Late weekday musings…….

Hi and happy Wednesday. Busy week and just when I thought this post might be short and sweet, it grew, and grew and I added on so its actually pretty chock full after all! Boy these weeks are going by so fast, I saw the first hint of Christmas advertising this morning and nearly fell off my chair. Its lurking and not as far as we might think……..I get heart palpitations just thinking of it. Amazing how when you are in your 20’s everything is just taken in stride, you are so “go with?the flow” but bam! fast forward to your 40’s and suddenly everything seems like a big deal, you get anxious over the smallest details,etc…..PLEASE tell me I am not alone on this!








This week not a whole heck of a lot going on. I got in another round of hardware and think I may have finally found what I am looking for. ?I am actually mixing manufacturers (not unheard of) and I am really loving how the samples look…..check it out. What do you think? Think we have a winner!!



One look I like for masculine rooms and spaces is a clean roman shade in a solid color with a decorative tape. Its timeless, classic and not too fussy. So for my husbands very patient bathroom, I think I finally found a good solid and a great tape. Though I liked the previous choices, they were not totally sitting right with me, but this one feels perfect. The colors are soft and work beautifully with the tile. Ditto the same look I am doing in my sons bedroom, I dont’ want to use wood blinds, I want something softer and a little warmer looking…have a look!

For my sons room……love the navy pop this will give a simple treatment

A few of the finalists for fabric and two tapes, the one on bottom I think is the winner

Its a great match and not overpowering to the beauty of the floor

?And finally started looking again for my window treatment for window seat. The other one I chose was very pretty but a little dark, I want something a little softer ?as this entire space is fully wood paneled and can border on being a darker area of the house so want it light and fresh feeling. Thinking this simple dot that has the navy and adding one of the pretty gold/navy trims….thoughts?










Are you a boot person? I LOVE boots and wear them pretty much all winter long, I was so happy to see so many great looking boots coming out this season. I can justify spending more money on them because I wear them so much and afterall it’s ?a very long season. Here’s a few faves…..

(all found at Neiman Marcus)

And I am really lusting after this 10 PLY you heard right…10! cashmere sweater coat. SO great looking and I love gray, it goes with everything (found at Gorsuch, one of my favorite online shops to drool over)

This is so “me”…anyone who knows me will agree!

I will take the boots too, though a bit high for me…but I guess I could swing it on occasion.
You know I love when you send me your pictures…I get so excited! So was thrilled to get these pictures from my buddy, Elizabeth (she, Melinda and I have a planned fall meet up in Virginia horse country) and I cannot wait!! They have even promised to throw me a brunch like this one with little ‘ol me as the guest of honor. Theres no way I am letting them back down now!! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous fete…….(featuring my silver chargers that she bought from me)

The chargers look perfect with her stunning Herend gracing them!
Speaking of beautiful tables….admittedly I started thinking of Thanksgiving, my favorite dinner where I eat with abandon, oops my favorite holiday of all! I think this year I am treating myself to Spodes woodland pattern for fall dining. It is so classic and I have always admired it. Think it would look pretty nifty on the chargers, don’t you think!

Dough bowls..everyone seems to love them! I get frequent requests for small round ones and wish I had one for every time someone has wanted one!! I got in a batch of 3 small ones (about 11″ round) and have one left, if interested email me. Click here to email.

The napkin rings that everyone loved from my find at Brimfield are going to be officially up for sale in my shop tomorrow. If you missed my Brimfield post, its worth a look, click here. There are a wide variety of styles/designs and there is a customizable service available too. To start I am going to offer one of 6 styles. The equestrian, the various animals on a bike, and a few others. Below are two of the ones that really caught my eye. These take approx. 3 weeks as they are made to order. Right now I have 4 in stock of the first style (4 different animals, very whimsical) and 2 of the equestrian (with 8 on order). If you are interested, must shoot me an email otherwise look for them tomorrow or Thursday!
The set includes one dog, one bear, one rabbit and one squirrel

The equestrian style-

Also very happy to report that my lamps category is finally being added. It will possibly be up by the time you are ?seeing this or at the latest by late in the day today. ?I apologize for the delay. I know many of you have inquired but its here at last and all items for sale are in stock! I think its a pretty fabulous selection?of harder to find than ever blue and white porcelain lamps. In addition I am going to carry other colors so feel free as always to let me know if you are looking for something in particular that you do not see (size or color). Click here to take a peek, and here’s a few to give you an idea……

And of course the super popular mini Staffordshire dog lamps, now in two colors…..

