COTE DE TEXAS: NEW GIVEAWAY IN HONOR OF BVIZs NEW BOOK!!!!!

NEW GIVEAWAY IN HONOR OF BVIZs NEW BOOK!!!!!



I am thrilled to announce the publication of a new book,“Once Upon A Pillow,” written by the “Pillow Queen” Rebecca Vizard of BViz .

As a huge fan of Rebecca’s work, I’ve talked about BViz several times.  She designs the most beautiful pillows, using antique textiles, trims, appliques and fabrics that she culls from her travels around the world.  

Designers love her pillows which are works of art and décor magazines are filled with pictures of her beautiful pillows sitting proudly on sofas and chairs.


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A few years ago when I was redecorating my daughter’s bedroom, Rebecca’s pillows, the embroidery on blue velvet and the antique blue Fortunys, set the entire decorative theme in motion. 


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BViz pillows are often the focal point in a room, as seen here.


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Other times they are the cherry on top of the icing.


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Such beautiful perfection – her pillows have a certain look and this style with the antique raised metallic embroidery, are the crown jewels of her collections.


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In fact this type of pillow design was used as inspiration for the cover of Rebecca’s new book, “Once Upon A Pillow.”

The cover looks almost as if it were a true pillow – ready to plump your head on!




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The book tells the tale of how Rebecca came to become a textile designer.  It is part design, part story, and part history – Rebecca writes about the different fabrics and textiles she uses, where she gets them, how they are used and their historical perspective.  Notice her assistant’s hands in the picture putting together an embroidery. 


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She also shows how she uses her art in her own house on Locustland plantation adjacent to Lake Bruin.  The walls of her great room are Louisiana cypress.  To die for!!!!



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Parts of the book explain how Rebecca comes up with her designs.  Here, this pillow reminds her of the lake where she lives – with its odd shaped trees.


 
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Beautiful photography in the book is by Antoine Bootz.
 
 
 
 
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Other features show her pillows as used by designers like Katie Scott, above.
 



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Besides pillows, Rebecca designs things like these darling Christmas stockings, bookmarks, and even a chandelier made out of beer bottle caps!



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But surprisingly, it is her dog collars and leashes made out of Fortuny fabric that really has taken off.  Her daughter made a casual remark about making one, and a light bulb went off.  Today, the dog collars are a very large part of her business.


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The leashes match the collars!  So cute!!


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Her book ties in Rebecca’s home and life on the lake with her love of design – and shows how both are an inspiration.



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Rebecca actually wrote her book while sitting on her boat dock.  Later, she would go inside and type it on the computer.   I think she needs a laptop to take outside!!!




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Once Upon A Pillow is a beautiful book and a wonderful read.
To pre-order, click below:



The book will ship November 6.

If you would like Rebecca to personally inscribe your book, click HERE.

THE GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate the new book, Rebecca has generously donated a giveaway!


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The winner will have the choice of one wedding pillow HERE.

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A Fortuny dog leash and collar!  The choice will be the winner’s!!!


To enter, please go to BViz’s web site HERE and look around.  Pick out your favorite pillow or accessory and return here to tell me what you chose - in a comment.  If you are anonymous, please be sure to leave your email address so that you can receive your prize if you are the winner!! 

You have until this Saturday at 11:59 pm to enter.

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Rebecca, or Becky as she is called, is as sweet and nice as she is creative!!!


A huge thank you to Becky!!!!   If you are in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, or Atlanta, be sure to visit her at the signings:

                                        
Dallas:   October 20; The Mews, at their new address 1506 Market Center Blvd; 9 am – 7 pm

Houston:  October 22 (10 am – 6 pm) & 23 (10 am – 1 pm); Watkins Culver – signing & trunk show

New Orleans:  October 28;  Gerrie Bremermann

Atlanta:  November 11th & 12; Foxglove Antiques









103 comments :

  1. These are gorgeous! I love the New Uzbek Silk Velvet pillow in blue and White!

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  2. I love the antique ottoman gold pillows. Like the cover of the book, they are to die for. I collect textiles and her taste is exquisite. Thanks, I.s.

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  3. My favorite is the gorgeous long Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery pillow.

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  4. I love the embroidered pillows with the raised gold embroidery. Just lovely. Thanks for the opportunity, Joni!

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  5. I like the 18 c toile. All are beautiful. Little pieces of art and history.

