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Hello friends, first I want to announce the chinoiserie tole giveaway winner! Congratulations goes to-

Love the quatrefoil planter and the idea of amaryllis in them for the holidays!

 

Please email us your name and address to info@enchantedhome.com and your prize will be on it’s way.

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And how are you on this first weekend of October? We are having such beautiful fall weather and I am loving it! Hope you are having a great weekend, and getting to enjoy some fall weather as well. We are finally starting to settle down with the warehouse and rounding the corner, where we are finally getting organized. I am now working on my office and completing a reception area. Still a few weeks left of work but we are getting there and at last I see light at the end of the tunnel, a big relief!

We are preparing for many exciting happening over here. This next week we will get both our chinoiserie tole (small shipment) and our porcelain container, then within 2 weeks arrives the first order of ornaments and holiday gift wrap along with the second part of our tabletop container….very excited about all  this, its like Christmas in October. Any distraction from what a disaster of a year 2020 has been!  Moving along to this weekend’s post-

 

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1 FALL TOUCHES AROUND HERE Better late than never, I know I am a little behind the 8 ball, especially given that fall is my most favorite season of all. So, I got busy and took out my white pumpkins, my porcelain pumpkins, and went into the yard and cut fresh greens.

Who said fresh greens are only for Christmas! Especially with the year 2020 has been, I say anything goes:) So here is my mantle and a side console in my foyer. I also planted white mums but they are not yet in bloom.

Nothing like a trunk full of white mums:)

2 SHOP NEWS You are always the first to know about what is new and on the horizon over here. Just thrilled with the newest darker green tulipiere samples (these will be here mid Nov)

How great looking are these new style hexagon planters coming in?

Just in love with these new painted pagodas. I cannot wait to get these in………3 more weeks! I think I am going to need to plan something around these:)

Another beautiful style just got out of production

Happy to announce these are officially in production- 4 styles! I can’t wait, they will be here just in time to spruce up your homes for the holidays:)

We just added a bevy of beauties to our new arrivals, click here to see all the new arrivals

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST A beautiful round up of incredible instagrams with plenty of gorgeous fall inspiration to enjoy.

 

4 THE CALENDARS ARE COMING!!! So incredibly excited over the new 2021 desktop calendar that was done as a collaboration with Giddy Paperie. This one knocks it out of the park. One month is more fabulous than the next, every month is so incredibly beautiful! We called it a Blutifful Life and this shows life at it’s best.  Who isn’t looking forward to turning the page to a brand new year and I can’t imagine a prettier way to do it than with this amazing desktop calendar.

Thrilled to announce that as of today,  you can now preorder this beautiful calendar. These are due in around Oct. 20th and we will start shipping out at that time, This is a perfect gift idea/stocking stuffer, last year we sold out so don’t miss out! . Click here to preorder

(We will also offer the easels as well as the darling mugs in a few weeks)

 

5 ONE STUNNING HOME! Smitten with this country home, which oozes such character and charm. Love all the rich woods and beautiful layers of detailing. The fact that they have a tiny Shetland pony strolling casually through their dining room makes me happy and how about that gorgeous barn! Click here to read the entire article and see all the pictures. Going country never looked so pretty!

 

6  CHICKEN POT PIE! Well, I cannot lie this is one of those recipes I almost wish was not that good, but it is! And it’s  one of those comfort foods that just hits the spot, especially with winter coming. I have a feeling I will be making this  a lot this season as I go into hibernation mode:)  I made small individual pot pies (to exhibit some self control) added some mircrogreens for prettiness and dived right in. So good!

