Which would you choose?

Hi there. Let’s talk…..its almost fall, scary as it sounds. When I think of fall and winter, I cannot help but think of spending more time in my bed. Whether its sleeping in, reading from bed or hanging out watching TV and nibbling on something good..nothing is cozier than being in a gorgeous bed outfitted with beautiful soft linens, don’t you think!

So as I am finally getting serious and determined to work on my own bedroom, I have been really busy scouring the internet for bedroom inspirations and I think as often happens, I am going with my initial choices, amazing to me even after all these years how often this happens!? Still love them as much as I did the day I found them. So…….if you were to be granted one wish and have your bedroom instantly transformed which one of these beauties would you choose? This is a toughie…I am forewarning you and I am wavering between a number of them……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7

CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11

CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15

CHOICE 16

Wow! So many beauties…makes me want to get my bedroom finished sooner than later:) Hopefully something for everyone! Nothing like walking into a beautiful cocoon like bedroom at the end of a rough long day, is there? So now its your turn…tell me which is your absolutely favorite here! Sweet dreams and see you tomorrow……

PS If you missed the exciting debut of the new gorgeous leather handbags yesterday, click here.

(Getting in an “emergency” shipment tomorrow of 16 more pieces)

Which would you choose?

Hi there. Let’s talk…..its almost fall, scary as it sounds. When I think of fall and winter, I cannot help but think of spending more time in my bed. Whether its sleeping in, reading from bed or hanging out watching TV and nibbling on something good..nothing is cozier than being in a gorgeous bed outfitted with beautiful soft linens, don’t you think!

So as I am finally getting serious and determined to work on my own bedroom, I have been really busy scouring the internet for bedroom inspirations and I think as often happens, I am going with my initial choices, amazing to me even after all these years how often this happens!  Still love them as much as I did the day I found them. So…….if you were to be granted one wish and have your bedroom instantly transformed which one of these beauties would you choose? This is a toughie…I am forewarning you and I am wavering between a number of them……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7

CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11

CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15

CHOICE 16

Wow! So many beauties…makes me want to get my bedroom finished sooner than later:) Hopefully something for everyone! Nothing like walking into a beautiful cocoon like bedroom at the end of a rough long day, is there? So now its your turn…tell me which is your absolutely favorite here! Sweet dreams and see you tomorrow……

PS If you missed the exciting debut of the new gorgeous leather handbags yesterday, click here.

(Getting in an “emergency” shipment tomorrow of 16 more pieces)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mid week musings……….

Hi there, how are you? Hope you are having a great week…any exciting Labor day plans coming up? We are supposed to be heading to my sisters beach house, and I cannot wait. I am looking forward to a few days of total relaxation and some summer fun. No time like the last weekend of summer to start enjoying it:) ?Today is as always a random post about a few different things, so lets get started!!







OK I am seriously in love, in love I tell you with my new window seat! Makes me do ?my happy dance every time I walk by it……I had done the cushion but just got some of my pillows made, I had them cut out scenes from the Brunschig and Fils window seat fabric and added trim to?the velvet and had bolster made and am waiting on the other blue and white vase pillow. Now that these are in place, I can figure out what I am doing for the window…I am inclined to go simple as to not take away from the beauty of the window seat and pillows….so here it is! (still experimenting with different sized pictures….hence the different sizes here) Most seem to like the enlarged pictures.

I think the pillows and what I did with them have a very “Charles Faudree” vibe going on!

Got the pretty faucet installed on my vanity in the powder room….slowly one thing at at time, its coming together. Waiting on the Chinoiserie?mirror we ordered and chandelier, then we are done!
Dough bowls……got in my first order, seriously gorgeous. Worth naming each and every one and calling them my own, and don’t you know I wanted to keep them ALL! I did keep one for myself and there are so many wonderful ways to use them, I put some flowers in and it looked so pretty. For those of who waiting for me to get more, ?I promise working on and hope to have more fingers crossed, next week!

Finally finished my little DIY project, with my mirror rosettes. OK, OK I know this is not a huge DIY like some who tackle entire pieces of furniture or other big projects..but this was a victory for me because I had such a hard time finding this darn rosette and lo and behold found it in such an unsuspecting place. Armed with?a glue gun, I got to work and love the result! Decided on the originals, after trying several different ones. Funny how we often go back to the first, isn’t it? So here it is all done…..only waiting on my sconces and chandelier and its a wrap!?