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  6. I love Rebecca Vizard's pillows, and I am not at all surprised that her dog collars and leashes have been a big hit. I searched forever trying to find something functional but really distinctive and beautiful for my dogs and the choices, especially for large dogs like my Rotties, were very paltry. So as much as I adore her pillows, my absolute favorite item is the size XL Fortuny dog collar, the only dog collar I have ever seen that is truly appropriate for my Princess Lulu the Terrible! :-)

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  7. Anything in the Embroidery and Stumpwork category, but especially the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery Pillow. They are ALL scrumptious!!!!!

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  8. I love it when I find just the right pillow!

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  9. Everything is just beautiful which is fabulous for us "professional shoppers" (what my husband calls me). We were lucky enough to just adopt a beautiful Papillon named Mollie who would look gorgeous in a new collar and leash so I would choose that if I won. Thank you for your blog which always inspires me and gets my decorating juices flowing.

    Karol
    zoebeck417@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the dog collars. Nothing but the best for my little princess.

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  11. I love the cream colored Antique European raised gold embroidery pilow with beautiful scrolls.. I can't wait to read her book. Her pillows are fabulous! Deri Terry

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  12. There is a beautiful dusty, rose colored Antique Ottoman Empire Silvery Gold Raised Metallic Embroidery that has my heart wishing. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of her book. I grew up surrounded by antique embroideries, fabrics and trims (lived in France in my formative years) and would love to see more of the her beautiful creations. Thanks for the chance.. I'd be picking the pillow!!

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  13. I love the Uzbek silk velvet ikats.

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  14. What a generous giveaway! While I adore everything in her shop, my favorite would have to be the 18th C. Verdure Aubusson Tapestry pillows.
    kbtimbie@gmail.com

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  15. All gorgeous! I would love an Antique Metallic Appliqué Initial pillow!

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  16. I adore the vintage raised gold embroidered pieces! I was particularly taken with the 21in. x 21inch Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery pillow. Rebecca Vizard's pillows are truly amazing works of art....I'd love to place that beautify in my living room. Perhaps I'll whisper this idea in Santa's ear for Christmas!

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  17. difficult choice...all are so beautiful....for my bedroom, I would choose the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery.

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  18. I really like the art deco block printed pillow; it's so unique.

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  19. I think her pillows are the most gorgeous I've ever seen!! I'm especially partial to the embroidered pillows but the tapestries have always stood out to me as well. I might have to order a mini fortuny stocking and dog collar for the queen of our household!! Thanks for the wedding pillow giveaway... It would be cherished!

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  20. I love her beautiful work and was very excited to see this contest! I love the antique Ottoman Empire raised gold metallic embroidery pillow. Henrygizmo@yahoo.com

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  21. I would be over the moon to win one of these gorgeous pillows!!! I love all them, especially the embroidered ones. My favorite might be the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery pillow. YUM!

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  22. Vintage Hand Embroidered Suzani,
    Size 165in. Long x 80in. Wide. Vintage hand embroidered Suzani in warm cream on faded red cotton ground that is more of a berry color. Pillows can also be made from this piece.

    $2,300.00 #SU_007 (One available)

    The colors are amazing! I would want 2 pillows made out of this.

    Thanks for the chance! Olivia
    Livvie365@gmail.com

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  23. I like the Vintage Kimono of Cream Silk pillow.

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  24. I like all of the gold embroidered ones especially if the thread is actually gold wire.

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  25. They are ALL so gorgeous, but if I have to choose, I pick the Vivaldi Fortuny pillow in Raspberry Red. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. As someone who used to do Stumpwork and other forms of embroidery before my eyesight failed, I truly appreciate the beauty and artistry of these pillows. The Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Embroidered pillows are my favorite. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

    flossy1@mac.com

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  29. Love the 20 inch antique ottoman raised embroidered pillow. Beautiful!

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  30. Love the 18th century Aubusson tapestry pillow, #T_042014_7-27. It's gorgeous!

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  31. The Antique European Raised Dark Metallic Embroidery pillow is to die for! So proud of this fellow Louisiana native and her success!

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  32. Each One is a treasure to be passEd down to the next generation. I would choose the antique raised initial wedding pillow as a gift to our daughter at her wedding.

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  33. My heart stopped at the 18 C. Verdure Aubusson Tapestry with the French blue velvet... soooo beautiful! All of her items are so lovely!! Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful wedding pillow!

    xo,
    Ivy

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  34. Would love any of the wedding pillows! Thank you for offering a giveaway. Am definitely purchasing this book!
    lgnurse93@yahoo.com

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  35. In love with the Campanelle Fortuny In Apricot And Silvery Gold! The site is a treasure-trove!

