08 June 2010

A Giveaway To End ALL Giveaways!!!!

 

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OK, I’ve been teasing you about this giveaway to end all giveaways, and here it finally is.   Above is a picture of my neighbor’s house that I worked on this year.  The giveaway item is located in this room!  Which item would YOU like the giveaway to be????  Hmmm????  Care to guess?

 

 

 

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Here’s a clue.  The giveaway item is located in this picture!!!  Care to guess, now???

 

 

 

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OK OK OK!!  Here it is!!!  The giveaway to end all giveaways is this lantern from BROWN, located in Houston.  It’s the exact lantern I used in my client’s breakfast room and it is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!   The lantern comes in small and large – and the winner will receive the LARGE one – with a retail value of $1,500!   How nice is that of Jill Brown, owner of BROWN?????   I am still stunned by Jill’s generosity.  Well, not really.  Jill is one of the nicest peeps I know.  Truly, truly nice.  She has this aura of niceness that surrounds her face, I swear!!!  

 

 

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Remember when I did a story about Jill’s unique and wonderful house HERE?

 

 

 

image Jill’s store BROWN is one of my favorite haunts in Houston.  

 

 

image It is filled with things she buys overseas in Belgium and France along with things she finds in the United States.  Some merchandise is antique, some is new. 

 

 

image You never know what you will find in her shop.  But it will be fabulous, that’s for sure!  Jill designs her own incredible lighting line – something she specializes in.

 

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Last year she had a party for Garden & Gun magazine.   The decorations were wonderful!  Read all about that party HERE.  I love that painted floor!

 

 

image The best part of the Garden & Gun party were the party favors that she placed on BROWN’S front porch, set up like a country store.   She’s so creative and generous!!  I took home a few of the gifts myself!  hehe. 

 

 

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So, how do you go about winning this $1,500. lantern?   Simple.  Just go visit Jill’s 1st Dibs store.  Look at all her things for sale, and pick out something you would want – money no object!  Come back and leave me a comment telling me which object you would choose!  That’s it!!!

I’ll pick a winner on FRIDAY!!!   So hurry up – visit her shop HERE, then leave me a comment.  That’s all you have to do.   NOTE:  If you post anonymously, be sure to leave your email address, just in case you win.

Good luck – and Jill:  thank you sooo very, very much, from the bottom of my heart!!!!  I love you!!

To visit BROWN’S web site, go HERE.   To enter the contest, first visit Jill’s 1st dibs store HERE.

1,019 comments:

  1. What an incredible, generous giveaway!! I'd KILL to have the Vintage Handblown Murano chandelier...what a masterpiece!

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  2. The antique cast iron scale is GORGEOUS!!! So cute to take pictures of twin babies...one on each side!

    The prize lantern is amazing as well! I will be in Houston next weekend! I might have to check her out!

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  3. Ok, in my next life, I want to be Jill. I want my own lighting line!

    She is a talent - what a gift she has for style and design and a great eye. Love everything - I would choose her crown light fixture from the shop.

    Count me in Joni!

    Sorry I havent been around in so long. I have NOT been blogging much at all and hardly reading any - I am so far behind. I finally caught up on Eddie Ross and Lauren Liess today and need to spend some time with you and Brooke soon and catch up on my Skirted Roundtables too!

    Hope you are well. Thanks for this great giveaway. Terri xo

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  4. I really want it ALL but I have the perfect place for the antique store counter with 15 drawers.

    This really is the giveaway to end all giveaways!!

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  5. What a fantastic giveaway. I would probably pick the pair of cement table lamps. I have a thing for lamps anyway.

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  6. What a generous giveaway!! Jill's shop looks amazing. Wish I lived close by!!!
    wendell@troycable.net

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  7. Ohh.. The empire style light has me swooning. Need to drive up to Houston from Austin to check out her store. Great give away!! Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Anything? Money NO object? OK...I want the antique store counter with 15 drawers. WOW...I love it

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  9. I want the Antique Store Counter with 15 DRAWERS. I could use it in my kitchen.......and already have the drawers filled just dreaming about it!

    Love, love, love your blog. Daily inspiration for this one time designer who went back to work in the education world...my other passion. I found an old friend on here...Dana. She and I went to UofH together and I haven't seen her since '76. How wild is that?

    Keep up the great blog....Julia

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  10. Wow, that is a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to have the crown light to hang in the hallway leading to our master bedroom. If I'm the lucky winner, the prize will be hung in our breakfast room, just like your clients!

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  11. What a fabulous giveaway, Joni! This is so nice of Jill to do this for your readers!

    I went to her site, and I loved everything. You know, being a magpie, I would say that, but I particularly loved two things. There is a darling antique drum shade that I fell in love with AND a wonderful polychrome and wood Belgian chandelier that is superbly wonderful.

    What great things, and I absolutely LOVE the giveaway chandelier. Thank you both for a shot at winning this.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  12. I love the antique sales counter with all the drawers. What a great store and a great giveaway!!