A ?few taken later that afternoon…love the late day light.
Barstools.….finally decided on this one from Vanguard. I am wavering between a few fabrics, I know I want something simple Becca’s remember the blue and white Brunschwig fabric going up on my kitchen window has a lot of pattern. I see something simple and fell in love with this grain sack French fabric from Kravet. I don’t at all want it to feel gimmicky but at the same time KNOW it will look fabulous, it will understated and beautiful on this chair….and i love the way the natural color goes with my floors and the mix of cools and warms. Here it is and the chair…

Draped it over the current chair so you could get an idea, its absolutely understated but think it works…thoughts?

Remember how I was thinking of switching the hardware on my island? Well I think I made up on my mind. Here’s one of the cup bins in the ant. brass to give you an idea. It definitely pops against the black whereas the oil rubbed bronze gets lost. The big handle is on top of the countertop that I would use for towels to be hung off the island…thoughts?

Taken with the iPhone, so the quality is so so.


Store biz……the kitchen/bar towels have arrived! Many of you inquired about them…they will be up for sale next week. Here’s a sampling……

When we were in the city over the weekend, we were near our old stomping grounds and I was shocked to see the most beautiful Food Emporium (my old regular supermarket when I lived in NY) transformed under the 59th st bridge. I mean seriously it would make supermarket shopping a royal treat, the architecture alone is worth the trip. Took these two pics with my iPhone.

Also visiting a friend yesterday, look at her view from her living room patio. How gorgeous is it! I told her I feel like I am in Lake Como every time I visit her…only thing missing is George Clooney:)
Tonight I am trying this recipe (from Bon Appeit), sounded too good to not make. Heard the lemon gives it that refreshing zing to make this a winner. I used to have the recipe for something very similar?that was out of this world…so here it is just in case you want to try it too!
Fettucine with peas, asparagus and pancetta
yield:?Makes 4 servings
active time:?40 minutes
total time:?40 minutes
Pancetta (Italian bacon) is available in the deli section of many markets.
  • 12 ounces fettuccine or penne
  • 3 ounces pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shelled fresh green peas, blanched 1 minute in boiling water, drained, or frozen peas (do not thaw)
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, white and pale green parts separated from dark green parts
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided

print a shopping list for this recipeview wine pairings

preparation

Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, cook pancetta in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon drippings from skillet. Add asparagus to drippings in skillet; saut? 3 minutes. Add peas, white and pale green parts of green onions, and garlic; saut? until vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add vegetable mixture, 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid, dark green parts of green onions, 1/2 cup Parmesan, cream, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon peel, half of parsley, and half of basil to pasta. Toss, adding more cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if needed. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle pancetta, remaining parsley, and basil over. Serve, passing additional Parmesan cheese


So…that’s what new here, whats on your agenda for Labor day weekend? Is it going to be a chill weekend at home, are you entertaining or are you being wined and dined? I think we are headed to my sisters beach house and I am looking forward. ?I am also hoping to head ?off to?Brimfield?Antiques fair for a few days next week….cannot wait! Wishing you a fabulous day………

Mid week musings……….

Hi there, how are you? Hope you are having a great week…any exciting Labor day plans coming up? We are supposed to be heading to my sisters beach house, and I cannot wait. I am looking forward to a few days of total relaxation and some summer fun. No time like the last weekend of summer to start enjoying it:)  Today is as always a random post about a few different things, so lets get started!!
OK I am seriously in love, in love I tell you with my new window seat! Makes me do  my happy dance every time I walk by it……I had done the cushion but just got some of my pillows made, I had them cut out scenes from the Brunschig and Fils window seat fabric and added trim to the velvet and had bolster made and am waiting on the other blue and white vase pillow. Now that these are in place, I can figure out what I am doing for the window…I am inclined to go simple as to not take away from the beauty of the window seat and pillows….so here it is! (still experimenting with different sized pictures….hence the different sizes here) Most seem to like the enlarged pictures.

I think the pillows and what I did with them have a very “Charles Faudree” vibe going on!

Got the pretty faucet installed on my vanity in the powder room….slowly one thing at at time, its coming together. Waiting on the Chinoiserie mirror we ordered and chandelier, then we are done!
Dough bowls……got in my first order, seriously gorgeous. Worth naming each and every one and calling them my own, and don’t you know I wanted to keep them ALL! I did keep one for myself and there are so many wonderful ways to use them, I put some flowers in and it looked so pretty. For those of who waiting for me to get more,  I promise working on and hope to have more fingers crossed, next week!

