Which would you choose? And a winner of the Phoebe Howard book!

Hello and happy Monday to you. Soooo happy my crazy busy weekend is over. OK, you are going to start seeing a lot of chatter and inspiration about fall on this blog in the coming weeks, let’s not forget its my absolute favorite season, I love the cool air, wonderful clothes, and all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds fall…..football games, chunky sweaters, boots, crisp air, apple and pumpkin picking, fall colors, comfort foods…all my favorite things! Before we begin let me announce the winner of the wonderful Phoebe Howard book, congratulations goes to…..

Result:

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Love those rooms and especially that kitchen! I just featured it with a link back to your FB page on my Fashion-isha Facebook page!! Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Sharon
Congratulations Sharon! Please email me here with your shipping details.?

Moving along, imagine that you get to have a new front door freshly decorated for fall’s festiviites. Which of these front doors would you choose? SO many pretties, it may require a second or third look. Tomorow my Fall fabulous contesst is on…..so many amazing pictures, I cannot wait to share with you. Let’s get busy…….

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Hum….not so easy but think I can narrow it down. What makes up a beautiful fall inspired front door to you? Mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, all of it or just one or two items? I love seeing what people do and how they percieve a festive front entrance to be….afterall thats the first impression people get? of our homes, right? Better to make it a good one 🙂 Thanks for stopping in…wishing you a wonderful day.

If you missed my new pillows, my new fall urns and fabulous scarves? click here!

Which would you choose? And a winner of the Phoebe Howard book!

Hello and happy Monday to you. Soooo happy my crazy busy weekend is over. OK, you are going to start seeing a lot of chatter and inspiration about fall on this blog in the coming weeks, let’s not forget its my absolute favorite season, I love the cool air, wonderful clothes, and all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds fall…..football games, chunky sweaters, boots, crisp air, apple and pumpkin picking, fall colors, comfort foods…all my favorite things! Before we begin let me announce the winner of the wonderful Phoebe Howard book, congratulations goes to…..

Result:

66

Love those rooms and especially that kitchen! I just featured it with a link back to your FB page on my Fashion-isha Facebook page!! Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Sharon
Congratulations Sharon! Please email me here with your shipping details. 

Moving along, imagine that you get to have a new front door freshly decorated for fall’s festiviites. Which of these front doors would you choose? SO many pretties, it may require a second or third look. Tomorow my Fall fabulous contesst is on…..so many amazing pictures, I cannot wait to share with you. Let’s get busy…….

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
 CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13
CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16

Hum….not so easy but think I can narrow it down. What makes up a beautiful fall inspired front door to you? Mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, all of it or just one or two items? I love seeing what people do and how they percieve a festive front entrance to be….afterall thats the first impression people get  of our homes, right? Better to make it a good one 🙂 Thanks for stopping in…wishing you a wonderful day.

If you missed my new pillows, my new fall urns and fabulous scarves  click here!

Fall fabulosity and my first contest ever!

Good morning….how crazy is it that summer if officially over and fall has finally arrived? Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We have had the weather to prove that fall is indeed here and I have to say I am so excited with the nip in the air, an excuse to clean out and reorganize my closet and revisit some of my favorite staples for fall dressing. Then of course there are the obligatory visits to the nurseries (unfortunately sans any little kids to enjoy all the fall related events with:( but I l still love and don’t feel too old for the pumpkin, mums and apple picking festivities. It is practically a rite of passage!!

So today is a tribute to the start of fall and I am excited to be announcing my first contest!! I have wanted to do this for awhile and since many of my readers enjoy sending me their pictures I figured why not sponsor a contest (am going to aim for once a month, give or take) and share the goodness!!

Last Christmas when I ran posts on your Christmas and holiday decor, it warranted three posts, as there was such a plethora of pictures…my mailbox was bulging. It was such fun to share the beauty and inspiration. So first lets take a look at some really fabulous inspiration, then the low down on my first contest over entitled appropriately “Fall fabulous” Everyone is eligible to enter, so please participate!!

And of course if you did not read my “Why fall sometimes makes me cry” post, I encourage you to, think you might like it:)? Click here to see it……

Gotta save the best for last! How sweet is that picture….ahh, the good ol days:) Anyway, now that you have gotten a beautiful dose of fall…it’s your turn to share your own fall inspiration! Onto the contest……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


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

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

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

If you missed my post “Style on Sunday” yesterday, click here to see it, its a fun look at fall fashion!

Fall fabulosity and my first contest ever!

