The Porcelain presale is on, a giveaway and a winner!

Hello everyone!! It is a very exciting day over here at Enchanted Home because I have a winner to announce and because it’s my second presale of 2017 and this is a biggie!

A big congratulations to David M. for his winning picture!!  A true testament to the love of blue and white…..

I will be in touch to get your information so your first month of Enchanted Home will be on it’s merry way.

And a congratulations to the runner up, Lee K for this beautiful runner up. I will also be in contact with you to arrange to send your prize.

Thanks to all who sent in their beautiful pictures and shared their homes with us…what fun it was to see. And many thanks to the  more than 5,000 votes! Onto the presale…..

Love blue and white? You have come to the right place. Loaded with many new gorgeous porcelains as well as bringing back some all time favorites. Lots to love here so prepare yourself:)

If you know prices of fine porcelain you will recognize the unbelievable values here today. I always offer the contents up in a 2-3 day presale where everything is approx. 20% less than it will be when it arrives. Some items sell out fast so be sure you don’t miss out on whatever is calling your name.

It’s a great time to buy, whether you are adding on to an existing collection or starting a new one. So if you too are a porcelain lover, sit back and enjoy the view:) As always a few rules before we start-

  • Call or email your order, call 1-800-804-9565 or email orders@enchantedhome.com
  • This is a PRESALE/advance purchase for the container due to arrive on or about April 14th
  • Please refer to item number only
  • Limited numbers available and subject to availability
  • Save more by getting an even deeper discount on pairs!
  • This sale is on for three days only, sorry no extensions
  • ALL orders must be paid for within 12 hours otherwise kindly do not place an order
  • Certain items can ship internationally, you must contact us for a shipping quote
  • Any order over $500 will receive an additional 10% off
  • Shipping is extra
  • Questions? Email or call us
  • SOMETHING NEW- A referral program. Many have asked if there is a referral program. We don’t have a formal one in place at this time however if you recommend the presale to someone and they make a porcelain presale purchase you get $25.00 off of your order (must be over $100 to qualify)!
  • So all you need to do is email or call us with who you referred. Once that is confirmed you will get $25.00 off of your own order

This shipment is due to arrive on or about April 14th *will be within a week or so of this date

ITEM 1. This formerly sold out beauty is back,  this is one spectacular jar. Measures 14″ x 20″ $165.00 or two for $315.00

ITEM 2. By popular demand, got chunky large ginger jars in solid white and a pale blue/gray crackled foo dog jar. Fabulous as a pair or mixed in with others. Measures 21″ x 13″  Choose white or gray/blue (specify color when ordering)  $115.00 or two for $210.00

ITEM 3. Fabulous new planter so love this and it is perfect for a large orchid plant or any flower plant for that matter. Hand painted on all sides, with braided handles. Measures 7.5″ x 18″ $115.00

ITEM 4. Wonderful low dish/bowl. This is a great dish and as pretty for display as serving, I could see serving vegetables or a cold pasta salad in this beautiful shallow dish, would be a beautiful accent on any table. Measures 15″ x 6″ $85.00

CHOICE 5 The long awaited bathroom accessories are on their way! Gorgeous tissue holder, toothbrush holder and matching hexagon wastepaper basket. Definitely  snagging a set for myself:)

Tissue holder, measures 5″ x 5.5″  $58.00

Toothbrush holder, measures 4″ x 3.5″  $40.00

Octagonal wastepaper basket, measures 14.5″ x 11″  -$65.00

OR BUY ALL THREE FOR $150.00

5A Toothbrush holder

5B Wastepaper basket

5C Tissue holder

CHOICE 6. The grand pagoda is coming back! Getting in 14 pair of these exquisite beauties. If you know the prices you will see they are more than half of what they are elsewhere. $355.00 each

6A. Incredible and very grand pagodas, just look at the work and detailing on this…so excited to get these! This is 47″ and comes in two parts (one sits on top of the other).Sold individually, wonderful alone or double the impact with a pair. $375 each, very special promo pricing (these retail for $1400 per pagoda) OR save on a pair and get two for $715.00

6B.The same pagoda is now available in a medium! A wonderful mid sized pagoda for  spaces that cannot accommodate the grand/larger pagoda. Measures 24″ x 5″ $225.00 each OR $435.00 for a pair

6C. This smaller pagoda is also coming back and is a stunner! 16″ $185.00 each or two for $350.00

ITEM 7. New spectacular hexagonal scalloped planters. The detailing is just exquisite on these beautifully pieces, hand painted on all sides and even on the rim. A perfect planter for orchids or any flowering plant. Measures 9″ x 14″ $170.00

7A. Village

7B.Figurine

 

ITEM 8. The beautiful best selling pair of bird jars are back! These beautiful duo features stunning pheasant scene on both front and back. Measures 17″ x 11″.  A great value at $290 for both!

ITEM 9.Mini foo dogs offered in blue and white and solid white.

9A. Mini foo dogs are back! Another best seller, these darling foo dogs are the ultimate accessory and also make very stylish bookends! 4″ x 6″ $80.00 for the pair

9B. Darling white foo dogs…so cute. Perfect for any vignette or as ultra stylish bookends. $45.00 for the pair

ITEM 10. My all time favorite large bowl, featuring a beautiful village scene. This large bowl is perfect for display, and great for a kitchen island or dining table. 9.5″ x 17″  $135.00

ITEM 11. Love this mini bud vase, perfect for a small bud or two, great for a nightstand or end tables. Just shy of 6″ tall. $30.00

 

ITEM 12. The wonderful mid sized dragon planter/fishbowl is a great size for your favorite indoor flowering plant. Also could be a great cooler with summer coming, with two or three bottles of wine…you have to think outside the box:) Measures 10.5″ x 6.5″ $95.00

ITEM 13. A gorgeous figurine and floral foo dog topped jar, I own a pair and adore these tall grand beauties. Measures 25″ x 12″ $135.00

ITEM 14. The mini trumpet jar is back, measures 8.5″ tall….this is the perfect jar for end tables and or a nightstand, holds a few stems and is a beauty. Measures 10″ x 4.5 $45.00

