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!

A first…..An Enchanted Home shop tag sale and a giveaway!!


The wonderful and exciting giveaway from Judith August cosmetics is below…be sure to participate!!

Hi there, today is like a fun tag sale, a warehouse clearance, a post on pretty accessories AND a giveaway all in one…..imagine all this without having to leave your seat at the computer! I had rented out a small space at a nearby warehouse which I am no longer leasing (got another small space) so I went to clean things out and found some things that frankly I didn’t know I had! They were stored all in boxes and there were many happy surprises:) Most of them are things that there are only one or two of….but all wonderful brand new,? beautiful item.?

I as of this morning updated to tell you what is available and what is sold…

?Instead of putting them up on my online shop, I am going to post them here since I have only 1 or 2 of each item,? along with their description and price, as you can also see I numbered them, for ease of emailing me. If you want something simply email me tell you want number x and I will direct invoice you. Any questions of course just ask! Obviously its first come first serve. Everything is discounted. Some things are less here than on my website because I got them at the old pricing and only have one or two here.? Email me here.? So ready to take a look? Here we go…..

1. 2 etched cut crystal perfume bottles in softly colored blue and one green(pictures don’t pick up on colors but they are softly blue and green) …measures about 6,5″ tall $15.00 each? SOLD

2. 1 beautiful oversized tole floral tray. It says its dark green but I think its black (asked my husband and he immediately said black too). If its green it is extremely dark green. There is a scratch across it, which is not really that obvious because of the busy floral pattern, could easily be touched up with a marker/paint. Measures about 25″x 18″ (widest point) across…..$90.00 SOLD

3.Beautiful pearl detailed frame $20.00 each (holds 3 x5 or a cut down 4×6? picture). I have two. SOLD

4 .Beautiful guest towel holders/small trays. Finally found some! (First one is ant. brass, second is silver, third is ant brass crown) 60.00 each SECOND AND THIRD AVAILABLE.

5. Jewel encrusted frame. $22.00 I have one. SOLD

6. 2? Spanish olive trays 1 med and 1 sm 70.00 for the small and? 80.00 for the med. SOLD

7. 1 beautiful small scenic tole planter measures bout 9″ x 6″ tall $65.00? SOLD

8.Monogrammed guest towels, sets of 3. I have these letters in the white monogram, H, A, C and G. These letters in the ecru monogram, H, A, J, O and N. And these in the black on linen, S, K, Y, L, D, B, M and E.. Normally it is $20 for 3, these are $15.00 for 3. These are about to have a price increase so this is an especially great deal! Awesome gift!! ONLY A FEW LETTERS LEFT

9.Cocktail napkins, sets of 6, I have these letters D, S and N. $15.00 per set of 6. Great deal and very elegant touch when entertaining!

10. Two antique dough bowls. Both in excellent perfect condition, small, one is 20″ x 12″ and the other is 17″ x 10.5″. They are each $165.00 (approx. 40.00 discounted) LARGER ONE AVAILABLE

11. Gorgeous green butterfly tole planters, was planning on carrying? these but the vendor was not reliable so I decided against it. A beautiful pair of new tole containers/planters. They measure 9.5″ x 8″ at the widest point.? $135 for the pair SOLD

12. Stunning black garland tole umbrella stand. The slightest dent that you cannot even see, brand new. $115.00 SOLD

13.Darling cherub and beige porcelain soap or candy dish $45.00 SOLD

14. Gorgeous footed silver decorative beverage or planter. I can see this used with ice and bottles of wine or Pellegrino or planted with an orchid or flowering plant. Measures 13″ across by 7″ tall $115.00 AVAILABLE

15. Beautiful silver garland tray. Has one very fine scratch that is easy to miss across the top (which is likely to be covered anyway). Really pretty and great for a vanity, I have one of these myself. Measures 15″ x 8″? $70.00 SOLD

