2 winners and a final Christmas giveaway………..

Before I begin-? The beautiful and stylish Debby that we all know and love from Inspired Design was so kind to feature my home decorated for the holidays today! Be sure to stop over by clicking here and take a peek…she did such a beautiful job. Thank you Debby!

Hi there, such busy days this week. I am sure its the same for you. Exciting, adrenaline rushing, maddening and chaotic all rolled into one. I think the bulk of my “elf duties” is done but now I am concentrating on the final details for our annual Christmas family party this weekend. So that is what I will be busy doing these next few days……it all gets done so I am not sweating it (or at least trying not to). Also have out of town guests coming in, so it’s going to get really busy around here. First things first! I want to announce the two lucky winners from last weeks contest. Congratulations goes to…..

For the Judith August book and product, the winner is……

Result: 42

Happy Birthday, Tina! Your house is looking festive and ready for the holidays. As always, no one does a better job than you. Thank you for the great giveaway. For make-up, I’d choose everything to cover under eye dark circles. For sweets, it is the holiday gift set — you get to taste everything.

Reply

And for the sweets from Sucre, the winner is………(from Facebook)

Result: 1

I’m visiting from the enchanted home and love any of the nuts and the macaroons.

December 15 at 9:16am


Please contact me here to provide your shipping details.

I promised a giveaway a week in November and I have to say there have been some really amazing giveaways which I have had a lot of fun giving away! Today’s is a whopper..one could argue the best for last or at least one of the bests for last!

?I think just about everyone knows Safavieh Home. A mecca for the best brands at the best prices. Period. There is no getting around it….they have everything, including all the very best brands and their prices cannot be beat. So they have generously offered this amazingly beautiful bench, I LOVE this piece and doubt anyone would be hard pressed to find a place for this beauty.

?I adore the pickled wood and the neutral cotton like velvet fabric, a great neutral, and such an elegant piece!

I thought it would be fun to look at some of my favorite things from Safavieh and there are indeed a ton of things to admire,? then details follow on how to enter!

Kind of gets you in the mood to decorate, doesn’t it? OK to enter, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home by clicking here, check out all the goodies, come back here and tell me a favorite item. That is it..you are in the running!

If you want a second chance, leave them a comment on Facebook by clicking here telling them you are from The Enchanted Home and what your favorite item is. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning! Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day.

Three more tidbits to remember-

1. The gift buying, decorating, gift giving, food prepping, and all the festive fun is so wonderful but this post singlehandedly reminds us all of how precious life is and what the real meaning of the holidays is. I think its impossible to read this and not get choked up, but let me tell you it was one of the most touching and beautiful posts I have read about Christmas all season long. Talk about putting it in perspective, I strongly advise you to take a look. Click here on Preppy Princess to visit.

http://preppyprincessblog.com/2013/12/18/avoiding-little-miss-crankypants/

2. Don’t forget to send in your Christmas related pictures as the holiday gets underway! Now accepting pictures for my “Christmas magic” contest and already getting in some beauties!!

?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?

3. If you missed the most amazing gingerbread houses, you must click here to see!

That’s it I promise! Wishing you a fabulous and productive day! Don’t forget to take little breathers and to take good care of yourself. I am practicing what I preach and doing things like indulging in a little chocolate or getting a pedicure…..something that feels good:) Thanks for stopping in!

2 winners and a final Christmas giveaway………..

Before I begin-  The beautiful and stylish Debby that we all know and love from Inspired Design was so kind to feature my home decorated for the holidays today! Be sure to stop over by clicking here and take a peek…she did such a beautiful job. Thank you Debby!

Hi there, such busy days this week. I am sure its the same for you. Exciting, adrenaline rushing, maddening and chaotic all rolled into one. I think the bulk of my “elf duties” is done but now I am concentrating on the final details for our annual Christmas family party this weekend. So that is what I will be busy doing these next few days……it all gets done so I am not sweating it (or at least trying not to). Also have out of town guests coming in, so it’s going to get really busy around here. First things first! I want to announce the two lucky winners from last weeks contest. Congratulations goes to…..

For the Judith August book and product, the winner is……

Result: 42

Happy Birthday, Tina! Your house is looking festive and ready for the holidays. As always, no one does a better job than you. Thank you for the great giveaway. For make-up, I’d choose everything to cover under eye dark circles. For sweets, it is the holiday gift set — you get to taste everything.

Reply

And for the sweets from Sucre, the winner is………(from Facebook)

Result: 1

I’m visiting from the enchanted home and love any of the nuts and the macaroons.

Like ? ? December 15 at 9:16am


Please contact me here to provide your shipping details.

I promised a giveaway a week in November and I have to say there have been some really amazing giveaways which I have had a lot of fun giving away! Today’s is a whopper..one could argue the best for last or at least one of the bests for last!

