My home for Christmas 2013 and winners!

 A reminder that the last day to place holiday orders for my online shop is this Tuesday, December 17th.

Hi, first things first. I am thrilled to announce the two lucky winners of the HomeGoods gift card giveaways. Congratulations goes to….

 1st winner 

Result: 86  lynnmosher  December 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Your decorations and home are lovely! I’m another classic! 😀

2nd winner (from Facebook)            Result: 20 Trudi Rowe
I’m from the Enchanted Home and my style is Socialite with a touch of Classic
Please contact me here to provide your shipping details…….

 All details for a brand new giveaway will be announced on Sunday!

It’s hard to believe we are in the thick of the Christmas chaos now, isn’t it? I am happy to report my gift buying is in full swing as is my holiday decor. This is early for me and I am thrilled to think I could potentially have it done by this week. My original goal was Dec. 10th so I have added a few days.  I will be posting less in the coming weeks as there are only so many hours in the day (about 2 to 3 times a week) but you can be sure I will post when I can, as blogland is indeed my “happy place” and a refuge of sorts for me to escape the big, crazy world!

I have gotten many requests for “how tos” on decorating and bringing  Christmas cheer into the house. I am by no means an expert but I do love decorating for the holidays and enjoy playing and tweaking all throughout the season.

Funny thing is you will see a lot of red here. And I am not a red person. But I am practical and like to use what I have and realize I have accumulated a truckload of red holiday items!!! I make it work and it happens to look quite good next to blue and white. There are a few tips that I have learned through the years that have become staples in my decorating arsenal and I thought it would make a fun post to share with you  by popular demand.

Some things I always have on hand, guaranteed to make your home feel “Christmas-y”

  • Lots of fresh evergreen (sprigs, scraps or garland that you can cut up) You can get them at not only obvious places like a nursery but your local supermarket and Home Depot for rock bottom prices
  • Faux sprigs of greenery and garland (again need not be expensive, places like Michaels have them)
  • A large empty water bottle filled at all times with fresh water
  • Pinecones, pinecones, pinecones…….you can never have too many and they are not only super inexpensive but offer so much for so little (they come in big bags and I have found really big bags of them at Costco and stock up)
  • A few great smelling holiday scented candles (Seda France makes a fabulous and pretty one)
  • A great Christmas CD (Christmas music is a MUST)
  • Pillar candles to put inside hurricanes (battery operated even better)
  • Pretty ribbon for gift buying and adding to vignettes
  • Pick up those little sprays of faux greenery, berries (some have small ornaments or pinecones) They often offer them at 40-50% off, they can be used EVERYWHERE!
  • A holiday scented room spray (I love this for bathroom)
  • Love fresh winter flowers, paperwhites, amaryllis and pointsettas
  • “Investing” in a few faux really good holiday flowering plants like amaryllis, paperwhites and pointsettas more than pays back over the years. They are like the gift that keeps on giving! 
  • Great and inexpensive way to dress up gifts is 1.5″ thick satin ribbon (like what florists use) You can get 100 yards spool for under $12.00 and believe me it wraps A LOT of gifts and really makes a beautiful presentation 

OK so with those things beyond what else you like to use for the holidays, you can indeed create a very festive feeling home. I  always like to burn a candle in my kitchen (where we always are) and keep the principle rooms in my home feeling festive. A wreath on a kitchen window is gorgeous, or a center island with a pretty evergreen and pinceone display. I love adding pretty touches to a powder room like a small wreath hanging over a mirror, burning a holiday candle or adding small sprigs of everygreen to an existing display (like soaps or potpourri).

So lets start at my front door! Notice I am not showing it in its entirety the planters are not yet done, but I do love my wreath.  The day I was going to do the planters, it snowed and its been a frozen ever since, so need a thaw before I can attempt to do them again….hopefully soon. Love the way this came out……

I filled it with all kinds of wonderful greens, pinecones and magnolia leave…rustic elegance:)

 I almost didn’t use this picture…as it shows a half done tree and an undecorated table. Half the lights are on and not nearly all the decorations, no presents yet under there, will be sure to show you a completed shot too!

The side door gets a simple oversized wreath and bow

Wanted to fill my large beautiful antique dough bowl with a festive feeling arrangement but something easy! Start with a few sprigs of greenery and keep a water bottle nearby for weekly “mists”

Fill a container (in this case used my antique dough bowl) with big oversized pinecones

Voila!! So easy…..and so pretty!

 BEFORE  I like adding garlands to tables/consoles, also on top of mirrors. This is a faux garland I bought I believe at Michaels years ago (have many of these). It is pretty but I like to “jazz it up” and it can be done so easily it’s not even funny, all I do is add sprigs of fresh greens to the center and sides, add a few pinecones and the makeover s complete!


AFTER
See….so easy and the result is just beautiful.

2nd after! And then added a few nutcrackers and a some oversized sugar pinecones….

And in my kitchen added this pretty white hydrangea plant and simple wreath with an ivory bow to the middle window….

The dough bowl found a home on my kitchen island…..

I am admittedly not a huge fan of red but somehow I put that grudge aside during the holidays and actually really develop a temporary affection for the color. I buy these pointsetta topiaries every year, think they are so pretty and definitely very festive. I just find a few pretty empty container and drop them in then add pine cones for  festive touch to the base. The pinceones I buy are also scented so it brings in the wonderful Christmas smell to the room, added them to my island.

(REALLY need to figure out how to use this new camera…somehow the lighting appears off)

And we have a very long hallway that runs the width of the house….so it has several chests and consoles, all of which I do something to…….

Love these little evergreen swags with red velvet ribbon, I add them to each sconce throughout the hallway for an extra little touch

And to my main powder room, I add these pretty topiaries every year and added a gold nutcracker as well….

Add caption
And to the back powder room….. 

Tweaked the hall chest with a beautiful giant faux amarylllis that I use every year (such a good investment)! I put it in my beautiful urn from  my shop…..

I really wish I had bought more of this amaryllis plants….they are so real looking!

 And in my family room, added some holiday touches…

 A white pointsettta plant with a base of pinecones and a gorgeous pinceone garland on the console behind sofa

 My two deer plant holders hold two pointsettas and my two Santas on either end, this is not done!

 I have many of these little Santa’s so just place them on top of books or wherever I can find a spot:)

 The beautiful pinecone topiaires I found from HomeGoods on the family room coffee table……..(and yes the tags will all get cut:)

Changed out the moss balls to lovely pale pinky pointsettas in my urns in the foyer………(the bottom is a wreath that I placed the urns in the center of)

Have some paperwhites (my favorite holiday flower) here and there……picking up more next week

Other vignettes throughout the house…

 Haven’t really done anything in the dining room but this small chest is a work in progress!

 A hallway console
Another hallway console….proof that blue and white really does work with everything!

Even red Santa’s

In a guest bedroom I like to add a touch or two… in this case put these pretty pointsettas in these gorgeous planters on the console to bring in a little Christmas for our out of town guests….

Added a simple boxwood ball to the guest powder room but will add a Christmas candle when our guests come

And look at this another wrapped gift……progress is being made!

 My favorite combo, a simple pinecone and small cutting of faux or real evergreen

 That makes two! Many more to come…..