16. “Books” bookends. These are so pretty and really decorative, a great way to finish any vignette. $38.00 one pair SOLD

17. Beautiful scalloped silver/nickel chargers. These sold out immediately. These had a sticker on them and there is the slightest discoloration where the sticker was. Trust me its very hard to see, I have 10 total and will sell them in 2’s. These were 45.00, today they are 25.00 each. They measure 12″ across.So wish I could get more! SOLD

18. Intricate gold filigree vanity tray. Beautiful details…the surface looks a little worn but its actually been “antiqued”. Perfect for a vanity or small bar tray, where the top would be normally covered anyway. Measures 15″ at the longest point by 7″ wide $65.00 AVAILABLE

19. A pair of black and gold sconces….where were these when I needed them! Pair is $110.00…..very good deal on an elegant pair of beautiful gold and black sconces/brackets. SOLD

20. One canvas art left, that I just found….its called “Rainy day” and features a young girl walking alongside a St. Bernard type dog. This is $115 (normally 155). Just one. 24 x 20 SOLD

21. A stunning pair of crystal etched hurricanes. These are oversized and sooo fabulous. They retails for upwards of 300.00 on several websites.This one pair I am selling for $185.00. Absolutely stunning! SOLD


22. Beautiful etched cut glass vanity jar (Ralph Lauren bought these from this vendor) I have two left, one sm and one med. Beautiful detailing, gorgeous silver intricate lid. Could be beautiful on any vanity, or as part of a vignette atop a stack of books in a library maybe. Sm is approx.6.5″ tall and med. is approx. 8-9″ tall. Sm is 60 and med is 70. SOLD


So there you have it! Any questions, just email me here. If you want something just let me know and I will send you an invoice you, these are ready to ship. Great chance to stock up on some pretty accessories or even gifts!!?

Now onto this giveaway, so generously donated by Judith August! Imagine my delight and thrill when I heard from this famous makeup guru, after posting about her products last week! Turns out we are each others fans..how about that!! So Judith was generous enough to offer up a giveaway!!?

One lucky winner is going to get this fabulous set of makeup to the stars, The Killer Cover kit (with a name like that you know it delivers)!. All you need to do is leave a comment here, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site.? Want a second chance, leave a message on her Facebook page. Click here to visit her at Facebook. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning!


The Killer Cover Kit was designed as a singular solution to covering the most difficult discolorations.

Killer Cover? Total Blockout Makeup
Designed to cover your largest and darkest age spots.

  • Based on theatrical make up, this special formula succeeds where traditional concealers fail.
  • Five-Color wheel allows You to Custom Blend & Match Your Skin Tone
  • Water proof & lasts all day until you decide to remove it
August Minerals? Finishing Powder: Translucent
All-natural mineral powder sets and finishes your camouflage makeup.

  • Natural SPF
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating
Killer Cleanser?
The perfect makeup remover for all types of makeup especially camouflage makeup

  • Contains Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and clean
  • For All Skin Types?

A little something for everyone….thanks for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous Tuesday! If you missed Alison of the Polohouse’s incredible house tour yesterday, it is not to be missed, click here to see. Enjoy your day!!

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A first…..An Enchanted Home shop tag sale and a giveaway!!

The wonderful and exciting giveaway from Judith August cosmetics is below…be sure to participate!!

Hi there, today is like a fun tag sale, a warehouse clearance, a post on pretty accessories AND a giveaway all in one…..imagine all this without having to leave your seat at the computer! I had rented out a small space at a nearby warehouse which I am no longer leasing (got another small space) so I went to clean things out and found some things that frankly I didn’t know I had! They were stored all in boxes and there were many happy surprises:) Most of them are things that there are only one or two of….but all wonderful brand new,  beautiful item. 

