Say hello to my newest sponsor……6 Wilson and a winner!!

As is obvious by now, my blog is going through a big change. (A good one in the end). So…..in the next day or so….you will soon be redirected to my new site! Just giving you a heads up so you know a change is on the horizon. Moving on to bigger and better….but not without a few hiccups:)


Happy Valentines Day to all my sweet readers! To start things off I want to announce the winner of the KITCHEN LOVE contest!! I cannot believe how many votes were received over the three days of voting (over 3300)!!! So thank you for participating……congratulations goes to-


 Tara whose lovely kitchen is the winner!

Thank you for sharing it with us and of course to the lovely runner up….both such stunning spaces!

Tara, please contact me here to give me your shipping details so your prize can be on it’s way to your beautiful kitchen!

 I  am so delighted to be here on this most romantic of days, Valentines Day with a new sponsor to introduce you to and one who has generously offered yet another fabulous giveaway!

Say hello to 6 Wilson, an amazing source for incredible pillows and unique one of a kind vintage items. Carol’s aesthetic is “so me” so I am delighted to have her aboard. Carol started 6 Wilson to combine her love of interior design, fashion and  Her pillows are soooo gorgeous and beautifully finished. Best part is they are also really well priced! Doesn’t get better than that.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/6Wilson?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Carol has generously offered a pillow to one lucky winner (up to $100) and on top of that is offering a 20% discount to any Enchanted reader who makes a purchase

The offer will end the same day a winner is announced (next Friday, Feb. 21st). So be sure to take a look at all of her amazing offerings. Ready to see what she’s all about? Here we go…..

And some of my favorite pillows from 6 Wilson….

So gorgeous don’t you think? My mind is racing with all the possibilities of where these could go….there are still plenty of places! Click here to visit 6 Wilson, and don’t forget if you make a purchase to enter the code “enchanted” to get your 20% off, thanks Carol!

Now about that giveaway…..very simple to enter!


Visit 6 Wilson, take a look at all the pretty things, come back here and tell us a favorite. That is it! If you want a second chance, leave Carol a nice comment on her Facebook page (be sure you mention you are from The Enchanted Home). I will announce a winner on Friday, Feb. 21st!

Thank you for stopping in and many thanks Carol for your generosity, welcome aboard!!  Hope everyone has a super sweet day and whatever you are doing to celebrate may it put a smile on your face:) Happy Valentines Day…..cheers!!

Also last day to enter for the gardening giveaway by Angela’s Garden, its a fabulous giveaway. Click here to enter, will announce a winner tomorrow morning!

Pillow perfect and a fabulous pillow giveaway!

Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend. First off….looks like I will be gathering the names once again for the Avery Graham super skincare giveaway, the last winner did not reply after 6 days of a concerted effort. If she only knew what she’s missing! I will announce a new winner tomorrow morning so there is still a chance my friends!

?Our weekend was fun and sooo relaxing, I was really due for one. It was great spending most of the day yesterday at home catching up, organizing and tidying up…really needed that!? I said there will be a giveaway every week until Christmas and that’s a fact! So this giveaway is one I know will get many excited. Who doesn’t love pillows? I professed my love for Studio Tullia’s pillows way back when I was looking for the perfect pillows for my patio/loggia. And thanks to Suzanne I found them and have so enjoyed them!

She not only uses super high quality fabrics and has the best attention to detail but her prices are super affordable and you get personalized service to boot!? I was overjoyed with my pillows and highly recommend her products, she was beyond accommodating and takes great pride in her beautiful offerings. She has so kindly donated this gorgeous bolster featuring my favorite pattern, Chiang Mai from Scalamandre! This contest will run until Wed. morning. Details on how to enter on bottom. Take a look at her gorgeous things…..

My own home where I put her gorgeous pillows to good use! I love to “play” with them…..

And some current lovelies from her shop…..

?Love this take on chic stockings…burlap and Greek key, love it!

And here is a look at her pillows in action in some of her other clients homes, her pillows can be found in so many beautiful rooms…..

So want to win this beautiful pillow with the coveted Chiang Mai fabric?

?Here is how! Visit Studio Tullia come back here and tell us a favorite pillow. That’s it…you are in the running. If you want a second chance, start following Suzanne on her Pinterest boards……they are gorgeous!

Suzanne has ever so kindly offered an extra 10% discount to all my readers for a limited time! So in case you visit her shop and see something that must find a way into your home, you can get an extra 10% with the discount code “enchantedhome”. Thank you Suzanne for the beautiful work you do and for this wonderful giveaway. Wishing everyone a fabulous and relaxing day and end to your weekend. Thanks for stopping in!

Also if you missed the intro and instant availability to my new statuary pieces which are gorgeous click here

Also don’t forget my newest contest “Hooray for the holidays” has been announced, I am starting to collect pictures so please send them in! I have already gotten some beauties…..details below.

The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties!

No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t? want it lost in the shuffle).

A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thank in advance for entering, you have a little over 2 weeks to send them in! I will also hold a Christmas themed contest in early Jan so get those cameras ready! Some ideas…..

