Early week musings, a giveaway and a guest post!


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

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

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

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

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

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


Carolyn Roehm does it again!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And in my powder room……

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

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

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

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

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? And am in love with this magnificent bowl!

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

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ONLINE SHOP.?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Early week musings, a giveaway and a guest post!

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

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

 

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

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

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

Carolyn Roehm does it again!

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

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

 

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

 
 

 

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

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

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

 
And in my powder room……

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 
 
Don’t forget to visit my guest post on spring entertaining over at Chic Coastal Living! Click here.
 
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Random musings and off to Palm Beach!

Good morning! I  hope you have had a great week, it is amazing that we are less than a month away from Christmas!! Do you feel the pressure yet? My week has been super busy but productive. I feel like I am juggling many balls in the air and on top of that I have been waking up at a ridiculously early time every morning (think 4ish)  therefore I am anxious for a little relaxation.  Think this will be the ONLY four relaxing days I will have in all of December! So, I am off today to beautiful Palm Beach, really looking forward to a 3 day mini break from well…….everything 🙂

Such a beautiful jewel of a place, I plan on getting some much needed relaxation, rest, indulging in a few great meals, and maybe hopefully some retail therapy! Any suggestions that you feel compelled to share…..please by all means, let me know.  In the meantime…things are getting awfully busy around here. By next week hope to have my tree up and my front door wreath.

Though I like to hem and haw about how crazy and chaotic things are (and they are) it is very exciting to be celebrating Christmas in our new home. I am thrilled to be able to share it with all of you and hope your holiday season is off to  a blazing start! This is a very photo heavy post (consider it 3 days of posting all in one)! Enjoy your weekend……

I missed a dear friends birthday so invited her over for a one on one lunch.  I wanted to have it look pretty and we had such a nice time. I made my usual tricolor salad with grilled chicken and shaved Parmesan, a yummy chicken tortilla soup, fresh sour dough rolls and for dessert I was very practical, instead of a cake that would likely go to waste, or to have leftovers for that would be serious tempation for me late at night,  I got her one big oversized cupcake, fresh fruit and the best biscotti locally made I have ever eaten (its addicting, its that good). Here’s a few highlights…

Even had a bottle of champagne for her to toast her belated birthday………

Please remember those chairs are going……….do not like the plaid but they are something to sit on!

My pretty soup tureen

This soup is soooo good and really satisfying..recipe below!
The oversized cupcake, just perfect for 2!

Trust me it didn’t stay there long!

 My very generous friend, came bearing gifts….these gorgeous flowers (she knows my love for white flowers) and these were exceptional and this beautiful holiday candle from Nest, too pretty to open!

Want the recipe for the soup? Here it is…say hello to your new comfort food! ( I buy ready made tortilla strips, and am generous with the extra sharp cheddar for that extra little “zing”!

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil or light olive oil
? cup minced white onion
? cup mined Anaheim pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups chicken broth
2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cooked skinless, boneless chicken thigh, cut into bite-size pieces
1 package sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 (6-inch) corn tortillas, minced (if you actually want to do this yourself…not me)
2 tablespoons lime juice
Carrots very finely diced
1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
? cup canned diced tomatoes
? teaspoon ground cumin
? teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
? teaspoon oregano
1 can pinto or black beans
3/4 cup of corn
? teaspoon salt
Tortilla strips, optional, for garnish

Directions:

1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-low heat. Add the minced onion, pepper, and garlic, peppers and carrots and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the minced onion begins to turn translucent.
2. Whisk the cornstarch into the chicken broth, then add the broth mixture to the pot, along with the chicken, cheddar cheese, corn, beans,, lime juice, diced tomatoes, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, and salt. Increase the heat to medium while stirring constantly to help the cheese melt. When the soup begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve the soup topped with tortilla strips and extra shredded cheese

Store news……Been busy fulfilling holiday orders, the monogram items are hot hot hot, the napkin rings and silver also moving fast. I do a consistent business with my pillows. This line is particularly fabulous, super high quality, beautiful heavy down filled and I discount substantially. I am excited to have a bunch of new pillows, they will be added on by Monday. Here’s a peek at the new loot in the pillow dept! Click here to visit my online store.

Also…several of you have made inquires about the pewter chargers. I had gotten in a large batch which went immediately. I am working on trying to get more, not so easy! I did get in a random assortment of 14 of the scalloped ones and 3 of one of the more ornate ones.. If interested just email me. I am discounting the scalloped to a great deal of $25 a charger (they sell for 40) because on some of them there is the slightest trace of a “sticker residue” on them but they will be covered any way so its a small “defect”. I tried to photograph them. Just email me here if you are interested!

