An amazing presale on the newest chinoiserie tole and a giveaway!

Hello friends and happy Monday to you. Hope you had a great weekend. The weekend weather here was a “10”….. FINALLY. Busy days over here, and really enjoying the tiny taste of spring we are getting. All of my poor empty planters and pots are begging to be spruced up and I cannot wait until that time presents itself. Never thought I could tire of winter, but alas it’s happened. Guess that comes along with turning 50…cold weather is for the birds.

Getting to design my own line of tole has been a dream that I have been lucky enough to get to do several times and counting.. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the process and getting to share these beautiful pieces with you and , putting them in my own home is the icing on the cake! This part of what I do is enormously gratifying beyond words.

With each shipment, I get more and more excited about what is coming in. I might say it every time, but they really do get better. And this shipment is brimming with so many gorgeous exquisite things…my heart skipped a beat when I got the pictures. They are already on their way and should be here around April 28-May 2nd. As I do every container, I offer them up in a presale.

One of the biggest benefits to you as the customer is that now that I directly import many of my items, the prices are unheard of. I  have people often asking me how I can sell them at what I do….these items are many hundreds more than what they are here, so the values are astounding as they are with my porcelains and silver.

Bringing back some sold out pieces (all the bathroom accessories and Provence planters) and introducing a few new gorgeous lamps, trays and much requested….obelisks.

Perfect timing especially for the very popular Provence planters, just in time for spring planting! Here is a look at the beautiful items being HAND PAINTED……

 

As I often do I have a presale/advance purchase where you get the opportunity to make an advance purchase on these items at special pricing (generally about 15-20% less than what they will be when they arrive).  Great buying opportunity and a sure way to guarantee that what you want is not sold out.

Just a few rules before we begin-

  • Email or call in your order 1-800-804-9565 or email orders@enchantedhome.com
  • Please refer to item number only (and size and color if applicable)
  • Subject to availability, limited numbers of each item
  • ALL orders must be paid for within 12 hours, otherwise please do not submit an order
  • Any order over $750 gets a 10% discount
  • This offer will end Wednesday night April 12th (no extensions)
  • This is a presale and these items are discounted 15-20% from what they will be when they arrive
  • Final sale
  • Shipping is extra
  •  International orders contact us for a rate
  • Questions? Call or email us

ITEM 1 The large and medium handpainted bamboo lanterns are back! Offered in four fabulous colorways, these are a  mere fraction of what they sell  for in another very high end NY company. These are really fabulous and highly decorative. Includes ceiling cap and they are electrified, ready to hang.

Medium 24″ x 16″ x 16″  offered in ivory/gold, black/gold and ivory/ blue $335.00

Large 30″ x 18″ x 18″ offered in navy/gold, ivory/gold, black/gold, ivory/blue $395.00

Ivory w/gold-

Black w/gold-

Navy w/gold-

Ivory w/blue-

ITEM 2. How stunning are these obelisks! I want one in every color. These make the most elegant instant vignette and are equally beautiful to stand on their own. Offered in four beautiful colorways. These beauties measures 22″ x 5″ at the widest point (base) $70.00 each or $130 for a pair, an amazing price!!

Specify color ivory/blue, pale blue/gold, black/gold or ivory/gold

2A Blue and white

2B. Black with gold

2C Pale blue with gold

2D Ivory with gold

ITEM 3. Fabulous new hexagon lamps that I just love, offered in three spectacular colorways. This beauty measures 17″ x 10.5″ (base only) and includes harp and finial. $165.00 where can you find a custom handpainted tole lamp for this price!!

3A Black with gold

3B Ivory with blue

3C Ivory with gold

ITEM 4. So excited about this lamp…..another new style of lamp, equally gorgeous. Includes harp and finial. Elegant hand painting on entire base of lamp. Offered in one of three beautiful colorways. These are a fraction of what they are sold for at a NYC company.  Base measures 16,5″ x 8.5″ x 10″ $ 170.00

4A Ivory w/blue

4B Pale blue w/gold

4C Black w/gold

ITEM 5. Lampshades available at a discounted price for lamps above. Generally most people use an 18″ shade for these lamps. Shades are available with the purchase of a lamp.

18″

5A- $60.00

5B $65.00

$58.00

5D $65.00

5E $60.00

ITEM 6. Another round of stunning trays! Measures 24′ x 17.5″ x 2. These are incredible for display but also make an amazing tray to serve with.The delicate scalloped edging piped in gold is so beautiful with the timeless chinoiserie scenery hand painted on face of tray.

I have used mine to serve a round of drinks on and it makes quite a statement. Offered in ivory/blue and black/gold. $110.00

6A Ivory/blue

6B Pale blue/gold

ITEM 7. The amazing bathroom accessories are coming back, they sold out so fast….I am happy to be offering them again!

Wastepaper basket 10.5″ x 9″ x 9″  $75.00

Scalloped tissue holder 6.5″ x 2.25″ x 2.25″ $50.00

Buy both for $120.00

Offered in black/gold, ivory/blue and ivory/gold

7A Tissue holder

7B Wastepaper basket

ITEM 8. Just in time for spring!  Super excited to be welcoming a big batch of Provence planters back. These sold out right away and with good reason. They are not only incredibly beautiful but a mere fraction of what they are sold for in the few exclusives places that carry them. These are the picture of timeless elegance and are amazing indoors and out.

They have four small drainage holes and are treated with a weather resistant paint. Here thy are just after being dried and getting ready for the final stage, the acorn finials-

These are simply exquisite with boxwoods or any kind of topiary…cannot wait to use mine!

All four sizes are coming back-

Small 21″ x 18″ x 18″ (the 21″ H includes the 3″ finial) available in pale blue, ivory and black $335.00

Medium 23″ x 20″ x 20″ (the 23″ H includes the 3″ finial) available in pale blue, ivory and black $355.00

Large 25″ x 22″ x 22″ (the 25″ height includes the 3″ finial) available in pale blue, ivory and black $395.00

Extra Large 27″ x 24″ x 24″ (the 27″ height includes the 3″ finial) available in black and ivory $435.00

BLACK

IVORY

PALE BLUE

Feeling a case of tole fever coming on? You are not alone….I am so excited to soon start planting my Provence planters, switching out a bunch of lamps and adding the obelisks to a few spots.

THE GIVEAWAY-

I am offering a giveaway of this gorgeous tray  to one lucky winner. Winner can select their choice of color.  Just leave a comment here telling us your favorite item and how you would use it. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning so do check back!

So you know the drill, if you see something you simply must have just email or call us-

1-800-804-9565

orders@enchantedhome.com

Thank you for stopping in. Wishing you a wonderful day and a great start to your week! Hope the birds are chirping wherever you might be…..