 

ITEM 15. The pretty songbird jar is back! Lovely bird and floral design with stylish foo dogs top. Measures 18″ x 11″ One for $135.00, or two for $255.00

ITEM 16. This wonderful hexagon planter is a continuous favorite, well priced and perfect for orchids, boxwoods or any flowering plant. Measures 9″ x 14″ $85.00

 

ITEM 17. The gorgeous large set of emperors are coming back. These are super decorative and look fantastic with an existing vignette or they are so grand they stand alone beautifully. Measures 17″H x 6″ Set of 3 $125.00

 

ITEM 18. This previously sold out fabulous planter is making a comeback. Gorgeous scalloped hexagon shape with beautiful scenery painted on all sides. Love the pierced bottom detailing. Measures 19.5″ x 14″ $205.00

ITEM 19. Great looking more transitional shaped mid sized planter, perfect size and beautiful figurine scenery. 8″ x 11″ $85.00

ITEM 20. These spectacular planters are coming back. Even prettier in person. Gorgeous to hang/display but really makes a statement for serving. I use mine to serve all the time.

ITEM 20A. 2.6″ x 17″ $120.00

 

ITEM 20B. 2.6″ x 16″ $115.00

Plate stands- $10.00 with purchase of plate or $14.00 without purchase of plate

ITEM 21. A favorite that I have and use for my myrtle and azalea topiaries,  this mid sized cherry blossoms jar is an all time fave. Measures 14′ round.  $110.00

ITEM 22. The darling pencil/brush holders are coming back, some use these for utenstil too. Multi functional and a great size. 6″ tall Two styles, figurine or lotus $22.00 either one

22A. Figurine

 

22B.

 

ITEM 23. This instant hit is coming back, love this mid sized vase, it is such a gorgeous piece even without flowers! 15″ tall $115.00

 

ITEM 24. This amazing square jar that is painted on all sides with a different scenery and charming foo dog top is finally coming back. The square shape makes it highly decorative. Measures 20″ x 6.5″ $135.00 or two for $255.00

ITEM 25. The wonderful super decorative flat tops are coming back, choice of pheasant or bird. These are triple what they are here elsewhere, today $85.00! They measure 8″ x 8.5″

25A. Bird

25B. Pheasant

ITEM 26. Chunky dragon ginger jar is also making a comeback. This wonderful chunky shape makes this a beauty, especially love it in pair. Also makes  great vase for a big spray of tall blossoms or branches, Wonderful foo dog top, measures 18″ x 11″ $140.00 or two for $265.00

ITEM 27. This super popular mid sized planter is such a great value. I have a few of these and often use them to add a plant or floral to and give it as a gift..always so well received. Measures 7″ x 10″ $80.00

ITEM 28. Fabulous pale green large scale blossom vase, this is a beauty and so regal. , so eye catching and grand. Just calling for a big spray of white blossoms! Measures 24″ tall by about 11″ at its widest. $105.00 or two for $195.00!

Phew….that’s a whole lot of blue and white. Does it sound crazy, that despite al the blue and white in my home, all the shipments I have gotten in, I still ant more!!! I just can’t get enough and with the warmer months THANKFULLY heading this way…I am already thinking of how to use it outdoors which I just love. Now onto the giveaway-

THE GIVEAWAY-

I always offer up one item for a giveaway to celebrate a new container. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite item and how you would use it. I will announce a winner next Tuesday. The lucky winner will receive a pair this fabulous bowl!

This presale is one for 3 days. You know the drill, if you see something you just love and have to have email or call us-

Call 1-800-804-9565

Email orders@enchantedhome.com

Thank you everyone for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day. Until next time…..

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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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Random musings as seen through my iPhone

Hello! Hope you are well and that your week is off ot a great start. Started my week with  a fun birthday dinner  with a group of treasured friends (hi girls)! We have vowed to do that until we are old and gray…..what would we do without our circle of friends! It was a very nice break to come up for air from the “ginger jar ornament universe” I have been living in the last two weeks:)

We have gotten thousands of ornaments out to their lucky recipients and finally we are on the last batch, major cause for celebration:) That is……until the next shipment arrives with more blue and white and the colored versions sometime mid-late Nov. There will be one final presale on them for the many of you who have asked in a week or two.

As I periodically do, I share with you recent happenings in my life seen through my trusty little iPhone. So without further ado here we go…….

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Absolutely loved wrapping my first (and only gifts) so far of the season with my little ornaments as adornments- really takes the gift presentation up a notch

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And so enjoying the way my office is coming along,  work in progress, still need to finish the paint, hang prints, etc….

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How gorgeous are these! They shipped yesterday to a very lucky client

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And the white explosion at my front door is in full bloom!

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Went to a local Japanese very authentic sushi restaurant, Yamaguchi….so good!

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Experimented with the square tray from my site as a charger and love it so much that they are now on order!

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My “ochidirmary” which I have dubbed because my laundry room is a makeshift intensive care unit for my flowers:) This middle orchid is being discharged and by it’s side are two new patients

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Cant’ get enough of these and I see visions of ginger jars dancing in my head at night:)

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The gray paint is a goner…yay!

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Love coming home every day to this sleeping beauty

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Love the explosion of color all around us

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Aren’t these amazing! Handpainted chinoiserie custom butterfly pillows for  a lucky NYC client

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Smitten with my new office chair:)

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I will do what it takes to get my kids home, lured my oldest son home from the city with a homemade carrot cake:)

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Starting to add magnolia throughout my house, love it during the holidays

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Another gift which I couldn’t resist using a ginger jar ornament on

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A serious perk of fall…..getting to bring out my old favorite classics!

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Pretty gifts out the door to a special friends birthday

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And this picture metaphorically means a lot to me…one day I was rushing like a madwoman, had a list a mile long and was highly anxious over getting it all done. Raced to meet someone then zipping back to the office, I was forced to stop and do nothing when this very large group of geese meandered ever so slowly in front of my car across the street.

