A few recent house updates…..

Hi there and happy Tuesday evening….taking a much needed coffee break, just came in from being out.? We are in a deep freeze. It is almost too cold to go out. It takes every ounce of energy and perseverance for me to venture outside….yes, it’s that cold. Hoping for an early thaw….please!!

I realize I haven’t done any updates on my home in quite a while. But don’t let the quiet fool you:) I have been quite busy behind the scenes. The single most exciting thing of all is my bedroom. I am beyond excited over how its coming out. I want to give the full reveal when it is totally done but did include a few “sneak peeks”. Also small things here and there going, on and thought it warranted a small house updates post.

Other big news (I say it tongue in check) is that I joined Instagram! Woo hoo. Alert the presses. Now my friends can finally stop? making fun of me. True, I am still rather clueless as to how it all works or what the point even is but I am trying hard to think outside the box in 2014 and vowed to try a bunch of new things this year. So if you have any remote desire whatsoever to see whats on my Instagram, you can find me under you guessed it…..theenchantedhome (all one word) . I am not going to promise that it’s going to be that exciting as I have NO idea what I am doing, but I do promise to do my best:) I am staring sloooooow so bear with me please.

These were all taken with my iPhone so pardon the quality on a few…..camera was out of commission

So come on in……..

A few snippets of my bedroom. It is shaping up and shaping up fast but I want to wait until every last little item is in place. So far however my vision of what? a bedroom should be has come to life. I absolutely love it….

Loving my new slipper chairs….and remember this fabric? Well turns out it was the perfect choice!

I am not done with this arrangement but it’s getting there!
And of course my most favorite lamps in the world!!
And the trim I hemmed and hawed over….well it finally got here!

FINALLY getting this small powder room off of the library done! I got the floors finished, the toilet is in, this is an old chest we are using for the vanity, just waiting for the new countertop. I found these wonderful sconces and brackets at a local consignment shop and using this wallpaper that I have had set aside since before we even moved in! I still love it so its been ordered!!

?Love the floor! It’s a mess though, don’t ask what a painting is doing in the floor there, it’s become a bit of a storage closet:)

?The chest that will be the vanity, its not my all time fave but we own it so we are using it. Just waiting on the countertop (matches the floor)

?Do love these black tole chinoiserie sconces I found and will be using in here……
?The gorgeous wallpaper, still love it after all these years! Put your hands over that green countertop and you will get the idea:)

?I think the floor is really pretty…its honey onyx, that I had cut into 2 x12’s and did as a chevron/herringbone pattern

I was tired of seeing the red poinsettias tress on my island. It was perfect for Christmas and at the rate I was going, I guess I could have left them up for Valentines Day since they are red:) But I wanted to feel some spring so added my pink cherry blossoms to these new blue and whites and I must say I love it. It feels so wonderful walking into my kitchen and totally belies the fact that there is ice crusted snow everywhere outside…oh well once can dream:)

And speaking of the kitchen, I love the way the bright yellows of lemons and green of limes looks in blue and white…its uplifting given the dark gloomy days of winter we are having!

And since we are in my kitchen, how gorgeous is this copper pot my sister gave me for my birthday? She does know me well……

Bought this beautiful pair of black tole lanterns to put in two small hallway vestibules upstairs. I like the simplicity and shape.

And added this belljar to a small vestibule between my bedroom and closet. You? know I looooove my belljars:)

I have been finding the prettiest antique decanters lately. Look at these, they are antique Baccarat with the sterling liquor? name plates…gorgeous!

We have been starting to look at flooring for our basement. I am amazed at what they are doing with tiles! We want a maintenance free tile that looks like wood. I am leaning towards those ashy colored light to med. woods..they are so soothing and pretty. Amazing!

?It is so hard to believe these are porcelain tiles and not wood!

Now that the holidays are over, I am going back to the drawing board on a number of projects, with the bedroom and my dining room being two of the most important. Still tweaking but getting closer every day to the final background color of the gorgeous chinoiserie which I know will transform the space…..

And have had these really large chunky white ginger jars for a while (was going to carry them) but they are so darn big and heavy. So instead of sitting in storage I took them out and put them on the pale green French console in the upstairs hallway and I love the way they look, so fresh and crisp! I am going to add something to the center, just not sure what. I will probably refer back to my post from yesterday on accentuating with accessories!

Put in this gorgeous new lantern finally in our back stair hall…really pretty piece!

I think I have finally figured out the secret to keeping orchids alive well and super long lasting. Cool, cool cool rooms. This one is in one of the coolest areas of our house and this thing looks as beautiful as it did the day I got it over two months ago….still going strong! Very little water also (maybe once every 10 days)

Yes my Christmas tree FINALLY got taken down 3 days ago, my big soldiers are next in line:)

Another one still going strong that I now moved to a cooler spot

Just starting to get my orders in for the Annabell Ingall totes so if you are one of the ones waiting…..things are starting to ship out this week. Every time I see a new color/variation, I want one (it’s a bit of a problem).? I mean how many bags does a girl need? Nevermind, you don’t have to answer that:)? They are all so gorgeous….

?Sky and Cherry totes (med and large)

???????????????????????????????????? This is a great neutral,new color String in the new style, Coco

A few important things……

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for this magnificent bowl courtesy of Bonny Neiman! Click here for details. I will announce a lucky winner on Friday morning.

Also accepting pictures of your kitchens for about another week for my KITCHEN LOVE contest! If you think your kitchen has what it takes and is “contest ready”…….send it in! Details below….

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

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

A few recent house updates…..

Hi there and happy Tuesday evening….taking a much needed coffee break, just came in from being out.  We are in a deep freeze. It is almost too cold to go out. It takes every ounce of energy and perseverance for me to venture outside….yes, it’s that cold. Hoping for an early thaw….please!!

I realize I haven’t done any updates on my home in quite a while. But don’t let the quiet fool you:) I have been quite busy behind the scenes. The single most exciting thing of all is my bedroom. I am beyond excited over how its coming out. I want to give the full reveal when it is totally done but did include a few “sneak peeks”. Also small things here and there going, on and thought it warranted a small house updates post.

Other big news (I say it tongue in check) is that I joined Instagram! Woo hoo. Alert the presses. Now my friends can finally stop  making fun of me. True, I am still rather clueless as to how it all works or what the point even is but I am trying hard to think outside the box in 2014 and vowed to try a bunch of new things this year. So if you have any remote desire whatsoever to see whats on my Instagram, you can find me under you guessed it…..theenchantedhome (all one word) . I am not going to promise that it’s going to be that exciting as I have NO idea what I am doing, but I do promise to do my best:) I am staring sloooooow so bear with me please.

