Saturday, May 5, 2012

Featuring Tina from The Enchanted Home An Interview and Giveaway

Once in awhile a new blogger comes along who captures and inspires us through her lifelong  dream she is bringing to fruition. This is so with Tina of The Enchanted Home.

She has shared with us the phases of building her families dream home; the decisions, the dilemmas, the dramas! A woman with such superb taste that she then decided to open her own shop, with many of the exquisite items she loves and chose  for her new home! Her motto is "great style is always in fashion". "Trends come and go but the classics are here forever and part of the fun is reinventing the past!"
By the way, her prices are substantially below retail. 



Please enjoy my interview with Tina and then enter for a chance to win a sensual candle from her boutique !


Tina, Tell me about your early background/ Interior Design and where you feel your sense of style came from?
 
I had one year of interior design school (after college) but then got pregnant and got busy raising a family. Always had an interest since I was a young girl and was known to visit a relative, persuade them to spend a few hours on the other side of the house only to have me work my magic (or so I thought at 13) so they could come back to their newly redecorated space! Sometimes it was met with true delight other times, well, lets just say I was  reprimanded  and was ordered to immediately put everything back in its place :)






Fast forward to later in life ......was lucky enough to do some  interior design work which was well received and then started to do some freelance work as the kids started getting older. I am just about ready to jump back in (as soon as my own home is done, and that is definitely a major priority) I definitely got my sense of style from my mother who has excellent taste and always made it seem so effortless to create a wonderfully elegant home, that was spotless, beautiful and so inviting at the same time. I can only hope I am able to do the same!



Are there certain Interior Designers you admire or have as mentors?

Definitely love many but a few favorites offhand that come to mind are Charles Faudree, Cathy Kincaid, Bunny Williams, Ralph Lauren,Joe Minton ..these most closely emulate the style that I love.



 We have followed the building of your fabulous home from start to finish…how has that process and choices affected your genre and aesthetics? 

 Well the process certainly opened up  my eyes in a big way…because in my pursuit to learn as much as possible through the Internet, I discovered the world of blogging and needles to say being a part of that world and connecting with so many incredibly talented people has been the best virtual classroom I can imagine. I have been able to fine tune my own style, learn more about what I really love and have gotten countless of incredible ideas and inspirations in doing so. 



I think I have not swayed much in terms of style or what I like, but do think through this experience, its allowed me to crystallize the ideas and concepts which I had that maybe needed some fine tuning. Interestingly, I have files of pictures from many years ago and still am in love with so many of those images now as I was all those years ago. So...I have definitely stayed true to what I love but in building, researching and blogging, have come full circle and feel like i have a really good grasp on what I love and what works.

 What precipitated the opening of your amazing and unique shop? How do you decide what to buy for the boutique?

 So many people were always emailing me asking where I got various things I either bought or were considering…it seemed like a natural evolution for me to open up an online shop. In addition I always wanted my own design shop but also know how involved and demanding it is of ones time so this was the perfect happy medium and an excellent way for me to slowly get my feet wet again working in the design world. And I am having a ball! 


The only things I buy for my shop are things I either have or would put in my own home. It is a total and honest reflection of what I love and my personal style. I am always on the prowl for the next great thing, ideally something not easily or commonly found. I love hearing from my readers/customers and getting their take on things and hearing their suggestions.



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 Is there advice you would give to 1) a friend building a new home/ starting out in design/ or opening an online boutique?

 Yes, be sure you have lots and lots of patience stored..you will need it. Add at least 15-20% more time and cost to whatever time estimates and price quotes you have in mind. I guarantee it will go over at least that. There is no such thing as too much research, the Internet makes this remarkably accessible so type away and keep on learning. Subscribe to at least 4 or 5 good design blogs that are in sync with your personal style. The daily posts will provide more inspiration than you can imagine. 







Stick to what you love and what makes you genuinely happy. Don't sacrifice, you will regret it later. Good things are worth waiting for…and even if it means spending more time looking or waiting for it to arrive…in the end you will be glad you did. 




One last tidbit, spend the most money you can out of your budget on the things that are either impossible to difficult to change later, windows, moldings, doors, facade details, you can always change the aesthetics but the bones of the house are what is going to give your home the character and personality that will make it yours.




