Mouthwatering Genoan eye candyJanuary 18, 2010
Rosanna's swap arrived! When I opened the parcel this morning, I found three beautifully embroidered pillows looking like little jewels...
Rosanna's swap arrived! When I opened the parcel this morning, I found three beautifully embroidered pillows looking like little jewels, deliciously presented in a box of Genoan sweets.
Rosanna's home town is Genoa in Italy and the card she sent me accompanying the swap is a beautiful engraving 'Veduta del Porto di Genova' (View of the Port of Genoa). On the card she wrote that the pillows were for me, but the sweets were a gift for my son. Needless to say, that made us both very happy!
Some time ago when Rosanna (La Casa Rossa and La Stanza di Giuggiola) and I agreed on doing this swap (see also previous post), I sent Rosanna a few swatches of wallpaper and fabric I had used in the bedroom. Rosanna used the swatches to design and embroider these three pillows for me.
I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the designs Rosanna chose for me. The pillows look beautiful in my bedroom. I love the red one because of the apparent symplicity and its perfect match to the pattern of the red cover on the bed. And the 'toile' pillow is so very, very pretty. The whole positioning of that pattern, with the tree, the girl and the road within the circle...just enough, beautiful.
The striped one is so perfect with just that little bit of green which picks up the green accents in the room and of course the tiny stripe in the fabric. The flowers in that one perfectly refer to my peonies.
Not only the front of the pillows are beautifully made, the backs are done in silk in colours perfectly matching the embroideries.
Thank you Rosanna for such lovely works of art. I will treasure them!