Finally finished my little DIY project, with my mirror rosettes. OK, OK I know this is not a huge DIY like some who tackle entire pieces of furniture or other big projects..but this was a victory for me because I had such a hard time finding this darn rosette and lo and behold found it in such an unsuspecting place. Armed with a glue gun, I got to work and love the result! Decided on the originals, after trying several different ones. Funny how we often go back to the first, isn’t it? So here it is all done…..only waiting on my sconces and chandelier and its a wrap! 

A  few taken later that afternoon…love the late day light.
Barstools.….finally decided on this one from Vanguard. I am wavering between a few fabrics, I know I want something simple Becca’s remember the blue and white Brunschwig fabric going up on my kitchen window has a lot of pattern. I see something simple and fell in love with this grain sack French fabric from Kravet. I don’t at all want it to feel gimmicky but at the same time KNOW it will look fabulous, it will understated and beautiful on this chair….and i love the way the natural color goes with my floors and the mix of cools and warms. Here it is and the chair…

Draped it over the current chair so you could get an idea, its absolutely understated but think it works…thoughts?

Remember how I was thinking of switching the hardware on my island? Well I think I made up on my mind. Here’s one of the cup bins in the ant. brass to give you an idea. It definitely pops against the black whereas the oil rubbed bronze gets lost. The big handle is on top of the countertop that I would use for towels to be hung off the island…thoughts?

Taken with the iPhone, so the quality is so so.


Store biz……the kitchen/bar towels have arrived! Many of you inquired about them…they will be up for sale next week. Here’s a sampling……

When we were in the city over the weekend, we were near our old stomping grounds and I was shocked to see the most beautiful Food Emporium (my old regular supermarket when I lived in NY) transformed under the 59th st bridge. I mean seriously it would make supermarket shopping a royal treat, the architecture alone is worth the trip. Took these two pics with my iPhone.

Also visiting a friend yesterday, look at her view from her living room patio. How gorgeous is it! I told her I feel like I am in Lake Como every time I visit her…only thing missing is George Clooney:)
Tonight I am trying this recipe (from Bon Appeit), sounded too good to not make. Heard the lemon gives it that refreshing zing to make this a winner. I used to have the recipe for something very similar that was out of this world…so here it is just in case you want to try it too!
Fettucine with peas, asparagus and pancetta
yield: Makes 4 servings
active time: 40 minutes
total time: 40 minutes
Pancetta (Italian bacon) is available in the deli section of many markets.
  • 12 ounces fettuccine or penne
  • 3 ounces pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shelled fresh green peas, blanched 1 minute in boiling water, drained, or frozen peas (do not thaw)
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, white and pale green parts separated from dark green parts
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided

print a shopping list for this recipeview wine pairings

preparation

Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, cook pancetta in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon drippings from skillet. Add asparagus to drippings in skillet; saut? 3 minutes. Add peas, white and pale green parts of green onions, and garlic; saut? until vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add vegetable mixture, 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid, dark green parts of green onions, 1/2 cup Parmesan, cream, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon peel, half of parsley, and half of basil to pasta. Toss, adding more cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if needed. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle pancetta, remaining parsley, and basil over. Serve, passing additional Parmesan cheese


So…that’s what new here, whats on your agenda for Labor day weekend? Is it going to be a chill weekend at home, are you entertaining or are you being wined and dined? I think we are headed to my sisters beach house and I am looking forward.  I am also hoping to head  off to Brimfield Antiques fair for a few days next week….cannot wait! Wishing you a fabulous day………

If the Enchanted Home were a store…and a great giveaway!


Good morning, have been contemplating this post for awhile but as there’s no time like the present, so here it goes……just don’t read it standing up, there’s A LOT of pictures!!?Before I begin, I want to announce the winner of the signed Segreto book of Secrets! Drumroll please……..

Congratulations to …..Elizabeth Eiffel
? ?

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: signed book 1227775 elizabeth eiffel 018000E2-C754-4B45-9554-76DD7CE12FA4 1

(Please contact me to provide your shipping details and how you want the book signed)

OK this is hypothetical?at this moment …..as I have eluded to in the past, I am hoping to?set up shop and start a small business selling things that are very much “my style”, think old world meets European meets French rustic elegance……best way to describe a look that doesn’t necessarily fit in a perfect neat box all the time but loosely that’s the look I am after. I am doing my “research” right now and having quite a lot of fun. I like to know what excites people in the marketplace. Below are a host of things I have my eye on to “carry” and I would LOVE your feedback. ?Just let me know what you think about the feeling of the overall vibe of the accessories here, is there an item or item(s) that you think the marketplace needs more of/is saturated with??