These were all taken with my iPhone so pardon the quality on a few…..camera was out of commission

So come on in……..

A few snippets of my bedroom. It is shaping up and shaping up fast but I want to wait until every last little item is in place. So far however my vision of what  a bedroom should be has come to life. I absolutely love it….

Loving my new slipper chairs….and remember this fabric? Well turns out it was the perfect choice!

I am not done with this arrangement but it’s getting there!
And of course my most favorite lamps in the world!!
And the trim I hemmed and hawed over….well it finally got here!

FINALLY getting this small powder room off of the library done! I got the floors finished, the toilet is in, this is an old chest we are using for the vanity, just waiting for the new countertop. I found these wonderful sconces and brackets at a local consignment shop and using this wallpaper that I have had set aside since before we even moved in! I still love it so its been ordered!!

 Love the floor! It’s a mess though, don’t ask what a painting is doing in the floor there, it’s become a bit of a storage closet:)

 The chest that will be the vanity, its not my all time fave but we own it so we are using it. Just waiting on the countertop (matches the floor)

 Do love these black tole chinoiserie sconces I found and will be using in here……
 The gorgeous wallpaper, still love it after all these years! Put your hands over that green countertop and you will get the idea:)

 I think the floor is really pretty…its honey onyx, that I had cut into 2 x12’s and did as a chevron/herringbone pattern

I was tired of seeing the red poinsettias tress on my island. It was perfect for Christmas and at the rate I was going, I guess I could have left them up for Valentines Day since they are red:) But I wanted to feel some spring so added my pink cherry blossoms to these new blue and whites and I must say I love it. It feels so wonderful walking into my kitchen and totally belies the fact that there is ice crusted snow everywhere outside…oh well once can dream:)

And speaking of the kitchen, I love the way the bright yellows of lemons and green of limes looks in blue and white…its uplifting given the dark gloomy days of winter we are having!

And since we are in my kitchen, how gorgeous is this copper pot my sister gave me for my birthday? She does know me well……

Bought this beautiful pair of black tole lanterns to put in two small hallway vestibules upstairs. I like the simplicity and shape.

And added this belljar to a small vestibule between my bedroom and closet. You  know I looooove my belljars:)

I have been finding the prettiest antique decanters lately. Look at these, they are antique Baccarat with the sterling liquor  name plates…gorgeous!

We have been starting to look at flooring for our basement. I am amazed at what they are doing with tiles! We want a maintenance free tile that looks like wood. I am leaning towards those ashy colored light to med. woods..they are so soothing and pretty. Amazing!

 It is so hard to believe these are porcelain tiles and not wood!

Now that the holidays are over, I am going back to the drawing board on a number of projects, with the bedroom and my dining room being two of the most important. Still tweaking but getting closer every day to the final background color of the gorgeous chinoiserie which I know will transform the space…..

And have had these really large chunky white ginger jars for a while (was going to carry them) but they are so darn big and heavy. So instead of sitting in storage I took them out and put them on the pale green French console in the upstairs hallway and I love the way they look, so fresh and crisp! I am going to add something to the center, just not sure what. I will probably refer back to my post from yesterday on accentuating with accessories!

Put in this gorgeous new lantern finally in our back stair hall…really pretty piece!

I think I have finally figured out the secret to keeping orchids alive well and super long lasting. Cool, cool cool rooms. This one is in one of the coolest areas of our house and this thing looks as beautiful as it did the day I got it over two months ago….still going strong! Very little water also (maybe once every 10 days)

Yes my Christmas tree FINALLY got taken down 3 days ago, my big soldiers are next in line:)

Another one still going strong that I now moved to a cooler spot

Just starting to get my orders in for the Annabell Ingall totes so if you are one of the ones waiting…..things are starting to ship out this week. Every time I see a new color/variation, I want one (it’s a bit of a problem).  I mean how many bags does a girl need? Nevermind, you don’t have to answer that:)  They are all so gorgeous….

 Sky and Cherry totes (med and large)

                                     This is a great neutral,new color String in the new style, Coco

A few important things……

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for this magnificent bowl courtesy of Bonny Neiman! Click here for details. I will announce a lucky winner on Friday morning.

Also accepting pictures of your kitchens for about another week for my KITCHEN LOVE contest! If you think your kitchen has what it takes and is “contest ready”…….send it in! Details below….

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

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

Late week musings……my THIRD year blogging anniverary and a giveaway!!!

Oh how I have missed doing these random posts!!! Finally the holiday chaos has died down, though you wouldn’t know it around here….YES my holiday decor is still up !! Call me lazy or a holiday enthusiast, or a little of both but I see no problem in extending the Christmas spirit just a wee bit longer…I love my decor and it makes me happy just looking at it but I do plan to slowly start “dismantling” sometime starting next week!

Wait a minute….I realized during my vacation that my THIRD year blogging anniversary somehow slipped by very sneakily. No way is this going unacknowledged and uncelebrated!!!! We have shared too much these last few years! I first have to thank each and every one of you, my readers who are so loyal and kind and supportive and encouraging…….you keep me going and sustain my quest to be better and better with every blog post! I just can’t imagine life without my little ol blog!
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And of course every celebration warrants a little treat, right? So today I am offering a giveaway. I am offering a beautiful velvet box of the gorgeous ornate silver cake spades (set of 3) to one lucky winner. Details on bottom.

Moving on……I realized I like and thrive on routine and it feels good to be getting back to the drawing board and resuming all the posts I love creating. So I will continue to do my random musings post into 2014, a post to talk about well….basically whatever I want to talk about. And there is A LOT to talk about evidenced by this post.? Ready? Let’s go……

ALEXA PULITZER. I had spoken of her magnificent work a few months ago, the first time I laid eyes on her magnificent stationery, I was totally smitten. If you are a lover of stationery and monograms, then you will be in heaven. Her eye and style are just over the top? magnificent. We connected and she was ever so kind to offer to design a personalized monogram for yours truly….we worked together and came up with a custom design and I promptly placed my order. Upon opening my big box of cards, I nearly fainted from the beauty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these…they are perfect and so “me”. Click here to visit what is otherwise known as “stationery nirvana”. So take a look at my beautiful new stationery and more examples of her sublime line…..

May I present to you my beautiful new oversized stationery and scalloped envelope with my very own monogrammed created exclusively for me by Alexa!

?So exciting to open the box!! My vision has come to life…..perfect!

?The weight of the card is substantial and that with its oversized size makes this is a showstopper!

?LOVE the scalloped detailing on the oversized envelope

?I blurred out the return address for privacy reasons

And other beauties from Amy…..

