Late week random musings…..

Hello and I am soooo happy it is Friday. I have been one busy lady this week, a little too busy and while I thrive on having a full schedule, this was, even for me a  lot. Very glad the week is behind me, that I pulled everything  off successfully that I had to do and looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead! So here is what is on my mind this week……




New project on the homefront. My office is a royal mess. This has been on my mind to get underway for a few months now but not a thing has been done other than select a rug for it! We actually took a guest room and have turned it into my office and all I have there is  desk, a chair and heap of paperwork! But the time has come to give it a makeover.  I do believe that if you have a beautiful space to work in you will be that much more productive, do you agree?

I love my cozy little office but it is time to beautify it. I am just at a loss now of if I want to decorate it- clean and white with an accent of color, or go all the way with blue and white or do a softer palette of pale green/blue and ivory, then I have always loved a really glamorous feeling office ala Mary McDonald….. I am totally torn. Trying to get some good ideas via Pinterest which is an endless resource of beautiful ideas…..hopefully I will have a “aha moment” soon, as this is something I really want to accomplish SOON! Some ideas I am liking……

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Your enchanted homes…..Finally got that back up and running on my shop site again! This is where you get to share your beautiful homes showcasing products that you have bought from me, it is such a thrill for me to get to see my products in your homes.

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There are two easy ways to add to my online gallery and I do hope you will consider sending me your pictures… can send me a picture by emailing me at OR scroll to the bottom of that page and there an easy way to submit them on your own. Click here to see my gallery page of my talented customers! And please send me your pictures!

In other shop news……

Some new products were added this week to my new arrivals on my shop, some really special pieces!

Extra Large Cast Wine Tub

Extra Large Cast Wine Tub

Large Wine Cooler

Large Wine Cooler

Elegant Wine Cooler

Elegant Wine Cooler

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Your opinion please. Need your opinion on a few items that I am considering carrying. Many people emailed me in the last few months (with the weather changing I surmise) about my alpaca capes that I used to carry. I have been looking for a beautiful new comparable line and think I have found it. I own pieces from this line and they are wonderful!

These are  2 and 3 ply cashmere and so soft and beautiful quality. I would discount at least 35%.  I may try them out via  promo to see how they do…would love your take. These are really classic pieces, and are great when you don’t want to carry a heavy cumbersome coat! Very classic and elegant while being functional too. They retail for about $345-450 and I would sell them for about $215-345.00 Would love your input!

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A book I can’t wait to crack open. I just got word that I will be receiving this book and am so excited……I mean we are talking Valentino here. His book looks so scrumptious then when  I saw this glimpse of blue and white, I knew it was a match made in  heaven:) The book is called Valentino at The Emperor’s Table, it is bound to soon be gracing coffee tables all over the globe:) Click here to pre order on Amazon.



Victoria, a favorite magazine….my mother and I have been fans of Victoria magazine for a long time. I think her basket of editions from as long as 20 years ago speaks to her undying love for it:) There is something about it that takes you away to a more genteel calmer place and in today’s frenetic world…that is a much needed escape at times.

To me, there is nothing like holding a magazine, feeling and hearing the pages. Like books, I like a tangible item in my hands and I think my own collection around my house more than proves that! I am eagerly awaiting their incredible Christmas edition…it is always so magical.  Click here to visit Victoria and subscribe, you will be very happy you did.

The latest Victoria is just breathtaking from front cover to back, here are some highlights….

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iPhone pics. Took this picture  as I was heading into the city, it had just rained and there was this incredibly light and quality to the sky, it was almost like a painting, while stuck in some serious traffic I took a few pictures with my iPhone, if I was a painter, think I would be inspired to paint this…




A healthy pasta recipe. We love pasta but don’t eat it nearly as often as we used to:( My middle son is a complete healh nut so he helps channel my inner healthier Tina at times so in his honor,  I am trying this recipe on Sunday, a friend of mine swore it is DIVINE and she is someone I completely  trust when it comes to matters of food! Click here for recipe (she adds turkey sausage to hers) Yum I am craving lunch at 8am!





So that is a little of what’s on my mind this week….how about you? Anything new and exciting? What’s happening for the weekend?

I am supposed to be heading to Litchfield CT tomorrow, which is such a beautiful area,  I will be sure to have my camera fully charged to capture some of the fall foliage and beauty that is exclusive to that lovely neck of the woods. Wishing you a wonderful day and a great end to your week. Until next time…….

Don’t forget two more days for the wonderful giveaway from The French Elements, click here to be eligible…I will announce a winner on Sunday.