful belljar, Douglas Newby

?Tammy Connors got it right by adding this beautiful belljar to this gorgeous foyer!

Adore them in a hallway or foyer as well, Windsor Smith
?Isn’t this a beautiful space! Amelia Handegan
?This is so beautiful! Phoebe Howard strikes again
?They work beautifully in a more cottage type room….this is such a pretty space!
I love this idea for a reading nook…..perfect! Marcus Design

?A trio works beautifully above a kitchen island!

?Beautiful belljar looks perfect in this sumptuous bathroom

?Lovely in the beautiful new bathroom of Brook’s from Velvet and Linen

I think they are a perfect solution to virtually any bath, way more interesting than high hats, House Beautiful

I like the idea of a frosted belljar in this beautiful soft tone on tone bathroom…..gorgeous!!

?Clearly Barry Dixon is a fan…..beautiful!
?They add just the right amount of lighting, to create a soft beautiful glow
Even for more transitional spaces, they just work!

?Love seeing a lineup of belljars such as in this beautiful space by Huge Randolph Macon Architects

?Simply beautiful! Fox
I like the idea of mixing different lighting, there are no rules, Candleabra Lighting

The diamond cut design is a beautiful and classic choice…..

?Love a pair in a foyer…always works! Marcus Design
?I have yet to see a kitchen space that they do not look wonderful in

?Who said they are just for outside! They look fabulous on this covered porch, The Newlywed Diaries

?Gorgeous statement in this fabulous pantry, Joy Tribout
How pretty they are as a grouping in this beautiful dining room by Rinfret

Love this setting and the simple elegance of the belljar is spot on, Barry Dixon

?They make a beautiful statement as a trio above a kitchen island! Providence Design

I really love the understated statement belljars make even in the grandest of homes…..Douglas Newby

And work as beautifully in a more transitional/modern space as they do a more traditional one, LA Home
?Love this bathroom by Barry Dixon
?A perfect lighting choice in this stunning bathroom by Jennifer Eisenstadt
The belljar is a mighty versatile form of lighting, The Fuller Review

A close up of my own belljars, which I just love!

One of my all time favorite closets by Barry Dixon, the lighting is the perfect finishing touch!

And to show I practice what I preach…here is my own kitchen with a pair of the tulip belljars!

Well…..what do you think? Pretty gorgeous, and if that doesn’t convince you that belljars can and do work in just about every kind of space, don’t what will. That is one heck of a beautiful argument:)? If you are in the market for a belljar, absolutely visit my shop to take a look at my beautiful collection. Below are a few of my personal faves….


Click on storefront to see my collection of beautiful belljars. Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a spectacular Sunday and wonderful start to your week!
And if you missed my post on my road trip highlights to Williamsburg, Richmond and Charlottesville, click here!

Bonkers over belljars!

Hi there, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Well its obvious that I love belljar lighting. Besides the fact that I sell them, have them in my own home, I have also used them for different design jobs that I have worked on and find them to be some of the most versatile lighting out there. They are classically beautiful and with the different designs, they can lean more towards very traditional all the way to more modern. I love them!

As I am starting to wrap up some lighting decisions in my own home (a number of areas that still do not have lighting), I had a “aha” moment and realized that the perfect solution was under my nose the entire time! The belljars of course. So, several are en route to me as we speak and I can hardly wait!

I particularly love my line (yes I am partial) as they are done with beautiful hand etched detailing…very special plus the heavy discount makes them even prettier:) So today a look at gorgeous belljars and all their many possibilities. How about you? Own any? Would like to? Putting this post together has me wanting to put belljars in every room! Take a look and see what you think….

 Gorgeous in this foyer done by Suzanne Rheinstein

Stunning foyer is amazing with the understated elegance of a beautiful belljar, Douglas Newby

 Tammy Connors got it right by adding this beautiful belljar to this gorgeous foyer!

Adore them in a hallway or foyer as well, Windsor Smith
 Isn’t this a beautiful space! Amelia Handegan
 This is so beautiful! Phoebe Howard strikes again
 They work beautifully in a more cottage type room….this is such a pretty space!
I love this idea for a reading nook…..perfect! Marcus Design

 A trio works beautifully above a kitchen island!

