It’s All Set- April

Hello my friends, been having a beautiful string of weather here. I feel a definite pep in my step with spring here though we are due to get a succession of rainy days.  A few announcements before we start-

Thanks to all for your input on my shutter paint selection. I have it narrowed down but in the. meantime have also found one more color I am thinking could be “the one”! I will share on Sunday once the decision is made.

I know about 30% of you are not getting my emails via subscription, so sorry! We are aware of it and the newly revised site is very close to happening, once that does this subscription problem will also be corrected once and for all!

Last the porcelain container has arrived to the port! We hope to have it in our warehouse no later than Thurs or Friday. We will start getting orders out immediately upon arrival….so hang tight, if you have an order it will soon be on it’s way!

So happy to be here today with another edition of It’s All Set, a monthly group I am a part of where a group of talented tastemakers  come together to showcase a tablescape they have worked on. Let’s face it doing this is always fun and a great excuse to put something pretty together, kind of like an adults version of “dress up” 🙂

Today’s post was  based upon my Easter brunch table. Let’s call this the Easter table with nine lives as things changed and changed again. Life,  right?  A last minute change meant going from a bigger table for several to a smaller table for four. I quickly reassessed and went to work. I take a layering approach when I work on a table setting, and continue to edit until I get it right. I love the way this table came out, it just felt very springy and Easter like with a touch of elegant whimsy. Take a look-

My Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf service is always a great starting point as are beautiful hydrangeas-

I had little time and could not find blue/purple stemmed hydrangeas so bought a potted hydrangea plant for $16 and cut them them as stems, got about 9 flowers out of it! Thanks Whole Foods:)

Got my trusty little planter ready and went to work

And my table…..before anyone gets all heated over the wrinkled tablecloth, have no fear I used a little portable steamer and it worked like magic:)

Also added a little Easter cheer to a nearby hall chest

Does it sound crazy to say I was most excited over my moss eggs? LOL they were such an unexpected and wonderful find,I love them. And since having little ones to dye Easter eggs is a closed chapter this is the next best thing.

You will most certainly want to visit all of the other talented bloggers to see what they came up with…always a worthwhile click!

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Silver flatware and silver bowl- antique

 China- Mottahedeh “Tobacco Leaf”

Chargers- Juliska

Monogrammed napkins and blue and white porcelains- My shop

Glasses- Anthropologie

Blue and white bunnies- have owned a while

Small etched mint juleps- My shop

Mossy green eggs- Target (go quick you can still get them for next year)!

Fresh hydrangeas- Whole Foods

Linen tablecloth- had it made years ago

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The Enchanted Home

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Thank you everyone for stopping by. Wishing all of you a fantastic day and hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Here spring is alive and well! Until next time…..

LAST DAY of the magnificent lamp flash sale. Click here to see-

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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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Hellooooo spring…..come out wherever you are!

Hi friends….it’s no secret that this winter, the very one that came in like a lamb is leaving (hopefully) like a lion. It has been some winter. It took awhile to kick in and by Christmas we were all bragging about how mild it had been.UNTIL. January…..then it was downhill all the way from there. It has been three looooong months of frigid cold, ice galore and more snow than I ever care to see again.

I want to thank everyone (nearly 1500 of you)! for your wonderful input regarding my showhouse ideas. I just had to share this with you! Funny how things works, I stumbled across a Tilton Fenwick fabric yesterday in my travels, which was an “aha” moment! I knew I wanted to go the blue and green route, so that was it. I knew it the minute I saw it? and the rest was so effortless….so ordered it right away and got busy working on a newly updated mood board and I am so happy with how it came out. So here it is, next time you see it will be the room in progress…

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Lately it’s been two steps forward, one step backward with the weather. Every time I think spring has arrived, sure enough winter reminds me it’s still lurking. Like last night I went to sleep with it flurrying like mad! Go figure….I thought the more I continue to channel my inner spring vibe, maybe with luck it will happen a bit sooner. We are more than ready. So today an ode to beautiful spring, and admittedly it is never been as anticipated as it is this year!

 

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It? has me naturally longing for spring like never before. I am counting down the hours until we get that first 60 degree day and the snow finally once and for all melts away to reveal newly budding grass and blooms. So this post is a tribute to spring, a season I have been dreaming of for months now……

I just cannot wait..anyone with me?

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This is one spectacular Easter table, Romancing the Home

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Well if this doesn’t convey how incredibly beautiful spring can be, don’t know what does! Floret Flower Farm

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In case you are feeling a little creative, these are so beautiful!

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Daffodils are like spring’s poster child

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These are so beautiful…almost too pretty to eat. I said almost.

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Is this the cutest idea? Uncommon Deisgn

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Tulips, to me are the other poster child of spring…love them in every single color!

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What a beautiful appetizer to serve for a spring fete (and I bet delicious) Domesblissity

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Few things say spring like a huge spray of forsythia does, love the dash of bright happy color!

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In love with everything about this spring table setting, Ceremony Magazine

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When I think of spring, this is the picture in? my head…….incredible!

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Leave it up to Carolyne to create the most perfect blue and white spring table

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The decoupage Easter eggs never cease to amaze and wow me, Vkusnos Bety

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This is so pretty and clever, The Everyday Home

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Love everything about this…like a breath of fresh spring air, Emily Baker Creative

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Isn’t this so elegant? Exquisite Weddings

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Oh my word…if I were hosting a spring luncheon, this would be my inspiration!

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Have always loved this spring arrangement from Martha Stewart

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How incredible is this spring table? Wow!

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It’s when we get to see our sweet friends, the darling birds come out and sing springs praises

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There are not words to describe how utterly beautiful this is, The Hungry Australian

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So, anyone with me? More than ready for spring to arrive? Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones and it has already, if so send some spring magic over this way !! It’s bound to come and I am counting down the minutes:) Thank you for stopping by, until next time…..

Introduced such a great promo yesterday…you must see this fabulous collection of wicker/leather bags, so perfect and chic for spring/summer and the?prices are amazing! Click here for the details….

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