A winner and some Pinterest pretties part I…

Hello! Before I begin with all the good stuff I have to say like everyone else no doubt,? I am so saddened over the weather catastrophe in the Phillipines. The devastation is hard to wrap my brain around. I hope you will join me in keeping those affected in our thoughts and prayers, truly unimaginable.

Happy? to announce the very lucky winner of the mega jackpot of skincare products courtesy of Avery Graham. Lucky lady to be getting all these goodies! Congratulations goes to…..

Result:

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Pink Opulance, opulence eye cream as well as the eye make-up remover that would be a good start to get me on track!
Thanks for the giveaway and insightful information.

?Please email me here to provide your shipping information. Another great giveaway next week so stay tuned and thank you so much once again Elizabeth of Avery Graham!

Moving along…..Yes I definitely have Pinterest fever, however its under control though I have been pretty good about limiting my time there and as with everything good in life…moderation is key:) I have to say I really enjoy going over my boards which have grown by leaps and bounds, and of course when the thought strikes I add a new board, recently it’s “Wrap it up” which will be devoted to gorgeous gift wrapping ideas, just in the nick of time for Christmas.

Thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites once a week. So today’s is “Fall fabulosity” becasue well we are in the thick of fall and what better time to celebrate the majestic beauty of my most favorite season then today!

So here are some of my favorites from that board, if you want to see more or all of my Pinterest boards, click here.

Fall fabulosity

Now if these pictures don’t make a fall lover out of you, don’t know what will! The majesty and sheer natural beauty that is at every turn is something to behold. So so beautiful……to me fall always feels like a clean slate, a chance to begin anew with that first inhale of fresh crisp fall air, comes a new life into a new season. Click here to see all my boards on Pinterest.

I will be posting another batch of truly amazing steals and deals hopefully tomorrow (if I can get them all photographed in time otherwise Thursday). Do come back to take a look…so many good things and great buys. Thanks for stopping in as always and happy fall to you!

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A winner and some Pinterest pretties part I…

Hello! Before I begin with all the good stuff I have to say like everyone else no doubt,  I am so saddened over the weather catastrophe in the Phillipines. The devastation is hard to wrap my brain around. I hope you will join me in keeping those affected in our thoughts and prayers, truly unimaginable.

Happy  to announce the very lucky winner of the mega jackpot of skincare products courtesy of Avery Graham. Lucky lady to be getting all these goodies! Congratulations goes to…..

Result:

81
Pink Opulance, opulence eye cream as well as the eye make-up remover that would be a good start to get me on track!
Thanks for the giveaway and insightful information.

 Please email me here to provide your shipping information. Another great giveaway next week so stay tuned and thank you so much once again Elizabeth of Avery Graham!

Moving along…..Yes I definitely have Pinterest fever, however its under control though I have been pretty good about limiting my time there and as with everything good in life…moderation is key:) I have to say I really enjoy going over my boards which have grown by leaps and bounds, and of course when the thought strikes I add a new board, recently it’s “Wrap it up” which will be devoted to gorgeous gift wrapping ideas, just in the nick of time for Christmas.

Thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites once a week. So today’s is “Fall fabulosity” becasue well we are in the thick of fall and what better time to celebrate the majestic beauty of my most favorite season then today!

So here are some of my favorites from that board, if you want to see more or all of my Pinterest boards, click here.

Fall fabulosity

Now if these pictures don’t make a fall lover out of you, don’t know what will! The majesty and sheer natural beauty that is at every turn is something to behold. So so beautiful……to me fall always feels like a clean slate, a chance to begin anew with that first inhale of fresh crisp fall air, comes a new life into a new season. Click here to see all my boards on Pinterest.

I will be posting another batch of truly amazing steals and deals hopefully tomorrow (if I can get them all photographed in time otherwise Thursday). Do come back to take a look…so many good things and great buys. Thanks for stopping in as always and happy fall to you!

