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………

Weekend musings…….

Hello! At long last a “catch up” post. I have a lot to share as this is way overdue, so take a seat and grab an extra cup of coffee!? I feel like one of those gerbils on a wheel this week , huffing and puffing to keep on truckin’! Its been one crazy hectic week and on top of that I ended up getting some kind of stomach bug and that coupled with the start of a nasty migraine made for a miserable 48 hours.

First things first! The winner of the fabulous Gretchen Scott “mini wardrobe”! The response was huge to this contest with good reason and one lucky lady is going to be adding some fabulous new frocks to her closet! Here is the winner as per randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to……

Result:

25
oooohhhhh mama! Gretchen’s silk jersey tunics have my name all over them. fabulous color!

michele
hello lovely

Couldn’t have gone to a nicer person! Please contact me with your shipping information. If you didn’t win….no worries, I will be having a giveaway every week from here until Christmas!! How exciting is that! Some seriously amazing ones, so stay tuned.

Thankfully the weekend though busy is all fun and games, so I am looking forward to that. I have a feeling its just going to intensify as Nov. kicks in and then comes frantic December. I have pretty much decided to make my holiday party a “post holiday affair”. Too much pressure on me and too many things going on to have a clear state of mind to plan it the way I like to do things. Doing it in January takes some of the pressure off….now I need to pray for not getting a giant snowstorm that day:)
My recent batch of goodies was pure mayhem…the responses was fabulous. I am always on the prowl for the next great thing, rest assured! And as luck would have it I scored a second batch of amazing finds, so if you missed out there is a second chance! I need to find the time and rest assured I will to organize the many many boxes, price and photograph them and they will be up in the next week. So stay tuned…..

I cannot believe we are in November. SCARY. To think that Dec. is next month! My days have been so full that I cannot imagine it getting any crazier and yet somehow Dec. does that to us…turns everything upside down, a good kind of crazy though! Anywho, here is whats new on my end….

Moving along, a lot of randomness today. So bear with me as I am all over the map:) Ready? Let’s go…


A MASQUERADE PARTY! We were invited to a gorgeous and I do mean gorgeous masquerade party, didn’t think those went on anymore! I wasn’t sure until an hour before if I had the energy to go after having been sick but I did and wore a “go to”? favorite gown with a mask. It was so beautiful, I of course felt compelled to capture a few pictures with my iPhone. (not the best quality but you get the idea).

?Upon entering the super grand foyer aka courtyard, the architecture was over the top amazing!

?Just look at that ceiling!

?I so loved the way this was set up! The crudites were all done in urns…I am copying that!

The room done by Safavieh Home was? a real showstopper.
And the all white dining room was something to behold….

?How gorgeous is this entrance!

?
?The windows were so fabulous I couldn’t resist taking a picture…even in the dark!

A MAJOR BLUE AND WHITE SCORE. Bought a HUGE collection of blue and white Spode, this is like the blue and white collection to end all collections. I have not even counted how many pieces but lets say its A LOT!!!!! Hey, you can never have too much blue and white:)

Upon walking into the shop, my blue and white radar was on high alert…it was beckoning to me:)

So many gorgeous pieces from plates and pitchers to cookie jars and casserole dishes…….

To pasta holders and pitchers to scalloped bowls and bread boxes…..
Half of it getting unpacked!
Love the bread boxes and casserole dishes

It included 3 pair of candlesticks

Love these scalloped serving bowls….so pretty

Driving back from Greenwich I spotted the biggest pumpkin I have ever seen,? this monster measured? about 4 feet across, I kid you not! I am sure it’s the winner of many a contest!


A VERY SUCCESSFUL E DESIGN PROJECT. A fellow reader and designer and I collaborated on an e-design project together (her family room)? and she also ordered these outrageously gorgeous custom tole sconces from my custom line, they are so stunning! She has superb taste and the way the room came out is so spectacular I just had to share it with you all. Feast your eyes on this…..

?This was the finished sconces that was custom made from my custom tole line.….so beautiful!
?How gorgeous is this room?

Ready for a magazine spread, don’t you think!

HOLIDAY TRAVEL. With the super busy holidays upon us, it is likely that travel is in many of your futures. If air travel is part of your plans, this is a super informative post worth reading, all kinds of tidbits of information and sources I didn’t know about. Leave it up to my buddy, Sandy, the world traveler of You May Be Wandering to enlighten us! Click here to read that excellent post.


HALLOWEEN IN NEW YORK CITY. I went on a Junior League house tour last weekend, and from the car snapped a few pictures of some gorgeous and festive entrances decked out in their Halloween finest! I am going to do a post on NYC entrances sometime in the future, maybe if I can swing it sometime in Dec. when NYC comes alive with holiday festivities.