Thanks Karen...this was a lot of fun to reflect on the process, what went on to bring about The Enchanted Home shop and has given me a chance to thank blog-land for giving me a gift back..that of being a vast classroom filled with so much knowledge and beautiful inspiration not to mention the many many wonderful and generous people!



 The Giveaway of this lovely scented candle is open to US and Canadian Followers!





 To Enter 

1) Visit The Enchanted Home blog and then click on Tina's Shop in the Upper right hand corner. Come back and tell us what you would love to have (hint to someone, a late surprise gift for Mothers Day) 

2) Be a Follower of Art by Karena Via GFC or Linky

Extra Entries 
3) Post about the Giveaway on Your Site or Put a link and image in your upper sidebar.

4) Be A Follower Of The Enchanted Home

5) Announce the Giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and give us your Username!

Have fun browsing Tina's Shop! 

The winner will be chosen on May 15th Midnight EST

Spread the Love and Much Thanks for supporting our fellow Bloggers, Artists, Architects, Interior Designers and entrepreneurs!

The winner of the beautifully made Angel Wand by Anita, of Castles, Crowns and Cottages is Trino of  Atelier de Campagne

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

168 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEAH FOR TRINO! I must get her address to send it off immediately! Thank you Karena for all that you do for us! I so enjoyed watching myself on your post! :)

I ADORE Tina. She is a kind and creative and MOST ENERGETIC woman and I just adore her shop. May I enter?

I WANT/NEED/WOULD LOVE TO HAVE her garden sculptures. I need to come back to tell you specifics....and do give me Trino's information when you can. I will be back! Anita

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Love Tina! Great Interview! I love everything in her store, but I can never get enough blue and white porcelain. I think I'm going to pick some up for my mom for Mother's Day.

PURA VIDA said...

Very nice interview I like you both so much

Splendid Sass said...

Congratulations, Trino!! Beautiful giveaway!
Love ny friend Tina. Such a talented, generous, and sweet person. I am in love with the blue and white and pewter, and of course who doesn't truly love a candle. I don't think any home can have too many!
Happy Saturday.
Teresa
xoxo

Stephanie T said...

I love Tina and The Enchanted Home. Her store is full of so many things I want. What I most love right now is the Carving Board, it is to die for. Would love to win the amazing candle!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Follower or you and Tina!
Teresa
xoxo

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

tweeted about the giveaway!!
@splendidsass

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

added to sidebar!
teresa
xoxo

Stephanie T said...

I am following Art by Karena!!

Stephanie T said...

I follow The Enchanted Home!!

Stephanie T said...

I have announced the giveaway on my Facebook page!

Aimee R said...

I follow the Enchanted Home and now Art by Karena! Thank you both for such wonderful pictures and postings! Have a great weekend!

carolyn bradford said...

Loved this interview…truthfully, it's as if I was hearing myself! We seemed to have started in the design world exactly in the same way! Except for the fact that I opened my shop while my children were young! I truly don't know how I did it except for all of the fabulous people that have worked at Mulberry Heights Antiques! I always love Tina's blog posts and yours as well, Karena! They are in the top 5 that I read everyday…faithfully! Have fun with the giveaway! And have a wonderful weekend!
Carolyn Bradford

Devine Salvage said...

I would love any of the large planters. They are absolutely beautiful. There were so many beautiful things.

Lost in Provence said...

Alas, I can't enter but just wanted to give out a "hooray" for two talented and creative ladies that are both very generous with their creativity here in blogland! :)

vicki archer said...

Such a lovely interview Karena... Tina has been so generous in sharing her beautiful home. I have loved her journey ... Such a wonderful giveaway... pity I can't enter... xv

Beadboard UpCountry said...

HI Karena!
Been busy season at the shop so no time to comment lately, how are you??????? Looks like she has some beautiful things.... Love the chinese dogs and the blue hydrangea assortment........Maryanne xo

neil said...

The candle is a wonderful giveaway that would easily find a place in my home. I am a follower of The Enchanted Home and a first time visiter toArt by Karena. In Tina's store, the planters are my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I love her blog. I love the pillows I got from her store. Everything is so pretty. The new frames are really wonderful. Good luck to all. Cameron c

Victoria said...