?Some of these things I found through my own needs and frustration in not being able to find them ……figuring if I was having a hard time finding something like this, then there must be many others having that same frustration. Would love to know what?you?like, what you don’t like, what excites you here. Thank you so very much, your feedback is appreciated more than you can possibly imagine. To thank you for your time and contemplation, I am doing a giveaway! All details on bottom of the post.?To be eligible for the ?giveaway just comment on this post and I will select a winner and post the winner on Saturday afternoon. ?If you want an additional chance to win, like me or leave a comment on my Facebook page. (can’t believe I am saying that, feel so “hip”) Click here to visit The Enchanted Home on Facebook. ?Thank you and happy make believe shopping!






This would be a labor of love and a great way for me to restart my design career slowly as I finish my own house (well we all know its never really finished but you know what I mean)!?I look forward to hearing your feedback, here we go……






Love this line of very elegant old world silver pieces, trays, cache posts, planters, serving pieces…really exquisite! Well priced too:) Imagine a pretty orchid potted in these or rolled hand towels for an elegant powder room, beautiful perfume bottles displayed on the gorgeous scalloped trays……

And for a European touch in the kitchen…some fun reproductions of old European faves, bread bowls, wood trivets and cutting boards, dough bowl, grain feeders, olive trays. These pieces are just gorgeous and are vintage reproductions finished with natural beeswax, vintage hardware and weathered detailing adds to the beauty of these pieces!

And you know I love my decorative porcelains……

How great are these pieces for the ultimate blue and white statement in a bathroom?

Can we seriously ever have enough pillows!! One of my favorite looks, needlepoint and aubusson pillows….a total classic! A little something for everyone from very traditional to more fun and transitional.

And you know how I feel bell jar lanterns, so pretty and works in virtually any space. These are offered in a host of patterns and 4 sizes, S, M,L and Jumbo.

More beautiful porcelains…..can never have enough blue and white jars!!

How about these pretty chandelier lamp shades? Again had a hard time finding some I liked so was happy to discover these!!

Love white staffordshire dogs!! Will have them in several colors, they are great decorative objects!

Painted pieces……

More cute dogs…..

?And for all you blue and white lovers…..

And for all you lovers of old world feeling linens with monograms…..(best part is this are REALLY reasonable and oh so pretty)!

This is a beautiful line of canvas art, very old world, antiqued feeling and nothing over 150 dollars!!! There will also be an option to have these framed, and on average they are about 26×19 to give you an idea of sizing..they are really beautiful in person!

Heres a picture of one in my house so you can see what it looks like a bit better..

And last but not least I will also carry a line of custom topiaries…..like the ones I designed in my own kitchen that many asked about. They will be offered in a variety of sizes and containers….

?The lemon leaf topiaries are such a classic…they work in almost any room, any interior

Phew!! This was a lot to take in. But you know I highly value your opinions so now its time for me to hear from you! What excites you here? Anything? All of it? What does the marketplace need more of/less of? Cannot wait to hear. Above all else I want to stay true to what I love, my style and stay with what I know and love. That is my mission and realize you cannot be all things to all people. Can’t wait?to hear from you!
Now to be eligible for the wonderful giveaway (below) it is simple….just leave me a comment below telling me what you love here and if you want a second chance, you can either like me on Facebook or leave a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook?by clicking here. Wow, I have come a long way just saying that about Facebook!
Here’s the goodies!
One winner will receive a dozen monogrammed linen cocktail napkins!
And…..
One winner will receive 3 linen monogrammed guest towels in your choice of white/white or ecru/white.?
Good luck everyone and thank you again for your support always…I cannot think of a?”panel of great minds” whose opinions could possibly count as much as yours!

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If the Enchanted Home were a store…and a great giveaway!

