COTE DE TEXAS: Voting Day:

Voting Day:



Brooke’s gorgeous new office space – how beautiful is this?  I would never leave my office if it looked like this!!!


One of my favorite bloggers  Brooke of Velvet and Linen (who just redid her gorgeous office above!) is having a wonderful giveaway.  The prize is not one, not two, but THREE of Bobo’s Intriguing Objects famous Brickmaker’s coffee tables.    Brooke asked me and several other bloggers to narrow down the field of entrants for the giveaway.   From a field of 170 living rooms – the judges picked the final top ten entrants.   Now – Brooke wants all blog readers to vote for the three winners.     Please go to her blog – look at the final ten living rooms and pick the ONE room you think would  look the best with the Brickmaker coffee table. 



Bobo’s Intriguing Objects famous Brickmaker’s coffee table – Bobo is giving away three of these!


To vote:  Go HERE and choose who YOU think should be the winner of the coffee table!   Good luck to all the finalists!! 


  1. LOVE that office space... wish mine looked that nice... and uncluttered!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you Joni!

  2. After a long week with the swine flu (4 out of 5 family members - yikes!) I am finally coming up for air.

    I am off to vote now. (What a fantastic and generous giveway x 3!)

    And after that I will scroll up and down to look at all the fabulous posts I missed on your blog!

    Happy week. And Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. There is just something about Carolina's room that I love! This is so hard, I don't know how you were able to choose for the 10. Off to go vote now:) Can't wait to see the winners!

  4. geesh, I wouldn't mind working in a space like that every day! She's got it goin on!

  5. Voted yesterday! What a fabulous idea it is, i have placed that table with so many of my clients!!!
    What a dream of an office space!!! i really need to do something about my office space. All efforts go into the showroom, and we left our beautiful sunny offices for ....a basement which was upgraded from showroom storage to accounting and design office, no windows, no thrills. I have no idea how so much creativity comes out of this cavernous space...I guess no room for distraction.
    Have a great Thanksgiving, Francine

  6. I have been reading your sweet daughters blog. She is a fashionable delight.
    She reminds me of my own daughter.
    Good luck on the college selection process and call me once she leaves home. I am there for you. :) Sniff.

  7. Morning, Most Famous One! Oh, what a gorgeous office! It's too pretty to work in!
    Joni, I want to wish you and your family a beautiful, blessed Thanksgiving,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Joni, I voted. I am in love with that table! The company had some great thing on their website. I checked it out. And I love your friend's office. It's sensational. This was FUN!



  9. I can't thank you enough for helping with the voting for the finalists. I couldn't imagine doing it without you. Your friendship is such a gift. Thank you, Joni!!!

    On another note, I can't believe you are looking for colleges. That's going to kill me. I'm just not ready to let them go. Life is going way to fast!


  10. I voted. It was hard to choose which setting would be best. But it is such a fun contest. Happy Thanksgiving--my cooking spree has begun.

  11. Oh! Joni, what fun we had in choosing the final 10, many more were worth to be nominated but we made it!
    I wish you and your family a very, very Happy Thanksgiving (we had the Canadian one in October, long forgotten, I was actually away so I missed it completely)

  12. Decisions ... decisions ... honestly voted from the perspective of which room would be a perfect match for one of the fabulous Bricklayer's tables. Looking forward to seeing who wins!

  13. I'm really enjoying your beautiful and interesting blog and have added Cote de Texas to my blog roll on Garvinweasel.

    My entry in this contest did not make it to the finals, but I have posted the back-story of my bale of hay here and hope you can visit.

    Kind regards,

  14. Sadly, my room didn't make the cut, but I'm still
    floored by the generosity of Mark Sage. Three tables, three!!! So excited to see the homes they will get to grace.

    Brooke's office is off the charts beautiful. I would never leave for sure!

    Hope you have a lovely, relaxing Thanksgiving!

    Best~ nelya

  15. Hi Joni!

    What a great contest!

    I just wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I'm so thankful for you and for this great community where I've found others who share the same passion/obsession that I have. I've learned so much from you and from the others who post comments.



  16. Joni~I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
    It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.

    Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts! We will being enjoying tryptophan playoffs!

    Sweet Holiday wishes,

  17. Joni, I am fascinated with this coffee table. Where did the orignal really come from? Belgium? Anyway, it would be fun to trace the rise of this table's popularity and why it is so desired today.

    Have a great Thanksgiving, Joni, I am thankful for your wonderful blog!

  18. wowsa..what a beeeaaaUUUUtiful office space Brooke has... heading over to vote now!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. Just jumping on to wish my FAVORITE blogger a 'Happy Turkey Day'. Enjoy your holiday Joni!

  20. Joni, while I voted and replied yesterday, I couldn't let the day slip by without wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! You are one of my very favorite bloggers, and I always, always enjoy your stories and all the effort you put into each post. It shows, and it's appreciated. But even more than that, I am thankful for the very special person you are. You are a SWEETHEART, and though I have never met you face to face, I love you dearly. Corny as that may sound. LOL!

    I hope that you and your family have the most wonderful Thanksgiving, and I pray favor and blessing on you this day and always...



  21. I visited Bobo's Highpoint show room and as always, there are some fantastic pieces! And that is a sweet office!

  22. Thank you Joni, for another lovely post. I am grateful to you for all your posts. Happy Thanksgiving.

  23. Joni that was one of the sweetest things I've read in a long time. I loved what you said about living with pets, as my two cats are like children to me at the moment. But I especially loved what you wrote about your husband and daughter (she is stunning by the way!) sweet!