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  13. Oh gosh, what's not to love about any of those beautiful pieces...today, right now, I pick the Belgian easel. I don't know if it's the photo, the piece itself, or my current obsession w/all things Belgian, but that's a beauty. It looks like a sculpture just standing there....I might not have a work to do it justice.

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

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  14. Love the store, fill with wonderful things.
    My favorite piece is the Belgium iron and marble gueridon.
    Thanks for having this fun giveaway.

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  15. If money was no object I would say the antique 15 drawer cabinet. The lantern is just fabulous!! Thank you Joni for your wonderful finds and connections!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  16. Oh the Antique Belgian map or the iron Belgian table,
    everything is just lovely.

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  17. I covet the 5 light iron sconces I would hang those on a book case or in a half bath or just about anywhere they are amazing.

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  18. Everything in Jill's store is too gorgeous! I would choose the custom pair of woven iron lamps if money were no object. The lantern is so perfect, too!
    amanda at rpolglase@comcast.net

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  19. Love the antique oak coffee table and the lantern!

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  20. thank you for the amazing giveaway! i love the Antique Drum Pendant. It is beyond beautiful! would be PERFECT for that little touch of uniqueness in the house :)

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  21. Been reading along faithfully - never commented!
    I'd love to have that exquisite Napoleon III Mahogany Sideboard with Marble Top for my bedroom. I have a black wrought iron bed and the sideboard would complement the bed so very much. That lantern is
    beautiful too.

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  22. You are right! It is the end of ALL giveaways : )
    I visited the store and love the oversized antique scale.

    Dee
    drobbins111@me.com

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  23. Would love ANY of the Brown Lighting. I've been to the store numerous times and drooled over that lantern. If money were no object, I'd take the Antique Counter with 15 drawers, along with several lanterns please. Great blog, great giveaway!
    In houston at equinutt@aol.com

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  24. Oh WOW! What a Generous Giveaway! She has Beautiful Things in her store!! If money were no object, I think I would pick the Polychrome Carved Wood Belgian Light... Wow! Love that.... and this Chandelier in the Giveaway! Too Gorgeous :)! Thanks!

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  25. i looove that antique wood and iron 5 arm lamp. to. die. for. how generous of jill!!! measterhaus@gmail.com

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  26. ok that was torture. There wasn't one thing on that site that I didn't love. I think I would probably go with the pair of custom woven iron table lamps. Love them.

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  27. That 3-light island fixture is gorgeous....and I can see it in my kitchen right now!

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  28. I was hoping the giveaway was the lantern!! How incredible.

    I am torn between the drum light for my boys room or the custom 3 light hanging fixture- it would be perfect for over our island- in fact I am measuring tonight! Thanks again,

    Suzanne

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  29. This is such a wonderful giveaway. If money were no object, I would love the Unusual Stone and Iron Bistro Table

    Christie C.
    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  30. Oh I love the custom 3 light hanging fixture!

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  31. It is all so WONDERFUL! Love the light and love the Antique store counter with 15 drawers!!

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  32. What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I think I would have to pick the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror. Gorgeous!

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  33. I love the Swedish Schoolhouse poster with the sheep. What a fun shop!
    Debbie
    www.vintagescout.com

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  34. Joni: Thanks for the give a way! I love the Antique Store Counter with the 15 drawers. Old store fixtures are my weakness, but I will settle for the wonderful lantern you are giving away! Thanks for your fabulous blog!

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  35. Love the bleached oak coffee table, but that give away lantern is to die for!!

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  36. Love this giveaway! Have had my eye on that light fixture for awhile :)

    I love the handblown apothecary jars on her site...would be perfect for my powder room!

    Thanks!
    Terin
    tmlangley at gmail dot com

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  37. I love the antique bleached oak coffee table. It would look perfect in my house

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  38. I love the antique store counter. Great giveaway!

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  39. As I'm on my way to medical school... I would love to buy any one of the antique anatomy charts... they are stunning and would make fabulous adornments for my future office!

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  40. Oh, how on earth could I choose just one of the treasures on offer - so gorgeous! But if I had to, I'd go for the antique store counter with fifteen drawers - divine! And as an artist, it would be hard to go past the antique easel. What an amazing giveway - thanks so much to both you and Jill for the chance to win. I recently posted about how hard it is to find beautiful lighting here in Australia - and you're spoiled for choice! K xx

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  41. Oooh...ahhh!!! I'd hand that exact lantern or the crown light in a heartbeat! Giddy over your blog twice in one day! You've knocked yourself out today, Joni! xo...Linsey

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  42. I adore the the oak antique secretary! What a wonderful giveaway!!

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  43. I love copper pots, and I love to cook in them. Nice ones are hard to find and these are lovely. flossy1@mac.com

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  44. WOW. This is just too much! Since I have to choose one, the brass scales in the 1st Dibs store are my favorite-- but her selection is just amazing. Thanks to both of you wonderful ladies for doing this!

