Weekend musings and a winner!

Hi there. Hope you had? a good week.? The sun is shining and at last spring has sprung! Sure hope that’s the case where you are! This is not one of my really long posts but I wanted to pop in to say hello, and announce a winner of the darling wicker spreaders. First off, congratulations goes to-

Result:

16?

How exciting Tina – it looks so cozy and inviting. Congratulation! BTW – I LOVE the blue glasses!! love the pattern and the color.

enjoy,
Emily @ TownAndCountryShuffle

Please contact me here to give me your shipping details

My little party last Sat. (well not so little it was nearly 100 people)? turned out beautifully especially thanks to the glorious weather. I could not have custom ordered more picture perfect weather, seriously it was incredible! I had a photographer here and have a few of his pictures here and a little? peek of what I took with my iPhone (I got so caught up in getting everything together that I eventually had to put my phone down and get busy)!

I finished with my planters, added white flowers (big fan of white flowers against green). The only planters not staying are the big square ones in the back, not my thing and I am not a huge fan of that style tree in it, but until they get picked up, here they stay and they kind of “blend” anyway so it is fine for now……

(This was before I got my furniture, got the furniture in a few days later…just as well)

Food arriving…..

And a few pics from the photographer as things were getting set up……

Are you a shoe girl? I love shoes and have a a closet to prove it but must admit comfort trumps everything…so I have stayed true to my love of flats, and am a big Jack Rogers fan. I just ordered the new Georgica sandal which I think is so chic (and comfortable), it looks great in every color! Click here to visit good ol’ Jack.

Thinking of ordering these pillows from Frontgate (Sunbrella material) for my loggia…..

Here’s the loggia as a reminder with my new furniture which I am crazy about,? if you missed my whole post on the loggia unveiling, click here.

Shop news….. Just added this gorgeous new planter to my statuary line. It comes with or without the pedestal. I just ordered both and cannot wait to get them! This line is one of my favorites. I have ordered many planters and statuary pieces for people that had certain size requests. The line is very extensive and truly fabulous! If you are looking for a specific size, let me know.

And got this new style candle from the beautiful crystal urn gardenia candle line say hello Lacey….isn’t she pretty! The smell is intoxicating, definitely my favorite candles in the whole world!! One of the great things about these candles is that they are poured into these lead crystal containers that when empty are wonderful decorative objects that can be filled with candies or you can send back for a refill! (this will up on my online store by Sunday)

Click here to visit my shop…..

So what are you up to this weekend? We are going to a birthday party for a friend tonight, I will be spending the day tomorrow helping my son finish up a 12 page paper he has been working on for weeks and we are having a few family members over for a casual dinner. Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and relaxing! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Weekend musings and a winner!

Hi there. Hope you had  a good week.  The sun is shining and at last spring has sprung! Sure hope that’s the case where you are! This is not one of my really long posts but I wanted to pop in to say hello, and announce a winner of the darling wicker spreaders. First off, congratulations goes to-

Result:

16 

How exciting Tina – it looks so cozy and inviting. Congratulation! BTW – I LOVE the blue glasses!! love the pattern and the color.

enjoy,
Emily @ TownAndCountryShuffle

Please contact me here to give me your shipping details

My little party last Sat. (well not so little it was nearly 100 people)  turned out beautifully especially thanks to the glorious weather. I could not have custom ordered more picture perfect weather, seriously it was incredible! I had a photographer here and have a few of his pictures here and a little  peek of what I took with my iPhone (I got so caught up in getting everything together that I eventually had to put my phone down and get busy)!

I finished with my planters, added white flowers (big fan of white flowers against green). The only planters not staying are the big square ones in the back, not my thing and I am not a huge fan of that style tree in it, but until they get picked up, here they stay and they kind of “blend” anyway so it is fine for now……

(This was before I got my furniture, got the furniture in a few days later…just as well)

Food arriving…..

And a few pics from the photographer as things were getting set up……

Are you a shoe girl? I love shoes and have a a closet to prove it but must admit comfort trumps everything…so I have stayed true to my love of flats, and am a big Jack Rogers fan. I just ordered the new Georgica sandal which I think is so chic (and comfortable), it looks great in every color! Click here to visit good ol’ Jack.

Thinking of ordering these pillows from Frontgate (Sunbrella material) for my loggia…..

Here’s the loggia as a reminder with my new furniture which I am crazy about,  if you missed my whole post on the loggia unveiling, click here.