Also got in this very large magnficent planter/footbath from my porcelain vendor. I actually want to use a pair eventually in the dining room but for now put it on my coffee table. Its quite large about 22″ long and 12″ tall with beautiful ormolu handles……take a look! I could see it without anything as the beautiful design is carried out on the inside of the planter or with beautiful flowers planted (orchids would be stunning)!
UPDATE- per many requests this planter/footbath is now on my online store. Click here?to see it in my online store. I also have it in another style, a departure from my blue and white but it was too pretty to pass up…….

And the other style…..also stunning!
Also loving my new monogram items, ordered these “T” soaps and let me tell you, besides being totally beautiful, they lather??up and smell heavenly. REALLY good quality soap, even my 16 year old remarked on them, and he doesnt’ normally say anything?about “things like that”.

Kept next to my kitchen sink!
So that about wraps up all my odds and ends this week, a little all over the map but thats what makes these posts fun to write up. Hope you are having a good and productive week. The weather has been splendid here with a capital S! Just over the top amazing. Thanks for stopping in……



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Late weekday musings…….

Hi and happy Wednesday. Busy week and just when I thought this post might be short and sweet, it grew, and grew and I added on so its actually pretty chock full after all! Boy these weeks are going by so fast, I saw the first hint of Christmas advertising this morning and nearly fell off my chair. Its lurking and not as far as we might think……..I get heart palpitations just thinking of it. Amazing how when you are in your 20’s everything is just taken in stride, you are so “go with the flow” but bam! fast forward to your 40’s and suddenly everything seems like a big deal, you get anxious over the smallest details,etc…..PLEASE tell me I am not alone on this!

This week not a whole heck of a lot going on. I got in another round of hardware and think I may have finally found what I am looking for.  I am actually mixing manufacturers (not unheard of) and I am really loving how the samples look…..check it out. What do you think? Think we have a winner!!

One look I like for masculine rooms and spaces is a clean roman shade in a solid color with a decorative tape. Its timeless, classic and not too fussy. So for my husbands very patient bathroom, I think I finally found a good solid and a great tape. Though I liked the previous choices, they were not totally sitting right with me, but this one feels perfect. The colors are soft and work beautifully with the tile. Ditto the same look I am doing in my sons bedroom, I dont’ want to use wood blinds, I want something softer and a little warmer looking…have a look!

For my sons room……love the navy pop this will give a simple treatment

A few of the finalists for fabric and two tapes, the one on bottom I think is the winner

Its a great match and not overpowering to the beauty of the floor

 And finally started looking again for my window treatment for window seat. The other one I chose was very pretty but a little dark, I want something a little softer  as this entire space is fully wood paneled and can border on being a darker area of the house so want it light and fresh feeling. Thinking this simple dot that has the navy and adding one of the pretty gold/navy trims….thoughts?

Are you a boot person? I LOVE boots and wear them pretty much all winter long, I was so happy to see so many great looking boots coming out this season. I can justify spending more money on them because I wear them so much and afterall it’s  a very long season. Here’s a few faves…..
(all found at Neiman Marcus)

And I am really lusting after this 10 PLY you heard right…10! cashmere sweater coat. SO great looking and I love gray, it goes with everything (found at Gorsuch, one of my favorite online shops to drool over)

This is so “me”…anyone who knows me will agree!

I will take the boots too, though a bit high for me…but I guess I could swing it on occasion.
You know I love when you send me your pictures…I get so excited! So was thrilled to get these pictures from my buddy, Elizabeth (she, Melinda and I have a planned fall meet up in Virginia horse country) and I cannot wait!! They have even promised to throw me a brunch like this one with little ‘ol me as the guest of honor. Theres no way I am letting them back down now!! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous fete…….(featuring my silver chargers that she bought from me)

The chargers look perfect with her stunning Herend gracing them!
Speaking of beautiful tables….admittedly I started thinking of Thanksgiving, my favorite dinner where I eat with abandon, oops my favorite holiday of all! I think this year I am treating myself to Spodes woodland pattern for fall dining. It is so classic and I have always admired it. Think it would look pretty nifty on the chargers, don’t you think!

