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

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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.

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5A- $60.00

5B $65.00

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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

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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

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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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Calling all shoppers…..Major warehouse blowout sale!

***AS OF SAT. MORNING THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT WHAT IS SOLD AND WHAT IS AVAILABLE***

Hello and happy Friday! I want to first announce  the winner of the blue and white ornaments. Congratulations goes to-

#170 GAIL VULTEE

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize and provide your shipping details.

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Been a somewhat stressful week the site as you can tell has not gone live. Lots of behind the scenes hiccups and I, at this point, am just trying to be patient and understand it will happen when it happens, sorry for the false alarm! All I will say now is that it will be live in 2016:)

This sale was supposed to happen next week but taking advantage of  the extra free day (bonus is it is likely that your order will arrive before Thanksgiving)! We are preparing for a number of shipments and reorganizing the now pretty office space….we are clearing out spaces and cleaning off shelves to make room for all the new items soon to be arriving. This is better than hitting a mega sale at your favorite local shop because you get to shop from the comfort of your own home (or office)!

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We are down to a few pieces of many different items so they are up for grabs today and all at prices you simply cannot beat. These sales normally have a big response so act fast:)

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A great time to take advantage either for yourself or maybe a few holiday gifts!! This is part 1 (contains the bulk of the items) a smaller part 2 will follow next week.  Just a few rules before we begin-

  • Email or now you can call in your order (NEW)! Email orders to- NEW EMAIL–  orders@enchantedhome.com or call between 9:30-5:00 –  1-800-804-9565 (if you call before 9:30 you can leave a message or email us)
  • Please refer ONLY to item numbers (color if applies)
  • Very limited numbers of each item, subject to availability
  • This promotion will end on Sunday evening, Nov. 20th
  • We will send you an invoice if you email us and expect all invoices to be paid within 12 hours
  • Everything in stock and ready to go
  • First come first serve, we will not hold orders
  • Final sale
  • Shipping in the U.S. only
  • Shipping is extra
  • Questions? Email theenchantedhome@gmail.com

 

Now let’s get on with the sale………

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1 Just in time for the holidays….down to the last five or six of each these elegant water pitchers. Will grace any table they are used on, 12″ x 6″ either style $70.

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2. Super elegant centerpiece bowl, with beautiful lion heads handle detailing. Measures 12.5″ x 9″ $80!! TWO LEFT

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3. Just love this fabulous ornate tray/dish. To use with nothing in it as a decorative object or the most beautiful bread basket ever:) Looks like a family heirloom, great gift!  Measures approx. 13.5″ x 7″ $60.00 ONE LEFT

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4. Amazing chinoiserie hand painted pillows, these are truly works of art. All hand painted on silk with luxurious down inserts. Very special! These retails for over $450 in many upscale home furnishing stores,

4A. These incredible pillows are a green/gold silk with beautiful bird motif. They have a mossy green backing with a fluffy down insert. These are sold individually and measure 20′ x 12″  $220.00 each (two available)

ALL PILLOWS ARE SOLD

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4B. A work of art on a pillow, exquisite DeGournay chinoiserie scene on a pale ivory silk pillow with a blush pink piping, gorgeous soft colors…a true work of art. 22 x 22 $315, almost half price of what this sells for!

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4C. Another beauty 20 x 20 beautiful chinoiserie scene with beautiful flowers and butterfly done on a soft cream silk with down insert  20 x 20 $235.00unnamdfsed

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4D. Amazing pale silvery gray silk chinoiserie scene with butterfly, beautiful pleated ruffle trim 20 x 20 $210.00

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ITEM 5. A stunning oversized fishbowl featuring tropical flowers and birds, beautifully painted inside and out. Perfect for orchids or any flowering plant. Measures 16″ wide by about 8″ tall $155.00 almost half of what it sells for! SOLD

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ITEM 6. Incredible classic Chinese dragon ginger jar, beautiful quality dragon ginger jar, features a scene all the way around the jar, with two different colored dragons. Exquisite and timeless. $180 (almost $100 off original price)! TWO LEFT

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ITEM 7. Fabulous jewel toned jar with slightly raised painted decoration, 15″ tall $70.00

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ITEM  8. Last few of the exquisite black/gold chinoiserie lanterns, a stunning piece! Includes three candlesticks that are electrified is accented with beautiful hand painted scenery and small bells as an accent. Measures 26.5″ x 16″ x 16″ $320 (over $100 off) These sell for over $1000 TWO LEFT

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 Tole, lots of great buys on so many beautiful pieces. All handpainted, and so classically beautiful. Rock bottom prices-

ITEM 9. Last two of these fabulous blue and white sconces, they are so beautiful, they sell for four times the regular selling price and today are rock bottom. Magnificent Pagoda wall sconces, this beauty is spectacular and is triple in other high end stores. In ivory with blue accents, measures 24″T x 14″W x 9″D These are electrified. $150.00 each ALL SOLD

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ITEM 10. Incredible gilded solid wood brackets/sconces. These are hand carved and truly exquisite, beautiful detailing and finished in a rich gilded soft gold. such a decorative and classic piece, just waiting for a beautiful jar or vase! Measures 13″ x 14″ $90.00 (2 left) ALL SOLD

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ITEM 11. Darling pair of mini foo dogs in turquoise/aqua. Measures 4″ x 6″ $45.00 for the pair great gift and wonderful as bookends! ONE PAIR LEFT

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ITEM 12.Fabulous blue/white hand painted chinoiserie lamp. Found two, heavy solid wood and very elegant lamp. Fabulous solid wood lamp, this is a beauty! Measures 16.5″ x 7″ x 7″ (just base). Does not include shade. $160.00 ALL SOLD

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ITEM 13. Stunning mid sized fishbowl, beautifully hand painted on all sides, interesting octagonal shape, only one! One of my recent favorite pieces. Perfect for any tree, plant or large flowering plant. $160.00  SOLD

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ITEM 14. Chinoiserie tea caddys, last few of each design.  In addition to these being beautiful decorative objects as is, many have also turned these easily into lamps….they are beautiful. Either style $65.00!!

