Late week musings……..

Hi and happy Saturday to you …. this is another one of my “all over the place” posts but part of the fun of these is just speaking what’s on my mind, and sharing what I have discovered or what is exciting me as of late.  But first things first….the lucky winner of the 8 gorgeous Fleur glasses from my tabletop giveaway. The lucky winner is…..
 Result: # 59
Gorgeous post Tina with LOTS of alfresco dinning ideas! My favorite is the Provencal line .. with blue and white porcelain, wicker chargers .. and also the glasses:) 
Congrats! Please email me here to provide your shipping details!
Moving along……..let’s get started and of course I love to know whats new in your world and if there is anything you might want to share!!

Anthropologie……I enjoy occasional visits to this mecca of bohemian coolness. You just never know what you might find….and I have found everything from neat bath products to closet and door hardware to a great robe to countless tops. Lately I snatched a few really cute summer finds, very “Calypso-ish”, take a look……..

This is cute and light and airy for every day, love it with white shorts or capris

LOVE this top……

As I do this one…you aren’t surprised given the colorway are you:)

I think this is adorable, love the light sheer organza, very chic (not loving the shoes with it, too heavy)

These are so cute…could see these with white jeans and a simple white or navy t……..

How cute is this scarf? Love the patterns and colors…been buying a lot of scarves lately. Even with just a white t, it can instantly jazz up any outfit.

I could think of a million ways to use this adorable jacket, timeless and seasonless…….

All from Anthropologie…..go figure! Click here to visit them!


A few great recipe ideas, all of which I will be trying over the next week or two. Am hosting a small birthday lunch for one of my dearest friends and a big Fathers day family party, so am on the prowl for some great new ideas, here is one! The internet is limitless on both ideas and inspiration.

{Tex-Mex Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing}

Butter, for preparing 8 by 8-inch glass pan
1 bag of tortilla strips (original recipe called for cornbread which I replaced with tortilla strips)
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 packet sazon seasoning
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup salsa
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 head romaine lettuce, cut into strips
Creamy Lime Dressing, recipe follows
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar

OMIT FIRST FOUR INGREDIENTS IF YOU ARE NOT USING CORNBREAD ( I USED TORTILLA CHIPS INSTEAD) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 by 8-inch glass pan with butter. Stir together the cornbread mix with the egg and milk. Evenly spread into prepared pan and bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely. Mix together the beans with the sazon and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salsa with the tomatoes. When ready to serve, cut the cornbread into 1/2-inch croutons. Toss the lettuce with 3/4 cups of the dressing. In a clear trifle dish, layer the Tex-Mex Salad beginning with the black beans followed by the Monterey jack cheese, the tomato salsa mixture, the Cheddar, the dressed romaine and top with the cornbread croutons. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Creamy Lime Dressing: (I added extra cilantro for more zing)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil until smooth. While machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


A new blog I am obsessed with.  Yes, need that like I need another blue and white ginger jar, but I simply cannot help myself. Just as I am trying to figure out ways to spend less time on the computer, I find a site like this that keeps me glued with every click, take a look at some of the gorgeous inspirations found at The Party Dress (love the name too)! I click on the parties tab and just can’t stop looking, tons of awesome inspiration over there!

Awesome! They might look like your average boy band but they sing like seasoned operatic superstars!! Amazing voices, such poise and now taking the world by storm. Have you heard Il Volo? Not to mention they are totally adorable. Sorry to any of you who might be “Biebs fans” but they put him to shame…….AND they wear suits not pants down to his knees, how refreshing!

A cool beverage tub. Just ordered this, I love it because its quite  a bit bigger than others I found. I also show you a much less expensive alternative (much smaller too but great looking nonetheless)

This is the one I ordered, love it for summer entertaining…..

Measures a whopping 33″ across , click here to order it from Plow and Home

And here is another from World Imports, much smaller but a great deal at 39.99!

 Click here to visit this one…..


Birthday lunch that I gave. And finally a few pics (few being a relative word) of the little bday luncheon I threw yesterday…originally was going to have it outside but it was just too hot and muggy so we had my peach sangria and appetizers (crostinis with fresh mozzarella,basil and tomato and shrimp cocktail) outside in the loggia then moved inside for lunch.

For lunch I made the above tex mex salad and it was a HUGE hit, my usual the Asian Chicken salad, the fresh corn/tomato/cucumber salad in endive leaves and mini pitas filled with olive tapendade, hummus and sprinkled with feta…super tasty. Everyone loved the menu and we all ate liberally without an iota of guilt! The peach sangria and Pellegrino flowed freely. We had fruit and a yummy yogurt cake for dessert so though we ate well, it was nice to know nothing was crazy fattening……

 The fresh corn/cucumber/tomato salad being mixed up with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and pepper getting mixed up before serving

 Everything ready for the Chinese chicken salad

 Put together a last minute blue and white table….when in doubt its always a safe bet!

 Love my chargers!

 And of course the gorgeous napkin rings!! I put a different one at each persons place setting…..