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  45. What a beautiful shop full of wonderful items. If I could choose ANYTHING, it would be the antique counter with the 15 drawers. Love the color and this great, generous give-away.
    lbaker1954@verizon.net

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  46. Without hesitation...Antique store counter with 15 drawers... would be mint in my workroom!! ... or in the bath... or in the laundry room!!

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  47. Growing up my dad owned and operated the local hardware store. For that reason, I'm drawn to the antique store counter!

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  48. Growing up my dad owned and operated the local hardware store. For that reason, I'm drawn to the antique store counter!

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  49. Joni, I would love the belgian table made from antique beams and the zinc top! It would be a perfect dinning table for our house boat.

    Joni, I hate it when you don't post everyday. I look forward to reading your post every evening when my husband is watching his boring t.v. shows.

    mcarrere@cebridge.net

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  50. Oh, what fun for a Tuesday night. I love the lantern giveaway, and I"ll also take the antique overpainted Louis Mirror while we're at it :) Thank you Joni!
    jen@borealsky.com

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  51. Of course I love the lantern you and she are giving away but I also really love the framed floral teaching chart. The colors are perfect for my front room!

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  52. Love the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror! Gorgeous!!!

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  53. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity! I would have to choose the very lantern that is in the giveaway but the polychrome belgian chandelier also tugs at my heart. So much talent and beauty. heatherecook@comcast.net

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  54. So many treasures! I also loved the antique store counter.

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  55. Well, this is an exciting giveaway for me! I am a designer/antique dealer from San Antonio and recently had about 3 hours only in Houston to shop before my son's 7 on 7 football tournament. One of my main stops was to be Brown to look at the exact lantern you are giving away, so I would have to say I want the lantern!

    If I were to choose from the site I may just have to get (seriously) the drum pendant lamp to hang over a breakfast table and the darling sheep teaching chart. Whimsical and charming!

    Thank you for your blog Joni and your generosity!
    Choose me!!! (:

    Kelley
    Cottage Couture Designs

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  56. debflicki@yahoo.comJune 8, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    What an amazing gift to one of us. Drooling over the antique rough luxe oak table.

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  57. You weren't kidding Joni, this is the giveaway to end all giveaways. I adore the products that Brown offers. My favorite item in her 1st Dibs store is the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!!

    Suzanne

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  58. The copper pots...I have been collecting them for 25 years and I finally have a big enough house to hang them and use them! OMG....this store was breathtaking! Pamie G.
    www.pamieg.com
    www.gardenwithme2.blogspot.com
    www.sewwithme2.blogspot.com

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  59. Money no object? I would love the antique store counter with 15 drawers---it's soooo cute!

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  60. Hey Joni~
    Yes, another Thank You! to Jill for the generous gifting.
    This was so hard, so many wonderful things to choose from with $$ being not object. :)
    But the one thing that was so perfect to me is the Antique Store Counter! Love it.
    http://brown.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=348666

    Hope that random number generator can count very high!
    Donna

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  61. the 1 of a kind wood & iron chandelier...great things...and the best blog...always great info & pics....
    sheamk4@cox.net

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  62. a VERY tough choice, what a cool store!!...but my favorite is the "Belgian table from antique beams with new zinc top". I will def visit Brown the next time I am in Houston:)

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  63. What.A.Fabulous.Giveaway!!! I can only imagine how many entries there are going to be! I am from Houston and I am a fan of Brown as well. What a generous gift she is giving!

    I love the fixture she is giving to one lucky reader! It reminds me of the lanterns in the Pink Ribbon House living room (same one maybe?). From her 1st dibs site, I adore the one of a kind wood and iron 5 light chandelier.

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  64. The black Vintage Industrial Table! How fun is this?!

    Thanks, Denise

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  65. Joni
    I didn't have to go to 1st Dibs.I've looked at it so much already I know exactly what I want!
    The antique Belgian pot rack--and a few copper pots to hang.Hey I know that's more than one item but I gotta have some pots!!Your blog makes my day!
    Kathryn

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  66. I would choose the Iron 2-Light Chandelier because it is simple and full of grace.

    Thanks to both for the generosity...

    Diana
    djb62@yahoo.com

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  67. WOW, this truly is a giveaway to end all giveaways! That light is drop dead gorgeous!

    As far as what I would pick from her store...now that is nearly impossible! I would have to flip a coin to choose between that beautiful antique store counter and the seagulls on the beach chart...I love them both!

    Thank you for this great opportunity to win one of Jill's beautiful light fixtures!

    Kat :)

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  68. I love the simple, timeless glass and iron sconces. All of her lighting is exquisite. I will fall over if I win the lantern! Crossing my fingers...

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  69. I'd choose the monumental iron 4 light chandelier, but the giveaway light will do juuuust fiiiine.

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  70. How can you pick JUST ONE??? I love me the Hand-made custom 3 light hanging fixture! Looks like something out of a movie!

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  71. Hey Joni, I think the antique store counter with 15 drawers would be my choice... 15 drawers! Think of all the storage and it is so beautiful.
    Love your blog!

