The beauty of boxwood and a boxwood giveaway!

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! There is boxwood and there is boxwood. I am so excited to have discovered a beautiful new line of persevered boxwood that is outstanding. They are a natural compliment to the many planters of all varieties, that I carry….tole, porcelain, stone and silver. Extremely elegant and they truly work in any style room. To me, boxwood both in and outdoors is a no brainer. I love boxwood so much that I could see myself as president of the NBA. That would be the National Boxwood Association. And no,I don’t think such a thing exists but if it did I would run for office:)

?So today a look at boxwood in action (with? focus on using them indoors)? and then a look at the beautiful new line I am carrying how and I am using them in my own home. Do you like the look? Perhaps already have boxwood somewhere? Tell me about it! And finally details on a boxwood giveaway on the bottom!

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?LOVE? a boxwood garland for the holidays…Bright bold and beautiful

?Gorgeous boxwood topiaries, Bungalow Blue Interiors

Few plants can offer the perfect pristine effect of a manicured boxwood garden

?Vicki’s front door is something that stops me in my tracks, every time I see this glorious picture! French Essence

?The symmetry of the classic boxwood ball is something to behold, Belgian Pearls
?The tailored look of boxwood is so beautiful, love this pair of wreaths with a simple brown bow
Boxwood is a magnificent choice for use as centerpieces..so elegant! Deb Lilly

Love a simple boxwood ball placed on an elevated hurricane holder as shown here, gorgeous!

Boxwoods in the garden are simply sublime! Boxwood Terrace

?Jan of The French Tangerine fame has a true knack for keeping her boxwoods picture perfect

LOVE this front door…the lush vibrant greens against the black is incredible!

?Boxwood outside a front door is always such a stately and elegant statement, Homedesignideas

Even at a formally set table, a simple boxwood in a terra cotta planter is always elegantly understated

?Boxwoods and old chipped stauary go together like shrimp and cocktail sauce….its yummy! Atelier de Campagne

Love the idea of mixing hydrangea, boxwood and pumpkins for an uber elegant take on Halloween! ERB Designs

?Carolyne Roehme clearly knows just how to use boxwoods to perfection….there is no setting too formal for them!

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The lush green color is perfect set against black and white, Traditional Home
?Adore this wonderful rustic and elegant table setting with boxwood taking center stage, Jenny Steffens

?Boxwood in the garden is simply spectacular….my most favorite gardening plant, BHG
?Love the structural effect of large boxwood orb and topiaries potted in big planters, stunning!
Even placed in simple metal planters in a garden….their beauty is undeniable

Love the idea of adding the apples to these boxwood orbs…fabulous! Bear Hill Interiors

?And of course few places exemplify the beauty of boxwoods like The famous Marqueyssac Gardens are located at V?zac, France, the Perigord region. Visit the website to see more, its fascinating (and check out the constant clipping noise to mimic the round the clock pruning that must go on there) Click here to visit?

Now here are some of the new boxwood items I am carrying in my online shop and how I am using them in my own home…..

And how I am putting them to good use in my own home………

Some of you asked about the black tole scalloped planter like I have above, yes there are 2 pairs left ($115) one set of three ($145). Email me if interested by clicking here.

And finally a giveaway! I am giving away one 6″ boxwood ball to create your own boxwood beauty. To enter just visit my boxwood line in my online shop and come back here and tell me your favorite item! Click here to visit my shop. I will announce a winner on Friday morning. If you want a second chance, visit the Facebook page of The Enchanted Home and leave a comment. Good luck!
As always, many thanks for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous Monday and great start to your week!

The beauty of boxwood and a boxwood giveaway!

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! There is boxwood and there is boxwood. I am so excited to have discovered a beautiful new line of persevered boxwood that is outstanding. They are a natural compliment to the many planters of all varieties, that I carry….tole, porcelain, stone and silver. Extremely elegant and they truly work in any style room. To me, boxwood both in and outdoors is a no brainer. I love boxwood so much that I could see myself as president of the NBA. That would be the National Boxwood Association. And no,I don’t think such a thing exists but if it did I would run for office:)

 So today a look at boxwood in action (with  focus on using them indoors)  and then a look at the beautiful new line I am carrying how and I am using them in my own home. Do you like the look? Perhaps already have boxwood somewhere? Tell me about it! And finally details on a boxwood giveaway on the bottom!

 LOVE  a boxwood garland for the holidays…Bright bold and beautiful

 Gorgeous boxwood topiaries, Bungalow Blue Interiors

Few plants can offer the perfect pristine effect of a manicured boxwood garden

 Vicki’s front door is something that stops me in my tracks, every time I see this glorious picture! French Essence

 The symmetry of the classic boxwood ball is something to behold, Belgian Pearls
 The tailored look of boxwood is so beautiful, love this pair of wreaths with a simple brown bow
Boxwood is a magnificent choice for use as centerpieces..so elegant! Deb Lilly

Love a simple boxwood ball placed on an elevated hurricane holder as shown here, gorgeous!

Boxwoods in the garden are simply sublime! Boxwood Terrace

 Jan of The French Tangerine fame has a true knack for keeping her boxwoods picture perfect

LOVE this front door…the lush vibrant greens against the black is incredible!

 Boxwood outside a front door is always such a stately and elegant statement, Homedesignideas

Even at a formally set table, a simple boxwood in a terra cotta planter is always elegantly understated

 Boxwoods and old chipped stauary go together like shrimp and cocktail sauce….its yummy! Atelier de Campagne

Love the idea of mixing hydrangea, boxwood and pumpkins for an uber elegant take on Halloween! ERB Designs

 Carolyne Roehme clearly knows just how to use boxwoods to perfection….there is no setting too formal for them!