?This one had all 7 stories done! You know this was as a serious labor of love!

?Always a sucker for beautiful old buildings and breathtaking architecture……..

?Loved this one too, the colors are so rich

A GREAT NEW BOOK YOU MUST OWN. My blogging friend, Tish from? A femme d’ Un Certain Age came out with her new book, Forever Chic.? I was beyond excited to get it. I have to say and I am so not “just saying this” this is one of the best books I have read? in a very long time. It is totally captivating and lures you right in to her world and authentic voice about an Americans take on French culture, women aging and all the wonderful behind the scenes secrets and tidbits. Everything you always wanted to know is explained with an honest and entertaining voice through Tish. I have to say….those French women know what they are doing and just having read this book is prompting me to make a few changes and readjust the way I look at a few things…..just love it!

?I love her honest account and let me tell you…..I am learning a lot! I am almost done and its absolutely one of those books that I just don’t want it to end! Tish you might need a second edition………..click here to purchase. You WILL thank me:)


A TRUE SINGING PRODIGY. Have you seen this nine year old sing on Hollands X Factor? That’s right I said nine years old. Talk about the voice of an angel! I was bowled by her voice at any age but to think she is nine is just hard to comprehend. She is self taught and no doubt destined for great things……this is guaranteed to give you chills (the good kind).

MY ONLINE SHOP. Going to soon be adding some new products to my shop. A lot of what I sell are staples and therefore remain but I do add new items here and there. I am really a “staples” kind of girl. I like what I like and those things never get old. I only sell what I love and use so you can be sure that anything on my online has been tested and tried by yours truly. A few new porcelains getting added…….

New accessories just arrived too……

Lots of people have requested this crystal obelisks, super decorative and works in any kind of decor, the highest quality….really gorgeous.

?LOVE this decanter set, includes the holder in silver or ant. brass and two lead crystal cut decanters.

The three top trays are all being added as I do get many requests for ant. brass trays…and these are beauties.

The success of my recent steals and deals was amazing and so validating to me personally that there is a huge demand still for beautiful, old world traditional accessories.. It so made me wish I had more. Incidentally I got in another smaller batch from the same vendor so will be offering those things up sometime possibly this weekend. Just need to get organized, take pictures and tag everything. Definitely worth a look if you missed out last time! Here is a sneak peek…..

As scary as it sounds, Christmas is next month….crazy!? So I will be posting on a few deadlines, mostly for my custom napkin rings and statuary. I plan on suspending my shop for about 8 days during the Christmas season, I know how crazy busy it gets so will close up my shop on or around Dec. 18th until after the holidays for a much needed hiatus. I will be very busy and fulfilling orders until then so its not too early to start thinking about gifts.

For anyone who is thinking of the custom napkin rings for the holidays, it is not too soon to start placing orders. The latest you can order for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Nov. 18th.? Some are in stock, as extra have been ordered in anticipation of the holidays, but most are custom and take about 3 weeks however by mid November it will be closer to a 4 week plus lead time. I plan on doing a post next week on these wonderful treasures for the table…..they are still one of my favorite things, so special! Click here to see more online.

?A popular ring, the animal conga line……talk about a conversation piece!

?The Santas come in two sizes…this is the large, how amazing are they for a Christmas table!

?How charming is the chinoiserie man?

?There is a collection of about 8-10 different horses, very impressive!

?Of course had to get this one for myself…reminds me of Teddy!
?LOVE the stag deer…..so elegant!

As always any questions about anything from my online shop, feel free to email me here.

Phew…still with me? I know I know this was a lot to read, as I said this was so overdue that there was a lot to share, and there is even more but I will do that next time:)

Brace yourselves for this weeks “Blue and white love” contest which starts tomorrow!? It is beyond description in terms of the sheer beauty and talent of my readers. You are in for a mega treat, that I promise you! I will also feature sometime during the week my most recent steals and deals and finally the end of the week, will announce the winner(s) of the blue and white love contest and announce a spectacular new giveaway so lots of good things happening. Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful day and relaxing end to your week.

Weekend musings…….

Hello! At long last a “catch up” post. I have a lot to share as this is way overdue, so take a seat and grab an extra cup of coffee!  I feel like one of those gerbils on a wheel this week , huffing and puffing to keep on truckin’! Its been one crazy hectic week and on top of that I ended up getting some kind of stomach bug and that coupled with the start of a nasty migraine made for a miserable 48 hours.

