08 February 2012

A Really, Really, Really, Cute Giveaway for the Table!

 

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I love the burlap, feed sack craze that started a few years ago.  Here, in a living room I did for a client, I bought old burlap bags and had them made into pillows.  I also had covers made for the pillows out of the curtain fabric for when the client wants a change, but I think these burlap pillows give the room a little trendy edge.

 

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On the other side of her room, for her French chairs, we did lumbar sized pillows out of the burlap bags.

 

 

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In my own breakfast room, for my Kooboo chairs I opted for reproduction feed sack pillows from Restoration Hardware.

 

 

This burlap runner was handmade by Laurie Blaswich, an interior and textile designer who also runs the Etsy shop Bella Inspirations.   This dining room was featured in Fifi O’Neil’s book “Romantic Prairie Style” HERE.

 

 

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At Laurie’s Etsy shop, Bella Inspirations, she sells both old and new things.  Items like this feedbag style pillow – perfect for the bed or the sofa.  So cute!

 

 

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She sells vintage pieces – like this beautiful silver vegetable dish.  I would use this for a jewelry tray on a vanity.

 

 

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This numbered hanging basket caught my eye – it would be so cute in the kitchen or the office.  I really love Laurie’s  Etsy shop Bella Inspirations, so I was thrilled when she offered to do a giveaway!

 

 

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And here is the giveaway:   Bella Inspirations has graciously agreed to give away this beautiful fringed burlap runner.  It is pictured in the dining room of the popular blog A Country Farmhouse  HERE.  This picture shows you can use the burlap runner in a fancy dining room or in a casual breakfast room.   So pretty!!

 

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Here is another view of A Country Farmhouse’s dining room, showing the giveaway runner.  Such a beautiful room!!  The runner is perfect here – linking its color and texture to the seagrass rug and also as a mid range tone between the deep browns and whites.  Perfect!   A side note  - the owners bought that portrait for under a $100  - without a clue as to who it was.  It turns out to have been painted from a Life Magazine cover of the mother of actress Angelica Huston and the wife of her father John Huston.  Sadly, she died quite young in an automobile accident.

 

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And, the dining room this year at Christmas. 

So, how can YOU win this table runner?

Simple!

In order to be eligible to win the giveaway, you must do two things.  

First, you need to subscribe to the Laurie’s blog Bella Inspirations HERE.  Instructions to subscribe are on the right sidebar of her blog right under Laurie’s picture (below.)

 

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(Look for Laurie’s picture on her blog to subscribe to it.)

 

Second, you need to visit the Bella Inspirations Etsy shop HERE and look around for a favorite item – then come back here to my comment section and let me know which is your favorite item!  That’s it!!

The contest will run until Saturday night at 11:59 pm

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR COMMENT!!!!!!!

 

And just a reminder if you are in Florida this Thursday:

 

 

Or, if you are in Houston this Thursday, famed interior designer

Jeffrey Bilhuber will be at The Lobby:

 

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And, Houston’s own Urban Market is this weekend:

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Now, remember to go back and enter the contest for this beautiful burlap table runner! 

Hurry – the contest ends this Saturday night!!!

 

And finally, a huge thank you to Bella Inspirations for this giveaway!