 White hydrangeas… a regular favorite of mine (you didn’t’ know its en vogue to have a water cooler in the background? haha)

 The chargers are as beautiful without a plate as they are with!
 My crostinis getting assembled…..they are lucky they even made it to the bread (a definite weakness of mine)

 Endive leaves at the ready!
 This is the messy stage…I am like a mad scientist but soon everything gets cleaned up and looks sparkling again!

 Yum…peach sangria, added fresh blackberries which gave it a darker color
 And always several sprigs of mint leaves
 Love my new glasses…..

 Too bad it didn’t work out to eat outside, but we did have appetizers and drinks for a short while….

 Ahhhh…it was mighty nice to move into the cool air conditioned indoors!
 Shrimp cocktail compote
 The tex mex salad getting assembled in layers…..

 Ready to serve!
 Pretty and so fresh and healthy!
 All that needed to be added was the tortilla strips…this was as pretty as it was delicious.
 And loved these, and they are so cute (and really really tasty)!

 Ready to eat!

 Yogurt cake and fruit….don’t you just love guilt free desserts!!
Isn’t my new horsebit tray a beauty?  (from my online shop)

I know what you are thinking…..”who am I kidding about this being anything close to dietetic with the heaps of M and M’s”! That was a surprise but I will be honest one I didn’t mind getting:)

 She loved her gift, she had admired this set from my online shop and was so happy to get it (plus the plastic glasses and pitcher)

Put it in a huge silver nickel tub that doubles as a beverage holder…..
So there you have it! That wraps up what’s new over here. Do hope you have a fabulous weekend. Tomorrow its going to be another scorcher, I so hope this finds you doing well and that you enjoy a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Thank you as always for stopping in to see what’s new in my corner of the world. Speak to you next week!

Late week musings……..

Hi and happy Saturday to you …. this is another one of my “all over the place” posts but part of the fun of these is just speaking what’s on my mind, and sharing what I have discovered or what is exciting me as of late.? But first things first….the lucky winner of the 8 gorgeous Fleur glasses from my tabletop giveaway. The lucky winner is…..
?Result: # 59
Gorgeous post Tina with LOTS of alfresco dinning ideas! My favorite is the Provencal line .. with blue and white porcelain, wicker chargers .. and also the glasses:)?
Congrats! Please email me here to provide your shipping details!
Moving along……..let’s get started and of course I love to know whats new in your world and if there is anything you might want to share!!

Anthropologie……I enjoy occasional visits to this mecca of bohemian coolness. You just never know what you might find….and I have found everything from neat bath products to closet and door hardware to a great robe to countless tops. Lately I snatched a few really cute summer finds, very “Calypso-ish”, take a look……..

This is cute and light and airy for every day, love it with white shorts or capris

LOVE this top……

As I do this one…you aren’t surprised given the colorway are you:)

I think this is adorable, love the light sheer organza, very chic (not loving the shoes with it, too heavy)

These are so cute…could see these with white jeans and a simple white or navy t……..

How cute is this scarf? Love the patterns and colors…been buying a lot of scarves lately. Even with just a white t, it can instantly jazz up any outfit.

I could think of a million ways to use this adorable jacket, timeless and seasonless…….

All from Anthropologie…..go figure! Click here to visit them!


A few great recipe ideas, all of which I will be trying over the next week or two. Am hosting a small birthday lunch for one of my dearest friends and a big Fathers day family party, so am on the prowl for some great new ideas, here is one! The internet is limitless on both ideas and inspiration.

{Tex-Mex Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing}

Butter, for preparing 8 by 8-inch glass pan
1 bag of tortilla strips (original recipe called for cornbread which I replaced with tortilla strips)
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 packet sazon seasoning
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup salsa
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 head romaine lettuce, cut into strips
Creamy Lime Dressing, recipe follows
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar

OMIT FIRST FOUR INGREDIENTS IF YOU ARE NOT USING CORNBREAD ( I USED TORTILLA CHIPS INSTEAD) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 by 8-inch glass pan with butter. Stir together the cornbread mix with the egg and milk. Evenly spread into prepared pan and bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely. Mix together the beans with the sazon and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salsa with the tomatoes. When ready to serve, cut the cornbread into 1/2-inch croutons. Toss the lettuce with 3/4 cups of the dressing. In a clear trifle dish, layer the Tex-Mex Salad beginning with the black beans followed by the Monterey jack cheese, the tomato salsa mixture, the Cheddar, the dressed romaine and top with the cornbread croutons. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Creamy Lime Dressing: (I added extra cilantro for more zing)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil until smooth. While machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


A new blog I am obsessed with.? Yes, need that like I need another blue and white ginger jar, but I simply cannot help myself. Just as I am trying to figure out ways to spend less time on the computer, I find a site like this that keeps me glued with every click, take a look at some of the gorgeous inspirations found at The Party Dress (love the name too)! I click on the parties tab and just can’t stop looking, tons of awesome inspiration over there!

Awesome! They might look like your average boy band but they sing like seasoned operatic superstars!! Amazing voices, such poise and now taking the world by storm. Have you heard Il Volo? Not to mention they are totally adorable. Sorry to any of you who might be “Biebs fans” but they put him to shame…….AND they wear suits not pants down to his knees, how refreshing!