I as of this morning updated to tell you what is available and what is sold…

 Instead of putting them up on my online shop, I am going to post them here since I have only 1 or 2 of each item,  along with their description and price, as you can also see I numbered them, for ease of emailing me. If you want something simply email me tell you want number x and I will direct invoice you. Any questions of course just ask! Obviously its first come first serve. Everything is discounted. Some things are less here than on my website because I got them at the old pricing and only have one or two here.  Email me here.  So ready to take a look? Here we go…..

1. 2 etched cut crystal perfume bottles in softly colored blue and one green(pictures don’t pick up on colors but they are softly blue and green) …measures about 6,5″ tall $15.00 each  SOLD

2. 1 beautiful oversized tole floral tray. It says its dark green but I think its black (asked my husband and he immediately said black too). If its green it is extremely dark green. There is a scratch across it, which is not really that obvious because of the busy floral pattern, could easily be touched up with a marker/paint. Measures about 25″x 18″ (widest point) across…..$90.00 SOLD

3.Beautiful pearl detailed frame $20.00 each (holds 3 x5 or a cut down 4×6  picture). I have two. SOLD

4 .Beautiful guest towel holders/small trays. Finally found some! (First one is ant. brass, second is silver, third is ant brass crown) 60.00 each SECOND AND THIRD AVAILABLE.

5. Jewel encrusted frame. $22.00 I have one. SOLD

6. 2  Spanish olive trays 1 med and 1 sm 70.00 for the small and  80.00 for the med. SOLD

7. 1 beautiful small scenic tole planter measures bout 9″ x 6″ tall $65.00  SOLD

8.Monogrammed guest towels, sets of 3. I have these letters in the white monogram, H, A, C and G. These letters in the ecru monogram, H, A, J, O and N. And these in the black on linen, S, K, Y, L, D, B, M and E.. Normally it is $20 for 3, these are $15.00 for 3. These are about to have a price increase so this is an especially great deal! Awesome gift!! ONLY A FEW LETTERS LEFT

9.Cocktail napkins, sets of 6, I have these letters D, S and N. $15.00 per set of 6. Great deal and very elegant touch when entertaining!

10. Two antique dough bowls. Both in excellent perfect condition, small, one is 20″ x 12″ and the other is 17″ x 10.5″. They are each $165.00 (approx. 40.00 discounted) LARGER ONE AVAILABLE

11. Gorgeous green butterfly tole planters, was planning on carrying  these but the vendor was not reliable so I decided against it. A beautiful pair of new tole containers/planters. They measure 9.5″ x 8″ at the widest point.  $135 for the pair SOLD

12. Stunning black garland tole umbrella stand. The slightest dent that you cannot even see, brand new. $115.00 SOLD

13.Darling cherub and beige porcelain soap or candy dish $45.00 SOLD

14. Gorgeous footed silver decorative beverage or planter. I can see this used with ice and bottles of wine or Pellegrino or planted with an orchid or flowering plant. Measures 13″ across by 7″ tall $115.00 AVAILABLE

15. Beautiful silver garland tray. Has one very fine scratch that is easy to miss across the top (which is likely to be covered anyway). Really pretty and great for a vanity, I have one of these myself. Measures 15″ x 8″  $70.00 SOLD

16. “Books” bookends. These are so pretty and really decorative, a great way to finish any vignette. $38.00 one pair SOLD

17. Beautiful scalloped silver/nickel chargers. These sold out immediately. These had a sticker on them and there is the slightest discoloration where the sticker was. Trust me its very hard to see, I have 10 total and will sell them in 2’s. These were 45.00, today they are 25.00 each. They measure 12″ across.So wish I could get more! SOLD

18. Intricate gold filigree vanity tray. Beautiful details…the surface looks a little worn but its actually been “antiqued”. Perfect for a vanity or small bar tray, where the top would be normally covered anyway. Measures 15″ at the longest point by 7″ wide $65.00 AVAILABLE

19. A pair of black and gold sconces….where were these when I needed them! Pair is $110.00…..very good deal on an elegant pair of beautiful gold and black sconces/brackets. SOLD

