Which would you choose?

Good frigid evening. OK put this on record. I officially dislike winter (did not say hate but it was tempting). I am staring at a? foot of frozen snow covering everything in sight and though it is undeniably a winter wonderland, it is also FRIGID. I am destined to become a snowbird afterall…..winter and snow just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

Since I am homebound, think it might be a good idea to start dismantling my CHRISTMAS decroations. YES, I still have them up. Even my tree. Do you think that just maybe my ornaments were trying to tell me something when I found two of my angels and three of my birds on the floor this morning!!!! Moving on……..

I heard from a reader who is in a pickle over what to wear to her daughters wedding, she asked if I would consider doing a Which would you choose on Mothers of the Bride dresses, it is not the first time this has been requested so thought it was due time besides at one time or another God willing we will all be there!

Things have changed a lot seemingly, we have moved well beyond the shiny polyester looking dresses with the tiny bolero jackets to fit over them, that seemed to be the “uniform” for many mothers! Today’s mothers are more fashion conscious than ever, and why not! Its a major milestone to be celebrating your child’s wedding, why shouldn’t you too look spectacular. Besides we all know today’s 50+ something is yesterdays 20 year old (or is it 30)? lol

Some of these looks work if you are really svelte and if you are, then go for it! Some I would sew a little cap sleeve onto (have done that many times, its such an easy way to remedy a dress you fall in love with). So you know the drill….if you were the mother of a bride, which of these would be your choice?

Some feel black is not appropriate for a mother of the bride, but I threw a few black ones in as I have seen them worn more and more (not sure it would be my first choice but then again it is sooo slimming:) I changed it up for? the seasons, some more appropriate for winter and others summery and springy looking, long sleeves, sleeveless, hopefully something for everyone! I look forward to seeing which you choose. Ready? Let’s go……..the church bells are ringing!

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
CHOICE 17
CHOICE 18

CHOICE 19
CHOICE 20

CHOICE 21

CHOICE 22
All gowns shown are from Neiman Marcus.

I love so many of these but have to say 1, 2, 3 15 and 22 (and its black)!? really rock my world. If I had to choose just one this very minute, think I would go with 15, love the color and cut.?

Some real beauties here, in my “investigative work” (that’s what I try to pass it off as to my husband) I just kept saying over and over to myself that I want to become Elie Saab’s muse in my next life, his gowns are just too amazing for words….such a genius designer! Elie, if you are reading this call me, I would love you to design my dress for my sons wedding one day:)

I personally favor the pinks, golds and lighter neutrals, they are fresh and elegant. But I would not rule out any color, I think if you fall in love with a dress and it feels great on…..that what wins in the end! Nothing wears as beautifully as confidence:) What about you? What are your thoughts? A poll has been set up but of course I always love to hear from you too.

A quick sidenote after I finished this post…spotted this on my Pinterest fashion board and this beauty could be a quick contender too….holy moly! From my “bud” Elie:)

If you missed all the excitement and some special offers (which expire tonight) about my online shop click here!

www.theenchantedhomeshop.com

Don’t forget pictures are now being taken for my KITCHEN LOVE contest. Details are 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 this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!

You can vote for up to four gowns…I know choosing just one is nearly impossible!

Which gown would you want to rock as a mother of the bride?

Which would you choose?

Good frigid evening. OK put this on record. I officially dislike winter (did not say hate but it was tempting). I am staring at a  foot of frozen snow covering everything in sight and though it is undeniably a winter wonderland, it is also FRIGID. I am destined to become a snowbird afterall…..winter and snow just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

Since I am homebound, think it might be a good idea to start dismantling my CHRISTMAS decroations. YES, I still have them up. Even my tree. Do you think that just maybe my ornaments were trying to tell me something when I found two of my angels and three of my birds on the floor this morning!!!! Moving on……..

I heard from a reader who is in a pickle over what to wear to her daughters wedding, she asked if I would consider doing a Which would you choose on Mothers of the Bride dresses, it is not the first time this has been requested so thought it was due time besides at one time or another God willing we will all be there!

Things have changed a lot seemingly, we have moved well beyond the shiny polyester looking dresses with the tiny bolero jackets to fit over them, that seemed to be the “uniform” for many mothers! Today’s mothers are more fashion conscious than ever, and why not! Its a major milestone to be celebrating your child’s wedding, why shouldn’t you too look spectacular. Besides we all know today’s 50+ something is yesterdays 20 year old (or is it 30)? lol

Some of these looks work if you are really svelte and if you are, then go for it! Some I would sew a little cap sleeve onto (have done that many times, its such an easy way to remedy a dress you fall in love with). So you know the drill….if you were the mother of a bride, which of these would be your choice?

Some feel black is not appropriate for a mother of the bride, but I threw a few black ones in as I have seen them worn more and more (not sure it would be my first choice but then again it is sooo slimming:) I changed it up for  the seasons, some more appropriate for winter and others summery and springy looking, long sleeves, sleeveless, hopefully something for everyone! I look forward to seeing which you choose. Ready? Let’s go……..the church bells are ringing!

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
CHOICE 17
CHOICE 18

CHOICE 19
CHOICE 20

CHOICE 21

CHOICE 22
All gowns shown are from Neiman Marcus.

I love so many of these but have to say 1, 2, 3 15 and 22 (and its black)!  really rock my world. If I had to choose just one this very minute, think I would go with 15, love the color and cut. 

Some real beauties here, in my “investigative work” (that’s what I try to pass it off as to my husband) I just kept saying over and over to myself that I want to become Elie Saab’s muse in my next life, his gowns are just too amazing for words….such a genius designer! Elie, if you are reading this call me, I would love you to design my dress for my sons wedding one day:)

I personally favor the pinks, golds and lighter neutrals, they are fresh and elegant. But I would not rule out any color, I think if you fall in love with a dress and it feels great on…..that what wins in the end! Nothing wears as beautifully as confidence:) What about you? What are your thoughts? A poll has been set up but of course I always love to hear from you too.

A quick sidenote after I finished this post…spotted this on my Pinterest fashion board and this beauty could be a quick contender too….holy moly! From my “bud” Elie:)

If you missed all the excitement and some special offers (which expire tonight) about my online shop click here!

www.theenchantedhomeshop.com

Don’t forget pictures are now being taken for my KITCHEN LOVE contest. Details are 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 this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!

You can vote for up to four gowns…I know choosing just one is nearly impossible!

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a? busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!? This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!? I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are? few winners!


MY SHOP.? I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

?3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,? 10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!? My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.? It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures? can be emailed to? theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.? Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..

Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a  busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies….its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let’s go……

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to……

Result:

Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!
Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way…..

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver tray…love the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial…its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek……..


A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon’s blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!  This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn’t find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following…..have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy’s……

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous interiors….love love love this one!  I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn’t love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that…..thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are  few winners!


MY SHOP.  I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them out….limited availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5″ square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

 3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,  10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich color…email me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week….stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!  My Fall fabulous contest is going on…..I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below……

“FALL FABULOUS” CONTEST DETAILS…..

From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage…whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear “fall fabulous”.

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure you….it will be worth your while!

So don’t delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per entrant….pictures  can be emailed to  theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance 🙂

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening…..and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.  Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy…..

Late weekday musings…….

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








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



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

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

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

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

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










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

(all found at Neiman Marcus)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The equestrian style-

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

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

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

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

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



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Late weekday musings…….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The equestrian style-

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

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

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

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

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

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