14a. Hexagon classic ivory chinoiserie scene on all sides of this fabulous caddy

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14b. Round tea caddy style jar in pale blue with soft colored all chinoiserie scene

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ITEM 15. Extra large handpainted ivory solid wood brackets/ sconces. These regal beauties measure 16″ x 20″ $115 each SOLD

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ITEM 16. A few ginger jars without tops, they are perfect to use for floral arrangements as I often put my weekly fresh flower purchases in these, they look great with flowers.

16A This one includes a top but it has a slight crack 8″ x 8″  $55.00

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16B. This one does not have a top  same as above $40.00 SOLD

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16C. This large vase is a stunner, no top measures 12″ x 12.5″  $60.00 SOLD

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ITEM 17. Last pheasant vase, beautiful piece, 17.5″ tall $85.00 SOLD

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ITEM 18. Last one of each of these wonderful colored handpainted jars, beautiful quality. Measures 7.5″ x 8′ Either one $70.00

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18B. SOLD

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ITEM 19. Amazing pair of large chunky metal rattan design hurricanes, really exceptionally pretty. I have these in my own home. Large 13,5″ x 7″ $85.00 med 8.5″ x 6″ $65.00

or $135.00 for both   SOLD

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ITEM 20. Incredible high quality large multi colored classic garden seat, hexagon shaped. This is exceptional, measures 19″ x 14.5″ $205.00 retails for almost double

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ITEM 21. Wonderful pair of turquoise porcelain pagodas, these are so easy to use with any vignette or even as bookends, measure 6.5″ x 3″, pair is  is $48.00

ONE PAIR LEFT

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ITEM 22. Last two of this beautiful emperor ginger jar, classic scenery and beautiful handpainting on these wonderful jars, 17.5″ x 11.5″ $165.00, almost $100 off! SOLD

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ITEM 23. Last square ginger jar, these are so beautiful and highly decorative. Lid is wrapped,  measures 12.5″ tall $80.00 (painted on both sides) SOLD

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ITEM 24. Last couple of these pretty handpainted lamps, in a pale blue/periwinkle or pale pink/dusty rose and gold. Really fabulous for a guest or girls room! The base alone (not including electrical socket measures 15″ x 7″)  $75.00 either color, an unbelievable price!!

19A. Pale blue w/gold

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19B. Pale pink w/gold

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ITEM 25. Last pair of white foo dogs, antiqued and stunning. 11.5″ x 8″ $95.00 for pair SOLD

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ITEM 26. EXCEPTIONAL deals on these last few oversized giant porcelain fishbowls. These you might know retail for over $1500 in most places. Today they are almost a quarter of that!!! These must be shipped freight so contact us for a shipping quote. These dont’ get prettier, handpainted on the entire circumference of the fishbowl…amazing indoors or out. Perfect for large palm tree, boxwoodS, fruit trees,etc……

26A This regal beauty is 24 x 22 and comes with a lid you can use with or without,  $325.00!!!! 1 LEFT

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26B. This wonderful design is a classic, 20″ x 20″ $300.00 2 LEFT

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ITEM 27. Beautiful vanity boxes, besides needing a polish (the shorter one) these are so beautiful. Last one of each and one cake spade. All three pieces would be $60.00.

22A. Either vanity box $30.00!  Silver cake spade is $10.00

The silver topped one measures 4.5″ x 5.5″ and the taller one is 8″ x 4′”

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ITEM 28. A stunning bracket, painted in antique white, the hand carving is unbelievable and this beauty is solid wood. 13″ x 14″ $85.00 each, unheard of!

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ITEM 29. Incredible handpainted classic scenery scalloped plates/ platters. These don’t get prettier and you will never find these for $85.00 each. Large and even more spectacular in person. 17.5″ round with elegant scalloped shaped border.  Solid wood plate stand is $10.00

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ITEM 30. Fabulous navy and white cherry blossom garden seat 18.5″ x 14″ An unbelievable price of $135!!  1 LEFT

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31A. Fabulous etched scalloped handled wine coolers/planter in large. Beautiful with handles on either side, beautiful rimmed detailing and etch work. This doubles as a large planter or wastepaper basket. Both can be used as wine coolers or planter. Large only 10″ x 13″ $70.00 2 LEFT

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32B. This wonderful small/med tray is a beauty great for candies, berries, vegetables, etc…measures 10,5″ x 5″ $45.00  1 LEFT

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ITEM 33C. This incredible square tray is as beautiful for serving as it would be display..just love the pierced detailing! Measures 14″x  14″ and is really showstopping! I love it for a bar to use for bottles, for serving, the pierced detailing is just exquisite. $90.00

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ITEM 34D. Gorgeous large scalloped pierced tray with handles and elegant feet,  could so see this as an elegant bar tray or on a ladies vanity top! Measures 20″ x 10″ $135.00

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Funny because I see these things every single day yet even this post has me excited and dreaming up all kinds of new ways to use some of these. Great deals if you know your prices, email all orders to orders@enchantehdome.com or you can call between 9:30-5 to 1-800-804-9565. Thank you as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and end to your week! Until next time……

PS Two more days to throw your name in the hat for the Horchow holiday giveaway, click here

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Seven on Sunday

Hello and a very happy Mothers Day to everyone! First off I want to announce the winner of the chinoiserie planter giveaway! Congratulations goes to-

#119 LINDA CASHMAN

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to provide your planter choice and shipping details

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Today is a day that all of us mothers get to put our feet up (hopefully) and get treated like the priceless gems that we all are. NO job is as grueling nor as rewarding as that of being a mother, and it’s a 24/7 hour gig as we all know:) So it’s nice to have a day that is all about us…enjoy it, I know I plan to!