They even paused to take it all in as they sauntered from one side of the street to the other…..they reminded me to stop and relax and that the world will not stop spinning if I get to where I am going a few minutes late…thanks guys:) This visual will stay with me a long time.

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And that friends, sums up whats new around here at least the pretty, fun fluff as I like to call it. Back to the grind, hope you are having a wonderful week, enjoying this gorgeous fall,  I love the season but must admit not really looking forward to winter except for that very first snowfall which is always just magical.

Thank you as always for stopping in, love to hear from you. Until next time….

PS Just starting today (email going out tomorrow so you are getting a heads up) – a presale on the next batch of GORGEOUS Provence metal planters. Get your size and color at a special presale price. Click here for all the details.

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Seven on Sunday

Happy Sunday, first order of business is to announce the two lucky winners of the two silver giveaways! Congratulations goes to-

#96 CHERYL

and

#63 PEGGY

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize so they can be on their merry way.

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It’s been one gorgeous weekend here though we are due to get some rain this afternoon…perfect excuse for a movie day. It has been a relaxing enjoyable weekend  with a dinner party in the city, a little work and and today we were planning to  head into the city to go to the 9/11 Museum however with the bombing last night, we are going to wait until next weekend.

We heard the whole downtown is understandably  chaotic with an active investigation…so scary and a reminder to stay safe but live your life to the fullest, every single day is a gift. OK, back to light, happy and pretty subjects….

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1 PHENOMENAL PHYLLO! . I am always looking for great, easy, creative appetizers. I mean, who doesn’t love Phyllo dough? I wish it wasn’t so good, then I could use some self control:)

I always have a few boxes in my freezer because you just never know. And with a party coming up for Christmas I am already starting to think about a battalion of tasty but beautiful appetizers and any of these would be wonderful! These are particularly appealing-

I love this idea-“serving spoons” made of Phyllo dough with a bite size chunk of mozzarella and tomato…brilliant! I must try this

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And how scrumptious do these look? I must try these, mushrooms, Gruyere, carmelized onion in puff pastry…yum! Click on over to Browneyedsusan.com for recipe

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And being a lover of artichoke anything these got my attention, click here for recipe

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Chicken wonton cups, sign me up! I could probably make a meal off of these...click here for recipe

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2. MY VERY FIRST FALL PURCHASES! I LOVE fall and you will soon start seeing some posts about my favorite season. I just bought my first official two fall wardrobe pieces (though these will be worn into winter and spring).

I can always justify splurging  for this season as they are so long, I more than get my monies worth plus I keep things forever. I have coats and sweaters I have owned for 10, 15 years (and still love them)! So here are my first two purchases-

I loved this the minute I saw it. Adore lace and live in turtlenecks so this was a match made in fall dressing heaven. I can see this getting a ton of use, dressed up or down. Click here

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And this is the kind of thing I live in Nov-March, a sweater coat. Best part? It’s reversible and cashmere…brilliant!! I love that it’s lighter than a coat but with proper layering and a warm scarf, even for super cold days it always does the trick. This is a great fall/winter wardrobe piece, click here to see

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3. ENCHANTED HOME HAPPENINGS. Lots going on over here, gearing up for a busy holiday season. And I  must say I am totally smitten withe everything coming in, more porcelain, silver, tole and of course the planters and ornaments.

These first few pictures just made me so darn happy showing my ornaments  in their Enchanted home boxes getting loaded onto the truck to be sent to the shipping yard (is it me or does that truck remind you of a giant La Cornue range) lol…..love that it’s blue!

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My bamboo lanterns were very popular and now I am making them in a 24″ size and adding navy blue with gold as another color option which I think will be beautiful. Here they are in their raw metal state, pretty even like this!

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How incredible is this new planter? It is “up there” but nothing compared to the original (thousands). I am going to be getting in a limited number of these, they measure  and will be discounted of course. Would love your input on these and will be featuring a Enchanted Home shop update post where I will be asking for your input of a number of things!

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PORCELAIN CONTAINER!!  For any one waiting, it  is coming on Sept. 23rd. That is our latest ETA…very excited for this and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival and will get orders out as fast as we can in the order they were received. The  next container after that will be here first week of Nov. and you can look for a presale coming in within two weeks (this will be the last container of 2016). Here are few things we are eagerly awaiting-

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4.INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. You know I so enjoy this part of preparing these posts…it is admittedly sometimes hard to actually narrow it down, I have so  many faves. Here is this week’s roundup-

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5. PERSONALIZED PHOTO PAPER. You know how every now and then you have a very special gift to give? Could anything make it even that much better if you wrapped your gift in personalized photo paper.

I love this idea!! You upload your pictures and a tube of photo custom gift wrap is created and sent to your front door. There are so many possibilities in how to use this…my mind is racing:) Click here to find out more.

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6. AN AMAZING VIDEO. How in the world did I not ever see this? I have watched it at least 8 times since and it gives me goosebumps all over each and every time. Bad enough this song always makes me cry and gives me chills…but seeing these two pint sized powerhouses was really something and to know this is not even their native language, just extraordinary.

So beautiful…….one of my all time favorite songs with lyrics that I think resonate with all of us. (the best is at the end so please watch it all the way through)-

7. SUNDAY’S SURVEY. There is no denying it, the holidays are not that far away…..just one trip to your local market and you are met with bright orange pumpkins and still closed mums! You know Christmas wreaths and ornaments are not far behind…scary but true! For me, this “pre holiday” time always brings a mixture of excitement, anxiety and sleepless nights planning and plotting. Wondering about you…how does the holiday hoopla make you feel?


Well friends there you have what’s up in my little corner of the world this week. As always thank you for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and relaxing end to your weekend! Until next time……

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PS A wonderful flower promo just started Saturday afternoon…seeing is believing! Click here for info

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PPS Want to win this incredible rug? Then click here for the giveaway (winner to be announced on Tuesday)

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The September porcelain container presale is on and a giveaway!