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  36. Everything on her site is gorgeous, but my favorite is the Antique Fortuny in Shades of Prussian Blue and Green set! My email is anna@metro-metals.com

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  37. Love those pillows!! I think my favorite is the French blue velvet initial pillow. And I'm definitely going to the book signing... Beautiful.

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  38. What a scrumptious book!!! I love all the Fortuny pillows--in the blue and pink shades, and green...they are all gorgeous. Hope I will the give-away--so generous. Chief would be very chic in a new collar and leash for his walks around SF :)

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  39. I love the antique tapestry fragment - and it says there are two! I have long admired her work. Thank you for this opportunity!
    Jamie
    Jldharris@gmail.com

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  40. There is so much eye candy on that website! I love Antique Fortuny in Shades of Prussian Blue and Green. It would find its new home on my sofa.

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  41. They are all so beautiful: the floral scroll stump work, verdure tapestry on French blue velvet, the Fortuny fabrics...oh my!! I have a perfect spot for the initial pillow.

    Janice
    jcsinur@yahoo.com

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  42. Hi Joni, Such a great giveaway. Congratulations to Rebecca on the gorgeous book. I've been so tempted to get one of her dog collars and now I need three, for Ella and the two new southern rescue girls- Magnolia and Louise.I think a dog dumped on the side of the road and two from southern shelters need to don Fortuney collars, don't you?!!!! So... I pick the collars!
    Hope you are well! xxoj.

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  43. Each pillow is so beautiful-to pick just one would be difficult. I like the embroidery pillows but I also like the tapestry pillows. The Fortuny pillows are so elegant. I like the red Fortuny pillows. trudlebug3@gmail.com

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  44. Everything Rebecca does is exquisite... the French Blue initial pillow is simply gorgeous.

    Carla
    carlaglaze@comcast.net

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  45. I love the bright blue silk ikat pillow but they are all gorgeous!

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  46. I love everything! The one thing that stands out to me are the custom stocking with the initial. I can see them hanging on my fireplace mantle. Ahhhh! Perfect!

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  47. anything -they are all beautiful + Embroidery and Stump-work category is my favorite. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  48. Joni her designs are magnificent!! I love them all especially the 18th Century Aubusson pillows!
    Would be thrilled to have a Wedding Pillow!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  49. OMG I have lusted after pillows in the Ottoman Empire designs..
    .any one of them!
    Have ordered this book and can't wait to see it.
    GRC.Ltd.Design@gmail.com

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  50. OMG I have lusted after pillows in the Ottoman Empire designs..
    .any one of them!
    Have ordered this book and can't wait to see it.
    GRC.Ltd.Design@gmail.com

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  51. How can one choose from among all that beauty? But I am drawn to the 17th c Italian embroidery. Beautiful, Beautiful!

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  52. So many great pillows, but I would love the Handmade Hemp Hmong Indigo Batik Fabric one!

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  53. Oh my goodness! How gorgeous they all are. I would definitely pick the 17th Century Italian Silk. A work of art.

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  54. I would love one of the 17th C Flemish Tapestry Fragment on pale French blue velvet. I would definitely decorate the entire room around the pillow!
    Ashley
    (ash_price@yahoo.com)

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  55. I have never seen such exquisite pillows and the fact that they are created with antique/vintage textiles makes me swoon. One of my favourites, if I had to pick, would be the urn with flowers on wedgewood blue velvet.

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  56. It's really hard to choose! Everything is beautiful! I suppose the antique Fortuny fabric at the very end of the pillows. It had cut velvet and gold thread. It was really special! Anne

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  57. I would love to have one of the tapestry fragment pillows....they are so gorgeous!!!!!! Everything is so beautiful.....great giveaway!!
    ~Des

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  58. I have pre-ordered Rebecca's book and can't wait for this gem to arrive. It's very hard to pick just one of these gorgeous designs, but I found myself especially drawn to the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery on aqua velvet. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  59. My choice for favorite pillow by Rebecca Vizard is the 17th C. Italian Silk Embroidered Appliqué. I love the vintage metalic cording the soft shade of blues, greens, golden yellows and especially apricot~ Thank you for your blog post. I so enjoy reading them!
    Kim
    kimber418@gmail.com

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  60. It was hard to pick a favorite - there are so many gorgeous pillows! I've chosen the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery (#E_111514_2-31) on celedon gray velvet. I absolutely love it.