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Seven on Sunday

Happy Sunday morning! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying a nice weekend. Our weekend weather has been frigid, feels like the coldest air all winter long. Last week I was sure spring was arriving early. I am so over winter but to be fair, our winter has been quite mild so I will not complain plus spring is just a matter of weeks away,woo hoo!

Had a nice weekend, was in the city, had dinner with friends, today is my day of rest, my long awaited “lazy Sunday” where I pretty much get to do as I please….love Sundays, but only after having a little brunch today with a few out of town guests. Funny that I  now love Sundays,  ironic considering I used to consider them my least favorite day. Go figure. Here we go with Seven on Sunday….

 

1 MY CHINOISERIE TOLE IS IN! Oh my, so excited about getting this. It is in and the trucker was on his way to deliver on Friday but hit the motherload of traffic. So….he is coming Monday morning! Might I say they get better each time they come in.  For anyone who placed a website order for any of these items, your orders will be the first to ship, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-804-9565 with any questions or to check status.

I did not do a presale as I normally do since I did not have suitable pictures, so instead going to offer a 2 day arrival sale starting later Monday. Be on the lookout for it, plus a giveaway. Here is a sneak peek into what is arriving tomorrow-

 

2 A MOVIE I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE I must say these days I am not so impressed with what Hollywood is coming out with, and find myself watching older movies that I love over and over along with many foreign films and of course my favorite genre, documentaries.

But this one looks like a winner, called Gifted, it has a real life story with meaning, emotion and connection. I cannot wait to see it when it opens-

3 AN AMAZING BAKERY RIGHT IN NYC! There is a company in Korea who  makes cupcakes like this that I discovered on Instagram and I am just in awe everytime.Then I found this bakery right here n NYC,  which makes the same kinds of cupcakes/cakes. Love the name, Cream Blossoms and I cannot wait to visit on my next trip into the city!

These are sooo beautiful! I may just made a quick side excursion when I go to the city on Wed. How beautiful would these be for a luncheon, bridal or baby shower? Edible works of art indeed. Click here to learn more

 

4 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Always look forward to sharing with you what have I found and loved on Instagram this week. amazingly I am never at a loss of having plenty to post. Often it’s hard to narrow it down. Here are this weeks picks along with my favorite.

My favorite has to be this, this is what I refer to as “house perfection” in pretty much every sense-

5 LEGACY BOX. Has anyone used them? If so please do share your experience!! I am excited about this little adventure. My most prized possessions are my pictures and videos of my kids/family….nothing else comes even close but I really need to do something about the boxes and boxes of stored videos and pictures I have.

I am dying to give this a try, as I have countless videos, VHS tapes, CD’s and a million pictures that I would love to be able put on a few convenient DVD’s. Love the idea that you can load up a box with all of the above and get everything transferred back in a few simple DVD’s….priceless really!!! I think I am going to make the leap and at least start with a few, I could keep them busy for many years to come:) Click here to learn more and use code SUPER for a whopping 50% off!

 

6.EAT ME GUILT FREE. A friend just gave me one of these heavenly brownies that she swears by for her occasional indulgence in something sweet. I could not believe these are anything but a super rich, decadent highly caloric indulgence. Eat Me Guilt Free was created by a nurse and nutritionist  who made a full line for her patients/customers wanting a healthy, high protein treat, these are super high in protein, have no flour and are gluten free.

Our family is watching what we eat and really concentrating on a healthier diet, which has had me rethinking a lot of food choices and we are both feeling better. However I will never stop loving an occasional sweet so to not feel like you are totally depriving yourself of something you love, I think is really important which is why these are a great find. Guilt free:)

Sure enough they are in fact diet friendly and super delicious!! Dieting can be fun after all…well maybe not quite fun but bearable! There is an entire line of amazing treats, including a wonderful little birthday cake. Click here for more information.

Apparently these “:crack cookies” are insanely delicious and next on my list to try

 

7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY OK this week is about quality. I could write a book on my feelings of how words like “customer service” has gone down the drain and how the notion of what makes something high quality is almost obsolete. Those might be separate polls! I find in general the quality of every day things to have really gone down.

We put in a pretty sophisticated smart system in our home, I personally did not want it but it was my husbands thing and I let him do it. To this day, I cannot stand it. It is a constant battle between me and the remote, and remote normally outsmarts me. But I cannot tell you how many small technical issues I have had…frustrating with a capital F!

If there is one brand that I would think is synonymous with the word quality it would be Apple. Well…..even Apple has let me down. Bought a few i macs for my office, one of them literally died after 2 months!!! They replaced the entire logic board, but still it was me having to deal with the hassle. Bought a new wireless keyboard, it will not hold a charge. It is 8 days old! What? This is Apple we are talking about, I always thought of them delivering a perfect, flawless product. What is happening!! Do you think in general quality of items has gone down? Curious if I am just on a malfunction streak or this is widespread?

PS My newest contest was announced a few days ago. Can take up to 75 pictures, already have about 25, the last day to send yours in is March 12th. A few rules-

THE ENCHANTED HOME LOVE CONTEST-

  • You can send in 1-2 pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com (please don’t submit two if they are of the same thing unless styled differently)
  • Please be sure the subject line says “contest” as we get a lot of email and this way it’s not missed
  • Picture(s) must feature an item purchased through Enchanted Home (shop, promo,etc…)
  • Size and clarity and brightness is very important, if we feel a picture is not proper clarity or the right size, we will contact you, pictures subject to approval based on those two things
  • Up to 75 pictures will be accepted, will close submissions once 75 are received
  • You can submit pictures up until March 12th.
  • The contest will begin March 14th
  • The prize(s) are listed at end, cannot wait to see what you send in!
  • If we cannot take your pictures because they lack focus or brightness, we will let you know

Take a look at previous entrants for great ideas, and examples of clarity, focus and brightness-

Thank you for stopping in and making me a part of your Sunday routine! Until next time…..

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Seven on Sunday

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Hello!! Hope your first week of 2017 was a good one.  I was under the weather but after a few days of rest am happy to say I am feeling better. I want to first announce the winner of the beautiful blue and white bowl. Congratulations goes to-

#153 DEBBIE

Please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize and provide your shipping details so your bowl can be on it’s merry way!

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Back to business and back to my Seven on Sunday, which I so missed doing but then the holidays took over:) Things are settling down here, the ornament and porcelain mayhem has died down, and mayhem it was but the most fun type possible:)

Hard to believe the new year is here, just as I was going to vent about not getting a big snow day so far, the weather gods surprised us yesterday and we got about 8-9″!!

We all know that everything looks prettier sprinkled in “nature’s fairy dust’ as I  like to call it even though it curtailed some weekend plans. We enjoyed a lazy and unexpected down day at home and I must say it was quite nice and today will be more of the same especially with the Golden Globes on tonight.  Let’s get started with my Seven on Sunday…..