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Gorgeous fall colors on the leaves and in my long awaited new totes!

Hello and happy Sunday to you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend…have had a good weekend, a very busy one and so happy to be able to enjoy a lazy Sunday. Have a relative in town so we are going to just lounge around and then head out and enjoy the magnificent fall foliage starting to make its mark. Are the leaves turning where you are?

The weather has been spectacular, cool mornings, the leaves are turning, dry and sunny…..I could not ask for more. Normally this time of year my camera does overtime in a big way….the foliage is really just starting to show itself but I already am loving every morning that I wake up and see the glorious colors starting to become more prevalent.? Take a look…..

And on a chest in my foyer, the fall love continues…..

The same gorgeous colors on the trees showed up in the long awaited new arrivals from Annabell Ingall totes and they did not disappoint. The new fall colors are simply spectacular and I want one of each! Most were to fulfill orders but I have about 12 extra pieces that I ordered. So, here are the long awaited fall colors of the totes…….

As a special fall intro I am offering the large bags for $395.00 and the med. for $375.00 (limited availability). They sell normally for $450 and $400. Limited availability. This is only on until Tuesday, Oct.23rd.
Email me if you want one at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

?The beauty of fall in a leather tote!
?Two sizes large (in back) and med (in front)
?Eggplant….gorgeous!

?The hunter green, so rich!

?The nutmeg, the #1 color….hard to keep in stock.

?The elegant chocolate….love it and own it.
?The supple leather is baby butt soft…love the “squish” factor

Email me if you want one at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

And this new style messenger, I LOVE! Its got just enough room for the essentials, your wallet, phone, a little makeup, has three zippered compartments and is super chic. Has a very “Hermes-ish” feel……..special intro price $200.00

Gorgeous, don’t you think? There is a reason many magazines have dubbed this the bag to have and best part is its not crazy expensive!? These colors are not yet on my online shop but will be by weeks end so if you want to take advantage of promo price, just email me. Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

Don’t forget about submitting your pictures for my blue and white contest, I am bowled over by what I am getting, never knew how many blue and white aficionados there really are!! Keep em coming…..

My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection, your blue and white nails, your pet wearing a blue and white something….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I? know they will be fabulous!

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Gorgeous fall colors on the leaves and in my long awaited new totes!

Hello and happy Sunday to you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend…have had a good weekend, a very busy one and so happy to be able to enjoy a lazy Sunday. Have a relative in town so we are going to just lounge around and then head out and enjoy the magnificent fall foliage starting to make its mark. Are the leaves turning where you are?

The weather has been spectacular, cool mornings, the leaves are turning, dry and sunny…..I could not ask for more. Normally this time of year my camera does overtime in a big way….the foliage is really just starting to show itself but I already am loving every morning that I wake up and see the glorious colors starting to become more prevalent.  Take a look…..

And on a chest in my foyer, the fall love continues…..

The same gorgeous colors on the trees showed up in the long awaited new arrivals from Annabell Ingall totes and they did not disappoint. The new fall colors are simply spectacular and I want one of each! Most were to fulfill orders but I have about 12 extra pieces that I ordered. So, here are the long awaited fall colors of the totes…….

As a special fall intro I am offering the large bags for $395.00 and the med. for $375.00 (limited availability). They sell normally for $450 and $400. Limited availability. This is only on until Tuesday, Oct.23rd.
Email me if you want one at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

 The beauty of fall in a leather tote!
 Two sizes large (in back) and med (in front)
 Eggplant….gorgeous!

 The hunter green, so rich!

 The nutmeg, the #1 color….hard to keep in stock.

 The elegant chocolate….love it and own it.
 The supple leather is baby butt soft…love the “squish” factor

Email me if you want one at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

And this new style messenger, I LOVE! Its got just enough room for the essentials, your wallet, phone, a little makeup, has three zippered compartments and is super chic. Has a very “Hermes-ish” feel……..special intro price $200.00

Gorgeous, don’t you think? There is a reason many magazines have dubbed this the bag to have and best part is its not crazy expensive!  These colors are not yet on my online shop but will be by weeks end so if you want to take advantage of promo price, just email me. Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

Don’t forget about submitting your pictures for my blue and white contest, I am bowled over by what I am getting, never knew how many blue and white aficionados there really are!! Keep em coming…..