First things first! The winner of the fabulous Gretchen Scott “mini wardrobe”! The response was huge to this contest with good reason and one lucky lady is going to be adding some fabulous new frocks to her closet! Here is the winner as per randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to……

Result:

25
oooohhhhh mama! Gretchen’s silk jersey tunics have my name all over them. fabulous color!

michele
hello lovely

Couldn’t have gone to a nicer person! Please contact me with your shipping information. If you didn’t win….no worries, I will be having a giveaway every week from here until Christmas!! How exciting is that! Some seriously amazing ones, so stay tuned.

Thankfully the weekend though busy is all fun and games, so I am looking forward to that. I have a feeling its just going to intensify as Nov. kicks in and then comes frantic December. I have pretty much decided to make my holiday party a “post holiday affair”. Too much pressure on me and too many things going on to have a clear state of mind to plan it the way I like to do things. Doing it in January takes some of the pressure off….now I need to pray for not getting a giant snowstorm that day:)
My recent batch of goodies was pure mayhem…the responses was fabulous. I am always on the prowl for the next great thing, rest assured! And as luck would have it I scored a second batch of amazing finds, so if you missed out there is a second chance! I need to find the time and rest assured I will to organize the many many boxes, price and photograph them and they will be up in the next week. So stay tuned…..

I cannot believe we are in November. SCARY. To think that Dec. is next month! My days have been so full that I cannot imagine it getting any crazier and yet somehow Dec. does that to us…turns everything upside down, a good kind of crazy though! Anywho, here is whats new on my end….

Moving along, a lot of randomness today. So bear with me as I am all over the map:) Ready? Let’s go…


A MASQUERADE PARTY! We were invited to a gorgeous and I do mean gorgeous masquerade party, didn’t think those went on anymore! I wasn’t sure until an hour before if I had the energy to go after having been sick but I did and wore a “go to”  favorite gown with a mask. It was so beautiful, I of course felt compelled to capture a few pictures with my iPhone. (not the best quality but you get the idea).

 Upon entering the super grand foyer aka courtyard, the architecture was over the top amazing!

 Just look at that ceiling!

 I so loved the way this was set up! The crudites were all done in urns…I am copying that!

The room done by Safavieh Home was  a real showstopper.
And the all white dining room was something to behold….

 How gorgeous is this entrance!

 The windows were so fabulous I couldn’t resist taking a picture…even in the dark!

A MAJOR BLUE AND WHITE SCORE. Bought a HUGE collection of blue and white Spode, this is like the blue and white collection to end all collections. I have not even counted how many pieces but lets say its A LOT!!!!! Hey, you can never have too much blue and white:)

Upon walking into the shop, my blue and white radar was on high alert…it was beckoning to me:)

So many gorgeous pieces from plates and pitchers to cookie jars and casserole dishes…….

To pasta holders and pitchers to scalloped bowls and bread boxes…..
Half of it getting unpacked!
Love the bread boxes and casserole dishes

It included 3 pair of candlesticks

Love these scalloped serving bowls….so pretty

Driving back from Greenwich I spotted the biggest pumpkin I have ever seen,  this monster measured  about 4 feet across, I kid you not! I am sure it’s the winner of many a contest!


A VERY SUCCESSFUL E DESIGN PROJECT. A fellow reader and designer and I collaborated on an e-design project together (her family room)  and she also ordered these outrageously gorgeous custom tole sconces from my custom line, they are so stunning! She has superb taste and the way the room came out is so spectacular I just had to share it with you all. Feast your eyes on this…..

 This was the finished sconces that was custom made from my custom tole line.….so beautiful!
 How gorgeous is this room?

Ready for a magazine spread, don’t you think!

HOLIDAY TRAVEL. With the super busy holidays upon us, it is likely that travel is in many of your futures. If air travel is part of your plans, this is a super informative post worth reading, all kinds of tidbits of information and sources I didn’t know about. Leave it up to my buddy, Sandy, the world traveler of You May Be Wandering to enlighten us! Click here to read that excellent post.


HALLOWEEN IN NEW YORK CITY. I went on a Junior League house tour last weekend, and from the car snapped a few pictures of some gorgeous and festive entrances decked out in their Halloween finest! I am going to do a post on NYC entrances sometime in the future, maybe if I can swing it sometime in Dec. when NYC comes alive with holiday festivities.

 This one had all 7 stories done! You know this was as a serious labor of love!

 Always a sucker for beautiful old buildings and breathtaking architecture……..

