24 December 2013

Tis The Season!

 

I want to thank you for your continued support all these past years – it means so much to me, it’s hard to put my gratitude into words.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2014!!!! 

- Joni -

 

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52 comments:

  1. We love you, Joni! You have taught me so many things and have helped me make our home more beautiful and welcoming. I'm so thankful for you!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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  2. Happy holidays to you Joni, I hope you know how much your readers appreciate and look forward to your posts. Also, I have you to thank for my white slipcover and seagrass fixation. I look forward to another Cote de Texas year.

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  3. Joni, yours is my favorite blog, and I can't thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into this for your readers. You are simply the best.

    We love you and your blog and wish you the happiest of holidays in return. Have a wonderful time at the ranch and be safe. Our love to you, Ben, and Elisabeth as well as your entire family.

    xoxoxo


    Sheila

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  4. Joni, I second all of the above comments. Your posts continue to inspire me and thank you for all the time and effort you put into them. I said some very nice things about you and your fabulous blog on a recent post of mine.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    Sam

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  5. Joni-

    Thank you for your design/blog brilliance! Always love seeing your next posting in my in box. Additionally, your posting about your father was so very poignant to me since I lost my father a year ago December.

    Happy holidays to you also.

    Nancy

    PS- love your taste in movies also!

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  6. Joni, finding cote de Texas many years ago lead me to blog land. I cany thank you enough for all your hard work you put into each and everyone of your posts.
    In addition, you have inspired me in designing my own home.
    That all being said I was wondering if you would consider doing a post on the late Charles Faudree, as he was such a leader in French country design.
    Thank you again for your blog, which is part of my daily reads. May 2014 be a good year to you and yours.
    Fondly,
    Cheryl

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  7. Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment! Your blogs are interesting, beautiful and exciting. Merry Christmas!

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  9. I agree with all of the above, you are a gem to keep us all so entertained and enlightened!! May you and yours EnJOY! franki

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  10. Happy holidays and Happy new year. I have gotten so much knowledge and pleasure reading your blog. thank you

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  11. I wish you and your family a very happy holiday season, and thank you for all the detail and research you put into your posts. They are always both edifying and enjoyable.
    Best...Victoria

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  12. Joni, thank you for a year of great posts. Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday. I have a good feeling about 2014...it will see much peace love and prosperity for our great country.

    Blessings. XOXO

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  13. Joni,
    I have enjoyed your blog for some time now. Thank you for your wonderful posts and exposing me to "Houston Style". I so enjoy your humor, and sharing funny stories about your family. May you have a holiday season fill with love and peace. Happy New Year.... See you in 2014
    Sharon

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  14. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring blog. I always wait with baited breath for the next installment. Happy New Year Joni.

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  15. Joni

    Have a wonderful time in "the country" with your family and thank you for always inspiring us! You are the master!!

    Happy Holidays Cindy

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  16. MORE! MORE! MORE! Never can get enough. You are the best.

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  17. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and inspiring life with us! Joyous Holidays to you! Blessings in 2014, Tina

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  18. You are the best teacher, period. I have learned so much from reading here. Better than a stack of design mags or any single design book I have read. I am hoping for more "Dear Miss Cote de Texas" in the new year. That or a new Nancy Meyers movie and set to dissect.
    Wishing you the peace and joy of the season.
    Judy Brown

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  19. All the best to you and your family because you are the best.

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  20. A blessed holiday season to you, Joni. I, too, have enjoyed your well-researched and written posts and look forward to more in the new year.

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  21. Joni: I am so grateful for what you have taught me through reading your blog; it has not being only about decoration, but about maps, history, culture, traditions and so forth. I wish you Happy Holidays to you and your family; and a Merry Xmas to all other blogers who are Christians.
    Casilda Canino

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  22. I left my season's good wishes on the prior post, but just want to say again that I appreciate the time and effort you put into this blog. I cannot imagine the hours of research, writing, editing let alone the amount of time thinking of fresh ideas for your readers. I hope your success continues both as a blogger and as a designer. Much happiness to you and your loved ones for the new year.

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  23. May your home and heart always be filled with health and happiness. Be blessed dear one.

