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Good morning! Hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful weekend. Things are pretty calm over here, no complaints! This is one of those posts that’s all over the map. A few updates, a new round of “tag” questions and a few odds and ends. First order of business however is to announce the winner of the stunning transferware pitcher from Bonny Neiman. I used Randompicker to pick a winner.  Congratulations to….

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: pitcher 1288801 nita jo 00294FA9-A9F8-45C0-81B8-520D474E964F 1


Please contact me ASAP to provide your shipping details.

A few things happening on the homefront. Not a whole lot this week. I must say my concentration has been trying to wrap up the remaining work here in the house, yes we still have quite a few workers here so it doesn’t totally feel like my house yet as I am sharing it during the day with a bunch of workers. I am ready to close the door to all of them however. I want my house back! 
I am also busy working on the online store which I have to say is really exciting for me as I love the things I am carrying, very anxious to show you everything! As far as the lantern debate, thank you all of you who commented, but to be clear the lanterns are not black, they are a antique brass and are a very nice compliment to the hardware on the stove, FYI. At this point I have decided to keep them on order and will get them in April. I am likely going to hang them and try them out for a few days…then make my decision. You know you are going to be right there with me and that once again I will be asking for your help.


So first another picture of the lantern which shows the finish better…

And speaking of new lighting…meet the newest addition to our lighting family..this in a small vestibule between library and living room, its a beautiful antique fixture we were told from France.

Wallpaper has been a buzz word this week. For a few bathrooms……
This is a small guest bathroom…..what do you think of the white and tan toile with the white and tan basketweave floor? I want it feeling French and feminine

Close up of the floors

Decided on this one for the powder room…both were beautiful, not a bad choice but somehow the yellow adds a certain freshness to this room and it gets a lot of sunlight, so I think this will be a nice compliment to the pale gray and white marble

Horrible pics…I apologize. But remember this one? Well as is often the case its the very first one I chose for the main powder room and I have gone back to it, as my favorite. It really works so well. Thoughts?
Remember this great little French chair? Thinking of reupholstering it in a pretty soft blue and white linen and adding it to my bathroom.
OK moving on……

Next item up for discussion….Stacy from Conspicuous Style, yes that Stacy, the uber talented designer who has that gorgeous droolworthy home, “tagged’ me and though I had already been tagged and participated, her questions were too good not to take on. So here I am in another round, I think this is actually a fantastic way to get to know more about our favorite bloggers, what excites them, makes them tick and how they view life in general. So here is Stacy’s very insightful and thought provoking questions…..

How old would you be if you didn?t know how old you are? This really made me pause Stacy, I had to wrestle with this one a bit?… but finally I think I would be 20, my whole life ahead of me, anything is possible! No aches and pains, like a young chick, eager and ready to take life by the horns!
What is your least favorite quote? Probably when someone says “hold on a second” I mean seriously why say it, and it REALLY gets to me when someone says hold on “half a second” I mean do you really think its going to a be half a  second? Do you just feel cool saying “half a second”?  Why not say what you mean and just say can you hold for 2 or 3 minutes? Geez!
(As you can tell this is a sore subject….. I was kept holding today for far too long)!
What?s something you know you do differently than most people? How I sometimes get myself to sleep if I am having trouble.I imagine I am “stuck’ in a small but beautiful ski cottage way up on the mountain in the middle of a major snowstorm, the fireplace is roaring and its the ultimate in comfort/cozy. Somehow this image soothes me and normally I drift off like a little baby…..
What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? Well if you asked me this 2 years ago…my number one thing to do would be to ATTEMPT to Climb Mt. Everest! I kid you not…I was totally obsessed with it, seeing every movie/documentary, devouring every book, really taken with the idea. No, I am not a mountain climber and the only time I climbed a mountain worth mentioning is when we were in Scottsdale and did a day hike, (all the while I was envisioning it was me climbing Everest and my husband and kids were my sherpas…lol