Good morning….how crazy is it that summer if officially over and fall has finally arrived? Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We have had the weather to prove that fall is indeed here and I have to say I am so excited with the nip in the air, an excuse to clean out and reorganize my closet and revisit some of my favorite staples for fall dressing. Then of course there are the obligatory visits to the nurseries (unfortunately sans any little kids to enjoy all the fall related events with:( but I l still love and don’t feel too old for the pumpkin, mums and apple picking festivities. It is practically a rite of passage!!

So today is a tribute to the start of fall and I am excited to be announcing my first contest!! I have wanted to do this for awhile and since many of my readers enjoy sending me their pictures I figured why not sponsor a contest (am going to aim for once a month, give or take) and share the goodness!!

Last Christmas when I ran posts on your Christmas and holiday decor, it warranted three posts, as there was such a plethora of pictures…my mailbox was bulging. It was such fun to share the beauty and inspiration. So first lets take a look at some really fabulous inspiration, then the low down on my first contest over entitled appropriately “Fall fabulous” Everyone is eligible to enter, so please participate!!

And of course if you did not read my “Why fall sometimes makes me cry” post, I encourage you to, think you might like it:)? Click here to see it……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gotta save the best for last! How sweet is that picture….ahh, the good ol days:) Anyway, now that you have gotten a beautiful dose of fall…it’s your turn to share your own fall inspiration! Onto the contest……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

 

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

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

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

If you missed my post “Style on Sunday” yesterday, click here to see it, its a fun look at fall fashion!

Late week musings and fall is in the air!

Good morning everyone. Hope you have had a good week. Mine has been crazy busy and I have to admit I am glad its nearly over. Busy day today making candy sushi for a school fair this weekend and I absolutely cannot wait until Sunday….I plan to stay home in my pjs all day, reading, catching up, cooking, doing whatever I please! I need a day like that desperately…….how’s your week gone?







?I am happy to announce the lucky winner of one of Anita’s beautiful creations from the post on Monday. Congratulations to Mary Casey of Painting and fine art.?Please email me with shipping info and thanks Anita for your beautiful giveaway.


Giveaway result:
64 ?painting and fine art?October 15, 2012 11:48 PM??number 4 is so pretty! Thanks for such a cute and creative



The most exciting thing around here lately is that the loggia is done!! So excited and it came out so beautiful. For now we placed a table and four chairs we have owned there to have something but eventually we are going to put the new furniture out there (to be ordered on Monday) and use that stone table and add wicker chairs to it and place it more the corner. We still need lighting but its done and its very exciting. I cannot wait to start using it……

Here’s some of what I have in mind……


It’s starting to look like fall around here…..absolutely beautiful time of year and with the abundance of trees in our area, I must say its like a magical spell has been cast and its just breathtaking at every turn. It really just started happening a few days ago but I have enjoyed trying to capture a little bit of it on film, here’s what I got….so far. I assure much more to come as things really rev up!

Cooking and baking are practically synonymous with the word holidays. I fell over seeing these delectable goodies. I am considering a holiday cocktail party, seeing these scrumptous treats has me leaning towards doing it but then again its my stomach talking not my head which knows how much work/stress it can be. Have to think about that one but feast your eyes on these! ?I mean seriously if these won’t put you in the holiday mood, what will?
Opening the door to my heart…so cute!
Whoa! Bring on the milk!

Colin Cowie (husbands and boy would love the mini versions of their favorites)

Too cute
Holy cow! Caramel apple cake…oh yea!
Peter Callahan

Gorgeous beef wellington

Now that I have you hungry……sorry, they were just too special to not share! I am excited, going see this movie tonight, The eye has to travel about Diana Vreeland. As soon as I had read about it, knew I had to see it and its playing in my neck of the woods. Diana Vreeland was a remarkable pioneer and this movie celebrating her life and contributions looks fantastic!

Two books I just ordered and cannot wait to get…do you have them? What do you think? They both look like winners, hope they don’t disappoint!

On a fashion front…I looooove boots. Every year add a few to my collection. I have had some for years and years, cannot part with them. These are the ones I an currently coveting. The good news is they are all stunning and available in my size, the bad news is they are all from Gorsuch (favorite company) and now I need to narrow it down……….

No your eyes to do not deceive you, that IS fur and these are the J Mendel version of wellies!
Announced a frequent buyer program for my online store which is effective until Dec. 15th. Click here to visit yesterdays post if you didn’t see it. (it has the details)
Last tidbit, hot off the presses, my guest room started to get done. I am overjoyed with how the crown/carona has come out. Granted the bedding, pillows and windows are not done. And the tiebacks I ordered haven’t come in but I had to share a sneak peek, taken with my iphone last night. I will have an entire photo session with my camera when done (the colors aren’t great here) but I was so happy with it wanted to show you one in progress shot….