 

1 TWO REALLY GREAT NEW ETSY SHOPS! Etsy is  a fun world to get lost in…I have not had not much time to visit there but when I do I always find something good! These two shops offer such wonderful, unique things, I had to tell you about them as they are great finds-

These notepads, cards and  amazing monogram decals that can be used for so many things are not only so fabulous but her prices are incredible too, great gift/party favor ideas! Click here to visit Sparkly Pink Polka Dots

And this darling company, Folk Fortune makes the cutest pompom slippers and straw totes, really unique and so pretty! Click here to visit them

2.INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Missed sharing my faves and this week was hard pressed to narrow it down, but alas I did! Still some holiday inspired pictures here, as I am not quite over them (my tree still up would be proof of that) and a mix of other fun pictures-

And my favorite this week is this one because I feel like I died and went to wedding invitation heaven, I would love this for my eldest son (now we just need to locate a suitable bride) lol

3. AMAZING NEW ITEMS COMING IN! I have lots of goodies coming this way and you would think after doing this for almost 3 years I would be jaded but nope, when I love something I LOVE it. There will be several porcelain containers this year, more stunning chionsierie tole, an amazing container   late Feb, and then some really exciting top secret projects are in the works.

If you can believe the ornament collection for 2017 is starting to be designed, most of the top sellers will be coming back but there will be some additions as well and you can bet I will be asking and counting on your opinions, so stay tuned…

These long sold out and much awaited chargers are finally coming back next week! Be on the lookout for a quick promo on them-

The Provence Planters are also coming next week! Most were presold but I do have some extra which I will be offering for a one day promo within the next 10 days or you can email us to find out what we will have available at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

A few of the many porcelain beauties coming in the Feb. container (lots of new planters and new items)

Here is a look at some of the beautiful new chinoiserie tole pieces which will be here in about a month (will hold a presale in a week or two)-

4. A FAVORITE NEW RECIPE As we start the new year trying to eat a bit healthier, I am on the lookout for tasty but healthy recipes,  I tried this and it’s a winner, super tasty.

This zucchini lasagne will most definitely become a regular part of our meal plan, though admittedly with just two of us now I cook less. I made a big casserole of it and froze half for a future easy dinner.

On Sundays I love to stay in and cook something yummy especially during the cold winter months and think this is actually going to be on the  menu today, with a big arugula salad with lemon and olive oil…it’s a great and very flavorful meal . Click here to Skinnytaste for the full recipe.

5. A FASCINATING MAN. We all know the  name, Warren Buffet. By all accounts, not only is he known for his incredible generosity with his many billions but by his iconic vision and business acumen. A fascinating documentary has just come out on his life and I cannot wait to see it! Such an inspiring man…..this is going to be GOOD!!

6. A CHIC NEW COAT My mom got me this darling coat from Tory Burch for Christmas and I just have to say I love it….it is sooooo cozy, soft an warm. I love how it’s not a stiff coat but instead one that is as soft as they come, feels like I am wrapped in a cozy blanket…… I love the color too, goes with everything. Thanks Mom:) Click here to find out more

7. SUNDAY’S SURVEY. One of the things I hope to do more of this year is travel, we used to travel a lot then somehow between our kids getting older, busy schedules and of course my extreme fear (claustrophobia in a big way) we have done less. I hope to change that this year…..when I finally do get on a plane and get to where I am going, I wonder why we don’t do it more often!

Travel just broadens your mind in ways that nothing else can…..how about you? What is your take on travel as we begin the new year?

So that wraps up this Sunday…anything here get your attention? Hope you enjoyed the post, and wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday! I will be hunkering down later today for the always fun preshows for the Golden Globes, love awards season!!  Until next time….

PS One more day for the chinoiserie/tole lighting promo, click here to read all about it


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My enchanting Chinoiserie tole, a special promotion and a giveaway!

**To anyone who placed a presale order for the Provence metal planters, they have arrived to the port and are going through customs! We will have them sometime next week and start sending them right out**

 

Hello friends…..as I have taken the journey about two years ago (can’t believe it) of creating and importing my own products I cannot tell you the joy and fulfillment it has brought me. There were certainly hiccups in the process and plenty moments of holding by breath in anticipation of things coming out as I had envisioned.

Due to the major delay in my new site launching there is a “traffic jam” of new products and there are so many I want to share, that never made it online, hoping this will change within a few weeks:)

I have been lucky in that so far, nearly everything has surpassed my expectations. However, it’s a very time consuming process and it requires  a lot of patience and due diligence. But the old adage, when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work certainly applies here.

When I started the chinoiserie tole line, it was love at first sight. I have taken so  much pleasure from being able to design and curate my own custom collection. I feel like with every shipment, things are getting even prettier and the only caveat is that I literally fall in love with every single piece:)

There will be 3-4 containers of chinoiserie tole in 2017 with everything from mirrors, to planters to bathroom accessories and trays. Lots of gorgeousness heading this way! I got part one of a current shipment in with new lamps and the long awaited bamboo lanterns……so exciting!

With the craziness and huge delays of my new site launching, I never ran a presale as I normally do so am holding this promo for 3 days only on the lighting that just came in. Don’t want to even say it but the new site should be launching within a week to ten days and once its up and stable, I will soon start adding all the new products that have come in (and there are a lot)!

If you  know the prices of these handpainted items, you know they are very expensive and hard to find. My prices I know for a fact are way way lower than anyone…an advantage of directly importing. Lamps typically sell for $800 and up, my prices are a fraction ditto on the bamboo lanterns.

So first a look at what has just come in as part of my EXCLUSIVE ENCHANTED HOME collection that you will not find anywhere but here and is ready to go with special 3 day pricing then a look at the beautiful new pieces coming in within about a month. A few “rules” before we start.