BOOTS I WAS DETERMINED TO FIND. Don’t know if you are like me but when I put my mind to something I get crazily determined. As in I simply do not give up. I spotted these boots on a designer friend and had to have them. If you are going to brave nasty weather, you might as well look stylish in the process right? SO finally found them! Love them, aren’t they fabulous! They are by Stuart Weitzman…..good job Stu!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. I do love my books, and feel frankly you can never ever have too many.? I love how I can buy a new book literally with one click on Amazon (scarily convenient:) A few new cookbooks and one book I finally got to finish on my vacation which was FABULOUS. I truly cannot recommend it enough..Tish you knocked it out of the park!

Loved her first book and cannot wait to get this newest book from visionary chef, Alice Waters
This book I had to order in honor of my oldest son who is a baked macaroni fanatic, it features about 80 different variations of this American classic, it will have you looking at it in a whole new light!
Tish’s new book is a MUST HAVE, an insiders take on that unmistakable joie de vivre that Frenchwomen seem to have naturally….it is a literal treasure trove of information!

MY NEW PILLOWS. I featured them around the holidays but it was such busy time that I did not give my newest living room pillows proper “air time”. I sooooo love these pillows, they were a Christmas gift to myself. I found the perfect color blue stried velvet which I adore and ordered these beautiful? trims and dreamt away. I could not be happier with them, so in love in fact that I got more velvet and am going to make a big oversized scalloped ottoman! I looked high and low for pillow like these and after not finding them made them myself….

ANTICA FARMACISTA. I am a bonafide product junkie, I love trying new bath and beauty products. One of my favorite lines is Antica. As pretty to look at as they are to smell, these products are sensational. I hope to in fact possibly carry them soon on my online shop. Here are a few of my most favorites that I buy over and over……click here to visit this wonderful line!

?My favorite scent, this has my powder room smelling downright heavenly! Peonia, gardenia and rosa

Just got this grapefruit scent and absolutely love this giftset…gorgeous!
They also do collaborations with really high end hotels, and this “Hotel Bel Air” has my name all over it…must get this, LOVE the color and bet it smells out of this world!

Love the sound of this new scent, lemon, verbena and cedar…and it’s so darn pretty!

Click here to visit Antica Farmicista

NEW BIZ. Love hearing about someone following a passion and listening to their heart. My fellow blogging friend, Cheryl’s son Graham started a new business born out of of his love for skiing and the outdoors. I love the website and appreciate and respect his story even more. For any skiing enthusiast I cannot imagine anything cooler than custom skis so a visit to Grizzly Boards is a must see! So thought I would share with you Grizzly Boards, what a great concept and if skis were ever beautiful……..this the gold standard! Click here to visit Graham and his custom Grizzly Boards.

MY ONLINE SHOP. I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2014. I am going to be tweaking my website and updating it in the near future. Many new products will be introduced. I will be expanding what I have become know for, my extensive porcelain and blue and white collection as well as expanding in other areas as well. I get so much satisfaction out of helping others beautify their home and will still continue my services for e-design. I love to hear your feedback so if there is something you see a need for….tell me about it! I love to know what you the consumer, is looking for!
A few changes…..

I have had a lot of people over the last two years ask me about advertising on my blog. Part of evolving and growing is opening up to new ideas that maybe previously didn’t feel right.Well,? I am at long last going to take a few select advertisers who fit in well with my brand, The Enchanted Home. If you are interested in advertising on my blog, simply contact me here theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

More shop news…..Unfortunately there will be a few price increases, though fairly nominal and even with the new prices, I will still be well under 25% off of retail and am a full 40% off of the belljars!? Lighting will be going up about 8% as of Jan. 20th. Last day to place an order for existing prices will be Jan. 19th. I will be expanding this line as it continues to be one of my best selling products! Some new patterns and more styles of the beautiful hurricanes from the same line that I love!

VERY excited about all of these…..adding a bunch of new styles to expand on the gorgeous hurricanes, LOVE these and have a few pair in my home, they are super beautiful and look amazing on consoles, coffee tables and dining tables. Really superb and all hand etched. All shown are available now but not yet up on my site. Contact me if interested.

All of these gorgeous goodies by popular demand, will be back in stock by mid February and I cannot wait to get them!

Finally this gorgeous silver garland planter finally after many months of being sold out has come back in stock. There are about 14 pieces, it will be listed again soon in my online shop or contact me if you want to purchase it. Its one of my all time faves! So classically elegant. Measures 6 x 11.5.

And of course I cannot talk about my online shop without mention of my beloved blue and whites! I am getting in a number of new styles, some of which are below on this board I created showing just some of the blue and whites I carry…you can count on a big expansion in 2014:)

Any questions about anything in my shop just contact me here at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally to be eligible for my 3 YEAR anniversary giveaway, just leave a comment here. If you want a second chance you can visit my Facebook page by clicking here and leave a comment there as well. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning!

So..that’s most of what is new in my world. I have some other fun posts coming up next week and always so appreciate you stopping by and hearing from you. I hope all is great in your neck of the woods and wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend! No snow in the forecast so I am a happy girl! Talk to you soon………

Late week musings……my THIRD year blogging anniverary and a giveaway!!!

Oh how I have missed doing these random posts!!! Finally the holiday chaos has died down, though you wouldn’t know it around here….YES my holiday decor is still up !! Call me lazy or a holiday enthusiast, or a little of both but I see no problem in extending the Christmas spirit just a wee bit longer…I love my decor and it makes me happy just looking at it but I do plan to slowly start “dismantling” sometime starting next week!

Wait a minute….I realized during my vacation that my THIRD year blogging anniversary somehow slipped by very sneakily. No way is this going unacknowledged and uncelebrated!!!! We have shared too much these last few years! I first have to thank each and every one of you, my readers who are so loyal and kind and supportive and encouraging…….you keep me going and sustain my quest to be better and better with every blog post! I just can’t imagine life without my little ol blog!
 

And of course every celebration warrants a little treat, right? So today I am offering a giveaway. I am offering a beautiful velvet box of the gorgeous ornate silver cake spades (set of 3) to one lucky winner. Details on bottom.

Moving on……I realized I like and thrive on routine and it feels good to be getting back to the drawing board and resuming all the posts I love creating. So I will continue to do my random musings post into 2014, a post to talk about well….basically whatever I want to talk about. And there is A LOT to talk about evidenced by this post.  Ready? Let’s go……

ALEXA PULITZER. I had spoken of her magnificent work a few months ago, the first time I laid eyes on her magnificent stationery, I was totally smitten. If you are a lover of stationery and monograms, then you will be in heaven. Her eye and style are just over the top  magnificent. We connected and she was ever so kind to offer to design a personalized monogram for yours truly….we worked together and came up with a custom design and I promptly placed my order. Upon opening my big box of cards, I nearly fainted from the beauty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these…they are perfect and so “me”. Click here to visit what is otherwise known as “stationery nirvana”. So take a look at my beautiful new stationery and more examples of her sublime line…..