***AS OF SUNDAY AT 1PM THIS PRESALE IS OFFICIALLY OVER. MANY THANKS FOR THE INCREDIBLE RESPONSE…..BE SURE TO LOOK OUT FOR A ONE DAY SALE WHEN THE CONTAINER ARRIVES IN SEPTEMBER!!**

Hi friends….excited about this one! Very excited because we all know I really need more blue and white, lol. I think I need to open up a small museum of blue and white, something tells me that the opening night would be chock full, as I know I have lots of company. Every magazine is filled with it and with good reason:)

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As the last container was mostly about fishbowls, this one is all  about jars, vases and planters. Lots of small pieces here too….great for holiday/hostess gifts or if you might be planning a party! As I do with every container, I offer the contents up for a special 2 day presale with special pricing.

This is the second to last container of the year. I will get another in Oct/November and that will be it until 2017.  This one is due to arrive around Sept. 7th and is already en route to me..  A few things to know before you place an order, just in case you are new to this. If you have been to this rodeo before you know the drill:)

If you know porcelain prices you will recognize the incredible deals here today! Many items sell for double or more on other shop sites, so tell a friend (if you really really like them:)

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  • All orders should be emailed to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
  • Please use item number only, no need to write out description
  • This is a presale/advance purchase, these items will ship when they arrive on or about Sept. 8th
  • Subject to availability
  • You will get an order confirmation either way and an invoice will soon follow if we can fulfill your order (please keep in mind the response to these is huge and sometimes it might take us a few hours to get back to you)
  • PLEASE do not submit an order unless you are able to pay invoice within 12 hours, not fair to us or others
  • Shipping is extra
  • Any orders over $600 will get a 10% discount
  • Something new! If you place an order and recommend the presale to a friend who places an order, you get a free pair of pagodas! It’s a referral program of sorts, just email us to tell us who your friend is
  • Shipping only in the U.S. for this order (sorry to international customers)
  • This promotion ends at midnight Saturday, Aug. 13th and these orders are final sale
  • Questions? Please email theenchantedhome@gmail.com

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So grab your coffee, sit back and be prepared to take in a whole lot of blue and white beauty!

SOLD OUT ITEM 1. This truly incredible jumbo jar is back. I  just love this piece, with the raised dot detailing, the light antiquing this is one magnificent jar! Measures 26″x 14″ $265.00

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ITEM 2.  This wonderful med. flat top jar with its elegant Chinese symbol motif is a wonderful starting point or addition to any blue and white vignette.

Two sizes-

small- 5″ x 6″ $45.00

 med8.5″ x 8″ $70.00

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SOLD OUT ITEM 3. New item- Very excited about this beautiful planter. Love the design and detailing, scalloped edge and beautiful! Measures 16″ x 16″ $155.00

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SOLD OUT ITEM 4.  New item- Fabulous extra large new foo dog dragon ginger jar with raised foo dog head detailing. Exquisite. Measures 28″ x 14″ $175.00

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ITEM 5. New item- Beautiful navy cherry blossom garden seat..come to mama:) Measures 18.5″ x 14″ $160.00

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ITEM 6.  New item- Wonderful village scene garden seat with raised detailing, in two shapes. Either one is beauty! Measures 17.5″ x 11″

LOW STOCK 6A. $160.00

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LOW STOCK  6B. Six sided stool same pattern $175.00

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ITEM 7. This best selling bowl is coming back, measures 12″ x 6″ $75.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 8. New item- Another beautiful new vase, love this hexagon shape with “panels” of decorative painting on teach, lovely piece. Measures 9″ x 7.5″ $70.00

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ITEM 9.New item-  I love this because the scenery is so pretty and it feels so light and airy, perfect for you weekend flower bouquets. Measures 9.5″ x 5″ $65.00

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ITEM 10. New item- One of my favorite shapes, the large trumpet vase is coming in with a few variations, this figuring version measures 16″ x 9″ $110.00

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ITEM 11. The fabulous trio of colored emperors is returning. Set of 3 measures 13″ x 4″ $115.00 for set of 3

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SOLD OUT ITEM 12. Another best selling x large garden seat is coming back. a true beauty with exquisite details. Measures 20″ x 14″ $265.00

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ITEM 13. New item- I am in love with both of these umbrella stands. Talk about taking a statement in a foyer…..makes a rainy day something to look forward to. Measures 16.5″ tall $95.00 either style

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14. Two of my best selling planters, here they are about half of what they sell for elsewhere. So exquisite for orchids, any kind of flowering plant and I could see during ht holidays mini Christmas trees adorning these beauties.

14A. Round measures 15.5″ x 9.3″ $245.00

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14B. Rectangular measures 14.5″ x 9.3″ $255.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 15. New item-  Exquisite new square ginger jar. I love this piece and happen to own a pair….very decorative and the foo dog top is the icing on the cake. Measures 20″ x 6.5″ $135.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 16. This wonderful Chinese symbol ginger jar is making a comeback, such a decorative and pretty jar. Measures 16″ tall $120.00

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ITEM 17. Two beautiful new 8.5″ flat tops coming in, these are always such a great starting point for any vignette. Measures 8″ x 8″ $70.00 either style

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ITEM 18. New item- An assortment of these amazing and beautiful mini jars/bud vases…great hostess gifts. I could see adding one next to each place setting for a special diner filled with a special stem of your favorite flower. These all measure between 6.5- 7″ tall, perfect for end tables/nightstands.

