Which would you choose?

?Good morning! So nice to be back in blogland! I am well rested and will tell you tomorrow about my whereabouts for the last few days, in the meantime this was in my draftbox from over a month ago so thought it was a good time to post this…….hope you are well and hope everyone had a superb Mothers Day!

Hi there, well finally just yesterday I, being cautiously optimistic , put away my gloves, hats and scarves into my “winter bin” that I hope I will not have to open again for several months! The milder weather has me dreaming of beautiful crisp summer clothes in soft pleasing colors, light flowy fabrics against sun tanned skin! How about you?

Have you been thinking the same way? So today thought it would be fun to see which look sums up your summer style best. You know the drill….take a look at all these chic ensembles and tell me, if you had to choose just one look to represent your personal style….which would you choose? Which one best emulates your style? I cannot wait to hear! Cheers to warmer weather, pedicures, sun kissed skin and al fresco meals!

CHOICE 1

Tory Burch

CHOICE 2

J Crew

?CHOICE 3
Each X Other
?CHOICE 4
J Crew
?CHOICE 5
J Crew

CHOICE 6
Band of Outsiders
CHOICE 7
Willow
CHOICE 8
Net a Porter
CHOICE 9
James Perse
CHOICE 10
J Crew
?
?CHOICE 11
Etoile Isabel Marant
CHOICE 12
?Net a Porter ?
CHOICE 13
James Perse
CHOICE 14
Tibi
?CHOICE 15
Tory Burch
CHOICE 16
Rag and Bone
So there you have it, 16 wonderful looks heading into the warmer months of summer, I look forward to hearing which you choose! As I always do I will kick off things with my own choices. So nice to be back, I look forward to catching up and going through all my favorite blogs today to see what? I missed! I hope you are well…..be back tomorrow:)

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Which would you choose?

 Good morning! So nice to be back in blogland! I am well rested and will tell you tomorrow about my whereabouts for the last few days, in the meantime this was in my draftbox from over a month ago so thought it was a good time to post this…….hope you are well and hope everyone had a superb Mothers Day!

Hi there, well finally just yesterday I, being cautiously optimistic , put away my gloves, hats and scarves into my “winter bin” that I hope I will not have to open again for several months! The milder weather has me dreaming of beautiful crisp summer clothes in soft pleasing colors, light flowy fabrics against sun tanned skin! How about you?

Have you been thinking the same way? So today thought it would be fun to see which look sums up your summer style best. You know the drill….take a look at all these chic ensembles and tell me, if you had to choose just one look to represent your personal style….which would you choose? Which one best emulates your style? I cannot wait to hear! Cheers to warmer weather, pedicures, sun kissed skin and al fresco meals!

CHOICE 1

Tory Burch

CHOICE 2

J Crew

 CHOICE 3
Each X Other
 CHOICE 4
J Crew
 CHOICE 5
J Crew

CHOICE 6
Band of Outsiders
CHOICE 7
Willow
CHOICE 8
Net a Porter
CHOICE 9
James Perse
CHOICE 10
J Crew
 
 CHOICE 11
Etoile Isabel Marant
CHOICE 12
 Net a Porter  
CHOICE 13
James Perse
CHOICE 14
Tibi
 CHOICE 15
Tory Burch
CHOICE 16
Rag and Bone
So there you have it, 16 wonderful looks heading into the warmer months of summer, I look forward to hearing which you choose! As I always do I will kick off things with my own choices. So nice to be back, I look forward to catching up and going through all my favorite blogs today to see what  I missed! I hope you are well…..be back tomorrow:)

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30 heavenly reasons why I love hydrangeas!

Good morning…..

I really have, truth be told many many more reasons than just 30 as ?why I love summers poster child…..yep that gift that keeps on giving all summer long, the hardy gorgeous hydrangea. In all its many colors, its one flower that gives a lot of bang for the buck. I realize not all parts of our country are blessed with its billowy bushes but even for those who are not, ?I hope will enjoy taking a look at this post.?

I pretty much have always had hydrangeas blooming in our yard and always have an arrangement or two or three in the house all summer long. Few things signify summers arrival than the non stop blossoming hydrangea bushes that abound. So….without further adieu, here’s 30 reasons why I absolutely?love hydrangeas! ?How about you? Do you have the same love for them as I do? Whats your favorite way to use them?