May I present to you my beautiful new oversized stationery and scalloped envelope with my very own monogrammed created exclusively for me by Alexa!

 So exciting to open the box!! My vision has come to life…..perfect!

 The weight of the card is substantial and that with its oversized size makes this is a showstopper!

 LOVE the scalloped detailing on the oversized envelope

 I blurred out the return address for privacy reasons

And other beauties from Amy…..

BOOTS I WAS DETERMINED TO FIND. Don’t know if you are like me but when I put my mind to something I get crazily determined. As in I simply do not give up. I spotted these boots on a designer friend and had to have them. If you are going to brave nasty weather, you might as well look stylish in the process right? SO finally found them! Love them, aren’t they fabulous! They are by Stuart Weitzman…..good job Stu!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. I do love my books, and feel frankly you can never ever have too many.  I love how I can buy a new book literally with one click on Amazon (scarily convenient:) A few new cookbooks and one book I finally got to finish on my vacation which was FABULOUS. I truly cannot recommend it enough..Tish you knocked it out of the park!

Loved her first book and cannot wait to get this newest book from visionary chef, Alice Waters
This book I had to order in honor of my oldest son who is a baked macaroni fanatic, it features about 80 different variations of this American classic, it will have you looking at it in a whole new light!
Tish’s new book is a MUST HAVE, an insiders take on that unmistakable joie de vivre that Frenchwomen seem to have naturally….it is a literal treasure trove of information!

MY NEW PILLOWS. I featured them around the holidays but it was such busy time that I did not give my newest living room pillows proper “air time”. I sooooo love these pillows, they were a Christmas gift to myself. I found the perfect color blue stried velvet which I adore and ordered these beautiful  trims and dreamt away. I could not be happier with them, so in love in fact that I got more velvet and am going to make a big oversized scalloped ottoman! I looked high and low for pillow like these and after not finding them made them myself….

ANTICA FARMACISTA. I am a bonafide product junkie, I love trying new bath and beauty products. One of my favorite lines is Antica. As pretty to look at as they are to smell, these products are sensational. I hope to in fact possibly carry them soon on my online shop. Here are a few of my most favorites that I buy over and over……click here to visit this wonderful line!

 My favorite scent, this has my powder room smelling downright heavenly! Peonia, gardenia and rosa

Just got this grapefruit scent and absolutely love this giftset…gorgeous!
They also do collaborations with really high end hotels, and this “Hotel Bel Air” has my name all over it…must get this, LOVE the color and bet it smells out of this world!

Love the sound of this new scent, lemon, verbena and cedar…and it’s so darn pretty!

Click here to visit Antica Farmicista

NEW BIZ. Love hearing about someone following a passion and listening to their heart. My fellow blogging friend, Cheryl’s son Graham started a new business born out of of his love for skiing and the outdoors. I love the website and appreciate and respect his story even more. For any skiing enthusiast I cannot imagine anything cooler than custom skis so a visit to Grizzly Boards is a must see! So thought I would share with you Grizzly Boards, what a great concept and if skis were ever beautiful……..this the gold standard! Click here to visit Graham and his custom Grizzly Boards.

MY ONLINE SHOP. I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2014. I am going to be tweaking my website and updating it in the near future. Many new products will be introduced. I will be expanding what I have become know for, my extensive porcelain and blue and white collection as well as expanding in other areas as well. I get so much satisfaction out of helping others beautify their home and will still continue my services for e-design. I love to hear your feedback so if there is something you see a need for….tell me about it! I love to know what you the consumer, is looking for!
A few changes…..

I have had a lot of people over the last two years ask me about advertising on my blog. Part of evolving and growing is opening up to new ideas that maybe previously didn’t feel right.Well,  I am at long last going to take a few select advertisers who fit in well with my brand, The Enchanted Home. If you are interested in advertising on my blog, simply contact me here theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

More shop news…..Unfortunately there will be a few price increases, though fairly nominal and even with the new prices, I will still be well under 25% off of retail and am a full 40% off of the belljars!  Lighting will be going up about 8% as of Jan. 20th. Last day to place an order for existing prices will be Jan. 19th. I will be expanding this line as it continues to be one of my best selling products! Some new patterns and more styles of the beautiful hurricanes from the same line that I love!

VERY excited about all of these…..adding a bunch of new styles to expand on the gorgeous hurricanes, LOVE these and have a few pair in my home, they are super beautiful and look amazing on consoles, coffee tables and dining tables. Really superb and all hand etched. All shown are available now but not yet up on my site. Contact me if interested.

All of these gorgeous goodies by popular demand, will be back in stock by mid February and I cannot wait to get them!

Finally this gorgeous silver garland planter finally after many months of being sold out has come back in stock. There are about 14 pieces, it will be listed again soon in my online shop or contact me if you want to purchase it. Its one of my all time faves! So classically elegant. Measures 6 x 11.5.

And of course I cannot talk about my online shop without mention of my beloved blue and whites! I am getting in a number of new styles, some of which are below on this board I created showing just some of the blue and whites I carry…you can count on a big expansion in 2014:)

Any questions about anything in my shop just contact me here at theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Finally to be eligible for my 3 YEAR anniversary giveaway, just leave a comment here. If you want a second chance you can visit my Facebook page by clicking here and leave a comment there as well. I will announce a lucky winner on Monday morning!

So..that’s most of what is new in my world. I have some other fun posts coming up next week and always so appreciate you stopping by and hearing from you. I hope all is great in your neck of the woods and wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend! No snow in the forecast so I am a happy girl! Talk to you soon………

Late week musings and a winner!

Hello! First let me announce a lucky winner for the tole planter. Congratulations goes to-

Result: 10 Anonymous August 16, 2013 at 7:32 PM As a tole collector and lover, it’s almost impossible to choose! But, I would have to choose the pair of green lamps. Beautiful, and would be perfect in our master bedroom. Thanks! Debra Taylor/debra@theassumptions.com

Please contact me here to claim your prize and provide shipping details.

How is your week going? Boy, they are going by fast and furious now, don’t you think? It is bittersweet…..it means the end of summer yet the goodbye to humid weather and yucky hair days(bittersweet), the ushering in of cool, crisp weather (super sweet) and the license to dress in beautiful cashmere layers? and indulge in amazing comfort foods (sweetest of all)! It is upon us now and I know many have already started school,? as crazy as it seems.? This post is a little abbreviated (for me) but highlights whats’ going on over here plus a few little tidbits.

So as with all my random posts, this is a bit of this and a bit of that. Some fun, beauty, inspiration and knowledge all rolled into one. Hope you enjoy….


