14 April 2010

Cote de Texas: Great Giveaway!!!

 

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Last year I wrote about my friend in Dallas who had recently updated her living room – using the talented design team of Ray*Weitman.   My favorite item in her newly revamped room was the old Zuber wallpaper remnant that was framed and hung to the side of her fireplace.   In fact, I enlarged the picture of it and cropped it so that it would really shine and be the highlight of the story.  When you love something, well – it never hurts to exaggerate that feeling or emotion for effect.

 

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A few months after the post showing the Zuber wallpaper, I got an interesting email from Simon P. Scott who owned the retail shop and wholesale business Jardins en Fleur.   I had first heard of Simon when my partner, Megan of Beach Bungalow 8,  talked about him and his beautiful store on the Skirted Roundtable one night.   I had laughed at her pronunciation Jardins en Fleur, which she said in an exaggerated and affected French accent.  “Say it again Megan,  Jaardaan and flowwwer???” – I retorted in my annoying and whiny southern drawl (hey, I know my voice is horrible and I apologize to all who listen to the Skirted Roundtable.  I need to take some diction classes to tony it up a bit.)    I digress.   Simon emailed me with some interesting and rather shocking news.  First he said he had closed his shop and was moving in a different direction.  Closing it?  I never even got to visit it!!!!   Most surprising was his confession.   

Now, I get a lot of emails from people who read the blog, but none has ever played out like this email.  I was pretty shocked when I read what Simon had to say:

 

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Simon confessed he had read about my friend’s grisaille Zuber wallpaper remnant, framed in her living room, and became inspired by it.  In fact, he said, that blog story with the Zuber had actually lifted him out of the deep funk he had been in after his store closed. Really?  Acting on the inspiration of the grisaille Zuber, Simon had created an  entirely new line of chinoiserie inspired drawings that he was going to sell, framed and unframed, at the Gift and Decor markets around the country.

 

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I love to hear from fans of my blog.  It’s the best part of the job.  But truly, no one before has ever written me saying a post I had written had inspired a new business venture. I was flattered to say the least.  Actually, I’m not quite sure I believed Simon when he said that that ONE picture inspired his whole new line, but I’m desperate for positive feedback, so I lapped it up.   Simon’s new line is now complete and he has attended several shows where it was met with great success.  Of course.   He has a long history of success in the retail field.    Years before,  he had designed products that were huge sellers.  See if you remember some of his earlier designs:

 

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There were also various sconces and chandeliers and lamps in his product line.

 

But, the biggest success was this:   The Bombay Co. came calling asking for 30,000 lamps for which they would pay $14 each.   In order to make the lamps at that price, Simon was forced to go to China, which is how he ended up doing business there.  The natural progression of things lead from making lamps to designing  hand painted wallpapers on silk that was then made in China.   Simon has been creating these chinoiserie inspired wallpapers for years now, selling them through Jardins en Fleur.    While he still creates those wallpapers, it is his new collection, inspired by my friend’s grisaille Zuber remnant, that has really taken off at market.   Today he works under a new business name - Jardins du Jour and to celebrate his new line,  Simon has offered a giveaway to a lucky Cote de Texas reader!! 

 

 

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This framed item from Jardins du Jour will be given away to the winner!   I absolutely adore this!!!!! 

 

 

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Simon was sweet enough to even send me one of his new grisaille wallpapers, framed, which I hung in my family room.

 

 

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  Here’s a close up!!

 

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Here are some more examples of the new line at Jardins du Jour.   I love this combination of the grisaille background with bright color accents. 

 

 

 

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There is a series of chinoiserie figures.  Here are two examples. 

 

 

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This Jardins du Jour wallpaper can be installed on a screen.  

 

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This wallpaper can be ordered on panels, framed. 

All  the papers can be custom colored.  In fact anything in the line can be custom colored or sized.   To see the entire line of available papers, please go here:  www.jardinsdujour.com

 

 

 

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Rules for the giveaway:

In order the win the painting above, all you have to do is go to Simon’s web site Jardins du Jour at www.jardinsdujour.com – look around at the Portfolio, and pick out what YOU like best.  Come back to this comment section and leave me a comment with your choice.  A winner will be chosen this Friday night at 11:59 pm.   That’s all!     The prize is the framed painting above.   Be sure to leave your name on the comment or if you post anonymously – leave your email so we can contact you if you win!  Good luck!!!!  And thank you Simon, so much, for your generous giveaway!

