Steals and Deals you have to see!

Hello there…. Over here its positively balmy….40 degrees!! Woo hoo we will take it! Is everyone pumped up for Superbowl? I admittedly am not a huge football fan, its more about the food if I am to be honest. We are having a few friends over and I am just going to prepare a table full of tapas, no big heavy dinners, just fun finger foods. How about you?

It’s  been a while since we have done this steals and deals routine, but my brief hiatus does not mean I have not been working “behind the scenes” at snagging some fabulous goodies!!
I am was excited to get back to work and doing what I love best, finding gorgeous things! And when I can find them at really fantastic prices, its a double treat. So as I have always done I am offering these beautiful finds (limited edition) for exceptional below retail prices.I was hoping to carry these as regular stock in my online shop but there isn’t enough to do that so I am offering up these really exceptional limited time deals.

Everything is subject to availability, most I have multiples of but some things go really really fast and this is it. I have numbered the items so that you can refer to the item number when emailing me. Ready to see the pretties?

Here we go……

These pieces are just exquisite…they remind me of beautiful vintage pieces you might find in an antique shop. They have been replicated off of fine antique dressing table pieces, I am adding mine to a few living room vignettes they look great on top of books. Just gorgeous….

1. Gorgeous vintage looking set of three vanity jars. I just love these, this is a brand new style. They look old and important. The lids look like a creamy mother of pearl with a gorgeous soft gold French wreath design. Beautiful swirl milk glass makes these so pretty.  Cannot think of a prettier way to dress up a vanity or dressing area than with these! Set of 3 $60.00

2. LOVE this vintage glass and silver leaf box. What a beautiful box to have on display in a powder room, vanity or ladies dressing area. I can think of so many uses for it! Box is $42.00

3. Another fabulous set of three vanity jars.  The fabulous etched glass, monogrammed lid and old world silver detailing make these look like precious antique jars. Last time I had these I sold out within a day. Just beautiful, love the etching on top of the silver. Set of 3 $65.00

GORGEOUS planter sets, all come in sets of 3. So reasonable!! Great to have on hand for gifts and the sizes make these so easy to place in vignettes around the house. I also show them with the beautiful preserved boxwoods (from my online shop). Think they look fabulous!!

4.I always keep planters on hand. Whenever I am going to someones house its really ups the ante to put a regular plant into one of these as opposed to the standard run of the mill planters. These are just always great to have on hand. Beautiful hand detailed planters, set of 3 $50.00
 Dimension: 8.75Dx7.5H; 6.75Dx5.5H; 5.25Dx4.25H

5. Beautiful soft baby blue anduze style French planters. Set of 3, adore these, the color is fabulous and these are great for topiaris or moss balls. Dimension: 8Dx9H; 6Dx8H; 6Dx6H Set of 3 $60.00

6. Same Anduze planters in white. Love the three sizes…..just wonderful to have on hand! Set of three $55.00
Dimension: 4Dx5H; 5Dx6H; 7.5Dx9H

7. How great are these? I have put one aside for my daily mail, these are as perfect to use as planters as they are for gift baskets or for chic storage bins. At 3 for $58.00, it’s  steal! Dimension: 10SQx8H; 8.75SQx6.75H

If you want to purchase anything just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Tell me what item number(s) you want and I will invoice you. I expect all invoices to be paid within 24 hours. Please note all offers are subject to availability. Also a few reminders….

Don’t forget to visit this post to enter the wonderful giveaway of the newest product in skincare, Nerium ,click here to enter!  Winner to be announced Monday morning.

 Love your kitchen?  Then send your pictures in for the KITCHEN LOVE contest! Details below….

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Thanks for stopping in! Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing weekend and if you are doing anything Superbowl related….enjoy!  Talk to you on Monday!

Steals and Deals you have to see!

Hello there…. Over here its positively balmy….40 degrees!! Woo hoo we will take it! Is everyone pumped up for Superbowl? I admittedly am not a huge football fan, its more about the food if I am to be honest. We are having a few friends over and I am just going to prepare a table full of tapas, no big heavy dinners, just fun finger foods. How about you?

It’s? been a while since we have done this steals and deals routine, but my brief hiatus does not mean I have not been working “behind the scenes” at snagging some fabulous goodies!!
I am was excited to get back to work and doing what I love best, finding gorgeous things! And when I can find them at really fantastic prices, its a double treat. So as I have always done I am offering these beautiful finds (limited edition) for exceptional below retail prices.I was hoping to carry these as regular stock in my online shop but there isn’t enough to do that so I am offering up these really exceptional limited time deals.

Everything is subject to availability, most I have multiples of but some things go really really fast and this is it. I have numbered the items so that you can refer to the item number when emailing me. Ready to see the pretties?

Here we go……

These pieces are just exquisite…they remind me of beautiful vintage pieces you might find in an antique shop. They have been replicated off of fine antique dressing table pieces, I am adding mine to a few living room vignettes they look great on top of books. Just gorgeous….