Good morning, have been contemplating this post for awhile but as there’s no time like the present, so here it goes……just don’t read it standing up, there’s A LOT of pictures!! Before I begin, I want to announce the winner of the signed Segreto book of Secrets! Drumroll please……..
Congratulations to …..Elizabeth Eiffel
   

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: signed book 1227775 elizabeth eiffel 018000E2-C754-4B45-9554-76DD7CE12FA4 1

(Please contact me to provide your shipping details and how you want the book signed)

OK this is hypothetical at this moment …..as I have eluded to in the past, I am hoping to set up shop and start a small business selling things that are very much “my style”, think old world meets European meets French rustic elegance……best way to describe a look that doesn’t necessarily fit in a perfect neat box all the time but loosely that’s the look I am after. I am doing my “research” right now and having quite a lot of fun. I like to know what excites people in the marketplace. Below are a host of things I have my eye on to “carry” and I would LOVE your feedback.  Just let me know what you think about the feeling of the overall vibe of the accessories here, is there an item or item(s) that you think the marketplace needs more of/is saturated with? 

 Some of these things I found through my own needs and frustration in not being able to find them ……figuring if I was having a hard time finding something like this, then there must be many others having that same frustration. Would love to know what you like, what you don’t like, what excites you here. Thank you so very much, your feedback is appreciated more than you can possibly imagine. To thank you for your time and contemplation, I am doing a giveaway! All details on bottom of the post. To be eligible for the  giveaway just comment on this post and I will select a winner and post the winner on Saturday afternoon.  If you want an additional chance to win, like me or leave a comment on my Facebook page. (can’t believe I am saying that, feel so “hip”) Click here to visit The Enchanted Home on Facebook.  Thank you and happy make believe shopping!


This would be a labor of love and a great way for me to restart my design career slowly as I finish my own house (well we all know its never really finished but you know what I mean)! I look forward to hearing your feedback, here we go……


Love this line of very elegant old world silver pieces, trays, cache posts, planters, serving pieces…really exquisite! Well priced too:) Imagine a pretty orchid potted in these or rolled hand towels for an elegant powder room, beautiful perfume bottles displayed on the gorgeous scalloped trays……

And for a European touch in the kitchen…some fun reproductions of old European faves, bread bowls, wood trivets and cutting boards, dough bowl, grain feeders, olive trays. These pieces are just gorgeous and are vintage reproductions finished with natural beeswax, vintage hardware and weathered detailing adds to the beauty of these pieces!

And you know I love my decorative porcelains……

How great are these pieces for the ultimate blue and white statement in a bathroom?

Can we seriously ever have enough pillows!! One of my favorite looks, needlepoint and aubusson pillows….a total classic! A little something for everyone from very traditional to more fun and transitional.

And you know how I feel bell jar lanterns, so pretty and works in virtually any space. These are offered in a host of patterns and 4 sizes, S, M,L and Jumbo.

More beautiful porcelains…..can never have enough blue and white jars!!

How about these pretty chandelier lamp shades? Again had a hard time finding some I liked so was happy to discover these!!

Love white staffordshire dogs!! Will have them in several colors, they are great decorative objects!

Painted pieces……

More cute dogs…..

 And for all you blue and white lovers…..

And for all you lovers of old world feeling linens with monograms…..(best part is this are REALLY reasonable and oh so pretty)!

This is a beautiful line of canvas art, very old world, antiqued feeling and nothing over 150 dollars!!! There will also be an option to have these framed, and on average they are about 26×19 to give you an idea of sizing..they are really beautiful in person!

Heres a picture of one in my house so you can see what it looks like a bit better..

And last but not least I will also carry a line of custom topiaries…..like the ones I designed in my own kitchen that many asked about. They will be offered in a variety of sizes and containers….

 The lemon leaf topiaries are such a classic…they work in almost any room, any interior

Phew!! This was a lot to take in. But you know I highly value your opinions so now its time for me to hear from you! What excites you here? Anything? All of it? What does the marketplace need more of/less of? Cannot wait to hear. Above all else I want to stay true to what I love, my style and stay with what I know and love. That is my mission and realize you cannot be all things to all people. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Now to be eligible for the wonderful giveaway (below) it is simple….just leave me a comment below telling me what you love here and if you want a second chance, you can either like me on Facebook or leave a comment on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook by clicking here. Wow, I have come a long way just saying that about Facebook!
Here’s the goodies!
One winner will receive a dozen monogrammed linen cocktail napkins!
And…..
One winner will receive 3 linen monogrammed guest towels in your choice of white/white or ecru/white. 
Good luck everyone and thank you again for your support always…I cannot think of a “panel of great minds” whose opinions could possibly count as much as yours!