185 comments:

  1. Hi Joni
    My favorite is:
    SQUARE TOILE from Toile de Jouy collection
    Thank you for the Give-away,
    Cecilia

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  2. What a great post and prize...I am sometimes amazed at the depth of blogging

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  3. Fabulous giveaway. These remind me of my Grandmother's house (in a very good way!) Love the hand painted silk panels.

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  4. Joni, I LOVE the remnants and the Passage to India pieces. Great giveaway!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Hi Joni! I don't find your voice annoying at all, just very recognizable ;) Every time I listen to the Skirted Roundtable and my fiance is around, he thinks you're Heidi Montag from the Hills... Lol!

    I have no idea where he gets it from, but he says it every single time.

    My favorite print is Les Batiments.

    Have a fabulous Wednesday!

    xoxo

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  6. Joni,

    I love the seaweed. Won't it look great at the beach! The whole concept is fabulous!!!!

    Thanks for another great giveaway!!!

    Kare

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  7. You know Joni...I imagine you inspire more people than you will ever know!

    He has a beautiful line of work...as for me...I love the black swan on silk.

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  8. After seeing the bird on your blog, I headed over to his site hoping he had a peacock--and there it was! I just love it.

    Thanks!

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  9. I think this is a very unique and gorgeous new product.

    My absolute favourite is the "Passage to India" It tells a story. If I won, I would give it to my daugheter for her first home-elephants are her thing.

    Thanks you for introducing us Joni.

    Chania

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  10. I love the "Love Birds on Blue" -- the whole website is filled with beautiful prints! I love looking at your area where you hung the gift he gave you too! Have a great day and thank you! Pamie G. pgraham@gvtc.com

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  11. What a great story! I love Jardins en Fleur and didn't know about this new venture. I love the La Mer: Seaweed #1. Yours looks lovely in your family room!

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  12. I love the passage to India! This whole story and post just made me smile! Your family room looks so charming...love that little lamb! Great business venture...great blog...great giveaway!

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  13. Great Giveaway! I would love the one like you have!

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  14. Gorgeous! I love the seaweed prints-- #5 and #8 are my favorites!

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  15. wow...what a cool story! his work is so unique.

    i really like the blue seaweed! gorgeous.

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  16. Hi Joni - These are beautiful! I love the giveaway choice and hand painted silk panels the most.

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  17. Joni, I am so attracted to the Passage to India series. I am going to show them to a client-we have been searching to replace a tired screen over a sofa, these might be perfect. What a great story-and of course you inspire us all. pgt

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  18. This post brought me into the land of what I love! Thank you for the richness, style and beauty! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

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  19. It is surprising where we can get new inspirations. What a great new idea for the Zuber wallpaper! Thanks for the great article and story.
    The Designer Insider

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  20. What a lovely story! Joni, you are such an inspiration to so many. How nice for Simon to contact you about his new business venture and your part in it. Great giveaway! I'm drawn to Hummingbird No. 1 and 2. Thanks!

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  21. The Bleu Hummingbird is my favorite. Just beautiful, so precise.

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  22. Wallpaper remnant, " Lovebirds on blue"
    What fun! Jen@borealsky.com

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  23. I love Passage to India. My artist brain said, wall mural in shades of Grisaille with the added splashes of color! Genius!
    Nancy Elstad

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  24. Lovely! My favorite is Les Oiseaux: peacock. Thank you!

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  25. OH LaLa! La Mer seaweeds collection is fabulous! I love the colors and translucent quality. Brilliant! Justuschickens@hotmail.com

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  26. I love the bird and butterfly! Stacy

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  27. Oh my stars! These are beautiful! I think my favorites may be the Chinoiserie figures that are painted in grisailles. Absolutely beautiful... Denise

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  28. Oh this is the coolest!! I just love them all- too hard to pick just one- but i really love the Scene of Old India No. 1
    with the pop of yellow! So cool!

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  29. Joni, You are an inspiration to more people than you will ever know. What a great story and wonderful giveaway. My favorite is Les Batiments. Love the blue pagoda on cream silk.

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  30. I like them all but if I have to choose a favorite group I would say it is the Chinese Figures - specifically #4...so wonderful! Thanks,

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  31. Joni, this is a wonderful giveaway! I love Les Batiments! Yours looks so fabulous.

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  32. You and your voice are a Houston treasure!

    Seaweed please!

    marymc50(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Oooooooo! GORGEOUS!!!! How fabulous would this gray and salmon(?) look in my new foyer?!?!?!?!? Ooooo, I'm crossing my fingers here hoping I win! :) If I had to pick one from the BEAUTIFUL website, it'd be the Pagoda No.2 from Les Batiments. I love the lines of it! :) Who won your last giveaway?

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  34. The peacock painted on silk...gorgeous!