LOW STOCK 18A. $22.00

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SOLD OUT 18B. $22.00

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SOLD OUT 18C. $24.00

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SOLD OUT 18D. $24.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 19. This wonderful shaped vase is back…perfect for your weekly flower bouquets! Measures 15″ x 8
$78.00

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ITEM 20. A favorite classic ginger jar is making a return, beautiful ginger jar and the perfect size, lightly antiqued this is a favorite. Measures 18″ x 9.5″ $130.00

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ITEM 21. These very popular chunky ginger jars are all coming back…measures 18″ x 10″. Three styles $140.00 each

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ITEM 22. This regal beauty is coming back, just so beautiful with it’s elegant “fruit handles” 17.5″ x 7″ $125.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 23. The gorgeous covered cherry blossom jar is coming back, such a beautiful piece. Measures  13″ x 10″ $85.00

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SOLD OUT ITEM 24. New item- Love square jars, they add so much to a vignette, offered in two stunning designs, handpainted on all sides. Measures 12″ x  7.5″ $80.00

SOLD OUT 24A. Figurines

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SOLD OUT 24B. Village scene

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SOLD OUT ITEM 25. New item- Fabulous x large new bowl, this gorgeous village scenery bowl measures 17.5″ x 9.5″ $135.00

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SOLD OUT ITEM 26. Can’t keep these in stock! These beautiful blue and white mini foo dogs measure 4″ x 6″ $75.00 for pair

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LOW STOCK ITEM 27. The popular bird ginger jar pair is also coming back…..beautiful and elegant, perfect size too. Measures 17.5″ x 11″ $260 for pair (sold as pair only)

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ITEM 28. Fabulous Chinese symbol vase, a stylish statement filled with flowers. Measures 16″ x 8″  $110.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 29.New item-  Amazing covered jar, could be the worlds prettiest cookie/dog treat jar, lol. Measures 12″ x 8″ $115.00

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LOW STOCK ITEM 30. Getting back in this most exquisite ginger jar, x large and fabulous! Measures 22″ x 13″ $170.00

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ITEM 31 The amazing little blue and white pagodas are back…ordered lots of these to insure I have them for the holidays. So great for any vignette, or to use as bookends. Sold as a pair $60.00

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ITEM 32. The wonderful extra large trio of emperors is one of my favorites…have them in my own home and adore them. Their large size makes them extra grand. Measures  17.5″ x 5.5″ $115.00 for trio

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ITEM 33. Fabulous elegant vase is making a comeback, I own two of these and they are just gorgeous!  17″ x 7″ $110.00

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The Giveaway-

One lucky winner will win this wonderful planter. All you need to do is leave a comment here telling  me what your favorite item is here and how you might use it, that’s it. I will announce a winner on Wednesday. You cannot email your comment (must be left here)

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You would think after a few years of importing containers of blue and white I would be jaded, but I get as excited with every new shipment as I did the first time I ever laid eyes on blue and white. Being around it is most definitely my happy place:)

Thank you as always for stopping in, if you dream about blue and whites tonight you can put the blame on me:) Thank you as always for stopping in. Wishing you a wonderful day and end to your week!

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The Enchanted Home Shop happenings and a blue and white giveaway!

Hi there, my back is finally starting to feel better, getting some relief from the painkiller and inflammatory meds…it’s been a looong 5 days!? Worked on this post last week and have since updated it just a bit. From time to time I like to update you on my online shop happenings.

Lots of things in the works for end of summer/start of fall which I am thrilled to share with you. I also value your opinion in a very big way so am also asking for some input/feedback. In return I am offering a lucky winner this wonderful blue and white flower jar from my newest collection (details on the bottom). Click here to visit my online shop.

 

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So here we go with what is new and exciting…..

 

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1. There are two particularly newsworthy things to share- one is my newest line of chinoiserie tole? has arrived, is in the port and just about done with customs, there are so many gorgeous pieces coming your way. I will offer up a presale promo in the next week or so, so? stay tuned and be sure to check back.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the gorgeous pieces, I have a place in my own home for several, these will be offered at more than half of what other tole manufacturers are selling them for, icing on the cake:)

Click here to see the chinoiserie tole line

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And love the new tole sconces coming in….looking for a place to put these in my own home:)

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2. My newest container of blue and whites has just left and “hit the water”…it is due here by end of August. I will as I did last time offer a presale 3 weeks before its arrival so look for that sometime the first week of August.? Have over 650 exquisite pieces coming, some really new exciting additions. Best part is they are going to be a prices you will not find anywhere. Period!

Here are just a few from this magnificent collection coming in, so excited and need to make room for a few of these, can never have too many!

Click here to see all porcelains on my online shop.

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3. Just added all the prettiest new colors for the Annabel Ingall bags, you will want to take a look. Best part is I also discount approx 15% from everyone else, here are a few faves below. Click here to see the handbags in my online shop.

These are new colors for the ever so popular Isabella tote-

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And just brought in the wonderful and so chic Leyla clutch-

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And then just introduced is the wonderful Georgia bucket bag in their same trademark buttery soft leather-

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4. This has been a? long time in the works and was no easy feat but my persistence and patience paid off! Have a huge container of brand new silver pieces coming in early September which I am just over the moon about.

I go nuts for beautiful estate like silver and I have found that beautiful intricate silverplate pieces are extremely hard to find so I am very excited about introducing these pieces to my existing collection, think they will be a hit as I do very well with the silver line.

Click here to see all current silver pieces

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5. Have a? brand new section called LAST CALL where I will have things that are either discontinued or that I only have 1 or 2 left of at steeply discounted prices. Check in there from time to time..there will be some great buys! Just added a few new things there yesterday, click here to visit. Here are a few things there now-

Click here to see current Last call items

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6.For my STATUARY AND PLANTERS, just added some wonderful new pieces. Some smaller planters that are perfect for indoors or patio tables and some gorgeous larger pieces. The line is vast, so if you are looking for something very particular definitely email me, they might just have it! The best part is every single piece though it looks like aged stone can be picked up with one hand and is weatherproof, doesn’t get better!? These can all be found under new additions or under statuary and planters.

Click here to see this wonderful line

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7. Lamps….I do very well with lamps which means it is probably a good idea to keep expanding. Just added these wonderful new additions and will continue to add more.