My house. A few new exciting things happened this week. Got in my dining chairs. VERY exciting!! The pale blue silk was a good choice and though they added more of the gold on the chairs than they were supposed to, they still look beautiful! Now this has me wanting to get busy with the chinoiserie and drapes and of course the mantle that is still missing! Then the outdoor lights finally came in after months of waiting. We only had one up, still more to go but the entire back is done….very exciting! These are iPhoto pics so the best I could do this week.

Tah dah, the dining room chairs…….

The striped silk is from Nancy Corzine

Think I have finally decided on bedroom fabrics (also a solid silk and pale blue velvet that are not here) but these I have had a while and I still love them so think they are the winners (pardon the wrinkles, they have put in some serious hours:)

??????????????????????????????????????????? This Clarence House trim is to die for……

And the bell jar in my batrhroom……

And the front door……

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?And the long awaited lighting came in….this was very exciting too!?

Found a great planter, it is a washed lead planter and I am seriously in love with them. I am going to start offering them on my online shop too….its a beauty, don’t you think!

?About 36″ x 36″, perfect for large topiaries


An amazing new site. This is totally brilliant. Are you known for saying something over and over? I tell me kids as an example a few things, one is “bloom where you are planted” and? of course I have a few of my own.? SO this site will take any saying you choose, whether its your own creation or one in existence and? make it into a poster. Talk about a great gift! All you do is plug in the saying and they will show you a bunch of different options. You must visit and give it a go, click here to visit recitethis.

?Gotta love this quote 🙂

Two recent movies. One I loved and the other I liked. Blue Jasmine was fabulous…Cate deserves an Oscar in my humble non movie critic opinions. Plus she gets major brownie points for her uber chic wardrobe in the movie. Jobs was good, I walked away a little conflicted about how I felt about Steve, he was a complex character, I was perplexed with how he was able to end important relationships in his life with little feeling or remorse, but brilliant yes he was. I dont’ want to give away too much…both movies worth seeing in my opinion. Finally something worth heading to the theaters for……


A fun Pinterest board. You know I always love to throw in something about food. My Food fun board is one that I have a lot of fun adding to. How amazing do these rustic apple tarts in the skillets look and that cheese spread for a spa party..too cute!! Click here to see my Pinterest board.

Shop news. Some exciting new things!! First off got in another batch of the gorgeous Vanderbilt replica plates. I have 80 pieces to sell.

And take a look at how beautifully? this person from Scribbler Unfocused set up her tables with these plates…..check out her entire setting here.

Guess whats coming back in as we speak? These gorgeous chargers….they will go fast. Expecting about 120 pieces. As always email me if interested, these are just absolutely amazing!

Also just now back in stock are these beautiful black and gold tole planters (both sizes)……

Here are some goodies already on the way, which I am super excited to get…..

?Set of three gorgeous black chinoiserie scalloped planters (getting in 8 sets)!

Aren’t those all AMAZING? I am in love and want of each!? I can never get enough of pretty things!

As always contact me here with any inquires or if you wish to purchase.

?The Enchanted deal and steals of the week are below (as always subject to availability)…..

This stunning top seller silver crested planter (4 available) at the very low price of $115.00 normally sells for 135 and is going up next week. Stunning!!

?14″ x 7″ x9.5″
Stunning creseted silver pitcher (5 available) $70.00? 9″ tall

Gorgeous? tole pagoda (retails for $325) 11″ x 11″ x 20″ $155.00 (5 available)

Stunning coordinateing tole pagoda lamp (sells for $350) I have four available $165.00 10″ x10″ x 22″

Well that wraps things up over here. Thank you so much for stopping in. I hope to take time later today to stop off and visit all my favorite blogs, have had little time this week but think things will get back on schedule as fall kicks in. Wishing you a fabulous Friday and end to your week…..

Late week musings and a winner!

Hello! First let me announce a lucky winner for the tole planter. Congratulations goes to-

Result: 10 Anonymous August 16, 2013 at 7:32 PM As a tole collector and lover, it’s almost impossible to choose! But, I would have to choose the pair of green lamps. Beautiful, and would be perfect in our master bedroom. Thanks! Debra Taylor/debra@theassumptions.com

Please contact me here to claim your prize and provide shipping details.

How is your week going? Boy, they are going by fast and furious now, don’t you think? It is bittersweet…..it means the end of summer yet the goodbye to humid weather and yucky hair days(bittersweet), the ushering in of cool, crisp weather (super sweet) and the license to dress in beautiful cashmere layers  and indulge in amazing comfort foods (sweetest of all)! It is upon us now and I know many have already started school,  as crazy as it seems.  This post is a little abbreviated (for me) but highlights whats’ going on over here plus a few little tidbits.

So as with all my random posts, this is a bit of this and a bit of that. Some fun, beauty, inspiration and knowledge all rolled into one. Hope you enjoy….


My house. A few new exciting things happened this week. Got in my dining chairs. VERY exciting!! The pale blue silk was a good choice and though they added more of the gold on the chairs than they were supposed to, they still look beautiful! Now this has me wanting to get busy with the chinoiserie and drapes and of course the mantle that is still missing! Then the outdoor lights finally came in after months of waiting. We only had one up, still more to go but the entire back is done….very exciting! These are iPhoto pics so the best I could do this week.

Tah dah, the dining room chairs…….

The striped silk is from Nancy Corzine

Think I have finally decided on bedroom fabrics (also a solid silk and pale blue velvet that are not here) but these I have had a while and I still love them so think they are the winners (pardon the wrinkles, they have put in some serious hours:)

                                            This Clarence House trim is to die for……

And the bell jar in my batrhroom……

And the front door……

 
 And the long awaited lighting came in….this was very exciting too! 

Found a great planter, it is a washed lead planter and I am seriously in love with them. I am going to start offering them on my online shop too….its a beauty, don’t you think!

 About 36″ x 36″, perfect for large topiaries


An amazing new site. This is totally brilliant. Are you known for saying something over and over? I tell me kids as an example a few things, one is “bloom where you are planted” and  of course I have a few of my own.  SO this site will take any saying you choose, whether its your own creation or one in existence and  make it into a poster. Talk about a great gift! All you do is plug in the saying and they will show you a bunch of different options. You must visit and give it a go, click here to visit recitethis.