Here are a few pics hot off the presses as of last night, tree almost done and it’s starting to shape up…

 This tree at about 11′ looked HUGE in the nursery but now it just looks like an average sized tree…..

 I do love this planter…..and orchids of course!

So folks, that’s whats been keeping me busy so far! I will probably do a round 2 sometime later next week if time allows just to show you the “final final” result…..I am pleased in that everything I used I already had (with the exception of the HomeGoods things) and I realized I do have a lot (way more than my husband wishes I had…his daily mantra is enough, enough)! Hey, when you have the spirit, you go all the way:)
And just one more thing….I promise!!! You will want to know about this…….
 Christmas Magic Contest

 I also want to announce the start of my final contest for 2013, “Christmas magic”. I will be collecting pictures as of today through Jan. 1st. I will hold the contest on Jan. 4-6th and announce the winner(s) on Jan 7th. As the name implies….please send your pictures of anything Christmas related, your decorated front door, a beautifully wrapped gift, a table set with your Christmas finest, your darling kids and pets are always a hit, whatever the name “Christmas magic” means to you! Since my “Hooray for the Holidays” post included some Christmas pictures, if you would like to use the entry you used for that please just email me to let me know and I will be happy to include it. I cannot wait to start getting your entries!! Remember-

  • 2 entries per person (they must be your pictures, not downloaded from internet)
  • Please in subject line when you email me put Christmas Magic (get tons of emails )
Please email your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for stopping in, wishing you a fabulous day and weekend!! Be sure to check back on Sunday where I will announce the next TWO fabulous giveaways! The countdown is on…..

    My home for Christmas 2013 and winners!

    ?A reminder that the last day to place holiday orders for my online shop is this Tuesday, December 17th.

    Hi, first things first. I am thrilled to announce the two lucky winners of the HomeGoods gift card giveaways. Congratulations goes to….

    ?1st winner?

    Result: 86? lynnmosher? December 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Your decorations and home are lovely! I’m another classic! 😀

    2nd winner (from Facebook) ?????????? Result: 20 Trudi Rowe
    I’m from the Enchanted Home and my style is Socialite with a touch of Classic
    Please contact me here to provide your shipping details…….

    ?All details for a brand new giveaway will be announced on Sunday!

    It’s hard to believe we are in the thick of the Christmas chaos now, isn’t it? I am happy to report my gift buying is in full swing as is my holiday decor. This is early for me and I am thrilled to think I could potentially have it done by this week. My original goal was Dec. 10th so I have added a few days.? I will be posting less in the coming weeks as there are only so many hours in the day (about 2 to 3 times a week) but you can be sure I will post when I can, as blogland is indeed my “happy place” and a refuge of sorts for me to escape the big, crazy world!

    I have gotten many requests for “how tos” on decorating and bringing? Christmas cheer into the house. I am by no means an expert but I do love decorating for the holidays and enjoy playing and tweaking all throughout the season.

    Funny thing is you will see a lot of red here. And I am not a red person. But I am practical and like to use what I have and realize I have accumulated a truckload of red holiday items!!! I make it work and it happens to look quite good next to blue and white. There are a few tips that I have learned through the years that have become staples in my decorating arsenal and I thought it would make a fun post to share with you? by popular demand.

    Some things I always have on hand, guaranteed to make your home feel “Christmas-y”

    • Lots of fresh evergreen (sprigs, scraps or garland that you can cut up) You can get them at not only obvious places like a nursery but your local supermarket and Home Depot for rock bottom prices
    • Faux sprigs of greenery and garland (again need not be expensive, places like Michaels have them)
    • A large empty water bottle filled at all times with fresh water
    • Pinecones, pinecones, pinecones…….you can never have too many and they are not only super inexpensive but offer so much for so little (they come in big bags and I have found really big bags of them at Costco and stock up)
    • A few great smelling holiday scented candles (Seda France makes a fabulous and pretty one)
    • A great Christmas CD (Christmas music is a MUST)
    • Pillar candles to put inside hurricanes (battery operated even better)
    • Pretty ribbon for gift buying and adding to vignettes
    • Pick up those little sprays of faux greenery, berries (some have small ornaments or pinecones) They often offer them at 40-50% off, they can be used EVERYWHERE!
    • A holiday scented room spray (I love this for bathroom)
    • Love fresh winter flowers, paperwhites, amaryllis and pointsettas
    • “Investing” in a few faux really good holiday flowering plants like amaryllis, paperwhites and pointsettas more than pays back over the years. They are like the gift that keeps on giving!?
    • Great and inexpensive way to dress up gifts is 1.5″ thick satin ribbon (like what florists use) You can get 100 yards spool for under $12.00 and believe me it wraps A LOT of gifts and really makes a beautiful presentation?

    OK so with those things beyond what else you like to use for the holidays, you can indeed create a very festive feeling home. I? always like to burn a candle in my kitchen (where we always are) and keep the principle rooms in my home feeling festive. A wreath on a kitchen window is gorgeous, or a center island with a pretty evergreen and pinceone display. I love adding pretty touches to a powder room like a small wreath hanging over a mirror, burning a holiday candle or adding small sprigs of everygreen to an existing display (like soaps or potpourri).

    So lets start at my front door! Notice I am not showing it in its entirety the planters are not yet done, but I do love my wreath.? The day I was going to do the planters, it snowed and its been a frozen ever since, so need a thaw before I can attempt to do them again….hopefully soon. Love the way this came out……

    I filled it with all kinds of wonderful greens, pinecones and magnolia leave…rustic elegance:)

    ?I almost didn’t use this picture…as it shows a half done tree and an undecorated table. Half the lights are on and not nearly all the decorations, no presents yet under there, will be sure to show you a completed shot too!

    The side door gets a simple oversized wreath and bow

    Wanted to fill my large beautiful antique dough bowl with a festive feeling arrangement but something easy! Start with a few sprigs of greenery and keep a water bottle nearby for weekly “mists”

    Fill a container (in this case used my antique dough bowl) with big oversized pinecones

    Voila!! So easy…..and so pretty!

    ?BEFORE? I like adding garlands to tables/consoles, also on top of mirrors. This is a faux garland I bought I believe at Michaels years ago (have many of these). It is pretty but I like to “jazz it up” and it can be done so easily it’s not even funny, all I do is add sprigs of fresh greens to the center and sides, add a few pinecones and the makeover s complete!


    AFTER
    See….so easy and the result is just beautiful.

    2nd after! And then added a few nutcrackers and a some oversized sugar pinecones….

    And in my kitchen added this pretty white hydrangea plant and simple wreath with an ivory bow to the middle window….

    The dough bowl found a home on my kitchen island…..

    I am admittedly not a huge fan of red but somehow I put that grudge aside during the holidays and actually really develop a temporary affection for the color. I buy these pointsetta topiaries every year, think they are so pretty and definitely very festive. I just find a few pretty empty container and drop them in then add pine cones for? festive touch to the base. The pinceones I buy are also scented so it brings in the wonderful Christmas smell to the room, added them to my island.

    (REALLY need to figure out how to use this new camera…somehow the lighting appears off)

    And we have a very long hallway that runs the width of the house….so it has several chests and consoles, all of which I do something to…….