20. One canvas art left, that I just found….its called “Rainy day” and features a young girl walking alongside a St. Bernard type dog. This is $115 (normally 155). Just one. 24 x 20 SOLD

21. A stunning pair of crystal etched hurricanes. These are oversized and sooo fabulous. They retails for upwards of 300.00 on several websites.This one pair I am selling for $185.00. Absolutely stunning! SOLD


22. Beautiful etched cut glass vanity jar (Ralph Lauren bought these from this vendor) I have two left, one sm and one med. Beautiful detailing, gorgeous silver intricate lid. Could be beautiful on any vanity, or as part of a vignette atop a stack of books in a library maybe. Sm is approx.6.5″ tall and med. is approx. 8-9″ tall. Sm is 60 and med is 70. SOLD


So there you have it! Any questions, just email me here. If you want something just let me know and I will send you an invoice you, these are ready to ship. Great chance to stock up on some pretty accessories or even gifts!! 

Now onto this giveaway, so generously donated by Judith August! Imagine my delight and thrill when I heard from this famous makeup guru, after posting about her products last week! Turns out we are each others fans..how about that!! So Judith was generous enough to offer up a giveaway!! 

One lucky winner is going to get this fabulous set of makeup to the stars, The Killer Cover kit (with a name like that you know it delivers)!. All you need to do is leave a comment here, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site.  Want a second chance, leave a message on her Facebook page. Click here to visit her at Facebook. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning!

The Killer Cover Kit was designed as a singular solution to covering the most difficult discolorations.

Killer Cover? Total Blockout Makeup
Designed to cover your largest and darkest age spots.

  • Based on theatrical make up, this special formula succeeds where traditional concealers fail.
  • Five-Color wheel allows You to Custom Blend & Match Your Skin Tone
  • Water proof & lasts all day until you decide to remove it
August Minerals? Finishing Powder: Translucent
All-natural mineral powder sets and finishes your camouflage makeup.

  • Natural SPF
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating
Killer Cleanser?
The perfect makeup remover for all types of makeup especially camouflage makeup

  • Contains Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and clean
  • For All Skin Types 

A little something for everyone….thanks for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous Tuesday! If you missed Alison of the Polohouse’s incredible house tour yesterday, it is not to be missed, click here to see. Enjoy your day!!

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Late week musings and a giveaway!

Grab another cup of coffee…this is one of those long posts that is somewhat all over the place!!

Hi there and happy Friday..boy this week has flown. Woke up to another 5+ inches of snow with this latest system and its still coming down. School is closed and this is getting old. Very old.? I have tried to make it a productive week and have gotten some things on my very very long list of to do’s checked off. Here is what I woke up to…..(took with my iPhone)

Despite the snow, I do feel excited knowing spring is on our doorstep, though to look outside, it is hard to imagine! I generally love the notion of spring cleaning, getting organized, really making a concerted effort to make a practical list of to do’s and getting them done. Winter, I consider hibernation period (after the holidays that is). I cannot believe my online stores one year anniversary is on Sunday!! I am offering a giveaway today and another one on the actual one year anniversary on Sunday. All details on the bottom. Hope you have had a good week….so here’s whats new here this week…….


A new blog I am just obsessed with. I think the pictures say it all. To me they represent heaven….this couple lives in the French countryside and seem to spend their time making the most beautiful meals, visiting local specialty markets, picking form their garden, playing with their kids and pups…sounds like a dream life! Baked chicken never looked so elegant…he is a photographer so every single picture is award winning. This blog makes me feel like I away in the country with them…just marvelous in every way!! Did I mention that every family member also looks like a model? Here’s a quote that is commonplace on her blog…sends my senses in overdrive!