The lush green color is perfect set against black and white, Traditional Home
 Adore this wonderful rustic and elegant table setting with boxwood taking center stage, Jenny Steffens

 Boxwood in the garden is simply spectacular….my most favorite gardening plant, BHG
 Love the structural effect of large boxwood orb and topiaries potted in big planters, stunning!
Even placed in simple metal planters in a garden….their beauty is undeniable

Love the idea of adding the apples to these boxwood orbs…fabulous! Bear Hill Interiors

 And of course few places exemplify the beauty of boxwoods like The famous Marqueyssac Gardens are located at V?zac, France, the Perigord region. Visit the website to see more, its fascinating (and check out the constant clipping noise to mimic the round the clock pruning that must go on there) Click here to visit 

Now here are some of the new boxwood items I am carrying in my online shop and how I am using them in my own home…..

And how I am putting them to good use in my own home………

Some of you asked about the black tole scalloped planter like I have above, yes there are 2 pairs left ($115) one set of three ($145). Email me if interested by clicking here.

And finally a giveaway! I am giving away one 6″ boxwood ball to create your own boxwood beauty. To enter just visit my boxwood line in my online shop and come back here and tell me your favorite item! Click here to visit my shop. I will announce a winner on Friday morning. If you want a second chance, visit the Facebook page of The Enchanted Home and leave a comment. Good luck!
As always, many thanks for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous Monday and great start to your week!

Sunday around here…..

Hi and happy Sunday to you. Feel like I been “missing in action” a little this week….its been an exceptionally busy week, and this coming week promises to be more of the same. So I am really looking forward to a total day of downtime today, to catch up, take a deep breath, take Mr. Teddy for a long walk and maybe even catch up on some reading.

How about you? Is the weather finally thawing out over there? As the weather seems to be getting milder, there are small signs of spring sure enough blooming around here, small signs but signs! I have finally started venturing outside again after what seems like an endless winter, took a few pics along the way of what’s going on……..

I started planting my planters inside when the spring bug bit, even if I couldn’t get outside, I was determined to feel a little spring inside……

Hard to believe just two weeks ago we had this…….

Then the thaw finally came and Mr. Teddy reclaimed his perch outside………

So I went for a long walk on our property and only then was I struck by the degree of devastation from Sandy, I lost count of how many trees had been lost, and whose very old trunks had to be cut down into firelogs…..I think we have enough firewood to furnish a small country, it was unbelievable! This is only a fraction…….

Everywhere I walked, there was another neatly stacked collection of wood, a bittersweet reminder of Sandy’s destruction…..

?Teddy missed his walks!

?Teddy next to a huge uprooted tree, this gives you some perspective on the size of some of these lost trees!

And though we are a long ways away from things looking green and spring-y, slowly that pale straw color is giving way to more green…..

?Not sure if I showed you my new lantern (from Arte De Mexico) we had one made just to be sure we love it, and we do!

?The breakfast room side…..

?The first blooms……very exciting!

?And finally for the first time, I sat here in the loggia with a book….it was so wonderful and peaceful, my new favorite spot, that I think I am going to be spending a lot of time in!? I ordered new furniture due here in a few weeks…..

So that’s a little peek into whats happening on the outside over here. Lots more to come, but it was so wonderful to finally get outside, breath in that fresh air, get a glimpse of a budding flower or two and take Teddy on his beloved walks that I know he has missed. Slowly we all come out of hibernation and I know the best is yet to come. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

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Sunday around here…..

Hi and happy Sunday to you. Feel like I been “missing in action” a little this week….its been an exceptionally busy week, and this coming week promises to be more of the same. So I am really looking forward to a total day of downtime today, to catch up, take a deep breath, take Mr. Teddy for a long walk and maybe even catch up on some reading.

How about you? Is the weather finally thawing out over there? As the weather seems to be getting milder, there are small signs of spring sure enough blooming around here, small signs but signs! I have finally started venturing outside again after what seems like an endless winter, took a few pics along the way of what’s going on……..

I started planting my planters inside when the spring bug bit, even if I couldn’t get outside, I was determined to feel a little spring inside……

Hard to believe just two weeks ago we had this…….

Then the thaw finally came and Mr. Teddy reclaimed his perch outside………

So I went for a long walk on our property and only then was I struck by the degree of devastation from Sandy, I lost count of how many trees had been lost, and whose very old trunks had to be cut down into firelogs…..I think we have enough firewood to furnish a small country, it was unbelievable! This is only a fraction…….

Everywhere I walked, there was another neatly stacked collection of wood, a bittersweet reminder of Sandy’s destruction…..

 Teddy missed his walks!

 Teddy next to a huge uprooted tree, this gives you some perspective on the size of some of these lost trees!

And though we are a long ways away from things looking green and spring-y, slowly that pale straw color is giving way to more green…..

 Not sure if I showed you my new lantern (from Arte De Mexico) we had one made just to be sure we love it, and we do!

 The breakfast room side…..

 The first blooms……very exciting!

 And finally for the first time, I sat here in the loggia with a book….it was so wonderful and peaceful, my new favorite spot, that I think I am going to be spending a lot of time in!  I ordered new furniture due here in a few weeks…..

So that’s a little peek into whats happening on the outside over here. Lots more to come, but it was so wonderful to finally get outside, breath in that fresh air, get a glimpse of a budding flower or two and take Teddy on his beloved walks that I know he has missed. Slowly we all come out of hibernation and I know the best is yet to come. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

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