A cool beverage tub. Just ordered this, I love it because its quite? a bit bigger than others I found. I also show you a much less expensive alternative (much smaller too but great looking nonetheless)

This is the one I ordered, love it for summer entertaining…..

Measures a whopping 33″ across , click here to order it from Plow and Home

And here is another from World Imports, much smaller but a great deal at 39.99!

?Click here to visit this one…..


Birthday lunch that I gave. And finally a few pics (few being a relative word) of the little bday luncheon I threw yesterday…originally was going to have it outside but it was just too hot and muggy so we had my peach sangria and appetizers (crostinis with fresh mozzarella,basil and tomato and shrimp cocktail) outside in the loggia then moved inside for lunch.

For lunch I made the above tex mex salad and it was a HUGE hit, my usual the Asian Chicken salad, the fresh corn/tomato/cucumber salad in endive leaves and mini pitas filled with olive tapendade, hummus and sprinkled with feta…super tasty. Everyone loved the menu and we all ate liberally without an iota of guilt! The peach sangria and Pellegrino flowed freely. We had fruit and a yummy yogurt cake for dessert so though we ate well, it was nice to know nothing was crazy fattening……

?The fresh corn/cucumber/tomato salad being mixed up with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and pepper getting mixed up before serving

?Everything ready for the Chinese chicken salad

?Put together a last minute blue and white table….when in doubt its always a safe bet!

?Love my chargers!

?And of course the gorgeous napkin rings!! I put a different one at each persons place setting…..

?White hydrangeas… a regular favorite of mine (you didn’t’ know its en vogue to have a water cooler in the background? haha)

?The chargers are as beautiful without a plate as they are with!
?My crostinis getting assembled…..they are lucky they even made it to the bread (a definite weakness of mine)

?Endive leaves at the ready!
?This is the messy stage…I am like a mad scientist but soon everything gets cleaned up and looks sparkling again!

?Yum…peach sangria, added fresh blackberries which gave it a darker color
?And always several sprigs of mint leaves
?Love my new glasses…..

?Too bad it didn’t work out to eat outside, but we did have appetizers and drinks for a short while….

?Ahhhh…it was mighty nice to move into the cool air conditioned indoors!
?Shrimp cocktail compote
?The tex mex salad getting assembled in layers…..

?Ready to serve!
?Pretty and so fresh and healthy!
?All that needed to be added was the tortilla strips…this was as pretty as it was delicious.
?And loved these, and they are so cute (and really really tasty)!

?Ready to eat!

?Yogurt cake and fruit….don’t you just love guilt free desserts!!
Isn’t my new horsebit tray a beauty?? (from my online shop)

I know what you are thinking…..”who am I kidding about this being anything close to dietetic with the heaps of M and M’s”! That was a surprise but I will be honest one I didn’t mind getting:)

?She loved her gift, she had admired this set from my online shop and was so happy to get it (plus the plastic glasses and pitcher)

Put it in a huge silver nickel tub that doubles as a beverage holder…..
So there you have it! That wraps up what’s new over here. Do hope you have a fabulous weekend. Tomorrow its going to be another scorcher, I so hope this finds you doing well and that you enjoy a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Thank you as always for stopping in to see what’s new in my corner of the world. Speak to you next week!

Setting the perfect summer table…..and a tabletop giveaway!

Hello there! Have you gotten your summer party groove on? Whether its a table for two or a party for 20…….there is no denying that summer dining is one of the perks of the summer season. Yep, the season of al fresco eating is upon us! I love nothing more than eating outdoors and the only thing that makes it better is sitting down to a beautiful tablescape. And the beauty of summer entertaining is that it need not be expensive, actually a beautiful table can be created with very little, imagination is the only “must have”. Add a few candles as the crowning touch and you are ready…….

So I have gathered a collection of wonderful and inspirational tablescapes that reflect elegant effortless summer entertaining. I love summer entertaining,  love setting a pretty table and am crazy for flowers, table linens, beautiful china, sterling flatware, and pretty much anything that has to do with setting a beautiful table! What do you like to do when you set up a summer table? Any special tips you want to share? Do tell!

Finally a summer tablescape giveaway to get your party groove on….all details at bottom. In the  meantime, sit back, enjoy and take in all the beautiful details of these gorgeous summer tables!

Lots of pictures and details to take in……so get those Pinterest fingers and notepads ready!

 To me this says “the perfect summer table”. It’s as inviting and pretty as it is fun and partylike. Love the touches from the tiny and inexpensive American flags, and french fries served in mini boats….love it all! Pottery Barn

I do love the idea of mixing elements, metals and woods, flowers and greens…..gorgeous!