My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection, your blue and white nails, your pet wearing a blue and white something….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I  know they will be fabulous!

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Fall in the Hamptons and taking a little bit home…….

Hello and happy Monday to you! And how was your weekend? Ours was fun, and quite relaxing. Dinner with friends, got to see the movie, Rush…which I have to say was quite good, that it was a true story made it even better.I am disappointed I listened to the weather “experts” and didn’t go to Vermont as planned, as it turned out so beautiful….bummer!

 We have been having such beautiful weather lately…its slowly starting to get a little cooler every day and the foliage is just now starting to turn every so slightly. I am so loving my favorite time of year and seeing the tiny little glimpses of what is to come, nothing to me can beat the month of October.  I was out in the Hamptons recently and it was such fun being out there in the “off season”……of course I took my camera with me and thought it would be fun to share some of what I saw and enjoyed while out there, as well as a few “souvenirs”  that came home with me. I had fun adding small festive fall touches around the house and finished my outside urns too. So here we go…..

 I think you are never too old to enjoy and marvel at a real life pumpkin patch….what do you think?

 One of my favorite nurseries out east, I never visit without a stop here!

A beautiful vignette so alive with rich color…..love the way the white pumpkins set it off!

 Thought this setup was so pretty and festive, love the white pumpkins, one came with me to join my pumpkin family:)

 This beauty came home with me…the biggest chrysanthemum plant I have ever seen, it measures 36″ across!!!!!!!

And bought more baby cabbages….love these, they are so decorative!

 Fresh orchid delivery at my favorite nursery

 This enormous pumpkin was bought at auction and weighs over 450 lbs!!!

 Freshly delivered pumpkins waiting to be displayed….

At every turn, there was something worth taking a picture of at one of my other favorite farm stands…

Pumpkins of every color and size…..

And the fresh veges were still in abundance……

Then onto a pumpkin farm……

 This monster of a pumpkin weighed in at about 180 lbs!

 This is typical for how my car looks when I am finally heading home, it is chock full with not a single inch to spare!

So back at home……

  I filled my large dough bowl with a bunch of falls gifts and put it on my kitchen island…….

 White pumpkins can be placed just about anywhere and look fabulous!

 This orchid is on its way out (lasted a good 5 months) and have a beautiful new one to replace it with…on my agenda today!

 And even tiny little touches in a powder room….

And put the finishing touches on my outdoor urns….understated but elegant

 You cannot fully appreciate just how huge this chrysanthemum   is but its a whopping 37″ inches across! See it doesn’t take much to excite me:)

 Put by the front side door in a large planter
By the way…confession, some of those pumpkins on my doorstep are not real. I mix in the old with the new, when mixed in you really cannot tell and I love being able to reuse them every year! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day and start to your week!
Calling all blue and white lovers…..
Don’t forget now accepting pictures for my new contest “blue and white love” as the name implies…..just send me anything that has blue and white! I cannot wait to see what you send, I know its going to be great! Send all pictures to- theenchantedhome@gmail.com
Please in subject line put “blue and white love”

Fall in the Hamptons and taking a little bit home…….

Hello and happy Monday to you! And how was your weekend? Ours was fun, and quite relaxing. Dinner with friends, got to see the movie, Rush…which I have to say was quite good, that it was a true story made it even better.I am disappointed I listened to the weather “experts” and didn’t go to Vermont as planned, as it turned out so beautiful….bummer!