  • Two easy ways to place your order-
  • Email orders to orders@enchantedhome.com OR call in at 1-800-804-9565
  • If emailing your order,  please include item number only and quantity
  • Limited numbers of each item- subject to availability
  • All items shown are in stock and ready to ship
  • Final sale
  • International shipping? Please contact us for a quote
  • All invoices must be paid within 12 hours no exceptions
  • Shipping is extra
  • Questions? Email orders@enchantedhome.com OR call 1-800-804-9565

 

CHINOISERIE LAMPS They are finally here! These exquisite handpainted lamps will add elegance and old world styling anywhere that they are used, so excited about them. Alone or as a pair, you can be sure that these are uniquely beautiful, each hand painted, they come with clear cord and

STYLE 1A Stunning chinoiserie design lamp, beautiful hexagon shape. Pale powdery blue all over chinoiserie design. Base measures 18.5″ x 9.5″
$195.00 PROMO PRICE

STYLE 1B Stunning chinoiserie design lamp, beautiful hexagon shape. Pale soft green all over chinoiserie design. Base measures 18.5″ x 9.5″ $195.00 PROMO PRICE

STYLE 1C Stunning new urn style lamp, beautiful ivory with tones of golds and blues. 18.5″ x 9.5″. Base measures 18.5″ x 9.5″
$180.00 PROMO PRICE

 

STYLE 1D Stunning new urn style lamp, beautiful ivory base  with tones of soft greens and design on entire circumference of lamp Base measures 18.5″ x 9.5″ $180.00 PROMO PRICE

STYLE 1E Stunning new urn style lamp, beautiful ivory base with jewel tones with soft gold leaf piping  in this classical chinoiserie scene handpainted on entire circumference of lamp. Base measures 18.5″ x 9.5″ $165.00 PROMO PRICE

 

ITEM 2 LAMPSHADES The new site will feature lampshades,  today these shades are being offered in continuation with the lamps for one stop shopping. In general a 17-19″ shade is ideal for these lamps.

2A 10″ x 17″ x 12″  $78.00

2B. 10.5″ x 17.5″ x 12.5″  $75.00

 

2C. 12.5″ x 17″ x 13″  $65.00

2D 8″ x 18″ x 13″ $75.00

2E. 10″ x 18′ x 12.5″ $80.00

Played around to show you what they look like with shades on…..

ITEM 3 THE BAMBOO LANTERNS. Totally sold out these beauties are back! Exciting that now they come in two sizes, just added the medium size by request and added the gorgeous navy/gold as a new color. You will never ever see these for these prices, they sell in some high end shops for almost $2000!

MEDIUM 24″x 16″ x 16″  $375 PROMO PRICE

LARGE 30″ x 20″ x 20″   $415.00 PROMO PRICE

 

3A. Black with gold (specify med or large)

 

3B Ivory with gold (specify med or large)

 

3C Ivory with blue (specify med or large)

 

3D NEW! Navy with gold (specify med or large)

And here is a preview of what is coming  next month, I will hold a presale on these beautiful pieces in about a week or two.

 

And how beautiful are these incredible bathroom accessories!!

 

Loving these planters and trays…..

Chinoiserie trays anyone?

Provence planters are coming back…… ordered extra this time and made sure there are 6 just for me:)

These are not mass produced but are handpainted and amazing attention is given to each and every piece…..

 THE GIVEAWAY-

Since this is my very last one of these fabulous medium planters, I am giving it away as as special prize to one lucky winner. I will annoucne a winner next Tuesday. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite item from all my new pieces. That’s it! Only comments left on this post are eligible for the giveaway.

Now can you see why I am so smitten with these  newest pieces? I plan on doing some rearranging in my own home as there are some pieces here that I simply need to have. Really enjoyed the process of putting this together and bringing it to life!

If you see something you simply must have email or call us. Email orders@enchantedhome.com or call 1-800-804-9565.  Thank you for stopping by. Until next time……

PS Last day today to take advantage of the newest porcelain container sale, click here to see the details

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Seven on Sunday

Hello! Happy Sunday! First I have three winners to announce, one is the winner of the cashmere sweater and two lucky winners for the box of ornaments. Congrats goes to

Cashmere sweater winner- #125 LINDA

Two winners for the box of ornaments- #102 MJ MOORE and #82 SHERRIE

Please email me with your shipping addresses so these goodies can be on their merry way!

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Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, we had a great and so relaxing dinner with special friends last night, kind of a “pre birthday” party for me. My birthday is next week! And went to an incredible shower yesterday…I will be sure to share pics on my random musings later this week.

If there is a theme for today, it’s going to be productivity with a capital P!  Today is the day that I plan to make major headway on my holiday decorating, gift wrapping, planter redo’s, yes I have a lot on my plate today but it will be all done at home so I will take my time.

And you……are you done with all your holiday decorating or also in full holiday decor mode? As I do every Sunday, I am sharing seven things on my mind. Here we go….

1 A BEAUTY BOX FROM FRANCE! So we all know the whole box craze has become really popular, beauty boxes, tech boxes, there are even boxes for pets now. Well the newest just might be the best…a box straight out of France. It is the brainchild of my friend Sharon Santoni from My French Country Home. Yes “poor” Sharon has to live in Normandy, France so is a bonafide expert on all things French.  She is to me, a French Martha Stewart, the same one who brought us My French Stylish Girlfriends and whose videos make me want to jump on a plane within the next hour (click here to see a few).

This idea was born out of the concept that nearly all women are obsessed with all things French….and I will certainly attest to that.  So what better treat to yourself than to receive a quarterly box surprise box filled with all things French delivered right to your door. Oui oui!

This will be a subscription service where you can sign up for the year or just try it one time. There will be a wide variety of goodies included which will be garden, beauty, home, kitchen related. Gifts are full sized and all from iconic French brands…so exciting!

I  know many women who would love to give this to themselves for Christmas and I am one of them! Click here to learn more

 

2. HOLIDAY APPETIZERS. So as we are in the holiday season, many will be entertaining on either a big or small scale We will have our family Christmas party in a week  and because of my work schedule I am catering it this year….making it easy on myself. But I do love doing the appetizers as let’s face it, that’s the fun part!

I will be doing my big antipasta spread, my much anticipated baked brie and two others. Both of these below I have made recently and they are sooooo good. The crab balls are so tasty and I like serving them in small cups with a dollop of remoulade sauce. Plus a third one that I have not tried but just may for this party, it looks elegant and so festive.

Crab balls-

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1 lb. Back fin Crabmeat
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Place crabmeat in a mixing bowl, picking any stray shell fragments out. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay Seasoning & parsley to the crab. In a separate bowl, combine egg, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whip with a whisk until smooth. Pour egg mixture over the crabmeat and crackers and gently mix careful not to break up large lumps of crabmeat. Mold into golfball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drizzle w/ melted butter and allow to cool.

And the asparagus straws just look so elegant and are extremely flavorful.

Asparagus Straws

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    • 24 asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed
    • 6 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed if frozen
    • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    • 12 thin slices prosciutto (6 oz) cut in half crosswise
    • 4 oz. parmesan cheese, grated on the medium holes of a box grater.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.  Unfold the pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.  Sprinkle Parmesan on each sheet. Cut into 1 inch “strips”. After washing and trimming the asparagus, I carefully wrap one thin slice of prosciutto around each spear.
  • Then gently twist the one inch strip of puff pastry around each spear (brushing with butter is optional). Put in oven and bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Midway through baking I always sprinkle these with a pinch of Parmesan to give it that extra little zesty bite! These are of course best when you can server them right when they are done….always a hit!