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  61. The pillows are all divine, but I especially love Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery #E_091814_3-20A

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  62. Works of art all of them. dog leashes and collars are such a great example of recycling! Love the wedding pillows!
    Karen
    karlight52atyahoodotcom

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  63. Her pillow and items are gorgeous works of art....
    I fell in love with her pillows one is as gorgeous as the next.....
    So pillowilious......

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  64. Oh Joni you have the best giveaways!! I have long admired her pillows through your blog but those dog collars!! Are Luci and Micki sporting them? I am not sure Beau is sophisticated enough but what the heck!!

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  65. Gorgeous products! I like the antique raised initial pillow.
    shuftan12@gmail.com

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  66. OMG A fabric lovers feast. It was close and my favorite is the vintage Suzani from Uzbekistan in shades of blue, green, orange, purple, cream, and black on raspberry ground. It's the raspberry that gets me every time.
    Beautiful book. I look forward to reading it.
    Pat

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  67. Sometime a small change bring a big difference in your home. I am in process of re decor my living room but don`t have any idea for decorating my window? Thanks Kornblum for Custom Curtains that give my ideas come to life!

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  68. My favorite is the crewel pillow. However having said that I think the dog collar/leashes are brilliant!

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  69. All so pretty. My favorites are the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery lines. Thanks!
    elisemadelinedenise@gmail.com

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  70. These are stunning and certainty the focal point of any room! I love the 17th C. Italian Silk Embroidered Applique pillow. There are so many more though that I adore. Becky is one talented lady! Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway!

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  71. This woman is brilliant! I cant stop looking at the stockings, gorgeous :D Thanks for the chance to win!
    jayne@chalkmercantile.com

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  72. LOVE Antique Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery in aqua velvet. Love the color and contrast.

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  73. Hard choice!

    Antique Ottoman Empire Silvery Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery
    Size 12in. x 29in. Antique Ottoman Empire raised silvery gold metallic embroidery with original red velvet in the flower petals on silver velvet. Hand trimmed with vintage warm silver metallic cording knotted in the corners. Down filled. (THE MEWS).
    $1995.00 #E_031315_3-02

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  74. I have always loved antique textiles. I was drawn to those pillows with the shades of blue. Thanks again for this great giveaway. A very talented ladyL Diogenes704@gmail.com

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  75. There isn't one thing on the beautiful website that I wouldn't be happy to own. Too hard to pick. To be able to really shop there would be bliss.
    Would be wonderful to win this one!

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  76. Thank you Joni-now I know what I want for my birthday!!!! If I had to choose ( difficult) it would have to be the Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery pillow...beautiful!!! Thanks for an amazing opportunity and helping me find these amazing works of art!!! wood9775@msn.com

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  77. Any of these stunning pillows would make a room. My favorite is the antique embroidery Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Embroidery pillow. Thanks for the opportunity. pampatz@hotmail.com

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  78. These are amazing. 18th C. Aubusson Tapestry Fragment was perhaps my favorite but I really enjoyed a lot of the tapestry fragment pillows. It would be owning a little piece of history. jennyblackall@yahoo.com

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  79. The combination of metallic gold embroidery and luscious, scrumptious velvet is just too beautiful to behold. If I had to pick a favorite of favorites, it would be the Antique Ottoman Empire raised gold metallic dival embroidery. Pg 2 image 5 of 17, 12"x20", of that series. It would be so lovely with my bedding and embroidered curtains. So would the monogrammed wedding pillow, if I should be so lucky.

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  80. Wow, I'm speechless. The pillows are truly works of art and
    I sew so I appreciate the labor intensive hand work that goes into each and every pillow I feel like I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have textile exhibits that I enjoy. My favorite pillow is the Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery. I'm going to order your book. Thank you for your tremendous talent.

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  81. Becky and her pillows are exquisite! I've had the privilege to work with her with featured designer Barry Dixon in her book. She is such a joy to be around and her pillows are all so stunning, I would die to have one of my own BVIZ pillow! If I had to choose just one, my favorite from her website is the Antique Ottoman Empire Raise Silver Metallic Dival Embroidery. But how do you pick?!
    XOXO,
    Laura D.
    lldye618@gmail.com

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  82. I can't possibly choose but I especially love the antique stump work with cornucopias or the French ecclesiastic lamb or pelican. Owning a BViz pillow has been on my bucket list and I finally splurged last year, it is so beautiful and unique! One day I will get a collar and leash for my Kevin. I hope to make her book signing in Atlanta. Thank you both for this generous giveaway. Best of luck to everyone. Sarah sarahrideout@bellsouth.net

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  83. OMG what fabulous textiles, I am such a fanatic for beautiful fabrics, embroidery, and Fortuny! I love the long rectangular pillows with the antique raised gold work. And as always, I LOVE your blog. Many thanks for the lovely giveaway and the fabulous fantastic blog.