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast -cut into small bite size pieces/I sort of shredded my chicken
  • 1 cup sliced or cubed carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (I used 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas (I used more as I love peas in chicken pot pie)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 (1 top and 1 bottom) unbaked pie crusts (could use pre-made refrigerated – 1 box

 

 

  • Make sure there is an oven rack on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, salt, garlic powder, thyme leaves, and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, stirring often.
  • Add the flour. Stir well, until no dry flour remains. Slowly stir in the cream, then the chicken broth. Cook until bubbling and thick, stirring often, 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the peas and flat leaf parsley. Let this cool for 15-30 minutes before filling the pie.*
  • Fit one pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon the cooled filling into the pie crust. Top with the second pie crust. Seal the edges of the pie crust together. Cut 3-4 slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  • Place the filled pie plate on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven.
  • Cool for 15-30 minutes before slicing and serving.**

 

 

 

7  SUNDAY’S SURVEY Granted, the Covid situation widely varies depending on where you are but I guess because our area got hit so hard, myself and most I. know are very gun shy about being out and about as we once were. We have only eaten at a restaurant (5 times to be exact) outdoors and where tables were six feet apart and outdoor club dining.

I personally have greatly changed my day to day life, I go to the market, a store if I have to, my office and home. Have gone to friends homes and that’s about it. As the weather is starting to get colder, many restaurants will not have the option to offer outdoor dining.I personally am not at all comfortable going indoors and have resigned myself to doing a lot of cooking this fall/winter (and takeout).  Curious where you stand on this?


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That’s a wrap this Sunday. If craving chicken pot pie at 8am on a Sunday morning is wrong, I don’t want to be right:) Thank you for stopping in, enjoying a beautiful fall day here and resting up for a very busy week ahead, our porcelain container arrives and then our chinoiserie tole!

All while we continue to sort and sift our way through finalizing our big warehouse migration. It was a lot of work but so worth it…it’s so nice to be in a much larger space where everything has a proper place! I look forward to sharing the progress with you in the coming weeks and doing a little virtual “grand opening”.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day, hope you are getting a taste of fall like we are:) Until next time….

 

 

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Linda Lee Primeaux on

Great Sunday post! Beautiful pictures, variety of information. I always wait eagerly for your posts no matter the subject; shopping, entertaining, new “pretties” coming, recipes, and your weekly happenings. But the way, I will try your recipe on the Chicken Pot Pie. Question: Those plates I see…..are they YOUR plates or a picture of the recipe about the Chicken Pot Pie? They are so pretty!! If those plates are in fact yours, please do tell what “brand maker they are from. Thank you Linda

Vanessa Conyers on

Tina,
While I enjoy your post and have purchased items from Enchanted Home, I am thoroughly disappointed that you did not mention that thoughts and prayers should go out to Our Commander and Chief, the President and our First Lady of the United States… who were both recently diagnosed with Covid…

Linda Cashman on

The reason New York got hit so bad with so many deaths is because the Governor sent virus patient to nursing homes and killed vulnerable seniors by the thousands. Hospitals get more money from the Government if a death is listed as the virus. My friend had to fight to get his mother’s cause of death changed on her death certificate (she had terminal cancer with only weeks to live and was not over 70). We need to protect older people and immune compromised people and practice safety measures, but we MUST get back to normal.

Michelle Miller on

I was just going to comment About praying for the President and First Lady, then I saw someone else had already posted the same sentiment. I too have purchased several items from
You as well as followed your blog for years. I’m disappointed, as I would have expected more.

Ms. Tracey on

Pot pie is a classic favorite. So delicious and filling. Just a warm cozy meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, its perfect 😊

Anne Marie O’Connor on

Thank you for sharing the recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. Looks so delicious and healthy. Great comfort food as the cold weather sets in. Next weekend is Canada’s “Thanksgiving” and I just might do a Turkey Pot Pie with the leftovers. Loved your pictures in your post as well. Have a great week.

B.P. on

Beautiful everything!! I so love your blog and it’s the first thing I do Sunday morning! Love that country house and all your new products.
Sign me up for chicken pot pie 😊😊

franki parde on

We have been doing “carry out” when we can…still an hour for us, round trip. That said, we are “dining in” @ “The Jefferson” in Richmond this week…it will be…interesting. Their peanut soup is amazing…franki

BJ on

Totally agree with Vanessa. Very disappointed with you.

Judy Brucker on

Chicken Pie just tastes of Fall….my favorite season also! Looking forward to making one soon.