 Gotta love this quote 🙂

Two recent movies. One I loved and the other I liked. Blue Jasmine was fabulous…Cate deserves an Oscar in my humble non movie critic opinions. Plus she gets major brownie points for her uber chic wardrobe in the movie. Jobs was good, I walked away a little conflicted about how I felt about Steve, he was a complex character, I was perplexed with how he was able to end important relationships in his life with little feeling or remorse, but brilliant yes he was. I dont’ want to give away too much…both movies worth seeing in my opinion. Finally something worth heading to the theaters for……


A fun Pinterest board. You know I always love to throw in something about food. My Food fun board is one that I have a lot of fun adding to. How amazing do these rustic apple tarts in the skillets look and that cheese spread for a spa party..too cute!! Click here to see my Pinterest board.

Shop news. Some exciting new things!! First off got in another batch of the gorgeous Vanderbilt replica plates. I have 80 pieces to sell.

And take a look at how beautifully  this person from Scribbler Unfocused set up her tables with these plates…..check out her entire setting here.

Guess whats coming back in as we speak? These gorgeous chargers….they will go fast. Expecting about 120 pieces. As always email me if interested, these are just absolutely amazing!

Also just now back in stock are these beautiful black and gold tole planters (both sizes)……

Here are some goodies already on the way, which I am super excited to get…..

 Set of three gorgeous black chinoiserie scalloped planters (getting in 8 sets)!

Aren’t those all AMAZING? I am in love and want of each!  I can never get enough of pretty things!

As always contact me here with any inquires or if you wish to purchase.

 The Enchanted deal and steals of the week are below (as always subject to availability)…..

This stunning top seller silver crested planter (4 available) at the very low price of $115.00 normally sells for 135 and is going up next week. Stunning!!

 14″ x 7″ x9.5″
Stunning creseted silver pitcher (5 available) $70.00  9″ tall

Gorgeous  tole pagoda (retails for $325) 11″ x 11″ x 20″ $155.00 (5 available)

Stunning coordinateing tole pagoda lamp (sells for $350) I have four available $165.00 10″ x10″ x 22″

Well that wraps things up over here. Thank you so much for stopping in. I hope to take time later today to stop off and visit all my favorite blogs, have had little time this week but think things will get back on schedule as fall kicks in. Wishing you a fabulous Friday and end to your week…..

Bonkers over belljars!

Hi there, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.? Well its obvious that I love belljar lighting. Besides the fact that I sell them, have them in my own home, I have also used them for different design jobs that I have worked on and find them to be some of the most versatile lighting out there. They are classically beautiful and with the different designs, they can lean more towards very traditional all the way to more modern. I love them!

As I am starting to wrap up some lighting decisions in my own home (a number of areas that still do not have lighting), I had a “aha” moment and realized that the perfect solution was under my nose the entire time! The belljars of course. So, several are en route to me as we speak and I can hardly wait!

I particularly love my line (yes I am partial) as they are done with beautiful hand etched detailing…very special plus the heavy discount makes them even prettier:) So today a look at gorgeous belljars and all their many possibilities. How about you? Own any? Would like to? Putting this post together has me wanting to put belljars in every room! Take a look and see what you think….

?Gorgeous in this foyer done by Suzanne Rheinstein

Stunning foyer is amazing with the understated elegance of a beautiful belljar, Douglas Newby

?Tammy Connors got it right by adding this beautiful belljar to this gorgeous foyer!

Adore them in a hallway or foyer as well, Windsor Smith
?Isn’t this a beautiful space! Amelia Handegan
?This is so beautiful! Phoebe Howard strikes again
?They work beautifully in a more cottage type room….this is such a pretty space!
I love this idea for a reading nook…..perfect! Marcus Design

?A trio works beautifully above a kitchen island!

?Beautiful belljar looks perfect in this sumptuous bathroom

?Lovely in the beautiful new bathroom of Brook’s from Velvet and Linen

I think they are a perfect solution to virtually any bath, way more interesting than high hats, House Beautiful

I like the idea of a frosted belljar in this beautiful soft tone on tone bathroom…..gorgeous!!

?Clearly Barry Dixon is a fan…..beautiful!
?They add just the right amount of lighting, to create a soft beautiful glow
Even for more transitional spaces, they just work!

?Love seeing a lineup of belljars such as in this beautiful space by Huge Randolph Macon Architects

?Simply beautiful! Fox
I like the idea of mixing different lighting, there are no rules, Candleabra Lighting

The diamond cut design is a beautiful and classic choice…..

?Love a pair in a foyer…always works! Marcus Design
?I have yet to see a kitchen space that they do not look wonderful in

?Who said they are just for outside! They look fabulous on this covered porch, The Newlywed Diaries

?Gorgeous statement in this fabulous pantry, Joy Tribout
How pretty they are as a grouping in this beautiful dining room by Rinfret

Love this setting and the simple elegance of the belljar is spot on, Barry Dixon

?They make a beautiful statement as a trio above a kitchen island! Providence Design

I really love the understated statement belljars make even in the grandest of homes…..Douglas Newby

And work as beautifully in a more transitional/modern space as they do a more traditional one, LA Home
?Love this bathroom by Barry Dixon
?A perfect lighting choice in this stunning bathroom by Jennifer Eisenstadt
The belljar is a mighty versatile form of lighting, The Fuller Review

A close up of my own belljars, which I just love!

One of my all time favorite closets by Barry Dixon, the lighting is the perfect finishing touch!

And to show I practice what I preach…here is my own kitchen with a pair of the tulip belljars!

Well…..what do you think? Pretty gorgeous, and if that doesn’t convince you that belljars can and do work in just about every kind of space, don’t what will. That is one heck of a beautiful argument:)? If you are in the market for a belljar, absolutely visit my shop to take a look at my beautiful collection. Below are a few of my personal faves….


Click on storefront to see my collection of beautiful belljars. Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a spectacular Sunday and wonderful start to your week!
And if you missed my post on my road trip highlights to Williamsburg, Richmond and Charlottesville, click here!

Bonkers over belljars!

Hi there, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Well its obvious that I love belljar lighting. Besides the fact that I sell them, have them in my own home, I have also used them for different design jobs that I have worked on and find them to be some of the most versatile lighting out there. They are classically beautiful and with the different designs, they can lean more towards very traditional all the way to more modern. I love them!

As I am starting to wrap up some lighting decisions in my own home (a number of areas that still do not have lighting), I had a “aha” moment and realized that the perfect solution was under my nose the entire time! The belljars of course. So, several are en route to me as we speak and I can hardly wait!

I particularly love my line (yes I am partial) as they are done with beautiful hand etched detailing…very special plus the heavy discount makes them even prettier:) So today a look at gorgeous belljars and all their many possibilities. How about you? Own any? Would like to? Putting this post together has me wanting to put belljars in every room! Take a look and see what you think….

 Gorgeous in this foyer done by Suzanne Rheinstein

Stunning foyer is amazing with the understated elegance of a beautiful belljar, Douglas Newby

 Tammy Connors got it right by adding this beautiful belljar to this gorgeous foyer!

