Party planning in full gear and a quick hello…..

Hello! Busy busy week over here. Very much in the party planning mode and at one point when I was feeling a little frantic I had to stop and say wait a minute Tina, this is a dinner party, not a wedding!!!! But, you know me and details….we go together like chocolate and peanut butter:) Plus the details, as we all know is what really  takes  things to the “next level”  and why stop at half way when you can go     A L L   T H E   W A Y!!

We have been busy working around the house and one thing having a party or gathering does is it gets you in high gear fast on catching up on doing  those things around the house you have been sluggish about.  We have done more tweaking this week alone than I think we have in the last six months. All small things but still……

The week has not been without some stresses but I am going to gloss right over those:) Onto the fun things…..


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I  had table toppers made from this gorgeous fabric which I first spotted over at The French Tangerine, so it was clear my theme was going to be blue and white….so then of course I have to use my new dishes.  They are just too pretty to not use for a beautiful celebration.

I love it also with the addition of accenting it with  lime green which I will do after the party (have matching placemats and napkins made)

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I will be bringing out my stash of beautiful pillows…..



And look what’s  finally (only over two years later) coming along….the little powder room! I love the black paper and  am so happy I went with it and just added sconces, the chinoiserie mirror, and antique prints. Counterops/sink/faucet coming in today…..and then it will be complete!




We worked in the library and tweaked the shelves and they are looking quite pretty, here is a peek (not showing too much) because I never showed the library finished and I am going to feature it in a future “Come on in”…..

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Loving my latest ginger jars and check out the newest planter to join The Enchanted Home Family….I am madly in love with it!

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Filled the planter with my beautiful peony clusters from my online shop, so easy!


(I put a magazine underneath until I could find my little sticky tabs, I love those things)!


The detailing is exquisite, click here to see this and all my porcelains

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So that’s a rough idea of what’s been keeping me  super busy this week, besides my online shop  which occupies a lot of my time as well but it’s a total labor of love so  never feels like “work”.

I also ordered a little special something as a take home favor, because even when it is something small, it’s always nice to have a little reminder of the evening to take home. I will be sure to have my iPad fully charged to capture the highlights….thankfully the weather Gods are blessing us with a picture perfect forecast.

Just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you know what I have been up to. Missed being in blogland this week but there has been little free “me” time. Wishing you a wonderful day and fabulous weekend!