 Has your greatest fear ever come true? No and I hope it never will!
Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? Never be able to make new ones…..I could and never would be able to give up my old memories, they are far too precious and keep me connected to the past.
 What would be the hardest thing for you to give up? COFFEE no hesitation there! But chocolate would be  a very close second, and truth is if you included caramel and nuts in that chocolate, the coffee and chocolate might have to wrestle each other to the ground to see which really is the one that would be hardest to give up:)
What’s your worst/best memory of high school and why? Best memory is  all of my friends, being in the Prom court and overall having a great time in High school, worst memory is my boyfriend Jim and I breaking up right before Prom. Major drama…and imagine all that with no cell phones, no facebook to make this announcement, no texting! How did I survive!
What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so? Probably despite its peaks and valleys, the experience of motherhood, its been overall really rewarding, cannot imagine life without my boys, and its really incredible to play such  a big role in helping to shape someones life.
If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, where and when would you go? Honestly to some point when all three of my sons were all young,  like under 8. I have such great memories about bathing them early, putting them in their freshly laundered cozy pjs,  ALL OF US being dressed for bed at 5:30, hunkering down for Barney or some other cartoon and eating together as a family! When I closed my eyes knowing they were all safely ensconced in their little beds….priceless! Good times!

  If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why? Coffee maker, computer and washer! I need my coffee, cannot live with my computer and simply cannot imagine hand washing clothes:)

Now my turn! This time I am asking every reader to participate! All you need to do is copy and paste the questions in the comment section below and answer in one word. I cannot wait to hear from you! Thanks Stacy for keeping this going….love these thought provoking exercises that allow us to think about whats really important and get to know each other better in the process. Wishing everyone a fabulous Sunday!

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?

Red wine, white wine or champagne?

Dogs or cats?

One word that best describes your life right now.

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.

One famous person you would love to meet.

One movie that you could watch again and again.

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?


Have fun!

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lisa on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? SPRING

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? FRANCE

Red wine, white wine or champagne? CHAMPAGNE

Dogs or cats? DOGS

One word that best describes your life right now. CHAOTIC

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. INTERIOR DESIGNER

One famous person you would love to meet. CATE BLANCHETTE

One movie that you could watch again and again. LOVE STORY

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? SPAIN TO VISIT MY DAUGHTER IN AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). ROARING 20’S

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself JADE ALWAYS LOVED THAT NAME

This was fun Tina! I love all your paper picks, every one is perfect. And that great French chair! Your new chandelier is magnficient. I truly love all you do, can’t wait for the online store.

Gina on

Hi Tina, Love the tan toile for your bathroom.
Here are my answers: Spring, Italy, Champagne, Dogs, Grateful, Selling Ice Cream, Einstein, Pride and Prejudice, 21stC., I couldn’t.

christy on

Tina this is fun and thanks for opening it up to the readers! Ok first LOVE the powder rooms papers and that tan and white is a winner, could you tell me whose it is? I would love that for my own bathroom.
OK here are my answers-
Summer, France, Red wine, dogs, content, pediatrician, Dalai Lama, Sense and Sensibility, 20’s, Bridgette

Have a great Sunday.

Anonymous on

Fall, Italy, Red wine,dogs, exciting, artist, The Pope, Gone with the wind,this decade, and Michelle.

Your wallpapers are magnificent. You should start a wallpaper consulting business, you are so good!

Suburban Princess on

I copied the questions and am going to blog them soon! Keep an eye out :O)

Junell on

Lovn’ the Chinoise wallpaper!

Spring, Italy, Cristal, Dogs & Cats, Kooky, Nurse, Gayle King, Tin Cup…., NYC,60’s, Grace

Cynthia on

I love that lantern and the chadelier. I like the toile paper very pretty. I think it would look very nice.

Fall, Tuscany, Dogs,Interior Decorator,Katherine Hepburn, Emma, New Jersey, Now I love where I am in life now,Cynthia Love my name.

This was fun that is why I love your blog.

Carolyn@SweetChaos on

Hi Tina,

My computer crashed last week, and I feel so out of touch!! Praying they’ll be able to retrieve all my files and pictures.

Love your wallpaper choices. Of course, I just spent 3 days stripping wallpaper and swearing I would never put any up again. So, I’ll just enjoy looking at yours πŸ™‚

Fall, Italy, red wine, dogs, unbelievable, Broadway singer, Adele, St. Elmo’s Fire, Hawaii, 40s, Lila.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. on

Never get tired of your lovely choices. Glad you are going to try the lanterns. They are my choice. Have a great week. I’m on my way home. Have been in Florida for a friends wedding. It was a nice break.

Anonymous on

Spring, Italy, Champagne, Cats, Comfortable, Domestic Goddess, Cary Grant, Emma, England, 1890’s, Grace.
Absolutely ADORE the white and tan toile for the bathroom !!!

Tammy on

Your new addition to lighting is beautiful and I love the wallpaper choices! I can’t wait to see those lanterns over your island when they come in. I think they are beautiful and will look wonderful tying everything in.

