Hello there! I don’t remember the last time I did one of these and I must say I have really missed my random musings posts!!? There is so much I always want to talk to you about, and these random musings posts are the perfect place to do it. How is your week going? Other than ours starting out with frigid temps,? things are good over here. Plan to make this a productive week given that half of last week I was stuck inside with a nasty stomach bug, hate that (only and I do mean only plus was having no appetite- a rarity in these parts and losing a couple of pounds)! Anywho moving along, lets get busy with my random musings……. RESULTS FROM MY WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE. Well clearly here there were no losers. Several were neck in neck but the ultimate winner was this gorgeous gown and the following where the three runners up:) Interesting that one of the choices made it to the red carpet and found this on it which was fun…… Reactions to Anglina’s dress were mixed but one thing I loved was her makeup, it was so pretty, thought this board was worth sharing….thoght her dress was beautiful but that the fit was off. INSTAGRAM. OK so after much elbow ribbing about how behind the curveball I am with social media (guilty) I finally joined Instagram about 3 weeks ago. I have to be honest I still do not get what all the fuss is about (but am slowly catching on) however I do remember saying that about Pinterest and look at me now, I cannot let a day (sometimes a few hours) go by without having a look lest I? miss out on something fabulous! So if you are an instagrammer, consider following along, here’s a snapshot at some of my recent pics………..you can click here to follow me🙂 A NEW OBSESSION. When I find something/someone I love, I know it in an instant. And one look at this event planners portfolio had my heart racing. Aileen Tran knocks it out of the park every single time with some of the most breathtaking and spectacular parties and events I have ever seen. Her early experiences in the floral industry no doubt distinguish her amazing work. When I saw how she handled a blue and white soiree, I knew this was a name worth remembering! Click here to learn more about Aileen Tran and check out some of her jaw dropping work…… Click here to see more beautiful work by Aileen Tran ?INSPIRED BY MY FLOWERS AND BLOG. I love hearing from my talented readers. Their accomplishments never cease to amaze me. Heard this week from two readers who both said something they saw? on my blog inspired them…talk about a compliment in the highest form! The first loved this picture I posted featuring my new faux peonies and asked if she could use the picture to paint a painting. So within days she had a beautiful oil completed which is below…..if you are interested in purchasing this or seeing more of her work visit her website, Gailelizabethmorrisart.com. The beautiful result…… The second reader had enjoyed my various posts on chinoiserie and my own musings about my dining room and the search for the perfect mural. So she set out to find the right treatment for her own AMAZING dining room and the final result is nothing less than magazine cover worthy. Just had to share, how beautiful is this room? I may just have invite myself over for dinner:) SHOP BIZ. Some really exciting things happening! I launched my newest additions, Antica Farmacista, only THE most wonderful fragrances in the world and a spectacular line of faux flowers that will have you doing a doubletake. Both lines are officially up on my site and for sale…..the response has been amazing. I also added a bunch of gorgeous new lamps and some new porcelain additions. Below, a look at some of the beautiful newbies, click here to see my entire lamp selection….. And a few of the newest porcelain pieces just added for all you blue and white lovers…… Got the sold out black and orange Annabell Ingall totes back in! So if you were wanting either color, they are back……… I get a lot of inquires about the silver serving pieces I had sold a lot of right before the holidays, I am expected to get a big shipment sometime around mid March and will definitely announce it when they are actually here. I am also incredibly excited to be getting in these amazing new goodies! How gorgeous….. These stunning chinoiserie garden plates are about 9″ round perfect for appetizer/salad/luncheon, love the scalloped edges (sold in sets of 4) Matching mug And serving dish/tray And the long awaited silver/nickel pheasants will finally be back (have 20 sets coming in) Back now in stock (limited quantities) are both of these formerly sold out goodies, the beautiful Herend like blue and white elephant and the stunning blue and white scalloped planter (perfect for an orchid plant or any other). Elephant is not online so if interested in purchasing, contact me. MY CUSTOM TOLE. I do plan on featuring this line in an upcoming post soon (it warrants it’s very own post)? but in the meantime I truly think this fully custom line is by far the most exquisite tole line I have ever seen,? used regularly by notables like Carolyne Roehm, Bunny Williams, David Easton and many other super high end designers…this line is the ultimate in tole/chinoiserie. I was contacted by a client a few months ago about them recreating a lamp that they had one of from England, a very old lamp. They needed to replace it but wanted it to look identical so they sent me this picture. I then got this strikeoff to approve for new lamp…. And within about 3 weeks got this magnificent new lamp which is a twin of the old one…… And that is how you do tole right:) This line is just incredible, every day I dream up of a new way to use their things (in my head) and just ordered another pair of lamps from them! If you remember I ordered this amazing pair from them for my bedroom and not a day goes by that I don’t see them and realize how in love with them I am! If you are in the market for a special piece of unique one of a kind custom chinoiserie/tole, then look no more! Click here to see a gallery of the work (just a sampling of what they can) on my site…….and of course as always email me with any questions! Finally……calling all Enchanted Home customers!! I love seeing your beautiful homes with your Enchanted Home shop purchases!! I would love to add your picture to my growing online gallery……please send me a picture of your home featuring an item(s) you have bought from me! You never know when a contest might spring up:) Send me pictures of your enchanted homes to email@example.com. Below a few recent ones I have received…….. Well everyone….that’s all of my random musings for this week! Rest assured, I will have plenty more to talk about next week:) Many thanks as always for stopping in, I know there are a lot of blogs out there so it always means a lot to me to know that you have taken the time to stop in and say hi! Hope you have a fabulous day, until next time……toodles:) If you missed my post yesterday on creativity , you might want to see it, click here.