The blues are always a beautiful inspiration in setting a gorgeous summer table, so crisp and clean, Centsational Girl
Rustic, simple and totally charming……. French by Design

Sunflowers are like summers flower poster child….they always add so much life to a summer table

 Love the idea of layering rustic elements, the greenery, the wicker chargers against the white plates, and adding a sprig of lavender….all so stunning, Julia Usher
This to me says its not about how fancy the accoutrements are at the table but how they are displayed, this is simple yet so pretty and inviting and festive! Pottery Barn

Love everything about this from the white ginger jars to the gorgeous peaches and pinks that make this a beautiful summer setting, Barbara and Jo

 Love the elegant simplicity of this, a beautiful orange tree against the blue and white……perfection,
Carolyne Roehm

White china and  simple greenery or white flower can be so pretty…….Chelsea Fuss

 Should be no surprise how much I love this inspiration for a tablescape….blue and white with an oversized  hurricane and a bowl of green fruit…..perfection! The party dress

 Ahhhh….the serenity of the all white table, never ceases to amaze and inspire, Lstylebylisa

 This is so beautiful…..love the pink and green theme, spectacular!

 Green and white looks so fresh, add a few pots of greenery and you are done, Mary Carol Garrity

Sunflowers are always a good idea! Carolyne Roehm has shown us once again, just how stunning they can be, love the pewter and antler additions

 Love how vivid and warm this is, and little is required…..bright linens, an urn of fruit, and colored glasses….voila! Media Cache
 Another great example of how you do not need to invest a lot to create a beautiful table. Love the idea of individual potted plants for everyone to take home……
This is great looking and so affordable..adding cord or tie as a napkin ring holder to your blue and white summer table!
Gorgeous!! Love the  mix of colors….and of course the stunning summer flowers. Southern Living

Adding even a bowl of lemons and limes is a quick easy way to create a summer feeling centerpiece!

Simple, rustic and so beautiful….the lemon and limes still on their branches with leaves makes a stunning centerpiece against the blue and white
 Shells and ocean themed tabletops are beautiful and so appropriate for summertime entertaining, Between Naps on the porch
Love this eclectic setting, different chairs, all kinds of interesting tidbits as centerpieces…this illustrates beautifully that your imagination is your only limitation! Brandon Kidd Photography

How pretty is this? Love the idea of a vintage crate filled with beautiful colored fruit against sherbert colored flowers…..add white plates and you have yourself one beautiful table! Picture perfect for you

Do not underestimate the power of a big bunch of sunflowers, a stack of white plates, a simple table linen and a pretty tray holding some goodies. Case in point is shown here!
 For a casual yet beautiful setting, patriotic napkins, wicker chargers, red and white flowers and cute touches like beer in Mason jars are a wonderful way to jazz up a casual summer table, PB
 Love the simple idea of gingham napkins with a sprig of rosemary (never underestimate the power of using an herb or greenery as a decorative element)! Mimi Coco Poppy
Blue, white and hydrangeas are a trio made in heaven! Stonegable
Wow! The power of the almighty monogrammed napkin…..fabulous! Southern Living
 Beautiful rustic elements, like wicker chargers, a linen table runner, a bit of greenery are always sure things for a summer table, Pottery Barn
 There is nothing that a cluster of soft pink peonies cannot cure…..so so beautiful! Wedding Illusions

Gorgeous idea for  a summer centerpiece….this is an old trough would work great with a dough bowl too, Nina Foutch

Here is a simple and easy idea…fill a bunch of glass containers with lemons and limes, perfect for summer, adds a pop of color and so simple!

And if you really don’t want to bother with china and fancy glasses….you can always go for the gorgeous new melamine that looks like the real deal! These are all from the newest line I am carrying and I absolutely cannot wait to set up my first tablescape, you can be sure I will be sharing it with you!

 YES….all of it really is plastic! Heavy too…people are so surprised when they pick it up, its amazing!

Here is a look at all the patterns/colors, click here to visit the line at my online shop.….

Finally the giveaway, one lucky winner will receive 8 of the fleur de lis plastic unbreakable dishwasher safe high ball glasses to get your summer party mood started……..

To be eligible…..

Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite pattern from my online selection of summer tabletop patterns. Click here to go to to my online shop. Want a second chance? Visit The Enchanted home on Facebook and tell me your favorite pattern.

Winner to be announced Saturday morning. Good luck and remember all anonymous commenters, you must leave your name and last name initial in the body of the comment. Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in!

Setting the perfect summer table…..and a tabletop giveaway!

Hello there! Have you gotten your summer party groove on? Whether its a table for two or a party for 20…….there is no denying that summer dining is one of the perks of the summer season. Yep, the season of al fresco eating is upon us! I love nothing more than eating outdoors and the only thing that makes it better is sitting down to a beautiful tablescape. And the beauty of summer entertaining is that it need not be expensive, actually a beautiful table can be created with very little, imagination is the only “must have”. Add a few candles as the crowning touch and you are ready…….

So I have gathered a collection of wonderful and inspirational tablescapes that reflect elegant effortless summer entertaining. I love summer entertaining,? love setting a pretty table and am crazy for flowers, table linens, beautiful china, sterling flatware, and pretty much anything that has to do with setting a beautiful table! What do you like to do when you set up a summer table? Any special tips you want to share? Do tell!

Finally a summer tablescape giveaway to get your party groove on….all details at bottom. In the? meantime, sit back, enjoy and take in all the beautiful details of these gorgeous summer tables!

Lots of pictures and details to take in……so get those Pinterest fingers and notepads ready!

