Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pillow Mint Giveaway & Town Art Show 2010

Fabulous Artistic Pillow Giveaway

from Pillow Mint!!

Wind by Erin Flett

This is a 20" x 20" Green bold, and graphic slip cover pillow + 22" faux down insert hand silk screened on vintage reproduction bark cloth fabric. This is a large comfy pillow you won't want to get off of! Perfect for lounging and hanging out. Value $96.0o

Vintage Ornate by Urzi

This Pillow Cover is an ivory color silk dupioni fabric adorned with ribbon hand embroidery in the color combination of ivory and light orange in the center of the pillow cover. Beautiful, delicate, romantic and magical for your lovely home.Hand Crafted in Square shape Pillow Cover - Size 18 inches x 18 inches.The back of the pillow is in the same ivory color fabric with a concealed covered zipper for a clean look and easy removal. Value $88.00

K: Anita, how did Pillow Mint come into being?

A : I was working for a university hospital and became bored, knowing I have a creative side that I wanted to explore. Looking for children's' linens, I could not find any at that time in Charlottesville that were not theme related, like sports,etc.

K: I see you have a great selection of designer accessories ranging from bedding to throws. How do you decide what designers and products to feature?

A: I started doing research on the Internet to find high quality unique, chic styles that are out of the ordinary, Designers sent me samples for my consulting business. I love fabrics. I would love to do a teenagers room makeover next!

K:What trends are you seeing in Design & Color lately?

A: Unique styles, mixing and matching of coordinating fabric patterns. Still a lot of traditional, hotel bedding styles w contrast borders.

K: What advice would you give to others who are considering going into business for themselves?

A: Have a plan, expect more start up costs than you anticipate. Be conservative,and selective in your choices. Location, location location for a storefront which I will be opening again soon!

K: Parting words:

A: Understanding that a personal touch can make a dramatic difference in the interior of your home and bedroom, I will personally work with you, in your home, to create the bedroom of your dreams.

K: Reach Anita Davis at Pillow Mint

To enter this fabulous Pillow Giveaway,

1) Become a follower on Art by Karena

2) Go visit Pillow Mint and decide on your favorite item on Anita's site

3) Come back and list your favorite item on Pillow Mint, then tell us which one of the pillows above you would choose if you win.

One very fortunate winner will be chosen on Sunday July 11th midnight Eastern time and announced on Monday July 12th!
Thank you to all of my loyal followers!

Beth Cosner Designs Invites You To

Town Art Show
Town Center Plaza
119th & Roe Ave. Leawood, KS

BOOTH # 119

Friday June 18th 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday June 19th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday June 20th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hope To See You This Weekend!

Trust me this an event not to be missed!!

Contact me for art pricing and special commissions for residential or commercial properties.


Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore pillows... they are the BEST accessory!!!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

thank you so much, Karen!!
can't wait to see which pillow the winner chooses!

Cara said...

I loooove the Koko Java print pillow!! Great giveaway!
Finger's Crossed!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love the botanical pillow, but they are all gorgeous!

robyn michelle-lee @ this is life. said...

i love the bliss living jenna ivory pillow! and i would choose the vintage ornate! xox.

Kelly and Sara said...

Love the koko: botanical embroidered pillow. I think I would pick the yellow one but tough decision.

Silver Strands said...

Hi karena! Hmmm ... so many good choices. The botanical pillow is amazing, but really, I can't choose. Surprise me if I win :)

Greet said...

Hello sweet Karena,
First of all I want to thank you for being such a wonderful follower of my blog! It means so much to me!!
I have visited the Pillow Mint site and there are a lot of gorgeous things I would love to have! But my favorite is the "600 Fill Power Down Comforter! I looovvveee it! And to choose between these 2 beautiful pillows I would say : the Vintage Ornate by Urzi pillow!
Thank you so much for letting me know about this give away!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooh thanks for letting me know! love it, especially the first one!
Favorite in the shop? the janey cotton throw, so cute! Thanks for this chance, I follow!!

Beach House Living said...

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Have a great day!

David Toms said...

Hi Karena, David from Savoir Faire here, jet is on it's way for Beirut and weekensd at the Phoenicia.

Love the Apollo pillow, and if I had to choose, would choose the vintage Urzi.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and hope to see you back.

House number 15 said...

Hallo Karena!

It´s lot of lovely things at the Pillow Mint site but I loooove Jena ivory pillow and patch work pillow.

I would choose the vintage Urzi, if I win... I think...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have nice day/ Christina

LPC said...

I love pillows. They are the greatest way to show style. I like the Coptic pillow. I've been looking for a way to add some turquoise to my living room. I would just love to win.