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  24. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    xo, lissy

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  25. Seasons blessings to you. I've been following you just this year and it has been delightful. Thank you for your hard work. Looking forward to 2014 with you.

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  26. Please, please post Christmas from the ranch this year. I miss seeing all the joy and decorations.

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  27. Holiday blessings, throughout the year, to you and yours!
    Cheers!,
    Barbara

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  28. Thank you Joni, how very thoughtful! I hope Hanukkah was filled with love and blessings! Looking forward to the New Year and your lovely blog! Sincerely, Laurie'

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  29. Many many brightest blessings on your kind heart, hearth and home! And of course -- all of your hard work on this blog is the best present to us!

    Cheers!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage (still waiting for the first Cote de Texas décor book! )

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  30. Thank YOU, Joni...for your wit, inspiration, dedication, class, kindness and friendship.
    Mary Ann

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  31. Thanks for one of the best -- if not THE best -- blogs out there. Yours is always inspiring, and it's obvious that you put a great deal of time and thought into each. I'm always learning, and I can never get enough beauty. Thank you, Merry Christmas and wishing you many blessings in the New Year. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, Virginia

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  32. Thank you, Joni.
    I wish you a perfectly lovely 2014.
    xoxo,
    Pamela

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  33. I wish I could put my gratitude into words on how much your blog has inspired and influenced the creation of my own, which led to amazing opportunities for a self-taught interior designer running, tumbling, laughing, crying her way through a growing and fulfilling business. Wishing you another year of good health and good fortune Miss Joni! Cheers! Jennifer xo

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  34. It is we who must thank you! Who knew my inspiration for French design would come from Texas! There are only two blogs I read consistently, yours and one I found through yours! Here's wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and truly happy Christmas, Alexis

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  35. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, on behalf of so many of your " we're just regular folks " followers like me. We don't have blogs of our own, have no connections to the design industry, and are to some extent quite design-challenged. ;) But, we definitely appreciate beauty, humor, and easy to comprehend information presented in a down to earth, non pretentious manner. Your blog provides all this to us.
    Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, here's to all the beautiful Holiday time spent with your friends and family, Joni! You and what you have created are appreciated more than you'll know.

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  36. It is already Christmas day in New Zealand, so Merry Christmas to you, have a lovely day and thank you for all the work on your blog.

    Lee

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  37. Thanks for all your hard work and enjoyment you bring us. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a fun filled Holiday Season!!

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  38. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you dear Joni..love you xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  39. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Karen

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  40. Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment! Your blogs are interesting, beautiful and exciting.
    Merry Christmas!

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  41. Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment! Your blogs are interesting, beautiful and exciting.. Marry Christmas

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  42. To one very talented editor and respected designer. What a pleasure to have your inspiring blog to read through out the year's!!! Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year Joni.

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  43. Merry Christmas to you and yours Joni! Thank you for another year of beauty and inspiration!

    Cheers!

    Ivy

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  45. Joni,

    Thank you for many hours of pure eye candy. I've learned so very much from the design information you share and look forward to each post from you.

    May you and your family have the best of holidays.
    Blessings,
    Pat

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  46. You give so much to your readers. My own ability now to look at a room and see not only what's wrong with it but what one might do to make it more attractive. is greatly expanded. just from reading your blog. My gratitude to you for the effort you put into the various topics you tackle. You get A+ from me. Ann

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  47. Another great year Joni- you are the best. You continue to inspire and teach! Keep up the fabulous work!

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    1. Marcia is right: you ARE the best, Joni. I especially appreciated the extensive posts you did on the Royal palaces this year. Ready to see them again! Looking forward to next year's selection. ALWAYS WONDERFUL - yours is my favorite decoration blog, THANKS!!!!

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  48. Thank you Joni! And best wishes for 2014

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  49. Well, it sounds like we all agree on your talent, inspiration, and hard work. I'd like to add another dimension which is implied by all the "I love you" msgs above - and that is that even through the cold distance of technology, the warmth of your personality and the generosity you pour out to us. I'm 70, live in two rooms in a highrise for senior citizens, and won't be painting, upholstering, etc. I read your blog because of who you are as a person, quite aside from your talent. I think we are all responding to that. Blessings, Jeany in Nashville

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