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  84. Yum! I love every category that Becky has to offer in her website. It was hard to choose a favorite but I kept going back to the 15th C Ecclesiastic Panel. It spoke to me, so beautiful!
    Corkyniemann@aol.com

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  85. I loved the antique tapestry pillows. There wasn't one I wouldn't love to have. Her work is stunning!
    brewerdm@mac.com

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  86. A book!! I just adore Rebecca's work and cannot wait to read how she got started. I am always grateful for you taking the time to share other artists with us. Thank you! There isn't an item I wouldn't love from her, but the antique ottoman empire raised gold metallic embroidery pillow is fabulous! Laurie lmpeck88@yahoo.com

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  87. All of the pillows are stunningly beautiful but what I'd enjoy owning/seeing everyday is the 16-17c. ecclesiastic fragment of St. Peter embroidered in gold metallic and silk threads! Such a kind and generous offer from Miss Rebecca and you too!
    Karen, flookies@comcast.net

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  88. It will be so much fun to read Rebecca's book! I always love looking at her web site -- the embroidered pillows are my favorites. The one I like best right now, is the one featured with her in your blog post, but the other I like best is on page 2: The French silver metallic embroidered pillow, it has lovely double curves and flowers. Thank you for the give-a-way Joni!
    Sabrina dawdlebythedaffodils@yahoo.com

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  89. Rebecca is amazing! She is my best friend Connie Kimbro's daughter Brooke is married to her son Ross. Love that you are "shouting her out" for her gorgeous work! Love your blog btw!
    Kendall Boggs
    www.kendallgallery.net
    www.kendallboggsfineart.blogspot.com

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  90. well, I totally distroyed that comment! I meant to say my best friend Connie's daughter Brooke is married to her son Ross.
    sorry bout that!!
    kb

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  91. Oh my ... this is impossible! I've admired Rebecca's work for years ... as an antique textile addict (There! It is said!) and Fortuny collector (hoarder?), she has long been an inspiration. I'd adore having any of her pieces but if I HAD to choose, I especially love the "Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery" for the gorgeous appliqué and elegant proportions ... of course would be thrilled with any morsel ... oh, please! What a lovely thing to do ... ( merrybe@comcast.net)

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  92. I choose Vivaldi Fortuny in Raspberry Red and Gold because it's just gorgeous. They are all gorge but I chose that one.

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  93. My Goodness, this is like someone asking if you have a favorite child!! Rebecca's work is flawless and one of the most unique products I have come across in a long time. I drool every time I look at her website. My choice of pillow would have to be the "Antique French Ecclesiastic Lamb of God Applique" pillow. I am a collector of all things religious. This one just blows it right out of the park. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway of a lifetime.

    arlynsaucier@bellsouth.net

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  94. Her pillows are gorgeous...love the little pillow in your room...so pretty!

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  95. the 18th C. Aubusson Tapestry Fragment pillow is BEAUTIFUL...

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  96. The Antique European Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery pillow is gorgeous !!!

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  97. Wow! It is too hard to choose...love the heart ornaments and stockings. BUT, if I had to chose a pillow it would be the Antique European Raised Dark Metallic Embroidery pillow. Simply beautiful.

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  98. Simply Stunning, one and all! The Antique Raised Bronze Embroidery pillows with those metallic appliqués are my favorites tho. So elegant with just a bit of sparkle! equinutt@aol.com

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  99. Beautiful work!!! So many things to love and choose from on her page! However, I love the Antique Ottoman Empire Raised Gold Metallic Embroidery. Just exquisite!!!

    dorothy@dorothyblumcooper.com

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  100. I'm hoping this book finds its way to me for Christmas! Everything is so beautiful, my favorite is the raised embroidery. I would love to imagine the life the textile has had and how it found its way to me. Thank you for this generous give away!
    Dawn. txsoleil@gmail.com

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  101. What a beautiful site and beautiful pillows. The Fortuny Vivaldi in faded red speak to me. So beautiful!

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