 Loved this one too, the colors are so rich

A GREAT NEW BOOK YOU MUST OWN. My blogging friend, Tish from  A femme d’ Un Certain Age came out with her new book, Forever Chic.  I was beyond excited to get it. I have to say and I am so not “just saying this” this is one of the best books I have read  in a very long time. It is totally captivating and lures you right in to her world and authentic voice about an Americans take on French culture, women aging and all the wonderful behind the scenes secrets and tidbits. Everything you always wanted to know is explained with an honest and entertaining voice through Tish. I have to say….those French women know what they are doing and just having read this book is prompting me to make a few changes and readjust the way I look at a few things…..just love it!

 I love her honest account and let me tell you…..I am learning a lot! I am almost done and its absolutely one of those books that I just don’t want it to end! Tish you might need a second edition………..click here to purchase. You WILL thank me:)


A TRUE SINGING PRODIGY. Have you seen this nine year old sing on Hollands X Factor? That’s right I said nine years old. Talk about the voice of an angel! I was bowled by her voice at any age but to think she is nine is just hard to comprehend. She is self taught and no doubt destined for great things……this is guaranteed to give you chills (the good kind).

MY ONLINE SHOP. Going to soon be adding some new products to my shop. A lot of what I sell are staples and therefore remain but I do add new items here and there. I am really a “staples” kind of girl. I like what I like and those things never get old. I only sell what I love and use so you can be sure that anything on my online has been tested and tried by yours truly. A few new porcelains getting added…….

New accessories just arrived too……

Lots of people have requested this crystal obelisks, super decorative and works in any kind of decor, the highest quality….really gorgeous.

 LOVE this decanter set, includes the holder in silver or ant. brass and two lead crystal cut decanters.

The three top trays are all being added as I do get many requests for ant. brass trays…and these are beauties.

The success of my recent steals and deals was amazing and so validating to me personally that there is a huge demand still for beautiful, old world traditional accessories.. It so made me wish I had more. Incidentally I got in another smaller batch from the same vendor so will be offering those things up sometime possibly this weekend. Just need to get organized, take pictures and tag everything. Definitely worth a look if you missed out last time! Here is a sneak peek…..

As scary as it sounds, Christmas is next month….crazy!  So I will be posting on a few deadlines, mostly for my custom napkin rings and statuary. I plan on suspending my shop for about 8 days during the Christmas season, I know how crazy busy it gets so will close up my shop on or around Dec. 18th until after the holidays for a much needed hiatus. I will be very busy and fulfilling orders until then so its not too early to start thinking about gifts.

For anyone who is thinking of the custom napkin rings for the holidays, it is not too soon to start placing orders. The latest you can order for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Nov. 18th.  Some are in stock, as extra have been ordered in anticipation of the holidays, but most are custom and take about 3 weeks however by mid November it will be closer to a 4 week plus lead time. I plan on doing a post next week on these wonderful treasures for the table…..they are still one of my favorite things, so special! Click here to see more online.

 A popular ring, the animal conga line……talk about a conversation piece!

 The Santas come in two sizes…this is the large, how amazing are they for a Christmas table!

 How charming is the chinoiserie man?

 There is a collection of about 8-10 different horses, very impressive!

 Of course had to get this one for myself…reminds me of Teddy!
 LOVE the stag deer…..so elegant!

As always any questions about anything from my online shop, feel free to email me here.

Phew…still with me? I know I know this was a lot to read, as I said this was so overdue that there was a lot to share, and there is even more but I will do that next time:)

Brace yourselves for this weeks “Blue and white love” contest which starts tomorrow!  It is beyond description in terms of the sheer beauty and talent of my readers. You are in for a mega treat, that I promise you! I will also feature sometime during the week my most recent steals and deals and finally the end of the week, will announce the winner(s) of the blue and white love contest and announce a spectacular new giveaway so lots of good things happening. Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a wonderful day and relaxing end to your week.

A fall contest, a few fabulous books and late week musings…..

Hi and happy Friday to you! I am so sorry for all that craziness for my fall fabulous contest,? with having to remove two polls and cancel all the votes then resorting to doing it the old fashioned way (leaving votes in comments)? but it was important for this to be fair, sorry to everyone but I appreciate your patience! There appeared to be some glitches, with some votes not registering, etc….. I promise by my next contest this will be all figured out! Winner will be announced on Sunday. Voting will end on Sat. at midnight. Click here to place your vote and see all of the wonderful pictures my readers sent in..so many winners! (Remember you do not need an account to vote, you can just click on anyonmous or name and use your first name)

Hope you have had a good week……let’s get busy!

Moving along…..I love getting in new books. Lately I scored big time, with Suzanne Tuckers fabulous MUST ADD to your collection new book. Click here to preorder it.…is AMAZING! I recently received a few more books that look incredibly good that I hope to get to this weekend, they are still in their plastic waiting to be enjoyed…….

