Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Arte Pura Italian Linen



A few weeks ago, Trish from Trouvais pointed me in the direction of a fabulous giveaway at Beadboard UpCountry, the website and blog of Maryanne Flaherty.



Maryanne was giving away a beautiful Italian linen pillow from Arte Pura....
...it is called the Federa Arricci Con Stampa.



I am sure you can imagine my delight when I found out that I was the lucky winner!



This gorgeous, luxurious pillow made of the softest Italian linen arrived today...



Just look at the luscious script and the fabulous deep 6 inch border ...



Scrumptious details...



Sophisticated and elegant...



Thank you so much Maryanne!
I am so grateful for this very generous gift and know that it will be the crown jewel when combined with my antique linens..



These are some photographs of other items from the Arte Pura line...
...Maryanne carries this line in her Euro country boutique in Brenham, Texas.







...and now, about that number 52 copper printer's stamp...

Of course, you are right...

...it is a 25...not a 52.




...even if you turn it upside down...

... it's a 52 with attitude!

silly me!
:)

21 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Congratulations!
I love the images on your blog they are truly lovely...in fact I could just move right in to 52 Flea and be forever content.

Angela said...

Hey, upside down it is a very sassy 52!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Yes, silly you, Laura. That's one of the best ways to be in my opinion ;)
Beautiful pillow, so nice you won the giveaway and the piece can be enjoyed with your antique linens.

Thanks for checking in on me the last few weeks, it's much appreciated you kind soul with all my heart.
xo

Linda said...

I didn't notice it was a 25 either LOL! Lovely pillow- congrats!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Are you SERIOUS?????? HOW did I totally miss this giveaway?

I love Maryanne and her blog AND those fab new linens she is now carrying -- and I miss a giveaway??? But you know what????? I'm sooo happy for YOU to have won!! Yippee!!!

I know the pillow will look perfecto where ever you put it!! :)

Enjoy!

Ruth

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fabulous win Laura
I'll have to check out their blogs and shops!! this linen is so pretty .. you are one lucky girl!! Poor little 25.. it's want to grow up to be a 52!!!! xxx Julie

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura! That pillow is so beautiful! and with your primrose blossoms even more so....

what a great gift!

LouBoo said...

A 52 with attitude...love that! A confused 52? A 52 who is not entirely sure?! I think your description is best. Louise x

Mélanie A. said...

You are lucky , this pillow is beautiful. I know it will look perfect in your house

Bonjade said...

Oh you lucky one.......such great gift....
Oh chips, I missed this one too....lucky for you of course;))
Enjoy this great gift and nice day

sharon said...

Congratulations on your lovely win! Love the number stamp, even if it is 25 - doesn't matter, it's a beautiful object.
Sharon

Elizabeth said...

Congrats! What a beautiful pillow. I didn't notice the 25 : 52 thing either because its so darn pretty!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That is quite the beautiful pillow you received, Laura. As for the stamp, the way I see it it's a "52" unless you use it as a stamp :)

La Petite Gallery said...

MY goodness aren't you a lucky lady.
Congratulations.

yvonne

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, what a lucky gal you are to have won that stunning pillow, I bet you are on cloud 9! Oh my, how funny that it is a 25 instead of a 52 but if you love it enough it can be any number you want!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Laura,
That is so beautiful! I am so glad you won it!
Suz

June said...

My goodness Laura, your photos took me to a whole other place. They are gorgeous! Congrats on your lovely win. I will have to go see more of this loveliness.
It sure looks like a 52 to me,hehe.
hugs

Ozma of Odds said...

...so lovely! Happy you:)
It doesn't get much better than pure linen!!
xo, Rosemary

now I'm off tocheck out the link...

Les Cotrions said...

Congratulations Laura! What a precious gift! I didn't know this Italian brand but I see the website....gorgeous!!!
I didn't realize that your number was 25...I'm not very clever with numbers...anyway is a beautiful stamp!
A nice evening to you!
Vale

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations on you most lovely win. I'm sure it will be treasured and cared for.

Gidget said...

That pillow is gorgeous!! You lucky girl! :)