BRIE AND POMEGRANTE CROSTINI

 This simple and elegant appetizer has gorgeous flavors and stunning colors. It’s sure to be a hit at your next get together!

  • 2 tbsp Flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds
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  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 French baguette
  • 8 Wt oz brie cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pama pomegranate liqueur

 

3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST So much beauty and inspiration this week,  it’s over the top! Had fun gathering this incredible round up of my faves this week……

And my favorite this week has to be this, because well….just seeing my ornaments throughout Instagram always brings a smile to my face and this looks so darn pretty!

 

4. HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING I am just getting started but thought I would share. Yes,  this year feeling like a late bloomer but I am starting to rev up my engine and today is designated to be “the” day to get lots done!  My theme this year is gold, blue and green. I love getting creative and it’s a lot easier than you think.

Even walking into your yard and clipping some fresh greenery is a great idea, throw on a few acorns and make sure your hot glue gun is ready. Of course I loved using the ornaments as adornments for those special gifts. Candy canes, small jingle bells, pine cones…it all works beautifully. Here is what I have so far-

 5.CHINOISERIE TOLE! I just got in a BEAUTIFUL shipment of lamps and lanterns on Friday, I will offer them up for an arrival  sale in the next week or so, they are sooo pretty. I am so excited to show you everything! And take a look at these gorgeous bathroom pieces coming in after the holidays…

6. WIN A TRIP TO FRANCE? Yes, this is not a typo!!! This is an unbelievable opportunity for one lucky winner to win a trip to Provence….can you imagine, that is the ultimate!! Another stylish friend, Vicki owns the most beautiful charming home in Provence and is offering a one week stay as a giveaway.  Vicki has the most beautiful taste and this Le Petit Bijou is nothing less than perfectly charmingly beautiful.

Vicki is the force behind the iconic French brand, French Essence, and author of a few favorite books on all things French. This is a really amazing opportunity to step into her world!

This is something you most definitely do not want to miss out on. It is so easy to enter and the lucky winner is going to be announced on Dec. 19th, talk about the ultimate Christmas present!! Here is the link to enter-

http://vickiarcher.com/2016/12/celebrate-win-week-provence/

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7  SUNDAY’S SURVEY This is about basic manners. I grew up with parents who were hyper vigilant about teaching my sister and I manners. I have tried hard to make sure my own kids were brought up the same and if I hear one thing about them often, its that they are very polite. This is really important to me. I am however amazed at how many people are lacking a basic simple code of good manners.

What is it with society today that manners seem to have taken a back seat to everything else? Am I alone? Or have you seen this trend as well? I have observed it so much lately,  it seems like it happens on a daily basis. The way I see people talking to each other, the rage I see with fellow drivers, rarely giving courtesy to someone else, its everywhere and it’s really upsetting.

Just yesterday I was at a market and walking out, see a woman who was trying to back out of her parking space but someone else was purposely blocking her, so she got out to see what was going on and the guy told her “you took too long to leave” so now I am going to make YOU wait”. Can you  imagine? He was so incensed and outraged, it was actually scary. He then called her an expletive and angrily got in his car and sped away.

I realize I am powerless but the only thing I can do is to try and lead by example. Always saying please and thank you and showing courtesy and respect, a little kindness goes a long way. What do you have to say about this?

 

There you have what’s on my mind this Sunday. Anything there get your attention? I so appreciate you making  me a part of your Sunday, I love when I hear from my readers how reading my Sunday post has become a bit of  a special routine they look forward to every Sunday morning.

Trust me, I love putting these posts together just as much as you  might enjoy reading them and when things are uber busy as they are now, this is really my little refuge aka my happy place.

OK off to get busy decorating, enjoy your day and hope you have a wonderful end to your weekend. Until next time…..

PS So many email about the ornaments, it did not go quite as planned in that the new site did not launch when it was supposed to and I decided to put it aside until after Christmas so the blue/white ornaments have been added to my current site  (click here) a few days ago and the colored ornaments can be seen at this post (click here). You can email your order in to orders@enchantedhome.com. Guaranteed Christmas delivery for all orders placed by Dec. 18th.


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Seven on Sunday

Hello and a very happy Sunday to you! First I want to announce the winner of the pagodas, congratulations goes to-

#50 MB ALBRITON

Please contact me at thenchantedhome@gmail with your shipping info so these beauties can be on their way

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Hope you are having a great weekend, here the weather is splendid….perfect fall weather. I am loving this weather and trying to carve out a day or two to head up north to take in the fall foliage, one of my most favorite things to do.

Setting up an office at the warehouse these last few days, its been quite a transformation, still in the works but getting there! Got in the Provence planters and they will all be shipped out tomorrow, they are gorgeous!! Got lots of emails to see if there were any left, have a handful (details at end of this post).

Lastly getting lots of emails about ornaments, I will be having a final presale on them tomorrow (for 2 days). Be sure to check back. For anyone who ordered the first batch, they are coming in on Wed. or Thurs…cannot wait to get them! We will start getting orders out right away upon receipt. OK onto my seven things for this week……

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1 A FUN GIRLS WEEKEND IDEA! I love Elin Hildebrandt’s books and have read many of her best sellers. They always take you away to beautiful places (namely Nantucket) which  is where she resides full time.

She sponsors a 2-3 day getaway which she calls her “Bucket list weekend” and there are all kinds of fun activities planned from readings to touring the very spots she includes in all of her books to a cocktail party and book reading.

I can think of few things as much fun as going to beautiful Nantucket in a blanket of snow with a bunch of friends:) My friend, Katie of Preppy Empty Nester went and posted about one such weekend, click here to read about it.

Click here for all the information.

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2. EXCITING NEW THINGS COMING THIS WAY SOON! I love sharing with you what is cooking over here and there are some amazingly gorgeous new products heading this way as we speak! These chinoiserie tole beauties should be here in about 4 weeks.

I will hold a presale on these items within the week or so please do check back-

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How stunning are these lanterns!! Now coming in their original 36″ but also a new smaller size 24″

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Madly in love with each and every one of these lamps!!! (taken before they were electrified)

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Yes the beautiful Provence planters arrived and are even prettier in person, they are beautiful for indoor/outdoor use. Many have inquired to see if there are any left,  I did order some extra and they are going to be up for grabs tomorrow. However feel free to email me today if you are interested in ordering any by contacting me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

Here is what is available as of Sunday morning and prices-

2 Large Ivory
2 Med Ivory
5 Med pale blue
5 Small Ivory
6 Small pale blue
4 Med black
1 Small black
Small: 21.25″H x 18″D  $250.00
Medium: 23.25″H x 20″D  $285.00
Large: 25.25″H x 22″D $315.00
Contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to place an order

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3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Always love being able to share with you all that is inspiring me this week on Instagram and suffice to say there is never a shortage! So many beautiful things to be inspired by with a heavy accent on beautiful home design-

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4. MY BEAUTIFUL RONALD MCDONALD GALA TABLE. There is no greater cause than helping the  fight of  kids with cancer via the one and only Ronald McDonald House. I am always happy to help this incredible organization any way that I can.