We hope,  after a week of non stop rain, gray skies and cool temps but they are predicting a sunny afternoon:)  We, however woke up to more rain AGAIN this morning so I am not so sure.  I am hoping to go and putter in my little garden later  and then hang out with my family. My son came home from college a few nights ago ….it’s so good to have him home, best gift ever!

We are supposed be heading into the city later but if the sun does come out we may stay home and BBQ, no matter what, it will be so nice for it to be all five of us together again:)

It was so cute, the night my son came home at 2am after a delayed flight, he came in exhausted but sooo happy and almost giddy to be home. I almost thought he missed Teddy as much as he did me, and the two of them slept on the sofa in the family room, it was so cute to see that sweet reunion of best buds.

So today is my Seven on Sunday where I share with you seven things that got my attention and here we go….

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1 MY SHOWHOUSE MURAL. This came out sooo beautiful, thank you Paul MontgomeryA powder room became available last minute at the showhouse that I am going to next week (click here for info) as a designer had to step down. So I stepped up to the plate.

This was a challenge, doing everything from afar, and a little nail biting since I tend to be very OCD about everything. Thanks to Paul Montgomery, this little powder room has instantly gone from plain Jane to belle of the ball. Just look at this mural!

I will be sure you to show you the finished space when its all said and done….stay tuned! And if you are in the Nashville area, by all means come on down!! Click here for info on the showhouse and here for Paul Montgomery Studios.

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The blue under the chair rail has since been painted another more muted blue (that one was based on the original mural which was brighter)

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2. MY LITTLE GARDEN. I was determined this year to have a working albeit small garden. Last year was rather pathetic and I vowed to step it up this year so I took pride and care to create a garden that hopefully, fingers crossed will thrive! With all the rain we have had this past week suffice to say, it’s gotten plenty of nourishment:)

A number of you have asked about where I got the raised beds..good ‘ol Home Depot. If I were to do this again I would have painted them a beautiful glossy moss green, that would be stunning- maybe next year!

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3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST This week is heavy on the flowers and so many are just so breathtaking….but this first tiny cutie really stole my heart in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Lots of beauty this week….

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4. FAVORITE PILLOWS. I have relied on Studio Tullia for beautiful blue and white pillows ever since we moved here. I got another recent batch including a fabulous monogrammed pillow new to the Enchanted Home collection and went outside to “play” on a rare afternoon of no rain (it only lasted an hour)!

I added my garden bench and gorgeous thriving mega Mrytle topiary in my newest small fishbowl…and loved the effect of all that blue and white against the green.  Click here to see them all.…they are simply exquisite!

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5. FOR ALL MOTHERS OUT THERE. I found myself nodding to almost each and every one of these….and how many of you have heard and found yourself repeating these very things? This was way too sweet, funny and on the mark to not share with all the mothers out there…..

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6. MONOGRAMMED NAPKINS THAT I AM SMITTEN OVER.  As my new site is being worked on behinds the scenes, there are going to be a number of changes/improvements. A lot of expansion and overall a much much better site, way more user friendly and a whole new look.I think you will love it!

One area that will be expanded upon is the monogrammed linens. I am so excited for what lies ahead and this sneak peek might just get you excited too….is there anything more stylish than a crisp white cocktail napkin with an oversized monogram? I don’t think so!

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And my newest set of monogrammed napkins in the pagoda font…it’s a  love affair:)

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7. A MOVIE I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE. This is going to be so entertaining…can’t wait til it comes out next week.  They say it takes a village and this documentary proves it does indeed, to create the spectacle and epic Met Gala event that is “the” event of the year. From beautifully dressed to downright wacky, yes fashion really is a form of art, isn’t it. Nonetheless, this is going to be good!

PS Is that Anna aka “Ice queen” almost cracking a smile?

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Any thing here get your attention? Would love to hear what is on your agenda on this most important day:)

I just want to end this by saying hello and a very Happy Mother’s Day to my #1 fan…… my own mom, who I love to the moon and back. I am so sorry we are not together this year but we most definitely will be next! Hope your day is wonderful, relaxing and deserving of the person you are and have always been to me….I am a lucky girl who continues to aspire to be just like you, I love you Mom!

And to all my wonderful readers and friends out there, wishing you the same. Enjoy, until next time…..

Reminder-

My epic Enchanted Home Love Contest submissions are in full swing- I filled up so fast I opened it up a bit and have room for about another 8-10 pictures. One super lucky winner will win a YEAR’S WORTH of Enchanted Home products!  Click here for the details

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The Chinoiserie tole container presale is on and a giveaway!

Good evening friends!  This is like an early Christmas present….. I have waited quite a while to be able to share these exquisite new arrivals with you! These are just spectacular.  The container is only about 2 weeks (give or take)  away from arriving so this presale will be in sooner than most, almost instant gratification:)

I must say this particular grouping is by far the most beautiful chinoiserie tole pieces I have gotten yet. Many I designed….using my favorite colors and artwork. And yes, some were even designed/styled with my own home in mind…as several of these pretties are coming home with me when they arrive)

If you know the prices of chinoiserie tole, you will instantly recognize the seriously low prices here. Lamps and sconces exactly like mine  retail for about $800, mine are 1/4th of that cost…ditto  on everything else. So many gorgeous planters, mirrors, lamps,bathroom accessories…today they are all about 15-20% less than what they will be when they arrive. But even on my shop, they will still be MUCH lower than anywhere else.