Vivian on

Look forward to your Sunday postings! Had a chicken out to bake and now it’s going to be chicken pot pie! Really enjoyed the fall pictures since where we live we don’t experience those seasonal changes.

Mrs. Donna on

I know that you probably write (or have parts written) earlier on, in the week, but I think that you would have added that our president and First Lady are both diagnosed with covid. Maybe replace one of your repeated items with well wishes for them.

Teresa Hatfield on

Great post!

Hania on

Your beautiful posts give me a sweet refrain from the News Media and the politicizing of everything.
Sometime I need a break.

Tempie martin on

A pony inside a house. ??? When I saw in the latest issue of Southern Home magazine I thought ugh. Ive seen several magazines feature this sort of thing and assume it only for show however I can’t imagine thinking it is okay.

Lisa M. on

Hi, sorry I hit send too fast. Love this post so much. That chicken pot pie looks so good (my husbands absolute favorite). The new items are just beautiful. Happy you are getting those hurricanes, I can’t wait to order.
That country house is so nicely done, warm and inviting. Love the pony picture and love your new horse too, he’s a beauty.

Tina I see a few comments said they are disappointed that you did not say anything about our president. I can only speak for myself (and a. growing number of Americans) but he is a complete fraud, a tried and true criminal and an impeached president. He has lied to us for almost four years. We know 2 families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19. I blame him 100%. So while I do not wish him harm, I think he got what he had coming to him.

I look forward to seeing how his stance changes on mask wearing, social distancing and refraining from holding those super spreading events for his very gullible followers. Had to pipe in because I feel very strongly about this.

Love your blog, your style and how warm and good hearted you are. Highlight of my Sunday mornings!

Lisa M from Santa Barbara

Marilyn on

Your blog is so entertaining, love how you post on so many fun subjects and its. A BREATH OF DESPERATELY NEEDED FRESH AIR to get away from the subject of politics and all the ugliness ni our world right now. Thank you for your upliftings posts.

We have been going to a few restaurants (outdoors only) we live in Southport, Ct. but my husband is diabetic and has to be very careful. Now that its getting colder, I suspect we will slowly stop going and eating a lot more at home. Not worth taking a risk.

I heard earlier that parts of NYC may close down again. How unfortunate. I spent 4 wonderful years theres working for Bloomberg and will always cherish my time there. I am afraid it may not bounce back. What a shame, hope I am wrong.

Carolyn on

Everything is beautiful!

When will the painted pagodas be in stock? I would love to have them for bridal shower I am hosting late November.

Judy Walters on

The chicken pot pie looks so good – something I can do with few substitutions due to gluten sensitivity. Like you, I love peas and especially in pot pie.
Can’t wait to see all those white mums blooming all over your house. They look so healthy!
I really enjoyed the Going Country story about that house, barn, and land in Whitesburg, GA. Looks like a day-trip to that area would be fun especially as the leaves are turning. As for that little horse in the house, many miniature horses are trained to be indoor/outdoor therapy animals. They visit in convalescent and senior centers and even hospitals – especially children – and are as well-behaved as any therapy animal. Yes, they are house-broken, clean, and gentle!
Lastly – The measurements for the calendar? I may have missed that info, but couldn’t find it.
THANK YOU for your warm messages and for the moments to escape our crazy world right now. Appreciate it!

Victoria on

Ok that pony in the dining. Room is the cutest thing I have seen all day!

Great post today😊

Linda Plemons on

I totally agree with Vanessa. So disappointed!

Anon on

Hey Tina those green tuliperes are STUNNING! I can definitely see a pair of those in my house for the holidays!
The chicken pot pie- for the individual pies did you use separate tart pans or how did you do it? I love this idea for a luncheon or dinner party!
And for the record I don’t think you need to comment on our presidents health one way or the other- maybe you don’t like him, maybe you do but I don’t blame you for not doing it either way.
I am so tired of keyboard warriors and their holier than thou finger wagging!

Vicky Parson on

The calendar is so adorable! We have been out to dinner only to our country club and a couple of local restaurants that have spaced out outdoor seating. Now that it’s getting cooler I see the outdoor dining coming to an end. We have no interest in going indoors as much as we would love to support our local restaurants. With cases going up in our area it is just not worth the risk.