Dough bowls..everyone seems to love them! I get frequent requests for small round ones and wish I had one for every time someone has wanted one!! I got in a batch of 3 small ones (about 11″ round) and have one left, if interested email me. Click here to email.

The napkin rings that everyone loved from my find at Brimfield are going to be officially up for sale in my shop tomorrow. If you missed my Brimfield post, its worth a look, click here. There are a wide variety of styles/designs and there is a customizable service available too. To start I am going to offer one of 6 styles. The equestrian, the various animals on a bike, and a few others. Below are two of the ones that really caught my eye. These take approx. 3 weeks as they are made to order. Right now I have 4 in stock of the first style (4 different animals, very whimsical) and 2 of the equestrian (with 8 on order). If you are interested, must shoot me an email otherwise look for them tomorrow or Thursday!
The set includes one dog, one bear, one rabbit and one squirrel

The equestrian style-

Also very happy to report that my lamps category is finally being added. It will possibly be up by the time you are  seeing this or at the latest by late in the day today.  I apologize for the delay. I know many of you have inquired but its here at last and all items for sale are in stock! I think its a pretty fabulous selection of harder to find than ever blue and white porcelain lamps. In addition I am going to carry other colors so feel free as always to let me know if you are looking for something in particular that you do not see (size or color). Click here to take a peek, and here’s a few to give you an idea……

And of course the super popular mini Staffordshire dog lamps, now in two colors…..

Also got in this very large magnficent planter/footbath from my porcelain vendor. I actually want to use a pair eventually in the dining room but for now put it on my coffee table. Its quite large about 22″ long and 12″ tall with beautiful ormolu handles……take a look! I could see it without anything as the beautiful design is carried out on the inside of the planter or with beautiful flowers planted (orchids would be stunning)!
UPDATE- per many requests this planter/footbath is now on my online store. Click here to see it in my online store. I also have it in another style, a departure from my blue and white but it was too pretty to pass up…….

And the other style…..also stunning!
Also loving my new monogram items, ordered these “T” soaps and let me tell you, besides being totally beautiful, they lather  up and smell heavenly. REALLY good quality soap, even my 16 year old remarked on them, and he doesnt’ normally say anything about “things like that”.

Kept next to my kitchen sink!
So that about wraps up all my odds and ends this week, a little all over the map but thats what makes these posts fun to write up. Hope you are having a good and productive week. The weather has been splendid here with a capital S! Just over the top amazing. Thanks for stopping in……

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Store biz, new products and updates!

Happy Sunday night…….and how have you been these last four days? I missed being on my blog…..always miss being in “my happy place”! I wanted to give you an overdue store update post as well as address questions that have been asked fairly often.

Though I wasn’t planning on adding my new goodies until late summer, you know me, when things are happening or come in, I have no patience and I am busting at the seams to share with you! I get lots of questions and figured this would be an easy way to answer them as well as update many of you on whats new and exciting! Lots of you have asked me for lamps, the blue and white bathroom accessories I featured months ago, ask for more statuary and many of you want hand painted tole pieces….so this post is for you!

To address various emails and inquiries in one fell swoop……..