As with every container I offer them up for 2 days at this special pricing. And of course a wonderful giveaway (at bottom)  to celebrate this soon to be here arrival! A few rules first, please read before you submit an order-

  • Email all orders to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Limited numbers of each item so subject to availability
  • This presale starts Wed. evening, May 4th and will end Friday evening (May 6th)
  • 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
  • These items will ship immediately up on containers arrival, current ETA is May 18th
  • 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 $110.00

 

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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″ $285.00 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.  $150.00 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 $60 and tissue holder $40

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″  $80.00

Med 7.5″ x 10″ x 10″ $72.00

Small 6″ x 9″ x 9″ $65.00

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5B. Ivory w/blue

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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 $74.00 (blk w/gold or ivory w/gold)

Med- 7 x 17 $80.00 (blk w/gold or pale blue w/gold)

Large- 8 x 18.5 $88.00 (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 $85.00

Large 9 x 14.5 $90.00

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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.

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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 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″ $195.00 per lamp

Black w/gold

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Are you as in love with these as I am? These just make me happy….and I cannot wait to get them in! Here are the details on the giveaway-

THE GIVEAWAY-

One lucky winner will a planter of her/his choice (does not include king planter)……any color or any style! Just leave a comment on this post telling me your absolute favorite item here and how you might use it…easy peasy!

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

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Seven on Sunday

Hi there, and welcome to Superbowl Sunday first things first,? time to announce the winner of the rug from Decor Market, congrats goes to-

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Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to provide your shipping details

Also several of you asked where to purchase the new Southern Home magazine, for anyone who who wants to subscribe (and trust me it is so worth it)? click here

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So it’s the Superbowl…….you would think I am a huge fan but truth is I really am not but do love any excuse to indulge in great food:) Kidding side it is kind of fun to see two amazing teams come together and vie for the top prize plus the half time shows? are always entertaining and of course there are the commercials………

Unfortunately I am under the weather with a bad cold, low fever….so my plans have all come to a halt so that I can nurse myself back to feeling better. Hope whatever you are up to is above all relaxing and exactly what you want to be doing. Thanks for sharing your Sundays with me, and here we go…..

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1 SUPERBOWL FOODS! . We often have a small gathering for the Superbowl? but as we weren’t sure if we would be here this weekend (were supposed to go away) , and sure enough our plans did just change since I am sick, so just as well.

But these are a few of my tried and true favorite things from years past for Superbowl Sunday. For me, its all about small bites…I love them way more than big heaping platters of gooey messy nachos or giant sandwiches, just not my thing. It has to be pretty and taste good:)

BAKED BRIE, this is sooo good! But last year I made mini baked bries and let me tell you they were a hit! Only down side is that there were no leftovers:( Click here for recipe

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These mini taco salads are actually really easy to make, so good and so easy…always a hit! Click here for recipe, so easy!

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Mini sliders, we have a local butcher that makes great little burgers, I just buy the buns, add cheese and all the fixings and serve them on a tray, if you really want to win over lifelong fans bake a big pan of curly fries in the oven and serve alongside the sliders, a sure hit!

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And finally I want to try these (next year I guess)? I mean really how can these not be good! I would probably use the real lasagna noodles cooked al dente then cut out with a cup (for small group totally manageable ) Click here for recipe

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And of course we always have our trusty Margaritaville machine always ready to do overtime…makes the best frozen margaritas! Another other new favorite drink which is a little less guilt inducing is taking half a glass of a nice light rose and fillaing the other half with peach flavored sugar free seltzer…YUM! It is literally addicting!

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2. EXCITING THINGS FOR THE ENCHANTED HOME SHOP. You know my shop is very much my little happy place……it is where I get to curate my very own collection of all that I love. Many wonderful things are percolating behinds the scenes…getting in a huge and incredible silver container (late March) another unbelievable porcelain container in mid March, more stunning chinoiserie items coming late March as well (yes March will be a busy month).

And then there are some new additions coming along as well as the development of blue and white ginger jar and pagoda Christmas ornaments just in time for the holiday season. It is quite a process to design and develop, approve then manufacture…as in many months.? Here is a sneak peek at a few new porcelains and silver items heading this way in March, I need to start thinking of places to put these pretties- ( a presale will be offered late this month)

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All the best selling blue and whites will be restocked as well as new colors for foo dogs and pagoda, many new planters/large plates and tons of ginger jars!

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Some beautiful new tole pieces coming in that I do not have pics of yet but getting in these fabulous pagoda sconces in two colorways-

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3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST So? much to love this week, though I say it every week…..never at a loss of great inspiration to share with you. Here are my favorites from this week…..

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And because I cannot resist the chunky delectable rolls of a? super chubby baby….how ADORABLE are these!!

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4. WINE MOVIES. Always drawn to any movie about wine, I guess first because I happen to like drinking it and actually find the entire industry fascinating, and secondly it almost involves beautiful scenery, Napa, Sonoma, south of France, Tuscany, you get the idea!

So suffice to say I have seen a lot of wine movies, A Good Year being one of my all time favorites. But a few others (some documentaries that I have also seen more than once and really enjoyed are below just in case you too were a oenophile in a former life:)

 

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5. A FEW SHOES.. I must admit I have gotten a lot more casual in my ripe old age of 50……comfort often triumphs but looking good is important I cannot lie. However when I have to wear heels, OMG I become incredibly grouchy very fast, when my feet are in pain, watch out.