Hi, Karena,
The interview with Tina was very interesting. I enjoy following both of your blogs. I have already chosen a number of items from her store, but my latest desires are for the NA05 large gallery tray and the NA16 pewter pear and branch cheese board. I would love to add the candle to my collection of Tina's treasures and I am anxious for her to post the new frames she featured on today's post. Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway and have a great weekend.
Best...Victoria










from her store

michele said...

ahhh the tray with the birdies looks divine.

best to you and tina (whose candidness i just adore)!

smiles.

michele

Karena said...

I myself want so many beautiful items, I love all of the European wood serving boards! The yellow tray with the birds is reaching out to me, as well as Tina's new frames!

Isn't her taste superb!?
xoxo
K

Leslie P. said...

Great interview of one of my favorite bloggers. Love The Enchanted Home and its so nice to meet you too, Karen.
The store is filled with too many of my favorite things to name just one that I love but since I have already bought many things I have to say I adore my dough bowl, canvas art of the horses and my silver pieces. Blue and white ginger jars are next on my list. Love the candle, have just the spot for it. Please put my name in the hat.
Leslie P.

Bonnie Schulte said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I now follow your blog, Karena, and have been following Tina's for quite some time. I have posted the giveaway on my Facebook wall under my name, Bonnie Schulte. I love love the silver ladies vanity tray. Too beautiful for words..just like everything else in Tina's shop..

Leslie said...

Already following Tina and love her boutique! The silver, the porcelain, the tapestry pillows ~ it's all beautiful. Fun interiew!

leslie

Leslie said...

Following your lovely blog!

Leslie said...

Tweeted your giveaway! @leslie959

chedeb5353 said...

I follow Art By Karena. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

I love everything in her shop. I would love to have all of the blue and white! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

NanaDiana said...

I have been following Tina for a long time. She is just so REAL, in spite of the fact that she lives in a DREAM home. Love her- xo Diana

The enchanted home said...

Hi Karen and everyone else..thank you so much for this wondeful post. It means so much and I am so flattered by the fact that you wanted to feature me! I cannot wait to announce the winner of the candle, wishing everyone a fabulous weekend and thanks so much to everyone for stopping by and to Karen for putting this wonderful post together!

Katelyn @ Pure Panache said...

Lovely interview! Thanks for the comment...hope you enjoyed your walk in the Arboretum! :) xo

Melanie Roehm said...

Great interview! I love to hear about anyone's interest about their homes and such. I have already placed two orders from Tina, such great items! I would like some of the statuaries, the candles, the silver AND the canvas pictures.... I think I need another job!

S Hollander said...

I love the lamps! Especially the floral etched lighting!

Gretchen said...

I would love, love to have any of the cutting boards Tina has in her shop.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.net

Simply LKJ said...

So many beautiful things, and yes, all classics. I would love the Springer Spaniel Canvas. It would make a fantastic Father's Day gift for my dad who just lost his beloved Springer to old age.
Hope you are doing well my friend!

Designs By Pinky said...

I have been following Tina all through her building process. It has been facinating and SHE is wonderful. Loved the interview.

Designs By Pinky said...

I have visited her shop many times too and LOVE that first blue and white box that you featured. I have had my eye on it for awhile:)

Linda Merrill said...

Great interview, as always Karen. Thanks for introducing me to the Enchanted Home, looking forward to taking a look!

Cheryl said...

I love her shop! Anything blue and white pulls my heartstrings. She has excellent taste, and her home is just beautiful!

Lana said...

Hi Karena,
I am a follower of the Enchanted Home blog for a while now. I am a new follower of your blog. I love Tina's candles and really would love one of the antique trough bowls she has. Please enter me in the draw for the beautiful candle.

chedeb5353 said...

I follow The Enchanted Home. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Annie P. said...

Hi how nice to discover another great blog! Am an avid religious follower of Tina's love her style, taste, wit and generosity. She is a gem. I really want this candle!! I have bought several things from the amazing shop that unfortunately has way too many things that I like, next thing on my list is a pair of the blue and white ginger jars and the canvas art of the peacock!
Hope you have a nice night. Thanks.
Annie P.

Annie P. said...

PS. The link you provided does not work, for the enchanted home, it appears to be a broken link.

The French Hutch said...

I have been following Tina and enjoying the building and decorating of her new home. It's soooo gorgeous.
I was excited for her to see her open her store. I love everything in there. Love the urns especially. So nice to visit you.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Nancy said...