What could be prettier than hydrangeas in pots brimming with full and overflowing blooms!
In any container, hydrangeas literally are a home run every time! Talk about versatile…..
What could be prettier than a luscious border of overflowing hydrangea plants?

Even in a simple glass vase they make the most elegant centerpiece!
Seriously? Wow, proof that theres no such thing as too much of a good thing, Caplan Miller Events
Carolyn Roehm, one of my favorite decorating doyennes uses hydrangeas often

Growing wildly, they are the jewelry to any landscape….
Love the beautiful arrangement Ashley Whittaker created for?this elegant console
How gorgeous are the colors here? Love dried hydrangeas as much as I do freshly picked ones!
Aroysnote
Love these mini versions in gorgeous blue and white, Lonny
How can I not include this picture that’s been all over the Internet? It still makes my heart race!

Tell me what flowering bush produces even half this many blooms!

Mary McDonald loves them and shows them to perfection with blue and white
Proof that even in the most formal of settings, hydrangeas are right at home, in this case in pretty elegant silver planters
Love the way the purple in the blue and whites pops against the fabulous green walls!
Something about all white hydrangeas, just ethereal. Style me Pretty
Could this cake be any prettier? Hydrangea heaven!
Love hydrangeas in big oversized?planters for around the pool, Ashley Whittaker
A beautiful vase of full hydrangea blooms in a bathroom is a surefire way to add some freshness from the outdoors
I always try to incorporate them into whatever I put into my blue and whites, case in point here!
How stunning is the purple of the hydrangeas next to the dramatic black in this room!Hydrangea girl
Blue and white and white hydrangeas go together like Oreos and milk
Carolyn Roehm is clearly a fan, and why not…they are spectacular!
What a great idea for July 4th, BHG
Love seeing pretty arrangements in outdoor settings too, Tom Scheerer
These stunning purple hydrangeas at sunset almost look like they are illuminated from within, florals by David Kurio
Now you tell me what flower looks as good dried as it does fresh off the stem? Fabulous at every stage!
I like adding a small bouquet of them in the kitchen, a beautiful way to bring a little of the outdooors in, Simply Seleta
There are no flowers that hydrangeas don’t look fabulous next to……
Last to close on a humorous note….my bud, Jennifer from Belclaire House made me aware of this ?video, can you imagine someone NOT liking hydrangeas? Well you will never guess who……why does this not surprise me coming from someone who fancies a British accent on certain occasions and kind of forgets about it on others…lol!
Madge, I am disappointed, and why would he know that? The world LOVES them:)
Hope you like hydrangeas more than she does 🙂 Wishing you a fabulous summer day!




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30 heavenly reasons why I love hydrangeas!

Good morning…..

I really have, truth be told many many more reasons than just 30 as  why I love summers poster child…..yep that gift that keeps on giving all summer long, the hardy gorgeous hydrangea. In all its many colors, its one flower that gives a lot of bang for the buck. I realize not all parts of our country are blessed with its billowy bushes but even for those who are not,  I hope will enjoy taking a look at this post. 
I pretty much have always had hydrangeas blooming in our yard and always have an arrangement or two or three in the house all summer long. Few things signify summers arrival than the non stop blossoming hydrangea bushes that abound. So….without further adieu, here’s 30 reasons why I absolutely love hydrangeas!  How about you? Do you have the same love for them as I do? Whats your favorite way to use them?

What could be prettier than hydrangeas in pots brimming with full and overflowing blooms!
In any container, hydrangeas literally are a home run every time! Talk about versatile…..
What could be prettier than a luscious border of overflowing hydrangea plants?

Even in a simple glass vase they make the most elegant centerpiece!
Seriously? Wow, proof that theres no such thing as too much of a good thing, Caplan Miller Events
Carolyn Roehm, one of my favorite decorating doyennes uses hydrangeas often

Growing wildly, they are the jewelry to any landscape….
Love the beautiful arrangement Ashley Whittaker created for this elegant console
How gorgeous are the colors here? Love dried hydrangeas as much as I do freshly picked ones!
Aroysnote
Love these mini versions in gorgeous blue and white, Lonny
How can I not include this picture that’s been all over the Internet? It still makes my heart race!

