Mouthwatering Genoan eye candy

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!

As always, all pictures can be clicked for a better view.

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28 comments

  1. You make me happy ! they look so much better in your lovely room. Rosanna

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  2. ..The pillows fits so perfect to the room!

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  3. so beautiful- they look perfect in your room! It is impossible for me to choose a favorite!

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  4. What a lovely swap - Rosanna is truly a talented lady!

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  5. They're fantastic and match perfectly. I especially love that last photo of the chair. Gorgeous!

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  6. They are beautiful and perfect in that room!

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. wonderful pillows and also the sweets. Lucky woman because Rosanna is so talented ;)

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  8. Welcome to the club for fans of Ro's pillows :). She has done a great job with the cushions. I think the toile pillow is exquisite! Every one of them fits where you want , Josje. Congrtz on a most spectacular swap!

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  9. The cushions are beautiful and go so well with your furniture and style. I like the photo of the sweets with the cushions.
    Geneviève

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  10. The Rosanna's works are always Fantastic but also your arm chairs are wonderfull!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  12. Ohhhh! it's a beautiful work!!! The are so lovely and cute!!! I love this pillow, they're perfect for your rooms. Congratulations to both! Pilar

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  13. IT SEEMS MY FIRST COMMENT HAS DISAPPEARED!
    But I don't mind leaving a second.

    The pretty pillows look so beautiful in that gorgeous room!
    What a wonderful swop.

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  14. Rosanna's work is beautiful. She is the Queen of the needle. Her little cushions look wonderful displayed in your beautiful room..xx

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  15. Rosanna's needle work looks perfect in your room, she has certainly put a lot of thought into each cushion....a wonderful addition to you beatiful house.....Enjoy!!

    Linda x

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  16. Hello, I'm new to your site and would like to say how pretty it is.
    I love the snow effect.
    Those beautiful cushions go so well with rest of the decor...love the furniture!!!

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  17. Wauw,ze staan prachtig in de slaapkamer,helemaal in stijl! ik weet dat het in het echt nog mooier is als op de foto en dat het heuse kunstwerkjes zijn. Heel veel plezier er mee josje!

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  18. Hello!
    I just wound your beautiful site.I love this :)
    Very fell done!

    Warmest greetings.Kata

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  19. Wat een prachtig blog heb je Josje, net als de website en je miniaturen trouwens.....

    Leukkkkk die kussentjes !! Veel plezier ervan !
    Elly

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    okay,love you ;)

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  21. I am loving this!!! I just found you from an old post of Ulla's....I am looking for miniatures. WOW you have a fun blog. My best friend Patricia Cabrera from Wooltale miniatures is also a great artist. Come on by and visit with me! Anita

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  22. Thank you all for your lovely comments! I think Rosanna will enjoy reading these too;) I so love the pillows she made for me. I took the chair on which I had put the toile pillow and the old letters (which Norma gave me) out of my dolls house and put it onto my work table so I can look at it all the time.
    Love 'n Light, Kata, elly in amsterdam, fasha comeback again and Castles Crowns and Cottages, welcome to my blog.
    Anita, I have been following Ulla and you for some time now, and just recently discovered Patricia's blog too!

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  23. Those pillows are so lovely, and suit the room so well.

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  24. They look beautiful, perfect match with the chair and the room...
    And what a nice way to post them, yummy!

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  25. De las miniaturas el punto de cruz es mi mayor pasión, me encantan los cojines, su sencillez y lo elegantes y bonitos que quedan.
    U abrazo
    Maite

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  26. Those pillows are so beautiful in there!

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  27. Thank you all! Yes they are so pretty! Rosanna will be at SIMP in Paris with more embroideries this summer. If you get the chance you should go see her there!

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  28. This is a room I am especially charmed by! Your sense of design ... choices of colour and accessories are all impeccable. And, here I see the fabric featured in the tutorial ... lovely! I'm traipsing back through your archives to find the photos of your wonderful BIG house, so all my comments will be awhile after the fact.

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