And then……

One day I got this incredible invitation in the mail. Soooo stunning, it nearly made me faint! An invitation to Howard Slatkins, the king of good taste book signing at Bergdorf Goodman. I am really hoping to go! Here it is……

Then imagine my surprise and excitement when a few days later…. I get a package in the mail. It was almost too pretty to open. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed.? And then I saw it was from “unmistakable Howard”…..check it out!

Then when I finally opened up the gorgeous gift wrap, I saw this card. Howard Slatkin is a fan of moi????? Well Howard the feeling is VERY mutual! OK, so this is one of those books that you need to be sitting in just the right spot to open, drinking just the right drink (coffee or after 5 perhaps a glass of wine or a martini, which seems fitting for the book). This book is tres elegant. Uber chic. So unbelievably grand, yes this is one of those showstopping really sensational books you need to get your hands on. The opulence drips off of the pages, talk about a book that “takes you away” . So click here to preorder it? on Amazon and Howard, thank you so very much! I really hope to see you at the book signing…….and in the meantime, your beautiful new book sits proudly on my coffee table!

?Anyone who still uses a wax seal in their presentation is an instant friend of mine:)

?A personalized message to me? This got me excited!!

?This just oozes class and elegance!

Good eats. You know I love good food. I have to say I am a bit out of the loop when it comes to cooking for large groups or throwing a party. I am seriously considering having a big Christmas party but know if I am? that I need to commit NOW. It’s Oct. and time to set a date and start sending out save the dates since Dec. is such a busy month. I keep wavering…..anyway having about 7 girls over next week. Normally we go out for dinner but I am having them over for a tapas night. Just appetizers (most everyone’s favorite way to eat anyway)…that way you get to try everything. Thanks to my Pinterest foodfun boards, I do not need to look any further, got so many good ideas there!! Here is what I am considering…..

WARNING this will make you very very hungry…and diets must be left at the door!

?Love these individual Ceasars!

?OMG! Pecan maple kahlua baked brie….yowza!
Hot crab dip..sign me up!
Might do small ramkins of this spinach/artichoke pastas
Fig spread and cheese crostini
Baked artichoke dip
And for dessert how about peanut butter ice cream sandwiches

Vince Camuto. Ever bought anything bearing his name? If so, then consider this house to be a teeny tiny part yours:) If you have an extra 50 million to spare,? this Hampton heavenly abode can be yours! I must say its quite spectacular…….

On the home front. Finally got some trim and the velvet for living room pillows ordered. Cannot wait to get them done. I know they are going to add so much to the living room even though its very much a work in progress. Finally ordering the mantles..after all this time for living and dining room. We are doing these mantles in an antiqued limestone, as opposed to marble and I think they are going to be amazing…

Boots. I love boots. I saw these on someone a few days ago and practically knocked someone over to go and ask the girl where she got them and whose they were. From Nordstroms and Enzo! (under 200) big perk. I was determined to get them and now of course I cannot find them anywhere…..sold out in brown everywhere. How cute are these? If you are size 6, that is one size that is available…..


On the shop front. So many wonderful new things coming in to my online shop,? I am super excited. Finally got in some dough bowls and let me tell you these are gorgeous!!!!!! I have two left to sell ( one is 33″ and the other 25″) Email me if interested, they are really stunning!

The wraps and hand warmers were a big? big hit. They are the ultimate statement in both luxury and an ideal solution to keeping warm, looking chic but not having to lug a heavy coat! I have owned my Alicia’s alpaca capes for over 8 years and they still look brand new! They are as soft as cashmere, don’t pill and are super warm. Just a gorgeous line that I am so pleased to be carrying and for the lady who has it all, the alpaca bathrobe is just the ultimate. Only downside, you might not want to take it off:) Some favorite pieces from the gorgeous line…..

?Chunky cable knit baby alpaca throw

?Love this pompom reversible throw in baby alpaca

?Fingerless gloves come in 6 wonderful colors and are super cute!

?The classic shawl should be a staple in every women’s closet! Gorgeous and so elegant with anything

?The cape with fringe is equally stunning

?How about this chunky sweater coat? How delicious is this!! Comes in gray, taupe and beige

?For the woman who has it all…this is the ultimate robe. I own several beautiful robes including a great cashmere one but this is the gold standard. LOVE this robe!!!

And these handwarmers are super stylish and practical, done in 4 colors…love these.

So for my steals and deals this week…I am going to offer the following (limited availability) and they do go fast! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com? if you wish to purchase anything.

The cape that sells for $485 is $275.00 that is almost half off!!