SO finally at long last found a pair that look great, give the height that one likes when dressing up in a gown but at long last these are comfortable and don’t me turn me into a grouchy meanie after only an hours use:) Say hello to my new favorite dressy shoe….and when worn with a gown it looks like a regular pair of painful heels:) I also love the neutral color goes with silver or gold……click here

 

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And I know (at least for us) with snow on the ground and more to come, baring our toes seems like a lifetime away I could not resist giving into my hopefulness and buying these darling woven basketwork leather sandals, LOVE anything woven like this and they are neutral, an added plus, click here

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And while at Anthropologie, I also spotted these adorable espadrilles and at $48 it was a no brainier, looks great with all white…..click here

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and these in white…darling! Click here

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6. A REMARKABLE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY! You have to watch this little guy…my parents sent this to me, he is 3! THREE!! The confidence and of course sheer talent are just mind boggling? BUT you really need to watch it to the end to his “grand finale”… he doesn’t miss a beat literally and figuratively and you can see LOVES drumming and just doesn’t want to stop….

 

7. MAGNIFICENT MARBLE . Tile has come a loooooong way. I haven’t looked much at what is happening with marble flooring in a while but for a new edesign job we are working on multiple baths and I am having a field day!

Then of course my mind started racing with possibilities of down the road when I get to start doing baths again at PB! Tilebar is a favorite source that always has such a beautiful and vast selection with exceptionally competitive prices, here are some current faves below….

Click here to visit Tilebar....if you place an order (call and tell them you are from The Enchanted Home, you might just get a special little something extra:)

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So there you have it…is it wrong to be craving a slider, mini taco bites and a frozen margarita at 9am? Hum……..I will miss our normal Superbowl gathering, funny how this iconic event turns even a non fan like myself into an excited, enthusiastic fan, spatting football terms like I know what I am talking about:)

Hope whatever you are up to today, Superbowl or otherwise, it is fun, relaxing and mostly exactly what you want to be doing.? Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Until next time……

PS A fabulous new floral promo will be starting later today, be sure to check back for those who had asked about it:)

Be careful what you wish for…..

Hello! Well you would have to be hiding under a rock these last few days to not know about about the whopper of a storm that hit us here in NY…as in colossal! How ironic that just a week ago I was whining about how we have not had any snow at all and that I had gotten so excited seeing a few snowflakes last weekend only to have them disappear just moments later.

Then THIS happens!? We got about 26″ of? snow which was quite incredible, especially given that even the weather “experts” didn’t quite call this right, only at the very end did they start ramping up their prediction amounts. It was/is beautiful but man it is A LOT of snow….I almost felt claustrophobic looking outside if you can imagine.

The scope of this storm warrants its very own post plus the bonus is a photo session with Teddy, who at first glance wasn’t sure about venturing out but changed his mind and had a lot of fun while letting me snap away as he frolicked in the white stuff. Very little narration necessary, think the pictures speak volumes!

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During the blizzard….

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And the next morning, Mr. Teddy was confused, annoyed and frankly not too happy about the immense amounts of snow impacting his morning prowl….

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Um…guess we will not be using this door any time soon!

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Oh! There is one of my lights:)

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My poor statuary dogs were all but buried

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My husbands poor little vintage car almost disappeared!

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Should I stay or should I go? And go he did….and what fun he had!

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Mom are you sure this is a good idea?

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And he is off…..

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Hey this isn’t so bad afterall……

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Showing my athletic prowess at walking through almost 2 feet of snow:)

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Ahhh this is the good life……kind of like the apres ski scenes out of a Slim Aarons photo!

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Looking good!

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Our neighbor….a beautiful horse farm, looks so gorgeous in the snow!

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And back inside, doing what I do best, primping and playing…

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switched out my jars for these lovely square vases new to my shop, always like to change things up!

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And did a “dress rehearsal’ for a small luncheon/meeting I am hosting

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And finally switched up the vignette on the chest in my hallway and put the nutcrackers away who made way for foo dogs:)

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Spruced things up in the powder room off the kitchen, a bit of blue and white, white flowers and tole never hurt anybody!

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Feeling a little chilly? Hard to believe….this was indeed epic! Now the clean up has begun which admittedly will take some time, we have carved paths and finally the the snowplows made it through our driveway so we can actually get out today. While I very much enjoyed being home and getting to totally relax, I am a bit movied, ipaded and booked out……ready to get in my car and get out!

I will say though that I so enjoyed getting to rewatch four of my favorite John Grisham movies (love his books and movies) they never get old, finally finished 2 books!! One I finished and it is now one of my all time faves (will talk about it on Sunday). And we had food galore, everything from the most yummy gumbo to key lime pie (channeling my inner southern belle)! Glad it came but happier it’s over:) OK now can we waltz into spring……until next time!

If you missed my Seven on Sunday, click here, lots of beauty to see:)

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Seven on Sunday

Good morning, first things first, lets crown a winner of the silver wine cooler! Using? random number picker, congratulations goes to….

#42 Susan Logan

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail to claim your prize and provide your shipping details.

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I am planning on having a very lazy day today….? I need it, it was a hectic and somewhat stressful week. May go see a movie and may do nothing at all:) That’s why I so look forward to my Sundays……still no snow here people.

We had a few tiny little flakes one morning and I got so excited and by the time I grabbed my camera they were gone, bummer. Hoping still for that one great snowfall! Hope whatever you are up to today is fun, relaxing and mostly exactly what you feel like doing! Here is my Seven on Sunday…..

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1 ONE GORGEOUS WEDDING! I just love the feeling of this beautiful Charleston wedding….and no its not blue and white! Beautiful tent, gorgeous soft tonal theme and love the nontraditional but super elegant chairs /tables and that stunning lighting! Check it out and? click here for the full gallery of many many pictures over at Style Me Pretty…..

