Tuesday, February 26, 2013

American Oil Painting Giveaway

I want to thank everyone for your good wishes and kind words. First of all, Mocha (our 11 year old Tibetan Terrier) is doing much better. Her appetite is back and so is her spunk! She needs further tests on her liver and pancreas - wish us luck! As for me, I am fine and back at the shop.
 Below: Mocha back home, and sporting a pre-spring cut.
Recently, I've received invitations to be friends on Facebook and LinkedIn. At this time, I am not on Facebook / LinkedIn. Many apologies :(

However, I am on Pinterest and you can enjoy my boards here:
And, I recently joined Instagram, where I'll be posting travel, shop, garden and design photos. Look for photos from our upcoming buying trip. My username: loithai
Above: A photo of Brussels, Belgium I shared on Instagram.

Now for the giveaway:  

To celebrate my blog's belated anniversary, I'm giving away one original oil on board landscape painting from a listed American impressionist painter (born 1942, Connecticut). I'm confirming the signatures (signed front and back) and will reveal the artist to the winner. Here are the rules of this contest:

- If you'd like a chance to win, just leave a comment.
- All are welcome, whether you have a blog or not. Including readers outside the U.S.
- One name (by comment number) will be drawn randomly via Random.org. 
- I'll announce the winner on March 12, 2013.
- The painting will be shipped free of charge to the winner. Just not to a PO Box address.
- Only one entry per person.

I'm taking a short blog break, and will be back to announce the winner on March 12, 2013. Thanks for your visit!
 I fell in love with the blues, greens and grays of this painting. Not that art should match furniture, but I think this painting is in perfect harmony with Swedish painted furniture.
 The painting (almost 10"w x 8"h) is probably 50 years old. I purchased it in an antiques shop in Pennsylvania.

305 comments:

  1. So nice of you to have a give away! I love the blues and greens of the picture and am crossing my fingers for luck! Thank you for your gracious gesture!

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  2. Crossing my fingers for luck! What a beautiful oil painting!

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  3. March 12th is my father's 75th birthday! What a beautiful gift this would be... Thank you for the chance!

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  4. Loi,

    So happy to hear your adorable pup is oing better. It is always difficult when our pets get old, mine is 12 and has Cushings disease. I hope that your blogging break means that you are off enjoying yourself.

    I love this painting and think whoever wins will be very excited and lucky!

    Have a wonderful break, Elizabeth

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  5. Poor Mocha! Tell her to lay off the sherry, it doesn't seem to be doing her any good.
    I love how vivid the painting is, without being in the least garish. Just like life should be.

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  6. What a lovely painting. Thank you for the chance to win. I very much enjoy your blog. Best regards, Wenda S. maggieandme52@yahoo.com

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  7. I am so glad that Mocha is feeling better! What a lovely / generous giveaway!

    I am so glad you are on Instagram Loi....although I have become consumed with it while I have been home! I find it to be an extension of the blogging community.

    Enjoy the blogging break.

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  8. What a couple of sweeties...your Mocha and the darling painting :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. Dear Loi, I am so glad Mocha is doing better. I pray that the tests are good, too. You have been SUCH an inspiration to me, and so kind and generous. This painting is beautiful and would look great on my new Gustavian sideboard, or the next Swedish piece I acquire, whatever that might be! Hugs to you!

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  10. Hello Loi

    So delighted to hear Mocha is doing well. It is always a big worry when our pets are unwell. Congratulations on your anniversary. The painting is beautiful. Please do not include me in the raffle, I wish for one of your readers to receive it.
    Enjoy your sojourn and looking forward to your return

    Helenxx

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  11. Hi Loi, we were out of town in Colorado and I missed your birthday and blog anniversary. Happy both! So sorry to hear you and the adorable Mocha have been under the weather, best wishes for a full recovery for both of you. Well, you're adorable too of course! Your blog is so special, thank you for taking the time to blog and share your talent!

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  12. Thank you for the lovely give away of this painting. It is beautiful. So glad your Mocha is better--it is so hard to see your pet ill. I love your blog very much--I do not blog myself, but I have gotten so many ideas and inspiration from them...