?We have been having such beautiful weather lately…its slowly starting to get a little cooler every day and the foliage is just now starting to turn every so slightly. I am so loving my favorite time of year and seeing the tiny little glimpses of what is to come, nothing to me can beat the month of October.? I was out in the Hamptons recently and it was such fun being out there in the “off season”……of course I took my camera with me and thought it would be fun to share some of what I saw and enjoyed while out there, as well as a few “souvenirs”? that came home with me. I had fun adding small festive fall touches around the house and finished my outside urns too. So here we go…..

?I think you are never too old to enjoy and marvel at a real life pumpkin patch….what do you think?

?One of my favorite nurseries out east, I never visit without a stop here!

A beautiful vignette so alive with rich color…..love the way the white pumpkins set it off!

?Thought this setup was so pretty and festive, love the white pumpkins, one came with me to join my pumpkin family:)

?This beauty came home with me…the biggest chrysanthemum plant I have ever seen, it measures 36″ across!!!!!!!

And bought more baby cabbages….love these, they are so decorative!

?Fresh orchid delivery at my favorite nursery

?This enormous pumpkin was bought at auction and weighs over 450 lbs!!!

?Freshly delivered pumpkins waiting to be displayed….

At every turn, there was something worth taking a picture of at one of my other favorite farm stands…

Pumpkins of every color and size…..

And the fresh veges were still in abundance……

Then onto a pumpkin farm……

?This monster of a pumpkin weighed in at about 180 lbs!

?This is typical for how my car looks when I am finally heading home, it is chock full with not a single inch to spare!

So back at home……

? I filled my large dough bowl with a bunch of falls gifts and put it on my kitchen island…….

?White pumpkins can be placed just about anywhere and look fabulous!

?This orchid is on its way out (lasted a good 5 months) and have a beautiful new one to replace it with…on my agenda today!

?And even tiny little touches in a powder room….

And put the finishing touches on my outdoor urns….understated but elegant

?You cannot fully appreciate just how huge this chrysanthemum ? is but its a whopping 37″ inches across! See it doesn’t take much to excite me:)

?Put by the front side door in a large planter
By the way…confession, some of those pumpkins on my doorstep are not real. I mix in the old with the new, when mixed in you really cannot tell and I love being able to reuse them every year! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful day and start to your week!
Calling all blue and white lovers…..
Don’t forget now accepting pictures for my new contest “blue and white love” as the name implies…..just send me anything that has blue and white! I cannot wait to see what you send, I know its going to be great! Send all pictures to- theenchantedhome@gmail.com
Please in subject line put “blue and white love”

A winner of fall fabulous, a new contest and an award!

Good Sunday morning to you! Hope you are having a nice weekend…the weather turned out spectacular here which kind of disappointed me because i had plans to go to Vermont and originally they were calling for Sat. to be a bit of a washout…boy they were wrong,  it turned out to be an incredible weather day. Only upside is I was able to catch my sons game! So all was not lost, may head up there next week really want to catch the tail end of the magnificent one and only fall foliage, to me it just doesn’t any prettier than fall in New England.

So first thanks a million to all of those who participated in my “Fall fabulous contest”. It was overwhelming to get so many incredible images!! I truly wish I had a prize for everyone. As most of you know, I had difficulty with note one but two of the polls, both which had to be removed and therefore the votes canceled. Then I resorted to the old fashioned way by having everyone leave a comment with their choices. It was a pain, yes I know (for both of us) but it made things as fair as they can be. Promise by next contest to hopefully have an accurate glitch free poll up and running!

Without further ado, here is the unmistakable winner with over 70 votes, congratulations to……

Cannell Dillard, this is picture perfect indeed and really does say “fall fabulous”! Congratulations on a spectacular shot!
A close second with over 50 votes was this glorious shot….
And a few honorable mentions in order of votes….

Please contact me with your information to claim your prize. I am offering either the gorgeous wood and pewter nut bowl or a monogrammed carving board bearing your name! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

or

Moving along…..I think its a great time to announce my November contest, this way it will give you a few weeks to send in your pictures. My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I  know they will be fabulous! Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally I had posted this wonderful Sunshine award post bestowed upon me by the wonderful Kate from Preppy Empty Nester but unfortunately had to remove it the same day to repost the fall contest (crazy few days) so here it is again…….

