When hurricanes are a good thing….and a giveaway!

A reminder to stop on over at Art by Karena to see the feature she has on my online shop and to be eligible for a wonderful giveaway…….click here to visit!

Hope you are well…..last night we got to see Paul Simon perform (got there late but boy is his voice amazing)! It was a fundraiser at the beautiful Plaza Hotel, I must say I love any kind of political events because you get there early and leave early (sounding like an old lady or what)? The Plaza though it looked beautiful has changed so much…kind of sad to see an iconic hotel lose some of its lustre. The famed Oak Bar gone. After a well reported fight with rental agents and new tenants. But seriously Paul Simon’s voice is so beautiful……really natural and smooth. La la la la? li……

Yes I mean hurricane lanterns not the storms:) I loooove hurricanes and have several pair and believe you can never have too many, case in point would be one look around my own home, on my dining room table, console tables, out on the patio, in my living room……they are everywhere! So after popular demand, I am now carrying the gorgeous ones I have abundantly in my own home on my online shop! When trying to to put together a vignette, a single or pair of hurricanes is a great place to start. They give height, texture, and lets not underestimate the beautiful lighting they give off when they are lit with candles. In addition they double as flower vases and great seasonal decorative objects, which can be filled with fall leaves, acorns, pinecones and seashells. Yes….hurricanes are a good thing!

Today I am featuring many different interiors that show you how beautiful hurricanes look in virtually any kind of room, in almost any setting. Do you like the look?
Now let’s take a look at? hurricanes in action, shall we…….

?Here they are on my coffee table flaking a large planter, love the delicate etching!

A large single oversized hurricane on a coffee table always works,? Ralph Lauren

?Stunning vignette of a cluster of hurricanes……just gorgeous! Good Life of Design

?Stunning oversized glass hurricanes grace this stunning island home of Hilary and? Galen Weston, AD

?Definitely always perfect for a dining table, not to mention the soft lighting at night is unbeatable! My home

?A beautiful wicker pair adorn this gorgeous table in this coastal setting, House to home

?A single oversized hurricane on a piano is a beautiful statement, Rinfret

?Even for more casual/coastal homes…hurricanes can be found in more coastal themed materials….

Love them for the outdoors and have several myself……

?Love the scale that these add to the dining room, Cathy Kincaid

?Another pair of the cut crystal perfect for a coffee table vignette, my home

Love the look of staggered heights for a dramatic outdoor setting!

?Love a huge hurricane on a coffee table, Ralph Lauren

A beautiful amber colored pair add height and beauty to this gorgeous setting, Rinfret

?Here they are on an outdoor table, as pretty during the day as they are at night, my home

?Love them in clusters on a large scale dining table or console table..they have a lot of impact!

?Once again, another gorgeous dining area that has a pair of pretty hurricanes, Sandra Nunnerly

?My own hurricanes being put to good use!

?Ralph Laurens own dining room….of course he gets it!

?Adding a few different styles and heights of hurricanes can make for a gorgeous vignette, Pottery Barn

Perched atop a fireplace mantle always works, my home
?And they work beautifully on a console table as seen here in this pretty living room!

?This is so dramatic! I love a lined path for a party with large oversized hurricanes and floating candles, gorgeous! Dazzle me decor

?The lighting of hurricanes outside at night is pure magic, RH

? I always like the idea of going oversized when deciding on a size…..

Beautiful for any outdoor setting, and I love the soft glow they give at night…….

?Again here is a perfect example of how very large ones always work….always go up in size! Inspired Living

Hurricanes double as a beautiful floral vase!

?Beautiful fall leaves for a fall vibe

?Seashells for a coastal theme

?Adding greenery or mini apples

Beautiful pair flanking a dining table, Ralph Lauren

?Always works for an end table as both a lighting source and? a decorative object

?A very large hurricane looks great on the ground…love this setting, COZY!

?Flanking a sofa on our outside loggia, they offer the perfect soft lighting, my home

Like the look? For me they are “no fail”. There is always a place that can use a pair of hurricanes and frankly they are just an instant way to add something special to any area that is “lacking”.? I am so excited to be offering these beautiful pieces, they are all hand cut/hand etched and truly exquisite.? Check out the newest additions….these are now on my online shop under arrivals (scroll to bottom)? and? of course if there is something you want to ask, ? feel free to email me by clicking here. Here we go……

?
Floral vine

Classic Greek Key

?
Elegant garland scroll oversized

Fancy Scroll
Vertical leaf wide hurricane

Pearl and floral leaf

?And to boot I will be adding this exquisite centerpiece bowls..perfect for a dining table, console, coffee table or atop a chest. Stunning!