That’s about it, this is a short post (for me at least) just wanted to say hi and share whats new and exciting over here. What are you up to this weekend? Hope whatever you do is enjoyable and wonderful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Late week musings and fall is in the air!

Good morning everyone. Hope you have had a good week. Mine has been crazy busy and I have to admit I am glad its nearly over. Busy day today making candy sushi for a school fair this weekend and I absolutely cannot wait until Sunday….I plan to stay home in my pjs all day, reading, catching up, cooking, doing whatever I please! I need a day like that desperately…….how’s your week gone?

 I am happy to announce the lucky winner of one of Anita’s beautiful creations from the post on Monday. Congratulations to Mary Casey of Painting and fine art. Please email me with shipping info and thanks Anita for your beautiful giveaway.

Giveaway result:
64  painting and fine art October 15, 2012 11:48 PM  number 4 is so pretty! Thanks for such a cute and creative

The most exciting thing around here lately is that the loggia is done!! So excited and it came out so beautiful. For now we placed a table and four chairs we have owned there to have something but eventually we are going to put the new furniture out there (to be ordered on Monday) and use that stone table and add wicker chairs to it and place it more the corner. We still need lighting but its done and its very exciting. I cannot wait to start using it……

Here’s some of what I have in mind……

It’s starting to look like fall around here…..absolutely beautiful time of year and with the abundance of trees in our area, I must say its like a magical spell has been cast and its just breathtaking at every turn. It really just started happening a few days ago but I have enjoyed trying to capture a little bit of it on film, here’s what I got….so far. I assure much more to come as things really rev up!

Cooking and baking are practically synonymous with the word holidays. I fell over seeing these delectable goodies. I am considering a holiday cocktail party, seeing these scrumptous treats has me leaning towards doing it but then again its my stomach talking not my head which knows how much work/stress it can be. Have to think about that one but feast your eyes on these!  I mean seriously if these won’t put you in the holiday mood, what will?
Opening the door to my heart…so cute!
Whoa! Bring on the milk!

Colin Cowie (husbands and boy would love the mini versions of their favorites)

Too cute
Holy cow! Caramel apple cake…oh yea!
Peter Callahan

Gorgeous beef wellington

Now that I have you hungry……sorry, they were just too special to not share! I am excited, going see this movie tonight, The eye has to travel about Diana Vreeland. As soon as I had read about it, knew I had to see it and its playing in my neck of the woods. Diana Vreeland was a remarkable pioneer and this movie celebrating her life and contributions looks fantastic!

Two books I just ordered and cannot wait to get…do you have them? What do you think? They both look like winners, hope they don’t disappoint!

On a fashion front…I looooove boots. Every year add a few to my collection. I have had some for years and years, cannot part with them. These are the ones I an currently coveting. The good news is they are all stunning and available in my size, the bad news is they are all from Gorsuch (favorite company) and now I need to narrow it down……….

No your eyes to do not deceive you, that IS fur and these are the J Mendel version of wellies!
Announced a frequent buyer program for my online store which is effective until Dec. 15th. Click here to visit yesterdays post if you didn’t see it. (it has the details)
Last tidbit, hot off the presses, my guest room started to get done. I am overjoyed with how the crown/carona has come out. Granted the bedding, pillows and windows are not done. And the tiebacks I ordered haven’t come in but I had to share a sneak peek, taken with my iphone last night. I will have an entire photo session with my camera when done (the colors aren’t great here) but I was so happy with it wanted to show you one in progress shot….

That’s about it, this is a short post (for me at least) just wanted to say hi and share whats new and exciting over here. What are you up to this weekend? Hope whatever you do is enjoyable and wonderful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

I have fall fever and its contagious……

Good morning……So do I have any fellow fall lovers out there? I know, I know there are soooo many ?fall posts out there..but I simply could not resist sharing some favorite fall images. ?I must say I get a little pep in my step when fall rolls around, when my sleeveless shirt dilemmas say goodbye until next season, when I feel inspired to start making big pots of my favorite comfort foods (and there are many trust me on that), when apple picking and fall foliage season come about. Yes, this all excites me like you can’t believe!

My own fall decor this season……..


I love waking up that cool air, and opening a window and just breathing fall in. I ?love adding little touches around my home to signify falls arrival. Nothing over the top, but little subtle touches here and there. So, ?today’s a tribute to fall and the glorious inspiration it inevitably brings like a beautifully wrapped present every time this time of year. How about you? Do you like to add touches of fall into your home? ?Do you enjoy the season like I do? Do tell!