Shop news….. Just added this gorgeous new planter to my statuary line. It comes with or without the pedestal. I just ordered both and cannot wait to get them! This line is one of my favorites. I have ordered many planters and statuary pieces for people that had certain size requests. The line is very extensive and truly fabulous! If you are looking for a specific size, let me know.

And got this new style candle from the beautiful crystal urn gardenia candle line say hello Lacey….isn’t she pretty! The smell is intoxicating, definitely my favorite candles in the whole world!! One of the great things about these candles is that they are poured into these lead crystal containers that when empty are wonderful decorative objects that can be filled with candies or you can send back for a refill! (this will up on my online store by Sunday)

Click here to visit my shop…..

So what are you up to this weekend? We are going to a birthday party for a friend tonight, I will be spending the day tomorrow helping my son finish up a 12 page paper he has been working on for weeks and we are having a few family members over for a casual dinner. Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and relaxing! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Monogram mania part 2 and a monogram giveaway!

Hi there……. First thanks sooo much for all those amazing drink suggestions yesterday. You guys are amazing! I did try one (in addition to making my sangria) which is now one of my official faves as I LOVE raspberry so thank you Marlindarling….tried your “Sassy Razz” and it was love at first sip! YUM!! Everyone loved it and its a keeper in my short but favorite drink repertoire. I will post on it and other things about last night in a few days. 

Moving along…….. I had done a post on one my of my favorite subjects, monograms many months ago and thought a follow up post is way overdue. I LOVE monograms, have them on everything from my bedding to my guest towels and napkins, to my key chain to clogs that I wear like a uniform. You just don’t understand how much I adore them, used to want to be a stationer who would specialize in letterpress monogrammed stationary just so I could be part of the creative process over and over…….Love them! 
Its a time honored tradition, that has held strong particularly in the south  but their popularity has soared throughout the world and has become more mainstream,  and I think its safe to say that monograms are really big and not going anywhere. What more elegant way is there to have your own personal stamp put on anything than an elegant monogram that is exclusively yours? Do you love them like I do? Today a look at various ways to display a monogram and to celebrate this post I am offering a monogram giveaway!! All details on the bottom. So here we go……feast your eyes on these monograms!

Look familiar? Love the monogram effect on these gorgeous twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love a monogrammed glass….so elegant! Southern Accents
Monogrammed drapes are so magnificent and old world.
Nothing like crisp white bedding with a pop of color in a monogram, Leontine
Monograms work in all kinds of styles including more transitional spaces like this pretty one, Pinterest
Monogrammed soaps? Love the personal touch for a guest or powder room, Kennon and Company
Love the bold monogram here, Lonny
Monogrammed towels in a bathroom are an elegant and highly personal touch, Arcadian Home
Whats more elegant than a beautifully monogrammed dinner napkin? Beaty Coleman
A burlap monogrammed wine cooler? Love it! My wedding
Outside monograms work every time, even just a pillow or two personalizes the space beautifully, Pottery Barn
Adore my monogrammed phone case from Lipstick Shades……
Gorgeous colorway….Brian McCarthy
Can you imagine prettier china? Martha Stewart weddings
I practically live in my monogrammed clogs, not only are they cute but they are sooo comfy!
This is so pretty, and unexpected, a monogrammed relaxed roman! Houzz
Just the effect of even one simple pillow on a sofa can be just enough, Baltimore Sun
Love the all white with the gorgeous canopy…so pretty!
I want this chair!! Joan Cecil
Even a pair of monogrammed pillows is just enough when mixed in with other prints and colors, Brenda Kelly Kramer
Love Betty Lou Phillips take on monogramming for her own bathroom!
I like this idea of adding a solid pilllow with a fancy monogram against a pattern, beautiful! Pinterest
Adore these monogrammed dinner plates from Kelly Wilson antiques!
Monograms are striking in bold colors, Julia B