Click here to see all lamps

Fabulous Pair of Man and Woman on Horse

Fabulous Pair of Man and Woman on Horse

Gorgeous Chunky Chinese Ginger Jar Character Lamp

Gorgeous Chunky Chinese Ginger Jar Character Lamp

Gorgeous Pale Blue/Gold Buffet Lamp

Gorgeous Pale Blue/Gold Buffet Lamp

Incredible Pair of Staffordshire Dog Lamps

Incredible Pair of Staffordshire Dog Lamps

Wonderful Small/Medium Blue and White Ball Lamp

Wonderful Small/Medium Blue and White Ball Lamp

 

8. Lastly I LOVE getting in your pictures to add to my growing online gallery where I feature my customers home displaying your Enchanted Home items! Keep them coming….here are a few recent additions, have one to submit email me your picture at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

Click here to see the entire gallery

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Now I have a few questions for you….a quick survey that should not take more than a minute or two. Your feedback is so valuable to me, really appreciate it and to thank you I am offering the wonderful flower vase to one lucky winner. Survey is below.

To be eligible to win the beautiful jar, simply participate in the poll below and then? visit my online site by clicking here, come back and tell me an item or two on your wish list. That’s it….I will announce a winner on Sunday.

Thanks as always for stopping in, until next time…..

PS Two things, if you missed the post on uber taletned architect Geoff Chick you must see it, click here

And last day for Last call lamps promo, click here

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Seven on Sunday

Hello friends, how is your weekend going? Well I am still sick, its been one long week and could not have happened at a worst time, I had three anticipated events to go to plus the opening night party for the showhouse, all I had to miss.

DON’T FORGET FINAL FEW HOURS TO ENTER THE CHINOISERIE TOLE LAMP GIVEAWAY FROM ART BY KARENA CLICK HERE TO ENTER (DRAWING AT 12)

Yesterday was one of my closest friends daughters bridal shower, so after being homebound for 5 days I decided to try and go for a little bit. I did my best but lasted all of 45 minutes until I came home and went straight to bed. But I must say it was quite spectacular on the most beautiful spring day you could imagine and yes, of course I took pics which I will share later in the week.

As I do every Sunday, I share with you what has gotten my attention this week…..

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1. NEVER LOSE YOUR PET. Having gone through this once before of losing Teddy for almost an entire day on Mothers Day nonetheless, I would do anything to insure that never ever happens again.It was one of the saddest days in my life that thankfully ended up in celebration.

This fantastic device is simply brilliant and affordable. I love that it will send you a text alert if your beloved pooch wanders outside of your property/yard/home. You can track them at any time…..I can’t think of any reason to not have this on every pet! Click here for more info

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2. SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Inside and out:)? Finally, I have waited so long to say those words, there were days during our frigid snowy, icy winter that honestly I wasn’t sure spring would ever arrive. But it has, albeit slowly.

Starting to see little signs of it everywhere, take a look…… I spruced things up inside with my beautiful white peonies from my shop that have everyone fooled into thinking they are real, they just came back in stock.? And finally outside everything’s starting to bloom, woo hoo!

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3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. You know how I love to share with you what has inspired me on Instagram this past week. so many good ones! There are a lot of them this week.? Things that inspired me, made me hungry, smile, laugh, ooh and ahh and of course wish I had been drinking a mint julep instead at the Kentucky Derby:)

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4. A NEW ETSY FIND AND SHOWHOUSE SPACE. If you missed the recap on my showhouse space from start to finish, you must click here. In the process of putting it together I found another wonderful pillow source for the gorgeous (and so affordable chinoiserie) pillows. Click here to see her entire wonderful collection from The Happy Seamstress

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Added some final tweaks to the patio, added these small tables in front of each bench…

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And this table has a framed “story” about what the patio space is all about….

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Here are the beautiful chinoiserie pillows- (they are available in 16″ and 18″ I ordered the 18″)

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5. GORGEOUS PLANTERS. After being in the market for 4 new planters, I hit the jackpot. I fell in love with all of these and ordered two different styles. The prices are soooo good, I needed to share with you given the outdoor/gardening season has finally arrived! With free shipping, these deals are unheard of, trust me I have been planter shopping? locally and they were all in the $600-800 category for big planters so this was a great find!

Click on each planter’s title to be taken to the site

Love this stunning neoclassical Provence urn!

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Love the idea of the metal and stone combination….so pretty!

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And how about this oversized beauty, just calling for a beautiful large topiary or lemon tree!

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This is such a classic and what a deal!

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And adore this take on this Provence styled urn (cannot wait to get mine)!

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6. MY MOST TALENTED CUSTOMERS! I always say it but seriously my customers have the best taste, they never cease to amaze.? I have so much fun bragging like a proud mother! I also love to (with their permission) share with you the pictures I get to receive, because they are simply too beautiful to not share. If you want to see all of my customers enchanted homes, then click here (worth taking a look). Always happy to get more, email me your pictures at theenchantedhome@gmail.com. See for yourself….

My first customer bought a bunch of blue and whites plus the gorgeous pagoda as well as the cherry blossoms from me and what she created is nothing short of a front page magazine cover if I ever saw one!

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Then talk about a most enchanted luncheon, just check out this unbelievable setting from my customer who used my small blue and white cups as mini flower vases, love it. Again this could easily be a magazine spread! Beautiful and talk about enchanting…..

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7. INCREDIBLE STORY! Saving the best for last, talk about heartwarming! Somehow the Baltimore news has overshadowed the tragedy in Nepal but I haven’t stopped thinking about it, the devastation that has come over such a peaceful region is heartbreaking.

But there was a temporary celebration when this little cherub was found alive after being buried alive for over 20 hours! This is nothing short of a miracle…how I wish I could swoop him up and adopt him, this was a tiny miracle that needed to happen amidst such sadness. Prayers for Nepal and for this little miracle.

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So that’s whats caught my attention this week…anything here interest you or if you have something to share, then by all means tell us all about it! I will be staying in today hoping and willing myself to get better, so hard on such a spectacular day. Hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping where you are!? Until next time…..

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My showhouse space!

Hello! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start now that the beautiful weather of spring has finally decided to arrive. I am so enjoying it, and feel? a little pep in my step with the warmer longer days, how about you? I was going to post this tomorrow but wanted to mention the Gotham scenes of our house tonight:)

For anyone who has enjoyed seeing my house on the show,? Gotham, tonight is the second to last show of the season and the scenes with my living room and staircase are on tonight on Fox at 8pm EST. We will surely be tuning in, I wasn’t here for those scenes so even to me they will be a surprise!

