Good morning friends, busy busy days over here. So many exciting things to share with you. A few times a year I update you on shop happenings with The Enchanted Home and this time around, there is A LOT to tell you about! I feel the holiday energy starting to creep in ever so slowly. Make no mistake it is very exciting, and I love every minute of it but it also requires stellar time management skills and it’s a lot of balls in the air right now. My favorite part is the creating and watching things come to life….the creative process is exhilarating! Most of the things I design are done because I see them in my head but cannot find them despite my searching high and low, which leads me to attempting to create them. A recent example would be the silver mini table lamps, the blue and white porcelain pumpkins and pleated lamp shades. Most of the time, luckily I am successful so that is a thrill in itself:) But make no mistake, there is a lot of time and effort that goes into this behind the scenes but the perseverance generally pays off. There are many exciting things going on right now and I am here today to tell you about most of them, there are a few that I cannot quite share but promise as soon as I can, you will be the first to know:) Consider this a type of “Enchanted Home newsletter”. I decided to do this post because we get a lot of calls and emails especially lately about holiday related items, papers, ornaments, pumpkins, all the new silver items, porcelains,etc… For any retailer/shop who is interested in carrying our product line, we now offer wholesale which we are very excited about! You can visit our wholesale site by clicking here or call us for info at 800-804-9565, So I am breaking it down by category in terms of what is new and upcoming so you are fully up to date! I have included several mini polls and to thank you for participating, I am hosting a giveaway. Forwarning– this is a long post with a ton of pictures and lots of information so sit down, take a coffee (or wine) break depending on what time you are reading this:) __________________________________ PORCELAINS My blue and white never gets old, and my heart is a flutter every single time a new container comes in! Our October container is due here either Wed or Thurs and we will begin to ship all presale orders immediately as well as hold our usual 1-2 day arrival sale (next week). In this container are a number of all time best sellers as well as some new beautiful new pieces. Then we have another one just setting sail this week, and this one is loaded with almost all new pieces/stlyles that you will not want to miss, and we will hold a presale in about 2 weeks on this container. Then in Dec getting one final container which is the last one for 2018, and on both of these, I kept in mind that for the holidays there are an awful lot of porcelain lovers out there:) A lot of our customers are regular customers who buy a lot of porcelain and are “serial collectors” like myself. A few times people have asked if we had a frequent buyers club to accumulate points for some kind of discount off a future order,etc…..I have thought about it here and there and wondering what you think? Thoughts on offering some kind of a frequent buyer “club” with porcelains. Would love your thoughts! Thoughts on the idea of a frequent buyer club for porcelain buyers? CHINOISERIE TOLE Feast your eyes on all the new incoming beauties here. Getting a new shipment in about 4 weeks which will have a select number of Provence planters (some for special order) and the long awaited new arrival dog beds (they are spectacular). We are also getting in stunning new planters, lots of wastepaper baskets and tissue holders which are always so popular, so that we are well stocked for your holiday home plus a small shipment of the chinoiserie mirrors. Then we have our beautiful new pagoda lanterns and new colors of wastepaper baskets and tissue holders. So yes LOTS coming in and I am really excited about all of it. We will have a 2 day presale on this shipment within 2 weeks. Here is what is coming…… So excited over these fabulous new style pierced rim quatrefoil planters, think these will become bestsellers- And if your dog has been super good this year, maybe just maybe his/her holiday wishes will come true with a pagoda dog bed!!! This almost makes me want to get another dog:) Would love your assessment on pricing for these dog beds (which include the cushion) These are approx Thoughts on these pagoda dog beds pricepoint (includes cushion) And another new item are these fabulous pagoda lanterns- ooh la la! Adding this fabulous mossy green to the line of wastepaper baskets/tissues- SILVER Silver and the holidays go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows:) Nothing like the gleam of silver for the holidays. My tabletop silver lamps have been a major hit and we have sold out the last 3 shipments. We are getting in one more shipment of the chargers and mini table lamps before the holidays (within 2-3 weeks). I am happy to announce the addition of a new style which is gorgeous. In that shipment will be all new serving pieces, more of the super popular chargers and a bunch of fabulous new silver planters. All with the holidays and entertaining in mind. The shipment will be here in about 2-3 weeks. Plus getting back our best selling center piece/serving/punch bowl and our super popular silver chargers. A peek below of what is coming in- These most elegant chargers are coming back- Both styles of the mini table lamps will soon be here- Getting in all of our sold out elegant serving pieces within 2 weeks just in time for holiday entertaining! Lost of beautiful new planters are coming in again, perfect for elegant holiday arrangments! Brand new and GORGEOUS new style of the silver mini lamps, coming in just in time for all your holiday tables! Would love your opinion on the new style mini lamp above- Thoughts on this new style mini table lamp? PORCELAIN PUMPKINS! Talk about a labor of love. Dreamed these up a long time ago but they were a long time in the. making, getting the designs, shapes and colors just right. But finally they are done and en route! I kept finding painted fiberglass and plastic pumpkins but I wanted porcelain pumpkins so this is how it all began. The gorgeous collection of blue and white porcelain pumpkins are exactly what I had dreamed up long ago. Hope to have them here in 1-2 weeks just in time for the height of fall and going into Thanksgiving. These are exquisite, I got my samples and it was love at first sight. My hope is that every year I will introduce an addition 2-3 pumpkins to add to the collection. I am already starting to think about the new designs that will work beautifully with initial trio. How gorgeous are they! I would like to what you think about adding a few every year so that you can continue to collect these beauties- Thoughts on adding a few pumpkins each season to be able to continue