She Writes said...

Not looking for a giveaway, but wanted to say hi and thanks for coming by my place :)!

femminismo said...

Thanks for dropping by. I love the yellow silk on the bottom pillow! Gorgeous. Love the peony too, especially since I just featured beauties like this one on my own blog. Peonies are really a favorite flower!!

Mélanie A. said...

Karena , what a wonderful giveway. I love the ThomasPAul java artemis pillow . And If I would have to choose , I would pick the Wind pillow , I love this green.

The Zhush said...

The Bliss living Latham is gorgeous...but only b/c you said to choose one...I could go on and on...
the second Vintage Ornate pillow would be my choice! Great giveaway ladies!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Wow! And from C'ville, too! Delightful stuff. I'd be torn between the Argo and the Liam throws. The vintage ornate pillow is very summery.

The Shiny Pebble said...

All of the whimsycal baby booties are adorable!

The second pillow is my favorite.

Style Attic said...

I love all the THROW blankets, the Market sling and the Cherry quilt :)

I would love to win the Vintage Ornate pillow!

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meeyeehere said...

willow duvet cover is super cute, They have some really cute stuff!
I love the vintage pillow! It would look good in my bedroom! Hope to win!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Great interview & lovely Liam throw darling! xo*

Sandra Darling Visual Art Creations said...

hello Karena, thankyou for facilitating this giveaway! So many gorgeous things! you've gotta love things right?

I love all the throw cushions such as jenna pillow,the koko range, thomas paul botany ... how can anyone stop at just one?

If I won, I would choose the second cushion Vintage Ornate by Urzi :)

I adore art and furnishings and will be getting into printing some of my own fabric soon!! so stayed tuned for that as well :)

take care and good luck to all

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous interview and giveaway!


Diana Mieczan said...

Such a great interview and I adore those pillows...Have a wonderful Sunday, my dear!

Mona Thompson said...

I loved browsing her store. So many lovely things. The throw pillows were just great, but my favorite thing was the Liam Alpalca throws. Particularly liked the graphite color. I would choose the Vintage ornate pillow if I was lucky enough to win. I did bookmark her page as a future resource. Mona

Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Nice product! I like the Bunny Boo pillow personally. Of the 2 from your giveaway, I'd choose the Wind pillow :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Hi, Karena! What a nice giveaway. It was interesting to read how Pillow Mint came to be. When I first heard "Pillow Mint" I was imagining a little after-dinner mint shaped like a pillow or something. Ha.

Love the botanical pillow--would be perfect for my playroom. Oh, and I'm a follower! :-)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

La Boheme said...

Happy Sunday Karena! I love her throw blankets - perfect for any occasion. I would choose the vintage ornate pillow. xo!

Olive Cooper said...

Hello Karena, I like the ivory Jenna pillow. I became a follower. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment.~olive~

Doro said...

I love the mallory aqua duvet set by blissliving. Also, the thomaspaul goldfish pillow.

Of the two pillows within the contest, I would select Wind by Erin Flett.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your kind words on Purple Chocolat Home. I tried to become a follower, but it was covered by Safe Eyes, security. I will return and try again. I love the vintage ornate pillow. I will be back. Visit me anytime.

Splendid Willow said...

Ms. K, well this is the perfect giveaway for me! I am more obsessed with pillows than shoes!

Hard to chose but my favorite is Koko - java collection throw pillow - natural.

Absolutely love it!

We met months ago, and I have no idea why I am not already a follower. But I am now!

ox, Mon

Mary Ann said...

soothing colors, love them all! wishing you a great week... verbena cottage

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are gorgeous pillows! Thank you for telling me about them.. I am a bit of a pillow nut. ;-)



Karena said...

Thanks to all of you for the great comments. Spread the word as I really want to support my new Sponsor Pillow Mint!

Art by Karena

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

Pillow Mint has so many great throw pillows! I was drawn to Mr Nutt & Bunny Boo - they would be soooo cute in my daughter's room. I also love those nests ont he last pillow!

If I win, I like the second vintage ornate pillow! :)

LindsB said...

Such a great giveaway- I LOVE the pillows. They are a work of art for your couch!

Marcus Design said...

Great giveaway Karena!! I am smitten for the blissliving jenna ivory pillow. And of course I am a follower!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Beautiful pillows!

Beach Vintage said...