Im already a follower! I love the blue and white porcelains in her shop, especially this one:http://www.theenchantedhomeshop.com/ap-38-small-flat-top-ginger-jar.html

thanks for the interview, I love hearing from her.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Karena said...

Ladies and Gents the Links should all be working...

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful piece with tina, karena. she is so warm and inviting on her blog, it's no wonder her site and shop are popular destinations. loved learning more about her. great job, both of you! donna

Anonymous said...

Love the Enchanted Home store. I am most interested in her silver platters -- could be used for so many things! alicianels@juno.com

Suzluvsflowers said...

I already follow Tina and have enjoyed her blog so much! I especially love all the blue porcelain in her shop. I'm now following your blog and would love to win the candle!

Carla Aston said...

What a lovely interview. I love her comment about spending the most you can on the bones of your house. Soooo true! You won't go back and do it over.

I'm a follower, Karen!

Carla Aston said...

I've been a follower of Tina's too. Lovely blog and shop.

5th and State said...

beautiful interview of a beautiful lady.
xo
debra

Fashion-isha said...

I love you both and I'd LOVE to win one her beautiful transferware pieces!! I follow both of you on GFC too!!
xo
Sharon

Morgen said...

I love the silver everything! And I love the lemon topiaries.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love the songbird tray and the artichoke finial.
I have followed you for about a year and a half, Karena. You are a gracious hostess!
~Lynne
w/L.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am The Enchanted Home's newest follower!
Karena, thank you for visiting 34th street tonight...sweet dreams and lullabies to you, my friend!
~Lynne
w/L.

Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs and love her things! Anna sageabf@mail.com

niartist said...

Hey Karena!
I love Tina's blog, and her shop. She has such divine things, but I've had my eye on one of those candles for a while now. Love that they're in the glass urns, so chic!
xo,
A

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love Tina's shop and I visit often. I would love to have her animal print pillows.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful Karena,
Thank you for visiting me. Clair de Lune is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SONG, since my daddy used to play it NON STOP on his piano when I was a budding ballerina.

I have tried to contact the winner of the wand. Do you have her information so I can send it? Anita

Renée Finberg said...

karena

i subscribe to so many of tina's thoughts and feelings -
especially this one:
"Stick to what you love and what makes you genuinely happy. Don't sacrifice, you will regret it later. Good things are worth waiting for…and even if it means spending more time looking or waiting for it to arrive…in the end you will be glad you did. "

xxx lovely peek into tina's world.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Nice interview! Lovely shop...Love her old worn wood, particularly the grain measure!

Annie H. said...

Love everything about her, especially the Euopean kithchen things, the new pewter line and the art. Bought a doggy print and love it.
The more I read about Tina the more I like her, we could be good friends! Totally agree about not compromising when you don't have to and really sticking to what you love. Have to remind myself of that in my haste to get things done sometimes.
Great interview and nice to meet you.

Acquired Objects said...

Like everyone else I love Tina's amazing new home and her shop. It's always so much fun to learn more about people we consider our friends. You both always give so much of your time and of your selves and I thank both of you. This is a wonderful giveaway as always.

XX
Debra~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the equestrian napkin rings!!! :D We are horse people, and it looks like that there are English saddles and snaffle bits as choices. *squee*

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am following you via linky.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

i am following Tina.

ashley WS said...

i love her shop and most particularly her bell jar lights. (I already have some gorgeous linen guest towels from her in my bath...)

Thanks!
Ashley

Vintage Home said...

Wow great interview...beautiful pictures!

Ideezine said...

Hi Karena, & Tina,

Love the interview. So glad we all share how important discovery is through our own practices of reading, trying, sharing and posting on our blogs.

I follow Karena
I follow Tina

Bette

Ideezine said...

Karena,

I have tweeted about the giveaway with twitter name Ideezine4U.

Bette

Ideezine said...

Karena, & Tina,

In Tina's shop I'd love to have all of the candles so winning one would be a great treat.

We all benefit through the eyes of Tina's Enchanted Home Blog when you do good in the World your friends and followers are your flowers. May her vases and yours always be overfilled.

Bette

pretty pink tulips said...

Such a wonderful, in depth interview!! I adore Tina and visit daily and have already purchased items from her online shop (this candle actually!!).

She is an amazing example to all of us in so many ways, and I love that you dug a little deeper and let us know even more about this extraordinary woman.

xoxo Elizabeth

Bubble and Squeak said...