Well….what do you think? Like the look? Own a few? I think they look great in all kinds of rooms, from fancy formal living rooms to the most coastal beachy space and of course looove them in the great outdoors! As always love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a great day.

Don’t forget to stop on over at Art by Karena to see the feature she has on my online shop and to be eligible for a wonderful giveaway…….click here to visit!

When hurricanes are a good thing….and a giveaway!

A reminder to stop on over at Art by Karena to see the feature she has on my online shop and to be eligible for a wonderful giveaway…….click here to visit!

Hope you are well…..last night we got to see Paul Simon perform (got there late but boy is his voice amazing)! It was a fundraiser at the beautiful Plaza Hotel, I must say I love any kind of political events because you get there early and leave early (sounding like an old lady or what)? The Plaza though it looked beautiful has changed so much…kind of sad to see an iconic hotel lose some of its lustre. The famed Oak Bar gone. After a well reported fight with rental agents and new tenants. But seriously Paul Simon’s voice is so beautiful……really natural and smooth. La la la la  li……

Yes I mean hurricane lanterns not the storms:) I loooove hurricanes and have several pair and believe you can never have too many, case in point would be one look around my own home, on my dining room table, console tables, out on the patio, in my living room……they are everywhere! So after popular demand, I am now carrying the gorgeous ones I have abundantly in my own home on my online shop! When trying to to put together a vignette, a single or pair of hurricanes is a great place to start. They give height, texture, and lets not underestimate the beautiful lighting they give off when they are lit with candles. In addition they double as flower vases and great seasonal decorative objects, which can be filled with fall leaves, acorns, pinecones and seashells. Yes….hurricanes are a good thing!

Today I am featuring many different interiors that show you how beautiful hurricanes look in virtually any kind of room, in almost any setting. Do you like the look?
Now let’s take a look at  hurricanes in action, shall we…….

 Here they are on my coffee table flaking a large planter, love the delicate etching!

A large single oversized hurricane on a coffee table always works,  Ralph Lauren

 Stunning vignette of a cluster of hurricanes……just gorgeous! Good Life of Design

 Stunning oversized glass hurricanes grace this stunning island home of Hilary and  Galen Weston, AD

 Definitely always perfect for a dining table, not to mention the soft lighting at night is unbeatable! My home

 A beautiful wicker pair adorn this gorgeous table in this coastal setting, House to home

 A single oversized hurricane on a piano is a beautiful statement, Rinfret

 Even for more casual/coastal homes…hurricanes can be found in more coastal themed materials….

Love them for the outdoors and have several myself……

 Love the scale that these add to the dining room, Cathy Kincaid

 Another pair of the cut crystal perfect for a coffee table vignette, my home

Love the look of staggered heights for a dramatic outdoor setting!

 Love a huge hurricane on a coffee table, Ralph Lauren

A beautiful amber colored pair add height and beauty to this gorgeous setting, Rinfret

 Here they are on an outdoor table, as pretty during the day as they are at night, my home

 Love them in clusters on a large scale dining table or console table..they have a lot of impact!

 Once again, another gorgeous dining area that has a pair of pretty hurricanes, Sandra Nunnerly

 My own hurricanes being put to good use!

 Ralph Laurens own dining room….of course he gets it!

 Adding a few different styles and heights of hurricanes can make for a gorgeous vignette, Pottery Barn

Perched atop a fireplace mantle always works, my home
 And they work beautifully on a console table as seen here in this pretty living room!

 This is so dramatic! I love a lined path for a party with large oversized hurricanes and floating candles, gorgeous! Dazzle me decor

 The lighting of hurricanes outside at night is pure magic, RH

  I always like the idea of going oversized when deciding on a size…..

Beautiful for any outdoor setting, and I love the soft glow they give at night…….

 Again here is a perfect example of how very large ones always work….always go up in size! Inspired Living

Hurricanes double as a beautiful floral vase!

 Beautiful fall leaves for a fall vibe

 Seashells for a coastal theme

 Adding greenery or mini apples

Beautiful pair flanking a dining table, Ralph Lauren

 Always works for an end table as both a lighting source and  a decorative object

 A very large hurricane looks great on the ground…love this setting, COZY!

