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Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in today to say hello and a short goodbye  and to wish all of my readers, amazing blogging friends, both old and new…….the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving holiday.  It is a special time for us all to reflect on our blessings and to give thanks and I have so much to be thankful for…..including my blog and all of you for caring about what I have to say:)

 I had quite a week last week and even now with this strange rash, yesterday ruled out shingles (thank God)! They determined (3 doctors) that it is definitely a reaction and likely was the poison ivy as originally suspected but a stubborn strain so they gave me 13 tiny steroid injections into my neck (where its most affected) and indeed I am feeling much more comfortable though I look like a teenager plagued with a case of acne…ahh the beauty of scarves and chunky necklaces!

We are headed to my families home and then to my sisters for Thanksgiving so I will taking off the next four days to celebrate the holiday and spend quality time with my family.  My stretch pants are packed, any guilt about enjoying great food over the next few days has been stashed away for future binges (we are all and should be rightfully exempt for Thanksgiving)! I will miss blogland but am also looking forward to this treasured time doing a whole lot of nothing (besides eating and game playing 🙂

I thought it would be fun to go back a bit and  share with you some much older posts, many that you possibly have not seen. I also found some fun guests posts where I was a guest on someone else’s blog that were fun to read over…… It was so enjoyable walking down memory lane!

Don’t forget about the spectacular giveaway courtesy of Seda France for two magnificent chinoiserie pillows. A winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday morning (details on bottom). And of course my “Hooray for the holidays” contest, taking pictures until Dec. 4th so don’t miss out on a photo op this Thanksgiving (details on the bottom).

Ready to walk down memory lane with me? Let’s go……

A few guests posts (these were fun for me to read, you may or not find amusing..depends how interesting you find me:)

Holiday how to’s over at The Buzz Blog

Guest post over at Homebunch

My favorite room feature by Sadie and Stella

8 things you might not know about me from Barbara

A conversation wtih Tina of the Enchanted Home by Brandon of Southgate

How I find my style Sundays on From my front porch to yours

The ABC’s of Tina of The Enchanted Home at Marianne Simon

TG Interiors and The Enchanted Home

Now onto  some of my earlier posts that you might not have seen………(click on title to visit)

Celebrity Homes!

Blue and white is always right (think this was my first blue and white post)!

Designer Spotight Cathy Kincaid (still love this post)

A vintage country Christmas!

Hallelujah for the Hamptons!

Fabulously French!

Divine Inspiration part 1

Join me in the English countryside! 

Pictures that strike an emotion

Creating the ultimate European kitchen

Bedrooms that make you want to call in sick!

Beach house chic!

56 reasons why I love blue and white (must have been one of my first)

Moving update!

So in case you have a surplus of downtime and feel like a virtual escape into blogland…. those might keep you busy for a while  or in the event that you are missing me  terribly and want to stay connected:) Once again sending you the warmest and happiest Thanksgiving wishes. I am so grateful for your support and friendship! Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful, joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday. Talk soon! Gobble gobble…….

To enter the contest for a gorgeous pair of chinoiserie pillows from Seda France, click here!

And as you are celebrating Thanksgiving over the next few days…be on the lookout for special “photo ops’ to submit for my “Hooray for the holidays contest”! 

The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties so send yours in!

No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pretty table setting from a holiday past, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t  want it lost in the shuffle).

A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

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Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Tina. I am always thankful for the inspiration we get to share with one and other and appreciate all the work you put into The Enchanted Home. Rest up this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time with family and that you feel 100% better next week. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving to you. XO

Happy Thanksgiving, Tina, and we’re happy to hear that you’re on the mend. It has been fun sharing posts with you and you’re holiday decorating how to’s last year still inspire us. Have a wonderful week off!
C + C

Tina happy you are finally getting better. As always your posts never disappoint and i can see that this could be a great way to occupy my lazy days ahead over the break. I see many that I have not seen so look forward to going back with you. Have a wonderful trip wherever you are headed and hope you continue to feel great. Will miss your posts in your absence but happy you left us with some enchanting reading material. Happy Thanksgiving.