Pillow perfect and a fabulous pillow giveaway!

Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend. First off….looks like I will be gathering the names once again for the Avery Graham super skincare giveaway, the last winner did not reply after 6 days of a concerted effort. If she only knew what she’s missing! I will announce a new winner tomorrow morning so there is still a chance my friends!

 Our weekend was fun and sooo relaxing, I was really due for one. It was great spending most of the day yesterday at home catching up, organizing and tidying up…really needed that!  I said there will be a giveaway every week until Christmas and that’s a fact! So this giveaway is one I know will get many excited. Who doesn’t love pillows? I professed my love for Studio Tullia’s pillows way back when I was looking for the perfect pillows for my patio/loggia. And thanks to Suzanne I found them and have so enjoyed them!

She not only uses super high quality fabrics and has the best attention to detail but her prices are super affordable and you get personalized service to boot!  I was overjoyed with my pillows and highly recommend her products, she was beyond accommodating and takes great pride in her beautiful offerings. She has so kindly donated this gorgeous bolster featuring my favorite pattern, Chiang Mai from Scalamandre! This contest will run until Wed. morning. Details on how to enter on bottom. Take a look at her gorgeous things…..

My own home where I put her gorgeous pillows to good use! I love to “play” with them…..

And some current lovelies from her shop…..

 Love this take on chic stockings…burlap and Greek key, love it!

And here is a look at her pillows in action in some of her other clients homes, her pillows can be found in so many beautiful rooms…..

So want to win this beautiful pillow with the coveted Chiang Mai fabric?

 Here is how! Visit Studio Tullia come back here and tell us a favorite pillow. That’s it…you are in the running. If you want a second chance, start following Suzanne on her Pinterest boards……they are gorgeous!

Suzanne has ever so kindly offered an extra 10% discount to all my readers for a limited time! So in case you visit her shop and see something that must find a way into your home, you can get an extra 10% with the discount code “enchantedhome”. Thank you Suzanne for the beautiful work you do and for this wonderful giveaway. Wishing everyone a fabulous and relaxing day and end to your weekend. Thanks for stopping in!

Also if you missed the intro and instant availability to my new statuary pieces which are gorgeous click here

Also don’t forget my newest contest “Hooray for the holidays” has been announced, I am starting to collect pictures so please send them in! I have already gotten some beauties…..details below.

The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties!

No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t  want it lost in the shuffle).

A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. Thank in advance for entering, you have a little over 2 weeks to send them in! I will also hold a Christmas themed contest in early Jan so get those cameras ready! Some ideas…..

Fall urns, new items for the shop and a hello!

Hi there! What a hectic chock full week I have had….been super duper busy and have not had the downtime I so crave (which means almost no time in blogland). So I am tickled pink about getting to stay home today and finally relaaaaax and just do whatever I please, and let me tell its not much. Ever have one of those weeks where every minute is accounted for? Well…that was my week. Busy making candy sushi for my sons annual fair with eight friends (2 days of work),? Went to a beautiful surprise birthday party at the Union League Club in NYC, dinner plans, all good stuff but I am exhausted! So happy its all over with:) Here is whats happening…..

Excited to have added some gorgeous new pillows which are now up in my online shop. There are pillows and there are pillows. A LOT of new pillows! I do really well with these pillows…and hear so often that good pillows are increasingly harder to find? Most people when they get these, email to tell me how beautiful they are and how much more luxurious they are up close and personal. They are exceptional!

?They are overstuffed with? wonderful down/feather pillows, are backed in a luxurious cotton velvet, trimmed in beautiful coordinating trims and done with the best quality hand needlepoint. Really classic and best part is there is really something for everyone. Whether you re in a cozy cabin, a sleek transitional apartment, a refined country home, a coastal abode…whatever style you claim as your own..there’s a pillow for it!!

?26 x 18

?22 x 22

?25″ X 21″

?22″ x 22″

?22″ x 22″

?26″ x 20″

?22″ X 22″

?22″ x 22″

?20″ x 20″

?20″ x 20″

?23 x 19

?23 x 19

?20″ x 20″

?20″ X 20″

?20″ X 20″

?20″ X 20″

?20″ x 20″

?26″ x 16″

?26″ x 16″

?22″ X 22″

?22″ x 22″

?22″ x 22″

?22″ x 22″

?22″ X 22″

?20″ X 20″

?20″ x 20″

?22″ x 22″

22″ x 22″

Many of you loved the new line of capes/wraps I am going to be carrying. I already got orders for these beauties and they will be up on the shop under personal accessories by Tuesday. I always say I only carry what I truly love and would use in my own home/life. I discovered this line almost 10 years ago and treasure the pieces I have, so classic. So in the meantime,? I am going to be offering these at a special introductory price before they go online. So for the next two days I am offering the following deals-

These are made of the finest baby alpaca that exists. As soft as cashmere, they do not pill, and my wrap from them (9 years old)! looks brand new. This is the ultimate in chic dressing and honestly to me, something every woman should have in her wardrobe. These are perfect for when you don’t want to wear a heavy coat, look great with jeans as well as the dressiest dress. I guarantee you will LOVE these!