Tell me what flowering bush produces even half this many blooms!

Mary McDonald loves them and shows them to perfection with blue and white
Proof that even in the most formal of settings, hydrangeas are right at home, in this case in pretty elegant silver planters
Love the way the purple in the blue and whites pops against the fabulous green walls!
Something about all white hydrangeas, just ethereal. Style me Pretty
Could this cake be any prettier? Hydrangea heaven!
Love hydrangeas in big oversized planters for around the pool, Ashley Whittaker
A beautiful vase of full hydrangea blooms in a bathroom is a surefire way to add some freshness from the outdoors
I always try to incorporate them into whatever I put into my blue and whites, case in point here!
How stunning is the purple of the hydrangeas next to the dramatic black in this room!Hydrangea girl
Blue and white and white hydrangeas go together like Oreos and milk
Carolyn Roehm is clearly a fan, and why not…they are spectacular!
What a great idea for July 4th, BHG
Love seeing pretty arrangements in outdoor settings too, Tom Scheerer
These stunning purple hydrangeas at sunset almost look like they are illuminated from within, florals by David Kurio
Now you tell me what flower looks as good dried as it does fresh off the stem? Fabulous at every stage!
I like adding a small bouquet of them in the kitchen, a beautiful way to bring a little of the outdooors in, Simply Seleta
There are no flowers that hydrangeas don’t look fabulous next to……
Last to close on a humorous note….my bud, Jennifer from Belclaire House made me aware of this  video, can you imagine someone NOT liking hydrangeas? Well you will never guess who……why does this not surprise me coming from someone who fancies a British accent on certain occasions and kind of forgets about it on others…lol!
Madge, I am disappointed, and why would he know that? The world LOVES them:)
Hope you like hydrangeas more than she does 🙂 Wishing you a fabulous summer day!

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Seduction of summer and we have a winner!

Happy Friday to you! Hope everyone is well,so glad its the weekend. Iam very excited to announce the very lucky winner of the gorgeous Kilim bench that Safavieh Home so generously donated. I went through Random.org. The winner is………



Safaveih Kilim Bench
9th drawing held by?The Enchanted Home
Completed on Friday, 17 June 2011 at 10:05:21 UTC
179 entrants, 1 winner
Winners (1)
1st: DE TOUT DE RIEN,




Congratulations!! Please contact me so we can arrange to have this gorgeous bench shipped to its new home.





I am very excited that summer is here. Very. There were weeks that I was starting to wonder if it would ever thaw out and get past 60 degrees! Well it has and then some but I am loving every minute of it. To me summer signals certain things, moods, feelings, an unmistakable mindset that is distinctively summer. I think about backyard bbq’s, summer outdoor entertaining, swimming, going to the beach, hitting farm stands, maybe a road trip, long walks, beach days,stretches of unstructured time (the best) you get the picture. So this is all about summer and all the different feelings and places and moods that come along with it. Do any of these resonate with you? Would love to know! Do you have any exciting summer plans on the drawing board?

A trio of comfy chairs with an ocean view..I’ll take it!
Beautiful soft blues and whites for a beach house….love it!
Reading on the beach..one of my favorite things to do during the summer!
Lounging by a pool for the day…heaven! Decorpad
Playing golf is great, playing golf during the summer is better and at the oceans edge is the best!
A beautiful unpopulated beach…does it get better?
How about this fabulous all white beach house living room? Coastal Living
Watching a brilliant sunset in solitude just hearing the waves crash…ahhh!
Planting a garden, nothing like your own freshly picked produce!
Napa Valley, on a late summer afternoon…my personal nirvana!
Beach swings with?an ocean view…perfection!
I love fresh string beans and tomatoes right off the vine!
Beautiful pieces of coral and large shells in white…it screams summer!
Meet summers’ dessert poster child…..smores!
Popsicles…a prettier and healthier version!
Something about a lone farm on a summer afternoon right before a rain storm…beautiful!
Watching a colorful yacht race!
Love the driftwood table
Its a great excuse for fruity tropical drinks!!
How about a cool starfish mirror? Sea grass cottage
Summer means sleepovers and this room is beyond amazing! Coastal Living
Hitting the beach at sunset…truly a magical experience
How about an all white bedroom with an ocean view? I will take it! Coastal Living
Whats more fun than stopping off at a roadside farm stand?
An outdoor dinner party under candle and lantern light…..
Clambake..need I say more?
Tennis anyone? ?The perfect summer sport…
An outdoor summer concert with the ocean as a backdrop..I am so there
Summer dinners al fresco…you bet! Summerour
Taking off to somewhere magical..love summer travel!
Of course you have come to expect this..my summer mosaic of some of my favorite things:
So what does summer mean to you? ?Who doesn’t love the carefree, footloose (sometimes) vibe that comes with it, road trips, travel, fruit stands, trips to the beach, a vineyard excursion,reading by the pool, all these things are exclusive to summer for me and that makes it that much sweeter to enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful and enchanted summer!