    Love these little evergreen swags with red velvet ribbon, I add them to each sconce throughout the hallway for an extra little touch

    And to my main powder room, I add these pretty topiaries every year and added a gold nutcracker as well….

    Add caption
    And to the back powder room…..?

    Tweaked the hall chest with a beautiful giant faux amarylllis that I use every year (such a good investment)! I put it in my beautiful urn from? my shop…..

    I really wish I had bought more of this amaryllis plants….they are so real looking!

    ?And in my family room, added some holiday touches…

    ?A white pointsettta plant with a base of pinecones and a gorgeous pinceone garland on the console behind sofa

    ?My two deer plant holders hold two pointsettas and my two Santas on either end, this is not done!

    ?I have many of these little Santa’s so just place them on top of books or wherever I can find a spot:)

    ?The beautiful pinecone topiaires I found from HomeGoods on the family room coffee table……..(and yes the tags will all get cut:)

    Changed out the moss balls to lovely pale pinky pointsettas in my urns in the foyer………(the bottom is a wreath that I placed the urns in the center of)

    Have some paperwhites (my favorite holiday flower) here and there……picking up more next week

    Other vignettes throughout the house…

    ?Haven’t really done anything in the dining room but this small chest is a work in progress!

    ?A hallway console
    Another hallway console….proof that blue and white really does work with everything!

    Even red Santa’s

    In a guest bedroom I like to add a touch or two… in this case put these pretty pointsettas in these gorgeous planters on the console to bring in a little Christmas for our out of town guests….

    Added a simple boxwood ball to the guest powder room but will add a Christmas candle when our guests come

    And look at this another wrapped gift……progress is being made!

    ?My favorite combo, a simple pinecone and small cutting of faux or real evergreen

    ?That makes two! Many more to come…..

    Here are a few pics hot off the presses as of last night, tree almost done and it’s starting to shape up…

    ?This tree at about 11′ looked HUGE in the nursery but now it just looks like an average sized tree…..

    ?I do love this planter…..and orchids of course!

    So folks, that’s whats been keeping me busy so far! I will probably do a round 2 sometime later next week if time allows just to show you the “final final” result…..I am pleased in that everything I used I already had (with the exception of the HomeGoods things) and I realized I do have a lot (way more than my husband wishes I had…his daily mantra is enough, enough)! Hey, when you have the spirit, you go all the way:)

    And just one more thing….I promise!!! You will want to know about this…….
    ?Christmas Magic Contest

    ?I also want to announce the start of my final contest for 2013, “Christmas magic”. I will be collecting pictures as of today through Jan. 1st. I will hold the contest on Jan. 4-6th and announce the winner(s) on Jan 7th. As the name implies….please send your pictures of anything Christmas related, your decorated front door, a beautifully wrapped gift, a table set with your Christmas finest, your darling kids and pets are always a hit, whatever the name “Christmas magic” means to you! Since my “Hooray for the Holidays” post included some Christmas pictures, if you would like to use the entry you used for that please just email me to let me know and I will be happy to include it. I cannot wait to start getting your entries!! Remember-

    • 2 entries per person (they must be your pictures, not downloaded from internet)
    • Please in subject line when you email me put Christmas Magic (get tons of emails )
    Please email your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com

      Thanks so much for stopping in, wishing you a fabulous day and weekend!! Be sure to check back on Sunday where I will announce the next TWO fabulous giveaways! The countdown is on…..

      Hello…. I am back!

      Hello! I am back got back late last night and our holidays were soooo wonderful. I have to say there really is something special about spending Thanksgiving at the beach. There is less pressure to have out all your best china, linens and silver, its more relaxed, everyone seems happy, the vibe and tone is just amazing. Being at my sisters beach house with 16 others was such fun and so festive and enjoyable.

      We ate ourselves silly (part of the fun) and overall just had a really fabulous time being together, reminiscing,  laughing and enjoying good old fashioned quality family time. I don’t care where we go with technology and we all know its moving scarily fast….there is NOTHING that will ever substitute the simple pleasures of spending quality time with your family. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Hard to believe tomorrow is December 1st….oh boy let the games begin!

      A few very candid snapshots as taken with my iPhone…….

      A few reminders……

      1. Today is the final day to be in the running for  the pair of the magnificent Seda France pillows!! I will be announcing a winner tomorrow. Click here to add your name to the hat!


      2. And if you took some pictures over the Thanksgiving holiday….send them in for my “Hooray for the holidays” photo contest. I have gotten so many amazing pictures so far….last day to send them in is Dec. 4th. All details below-

      The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties so send yours in!

      No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pretty table setting from a holiday past, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t  want it lost in the shuffle). Email them to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

      A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

      3. My final European kitchen order  (last order before Christmas) will be coming in next week. I have been selling a ton of these amazing products, so if you have been considering anything from that line, don’t wait long. Also please note a price increase is soon to take effect (manufacturer has put this into effect already but I am trying to hold off until mid Dec). These goodies are going fast…and I am down to a handful of bread boards, trivets and olive trays, just got in a new shipment of the gorgeous new cutting boards but only have a few left. Click here to see the entire European kitchen line.

      They make the prettiest displays for serving foods….

      And the gorgeous new scalloped ultra thick (3″) cutting boards and trivets have arrived!! Spectacular does not begin to describe how pretty these are!

      4. For all those dough bowl lovers I got in 6  magnificent dough bowls. I was going to add these to my big mega post of my final steals and deals either Wed. or Thursday but figured I might as well announce them now. They are spectacular! So for any dough bowl lovers that were waiting, this is from the shipment I get twice a year from Belgium….these are as pretty as antique bowls get! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com with any questions, to see pictures  or to purchase one. They don’t last long:)

      I am loving this “Small Business Saturday” pitch. I plan on supporting a few local businesses myself today and think it’s wonderful to look in our own backyards to see all the small unique mom and pop operations that we can support, do you agree? I wish I had known about this sooner, I would have done a whole post on it!

      So that’s a mini wrap up. I am gearing up for a very very busy few weeks ahead. I know that it is officially the “countdown period” for Christmas and I am going to spend a good part of my day today making my master list of all that needs to get done and try to come up with a schedule that will minimize the stress of it all and capitalize on the fun and festivity, which is what its all supposed to be about, right? Any tips, please by all means pass them on!

      Enjoy your weekend and be sure to check back to find out who the lucky winner is tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping in:)

      Hello…. I am back!

      Hello! I am back got back late last night and our holidays were soooo wonderful. I have to say there really is something special about spending Thanksgiving at the beach. There is less pressure to have out all your best china, linens and silver, its more relaxed, everyone seems happy, the vibe and tone is just amazing. Being at my sisters beach house with 16 others was such fun and so festive and enjoyable.

      We ate ourselves silly (part of the fun) and overall just had a really fabulous time being together, reminiscing,? laughing and enjoying good old fashioned quality family time. I don’t care where we go with technology and we all know its moving scarily fast….there is NOTHING that will ever substitute the simple pleasures of spending quality time with your family. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Hard to believe tomorrow is December 1st….oh boy let the games begin!