Crochet trimmed classic cape ( I own this one) I have charcoal, gray taupe and black $275.00

Same cape but reversible! Ivory/beige, light gray/dark gray and taupe/charcoal $345.00
Cape with fringe trim taupe, light gray, black, dark gray $275.00
Knitted handwarmers (love these) ivory, black, taupe, gray$75.00

Fingerless gloves (practical and fun) beige,? black, dark gray, taupe, loden and orange $75.00
As always email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if interested!

Started working on my fall urns by my front door. I have had so little time that they are not yet done but I do love how they are coming out. I must say the statuary line I carry has been AMAZING, not only are they so? beautiful and look like aged statuary? but the fact that I can so easily pick these up with one hand and carry them around makes them extra amazing. I will be adding new styles in the next week. So here is a look at the work in progress…..hope to finish them up today or tomorrow!

?These babies are still going strong so I felt bad ripping them out, so replanted them in another planter to let them live out their last days…..

?All good things are worth a little mess……

?I love all the unusual variations in pumpkins today…..so pretty!

?Not done but this is it so far……..

So that is what I will be up today….finishing up the front door for fall, hopefully stealing a few hours to watch something good, I am feeling like an old favorite standby like It’s Complicated or Midnight in Paris or The Horse Whisperer, some movies just don’t get old, and maybe cook up something good, I am craving a home cooked meal:)

?Don’t forget today s the last day to put your name in the hat for the Phoebe Howard signed book giveaway! You dont’ want to miss the chance to enter….its one of my favorite design books. Click here to visit the post where you can get the lowdown.

Hope whatever you are up to today, is wonderful and relaxing….thanks for stopping in! Until tomorrow……

Fall urns, new items for the shop and a hello!

Hi there! What a hectic chock full week I have had….been super duper busy and have not had the downtime I so crave (which means almost no time in blogland). So I am tickled pink about getting to stay home today and finally relaaaaax and just do whatever I please, and let me tell its not much. Ever have one of those weeks where every minute is accounted for? Well…that was my week. Busy making candy sushi for my sons annual fair with eight friends (2 days of work),  Went to a beautiful surprise birthday party at the Union League Club in NYC, dinner plans, all good stuff but I am exhausted! So happy its all over with:) Here is whats happening…..

Excited to have added some gorgeous new pillows which are now up in my online shop. There are pillows and there are pillows. A LOT of new pillows! I do really well with these pillows…and hear so often that good pillows are increasingly harder to find? Most people when they get these, email to tell me how beautiful they are and how much more luxurious they are up close and personal. They are exceptional!

 They are overstuffed with  wonderful down/feather pillows, are backed in a luxurious cotton velvet, trimmed in beautiful coordinating trims and done with the best quality hand needlepoint. Really classic and best part is there is really something for everyone. Whether you re in a cozy cabin, a sleek transitional apartment, a refined country home, a coastal abode…whatever style you claim as your own..there’s a pillow for it!!

 26 x 18

 22 x 22

 25″ X 21″

 22″ x 22″

 22″ x 22″

 26″ x 20″

 22″ X 22″

 22″ x 22″

 20″ x 20″

 20″ x 20″

 23 x 19

 23 x 19

 20″ x 20″

 20″ X 20″

 20″ X 20″

 20″ X 20″

 20″ x 20″

 26″ x 16″

 26″ x 16″

 22″ X 22″

 22″ x 22″

 22″ x 22″

 22″ x 22″

 22″ X 22″

 20″ X 20″

 20″ x 20″

 22″ x 22″

22″ x 22″

Many of you loved the new line of capes/wraps I am going to be carrying. I already got orders for these beauties and they will be up on the shop under personal accessories by Tuesday. I always say I only carry what I truly love and would use in my own home/life. I discovered this line almost 10 years ago and treasure the pieces I have, so classic. So in the meantime,  I am going to be offering these at a special introductory price before they go online. So for the next two days I am offering the following deals-

These are made of the finest baby alpaca that exists. As soft as cashmere, they do not pill, and my wrap from them (9 years old)! looks brand new. This is the ultimate in chic dressing and honestly to me, something every woman should have in her wardrobe. These are perfect for when you don’t want to wear a heavy coat, look great with jeans as well as the dressiest dress. I guarantee you will LOVE these!

Crochet trimmed classic cape ( I own this one) I have charcoal, gray taupe and black $275.00

Same cape but reversible! Ivory/beige, light gray/dark gray and taupe/charcoal $345.00
Cape with fringe trim taupe, light gray, black, dark gray $275.00
Knitted handwarmers (love these) ivory, black, taupe, gray$75.00

Fingerless gloves (practical and fun) beige,  black, dark gray, taupe, loden and orange $75.00
As always email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com if interested!

Started working on my fall urns by my front door. I have had so little time that they are not yet done but I do love how they are coming out. I must say the statuary line I carry has been AMAZING, not only are they so  beautiful and look like aged statuary  but the fact that I can so easily pick these up with one hand and carry them around makes them extra amazing. I will be adding new styles in the next week. So here is a look at the work in progress…..hope to finish them up today or tomorrow!