1. Gorgeous vintage looking set of three vanity jars. I just love these, this is a brand new style. They look old and important. The lids look like a creamy mother of pearl with a gorgeous soft gold French wreath design. Beautiful swirl milk glass makes these so pretty.? Cannot think of a prettier way to dress up a vanity or dressing area than with these! Set of 3 $60.00

2. LOVE this vintage glass and silver leaf box. What a beautiful box to have on display in a powder room, vanity or ladies dressing area. I can think of so many uses for it! Box is $42.00

3. Another fabulous set of three vanity jars.? The fabulous etched glass, monogrammed lid and old world silver detailing make these look like precious antique jars. Last time I had these I sold out within a day. Just beautiful, love the etching on top of the silver. Set of 3 $65.00

GORGEOUS planter sets, all come in sets of 3. So reasonable!! Great to have on hand for gifts and the sizes make these so easy to place in vignettes around the house. I also show them with the beautiful preserved boxwoods (from my online shop). Think they look fabulous!!

4.I always keep planters on hand. Whenever I am going to someones house its really ups the ante to put a regular plant into one of these as opposed to the standard run of the mill planters. These are just always great to have on hand. Beautiful hand detailed planters, set of 3 $50.00
?Dimension: 8.75Dx7.5H; 6.75Dx5.5H; 5.25Dx4.25H

5. Beautiful soft baby blue anduze style French planters. Set of 3, adore these, the color is fabulous and these are great for topiaris or moss balls. Dimension: 8Dx9H; 6Dx8H; 6Dx6H Set of 3 $60.00

6. Same Anduze planters in white. Love the three sizes…..just wonderful to have on hand! Set of three $55.00
Dimension: 4Dx5H; 5Dx6H; 7.5Dx9H

7. How great are these? I have put one aside for my daily mail, these are as perfect to use as planters as they are for gift baskets or for chic storage bins. At 3 for $58.00, it’s? steal! Dimension: 10SQx8H; 8.75SQx6.75H

If you want to purchase anything just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Tell me what item number(s) you want and I will invoice you. I expect all invoices to be paid within 24 hours. Please note all offers are subject to availability. Also a few reminders….

Don’t forget to visit this post to enter the wonderful giveaway of the newest product in skincare, Nerium ,click here to enter!? Winner to be announced Monday morning.

?Love your kitchen?? Then send your pictures in for the KITCHEN LOVE contest! Details below….

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Thanks for stopping in! Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing weekend and if you are doing anything Superbowl related….enjoy!? Talk to you on Monday!

Say hello to my newest sponsor, Nerium and a fabulous giveaway!

Getting a late start this morning! Before I begin I am thrilled to announce the very lucky winner of the exquisite bowl from Bonny Neiman. Bonny also wanted me to extend her heartfelt thanks for all of the wonderful comments you all left! Congratulations goes to…..

Result:70

Liz@ Infuse With Liz January 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Oh my what a wonderful offer! I know I could find that beautiful bowl a home in my house! Thank you both for the chance to win it! I’ve gone over and signed up on her email but I don’t do Instagram as of yet!

Please contact me here to provide your shipping details! Thank you Bonny for such a gorgeous and generous giveaway. Click here to see her fabulous collection of beautiful home furnishings.

Moving along…….As most of you  know I have very recently started accepting sponsors/advertisers on my blog. Call it “finally getting with the program” but I have decided to take on a handful of sponsors to start (all carefully selected) and that are in keeping with my own aesthetic and/or interests. Design, fashion, beauty, architecture, stationery, all my favorite things!

Anyone who has been following me also knows me to be a “product junkie”!I do love my products. I had heard about Nerium through someone and when I was contacted about becoming a sponsor I was intrigued and further blown away by some of the before and afters having used this “miracle in a bottle”.  I get very excited over new skincare.  If you like skincare like me, this is a product worth knowing about and trying. I think it could be the “next big thing”! All kinds of celebrities are using and buzzing about it and you know they have a million and one things to choose from……

Nerium  has also graciously offered a giveaway of their product. One lucky winner will get to try it for herself. Details are on the bottom of this page.

ABOUT NERIUM AND A NEW IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED-

 Nerium is a successful young company with ground breaking  patented natural products made entirely in US using the Nerium Orleander plant.  Nerium uses no pesticides or does any animal testing, our products are gluten free, paraben free and dermatology tested. Nerium is an age-defying product giving you real results, so incredible you will see some results in less than a week.

Questions

1. What makes Nerium so unique?
Nerium is made using a patented process from the Nerium Orleander plant. The product was accidentally discovered.

2. What kind of results can you expect to see with Nerium?
Nerium was tested at ST & T a third party clinical trial company over a 30 day period. The results they saw using high tech facial imaging in 30 days were amazing. Ranging from improvements  such as emerging lines 27 % fine lines 46% and deep lines 33% and in some cases improvements were as much as 60%. Men and women are seeing dramatic improvements to forehead, neck, eyes, skin tone, enlarged pores, age spots and deep wrinkles. Most over the counter anti aging creams yield  a 2 to 5% improvement, Nerium averages  30 % or more.

3.How do you use Nerium and how often?
Nerium AD is used daily. Moisturizer in the morning and treatment at night. These two products can replace everything you are currently using other than a cleanser.

4. How do I order Nerium?
Go to my website by clicking on the link. You will follow the guides giving you complete control of your order, We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You will also learn about any specials that are being offered.