FALL, FRANCE, RED WINE girl, both DOGS and CATS, in TRANSITION, INTERIOR DESIGNER, BONO, OUT OF AFRICA, SAN FRANCISCO/NAPA, THIS DECADE, AMELIA.

This was fun! Have a wonderful day! ~Tammy

Victoria on

There is always something fun and beautiful going on here, you have no idea how many people I have told about your blog to! First I must tell you LOVE the lantern and the chandelier. Look no more for the wallpapers you have struck gold with each one!

My answers-
Fall, Italy, Champagne, dogs,wonderful, clothing designer, Elizabeth Taylor, Pride and Prejudice, Fiji, 20’s, Christina and Kristine.

Castles Crowns and Cottages on

Good morning beautiful friend!

I am sitting here in my French linen chair, the sun is shining in my white and gray studio and the light is dancing off the crystals from my chandelier. It is FUN to come to you to your castle from my little castle. I LOVE THAT WALL PAPER choice, Tina. It is classic and the perfect color. And is is stunning that you have several high school memories similar to mine! I was homecoming queen and on that night, my CRUSH, who was on the football team and who escorted me onto my THRONE during halftime, broke my heart. But I survived!!!

Wishing you a MAGNIFICENT DAY! Anita

Susan on

Tina, I loved your answers and you gave me a much needed laugh this morning (after waiting up for my teenage daugher to come home at 2am)! I love your humor!

The tan and white toile paper is perfect for that bathroom, and so glad you decided on the paper with the yellow for the other bath, its so elegant but fun too.

Ok my replies-
winter (think I might be the first), Italy, champagne,dogs, hectic, lawyer, The Pope, Jane Eyre,Hawaii, late 1800’s, Samantha (always wanted that name)!

lizzie on

Fall..Italy…Red Wine..Dogs….Lazy…Own a store…Celine Dion….Fried Green Tomatoes…Tuscany…The 20’s….Zoey This was fun..Thanks Lisa

-Lisa on

Hi Tina!
Running out the door for the day but wanted to take the time to say….the lattice floor in your guest bathroom is exquisite!
Have a great Sunday πŸ™‚

Kate R. on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?

Spring, I love the birds, flowers and the end of the cold.

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
Italy, my grandmother was born in Italy and I would love to go there someday.

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
White Wine.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, my dog brings me so much comfort.

One word that best describes your life right now.
Blessed!!!

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
I think about it all the time, I think I would love to be a doula, and help women give birth to a new life as well as help them adjust to motherhood. Or Write a book on mothering.

One famous person you would love to meet.
I could really care less about famous “people” I meet real and amazing people all the time.

One movie that you could watch again and again.
The Sound of Music!

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Afghanistan, to see my husband.

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
Oh gosh, that is a hard one, I REALLY love all the modern convinces of today, and knowing that it would be difficult to go back in time without them. Although I feel like I lived in the South in the 1800’s.

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
I did change my name from Kathy, which was my childhood name to Kate, many years ago and could not be happier.

Meredith on

Tina- your posts always make me smile. Thank you for that. Your taste is incredible. You are like a goddess in my book, lady! I am one of the many excited about your online store opening. I just adore your paper selections especially the chinoiserie and the tan and white toile with the basketweave floor, its perfect.
Your new lighting is equally beautiful.
Thanks for including your readers in this fun drill-
Fall, red wine, Italy,dogs, satisfied, pediatrician,(was halfway there and quit med school to get married and have a family), Bono, Hawaiian Islands, 1920’s, Chloe (named my daughter that name)
Enjoy your Sunday.

Fashion-isha on

Happy Sunday Tina! I love all your happy inspirations. That little chair is amazing!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Have a great day!
xo
Sharon

Judith on

How Fun! Spring,Champagne,France,Dogs,Content,Retired,Jackie O,Elizabeth,Bali,50’s,Margaret

Kathie on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring, the beginning of life.

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Are these the only two choices, because I only want to go to England. But if I have to choose between Italy or France, it would be Italy.

Red wine, white wine or champagne? dry red wine

Dogs or cats? Dogs, I have four right now.

One word that best describes your life right now. Busy!

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Novelist

One famous person you would love to meet. Wally Lamb or Bill Bryson, I’d like both but would take either.

One movie that you could watch again and again. Green Card, if only for the apartment and greenhouse scenes.

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? England!

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). I would go back to the 1970s and redo a few things.