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2. NEEDLE AND THREAD. This line is to borrow a word from my youngest son, just slaying it…such gorgeous gowns and dressy separates that look very “coutoure-ish” at prices that are to be believed! I seriously love each and every one of these….bought a top and skirt form them last year and they are exquisite, the beadwork is comparable to what you would find on gowns that are several thousand.? You can find them at Saks Fifth Avenue click here? or Net A Porter.

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3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Here is my roundup this week….just when I think I cannot top the previous week, I do! I love discovering new accounts, which truly ignite every one of my senses. Makes me want to travel, eat like I’m Anthony Bordain, plan a party, create a beautiful tablescape, and so much more! Lots of goodness here…..

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4. A NEW BED. Finally getting a new bed, love my current bed but have had it for over 15 years and have been wanting an upholstered bed for some time. I will likely do it in a soft creamy velvet or linen type creamy fabric. I like my bedroom to feel very tonal with accents of soft gray/blue. So here are my finalists…have a favorite?

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5. MY NEW CHINOISERIE AND SILVER! The response to both was amazing…..thank you, it really validates what I do and love. The chinoiserie items are now online, got them professionally photographed and love how they came out…..click here to see on my online shop.

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For chinoiserie click here

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The silver will all be online in the next 1-2 days

Whats next for my shop? Well…..waiting for my next porcelain container to finish production and ship hopefully mid Feb. and my bigger batch of silver will ship around that time as well and both will be here sometime in March. I will be getting a very exciting chinoiserie shipment sometime in late March.

Another very exciting thing that is in the works, by popular demand is that I am working on a blue and white Christmas ornament collection and fingers crossed it’s going to pan out as I am planning:) I will be,? as I always do holding presales on both shipments in Feb…so stay tuned, so many gorgeous things heading this way!

6. FOO DOG LUNCHEON Have a friend who will be celebrating a big birthday, think I am going to host a small luncheon for her and started playing with ideas, came up with a foo dog inspired luncheon, and why not! I placed a pair at every setting with the “big guys” in the center, it’s fun with a bit of whimsy thrown in, but not compromising one bit on style….what do you think?

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Imagine the entire table set this way, each setting with a different colored foo dog pair

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Love to play with mixing patterns with my Blue Willow china as the “foundation”? so started with this….

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Then tried my beloved pagoda plates (they came in 6 different patterns and sadly are no longer available but I may be changing that:)….

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Then tried all three together to layer the effect….

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Think all three work and there’s not a bad combination in the bunch….

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7. THE BEST FITTING PANTS PERIOD. I must say that after years and years of buying pants in every size from small single digits to the dreaded double digit size I finally found a pair of pants that literally is totally true to the hype. I wrote about them before and just have to tell you that I am now a lifelong fan. NYDJ, “Not your Daughters Jeans”, might sound like a cliche but its anything but.

These things are like magic, they fit beautifully and fulfill all that I expect in pants-? wash amazingly-check, don’t stretch out in all the wrong places-check and most importantly zip up and button up with zero effort-check check! I have them in many colors and a few different styles and cannot say enough about them….fabulous! Click here to? see all styles at Nordstrom (a few are even on sale)! A few of my personal faves are below…..

These corduroy pants are an AMAZING deal……lowest price I have ever seen now on sale! Click here

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These I own in three colors, they are fabulous! Click here

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These are great too, a velvet ankle straight? legged pant…wore them recently with a beautiful Lacey blouse and they are super comfortable now on sale:) Click here

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And these jeans just might be the most comfortable pair I have ever worn not to mention with the right amount of stretch they are super slenderizing..that is priceless:) Click here

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So there you have it, anything strike your fancy here today? And what are you up to this weekend? Hoping you are enjoying a great weekend, I want to thank you for stopping in, always enjoy your visits! Until next time……

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Seven on Sunday

Hello and happy Sunday! Rainy, dark and stormy over here today…perfect movie day. And as I am so out of the movie loop and haven’t seen anything that is new, looks like I have lots to choose from with The Big Short and Joy at the top of my list……but I must be home in time to see all the fun Golden Globes pre show fashions! Love awards season:) You can see my past recap on the last Golden Globes by clicking here…will be sure to post on this years as well!

Been a busy week with the long awaited arrival of my gorgeous chinoiserie tole…it was so exciting to get what to me, are the prettiest pieces from my chinoiseris tole yet. An exciting 2 day sale has started which will end tonight and trust me it is something you will not want to miss.

Hope whatever you are up to this weekend is fun and relaxing. I was thinking this is the first winter that I can remember that we have not had a single snowflake…kind of makes me sad, so old man winter please come back (just for a little while)!

I desperately want one good snow storm then we can happily stroll into spring:) Anyway here is my Seven on Sunday…..

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1 RHAPSODY IN BLUE AND WHITE. This gorgeous Palm Beach Villa is a stunner, and of course you know I love it….with all the blue and white!? Such a peaceful and elegant home. Click here to see and read more….

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2 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Another beautiful round of gorgeous inspiration. Sorry there are still some holiday inspired Instagrams here, just cannot seem to quite get over the beauty of the holidays, but i promise this will be it (until next Christmas)! So here is the round up from this week……

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And my absolute fave this week….I mean really are these not the cutest!!!!

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3. PRETTIEST WINE I EVER DID SEE! Isn’t this the most gorgeous bottle? It happens to be a mighty tasty rose as well and I love the name, Summer in a bottle. I am in love with it and what a beautiful hostess gift to give! Click here to visit Wolffer Estates.

I normally drink rose in the summer but now that I make the most delicious rose sangria,? it is now a year round option in this house. Very simple, here is my recipe below (to server approx. 6-8) or 1 if I have had a very tough day lol:)

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2 bottles of rose, fresh berries ( I like blackberries and raspberries), a bag of frozen peaches, 2 oranges cut in cubes (skin off), about 12 strawberries cut up, a sprig of mint, fresh OJ (can use ready made if you don’t have fresh but fresh is much better), 3 TBSP sugar, and a bottle of peach sparkling water.