5.How will I know if Nerium is working?
We ask everyone that uses Nerium AD to take a before and after photo  just so you will see your own real results. The product was designed for all skin types.

Ready to see a few before and afters

OK so how to win this miracle in a bottle?

First you need  to visit Nerium’s site, come back leave a comment telling me what excites you about it.  Click here to visit Nerium.

If you want a second chance, like them and  leave them a comment on their Facebook page (be sure to mention you are from The Enchanted Home. Click here to visit Nerium’s Facebook page.

I will announce a winner on Monday morning. Thanks for stopping in,  thank you Nerium and welcome aboard!

If you think you are well suited to The Enchanted Home and share my design aesthetic, contact me for rates and sponsorship opportunities.

Say hello to my newest sponsor, Nerium and a fabulous giveaway!

Getting a late start this morning! Before I begin I am thrilled to announce the very lucky winner of the exquisite bowl from Bonny Neiman. Bonny also wanted me to extend her heartfelt thanks for all of the wonderful comments you all left! Congratulations goes to…..

Result:70

Liz@ Infuse With Liz January 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Oh my what a wonderful offer! I know I could find that beautiful bowl a home in my house! Thank you both for the chance to win it! I’ve gone over and signed up on her email but I don’t do Instagram as of yet!

Please contact me here to provide your shipping details! Thank you Bonny for such a gorgeous and generous giveaway. Click here to see her fabulous collection of beautiful home furnishings.

Moving along…….As most of you? know I have very recently started accepting sponsors/advertisers on my blog. Call it “finally getting with the program” but I have decided to take on a handful of sponsors to start (all carefully selected) and that are in keeping with my own aesthetic and/or interests. Design, fashion, beauty, architecture, stationery, all my favorite things!

Anyone who has been following me also knows me to be a “product junkie”!I do love my products. I had heard about Nerium through someone and when I was contacted about becoming a sponsor I was intrigued and further blown away by some of the before and afters having used this “miracle in a bottle”.? I get very excited over new skincare.? If you like skincare like me, this is a product worth knowing about and trying. I think it could be the “next big thing”! All kinds of celebrities are using and buzzing about it and you know they have a million and one things to choose from……

Nerium? has also graciously offered a giveaway of their product. One lucky winner will get to try it for herself. Details are on the bottom of this page.

ABOUT NERIUM AND A NEW IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED-

?Nerium is a successful young company with ground breaking ?patented natural products made entirely in US using the Nerium Orleander plant. ?Nerium uses no pesticides or does any animal testing, our products are gluten free, paraben free and dermatology tested. Nerium is an age-defying product giving you real results, so incredible you will see some results in less than a week.

Questions

1. What makes Nerium so unique?
Nerium is made using a patented process from the Nerium Orleander plant. The product was accidentally discovered.

2. What kind of results can you expect to see with Nerium?
Nerium was tested at ST & T a third party clinical trial company over a 30 day period. The results they saw using high tech facial imaging in 30 days were amazing. Ranging from improvements ?such as emerging lines 27 % fine lines 46% and deep lines 33% and in some cases improvements were as much as 60%. Men and women are seeing dramatic improvements to forehead, neck, eyes, skin tone, enlarged pores, age spots and deep wrinkles. Most over the counter anti aging creams yield ?a 2 to 5% improvement, Nerium averages ?30 % or more.

3.How do you use Nerium and how often?
Nerium AD is used daily. Moisturizer in the morning and treatment at night. These two products can replace everything you are currently using other than a cleanser.

4. How do I order Nerium?
Go to my website by clicking on the link. You will follow the guides giving you complete control of your order, We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You will also learn about any specials that are being offered.

5.How will I know if Nerium is working?
We ask everyone that uses Nerium AD to take a before and after photo ?just so you will see your own real results. The product was designed for all skin types.

Ready to see a few before and afters??

OK so how to win this miracle in a bottle?


First you need? to visit Nerium’s site, come back leave a comment telling me what excites you about it.? Click here to visit Nerium.

If you want a second chance, like them and? leave them a comment on their Facebook page (be sure to mention you are from The Enchanted Home. Click here to visit Nerium’s Facebook page.

I will announce a winner on Monday morning. Thanks for stopping in,? thank you Nerium and welcome aboard!

If you think you are well suited to The Enchanted Home and share my design aesthetic, contact me for rates and sponsorship opportunities.

Accentuating with accesorries…..and a grand giveaway!

Hello there! Hope you had a great weekend, ours was relaxing and incredibly cold. Let’s face it, accessories are practically one the most important ingredients of a room. Sure you need sofas and chairs, but the accessories are what really gives a room it’s personality, that vibe. I love accessories (obviously) since my online shop is practically all accessories! It’s a surefire way to change up a look, whether you are adding, layering or taking away….its a fast, “instant gratification kind of a way” to transform a space. If you imagine a room without any accessories, it would look rather bleak and incredibly boring. Yes, we definitely need them!

