Sunday, October 17, 2010

Announcing Changes with Two Fall Giveaways

Bella Rustica
Buona Notte (Good Night) Line
Giveaway - Burlap lumbar Buona Notte pillow

Choose from either style - black ink with closed sides or brown ink with one open buttoned side. The lucky winner will be announced on November 1 from those who both post here.  Double your chances of winning by adding your name to Lettere di Amici (Those who Follow). If you already follow, say so in your post and I will add a second opportunity for you to win. 

(There's more).

Everything on Bella Rustica Market (except the Broken Twig Chandelier) will be available at 50% off beginning November 1 through December 1 but only to those who both post here (so you might win a pillow) and invite two  friends to Follow me on the blog.  Let me know your name (blog or otherwise so I can identify you....) along with the same information for your friends and your name will be added to the list and I will take your order at that time.  Some items, like the flag of Florence, are in limited supply so get your order in as soon as you can.

Perque (why) you ask?

 I am beginning the re-model of my new home here on Saint Simons Island, Georgia and want to both down-size a bit and kick off the holiday season with give-a-ways.  Join me here often from December on as I detail every creative project in this three month full-house re-model.  The kitchen of my Coronado Island, California home is featured in the Winter edition of Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeovers.  It is entitled Italian Seasoning and will be featured here next week.  I spared little expense on that project. My new home, Bella Rustica Cottage, will be completed on a budget which requires all my creative ingenuity & ability.  

Take a look at my additional Buona Notte line.  All but one item are one-of-a-kind.

Also available for sale on November 1 is one unique set of decorative pillow cases for a regular sized pillow...
- $65.00 for the set -

and one unique pale green colored regular sized ticking striped sham (shown) and one navy blue colored regular sized ticking striped sham (photo available) highlighting Buona Notte (Good Night) in black script. These are darling in children's rooms and will also be available on November 1.
- $40.00 each -
Decorus Vita Giveaway
Burlap with Latin Phrases Line
Giveaway - burlap doubled sided pillow

My dearest friend, Patsy DesChenes, of Decorus Vita Mercatus (Latin for My Decorated Life), has created a handsome line of burlap pillows with Latin Phrases.  She uses each image only once so each pillow is literally one of a kind.

Her giveaway features a unique, one of a kind, 16" burlap pillow printed on both sides with Latin phrases. Side one is the image of a beautiful angel reaching towards the heavens. Imprinted with "Divinitus" which translates to "devine influence". Side two, the timless and familiar Latin phrase, "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) is imposed over an antique time piece. The pillow is made from two hues of natural burlap with a feather and down insert.

Enter to win by leaving her a comment. Double your chances of winning by adding your name to her followers. She will announce the lucky winner on November 1. 

Take a look at her tre-chic French Line as well and watch her blog for offers similar to mine as she takes a soujourn to travel.


  1. your pillows are gorgeous. i would love to win one :)
    i follow too

  2. I'm a follower of course my dear Kim
    What a gorgeous new range.. and how perfetto!!! Buona Notte.. just what I need!!! I like the idea of the button closures!!! I'm a bit of a pillow hoarder so like to be able to interchange my covers..

    Hope you are well!!! and thanks for the chance.. will post a button in my sidebar too!!! ciao ciao xxx Julie

  3. I am also a follower of your lovely blog and love those pillows - they are tres belle.

    Merci et a bientot,


  4. Fabulous Giveaway! Thank you for a chance! I am already a follower :)

  5. I am now a follower. Such a lovely giveaway!
    Happy that Julie sent me your way.

  6. Congratulations on having your home featured in Better Homes & Gardens! I will look for it.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful burlap pillows. I love the brown ink with open buttoned side.

  7. Buongiorno Kim! Benvenuta....your pillows are incredible as always. I wish I had a couch to show them but I do have a bench out side that needs a Cuscino Italiano. Ciao Rita

  8. Please enter my name---I'm also a new follower. Though I always thought I couldn't sew--I'd still pick up how to sew pillow books, thinking one day my time would come. then a dear friend gave me a sewing machine--and now I've found your site--not a bad sequence of events! Lovely work, thank you for sharing such a creative site.

  9. What an amazing give away!! Always a loyal fan and follower! Can't wait to see what you do with this kitchen!!

  10. Ooh! I just found you through Julie. What delightful creations. I'm your newest follower. J x

  11. Good morning Kim!

    Sorry to hear you are closing your shop, but happy to know we will get to follow your home redo and get more blogging from you ;-)
    Love your burlap creations!

    Janet xox

  12. I just found your blog through Julie @ beingRUBY! It's lovely and what a fab giveaway! I would adore one of your pillows :)

  13. How beautiful!!
    I'm a new follower.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  14. Beautiful pillows!! I have been a follower since seeing you and your pillows in Better Homes and Gardens. Is the kitchen and bath issue out yet? Would love to see your new kitchen and I will be sure to follow along with your blog about the new renovations. Much luck to you!


  15. These are lovely! I love pillows~!
    I now follow you; Found you over at
    "Being Ruby"~

    What a wonderful offer~

  16. I found you through Julie too. These pillows are beautiful. I like them both, but with 6 kids, I think I'd like the one with a button, so I can clean it easier :-) I'm looking forward to seeing your kitchen remodel from your home on Coronado too.

  17. I'm a follower too :-)

  18. Love your beautiful pillows! I am a follower too!

  19. what beautiful pillows you are giving away...really pretty blog too. I am a follower for chance #2 yay!!! hugs~Chris

  20. finally ... you're back. i've been checking and checking.

    i would love to win one, and yes! i am a follower.


  21. I follow! and would love to win one of the pillows. They are perfect!!

  22. Kim,
    I'll look forward to the BHG article. And, of course, I'd be thrilled to be lucky enough to win one of your pillows.
    Goodluck with the changes to your business and starting on your Bella Cottage project. Can't wait to see the progress.
    Your little buddy,

  23. I found your blog via the Better Homes and Gardens issue (and some Internet research) as I LOVED your pillows!

    I went to Italy a couple of years ago and share your passion. Vernazza on the Cinque Terra stole my heart as did Lake Orta.

    I follow your blog and would be honored to showcase one of your pillows on my bed.

    Ciao Bella (Rustica)!

  24. I absolutely LOVE your pillows!!! I will miss your store, but wish you many blessings in your new endeavors!!

  25. I just found your blog and love everything I see. I'm very much looking forward to seeing all the new renovations. I'm your newest follower.

  26. I wish you the absolute best of luck and can't wait to see your home improvements in the new abode....will call soon! The Buona Notte pillows are gorgeous and I"ll look for that magazine...

  27. Absolutely ADORE these pillows! I would be over-the-moon to win one!

    I follow your blog, I'm a recent/new follower and am looking forward to reading all your wonderful project posts in the future!

    Best Regards from San Diego!!!

  28. Love your pillows. What a generous giveaway!

  29. Pillows are gorgeous. I once made drapes out of burlap. Lots of coughing!