to collect them? You can preorder your set here- GIFT WRAP Yes, it’s in production and the first shipment should be here around end of mid November then we will get another shipment early Dec. I just love the papers (5 new styles) and we are doing matching tissue and will offer reams of all patterns. And yes we are bringing back the small ginger jar gift toppers (in 3 styles) and doing pagodas too! This time there will be plenty to go around. Many have also asked about ribbon, we will also have ribbon- blue and white gingham, red and white gingham and satin ribbons in navy, white, red and mossy green. We will, as we always do hold a presale on the giftwrap sometime in the next 1-2 weeks, you will have the chance to buy it at a lower price than what it will be when it arrives plus be guaranteed your order, some patterns sell out fast. Be on the lookout for that sale in a few weeks….well worth the wait:) When do you normally start shopping for holiday giftwrap? We will also get this back in from last year as it was a top seller- I truly love them all but am having a love affair with the newest below that no one has seen until today, imagine this with a rich navy or mossy green ribbon and a little topper added to the top…present perfection! ORNAMENTS! Many asking about these and yes soooo worth the wait! We will be introducing 7 new ginger jar ornaments, bringing back out best selling styles from last year and introducing 3 new Staffordshire dog ornaments in three colors. This is going to be our best collection yet, you can bet on it! These are in production and we will hold a presale as we always do on these sometime next week. The first batch will be here around Nov 18th them another one first week of December, in plenty of time for those of you who are early bird tree decorators! The presale pricing will offer lower pricing than what they will be when they arrive and are sold by the box. In addition, by popular demand we are bringing back the little 3″ gift toppers in three different styles! A lot of people have asked us if we offer some kind of package or consultation for how many ornaments they would need to decorate an entire tree. Based upon experience we have begun to be able go guesstimate approx how many ornaments certain size trees can hold to appear full and decorated properly. Some have suggested we sell the ornaments in “packages”. Say for an example, we think 200 ornaments for a 6 foot tree- so we sell a box of 200 assorted ornaments at a discounted price. Thoughts? Thoughts on having “packages” of ornaments for specific sized trees- PLEATED LAMPSHADES! So thrilled about this new addition to our line based upon my love for pleated custom lampshades so popular in the UK and Europe. I have loved these for a long long time, and am excited to announce a beautiful carefully curated collection is being manufactured as we speak! I hope to have my first batch here within 3 weeks. So excited about this. There is indeed a really market for these and I decided to just jump in and do it. So stay tuned!! If you know the prices of these fabric pleated shades, they can easily run $500-750. I would be offering them at a fraction of that price. These are samples (pay no attention to the lamp they are on, this was what I had handy for picture taking)- To start will offer lampshades in one size (for now) and sconce shades- I am going to start with a few colors and patterns and build from there. I will offer lampshades (2 sizes) and sconce shades. I will also take special orders and think this will grow and become a very popular category. Yes, I will offer wholesale as well. Cannot wait to get these in here are a few samples that I got last week. Stay tuned:) Thoughts on pleated custom lampshades? Thoughts on pricing these lampshades that you consider “reasonable” If you like the idea of pleated lampshades tell me which colors you like the idea of seeing- LINENS. Just got in a beautiful line of 100% gorgeous linens in napkin, place mats and pretty guest towels. The price point will be very competitive and I would love to know your thoughts on these new patterns? Got the dinner napkin and guest towel samples back and just love them, super pretty! Best part may be the pricing, for 100% linen these are exceptionally well priced. Great gift ideas too. Your turn to weigh in- Thoughts on these ginger jar and bamboo monogrammed linens? IN DEVELOPMENT So, there are a number of things being worked on as we speak, while I cannot quite share all of them yet, here are a few I can share- The super popular basketweave products are now going to also include this fabulous super stylish basketweave flatware set! We have done so well with these basketwave items that I am expanding the line and going to start importing it directly which translates to savings for my customers, it’s a win/win. Would love your 2 cents- Thoughts on this basketweave flatware? And super excited about these chinoiserie handpainted metal shades (will have sconce and lamp shades) This is an “in progress” shot- ____________________________ There are a number of other exciting developments in the works, pillows. a line of wicker hurricanes and flatware which I will share more as things move along. Suffice to say by subscribing, you are an automatic “insider” and the first to find out about things as they happen, so stay posted! Lots of good things are heading this way. One final poll, and this is your chance to make a suggestion if you have a product category in mind that you think we should consider carrying- Is there any one category you would like to see more of? THE GIVEAWAY- As a thank you for participating in these mini polls, I am offering one winner a choice of 6 giftwrap rolls (of his/her choosing) either from our holiday or everyday giftwrap! How to win? Just leave a comment on this post telling us the item(s) you are most excited about and your name will be thrown in the hat. Winner to be announced on Thursday. Phew! After this post, I feel like I need a nap:) Thanks for stopping by and taking part in this fun post/newsletter. As always if you have any questions about any of our products you can always call us at 800-804-9565. Always love and appreciate your feedback and you are the fuel that keeps me going:) Wishing everyone a fantastic day, hope the sun is shining wherever you may be:) PPS Hot off the presses! As of Wed. the stocking presale is on! We will have these up available for a preorder until Sunday, this is a limited time offer so if you see blue and white stockings in your future, click here PS A reminder- 10% of all shop sales for The Enchanted Home will be go forwards Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation in honor of it being breast cancer awareness month. A disease sadly that has probably touched our lives all in some way shape or form. It is an honor to support this noble cause. This commitment is in partnership with Charmajesty Linens. Click here to see the shop.