 I have 14 of these

 And 3 of these



Moving on.….continuing to decorate around here for Christmas. I have had such a chock full week that I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but am getting there! Here’s a few new things in my holiday decorating….

 I do love the way red pops next to blue and white……

 Added some garland….will be adding pinecones at some point, this is phase I

 I like adding small sprigs of greenery with berries to vignettes around the holidays….

 I found this HUGE pumpkin for 1/2 off (so next fall you will be seeing a lot of it) Its so great looking, about 22″ round!

I love late afternoon sunlight and the beautiful silhouette it creates…..

 Though I am not a huge “red” person have to say a touch of it here and there brings the holiday spirit into my home in a beautiful way….

Love adding scented pinecones to the base of a planter for my holiday flowers…


There is so much inspiration online that at times its intoxicating and overwhelming( I know many of you are shaking your head in agreement)! But it is so incredibly fun to drool over all the amazing images available! Here’s a few I am loving lately……..

Such a magical time of year, so much going on, so much inspiration everywhere! It is a wonderful season but it is also so important to pace yourself, I keep reminding myself of this every day and am a “list queen” and  love checking things off my list! Enjoy the magic of the season that is upon us and I will speak to you next week! Wishing you a fabulous weekend. Ho ho ho…….

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Random musings and off to Palm Beach!

Good morning! I? hope you have had a great week, it is amazing that we are less than a month away from Christmas!! Do you feel the pressure yet? My week has been super busy but productive. I feel like I am juggling many balls in the air and on top of that I have been waking up at a ridiculously early time every morning (think 4ish)? therefore I am anxious for a little relaxation.? Think this will be the ONLY four relaxing days I will have in all of December! So, I am off today to beautiful Palm Beach, really looking forward to a 3 day mini break from well…….everything 🙂

Such a beautiful jewel of a place, I plan on getting some much needed relaxation, rest, indulging in a few great meals, and maybe hopefully some retail therapy! Any suggestions that you feel compelled to share…..please by all means, let me know.? In the meantime…things are getting awfully busy around here. By next week hope to have my tree up and my front door wreath.

Though I like to hem and haw about how crazy and chaotic things are (and they are) it is very exciting to be celebrating Christmas in our new home. I am thrilled to be able to share it with all of you and hope your holiday season is off to? a blazing start! This is a very photo heavy post (consider it 3 days of posting all in one)! Enjoy your weekend……

I missed a dear friends birthday so invited her over for a one on one lunch.? I wanted to have it look pretty and we had such a nice time. I made my usual tricolor salad with grilled chicken and shaved Parmesan, a yummy chicken tortilla soup, fresh sour dough rolls and for dessert I was very practical, instead of a cake that would likely go to waste, or to have leftovers for that would be serious tempation for me late at night,? I got her one big oversized cupcake, fresh fruit and the best biscotti locally made I have ever eaten (its addicting, its that good). Here’s a few highlights…

Even had a bottle of champagne for her to toast her belated birthday………

Please remember those chairs are going……….do not like the plaid but they are something to sit on!

My pretty soup tureen

This soup is soooo good and really satisfying..recipe below!
The oversized cupcake, just perfect for 2!

Trust me it didn’t stay there long!

?My very generous friend, came bearing gifts….these gorgeous flowers (she knows my love for white flowers) and these were exceptional and this beautiful holiday candle from Nest, too pretty to open!

Want the recipe for the soup? Here it is…say hello to your new comfort food! ( I buy ready made tortilla strips, and am generous with the extra sharp cheddar for that extra little “zing”!

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil or light olive oil
? cup minced white onion
? cup mined Anaheim pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups chicken broth
2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cooked skinless, boneless chicken thigh, cut into bite-size pieces
1 package sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 (6-inch) corn tortillas, minced (if you actually want to do this yourself…not me)
2 tablespoons lime juice
Carrots very finely diced
1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
? cup canned diced tomatoes
? teaspoon ground cumin
? teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
? teaspoon oregano
1 can pinto or black beans
3/4 cup of corn
? teaspoon salt
Tortilla strips, optional, for garnish

Directions:

1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-low heat. Add the minced onion, pepper, and garlic, peppers and carrots and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the minced onion begins to turn translucent.
2. Whisk the cornstarch into the chicken broth, then add the broth mixture to the pot, along with the chicken, cheddar cheese, corn, beans,, lime juice, diced tomatoes, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, and salt. Increase the heat to medium while stirring constantly to help the cheese melt. When the soup begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve the soup topped with tortilla strips and extra shredded cheese

Store news……Been busy fulfilling holiday orders, the monogram items are hot hot hot, the napkin rings and silver also moving fast. I do a consistent business with my pillows. This line is particularly fabulous, super high quality, beautiful heavy down filled and I discount substantially. I am excited to have a bunch of new pillows, they will be added on by Monday. Here’s a peek at the new loot in the pillow dept! Click here to visit my online store.

