I Won and Other Fun


Before I get to why you should be jealous of me and my exciting win, I'm going to tell you about my new art.  You already know how much I adore Kerry Steele's work.  I have a huge painting of hers over my family room mantle, so I'm a repeat customer.  I have one wall in that room that I'm working on.  I commissioned Kerry to do two paintings for me and the above is a photo she sent of one of them. I'm pretty much over the moon about it and cannot wait to receive both of them, frame and hang them, then share with you.

Here's why you should be envious.  I won one of the most amazing giveaways I've ever run across on a blog.  Debra, from 5th and State, (whom I adore) hosted a giveaway for The Scottish Country House.  I love history, art, architecture, design, learning, and have ancestors from the British Isles.   Obviously, I was thrilled to win this absolutely beautiful book.  Thank you so much, Debra!  Below, I have some iPhone shots  from some of the pages for you to see. 

Isn't this book just gorgeous?  I'm so happy to be able to add it to my collection.

Here's an entry I had to share with you though you've most likely seen it already.  It's Paige's house from Seeker's Bazaar.  I've been a longtime fan of her blog, and love her style.  Between the time that I saw this and asked her if I could feature it, Beth, from Chinoiserie Chic posted it.  Which is no surprise at all.  Beth and I like a lot of the same things.  So, Paige was awesome and restyled it a bit so that I could show something a little different.  Thank you, Paige -- your house is to die for!

I love this flamingo print.  I'm seeing lots about flamingos right now.  If you're a flamingo person, you should go here, here and here.

Here are some items I've just had come in for my store.  Hopefully I'll have time over the weekend to get the listings set up and they'll be ready to go for Monday.  

I am so late to the party that is Instagram.  Jennifer, of Belclaire House, recently went on a trip to Charleston.  She mentioned on her blog that she was sharing photos of her trip on Instagram, so of course I joined right away.  I can't miss out on anyone's vacay photos.  I'd be thrilled for you to follow me on Instagram.  I'm thepinkpagoda, or just follow here.




Junell said...

I appreciate the shout out! You are the best ~ THX!
Love,love,love the art work! Yes & very jealous of the book, too.

Kathysue said...

Love the art piece from Kerrie. It looks like a win-win for you this week, art and a book! Andddddd, Instagram, woo hoo! you are moving fast forward, Happy weekend,

PS I remember flamingo in art when I was a little girl in the 50s with blonde Danish modern furniture. That saying what goes around comes around again is so true!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I just want to jump into the pages of that book. Aren't you lucky!?

Thanks for the art mention. That reminds me I owe you more photos.

Jessie said...

Congratulations! The book is fabulous, love the beautiful art, too.

Have a good weekend, Jennifer!


The enchanted home said...

The book is incredible, what a great win! I must must must get it, beautiful new finds!

Brenda Murphy said...

I love the art work from Kerrie that you have chosen for your home. Very thoughtful and appropriate. Also, I just have to say, that your interiors are tasteful and refined. I just featured your LR. today on my post. Love your work, love your blog:) Happy Weekend! Brenda.

jackie jade said...

wow so much pretty here! that art is amazing and can't wait to see it up in your home. and that book is lovely too. lucky lady!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh i love that entry - i kept seeing it on pinterest! and ps - michele at my notting hill also did a mention on scotland today - great minds!!!!! she visited the Duneagle castle where they had an episode of Downton Abbey. I was dying. I am envious of your book!!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

LOVE that painting!!! I think I have to pick up a copy of the Scottish country house since I married into a clan. Yay for Instagram! I prefer it over any other form of social media. Probably because it's so simple.

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

LOVE the art and entry!! Looks gorgeous. You are so lucky to be a winner. xoxo

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Oh I love this book and the pictures are amazing!!! Congratulations!
best wishes

pam {simple details} said...

Between you and Kerry the art will be gorgeous, Jennifer! I just pinned the entry with the flamingo a bit ago, love her style!

Debra Phillips said...

and i am jealous of your stunning artwork jennifer!
i can't wait to see your snaps of the art in place.

i am soooo happy you won the book luv, it rests in such a good home

i could be a first, had not seen the entryway before but am loving it!

LetterLove Designs said...

Dying for that large ginger jar on the left!


I am dying to find a project so I can use one of Kerry's paintings! She is so good. And what a crazy good book you won...karma:)

Nancy said...

Lots going on! Love the painting, congrats on the book and wonderful additions to your store! Have a great weekend J,
xo Nancy

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

The book is beautiful!! COngrats!! love your new jars! have a wonderful Sunday.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the new painting...she is so talented! Your so lucky you won the book and love the new additions to your store!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Can't wait to see your paintings. Kerry is so talented.
This book looks amazing. Lucky you!
I will be putting the pagoda towels up this week. I will let you know before I do. I have green, blue, pink, canary, gold, orange.
Happy Sunday.


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