?To me this says “the perfect summer table”. It’s as inviting and pretty as it is fun and partylike. Love the touches from the tiny and inexpensive American flags, and french fries served in mini boats….love it all! Pottery Barn

I do love the idea of mixing elements, metals and woods, flowers and greens…..gorgeous!

The blues are always a beautiful inspiration in setting a gorgeous summer table, so crisp and clean, Centsational Girl
Rustic, simple and totally charming……. French by Design

Sunflowers are like summers flower poster child….they always add so much life to a summer table

?Love the idea of layering rustic elements, the greenery, the wicker chargers against the white plates, and adding a sprig of lavender….all so stunning, Julia Usher
This to me says its not about how fancy the accoutrements are at the table but how they are displayed, this is simple yet so pretty and inviting and festive! Pottery Barn

Love everything about this from the white ginger jars to the gorgeous peaches and pinks that make this a beautiful summer setting, Barbara and Jo

?Love the elegant simplicity of this, a beautiful orange tree against the blue and white……perfection,
Carolyne Roehm

White china and? simple greenery or white flower can be so pretty…….Chelsea Fuss

?Should be no surprise how much I love this inspiration for a tablescape….blue and white with an oversized? hurricane and a bowl of green fruit…..perfection! The party dress

?Ahhhh….the serenity of the all white table, never ceases to amaze and inspire, Lstylebylisa

?This is so beautiful…..love the pink and green theme, spectacular!

?Green and white looks so fresh, add a few pots of greenery and you are done, Mary Carol Garrity

Sunflowers are always a good idea! Carolyne Roehm has shown us once again, just how stunning they can be, love the pewter and antler additions

?Love how vivid and warm this is, and little is required…..bright linens, an urn of fruit, and colored glasses….voila! Media Cache
?Another great example of how you do not need to invest a lot to create a beautiful table. Love the idea of individual potted plants for everyone to take home……
This is great looking and so affordable..adding cord or tie as a napkin ring holder to your blue and white summer table!
Gorgeous!! Love the? mix of colors….and of course the stunning summer flowers. Southern Living

Adding even a bowl of lemons and limes is a quick easy way to create a summer feeling centerpiece!

Simple, rustic and so beautiful….the lemon and limes still on their branches with leaves makes a stunning centerpiece against the blue and white
?Shells and ocean themed tabletops are beautiful and so appropriate for summertime entertaining, Between Naps on the porch
Love this eclectic setting, different chairs, all kinds of interesting tidbits as centerpieces…this illustrates beautifully that your imagination is your only limitation! Brandon Kidd Photography

How pretty is this? Love the idea of a vintage crate filled with beautiful colored fruit against sherbert colored flowers…..add white plates and you have yourself one beautiful table! Picture perfect for you

Do not underestimate the power of a big bunch of sunflowers, a stack of white plates, a simple table linen and a pretty tray holding some goodies. Case in point is shown here!
?For a casual yet beautiful setting, patriotic napkins, wicker chargers, red and white flowers and cute touches like beer in Mason jars are a wonderful way to jazz up a casual summer table, PB
?Love the simple idea of gingham napkins with a sprig of rosemary (never underestimate the power of using an herb or greenery as a decorative element)! Mimi Coco Poppy
Blue, white and hydrangeas are a trio made in heaven! Stonegable
Wow! The power of the almighty monogrammed napkin…..fabulous! Southern Living
?Beautiful rustic elements, like wicker chargers, a linen table runner, a bit of greenery are always sure things for a summer table, Pottery Barn
?There is nothing that a cluster of soft pink peonies cannot cure…..so so beautiful! Wedding Illusions

Gorgeous idea for? a summer centerpiece….this is an old trough would work great with a dough bowl too, Nina Foutch

Here is a simple and easy idea…fill a bunch of glass containers with lemons and limes, perfect for summer, adds a pop of color and so simple!

And if you really don’t want to bother with china and fancy glasses….you can always go for the gorgeous new melamine that looks like the real deal! These are all from the newest line I am carrying and I absolutely cannot wait to set up my first tablescape, you can be sure I will be sharing it with you!

?YES….all of it really is plastic! Heavy too…people are so surprised when they pick it up, its amazing!


Here is a look at all the patterns/colors, click here to visit the line at my online shop.….

Finally the giveaway, one lucky winner will receive 8 of the fleur de lis plastic unbreakable dishwasher safe high ball glasses to get your summer party mood started……..

To be eligible…..

Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite pattern from my online selection of summer tabletop patterns. Click here to go to to my online shop. Want a second chance? Visit The Enchanted home on Facebook and tell me your favorite pattern.

Winner to be announced Saturday morning. Good luck and remember all anonymous commenters, you must leave your name and last name initial in the body of the comment. Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in!

Tantilizing table settings…….and a winner!

First things first….I am happy to announce the winner of the gorgeous watch so generously donated by elegant Marsha or Splenderosa. If you haven’t visited her increidble boutique, click here, its a must see!The lucky winner was selected via randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to…..
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: watch 1761944 sam carolina kitchen 10059617 1
And Marsha so generously decided on a second giveaway for the cuff featured in picture 17! That lucky winner is….
Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
2: cuff 1761976 design chic 101425 1

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Please contact me and congratulations to you both!?

