Hello and happy Friday to you. Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day, getting to come to PB was the best present ever (and much needed) though its only for a few short days. Looking forward to totally unplugging and enjoying carefree days biking, lounging and having no agenda (well there is work being done but work here just feels different). It never lasts long enough but we take what we can get:) So……there are MANY new products in the pipeline which I am so excited about and just have such a great feeling about! Though I can cannot show you everything quite yet, some of the items in the works are bringing back the magnificent etched cake domes, a beautiful new line of stunning etched hurricanes, expanding on the wicker products to include wicker drinking glasses, place mats and 2 new styles of oversized wicker hurricanes. Stay tuned. What I can talk is being discussed here today! We have two new melamine patterns and a gorgeous new gift wrap collection. As you might know by now, I greatly value your opinions and feedback. It helps me make certain decisions and will often even validate some decision making in helping me pull the trigger on something. When you manufacture, you must commit to huge minimums so it can be a little nerve wracking which is why getting feedback from all of you is so wonderful, so thank you in advance. So let’s get this show on the road………. _____________________________________ NEW SPRING GIFT WRAP So first gift wrap, every holiday season and every spring the last year and a half, I have introduced a new collection. I love designing gift wrap, I do it because I don’t see what I am looking for out in the marketplace. I have come up with four new chinoiseie papers this spring and I must say I am totally smitten. I can’t choose a favorite colorway. All you need is a great big wide satin ribbon in ivory or even a gingham to make the most glorious gifts! When you order gift wrap you are committing to thousands of rolls of each color, so as this is now going into production I am not sure about doing 3 vs all 4 colors. I would love to know which 3 are your absolute favorite. If all four come out pretty equal….all 4 it is! But if there is one color that really lags behind that will help me. So let me introduce you to the spring’s new papers, pretty enough to be wallpaper if you ask me:) Now the four colors, pale blue, pale green, pale pink and white- Which three giftwrap colors in the new chinoiserie paper do you most like? NEW SPRING MELAMINE (all BPA free and dishwasher safe) Collection 1. So this is the first new pattern which I love first because it has blue and white but I also added some colors via these pretty spring flowers. I think you can either play up the color or keep it as a small accent.I can see adding flowers to the table in all the brighter colors in a blue and white vessel…my mind is running with all kinds of ideas. Or imagine a table set with this and the tulipieres filled with colorful flowers, ooh la la! The pagoda flatware would compliment this so beautifully. So here the pieces we got as our sample pieces and then a short poll on this pattern. Here is the dinner plate which sorry if I am bragging but I think it’s a work of art:) Salad plate Soup bowl Large serving bowl Large serving platter What is your feeling on this pattern? Collection 2. I am in love with this and cannot wait to set a table with it! Here is the second pattern which I need to explain as the sample is not back here yet. This stunning blue and white pattern was created off of a collection of four plates that I owned for a long time, each featuring a unique chinoiserie scene. People always emailed me about these whenever they were featured. I looked into having them done as porcelain plates (and that is still on the burner) but I thought what a fabulous melamine collection this could also make and so the wheels started turning. I can see this pattern paired with our newest arrival of the basketweave flatware. So here are the plates that were the inspiration- And here are the melamine salad/appetizer plates that will be 7″ (they will be sold as s set of 4, each plate with a different figurine scene) And here are the two dinner plate options, which center do you like better? CHOICE 1 CHOICE 2 Which dinner plate design do you like most (the centers are slightly different) And if you are looking at the salad plate on the dinner plate (aerial view) this is what it will look like- Here is the small cereal/soup bowl- Serving platter Serving bowl A FEW THINGS ON THE HORIZON- I hesitated to show you warehouse pictures that just do not do justice to how gorgeous and special these pieces are but what can I say, I am like a kid in a candy shop and have zero restraint. Just had to share! Love these chunky oversized hurricanes, they include glass inserts (will be here next week)! And beyond excited for these incredible handpainted chinoiserie lamoshades (lamp shades and sconce shades) And how about these fabulous pleated silk lampshades, have several lamps that need them! (have both lampshades and sconce shades) Will be here next week! 1 A future square wicker place mat/charger New tole items that were just out of production about 10 days ago, now they are almost done and shipping More bamboo lanterns coming! Check out these gorgeous new trellis/lattice sconces above that are a new item…they are stunning! ________________________________________ THE GIVEAWAY AND AN OFFER- GIVEAWAY One lucky winner will win a four place settings of any of the three current melamine collections! Your choice between these three fabulous patterns below. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me the new arrival you are the most excited about and you will be eligible, check back as I will announce a winner on Tuesday morning! SPECIAL OFFER So there is a special melamine offer today. With any $50.00 purchase of melamine purchase, you will receive one oversized melamine serving platter! A great way to get a headstart on your spring/summer entertaining:) Click here to see the current melamine collections. ________________________________________________ Well this sure was fun, getting to share with you much of what I have been working on! I just love the creative process and normally look to create something when I am unable to find it or think there needs to be a more affordable option (like my tulipieres)! Melamine and gift wrap were two categories though I just didn’t love the selection of so I got to work and made them a reality. Thanks for stopping in, your feedback and input is always very valuable to me so I thank you in advance. Happy Friday to you, wishing you a great end to your week. Until next time…… PS BIG NEWS! The Enchanted Home Shop has its very own Instagram account. To celebrate we are offering THREE MONTHS of Enchanted Home goodies!! If you are on Instagram be sure to stop over, become a follower and enter the giveaway. You must leave a comment on that post and tag two people. We will be announcing a winner on Saturday (tomorrow)! Click here to follow @theenchantedhomeshop What is your feeling on melamine collection #2?