Here is the table which I designed the centerpieces for, for the recent gala. I wanted a tall dramatic vase and being low in stock on those,  used my umbrella stand  instead it was perfect…..see thinking outside the box pays off:)

As there were not fresh cherry blossoms at the time, I  used faux  cherry blossoms from my shop  and added fresh hydrangeas and must say I love how it turned out!

A special thank you to Alan Barry Photography  for these beautiful pictures.

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5. A FEW GREAT FALL MUST HAVE’S.  With the cooler weather, I am having fun bringing out my fall and colder weather clothing items.

I have a few Barbour pieces, and just snagged this chic looking little waxed waterproof jacket, perfect for this interim weather. Wore it yesterday and it looks great with everything I wear, plus it’s navy so big points for that! Not to mention it’s also on sale. Click here to view

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Also found these and had to share, I have had a pair of S.Weitzman very similar for years, they needed replacing. Found these for $149, big plus is that they are waterproof .Putting good looks and great price aside, the very best part is that they are super comfortable. Click here to see

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6. LIGHTNING UP ON POLITICS. No matter whose side your on and let’s face it never has there been a more contentious race for the White House,  this video if you haven’t seen it already, will surely lighten the mood. So clever, now if only they could really get along this well:) I cannot stop laughing!

7. SUNDAY’S SEVEN. As we are down to the lat 3 months of 2016, how would you sum up your current state of mind with regard to 2016 and looking ahead to 2017?

For me personally I look at 2016 as an exciting year and a year of adjustments (adjusting to being a young empty nester, which is a work in progress). I look ahead to 2017 as a year of many exciting things to come, lots on my bucket list with a few lofty goals thrown in:)


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Thank you for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Hope you enjoyed this post and always love hearing from you. Until next time……

Last day today to take advantage of the new presale on porcelains (extended it one day as the blog was down for part of the day Sat) , some beautiful piece’s are up for grabs. Ends tonight, click here to view

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The chinoiserie tole container has arrived and a celebration giveaway!

Hi friends, before I begin this very exciting post, I want to announce the winner of the Tory Burch tote giveaway, congratulations goes to-

#19 Eileen

Please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail. to provide your shipping info so your tote can be on it’s way!

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Well friends,  the very long awaited chinoiserie tole container arrived!! It was like Christmas and an epic birthday all combined! Even more beautiful in person, so much to love… my mind immediately raced with how I could use one of everything:)

PLEASE NOTE- all presale orders are starting to ship today (it will take 2 days to get all orders out the door).  Anyone who was waiting on tray table base, those too arrived and will start shipping out today.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the beauties I took while at the warehouse…even more spectacular in person

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As I do with every containers arrival I offer up the contents for a one day arrival sale. This is a great chance to get things at an even lower cost than what they will be online, in case you missed out last time. Just a few rules before we begin-

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Limited numbers of each item so subject to availability
  • Everything in stock and ready to ship this week
  • This presale will end Wed. at 12pm sharp (no extensions)
  • You will get a prompt email acknowledging your order request and if we can fulfill it an invoice will follow
  • Please use item number (and color or size where applicable)
  • PLEASE do not submit an order if you are unable to pay invoice within 12 hours
  • Final sale and shipping is extra
  • Most items can ship internationally (except mirrors)
  • Questions? Email theenchantedhome@gmail.com

 

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ITEM 1.  Fabulous statement tray…such a beauty whether for display or to use for entertaining…can you see serving a round of champagne or cocktails on these beauties! Available in pale blue w/gold or moss green w/gold, both so eye catching, love the scalloped shape and gold leaf detailing.Measures 24″ x 17.5″ Either color $115.00

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ITEM 2. How beautiful are these floral chinoiserie mirrors? Love the colors equally and in fact two blue ones are going into my bedroom…blk w/gold or pale blue w/gold…stunning! (mirror had not been added yet at time of photography) Measures 52″ x 30″ $315.00 incredible price!

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ITEM 3. This magnificent wall sconce is such a beauty….available in blk w/gold or ivory/ blue, measures 24″T x 14″W x 9″D These are electrified.  $160.00 each

To give you an idea look how stunning they are in my customers home-

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ITEM 4. Bathroom accessories- Beautiful scalloped wastepaper basket with golf leaf detaining and matching tissue box, love the scalloped detailing. Wastepaper basket $65 and tissue holder $42

Available in blk w/gold, ivory/gold or ivory/blue

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ITEM 5. .Beautiful square planter, just screaming for a boxwood ball or flowers! Beautiful pale celadon w/gold and elegant little feet.

Large 8″ x 12″ x 12″  $85.00

Med 7.5″ x 10″ x 10″ $75.00

Small 6″ x 9″ x 9″ $55.00

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5B. Ivory w/blue (only med and large available)

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5C. Pale green w/gold

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5D Rich elegant moss green-

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6. Elegant long planter just perfect for orchids!  These come in three sizes and in three colorways, only black/gold was photographed, the other colors ivory/blue and

Small- 6 x 15 $75.00 (blk w/gold or ivory/blue

Med- 7 x 17 $85.00 (blk w/gold or pale blue w/gold)

Large- 8 x 18.5 $95.00 (blk w/gold or ivory w/blue)

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ITEM 7. Stunning scalloped planter, what a beauty! Perfect for orchids, hydrangea, boxwood and how about mini Christmas trees during the holidays! Available in ivory/blue or black w/gold

Small 7 x 10 $80.00

Med 8 x 12 $90.00

Large 9 x 14.5 $95.00

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ITEM 8. King planters are back by popular demand, these are simply beyond gorgeous. So stately and perfect for boxwoods, orchids mini trees ,any kind of topiary..here are mine at Thanksgiving.

Measures 13″ x 10″ x 10″ $175 each in ivory w/gold, black w/gold or pale blue w/gold

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ITEM 9. Amazing mirrors, there are some in high end shops just like this that retail for nearly $2000, these today are $325!!! Going to replace two mirrors in my living room with two of these:)  Mirror had not been added yet at time of photography. Measures 50″ x 23″

Available in pale green/blue w/gold, moss green w/gold and black w/gold

Mirrors $ 325.00

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ITEM 10. These fabulous lamps are coming back…very popular and truly spectacular! Gorgeous scalped hexagon shape, available in black w/gold or ivory w/blue.  This is for base and harp (does not include shade) but I do have shades for these lamps, they are $42.00. Measures 18″ x 9″ x 9″ $215.00 per lamp

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Beige (with the slightest, most faint hint of pale green) w/gold a gorgeous combination!