Talented Stacy of Conspicuous Designs beautiful monogrammed lamps..if you sell them I will buy!
A pair of elegant monogrammed guest towels in a bath is a beautiful way to welcome guests! Addison
Phoebe Howard takes a simple white bed to new elegant heights.
Love this girls room…fabulous! Tobi Fairley
And lest you think monograms don’t apply to footwear….feast your eyes on these beauties. I have them and love them…from Jack Rogers!
So have you gotten your “monogram fix”? I sure did!! Love it and can’t seem to get enough….just such a classic design motif to personalize anything your heart desires. Best part it is no longer out of the stratosphere to do, so many companies do it now, from Ballard and Pottery Barn all the way to fine custom workrooms like Leontine, Julia B and Grammercy Linens.
Now onto the giveaway, one lucky winner is going to win a dozen of these gorgeous monogrammed linen cocktail napkins! Beautiful linen hemstitched with oversized initial done in Ecru…tres elegant!!  These are the ones sold on my site….. All you need to do is leave a comment here and if you want a second chance, you can leave me a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page by clicking here. I will announce a winner on Friday morning. 
Also if you leave a comment as anonymous, you must include your first name and last name initial! If you go by just a first name, please leave your last name initial, in the case of there being several entrants with the same first name…thanks!

                                          Good luck and hope you have a fabulous day!!
                                                
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Monogram mania part 2 and a monogram giveaway!

Hi there……. First thanks sooo much for all those amazing drink suggestions yesterday. You guys are amazing! I did try one (in addition to making my sangria) which is now one of my official faves as I LOVE raspberry so thank you Marlindarling….tried your “Sassy Razz” and it was love at first sip! YUM!! Everyone loved it and its a keeper in my short but favorite drink repertoire. I will post on it and other things about last night in a few days.?



Moving along…….. I had done a post on one my of my favorite subjects, monograms many months ago and thought a follow up post is way overdue. I LOVE monograms, have them on everything from my bedding to my guest towels and napkins, to my key chain to clogs that I wear like a uniform. You just don’t understand how much I adore them, used to want to be a stationer who would specialize in letterpress monogrammed stationary just so I could be part of the creative process over and over…….Love them!?

Its a time honored tradition, that has held strong particularly in the south ?but their popularity has soared throughout the world and has become more mainstream, ?and I think its safe to say that monograms are really big and not going anywhere. What more elegant way is there to have your own personal stamp put on anything than an elegant monogram that is exclusively yours? Do you love them like I do? Today a look at various ways to display a monogram and to celebrate this post I am offering a monogram giveaway!! All details on the bottom. So here we go……feast your eyes on these monograms!



Look familiar? Love the monogram effect on these gorgeous twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love a monogrammed glass….so elegant! Southern Accents
Monogrammed drapes are so magnificent and old world.
Nothing like crisp white bedding with a pop of color in a monogram, Leontine
Monograms work in all kinds of styles including more transitional spaces like this pretty one, Pinterest
Monogrammed soaps? Love the personal touch for a guest or powder room, Kennon and Company
Love the bold monogram here, Lonny
Monogrammed towels in a bathroom are an elegant and highly personal touch, Arcadian Home
Whats more elegant than a beautifully monogrammed dinner napkin? Beaty Coleman
A burlap monogrammed wine cooler? Love it! My wedding
Outside monograms work every time, even just a pillow or two personalizes the space beautifully, Pottery Barn
Adore my monogrammed phone case from Lipstick Shades……
Gorgeous colorway….Brian McCarthy
Can you imagine prettier china? Martha Stewart weddings
I practically live in my monogrammed clogs, not only are they cute but they are sooo comfy!
This is so pretty, and unexpected, a monogrammed relaxed roman! Houzz
Just the effect of even one simple pillow on a sofa can be just enough, Baltimore Sun
Love the all white with the gorgeous canopy…so pretty!
I want this chair!! Joan Cecil
Even a pair of monogrammed pillows is just enough when mixed in with other prints and colors, Brenda Kelly Kramer
Love Betty Lou Phillips take on monogramming for her own bathroom!
I like this idea of adding a solid pilllow with a fancy monogram against a pattern, beautiful! Pinterest
Adore these monogrammed dinner plates from Kelly Wilson antiques!
Monograms are striking in bold colors, Julia B

Talented Stacy of Conspicuous Designs beautiful monogrammed lamps..if you sell them I will buy!
A pair of elegant monogrammed guest towels in a bath is a beautiful way to welcome guests! Addison
Phoebe Howard takes a simple white bed to new elegant heights.
Love this girls room…fabulous! Tobi Fairley
And lest you think monograms don’t apply to footwear….feast your eyes on these beauties. I have them and love them…from Jack Rogers!
So have you gotten your “monogram fix”? I sure did!! Love it and can’t seem to get enough….just such a classic design motif to personalize anything your heart desires. Best part it is no longer out of the stratosphere to do, so many companies do it now, from Ballard and Pottery Barn all the way to fine custom workrooms like Leontine, Julia B and Grammercy Linens.
Now onto the giveaway, one lucky winner is going to win a dozen of these gorgeous monogrammed linen cocktail napkins! Beautiful linen hemstitched with oversized initial done in Ecru…tres elegant!! ?These are the ones sold on my site….. All you need to do is leave a comment here and if you want a second chance, you can leave me a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page by clicking here. I will announce a winner on Friday morning.?
Also if you leave a comment as anonymous, you must include your first name and last name initial! If you go by just a first name, please leave your last name initial, in the case of there being several entrants with the same first name…thanks!