Wonderful post!

Susan said...

I have followed Tinas blog for while now and its a big part of my morning routine, along with coffee once my kids trot off to school. I love sitting down and taking it all in. Love her store and that blue porcelain box and two lanterns are already in my home from her store. Love her eye and her selections not to mention the prices are extremely fair. Would love to win this candle, it is so elegant.
Thank you for hosting this great interview, so nice to read more about her and love her philosophy about not compromising when you have the choice not to, wise words! Nice to "meet" you too. Have a good Sunday afternoon.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love Tina! She has the most incredible taste. And I constantly look at her shop. My latest obsession is the gorgeous needlepoint pillow. http://www.theenchantedhomeshop.com/p10-24x24-needlepoint-pillow.html

And I follow you on GFC, Karena! :) xoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

And I'm also a follower of The Enchanted Home :) xoxo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Three cheers for learning a sense of style from our moms.

Just returned from 10 days in Seattle. Trying to catch up.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Karena and Tina,
What a lovely duo you two make-loved this interview as I consider you both friends!

If I had to choose one favorite thing from Tina's shop? The blue and white footed box with the acorn finial, of course!!!
xo,
~R

Thistle Cove Farm said...

great giveaway and like the peacock canvas art. hope you're feeling better, Karena.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Karena,
Thanks for inviting me to read your interview. It was most interesting, and I'm now following you through Linky Followers. I think the pewter cow creamer and sugar bowl are just the cutest things! Thanks for the opportunity to win that wonderful, gardenia scented candle!

Katherines Corner said...

Her garden sculptures are terrific. This was a terrific post. am always struggling to get my shop noticed. It's hard work. Hugs and thank you for joining in the hop fun. xo

beachcomber said...

it looks like a gorgeous shop! off to check it out now.
x

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I am one of your followers!
I love Tina! She is a gem.
:)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I have been following Tina for almost a year now! She has amazing things in her new shop.

I love the napkin rings -- the ones that look like horse bits!

Alison

Great giveaway!
Thanks for asking me to stop by, Karena!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

There are several... Ok all of the blue and white porcelain that she offers are on my wishlist.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my, her glass feather lamp is so stunning. Hope you had a beautiful weekend, my dear. xo

L.P. said...

Love everything but got a few pewter pieces recently from her and love them, they are really fabulous. Her store is great, her blog is great and she has amazing style. This interview was so interesting, funny about being 13 and redecorating! Would love to win the beautiful candle.

Decor Arts Now said...

Tina's shop looks so interesting!

Garden, Home and Party said...

Karen,
I thoroughly enjoy Tina's site and her interview is fun, its always nice to hear some details in the background of a fellow blogger.
I've had my eye on several of the blue and white ceramic vases and planters over at Tina's shop. The candle would be great for this summer.
Thank you,
Karen

Peeters Liliane said...

Hello Karena,
How nice that you visit me on my blog My Dreams About Fairies. Thank you for your comment! Funny that you found me on Anita's blog, I adore this lovely lady.
I hope that you visit me again.
Greetings from Belgium,
Liliane

mwaxter said...

Am a huge fan of Tina's and her incredible style. I have also bought some items from her store already and must say I really adore them. Love her home, never can get enough! The next thing I would like is a dough bowl. The candle is such a great giveaway, would love to win.
Very nice to find your blog too, will have to do some exploring. Great interview, the questions were really good and it was nice to know more about Tina.

Anonymous said...

I truly enjoy reading The Enchanted Home blog. I want so many things from the Shop I don't know where to start! Happy Monday and Happy Mothers day to all.
Patricia

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Anonymous said...

Lovely things all, but especially covet the wooden pieces. They evoke such a cozy kitchen feel, and memories of cooks gone by ....
Marcia

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I adore Tina and everything that she does, because you can feel it comes from her heart.

Her store is filled of beauty and timeless decor. I adore the blue and white porcelain she sells and the light fixtures.


Thank you for this great giveaway and for the inspiring interview with Tina.

Have a great week!

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Sara said...

Tina has the most beautiful home and shop. That crystal candle would go perfectly in my bedroom decor! My favorite things from her shop are the stunning gold sconces and the etched glass lighting.

Vickie H. said...