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? My name represents me. I wouldn’t change it.

Vanessa@Luxuria on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Spain, where I currently live πŸ˜‰

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Chilled white wine

Dogs or cats? Dogs (have a cat phobia)

One word that best describes your life right now. Transient

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Interior designer πŸ˜‰

One famous person you would love to meet. Obama

One movie that you could watch again and again. Grease

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Maui

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). The 60’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Stephanie

There’s my answers πŸ˜‰ xx
Happy Sunday from Spain!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House on

LOVE your wallpaper choices and that new chandelier is soo beautiful!! I’m super excited about your blue and white chair too obviously πŸ™‚ I loved your answer to the going back in time 24 hours question. I’m in the beginning of all that and I’m absolutely loving it. I look forward to having my whole family here and complete (although I need to space these babies out a bit to get some sleep). I’m cherishing every second.

Here are my answers!
Fall, Italy (to eat spaghetti, duh), Champagne, dogs, BLISS, popstar (I could’ve been Britney?), Tori Spelling (don’t judge, I’m pretty sure we’d be friends after watching her reality show), movie: Marie Antoinette, Bora Bora, 1920s, Princess Grace of Awesometown

The Pink Pagoda on

FUN!

winter, France, red, dogs, fulfilling, highly sought after Broadway/musical theater lead, Tom Wolfe, Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth, NYC, I’d go back to the 80s, Virginia, Amelia or Elizabeth

I love the wallpaper with the yellow; it’s the perfect choice!

Privet and Holly on

Happy Sunday, Tina!

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Fall

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne? White

Dogs or cats? Woof

One word that best describes your life right now. Content

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Author

One famous person you would love to meet. Numerous writers…

One movie that you could watch again and again. The Holiday

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Auckland

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 1950

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Mae

xx Suzanne

AnneHH on

Echoing the other commenters to say love all of the wallpaper choices and can’t wait to see the rooms with the wallpapers installed! Also love your new chandelier–sooo beautiful!! Here are my answers to these fun questions:
Fall
Italy
White wine
Dogs
Blessed
Singer in a Broadway musical
Duchess of Cambridge
Philadelphia Story
France
this decade
love my name and wouldn’t change it!

Susana Lucena on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
Spring.

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
France

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
Champagne

Dogs or cats?
dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.
Challenge

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
diplomat

One famous person you would love to meet.
Claude Monet (the french painter already dead)

One movie that you could watch again and again.
Out of Africa
You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Paris

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
30’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Generosa

Karen T. on

I didn’t realize the lanterns on order had a brass finish (I thought they black). I’m anxious to see them hung over the island. All wallpapers are spot on. The French chandelier in the stunning is very pretty and reminds me of a few I’ve recently had hung in my home (great mind think alike!-lol). That chair is going to look really good in your bathroom. It would also be pretty in your closet or at your desk.

Answers to questions (some were really hard for me to come up with just one answer): 1) Spring, 2) France, 3) Champagne, 4) Dog, 5) in Transition, 6) Interior Designer, 7) Living person-Oprah; Deceased-Princess Diana, 8) Great Expectations (this one was hard, so I just chose ONE of my favorites), 9) Florida (to visit my son who’s doing an internship there), 10) Jesus’ last decade on earth, 11) Sarah (this one was really hard, too. I like what my mother named me. Sarah was the first name that came to mind.)

This really was fun and thought-provoking!

Anonymous on

If there could only be one season year round
which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne? White

Dogs or cats? Dogs

One word that best describes your life right now. Busy

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Entertainer, specifically singer.

One famous person you would love to meet. They are all dead, but Jackie O

One movie that you could watch again and again. Any that make me laugh out loud.

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Rome

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 50’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Victoria

Happy Sunday Tina!!

Jan B.

mwaxter on

I love this! But first also need to tell you HOW MUCH I am in love with each wallpaper, your lantern, chandelier and darling French chair. You can decorate my home anyday!

These questions are great- here is my reply
Summer (love the beach)
France
Red wine
Dogs (cats freak me out)
Full
Actress
Princess Diana
Gone with the wind or Pride and Prejudice (2 favorites)
French Riviera
20’s
Elizabeth or Christina

Karen T. on

Wow! Several typos (which I hate to make). I meant ” I thought they WERE black. “Also, meant “The French chandelier in the VESTIBULE is stunning…” And last, “Great minds (not mind) think alike”.