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Things I am loving Thursdays and House updates!

Good morning…….wow the days are passing me by fast and furious! Today I start as I do every week now with house updates. Things are moving along and we are most definitely making serious progress but there are days (and weeks) that I go and no matter how much we have done, all I seem to see is how much more there is left to be done. It is daunting, overwhelming and at times downright depressing because you have to know that originally I was hoping to have moved in the spring. I know many of you right this minute behind your computer screens,  are probably rolling your eyes thinking “don’t  you know woman how construction has its own clock” and the answer is of course I do,  but I really thought moving in late spring was a true and realistic possibility. Now if we get to move in late June or July I will thank my lucky stars. So now I have turned into a tyrant  gotten a little more involved by taking over some of the orchestration of various trades and wearing my “assertive hat” in dealing with certain people to make sure this ball is rolling just as fast as humanly possible. With that said, you will see some major progress has been had, so its not all gloom and doom. Then I follow with some fun eye candy of some of the things I am loving this week!

HOUSE UPDATES. The foyer floor is nearly done…just love the way it came out. We used a honed French limestone, a very quiet clean limestone with black stone “dots” and border. I think it came out beautifully. The wood floors are done upstairs, that’s a major accomplishment as is most of the trim on the second floor. The plumbing has started to get installed in the upstairs bathrooms so upstairs we really truly are down to the end, we even had the carpet installer come to take measurements so I could order carpeting and we spoke to a few painters. Downstairs things continue to move along but the finishing involved downstairs will take much longer, however the breakfast room paneling is near done, now we have to work on various stain samples, so below are some pictures of recent updates.

Foyer floor getting done!

Breakfast room bay is done at last!
Paneling is nearly done in this room….
Paneled doorways, now we just need to pick stain color
Love the way it came out
This wall is all done
Window bay is done
Putting the finishing touches on this wall

Floors in main foyer are getting done this week!

New round of “antiqued beams” getting worked on for family room and mahogany doors came in for downstairs

Wood flooring 95% done upstairs


Casing around doors and windows just about done upstairs…finally!

Black island and outer cabinet color
Limestone samples from which to choose for the limestone hood

WROUGHT IRON SCONCES. Since I have been scouring the market for sconces for the outside of the house, I have found many beauties. Though we have not made a final decision some of the contenders are below. Do you have a clear cut favorite?
GETAWAY. I love to include a getaway/vacation in some of my weekly posts because I am really craving one right now MORE THAN EVER and also because I really love to vacation and could happily go on one monthly..lol. We are hoping to go away as we always do this winter and are hoping to go to Turks and Caicos. If we do we are deciding between the Regent Palms and The Gansevoort, there is no bad or wrong decision here, mind you. Both incredibly gorgeous. I will not complain whichever we decide. In fact at this point, put me in a tent on a beach and you won’t hear a peep:)
THE REGENT PALMS

THE GANSEVOORT

JACK ROGERS SANDALS. I have been wearing Jack Rogers sandals for a long long time, have owned them in dozens of colors, besides them being very comfortable, they happen to be very cute looking. Now they come in this great looking monogrammed style and I don’t need to tell you how I feel about monograms. So I was very excited about this style and just ordered them in two colors. Aren’t they adorable? I wear these literally all summer and they are a part of my “summer wardrobe”. Tres cute and again comfort is very key to me. Click here to order yourself a pair.
HAYMARKET DESIGNS. I love this line. Discovered them about a year ago. Have since ordered from them a few times not only for myself but for gifts too. Just a great looking line, not too expensive and fun cute patterns. They make different sized serving trays monogrammed or not, frames, wastebaskets, and tissue boxes. Makes a very cute housewarming gift.They also do custom orders. Click here to see more.

