10 September 2008

When It Rains.....It Pours!

 

LILIBET IN LILAC SILHOUETTE COLLAGE

Annechovie's Queen Elisabeth Series

 

Sweet Anne Harwell, artist extraordinaire and blogger of  Annechovie was kind enough recently to showcase moi,  here.  I'm not sure what I've done to garner such niceness, but - hey, I could use a little "nice" in my life.  Anne and I go way back in blogger world, I started in May 2007 and she in July the same year.  We connected early on and have remained in touch through many emails and a few phone calls.  Early on in our friendship, Anne painted an area of my living room and more recently, my two dogs.  She's always been there for me when I needed her and hopefully she feels the same of me!   I was thrilled when she sent me a list of interview questions and said she wanted to include me in her Artist's Portrait Series.  I guess being an interior decorator can be like being an artist, but I'm not sure I would go so far as to call myself that!! 

 

COURTNEY BARNES CHAIR GICLEE ON CANVAS - 11x14

Anne's famous Courtney Barnes chair

If you have a moment, click here to read the interview with me  and be sure to take a look around her Etsy store.  She does fabulous paintings of house decor and - my favorites are her chair series.    You can probably even buy portraits of my dogs if you want! 

 

SPRINGER SPANIEL PRINT

Anne's adorable painting of my springer,  Georgie!

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COURTNEY'S FAVORITE THINGS GICLEE ON CANVAS 12X12

Courtney's Favorite Things by Annechovie

 

Anne, thank you again so much - this means the world to me.  Here's looking to many more happy years of blogging!

 

Joni  aka Cote de Texas

47 comments:

  1. I love the paintings, Joni!

    I'll definitely read the interview.

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  2. Hi Joni! I recently discovered your blog and am now addicted! I have a strange question for you... Do you know the title of the book with the black/creme zebra cover that is in the Annechovie painting you featured here called "Courtney's Favorite Things"? I have seen it a few times in homes featured in magazines, but have never been able to quite see the title (even using a magnifying glass!). Thank you for any help you can give!!!

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  3. Melanine - thanks! Yes - that book is called "I Married Adventure" The Lives and Times of Martin and Osa Johnson. It's in reprints, but without the cute cover. They have another book with another great cover too. I have both of those. You might try the www.parishotelboutique.com - she gets the vintage book covers in all the time - she'll find it for you!

    thanks again!
    Joni

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  4. Great profile!

    I think that the cover of the other Osa Johnson book has a giraffe print on it. I am still looking for that one.

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  5. I actually read and had that book in HS...really liked it. Never saved it :~(.

    What a fun interview! What a LOVELY pic of your doggie! She is very talented...and so, dear, are you!

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  6. Great profile Joni!! But what I want to know is how you're not sick to death of Wendy's Caesar Salad!!! ;)

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  7. I just bought a Happiness print , yippy , thanks for sharing .
    Chris

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  8. Joni, I loved getting another glimpse of who you are! I especially like how you desribe yourself! So true to heart. oh..and your home is LOVELY!!!

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  9. How nice that blog was about you - and it showcased some of my favorite spaces of yours. I'm still figuring out a way to take that coffee table in your family room ... hmmm???

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  10. Aw, Joni! What a nice surprise! So sweet of you - you know HOW much I love you! You're the greatest!

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  11. Wonderful paintings...I just saw her ETSY shop and was delighted!
    What a treasure your portrait is of Georgie!

    Loved your office. Truly a spot in which to feel comfortable. I adore the map and the sconces from South Padre Island. As one who lived in Corpus Christi many years ago, I fully agree it is a sweet place!

    Love,
    Sue

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  12. These are fantastic! Hope Ike misses you.

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  13. Karen Junking in GeorgiaSeptember 10, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    I do enjoy reading COTE DE TEXAS your posts are interesting ... I get a smile on my face each time I pull it up and see the lovely side bar with the item about your blog you have put the twit's comment about being older to great use.. thank you for sticking up for all geezerettes

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  14. Great interview, I see we have a couple of things in common. I too, am a living room window Mrs. Kravit's and I had my second child when I was 39. You probably know by now how much I love your blog. Congrats Joni!

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  15. I could not help myself, I ran right over to the interview about you and I loved it.You and your daughter are both adorable, really.
    Your home is the best !

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  16. Loved the interview! It was so nice to learn a little about you, and what a sweet picture of you and your daughter. And you are so right about feeling our daughter's pain -- that is definitely what keeps me up at night, too. Well, that and menopause. LOL
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  17. I adore her blog! Love it! The painting of Georgie is precious.

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  18. Just read the interview!! So fun reading about you:)

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  19. Anne Harwell is so talented. I'm glad you have a painting!

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  20. I loved reading your interview, Joni! It was fun to learn more about you and your family. Hats off to you!

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  21. Sorry to be off topic - has anyone been having trouble getting into Fifi Flowers blog? I have been trying for the past three days, and she must have some huge widget there keeping her blog from fully loading. If anyone has her e-mail, maybe you can please tell her about it. Thanks!

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  22. Joni, Wonderful interview. Such a pleasure to have a peak at the girl behind the blog!

    I've just recently acquired the knowledge of Google Reader, and fortunately, since, I haven't missed a single post! I love it!