 These babies are still going strong so I felt bad ripping them out, so replanted them in another planter to let them live out their last days…..

 All good things are worth a little mess……

 I love all the unusual variations in pumpkins today…..so pretty!

 Not done but this is it so far……..

So that is what I will be up today….finishing up the front door for fall, hopefully stealing a few hours to watch something good, I am feeling like an old favorite standby like It’s Complicated or Midnight in Paris or The Horse Whisperer, some movies just don’t get old, and maybe cook up something good, I am craving a home cooked meal:)

 Don’t forget today s the last day to put your name in the hat for the Phoebe Howard signed book giveaway! You dont’ want to miss the chance to enter….its one of my favorite design books. Click here to visit the post where you can get the lowdown.

Hope whatever you are up to today, is wonderful and relaxing….thanks for stopping in! Until tomorrow……

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,? you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”? to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!? Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,? thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s? line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do? know what I like!? A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

?On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!? And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

?I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

?This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

?The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for? a large orchid plant!

?As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

?Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
?Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

?I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a? result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

?Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.? Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

?Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

?Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

?Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

?Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!

Early week musings…..

Hi there. First off…I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by the literal outpouring of information, advice, tips, recommendations, must see’s and do’s, and invitations on my Southern road trip post. You guys are the best, and exemplify to the hilt what southern hospitality is all about!

Seriously from the comments (and many emails I got) I think I could publish my own “Southern road trip travel book- enchanted style”! I cannot thank you enough. The only downside is my head is spinning as there is soooo much I want to see and do and time will not allow for all of it. We took the hot humid weather into consideration, so if you see a woman in a large straw hat with a mini portable spray bottle/fan running around taking all the Southern prettiness in,  you can point at me and say “I know you” 🙂

Believe me I will have an arsenal of “tools”  to keep me as cool as possible or at least comfortable as can be expected but given our own 100 degree heatwave for the last 7 days, this little lady is ready to do battle (but do hope the AC is blasting everywhere we go)!  Even the Southern heat will not deter our trip…….some have asked why August? Simply because once the school year begins, it’s much harder to carve out the time , a lot more going on so we have this wonderful little window and are taking full advantage.

Anyway just wanted to say thanks a million,  thanks to you I have more than enough restaurants, cultural stops and highlights, shopping and hotel recommendations to sort through, no need to buy any guide books!! And of course if you missed that post, you must take a look by clicking here.

Moving along..today’s post is a totally random post as they are every week. Ready to get started?


A new stationary line. Oh no, this could be dangerous. You know my love for beautiful fine stationary and then throw in gorgeous monograms, and its positively lethal! Alexa Pulitzer’s  line is sooooo exquisite. Check it out and click here if you want to visit click here to visit Alexa Pulitzer. This soooo makes me want to plan a party, wedding, birthday fete for myself….something!

A good rose wine. No time is as perfect for indulging in a chilled glass of rose as summer time. Its the ideal time of year to enjoy this light and mighty pretty wine. A few people had asked me for my personal choices and though I am far from being a oenophile, I do  know what I like!  A few I really love are…..

On the higher end….(Domaine Ott)

 On the lower end of the price spectrum……. (Cupcake Rose)

And you just know I love this label:)

Both are light, fresh and crisp. Perfect to have on hand for when you have guests over or just for yourself…cheers!

Speaking of monograms. Found a wonderful source for monogrammed pillows over at my new hangout, Etsy. I ordered one to be sure it works and that I like it. Calico Daisy is the name of my resource and surely one I will back to again and again..she was wonderful!  And boy does it ever work and I don’t like it …….I love it! I am so excited to order a batch now and have since made some decisions for the back patio. Going to keep it simple, with solid navy and doing the Imperial Trellis in navy pillows….if I feel the need for more pattern, I can always add, but think this clean tonal look will look fantastic with the furniture. Can’t wait for it be completed!!

 I have created my own little blue and white oasis….and cannot tell you how much I enjoy hanging out here!!

The Imperial Trellis in navy

My home. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in all honesty, but little things here and there. I do hope to step it up come fall (in preparation for the holidays as scary as that sounds)! One of my favorite items for my online shop is the statuary and planters line. I love the big pieces but really love the smaller planters because they make wonderful containers for inside, especially for my orchids. Two of my favorites are below. I found a great local resource for orchids (actually in the Hamptons but a great excuse to head out that way for an orchid fix) and had fun planting them into my containers. All containers shown are available on my online shop, you can visit by clicking here. There are a ton of other sizes/styles available so be sure to inquire if you are looking for something specific.

This urn style is a total classic, looks as beautiful filled with an orchid as it does a fern or hydrangeas

 This is the most popular finish, white moss and looks just like old statuary, no one can believe its fiberglass!

 The other egg and dart style, a little wider…perfect piece for  a large orchid plant!

 As you can see I am a big fan of this line….given all the pretty planters by my own front door:)

 Brought it inside, and absolutely love it in this vignette…so soft and elegant!
 Adore my little white Staffordshire doggies….wish they weren’t discontinued!