Also…several of you have made inquires about the pewter chargers. I had gotten in a large batch which went immediately. I am working on trying to get more, not so easy! I did get in a random assortment of 14 of the scalloped ones and 3 of one of the more ornate ones.. If interested just email me. I am discounting the scalloped to a great deal of $25 a charger (they sell for 40) because on some of them there is the slightest trace of a “sticker residue” on them but they will be covered any way so its a small “defect”. I tried to photograph them. Just email me here if you are interested!

?I have 14 of these

?And 3 of these



Moving on.….continuing to decorate around here for Christmas. I have had such a chock full week that I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but am getting there! Here’s a few new things in my holiday decorating….

?I do love the way red pops next to blue and white……

?Added some garland….will be adding pinecones at some point, this is phase I

?I like adding small sprigs of greenery with berries to vignettes around the holidays….

?I found this HUGE pumpkin for 1/2 off (so next fall you will be seeing a lot of it) Its so great looking, about 22″ round!

I love late afternoon sunlight and the beautiful silhouette it creates…..

?Though I am not a huge “red” person have to say a touch of it here and there brings the holiday spirit into my home in a beautiful way….

Love adding scented pinecones to the base of a planter for my holiday flowers…


There is so much inspiration online that at times its intoxicating and overwhelming( I know many of you are shaking your head in agreement)! But it is so incredibly fun to drool over all the amazing images available! Here’s a few I am loving lately……..

Such a magical time of year, so much going on, so much inspiration everywhere! It is a wonderful season but it is also so important to pace yourself, I keep reminding myself of this every day and am a “list queen” and? love checking things off my list! Enjoy the magic of the season that is upon us and I will speak to you next week! Wishing you a fabulous weekend. Ho ho ho…….

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Tantilizing table settings…….and a winner!

First things first….I am happy to announce the winner of the gorgeous watch so generously donated by elegant Marsha or Splenderosa. If you haven’t visited her increidble boutique, click here, its a must see!The lucky winner was selected via randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to…..
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: watch 1761944 sam carolina kitchen 10059617 1
And Marsha so generously decided on a second giveaway for the cuff featured in picture 17! That lucky winner is….
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
2: cuff 1761976 design chic 101425 1

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Please contact me and congratulations to you both!?

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If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, by now you know I am obsessed with all things blue and white, letterpress and monogrammed anything, beautiful silver and linens make my knees buckle as do magnificently decorated wedding cakes and last, but not least I am a sucker for a beautiful table. I could just stare at them all day long. Forget whats being served, just show me a beautiful table! Flowers are an absolute must have, monogrammed linens take a table setting to new heights, gleaming silver…..now my hearts racing. All ingredients for one magnificent table…and there’s no such thing as “too much”!
?In light of the fact that the summer and spring entertaining ?season is upon us, I would venture to say that some of us at some point be attending a party, wedding or fete of some sort? ?So here’s inspiration that I think might just knock your socks off. This makes me want to throw a party but I am so so far from being ready. It does motivate me to quickly get this house in gear so hopefully by 2013 I am ready for some kind of shindig! How about you? Do they have that effect on you too?
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This is just downright breathtaking….I wouldn’t eat I would just sit and stare! Carolyn Roehm working her magic
Carolyn works her magic yet again….jaw dropping gorgeous!
This is as elegant as any buffet table could ever look…..River Farm
Leave it up to Martha Stewart to make a vege centerpiece look glamorous!
The elegant monogrammed napkins, sterling, crystal and fabulous flowers make the perfect table, Carolyn Roehm
The colors here with the rich use of gold as an accent is so elegant, Mark Rose Flowers and Events
Love the idea of creating a Tuscan themed table with lots of lemons, lavender and some statuary, Alchemy Events
This is just beyond beautiful….perfection!!
Carolyn at it again, this all white theme set off by the gold is spellbinding!
Love the vintage vibe of this exquisite table setting, Gumps
Really like the fresh crisp feel here, the pop of yellow adds so much. Homemag
Something about all white at night is just magical! A little of this
Adore this look for a spring or Easter luncheon, and its so easy!
Yes this has been used a thousand times but how can I not include it! Lisa Luby Ryan
Fabulous colors, love bamboo anything the pinks and greens…perfect for a summer affair! SA
The use of texture all in one color here is spectacular, Preston Bailey
This is pretty peachy! Love the fresh spring vibe! Martha Stewart
This just makes me happy. Sunflowers, glistening silver, white linens…perfection!
I so want to copy this. How magnificent, you could be serving juice boxes at this bar and it would still be amazing!
Look at how vibrant this table rich with color and texture is, ala Preston Bailey
I think the simplicity of a weathered wood table and all the crisp white is stunning, Williams Sonoma
Gingham and daisies never looked so beautiful! Fotobank
This is so beautiful and eye catching. The focus is on the lime green but they used pops of pink for the contrast….fabulous! Martha Stewart
Wow……makes me want to have a party!! How do you like to set a table? Do you have a favorite theme or color scheme? Would love to hear all about it! IF you were planning a party, how would you like to decorate for it? Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Tantilizing table settings…….and a winner!