    Lisa

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  72. For me it would have to be the antique store counter with 15 drawers!!! Wowzer it's really a beauty!!!

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  73. Since, Dinero isn't an issue please do ring me up for the pair of Neoclassical milk glass lamps.

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  74. How to choose?! I LOVE the crown lighting fixture. It looks like a crown from afar, but up close, it's a ring of feathers. Perfect. I have just the spot for it, but the fab fixture in the giveaway would work, too...
    merylandscott@comcast.net

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  75. I'd love the hand painted map of Belgium , it reminds me of my first backpacking trip through Europe when I was 18 and I will never forget my stayed on a dutch farm in Belgium where I acquired my love for chocolate.

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  76. The art nouveau chandy is gorgeous and so is this lantern light you're giving away! FABULOUS~

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  77. What an incredibly generous giveaway! Hands down I would take the Belgian table with the zinc top - I've been dreaming about one for a dining room for months!!

    Thanks again to you and Jill for your generosity.

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  78. My Atlanta loft windows look out over the city lights of Atlanta. I would love having a glass of champagne at the Belgium Iron and Marble Gueridon...big enough for 2 and that's all you need when drinking champagne.

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  79. Oh... everything is so beautiful and unique! Hard to choose, but... I will! I would choose the Iron 2-light chandelier. I would put it over my island in my new kitchen that I will some day have! Maybe two of them, who knows! Thank you for doing this to both Jill and Joni.

    Cathy @ tomharvill@comcast.net

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  80. Well, if money is no object, I'll assume that something SOLD isn't an issue either. Did you see the amazing dresser on page 4? It would be an excellent foundation piece in almost any room in the house--kitchen, family room...This is one GREAT give away! Thank you Joni and Jill!

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  81. I love the vintage Belgium prints. Along with everything else!

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  82. I kinda dig the driftwood chandelier. :) Would be the perfect touch to the house we just moved into!!
    How fun this is!

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  83. Jill and Joni - I've had sooo much fun looking at all your beautiful things!! I would definitely choose the pair of hand-forged iron sconces to hang on my staircase. It would be such a custom touch and warm up that boring ole "builder-grade" stairwell: )

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  84. I am loving Jill's selection of lamps! Especially digging on the Crown Light and Antique Drum Pendant. Yummers!
    Fingers crossed, and eyes.

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  85. I love the vintage delft chandelier, but I have a love affair with blue and white.

    This is an amazing giveaway!

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  86. I have decided that I was probably a cabinet maker in another life because i am always drawn to chests with lots of drawers, so when I saw the antique counter with all the drawers, I knew that was the piece for me. what a wonderful give-a-way, Joni. I hope I win! (cause actually, the lantern is a piece after my heart as well).

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  87. I would go big and choose the Antique Store Counter with 15 drawers. It's gorgeous! And in second place I loved the Belgian School Chart of Bus.

    Thanks Jill, what a fabulouse contest!!

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  88. Well, as long as we're dreaming--I'd take the 15 drawer store counter. It is awesome. All her items were great. Thanks.

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  89. It is very hard to choose just one item from the fabulous selection in their store but I could sure find a place for the little one of a kind antique iron and wood chandelier. What a fabulous giveaway. I just knew it was the lantern the minute the pictures started opening up in the post. Thanks Joni and Jill

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  90. What fun to peruse Jill's gorgeous site. I would opt for the "pair delightful tole and iron sconces
    Italy
    1950
    Whimsical "lemon" sconces would be nice in a kitchen or conservatory."

    Thanks for letting us play!

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  91. For me it would have to be the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe mirror..gorgeous!!!!

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  92. Ilove everything! But I think I'm especially drawn to the drum light fixture.

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  93. OMGoodness! So many beautiful pieces. I LOVED the driftwood chandelier and have been collecting pieces from Lake Superior for years. BUT, the piece that caught my eye, was the Antique store counter. I can see that perfectly in my laundry against an arched wall nook made especially for it. I see open shelving above this...oh, the little drawers for so many laundry and craft items...

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  94. I think I would have to choose the Belgium iron and marble gueridon! I love the light fixture giveaway. I would use it in my entry or over my breakfast table.

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  95. I love the Vintage Murano Chandelier! It really is beautiful!! I'm also loving the vintage maps!

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  96. I love the Vintage Murano Chandelier! It really is beautiful!! I'm also loving the vintage maps!

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  97. Well Joni girl, I have to say you certainly do have some connections!!

    Well since I have finally finished restoring a barn into our home and as of yesterday gotten the final from the County inspector and can now proceed to the fun part of decorating this place, I have to say the antique store counter with 15 drawers would be magnificent!!

    Although the artist in me would love the Belgian Easel too.

    Whichever she'd like to send I would be so very grateful for.

    Thank you so very much,

    Tamra
    The Gilded Barn

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  98. I'd love the antique store counter with 15 drawers. I could use all that storage!

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  99. I would love to buy this to go in my sunken den that adjoins my kitchen.