I love “playing” and often do in my own home. Constantly tweaking, adding a few books, maybe a pair of Staffordhsire dogs, it is a constant (but fun) game of experimenting until you get it just right. I hope if you are stumped with how to style a spot in your own home, you might just get some great ideas and inspiration here! I think there’s something for everyone. And chances are you don’t  need to run out and buy anything, it’s probably around and you just don’t know it yet! I get especially excited when I can “reinvent” something I already have in my home (often).

So today a look at some beautiful ways to display accessories and then at the end a wonderful giveaway opportunity courtesy of the ever so lovely Bonnie Neiman of Bonnie Neiman Antiques who has an online shop just dripping with the most beautiful antiques, and best part is her prices are fabulous AND she ships all over the country! Her giveaway is so beautiful, I just know you are going to love it! Ready to begin…..

 The idea of a monochromatic collection in a bookcase is so appealing, very soothing and elegant! AthomeArkansas

Mona Thompson knocked it out of the park with this breathtaking vignette on this console, think I need to order me a cherub statue so I can copy! Love the addition of the books and of course fresh flowers!

 Cathy Kincaid displayed a beautiful collection of blue and whites in this elegant dining room. Proof that one cannot have too many!

Natalie Merrilyn shows that bathroom styling can be really fabulous!

A large jar and bowl on a center table is a winning combination, SF Gate

 A beautiful bedroom by Phoebe Howard, as with other rooms in the house, the bedroom should have
 a sprinkling  of accessories too, candlesticks, a bowl, jars, stacks of books and flowers all work well

 I like this, it draws you right in. Flanked by a tall pair of lamps, there lamps, stacks of books and even an unexpected object like the old fashioned telephone make this so interesting! Pinterest

 This is so cheery and inviting. I love the interest that books give, you immediately feel drawn to see what they are and of course fresh flowers are always a great idea!

 I really like this. Big baskets with books gives this console an interesting layered look, well done! Pottery Barn

 I think the console with two small benches tucked under is very attractive and streamlined looking, Howard

A gorgeous mirrored vanity is the perfect place for a collection of antique mirrored frames, Southern Accents

Always loved old looking statuary as part of a vignette on a console…have to try this! La Vie Abondante

A good reminder to not ignore those outdoor spaces!! Mona Thompson at it again…….gorgeous!

Be sure to not ignore your nightstand! A beautiful lamp, an interesting book or two and a small object or candle can do wonders! I also love the standing artwork here…Georgica Pond

I have always loved (and have done this in my own home) the idea of a cluster of ginger jars tucked under a console

Another reminder of how even the simplest of items placed just right can be so beautiful, Cote De Texas

 Bunny Williams added appropriate accessories to this safari themed feeling space, love the colors, the earthiness of the texture and feeling….beautiful!

One of my style heroes Carolyne Roehm has taught me to look at virtually every container as though it is meant to have flowers in it!

 The idea is to  keep a table interesting, layered and of course pretty!! Bungalow Living

 I am a big fan of hurricanes on a console and this exemplifies how pretty they can look! Caribbean Living

Perhaps no one exemplifies the power of beautiful fresh flowers as a must have accessory as well as Carolyne Roehm does!! Her vignettes are always jaw dropping

 This is well done, I like the large dramatic bust, a touch of greenery, the silver and all the different shapes, really makes an interesting and eye catching vignette, Joy Tribout

For a more modern/transitional space, do love the idea of a few leaning prints along with a tall orchid for height and a few garden benches, looks fabulous while still maintaining that clean aesthetic.

 This somewhat eclectic room has an assortment of interesting objects displayed amongst stacks of books, I think this is a well balance and interesting arrangement, Thornton Designs

I love this! William Eubanks displayed this elegant console to perfection if you ask me, the blue and white theme is front row and center, with big bold pieces that make a true statement

This is beautifully done. Great for a coastal/beach house. Fun and eye catching colors, interesting vignette….nicely done! Shore thing

 Gorgeous living room of Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade (former executives of Williams Sonoma). Love the styling in this gorgeous room!

 Another stunning example of how books and flowers are a recipe for success! Pinterest

A kitchen should never be overlooked as a place to make a real statement with accessories! Give it some personality! SFtoday

A front center table looks perfect with stacks of organized books and smaller interesting objects, I also like the idea of a center flower display, Thornton Designs

I love this…the large obelisks at the end with the Foo dogs center and a large pair of ginger jars on the bottom, the fact that they are all done in white makes this especially dynamic, Veranda

 Something about this space is so soothing and inviting, I love how a simple pair of vases with gorgeous blossoms flanking either side of the mantle is just enough

 A dramatic black and white front hall has a large table brimming with an elegant assortment of accessories, a bronze, books. fresh flowers, a hurricane, a large piece of coral…a winning combination! AD

Joy Tribout treated this bookcase with a common theme-  silver. I like how she changed up the objects but all in the same finish, it appears very cohesive.

 A beautiful bowl or planter with an orchid is always a sure bet for any spot you are in doubt of! Trust me on this….orchids always save the day:) Decorpad

On my own kitchen island I like to fill over sized blue and white porcelain planters with seasonal flowers…it always adds  so much to my kitchen, the one room I spend a lot of time in in my home!