Donna in Potomac on

Still LIKE the lanterns in brass, GORGeous Chandy, LIKE feminine toile, ENJOYED your funny, thoughtful answers and will be trying the ski cottage snowstorm idea.

Great questions – sweet of you to ask!

Fall
Italy
Red
Dogs
Limbo
Actress
Leonardo da Vinci
The Godfather
Florence
1920s
Niki

De tout, de rien on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Summer!!

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Yes.

Dogs or cats? Both!

One word that best describes your life right now. Turnpoint

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Singer.

One famous person you would love to meet. Meryl Streep

One movie that you could watch again and again. I don’t do that question very well, there are too many movies I like.

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? India

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). The fifties.

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Victoria.

Carol S. on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
France

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
None of the above

Dogs or cats?
Dogs

One word that best describes your life
right now.
Enj

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
Design

One famous person you would love to meet.
Princess Diana

One movie that you could watch again and again.

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Paris

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
Now

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Carol

Anonymous on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne? White

Dogs or cats? Dogs

One word that best describes your life right now. Content

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. art curator

One famous person you would love to meet. Mozart

One movie that you could watch again and again. Amadeus (see above)

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Barcelona

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).this one

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? love my name

thecamoqueen on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
SPRING

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
ITALY

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
CHAMPAGNE

Dogs or cats?
NEITHER, I LIKE OTHER PEOPLE’S ANIMALS…NOT MY OWN.

One word that best describes your life right now.
CHAOTIC, DISAPPOINTING

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
I DON’T THINK I’D CHANGE MY JOB. I AM A COMBAT MEDIC FOR THE US ARMY! BEING A DR WOULD HAVE BEEN IT A FEW YEARS AGO, BUT I LOVE WHAT I DO NOW! VERY SIMILAR.

One famous person you would love to meet.
PRINCESS DIANA

One movie that you could watch again and again.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
EGYPT, I REALLY WANNA SEE THE PYRAMIDS!

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
THE 1940’S. I’D STILL BE IN THE MILITARY, LIKE NOW BUT BE ABLE TO MAKE MORE OF A DIFFERENCE THAN I CAN EVER DREAM OF MAKING NOW IN THIS “MODERN ARMY”.

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
I HONESTLY WOULDN’T CHANGE IT. I LOVE MY NAME! DEBORAH NICOLE…

Thanks for the opportunity to answer these questions! I really had to think about some of them!!

Nicole

Teresa at Splendid Sass on

Love your answers, Tina!
OK, I love the chair! WIll be perfect in your bath, and I am glad you will try the other lanterns too. Either way, beautiful. He chandelier… still drooling!
Congratulations (as I cry) to the winner!
Relax and have a nice weekend, friend.
Teresa
xoxo

Leslie on

Hi Tina so bummed I didnt’ win that gorgeous pitcher. Well if the winner doesnt’ step up, I am here and waiting to give it a great and loving home!
Your chandelier, lantern and wallpapers are magnificent, I cannot think of another word to describe them. I love them all.
Fun post here-
f there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
SUMMER

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
ITALY

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
CHAMPAGNE

Dogs or cats?
DOGS ALL THE WAY!

One word that best describes your life right now.
VERY BUSY

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
A TEACHER TO YOUNG CHILDREN

One famous person you would love to meet.
RALPH LAUREN

One movie that you could watch again and again.
DANCES WITH WOLVES

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
CHINA

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
EITHER LATE 1800’S OR ROARING 20’S

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
AMANDA OR BRITTANY

Anonymous on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? SPRING

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? FRANCE

Red wine, white wine or champagne? CHAMPAGNE

Dogs or cats? DOGS

One word that best describes your life right now. TAXING

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. ARCHITECT

One famous person you would love to meet. BILL CLINTON

One movie that you could watch again and again. TITANIC

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? PARIS

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 1880’S

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? ANTONINA (or the French version, ANTOINETTE). If my parents had followed traditional Italian naming patterns, I would have been named after my paternal grandmother, Antonina. I probably would not have liked that name as a child, but now that I am older, I think it would have been cool to have been named after my grandmother.

CAROL in Agoura Hills, CA

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* on

Fun, fun, fun! I think casual questions are such an insight into someone and reading yours was like sitting down with a long-time friend where I was nodding my head in agreement. So wish we could share that cup of coffee and a bite of chocolate together but virtually is nice too. πŸ™‚

Love the gold tone-on-tone wall paper for the guest powder room. The lanterns – gaaaaa! So lovely and what a statement! Can’t wait to see your store. Makes so much sense to share your visions and talents with others.