ST. HELENA OLIVE OIL COMPANY. When we were in Napa Valley last year (and I fell madly in love with everything around me) I discovered this wonderful little company. OK, I will be big enough to admit you put the word “Napa” in something and yes I will say its good.  I am in love with the place. But this is a very nice line of products, good quality stuff. AND I love to cook, so I do know my olive oils and seasonings and sauces! They have all kinds of wonderful farm to table products and I was thrilled to know I could still continue to order from them even though I live on the other coast. They have a great line of products, and I can only speak to the ones I have tried but of the ones I have tried, I really have enjoyed them! Click here to see more.

THE NEW GORGEOUS RALPH LAUREN RUG LINE. I am so excited about the new highly anticipated collection of Ralph Lauren rugs coming out this summer/fall being produced and launched by Safavieh, weavers of the most beautiful rugs in the world. As with all things Ralph does, this line promises to be nothing short of outrageously beautiful, below is a tidbit of whats to come, love the bold geometric rugs all inspired by antique Persian designs in rich vegetable dyed colors…exquisite!! Visit Safavieh here to see more of their incredible rugs. They produce some incredible lines already by some of your favorite designers, including Thomas OBrien, David Easton, Martha Stewart, Suzanne Kasler, Jamie Drake and ..Thom Filicia so Ralph was a natural addition to this amazing lineup of talent! Can’t wait!
MY MARBLE SLABS ARE COMING! So excited to have gotten these yesterday. Unless you happen to be in the field for marble at this moment, this might not excite you too much, but if you are then you will have an immense appreciation for how beautiful these blocks of Calacutta are. These are going to be for the outer perimeter of the kitchen, I am so happy with them..they are exactly what I was looking for.

VAGABOND HOUSE. Great line, that I discovered a few years ago. Their gorgeous serving pieces are made of pewter, antler and reclaimed woods. Love their line and own several of their serving pieces,  always treat myself to something new around Christmas time and occasionally when I just have to have a piece here or there to add to my growing collection. They really are just stunning and are just so pretty to display as well! The carving trays are gorgeous (I have the first one) around the holidays and makes any turkey look beautiful!  Makes a very special gift and these are truly heirloom quality products. Click here to see more.

Well, this is all this post would allow me to share since Blogger- no surprise here- is having problems again….whats going on? Its frustrating to say the least! I have gotten emails from people telling me they were unable to leave comments, complaining about their own inability to write posts, I know of my own frustrations in recent weeks. So hoping its not a sign of things to come and that they have things under control and will be able to manage it and nip what “it” is and be done with it once and for all! Us bloggers have a lot of work to do and don’t need the extra work! In any case, wishing you a happy and stress free Thursday!

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Things I am loving Thursdays and House updates!

Good morning…….wow the days are passing me by fast and furious! Today I start as I do every week now with house updates. Things are moving along and we are most definitely making serious progress but there are days (and weeks) that I go and no matter how much we have done, all I seem to see is how much more there is left to be done. It is daunting, overwhelming and at times downright depressing because you have to know that originally I was hoping to have moved in the spring. I know many of you right this minute behind your computer screens, ?are probably rolling your eyes thinking “don’t ?you know woman how construction has its own clock” and the answer is of course I do, ?but I really thought moving in late spring was a true and realistic possibility. Now if we get to move in late June or July I will thank my lucky stars. So now I have turned into a tyrant ?gotten a little more involved?by taking over some of the orchestration of various trades and wearing my “assertive hat” in dealing with?certain people to make sure this ball is rolling just as fast as humanly possible. With that said, you will see some major progress has been had, so its not all gloom and doom. Then I follow with some fun eye candy of some of the things I am loving this week!



HOUSE UPDATES. The foyer floor is nearly done…just love the way it came out. We used a honed French limestone, a very quiet clean limestone with black stone “dots” and border. I think it came out beautifully. The wood floors are done upstairs, that’s a major accomplishment as is most of the trim on the second floor. The plumbing has started to get installed in the upstairs bathrooms so upstairs we really truly are down to the end, we even had the carpet installer come to take measurements so I could order carpeting and we spoke to a few painters. Downstairs things continue to move along but the finishing?involved downstairs will take much longer, however the breakfast room paneling is near done, now we have to work on various stain samples, so below are some pictures of recent updates.

Foyer floor getting done!

Breakfast room bay is done at last!
Paneling is nearly done in this room….
Paneled doorways, now we just need to pick stain color
Love the way it came out
This wall is all done
Window bay is done
Putting the finishing touches on this wall

Floors in main foyer are getting done this week!