 Beautiful belljar looks perfect in this sumptuous bathroom

 Lovely in the beautiful new bathroom of Brook’s from Velvet and Linen

I think they are a perfect solution to virtually any bath, way more interesting than high hats, House Beautiful

I like the idea of a frosted belljar in this beautiful soft tone on tone bathroom…..gorgeous!!

 Clearly Barry Dixon is a fan…..beautiful!
 They add just the right amount of lighting, to create a soft beautiful glow
Even for more transitional spaces, they just work!

 Love seeing a lineup of belljars such as in this beautiful space by Huge Randolph Macon Architects

 Simply beautiful! Fox
I like the idea of mixing different lighting, there are no rules, Candleabra Lighting

The diamond cut design is a beautiful and classic choice…..

 Love a pair in a foyer…always works! Marcus Design
 I have yet to see a kitchen space that they do not look wonderful in

 Who said they are just for outside! They look fabulous on this covered porch, The Newlywed Diaries

 Gorgeous statement in this fabulous pantry, Joy Tribout
How pretty they are as a grouping in this beautiful dining room by Rinfret

Love this setting and the simple elegance of the belljar is spot on, Barry Dixon

 They make a beautiful statement as a trio above a kitchen island! Providence Design

I really love the understated statement belljars make even in the grandest of homes…..Douglas Newby

And work as beautifully in a more transitional/modern space as they do a more traditional one, LA Home
 Love this bathroom by Barry Dixon
 A perfect lighting choice in this stunning bathroom by Jennifer Eisenstadt
The belljar is a mighty versatile form of lighting, The Fuller Review

A close up of my own belljars, which I just love!

One of my all time favorite closets by Barry Dixon, the lighting is the perfect finishing touch!

And to show I practice what I preach…here is my own kitchen with a pair of the tulip belljars!

Well…..what do you think? Pretty gorgeous, and if that doesn’t convince you that belljars can and do work in just about every kind of space, don’t what will. That is one heck of a beautiful argument:)  If you are in the market for a belljar, absolutely visit my shop to take a look at my beautiful collection. Below are a few of my personal faves….


Click on storefront to see my collection of beautiful belljars. Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a spectacular Sunday and wonderful start to your week!
And if you missed my post on my road trip highlights to Williamsburg, Richmond and Charlottesville, click here!

Beautiful belljars…….

Notice I changed the pictures in my header? I figured why not change it up to reflect summers light, airy vibe with a blue and white touch. Hope you enjoyed a relaxing and happy, safe Memorial day weekend.Hard to believe summer is officially here, we ended up having a lot of fun, it was more action packed than I originally was hoping for but once in the throes of all the activity, gotta admit we had a darn good time!

Before I begin, I was so honored to have been featured in a really fabulous online magazine spread, Belle Inspiration. If you arent’ familiar with it, you are missing out, its a wonderful online magazine created by tastemaker Mimi, and is wonderful treasure of all things French. I was so honored when they asked to feature me and The Enchanted Home shop! Click here?to visit (click on May/June issue) . It begins on Page 79-80. Its worth heading over! It is such a beautiful spread….thank you Belle Inspiration!

One of my favorite kinds of lighting is bell jars. Just like the ones I have in my kitchen which is what prompted me to even start carrying them in the first place. They are classic, elegant, don’t detract, just enhance and are always such a perfect choice when in doubt. They also provide a nice soft lighting, nothing too strong but a definite room enhancer.??I have seen them work their magic in the most traditional spaces to very light airy modern/transitional ones. ?So today a look at them in all their beautiful glory…what do you think, do you like belljars? Have them? Would want them? Would love?to know!

So first my own belljars, funny for lanterns that were supposed to be “temporary” I think they are now staying. For good. They literally look perfect here, and for anyone who has seen them, they have thought I am crazy to consider switching them….so looks like they are home sweet home. These are the “tulip etched” design……..