First things first….I am happy to announce the winner of the gorgeous watch so generously donated by elegant Marsha or Splenderosa. If you haven’t visited her increidble boutique, click here, its a must see!The lucky winner was selected via randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to…..
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: watch 1761944 sam carolina kitchen 10059617 1

And Marsha so generously decided on a second giveaway for the cuff featured in picture 17! That lucky winner is….
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
2: cuff 1761976 design chic 101425 1

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If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, by now you know I am obsessed with all things blue and white, letterpress and monogrammed anything, beautiful silver and linens make my knees buckle as do magnificently decorated wedding cakes and last, but not least I am a sucker for a beautiful table. I could just stare at them all day long. Forget whats being served, just show me a beautiful table! Flowers are an absolute must have, monogrammed linens take a table setting to new heights, gleaming silver…..now my hearts racing. All ingredients for one magnificent table…and there’s no such thing as “too much”!
?In light of the fact that the summer and spring entertaining ?season is upon us, I would venture to say that some of us at some point be attending a party, wedding or fete of some sort? ?So here’s inspiration that I think might just knock your socks off. This makes me want to throw a party but I am so so far from being ready. It does motivate me to quickly get this house in gear so hopefully by 2013 I am ready for some kind of shindig! How about you? Do they have that effect on you too?
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This is just downright breathtaking….I wouldn’t eat I would just sit and stare! Carolyn Roehm working her magic

Carolyn works her magic yet again….jaw dropping gorgeous!

This is as elegant as any buffet table could ever look…..River Farm
Leave it up to Martha Stewart to make a vege centerpiece look glamorous!
The elegant monogrammed napkins, sterling, crystal and fabulous flowers make the perfect table, Carolyn Roehm
The colors here with the rich use of gold as an accent is so elegant, Preston Bailey
Love the idea of creating a Tuscan themed table with lots of lemons, lavender and some statuary, Alchemy Events
This is just beyond beautiful….perfection!!
Carolyn at it again, this all white theme set off by the gold is spellbinding!
Love the vintage vibe of this exquisite table setting, Gumps
Really like the fresh crisp feel here, the pop of yellow adds so much. Homemag
Something about all white at night is just magical! A little of this
Adore this look for a spring or Easter luncheon, and its so easy!
Yes this has been used a thousand times but how can I not include it! Lisa Luby Ryan
Fabulous colors, love bamboo anything the pinks and greens…perfect for a summer affair! SA
The use of texture all in one color here is spectacular, Preston Bailey
This is pretty peachy! Love the fresh spring vibe! Martha Stewart
This just makes me happy. Sunflowers, glistening silver, white linens…perfection!
I so want to copy this. How magnificent, you could be serving juice boxes at this bar and it would still be amazing!
Look at how vibrant this table rich with color and texture is, ala Preston Bailey
I think the simplicity of a weathered wood table and all the crisp white is stunning, Williams Sonoma
Gingham and daisies never looked so beautiful! Fotobank
This is so beautiful and eye catching. The focus is on the lime green but they used pops of pink for the contrast….fabulous! Martha Stewart
Wow……makes me want to have a party!! How do you like to set a table? Do you have a favorite theme or color scheme? Would love to hear all about it! IF you were planning a party, how would you like to decorate for it? Wishing you a wonderful day.

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