5th and State on

tina
i love your brilliant writing style, like sitting across a table (with coffee & chocolates) having a good chat with a girlfriend. fun knowing more about you and what makes you tick, aren’t these posts so fun?
that chandy in your hallway is divine and certainly screams french
have a lovely weekend!
debra

RenΓ©e Finberg on

the paper you chose for the powder room is perfection.
xxx

dawnineden.com on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? FALL
You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? FRANCE
Red wine, white wine or champagne? RED
Dogs or cats? DOGS (my cats are going to be ticked!)
One word that best describes your life right now. TRANSITIONAL
One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. INTERIOR DESIGNER
One famous person you would love to meet. JESUS
One movie that you could watch again and again. TWISTER
You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? SCOTLAND (it’s my dream to take my mom)
One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). The 50’s. (My dad would play albums from that era and would describe the times. It was a bonding time together)
If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? My dad picked my name and I love it: “DAWN EDEN”.

Stacy on

Tina- I love your writing, you humor and wit. It is what personally keeps me coming back and of course your beautiful taste and gorgeous home! You have opened my eyes to many things blue and white, digging out transferware that my mom gave me a while back, and how to even creat a pretty setting on a few tables in my home. You should write a book, I would buy it as I know many others would.
Thanks for including the readers in this fun post.

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? White wine

Dogs or cats? dogs, cats scare the living daylights out of me

One word that best describes your life right now. Super busy

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Desgner

One famous person you would love to meet. Jennifer Aniston, think we could be great friends

One movie that you could watch again and again. Great Expectations

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Hum, Hawaii or St. Thomas

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 60’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Jennifer, love that name and always have. If I have a daughter thats her name:)

Your wallpapers are exquisite. Don’t look any more, love all the lighting too.

Anonymous on

Laughing so hard at the “hold on a second’. That is SO TRUE. Makes me crazy too, always tell my husband that and my best friend is one of those who says “hold on half a second”- huh? Whats the deal!
Your selections are just amazing, love them all. I haven’t seen a choice you have made that I haven’t been in awe over. That is a true gift.

Barbara on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
Spring, everything living thing has a new fresh beginning.

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
Tough one, but France

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
Red wine

Dogs or cats?
Dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.
Hopeful

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
Architect

One famous person you would love to meet.
Elton John

One movie that you could watch again and again.
Under The Tuscan Sun

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Bora Bora

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
1920’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Mallory

Judy on

OH TINA thanks so much this is such fun. Happy Sunday, All your choices are great.
If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? FALL

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? FRANCE

Red wine, white wine or champagne? SULFITE FREE WHITE WINE(allergies)

Dogs or cats? DOGS SORRY CAN’T STAND CATS

One word that best describes your life right now. TRANSITIONAL

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.INTERIOR DESIGNER and home decor shop owner

One famous person you would love to meet. PRINCESS DI

One movie that you could watch again and again. TOSS UP BETWEEN OUT OF AFRICA AND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005)

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? IRELAND OFF TO THE CASTLES

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one) late 1940’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? SABRINA
Loved reading all the answers above.

The Preppy Princess on

Such a fun post, especially on a Sunday! The toile you picked for the guest bath is perfect, what a lovely look in that room. The chandelier is gorgeous, and you know I love the lantern, fun and chic both. I send hopes things continue to wrap up with the workmen, it is one of those thing when you are ready for them to be gone, they. need. to. be. gone. I know it will be soon, hang in there!

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Champers

Dogs or cats? Both

One word that best describes your life right now. Crazed

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Singer

One famous person you would love to meet. Abraham Lincoln

One movie that you could watch again and again. Gone with the Wind

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? St. John

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). Fifties

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Nancy

Have a splendid week!
tp

Acquired Objects on

Since my mind has taken a leave of absent for the day, it’s Sunday it’s tired, I’m going to pass on the one word thing, sorry. Glad to hear no major issues aside from wanting the workers to leave your home. BTW how is Teddy liking his new home?

I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!
XX
Debra~

Amy @MaisonDecor on

OMG Tina, I love the antique chandy!! And the toile wallpaper is going to look so fantastic I can’t stand it! You just must be dying to get some of these rooms papered already! I’ll come over and get it up~we can kick out the workers once and for all.

Splendid Willow on

Tina, LOVE your new lighting addition! Very classy. And yes to that yellow wallpaper in the powder roon (I am not much of a copy cat, but that I might copy).