      A few very candid snapshots as taken with my iPhone…….

      A few reminders……

      1. Today is the final day to be in the running for? the pair of the magnificent Seda France pillows!! I will be announcing a winner tomorrow. Click here to add your name to the hat!


      2. And if you took some pictures over the Thanksgiving holiday….send them in for my “Hooray for the holidays” photo contest. I have gotten so many amazing pictures so far….last day to send them in is Dec. 4th. All details below-

      The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties so send yours in!

      No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pretty table setting from a holiday past, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t? want it lost in the shuffle). Email them to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

      A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

      3. My final European kitchen order? (last order before Christmas) will be coming in next week. I have been selling a ton of these amazing products, so if you have been considering anything from that line, don’t wait long. Also please note a price increase is soon to take effect (manufacturer has put this into effect already but I am trying to hold off until mid Dec). These goodies are going fast…and I am down to a handful of bread boards, trivets and olive trays, just got in a new shipment of the gorgeous new cutting boards but only have a few left. Click here to see the entire European kitchen line.

      They make the prettiest displays for serving foods….

      And the gorgeous new scalloped ultra thick (3″) cutting boards and trivets have arrived!! Spectacular does not begin to describe how pretty these are!

      4. For all those dough bowl lovers I got in 6? magnificent dough bowls. I was going to add these to my big mega post of my final steals and deals either Wed. or Thursday but figured I might as well announce them now. They are spectacular! So for any dough bowl lovers that were waiting, this is from the shipment I get twice a year from Belgium….these are as pretty as antique bowls get! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com with any questions, to see pictures? or to purchase one. They don’t last long:)

      I am loving this “Small Business Saturday” pitch. I plan on supporting a few local businesses myself today and think it’s wonderful to look in our own backyards to see all the small unique mom and pop operations that we can support, do you agree? I wish I had known about this sooner, I would have done a whole post on it!

      So that’s a mini wrap up. I am gearing up for a very very busy few weeks ahead. I know that it is officially the “countdown period” for Christmas and I am going to spend a good part of my day today making my master list of all that needs to get done and try to come up with a schedule that will minimize the stress of it all and capitalize on the fun and festivity, which is what its all supposed to be about, right? Any tips, please by all means pass them on!

      Enjoy your weekend and be sure to check back to find out who the lucky winner is tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping in:)

      End of the week musings….

      Boy this week flew! Hard to believe its the weekend, we have a busy one ahead, having friends over for drinks tonight, a dinner tomorrow night and a graduation party on Sunday and in between a two day lacrosse tournament and a heck of a lot of driving back and forth. Better get my coffee maker cranked up and ready to do battle.  No rest for the weary….our summer has been full of parties, more than usual,  we had 5 within 4 weeks…kind of glad that “string of events” is over for now, I am looking forward to a slower pace (call me an old lady but I love a chunk of time with nothing on the agenda).  We are planning on going away for a few days for a  little rest and relaxation and I am looking forward.

      Part of the fun of summer to me, is not having to adhere to any kind of schedule and just “winging it”. I see lobster rolls, coastal shorelines and lazy afternoons in my future:)
      When we near July 4th, that is when I realize just how fast summer is flying! I saw my first “back to school” item in a pharmacy the other day and nearly fainted. No no and no. We need to stop and savor summer for a bit before we can digest anything having to do with fall and back to school!

      Finally so happy you enjoyed my recap on The charm of Charlottesville, oh yes…I will be back and will be including several other southern cities in the next tour!  Click here if you missed it.

      Ironically this was originally going to be one of my shorter random musings post…but as I always do I start it in the beginning of the week then add on as I am inspired to do so….and it ended up being a long one afterall (surprise surprise). So take a seat and an extra five or ten minutes……..let’s get started!

      My house projects. Yea, yea, yea…I know I say it all the time how I am getting back, really I am this time! Two rooms, actually three I really really want to complete are my dining room, living room and bedroom. Actually make it four, we finally finished the tiny powder rooms floor off of the library and I am finalizing the wallpaper for that room to be done once and for all with it! My bedroom is held up because of wall to wall carpet, I will not budge and nothing is happening until the carpet is there. Period. The dining room..finally our chairs are almost here, another two weeks! Once they come then I think I will feel motivated to work on window treatments and go back to the chinoiserie drawing board and the room will be complete. Seems doable. Living room…..we are all over the place, so I think I will stop now with the bedroom and dining room. Here are some of the latest samples for my bedroom (I have not swayed) and living room pillow ideas…….

      Funny my master bedroom ideas have not changed one iota since we moved here over a year ago! Here is a mood board I had created, still loving it…..

      And these handpainted tole lamps just have to be incorporated somehow…….

      Some of the pretty fabrics up for consideration…….

      I cannot wait to use my gorgeous monogrammed bedding…and look at these scrumptious trims!

       And for small powder room,  still love this wallpaper, so that is what I have decided on!

       And up to my ears in trims for pillows for living room

      A gorgeous tablescape. By now you know this totally “floats my boat”. Almost makes me want to have another party. Almost 🙂 But boy is this pretty……

      Carolyne Roehm working her magic…again!

      White jeans. Thought this post on white jeans and the psychology behind it was right on the mark and so interesting, I have always thought white pants or white clothing for that matter to be so chic…

      Click here to read the article on Tory Burch’s blog……

      Pretty crudite idea. Went to an event at the Safavieh store last night and loved this crudite idea. It was in a wicker “trunk”….so cute and fun! Reminds me to stay creative when thinking of ways to display even something as mundane as a crudite platter!


      Best flank steak. You know I like to share recipes when I love something. Have been making this flank recipe forever but its soooo good, easy and worth sharing. If you like to BBQ and have flank steak lovers in your household. This is a must try. The key is marinating for at least 8 hours preferably overnight and the ginger is a big part of the tenderizing process.

      Here it is “doing its thing”…..

      Ingredients-

      1 flank steak
      1 ziplock bag
      about 1/2 cup soy sauce
      1 bunch scallions
      about 4 Tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
      1 heaping Tbsp sugar
      about 1/4 cup oil
      about 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (if you don’t have ginger spice is OK but fresh is preferred)

      Simply place all ingredients in bag, shake well. Then season your steak with sea salt and pepper generously. Put in bag, seal well and “massage’ it so the marinade has covered the entire steak. Lay flat in your fridge, and turn over at some point mid way. That’s it! When you are ready to grill, remove and throw on hot grill. It is DELISH! The ginger helps to soften/marinate the meat and its absolutely wonderful! 

      Flower power. Went to my local Italian specialty shop and they had the most spectacular hydrangeas in bloom! Looks like a late summer show of flowers to me…..(snapped these with my iPhone)

      And my own white flowers are really lasting and standing the test of time….love white on green!

      A favorite jewelry line. Are you familiar with Jose and Maria Barerra? Their line is sold at Neiman Marcus and other sites..and their things are exquisite. I splurged on a gorgeous turquoise necklace (first one) and have been hooked on their line ever since. Total statement pieces…va va voom kind of pieces! I wore the turquoise necklace with a gorgeous red chiffon gown to a wedding held at a yacht club two years ago and have to say I looooooved my outfi, it ranks right up there as one of my all time faves. Turquoise and red together…oh yes! Here’s a sampling of the beautiful pieces they create…..