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  35. Your voice is fine, you don't need to Tony it up at all! Of course, being an architect, I love the 'les batiments'! Great giveway :-)

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  36. Wonderful idea. I would love Handpainted Wallpaper Remnants
    Remnant No. 14
    Bird in Fruit Tree
    for my dining room. Thank you Joni for providing much inspiration!

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  37. Chinoiserie Toile de Jouy No. 2. So beautiful!! And what a great story! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  38. Dear Joni,

    A most generous giveaway!
    The remnants were all hauntingly beautiful with my absolute favourite being "The Chinese Couple"....for the master bedroom ofcourse!

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  39. I love the Oiseaux! The birds---all of them.

    Great giveaway.

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  40. I love the La Mer: Seaweed No. 3
    Seaweed No. 3 Painting White on Gray Silk but my favorite is Scene of Old India No. 3
    Scene of Old India Painting Grisailles with color. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  41. These are great! I especially love the Remnant #10 - Red Lotus.

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  42. Joni, what an amazing compliment to you. You just never know what you say or do might touch someone and it did!! I went to his website and he has some gorgeous pieces. The one that caught my eye was the green silver silk panel. Oh so lovely and timeless. I really loved them all. Great give-away, Kathysue

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  43. My favorite is the Oiseau group, the Oiseau-Cygne in particular. I love the rendering of the birds!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Abigail Prescott

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  44. Hi Joni, Thanks for inspiring me! I am drawn to the Love Birds on Blue. Thanks for your blog!

    Amy aschultzfamily@yahoo.com

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  45. Everything looks fabulous. The Green Silver Leaf are just gorgeous!!! ylcarroll@sbcglobal.net

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  46. My favorite is Chinese Woman #1--probably because she is dressed in pink--and because my Grandmother loved anything with "O-rental" influences. What wonderful things that come about from the simple idea of "sharing"! Thanks Joni!!

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  47. My absolute favorite is the remnant "Love Birds on Blue." It is so peaceful, especially the blue background. And the birds are so round and soft. Would be a beautiful piece in my bedroom.

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  48. i like remnants. my mom & dad went to san francisco when they were young. she bought small tea set in china town she just loved. these remind me of her.

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  49. What an inspiring post (ha, another one). It must feel great to know that you were the nudge over the edge of this fabulous new venture.
    I love all the new works, esp the silvered panels. omg, must have!
    priscilla (aka, redchick@aol.com IF I happen to win...)

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  50. I love the Grisaille Pastoral Scene {which may be the one you have ~ I'm too lazy to scroll back up though}! I like the neutrality of the colors so that it could be used in any room. Really love your friends, too.

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  51. Never underestimate your power to inspire! These chinoiserie are amazing.

    I'm partial to the La Mer: Seaweeds line. It's invocative of summers in the Caribbean.

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  52. I love Les Batiments. It is so soothing, serene and brooding. I felt at peace looking at it. Love the way it helped me cope with a rough start of the day. But reading your blog is the upmost best way to begin....I love all your stories. Thank you for being so generous!

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  53. Love, Love, Love the blue pieces from the Chinoiserie Toile de Jouy!!!!

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  54. Hard to pick just one but I love the green silver leaf panels. Love that corner of your family room!

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  55. Scene from Old India is fabulous! It's hard to narrow down... I would love any of them hanging in my home! Thanks Joni!

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  56. Hi, my favorite is Chinese Figure No.2. She has an extremely elegant face and posture that is truly reminiscent of a long ago era and reminds me of the many travels I have made to Asia and Japan.

    Kevin

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  57. I love them all -- especially the pink background of the giveaway and also Green Silver Leaf
    Green Silver Leaf Extra Large Panels
    42” x 2” x 70” (each).
    Thanks for this opportunity to own one.
    Allyson

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  58. Excellent post Joni. I love grisaille and the story behind the man is amazing. Your work of art is perfect in your home. The inspiration of blog friends reaches far and wide!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  59. They are all so lovely - any and all of the chinese figures are my favorites, though.

    Thanks so much for bringing these beautiful products to my little corner of the world!

    Robin (wahoo69@verizon.net)

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  60. Joni,

    Your voice--your blog--you, Joni are a gift.

    Am loving Les Oiseaux-- the Black Swan

    Ms. Elliot @mojojoda@comcast.net

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  61. I'm generally not a fan of Oriental decorating (although my heart has been turning to bamboo furniture lately). But I MUST enter this contest~ what a BEAUtiful collection. Truly inspiring. I love the Chinese Figures. The coral background takes my breath away and I like to think the lady is dusting!!! HAHA! I'm sure she's not! But that My life! Thanks for the visit to Simon's blog- he's so talented!