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  13. Hi Loi. Mocha is such a sweetie, so glad she is on the mend, and you too! The painting is lovely, and thank you for the chance to win it. Enjoy your break, and I look forward to hearing all about your travels...have a safe trip.

    xo Kat

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  14. So glad you are both feeling better. Such a beautiful painting! Thanks for the opportunity. Susan

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  15. Would love an opportunity to win the beautiful painting! Love your blog and look forward to your return in March! Enjoy the break.
    Carin Talucci from Pennsylvania

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  16. I just started following you on pinterest! The painting is beautiful and so is your blog.
    Rosa

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  17. glad mocha is doing ok, and hope all of her tests go well!!! and as you know i already follow you on instagram! :) and pinterest! :) and if you were on facebook, it'd be there, too! ;)
    thanks so much for such a great giveaway- hope your week is off to a good start. i am looking forward to a brighter day tomorrow..... this cold rain is not fun!!!! i have a chill i can't shake!!

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  18. hi Loi,
    I am so glad to be in such good company as I don't do Facebook or LinkedIn either;) Love this painting- reminds me of a favorite spot in Maine. What a delightful giveaway!
    SO happy that Mocha is feeling better. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    xxojoan

    p.s. If I don't win the painting could I maybe have that mirror?!!! love it too!

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  19. Hi Loi,
    I so enjoy your blog and following you on Pinterest. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful painting.
    Christy B. barisone@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I'm. It sure what I bookmark more often, your posts or your Pinterest snaps! Lovely artwork, and how kind of you to celebrate by making someone so happy. Thank you so much for this opportunity

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  21. Hi Loi! Glad to hear that both you and Mocha are feeling better! What a super giveaway to celebrate your anniversary! Especially love your pictures of your garden, so I'm looking forward to your posts this spring and summer!!!

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  22. I love your lovely contributions. They inspire me to make my surroundings more beautiful. Thank you for the painting giveaway. Fingers crossed!!

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  23. Happy (belated) Anniversary, Loi! Thank you for your kindness and generosity in offering us this giveaway. The painting is gorgeous...
    So happy Mocha is doing better! and you too. Enjoy your break; I'm looking forward to your return. YOu always have the best pictures and the loveliest decorating and traveling ideas. Laura.

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  24. This painting is beautiful...maybe I will be lucky..

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  25. Yes, please enter me for the drawing! What a wonderful giveaway.
    Oh, I am so glad Mocha is better: our dog also went through so many tests and eventually ended up having a shot once a week for years (she loved....it: lots of attention!!) But it's so hard on everyone.
    We will all miss you while you're away, but look forward to some wonderful images on Instagram!

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  26. What a lovely painting. My oldest son's birthday is March 12 so if I am chosen I will give it to him. Glad you are feeling better!

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  27. Hi Loi - How nice that you are taking a blog break, but everyone will miss you. I hope that you will have a chance to relax during the break. Mocha looks to be in fine form. Aren't pets the best? It is so kind of you to give away that charming painting. It looks perfect in your shop!

    -Deborah

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  28. I know just the place for that gorgeous painting in my house! Fingers crossed for the win! So glad to hear Mocha is on the mend.

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  29. I am glad precious Mocha is good! I am so glad that you are on Instagram. It is perfect for you!! I may have to join:) I wish I had you and your talent with the camera on my trip. Enjoy yours!!! Love the painting!! xoxo, K

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  30. Hi Loi, the painting looks lovely in your home...but I think it would look great in my home too! Glad to hear your adorable puppy is doing better.
    Jennifer

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  31. that is a really beautiful painting

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  32. how tremendously generous of you dear loi, it is lovely!

    enjoy your break and continued best to mocha
    xx
    debra

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  33. Hi Loi!
    The painting has drawn me right into your lovely blog! We just received a few feet of snow here today in chicago, the painting has warmed me up and brings thoughts of spring. I enjoyed your beautiful garden pics/narrative!! Have a marvelous day! Pamela

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  34. I am so glad your dog is doing better. I really enjoy your blog and love your house and your antiques, but I admire your garden even more. Here in the depths of February, I like to look back at the garden posts and imagine Spring is on its way. I'll come back on March 12 to see if I've won. : ) I would love that painting.

    Hope

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  35. So glad you and Mocha are doing well. Love the painting. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  36. What a beautiful piece of artwork. I would love to have it hanging in my newly painted dining room. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Dana @ benkatmom@yahoo.com

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  37. Dear Loi,
    So glad you and Mocha are feeling better. Love her new Spring look!
    The painting is absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for offering such a meaningful piece as a gift to one of us.
    Fondly,
    Patty Day
    pattyday25@gmail.com

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  38. Dear Loi, this flu has been terrible and I wish you well....and Mocha! Please take care. Sending you good wishes and big hugs. xob

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  39. my stars, loi. you are generous. but I think we all knew that...

    many thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely painting.