 Flanking a sofa on our outside loggia, they offer the perfect soft lighting, my home

Like the look? For me they are “no fail”. There is always a place that can use a pair of hurricanes and frankly they are just an instant way to add something special to any area that is “lacking”.  I am so excited to be offering these beautiful pieces, they are all hand cut/hand etched and truly exquisite.  Check out the newest additions….these are now on my online shop under arrivals (scroll to bottom)  and  of course if there is something you want to ask,   feel free to email me by clicking here. Here we go……

 
Floral vine

Classic Greek Key

 
Elegant garland scroll oversized

Fancy Scroll
Vertical leaf wide hurricane

Pearl and floral leaf

 And to boot I will be adding this exquisite centerpiece bowls..perfect for a dining table, console, coffee table or atop a chest. Stunning!

Well….what do you think? Like the look? Own a few? I think they look great in all kinds of rooms, from fancy formal living rooms to the most coastal beachy space and of course looove them in the great outdoors! As always love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a great day.

Don’t forget to stop on over at Art by Karena to see the feature she has on my online shop and to be eligible for a wonderful giveaway…….click here to visit!

Mid week musings and a Sailormade giveaway!

Hi and happy Wednesday afternoon to you! I have been busy, busy, busy between houseguests, fun day trips, lots of work and some aggravation courtesy of Apple……speaking of, ?I almost feel like a bonafide Apple expert. My computer had a total melt down, though Macs never get “viruses” , it doesn’t mean that the files do not get corrupted which is exactly what happened. I took it upon myself to, after being gone all day yesterday to figure things out myself late last night into the wee hours of the morning. Oh boy…..it was quite an experience! The good news is I am back in business without having had to buy a new computer, but have a new operating system, Snow Leopard and being one who does not like change, its going to take a little getting used to.

Moving on…..Busy week for me, had a wonderful visit with my sister and her family, lots of fun things this week…..its a week devoted to “me” and having fun and finally cherishing what little is left of summer! Was out in beautiful Southampton which was a blast, I always fulfill my retail therapy fantasies when in the super chic world of the Hampton’s. Going into the city Friday, heading out to a very special horse farm (will take pictures) with a friend for a fun day trip ?and a few tidbits happening at the house as well as in my shop! So lets get rolling……





Remember the darling Sailormade bracelets I featured a week or so ago? Well guess what…..unbeknowst to me, they read my blog! How cool is that! Going a step further, they are offering a wonderful giveaway…..can you say awesome! The lucky winner will win one of the two brackets below(your choice). To be eligible all you have to do is visit Sailormade, check out their wonderful products, come back here and tell me a fave. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday!

And hot off the presses…check out this SUPER CHIC picture my reader just sent me, telling me she just ordered two Sailormade bracelets after I posted about them last week, does she have style or what! I may need to copy!

Here is a little blurb for you that shares Sailormade’s inspiration for the Brummel Bracelet.

“The Brummel bracelet by Sailormade combines high-performance sailing rope with the ingenious design of a brummel hook as the fastener. This popular hardware has been used for over a century aboard small and large sailing vessels to securely attach lines, sheets and flag halyards. The hook is connected by aligning each opening at a right angle to its mate. When attached and under load, the Brummel hooks remain firmly fastened. This triple-wrap rope bracelet looks great, on your wrist and in the water!

Sailormade is the tangible result of a dream hatched by two friends with a passion for life on the water and a love of great design.”






Speaking of cool things and the Hampton’s, one store I always find something in is Roberta Roller Rabbit, chic colorful and fun tunics that are really affordable. So many wonderful vibrant prints, you feel happier wearing them! ?Click here to visit her wonderful site.Here are a few faves…..

And then of course I always have to get something from Gretchen Scott, long my favorite go to source for great little cotton dresses that double as cover ups and a seemingly endless array of tunics in all kinds of fabulous prints. Here’s a peek at her things….

LOVE this robe…..its soooo soft!
House biz…..got my gorgeous drapes up in my main powder room! Now we are awaiting the countertop/sink/faucet, need to put up the mirror and we are done..woo hoo! I got the best pictures that I could. Really happy with them!

(I know I know lots of pictures you know I get carried away)!
And moving along in the back powder room too….wallpaper not yet up but got the darling gingham silk drapes up and really loving the way it warms up the bathroom. Here’s a sneak peek of the room in progress.

Heres the wallpaper

As?I am waiting for a long long time (hear that Thomas O Brien) for my sconces, which will be antiques by the time they arrive, I am trying to wrap up other small things in my bathroom. One thing that I needed to do was to order florettes/rosettes for the corners of my mirror. I knew what I wanted but couldn’t find it save for the usual glass or crystal florettes you see everywhere. i wanted something silver and old and “lacey” looking. And by golly, I found it!
Take a look……………..