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  62. I love the blue Le Mer: Seaweed. I just painted my dining room close to the same color. I hope I win. I love your blog!

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  63. I am really drawn to the seaweed pieces. They are so ethereal. Simply stunning. I am thrilled to have discovered your blog and have shared it with many of my friends. You bring a little more beauty into my world. Thanks!

    Aubra

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  64. I love love love the blue and white pagoda silk panels for my bedroom-- what a beautiful thing to wake up to each morning, but I also love the Le Mer Collection of seaweed paintings. They are so beautiful-- the lavender, blue, and dark gray ones are especially pretty.
    Thank you!!!
    Katie
    katiebartman@msn.com

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  65. I love the Peacock Painting on Cream Silk and every single Seaweed painting. My house is covered in seashells... I'm basically obsessed!!!

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  66. Love so many! Gorgeous- I am a big fan of chinoiserie! I like the birds and butterfly as well as bird and rose. I hope I win!

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  67. I heart the blue & white pagoda panels. Everything is so beatiful!

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  68. Hi Joni,

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. My favorite is "Scene of Old India No. 1, Scene of Old India Painting Grisailles with color"!

    They were beautiful paintings. Looking at them was a treat in itself. :)

    Calu

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  69. First, I love the framed cavalier painting in your home -- as the owner of two precious cavaliers, I need something like that at my house! Second, for the task at hand, the peacock is my absolute favorite!

    celeste.may@alumni.utexas.net

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  70. Hi, Joni,
    I love everything in the portfolio, but the muted tones in the remnants are my favorite!

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  71. Joni-

    I love the pastoral scene on Silver leaf it reminds me of Pride and Prejudice my favorite book and movie(A & E version) of all time!!!
    I am inspired too I have a yard of neutral toile that I am going to put in front of a framed pic I hate! It is fabric not paper I wonder if that will look OK??
    Traci

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  72. Thanks for this give away opportunity. My favorite is the green silver leaf panels. Beautiful work!

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  73. Loved them all! I luv luv luv chinoiserie anything but the wall paper is divine and I LUV LUV LUV the idea of framing it or screening it! My favorite was the Chinese figures and my 2nd favorite was Passage to India.

    Pick me!!!

    Ginafair@aol.com

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  74. They are all beautiful - Seaweed No. 4 Painting White on Gray Silk. Just lovely. Thanks! Karen carter3150@gmail.com

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  75. So funny. the moment I saw that fabulous room, my eye went straight to the framed Zuber. I absolutely adore Grisaille painting anyway.

    therefore, my choice would be the Grisaille Neo-Classical Pastoral. Gorgeous!!

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  76. Thanks Joni for this great blog site. You make my day!
    Love the Grisaille Neo-Classical Pastoral
    Pastoral on Silver Leaf. Has great style.

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  77. Oh! Love Birds on Blue! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the blog Joni. You make Houston look good!

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  78. What a beautiful give away. I love the Chinoiserie Toile Number 2. The scene is so precious, and I especially love the pink background. I enjoyed viewing Simon's website. How wonderful that he has a new passion.
    Lauren

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  79. I'm loving the Grisaille chinese Figure No.2 on Coral Silk. Thanks!

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  80. Love the bird and rose handpainted wallpaper remnant, together and each separately.
    jennyandfrancis@gmail.com

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  81. Ooooh, thank you for sharing yet another fabulous resource! I can already think of two clients who would love this. My personal favorite is Lovebirds on Blue.

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  82. Joni - I just want to say I love your blog. We are a young couple who lives near you in Houston, and one of these days I am going to hire you to help me with our next house.

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  83. Your blog is such a wonderful treat. I love seeing Cote de Texas in my inbox. TYTYTY Joni!!! Wisteria on Tea Paper is particularly outstanding.

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  84. You always turn us on to such fabulous sources! I love the La Mer series, particularly the white on gray and the white on lavendar pieces. I think the Love Birds on Blue remnant is also very sweet. Thanks for bringing us this great give-away. kkelly@2929entertainment.com

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  85. AMAZING. It just took a few moments for me to develop a new obsession ... wallpaper art (although I'm sure there is a much fancier description). I am saving away for Oiseau-Paon (peacock) ... not cheap, but so powerfully beautiful - a real work of art! Thanks so much for sharing! - Allison

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  86. Joni dear ... .

    Never EVER underestimate what an inspiration you are!
    And
    the fact that inspiration begets
    inspiration .. . . it's such a
    lovely circle , where everyone
    is truly enriched.