    My daughter (also a reader and fan!) has remarked that she thinks you and I are alike in more than a few ways:

    ASID....I've dropped out of my local chapter... They are waaaay out of control.

    Garage? Mine works very nicely for carpet samples, wood samples, fabric books, wallpaper books, down pillow forms, bags and bags (very cool shopping bags though) chock full of memos and literature from markets, random objects picked at an antiques shop, but a car? What a novel idea! ...I'm a second generation designer...so I've always wondered what other people did with all that space!

    I am a night owl, and couldn't imagine being any other way. :)

    And your office??? Well- now, there we differ! I am actually more in line with Dose of Design's desk on Whitney Englishs' site!

    ~Treacy

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  23. Treacy: I have down pillow forms in the garage too! and listen my desk looks more like that desk - did you see the unstyled picture on Whitneys web site ? email me!

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  24. Oh Joni, I was just going to say how much I've loved learning more about you (your interview and work space photos) and how you remind me more and more of my mom, but I see that she beat me to it (Treacy- above!)

    And, in case you hadn't guessed, I'm rather a crazy night owl myself :)

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  26. You deserved to be featured:)

    I love your family room especially the wide glass doors that allows natural light to get in and gives a peek of your outdoors. And the table, the table is simply adorable.

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  27. Joni, I loved the profile Anne posted about you, it was so interesting and lovely to read :)

    Anne graciously painted me Atlanta's Swan House at my request and I love it more and more everyday. Everyone see's and comments on it as soon as they walk into my living room. Anne, like you, is one very creative and talented lady.

    Anna :)

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  28. How Delightful! I just love this story and other stories of friendships made through cyberspace!
    You are both very talented ladies, indeed
    MIMILEE<><

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  29. Joni - that was a great interview. (I love Anne's paintings, too.)

    I LOVE your family room and assume that your dogs do not shed. :-)

    I remember first visiting your blog when you were working on that bedroom which turned out beautifully.

    (Here's hoping Ike misses you.)

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  30. I LOVE Anne's pup painting. She's so talented -- but then again, so are you

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  31. Ooh, Edward and I are quite taken with the handsome Georgie!

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  32. Thank you (and Anne) for sharing with us. That was a delightful read.

    I was particularly glad to see your messy desk because I am overwhelmed with how lovely and polished your entire house is.My office is in the guest room where the bed usually doubles as a layout table. My garden usually looks better than my house!

    And I met my husband a month after my 40th birthday so I am a big believer in waiting for the right guy to arrive — even if it takes a few years.

    Thanks again for an enjoyable peek at you, your house and family.

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  33. Congratulations again Joni and good luck with Ike!

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  34. Thanks, Joni, for visiting my blog.

    And TY also for informing me that Charles' book is out. I quickly went to the phone and called his publisher and had a case sent to me.........Can't wait!

    Best Regards,
    MIMILEE<><

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  35. Most sincere thanks to you Joni, for the interview, and to all of you who left such kind comments! I so appreciate your nice words!

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  36. Both you and Anne are too talented for words! Enjoyed both of the features.

    Karla & Karrie

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  37. Hi Joni! I read the interview and enjoyed so much. I knew I would.

    Just stopping back by to tell you, I'm thinking of you, as Ike approaches!

    Stay safe!

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  38. REALLY enjoyed reading your interview over at Annechovie.
    Someone from Better Homes and Gardens contacted me recently and mentioned that they found me through your blog...so I owe you a BIG THANK YOU! :-)

    Layla
    The Lettered Cottage

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  39. I've been watching CNN, re: Ike and am quite concerned for you and yours. Please let us know how you are. Ginny

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  40. Great post! Thoughts and prayers are with you! Stay safe. I have been calling my mom and dad every few hours as I read MSNBC!!

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  41. Dear Joni,
    You know I love your blog- (I am a forty-something Mom to a 13 yr old girl, one husband and one poodle)lol.
    Love your office!
    Please stay safe- (It's all over the New York tv stations about Ike)
    -Linda

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  42. Oh Girlfriend, Ive been thinking about you since yesterday afternoon.. I hope all is going alright down there-Cote de Texas. Im nervous for you and sending the best vibes for a safe and anxiety free (ha ha) few days!
    TAKE CARE and BE CAREFUL!!!!!
    Lisa
    Coastal Nest

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  43. Joni,
    Hope you're safe and dry and far from the actual cote! Take good care --- maybe when possible just a line here to let your legions of fans know all is well? Thoughts and good wishes from the Windy (relatively)City to you and all on the Cote de Texas.
    Nell

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  44. Hi, Joni! Don't know how to send you an email, so please excuse me for asking this question that has nothing to do with your post. Do you know anything about Grove Brothers Fabrics? The company is based out of texas, and I've loved what I've seen of their work online. Don't know what weight of fabric their print on, or if it's upholstery weight or more sheer fabric. But, thought you might want to write about them, being Texan and also being (or so they seem) rather cool...

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  45. Great interview and beautiful home. Very inspiring.

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  46. Joni -- my computer has been freezing when I try to visit your site. Sorry for the delayed comment. I appreciate the shout out :)

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  47. Joni, great read, Anne is a wonderful artist. What a talented group of women!

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