       Pretty amazing huh? Granted you aren’t wearing this bling to the market or a school meeting but for a special occasion or night out..these pieces are soooo gorgeous. Love their style…Jose and Maria, if you are reading this, and need someone to “test out” your pieces…I am willing able and will do it for free:)

      My outdoor pillows. Several of you asked about the pattern. I am going to do a post on my pillows and the selection process. But for the record the gorgeous fabric is Chiang Mai by Schumacher…its a stunning pattern!

      And here they are, this is still being “tweaked” but I am officially in love with these pillows!!

      Dough bowls! A new batch of dough bowls after a long dry spell. I am getting in some rounds (about 18″ round) a hard to get size, and a handful of 20-24″ and then one really big one, about 34″. As usual if you have been waiting on one, just email me, they go really fast and are exceptionally beautiful! Due here next week….woo hoo.

      A great new movie…The Wolf of Wall Street.  I am itching for a great movie..haven’t seen one in ages. Come on Hollywood…you are slacking! So The Wolf of Wall Street is coming out soon and this is particularly fun for me because both of the main houses in the movie incidentally belong to two of my friends! I got to see the filming at one of them but was sworn to secrecy at the time. It was so exciting to “be on set” and see Leo who was totally in character and adorable cute little Martin Scorsese. It was quite a production and the movie looks like its going be one heck of an  entertaining story……..then you factor in  that its based on a true story and it really makes it one to watch! Here is the trailer…….

      White love. Remember my post on my love of all things white? Well take a look at this stunning dinner table that a reader sent me. How beautiful!! Thank you Nancy for sharing……

      A new favorite nail polish. I am obsessed with this color, Go Ginza by good ol Essie. Its on my toes and fingernails (and I don’t usually wear polish on my fingers because its such maintenance)! But I am seriously in love with this gorgeous Essie color..its so perfect for summer. It is the perfect blend of a pale lilac, light pink and white…….hello Ginza:)

      A great new book! Calling all readers! I need a great book pronto. I am talking one I just cannot put down. I am itching to read a great book. Last two I read was The Burgess boys and Rules of Civility, both I loved. Please leave your suggestions in the comment box!!

      Bill Gates for President. It is likely that most if not all of you have seen this circulated but boy is it ever true. And so good that it warrants getting passed around some more…Bill Gates, I would vote for you for President in a heartbeat!! Common sense goes a long long way:) It really is worth reading the entire way through…..

      ~ Bill Gates ~
      This should be posted in every school or kid’s bedroom.
      Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this.!!!

       
      Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about
      eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school.
      He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings
      created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and
      how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.






      Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!
      Rule 2 : The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem.
      The world will expect you to accomplish something
      BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
      Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
      You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
      Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss
      Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
      Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:
      They called it opportunity.
      Rule 6 : If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault,
      so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
      Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring
      as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,
      cleaning your clothes and listening to you
      talk about how cool you thought you were:
      So before you save the rain forest
      from the parasites of your parent’s generation,
      try delousing the closet in your own room..
      Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
      but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
      and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.
      *This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
      Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters.
      You don’t get summers off and very few employers
      are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.
      *Do that on your own time.
      Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life.
      In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
      Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds.
      Chances are you’ll end up working for one..

      Shop news. Some exciting new additions this week. Finally scored the gorgeous line of hand etched hurricanes. They are exquisite and the perfect crowning touch to any vignette, whether it be a console, coffee table or dining table. Just gorgeous! They are now officially on my online shop, click here to see them. Limited quantities of each style. (scroll to bottom of page on new additions)

      And these beautiful new porcelain pieces and my top two selling ginger jars are officially back in stock!

      Last these stunning new trays are back and getting put up in the online shop. Super heavy, magnificent heirloom quality NO POLISH REQUIRED trays! That in itself is worth its weight in gold!! Comes in silver and ant. brass….truly exquisite and possibly my favorite tray ever! Email me if you are interested, otherwise they will be up under silver in the next day or two. Measures 23 x 19.5 x 2.5.

      And equally gorgeous in antique brass..


      Calling all Enchanted customers!!!! I love getting pictures from you of your homes with my products! Please send me your pictures…take it with your phone and send it over. Such fun for all of us to see your stunning homes and how you are using the products purchased from my shop…email me here. Pretty please????

      Well that wraps things up over here. Thank you so  much for stopping in, I love to hear what you are up to, whats new in your world and if there is anything you have discovered, that you love, are enjoying, cooking or reading!! Do tell……hope you have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend. Crazy that it’s July 4th next week, isn”t it? This summer is flying by…take time to watch the fireflies, smell the ocean and breath in that unmistakable summer air….I know I am:)

      Two days left for the giveaway!! Click here to enter over at Art by Karena!

      End of the week musings….

      Boy this week flew! Hard to believe its the weekend, we have a busy one ahead, having friends over for drinks tonight, a dinner tomorrow night and a graduation party on Sunday and in between a two day lacrosse tournament and a heck of a lot of driving back and forth. Better get my coffee maker cranked up and ready to do battle.? No rest for the weary….our summer has been full of parties, more than usual,? we had 5 within 4 weeks…kind of glad that “string of events” is over for now, I am looking forward to a slower pace (call me an old lady but I love a chunk of time with nothing on the agenda).? We are planning on going away for a few days for a? little rest and relaxation and I am looking forward.

      Part of the fun of summer to me, is not having to adhere to any kind of schedule and just “winging it”. I see lobster rolls, coastal shorelines and lazy afternoons in my future:)
      When we near July 4th, that is when I realize just how fast summer is flying! I saw my first “back to school” item in a pharmacy the other day and nearly fainted. No no and no. We need to stop and savor summer for a bit before we can digest anything having to do with fall and back to school!

      Finally so happy you enjoyed my recap on The charm of Charlottesville, oh yes…I will be back and will be including several other southern cities in the next tour!? Click here if you missed it.

      Ironically this was originally going to be one of my shorter random musings post…but as I always do I start it in the beginning of the week then add on as I am inspired to do so….and it ended up being a long one afterall (surprise surprise). So take a seat and an extra five or ten minutes……..let’s get started!

      My house projects. Yea, yea, yea…I know I say it all the time how I am getting back, really I am this time! Two rooms, actually three I really really want to complete are my dining room, living room and bedroom. Actually make it four, we finally finished the tiny powder rooms floor off of the library and I am finalizing the wallpaper for that room to be done once and for all with it! My bedroom is held up because of wall to wall carpet, I will not budge and nothing is happening until the carpet is there. Period. The dining room..finally our chairs are almost here, another two weeks! Once they come then I think I will feel motivated to work on window treatments and go back to the chinoiserie drawing board and the room will be complete. Seems doable. Living room…..we are all over the place, so I think I will stop now with the bedroom and dining room. Here are some of the latest samples for my bedroom (I have not swayed) and living room pillow ideas…….

      Funny my master bedroom ideas have not changed one iota since we moved here over a year ago! Here is a mood board I had created, still loving it…..

      And these handpainted tole lamps just have to be incorporated somehow…….