I was so delighted to receive the Sunshine award last week, so much so that I treated myself to a pasta lunch with a little dessert to celebrate of course!!!!  What made it even sweeter was that it was bestowed upon me by power blogger, glamour woman, queen of funny….yes I am talking about the infamous Kate of Preppy Empty Nester, the one and only. The idea behind it is to answer the 10 questions  she asked of me and pass it along to ten other bloggers with my own set of 10 questions. It took some time and thinking to get this done but it was a fun exercise and I am happy to present my portion of this award as well as  my list of questions I am passing along…

Hope you will participate (at your leisure) and pass it along, its fun and a creative way to get to know more about other bloggers……

So here is what Kate asked me-

1.  You ladies are all creative and talented.  What was the biggest blooper that you made while decorating?

 Way back when I was a newlywed, I had decided, because I had a “revelation” that we just had to have our master bedroom (all 25 sq feet of it, living in NYC)  painted “blush” (relative word). However my little swatch of “delicate pink” proved to explode when on the walls. I left in the morning handing the paint can to the painter as I trotted off to work all smug about my design finesse at 21, and came home literally walking into a bottle of Pepto Bismol. The pink was so incredibly strong that it almost made me faint from the “pinkness”. Needless to say my painter was back the next day, painting the walls a boring white:) I was humbled right back to being a 21 one newbie.


2.  Which child is your favorite?
KIDDING!!!!!!  Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

Funny! However on pondering this question…..on some days the scary thing is I might actually be able to answer this question….lol



2.  What is your favorite movie and song of all time? 

Honestly I do not have one, are you kidding? One???? Sorry! But a few- yes,  I can manage that…..The English Patient, Sense and Sensability, It’s Complicated, Horse Whisperer, Sabrina and Roman Holiday, Atonement, The Devil wears Prada, Somethings Gotta Give, Anna Karenia, Doctor Zvhivago, geez…I could go on.


Songs- When I need a good cry “Everybody hurts” by R.E.M or “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera, both hauntingly beautiful songs.  I love Ava Maria, enjoy my fair share of current pop music, most music by Coldplay, Midnight Sonata….love Bossa Nova, what can I say with my musical genius I love and embrace it all (sad thing is I am the only one who thinks I am a good singer)



3.  If you wrote a memoir, what would the title be? 

How about “An Enchanted life”? 


4.  What has been one of your most embarrassing moments? 

 Wow I have a lot of those 🙂  One recent one was one morning frantically trying to get my son to school on time, I could not find my keys (I know you all can relate) so we decided to take my sons nifty little car. Yes as in one that is so high tech I have no idea how to turn it on and freak out when I think its stalling at lights by turning off when in fact its supposed to do that:) 

So we pull up to his school, (private conservative school that is) and he runs out to class and the car goes off with yours truly sitting behind the wheel. Somehow I press a button and the ignition shuts off. I have no idea how to get the car going and as I am trying hard to not look like too much of an idiot, the school headmaster walks by with a group of administrators and as they pass I hit the magic button and the car goes on but not without the preprogrammed music (rap music) my son has set to come on automatically when the car starts so loud I am certain those in the next county can hear it. So deafening, it obviously caused them to turn around and stare at little ‘ol me in this car with this music so loud and the saddest thing was I didn’t know how to turn it off, that was the worst part of all! So not only did I look like a 40 something year old loser having a serious identity crisis but I  was a surly “in your face” one too….by not turning it down. I was dying of embarrassment! Finally figured it out, slouched into  my seat and drove away with my tail between my legs:) 


5.  What is your biggest regret?  I don’t mind hearing juicy details.  

Not having had a fourth child. I know, I know its crazy to some but since I am still in my 40’s I feel too young to become an empty nester next year (boo hoo) and would sooooo love to have a younger child right now. 



