Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog-a-versary and Giveaway!

I can’t believe it’s been a year today since I started my blog, time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been fun because of all the wonderful talented bloggers and friends around the world who have come my way. So to celebrate I’m having a giveaway here’s your chance to own a “petit oreiller” French for small pillow.

17th century Flemish tapestry fragment

I personally have made these pillows from tapestry fragments that are centuries old, this one is a Flemish fragment from the 17th century woven in wool and silk. The trims are period as well with the white and metallic trim being 18th century, the cording around the edges 19th century. All on a macadamia colored silk velvet, measures 10” x 11” and is a $395 value.

18th century French tapestry fragment

This one is an 18th century French tapestry fragment depicting acanthus leaves and shell and edged with two 19th century trims on copper silk velvet. It measures 10 ¼” square and is a $650 value.

You'll have your choice of which tapestry fragment pillow you would like to own. All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment telling me which petit oreiller you prefer. The winner will be announced on the morning of July 12th, that easy! Good luck everyone!


savvycityfarmer said...

blogland is a better place because of Y.O.U.

The enchanted home said...

Well first congrats on one year, thats quite a milestone and I know I for one, always enjoy coming here. Love this giveaway too!! Wow would my new home welcome one of these jewels of a pillows with open arms!!!! I love both, they are incredibly beautiful but the first one are "my colors" so I am automatically drawn to it because of the rich blues. Just fabulous...thank you for the chance to be a contender, am already a happy follower:)

debra @ 5th and state said...

like joy at saavy said, blogland is indeed better because of YOU deb, really, truly.
not only do i love your blog i treasure the relationship we have developed!

congrats........go out and treat yourself!

well if you put me in a room with 100 pillows, i would gravitate to the most expensive, hands down. and with that i do love the orange and rust tones as those are my colors. did i miss a post or two that mentioned you were also a seamstress? gorgeous

LaPouyette said...

Beautiful pillows! You are very generous to offer them as a give-away!
Congratulation in advance to the happy winner! You deserve many of good followers.

chedeb5353 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE both!!! I would probably choose the Copper French one!! Congrats!! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I thought I was following, but I couldn't find my old icon? Well took care of that since I'd be crazy happy with either of these gorgeous pillows!. Love acanthus leaves, but the colors in the first really appeal to me...so I would let you choose for me if I was lucky enough to win.

Congrats on your blog anniversary!!

A Perfect Gray said...

congratulations on your anniversary, debra, and thank you so much for the lovely give-away chance.

I already know which one I'd choose...donna

Atelier de Campagne said...

Hello, those pillows are lovely! I think I'd like the second one. I deserve it because my momma said so! :) Have a wonderful day!


La Brocanteuse said...

CONGRATULATIONS! did not realise we were sharing a blog-a versary! please pop in to join in my give a way as well? mmmm both pillows are absolutetly gorgeous..if I have to choose..the first one with the blue and ivory colors will match my salon just perfectly..good luck and once again "ching ching" XO Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Karena said...

They are both treasures, I would choose the first!!Thank you and a huge congratulations!!

Art by Karena

Olde World Pillows said...

Congratulations my friend. I so love your blog and look forward to new postings, they are almost as good as seeing you in person. Since I have several of your pillows I would feel bad throwing my name in the hat and would rather you share with some one who hasn't yet beheld their beauty. Keep on blogging!

The French Tangerine said...

What a beautiful and special giveaway! Oh dear, how do I choose? I think I like the first Flemish one... of course both would work perfectly in my home, but yes, I would pick the macadamia colored silk velvet... does that sound luscious or what?
I'll be crossing my fingers!
Congrats on your anniversary!!

AJ said...

Congratulations! You have a really wonderful blog there. I liked it.


Yvette said...

Congratulations on your Blog-O-Versary. I, too, began blogging last July so mine is this month also. I'm working on a watercolor for a give-a-way.

I'll be posting news of it soon.

In the meantime, I've become a follower and I would love to win one of these pillows. How generous of you to offer these beautiful designs. :)

Room Seventeen said...

Congratulations! I will link your Give Away on my blog :-)

Jenni said...

Thank you for sharing your home and life in this blog. I have been a follower for a while now. I love your work but the first pillow wins my heart - I love the mix of centuries in the production and Flemish tapestries intrigue me so much.
Best regards,

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Happy Anniversary! What a year for you!

I like the 18th century French tapestry fragment depicting acanthus leaves. So unique!


p.s. YOU won one of the pet bowls on my giveaway! I'll post it today.