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  100. LOVE the Over-Painted Louis Phillipe Mirror- gorgeous!! Thanks Jill for the chance, and thank you, Joni, for a great inspirational and educational blog! I love to come visit!

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  101. I love the vintage easel. That girl has style!!! Everything is fun!

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  102. Oops I forgot to include the link, sorry! Here it is: http://brown.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=348666
    It's the antique store counter with 15 drawers. :)

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  104. This is by far the best giveaway! The lantern would look wonderful in the new home we are building in Southside (yes, near you Joni)!

    If I had to choose just one item...I would pick the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror. It is to die for!

    Thanks Jill & Joni!!

    mandyrobbins@comcast.net

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  105. The antique side board store counter or all the copper or the scale, no the store counter. I will have to get to her real store asap.

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  106. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I love just about everything on her website, but I would have to say the Antique store counter with 15 drawers is just unbelievably amazing. I am building a new home and I would die for that counter! I would put the lantern to great use too! Thanks!

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  107. Hey, Joni! :) This is a wonderfully generous giveaway! Thanks to both you and to Jill.

    I love the pair of french ceiling lights. Gorgeous. A close second - maybe a tie - is the painted Louis Phillipe mirror. So many of the items are stunning, though!

    XO,
    Jacci in Ohio

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  108. Wow, everything at Jill's shop was appealing but I was especially drawn to the drum pendant light and the give-away latern! Both are amazing!

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  109. Hi I would get the drum pendant. Love your blog too. Thanks Stanna shabbyloft@aol.com

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  110. Wow, everything is so stunning it was almost impossible to choose just one thing! If money were no object though I would pick the Arrows and Lion Six Light Classic chandelier.....it is breathtakingly gorgoues!!! *sigh* Such a fabulous give a way...I can hardly wait to see who the lucky person is who wins the lantern. Thank you to Jill :o)
    ~Des

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  111. the drum pendant is hands down my veryyy favorite item she's selling. too cool!

    i'm so excited to go to brown...i drive by all of the time but didn't know about it. thanks for sharing!

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  112. I Would love these in my new home.... (Vintage hand-forged pair iron sconces) But The lantern would be just as wonderful :)

    ThePixelPen@gmail.com
    ♥ Catherine

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  113. Wowza!
    Yes, best giveaway evah! Can't wait to find out who wins that treasure.....hope it's me!

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  114. WOW! What an amazing opportunity!
    I am not sure that I can pick just one but....Antique "rough luxe" oak table.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!

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  115. Hard to choose, but I would take the rough luxe oak table as well. It's gorgeous.

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  116. Everything is so tempting when money is no object :) I would choose the "Timeless Custom-made iron and glass 4 light lantern".

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  117. Oooh, that antique store counter with the 15 drawers would be so great in my kitchen -

    but really, I want the whole store.

    Kate

    m.kate.dawson@gmail.com

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  118. Everything is so lovely! How fun to pretend and pick anything I want!:)I would have to go with the antique bleach oak coffee table. What a fun giveaway!

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  119. After reading about her on your past blog I made 2 visits there about a month ago while in H-town. My main reason was to go see her lighting, i.e. the lanterns. I had a great time talking to Jill about the store itself and how the website she has is lovely but doesnt do justice to her store. That store is , hands down, the best store I have been in, probably EVER. And I'm talking internationally as well as nationally, France, Italy, Switzerland, California, Louisiana,Santa Fe, on & on.
    That girl is talented.
    Working on this Wyoming log house is so much fun and most everything she has would be fabulous. She had so much in her store that isn't on her site or on 1st dibs, but my most favorite thing,hands down is the timeless custom-made Iron and glass 4 light lantern or some variation of that which is the give-away. The island or billiard light or the 3 light hanging fixture run close 2nd and 3rd. And the precious little amish log cabin she has in the store brought tears to my eyes. I brought 2 Houston girlfriends back with me the 2nd trip that live around the corner from the shop who had never been in b4 and they were equally impressed. I left with 2 sack-full of goodies that I could carry back on the plane with me to Wyoming but I will be back for my custom 4 -light lantern and a few more pieces when the architect specs the light fixtures.
    Thanks Jill for being so creative and thanks Joni for introducing me to Brown.

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  120. What a great giveaway. It is a beautiful shop. I would like the Belgium iron and marble gueridon.

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  121. Pray that foreigners can participate too... otherwise I´ll make sure to tell you that this shop is the most pretty place of all and her finds so unique! I mean have you noticed the antique drum shade, I´d run with that!!! Well with almost everything!

    Nicest give-away too!

    Hugs from Helle

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  122. Oh my goodness, Jill sounds like an absolute Saint. What a wonderful woman to offer up such generosity! And to own such a beautiful shop, Jill sounds like my hero, ha. You both have such eyes for detail, I love it.

    I love every single item but the antique store drawers are really calling out to me. That driftwood chandelier is incredible too. Every item here is truly amazing.