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Are you as in love with these as I am? These just make me happy….they make my heart race in the best way possible. Here are the details on the giveaway-

THE GIVEAWAY-

One lucky winner will this wonderful planter. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your absolute favorite item here and how you might use it…easy peasy! I will announce a winner on Sunday. (you must leave a comment on this post not email me).

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Thank you for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day. Submit all orders to thenchantedhome@gmail.com. Until next time….

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Seven on Sunday

Happy Easter and happy Sunday to you!  Beautiful day here,  spring has officially arrived even though its a bit cool, I am not complaining.  I am just about ready to start planning and plodding for my planters and garden:)

This Easter is a little different,  I am not hosting family, as this year we are all over the place,  so  we are meeting our 2 older sons in the city for an afternoon together and an early dinner at a favorite restaurant. It will above all be quite relaxing for me to take a break from hosting duties though I look forward to doing it next year:)

Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and enjoyable, today is a family day….and those are always my favorite! Here we go with my Seven on Sunday……

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1 THIS IS HOW YOU DO “ONE”!  Be prepared for cuteness overload! This adorable littler cherub who I discovered on good ol Instagram stole my heart. Reminds me so much of my “baby” who now towers over me, but he was a blonde, pudgy, cherubic happy baby just like this little princess who just celebrated her first birthday. How cute….too cute to not share:) You too can follow this darling account at Tiffanyraina by clicking here

 

 

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2. ENCHANTED HOME NEWS. So many good things happening…..waiting for my porcelain and silver containers to arrive, then by end of April will get in the most exquisite chinsoierie tole pieces that I have gotten to date, SO excited about this batch!  Getting in lots of planters, bathroom accessories (wastepaper basket and tissue holders), gorgeous trays, sconces and lamps. There are not enough rooms for how/where I would want to use all these beauties:) Click here to visit my shop and see my current items…..

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Also many had asked about this gorgeous pillows months ago when I featured them in my own home, happy to say they are finally back in stock! Will be added on to the shop site as soon as my IT guy is back in town but they are 18 x 18 and are $175.00 with down inserts and beautiful tassel trim details. Contact me directly if you want to purchase at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

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3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST This week my favorites are decidedly heavy on spring, lots of flowers, blue and white, with beautiful food and a cherubic baby thrown in for good measure. Ahhh, the inspiration just keeps on coming…..

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4. A RECIPE WORTH SHARING. I like to periodically share recipes that are proven and worthy of talking about. This one is quite easy and oh so delicious. You can serve it with a side of vegetables or zucchini spaghetti and keep it light or of course go a bit more decadent and offer up a side of pasta or potato. Either way this is really really good! Click here to visit Menu Musings for the recipe and a very detailed “how to”

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5. LUNCH TABLE FOR TWO. Had one of my closest friends come over last week and got to enjoy my flower’s last day in bloom:) It was nice to take a break from a hectic week for what I call a “Downton Abby” moment:)  Set up this pretty little table for two. In the spring, I  love the combination of fresh springy green with blue and white…it’s so crisp and clean plus we know flowers make everything prettier:)

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6. CUTE SHOE ALERT. I bought a pair which  I shared with you a few week so of Dune London sandals which I love and are actually really comfortable, best part they are so affordable. So upon further looking couldn’t resist a few more pair to add to my spring/summer wardrobe. Got the first pair in and they fit like a glove and actually are really light and comfortable, looks great too!

These wedges are adorable, its hard to find a good looking pair of white shoes and love the blush too, adore  the cutout detailing…..plus so affordable click here

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These are so pretty, love the heel, not too tall but just enough, could see these dressed up or down,can’t wait to get them.  click here

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OK this is not a shoe but how chic is this navy and white striped gown/dress…so perfect for a summer wedding or soiree. We were invited to a wedding at a yacht club about 5 years ago and this would have been so perfect……click here

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And this one is so elegant…..love it and the price was fair, thought it would have been much more……oh if only one of my boys would allow me to host them a blue and white wedding:) Click here

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7.EASTER INSPIRATION.  It is only fitting that I close this post with a bevy of beautiful inspiring Easter table and flower inspiration…….surely makes me wish I was hosting this year!

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And Williams Sonoma knows how to celebrate Easter in style, just look at all of these wonderful ideas….

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I can see these dishes on a table filled with pink cherry blossoms…….gorgeous!

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And you cannot find cuter muffin pans or cookie cutters…..kind of makes me wish my kids were little again, they would have LOVED this (well maybe they still will)?

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And I bet they will all be on sale later or tomorrow once Easter is over so it will be a great time to stock up for next year!

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So there you have what’s new in my little world, how about you? Hope you have a wonderful and joyous Easter for those who celebrate. Thank you as always for stopping in, love to hear from you and feel so lucky this Easter Sunday for so many things, not the least of which is your friendship and support! Until next time…..

Also today is the last day for the amazing presale on the incoming silver container (ends tonight), also holding a giveaway so be sure to add your name to the hat! Winner to be announced on Monday. Click here

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Seven on Sunday

Well hello and happy Sunday! The sun is shining bright and the temps are supposed to be warming up considerably this week, finally! Though overall it really was not a bad winter, and in truth I cannot complain. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, ours has been relaxing and easy, just the way I like it.

I spent a good deal of time and muscle finishing up the big cleanup at the warehouse and have all kinds of odds and ends to unload the next go around.? Managed to fit in some retail therapy with good friends and a nice dinner.? Here we go with my Seven on Sunday…..

 

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1 THE PERFECT BEACH WEDDING. I have always said if I have my way, I would love one of my sons to have a beach wedding, one of them to have a Napa wedding and the other to be married in Tuscany (no I am not a micro manager).

I love everything about this wedding from the bride’s comfortable and quite sensible shoe choice to the causal but so chic vibe including the palm tree laden table (love it).? Frrom start to finish this wedding is a dream-

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2.INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Always have so much to share when it comes to Instagram, in fact it’s often a challenge to winnow down the “finalists” to include in my weekly roundup. But alas I did and here they are, a healthy dose of beautiful fashion, tasty foods and dreamy flowers with a pinch of adorable cherubs!

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3. SMALL BLUE AND WHITE LUNCHEON Had a friend in from out of town and set up this cozy intimate table for 4, with a blue and white theme of course! This friend loves blue and white nearly as much as I do so she was quite smitten with my setup and wanted to take my chinoiserie pillows home!