Great cushions, so bright and cheerie.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Karena!
Okay, I love the Jenna ivory pillow, the cute squirrel or the elephant brand pillows!
Two funny things:
I just ordered some lovely
room sprays from Anita a week
or so ago, and we corresponded.
Didn't realize she was in
Charlottesville! We lived there
from son was born
at UVA Hospital. Love that town!
Love Pillowmint! AND, I'm loving the chance to win one of these gorgeous pillows! Thanks, K.!
xx Suzanne

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Suzanne! What a small world!
thanks, everyone, for all the nice comments!

Karena said...

Our blog world is very small indeed even though we have gone global!! So good to see friends meet up!

Art by Karena

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Karena; I have to apologize, I thought I WAS a follower & was not. So, I am now!! My apologies. I'm a friend on FB so got confused. / :
I loved the oology pillow by Thomas Paul on Pillow Mint. Huge Thomas Paul fan. I adored the vintage ornate pillow. Truly unique.

I wish I could be at the art show. What a great time that would be & I wish you much fun & success.
Great week ahead to you Karena x

The Antiques Diva™ said...

KoKo Java has my name on it!!
I really appreciated the business advice shared... it's so true - ALWAYS expect more start up costs than you plan for!

This Photographers Life (Architecture+Interiors) said...

I love the jasmine rice pillow!!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love those pillows especially the ones with the screen printed patterns... have a great day!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Hey Karena have to come visit my blog something waiting for you my dear!

bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi, so happy you stopped by my blog and I now I have found your site!!! You are so creative and your pillow giveaway is fantastic. I am on the hunt for some opulent green velvet pillows???

Catherine Nolin said...

For me it's the Thomas Paul Botany Aqua pillow. Love the graphic design. Catherine

24 Corners said...

Hi Karena...thanks for stopping by 24! I love the Peacock Blue Anastasia pretty! The Thhomas Paul Metamorphosis is a very close second, almost a tie actually!

Out of the two here I love the Vintage unique!!!

xo Jessica~

YanniCreations said...

Hi Karena, glad to be your newest blog follower.

I love the botanical embroidered pillow from Pillow Mint. I'm into classics and anything nature inspired.

And I'd choose the Vintage Ornate by Uzi, love the design and color.


Anna said...

Oh what a fabulous giveaway Karena..if I had to choose one of the two above I would definitely go the Vintage Ornate by Urzi...but I feel inlove with more than just one on the Pillow Mint site..they are all just so divine...the
Broderie by Thomas Paul is stunning. Fingers and toes crossed for this one. Thanks so much Karena x

The Rural Socialite said...

Goody! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about this giveaway!

I love the Koko pillow that is inspired by the Indian rice sack. Amazing! I've always been a fan of ad art.

As for the giveaway, if I positively had to choose... I'd take the Wind by Erin. I love the colors and the texture is very intriguing!

DesignTies said...

I'm already a follower :-)

I love Anita's Koko: Patchwork Pillow -- the vibrant colours are beautiful :-) And I love Almost Real -- it's the perfect touch of glam :-)

I'd choose the Wind cushion if I win your giveaway :-)


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thanks for passing by our blog...I am now a follower.
LOVELY World you have here...

Lisa said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for the introduction to Anita's beautiful site. How thoughtful of you to have such a generous give-away, be sure to pass my thanks on to Anita also. Well, the vintage ornate would be a lovely addition to my mother's new bedding ensemble and since I seem to have good luck in the pillow-give-aways I would pick that one to give to her as a surprise. Fingers crossed XX!
Now I'm off to read up on what other interesting things you've been up to lately!
Thanks for hangin in there while I was away. It was wonderful to hear from you today.
xo Lisa

Kimmy said...

Greetings Karen,
What a lovely blog. The Wind pillow is just begging for a place on a crisp sofa in the Hamptons.
I am very pleased you visited my blog as I have now joined your lovely community.
Have a lovely day Karen, cheers!

annechovie said...

Great interview and give-away, Karen. I love Anita's site, but my favorite pillow is the Thomas Paul flocked pillow. Thank you!

Carol said...

So pretty!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great interview! And of course being a pillow fanatic - great giveaway! The website is chock full of beautiful things but I'm really drawn to the John Robshaw line of bedding. The Wind pillow would look fab in my living room or on the daybed in my screened in porch! : )

Tamstyles said...

i like the koko scooter pillow on pillow mint.

i would like to win the wind pillow.



Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I'm a follower! I think I'd choose one of the Java pillows for the Cristano one. It's a toss up!


Erin said...

I love Pillow Mint! It's great to learn more about Anita!

My absolute favorite item is the Koko Sea Horse pillow, so many fun colors! If I won though I'd have to choose the Wind pillow. Love that color (and it has my name on it!)

Jen @ Bloggers Abode said...