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Things I am loving Thursdays and House update!

Happy Thursday, my day to share what I am loving this week! It runs the gamut from a highly enjoyable book and a sublime bath product line all the way to exquisite garden statuary. I am also sharing some updated house pictures…things are moving along though there are days that I go and feel like its going at a snails pace, when in reality things really are moving fast and furiously ahead. So first, I share some updated pictures of the house, we are 99% sheet rocked so trim started yesterday and then that’s when we really turn a corner and things start to rev up! You will notice today I am a little heavier on more personal things than “house things”….its important for us to take time out to take care of ourselves, and there is nothing like beautiful products, a toasty throw and great bedding to ease our daily stresses. ?Now then, onto some things I am loving this week…..let me know if there is something you have discovered or something you are loving that you want to share!



HOUSE UPDATES. Definitely my absolute favorite item of the week:) I cannot overstate this enough, as much?stress?fun?as the building process brings….its been a ?long, sometimes, stressful, arduous process. We cannot move soon enough. So here we go with the updates…….



Back of the family room wall, limestone complete
Future kitchen!

Breakfast room!

Mantle from original house…we are determined to use it somewhere!

Family room

Downstairs hall/gallery

Limestone in the back..mission accomplished!

They did an exquisite job!

The reason the brick is darker is that they just finished those spots today
One bathroom in progress….
Even Teddy is getting tired of waiting….he has had it with the building process

Sons #1 bathroom almost done

Dining room

Living room

Guest room bath almost done, still wet so thats why it appears gray but its actually white Thassos

Upstairs hallway

Hubby’s bathroom tile sample
Our future sitting room staring into master
Upstairs looking down… a little scary but with the 2nd floor stair soon to be in…it will be fine









OLD?WORLD LOOKING STATUARY. I have always been drawn to old world, old fashioned, lush not overly landscaped gardens. I prefer a more natural and older look, and nothing tops off a beautiful garden or landscape quite like a beautiful piece of statuary. There is something so romantic and nostalgic, almost other worldly about it, makes you feel like you have gone back to another era. So here are a few inspirational pictures I have had in my little dream file and some gorgeous reproduction pieces from a company that I have bought from before, Orlandi Statuary…do their things not look like they were just plucked from the garden of a English countryside manor? ?They do this finish which you see in most of their pieces called “White Moss” and they look so old, ?LOVE the cherubs. Visit Orlandi here.



A GREAT BOOK. I love to read, have been “binge reading” if such a thing exists…where I will read non stop, sometimes even 2 or 3 books at a time (strange I agree), then nothing at all ?and then go right back to a frantic pace once again. Go figure, no explanation! Have read some good books, one of which I just finished and one I really enjoyed enough to tell you about. “Dead end gene pool”, I highly recommend it. Very entertaining and an easy read unlike Edgar Sawtelle which I forced myself to finish, after buying it over a year ago only to put it down after 50 pages. It was staring at me on my nightstand willing me to finish it, challenging me to understand it so I did and overall cannot say I would totally recommend it though there were parts that were captivated and had my attention. Dead End gene pool, on the other hand was one I can fully recommend however.?It is a memoir written by the great great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt and suffice to say it is interesting, funny, heartbreaking and entertaining.
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT INTERESTING SUBJECTS. Speaking of the famed Gold Coast and era…a subject, that is fascinating beyond words and a time our country will never repeat. Maybe its after seeing The Great Gatsby, that I became fascinated by it, anyway the house that inspired the films house, ?Lands End is the subject at hand. Sadly many of the fabled “summer cottages” of the rich and famous during that era have fallen under dire disrepair, many to the point of no return and many have been taken down only to be rebuilt with new subdivisions or mcmansions. Lands End, which is in an ongoing battle between the town in which it sits and the owner who wants to take it down, ?is now schedule to be razed. Jen Ross, a renowned and talented photographer captured this house in its current state in a chilling, hauntingly beautiful photography session. You can see how even now how the decrepit interiors were once very grand and beautiful. Click below to see it…its really powerful. Click on the first thumbnail to your right and it will start the slide show.
ANTIQUE PILLOWS AND TEXTILES. Love pillows and gorgeous textiles/fabrics, they add instant warmth, texture, color,elegance and comfort to a room. I like to use them well…just about everywhere. There are a few lines whose pillows I am already a big fan of and then its always fun to discover new ones too. These antique beauties are exquisite! Check out these gorgeous treasures from Debra, yes that lovely blogger from Acquired Objects blog, and the owner of Oreillers, her company that specializes in 16th-19th century European textiles and pillows…aren’t they just fabulous? Click here to go to her site. ?(And her blogs great too- all about her incredible 18th century carriage barn being restored in New Hampshire- its worth a look!) She has exquisite taste.