      Some of the pretty fabrics up for consideration…….

      I cannot wait to use my gorgeous monogrammed bedding…and look at these scrumptious trims!

      ?And for small powder room,? still love this wallpaper, so that is what I have decided on!

      ?And up to my ears in trims for pillows for living room

      A gorgeous tablescape. By now you know this totally “floats my boat”. Almost makes me want to have another party. Almost 🙂 But boy is this pretty……

      Carolyne Roehm working her magic…again!

      White jeans. Thought this post on white jeans and the psychology behind it was right on the mark and so interesting, I have always thought white pants or white clothing for that matter to be so chic…

      Click here to read the article on Tory Burch’s blog……

      Pretty crudite idea. Went to an event at the Safavieh store last night and loved this crudite idea. It was in a wicker “trunk”….so cute and fun! Reminds me to stay creative when thinking of ways to display even something as mundane as a crudite platter!


      Best flank steak. You know I like to share recipes when I love something. Have been making this flank recipe forever but its soooo good, easy and worth sharing. If you like to BBQ and have flank steak lovers in your household. This is a must try. The key is marinating for at least 8 hours preferably overnight and the ginger is a big part of the tenderizing process.

      Here it is “doing its thing”…..

      Ingredients-

      1 flank steak
      1 ziplock bag
      about 1/2 cup soy sauce
      1 bunch scallions
      about 4 Tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
      1 heaping Tbsp sugar
      about 1/4 cup oil
      about 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (if you don’t have ginger spice is OK but fresh is preferred)

      Simply place all ingredients in bag, shake well. Then season your steak with sea salt and pepper generously. Put in bag, seal well and “massage’ it so the marinade has covered the entire steak. Lay flat in your fridge, and turn over at some point mid way. That’s it! When you are ready to grill, remove and throw on hot grill. It is DELISH! The ginger helps to soften/marinate the meat and its absolutely wonderful!?

      Flower power. Went to my local Italian specialty shop and they had the most spectacular hydrangeas in bloom! Looks like a late summer show of flowers to me…..(snapped these with my iPhone)

      And my own white flowers are really lasting and standing the test of time….love white on green!

      A favorite jewelry line. Are you familiar with Jose and Maria Barerra? Their line is sold at Neiman Marcus and other sites..and their things are exquisite. I splurged on a gorgeous turquoise necklace (first one) and have been hooked on their line ever since. Total statement pieces…va va voom kind of pieces! I wore the turquoise necklace with a gorgeous red chiffon gown to a wedding held at a yacht club two years ago and have to say I looooooved my outfi, it ranks right up there as one of my all time faves. Turquoise and red together…oh yes! Here’s a sampling of the beautiful pieces they create…..

      ?Pretty amazing huh? Granted you aren’t wearing this bling to the market or a school meeting but for a special occasion or night out..these pieces are soooo gorgeous. Love their style…Jose and Maria, if you are reading this, and need someone to “test out” your pieces…I am willing able and will do it for free:)

      My outdoor pillows. Several of you asked about the pattern. I am going to do a post on my pillows and the selection process. But for the record the gorgeous fabric is Chiang Mai by Schumacher…its a stunning pattern!

      And here they are, this is still being “tweaked” but I am officially in love with these pillows!!

      Dough bowls! A new batch of dough bowls after a long dry spell. I am getting in some rounds (about 18″ round) a hard to get size, and a handful of 20-24″ and then one really big one, about 34″. As usual if you have been waiting on one, just email me, they go really fast and are exceptionally beautiful! Due here next week….woo hoo.

      A great new movie…The Wolf of Wall Street.? I am itching for a great movie..haven’t seen one in ages. Come on Hollywood…you are slacking! So The Wolf of Wall Street is coming out soon and this is particularly fun for me because both of the main houses in the movie incidentally belong to two of my friends! I got to see the filming at one of them but was sworn to secrecy at the time. It was so exciting to “be on set” and see Leo who was totally in character and adorable cute little Martin Scorsese. It was quite a production and the movie looks like its going be one heck of an? entertaining story……..then you factor in? that its based on a true story and it really makes it one to watch! Here is the trailer…….

      White love. Remember my post on my love of all things white? Well take a look at this stunning dinner table that a reader sent me. How beautiful!! Thank you Nancy for sharing……

      A new favorite nail polish. I am obsessed with this color, Go Ginza by good ol Essie. Its on my toes and fingernails (and I don’t usually wear polish on my fingers because its such maintenance)! But I am seriously in love with this gorgeous Essie color..its so perfect for summer. It is the perfect blend of a pale lilac, light pink and white…….hello Ginza:)

      A great new book! Calling all readers! I need a great book pronto. I am talking one I just cannot put down. I am itching to read a great book. Last two I read was The Burgess boys and Rules of Civility, both I loved. Please leave your suggestions in the comment box!!

      Bill Gates for President. It is likely that most if not all of you have seen this circulated but boy is it ever true. And so good that it warrants getting passed around some more…Bill Gates, I would vote for you for President in a heartbeat!! Common sense goes a long long way:) It really is worth reading the entire way through…..

      ~ Bill Gates ~
      This should be posted in every school or kid’s bedroom.
      Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this.!!!

      ?
      Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about
      eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school.
      He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings
      created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and
      how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.






      Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!
      Rule 2 : The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem.
      The world will expect you to accomplish something
      BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
      Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
      You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
      Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss
      Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
      Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:
      They called it opportunity.
      Rule 6 : If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault,
      so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
      Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring
      as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,
      cleaning your clothes and listening to you
      talk about how cool you thought you were:
      So before you save the rain forest
      from the parasites of your parent’s generation,
      try delousing the closet in your own room..
      Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
      but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
      and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.
      *This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
      Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters.
      You don’t get summers off and very few employers
      are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.
      *Do that on your own time.
      Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life.
      In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
      Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds.
      Chances are you’ll end up working for one..

      Shop news. Some exciting new additions this week. Finally scored the gorgeous line of hand etched hurricanes. They are exquisite and the perfect crowning touch to any vignette, whether it be a console, coffee table or dining table. Just gorgeous! They are now officially on my online shop, click here to see them. Limited quantities of each style. (scroll to bottom of page on new additions)

      And these beautiful new porcelain pieces and my top two selling ginger jars are officially back in stock!

      Last these stunning new trays are back and getting put up in the online shop. Super heavy, magnificent heirloom quality NO POLISH REQUIRED trays! That in itself is worth its weight in gold!! Comes in silver and ant. brass….truly exquisite and possibly my favorite tray ever! Email me if you are interested, otherwise they will be up under silver in the next day or two. Measures 23 x 19.5 x 2.5.

      And equally gorgeous in antique brass..


      Calling all Enchanted customers!!!! I love getting pictures from you of your homes with my products! Please send me your pictures…take it with your phone and send it over. Such fun for all of us to see your stunning homes and how you are using the products purchased from my shop…email me here. Pretty please????

      Well that wraps things up over here. Thank you so? much for stopping in, I love to hear what you are up to, whats new in your world and if there is anything you have discovered, that you love, are enjoying, cooking or reading!! Do tell……hope you have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend. Crazy that it’s July 4th next week, isn”t it? This summer is flying by…take time to watch the fireflies, smell the ocean and breath in that unmistakable summer air….I know I am:)

      Two days left for the giveaway!! Click here to enter over at Art by Karena!