How interesting with your mountain cabin visualization! (:

And I knew from the very start of getting to know you that you are a most wonderful Mom. Jim’s loss! (:

Happy Sunday to you!

oxoxo, Mon

Anonymous on

Laughing so hard at the “hold on a second’. That is SO TRUE. Makes me crazy too, always tell my husband that and my best friend is one of those who says “hold on half a second”- huh? Whats the deal!
Your selections are just amazing, love them all. I haven’t seen a choice you have made that I haven’t been in awe over. That is a true gift.

Nickie on

Hi, Tina!
Love the wallpaper…Works very well with the floor. Wow!
As for the questions:
Summer, Italy, Champagne, Both, In transition, CEO, Madonna, The Lion King, Anguilla, Now, Same…

Chic Coastal Living on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
the fall, here in Miami the weather is mild and you can still go to the beach

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
France

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
red wine

Dogs or cats?
dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.
fulfilling

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
my own company

One famous person you would love to meet.
Sandra Bullock

One movie that you could watch again and again.
The Wedding Date

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Hawaii

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
I guess this one

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Juliana

This was fun! Love the wallpaper you picked for the small bathroom!

serena at FarmHouseUrban on

Saw that toile wallpaper and went straight to the comments. Saw the questions and went back to read rest!
First, LOVE that toile. So pretty with your marble. Also, I love the dark wood/unpainted doors. They look great!

I’m with you in the chocolate dept…

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? summer

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Red

Dogs or cats? Dogs

One word that best describes your life right now. Contentment

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. FBI profiler

One famous person you would love to meet. Johnny Depp

One movie that you could watch again and again. Fast Times At Ridgemont High

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? St. Barts

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 60’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Sabine

The French Tangerine on

Girl, I’m telling you, as pretty as the bell lanterns are, the ones arriving in April are going to steal the show! The newest photo, and the finish color could not be prettier and will transform the kitchen from new house with an old feel to old world charm house straight out of Europe.. CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE!!!
XO
Jan

Connie H. on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Red

Dogs or cats? both

One word that best describes your life right now. complete

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Decorating!

One famous person you would love to meet. Merle Streep

One movie that you could watch again and again. Phantom

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Tuscany

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 18th century

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Elizabeth

Stacy Curran on

Tina, I LOVE your answers, especially the one about going back to an average night with all of your boys being young. I get wistful like that, too, as I watch mine get older and busier πŸ™ Thank you, too, for the kind words about my house. (My floors just got redone dark brown and I’m so happy! πŸ™‚ I LOVE your wallpaper choices, and think the toile with the floor looks terrific!
Stacy

Tracy F. on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Summer

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
Red wine

Dogs or cats
Dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.
Peaceful

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
Photographer

One famous person you would love to meet.
Meryl Streep

One movie that you could watch again and again.
Pretty Woman

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Tahiti

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Chloe

Splendid Market on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Fall

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? white wine

Dogs or cats? dogs

One word that best describes your life right now. change

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. entomologist

One famous person you would love to meet. holly hunter

One movie that you could watch again and again. something’s got to give

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? somewhere warm

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 60’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Cecilia

fun project!

Summers Cottage on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Autumn

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Champagne

Dogs or cats? Cats

One word that best describes your life right now. Intense

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. Designer/Stylist

One famous person you would love to meet. (no one, really)

One movie that you could watch again and again. The Devil Wears Prada

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? Hong Kong

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). 40’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Samantha

Brandon @ Southgate on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
SPRING

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
FRANCE

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
WHITE

Dogs or cats?
DOGS

One word that best describes your life right now.
BUSY

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
RETIRED!

One famous person you would love to meet.
OPRAH

One movie that you could watch again and again.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
SAN FRANCISCO

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
FIFTIES

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
HUDSON

Hollister UK on

Your inspiration room for your new place is one of my favourites, too. I love the mix of materials and styles,I love all of these rooms…the art is amazing and love how these rooms have it mixed with more traditional pieces in some rooms.

Carlin Camp on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Spring

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne?champagne

Dogs or cats? dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.exuberant

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.a writer

One famous person you would love to meet.Viktor Frankl

One movie that you could watch again and again.Wuthering Heights

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?Boulder

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).’40s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself? Jackson

Logan on

I really love the actual color of those lanterns, the color is much nicer than the black that I thought they were. It makes me vote for them even more.