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If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, by now you know I am obsessed with all things blue and white, letterpress and monogrammed anything, beautiful silver and linens make my knees buckle as do magnificently decorated wedding cakes and last, but not least I am a sucker for a beautiful table. I could just stare at them all day long. Forget whats being served, just show me a beautiful table! Flowers are an absolute must have, monogrammed linens take a table setting to new heights, gleaming silver…..now my hearts racing. All ingredients for one magnificent table…and there’s no such thing as “too much”!
?In light of the fact that the summer and spring entertaining ?season is upon us, I would venture to say that some of us at some point be attending a party, wedding or fete of some sort? ?So here’s inspiration that I think might just knock your socks off. This makes me want to throw a party but I am so so far from being ready. It does motivate me to quickly get this house in gear so hopefully by 2013 I am ready for some kind of shindig! How about you? Do they have that effect on you too?
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This is just downright breathtaking….I wouldn’t eat I would just sit and stare! Carolyn Roehm working her magic
Carolyn works her magic yet again….jaw dropping gorgeous!
This is as elegant as any buffet table could ever look…..River Farm
Leave it up to Martha Stewart to make a vege centerpiece look glamorous!
The elegant monogrammed napkins, sterling, crystal and fabulous flowers make the perfect table, Carolyn Roehm
The colors here with the rich use of gold as an accent is so elegant, Mark Rose Flowers and Events
Love the idea of creating a Tuscan themed table with lots of lemons, lavender and some statuary, Alchemy Events
This is just beyond beautiful….perfection!!
Carolyn at it again, this all white theme set off by the gold is spellbinding!
Love the vintage vibe of this exquisite table setting, Gumps
Really like the fresh crisp feel here, the pop of yellow adds so much. Homemag
Something about all white at night is just magical! A little of this
Adore this look for a spring or Easter luncheon, and its so easy!
Yes this has been used a thousand times but how can I not include it! Lisa Luby Ryan
Fabulous colors, love bamboo anything the pinks and greens…perfect for a summer affair! SA
The use of texture all in one color here is spectacular, Preston Bailey
This is pretty peachy! Love the fresh spring vibe! Martha Stewart
This just makes me happy. Sunflowers, glistening silver, white linens…perfection!
I so want to copy this. How magnificent, you could be serving juice boxes at this bar and it would still be amazing!
Look at how vibrant this table rich with color and texture is, ala Preston Bailey
I think the simplicity of a weathered wood table and all the crisp white is stunning, Williams Sonoma
Gingham and daisies never looked so beautiful! Fotobank
This is so beautiful and eye catching. The focus is on the lime green but they used pops of pink for the contrast….fabulous! Martha Stewart
Wow……makes me want to have a party!! How do you like to set a table? Do you have a favorite theme or color scheme? Would love to hear all about it! IF you were planning a party, how would you like to decorate for it? Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Tantilizing table settings…….and a winner!

First things first….I am happy to announce the winner of the gorgeous watch so generously donated by elegant Marsha or Splenderosa. If you haven’t visited her increidble boutique, click here, its a must see!The lucky winner was selected via randompicker.org. Congratulations goes to…..
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1: watch 1761944 sam carolina kitchen 10059617 1

And Marsha so generously decided on a second giveaway for the cuff featured in picture 17! That lucky winner is….
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2: cuff 1761976 design chic 101425 1

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Please contact me and congratulations to you both!?


If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, by now you know I am obsessed with all things blue and white, letterpress and monogrammed anything, beautiful silver and linens make my knees buckle as do magnificently decorated wedding cakes and last, but not least I am a sucker for a beautiful table. I could just stare at them all day long. Forget whats being served, just show me a beautiful table! Flowers are an absolute must have, monogrammed linens take a table setting to new heights, gleaming silver…..now my hearts racing. All ingredients for one magnificent table…and there’s no such thing as “too much”!
?In light of the fact that the summer and spring entertaining ?season is upon us, I would venture to say that some of us at some point be attending a party, wedding or fete of some sort? ?So here’s inspiration that I think might just knock your socks off. This makes me want to throw a party but I am so so far from being ready. It does motivate me to quickly get this house in gear so hopefully by 2013 I am ready for some kind of shindig! How about you? Do they have that effect on you too?
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This is just downright breathtaking….I wouldn’t eat I would just sit and stare! Carolyn Roehm working her magic

Carolyn works her magic yet again….jaw dropping gorgeous!