New round of “antiqued beams” getting worked on for family room and mahogany doors came in for downstairs

Wood flooring 95% done upstairs



Casing around doors and windows just about done upstairs…finally!

Black island and outer cabinet color
Limestone samples from which to choose for the limestone hood

WROUGHT IRON SCONCES. Since I have been scouring the market for sconces for the outside of the house, I have found many beauties. Though we have not made a final decision some of the contenders are below. Do you have a clear cut favorite?
GETAWAY. I love to include a getaway/vacation in some of my weekly posts because I am really craving one right now MORE THAN EVER and also because I really love to vacation and could happily go on one monthly..lol. We are hoping to go away as we always do this winter and are hoping to go to Turks and Caicos. If we do we are deciding between the Regent Palms and The Gansevoort, there is no bad or wrong decision here, mind you. Both incredibly gorgeous. I will not complain whichever we decide. In fact at this point, put me in a tent on a beach and you won’t hear a peep:)
THE REGENT PALMS

THE GANSEVOORT

JACK ROGERS SANDALS. I have been wearing Jack Rogers sandals for a long long time, have owned them in dozens of colors, besides them being very comfortable, they happen to be very cute looking. Now they come in this great looking monogrammed style and I don’t need to tell you how I feel about monograms. So I was very excited about this style and just ordered them in two colors. Aren’t they adorable? I wear these literally all summer and they are a part of my “summer wardrobe”. Tres cute and again comfort is very key to me. Click here to order yourself a pair.
HAYMARKET DESIGNS. I love this line. Discovered them about a year ago. Have since ordered from them a few times not only for myself but for gifts too. Just a great looking line, not too expensive and fun cute patterns. They make different sized serving trays monogrammed or not, frames, wastebaskets, and tissue boxes. Makes a very cute housewarming gift.They also do custom orders. Click here to see more.

ST. HELENA OLIVE OIL COMPANY. When we were in Napa Valley last year (and I fell madly in love with everything around me) I discovered this wonderful little company. OK, I will be big enough to admit you put the word “Napa” in something and yes I will say its good. ?I am in love with the place. But this is a very nice line of products, good quality stuff. AND I love to cook, so I do know my olive oils and seasonings and sauces! They have all kinds of wonderful farm to table products and I was thrilled to know I could still continue to order from them even though I live on the other coast. They have a great line of products, and I can only speak to the ones I have tried but of the ones I have tried, I really have enjoyed them! Click?here to see more.

THE NEW GORGEOUS RALPH LAUREN RUG LINE. I am so excited about the new highly anticipated collection of Ralph Lauren rugs coming out this summer/fall being produced and launched by Safavieh, weavers of the most beautiful rugs in the world. As with all things Ralph does, this line promises to be nothing short of outrageously beautiful, below is a tidbit of whats to come, love the bold geometric rugs all inspired by antique Persian?designs in rich vegetable dyed colors…exquisite!! Visit Safavieh here to see more of their incredible rugs. They produce some incredible lines already by some of your favorite designers, including Thomas OBrien, David Easton, Martha Stewart, Suzanne Kasler, Jamie Drake and ..Thom Filicia so Ralph was a natural addition to this amazing lineup of talent! Can’t wait!
MY MARBLE SLABS ARE COMING! So excited to have gotten these yesterday. Unless you happen to be in the field for marble at this moment, this might not excite you too much, but if you are then you will have an immense appreciation for how beautiful these blocks of Calacutta are. These are going to be for the outer perimeter of the kitchen, I am so happy with them..they are exactly what I was looking for.

VAGABOND HOUSE. Great line, that I discovered a few years ago. Their gorgeous serving pieces are made of pewter, antler and reclaimed woods. Love their line and own several of their serving pieces, ?always treat myself to something new around Christmas time and occasionally when I just have to have a piece here or there to add to my growing collection. They really are just stunning and are just so pretty to display as well! The carving trays are gorgeous (I have the first one) around the holidays and makes any turkey look beautiful! ?Makes a very special gift and these are truly heirloom quality products. Click here to see more.

Well, this is all this post would allow me to share since Blogger- no surprise here- is having problems again….whats going on? Its frustrating to say the least! I have gotten emails from people telling me they were unable to leave comments, complaining about their own inability to write posts, I know of my own frustrations in recent weeks. So hoping its not a sign of things to come and that they have things under control and will be able to manage it and nip what “it” is and be done with it once and for all! Us bloggers have a lot of work to do and don’t need the extra work!?In any case, wishing you a happy and stress free Thursday!

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