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  123. What a generous giveaway! Thank you to Jill for this fantastic opportunity. Her online store is just packed with goodies and choosing just one is so hard but it would be the Antique Store Counter with 15 drawers. So much storage and so stylish! Please count me in. xx

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  124. Thank you for this great opportunity Cote de Texas!

    On the Brown website I would have to say that I NEED this one drop leaf table! It is perfectly rustic but still snazzy enough to liven up any room.

    I must say I do love that wonderful lantern!

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  125. Joni ( and Jill)
    Thanks for such a wonderful give-away. I know you said money was no object, but I would love that Belgian Wood Easal. It is gorgeous....and I am looking for a new Easal - If I win the lantern, I will promise to give it a good home! Stunning.
    pve

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  126. What a generous giveaway! Joni, This is the giveaway to end all giveaways. Jill's shop looks amazing and I would be ecstatic with any of her pieces. My absolute favorite is the Antique 15Drawer Store Counter. Love it!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  127. wow, I would be thrilled beyond words to have something like this. Please enter me in the fabulous giveaway. Also, please drop by my blog. Would love to connect.

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  128. Wowza! I NEED this lamp. I am re-doing our LR and our guest house neeeeeds this fixture! And what GREAT stuff she has in her 1st dibs store! Love all of her teaching charts...cool/quirky!

    I love the old store counter with 15 drawers. You said moolah was no object...right?

    THANKS for the opportunity Jill and Joni!

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  129. Well I must start by saying I absolutely LOOOOOOVE the look you have created for your very lucky and wonderful client! WOW! The room looks sensational!
    And yes what an amazingly generous lady!! So glad you have posted about her shop...:) Could be lethal though... lol! Love the hanging lamp! But if I could choose 1 and that is so difficult it would be this fabulous piece:http://brown.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=348666
    It would be perfect for storing my art supplies and look fabulous at the same time!:) Thanks for the chance and sharing on your wonderful blog! Lou xx

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  130. I'd choose the Napoleon III Mahogany Sideboard with the marble top, thank you very much!

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  131. How incredibly generous of Jill! And love her shop! Hard to choose but I'd love to own the pair of custom 5 lite iron scones. Thank you for your blog, it's my favorite!
    bam@capbam.com

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  132. Joni when I read giveaway and saw that gorgeous room my mind immediately went to that fabulous light. What a generous giveaway. And, thanks for the introduction to her shops. If money were no object I'd go with the "Custom iron empire-style light."

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  133. My pick is Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror. I just love it.

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  134. If I am ever in Houston, Brown's will be my first stop!

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  135. Well, first, thanks so much for the giveaway AND for the link to Jill's shops- we're planning a move and this will be a fabulous resource! Okay, I have a wishlist! Definitely one of the vintage Italian light fixtures (because they remind me of my childhood summers there), the overpainted mirror (just BECAUSE), and I absolutely LOVED that sideboard/hutch (which is already sold!). The lantern is EXACTLY what I'm wanting for my future home. GREAT giveaway!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  136. Joni~

    Which page! HaHa. I loved something on every one. The Louis Phillipe mirror is fab as is the copper and crystal chandelier.

    What a generous giveaway.

    Kare

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  137. Of course I would have to have that blue delft chandelier!!! Blue and white is my life.... Love her site!

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  138. You were right - this is the best giveaway ever! I love the 5 light iron sconces on the 1st Dibs site, and would LOVE to win the iconic lantern in this giveaway!

    You know how to find me...

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  139. The wood and iron chandelier would look tres chic in my dining room. What a fab give away.

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  140. I would have to choose a collection of her antique prints.
    mdlanghorne@bellsouth.net

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  141. I would love to have the vintage French map of South America. Have always loved maps & the possibilities associated with them. My youngest daughter has been spending the last year traveling, she spent 8 weeks in S. America & just returned from a month in France. The map would be a wonderful gift for her!
    Wonderful give away.

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  142. Love the driftwood chandelier too! Thanks for the chance to win! What a giveaway.

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  143. It is a fantastic giveaway!!! If money were no object..... I would get the Antique Over Painted Louis Philippe Mirror :-)

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  144. The country store counter for me for sure! gorgeous site.

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  145. If money were no object I would definitely have to buy the Antique store counter with 15 drawers. I have always wanted one of these, but just never seem to be able to fit it into the budget :)

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  146. What's not to love. The Brown website is so well done. If I had to pick just one thing from 1st dibs, it would be the driftwood twig chandelier. It reminds me of the one's Kelly Wearstler placed in BG in New York!

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  147. This really is the giveaway of all giveaways! I don't enter many anymore, but this one is amazing!

    I actually picked two items. For the house that I'll never have, I picked out the gray, antique store counter. I love it!

    The more realistic favorite is set of antique Belgian pot racks. They're nickel plated and beautiful! Working in education, I'm destined to live in more modest homes and I know I could fit those into my future kitchen.

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  148. What a great giveaway, that lantern would look great over my table! Since money is no object I have to pick the Napoleon III sideboard with marble top. It would be perfect for my entry hall.