This is as elegant as any buffet table could ever look…..River Farm
Leave it up to Martha Stewart to make a vege centerpiece look glamorous!
The elegant monogrammed napkins, sterling, crystal and fabulous flowers make the perfect table, Carolyn Roehm
The colors here with the rich use of gold as an accent is so elegant, Preston Bailey
Love the idea of creating a Tuscan themed table with lots of lemons, lavender and some statuary, Alchemy Events
This is just beyond beautiful….perfection!!
Carolyn at it again, this all white theme set off by the gold is spellbinding!
Love the vintage vibe of this exquisite table setting, Gumps
Really like the fresh crisp feel here, the pop of yellow adds so much. Homemag
Something about all white at night is just magical! A little of this
Adore this look for a spring or Easter luncheon, and its so easy!
Yes this has been used a thousand times but how can I not include it! Lisa Luby Ryan
Fabulous colors, love bamboo anything the pinks and greens…perfect for a summer affair! SA
The use of texture all in one color here is spectacular, Preston Bailey
This is pretty peachy! Love the fresh spring vibe! Martha Stewart
This just makes me happy. Sunflowers, glistening silver, white linens…perfection!
I so want to copy this. How magnificent, you could be serving juice boxes at this bar and it would still be amazing!
Look at how vibrant this table rich with color and texture is, ala Preston Bailey
I think the simplicity of a weathered wood table and all the crisp white is stunning, Williams Sonoma
Gingham and daisies never looked so beautiful! Fotobank
This is so beautiful and eye catching. The focus is on the lime green but they used pops of pink for the contrast….fabulous! Martha Stewart
Wow……makes me want to have a party!! How do you like to set a table? Do you have a favorite theme or color scheme? Would love to hear all about it! IF you were planning a party, how would you like to decorate for it? Wishing you a wonderful day.

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A great giveaway by Peter Callahan and setting a beautiful table!

Happy Monday to you! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Who has seen The Help? I saw it yesterday and LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!! I didnt’ think it was possible to even hold a candle next to the book but I stand corrected. I would see it again and again and will most certainly buy it when it comes out, I laughed, cried tears of joy, sadness, triumph and hope, sympathized, pitied and cheered, it truly brings out so many emotions…..and does so brilliantly. I  strongly recommend it. Moving along…..

Today I have an exciting announcement…. for a fabulous giveaway! One of my favorite blogs and one of my cannot miss daily reads, Party Resources and I have partnered for an incredible give way of not one but two amazing and signed copies of the new highly anticipated, not yet out, entertaining book, Bite by Bite by Peter Callahan. How tantalizing does the cover look? Wait until you see his work…..

Celebrity caterer Peter Callahan is a favorite caterer and personal friend of Kate and her team over at Party Resources. Peter’s career spans over two decades and a client list including celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies and New York city socialites. Peter and his staff are not only the best in the business, but word has it they are the nicest too!
Guess you can understand how he has earned a reputation for creating hors d’ oeuvres that are as inventive as they are beautiful and delicious!

This much anticipated cookbook is due out in late August. Peter welcomes readers to share in the fun and beauty of his creations, providing inspiration for parties from the most casual gatherings to grand formal occasions such as weddings and holiday fetes. There are recipes for the home cook, ranging from delicious comfort food to elegant haute cuisine.
I am truly mesmerized by what he does with food!

I mean seriously? His creations are spellbindingly beautiful and his creativity with food is off the charts! It is almost too pretty to eat. I said almost:)
With that in mind, Peter has also included a convenient “kitchen tools and conveniences section”,  listing  the key equipment that will help you create delicious masterpieces found in this must have book. He also divulges his secrets and inspiration behind all the fabulous dishes he has dreamed up for his impressive roster of clients! Peter says the key to pulling off a party like a professional is being prepared.
 And speaking of good looking food….here is Peter doing his thing!
Want to win these two books? I bet you do! Be the first of your friends to have it and ever so generously give one to one of your nearest and dearest…here’s how!
The rules- Please leave a comment on my blog with one or two of your favorite party ideas. You must be a follower of both my blog and Party Resources to be eligible. Friends and family are welcome. The winner will be randomly chosen on September 6th. You must be a resident of the U.S. Good luck!
So all this talking about food and entertaining has me thinking and  getting excited about how much fun it is to set a beautiful table. I love brainstorming about how best to set the most beautiful table with what I have and enjoy inserting my own special little touches and creativity. I have accumulated many wonderful pictures of various settings, from very informal rustic get together’s to the most formal and opulent, all beautiful. So lets take a look just for some fun entertaining inspiration coming off the heels of those incredible pictures from Bite by Bite. This might get you in the mood to plan a party or dinner, so hope you get some ideas!
Always been one of my favorite settings, the blue and white just adds such beauty and drama!
This is such a pretty coastal inspired table in soft shades of light blue, cream and pale green
Love the use of this vivid, eye catching colors..mixing and matching pieces!
A beautiful example of how to mix and match soft colors and patterns….
Love pink and gold together…..stunning!
Yellow and green is so fresh and crisp!
I think anything would taste incredible with a setting like this!! Pam Pierce
Love the instant festive feel this bright color scheme gives..the pop of blue is the perfect color against the vivid pinks…love it!
This table is positively breathtaking!
Love the idea of incorporating beautiful seasonal flowers for the holidays!
I have always liked this beautiful table! Blue, white and yellow is always perfectly elegant
Love the rich colors and a ginger jar always adds such grace to a table!
Beautiful rustic earthy colors compliment the beautiful yellow daffodils at this spring setting
A beautiful all white table with just a hint of color from the beautiful hydrangeas on the table is such a delicate touch
How scrumptious is this incredible setting!
How about this incredible setting for an Easter table? Love the “grass” placemats!
Even a simple idea can look amazing, pale blue painted cans hold seasonal blooms..clever!
Navy, white and a little candlelight!
Love the shimmer of fine crystal, a little gold, beautiful flowers and really like the statuary they used on the table too
In the mood to eat some great food, throw a fun dinner party, attend a fancy soiree AND start collecting beautiful pieces for your table? Yes, me too! If this post won’t get you excited I don’t know what will! Maybe Peter coming over and offering private lessons? Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me how you like to entertain or give us your favorite tip or two…… Hope you enjoyed this post and good luck! Wishing you an enchanting day!