Love the idea of a large silver bowl filled with shells and coral….very very pretty and fresh. Belle Maison

              
Never underestimate the power of a pair of tall topiaries, they add such drama to this gorgeous console! Bunny Williams

Love the idea of adding a small vignette on a kitchen counter top…..makes it so charming! Add a big bowl with some fruits or veges, a small lamp, a few books….love it! SFgate

So….what do you think? Do you have a “formula” for how you like to use accessories or are you like me and always experimenting? Clearly there is no wrong or right way to do it….it’s all about experimenting and this post has me in the mood to do some tweaking of my own today!

 If there is one thing to take away from the post, it’s that you won’t know until you try….so have fun don’t be afraid to switch it up! Having just, as of yesterday taken down the last of our Christmas decor, it’s feeling a little sparse, think its time to play 🙂

To help you get busy….I am offering this fabulous accessory bowl courtesy of Bonnie from Bonnie Neiman. Think of the possibilities! Feast your eyes on this magnificent white and gold bowl from Portugal……… you choose a beauty Bonny!

Want to win it? Here is how-

Leave a comment here


You must sign up for Bonny Neiman’s website to be eligible, click here to sign up
If you want a second chance, start following her on Instagram, click here to sign up for her Instagram
That’s it! I will announce a lucky winner on Friday morning. Thank you Bonny for the gorgeous giveaway and to everyone else for stopping in. If you want to see more of Bonny’s treasures click here to visit her wonderful shop….
Wishing everyone a fabulous day and start to your week……..

http://www.bonnyneiman.com/

Reminder…the clock is ticking, so don’t forget to send in your kitchen pictures. Got some beauties in so far! Details below.

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.
Happy Monday and enjoy your day!

Accentuating with accesorries…..and a grand giveaway!

Hello there! Hope you had a great weekend, ours was relaxing and incredibly cold. Let’s face it, accessories are practically one the most important ingredients of a room. Sure you need sofas and chairs, but the accessories are what really gives a room it’s personality, that vibe. I love accessories (obviously) since my online shop is practically all accessories! It’s a surefire way to change up a look, whether you are adding, layering or taking away….its a fast, “instant gratification kind of a way” to transform a space. If you imagine a room without any accessories, it would look rather bleak and incredibly boring. Yes, we definitely need them!

I love “playing” and often do in my own home. Constantly tweaking, adding a few books, maybe a pair of Staffordhsire dogs, it is a constant (but fun) game of experimenting until you get it just right. I hope if you are stumped with how to style a spot in your own home, you might just get some great ideas and inspiration here! I think there’s something for everyone. And chances are you don’t? need to run out and buy anything, it’s probably around and you just don’t know it yet! I get especially excited when I can “reinvent” something I already have in my home (often).

So today a look at some beautiful ways to display accessories and then at the end a wonderful giveaway opportunity courtesy of the ever so lovely Bonnie Neiman of Bonnie Neiman Antiques who has an online shop just dripping with the most beautiful antiques, and best part is her prices are fabulous AND she ships all over the country! Her giveaway is so beautiful, I just know you are going to love it! Ready to begin…..

?The idea of a monochromatic collection in a bookcase is so appealing, very soothing and elegant! AthomeArkansas

Mona Thompson knocked it out of the park with this breathtaking vignette on this console, think I need to order me a cherub statue so I can copy! Love the addition of the books and of course fresh flowers!

?Cathy Kincaid displayed a beautiful collection of blue and whites in this elegant dining room. Proof that one cannot have too many!

Natalie Merrilyn shows that bathroom styling can be really fabulous!

A large jar and bowl on a center table is a winning combination, SF Gate

?A beautiful bedroom by Phoebe Howard, as with other rooms in the house, the bedroom should have
?a sprinkling? of accessories too, candlesticks, a bowl, jars, stacks of books and flowers all work well

?I like this, it draws you right in. Flanked by a tall pair of lamps, there lamps, stacks of books and even an unexpected object like the old fashioned telephone make this so interesting! Pinterest

?This is so cheery and inviting. I love the interest that books give, you immediately feel drawn to see what they are and of course fresh flowers are always a great idea!

?I really like this. Big baskets with books gives this console an interesting layered look, well done! Pottery Barn

?I think the console with two small benches tucked under is very attractive and streamlined looking, Howard

A gorgeous mirrored vanity is the perfect place for a collection of antique mirrored frames, Southern Accents

Always loved old looking statuary as part of a vignette on a console…have to try this! La Vie Abondante

A good reminder to not ignore those outdoor spaces!! Mona Thompson at it again…….gorgeous!

Be sure to not ignore your nightstand! A beautiful lamp, an interesting book or two and a small object or candle can do wonders! I also love the standing artwork here…Georgica Pond

I have always loved (and have done this in my own home) the idea of a cluster of ginger jars tucked under a console

Another reminder of how even the simplest of items placed just right can be so beautiful, Cote De Texas

?Bunny Williams added appropriate accessories to this safari themed feeling space, love the colors, the earthiness of the texture and feeling….beautiful!

One of my style heroes Carolyne Roehm has taught me to look at virtually every container as though it is meant to have flowers in it!