The shawl cape is $260 and sells for $398.00

The handwarmers are $75.00 (retails for $174)

And I was lucky enough to get in a few more sets of the gorgeous blue and white dessert/appetizer scalloped plates and a few more sets of the mugs! Email me if interested. $38.00 for a set of 4 plates and $40 for a set of 4 mugs (40% discounted) Limited availability…..

Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com with any inquires or if you wish to purchase.

So there you go. Thanks so much for stopping in. Wishing you a fabulous Friday and wonderful end to your week:)

Please cast your vote in my Fall fabulous photo contest. Click here to see all the amazing pictures sent in by readers and to place your vote.

A fall contest, a few fabulous books and late week musings…..

Hi and happy Friday to you! I am so sorry for all that craziness for my fall fabulous contest,  with having to remove two polls and cancel all the votes then resorting to doing it the old fashioned way (leaving votes in comments)  but it was important for this to be fair, sorry to everyone but I appreciate your patience! There appeared to be some glitches, with some votes not registering, etc….. I promise by my next contest this will be all figured out! Winner will be announced on Sunday. Voting will end on Sat. at midnight. Click here to place your vote and see all of the wonderful pictures my readers sent in..so many winners! (Remember you do not need an account to vote, you can just click on anyonmous or name and use your first name)

Hope you have had a good week……let’s get busy!

Moving along…..I love getting in new books. Lately I scored big time, with Suzanne Tuckers fabulous MUST ADD to your collection new book. Click here to preorder it.…is AMAZING! I recently received a few more books that look incredibly good that I hope to get to this weekend, they are still in their plastic waiting to be enjoyed…….

And then……

One day I got this incredible invitation in the mail. Soooo stunning, it nearly made me faint! An invitation to Howard Slatkins, the king of good taste book signing at Bergdorf Goodman. I am really hoping to go! Here it is……

Then imagine my surprise and excitement when a few days later…. I get a package in the mail. It was almost too pretty to open. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed.  And then I saw it was from “unmistakable Howard”…..check it out!

Then when I finally opened up the gorgeous gift wrap, I saw this card. Howard Slatkin is a fan of moi????? Well Howard the feeling is VERY mutual! OK, so this is one of those books that you need to be sitting in just the right spot to open, drinking just the right drink (coffee or after 5 perhaps a glass of wine or a martini, which seems fitting for the book). This book is tres elegant. Uber chic. So unbelievably grand, yes this is one of those showstopping really sensational books you need to get your hands on. The opulence drips off of the pages, talk about a book that “takes you away” . So click here to preorder it  on Amazon and Howard, thank you so very much! I really hope to see you at the book signing…….and in the meantime, your beautiful new book sits proudly on my coffee table!

 Anyone who still uses a wax seal in their presentation is an instant friend of mine:)

 A personalized message to me? This got me excited!!

 This just oozes class and elegance!

Good eats. You know I love good food. I have to say I am a bit out of the loop when it comes to cooking for large groups or throwing a party. I am seriously considering having a big Christmas party but know if I am  that I need to commit NOW. It’s Oct. and time to set a date and start sending out save the dates since Dec. is such a busy month. I keep wavering…..anyway having about 7 girls over next week. Normally we go out for dinner but I am having them over for a tapas night. Just appetizers (most everyone’s favorite way to eat anyway)…that way you get to try everything. Thanks to my Pinterest foodfun boards, I do not need to look any further, got so many good ideas there!! Here is what I am considering…..

WARNING this will make you very very hungry…and diets must be left at the door!

 Love these individual Ceasars!

 OMG! Pecan maple kahlua baked brie….yowza!
Hot crab dip..sign me up!
Might do small ramkins of this spinach/artichoke pastas
Fig spread and cheese crostini
Baked artichoke dip
And for dessert how about peanut butter ice cream sandwiches

Vince Camuto. Ever bought anything bearing his name? If so, then consider this house to be a teeny tiny part yours:) If you have an extra 50 million to spare,  this Hampton heavenly abode can be yours! I must say its quite spectacular…….

On the home front. Finally got some trim and the velvet for living room pillows ordered. Cannot wait to get them done. I know they are going to add so much to the living room even though its very much a work in progress. Finally ordering the mantles..after all this time for living and dining room. We are doing these mantles in an antiqued limestone, as opposed to marble and I think they are going to be amazing…

Boots. I love boots. I saw these on someone a few days ago and practically knocked someone over to go and ask the girl where she got them and whose they were. From Nordstroms and Enzo! (under 200) big perk. I was determined to get them and now of course I cannot find them anywhere…..sold out in brown everywhere. How cute are these? If you are size 6, that is one size that is available…..


On the shop front. So many wonderful new things coming in to my online shop,  I am super excited. Finally got in some dough bowls and let me tell you these are gorgeous!!!!!! I have two left to sell ( one is 33″ and the other 25″) Email me if interested, they are really stunning!