As you know I have been working these last few weeks on the show house patio/covered porch area. The beautiful Mill Neck manor is located on top of a hill which though beautiful and majestic means strong cross breezes and on a very breezy day literally it can feel like a hurricane up there (did not anticipate this and it meant many days of having to take down what I had set up only to return to set it up yet again)!

The mansion itself? is very old (turn of the century) though the interior spaces have been beautifully kept up, you will see areas where the masonry has had to be replaced and not the same color as the original, it can also be? drafty and a little drab. My wish was to give it light, crisp and? pretty vibe, and I think I achieved that. The show house opens May 2nd and will stay open for about a month.

As many of you have asked, the information is at the bottom of this post. I thought it would be fun to do a post on my little space, and show you the before and after, mind you these are pictures taken from my iPad but professional pictures will be taken next week which I will definitely be sharing. I also did my best to include sources where applicable.

This is very picture heavy so be sure to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, sit back and relax:)

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And here is a “behind the scenes”-

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The raw space I was taking on-

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The prep in my garage:)

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On any given day in the last few weeks my car looked like this-

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Gorgeous chinoiserie pillows are from The Happy Seamstress, who was wonderful!

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Guys unloading……..

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And some of the main characters getting carefully transported:)

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?A visit to an incredible wholesaler through a friend to pick some more beautiful topiaries…

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This console was just what I was looking for but I wasn’t loving the oak-y color so I came up with a little DIY’er

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Let the setup begin….

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The outdoor trellis rug from Safavieh was perfect…

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First layer of the table getting put on…

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Got two of these white garden benches from Wayfair for either side of the patio along with this beautiful Safavieh outdoor rug

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And how gorgeous are these oversized blue and white fishbowls! They are about 22″x? 21″ and are fabulous!

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And the after of the table getting stained/painted-

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And more things getting delivered for one of the setup days….

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Fishbowls got their palms and started adding other pretty little accessories

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My vision come to life…..how pretty are the Tilton Fenwick linens on the table!

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Love the hydrangeas however they require a lot of constant watering and I think in the end I am going to just put two more palms there, when they droop they look really sad

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Napkins, mini boxwoods and dinnerware (melamine) are all from my online shop

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The fabulous chinoiserie pillows on the chairs are from The Happy Seamstress who was a delight to work with!

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Adore the topper I had made from the collection of Tilton Fenwick for Duralee

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The beautiful cherry blossoms are also from my shop

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The gorgeous bamboo flatware was such a bargain! Over at Horchow 20 pieces for $35.00, click here for info

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White ginger jars are from one of my porcelain resources

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The gorgeous floral pillows and tablecloth topper are from a collection I totally love,? Tilton Fenwick for Duralee…

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All porcelains and hurricanes are from my shop

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In the process of setting up there were 3 or 4 super windy days which wreaked havoc on my little project…

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And check out this wind (see I did not exaggerate)!

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So my friends there you have it….from start to finish , the showhouse patio that has kept me busy the last 10 days or so. It was a lot of fun and I have to admit I do work well under pressure, but not high winds however! I am basically done minus a few little tweaks before the opening party on Thursday night.

If you happen to be in the tri state area and want to stop by to see the entire showhouse, I do not think you will be disappointed, there are many beautiful spaces to take in, and it’s a really enjoyable way to spend a day or afternoon. The information is below-

 

designers showcase 2015

MAY 2 through JUNE 14, 2015

Mansions & Millionaires? returns to its Spring schedule of Designers’ Showcase? Events.
Don’t miss this award winning Gold Coast Manor and the outstanding 2015 event
where art and design merge into Signs of Spring.
This Showcase will benefit Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

 

Finally a number of people over time have emailed me about very large fishbowls/blue white planter for plants. Due to the size and freight, I do not carry them however did have the opportunity to purchase 12 (6 pair) at a very very good price. The ones below are for sale either alone or as a pair. Heavily discounted they are between $445-515.00 each plus freight. If interested just email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

 

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Also a new promo started for 2 days only on monogrammed napkins, click here for the details

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Thank you as always for stopping in. Wishing you a fabulous day and start to your week. Until next time……

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Seven on Sunday….

Good morning and happy Sunday to you. Before I begin,? to all those who had voted for Hadi….well he won! He was the recipient of the Bright Futures Prize…..we could not be prouder. We saw him last night as they came in from Boston and he asked me to convey a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who voted. He was touched by my post and the outpouring of support, I told him my followers are the best and that is the truth!

I had a wonderful evening last night where my husband was honored, it was a special evening.I ended up wearing a dress I owned that I managed to squeeze into and it was perfect that it allowed me to wear comfortable shoes…very important in trying to get over my knee injury!

Supposed to head into the city today for brunch, but I would really love to stay home in my lounge clothes all day long and do a whole lot of nothing, cook up something good and just enjoy the calm before the storm (that would be the holidays)!? As I do every Sunday, I am sharing with you seven things that have caught my attention. Ready to begin? Here we go…..

 

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1. CLOSET CLEANING. Ugh….just the name alone puts a? knot in my stomach. Truth is when we moved I literally shoved everything in, just for everything to have a place. I never really organized my closet properly and trust me it is very very overdue. This and getting my home office together are my two biggest priorities going into 2015. I have written off 2014 with the holidays coming, I would be kidding myself to think I will get it done this year!

I love this chart and will actually be applying it as I waver between keeping a size 4 teeny tiny dress or not (clearly it will have to go even though the memories associated with it are precious…my 30th birthday party). I need to get pragmatic and tough when it comes to knowing what and when to get rid of things! This is a really great foolproof chart, will print it and tape it up as I get busy organizing…..

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2. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Every week I am amazed and inspired by so much of what I find on Instagram. And this week certainly did not disappoint…not by a long shot. Here is what I was totally captivated by…..