?The idea is to? keep a table interesting, layered and of course pretty!! Bungalow Living

?I am a big fan of hurricanes on a console and this exemplifies how pretty they can look! Caribbean Living

Perhaps no one exemplifies the power of beautiful fresh flowers as a must have accessory as well as Carolyne Roehm does!! Her vignettes are always jaw dropping

?This is well done, I like the large dramatic bust, a touch of greenery, the silver and all the different shapes, really makes an interesting and eye catching vignette, Joy Tribout

For a more modern/transitional space, do love the idea of a few leaning prints along with a tall orchid for height and a few garden benches, looks fabulous while still maintaining that clean aesthetic.

?This somewhat eclectic room has an assortment of interesting objects displayed amongst stacks of books, I think this is a well balance and interesting arrangement, Thornton Designs

I love this! William Eubanks displayed this elegant console to perfection if you ask me, the blue and white theme is front row and center, with big bold pieces that make a true statement

This is beautifully done. Great for a coastal/beach house. Fun and eye catching colors, interesting vignette….nicely done! Shore thing

?Gorgeous living room of Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade (former executives of Williams Sonoma). Love the styling in this gorgeous room!

?Another stunning example of how books and flowers are a recipe for success! Pinterest

A kitchen should never be overlooked as a place to make a real statement with accessories! Give it some personality! SFtoday

A front center table looks perfect with stacks of organized books and smaller interesting objects, I also like the idea of a center flower display, Thornton Designs

I love this…the large obelisks at the end with the Foo dogs center and a large pair of ginger jars on the bottom, the fact that they are all done in white makes this especially dynamic, Veranda

?Something about this space is so soothing and inviting, I love how a simple pair of vases with gorgeous blossoms flanking either side of the mantle is just enough

?A dramatic black and white front hall has a large table brimming with an elegant assortment of accessories, a bronze, books. fresh flowers, a hurricane, a large piece of coral…a winning combination! AD

Joy Tribout treated this bookcase with a common theme-? silver. I like how she changed up the objects but all in the same finish, it appears very cohesive.

?A beautiful bowl or planter with an orchid is always a sure bet for any spot you are in doubt of! Trust me on this….orchids always save the day:) Decorpad

On my own kitchen island I like to fill over sized blue and white porcelain planters with seasonal flowers…it always adds? so much to my kitchen, the one room I spend a lot of time in in my home!

Love the idea of a large silver bowl filled with shells and coral….very very pretty and fresh. Belle Maison

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Never underestimate the power of a pair of tall topiaries, they add such drama to this gorgeous console! Bunny Williams

Love the idea of adding a small vignette on a kitchen counter top…..makes it so charming! Add a big bowl with some fruits or veges, a small lamp, a few books….love it! SFgate

So….what do you think? Do you have a “formula” for how you like to use accessories or are you like me and always experimenting? Clearly there is no wrong or right way to do it….it’s all about experimenting and this post has me in the mood to do some tweaking of my own today!

?If there is one thing to take away from the post, it’s that you won’t know until you try….so have fun don’t be afraid to switch it up! Having just, as of yesterday taken down the last of our Christmas decor, it’s feeling a little sparse, think its time to play 🙂

To help you get busy….I am offering this fabulous accessory bowl courtesy of Bonnie from Bonnie Neiman. Think of the possibilities! Feast your eyes on this magnificent white and gold bowl from Portugal……… you choose a beauty Bonny!

Want to win it? Here is how-

Leave a comment here


You must sign up for Bonny Neiman’s website to be eligible, click here to sign up
If you want a second chance, start following her on Instagram, click here to sign up for her Instagram
That’s it! I will announce a lucky winner on Friday morning. Thank you Bonny for the gorgeous giveaway and to everyone else for stopping in. If you want to see more of Bonny’s treasures click here to visit her wonderful shop….
Wishing everyone a fabulous day and start to your week……..

http://www.bonnyneiman.com/

Reminder…the clock is ticking, so don’t forget to send in your kitchen pictures. Got some beauties in so far! Details below.

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.
Happy Monday and enjoy your day!

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!

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 new giveaways and random musings!

Hello and Happy Sunday Dec. 15th….yikes! Time is flying…and boy is time a luxury these days, the holiday crunch is officially on. Notice my new banner? I said I would use both banners for the month of December, so this one will be for the remainder..so pretty and so appropriate given we have snow on the ground.

Yesterday was my birthday! We got a snowstorm which made it awfully cozy and the snow was a great excuse to stay in and enjoy all the birthday phone calls, gifts and even a few flower deliveries:) I felt special and we got out (in the snow) for dinner with friends, last night which was a nice break from the increasingly busy days.  I apologize to my many blog friends whose blogs I haven’t had a lot of time to visit…I promise I will be back and will have such fun seeing what I have missed. I will be posting a bit less in the next two weeks as I prepare for family coming in, my family Christmas party and Christmas in general but hope to post at least twice a week. You know blogland is my happy place!

 I must say I am thrilled to be done with the bulk of my decorating and gift buying, that in itself is the biggest Christmas gift I could possibly receive! But still have a good amount to do, having it snow all day yesterday  did not help, on the other hand it forced me inside and I got done nearly all my decorating and am up to date on my gift wrapping so all was not lost.

Excited to announce not but two wonderful giveaways…told you there would be one every week until Christmas and the fun continues. Two of my most favorite things too….chocolate and makeup!