The wraps and hand warmers were a big  big hit. They are the ultimate statement in both luxury and an ideal solution to keeping warm, looking chic but not having to lug a heavy coat! I have owned my Alicia’s alpaca capes for over 8 years and they still look brand new! They are as soft as cashmere, don’t pill and are super warm. Just a gorgeous line that I am so pleased to be carrying and for the lady who has it all, the alpaca bathrobe is just the ultimate. Only downside, you might not want to take it off:) Some favorite pieces from the gorgeous line…..

 Chunky cable knit baby alpaca throw

 Love this pompom reversible throw in baby alpaca

 Fingerless gloves come in 6 wonderful colors and are super cute!

 The classic shawl should be a staple in every women’s closet! Gorgeous and so elegant with anything

 The cape with fringe is equally stunning

 How about this chunky sweater coat? How delicious is this!! Comes in gray, taupe and beige

 For the woman who has it all…this is the ultimate robe. I own several beautiful robes including a great cashmere one but this is the gold standard. LOVE this robe!!!

And these handwarmers are super stylish and practical, done in 4 colors…love these.

So for my steals and deals this week…I am going to offer the following (limited availability) and they do go fast! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com  if you wish to purchase anything.

The cape that sells for $485 is $275.00 that is almost half off!!

The shawl cape is $260 and sells for $398.00

The handwarmers are $75.00 (retails for $174)

And I was lucky enough to get in a few more sets of the gorgeous blue and white dessert/appetizer scalloped plates and a few more sets of the mugs! Email me if interested. $38.00 for a set of 4 plates and $40 for a set of 4 mugs (40% discounted) Limited availability…..

Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com with any inquires or if you wish to purchase.

So there you go. Thanks so much for stopping in. Wishing you a fabulous Friday and wonderful end to your week:)

Please cast your vote in my Fall fabulous photo contest. Click here to see all the amazing pictures sent in by readers and to place your vote.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard and a giveaway!

Good morning! I had the opportunity to attend an intimate Q&A with Mr. and Mrs. Howard over at the spectacular Safavieh Showroom in Stamford, CT.? yes….that talented duo that produces some of my all time favorite rooms…..rooms that fill? endless pages in blogland and Pinterest boards. What a lovely, charming and talented couple they are! I loved hearing about their story, how they got started in their business….and as with most things in life, when something is meant to be, it somehow just “happens” in a rather effortless way. Their story is wonderful, heart warming, inspiring and proof that when you have a passion for something and follow your heart, sometimes amazing things can happen and the rest will follow…..their wild success is certainly a tribute to that!! I also love that they are a husband and wife team……that in itself is a huge feat:)

Their new line for Sherrill furniture is absolutely gorgeous. There isn’t a piece of furniture there I would be delighted to add to my own home. It is traditional but has a current/modern edge that makes the furniture highly appealing and most appropriate for today’s slightly more casual lifestyle. I love that nearly every piece is made in the U.S.A. (worth its weight in gold)! Sherrill produces excellent quality, extremely comfortable and affordable furniture,? it’s no wonder that they are a very popular “go to” source for so many designers. The Mr. and Mrs Howard furniture line feels much like their namesake rooms do, welcoming, elegant, crisp and clean, warm and sophisticated.

Phoebe was so kind to sign a copy of her exquisite new bestselling book, The Joy of Decorating for one of my lucky readers. I have owned this book since it came out and have referred to it countless times, enjoyed hearing their stories and love how the book is categorized by themes. It is a true feast for the senses!

?I am quite sure, that many of you, being the savvy design loving readers you are,? own this book but for those that don’t this is one of those “must haves” that belongs in every design lovers home. So I am giving away a signed book to one lucky winner! Lets take a look at rooms that have received the Howard magic and a few favorite pieces from The Sherrill Collection, then details follow on the bottom………

Some exquisite new pieces from the Sherrill Collection for Mr. and Mrs. Howard…..

And while their rooms need no introduction……here’s a look at some of my personal favorites!

?This is one of my all time favorite bedrooms (for anyone who has been reading my blog a long time, you know this)!

?This could make me want to call in sick every day!

Love everything, every tine detail about this space…..recognize the belljar?

?Love the cocoon like feeling of this sumptuous bedroom…..