This 17th century Flemish tapestry is amazing….love the colors.
LUXURIOUS ALPACA BY ALICIA ADAMS. ?I came across this company a few years ago and bought the most delicious shawl/cape that I have ever owned plus a sweater which I loved so much that I went back and ordered not one but two of the throws for the home, one for me and one for my very deserving mother who loves these kinds of things as much as I do! What makes them even sweeter is that this small boutique company, is run by Alicia Adams and her family on their upstate NY farm. They hail from Germany and bought the working farm where they grow and raise Suri aplacas, one of the rarest breeds. The product is nothing less than pure luxury, think cashmere but thicker and as soft and luruxious! You should visit her wonderful site and discover some of her gorgeous offerings…here is a little sampling. Visit them here

MONOGRAMMED BEDDING?WELL MONOGRAMMED ANYTHING. Its no secret that amongst the many beautiful things I love, monograms is one of them. I think the Southern in me has revealed itself in many ways, beautiful traditional old world interiors, lover of good food and lots of it, monograms, etc……..in any case one company that does beautiful work is Leontine linens. Here are some samples of what they do. Gorgeous, huh? If you want to visit them, click here.

INDULGENT BATH PRODUCTS. You know I love my products and consider myself a product?connoisseur! Another line I discovered a few years ago is Shelly Kyle. I was first drawn to their uber elegant packaging that is very European/French inspired…then I smelled them and was doubly excited. Beautiful soft romantic fragrances….if you are a product junkie like me you should check them out, click here. My favorite products (of what I have tried so far) are the body lotion, candle, parfum, which I used as room spray for my powder room and the foaming bath gel. I love the Tiramani and Annabelle scents. Beautiful line of products.

Well, that’s about it for now….tomorrow is a whole new day. Did anything excite you? Love to know and of course if there anything you are loving this week that you want to share….. Hope you have an enchanting day!

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Things I am loving Thursdays and House update!

Happy Thursday, my day to share what I am loving this week! It runs the gamut from a highly enjoyable book and a sublime bath product line all the way to exquisite garden statuary. I am also sharing some updated house pictures…things are moving along though there are days that I go and feel like its going at a snails pace, when in reality things really are moving fast and furiously ahead. So first, I share some updated pictures of the house, we are 99% sheet rocked so trim started yesterday and then that’s when we really turn a corner and things start to rev up! You will notice today I am a little heavier on more personal things than “house things”….its important for us to take time out to take care of ourselves, and there is nothing like beautiful products, a toasty throw and great bedding to ease our daily stresses.  Now then, onto some things I am loving this week…..let me know if there is something you have discovered or something you are loving that you want to share!

HOUSE UPDATES. Definitely my absolute favorite item of the week:) I cannot overstate this enough, as much stress fun as the building process brings….its been a  long, sometimes, stressful, arduous process. We cannot move soon enough. So here we go with the updates…….

Back of the family room wall, limestone complete
Future kitchen!

Breakfast room!

Mantle from original house…we are determined to use it somewhere!

Family room

Downstairs hall/gallery

Limestone in the back..mission accomplished!

They did an exquisite job!

The reason the brick is darker is that they just finished those spots today
One bathroom in progress….
Even Teddy is getting tired of waiting….he has had it with the building process

Sons #1 bathroom almost done

Dining room

Living room

Guest room bath almost done, still wet so thats why it appears gray but its actually white Thassos

Upstairs hallway

Hubby’s bathroom tile sample
Our future sitting room staring into master
Upstairs looking down… a little scary but with the 2nd floor stair soon to be in…it will be fine





OLD WORLD LOOKING STATUARY. I have always been drawn to old world, old fashioned, lush not overly landscaped gardens. I prefer a more natural and older look, and nothing tops off a beautiful garden or landscape quite like a beautiful piece of statuary. There is something so romantic and nostalgic, almost other worldly about it, makes you feel like you have gone back to another era. So here are a few inspirational pictures I have had in my little dream file and some gorgeous reproduction pieces from a company that I have bought from before, Orlandi Statuary…do their things not look like they were just plucked from the garden of a English countryside manor?  They do this finish which you see in most of their pieces called “White Moss” and they look so old,  LOVE the cherubs. Visit Orlandi here.