 GIVEAWAY #1. The first is a fabulous new book giveaway form the queen of makeup, Judith August, the makeup artist to the stars. Her new book just came out and is getting all kinds of rave reviews, it shares all of Judith’s inside secrets to looking absolutely flawless..now tell me, who wouldn’t want to know that! You would be hard pressed to find a top makeup artist who does not count on Judith August products for getting the job done!

 On top of the book,  the lucky winner will get to choose one product from her amazing line of products to be included with the book. Visit Judith by clicking here and take a look at the line, come back here and tell me an item you would love to have. Want a second chance? Visit her Facebook by clicking here and leave a comment (be sure to add your are visiting from The Enchanted Home). Thank you Judith August!

GIVEAWAY #2. The second giveaway is something near and dear to my heart….candy specifically chocolate. Sucre of New Orleans is a New Orleans institution for fine chocolates, macaroons, king cakes and just about any other sweet confection your sweet tooth can dream up. If you are looking for a last minute heavenly gift, then consider giving a box of their famous chocolates or macaroons to a lucky recipient. They have so kindly offered a giveaway for all those sweet lovers out there! One lucky winner will need to adjust her waistband and make room for these delectable goodies!

To enter visit Sucre by clicking here,  come back here and tell us something you would love to try. Want a second chance? Visit Sucre on Facebook here and tell them what you love (be sure to add you are from The Enchanted Home), I will announce a lucky winner for both on Wednesday. Thanks Sucre!!

All this talk about food and beauty has me hungry and feeling like I need a makeover!  I think after the hustle and bustle of the holidays….I won’t need any candy but will need a makeover:) Though I think I could make an exception for a box from Sucre:)

Of course mostly I am busy with all things Christmas around here but there are some other exciting things going too. The MOST exciting thing to happen in a very long time was drumroll….I GOT MY CARPETING IN MY BEDROOM!!! You cannot imagine how in love with it I am, its a total love affair.

I never knew carpeting could excite me this much. But the room is totally transformed. It feels so warm and cozy now…..not barren and cold. I am going to show you a snippet but will wait for a full reveal when the room is completed. And believe me I am super motivated now that the carpeting has at long last arrived and is installed…….

I LOVE snow pictures. Had to whip out my camera during this last snowfall……

Two posts I really really enjoyed this past week. If you have a few extra minutes, you must read these! One will make you laugh until your belly aches and the other will make you cry from the sheer beauty and the poignant message. I promise you will not be disappointed!!

Lovely Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages posted on “We are not alone” , it will give you chills, tears of joy and a sense of inner warmth…I promise!! Crank up the music as you read her post, I get goosebumps just thinking of it!

http://wwwcastlescrownscottages.blogspot.com/2013/12/were-not-alone.html

And hysterical Kate of Preppy Empty Nester will have you rolling and laughing hysterically. Click here if you need a great laugh.  I laughed so hard that my son came in from the other room prepared to call 911, wondering who the crazy laughing hyena was in the next room:)

http://preppyemptynester.blogspot.com/2013/12/dudes-aha-moment-giveaway.html

I LOVE when my readers and customers send me their pictures of things they have bought from me. I had to share these recent submissions…just too pretty to not share!

 A reader was inspired after seeing my powder room wallpaper and used it in her gogerous dining room….wow!! I love this paper so much even to this day:)

 Talented Anita bought this cake plateau and transformed it into a work of art featuring a totally charming Christmas scene as only Anita can!

Love the way Emily of Splendid Market packaged the beautiful silver serving pieces she bought from me…who wouldn’t want to receive such an elegant gift!

Love how my reader used the French chef jars she got from me….perfection!

Did some more tweaking with my decor, its a month long process:)  Added a pretty festive feeling vignette to my antique secretary. Got some more gifts wrapped…am up to date until my next batch of gifts arrives to get wrapped. I had fun adding satin ribbon to literally every package and fun pretty little embellishments….I was unstoppable yesterday:)

Added this large blue and white bowl with huge sugar pine cones and a few berries and evergreen

 Created a little Christmas cheer on the antique secretary….

And a picture of my nearly finished Christmas tree with some gifts (at long last) underneath it and love how you can see the shimmering lights beyond my front door…an advantage to putting it in the foyer


And finally I announced two days ago my contest “Christmas Magic”. Now collecting pictures, details below….

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful, relaxing and calm day…I know it’s a crazy time of year but it is so important to afford ourselves little breaks and self imposed “time outs”. Enjoy the rest of your weekend….ho ho ho!

2 new giveaways and random musings!

Hello and Happy Sunday Dec. 15th….yikes! Time is flying…and boy is time a luxury these days, the holiday crunch is officially on. Notice my new banner? I said I would use both banners for the month of December, so this one will be for the remainder..so pretty and so appropriate given we have snow on the ground.

Yesterday was my birthday! We got a snowstorm which made it awfully cozy and the snow was a great excuse to stay in and enjoy all the birthday phone calls, gifts and even a few flower deliveries:) I felt special and we got out (in the snow) for dinner with friends, last night which was a nice break from the increasingly busy days.? I apologize to my many blog friends whose blogs I haven’t had a lot of time to visit…I promise I will be back and will have such fun seeing what I have missed. I will be posting a bit less in the next two weeks as I prepare for family coming in, my family Christmas party and Christmas in general but hope to post at least twice a week. You know blogland is my happy place!