Shop news.

 I have the good fortune of coming across steals and deals on occasion. I have built a good base of resources and have a decent amount of buying power and as a  result am starting something new as an offshoot of my online shop. Every week or two I will be offering “enchanted steals”. These will be limited opportunities to purchase decorative items at substantially discounted prices. They will be limited in quantity, will not make it to the online shop (due to limited quantities) and will be offered through my blog only (and possibly on The Enchanted Home’s Facebook page).

In addition I will have a small “ad” on the right of my blog which will say something to the effect of “Enchanted steal of the week”. I can assure you that the prices will be rock bottom. So…..here are whats up for this week! I have about 6-8 of each item. I am always scouring the market for affordable pretty containers, I like them both for my own home and to keep on hand for gifts, even when you buy an inexpensive plant, it looks so much more elegant when put into a pretty container, so I always have them on hand.

So this weeks “Enchanted steals” are a few containers, prices and sizes below each item.

Item 1. $40.00 for three. Beautiful white glazed trio of garland pots. These are stunning and measure-

8.75Dx7.5H;
6.75Dx5.5H;
5.25Dx4.25H

 Adore this trio of white ceramic pots….everyone can use something like this, I like the idea of using it for towels, guest soaps too!

Item 2. $20.00.  Lovely painted/glazed white ceramic pot. Perfect for flowers and to use in a bathroom or Kitchen too! Measures 7Lx5.5Wx7H.

 Using one myself to hold my utensils…so much prettier than the conventional ones!

 Love it for an orchid too……

Item 3. $22.00. This is a beautiful stone pot. Highly versatile, perfect for flowers and/or guest soaps. Measures 12Lx7.5Wx6.5H.

 Love the idea of filling it with soaps!

 Equally pretty for some lovely orchids!

And look what came back in stock these gorgeous tole lamps that had sold out! They will soon be added to my online shop but they are available now and for sale…just email me if interested!

You know the drill….if interested in any of the above, just email me and I will invoice you and these pretty little goodies will be on their way. Be sure to stay tuned for more great deals and steals on a regular basis……always on the prowl for something good and it’s even sweeter when its a deal, right?

Thanks as always for stopping in….wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week!

Mid week musings……..

?Good morning to you. Well first things first….very happy to announce a lucky winner of the pair of blue and white plates. Congratulations goes to…..

Result:? 33?? Scribbler July 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM?

All your things are beautiful so it would be hard to choose a favorite! I would have to say for RIGHT NOW that I would love the bathroom set because I am getting ready to redo one of my baths. The plates are just really gorgeous too.

As with all my random musings post…this one is a bit of this and a bit of that. I loved hearing your take on the white dresses yesterday. Many of you loved my personal fave too, #3 though for the event tomorrow night its way too dressy, it is the kind of dress I would love to own and have in my closet, it feels like a throwback to elegant timeless Audrey Hepburn but there were so many I loved. If you missed the post click here, and weigh in on your favorite. Let’s get started, shall we?


Very picture heavy….don’t say I didn’t warn you!

One Kings Lane. Admittedly I have grown a little skeptical of this site. I used to love it but my last three orders either came in damaged or were of inferior quality…so that was a huge disappointment. One was pillows that were so cheaply made I ended up giving them away, two broken ice buckets and dishes that came in that looked beautiful online but were really horrible in person. So though I still like to occasionally look I am have been leary about ordering any more. However I would have soooooo made an exception for both of these items…….both sold out!!!! The chairs I was devastated over…they are sooo beautiful, they belong here!!! Come to mama…….

I was however on a small scale able to score at least something, got? these lovely French bath products…I am sucker for fine soaps and anything with lavender.

Always keep these types of things on hand as last minute gifts…they are perfect!

Pillows……again! So this time around I am stressing and mulling over choices for my back patio. The Chiang Mai look gorgeous back there, I must say. Wrong size, I need bigger (but you get the idea)….however have found these, also Schumacher which have a similar feel but are still different (awaiting swatches to seal the deal).? Thoughts and opinions? Such a hard choice…..really love them all!

I like the idea of using these with one of the geometrics above

Or I can stay with what I have
And I have ordered lumbars in navy with ivory monogram to use on the club chairs….

A good cookbook. You know me and my books. I just can’t seem to stop buying them. Just ordered Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. I had given this to a friend who loves to cook for her birthday? and when she started telling me about all the delectable recipes she has tried from the book and told me it’s now one of her favorite books (a big compliment because this girl is a serious cook) I knew I had to get one of my own….all in the name of keeping my southern heritage alive of course (and those taste buds on high alert)! Click here to see it on Amazon.

A wonderful cause. A reader of mine (who I will be? meeting in Charlottesville) sent me information on a grassroots group, Lifenotes Music For Children, that? she is involved in and asked for my support. It is a child safety program and I am always eager to help even in a very small way when it comes to anything with kids. Recognizing that kids are auditory learners and love music, this teaches them safety, healthy and character through music…..love the concept.