Hi Missy! Thanks for the sweet comments on the bamboo-redo. I love Anita's things it's hard to choose just one. I have a serious crush on the koko botanical embroidered pillow. SO PRETTY! Great giveaway!! Oh! and the Wind would be my colors.

Shades of the Limelight said...

My favorite item are the artecnica starlights! I love all of them but the mercury orange one is my favorite for the coloring if I had to choose one!

I would love the Wind by Erin Flett =)

ProjectHope7 said...

Now following you... art by karena... just found you today... love the pillows..

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

Checked out Anitas site... great home gifts... LOVE the Organic Mist & Charcoal bedding by gorgeous!!!

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

I would choose the 20x20 WIND pillow in the green... it is beautiful and you said "it is so comfy".. that made me choose it... but I have to say I adore the other pillows design... it is absolutely breathtaking... just not my color choice... it would be gorgeous in a pale sea mist or aqua, or grey... or blue.... it is very much a work of art.

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

The Red Umbrella said...

I like the Wind pillow.
And yes...location, location, location.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Wow... so hard to choose just one! I love the blissliving: jenna ivory pillow. Of the two choices above, I would take the first one.

Great giveaway!

Brooke said...

Thank you so much for introducing me these fabulous pillows! I love the erin flett: bunny boo pillow in green. I am going to be redecorating my daughter's room soon and the colors I am using are pink, blue and green and this would look just darling on her bed!

I love the Vintage Ornate by Urzi pillow, I have a sunroom that this would look perfect in.

Trish@ A dream house for Trish said...

Hi, Im a new follower & what a fabulous time to find your blog, such a beautiful give away. I really loved the bliss living Jenna pillow in ivory but there are so many great products in the range I may need to do a little online shopping.

Agneta said...

Gorgeous & just lovely!! I adore the white & yellow pillow! Soooo great giveaway!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Ps. I alos love your comments on my blog!! Thank you!! Ds

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

LOVE the Jenna flower pillow in ivory!! Great giveaway! Janell

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I'm partial to the "Jenna" pillow in lavender.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Opps, I'm not a good direction follower. If I win I'd like the yellow/orange one, please. Who's surprised by that!


Love Anita and love Pillow Mint! It would be hard to choose but probably one of the Koko ones . . .

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Great giveaway. Pillows are my favorite accessory when I want to change the look of my home.

A Perfect Gray said...

so hard to choose a favorite - but I think the koko metallick fire lilly is my fav. fingers crossed. thanks so much for the chance!

Best, Donna

Walter Helena said...

Lovely pillows!

I'm doing another giveaway of a fine art piece over at my blog ... I'm not sure what the chances of winning twice are, but if you'd like to try, please be my guest :)


Zaira said...

Hi Karena!!! Thank you so much for invinting me to yuor awesome giveaway!!! I would choose the bliss pillow, the lilac one in throw pillows.... I wish you a lovely Sunday!! xoxo

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love the Jenna Ivory Pillow that would look perfect on my guest bed! What a fab giveaway!

TheEccentricLady said...

There are to many to pick! Love so many but I have to choose Blissliving-freyagrey. It goes in my familyroom. If I were to win i'd choose Vintage Ornate by Urzi.
Thanks for visiting my tea party!

CDS said...

Those are really pretty!!

Kelly's Avenue said...

I am a new follower

Thanks for the sweet comment

Kelly's Avenue said...

LOVE this

Steph S. said...

Love your blog! Thanks for commenting on my post :) I'm loving all of the throw pillows on pillowmint, mainly "Crisanti" - I'm really into the merrimekko patterns at the moment. :) I would choose the second pillow on your blog post - lovely colors!

Francine Gardner said...

Beautiful, very sharp and fresh pillows. Love them

SabinePsynopsis said...

Lovely, lovely pillows! Can I follow you on bloglovin'?
Wishing you a great start to the week! xoxo

A multi-dimensional life said...

I am really enjoying your blog, Karena! Such beauty!
Pillow mint is fabulous. I love so many, but there is a very classic pillow that I think is perfect for any decor..."Chanel creme". Cream pure linen! So elegant and versatile! Simple Elegance!

Anonymous said...

Great pillow and I love the name! Good luck to the the entrants!

Bri@accidentalcitygirl said...

I love most of the pillows, she is very talented! But, when I saw the bunny boo pillow I started laughing at the thought of how my recently bunny obsessed dog will react to that darling pillow. If I win, I'll have to pick that one, just to see what he does. Thanks for the heads up about this giveaway and I'm glad you liked my tree painting. ;)


Tina said...