How spectacular is this rustic outdoor setting in a barn….absolutely idyllic!
Are you seriously ever too old for a candy apple? I think not…don’t you know if you eat one in the fall, its half the calories:)
Something about an outdoor setting under the rustling leaves with a slight fall breeze…..doesn’t get better!
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A fun time to go a litlte crazy with fall decor……love the colors! Pottery Barn
I feel you are never too old to hit a pumpkin farm!

Hello crusty bread and hearty homemade soup!?
Fall is a visit to Central Park and watching the model sailboats take sail in the cool fall breeze….
Fall is meant for apple picking (and apple pie ala mode of course)!
Its the perfect season to burn fall scented candles…and how about these darling gourd ones? PB
The spectrum of colors is nothing short of a miracle
Where apples in abundance can be found…..Country Living
And creating beautiful fall-ish vignettes! (Pottery Barn)
I cannot help but think of lazy late afternoons…true I NEVER get to catnap in a beautiful hammock in a sun lit lakeside cozy cabin but I can dream about it! (Pinterest)
How about all those precious little trick or treaters that come around every fall??
Apple pie and fall are practically synonymous!
And doesn’t fall make the most inspiring table setting with the rich colors and wonderful textures! CL
Fall is meant for settings like this, a charming quiet cabin on a lake…….love it!
And wearing gorgeous cashmere sweaters and scarves and fabulous racing gloves..ooh la la!
And creating simple arrangements of beautiful fall leaves and gourds in pretty old urns…..
Give me any excuse to have to stay home and put on a pair of cozy socks…ahh, that’s fall for you!
And finally, fall and wonderful comfort foods go together like oreos and milk, don’t you think?
Well that’s what fall means to me………So what about you? There’s so much to celebrate during this wonderful season! Do you love fall and get excited over it being here too? Whats your absolute favorite thing about this magical season? Do tell!?

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I have fall fever and its contagious……

Good morning……So do I have any fellow fall lovers out there? I know, I know there are soooo many  fall posts out there..but I simply could not resist sharing some favorite fall images.  I must say I get a little pep in my step when fall rolls around, when my sleeveless shirt dilemmas say goodbye until next season, when I feel inspired to start making big pots of my favorite comfort foods (and there are many trust me on that), when apple picking and fall foliage season come about. Yes, this all excites me like you can’t believe!

My own fall decor this season……..

I love waking up that cool air, and opening a window and just breathing fall in. I  love adding little touches around my home to signify falls arrival. Nothing over the top, but little subtle touches here and there. So,  today’s a tribute to fall and the glorious inspiration it inevitably brings like a beautifully wrapped present every time this time of year. How about you? Do you like to add touches of fall into your home?  Do you enjoy the season like I do? Do tell!


How spectacular is this rustic outdoor setting in a barn….absolutely idyllic!
Are you seriously ever too old for a candy apple? I think not…don’t you know if you eat one in the fall, its half the calories:)
Something about an outdoor setting under the rustling leaves with a slight fall breeze…..doesn’t get better!
 
A fun time to go a litlte crazy with fall decor……love the colors! Pottery Barn
I feel you are never too old to hit a pumpkin farm!

Hello crusty bread and hearty homemade soup! 
Fall is a visit to Central Park and watching the model sailboats take sail in the cool fall breeze….
Fall is meant for apple picking (and apple pie ala mode of course)!
Its the perfect season to burn fall scented candles…and how about these darling gourd ones? PB
The spectrum of colors is nothing short of a miracle
Where apples in abundance can be found…..Country Living
And creating beautiful fall-ish vignettes! (Pottery Barn)
I cannot help but think of lazy late afternoons…true I NEVER get to catnap in a beautiful hammock in a sun lit lakeside cozy cabin but I can dream about it! (Pinterest)
How about all those precious little trick or treaters that come around every fall? 
Apple pie and fall are practically synonymous!
And doesn’t fall make the most inspiring table setting with the rich colors and wonderful textures! CL
Fall is meant for settings like this, a charming quiet cabin on a lake…….love it!
And wearing gorgeous cashmere sweaters and scarves and fabulous racing gloves..ooh la la!
And creating simple arrangements of beautiful fall leaves and gourds in pretty old urns…..
Give me any excuse to have to stay home and put on a pair of cozy socks…ahh, that’s fall for you!
And finally, fall and wonderful comfort foods go together like oreos and milk, don’t you think?
Well that’s what fall means to me………So what about you? There’s so much to celebrate during this wonderful season! Do you love fall and get excited over it being here too? Whats your absolute favorite thing about this magical season? Do tell! 

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