?I was happy to do it and thought it was worth sharing in case you too feel inclined to help out. There is no such thing as a donation too small and literally every dollar is so appreciated. Click here for more information.

More Hamptons bliss. I don’t know about you, but I never ever tire of seeing the beautiful Hamptons. Hopefully you agree because here are some wonderful highlights from recent trips out that way (that I forgot were on my computer)!

?Super charming Sag Harbor, if you ever get the chance….go!

?These dudes have a rough life……

?This set the tone for our lunch with a front row seat of the yachts (my friends idea to place the glass here and she’s onto something:)

?We had fun watching the crews lug things from oodles of flowers to fresh produce onto the yachts

?Doesn’t this look wonderfully old fashioned down to the vintage car?

?And this my friends,? is the famous American Hotel, a famous small town hotel where legions of famous faces and minds have visited

?The newest “it” hotel Topping Rose House

?We hit the cute pop up shop of Serena and Lily

?The decor was perfect for the beach lifestyle

?This was cheery…

?Here is the house dubbed “the perfect house” by? my boys when they were about five years old, it’s stuck ever since:)

?East Hampton patriotism at its finest

?Hydrangeas are everywhere…..must be that salt air that keeps them so beautiful!

?I think these boys were artists and were sketching this beautiful scene, though I was hoping they would move!

And then another day we were at Dockers in Quogue and I loved this bar stools, done in navy and white…so chic.

Around my house.? Back to the drawing board, and want to finalize pillow selections, get them ordered, get the rest of my trees (now that I found them) and finish up the patio while we can still enjoy it! Awaiting fabric swatches for pillows and rest of trees coming in this week….

?I stuck a tree in just to get an idea…..love it. The tree is about 7 feet tall to give you an idea. I LOVE these planters but they are obviously too small, so the search continues for planters that I can get now and not have to order…..

?Added the geometric with navy tape, love it

?Do you like the lumbar or square on these chairs?

?These bad boys are slowly coming back….they took a beating in the 99 degree heat and intense humidity, so much so that we had to move them. They are finally getting a little life back

Mini and mama orchid. If you are thinking the colors look odd, guilty as charged…I started fiddling with settings on the camera and changed it without knowing how to change it back!

?Love this pale lilac hydrangea too in my statuary planter

Added a bunch more of the richly hued hydrangea now growing in abundance around here, think they look perfect in the blue and white container……

?Love mixing the colors

Shop news. I always get really excited about new products. As fall approaches and in preparation for the holidays I will be adding more things, I am always on the prowl for something wonderful. Check out these magnificent new pieces getting added, they are en route. I am so excited, love each and every one. Best part they are priced unbelievably low but are available only in certain quantities…once they are gone that is it! I will announce when they are physically here.

Beautiful dish (can be used for a cake dish) or display 15.5″ round $75.00

Beautiful candlesticks,? 5″ x 11.5″ and 4.5″ x 9.5″ $55.00

Gorgeous decorative oversized plate 16.5″ round $65.00

?The perfect bud vase. 8″ x 14.5″ $ 70.00
Gorgeous soft blue plate or serving dish 4.5″ x 12.5″ $65.00

Love this! I have just the spot:) 6′ X 6″ X 17″ $75.00

And this one! 7.5″ x 7″ x 13′ $65.00

This is a beautiful covered dish/box, so decorative 8.5″ x 7.5″ $55.00

?Adore this pale blue vase. A new take on ginger jars and I think a pair will be perfect in my bedroom!? 11″ x 26″ $145.00

Big fan of these highly decorative pieces and so affordable! A pair (5.5″ x 7.5″ and 4.5″ x 6.5″) $50.00

This is going right in my kitchen, how gorgeous for utensils! 9″ x13.75″ $75.00

Ditto these stunning boxes, 6.75″ x 4.75″ x 3.5″ $25.00
And as reported a few days ago, new style lanterns have come in that gorgeous as well as the sold out ever so popular Tulip lantern is back in stock…take a look

Aren’t these beautiful? As always if you are interested in anything just email me….theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I cannot wait to get the new porcelain pieces and love the new belljars…….
Also got in dough bowls. I have getting in more in a few weeks but got in 4, 2 were already sold so? I have these two smaller ones available. Both gorgeous and so decorative, very old but in excellent condition. Contact me if you want one here.

Phew….this post ended up being longer than I had originally anticipated. This is what happens, I start small and then just keep adding, so much I want to share. What’s new in your world? Anything here excite you? Thanks for stopping in to see what’s new and wishing you a fabulous day!

Mid week musings……..

 Good morning to you. Well first things first….very happy to announce a lucky winner of the pair of blue and white plates. Congratulations goes to…..

Result:  33   Scribbler July 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM 

All your things are beautiful so it would be hard to choose a favorite! I would have to say for RIGHT NOW that I would love the bathroom set because I am getting ready to redo one of my baths. The plates are just really gorgeous too.