6.  If you were awarded an all expenses paid vacation for two weeks where would you go?  Don’t get any ideas… this is not tied into a give away.  

Thanks Kate, your treat? Well…….I do want to go to Greece, Turkey and Tuscany. So how about all three….no worries I can manage to take off a little extra time to make it happen 🙂



7.  How many homes have you lived in?  Which one was your favorite? 

I have lived in 1 apartment and 4 homes including this one. (have to say this one is my favorite) but I do have some really fabulous memories in each of my others of a time when my  kids were younger, and the house felt “fuller” (translates to louder and messier)  etc…….but it’s all good.


8.  If you could sit next to any famous celebrity on a 5-hour flight, who would it be? 

Well,  maybe Nancy Meyers because I just know after a 5 hour flight she would want me to become her partner in her next movie, no make that she would be begging me to become her partner, hey give her credit for recognizing sheer genius when she meets it. If I were a producer…seriously she is the one I would most like to be. I love her style, aesthetic and take on “feel good” movies….Somethings Gotta Give, Its complicated, The Parent trap, The holiday, need I go on?


9.  What would your friends say are your 3 best qualities? 

Kindness, generosity and humility. Of course I am most inspired to be all those things to my friends who make it so worth the effort (you  know I love you)!


10.  Why do you blog? 

Because I so enjoy the personal connections I make with so many that I would otherwise likely not meet. It is a creative outlet for me to express my love for design and its opened up so many wonderful doors. and I of course, have to admit, I also love the free loot. 

Blogging has become my happy place (I call it cheap therapy) . Even when I am having a rough day, the world seems right again when I enter blogland…..its filled with so many amazing like minded people. Its been wonderful and is a virtual classroom, cannot tell you how it has opened my eyes and taught me to much.

The biggest perk you ask? Of course we all know….meeting Kate. (you can send me the money via Paypal Kate) lol..

 Kate being coy………

Thank you Kate! Now it my turn to come up with 10 juicy questions and pass them along however instead of selecting 10 bloggers I am opening them up to any blogger that wants to participate (there are so many great ones), the more the merrier!! Here are my questions for you……..


1. If you had to move to another country for a year, where would you go? Why?

2.You are having a dinner party with a table of  famous people (past and present). Who will be lucky enough to sit on either side of you?

3. What are two things in this world that are “must do’s”on your bucket list?

4, What is one of your weaknesses and one strength? (comfort and junk food included)!

5. One of your most dreaded household chores?

6. Something most of us don’t know about you…..

7. Fill in the blank, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing……….

8. Have you ever won a trophy? If so for what, do tell!

9. What is your best dish? (feel free to brag)!

10. Be honest…have you ever faked an accent?

I do hope whoever this appeals to will participate and let me know if you do! I love reading more about my favorite bloggers:) Thanks Kate! 

Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Many thanks once again to all those who sent in their beautiful fall pictures! They were so enjoyed and I will no doubt go back to that post again and again to enjoy all the beauty and inspiration. I cannot wait to get in your blue and white pictures! Until tomorrow……

A winner of fall fabulous, a new contest and an award!

Good Sunday morning to you! Hope you are having a nice weekend…the weather turned out spectacular here which kind of disappointed me because i had plans to go to Vermont and originally they were calling for Sat. to be a bit of a washout…boy they were wrong,? it turned out to be an incredible weather day. Only upside is I was able to catch my sons game! So all was not lost, may head up there next week really want to catch the tail end of the magnificent one and only fall foliage, to me it just doesn’t any prettier than fall in New England.

So first thanks a million to all of those who participated in my “Fall fabulous contest”. It was overwhelming to get so many incredible images!! I truly wish I had a prize for everyone. As most of you know, I had difficulty with note one but two of the polls, both which had to be removed and therefore the votes canceled. Then I resorted to the old fashioned way by having everyone leave a comment with their choices. It was a pain, yes I know (for both of us) but it made things as fair as they can be. Promise by next contest to hopefully have an accurate glitch free poll up and running!