    I have my fingers crossed...donna

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  40. I love that painting, it would look wonderful in my old farmhouse. Thank you for offering such a wonderful piece of art. Enjoy reading your blog! Mickey email: cybulski1@windstream.net

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  41. Loi so happy to know that you and Mocha (too cute) are doing better.

    The painting is stunning and of course I would be proud to have it in a place of honor in my home.

    Love and Hugs,
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  42. Imagine Eeyore's melodramatic drawl as you read my comment....."Oh all right, I'll leave a comment. Not because I could win, because I never win anything. I will leave a comment only because I adore Loi's blog and if he is offering a give away then I know it is because it makes him happy and I want to know I contributed to that."

    Now imagine my high pitched squeal...."oh I hope I win, oh I hope I win!"
    Thanks Loi for this fun contest :-)

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  43. Loi...I would love to win this painting...It is beautiful and such a generous give away...so glad your feeling better...our dog sway is not eating and we are very concerned. Taking her to the vet tomorrow!

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  44. Pssst Mocha.....try to draw my name for the painting give-a-way....do you accept dog treats as bribery? Don't tell Loi

    Many prayers for Mocha, furry children are such treasures.

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  45. What a gorgeous painting, and I would be so thrilled to own it if chosen! Glad to hear you are doing better. I visited your beautiful shop when in the DC area last summer and look so forward to another trip soon. Thank you!

    rustbec@yahoo.com

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  46. Happy to hear that you and Mocha are well. Hope those doggie tests turn out well, too.

    It's a pretty little piece of art-looks like my future beach in the San Diego area ;)

    Thanks for letting us enter your give-away!

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  47. I should be in bed sleeping, dreaming about winning this perfect little paiting.

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  48. Just so happy to have you back! And of course I can think of just the right spot for that beauty!
    :-) Jacqueline

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  49. Oh wow..it is beautiful! What a generous gift and I love that there is also some history behind it. Fantastic! I am so excited for the opportunity to possibly admire this beauty in person. Sweetpeaemb@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Hello Loi, Glad to hear you (and Mocha) are feeling better. I think that there has been more going around this year than in the past.

    I too have not joined any of those internet groups so far. It seems that the pressure of keeping up with them would outweigh the advantages, kind of like having too many magazine subscriptions, even for journals you admire. I of course reserve the right to change my mind on this issue.
    --Road to Parnassus

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  51. First, I would like to say that your Mocha is a beauty, a real beauty !!!!! So glad to hear that you Loi are feeling better and furthermore , you are organising this giveaway for us.I wish you to continue blogging for longer, keeping your strength, inspiration and talent . We also need your kind words and "penetrating" eye on our blogs. Your choice for the gift is excellent and generous and we thank you.
    Olympia

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  52. That is so kind of you! It is a lovely painting. Hope you have a good break.

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  53. Dear Loi - I am pleased to learn that you are now feeling better, I assume that you have had the terrible flu that seems to be knocking people down like tenpins. I can't believe Mocha is so old, she still looks in her youth. Do hope that her tests prove to be negative.
    Loi, you are being so very generous with your giveaway - fingers crossed.

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  54. So glad to hear you are botching doing better Loi. It's the time of year I think. All I want to do is hibernate. I have nothing to blog about, no inspiration and just want to sleep until spring :-)

    Enjoy your break, see you next month. Sty warm and loved!
    Di
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  55. Hi Loi - I am so happy to hear Mocha is doing better! Thank you so very much for such a generous giveaway! The painting is so beautiful.

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  56. What a beautiful and generous giveaway. That little painting would be just perfect in my new home!

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  57. Dear Loi,
    I'm pleased that all is well in the Loi household.
    I do like that photograph of Brussels. That style of house is very much in evident in this part of the world.
    I am throwing my hat into the prize ring to see if I will be lucky!
    Have a safe trip.
    Kirk

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  58. Glad Mocha is feeling better. Count me in for the painting. It's gorgeous.

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  59. Glad Mocha is better! Love the painting - miss living in Pennsylvania and the good antiquing!

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  60. So good to see Mocha!! She looks great! I'm praying for good news.
    What a beautiful painting! Loi you are so sweet and generous. I'm crossing my fingers! Can't wait to check out your instagram.
    sending you all much love and lots of hugs,
    Robin

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  61. Hello Loi~ What a sweet little painting! It reminds me of areas around Carmel, where I grew up. You have such good luck, or should I say skill, antiquing in PA! Thank you for the opportunity to win. And, thank you for the peaceful beauty you share on your blog. Enjoy your break. We'll "see" you when you return.