    Judith

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  87. Goregous! My favorite is Chinoiserie Toile de Jouy No. 4. Thanks for the wonderful blog. kellitharp@gmail.com

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  88. I love the print being given away. Such a generous gift and so perfect in baby granddaughter's room.

    My very most favorite is Quail on Fence Remnant #8 and has been added to my birthday wish list.

    Love the blog and the voice is perfect.

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  89. These are AMAZING! I love grisailles, I think my new favorite is the passage to India #1 though. Beautiful! my email is anastasiaelizabeth@gmail.com

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  90. Hi, my favorite is Chinese Figure No.2. She has an extremely elegant face and posture that is truly reminiscent of a long ago era and reminds me of the many travels I have made to Asia and Japan.

    Kevin

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  91. Hi, my favorite is Chinese Figure No.2. She has an extremely elegant face and posture that is truly reminiscent of a long ago era and reminds me of the many travels I have made to Asia and Japan.

    Kevin
    DLtwothree@hotmail.com

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  92. Love the whole site, but esp. all of the Colorful Chinese Figures!

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  93. This is by far your best giveaway yet. I have been studying / obsessing over old wall papers, seeing whats out there .....

    My favorite: Chinoiserie Toile De Jouy
    Mary Casey
    caseym@stpiusx-pdx.org
    Amazing biz idea!

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  94. i love the passage to india ones. india is one of my all-time favorite countries to visit. it is colorful and so very interesting!

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  95. Oh, I love the chinoiserie toiles !

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  96. I love the Blue and white pagoda with the palms, but I love, love, love the Scene of Old India No. 1,
    (Scene of Old India Painting Grisailles with color).

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  97. I love these pieces! I think Passage to India is the best series, but really like the Chinese women as well. I'd probably have to say Chinese Woman No. 2 is my favorite.

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  98. What an amazing give-away!! As a newlywed, this would be an amazing first piece of art for our bare walls! I love the Oiseau-Paon (Peacock)!

    Thanks!

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  99. honestly i love the one he gave you! it reminds me of one of scenes from Focus Pride & Prejuidice. gorgeous chinoiserie styled garden in the rain.

    fantastic giveaway!!!

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  100. Nancy from AlabamaApril 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    His work is fabulous----kudos to you for the inspiration! I adore the hand-painted silk panels....and so many of the remnants.

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  101. The Green Silver Leaf Extra Large Panels really speak to me. The colors and scene are absolutely beautiful in addition to restful. My home is a sanctuary to me, where my mind may be at peace, and these would fit right in.

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  102. Love them all, but Passage to India is my fav.

    xo,
    cristin

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  103. Joni;
    I know how you like redo's I have an enlightening one today at:
    La Maison Fou.....
    It will have you all lit up ...even in the daytime.
    Best,
    Leslie

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  104. Joni, love 'em all, but can't bring another thing into this house -- just wanted to say that you really have the gift of being one of those lucky few who have their finger on the pulse of the Next Thing Coming. And such a big hearted and helpful person to boot! How neat to see one person's success beget another person's in this mean old cynical world of ours. Makes me smile!

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  105. What an amazing story and what beautiful work. I loved the red lotus handpainted wallpaper remnants. Thank you!

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  106. So many beautiful things...I would choose the handpainted wallpaper remnant #7 of the Chinese couple. My choice is based on sentiment as well as aesthetics. Our 6 yo daughter is from China. Although we don't know anything about her personal family history, she comes from a rich culture that we as a transracial family seek to honor daily. This would be something wonderful to have in our home and to pass to our daughter.

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  107. My favorite is Swan. I think it would be a striking addition to a room with a black, flat screen television.

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  108. Chinoiserie Toile from Jouy No.3 is my favorite. What a great giveaway!

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  109. I love the Scene of Old India No. 1 with the elephant...Thank you for this beautiful inspiring blog ... I visit it daily for inspiration...

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  110. Boy this was hard because they are all wonderful. I especially like the one he is giving away. The chinoiserie figures are a favorite ...I love the pink background on all of those. I also loved the peacock!!!!

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  111. Oiseau-Paon (Peacock)is my choice-breathtaking bird, a link to an era of elegance depicted perfectly. Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing Simon's work.

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  112. Love the Remnants - the small birds and butterflies especially. Lovely, Joni.

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  113. I especially liked the Green Pagoda Room Screen because I liked the colors . . . . Thanks for the giveaway and great blog . . . D

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  114. Joni, first I have to say that part about how you sound when you hear yourself talk on the SRT is funny, and I can relate. Some times my Louisiana accent gets really bad and some think I am from a foreign country or New York, LOL...
    I like the one you got, Grisaille Neo-Classical Pastoral.