 I think just about everyone knows Safavieh Home. A mecca for the best brands at the best prices. Period. There is no getting around it….they have everything, including all the very best brands and their prices cannot be beat. So they have generously offered this amazingly beautiful bench, I LOVE this piece and doubt anyone would be hard pressed to find a place for this beauty.

 I adore the pickled wood and the neutral cotton like velvet fabric, a great neutral, and such an elegant piece!

I thought it would be fun to look at some of my favorite things from Safavieh and there are indeed a ton of things to admire,  then details follow on how to enter!

Kind of gets you in the mood to decorate, doesn’t it? OK to enter, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home by clicking here, check out all the goodies, come back here and tell me a favorite item. That is it..you are in the running!

If you want a second chance, leave them a comment on Facebook by clicking here telling them you are from The Enchanted Home and what your favorite item is. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning! Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day.

Three more tidbits to remember-

1. The gift buying, decorating, gift giving, food prepping, and all the festive fun is so wonderful but this post singlehandedly reminds us all of how precious life is and what the real meaning of the holidays is. I think its impossible to read this and not get choked up, but let me tell you it was one of the most touching and beautiful posts I have read about Christmas all season long. Talk about putting it in perspective, I strongly advise you to take a look. Click here on Preppy Princess to visit.

http://preppyprincessblog.com/2013/12/18/avoiding-little-miss-crankypants/

2. Don’t forget to send in your Christmas related pictures as the holiday gets underway! Now accepting pictures for my “Christmas magic” contest and already getting in some beauties!!

 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 

3. If you missed the most amazing gingerbread houses, you must click here to see!

That’s it I promise! Wishing you a fabulous and productive day! Don’t forget to take little breathers and to take good care of yourself. I am practicing what I preach and doing things like indulging in a little chocolate or getting a pedicure…..something that feels good:) Thanks for stopping in!

Which would you choose? And a fabulous Safavieh giveaway!

Good Saturday morning to you! Can’t believe it’s the weekend…this week really flew for me,? I am looking forward to a low key relaxing kind of weekend….after the pace I have been keeping its a welcome relief.? One wonderful giveaway comes to an end and another fabulous one arrives!! First let me announce the winner of the beautiful gardening gloves and kneepads from Angela’s Garden. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 117

Barbara P from MA April 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for introducing us to Angela’s Garden. The gloves are so pretty and look very comfortable. The Green Garden tote looks like it would be a perfect solution to carry all of my hand tools to my garden beds that are a distance from the house. Loved this post!!! I too can’t wait to get outside and start working in my gardens!
Please contact me here to provide your shipping details!

Moving on, I think its safe to say we all have a few things in common………we all love beautiful furniture, we all love a great discount and who doesn’t love a great giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Safavieh Home,? and their celebration of their 35 years going strong…they are offering up not only a super generous 20% discount code for Enchanted readers? off of ANYTHING on their online store but they are also offering a wonderful giveaway!!

Safavieh Home is known far and wide for their truly incredible selection of every major brand of furniture, as well as their own exquisite private label, a vast collection of rugs, every kind of accessory, from the most traditional to ultra modern, lighting, you name it……they have it! They ship worldwide, offer the absolute best customer service and will beat any price…… can you ask for more? All details on the bottom of this post.

?So thought to kick things off, it would be fun to imagine the furniture fairy has paid you a visit and granted you one wish for one of these Safavieh beauties to? make their way through? your front door. So its your turn….which would you choose?

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

Candace Bookcase

CHOICE 16

Decatur coffee table

CHOICE 17

?Sabine balloon chair

CHOICE 18

Union Jack chair

Are you in furniture nirvana? Me too……gets me dreaming. Now about? the delightful giveaway! I love this ottoman, and who can’t use a practical ottoman? Best part….its a shoe ottoman! That’s right, this beauty holds several pair of shoes….simply awesome.

?So next time you go on a shoe buying splurge and need to “hide the goods” you have the perfect place 🙂 So to be eligible, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home and come back here and tell us a favorite item on their site. Click here to visit them.

If you want a second chance to win, visit them on Facebook (click here)
Leave a comment and don’t forget to mention you are from The Enchanted Home

Its also the perfect time to finally splurge on that item you have had your eye on, with a very generous 20% off of anything on their site. For my readers only use the code “enchanted” at checkout. Good for 2 weeks. Happy shopping!

Remember anonymous, you must leave a first name and last name initial in body of comment otherwise I have no way of knowing who you are!
Good luck everyone..so your turn, which would you choose? Inquiring minds want to know! Happy weekend to everyone, thank you? for stopping in and? a big thank you to Safavieh Home for your generosity!

Which would you choose? And a fabulous Safavieh giveaway!