Adore them in a hallway or foyer as well, Windsor Smith
 Isn’t this a beautiful space! Amelia Handegan
 This is so beautiful! Phoebe Howard strikes again
 They work beautifully in a more cottage type room….this is such a pretty space!
I love this idea for a reading nook…..perfect! Marcus Design

 A trio works beautifully above a kitchen island!

 Beautiful belljar looks perfect in this sumptuous bathroom

 Lovely in the beautiful new bathroom of Brook’s from Velvet and Linen

I think they are a perfect solution to virtually any bath, way more interesting than high hats, House Beautiful

I like the idea of a frosted belljar in this beautiful soft tone on tone bathroom…..gorgeous!!

 Clearly Barry Dixon is a fan…..beautiful!
 They add just the right amount of lighting, to create a soft beautiful glow
Even for more transitional spaces, they just work!

 Love seeing a lineup of belljars such as in this beautiful space by Huge Randolph Macon Architects

 Simply beautiful! Fox
I like the idea of mixing different lighting, there are no rules, Candleabra Lighting

The diamond cut design is a beautiful and classic choice…..

 Love a pair in a foyer…always works! Marcus Design
 I have yet to see a kitchen space that they do not look wonderful in

 Who said they are just for outside! They look fabulous on this covered porch, The Newlywed Diaries

 Gorgeous statement in this fabulous pantry, Joy Tribout
How pretty they are as a grouping in this beautiful dining room by Rinfret

Love this setting and the simple elegance of the belljar is spot on, Barry Dixon

 They make a beautiful statement as a trio above a kitchen island! Providence Design

I really love the understated statement belljars make even in the grandest of homes…..Douglas Newby

And work as beautifully in a more transitional/modern space as they do a more traditional one, LA Home
 Love this bathroom by Barry Dixon
 A perfect lighting choice in this stunning bathroom by Jennifer Eisenstadt
The belljar is a mighty versatile form of lighting, The Fuller Review

A close up of my own belljars, which I just love!

One of my all time favorite closets by Barry Dixon, the lighting is the perfect finishing touch!

And to show I practice what I preach…here is my own kitchen with a pair of the tulip belljars!

Well…..what do you think? Pretty gorgeous, and if that doesn’t convince you that belljars can and do work in just about every kind of space, don’t what will. That is one heck of a beautiful argument:)  If you are in the market for a belljar, absolutely visit my shop to take a look at my beautiful collection. Below are a few of my personal faves….


Click on storefront to see my collection of beautiful belljars. Thanks as always for stopping in, wishing you a spectacular Sunday and wonderful start to your week!
And if you missed my post on my road trip highlights to Williamsburg, Richmond and Charlottesville, click here!

The bedroom chronicles part 1

Before I begin the bedroom chronicles, I have to share two things with you.

For anyone who was interested in the dough bowls last round…but was not able to get one (they sell out really fast) I was lucky to snag another 6. My vendor called yesterday that he was unloading the last of a container from Belgium? and they just opened up a large armoire to see 6 bowls hiding in there! So he offered them to me, they are approx.? 20-27′ and as are all the bowls from this vendor, they are GORGEOUS! So email me here if you want one (I feel like these are kids that I am putting up for adoption every time I get some in)

Second, one of the many perks of blogging is the exchange of information and vast resources that come our way. Do you believe in miracles? I do, and was completely touched by this story, of a young girl affectionately nicknamed “Soup”. Just so happens Soup is the cousin of one of the dearest people in all of blogland, Suzanne from Privet and Holly. It is also happens that she has leukemia.?

Soup has one big wish, to meet up with Carrie Underwood….want to help that become? a reality? Watch this video and pass it on! She is determined that somewhere along the way Carrie may see it. Such a beautiful girl and that smile could light up a room. Say a prayer for Soup, I know I am. Thank you Suzanne!? You must watch this…..and if you want to see Suzanne’s amazingly beautiful post click here.

Is she the cutest thing ever??? Please pass this on……once you see this you can’t forget it! Rooting for you Soup!

Hi there, well I alluded to the fact last week that my bedroom is finally getting the attention its long deserved. This really should have been done first, but the discontinuing of that darn wallpaper threw me into a tizzy and the bedroom got put on the back burner. Now almost 9 months later, I am ready to put the pedal? to the? metal on this room aka my private sanctuary ! I think few rooms are as important as a bedroom. After all you spend nearly half your day there.

?At the end of a long and hard day, is there anything better than walking into your bedroom, closing the door (and eyes) and just breathing in the peace and serenity. I don’t think so…I live for those moments! A lot of people ask me about how I go about starting a room. I generally advise that in a perfect world…its best to start from the ground up, if you are able. OR if there is something that has struck your fancy, whether it be a wallpaper, a lamp, a decorative object, a pillow, often times those things can inspire an entire room to come together.

So in my case, since the wallpaper that once inspired me to do this room soup to nuts did not work out….I am starting with the carpet. After a battle of wood floors vs. carpet alas my husband finally gets that carpeting feels sooooo good and toasty on our feet especially in the dead of winter. So we have finally decided to go for it. Its now narrowed down to two wonderful choices (below). I have also included a snippet of the magnificent monogrammed bedding my mom gave us for a housewarming gift, cannot wait to put it on! And then what follows are some beautiful bedroom inspirations for my bedroom. Tonal, soft, tranquil, serene, cloud like are words that? shape my vision. Ready? Let s go!

The carpet…here are the two front runners and a snippet of the gorgeous gray blue monogrammed bedding (on ivory)…….

?This is with the blue background…..

?And this one with the ivory background…..

? So its between the two with the blues……….would love to know your pick!

Have had these lamps in my vision for ages…………and they will become mine!!!!!!

A touch of blue and white in a bedroom…heck yes!

And here are some images that have been in my dream bedroom file for a while for one reason or another…..

These are “my colors” love the monogram, elegant retrained canopy, the overall feeling is just right!

Love the tonal feel, so soothing and of course LOVE the monogram! Check out the beautiful shirring detail on the top, Phoebe Howard?
Not my colors but do love this bed canopy, not too “frou frou” so my husband can still feel like a man in his own bedroom….lol
Love the idea of two chairs and an ottoman in front of the fireplace….sooo cozy! Brunschwig and Fils

?Love the softest hint of color here and the creamy white, has such an ethereal effect! Belclaire House

?This room looks so inviting, love the plumpness of the bedding, the fireplace and the pretty chair and ottoman, and is that a blue and white vase I spy! Jean Randazzo

?Is this not saying just jump in now and don’t leave!! This could be a hard bed to leave in the morning:)

Do love a bench and the soft draping, beautiful warm colors make this so inviting and elegant, Eubanks

I would feel like a princess! P.Howard
Love the softness, all the light and airiness……BHG

Talk about elegance meets cozy….I could sit there and read for hours and hours!