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  149. What a wonderful giveaway...if I had to pick just one thing, it would be the Custom iron empire-style light. Not sure where I would put it, but I love it.

    Thank you.

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  150. How do you pick just one thing? When you look at such an assortment you always find something you didn't know you NEED! For me it is the antique bleached oak coffee table!
    This is such a generous offer and such smart pr, a win-win! I have been busy this summer, but your post title enticed me to slow down and see what is happening at Cote de Texas! Thanks for organizing this. I hope it brings Jill and you many more fans! I have been a fan of yours for some time, and you never disappoint!

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  151. It's a tie between the store counter: so fun to think what you could put in all those drawers! And the zinc topped table. I'm a sucker for anything zinc! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  152. Hi Joni and Hi Jill!

    Loved the copper pots on your stove in Joni's post about your home, but on 1st Dibs, hmmmm....loved so many things. There are no stores in MI which match, or even come close to the depth of beautiful product available at Browns, 1st Dibs is a go to site, just like Cote de Texas. Loved the Napolean III Mahogany sideboard. Am loving the idea of it paired with the giveaway lantern, (WOW!) I was always the last kid picked on the playground at school, I am raising my hand, pick me......

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  153. I would love the Antique Bleached Oak Coffee Table. I have been looking for occasional tables for my living room and I think that this would be perfect!!!! So many beautiful things! And so generous!

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  154. What a fun way to do a giveaway! I had so much fun checking out her sites. If money were no object (which is exactly the way I like it) I would have to spring for the Antique rough luxe oak table. What a beautiful patina... and I'm pretty sure it could stand up to my toddler too!

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  155. The antique store counter and almost every light fixture available!
    harlows4@att.net

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  156. Wow, I really want this one! I would take a 2nd chandelier the wood and iron one . I crossed my fingers and said a prayer...

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  157. How much fun it is to shop when money does not matter! My favorite itme is the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror. Thanks for introducing this wonderful store. I am sure I wlll be heading back for another look. I am keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for good luck.

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  158. Love the Belgian table with the new zinc top and the antique beams! Wonder if I have space for it? Also, very excited about the lantern giveaway!

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  159. I would take anything from Jill's store! But if the magic gods of the internet truly gave me a choice I would pick the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror for my bedroom. I'm moving babies out of my bedroom and am ready to decorate with something besides a crib and Elmo! :)
    Plus, I have the perfect spot over my kitchen table for that lantern. If I won it, you'd probably hear me scream all the way from Raleigh, NC!!

    Stacie

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  160. This giveaway is just too fabulous!
    I fell in love with the drift wood chandelier! Swoon!
    sociallycircled@gmail.com

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  161. What a great store, and what a great giveaway! Anything? Anything at all? Oh, well, then. The antique store counter with (count 'em!) 15 drawers. Definitely.

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  162. What a great store, and what a great giveaway! Anything? Anything at all? Oh, well, then. The antique store counter with (count 'em!) 15 drawers. Definitely.

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  163. Awesome giveaway! I would choose the "hand-made custom 3 light hanging fixture".

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  164. Are you serious?! This is the giveaway to end all giveaways. I love the Polychrome carved wood Belgian light. But everything in her shop is just gorgeous!!

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  165. lauragoodson@hotmail.comJune 9, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    This is tough. Too many beautiful things. I would love the simple 4-light handmade chandelier to go in an adjoining room to the lantern. It would be hard to pass up the pair of neoclassical milk glass lamps.

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  166. I absolutely love the antique store counter with 15 drawers and the schoolhouse teaching chart from Sweden. So cool! What a great shop, I’m going to have to swing back by after we close on our new home next month!

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  167. Joni,
    What an amazing give away!! Oh la la !!!
    I have chosen the hand-carved primitive stool on page 1 of Jill's items on 1st Dibs!
    xx
    Greet

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  168. camplkidz@aol.comJune 9, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    I want it all! Thank you Joni and Jill for such a great giveaway. I went to Brown for the first time last week and fell in love with the crown fixture. I have the perfect place over my tub.

    Have a great day!
    Kristen

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  169. Love all the prints and benches, but the light she is giving away is truly a prize! Love it and love the room you choose to use it in.
    Dabneyhd@hotmail.com

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  170. Great giveaway,if I could chose anything from the store on those pages I would chose the Swedish animal teaching print. Julie in HOlland ;)

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  171. I love the country store counter and the Belgium iron and marble gueridon. Who am I kidding,I want everything.
    Thank you so much for this give away.

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  172. What a fabulous store!!! It's so hard to choose. But, if I must, I'll select the unique one-of-a-kind wood and iron 5-light chandelier - along with the give-away pendant - beautiful!!!
    Karen
    dekawatson@bellsouth.net

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  173. If money is no object, then I have to go with the antique store counter. I love all those drawers and numbers!

    What a great store and a great prize! Thanks!