Without further ado, here is the unmistakable winner with over 70 votes, congratulations to……

Cannell Dillard, this is picture perfect indeed and really does say “fall fabulous”! Congratulations on a spectacular shot!
A close second with over 50 votes was this glorious shot….
And a few honorable mentions in order of votes….

Please contact me with your information to claim your prize. I am offering either the gorgeous wood and pewter nut bowl or a monogrammed carving board bearing your name! Email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

or

Moving along…..I think its a great time to announce my November contest, this way it will give you a few weeks to send in your pictures. My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I? know they will be fabulous! Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally I had posted this wonderful Sunshine award post bestowed upon me by the wonderful Kate from Preppy Empty Nester but unfortunately had to remove it the same day to repost the fall contest (crazy few days) so here it is again…….

I was so delighted to receive the Sunshine award last week, so much so that I treated myself to a pasta lunch with a little dessert to celebrate of course!!!!? What made it even sweeter was that it was bestowed upon me by power blogger, glamour woman, queen of funny….yes I am talking about the infamous Kate of Preppy Empty Nester, the one and only. The idea behind it is to answer the 10 questions? she asked of me and pass it along to ten other bloggers with my own set of 10 questions. It took some time and thinking to get this done but it was a fun exercise and I am happy to present my portion of this award as well as? my list of questions I am passing along…

Hope you will participate (at your leisure) and pass it along, its fun and a creative way to get to know more about other bloggers……

So here is what Kate asked me-

1. ?You ladies are all creative and talented.? What was the biggest blooper that you made while decorating?

?Way back when I was a newlywed, I had decided, because I had a “revelation” that we just had to have our master bedroom (all 25 sq feet of it, living in NYC)? painted “blush” (relative word). However my little swatch of “delicate pink” proved to explode when on the walls. I left in the morning handing the paint can to the painter as I trotted off to work all smug about my design finesse at 21, and came home literally walking into a bottle of Pepto Bismol. The pink was so incredibly strong that it almost made me faint from the “pinkness”. Needless to say my painter was back the next day, painting the walls a boring white:) I was humbled right back to being a 21 one newbie.


2. ?Which child is your favorite?
KIDDING!!!!!! ?Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

Funny! However on pondering this question…..on some days the scary thing is I might actually be able to answer this question….lol



2. ?What is your favorite movie and song of all time??

Honestly I do not have one, are you kidding? One???? Sorry! But a few- yes,? I can manage that…..The English Patient, Sense and Sensability, It’s Complicated, Horse Whisperer, Sabrina and Roman Holiday, Atonement, The Devil wears Prada, Somethings Gotta Give, Anna Karenia, Doctor Zvhivago, geez…I could go on.


Songs- When I need a good cry “Everybody hurts” by R.E.M or “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera, both hauntingly beautiful songs.? I love Ava Maria, enjoy my fair share of current pop music, most music by Coldplay, Midnight Sonata….love Bossa Nova, what can I say with my musical genius I love and embrace it all (sad thing is I am the only one who thinks I am a good singer)



3. ?If you wrote a memoir, what would the title be??

How about “An Enchanted life”??


4. ?What has been one of your most embarrassing moments??

?Wow I have a lot of those :)? One recent one was one morning frantically trying to get my son to school on time, I could not find my keys (I know you all can relate) so we decided to take my sons nifty little car. Yes as in one that is so high tech I have no idea how to turn it on and freak out when I think its stalling at lights by turning off when in fact its supposed to do that:)?