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  115. I adore the Lovebirds on blue remnant - can just see it in my bedroom now.....

    thank you so much for the generous giveaway,
    Deborah

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  116. eww ewww Joni, I would love the black Swan on silk ... it is stark ad perfect! Thank you, ad I hope I may call you Joni
    Penelope Wms jpewms@yahoo.com

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  117. camplkidz@aol.comApril 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Joni-
    I adore the Passage to India print with the elephant. What a generous gift and a great talent.
    Kristen
    camplkidz@aol.com

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  118. Wow! How exciting. My favorite is the OWL painting on cream silk. perfection. Thank you.

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  119. Hello,
    I love all the Passage to India paintings. Thank you for a great giveaway.


    bb2339@aol.com

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  120. Hello,
    I love all the Passage to India paintings. Thank you for a great giveaway.


    bb2339@aol.com

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  121. Hi Joni,

    Oh, I love this idea, how original! My favourite has to be Chinoiserie Toile Horizontal No. 1 Horizontal Toile on Lavender Silk, this scene is so peaceful and serene, the colours perfect, however, I do love the one that you are giving away in this post! Fingers crossed that maybe I'll win, it would look wonderful in my Tokyo apartment!

    Hugs from a wet and miserable Tokyo City,
    Angela xoxo

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  122. I'm one of those lurkers coming out just for this giveaway - don't you HATE that? i'm a regular rader, though, and have you on my blogroll, if that makes a difference. : )

    impossible to pick a single favorite, but i do love:

    Chinoiserie Toile Horizontal No. 1!

    xox,
    Susan

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  123. I'm asked to choose just one? I seriously love them all! Beautiful!!!!!

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  124. Joni, You are an inspiration--your practicality, your honesty--your Texas sensibility and VOICE! Love, love, love the Les Batiments, Pagoda 2!

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  125. Wow! They are all so lovely...but my favorite is from the Batiment series. The pastoral scene (which is now in Joni's living room--lucky!) is amazing. Such a great grisailles piece. Thanks for the peek and inspiration!

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  126. Oh Joni! It is surely the Chinoiserie Toile Horizontal No. 2! Or...wait no- maybe it's the Love Birds on Blue. But then I adore the Blue Painted Pagodas on cream silk!!!! I love his entire line!

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  127. I absolutely love the Les Batiments!
    Karen
    jkg4121@att.net

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  128. OMG!! I used to buy those canisters from Exposures and the candles from Felisismo too! What a treat to see those again!

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  129. Bamboo on copper and the colorful chinese men are my favorites!

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  130. Love the hummingbird print! I am a huge hummingbird lover! I would be honored to win the giveaway from Simon and be able to hang this in my home! Can't wait!

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  131. Hi Joni,
    I love your blog and it is very impressive how Simon got inspired after looking at the framed picture on your blog.
    I have many favorites here, but my absolute favorite is the "Passage to India" .
    Thanks,
    Meera

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  132. Love,love,love the green hummingbird! I am so excited about this giveaway! I never win anything and would be so honored to have something of Simon's to hang in my home! Would be able to
    brag about Cote de Texas once again! It was hard to pick just one!

    Rene' Cole
    Jimmycole@mac.com

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  133. Hello Joni,
    I love your blog! The Chinoiserie Toile prize of the children at play is my favorite. Oh, the color and that sweet scene! My first introduction to "twahl" was by my mother. Her bedroom was decorated in a classic black and white. I spent hours imagining the lives of the people depicted on her walls. I would love to introduce the richness and history of Toile to my children with Simon's beautiful piece! Thank you for taking me back to those fond memories! Warm regards, Dara

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  134. Hello Joni,
    I love your blog! The Chinoiserie Toile prize of the children at play is my favorite. Oh, the color and that sweet scene! My first introduction to "twahl" was by my mother. Her bedroom was decorated in a classic black and white. I spent hours imagining the lives of the people depicted on her walls. I would love to introduce the richness and history of Toile to my children with Simon's beautiful piece! Thank you for taking me back to those fond memories! Warm regards, Dara

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  135. Thank you so much for introducing us to this company. Everything is wonderful! My fav: Les Oiseaux. So happy to see this company doing this work -- and it's terrific that you played a role in inspiring such beautiful work.

    Thank you for your indepth, informative, and educational posts.

    rebecca.r.dyer@gmail.com

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  136. Well, since I adore grisaille papers, I'm going to say I would choose Scene of Old India No. 1. But, they are all gorgeous. How great for you to be part of the inspiration for this work! Of course, you inspire us all every week with your wonderful posts! Enjoy your weekend : )

    Suzanne

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  138. Hello Joni,

    Your blog is the best! How brilliant of Simon Scott to start Jardins du Jour - I know he'll be successful.