Hi Karena. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of your giveaway! I have been to Pillow Mint and I love the ThomasPaul: Metamorphosis(aqua) throw pillow. If I was lucky enough to win your gorgeous giveaway, I would choose the Vintage Ornate pillow:) I am you newest follower. ~ Tina xx

paris parfait said...

Ooh, the Koko pillow is my fave, but they are all lovely! And what a fab giveaway! As for the two here, I think the Vintage Ornate is more my style. Lucky winner, whoever that may be!

1 Funky Woman said...

Thanks for popping over and telling me about your giveaway! I've been a follower!

1 Funky Woman said...

I love the seafarer moby whale pillow on the site. I think if I were to win I would pick the Vintae Ornate by Urzi, love the yellow!

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

Pillow Mint has some amazing designs...and I I love that they are all very different.
XO Piper

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and lettin me know about yours and the Pillow Mint Giveaway!

If I had to choose a favorite item...there are so many pretty things and interesting designs... it would probably be the Amelie Green Duvet set. I love the vintage pillow!

drollgirl said...

what a super giveaway! unfortunately (or fortunately?) i recently purchased MANY PILLOWS, so no need to enter me in this giveaway. i am already out of room, so i can't be adding more pillows to my place, even if i want to! :[

Jasmine said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Jasmine said...

I love the jenna pillow! It is so cute!

Preppy 101 said...

Great giveaway!! Just became a follower!! Love throw pillows. My fave on the website is the throw pillow thomaspaul bali green. I would love Vintage Ornate if I win :-) xoxo

pve design said...

love any of the Thomas Paul pillows....

Kelly Berg said...

beautiful pillows! thanks for sharing. I'm really loving the ones you featured on this post - especially Vintage Ornate by Urzi. Lovely!!!

Style Chronicle said...

Pillows are to a room what jewelry is to an outfit. These are tres chic!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what fabulous pillows. So pretty and so creative. I love them all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Averill said...

So many lovelies to choose from (love BlissLiving and ThomasPaul) but I think I'd go for the yellow ornate -- it's the perfect mustardy hue to go in my guest bedroom! (And I've been searching for just the right pillow, too...)

Dana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to let me know about this fabulous giveaway and leaving your sweet comment!

I am a follower....

and love the cotton throws! :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Beautiful! Following you and would love if you follow me back :)
Geese are mean!!! We have some at the pond....It doesn't help too if my kids are taunting them with sticks! HAHAHA
I love little critters :)

Meant for a Moment Designs said...

Favorite Pillow among some many lovlies = the goldfish one! {xox} Too cute!

Crossing my fingers, beautiful shop! best of luck! {Cheers}

sue@solsticehome said...

Oh, this is a toughie! All the pillows are so wonderful. I think that thomaspaul: kabuki corn would look perfect on my kitchen settee.

Thank you for the visit and comment on my blog and for leading me here.

D e g a i n e said...

those are gorgeous



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Anonymous said...

Oh I love the chanel pillow. Lovely pillows!

Pemberley said...

Love that KoKo wild flowers pillow. so cute and it would look great in my house!

AB HOME Interiors said...

lovely pillows! and the art show looks fun!

Lindsey said...

wish i was in ks. the show looks so fun!

pennycones said...

Ooooh I love the first cushion!

I popped over to the website and I think the organic bedding range is to die for (well, not literally! Haha). Lovely items in that little shop. x

Thanks for popping over to my blog.

Cristin said...

What a great giveaway! I am off to check out the site.

I am also a follower.


Anonymous said...

From the shop, the coral ebony pillow, the prize, the vintage Urzi.
X David, NYC

Shanarun said...

Thank you so much for letting me know about your give-a-way. You have a wonderful blog! At Pillow mint I really liked the Alpaca Throws, and the erin flett bunny boo pillow. From your give-a-way, I love the vintage ornate pillow. :)

Anonymous said...

Would definitely choose the "Vintage Ornate":so summery and fresh.
Well, everything on Pillow Mint is to choose?
I would say anything, at all, from John Robshaw!

Anonymous said...

I adore the Vintage Ornate. Beautiful and unique.


so many YUMMY textures and prints. each one's a winner! if i were to be oh-so-lucky, it have to be the scarlet seed for me. neat blog and neat textile shop, i'll be by often.

Lisa said...

I just got an email from my mother and she has received the pillow! She adores it and is so excited to have received such a wonderful gift from one of my best friend bloggers!
I know she has visited your blog before and knowing that it came from a fellow artist is all the better. I sent her the link to the original post so that she could read more about the pillow.
Thank you again for having such a generous and beautiful give-a-way!
xo lisa

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