Thanks for hosting this nice giveaway, Karena! Who DOESN'T love Tina's blog and her wonderful online store! Would love to own one of her exquisite dough bowls (the smaller size, please!) or one of those lovely rectangular trivets!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I follow Tina's blog and she is amazing. I adore her style.

Vickie H. said...

I have long been a follower of Art by Karena!

Vickie H. said...

I have been following The Enchanted Home almost from her beginning blog posts.

ekldesigns said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love Tina's silver items at her store!!

Kate said...

Discovered the enchanted home a few months ago and must say its rather addicting! I have a hard time starting my morning until I have stopped by to see what she has posted. The interview was great, love her story and what inspired her to open her store. I am awaiting a dough bowl which I have wanted forever!
Would really love to win this candle, had my eye on it.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Loved this interview and her shop! I'm following you.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

There's a beautiful 3-tiered serving piece she has -- love that!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Added this give away to my blog.

drollgirl said...

well i am liking some things here! yay!

S. said...

So cute things!

Love
S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

S. said...

So cute things!

Love
S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

CDS said...

Goodness so pretty!! :)

Anthea Lau said...

Very enchanting and unique. Love the interview xo
I really like your blog - would you like to follow each other?
A
xx
http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

andee said...

love love Enchanted and now have gone into a frenzy over the bottles.
I have sent so many people to Enchanted and her shop and then they have sent people - it is endless.

Lynne said...

I love all things on tina's shop,but I think I love the candles the best because I have always been a candle person.
Great interview.
Lynne

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great interview. Love Tina's blog and her shop.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I learned a lot about Tina that I didn't know even though we have spent time emailing and commenting on each other's blogs for quite some time now, so this was really fun. :) Great advice to spend the money on the things you can't change when building - how true!

Divine Theatre said...

Karen,

You have a great deal in common with Tina. You are both very talented and gracious. Thank you for introducing me to her shop. I have my eye on several items, most notably the pillows!

xo

Andie

'LUSH' said...

I always enjoy the interview posts! It brings a certain intimacy to the blog relationship. I am so happy that you featured Tina. She really has become an overnight success. And, deservedly so.

Ann said...

I would love the rounded wooden bread bowls

Barbara P from MA said...

Love Tina's blog! She has such incredible taste! As for her store I really love just about everything she carries! I especially love the lanterns she is carrying, her silver trays are gorgeous and her breadboards are fabulous! Her squirrel nut bowl is adorable too!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Karena, thanks for stopping by and inviting me to join Tina's giveaway. I follow her blog and yours too - and I'd be thrilled to add a piece of her blue & white porcelain to my collection!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Karena,

What a lovely interview. :) I agree with Tina that the bones of the home are worth the investment. We just invested in new windows for our 1950 home, they were badly needed! In terms of practicality alone, we are saving money on our utility bill and the double-pane glass has made our home quieter. In terms of aesthetics, they have really updated the look of our home.

Have a wonderful week!

Robinanne said...

I love her wooden bowls. What a great blog and shop. I'm on her list now!!!

Ann said...

I love her blog,
thanks for featuring her here.

Have a nice day!

Cathy Wall said...

Delightful interview Karena! Tina's home is amazing!
Cathy @ Room Rx

annechovie said...

Thanks for the great interview with Tina, Karen. Very interesting! xo

Paisley Curtain said...

She really has some great stuff t her boutique. I am very tempted to buy a few silver containers from there.

Best wishes

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Thanks for the wonderful interview.

Susan said...

Loved hearing what Tina had to say, so true about her advice in building a new home. I know when we did a few years ago we gave up certain asthetics to be able to invest in top quality in the construction, and we have no regrets. She is aboslutely right. Love her home, her blog and store and her style is one which I greatly admire and look up to.
I have already placed an order for a few things and think they are fabulous, so much so that I am reordering. I really want a few of those canvas art pieces.I definitely would love to win this beautiful candle, it would go right in my powder room. Nice to meet you Karena and thank you for hosting this lovely interview.

Amy Vermillion said...

Hi Karena,
Thanks for the great interview with Tina! She's so great.
Thanks also for stopping by!
Amy

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Great interview Karena! Love TIna and it was fun to learn about her design background-Have a great day! Barbara

Lisa said...

I'd love to buy a Lantern. Really need that!

Lisa said...

Am a follower of The Enchanted Home

Lisa said...

Shared this giveaway on Facebook. Lisa Padgett

Lisa said...