    Jane
    Alexanadria, VA

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  62. Oh my goodness I am so sorry about that little baby , she is so precious! Its amazing how much we willdo for our little furry friends, I remember going through so much with my late dog Hogan. I hope all turns out okay!! THe painting is absolutely lovely, I am an art nut so I cannot get enough t o cram onto walls and shelves and even side tables. Sending healing thoughts to Mocha!
    xo Karolyn

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  63. im SO glad to hear Mocha is better! I'm glad you, too, are holding up. Hey - shall we have a data at the Press Day for the Design House in April? We are planning to meet up with Michele. Would love to have you join. PS - I feel like I'm getting a melancholy sense from this post - I can cheer you up!!!!

    Thanks for the generous painting giveway - surely the best one yet! I would LOVE to win :) fingers crossed.

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  64. So glad he's doing better!! Fabulous painting, count me in!

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  65. Loi,

    I have found your blog to be so inspirational- not for only the photos and design style, but for the sense of calm and a life well-lived. Glad to know you and Mocha are feeling better. I imagine that once your beautiful gardens spring to life they will make you feel even better. Thank you for the opportunity to win the painting. landgallard AT yahoo DOT com. I don't FB or Tweet or any of that, but will go find you on instagram to see your photos of travel. We lived in Brussels many years ago and I enjoyed the architecture and gardens very much- Ixelles, near the ponds and the Abbey de la Cambre. I am sure you would appreciate it's austerity. cheers, LA

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  66. I absolutely love your beautiful and inspirational blog! So glad that Mocha is feeling better. Thank you for the chance to win that beautiful little painting.

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  67. I just discovered your blog and love your aesthetic! I'm looking forward to catching up on all the posts I've missed up until now.

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  68. Beautiful painting.
    uibristol@yahoo.com

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  69. That is a beautiful painting to go with your beautiful site.
    Cheers from Vancouver Canada
    Sheryl

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  70. Oh, I hope Mocha is feeling better! You know that I am a doggie lover.
    Put my name in the hat, Loi! Beautiful giveaway.
    Happy Wednesday, and enjoy your break.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  71. A beautiful painting Loi! So pleased your sweet dog is feeling better.......

    Sophia

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  72. You know I'm sending you great big Anniversary hugs to celebrate your one year mark!!! I adore your blog and your style. You have been a wonderful inspiration to so many out here in the blog world, and not only have you become a style icon "I now say ' oh that's very Loi Thai' when I see a nice clean tone on tone look" ha ha; but you have always been such a generous teacher along the way. Not to mention the kind comments you always leave for others. You are a special one, my friend.
    So glad to hear that Mocha is doing better......enjoy your little break.
    xo
    Terri

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  73. Loi, Thanks for sharing as always...your blog is amazing, and I always look forward with anticipation to checking to see what's new! Also, thanks for your follow and your kind comments on Instagram!

    Best,

    Robert

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  74. Hi, Loi - The painting is charming, and I can imagine it in an impressive oversized frame. Enjoy your blogging break! Mark

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  75. Hey buddy, so glad Mocha is doing much better! I posted Nicky getting a bath today FOR YOU in my laundry makeover. That sink could be a tad bigger- I don't think your pups would fit in it. I love that painting and would love to be the recipient! Enjoy your break and talk soon. Hope you get out today, it looks to be sunny and warm--that's a switch! So ready for spring!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  76. Absolutely love your blog. So glad to hear that Mocha is on the mend!

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  77. How nice of you to celebrate your anniversary with a gift to others! Glad Mocha is feeling better...we just lost our sweet 12-year-old Wheaton, Buddy. He was a gem and we celebrate the time we had him everyday.

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  78. Love your blog...and love your dog!
    Feel better, Sweet Mocha!

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  79. So glad to hear Mocha is feeling better. Thank you so much for your beautiful and inspiring blog. I was recently in your amazing store. I hated to leave. You've collected such beautiful pieces!
    Lisa in Charlottesville

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  80. I do so enjoy your lovely blog, and look forward to your return - enjoy the break!

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  81. Oh, that Mocha! Glad to hear he is on the mend. Why is it that I either love artwork HUGE or tiny? This small painting captures the light and color and totally expands my vision. Good luck to everyone and many thanks for wonderful posts.