I love cozy little tables set? up like this in unexpected places around the house, in this case this table was a foyer table that did double duty, it is located in the back hall between my living room and dining room, an area that sees little use so it was nice to get to use it and dine with a different view:)

 

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4 A NEW GORGEOUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN VERMONT! I love Vermont, we used to go a lot when my kids were young and lived for those ski weekends, we spent many many weekends driving to Vermont (GREAT memories I might add). ? I loved going in the fall as well and we still laugh about how I dragged my kids to many of the cheese factories and of course made our pilgrimage to the Ben and Jerry Ice cream factory.

I haven’t been there in a while but this new and super chic hotel is surely calling me back. I am feeling a late spring weekend getaway. Say hello The Taconic in Manchester.

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5. KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS….Leave it up to Jimmy Kimmel as he interviews kids from both coasts to see what they think of each other, too funny! I get such a kick out of his “interviews” particularly those that involve kids, always so innocent, honest and “keeping it real”.

 

 

6. ENCHANTED HOME SHOP HAPPENINGS.? So many exciting things going on behind the scenes! I will be holding a huge presale within the week, as I prepare for? my incoming porcelain container (late March/early April) and there will be many exciting goodies all at very special prices so giving you a heads up now:) This might be my favorite container yet.

Here is a look at some of what will be offered and a sneak peak at some of the chinoiserie tole pieces and silver (both by far the best lot yet)? being finished up as we speak (due here in early April)

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And some of the beautiful chinoiseie tole being made as we speak….

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And here is the silver about to be on it’s merry way…..

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Am I excited? Um…yes that would be an understatement:)

7. AN INTERESTING DOCUMENTARY. I like a wide host of subjects for movies and really love documentaries, on everything from wine collecting to Michelin starred restaurants, there is so much to learn about via documentaries.

Having been a number of times to the ballet at Lincoln Center, it is a sight to behold, the elegance and beauty hard to match. So this “behind the scenes” documentary I found particularly fascinating, it is a bird’s eyes view into the incredible discipline of this beautiful sport.

 

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So that is what has gotten my attention this week, anything? here interest you? How about you, anything to share? Wishing you a wonderful and mostly relaxing Sunday…until next time!

Last day to take advantage of the blossoms and peony promotion going on until this evening, click here.

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The long awaited Chinoiserie tole is here and a foo dog winner!

Hi there before I begin this very exciting post which I am posting later than usual as a courtesy to my West Coast readers, I want to announce the winner of the darling mini foo dogs! Congrats goes to…..

#55? Michele B says- What a beautiful treasure trove! The navy foo dogs would look great in my living room

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail and provide your color choice and shipping address

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Moving along…..the long awaited chinoiserie tole container that many of you have waited on has finally arrived…and I am so excited! And I must say that it has surpassed my expectations….and that is saying something:) I truly want every single item but am showing some restraint:)

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As I do with every incoming container, I offer up the goods for a 2 day sale, until they go up online on the shop. It is a great chance to take advantage of rock bottom prices….you will not find prices like this anywhere, I can promise you that. Even when they are online they will still be well below retail but about 15% more than what you see today.

From lanterns and mirrors to hand carved wood sconces and lamps…something for everyone! Just a few “rules” before we begin….

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Please refer to item numbers only
  • All lighting is 220v and all lighting is wired for electrical use
  • Shipping is extra
  • This offer will end Sunday night, 1/10
  • Offer open only to residents of the U.S.
  • If we can fulfill your order you will receive a prompt invoice
  • All payments due within 12 hours otherwise order will cancel
  • Kindly do not submit an order unless you have every intention of paying for it within 12 hours (on occasion? people place orders and then disappear, that is not fair to anyone so kindly be sure you want to place an order before you do)
  • Final sale
  • Questions? Please email theenchantedhome@gmail.com

These have not been professionally photographed yet (which they will be for the shop site) These are “bare bones” and were taken at the warehouse right after we unloaded container!

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ITEM 1. The fabulous chinoiserie mirrors…handpainted and incredibly beautiful! Offered in one of four colorways- blk w/ gold, ivory w/blue, pewter w/gold and golden yellow. Measures? 57″x? 27″ x 3″ ? $425.00 (on another site for $1500)!

1A Black w/gold

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1B Cream and pewter/gold

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1C Golden yellow w/gold

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1D Ivory w/gold

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ITEM 2. Fabulous chinoiserie pagoda sconce…showstoppingly beautiful! Measures 16.5″ x 9.5″ x 4.5″ ? Offered in black w/gold or ivory w/gold. $145.00

 

2A Black w/gold

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2B Ivory w/gold

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ITEM 3. Incredible hex fluted lamp, this is one amazingly beautiful lamp! Handpainted chinoiserie scene on all sides….offered in ivory/blue and black w/ gold. Measures 18″ x 9″ x 9″. Promo price $175.00

3A Ivory w/blue

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3B Black w/gold

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ITEM 4. Amazing large bamboo lantern, this is so incredibly pretty with their faux bamboo paint and little bell accents! These retail for over $1650 and today they are $410 promo price!!! Offered in black w/gold, ivory w/blue, ivory w/gold. Measures a large 30″ x 20″ x 20″

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4A Ivory w.gold

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4B Black w/gold

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4C Ivory w/gold

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ITEM 5.? Elegant urn shaped lamp, such a regal beauty. Offered in ivory w.gold or ivory w/blue. This is solid wood and really amazing quality,meausures 16.5″ x 7″ x 7″.? promo price is $160.00 !

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5A Ivory w/blue

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5B. Ivory w/gold

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ITEM 6.? Amazing pagoda lantern, this one is stupendous! I love it in both colors. Offered in ivory/blue and black/gold. Gorgeous pagoda scenery is hand painted on all sides with beautiful bell detailing….incredible! Measures 26.5″ x 16″ x 16″?? $410.00

6A Black w/gold

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6B Ivory w/blue

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ITEM 7.? You really don’t see hand-carved solid wood brackets around? much anymore…and when you do they are very very expensive. I bought a pair last year and paid over $400 each bracket. These beauties are solid wood, heavy and hand carved! Offered in a creamy antiqued glaze or gold gilding. Truly fabulous!

Offered in two sizes, med and large

Specify size and color choice when ordering this item

ITEM 8A. Cream glazed

Medium 13″ x 14″ $155.00

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ITEM 8B. Cream glazed

Medium 13″ x 14″ $155.00

Large 16″ x 20″ $170.00

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ITEM 8C.?? Gold Medium 9″ x 14″ $150.00

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ITEM 8D. Gold? Available in medium

Med? 13″ x 14″ $160.00

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ITEM 8E.? Gold Large

Measures 18″ x 12″ x 7″ $170.00

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See something that has your heart all a flutter? Then email your order to theenchantedhome@gmail.com. All of these beauties will be online on my shop site by mid week next week.? Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful end to your week and fabulous start to your weekend:)

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