So we pull up to his school, (private conservative school that is) and he runs out to class and the car goes off with yours truly sitting behind the wheel. Somehow I press a button and the ignition shuts off. I have no idea how to get the car going and as I am trying hard to not look like too much of an idiot, the school headmaster walks by with a group of administrators and as they pass I hit the magic button and the car goes on but not without the preprogrammed music (rap music) my son has set to come on automatically when the car starts so loud I am certain those in the next county can hear it. So deafening, it obviously caused them to turn around and stare at little ‘ol me in this car with this music so loud and the saddest thing was I didn’t know how to turn it off, that was the worst part of all! So not only did I look like a 40 something year old loser having a serious identity crisis but I? was a surly “in your face” one too….by not turning it down. I was dying of embarrassment! Finally figured it out, slouched into? my seat and drove away with my tail between my legs:)?


5. ?What is your biggest regret? ?I don’t mind hearing juicy details. ?

Not having had a fourth child. I know, I know its crazy to some but since I am still in my 40’s I feel too young to become an empty nester next year (boo hoo) and would sooooo love to have a younger child right now.?



6. ?If you were awarded an all expenses paid vacation for two weeks where would you go? ?Don’t get any ideas… this is not tied into a give away. ?

Thanks Kate, your treat? Well…….I do want to go to Greece, Turkey and Tuscany. So how about all three….no worries I can manage to take off a little extra time to make it happen 🙂



7. ?How many homes have you lived in? ?Which one was your favorite??

I have lived in 1 apartment and 4 homes including this one. (have to say this one is my favorite) but I do have some really fabulous memories in each of my others of a time when my? kids were younger, and the house felt “fuller” (translates to louder and messier)? etc…….but it’s all good.



8. ?If you could sit next to any famous celebrity on a 5-hour flight, who would it be??

Well,? maybe Nancy Meyers because I just know after a 5 hour flight she would want me to become her partner in her next movie, no make that she would be begging me to become her partner, hey give her credit for recognizing sheer genius when she meets it. If I were a producer…seriously she is the one I would most like to be. I love her style, aesthetic and take on “feel good” movies….Somethings Gotta Give, Its complicated, The Parent trap, The holiday, need I go on?


9. ?What would your friends say are your 3 best qualities??

Kindness, generosity and humility. Of course I am most inspired to be all those things to my friends who make it so worth the effort (you? know I love you)!


10. ?Why do you blog??

Because I so enjoy the personal connections I make with so many that I would otherwise likely not meet. It is a creative outlet for me to express my love for design and its opened up so many wonderful doors. and I of course, have to admit, I also love the free loot.?


Blogging has become my happy place (I call it cheap therapy) . Even when I am having a rough day, the world seems right again when I enter blogland…..its filled with so many amazing like minded people. Its been wonderful and is a virtual classroom, cannot tell you how it has opened my eyes and taught me to much.

The biggest perk you ask? Of course we all know….meeting Kate. (you can send me the money via Paypal Kate) lol..

?Kate being coy………


Thank you Kate! Now it my turn to come up with 10 juicy questions and pass them along however instead of selecting 10 bloggers I am opening them up to any blogger that wants to participate (there are so many great ones), the more the merrier!! Here are my questions for you……..


1. If you had to move to another country for a year, where would you go? Why?

2.You are having a dinner party with a table of? famous people (past and present). Who will be lucky enough to sit on either side of you?

3. What are two things in this world that are “must do’s”on your bucket list?

4, What is one of your weaknesses and one strength? (comfort and junk food included)!

5. One of your most dreaded household chores?

6. Something most of us don’t know about you…..

7. Fill in the blank, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing……….

8. Have you ever won a trophy? If so for what, do tell!

9. What is your best dish? (feel free to brag)!

10. Be honest…have you ever faked an accent?

I do hope whoever this appeals to will participate and let me know if you do! I love reading more about my favorite bloggers:) Thanks Kate!?

Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Many thanks once again to all those who sent in their beautiful fall pictures! They were so enjoyed and I will no doubt go back to that post again and again to enjoy all the beauty and inspiration. I cannot wait to get in your blue and white pictures! Until tomorrow……

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…….

CHOICE 1
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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
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CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
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CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12
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CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15
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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!