Add the fruit with rose and using a potato master or pestle, gently mash the fruit into the liquid. I normally pour it in a big bowl or into two pitchers.

Put in fridge for ideally at least 8 hours (overnight works well too) or you can put in freezer for an hour or so

When you are ready to serve, add 2 cups orange juice and a bottle of peach sparkling water. Pour into glass making sure some of the fruit is included add a sprig of mint….voila!

 

4 MY CHINOISERIE TOLE HAS ARRIVED!! This is super exciting for me, some truly exquisite pieces….by far my favorite container of the tole yet. All of these beauties are currently up for grabs on a presale that ends tonight. Click here for all details.

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These are happily living on my bedroom nightstands:)

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Definitely using one or two of these lanterns in my home!

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5. DECISIONS DECISIONS! Need your help……trying to figure out which lamps I like better for a living room chest (pay no attention to the lampshades, just threw some I had on hand to get an idea)…thoughts? Think I am leaning towards one but keep going back and forth!

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And how about here, do you like the idea of an orchid or the peonies (a low arrangement)?

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6. ONE DELICIOUS SALAD. This was sooooo good, a new staple for me. Not so different from the one I have made for years but this one with a few extra ingredients is incredibly tasty and quite pretty too. Actually makes me look forward to eating a salad…..a first. Click here for the recipe, you will be happy you did!

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7. BOOKS. One of my many “resolutions” this year is to start reading again. I used to be an avid reader then somehow life took over where I don’t feel there are nearly enough hours in the day, sound familiar?

However I miss the feeling that only a good book can deliver about being transported to another place….nothing quite like it.? So here are a few that I recently ordered that I am excited to begin, and hopefully reignite my love for reading……

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So there you have it…anything excite or entice you? Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and mostly, relaxing. I look forward like you cannot imagine to my lazy Sundays:) Thank you for stopping by, until next time…….

PS All of the gorgeous new blue and white porcelain pieces are now online on the shop, click here to see

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My showhouse space…..

Good morning, I have so missed being on my blog, definitely my happy place. We are still as a family in mourning over the tragedy of one of my closest friends son’s death which I spoke of here. It is still quite surreal and having to attend the private wake and burial yesterday was heart wrenching and the saddest funeral I have ever had to attend.

I needed to take off a few days to pay respect to the family and take time to process this tragedy. Thank you so much for your kind words and condolences and many private emails.? When my friend is up to it I am going to share that post with her, I know it will warm her heart to see the outpouring of love. So please visit by clicking here if you want to add a message.

The Ronald McDonald showhouse was a wonderful success and I am so honored to have been a part of it. It sure humbles you to hear the stories that make the Ronald McDonald house thrive and go on. I cannot imagine working for a greater or more noble cause. I couldn’t have been happier with my space. Remember the rendering of my vision done by Patricia of PVE? She did a brilliant job of bringing my idea to “life”….and it definitely validated my vision.

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There were so many wonderful rooms, and it was such fun getting to see all of the different interpretations of design. I must say my space came out exactly as I had hoped it would and in fact even surpassed my expectations. The reaction to it was so wonderful, flattering and validating! I am now dying to recreate that space in my own home but have run out of places:) So here is a little bit on the room in progress and then the final result.

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Left my house with a car loaded to the gills for day one of installation-

 

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Arriving to the enormous tent almost 200 x 100! It had 22 vignette spaces around the entire perimeter of the tent where each designer spent two days working their magic!

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In progress- at first brushstroke, I was in love with the color I chose Guacamole by Benjamin Moore, now I want this exact room in my own home!

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And then I started to bring out all of the elements that would make my space once the room was painted and dry-

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If you missed my tutorial on how I finished these brackets click here

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Also had these adorable cookies made using my logo and put them out on a tray for the evening of the gala (wish I had a better pic)

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First brackets getting put up

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Exactly as I had hoped they might look:)

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The beautiful lantern getting hung

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Adding a big spray of blossoms to the blue and white vase was a beautiful finishing touch surrounded by elegant decor books

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The stunning raised velvet fabric by Tilton Fenwick made the most spectacular table cloth, I trimmed it with navy blue bullion fringe and a decorative tape…it was just fabulous!

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YES! Just how I had envisioned it would turn out…..

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Then we added the beautiful paintings donated by Frances of NYC Painter to the left wall- (click here to contact and see her beautiful work)

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Then I realized I needed a balance on the right wall so added these two beautiful blue linen benches found the night before!

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And as the last finishing touches were put on,? I got my heart set on adding another pair of brackets with blue vases and literally the morning, waited outside a friends antique shop until she opened and as the stars were aligned she had a perfect pair and gave them to me at a price that could not be beat, and we all know I had the blue and white vases ready, willing and able! This was the final and perfect touch…..

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These pictures below? were taken with my Nikon camera so are slightly clearer and larger however did not have it for the final room shot (with added brackets and jars) however a professional photographer was on hand to shoot the space so I will share them with you when I have them-

The blossoms and vase from my shop were the perfect centerpiece for the 36″ round center table

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Used my foo dogs and small planter with orchid for one of the small consoles

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The beautiful paintings on the left wall are from Frances of NYC Painter….exquisite original oils added so much to the space!