    I really liked all of the drawings, particularly the Les Batiments pagodas. I have a thing for chinoiseries and the pagodas remind me of that. See the book CHINOISERIES by Bernd H. Dams and Andrew Zega for inspiration.

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  139. What a great story!
    My favorite (if I really HAD to pick one) is Chinoiserie Toile Horizontal No. 2
    Horizontal Toile on Lavender Silk

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  140. Here goes again!

    There is something about this comment box that does not like me! I have tried many times to leave a comment here, and it is always kicked off!

    This comment box forces me to go sign in again with Typepad, and then the comment is completely lost! I am going to try to make an end run around it because I would really like a shot at this. I have lost out entering on all the others because of this quirk!

    My favorite painting by this talented man is La Mer No. 4, white painting on gray silk. I would love to win the giveaway because the painting elevates pink to such a level of sophistication that is usually missing with pink.

    Scribbler

    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  142. I am insanely in love with the Green Silver Leaf Extra Large Panels. Today is my birthday, so I'm thinking that could be a great gift to myself.

    Sandy

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  143. I am insanely in love with the Green Silver Leaf Extra Large Panels. Today is my birthday, so I'm thinking that could be a great gift to myself.

    Sandy

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  144. I love them all! I just spent way toooooo much time on the website looking at all of beautiful options. I have to say I adore the peacock on cream silk!

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  145. Joni, I love the Peacock Painting on Cream Silk and the Green Silver Leaf Extra Large Panels. But I also love the one to be given away!

    By the way, I am ALWAYS inspired by your posts!
    Pam

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  146. Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

    I LOVE the Passage to India creations!!! So gorgeous and my favorite of those is the Scene of Old India No.1
    Painting Grisailles with color.
    The yellow just POPS and the reds mixed are just gorgeous!!!!
    Thank you for sharing this with us and his inspirational story!!!!

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  147. Hey Joni, I love reading your blog, have for years, and love remnant #15 with the blue birds. Thanks for all your design inspiration...you are my virtual designer! You should start an on-line design business..seriously!! Can I be your first client? I am really not kidding! Thanks! Amanda

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  148. My favorite hand painted remnants - love birds on blue. I grew up with my grandmother having a few pieces that were similar and I always associated as classy and sophisticated.

    Thanks!
    Kimberly
    kimber3186@gmail.com

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  149. I Love the Oiseau-Paon (Peacock). The vibrant colors, make me just want to stare at it, and then the delicate features behind it, lend an additional interest. Just beautiful.

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  150. Wow, that's an impressive story. It just proves that art isn't tangible. It makes us happy to gaze at it, but inspires us, just like a muse. Good for Simon, and keep sharing.
    Sara

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  151. They are all gorgeous! But I'd have to choose Passage to India No. 3. Just beautiful.

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  152. Simon is truly one of the most gifted people on the design scene today and for the last 15 - 20 years. He has started more trends than anyone I can think of in the business. I adore Oiseau-Colibri No. 2 (Hummingbird)
    Hummingbird Painting No. 2 on Cream Silk. Actually, I adore all of his designs! Thanks for the fabulous post and give-away!

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  153. He has beautiful stuff - I love it all - but I probably like the Chinoiserie Toile De Jouy the best - somthing about it feels grand and sophisticated yet homey

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  154. He has beautiful stuff - I love it all - but I probably like the Chinoiserie Toile De Jouy the best - somthing about it feels grand and sophisticated yet homey

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  155. Wow...this giveaway blows my card and stationery prizes out of the water! I'm a toile girl all the way...and have the perfect spot for this beauty! (Linsey)

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  156. I have to say I love all of them! Very talented and could use any of them anywhere. But my personal favorite would have to be the black swan on the cream silk. It is so stunning and I know it would look perfect in my Connecticut living room right over the fireplace!
    Pick me, Pick me!!!
    By the way, love your blog!
    Leslie
    MVY16@aol.com

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  157. You have the best give-aways...I always love looking. I am really liking the seaweed...all of the colors, I can't make up my mind which!
    cece32

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  158. I was excited to see this post because I was just researching several days ago for companies that do large hand painted panels to frame for the wall! SO....

    my favorite is the large hand painted silk panels, I like the blue and white, but would be very interested in getting them custom colored!! (:

    I so hope I win!!

    Thank you,
    Kelley

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  159. My favorite is remnant #13. Love that these pieces are unique.