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  82. Dear Loi,
    I just read about Mocha! Our dog Ralph isn't doing well neither. He has a heart disease that is inherent to cavalier king charles! But he is only 5 years old! I do have to give him lots of medication and since a couple of weeks he is feeling better!I do hope that he can stay with us for a while! We have all so much sorrow as Ralph is a member of our family!
    Loi, the painting is gorgeous!! OMG, what a marvellous give-away!
    I wish you a nice time out of the blog!
    Talk to you when you are back!
    xx
    Greet

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  83. Happy Anniversary! So glad you and Mocha are feeling better and will pray that those tests all return with good news. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a lovely painting. It is beautiful. Happy hunting during your blog break!
    Jamie

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  84. Thank you for such an inspiring, elegant and wonderful blog. I visited your shop last summer and loved it. Hope to come again soon. Glad you and your beautiful Mocha are doing better. Thank you also for offering such a kind giveaway with the painting. Looking forward to hearing more inspiration from you again in March.

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  85. Your blog is one of my favorites. Thank you. Susan S.

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  86. Hello Loi:
    Many, many congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. Long may 'Tone on Tone' continue to delight us with its inspirational words and pictures. And what a wonderful giveaway gift. So very generous, so very appealing. Who could possibly resist?

    Have fun on your break!

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  87. Happy Anniversary! I love everything about your blog. And how generous of you to give away this little treasure of a painting! I absolutely love it and if I were to win, it would become a cherished possession for sure. The person who does win will be a very fortunate person, indeed. Good luck to all!

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  88. Hi Loi, Thanks for the give-away! I love this painting. Your Mocha is a doll. Thanks, too, for your lovely blog.

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  89. Happy Anniversary Loi. Glad you and Mocha are feeling better. Thank-you for a lovely blog which inspires me to live a quietly beautiful life :) The gorgeous little painting is like a tiny piece of heaven-it really has a gem-like quality with it's size and lovely saturated colour. Thank-you for the chance to enter your give-away competition!

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  90. Hi: enjoy the break from blogging + love the pictures of Mocha + glad she/he is feeling better. Hope your travels are numerous, loved the pictures of Belgium. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  91. Loi,
    I'm so relieved to hear the you and Mocha are doing well...I will continue to hold good thoughts for Mocha and the additional tests. She is stylin' in her pre-spring cut.
    The painting is lovely and would fit beautifully in any decor. :-)
    Karen

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  92. Hello! So glad Mocha is feeling better! I love that painting and would so like to win it! It would remind me of you! Did you get my email about Tracy D'Angelo? Small world! I need to take a little blog break myself. Heading to Design Blogger's Conference this weekend and so busy with work, the show house,etc. Thanks for always making me smile when I read your blog!

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  94. sweet puppy, mocha :) would love the painting! those blues are my favorite...
    courtneyej@gmail.com

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  95. So glad to hear Mocha is feeling better. It is terrible when your dog is not well and they can't tell you what is wrong. You feel so powerless.

    I am excited about you joining Instagram and am now following you. This is an amazing giveaway!

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  96. So happy to know that Mocha is improving!! Give her a hug for me! The painting is lovely--I am a huge blue and green fan.

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  97. Oh, my...the painting is perfectly special and I have JUST THE SPOT! franki fmparde@gmail.com p.s. I could pick it up...just across the river from you'al

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  98. Hello Loi,
    So pleased Mocha is doing better and good luck with the tests (she's very photogenic!). Beautiful give away!
    Have a successful buying trip (and rest!).
    Best wishes and travel safely,
    Ivan

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  99. So glad Mocha is home and feeling better.

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  100. Gorgeous! Love to Mocha! Happy Anniversary! xo

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  101. Love the painting. Thanks to you for this giveaway!

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  102. What a nice giveaway. I agree it looks great with Swedish furnishings. Loi, I've also been enjoying your Pinterest boards -- just fabulous!
    Colleen

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  103. Love the beautiful blues in the painting, thanks for a chance to win.

    Mocha is adorable, glad to hear she is better.

    Rschrimsh(at)aol(dot)com

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  104. Yeah! Mocha is on the mend, she's so cute! Glad you're fully recovered and back at the shop I hope to visit one day. And thank you for the chance to win!!! A Connecticut painter, how wonderful!

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  105. The painting is lovely, as is your blog and your wonderful Mocha:) So glad to have found your blog! Best Wishes, Ava
    I HOPE I win, if I do, please contact ava.whalen@hotmail.com
    :)

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  106. Loi,
    Your blog is gorgeous and I'm following you on pinterest, too. Your esthetic is so soothing and beautiful. IF I lived near your store, I'd be broke!
    Caroline

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  107. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad to hear Mocha is home and better. Thank you for the opportunity to win the lovely little landscape. The colors would be perfect in my toile bedroom. I visit your Pinterest selections regularly, and your blog is one of my favorites.

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  108. Dog really hold our hearts!! Hoping that I win the landscape!!