  • The canvas art and statuary are made to order and take about 4 weeks but some canvas art is in stock and on occasion I can get something to you in a week or two.?
  • The statuary as of late Aug. will start being offered in 8 different finishes. ?
  • Most monogrammed linens ship out within 5 days, almost all porcelain, pillows and silver in stock as well.?
  • The silver line is going to be extended and several gorgeous new pieces will soon be added, a few taken away that are discontinued
  • I am going to soon announce a frequent buyer program which will offer some enticing incentives! I love my repeat customers as much as I love chocolate. Well almost:)
  • Candles are being discontinued except for the crystal hurricane gardenia candles (like The Ritz carries) though there will be a price increase in the fall.
  • ?I am going to add lamps and possibly another category.?
  • In addition as the holidays approach, I will offer special promotions as well as a section for gifts under $50 and one for gifts under $100. As always, feel free to email me anytime with any questions you may have, happy to answer!
  • Frames are going to be phased out, selling what I have left.
  • Bookends for now are not going to be carried, they are heavy to ship and breakable.
  • The dough bowls I carry are real antiques, not repros…so no two are alike. Every one is a slightly different size and on occasion I can get smaller ones but the long ones tend to be quite big, generally about 26″ and up. Every now and then I get a smaller one but you need to ask first especially if you are looking for a specific size
  • The belljars stock changes everyday. The tulip which is quite popular is due in Oct. and will come in S,M,L and XL. There will be limited quantities and I already have several orders for them. The deep cut and floral etching right now are for the most in stock in all of the above sizes except M. These two styles and the tulip are the three best selling.
Now for the fun part……

First the long awaited blue and white bathroom accessories finally arrived! I have only been waiting 5 months!!!!! They are even prettier in person and are of the highest quality. Talk about making a statement in a bathroom for all you blue and white lovers!
Here they are, I plan to add them to my shop sometime next week but if you need them now….just email me for all information, theenchantedhome@gmail.com

Trashcan

Tissue holder

Vanity jar (cotton balls, Qtips,etc…)

Toothbrush holder

Cup

Decorative vanity jar

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Also getting in this beautiful blue and white umbrella stand with ormolu

One area I am planning on putting a lot of focus on is lamps….many of you have asked for them and I know from personal experience really great lamps are not so easy to find, crazy as it is! ?I have sold some of these already to rave reviews. Not only are they gorgeous but they are VERY well priced. Again these will be added sometime next week, but feel free to email me if you have any questions. There are many more other than what is shown, so if you have a specific size or color theme you are looking for just email me! So many to love………..

And I am getting in a “trial order’ of these pieces, ?would love your feedback! All are handpainted and have a strong chinoiserie theme going on, which I think is elegant and timeless, real statement pieces and again excellent price point. Plus it appears the whole chinoiserie thing while to me never went out of style is in vogue once again. I think they are stunning…..

And last plan on adding many pieces to my statuary/planter line, I have done extremely well with it and everyone is so excited when they get it because as they say its even prettier in person (always a nice surprise with anything, don’t you think)! Best part is they have the look of old world statuary, but are lightweight can be kept out year round and are being offered in 8 colors, though the white moss is my personal fave and by far the most popular. Some of the items I will be adding. And as this line is extensive, if you have a particular item in mind or a certain size planter, email me chances are they have it!

And certainly last but not least……from the gorgeous pewter line, some truly stunning new additions! Some current items will no longer be available but some special pretties will take their place. BTW for any of you waiting on the popular squirrel nut bowl, getting in five this week so order if you are interested. Feast your eyes on these……
The popular squirrel nut bowl
Gorgeous pewter gravy boat

This great acorn nut bowl

Stunning pewter pagoda salt and pepper

How beautiful is this magnificent acron pewter cake/dessert stand?
Here it is without anything on it….pretty!
Love the songbird pewter and acacia wood large salad bowl
And the matching songbird salad serving set
Also its rare to get smaller long dough bowls..I have one left of this unique size, 17″ long by about 10″ wide, very pretty. If interested contact me.

Have a favorite? I could fill my house with all this….love love love it! As always I love and cherish your feedback and comments, so do tell what strikes your fancy! And as always feel free to contact me anytime with any inquiries to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday evening!

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Store biz, new products and updates!

Happy Sunday night…….and how have you been these last four days? I missed being on my blog…..always miss being in “my happy place”! I wanted to give you an overdue store update post as well as address questions that have been asked fairly often.

Though I wasn’t planning on adding my new goodies until late summer, you know me, when things are happening or come in, I have no patience and I am busting at the seams to share with you! I get lots of questions and figured this would be an easy way to answer them as well as update many of you on whats new and exciting! Lots of you have asked me for lamps, the blue and white bathroom accessories I featured months ago, ask for more statuary and many of you want hand painted tole pieces….so this post is for you!

To address various emails and inquiries in one fell swoop……..