Though I am of course doing silver…..I tried a few different sizes

The little wire is just holding it on temporarily until I decide?

You know I always love to throw in a little something about food, right? Well……this is too good to not share, so I made this the other night and lets just say I was tempted to tell my family it was horrible so they wouldn’t want any and would be content with?a sandwich but I am not that cruel! Next time I know to double up on the recipe however!
Risotto?
You know the key to almost any good risotto is lots of fresh parmesan, yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups?Parmesan, Romano, Or Asiago Cheese (or A Mixture Of All Three)
  • 3 cloves?(to 4 Cloves) Garlic
  • 1/2 whole?Large Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon?Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon?Butter
  • 1 pound?Arborio Rice
  • 7 cups?(to 8 Cups) Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup?(to 1 1/2 Cups) Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon?(to 2 Tablespoons) Chives, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Grate 2 cups of cheese. Peel and finely dice 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Dice ? of a large onion.
Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Throw in the garlic and onion and saut? for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.
Add 1 pound of Arborio rice and stir to coat the rice thoroughly. Adding 1 cup at a time, add 7-8 ounces of chicken broth, stirring constantly after each addition. As soon as it appears that the rice has absorbed each helping of broth, add in the next helping. Do not stop stirring. This process will take at least 20 minutes. Rice is done when it no longer has a hard bite.
When more of the broth is absorbed pour in 1 to 1 ? cups of heavy cream. Next add the grated cheese and stir thoroughly. Add in plenty of fresh cracked pepper and about 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped chives. Add salt to taste.
Make it. Make it now. Eat! Enjoy!

A little store biz….though I am phasing out the Seda France candles, I am going full steam ahead with my crystal hurricane candles with the worlds most heavenly gardenia scent. These are amazing, have extra long burn times, are triple scented which means even one can permeate a room and are simply spectacular to look at! They will all be up and available next week but if you want to order now, as usual just email me to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. A few new shapes/sizes coming in which is very exciting, and here they are
This is the gorgeous 50 oz very large about 12″ and empty its quite a show piece too…..

A new one, even taller and holds 60 oz of gardenia heaven!

A new style for the mini, about 5-6″ tall

Another mini new style

A current style, beautiful classic urn

Another current style, elegant lacey crystal

A new mini style…so pretty!
So that’s about it for today….will be back on Friday with a winner for the darling Sailormade bracelet. Hope you are having a great week and enjoying summers fleeting days…the back to school banter is getting louder and the clothes are getting darker, a sure sign fall is near. Do hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer! Thanks to Sailormade for their fun giveaway and to all of you for stopping in for a visit! ?Until next time……



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Mid week musings and a Sailormade giveaway!

Hi and happy Wednesday afternoon to you! I have been busy, busy, busy between houseguests, fun day trips, lots of work and some aggravation courtesy of Apple……speaking of,  I almost feel like a bonafide Apple expert. My computer had a total melt down, though Macs never get “viruses” , it doesn’t mean that the files do not get corrupted which is exactly what happened. I took it upon myself to, after being gone all day yesterday to figure things out myself late last night into the wee hours of the morning. Oh boy…..it was quite an experience! The good news is I am back in business without having had to buy a new computer, but have a new operating system, Snow Leopard and being one who does not like change, its going to take a little getting used to.

Moving on…..Busy week for me, had a wonderful visit with my sister and her family, lots of fun things this week…..its a week devoted to “me” and having fun and finally cherishing what little is left of summer! Was out in beautiful Southampton which was a blast, I always fulfill my retail therapy fantasies when in the super chic world of the Hampton’s. Going into the city Friday, heading out to a very special horse farm (will take pictures) with a friend for a fun day trip  and a few tidbits happening at the house as well as in my shop! So lets get rolling……

Remember the darling Sailormade bracelets I featured a week or so ago? Well guess what…..unbeknowst to me, they read my blog! How cool is that! Going a step further, they are offering a wonderful giveaway…..can you say awesome! The lucky winner will win one of the two brackets below(your choice). To be eligible all you have to do is visit Sailormade, check out their wonderful products, come back here and tell me a fave. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday!

And hot off the presses…check out this SUPER CHIC picture my reader just sent me, telling me she just ordered two Sailormade bracelets after I posted about them last week, does she have style or what! I may need to copy!