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  174. What a give away , I can't believe that incredible.
    Well what I would choose would be the Belgian Industrial lights , they would be perfect over my island,gorgeous.
    Thanks for including me in yesterdays post .
    Chris

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  175. So many gorgeous items that it's difficult to choose. One of my favorites are the pair of French ceiling lights.

    I'll visit her site now that I know about it.

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  176. The antique store counter with 15 drawers is amazing! This would be perfect in my entryway and would multi-task well for all of my linens and winter-wear. Sigh...if only cost were no option.

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  177. ewwwww, yummy
    I want the Two boxes of German molecular models in original boxes or the Crown Light, or the and the. WoW! I want it all :)

    eleisa

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  178. I've never commented before but that lantern is incredible! I would choose the pair of french ceiling lights..the reflection those would create would be amazing!!(I have a thing for lighting! ) Sue m.kaempf@comcast.net

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  179. Without a doubt, the Antique Carved Wood Gilt Mirror. Gorgeous!

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  180. Love the antique sales counter, and then all the wonderful tables, the decision is too hard to pick just one, what a great store.

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  181. Such a hard choice, but since I have been looking for a mirror for my bedroom, I will pick the Antique Over-Painted Louis Philippe Mirror.
    Stacy S.

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  182. I especially love the one of a kind wood and iron chandelier- absolutely gorgeous!!! But I love the giveaway lantern just as much! I have been looking for a lantern to go over my breakfast table and it would be perfect!!!

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  183. The lantern is lovely but how can I get my hands on that Zebra rug?

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  184. I have wanted a chandelier similar to your dining room chandelier since the moment I saw it. The "One of a kind Wood and Iron 5 Light Chandelier" would be my pick!

    Thank you, Joni and Jill, for hosting such a fabulous give-a-way!

    Nancy Williams
    (nwilliams@wcpss.net)

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  185. To the J&J Team: how over the top generous!!!!! Oh, my gosh. The lantern is to die for & do I hvae THE perfect spot. :) Jill's goods on 1st Dibs are so fine! IF $$ were no object; I'd have to buy a BUNCH of copper pots! Thanks so much ladies for the opportunity.

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  186. I just love your blog! I visited Jill's website and while there are several items I would love I think the antique drum pendant wins, I think it would look just great in our playroom, the belgian iron and marble gueridon was a close second. So many cute things I will definitely have to visit Brown soon. Hope I am lucky enough to win!

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  187. I would choose the pair of blown Murano glass sconces. We have a small home now, but I think we would bring those with us wherever we end up. I love Brown and I love you Joni for bringing such a generous giveaway to your readers!

    Erin Shanks
    newshanks@yahoo.com

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  188. Fantastic giveaway is right! WOW.

    I adore the Belgian Antique Bleached Oak Coffee Table
    Love the Thick, wide planked top with more refined details on the legs. Great size and shape for a coffee table.

    Will definitely check out Jill's shop next time I'm in the area.

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  189. I like everything she is selling! But, I could really use the European botanical. I've always wanted a botanical with a black background.

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  190. I want the Vintage Moderne Murano Chandelier! GORGEOUS! Thank you for hosting the giveaway and Jill for giving :-)

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  191. I love Brown! I really love the pair of custom 5 light iron sconces!!!
    Lauren

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  192. Wow! Great giveaway. I went through the Brown 1st dibs site 4 times trying to pick my favorite item. I kept coming back to the Hand Forged Wrought-Iron Pendant Light - the lines are so beautiful!
    Love the lantern that you're giving away. Thanks

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  193. Wow! You were right! What a fabulous and generous giveway!! It will be fun to see just how many comments you get! If money were no object I would love to have the Antique Carved Wood Gilt Mirror!

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  194. What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for introducing me to Brown! Money no object, I would choose the antique 15 drawer store counter - it would be perfect for my office!

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  195. Wow! What an incredible giveaway! I'm hoping since I've never won a blog giveaway, this will be the one! :)

    I also love the "pair custom woven iron table lamps".

    Thanks!!!

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  196. Napoleon III Mahogany Sideboard with Marble Top!!!! Hands down, it is just the piece to go with my dinning room table, and if I win the giveaway, I just may have to bite the bullet & do it!!! they'd all be so lovely together...sigh...

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  197. Joni;
    I love all the items online at Brown. Yes, the charts and lighting fixtures are wonderful.
    Thanks for the giveaway, I think I could use that light fixture is a couple of spaces (ha,ha). It is great.
    L.

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  198. So many gorgeous things to choose from! What a collection! My sewing/craft room is just calling out for that antique store counter with the 15 drawers. The things I could stash in there just boggles the mind! If only I had the space for it.

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  199. I am in love with the Hand-made custom 3 light hanging fixture It would be a perfect fixture to remodel my kitchen around. Got the charm and character that I am looking for.

    I love going in her store--never a shortage of inspirations and Ashley is very nice!

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  200. Oh I LOVE so much of it!!! I'm drawn to the drum pendenent, mainly cause I decorate kids spaces and I think it would be adorable. But I love the Antique store counter with 15 drawers! Oh how I would love that in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing her amazing finds!

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