  • The canvas art and statuary are made to order and take about 4 weeks but some canvas art is in stock and on occasion I can get something to you in a week or two. 
  • The statuary as of late Aug. will start being offered in 8 different finishes.  
  • Most monogrammed linens ship out within 5 days, almost all porcelain, pillows and silver in stock as well. 
  • The silver line is going to be extended and several gorgeous new pieces will soon be added, a few taken away that are discontinued
  • I am going to soon announce a frequent buyer program which will offer some enticing incentives! I love my repeat customers as much as I love chocolate. Well almost:)
  • Candles are being discontinued except for the crystal hurricane gardenia candles (like The Ritz carries) though there will be a price increase in the fall.
  •  I am going to add lamps and possibly another category. 
  • In addition as the holidays approach, I will offer special promotions as well as a section for gifts under $50 and one for gifts under $100. As always, feel free to email me anytime with any questions you may have, happy to answer!
  • Frames are going to be phased out, selling what I have left.
  • Bookends for now are not going to be carried, they are heavy to ship and breakable.
  • The dough bowls I carry are real antiques, not repros…so no two are alike. Every one is a slightly different size and on occasion I can get smaller ones but the long ones tend to be quite big, generally about 26″ and up. Every now and then I get a smaller one but you need to ask first especially if you are looking for a specific size
  • The belljars stock changes everyday. The tulip which is quite popular is due in Oct. and will come in S,M,L and XL. There will be limited quantities and I already have several orders for them. The deep cut and floral etching right now are for the most in stock in all of the above sizes except M. These two styles and the tulip are the three best selling.
Now for the fun part……

First the long awaited blue and white bathroom accessories finally arrived! I have only been waiting 5 months!!!!! They are even prettier in person and are of the highest quality. Talk about making a statement in a bathroom for all you blue and white lovers!
Here they are, I plan to add them to my shop sometime next week but if you need them now….just email me for all information, theenchantedhome@gmail.com

Trashcan

Tissue holder

Vanity jar (cotton balls, Qtips,etc…)

Toothbrush holder

Cup

Decorative vanity jar

                Also getting in this beautiful blue and white umbrella stand with ormolu

One area I am planning on putting a lot of focus on is lamps….many of you have asked for them and I know from personal experience really great lamps are not so easy to find, crazy as it is!  I have sold some of these already to rave reviews. Not only are they gorgeous but they are VERY well priced. Again these will be added sometime next week, but feel free to email me if you have any questions. There are many more other than what is shown, so if you have a specific size or color theme you are looking for just email me! So many to love………..

And I am getting in a “trial order’ of these pieces,  would love your feedback! All are handpainted and have a strong chinoiserie theme going on, which I think is elegant and timeless, real statement pieces and again excellent price point. Plus it appears the whole chinoiserie thing while to me never went out of style is in vogue once again. I think they are stunning…..

And last plan on adding many pieces to my statuary/planter line, I have done extremely well with it and everyone is so excited when they get it because as they say its even prettier in person (always a nice surprise with anything, don’t you think)! Best part is they have the look of old world statuary, but are lightweight can be kept out year round and are being offered in 8 colors, though the white moss is my personal fave and by far the most popular. Some of the items I will be adding. And as this line is extensive, if you have a particular item in mind or a certain size planter, email me chances are they have it!

And certainly last but not least……from the gorgeous pewter line, some truly stunning new additions! Some current items will no longer be available but some special pretties will take their place. BTW for any of you waiting on the popular squirrel nut bowl, getting in five this week so order if you are interested. Feast your eyes on these……
The popular squirrel nut bowl
Gorgeous pewter gravy boat

This great acorn nut bowl

Stunning pewter pagoda salt and pepper

How beautiful is this magnificent acron pewter cake/dessert stand?
Here it is without anything on it….pretty!
Love the songbird pewter and acacia wood large salad bowl
And the matching songbird salad serving set
Also its rare to get smaller long dough bowls..I have one left of this unique size, 17″ long by about 10″ wide, very pretty. If interested contact me.

Have a favorite? I could fill my house with all this….love love love it! As always I love and cherish your feedback and comments, so do tell what strikes your fancy! And as always feel free to contact me anytime with any inquiries to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday evening!

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