      New loot and enchanted deals!

      Happy Thursday afternoon to you! I am so excited……You know how every now and then I get lucky and snag a shipment from the warehouse of one of my favorite vendors? Well a few days ago I was lucky enough to have gotten a bunch of wonderful goodies. These are all either 1, 2 or 3 of each item so I don’t put them on my online store. They are ready and waiting for their new homes…….I have numbered them here along with the price. As usual just email me with your inquiry, click here to email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

       Everything is simply gorgeous…and best part is I get them at a strong discount which I then pass onto you, so its safe to say everything here is discounted by at least 25-35%. You know the drill just email me with whatever you are interested in, as always its first come first serve!!

      Ready,set and here we go…………..

      1. Gorgeous round (hard to get) dough bowl. Got in a trio of these, two sold and I have this beautiful perfect round one. Good sized rounds are hard to come by and this one is a beauty! $140 measures approx. 18″ across, beautiful rich brown color…just fabulous!

      2. Outrageous set of antlers. I looove these (kept one for myself). Highly decorative with beautiful plaque on which they are mounted. I have seen these for three and four hundred…..$135.00 Measures about 24″ wide by 24″ at its longest and widest point

      3. Assorted guest towel and/or soap trays, guest towels are silver garland, ant. brass garland and silver filigree. Square is silver square garland. Guest towels are $54.00 and square is $45.00

      4. Deer bookends…these sold out so fast last time. I got an assortment of three styles (one or two pair of each) these normally sell for upwards of $165

      First one is 11″x 6.5″ $115.00

      Second pair 10″x x 7″ $105.00

      Third pair 9″ x 4″ $95.00

      5. Outrageous antler bowl…gorgeous piece, highly decorative with acorn/pine detailing with nothing or filled with your favorite nuts $135.00 Measures about 10″ tall by about 9.5″ wide

      6. Beautiful vanity garland tray…perfect for a vanity or powder room 15″ x 8″ $80.00

      7. Antler coat hooks..how great are these? $42.00, measures about 10.5″ tall

      8. Magnificent very special heirloom quality super duper heavy silver/nickel centerpiece bowl. This is EXCEPTIONAL.  Measures about 20″ wide, 5.5″ tall and 7″ deep. I was told retails for around $500. A true masterpiece, $335.00, seeing is believing (and feeling)!

      9. Beautiful crest tray, perfect for a mans bathroom a powder room vanity or for a bar..this is  gorgeous little tray with a beautiful crest  Measures about 7″ square$55.00

      10. Amazing heirloom quality  super heavy ultra large tray. This is a very very special tray. Rumor has it Ralph himself bought this tray and that it retails for about $550. I have two, this is $335.00, VERY special. Measures 22″ x 19″, this is just beyond gorgeous.

      11. Beautiful French enscribed wine/champagne buckets. Med (about 7″ x 7.5″)  is $95.00 and the larger is $110.00 (9.5″ x 8.5″)

      12. 3 trophy’s these normally sell for $155-165. These three are a special price of $115 for the med. and $125 for the large (3 total).

      Tall one 13″ x 11″
      Med. one 11″ x 12″ 

      13. Assorted soap/candy porcelain/ormolu dishes $45.00

      14. Rope and glass ice bucket and tongs, isn’t this great for summer! Lovely addition to any summery table $75.00

      15. Magnficent gallery etyched tray. Very special heirloom quality heavy silver tray, very ornate. Retails for over $500. This one is $330.00. Spectacular with four feet and 2 handles. Measures approx. 22″ long by 17.5″ wide

      16. Pair of two ornate chargers. Spectacular is an understatement. Sold out of these, will get more in mid-late May but not at this price. Pair is $110.00

      Thanks for stopping in to take a peek. Love getting all these beautiful new goodies! Hope you have a wonderful evening….email me here. And don’t forget tomorrow morning I will be participating in Anita’s On the back porch series from her wonderful blog, Cedar Hill Ranch…its not to be missed!!

      New loot and enchanted deals!

      Happy Thursday afternoon to you! I am so excited……You know how every now and then I get lucky and snag a shipment from the warehouse of one of my favorite vendors? Well a few days ago I was lucky enough to have gotten a bunch of wonderful goodies. These are all either 1, 2 or 3 of each item so I don’t put them on my online store. They are ready and waiting for their new homes…….I have numbered them here along with the price. As usual just email me with your inquiry, click here to email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

      ?Everything is simply gorgeous…and best part is I get them at a strong discount which I then pass onto you, so its safe to say everything here is discounted by at least 25-35%. You know the drill just email me with whatever you are interested in, as always its first come first serve!!

      Ready,set and here we go…………..

      1. Gorgeous round (hard to get) dough bowl. Got in a trio of these, two sold and I have this beautiful perfect round one. Good sized rounds are hard to come by and this one is a beauty! $140 measures approx. 18″ across, beautiful rich brown color…just fabulous!

      2. Outrageous set of antlers. I looove these (kept one for myself). Highly decorative with beautiful plaque on which they are mounted. I have seen these for three and four hundred…..$135.00 Measures about 24″ wide by 24″ at its longest and widest point

      3. Assorted guest towel and/or soap trays, guest towels are silver garland, ant. brass garland and silver filigree. Square is silver square garland. Guest towels are $54.00 and square is $45.00

      4. Deer bookends…these sold out so fast last time. I got an assortment of three styles (one or two pair of each) these normally sell for upwards of $165

      First one is 11″x 6.5″ $115.00

      Second pair 10″x x 7″ $105.00

      Third pair 9″ x 4″ $95.00

      5. Outrageous antler bowl…gorgeous piece, highly decorative with acorn/pine detailing with nothing or filled with your favorite nuts $135.00 Measures about 10″ tall by about 9.5″ wide

      6. Beautiful vanity garland tray…perfect for a vanity or powder room 15″ x 8″ $80.00

      7. Antler coat hooks..how great are these? $42.00, measures about 10.5″ tall

      8. Magnificent very special heirloom quality super duper heavy silver/nickel centerpiece bowl. This is EXCEPTIONAL.? Measures about 20″ wide, 5.5″ tall and 7″ deep. I was told retails for around $500. A true masterpiece, $335.00, seeing is believing (and feeling)!

      9. Beautiful crest tray, perfect for a mans bathroom a powder room vanity or for a bar..this is? gorgeous little tray with a beautiful crest? Measures about 7″ square$55.00

      10. Amazing heirloom quality? super heavy ultra large tray. This is a very very special tray. Rumor has it Ralph himself bought this tray and that it retails for about $550. I have two, this is $335.00, VERY special. Measures 22″ x 19″, this is just beyond gorgeous.

      11. Beautiful French enscribed wine/champagne buckets. Med (about 7″ x 7.5″)? is $95.00 and the larger is $110.00 (9.5″ x 8.5″)

      12. 3 trophy’s these normally sell for $155-165. These three are a special price of $115 for the med. and $125 for the large (3 total).

      Tall one 13″ x 11″
      Med. one 11″ x 12″?