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?”Since I have been living in M?doc, it has become a habit of mine to cycle around. I enjoy buying my daily baguette and groceries, taking the scenic route through the forest. It is so rewarding to look at all the peaceful surroundings, saying bonjour to the local sheep, donkeys, horses and cows. It is often during these bicycle trips that I get inspired for a dish. Last Friday, I came back home with a big pack of sausages from my local charcuterie.”

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Spring. I am soooooo longing for spring. More this year than ever before. Maybe because another snow storm has descended upon us. It feels like forever away. But in the meantime I am dreaming of beautiful clothes, light springy colors, soft fabrics….ahh I can feel it already. Here are some spring lovlies that I have my eye on…..loving this cutout/lace trend that I am seeing a lot of, and you?


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Big fan of Delman shoes, own lots of their flats..these are just darling!

Adorable in pink too….

And really like this tote from Antropologie…..such a great neutral……


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Do these? have my name all over them or what? If I didn’t have such a aversion to wearing heels (except when I m must) I would indulge.? Both styles from LK Bennet of London! Love them!!



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A new book. You know I love my books. I believe you can never ever have too many great design books and one which I preordered I know is going to be fabulous if her first book is any indication. I love Cindy Rinfrets style, her shop and design aesthetic. Her new book cover was calling me.? And finally, just finished Rules of Civility and I? have to say I really really enjoyed it. Enough to talk about it and recommend it! Click here to order Cindy’s new book on Amazon.

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Do you like products? I do and love discovering something new, even better when its new and awesome. I was at a store the other day and struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper who really looked like she knew her stuff and as it turns out she is a freelance makeup artist who has done a lot of work on some pretty major movie sets! If I wasn’t hurried for time I would have stood there trying to get the lowdown on some of my favorite stars:) But one thing she did tell me about is a great line of makeup that apparently many “pros” and those in the know use…so you just know I came home and googled it and actually took the plunge and ordered some of the products. In case you are like me and a serial product junkie..heres the scoop! Judith August is known as the queen of covering up everything from everyday blemishes to rosacea. Click here to visit her site.

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?Any product called killer cover is a product I want to know about!

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Also went trim/fabric shopping, I am such a kid in candy shop when I go textile shopping. Two of my favorite stops are Clarence House and Samuel and Son. The trims are sooo scrumptious! I am unstoppable when it comes to selecting beautiful trims…….its better than choosing hand dipped chocolates at a candy shop. Well, on second thought, almost as good:) Look how gorgeous these were at Clarence House……

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?I am sure you can see why I was practically hallucinating!! Everything was sooo stunning!

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And here is what I came home with for my “living room table project”…….

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?Here is one of current projects (the table) and this? is what I am going for….


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And on the home front, hung these beautiful Trowbridge prints in my bathroom…..

Just added this beautiful green tole lamp on a small table…love it!

And added this stunning tole lamp to another table in my sitting room of my bedroom, also hung these pretty prints….

?And put my beautiful white cherry blossoms on this console…….

This is random and again I am sure I am especially drawn to this because I am really craving spring but isn’t this a beauty…..the light blue isn’t seen often and is so fresh looking

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? And last but certainly not least…can you believe my online shop is going to be celebrating its one year anniversary on Sunday!!! I am amazed, excited and quite stunned that its been a year already! I am so incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement my readers have given. And to celebrate I am going to be offering a big giveaway on Sunday!! I am also very excited to be adding an entire new batch of gorgeous lamps to my lamps section, some beautiful new porcelains and some stunning new silver items! Have a look at some of what is to come…….

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?And some of the stunning new silver additions…..

All the new scalloped pieces are all ovenproof and are the ultimate oven to table serving pieces!? I have owned serving dishes from this company for years and they go from the refrigerator to the oven straight to the dishwasher and add elegance to even the simplest of meals! (These will be added to my online shop by the weekend if not later today)

?Love this large scalloped serving tray

And this beautiful coordinating scalloped casserole dish

How about this absolutely gorgeous horsebit tray?

?And this very large scalloped casserole dish…….