As with all my random musings post…this one is a bit of this and a bit of that. I loved hearing your take on the white dresses yesterday. Many of you loved my personal fave too, #3 though for the event tomorrow night its way too dressy, it is the kind of dress I would love to own and have in my closet, it feels like a throwback to elegant timeless Audrey Hepburn but there were so many I loved. If you missed the post click here, and weigh in on your favorite. Let’s get started, shall we?


Very picture heavy….don’t say I didn’t warn you!

One Kings Lane. Admittedly I have grown a little skeptical of this site. I used to love it but my last three orders either came in damaged or were of inferior quality…so that was a huge disappointment. One was pillows that were so cheaply made I ended up giving them away, two broken ice buckets and dishes that came in that looked beautiful online but were really horrible in person. So though I still like to occasionally look I am have been leary about ordering any more. However I would have soooooo made an exception for both of these items…….both sold out!!!! The chairs I was devastated over…they are sooo beautiful, they belong here!!! Come to mama…….

I was however on a small scale able to score at least something, got  these lovely French bath products…I am sucker for fine soaps and anything with lavender.

Always keep these types of things on hand as last minute gifts…they are perfect!

Pillows……again! So this time around I am stressing and mulling over choices for my back patio. The Chiang Mai look gorgeous back there, I must say. Wrong size, I need bigger (but you get the idea)….however have found these, also Schumacher which have a similar feel but are still different (awaiting swatches to seal the deal).  Thoughts and opinions? Such a hard choice…..really love them all!

I like the idea of using these with one of the geometrics above

Or I can stay with what I have
And I have ordered lumbars in navy with ivory monogram to use on the club chairs….

A good cookbook. You know me and my books. I just can’t seem to stop buying them. Just ordered Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. I had given this to a friend who loves to cook for her birthday  and when she started telling me about all the delectable recipes she has tried from the book and told me it’s now one of her favorite books (a big compliment because this girl is a serious cook) I knew I had to get one of my own….all in the name of keeping my southern heritage alive of course (and those taste buds on high alert)! Click here to see it on Amazon.

A wonderful cause. A reader of mine (who I will be  meeting in Charlottesville) sent me information on a grassroots group, Lifenotes Music For Children, that  she is involved in and asked for my support. It is a child safety program and I am always eager to help even in a very small way when it comes to anything with kids. Recognizing that kids are auditory learners and love music, this teaches them safety, healthy and character through music…..love the concept.

 I was happy to do it and thought it was worth sharing in case you too feel inclined to help out. There is no such thing as a donation too small and literally every dollar is so appreciated. Click here for more information.

More Hamptons bliss. I don’t know about you, but I never ever tire of seeing the beautiful Hamptons. Hopefully you agree because here are some wonderful highlights from recent trips out that way (that I forgot were on my computer)!

 Super charming Sag Harbor, if you ever get the chance….go!

 These dudes have a rough life……

 This set the tone for our lunch with a front row seat of the yachts (my friends idea to place the glass here and she’s onto something:)

 We had fun watching the crews lug things from oodles of flowers to fresh produce onto the yachts

 Doesn’t this look wonderfully old fashioned down to the vintage car?

 And this my friends,  is the famous American Hotel, a famous small town hotel where legions of famous faces and minds have visited

 The newest “it” hotel Topping Rose House

 We hit the cute pop up shop of Serena and Lily

 The decor was perfect for the beach lifestyle

 This was cheery…

 Here is the house dubbed “the perfect house” by  my boys when they were about five years old, it’s stuck ever since:)

 East Hampton patriotism at its finest

 Hydrangeas are everywhere…..must be that salt air that keeps them so beautiful!

 I think these boys were artists and were sketching this beautiful scene, though I was hoping they would move!

And then another day we were at Dockers in Quogue and I loved this bar stools, done in navy and white…so chic.

Around my house.  Back to the drawing board, and want to finalize pillow selections, get them ordered, get the rest of my trees (now that I found them) and finish up the patio while we can still enjoy it! Awaiting fabric swatches for pillows and rest of trees coming in this week….

 I stuck a tree in just to get an idea…..love it. The tree is about 7 feet tall to give you an idea. I LOVE these planters but they are obviously too small, so the search continues for planters that I can get now and not have to order…..

 Added the geometric with navy tape, love it

 Do you like the lumbar or square on these chairs?

 These bad boys are slowly coming back….they took a beating in the 99 degree heat and intense humidity, so much so that we had to move them. They are finally getting a little life back

Mini and mama orchid. If you are thinking the colors look odd, guilty as charged…I started fiddling with settings on the camera and changed it without knowing how to change it back!

 Love this pale lilac hydrangea too in my statuary planter

Added a bunch more of the richly hued hydrangea now growing in abundance around here, think they look perfect in the blue and white container……

 Love mixing the colors

Shop news. I always get really excited about new products. As fall approaches and in preparation for the holidays I will be adding more things, I am always on the prowl for something wonderful. Check out these magnificent new pieces getting added, they are en route. I am so excited, love each and every one. Best part they are priced unbelievably low but are available only in certain quantities…once they are gone that is it! I will announce when they are physically here.