Heather Robinson said...

You bring so much happiness to everyone Debra--to me, you are really an example of the good kind of energy that circulates through blogland.

Conratulations and please keep going!!

I am not going to vote for either of your gorgeous pieces because if one more pillow comes into the house I am a goner!! :)


Stacey said...

Debra, congrats on your on year blogaversary!!! Yayy! What a fantastic giveaway too! They are both really beautiful, but the 1st one is coming home with me! yes, i'm going to win this giveaway:-). XX

La Dolfina said...

Wow, one year already?
It seems like you've been blogging much longer. Congrats and I am so happy you are part of this wonderful world we call blogland. You definitely have made an impact and I've loved getting to know you.
Most of all, thank you for the many visits and comments you've given me... I always smile when you visit!
Such a generous giveaway you are having!! A very Happy Bloggyversary to you my friend!!

Jessie said...

Congratulations on your first blog anniversary! Lovely giveaway. I like the 18th century French tapestry fragment pillow. The colors are wonderful. A new follower, by the way. :)


for the love of a house said...

congratulations on your 1 year blogging anniversary debra!!

what a generous, beautiful giveaway!!


under spanish moss said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! We love the 18th century tapestry.

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I like the first pillow with the creams and hint of blue. Gorgeous work!

quintessence said...

Congratulations Deb!! Of course I follow you and am always delighted to see what's happening chez toi!! Both pillows are beautiful but if I had to choose, the first would be my pick!!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!It's a very big deal and we're all blessed to know you and share in your inspirations and journey. You know I've been a follower for a long time. Would love to win either pillow but the second French tapestry with the dark rich colors would be just perfect in my new chair in my family room. I promise I wouldn't let Cappi sit on it. Ha Hugs to you. Mona

Curtains in My Tree said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversity

mine is coming up in August

I would pick the second pillow but would be very happy with the first one if I win your drawing


happy blogging

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
What a most generous and lovely giveaway, Debra.

If I had the pleasure of winning one of these beauties, I would have to say the first one with the acanthus leaves would be my favorite!

Keeping my fingers crossed~


designchic said...

Yay for your first year anniversary!! The pillows are gorgeous, and I would be thrilled with either, but the second one would be wonderful in my living room. Always love coming to your beautiful blog!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, Happy Anniversary! That is very exciting and we are all so happy to know you and have the opportunity to read your wonderful blog and share your adventures. It is always such a pleasure to visit you and to receive your comments on our blogs.
The pillows are gorgeous! It would be so difficult to choose a favorite. The blue one seems to be pulling at my heart strings. But both are beautiful. You know I have been a follower for a long time...a happy follower!

Fashion-isha said...

oooh I'm so happy I clicked the link to your blog! I'm in love!! Happy anniversary, as a relatively new blogger too I know how exciting this is! And I LOVE that first pillow it matches my home decor just perfectly! Hope I win!!

Hope you stop by and say hi!

lvroftiques said...

That's one fabulous giveaway Debra! Pick meeeee pick meeee!!! *winks* I'm a follower (of course) and I'd love to win either pillow but favor the Flemish. I would sooo love the opportunity to study a textile that old up close! Just think of all that it could share if it could only speak.....But I'm pretty sure right now it's saying "I want to go home with Vanna, she'll loveeeee me!" Lol! Vanna

Margo said...

I love the 17th century Flemish tapestry fragment. It would be beautiful in my living room. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

michele said...

i can't decide! gorgeousness! i need more time. oh gods of random, choose me as the winner. i will give the sweet cushion a loving home!

what a generous and fab giveaway.


jennifer said...

Both pillows are mouth watering. Congratulations on your anniversary. This is a lovely blog.

Bohemian said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Both are fabulous, I'm such a Vintage and Antique Fabric Addict that this is a very exciting and most generous giveaway!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Boho Farm and Home said...

Happy Anniversary!
I heart the first.

Jen Borba said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the beautiful giveaway. I love the first pillow and have a perfect chair to nestle it in.
Jen Borba

Phyr said...

Happy anniversary! I haven't been following your blog too long but I love reading everything you post. :3

If I were to choose between the pillows you made I would be all over the 18th century French tapestry fragment one. :3

Anonymous said...

We love the flemish one on the top! We are following :) Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
Looking forward to your future posts.
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Talk to you soon..

-Jessica & Holly

Maison de lin said...


This is a very difficult choice! Both of them we can not win: D But, I still have a slight preference for the first time. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. Your blog is simply more fun lives...


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