Here is a little blurb for you that shares Sailormade’s inspiration for the Brummel Bracelet.

“The Brummel bracelet by Sailormade combines high-performance sailing rope with the ingenious design of a brummel hook as the fastener. This popular hardware has been used for over a century aboard small and large sailing vessels to securely attach lines, sheets and flag halyards. The hook is connected by aligning each opening at a right angle to its mate. When attached and under load, the Brummel hooks remain firmly fastened. This triple-wrap rope bracelet looks great, on your wrist and in the water!

Sailormade is the tangible result of a dream hatched by two friends with a passion for life on the water and a love of great design.”

Speaking of cool things and the Hampton’s, one store I always find something in is Roberta Roller Rabbit, chic colorful and fun tunics that are really affordable. So many wonderful vibrant prints, you feel happier wearing them!  Click here to visit her wonderful site.Here are a few faves…..

And then of course I always have to get something from Gretchen Scott, long my favorite go to source for great little cotton dresses that double as cover ups and a seemingly endless array of tunics in all kinds of fabulous prints. Here’s a peek at her things….

LOVE this robe…..its soooo soft!
House biz…..got my gorgeous drapes up in my main powder room! Now we are awaiting the countertop/sink/faucet, need to put up the mirror and we are done..woo hoo! I got the best pictures that I could. Really happy with them!

(I know I know lots of pictures you know I get carried away)!
And moving along in the back powder room too….wallpaper not yet up but got the darling gingham silk drapes up and really loving the way it warms up the bathroom. Here’s a sneak peek of the room in progress.

Heres the wallpaper

As I am waiting for a long long time (hear that Thomas O Brien) for my sconces, which will be antiques by the time they arrive, I am trying to wrap up other small things in my bathroom. One thing that I needed to do was to order florettes/rosettes for the corners of my mirror. I knew what I wanted but couldn’t find it save for the usual glass or crystal florettes you see everywhere. i wanted something silver and old and “lacey” looking. And by golly, I found it!
Take a look……………..

Though I am of course doing silver…..I tried a few different sizes

The little wire is just holding it on temporarily until I decide 

You know I always love to throw in a little something about food, right? Well……this is too good to not share, so I made this the other night and lets just say I was tempted to tell my family it was horrible so they wouldn’t want any and would be content with a sandwich but I am not that cruel! Next time I know to double up on the recipe however!
Risotto 
You know the key to almost any good risotto is lots of fresh parmesan, yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Parmesan, Romano, Or Asiago Cheese (or A Mixture Of All Three)
  • 3 cloves (to 4 Cloves) Garlic
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 pound Arborio Rice
  • 7 cups (to 8 Cups) Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup (to 1 1/2 Cups) Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon (to 2 Tablespoons) Chives, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Grate 2 cups of cheese. Peel and finely dice 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Dice ? of a large onion.
Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Throw in the garlic and onion and saut? for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.
Add 1 pound of Arborio rice and stir to coat the rice thoroughly. Adding 1 cup at a time, add 7-8 ounces of chicken broth, stirring constantly after each addition. As soon as it appears that the rice has absorbed each helping of broth, add in the next helping. Do not stop stirring. This process will take at least 20 minutes. Rice is done when it no longer has a hard bite.
When more of the broth is absorbed pour in 1 to 1 ? cups of heavy cream. Next add the grated cheese and stir thoroughly. Add in plenty of fresh cracked pepper and about 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped chives. Add salt to taste.
Make it. Make it now. Eat! Enjoy!

A little store biz….though I am phasing out the Seda France candles, I am going full steam ahead with my crystal hurricane candles with the worlds most heavenly gardenia scent. These are amazing, have extra long burn times, are triple scented which means even one can permeate a room and are simply spectacular to look at! They will all be up and available next week but if you want to order now, as usual just email me to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. A few new shapes/sizes coming in which is very exciting, and here they are
This is the gorgeous 50 oz very large about 12″ and empty its quite a show piece too…..

A new one, even taller and holds 60 oz of gardenia heaven!

A new style for the mini, about 5-6″ tall

Another mini new style

A current style, beautiful classic urn

Another current style, elegant lacey crystal

A new mini style…so pretty!
So that’s about it for today….will be back on Friday with a winner for the darling Sailormade bracelet. Hope you are having a great week and enjoying summers fleeting days…the back to school banter is getting louder and the clothes are getting darker, a sure sign fall is near. Do hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer! Thanks to Sailormade for their fun giveaway and to all of you for stopping in for a visit!  Until next time……

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