Jo Shafer on

Actually, we always dine at home, both inside and outside in pleasant weather. Early evenings are getting chilly not that we’re into October, but I loathe to leave such lovely fresh air.

Love that spectacular country home you featured, especially the living room and the kitchen. I could live there quite happily. So could my sister!

Linda W. Rains on

I was offended that you chose not to even send well wishes to the President and First Lady. You are about kindness and doing
the right thing so your silence was surprising to me. Your politics are your business but since you spoke about covid changing
your life, etc. it really does not seem to me such a big thing to make mention of the leader of the free world.

Ann Marie on

Wonderful post.. Looking forward to all the beautiful items coming in!

Thank you for your efforts in your blog. It makes the day a little more special when I read it..

I did notice there were a few posts on here about our President and First Lady. There were a few who expressed their disappointment, very nicely and politely I might add, that you didn’t mention it and there was one who had no decorum and just trashed him on this site..

Nice.. real nice..

Eileen A on

With everything going on, pandemic, election and turmoil, it’s a pleasure to read your posts and see beautiful photos and read great ideas, recipes, etc. Thanks so much.

Claire from Wisconsin on

Lisa M., I am totally with you and shocked that there are actually comments here wishing Trump and his family well. SERIOUSLY? What are you people thinking?! Wow. I’m even MORE astonished and outraged at those who actually think it’s any of their business to chide Tina. By the way, Tina, beautiful website and way to graciously refuse to take the (partisan) bait.

Katy on

Tina, your posts are a breath of much needed fresh air. I really think it out of line for anyone to comment on what you “should have” said. Must politics invade every part of our lives? I wish no one harm from this dreadful disease. I pray for all Americans to look inside their hearts, listen with compassion to others’ thoughts and opinions, and try to find some way to be less judgmental. So thank you, Tina, for giving us the opportunity to have a. brief break and let our brains be inspired with beautiful things.

Anne on

I swore I would not say a word about Trump but seeing a few comments disparaging you for not wishing him well, which is is outrageous. I cannot contain my anger.
It is YOUR PREROGATIVE whether you want to acknowledge this failure of a human being or not. It is despicable what he has done to our country in just three and a half years, and as someone who lost an uncle and knows several others who were severely ill, we have had a front row seat to the seriousness of this dreadful pandemic. To not have our leader take it seriously, to mock mask wearing, to not practice social distancing (and in fact to do the opposite) is an outrage and to many, criminal. I personally am glad you did not mention him. I need a break from his name.
My husband and I are lifelong Republicans, his uncle is a senator and this will be the first time we are not voting Republican. It actually breaks our heart but we could not live with ourselves to help this madman get reelected, which looks extremely unlikely anyway.
This is your blog and I am happy you choose to keep politics out of it. Coming here makes me happy and gives me a very desperately needed respite from the chaotic country we have become. I have found myself feeling so sad over everything going on, that like you always say, looking for beauty and inspiring things is critical to our own well being.

So, this is my long winded way of saying thank you for providing that. Love your blog, style and your beautiful products!!

Nancy H on

I have been following your blog for years and enjoy it so much. I love your decorating style, recipes and photos you post. I am surprised to see people chastising you over political issues. Your blog is about decorating and entertaining. I wouldn’t get on a political blog to look for recipes and beautiful interior design. Keep up the work and don’t let the naysayers bother you.

Jennifer on

I suppose the thing that upsets me the most about the times we are living in is that everyone thinks they have the right to tell you what you should be thinking, what you should be saying and what you should be doing. Literally dives me nuts. This isn’t a political website /posting and this is not a communist country. You can say or not say anything you want. Good grief!

Thank you for the chicken pot pie recipe!

Virginia Rowe on

I am extremely happy you said nothing about the president for 2 reasons. 1. Your Blog comments are not a place for political “bickering.” 2. In today’s world, we all need a “Happy Place,” and your blog is one of the few places that takes us there. Thank you for a sunflower in a world of dandelions!

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