 

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3. A COOKBOOK THAT I AM REALLY ENJOYING. I absolutely adore this book, I have made one recipe from it so far and have plenty more I want to try. Sweet Jeanne from I Dream Of brought this when she came over and I like it so much that I will be giving it to a few people as gifts for the holidays (those who love to cook that is:) .

Love the focus on seasonal cooking and complete meals, it is very user friendly and as much a storybook as it is a cookbook. I am hopefully going to Seattle in the spring and plan to visit one of her restaurants for sure when I go! Renee Ericson is a James Beard nominated chef who owns many restaurants in the Seattle area….that is one cool city!

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4. A GIFT EVERY MONTH! Now that is my kind of gift!! I love this whole monthly giftbox thing that is taking the beauty/makeup world by storm. You subscribe and get a monthly box filled with all kinds of fun goodies to try, all from top names and a variety from skin care to mascara to lipstick.

A friend just gave me a gift for a years worth of monthly boxes from Glossy box and I am so excited! What girl wouldn’t? want to receive a present every month. I think I may have to give one to my college aged niece, it is unique and is the gift that gives all year round! Click here for more information.….

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5. MONOGRAMMED LINEN NAPKINS. My obsession with monograms sees no end in sight. I don’t know if you remember but when we moved one of my boxes of linens had gotten wet and mildewed to the point of no return, I was so so upset because it contained most of my monogrammed napkins and a beautiful tablecloth I had bought in Pairs.

It was so painful to throw them away. So I am back to building my collection and have just ordered two new sets of napkins to be monogrammed, I will surely share them with you when they arrive! Meanwhile here are some of the inspiration pictures I loved and was inspired by…..

 

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Here are my latest from Number Four Eleven….

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6. TOPIARIES AND TOLE.? In case you are wondering how they are doing….I am happy to say going strong, many have already needed a haircut. Surely that has to be a good sign that I am taking good care of them!

My white azalea topiaries also are about to bloom which is exciting too……I have learned that the myrtles dry out fast in homes with heat (and lately ours is going full blast with the frigid temps) so they require a lot of water, as in almost every 1-2 days. Lots of sun is also a big plus, they really thrive and grow like crazy with the sun exposure.? If you can find them near you……grab a few, they are so elegant and pretty to have around.

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And my tole pieces that I have told you about.? My second big shipment of tole (over 340 pieces)! is shipping out tomorrow and will be here late Dec. Unfortunately? we are a bit off chart as far as me getting my order in early Dec. but this is not unusual and it is what it is. The only thing that makes it OK is seeing how gorgeous its all come out. Take a peek at the latest……

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Very excited to get these beautiful pieces!!

 

7. THIS WILL MAKE YOU CRY BUT HAPPY TEARS!. Saving the best for last but get out the tissue box first.? I am sorry to do this to you first thing Sunday monring…but there is no way in the world you can? watch this and not start wailing like a baby. It just fills your heart with so much hope and happiness to see these reunions…..worth sharing with those you love. I know I certainly am.

 

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So that is what’s on my radar. How about you? Isn’t it crazy that Thanksgiving is already next week!! And then the holiday crunch is really in full swing once that happens, buckle up people! Thank you as always for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. What’s on your mind? Anything amazing? Tell me about it, if so. And two things-

And if you want to win a pair of the beautiful custom pewter/silver napkin rings, click here to put your name in the hat ( a winner will be chosen on Tuesday).

Don’t forget to have your cameras (or phones) ready to snap away your pretty table for Thanksgiving and enter them into my contest TABLETOP LOVE. I already have over 40 pictures and will accept another 20. I had said 50 but I ddnt’ realize I would get there so fast! Click here for the details on the contest….

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How a single picture started topiary-mania….

Hi there, I saw a picture last week on Instagram that triggered a bit of an obsessive compulsion to find something………myrtle topiaries. I can thank (or not) Loi from Tone? on Tone as being the culprit behind this unexpected case of topiary-mania and yes that is a word (at least as of today).

So here is the picture in question…..

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Now can you see how this might have induced an involuntary reaction to get my hands on my own little crop of myrtle topiaries! So appts. got canceled, meals pushed aside (a blessing),? priorities shifted, design work put on a brief pause and my mission immediately began.

I found that surprisingly they are not as easy to find as looking up your nearest local? nursery. I ended up speaking to the “granddaddy” of myrtle topiary growers in Canada who clearly understood my incessant desire to find some of my own and kindly shared information with me on a grower within my geographical range that he could “put me in touch with” and that is exactly what he did.

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This guy understood that topiary-mania needs urgent attention! So fast forward a few days I was put in touch with another dealer, who was kind enough to meet with me despite the fact that I was not going to be buying a truckload of topiaries. I did however buy a carload:) Enter Greg the myrtle topiary whisperer. I happily loaded up the car, quest accomplished!

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So I am very very happy that I too have my own little brigade of myrtle topiaries, and as luck would have it I also scored some gorgeous orchids and one of my favorite fall plants, white azalea topiaries!

I came home and started to panic about what I was going to do with all of these topiaries, how quickly could I dispense them around the house to look like they had always been there so my hubs would not walk in wondering if I have lost my mind, feeling like he lives inside a nursery (bad enough he feels like we live in a blue and white porcelain factory)!

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Loi clearly looks like he knows what he is doing….I can only hope that I can follow suit!

So here are some highlights from my day, very impromptu pictures and eventually all of these wonderful little plants will find their final resting place in various areas of my house…..now if I can only swing maintaining them so they continue to look this good for a long long time. Loi...I may be calling on you afterall it is you who started this!

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And starting to spread the love throughout my home….imagine I will be playing for a few days:)

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So….now can you see what all the fuss is about? One thing I do not have is a shortage of is containers, so I will be busy today continuing to plant my pretty new additions in their appropriate planters.

I am so in love with them, just need to brush up on how to care for them, was told to never let them dry out and that in warm homes they can require water every 3-4 days. Have any tips? By all means I am all ears!

Thank you for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day:)

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Until next time……

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