On to the questions:
Autumn
France (I’ve already been, but it’s so beautiful)
Red wine
Cats
Stuck
Flight Attendant (a weird ambition, but I love flying)
JK Rowling
The Sound of Music
England
1890s
William

Kim Cockburn on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
Summer

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France?
Italy

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
Champagne

Dogs or cats?
Dog

One word that best describes your life right now.
Changing

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
Designer

One famous person you would love to meet.
Cheryl Richardson

One movie that you could watch again and again.
Ladyhawke

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Italy

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
1940’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
No change

Chris on

Tina! Love your new chandy, toile (my carmel color!) and chair!
I would go to France, drink red wine, love my cat & remaining comfortable.
I’d be a French-speaking dermatologist/architect!
I’d have lunch with Princess Di, we’re both Spencers!
I’d watch Marie Antoinette while I flew to Paris, thinking about living the 80’s over again, for a BIG do-over…
all while contemplating filing a name change from Donna Christine to Christine Elise…

Very Fun Post! xoxo, C

Veronica on

Hi Tina This is fun and here’s my it…

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose? Autumn hands down, when there is no wind in Cape Town but balmy evenings for cocktails around the pool!

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? France , and more spesicfic Gordes! Hire a car and travel the Luberon and Provence~!

Red wine, white wine or champagne? Yes please ~ I live across from a wine farm ~ could not possibly choose only one~!

Dogs or cats? Dogs allergic to cats!

One word that best describes your life right now.
Exciting!

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job. ~ Designer

One famous person you would love to meet. ~ Winston Churchill!

One movie that you could watch again and again. A good year! Set in and around Gordes Provence

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going? New York~ and to visit you, Tina! So long as you leave me and my camera alone in The Enchanted Home for a whole day! I will blog for a year or two!!!

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one). The Thirties! Love the glam!

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Already changes it from Veronique to Veronica so will change it back to Veronique…

That was fun!!

The original wall paper for the main poweder room is stunning and so full of amazing colours! Love it

Veronica

Debby on

I love classic toile!! Gorgeous. Hope your weekend was nice. xo

Alpha Blonde on

LOVE your new antique chandelier, beautiful!

1. Fall
2. France
3. Red wine
4. Cats
5. Stressful
6. Some sort of entrepreneur, maybe a private practice
7. Rooney Mara
8. Seven
9. Portland
10. 1900s
11. Jane

Dovecote Decor on

1: Spring
2: Italy
3: Proseco
4: Dogs
5: Happily busy
6: By Jove, Dovecote Decor online store is my dream job. I love it!
7:I’ve met Bobby McAlpine, but I would love to meet him again.
8: Gigi, The Philadelphia Story, The Sound of Music
9: Back to NYC to see the girlies
10: 1940’s, I could never live in an era that did not have antibiotics
11: I love my name, I wouldn’t change it.

That was fun, I’ve been getting ready to get out of town, been out of town and have a mail pile from hell. I had to come by and see how the house was progressing. Its beautiful.
Best,
Liz

annie on

Tina,
I just love all of your answers…well except the HS things…there’s no way I could relate. But one of my favorite things to do in Phoenix/Scottsdale is to climb Squaw Peak or Camelback…that’s enough adventure for me! I think I would differ in the three electrical appliances though…I would free up the coffee maker one and use a French Press.

here’s my answers:
1. Fall 2. Italy 3. red wine 4 dogs 5. transitional 6. an artist/painter 7. Meryl Streep 8. Midnight in Paris 9. Paris 10. 1950’s 11. Alexandra so I could go by Alex

Back to your post…I just love the look of your guest bath! The basket weave floors are divine, the little hutch for the vanity, the sconces, the wallpaper…perfection!

xo
annie

Pat on

If there could only be one season year round which would you choose?
Autumn! Love the warm days/cool mornings and evenings and the clothes. Oh and don’t forget the food!

You get to spend a month in Europe, and can only go to one place..is it Italy or France? Wow, that is hard. I guess I’d choose Italy.

Red wine, white wine or champagne?
Love red too but White

Dogs or cats?
Love them both but dogs

One word that best describes your life right now.
Cluttered πŸ™

One job you haven’t had that would be a dream job.
Talk show host

One famous person you would love to meet.
Audrey Hepburn

One movie that you could watch again and again.
Funny Face

You are given a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world this weekend, where are you going?
Colorado to celebrate my 2nd cousin’s 2nd birthday!

One decade you wish you could have lived in (including this one).
1950’s

If you had to change your name, what would you name yourself?
Jackie

John on

Such a clean tile floor!

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