A great giveaway by Peter Callahan and setting a beautiful table!

Happy Monday to you! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Who has seen The Help? I saw it yesterday and LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!! I didnt’ think it was possible to even hold a candle next to the book but I stand corrected. I would see it again and again and will most certainly buy it when it comes out, I laughed, cried tears of joy, sadness, triumph and hope, sympathized, pitied and cheered, it truly brings out so many emotions…..and does so brilliantly. I ?strongly recommend it. Moving along…..

Today I have an exciting announcement…. for a fabulous giveaway! One of my favorite blogs and one of my cannot miss daily reads,?Party Resources and I have partnered for an incredible give way of not one but two amazing and signed copies of the new highly anticipated, not yet out, entertaining book, Bite by Bite by Peter Callahan. How tantalizing does the cover look? Wait until you see his work…..

Celebrity caterer Peter Callahan is a favorite caterer and personal friend of Kate and her team over at Party Resources. Peter’s career spans over two decades and a client list including celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies and New York city socialites. Peter and his staff are not only the best in the business, but word has it they are the nicest too!
Guess you can understand how he has earned a reputation for creating hors d’ oeuvres that are as inventive as they are beautiful and delicious!

This much anticipated cookbook is due out in late August. Peter welcomes readers to share in the fun and beauty of his creations, providing inspiration for parties from the most casual gatherings to grand formal occasions such as weddings and holiday fetes. There are recipes for the home cook, ranging from delicious comfort food to elegant?haute?cuisine.
I am truly mesmerized by what he does with food!

I mean seriously? His creations are spellbindingly beautiful and his creativity with?food is off the charts! It is almost too pretty to eat. I said almost:)
With that in mind, Peter has also included a convenient “kitchen tools and conveniences section”, ?listing ?the key equipment that will help you create delicious masterpieces found in this must have book. He also divulges his secrets and inspiration behind all the fabulous dishes he has dreamed up for his impressive roster of clients! Peter says the key to pulling off a party like a professional is being prepared.
?And speaking of good looking food….here is Peter doing his thing!
Want to win these two books? I bet you do! Be the first of your friends to have it and ever so generously give one to one of your nearest and dearest…here’s how!
The rules- Please leave a comment on my blog with one or two of your favorite party ideas. You must be a follower of both my blog and Party Resources to be eligible. Friends and family are welcome. The winner will be randomly chosen on September 6th. You must be a resident of the U.S. Good luck!
So all this talking about food and entertaining has me thinking and ?getting excited about how much fun it is to set a beautiful table. I love brainstorming about how best to set the most beautiful table with what I have and enjoy inserting my own special little touches and creativity. I have accumulated many wonderful pictures of various settings, from very informal rustic get together’s to the most formal and opulent, all beautiful. So lets take a look just for some fun entertaining inspiration coming off the heels of those incredible pictures from Bite by Bite. This might get you in the mood to plan a party or dinner, so hope you get some ideas!
Always been one of my favorite settings, the blue and white just adds such beauty and drama!
This is such a pretty coastal inspired table in soft shades of light blue, cream and pale green
Love the use of this vivid, eye catching colors..mixing and matching pieces!
A beautiful example of how to mix and match soft colors and patterns….
Love pink and gold together…..stunning!
Yellow and green is so fresh and crisp!
I think anything would taste incredible with a setting like this!! Pam Pierce
Love the instant festive feel this bright color scheme gives..the pop of blue is the perfect color against the vivid pinks…love it!
This table is positively breathtaking!
Love the idea of incorporating beautiful seasonal flowers for the holidays!
I have always liked this beautiful table! Blue, white and yellow is always perfectly elegant
Love the rich colors and a ginger jar always adds such grace to a table!
Beautiful rustic earthy colors compliment the beautiful yellow daffodils at this spring setting
A beautiful all white table with just a hint of color from the beautiful hydrangeas on the table is such a delicate touch
How scrumptious is this incredible setting!
How about this incredible setting for an Easter table? Love the “grass” placemats!
Even a simple idea can look amazing, pale blue painted cans hold seasonal blooms..clever!
Navy, white and a little candlelight!
Love the shimmer of fine crystal, a little gold, beautiful flowers and really like the statuary they used on the table too
In the mood to eat some great food, throw a fun dinner party, attend a fancy soiree AND start collecting beautiful pieces for your table? Yes, me too! If this post won’t get you excited I don’t know what will! Maybe Peter coming over and offering private lessons? Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me how you like to entertain or give us your favorite tip or two…… Hope you enjoyed this post and good luck! Wishing you an enchanting day!