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Hello everyone. This is a Seven on Sunday post Tina worked on about a month ago that was not published (some info may be out of date).

Tina is taking some time off due to the passing of her mother. She thanks everyone for the overwhelming support, kind words and prayers and will hopefully be back soon.

 

We want to congratulate the winner of our Fall Love 2022 contest! Congratulations goes to-

Clare H.  from Vermont who submitted this beautiful picture in round two

 Please contact us at [email protected] to claim your prize and we will get your big box of Enchanted Home products on the way.

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1 NEW FAVORITE PAINT COLORS Farrow and Ball makes some of the prettiest paint colors, and I am loving some of their newest additions. With a big project happening in the future, I have all kinds of ideas swirling through my head over all kinds of fun spaces I could use for these beautiful colors.  This is a project I will be announcing in a few weeks:) Click here to visit Farrow and Ball.

2 THE WORLD OF TABLETOP WITH ALEX PAPACHRISTIDIS If you are like me, and love tabletop then this is a must watch. Been a fan of  Alex Papachristidis and his elegant timeless style for a while. His collections are to be admired. This is fun!

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST What a beautiful fall roundup! I am loving the foliage this year, even more spectacular than years past,  just sorry I never got to take my Vermont trip. Hopefully next year, and thank goodness for Instagram! Hope you enjoy……

4 OUR BEAUTIFUL CHINOISERIE BOXES AND SPECTACULAR NEW ORNAMENTS ! So many of you have asked about these since I first shared them with you. We will be getting them right around mid December, just in time for holiday gift giving. Stay tuned for a presale on these beautiful boxes.

And then there are all our incredibly beautiful new ornaments coming in soon! We will hold a presale sometime around mid November so be on the lookout.

And here is a sneak peek at the gorgeous new ornaments in addition to restocking our dogs and most blue and white ornaments!

5. ONE DELICIOUS “SURE TO PLEASE” BOLOGNESE SAUCE Sometimes you need just a good old fashioned comfort  meal. Bolognese to the rescue! I have tried many but this is my absolute favorite, I promise if you try it you will come back to me with rave reviews. It is from what some consider to be the queen of Italian cooking, Marcella Hazen.  I made a few changes,  but the taste is amazingly flavorful and I can just about promise you will not be disappointed!

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter plus 1 tablespoon for tossing the pasta
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • I added 3 cloves of cut up garlic
  • 3/4 pound ground beef chuck (I used 90% lean)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, ground fresh from the mill
  • 1 cup whole milk (I used 1/2 cup heavy cream)
  • Whole nutmeg
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups canned imported Italian plum tomatoes, cut up, with their juice
  • I added four large basil leaves shredded directly into sauce and added a few more for serving
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds pasta (I cook very al dente)
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at the table (can never have too much)!

Directions

  1. Put the oil, butter, and chopped onion in the pot, and turn the heat on to medium.

  2. Cook and stir the onion until it has become translucent, then add the chopped celery and carrot. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring the vegetables to coat them well.

  3. Add the ground beef, a large pinch of salt, and a few grindings of pepper. Crumble the meat with a fork, stir well, and cook until the beef has lost its raw, red color.

  4. Add the milk and let it simmer gently, stirring frequently, until it has bubbled away completely. Add a tiny grating — about 1/8 teaspoon — of nutmeg, and stir.

  5. Add the wine, let it simmer until it has evaporated, then add the tomatoes and stir thoroughly to coat all ingredients well. When the tomatoes begin to bubble, turn the heat down so that the sauce cooks at the laziest of simmers, with just an intermittent bubble breaking through to the surface. Cook, uncovered for 3 hours or more, stirring from time to time. While the sauce is cooking, you are likely to find that it begins to dry out and the fat separates from the meat. To keep it from sticking, continue the cooking, adding 1/2 cup of water whenever necessary. At the end, however, no water at all must be left and the fat must separate from the sauce. Taste and correct for salt.

  6. Toss with cooked drained al dente pasta, adding the tablespoon of butter, and serve with freshly grated Parmesan on the side.

6 OUR STUNNING PORCELAIN AND CHRISTMAS TREES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER! It’s really not too soon to start thinking about holiday decor. We are just days away from November, afterall. So excited to get our gorgeous  porcelain and chinoiserie trees which will be here in November. Click here to see them!

And equally smitten with our new 5″ pagoda ornaments,  I could do an entire tree in these!!

7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY Newspapers, still love them or they are a relic of the past? I used to love reading the paper, got my home delivery and had a little routine of siting down  along with a cup of coffee and that may have been the best 20 minutes of my day. Fast forward to having a full time career and news started trickling in from my phone and that brought about the end of my relationship with newspapers.

However,  since being at my parents, I have gone back to that tradition along with my dad and forgot how relaxing it is to do that. A  routine I think I will take up again. Wondering how many of you still read or get home delivery of a newspaper vs how many are reliant upon their news feed via phone or an app of some kind?



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And that is a wrap my friends. Hope you enjoyed this post. I will not be blogging with the same regularity that I normally do due to my being at my parents home (not sure how long I will be here as I am going back and forth a lot) . As I so enjoy it, you can be sure I will be blogging when I am able and look forward to getting back to my regular schedule as time permits.

I am fortunate to have a wonderful team behind me who will be helping out with sale announcements, presales, and my Instagram. Appreciate your support. Wishing everyone a fabulous day, until next time…………

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Elizabeth on

Hello,

Lovely to see so many beautiful photos of fall.
The final two photos of walking bridges were similar but each is unique in its own way.
The final vote count showed the first photo had 437 votes 55.46% and the second photo received 44.54% or 351 votes.
The second photo with fewer votes has been declared the winner. Wondering if there is an explanation for this?

TheEnchantedHome on

If you see the final tally under the photo, it clearly shows the picture from round 2 was the winner with 437 votes. Hope this clarifies things:)

franki Parde on

Awww…h I w thoughtful…the blog must go on…take good care…franki

Liz on

How nice to see a seven on Sunday post. I hope Tina knows that we will be here waiting for her however long it takes for her to feel ready to come back!
All the pictures are beautiful but The one that won was my favorite!
I am smitten with those Christmas trees and ornaments, definitely puts me in the mood to do a little holiday decorating😊

B.P. on

very excited about the boxes , ornaments and trees!

Tina we miss you and I am so so sorry about the loss of her mother who she was clearly very close to. I sent her a separate email, I hope she’s finding comfort with family and friends💙 it is a very painful loss to experience.

Susan on

I’m from a newspaper family. My grandfather published a newspaper. My Dad, brother and I were all print journalists at some point in our careers. I rely on my laptop and phone for breaking news but newspaper is still my preferred media. Sitting in front of the fire with my husband and dogs, drinking coffee and reading the newspaper in the wee morning hours is the best. Something about touching a paper, lingering, reading details about local issues, sports teams and the like helps me feel connected to the world just outside my door and beyond.

Emily on

I love your seven on Sunday post!

All of the holiday items are so elegant and beautiful cannot wait till they come in. I am definitely trying that Bolognese sauce because it’s my families favorite!

I still read a newspaper 1 to 2 times a week, I get the Sunday delivery and I have a little ritual where every Sunday like clockwork I give myself an hour to have a cup of coffee sit on my sunporch and read the paper… I’m only 49 call me old-fashioned!

Judith Doyle on

Please pass on my condolences to Tina .
Regards
Judi

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