I became a follower of your site! Thank you!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Hi Karena, Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and inviting me over. I enjoyed the interview!

Liz

Leslie said...

Wonderful giveaway and following Tina. Your blog is wonderful and I am now following!

Bonnie Bee said...

I have been following Tina for a while and her reveal in your Blog interview was so very interesting...

Bonnie Bee said...

OH... I am now happily following your blog, also :-)) !!!!!

kallen1105 said...

Following Tina's blog for awile now.With all her talent wasn't surprised with the new shop.Everything in there truly reflects her taste. Would love to win the candle. thanks for the chance.

kallen1105 said...

Now following your blog too!! I love that you have a love for the arts and showcase this on your blog. What a wonderful way to see all the talent. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and the chance to win.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great interview and fabulous give away! The shoppe is awesome and the blue and white porcelain would make me swoon! Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Patti

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love the pieces in the European Kitchen collection. The wood is beautiful and has so much great character.

I totally agree with Tina about spending money on the things that you can't easily change later when you're having a house built. It's so worth it in the end to create the most beautiful house that you can.

InteriorGroupie said...

Great feature!

kendall boggs said...

Hey Karena! Thanks so much for commenting on my art!!! I love your blog! Have a wonderful day!!!
xoxo
kendall boggs

Nancy said...

wow, popular giveaway!
I would love this porcelain piece:
AP 38 Beautiful flat topped Ginger jar
Its a little different with the dots and dark blue.
Thanks for this interview! They are always informative and inspiring Karena!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Dovecote Decor said...

1: I went to Tina's store, and I must have the Zebra pillow!
Best,
Liz

Meg A said...

LOVE the blue and white vases-hard to pick out just one!

zanetastyle said...

I love Tina and her style and her shop!!!! Her blog was the firstninjoined and read(: she got me hooked...
This was a great interview to get to know her better... Thank you and thank you for visiting my blog today! Xox z

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Karena, great interview. I have been following The Enchanted Home for a while, very inspiring and now a great shop. I definitely need one of the antique dough bowls. :-)
All best, Phyllis

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Nice interview and wonderful shop.

Blessings,
Linda

Gypsy Heart said...

How wonderful ~ a beautiful home and shop. I love the monogrammed linens...I think the cocktail napkins are gorgeous. I do love the silver too though!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I am a follower of The Enchanted Home.

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Of course, I'm a follower of your blog!

Pat

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Karena - So wonderful to find you! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog :-)

What a great interview.....so many suggestions and advice. I totally agree that good things are worth waiting for! And, using the internet for renovation / building ideas....subscribing to a few design blogs....all so easy nowadays!

Looking forward to following your blog.
Loi
Tone on Tone

Splendid Market said...

oh la la! So many splendid items. Will have to come back to enter and read, off to Mother's Day Brunch. But, I wanted to stop by to wish you a splendid Mother's Day Karena!

classic • casual • home said...

I follow both of you. Tina has a great eye...nice to know she inherited it from her mom...especially on Mother's Day.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Happy Mother's Day Karena!!!!!XO, Mona

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Love Tina's blog and now I love her online shop!

Lady Dorothy said...

Thanks for visiting! I do adore Laura; she is a sweetheart!

24 Corners said...

Karena...first of all, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day...and second of all, thank you for your very sweet comment today!
AND...third of all...Tina is amazing! I'm always blown away by her energy and thoughfulness in design. This giveaway being from her makes it an extra special treat.
I was very drawn to the Peacock art canvas i her shop, and wish I had one to put on the wall this very moment...loved it.
Thanks to both of you for offering this...
xoxo J~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a wonderful interview and giveaway!! I am moving in 2 weeks, so please don't enter me in the giveaway, but good luck to all those that enter!

The Snowdrop Project said...

Hi Karena,
Thank you for your visiting my blog today.
So happy to have discovered yours.
Your interview with Tina was so interesting, and her home and blog so inspiring.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Lizx

Just Beachy said...

Great interview , cheers

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Kelly said...

Great interview! Beautiful, beautiful items. If I won your contest it would be so hard too choose my favorite! Love, the garden sculptures! Gorgeous!

Linda Merrill said...

Everything is so beautiful and another great interview Karena. I have a giveaway on my blog today. Come check it out! http://bit.ly/JSmp84

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Great interview. I love Tina's blog & her gorgeous home!

Melissah

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