Good Saturday morning to you! Can’t believe it’s the weekend…this week really flew for me,  I am looking forward to a low key relaxing kind of weekend….after the pace I have been keeping its a welcome relief.  One wonderful giveaway comes to an end and another fabulous one arrives!! First let me announce the winner of the beautiful gardening gloves and kneepads from Angela’s Garden. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 117

Barbara P from MA April 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for introducing us to Angela’s Garden. The gloves are so pretty and look very comfortable. The Green Garden tote looks like it would be a perfect solution to carry all of my hand tools to my garden beds that are a distance from the house. Loved this post!!! I too can’t wait to get outside and start working in my gardens!
Please contact me here to provide your shipping details!

Moving on, I think its safe to say we all have a few things in common………we all love beautiful furniture, we all love a great discount and who doesn’t love a great giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Safavieh Home,  and their celebration of their 35 years going strong…they are offering up not only a super generous 20% discount code for Enchanted readers  off of ANYTHING on their online store but they are also offering a wonderful giveaway!!

Safavieh Home is known far and wide for their truly incredible selection of every major brand of furniture, as well as their own exquisite private label, a vast collection of rugs, every kind of accessory, from the most traditional to ultra modern, lighting, you name it……they have it! They ship worldwide, offer the absolute best customer service and will beat any price…… can you ask for more? All details on the bottom of this post.

 So thought to kick things off, it would be fun to imagine the furniture fairy has paid you a visit and granted you one wish for one of these Safavieh beauties to  make their way through  your front door. So its your turn….which would you choose?

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

Candace Bookcase

CHOICE 16

Decatur coffee table

CHOICE 17

 Sabine balloon chair

CHOICE 18

Union Jack chair

Are you in furniture nirvana? Me too……gets me dreaming. Now about  the delightful giveaway! I love this ottoman, and who can’t use a practical ottoman? Best part….its a shoe ottoman! That’s right, this beauty holds several pair of shoes….simply awesome.

 So next time you go on a shoe buying splurge and need to “hide the goods” you have the perfect place 🙂 So to be eligible, all you need to do is visit Safavieh Home and come back here and tell us a favorite item on their site. Click here to visit them.

If you want a second chance to win, visit them on Facebook (click here)
Leave a comment and don’t forget to mention you are from The Enchanted Home

Its also the perfect time to finally splurge on that item you have had your eye on, with a very generous 20% off of anything on their site. For my readers only use the code “enchanted” at checkout. Good for 2 weeks. Happy shopping!

Remember anonymous, you must leave a first name and last name initial in body of comment otherwise I have no way of knowing who you are!
Good luck everyone..so your turn, which would you choose? Inquiring minds want to know! Happy weekend to everyone, thank you  for stopping in and  a big thank you to Safavieh Home for your generosity!

The elegance and ease of e-design projects………

Good morning! How was your weekend? Half of mine was spent thinking I was getting sick (and feeling it). Thankfully it appears its not more than a cold….phew! The other half was spent in one of my favorite kitchen stores…Sur La Table and then dinner with friends (more on that later).? One thing? I have started doing more of in the last six months is e-design work. I have really enjoyed it because its allows me to get back to designing (which I LOVE) and help people (sometimes halfway across the country) without either of us ever leaving our computer screens! Really gets my creative juices flowing!? It is a highly efficient way of “getting the job done”.

This is a part of my business? I am planning to grow this year (one of many goals) and as I am finishing up two jobs, I will decide the next course of action. It’s such a great way to get the design services you might want/ need for a fraction of the cost and definitely is a huge time saver. So you get the elegant look you are after, its far easier and much less expensive..it’s a win/win! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you (with their permission of course) a few finished products.

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This first project is for a young couple in California. They are just married two years, bought their first home in California and wanted? a fresh feeling, comfortable sophisticated living room. She loved the idea of incorporating the blue and white (gotta love her) to add some elegance and tradition, he wanted it to feel light and airy, not stuffy and they both love green. They liked the idea of a? lantern instead of a chandelier, and preferred lighter woods over dark heavy woods. So after a few back and forths, here’s is what I came up. They loved it all and this entire room is now officially in the works. I want to illustrate how even when on a budget, you can adopt the high/low approach. The most expensive things here were the rug and console. They were willing to spend money on a few principle pieces, but we got the sofa, chairs and coffee table on sale.?

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The pillows I found at Pier One, that gorgeous velvet pillow was under 15.00!!!!! The blue and whites and blue and white lamps are from my store and the crystal lamps were found at Overstock. The wife, who is a photographer is going to do a gallery wall for art, and I suggested getting unpainted frames all the same size and painting them the same green as the pillows for an extra pop and they love the idea. A little creative thinking goes a long long way! I love the feeling of this room, fresh, light and airy, a touch of blue and white, pops of the green….it has all the ingredients that made up their perfect recipe!