Beautiful dish (can be used for a cake dish) or display 15.5″ round $75.00

Beautiful candlesticks,  5″ x 11.5″ and 4.5″ x 9.5″ $55.00

Gorgeous decorative oversized plate 16.5″ round $65.00

 The perfect bud vase. 8″ x 14.5″ $ 70.00
Gorgeous soft blue plate or serving dish 4.5″ x 12.5″ $65.00

Love this! I have just the spot:) 6′ X 6″ X 17″ $75.00

And this one! 7.5″ x 7″ x 13′ $65.00

This is a beautiful covered dish/box, so decorative 8.5″ x 7.5″ $55.00

 Adore this pale blue vase. A new take on ginger jars and I think a pair will be perfect in my bedroom!  11″ x 26″ $145.00

Big fan of these highly decorative pieces and so affordable! A pair (5.5″ x 7.5″ and 4.5″ x 6.5″) $50.00

This is going right in my kitchen, how gorgeous for utensils! 9″ x13.75″ $75.00

Ditto these stunning boxes, 6.75″ x 4.75″ x 3.5″ $25.00
And as reported a few days ago, new style lanterns have come in that gorgeous as well as the sold out ever so popular Tulip lantern is back in stock…take a look

Aren’t these beautiful? As always if you are interested in anything just email me….theenchantedhome@gmail.com. I cannot wait to get the new porcelain pieces and love the new belljars…….
Also got in dough bowls. I have getting in more in a few weeks but got in 4, 2 were already sold so  I have these two smaller ones available. Both gorgeous and so decorative, very old but in excellent condition. Contact me if you want one here.

Phew….this post ended up being longer than I had originally anticipated. This is what happens, I start small and then just keep adding, so much I want to share. What’s new in your world? Anything here excite you? Thanks for stopping in to see what’s new and wishing you a fabulous day!

Pillow heaven…..

Hi there! Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe July 4th holiday. Ours was relaxing and enjoyable. Our plans were slightly derailed (thanks to teenagers who would rather be with their friends than parents) but we ended up not taking our trip to Maine and instead ended up going to the Hamptons. I was at first, extremely disappointed but it turned out to be a lot of fun and we were blessed with amazing weather so no complaints….still got my share of lobster rolls, a bit of shopping, beachtime? and other indulgences! Maine will have to wait maybe until later in the summer. So its back to business and I must admit I missed blogging and checking in with all my blogging friends so it’s awfully? nice to be back!

I love pillows. Have a feeling I have a loooot of company. Lets face it, they are an inexpensive way to totally changing up a space without breaking the bank or having to visit your local furniture store for a total redo. They can? add so much to a space and today’s selection is as vast as its ever been. When I was looking for pillows for the loggia furniture, I was getting frustrated. I knew exactly what I wanted but I just wasn’t finding it. I found something pretty close at Frontgate but had a hard time justifying $160 a pop for a basic cotton pillow, not even including trim! And then even with that price tag I liked it, didn’t love it.

Soon I turned to Etsy, figuring there’s a reason so many talk about it and lo and behold I was in pillow nirvana. Suddenly I had too many choices…that should be my biggest problem! So I ended up ordering two batches figuring I would “play” and play I did. So below are pictures (some of which you might have seen) of the two sets of pillows…honestly love them both but Schumachers Chiang Mia has always had a special place in my heart so this is the one that shall remain. The others, the ikat might be used for the pool (totally works) or for the outdoor furniture on the main patio coming any day. I also am including my own little mood board of the final contenders and then the Etsy sites of the two wonderful women I dealt with who were both a total pleasure and produced high quality well priced merchandise! So here we go….

My mood board featuring the final contenders…it was a tough choice admittedly!
The first batch I got in were the ikat and geometric courtesy of? Motif Pillows. She has an absolutely gorgeous selection of pillows and I am certain I will be shopping with her again! Motif pillows were just stunning, click here to visit her online shop.? Below are a few of her recent offerings, all so pretty!

And here are my own pillows from her on display……

Then I got the pillows in from Studio Trullia? and it was love at first sight. She produces really high quality pillows and uses wonderful fabrics. Her customer service was fantastic as well as as her accommodations and turnaround time. Click here to visit her shop and here are a few pillows from her shop currently being offered, all gorgeous once again!

And here is my heap ready to find their home…..

So ultimately the Chiang Mai won out, I just love it..it is what was in my head the entire time. Waiting on two more lumbars and the solid ivory with navy tape (last pic) and I am done here. Really love the final result…….

I ordered two of these but in the reverse, ivory with navy tape…should be here next week!

And here are a few more wonderful pillow sources on Etsy worth sharing….

Ylaylas on Etsy

So the bottom line is this……….I found ultimately exactly what I had been looking for. LOVE what I have and cannot wait to do more! I don’t need to look anywhere else but Etsy, seriously there are sooooo many amazing pillow resources and for the most? part they are all so much less than their competition (the big names) plus I was happy to support a small business owner and in turn got exactly what I wanted.

So if pillows are by chance something you are in the market for by all means do take a look at the two resources I mentioned here and Etsy in general, there are so many wonderful finds! Happy pillow shopping and thanks for stopping in! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and be back on Monday!