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And finally the giveaway!? I will be offering up a giveaway today and another one on the actual one year mark, Sunday, in celebration. Today’s giveaway is for this absolutely darling pair of mini blue and white Staffordshire dogs…….they measure about 6″ and are sooo sweet!!? Who couldn’t find a special place for this cuties!?


To enter just leave a comment here after visiting my online shop (click here) and telling me one item you would love to buy for your home (or yourself). Want a second chance….leave me a message on The Enchanted Home’s facebook page, click here.

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IMPORTANT- To my dear subscribers who often comment directly via email, this does not make you eligible for the giveaway. Instead when you get my post in your email box, CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THE POST, this will take you directly to my actual webpage. On bottom you will see “Kindly leave your comments here”, you can sign in with google, just put your first name and last name initial or even sign in anonymously. Remember if you just use your first name please also include a last name initial. Thanks and good luck…….



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So that is what is happening over here!! Hope you have a wonderful Friday, a great end to your week and thanks as always for stopping in to say hello:)?

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Late week musings and a giveaway!

Grab another cup of coffee…this is one of those long posts that is somewhat all over the place!!

Hi there and happy Friday..boy this week has flown. Woke up to another 5+ inches of snow with this latest system and its still coming down. School is closed and this is getting old. Very old.  I have tried to make it a productive week and have gotten some things on my very very long list of to do’s checked off. Here is what I woke up to…..(took with my iPhone)

Despite the snow, I do feel excited knowing spring is on our doorstep, though to look outside, it is hard to imagine! I generally love the notion of spring cleaning, getting organized, really making a concerted effort to make a practical list of to do’s and getting them done. Winter, I consider hibernation period (after the holidays that is). I cannot believe my online stores one year anniversary is on Sunday!! I am offering a giveaway today and another one on the actual one year anniversary on Sunday. All details on the bottom. Hope you have had a good week….so here’s whats new here this week…….

A new blog I am just obsessed with. I think the pictures say it all. To me they represent heaven….this couple lives in the French countryside and seem to spend their time making the most beautiful meals, visiting local specialty markets, picking form their garden, playing with their kids and pups…sounds like a dream life! Baked chicken never looked so elegant…he is a photographer so every single picture is award winning. This blog makes me feel like I away in the country with them…just marvelous in every way!! Did I mention that every family member also looks like a model? Here’s a quote that is commonplace on her blog…sends my senses in overdrive!
 
 “Since I have been living in M?doc, it has become a habit of mine to cycle around. I enjoy buying my daily baguette and groceries, taking the scenic route through the forest. It is so rewarding to look at all the peaceful surroundings, saying bonjour to the local sheep, donkeys, horses and cows. It is often during these bicycle trips that I get inspired for a dish. Last Friday, I came back home with a big pack of sausages from my local charcuterie.”
 
 
 Heres a sampling of what is on the blog…click here to visit!

 
 
 
 
Spring. I am soooooo longing for spring. More this year than ever before. Maybe because another snow storm has descended upon us. It feels like forever away. But in the meantime I am dreaming of beautiful clothes, light springy colors, soft fabrics….ahh I can feel it already. Here are some spring lovlies that I have my eye on…..loving this cutout/lace trend that I am seeing a lot of, and you?
 
 
 
Big fan of Delman shoes, own lots of their flats..these are just darling!

Adorable in pink too….

And really like this tote from Antropologie…..such a great neutral……

 
Do these  have my name all over them or what? If I didn’t have such a aversion to wearing heels (except when I m must) I would indulge.  Both styles from LK Bennet of London! Love them!!

 
A new book. You know I love my books. I believe you can never ever have too many great design books and one which I preordered I know is going to be fabulous if her first book is any indication. I love Cindy Rinfrets style, her shop and design aesthetic. Her new book cover was calling me.  And finally, just finished Rules of Civility and I  have to say I really really enjoyed it. Enough to talk about it and recommend it! Click here to order Cindy’s new book on Amazon.
 