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This second project was for a dark green sofa and pillows. It was for a small existing office/library, very small but cozy. I helped her select this sofa and fabric and then she wanted to add needlepoint pillows to incorporate the other rich tones of the room/home. So we came up with 3 combinations and she is leaning towards one. She thought it would be fun for me to ask your opinions so here’s where you get to weigh in. Which would be your choice, 1, 2 or 3? Do tell! The only other things in this small room are a mahogany desk and dark brown leather chair. There is an antique carpet that is all jewel tones and a small window with a pleated roman shade in a dark tan. She wanted and loved the idea of adding a leopard pillow (or two) so each features that…….take a look!

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This last one is a project in the works…..we are starting with a small entry foyer. An empty nester, she decided to go very light and airy in her new home.? She already has an off white berber rug on hardwood floors.. Its a small townhouse, and she wants a welcoming smaller scaled console with a mirror and she loves blue and white. (I think I need to make this a prerequisite for anyone who hires me for e–design, lol). So here are the three picks, she is leaning towards one and I am torn between two…how about you?

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I would love to hear your feedback on which you like. I have to say I had loads of fun working on these projects, and the icing on the cake is when you come up with something that the client really loves! If you are interested in e-design contact me here for details.Thanks for stopping by and wishing all of you a fabulous day!



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The elegance and ease of e-design projects………

Good morning! How was your weekend? Half of mine was spent thinking I was getting sick (and feeling it). Thankfully it appears its not more than a cold….phew! The other half was spent in one of my favorite kitchen stores…Sur La Table and then dinner with friends (more on that later).  One thing  I have started doing more of in the last six months is e-design work. I have really enjoyed it because its allows me to get back to designing (which I LOVE) and help people (sometimes halfway across the country) without either of us ever leaving our computer screens! Really gets my creative juices flowing!  It is a highly efficient way of “getting the job done”.

This is a part of my business  I am planning to grow this year (one of many goals) and as I am finishing up two jobs, I will decide the next course of action. It’s such a great way to get the design services you might want/ need for a fraction of the cost and definitely is a huge time saver. So you get the elegant look you are after, its far easier and much less expensive..it’s a win/win! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you (with their permission of course) a few finished products.

 
 
This first project is for a young couple in California. They are just married two years, bought their first home in California and wanted  a fresh feeling, comfortable sophisticated living room. She loved the idea of incorporating the blue and white (gotta love her) to add some elegance and tradition, he wanted it to feel light and airy, not stuffy and they both love green. They liked the idea of a  lantern instead of a chandelier, and preferred lighter woods over dark heavy woods. So after a few back and forths, here’s is what I came up. They loved it all and this entire room is now officially in the works. I want to illustrate how even when on a budget, you can adopt the high/low approach. The most expensive things here were the rug and console. They were willing to spend money on a few principle pieces, but we got the sofa, chairs and coffee table on sale. 
 
The pillows I found at Pier One, that gorgeous velvet pillow was under 15.00!!!!! The blue and whites and blue and white lamps are from my store and the crystal lamps were found at Overstock. The wife, who is a photographer is going to do a gallery wall for art, and I suggested getting unpainted frames all the same size and painting them the same green as the pillows for an extra pop and they love the idea. A little creative thinking goes a long long way! I love the feeling of this room, fresh, light and airy, a touch of blue and white, pops of the green….it has all the ingredients that made up their perfect recipe!
 

 
 
This second project was for a dark green sofa and pillows. It was for a small existing office/library, very small but cozy. I helped her select this sofa and fabric and then she wanted to add needlepoint pillows to incorporate the other rich tones of the room/home. So we came up with 3 combinations and she is leaning towards one. She thought it would be fun for me to ask your opinions so here’s where you get to weigh in. Which would be your choice, 1, 2 or 3? Do tell! The only other things in this small room are a mahogany desk and dark brown leather chair. There is an antique carpet that is all jewel tones and a small window with a pleated roman shade in a dark tan. She wanted and loved the idea of adding a leopard pillow (or two) so each features that…….take a look!
 

 
 
This last one is a project in the works…..we are starting with a small entry foyer. An empty nester, she decided to go very light and airy in her new home.  She already has an off white berber rug on hardwood floors.. Its a small townhouse, and she wants a welcoming smaller scaled console with a mirror and she loves blue and white. (I think I need to make this a prerequisite for anyone who hires me for e–design, lol). So here are the three picks, she is leaning towards one and I am torn between two…how about you?

 
I would love to hear your feedback on which you like. I have to say I had loads of fun working on these projects, and the icing on the cake is when you come up with something that the client really loves! If you are interested in e-design contact me here for details.Thanks for stopping by and wishing all of you a fabulous day!

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