Pretty spectacular wouldn’t you say?? The book is filled with so many stunning images front to back….a true keeper. To me, their rooms always feel like walking onto a perfect billowy cloud, my absolute favorite feeling for a room. They design and decorate a “Howard room” with just the right amount of elegance, sophistication and clean lines sprinkled with a healthy dose of soft colors and lots of lovely painted finishes. Do you notice not a lot of pattern in their rooms? I think this is why they are so pleasing to the eye and why they are no doubt, a household name for anyone in the know:)

So how to win this wonderful signed book…..visit them over at Sherrill Furniture , come back here and tell me your favorite item from their new collection. Want a second chance? Subscribe to become a reader on her blog, which by the way is really fantastic, filed with all kinds of valuable “how tos” and I love their weekly before and afters. Phoebe is really generous in sharing her talent, knowledge and expertise through her blog. I will announce one lucky winner on Monday!

Want to see even more of their work, click here to visit their website.

Many thanks as always for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous Thursday!

Also on a sidenote, by popular demand was able to get 10 more sets of these gorgeous appetizer/dessert plates. Many emailed me but I had none left to sell, they sold out? almost right away. Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to place an order, they are ready to go!

?Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard and a giveaway!

Good morning! I had the opportunity to attend an intimate Q&A with Mr. and Mrs. Howard over at the spectacular Safavieh Showroom in Stamford, CT.  yes….that talented duo that produces some of my all time favorite rooms…..rooms that fill  endless pages in blogland and Pinterest boards. What a lovely, charming and talented couple they are! I loved hearing about their story, how they got started in their business….and as with most things in life, when something is meant to be, it somehow just “happens” in a rather effortless way. Their story is wonderful, heart warming, inspiring and proof that when you have a passion for something and follow your heart, sometimes amazing things can happen and the rest will follow…..their wild success is certainly a tribute to that!! I also love that they are a husband and wife team……that in itself is a huge feat:)

Their new line for Sherrill furniture is absolutely gorgeous. There isn’t a piece of furniture there I would be delighted to add to my own home. It is traditional but has a current/modern edge that makes the furniture highly appealing and most appropriate for today’s slightly more casual lifestyle. I love that nearly every piece is made in the U.S.A. (worth its weight in gold)! Sherrill produces excellent quality, extremely comfortable and affordable furniture,  it’s no wonder that they are a very popular “go to” source for so many designers. The Mr. and Mrs Howard furniture line feels much like their namesake rooms do, welcoming, elegant, crisp and clean, warm and sophisticated.

Phoebe was so kind to sign a copy of her exquisite new bestselling book, The Joy of Decorating for one of my lucky readers. I have owned this book since it came out and have referred to it countless times, enjoyed hearing their stories and love how the book is categorized by themes. It is a true feast for the senses!

 I am quite sure, that many of you, being the savvy design loving readers you are,  own this book but for those that don’t this is one of those “must haves” that belongs in every design lovers home. So I am giving away a signed book to one lucky winner! Lets take a look at rooms that have received the Howard magic and a few favorite pieces from The Sherrill Collection, then details follow on the bottom………

Some exquisite new pieces from the Sherrill Collection for Mr. and Mrs. Howard…..

And while their rooms need no introduction……here’s a look at some of my personal favorites!

 This is one of my all time favorite bedrooms (for anyone who has been reading my blog a long time, you know this)!

 This could make me want to call in sick every day!

Love everything, every tine detail about this space…..recognize the belljar?

 Love the cocoon like feeling of this sumptuous bedroom…..

Pretty spectacular wouldn’t you say?  The book is filled with so many stunning images front to back….a true keeper. To me, their rooms always feel like walking onto a perfect billowy cloud, my absolute favorite feeling for a room. They design and decorate a “Howard room” with just the right amount of elegance, sophistication and clean lines sprinkled with a healthy dose of soft colors and lots of lovely painted finishes. Do you notice not a lot of pattern in their rooms? I think this is why they are so pleasing to the eye and why they are no doubt, a household name for anyone in the know:)

So how to win this wonderful signed book…..visit them over at Sherrill Furniture , come back here and tell me your favorite item from their new collection. Want a second chance? Subscribe to become a reader on her blog, which by the way is really fantastic, filed with all kinds of valuable “how tos” and I love their weekly before and afters. Phoebe is really generous in sharing her talent, knowledge and expertise through her blog. I will announce one lucky winner on Monday!

Want to see even more of their work, click here to visit their website.

Many thanks as always for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous Thursday!

Also on a sidenote, by popular demand was able to get 10 more sets of these gorgeous appetizer/dessert plates. Many emailed me but I had none left to sell, they sold out  almost right away. Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to place an order, they are ready to go!

 Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a? busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!? This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!? I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are? few winners!


MY SHOP.? I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

?3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,? 10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!? My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.? Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a  busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!  This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!  I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are  few winners!


MY SHOP.  I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

 3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,  10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!  My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.  Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..