Friday, June 17, 2011

Seduction of summer and we have a winner!

Happy Friday to you! Hope everyone is well,so glad its the weekend. Iam very excited to announce the very lucky winner of the gorgeous Kilim bench that Safavieh Home so generously donated. I went through Random.org. The winner is.........

Safaveih Kilim Bench
9th drawing held by The Enchanted Home
Completed on Friday, 17 June 2011 at 10:05:21 UTC
179 entrants, 1 winner

Winners (1)
1st: DE TOUT DE RIEN,

Congratulations!! Please contact me so we can arrange to have this gorgeous bench shipped to its new home.


I am very excited that summer is here. Very. There were weeks that I was starting to wonder if it would ever thaw out and get past 60 degrees! Well it has and then some but I am loving every minute of it. To me summer signals certain things, moods, feelings, an unmistakable mindset that is distinctively summer. I think about backyard bbq's, summer outdoor entertaining, swimming, going to the beach, hitting farm stands, maybe a road trip, long walks, beach days,stretches of unstructured time (the best) you get the picture. So this is all about summer and all the different feelings and places and moods that come along with it. Do any of these resonate with you? Would love to know! Do you have any exciting summer plans on the drawing board?

A trio of comfy chairs with an ocean view..I'll take it!
Beautiful soft blues and whites for a beach house....love it!
Reading on the beach..one of my favorite things to do during the summer!
Lounging by a pool for the day...heaven! Decorpad
Playing golf is great, playing golf during the summer is better and at the oceans edge is the best!
A beautiful unpopulated beach...does it get better?
How about this fabulous all white beach house living room? Coastal Living
Watching a brilliant sunset in solitude just hearing the waves crash...ahhh!
Planting a garden, nothing like your own freshly picked produce!
Napa Valley, on a late summer afternoon...my personal nirvana!
Beach swings with an ocean view...perfection!
I love fresh string beans and tomatoes right off the vine!
Beautiful pieces of coral and large shells in white...it screams summer!
Meet summers' dessert poster child.....smores!
Popsicles...a prettier and healthier version!
Something about a lone farm on a summer afternoon right before a rain storm...beautiful!
Watching a colorful yacht race!
Love the driftwood table
Its a great excuse for fruity tropical drinks!!
How about a cool starfish mirror? Sea grass cottage
Summer means sleepovers and this room is beyond amazing! Coastal Living
Hitting the beach at sunset...truly a magical experience
How about an all white bedroom with an ocean view? I will take it! Coastal Living
Whats more fun than stopping off at a roadside farm stand?
An outdoor dinner party under candle and lantern light.....
Clambake..need I say more?
Tennis anyone?  The perfect summer sport...
An outdoor summer concert with the ocean as a backdrop..I am so there
Summer dinners al fresco...you bet! Summerour
Taking off to somewhere magical..love summer travel!

Of course you have come to expect this..my summer mosaic of some of my favorite things:

So what does summer mean to you?  Who doesn't love the carefree, footloose (sometimes) vibe that comes with it, road trips, travel, fruit stands, trips to the beach, a vineyard excursion,reading by the pool, all these things are exclusive to summer for me and that makes it that much sweeter to enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful and enchanted summer!

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