PS got my wrap and robe and cannot tell you how much I love them!

Happy Thanksgiving, Tina. I’m looking forward to relaxing with a glass (or two) of wine tonight and taking a walk down memory lane with you…know I’m in for a treat!

I’m so sorry that you have been under the weather. I will say a special prayer for you that the rash goes away fast! I recently had a reaction to a new soap or facial product and my whole face broke out in an allergic acne looking rash! It’s happened more than once and now I’m down to using practically just soap and water on my face. No more using those scented expensive facial creams that I used to be able to wear. The rash lasted for 3 weeks and the dr did a patch test with 72 chemicals on my back that I had to wear for 2 days. I did find three things that reacted and they happen to be the three things I had just started using. I’m going to go for more tests to see what else I’m allergic to. Let me know how it goes with you. Maybe we have the same thing. Have a wonderful time with your family this week! God bless you and your family always and thank you for including your post from my blog! that was the best post EVER! Hugs and kisses! Desi

Enjoy your family and please get better!
P.S. I Just read the 8 things people dont know about you. I love red licorice and licorice snaps.

Cannot wait to go through all these. I love your writing and how your personality shines through. I consider you a friend along with thousands of others I am sure! Thank YOU for the gift of your blog, it is so amazing, I cannot imagine a day without seeing whats new at The Enchanted Home. Hope you have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving Tina.


I’m so glad you’re feeling better! I remember so many of these and have loved following you on your blog journey – such a treat! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving – we’re so thankful for your friendship over the last few years…

Tina, so happy to hear you are doing better. What a pain to have all this happen while preparing to travel. I hope that you have a fabulous time with your family!!!!! Enjoy every second of your favorite holiday and eat until your hearts content. Family, friends and food what it is all about.

Thank you for sharing your humor, talents and friendship,

OH my there was just too much goodness in this post for one sitting, so I”ll have to take in it stages. Love the blue and white post, and the Hamptons. SO much to absorb here, not enough time. Lovely. I really hope that on my next trip to the east coast I can have you as my guide and companion. I think we’d have such fun!

Tina your blog just delights me so much. I love it and so happy to have found it a few months ago. Nearly all are new to me so I look forward to spending some time going over them over the break. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Tina want to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Some of these I have seen and several I have not so look forward to walking down memory lane with you. Happy you are feeling better.


I am so relieved to hear that your condition has been identified and now treated properly! You dear thing, you….I’ve never had poison ivy, but shingles I HAVE HAD! Pain-city…

My beloved blogger friend, thank YOU for always putting a smile on my face with your lush posts and for coming to pay me the highest compliments. I wish you and yours the best memories of Thanksgiving this year! ENJOY! Anita

Have a wonderful holiday, Tina. I received my GORGEOUS cocktail napkins yesterday… just in time for my holiday party. I love them so much, I think I’ll order another dozen.



I am a bit shocked that my post was removed this morning. It was never meant to be hurtful or mean, I was just drawing something to your attention that I wasnt sure you realized your were doing. Again, I am truly sorry if it came across that way. I look forward to your wonderful Christmas decor… Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving… I hope you are feeling better. Please also know if I hurt your feelings in any way I a truly sorry, I would never want to do that to anyone.

Tina adore your blog and your wonderful outlook on life, kind and generous spirit and great humor!! I wish you a really happy Thanksgiving holiday- can’t wait to visit all these fun posts!

Dear Tina,
Thank you for your amazing blog that inspires us all and your generosity to our community.
Happy Thanksgiving!

The Arts by Karena

You poor thing!! That rash sounds awful, had shingles years ago and I am glad you hear that was ruled out for you! Get some Quercitin to combat the allergic reaction you are having, any whole foods or wegmans has it in Health section, that and Lysine..does wonders for any skin irritation! I wish you safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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