I love the etching, gives it such an old world appeal

Belljars hold their own in the most spectacular and formal of spaces, Barry Dixon
Love the way the belljar was used in this showstopping foyer, Intrinsic Designs
Love the belljar in this super chic bathroom, Jennifer Eisenstadt
They are the perfect choice for a bathroom, House Beautiful (Same line as I carry)
This pair in nickel by Dana Wolter adds just enough tradition to a somewhat transitional feeling kitchen
Love how Barry Dixon used a belljar for this beautiful girls room
Rinfret chose a beautiful etched glass belljar for this beautiful and stately dining room (Same line as I carry)
Even for dramatic spaces, JMA

Rinfret used a collection of four (these are the line I carry) to create an interesting lighting design

Belljars are perfect for hallways and gallery type spaces, James Michael Howard

A pair of belljars is like a sure thing above an island, Deborah Lehman?
Belljars to me, are always the perfect choice for baths and smaller spaces too (same line as I carry)
Adore this closet by Barry Dixon……the belljar is a perfect accent here to not detract from all the fabulousness in this space!
Adore this space by Mary Evelyn, the belljar is a great compliment but does not detract from the beauty of the room
A trio of pretty belljars work perfectly with the scale of this long island

This is the cut star design, used beautifully in this stunning bath, Rinfret (same line as I carry)
A pair of belljars with a bronzed finish looks beautiful in this kitchen, James Michael Howard
The pretty and “go with everything” starburst design is a perfect compliment to this pretty dining room, Kristin Panitch
Belljars are my favorite lighting for hallways, both big and small, Bacco (same line as I carry)
Belljars can hold their own even in the most formal of spaces, as executed by Barry Dixon
This is the diamond cut pattern and reflects light beautifully (Thes are also from my line)
For a cleaner crisper feel, the polished nickel finish gives a nice gleam and adds to a crisp aesthetic
I think they are perfect for transitional spaces like small vestibules, Intrinsic Designs
Love the oversized scale Thomas Hamel used for this cozy elegant breakfast nook
Love the mix of styles here, the belljars with a highly polished nickel finish were a great choice, Downsview
Homey Design shows that even in more transitional spaces, belljars are a great choice
Love the way the belljar here adds the effect of lighting against such beautiful window, Barry Dixon
Another pretty example of why these always work for above an island! Alexandra Luhrs (From my line sa well)
Ralph ( as in Ralph Lauren) yes we are on a first named basis, uses belljars in his personal closet! Smart man that he is:)
For tall ceilings, they do a nice job of anchoring the volume of the space, Doma Architects
Barry Dixon chose a tinted belljar for this elegant bath
Even in a more formal room like a dining room, belljars look fabulous, prefer the ones with the metal tips for dining rooms, Rinfret
I think belljars are an ideal lighting option for foyers and vestibules, Barry Dixon
So….do I have you hooked yet on belljars? What do you think? Do you like the subtle way they add interest to a space yet don’t compete with what else is going on in the room as some light fixtures do? I think thats one of the most redeeming qualities about them, besides their versatility is that that they add interest, beautiful soft lighting but do not detract from what else is ?happening in the space.

Reminder for anyone thinking about belljars from my shop, my approx. 20% price increase is effective tomorrow June 1st. They, even with the increase will be still be considerably less than my competitors, but right now they are as low as they can go! Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear your thoughts on belljars! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Beautiful belljars…….

Notice I changed the pictures in my header? I figured why not change it up to reflect summers light, airy vibe with a blue and white touch. Hope you enjoyed a relaxing and happy, safe Memorial day weekend.Hard to believe summer is officially here, we ended up having a lot of fun, it was more action packed than I originally was hoping for but once in the throes of all the activity, gotta admit we had a darn good time!

Before I begin, I was so honored to have been featured in a really fabulous online magazine spread, Belle Inspiration. If you arent’ familiar with it, you are missing out, its a wonderful online magazine created by tastemaker Mimi, and is wonderful treasure of all things French. I was so honored when they asked to feature me and The Enchanted Home shop! Click here to visit (click on May/June issue) . It begins on Page 79-80. Its worth heading over! It is such a beautiful spread….thank you Belle Inspiration!