      13. Assorted soap/candy porcelain/ormolu dishes $45.00

      14. Rope and glass ice bucket and tongs, isn’t this great for summer! Lovely addition to any summery table $75.00

      15. Magnficent gallery etyched tray. Very special heirloom quality heavy silver tray, very ornate. Retails for over $500. This one is $330.00. Spectacular with four feet and 2 handles. Measures approx. 22″ long by 17.5″ wide

      16. Pair of two ornate chargers. Spectacular is an understatement. Sold out of these, will get more in mid-late May but not at this price. Pair is $110.00

      Thanks for stopping in to take a peek. Love getting all these beautiful new goodies! Hope you have a wonderful evening….email me here. And don’t forget tomorrow morning I will be participating in Anita’s On the back porch series from her wonderful blog, Cedar Hill Ranch…its not to be missed!!

      Say hello to the new kids in town and a little store biz!

      Hi there. Such a busy week over here. Finally today, I am not busy dong something every hour and will have a few hours to just “chill” (though that really means catching up with my looong list of errands).
      ?I was so excited to finally get some of the tole pieces I had told you about a few weeks ago. Few things in life get me this excited at this stage of the game. Just cannot seem to totally squelch my thirst for this stuff….so having an online store is a great way to “have my cake and eat it too”, you? know my motto “one for me and one for you”! This is an exceptional line of stunning handpainted tole pieces. I looooove this line. If you are like me and love chinoiserie, tole and all those kinds of things, then you will love this!

      I only got in a handful of each item so these will not be going online right away, if you want to inquire about something, just email me. Click here.

      Beautiful planter with scenery and you know how I feel about black…..
      And how about this gorgeous green tole chinoiserie decorative “jar”….its a love for me!
      This is what makes me happy!

      And this stunning moss green lamp with beautiful handpainted metal shade…so beautiful!

      Its all in the details…..

      LOVE this color!!
      And how pretty is this cache pot? Love the detailing and the scalloped design, so classic!

      Same pot also available in a smaller tall planter…..could see orchids or moss orbs in these.

      Love love love these beautiful planters, the detailing is soooooo pretty!

      And

      This is such an elegant wastebasket, and you know I love this with a white hydrangea in a blue and white dish!

      Another beautiful classic wastepaper basket…so elegant in black!

      These darling planters come in pairs, so pretty!
      Moving onto porcelains…….I was so excited to get 8 more of this spectacular hexagon planter. I had gotten a bunch of these way back last spring, and sold out almost right away. I wasn’t able to get more until recently and here they are!! In stock and ready to ship. Below is a picture of my own pair and an azalea topiary. Love these!

      ?And this oversized soup tureen is a beauty. Comes with the wooden stand love the foo dog lid.

      ?As pretty at Christmas time with amaryllis and pinecones
      As it is in the spring with a beautiful white azalea topiary…….

      ?Love this gorgeous oversized orange and blue Imari bowl, comes with stand. Its a beauty!

      My gorgeous napkin rings finally got the recognition they deserve! No longer under new additions they have earned their own little section on my online store. I will be continuously adding new styles to the shop, but for now most of the ones available can be seen online. They really are such special keepsakes, I am so happy to be carrying them. Click here to visit.

      I have one tole tray for sale It is $115.00.? It says dark green but both my husband and I think its black or else its one heck of a dark green. You know the drill if you are interested, just email me!

      My silver line continues to be one of my strongest categories. Proof that beautiful classic silver pieces are always in style I am excited to be getting about 6-7 new items that are just stupendous. Really gorgeous. And the long awaited flower bowl is finally coming! I am getting in a limited amount, 12 pieces of this very popular item! I know several were waiting on it…….

      Lots more coming…will be sure to keep you posted! New wonderful loot will be arriving in the next few months including a new batch of dough bowls sometime in the next few weeks. If you want a dough bowl, definitely email me. They generally sell out within hours of my post. These are exceptional both in color, condition and size.

      As always email me with any questions/inquires. Click here to email me. Thanks for stopping in to pay me a visit. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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      Say hello to the new kids in town and a little store biz!

      Hi there. Such a busy week over here. Finally today, I am not busy dong something every hour and will have a few hours to just “chill” (though that really means catching up with my looong list of errands).
       I was so excited to finally get some of the tole pieces I had told you about a few weeks ago. Few things in life get me this excited at this stage of the game. Just cannot seem to totally squelch my thirst for this stuff….so having an online store is a great way to “have my cake and eat it too”, you  know my motto “one for me and one for you”! This is an exceptional line of stunning handpainted tole pieces. I looooove this line. If you are like me and love chinoiserie, tole and all those kinds of things, then you will love this!

      I only got in a handful of each item so these will not be going online right away, if you want to inquire about something, just email me. Click here.

      Beautiful planter with scenery and you know how I feel about black…..
      And how about this gorgeous green tole chinoiserie decorative “jar”….its a love for me!
      This is what makes me happy!

      And this stunning moss green lamp with beautiful handpainted metal shade…so beautiful!

      Its all in the details…..

      LOVE this color!!
      And how pretty is this cache pot? Love the detailing and the scalloped design, so classic!

      Same pot also available in a smaller tall planter…..could see orchids or moss orbs in these.

      Love love love these beautiful planters, the detailing is soooooo pretty!

      And

      This is such an elegant wastebasket, and you know I love this with a white hydrangea in a blue and white dish!

      Another beautiful classic wastepaper basket…so elegant in black!

      These darling planters come in pairs, so pretty!
      Moving onto porcelains…….I was so excited to get 8 more of this spectacular hexagon planter. I had gotten a bunch of these way back last spring, and sold out almost right away. I wasn’t able to get more until recently and here they are!! In stock and ready to ship. Below is a picture of my own pair and an azalea topiary. Love these!

       And this oversized soup tureen is a beauty. Comes with the wooden stand love the foo dog lid.

       As pretty at Christmas time with amaryllis and pinecones
      As it is in the spring with a beautiful white azalea topiary…….

       Love this gorgeous oversized orange and blue Imari bowl, comes with stand. Its a beauty!

      My gorgeous napkin rings finally got the recognition they deserve! No longer under new additions they have earned their own little section on my online store. I will be continuously adding new styles to the shop, but for now most of the ones available can be seen online. They really are such special keepsakes, I am so happy to be carrying them. Click here to visit.

      I have one tole tray for sale It is $115.00.  It says dark green but both my husband and I think its black or else its one heck of a dark green. You know the drill if you are interested, just email me!

      My silver line continues to be one of my strongest categories. Proof that beautiful classic silver pieces are always in style I am excited to be getting about 6-7 new items that are just stupendous. Really gorgeous. And the long awaited flower bowl is finally coming! I am getting in a limited amount, 12 pieces of this very popular item! I know several were waiting on it…….

      Lots more coming…will be sure to keep you posted! New wonderful loot will be arriving in the next few months including a new batch of dough bowls sometime in the next few weeks. If you want a dough bowl, definitely email me. They generally sell out within hours of my post. These are exceptional both in color, condition and size.

      As always email me with any questions/inquires. Click here to email me. Thanks for stopping in to pay me a visit. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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