 

 
 
Do you like products? I do and love discovering something new, even better when its new and awesome. I was at a store the other day and struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper who really looked like she knew her stuff and as it turns out she is a freelance makeup artist who has done a lot of work on some pretty major movie sets! If I wasn’t hurried for time I would have stood there trying to get the lowdown on some of my favorite stars:) But one thing she did tell me about is a great line of makeup that apparently many “pros” and those in the know use…so you just know I came home and googled it and actually took the plunge and ordered some of the products. In case you are like me and a serial product junkie..heres the scoop! Judith August is known as the queen of covering up everything from everyday blemishes to rosacea. Click here to visit her site.
 
 

 Any product called killer cover is a product I want to know about!
 
 
 
Also went trim/fabric shopping, I am such a kid in candy shop when I go textile shopping. Two of my favorite stops are Clarence House and Samuel and Son. The trims are sooo scrumptious! I am unstoppable when it comes to selecting beautiful trims…….its better than choosing hand dipped chocolates at a candy shop. Well, on second thought, almost as good:) Look how gorgeous these were at Clarence House……
 

 I am sure you can see why I was practically hallucinating!! Everything was sooo stunning!
 
And here is what I came home with for my “living room table project”…….

 
 Here is one of current projects (the table) and this  is what I am going for….

 
And on the home front, hung these beautiful Trowbridge prints in my bathroom…..

Just added this beautiful green tole lamp on a small table…love it!

And added this stunning tole lamp to another table in my sitting room of my bedroom, also hung these pretty prints….

 And put my beautiful white cherry blossoms on this console…….

This is random and again I am sure I am especially drawn to this because I am really craving spring but isn’t this a beauty…..the light blue isn’t seen often and is so fresh looking

 
  And last but certainly not least…can you believe my online shop is going to be celebrating its one year anniversary on Sunday!!! I am amazed, excited and quite stunned that its been a year already! I am so incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement my readers have given. And to celebrate I am going to be offering a big giveaway on Sunday!! I am also very excited to be adding an entire new batch of gorgeous lamps to my lamps section, some beautiful new porcelains and some stunning new silver items! Have a look at some of what is to come…….
 

 
  And all these beautiful lamps are now on my site, visit here.

Picture

 
 
 
 
 And some of the stunning new silver additions…..
All the new scalloped pieces are all ovenproof and are the ultimate oven to table serving pieces!  I have owned serving dishes from this company for years and they go from the refrigerator to the oven straight to the dishwasher and add elegance to even the simplest of meals! (These will be added to my online shop by the weekend if not later today)

 Love this large scalloped serving tray

And this beautiful coordinating scalloped casserole dish

How about this absolutely gorgeous horsebit tray?

 And this very large scalloped casserole dish…….

 
 
 
And finally the giveaway!  I will be offering up a giveaway today and another one on the actual one year mark, Sunday, in celebration. Today’s giveaway is for this absolutely darling pair of mini blue and white Staffordshire dogs…….they measure about 6″ and are sooo sweet!!  Who couldn’t find a special place for this cuties! 
To enter just leave a comment here after visiting my online shop (click here) and telling me one item you would love to buy for your home (or yourself). Want a second chance….leave me a message on The Enchanted Home’s facebook page, click here.
 
 
IMPORTANT- To my dear subscribers who often comment directly via email, this does not make you eligible for the giveaway. Instead when you get my post in your email box, CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THE POST, this will take you directly to my actual webpage. On bottom you will see “Kindly leave your comments here”, you can sign in with google, just put your first name and last name initial or even sign in anonymously. Remember if you just use your first name please also include a last name initial. Thanks and good luck…….
 

 
 
So that is what is happening over here!! Hope you have a wonderful Friday, a great end to your week and thanks as always for stopping in to say hello:) 
 
 
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