A GREAT BOOK. I love to read, have been “binge reading” if such a thing exists…where I will read non stop, sometimes even 2 or 3 books at a time (strange I agree), then nothing at all  and then go right back to a frantic pace once again. Go figure, no explanation! Have read some good books, one of which I just finished and one I really enjoyed enough to tell you about. “Dead end gene pool”, I highly recommend it. Very entertaining and an easy read unlike Edgar Sawtelle which I forced myself to finish, after buying it over a year ago only to put it down after 50 pages. It was staring at me on my nightstand willing me to finish it, challenging me to understand it so I did and overall cannot say I would totally recommend it though there were parts that were captivated and had my attention. Dead End gene pool, on the other hand was one I can fully recommend however. It is a memoir written by the great great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt and suffice to say it is interesting, funny, heartbreaking and entertaining.
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT INTERESTING SUBJECTS. Speaking of the famed Gold Coast and era…a subject, that is fascinating beyond words and a time our country will never repeat. Maybe its after seeing The Great Gatsby, that I became fascinated by it, anyway the house that inspired the films house,  Lands End is the subject at hand. Sadly many of the fabled “summer cottages” of the rich and famous during that era have fallen under dire disrepair, many to the point of no return and many have been taken down only to be rebuilt with new subdivisions or mcmansions. Lands End, which is in an ongoing battle between the town in which it sits and the owner who wants to take it down,  is now schedule to be razed. Jen Ross, a renowned and talented photographer captured this house in its current state in a chilling, hauntingly beautiful photography session. You can see how even now how the decrepit interiors were once very grand and beautiful. Click below to see it…its really powerful. Click on the first thumbnail to your right and it will start the slide show.
ANTIQUE PILLOWS AND TEXTILES. Love pillows and gorgeous textiles/fabrics, they add instant warmth, texture, color,elegance and comfort to a room. I like to use them well…just about everywhere. There are a few lines whose pillows I am already a big fan of and then its always fun to discover new ones too. These antique beauties are exquisite! Check out these gorgeous treasures from Debra, yes that lovely blogger from Acquired Objects blog, and the owner of Oreillers, her company that specializes in 16th-19th century European textiles and pillows…aren’t they just fabulous? Click here to go to her site.  (And her blogs great too- all about her incredible 18th century carriage barn being restored in New Hampshire- its worth a look!) She has exquisite taste.

This 17th century Flemish tapestry is amazing….love the colors.
LUXURIOUS ALPACA BY ALICIA ADAMS.  I came across this company a few years ago and bought the most delicious shawl/cape that I have ever owned plus a sweater which I loved so much that I went back and ordered not one but two of the throws for the home, one for me and one for my very deserving mother who loves these kinds of things as much as I do! What makes them even sweeter is that this small boutique company, is run by Alicia Adams and her family on their upstate NY farm. They hail from Germany and bought the working farm where they grow and raise Suri aplacas, one of the rarest breeds. The product is nothing less than pure luxury, think cashmere but thicker and as soft and luruxious! You should visit her wonderful site and discover some of her gorgeous offerings…here is a little sampling. Visit them here

MONOGRAMMED BEDDING WELL MONOGRAMMED ANYTHING. Its no secret that amongst the many beautiful things I love, monograms is one of them. I think the Southern in me has revealed itself in many ways, beautiful traditional old world interiors, lover of good food and lots of it, monograms, etc……..in any case one company that does beautiful work is Leontine linens. Here are some samples of what they do. Gorgeous, huh? If you want to visit them, click here.

INDULGENT BATH PRODUCTS. You know I love my products and consider myself a product connoisseur! Another line I discovered a few years ago is Shelly Kyle. I was first drawn to their uber elegant packaging that is very European/French inspired…then I smelled them and was doubly excited. Beautiful soft romantic fragrances….if you are a product junkie like me you should check them out, click here. My favorite products (of what I have tried so far) are the body lotion, candle, parfum, which I used as room spray for my powder room and the foaming bath gel. I love the Tiramani and Annabelle scents. Beautiful line of products.

Well, that’s about it for now….tomorrow is a whole new day. Did anything excite you? Love to know and of course if there anything you are loving this week that you want to share….. Hope you have an enchanting day!

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