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  109. Love your Pinterest.

    Thank you for the updates and the giveaway.

    Happy Anniversary.

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  110. Count me in! Charming painting. Love the colors! So glad that Mocha is doing better. We almost lost our Peaches nearly two years ago. I was in the bargaining stage of loss and it worked! xo ~ Laurel

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  111. Hello Loi!

    The big Paints, beaultiful Dog!

    Greatings from Brasil!

    Adriano.

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  112. So glad your puppy is better and you too!! I missed that Mocah was not doing well, so sorry. Love this art piece and the colors are so perfectly suited for my family room re-do. It would be such a pleasure to have a little piece of something from you in my home. Happy one year blogaversary!!
    xo Kathysue

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  113. It's beautiful, as is your blog, and I hope I win! Thank you.

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  114. Oh no, now I am going to have to spend hours on your pininterest boards when I should be working!!
    I have a perfect spot for that painting, too.

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  115. That lovely painting contains all of my favorite colors. Please pick me!

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  116. I love all the furniture, rooms, gardens and finds that you show on your blog. Your shop is amazing, too! And now to see a beautiful painting that complements all that you do! I'd love to display it in my home. Thanks for having an anniversary gift for your readers.

    Mary

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  117. What a beautiful painting. It would be a fun surprise to win it!

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  118. Happy Anniversary, I am a new follower and love all you show on your blog.Love the painting.
    Judy

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  119. so happy to hear mocha's on the mend. your blog is always a wonderland of lovely to visit so i'm so grateful it was born.

    have a wonderful break, loi.

    michele

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  120. Happy Anniversary! Good to hear Mocha is doing better and I hope you have a lovely break. Please add my name to the draw for the lovely painting. Thanks, Patty/BC

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  121. Love the painting and glad your fur baby is better!

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  122. Lovely painting. Glad to hear Mocha is doing better!
    Trish @PBucco@aol.com

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  123. Glad to hear Mocha is on the mend. The painting is lovely!
    -Ashley

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  124. IF I were a mind reader, I'd say Mocha was thinking...Paint Me, Paint Me! She looks like an old pro at portrait sitting - The Mocha Lisa! :) Happy Anniversary.

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  125. So happy to hear that you and Mocha are on the mend! This is a beautiful painting and reminds us so much of our shoreline in Connecticut - we would love to have it here in our studio, a window to the outside. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  126. Glad your sweet Mocha is doing better and what a lovely giveaway. Thank you.





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  127. It's perfect! I absolutely love reading your blog.
    Debra

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  128. Love the painting - I have just the spot for it!!!
    Love the blog and glad to hear Mocha is on the mend!
    Fingers crossed!

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  129. Hi Loi,
    Mocha is adorable and I just want to hug her. What a sweet little dog. Secondly, glad to hear you are well again and hope your absence involves travel to somewhere nice. I am not on Facebook either but I am on LinkedIn for professional reasons. I always feel like I am missing something on Facebook but resist the draw on more of my time. I am trying to do LESS computer work as I sit in front of one for 8-9 hr/day at the office. Ugh!

    What a lovely giveaway. Please count me in. I do have a small seascape collection and this would be a lovely addition. I will hope the random number gods are on my side since March 11th is my birthday so this would be timely. haha. Happy blogiversary. I admire you and your style so much and would be lost without you here.

    xo Terri

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  130. I did join your site on pinterest, love all the gardens and faraway places to dream about,glad you and Mocha are on the mend, jeanne

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  131. Best of luck with Mocha. What a fabulous giveaway!

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  132. Aww;). Mocha is darling! Wonderful photo of Belgium! We were there last summer.. such a Beatiful spot. The painting is lovely.. what an amazing giveaway! My blog is up and running..glad to be back!

    xxleslie

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  133. Wishing you and Mocha all the best.

    I love the painting - it would look lovely in my new house!

    Hugs to both you and Mocha,
    Liliana

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  134. Would love to look at that painting in my home. My dog Lily is so happy to hear yours is doing well. Your home and store are beautiful. Lesley

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  135. Loi,
    Happy to hear that Mocha is better and I am totally shocked that you have only been blogging a year. You have quite the following and I adore your posts and all that you share with us. I would be honoured to win that wonderful painting.
    Thank-you,
    pve

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  136. I am looking forward to visiting your shop in-person soon! Love the painting and your pup.