?I must say I am thrilled to be done with the bulk of my decorating and gift buying, that in itself is the biggest Christmas gift I could possibly receive! But still have a good amount to do, having it snow all day yesterday? did not help, on the other hand it forced me inside and I got done nearly all my decorating and am up to date on my gift wrapping so all was not lost.

Excited to announce not but two wonderful giveaways…told you there would be one every week until Christmas and the fun continues. Two of my most favorite things too….chocolate and makeup!

?GIVEAWAY #1. The first is a fabulous new book giveaway form the queen of makeup, Judith August, the makeup artist to the stars. Her new book just came out and is getting all kinds of rave reviews, it shares all of Judith’s inside secrets to looking absolutely flawless..now tell me, who wouldn’t want to know that! You would be hard pressed to find a top makeup artist who does not count on Judith August products for getting the job done!

?On top of the book,? the lucky winner will get to choose one product from her amazing line of products to be included with the book. Visit Judith by clicking here and take a look at the line, come back here and tell me an item you would love to have. Want a second chance? Visit her Facebook by clicking here and leave a comment (be sure to add your are visiting from The Enchanted Home). Thank you Judith August!

GIVEAWAY #2. The second giveaway is something near and dear to my heart….candy specifically chocolate. Sucre of New Orleans is a New Orleans institution for fine chocolates, macaroons, king cakes and just about any other sweet confection your sweet tooth can dream up. If you are looking for a last minute heavenly gift, then consider giving a box of their famous chocolates or macaroons to a lucky recipient. They have so kindly offered a giveaway for all those sweet lovers out there! One lucky winner will need to adjust her waistband and make room for these delectable goodies!

To enter visit Sucre by clicking here,? come back here and tell us something you would love to try. Want a second chance? Visit Sucre on Facebook here and tell them what you love (be sure to add you are from The Enchanted Home), I will announce a lucky winner for both on Wednesday. Thanks Sucre!!

All this talk about food and beauty has me hungry and feeling like I need a makeover!? I think after the hustle and bustle of the holidays….I won’t need any candy but will need a makeover:) Though I think I could make an exception for a box from Sucre:)

Of course mostly I am busy with all things Christmas around here but there are some other exciting things going too. The MOST exciting thing to happen in a very long time was drumroll….I GOT MY CARPETING IN MY BEDROOM!!! You cannot imagine how in love with it I am, its a total love affair.

I never knew carpeting could excite me this much. But the room is totally transformed. It feels so warm and cozy now…..not barren and cold. I am going to show you a snippet but will wait for a full reveal when the room is completed. And believe me I am super motivated now that the carpeting has at long last arrived and is installed…….

I LOVE snow pictures. Had to whip out my camera during this last snowfall……

Two posts I really really enjoyed this past week. If you have a few extra minutes, you must read these! One will make you laugh until your belly aches and the other will make you cry from the sheer beauty and the poignant message. I promise you will not be disappointed!!

Lovely Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages posted on “We are not alone” , it will give you chills, tears of joy and a sense of inner warmth…I promise!! Crank up the music as you read her post, I get goosebumps just thinking of it!

http://wwwcastlescrownscottages.blogspot.com/2013/12/were-not-alone.html

And hysterical Kate of Preppy Empty Nester will have you rolling and laughing hysterically. Click here if you need a great laugh.? I laughed so hard that my son came in from the other room prepared to call 911, wondering who the crazy laughing hyena was in the next room:)

http://preppyemptynester.blogspot.com/2013/12/dudes-aha-moment-giveaway.html

I LOVE when my readers and customers send me their pictures of things they have bought from me. I had to share these recent submissions…just too pretty to not share!

?A reader was inspired after seeing my powder room wallpaper and used it in her gogerous dining room….wow!! I love this paper so much even to this day:)

?Talented Anita bought this cake plateau and transformed it into a work of art featuring a totally charming Christmas scene as only Anita can!

Love the way Emily of Splendid Market packaged the beautiful silver serving pieces she bought from me…who wouldn’t want to receive such an elegant gift!

Love how my reader used the French chef jars she got from me….perfection!

Did some more tweaking with my decor, its a month long process:)? Added a pretty festive feeling vignette to my antique secretary. Got some more gifts wrapped…am up to date until my next batch of gifts arrives to get wrapped. I had fun adding satin ribbon to literally every package and fun pretty little embellishments….I was unstoppable yesterday:)

Added this large blue and white bowl with huge sugar pine cones and a few berries and evergreen

?Created a little Christmas cheer on the antique secretary….

And a picture of my nearly finished Christmas tree with some gifts (at long last) underneath it and love how you can see the shimmering lights beyond my front door…an advantage to putting it in the foyer


And finally I announced two days ago my contest “Christmas Magic”. Now collecting pictures, details below….

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful, relaxing and calm day…I know it’s a crazy time of year but it is so important to afford ourselves little breaks and self imposed “time outs”. Enjoy the rest of your weekend….ho ho ho!