This is the very picture of soft, serene and spectacular, love the scalloped detail on the window treatment

Of course love the monogram and interesting headboard, Good Life of Design

A classic, soft and feminine, beautiful bench, love the carpet, Cathy Kincaid

One of my faves, love the bed the scale, colors and window treatment, Traditional Home
A beautiful room. Period. Kelly Proxmire

Soft and elegant, love the pale blues, the drapes and how inviting this feels. Kelly Proxmire

?

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Do you see a common theme? Light? Check. Pale blue? Check. Soft and serene? Check. Billowy light flowy fabrics? Check. Mushy gushy bedding that you can literally sink into? Check check!

Gorgeous soft lighting? Check. Though these are each different, they all have a certain dreamlike/cocoon- ish quality to them. That is very important to how I want my bedroom to feel. I am getting excited about getting this off the ground, now that some of the elements are coming into place. Once I decide on the carpet, (want to order it by this weekend)…..I will be well on my way! Here’s a little mood board I made to give the overall vibe of the room still a work in progress you gives you an idea………so tell me whats important to you in a master bedroom??

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Thanks for stopping by! More to come on this subject. Much more:) Have a wonderful Friday.


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The bedroom chronicles part 1

Before I begin the bedroom chronicles, I have to share two things with you.

For anyone who was interested in the dough bowls last round…but was not able to get one (they sell out really fast) I was lucky to snag another 6. My vendor called yesterday that he was unloading the last of a container from Belgium  and they just opened up a large armoire to see 6 bowls hiding in there! So he offered them to me, they are approx.  20-27′ and as are all the bowls from this vendor, they are GORGEOUS! So email me here if you want one (I feel like these are kids that I am putting up for adoption every time I get some in)

Second, one of the many perks of blogging is the exchange of information and vast resources that come our way. Do you believe in miracles? I do, and was completely touched by this story, of a young girl affectionately nicknamed “Soup”. Just so happens Soup is the cousin of one of the dearest people in all of blogland, Suzanne from Privet and Holly. It is also happens that she has leukemia. 

Soup has one big wish, to meet up with Carrie Underwood….want to help that become  a reality? Watch this video and pass it on! She is determined that somewhere along the way Carrie may see it. Such a beautiful girl and that smile could light up a room. Say a prayer for Soup, I know I am. Thank you Suzanne!  You must watch this…..and if you want to see Suzanne’s amazingly beautiful post click here.

Is she the cutest thing ever??? Please pass this on……once you see this you can’t forget it! Rooting for you Soup!

Hi there, well I alluded to the fact last week that my bedroom is finally getting the attention its long deserved. This really should have been done first, but the discontinuing of that darn wallpaper threw me into a tizzy and the bedroom got put on the back burner. Now almost 9 months later, I am ready to put the pedal  to the  metal on this room aka my private sanctuary ! I think few rooms are as important as a bedroom. After all you spend nearly half your day there.

 At the end of a long and hard day, is there anything better than walking into your bedroom, closing the door (and eyes) and just breathing in the peace and serenity. I don’t think so…I live for those moments! A lot of people ask me about how I go about starting a room. I generally advise that in a perfect world…its best to start from the ground up, if you are able. OR if there is something that has struck your fancy, whether it be a wallpaper, a lamp, a decorative object, a pillow, often times those things can inspire an entire room to come together.

So in my case, since the wallpaper that once inspired me to do this room soup to nuts did not work out….I am starting with the carpet. After a battle of wood floors vs. carpet alas my husband finally gets that carpeting feels sooooo good and toasty on our feet especially in the dead of winter. So we have finally decided to go for it. Its now narrowed down to two wonderful choices (below). I have also included a snippet of the magnificent monogrammed bedding my mom gave us for a housewarming gift, cannot wait to put it on! And then what follows are some beautiful bedroom inspirations for my bedroom. Tonal, soft, tranquil, serene, cloud like are words that  shape my vision. Ready? Let s go!

The carpet…here are the two front runners and a snippet of the gorgeous gray blue monogrammed bedding (on ivory)…….

 This is with the blue background…..

 And this one with the ivory background…..

  So its between the two with the blues……….would love to know your pick!

Have had these lamps in my vision for ages…………and they will become mine!!!!!!

A touch of blue and white in a bedroom…heck yes!

And here are some images that have been in my dream bedroom file for a while for one reason or another…..

These are “my colors” love the monogram, elegant retrained canopy, the overall feeling is just right!

Love the tonal feel, so soothing and of course LOVE the monogram! Check out the beautiful shirring detail on the top, Phoebe Howard 
Not my colors but do love this bed canopy, not too “frou frou” so my husband can still feel like a man in his own bedroom….lol
Love the idea of two chairs and an ottoman in front of the fireplace….sooo cozy! Brunschwig and Fils

 Love the softest hint of color here and the creamy white, has such an ethereal effect! Belclaire House

 This room looks so inviting, love the plumpness of the bedding, the fireplace and the pretty chair and ottoman, and is that a blue and white vase I spy! Jean Randazzo

 Is this not saying just jump in now and don’t leave!! This could be a hard bed to leave in the morning:)

Do love a bench and the soft draping, beautiful warm colors make this so inviting and elegant, Eubanks

I would feel like a princess! P.Howard
Love the softness, all the light and airiness……BHG

Talk about elegance meets cozy….I could sit there and read for hours and hours!

This is the very picture of soft, serene and spectacular, love the scalloped detail on the window treatment

Of course love the monogram and interesting headboard, Good Life of Design

A classic, soft and feminine, beautiful bench, love the carpet, Cathy Kincaid

One of my faves, love the bed the scale, colors and window treatment, Traditional Home
A beautiful room. Period. Kelly Proxmire

Soft and elegant, love the pale blues, the drapes and how inviting this feels. Kelly Proxmire
 
 
Do you see a common theme? Light? Check. Pale blue? Check. Soft and serene? Check. Billowy light flowy fabrics? Check. Mushy gushy bedding that you can literally sink into? Check check!
Gorgeous soft lighting? Check. Though these are each different, they all have a certain dreamlike/cocoon- ish quality to them. That is very important to how I want my bedroom to feel. I am getting excited about getting this off the ground, now that some of the elements are coming into place. Once I decide on the carpet, (want to order it by this weekend)…..I will be well on my way! Here’s a little mood board I made to give the overall vibe of the room still a work in progress you gives you an idea………so tell me whats important to you in a master bedroom? 

 
Thanks for stopping by! More to come on this subject. Much more:) Have a wonderful Friday.
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