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And finally a huge thank you to each of my wonderful sponsors without whom this space simply would not have happened-

Benjamin Moore for the paint (click here)
Safavieh for the fabulous furniture,lantern and rug (click here)
Vendome Press or the beautiful coffee table books (click here)
Duralee/Tilton Fenwick for the magnificent table fabric (click here)
PVE for my beautiful room rendering (click here)
Frances (NYC painter) for the magnificent artwork (click here)
Kravet for the trim ( click here)

(All porcelains from my shop, The Enchanted Home Shop)

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And that,? my friends is a recap of my show house space soup to nuts. I so loved my space and was really proud of it, would LOVE to have that exact room in my own home, now I need to brainstorm:) Loads of fun,? and anytime I can combine “giving back” to a phenomenal cause like The Ronald McDonald House and my passion for design…..I am fully on board!

I was so honored to have been asked to do this and by all accounts the evening and fundraiser were an immense success. For more info on how you too can support The Ronald McDonald House click here.….thank you as always for stopping by and wishing everyone a wonderful evening.

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Seven on Sunday

Hi friends..its a soggy, rainy, windy and dreary weekend over here, great weekend to stay in and catch up on so much. If my desk which is pile high with paperwork is any indication, that is a blessing! The worst is behind us and we were lucky to have been spared Joaquin’s wrath…..wishing the same for all of you. First things first, time to announce? a winner of the beautiful Kate Spade correspondence set, congratulations goes to-

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Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to provide your monogram letter choice and shipping address. Thank you.

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Finally seeing The Intern today….was supposed to go twice before that and both times something came up, I was so disappointed as I had plans the very first day it came out to see it with a friend but got sick.? I LOVE everything Nancy Meyers does. I just know it will not disappoint and am in the mood for one of? those great “feel good” kind of movies.

Really want to see Everest in 3D too, you might have read about me that I have had a fascination with all things Everest for a long time. It really peaked a few years ago when I read just about every book on the subject and watched every documentary, it has somewhat waned but I still find it utterly fascinating!

As I do every Sunday, I share seven things I am loving and this weekend is another bevy of beauty and this week in particular it’s really over the top kind of beauty, so here we go…..

 

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1 HOLLY HOLLON. A new name for me, but one I will not forget. An artist extraordinaire who has the most exquisite stationery offerings. I have to keep these in mind for my holiday cards, any party in my future and of course my eventual kids weddings:) Not to imply they will turn the planning over to me of course but I can dream.

Really in love with her work and see an order in my future! Just feast your eyes on the beauty here! Click here to find out more about Holly Hollon.

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2. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST As I do every Sunday I share with you my favorite instagrams of the week. I always have to use restraint as there are so many to love but these are my tip top favorites, so much beauty this weekend!

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3. FABULOUS HERALDRY. I? get occasionally asked about who I recommend for wedding monograms and heraldry and there are a few names in my treasure chest of resources. Gina Langford however? is a newer name to me but one I will certainly keep handy.

What beautiful work she does….so much so that Town and Country recently honored her exquisite work as being a wedding artist to know about….I concur! You can contact Gina at gina.s.langford@gmail.com.

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4. A FAVORITE SOUP RECIPE. I loooove soup and make it 1-2 times a week during the winter. I enjoy a good chicken tortilla but have only enjoyed it in restaurants as I had never made? it before….until last week. Gave this recipe a whirl and it was soo delicious. My entire family loved it and it will no doubt become a new staple in my soup repertoire. Click here to be taken to The Cafe Sucre Farine for the full recipe.

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5. A TRIP THAT MIGHT JUST MAKE YOU A LITTLE JEALOUS. Imagine your husband came home one night and surprised you and told you to pack your bags right away, that you were heading to Tuscany the very next day! Well that is precisely what happened to a lucky friend.

I think my husband needs a crash course in her husbands class! She shared her amazing pictures and they were just too gorgeous to not share with my readers, knowing how much you love beauty as do I. So get swept away in her pictures from Tuscany……..

PS Don’t be too jealous, she is beyond nice, kind and? sweet and so deserved this trip:)

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And Kathy was sweet enough to even think of me and look what I got all the way from Tuscany….

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6. AMAZING NEW PRODUCTS SOON TO BE COMING TO THE ENCHANTED HOME! I swear I am like a kid in a candy shop when I get new goodies. The things I am most excited about are all chinoiserie related…so many beautiful things coming I must make room in my home pronto! Gorgeous lamps, mirrors, lanterns and sconces.

The chinoiserie pillows and I will soon be carrying solid wood hand carved wooden brackets in antique gold and softly glazed colors…really gorgeous stuff! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the goodies getting their finishing touches put on……

How stunning are these lamps! I will offer them in 3 colorways…..

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This mirror will come in 3 colorways (already making room in my own home) how fabulous are they!

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I am beyond happy to be introducing hand carved solid wood brackets, they will be offered in a soft antique gold and a painted glaze finish to start-

(here they are having just gone through the carving stage yet to be finished)

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7. SHOWHOUSE PROGRESS. Well the big week is upon us, I am equally excited as I am nervous. There will be a over 400 people at the gala event on Thursday and it’s rather nail biting but in a great way.

I am pretty much together in my planning, its been a fast and furious week of last minute to do’s and my DIY project (brackets) took on a life of its own (an entire post will be devoted to that). But I am pleased to say the end result was exactly what I was looking for:)

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I did a mini dress rehearsal of the table featuring the absolutely gorgeous green velvet tablecloth I have made of this wonderful Tilton Fenwick fabric and navy bullion fringe…..

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Wish me luck! The next time you see all of this will be in the space itself, (be sure to follow on Instagram click here to follow me)

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So there are my seven things for this weekend….anything here excite you? What about something you have discovered this week, anything worth sharing? Thank you as always for stopping by, wishing you a relaxing Sunday and a great close to your weekend. Stay warm! Until next time…..

Lastly started a blue and white going going gone promo yesterday afternoon, amazing chance to stock up on blue and whites at prices you simply cannot find period! Click here for details

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