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  160. I love your blog, Joni. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, insights, and humor. I like the Passage to India piece with the colorful elephant on parade.

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  161. I love them all. Simon is a true talent, a dear friend and a fantastic dad.

    If I had to pick it would be La Mer: Seaweed # 1 and 2
    (also, of course, the one hanging in your foyer).

    I am new to your blog and have become quite addicted.

    Cait

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  162. What a wonderful Portfolio to look through! My favorite is La Mer: No.8.

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  163. That Black Swan is just so beautiful. Would love to give her a home!

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  164. Hi Joni -
    I was so disappointed to find out at the last trade show that Jardin en Fleur no longer exists. Simon is one of the most talented people out there and had the most unusual merchandise. I was very determined to purchase for the store but when it came down to dealing with the shipping directly from China directly I gave up! I am just a designer not an import company - but if I thought it could be done easier I would have persisted! I hope Simon will give it another go as he is not only nice but has a real gift. Glad to see he is doing well with this new line. Thanks for another informative post.
    Nancy

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  165. Seaweed #6 is fabulous, I just love the simplicity of the piece.

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  166. Everything in the portfolio is fabulous. I particularly like Passage to India Nos. 1 & 2. I really enjoy your blog!
    emacicek@gmail.com

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  167. Love the blue and white pagoda screens-hung on the wall at my house would be fabulous. The give-away piece is very attractive as well.

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  168. I love it all of course, but am especially drawn to the Chinosierie Toile de Joiy. If the universe is fair, I will win this giveaway! Beth of Chinoiserie Chic

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  169. J'adore the Oiseau-Hibou Owl painting on Cream Silk! His eyes are SO intriquing. What a great new line- can't wait to see it at market.
    Debbie
    www.vintagescout.com

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  170. They are absolutely stunning--all of them! I absolutely need the love birds on blue. Beautiful! Thanks for the great resource!!

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  171. They are all beautiful. My favorite are the ones with birds.

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  172. They are all beautiful! I love the Chinese figures. Partially due to the salmon color background...the color of my soon to be curtains (inspired by the "The Stone House)! They really are all beautiful works of art.

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  173. I love Mono Bird from the wallpaper remnants. The branches and birds really say chinoiserie to me.

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  174. i love all the bird remnants! but, hey, little kids on a seesaw would be equally great ;)
    great giveaway joni

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  175. I love all the gray Chinese figures on coral, along with the elegant white crane. The screens are too gorgeous for words.

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  176. I really like the Grisaille Chinese Figure No. 3. In fact, I neeeed that
    for my dining room!

    Great giveaway.

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  177. My choice is not for me but for my best friend who has been very discouraged lately: Her brother had heart surgery and had a stroke on the table and his recovery is dim; her husband is self-employed and is needing immediate surgery (which means a loss of major income for them); her mother is aging with those typical problems; and M.A. feels it is all on her shoulders - to take care of everyone and financially support them all. So for her, I love the Green & Natural Pagoda Triptych because it would be wonderful to gift her with it - it would bring her so much joy. (If only I could afford it for her!) Green and yellow are her favorite colors + the architecture pictured + the flowers. It would give her a visual place to visit which would be calming and restorative. A place of peace and hope. It would not be my favorite for me, but it is so perfect for her.

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  178. My choice is not for me but for my best friend who has been very discouraged lately: Her brother had heart surgery and had a stroke on the table and his recovery is dim; her husband is self-employed and is needing immediate surgery (which means a loss of major income for them); her mother is aging with those typical problems; and M.A. feels it is all on her shoulders - to take care of everyone and financially support them all. So for her, I love the Green & Natural Pagoda Triptych because it would be wonderful to gift her with it - it would bring her so much joy. (If only I could afford it for her!) Green and yellow are her favorite colors + the architecture pictured + the flowers. It would give her a visual place to visit which would be calming and restorative. A place of peace and hope. It would not be my favorite for me, but it is so perfect for her.

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  179. I love the blue seaweed....I have to win 'cause I could never afford a peice like these.

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  180. The Sweet Tea CottageApril 16, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    I love every piece in the collection! Lovely lovely! You should feel so good that your generous blog brought inspiration to such a talent! Thank you for inspiring ALL of us!! OK...if someone calls and INSISTS on buying me one...tell them I'd love the Oiseau-Hibou on silk...better known around here as The Owl on Silk! I love him...it reminds me of the owl we hear out in the country where I live. Blessings!!

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  181. These are all lovely .
    However , I like Chinese Figure Number 1 and Chinese Figure Number 4.
    Thank you for sharing .

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  182. Okay, Joni, which one of these amazing people won??!!

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