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  137. Hurray! you are back and so is Mocha, and quite adorable at that. I am a new reader, found you about a month ago and have been checking often to see if you have blogged. I love your work, style and eye, along with all your followers!
    The painting is very beautiful and happens to be my favorite colors. The winner will indeed be thrilled!
    Take care, and thank you for the drawing offer and lovely blog. Blessings, jody

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  138. So happy that Mocha is feeling better, Loi.
    It's a beautiful painting that would be very appreciated
    in my home! ;)
    Take care and looking forward to your return!

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  139. Loi:
    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway. The painting is gorgeous.
    Best,
    Rose
    roserichard1961@gmail.com

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  140. Dear Loi,
    Thanks for this generous and fun giveaway-- I shall have to give something similar a try when my own blog 'turns' one! I'm so glad that you and your adorable Mocha are on the mend.
    Warm regards,
    Erika

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  141. What a fabulous giveaway! I love those small paintings, you can use them so many places! The colors are just to die for! So glad Mocha is doing better! There is nothing worse than having a sick animal!

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  142. Glad you and your Mocha are feeling better. I have just the spot for that painting and live right here in Bethesda!

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  143. Hi Loi, Bon anniversaire! Glad you and Mocha are on the mend. I LOVE this wonderful painting, and am commenting to put my name in the drawing. Enjoy your break.
    -Revi

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  144. I am so happy to hear you and Mocha are doing better, and I hope her tests reveal only good news. Your painting is charming and anyone would be pleased to receive it. What a lovely way to celebrate your blog's anniversary. Now I am going to try to figure out Instagram so I can enjoy your travel photos.
    XO, Victoria

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  145. Loi, this painting so belongs in my CT house! Miss you!! xo Lori

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  146. Luck be a lady! I love it....just purchased a lake house and this would be spectacular and soothing.

    My best, Sandy

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  147. Exquisite little painting!

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  148. I am so happy to hear Mocha is doing much better! Your blog is inspiring and truly the most beautiful blog out there. Also, you are a very talented interior designer. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest. Best Regards! Laurié. jlgmoratto@att.net

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  149. Hi Loi, I'm so glad you and Mocha are both feeling better. I have been feeling the February blues, so I've taken up a little d-i-y project at home, and a little break from the blog as well. Enjoy your own time off-- do something fun!

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win this painting. It is really lovely, and the winner will be quite happy.

    xo,
    Keri

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  150. So happy I encountered your blog. Started following about a week ago. The words "gorgeous" and "exquisite" keep entering my head. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  151. You are truly kind Loi. Thank you for your generosity. That is a beautiful painting. I hope your little doggy will be ok. I am sorry to hear more tests are required. I hope everything will be ok. And I am so glad to hear you are doing better. You are such a joy! We are all so lucky to have you share your talents. I will look forward to reading your blog when you return in March.
    With my kindest regards,
    Susan =)

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  152. I am so glad you and Mocha are doing better.

    I found your blog through Meg at Pigtown Design. I am also a blogger in the Baltimore area. If I ever find myself in your area I intend to visit your gorgeous shop.

    I have become a little obsessed lately with landscape paintings. I have started to collect a few. They are never expensive. I found mine at consignment stores, antique shops and even at Goodwill. The only requirement is that they speak to me in some way. The painting you are giving away took my breath away. I love the impressionistic quality of it and the use of color. I would be beyond thrilled to win this.

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  153. How generous of you, Loi, to give away this lovely painting. Please put my name in the drawing. I promise to treat it with care if I should happen to win! :)

    Anne at anneatwoodmead@gmail.com

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  154. Love the landscape! Blues and greens, my favorites. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Beth D at peddrbeth@aol.com

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  155. Beautiful painting, Loi!

    Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well with Mocha's tests.

    Kerry

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  156. Love the painting Loi! Hope I win!

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  157. So glad Mocha is doing better! Love the pre spring haircut as well! Our dogs are both in dire need of them! The painting is spectacular! What a very nice and generous give away! I just received my throw that I won with my give away from another blog and it made my night! It is gorgeous! I hate to hear that you are taking a break but boy, I certainly understand it! I think we should all do that and come back refreshed and renewed! Glad to hear you are instagram…I will look for you! Best wishes to you and Tom…and Mocha! Take care and can't wait to see you back in full swing!

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  158. Wow I LOVE the painting. Love your shop and your blog. Thank you for your generosity!

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  159. Hello my friend Loi, I am so glad that Mocha is back home. She looks so adorable. Hugs to Mocha. I like the blues and the seascape in the oil painting. I am following you on Instagram. You can follow me Instagram too if you like. I wish you a fabulous time during your break. Pamela

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  160. The painting speaks of peace and quiet to me. Let Mocha gaze at it as it will calm her and speed her healing. She has miles to go with you helping her through this. Spend time with her and have a nice break mary@farmhandfeed.com

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  161. What a beautiful painting! Thank you for the giveaway. Glad your puppy is doing better!