One of my favorite kinds of lighting is bell jars. Just like the ones I have in my kitchen which is what prompted me to even start carrying them in the first place. They are classic, elegant, don’t detract, just enhance and are always such a perfect choice when in doubt. They also provide a nice soft lighting, nothing too strong but a definite room enhancer.  I have seen them work their magic in the most traditional spaces to very light airy modern/transitional ones.  So today a look at them in all their beautiful glory…what do you think, do you like belljars? Have them? Would want them? Would love to know!

So first my own belljars, funny for lanterns that were supposed to be “temporary” I think they are now staying. For good. They literally look perfect here, and for anyone who has seen them, they have thought I am crazy to consider switching them….so looks like they are home sweet home. These are the “tulip etched” design……..

I love the etching, gives it such an old world appeal

Belljars hold their own in the most spectacular and formal of spaces, Barry Dixon
Love the way the belljar was used in this showstopping foyer, Intrinsic Designs
Love the belljar in this super chic bathroom, Jennifer Eisenstadt
They are the perfect choice for a bathroom, House Beautiful (Same line as I carry)
This pair in nickel by Dana Wolter adds just enough tradition to a somewhat transitional feeling kitchen
Love how Barry Dixon used a belljar for this beautiful girls room
Rinfret chose a beautiful etched glass belljar for this beautiful and stately dining room (Same line as I carry)
Even for dramatic spaces, JMA

Rinfret used a collection of four (these are the line I carry) to create an interesting lighting design

Belljars are perfect for hallways and gallery type spaces, James Michael Howard

A pair of belljars is like a sure thing above an island, Deborah Lehman 
Belljars to me, are always the perfect choice for baths and smaller spaces too (same line as I carry)
Adore this closet by Barry Dixon……the belljar is a perfect accent here to not detract from all the fabulousness in this space!
Adore this space by Mary Evelyn, the belljar is a great compliment but does not detract from the beauty of the room
A trio of pretty belljars work perfectly with the scale of this long island

This is the cut star design, used beautifully in this stunning bath, Rinfret (same line as I carry)
A pair of belljars with a bronzed finish looks beautiful in this kitchen, James Michael Howard
The pretty and “go with everything” starburst design is a perfect compliment to this pretty dining room, Kristin Panitch
Belljars are my favorite lighting for hallways, both big and small, Bacco (same line as I carry)
Belljars can hold their own even in the most formal of spaces, as executed by Barry Dixon
This is the diamond cut pattern and reflects light beautifully (Thes are also from my line)
For a cleaner crisper feel, the polished nickel finish gives a nice gleam and adds to a crisp aesthetic
I think they are perfect for transitional spaces like small vestibules, Intrinsic Designs
Love the oversized scale Thomas Hamel used for this cozy elegant breakfast nook
Love the mix of styles here, the belljars with a highly polished nickel finish were a great choice, Downsview
Homey Design shows that even in more transitional spaces, belljars are a great choice
Love the way the belljar here adds the effect of lighting against such beautiful window, Barry Dixon
Another pretty example of why these always work for above an island! Alexandra Luhrs (From my line sa well)
Ralph ( as in Ralph Lauren) yes we are on a first named basis, uses belljars in his personal closet! Smart man that he is:)
For tall ceilings, they do a nice job of anchoring the volume of the space, Doma Architects
Barry Dixon chose a tinted belljar for this elegant bath
Even in a more formal room like a dining room, belljars look fabulous, prefer the ones with the metal tips for dining rooms, Rinfret
I think belljars are an ideal lighting option for foyers and vestibules, Barry Dixon
So….do I have you hooked yet on belljars? What do you think? Do you like the subtle way they add interest to a space yet don’t compete with what else is going on in the room as some light fixtures do? I think thats one of the most redeeming qualities about them, besides their versatility is that that they add interest, beautiful soft lighting but do not detract from what else is  happening in the space.

Reminder for anyone thinking about belljars from my shop, my approx. 20% price increase is effective tomorrow June 1st. They, even with the increase will be still be considerably less than my competitors, but right now they are as low as they can go! Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear your thoughts on belljars! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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