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Seduction of summer and we have a winner!

Happy Friday to you! Hope everyone is well,so glad its the weekend. Iam very excited to announce the very lucky winner of the gorgeous Kilim bench that Safavieh Home so generously donated. I went through Random.org. The winner is………

Safaveih Kilim Bench
9th drawing held by The Enchanted Home
Completed on Friday, 17 June 2011 at 10:05:21 UTC
179 entrants, 1 winner
Winners (1)
1st: DE TOUT DE RIEN,


Congratulations!! Please contact me so we can arrange to have this gorgeous bench shipped to its new home.


I am very excited that summer is here. Very. There were weeks that I was starting to wonder if it would ever thaw out and get past 60 degrees! Well it has and then some but I am loving every minute of it. To me summer signals certain things, moods, feelings, an unmistakable mindset that is distinctively summer. I think about backyard bbq’s, summer outdoor entertaining, swimming, going to the beach, hitting farm stands, maybe a road trip, long walks, beach days,stretches of unstructured time (the best) you get the picture. So this is all about summer and all the different feelings and places and moods that come along with it. Do any of these resonate with you? Would love to know! Do you have any exciting summer plans on the drawing board?

A trio of comfy chairs with an ocean view..I’ll take it!
Beautiful soft blues and whites for a beach house….love it!
Reading on the beach..one of my favorite things to do during the summer!
Lounging by a pool for the day…heaven! Decorpad
Playing golf is great, playing golf during the summer is better and at the oceans edge is the best!
A beautiful unpopulated beach…does it get better?
How about this fabulous all white beach house living room? Coastal Living
Watching a brilliant sunset in solitude just hearing the waves crash…ahhh!
Planting a garden, nothing like your own freshly picked produce!
Napa Valley, on a late summer afternoon…my personal nirvana!
Beach swings with an ocean view…perfection!
I love fresh string beans and tomatoes right off the vine!
Beautiful pieces of coral and large shells in white…it screams summer!
Meet summers’ dessert poster child…..smores!
Popsicles…a prettier and healthier version!
Something about a lone farm on a summer afternoon right before a rain storm…beautiful!
Watching a colorful yacht race!
Love the driftwood table
Its a great excuse for fruity tropical drinks!!
How about a cool starfish mirror? Sea grass cottage
Summer means sleepovers and this room is beyond amazing! Coastal Living
Hitting the beach at sunset…truly a magical experience
How about an all white bedroom with an ocean view? I will take it! Coastal Living
Whats more fun than stopping off at a roadside farm stand?
An outdoor dinner party under candle and lantern light…..
Clambake..need I say more?
Tennis anyone?  The perfect summer sport…
An outdoor summer concert with the ocean as a backdrop..I am so there
Summer dinners al fresco…you bet! Summerour
Taking off to somewhere magical..love summer travel!
Of course you have come to expect this..my summer mosaic of some of my favorite things:
So what does summer mean to you?  Who doesn’t love the carefree, footloose (sometimes) vibe that comes with it, road trips, travel, fruit stands, trips to the beach, a vineyard excursion,reading by the pool, all these things are exclusive to summer for me and that makes it that much sweeter to enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful and enchanted summer!

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