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  162. Love your blog, your style, and this painting! I can't wait to spend an afternoon checking out your pinterest photos too! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Jennifer M. at jsmflake@comcast.net

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  163. Hello, so enjoy your lovely blog. I wonder if you have ever considered putting together a book of your lovely images and thoughts - I can imagine that would be something that many would enjoy. Do hope your doggy is on the mend, and love his haircut - very smart. Best wishes from a very cold and frosty (though sunny_ Edinburgh.

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  164. Congratulations and glad to hear Mocha is on the mend!

    Enjoy the break and fingers crossed.

    Lisa

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  165. Dear Loi,

    Thank you for your inspiring blog and for the chance to win such a lovely painting. Congratulations on your anniversary, I am looking forward to more great posts.

    All the Best,

    Anne

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  166. Loi, The painting has my name on it. I am especially enamored with landscapes as they defy time. I hope the random drawing apparatus thinks it should come home to Pennsylvania. :) I understand about taking a break from blogging, but please come back because your posts are a treat! Btw, I love the brick work and roof line of the Belgium building and like another commenter, I have spent way too much time repinning so much of what you have pinned! Your eye speaks to mine! Take care...hope to see you soon in Tone on Tone.

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  167. I am speechless, as usual, when I come here Loi.

    I am very late since I too am on a semi-break before I take my full blogging break next week. MAY I ENTER? Please? I am a follower of your wonderful world here, and this painting is SUPREME. All the blues are my favorite (aside from the grays and whites we love). Oh how lucky the recipient of this little masterpiece will be!

    Be well, and I am so glad that Mocha is better. May she continue to thrive, and that you and Tom will enjoy a break together! Anita

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  168. Beautiful painting!!!

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  169. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful painting. Following your posts has been inspiring.

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  170. Such a beautiful painting. I love the colors. Enjoy your break.

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  171. Hello!
    Que bom que seu Amigo Mocha está bem, eles são nosso grandes companheiros. Adoraria participar do sorteio e ganhar essa maravilhosa tela. Bom descanso e até a volta.
    Anajá Schmitz
    sulprinter@terra.com.br

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  172. The painting IS beautiful!
    Hope your baby contitues to get well...they break our hearts!

    Janie

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  173. Glad to hear Mocha is feeling better!
    What an amazingly generous giveaway Loi! The painting is beautiful! I love the colors too!

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  174. Glad the pup is on the mend. I love the colors and sense of light. What a nice gesture.

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  175. happy for the puppy, beautiful painting.

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  176. Okay, de-lerking to enter this most generous give-away. Thank you Loi.

    Donna

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  177. I enjoy your blog so much and look forward to each new entry. Thank you for doing a giveaway. I can't wait to win !!!!!

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  178. I just discovered your blog when I found some gorgeous pictures of yours on Pinterest. Next time I'm in the Washington area Tone on Tone is on my list!

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  179. Glad to hear you are both feeling better. I follow you on Pinterest and I love your blog. The painting is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Suzanne

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  180. Congratulations on your anniversary! You are so gracious to Offer This lovely painting... Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you So much for offering such An inspirational blog and photos. Best always, September

    Septemberp@remax.net

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  181. Wonderful print, wondeerdul blog. Don't be gone too long! Thank you

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  182. I just discovered your blog through Wind Lost and love it! Love this beautiful painting too!

    Margaret L

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  183. How beautiful, Loi. Seeing a special spot at the beach house for this beautiful painting...love!!

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  184. Love, love, love your blog!

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  185. I'm so glad that Mocha is better. Please enter me in the drawing; I'd give the painting a loving home.

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  186. Just found and joined your beautiful blog! I am in lust with the painting!
    my email when I win it is royal_bay@hotmail.com
    thank you so very much!

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  187. lovely painting, fantastic dog, art is wonderful but dogs are the best, my rescue girl is called Doris Day or DD for short, hope I win painting , will go to wonderful home. Janet at ggjlw@aol.com if I should win let me know

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  188. One more entry to add to the many. Lovely little painting, a treasure for anyone who wins it. Fingers crossed!

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  189. Loi, This is an incredible giveaway. Love the saturated colors in the painting. I'm hoping some pre-St. Patrick's Day luck will rub off on me! Michele

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  190. I enjoy reading your blog. You post such beautiful pictures! I would love to hang this pretty painting in my home :) Emily

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  191. I love your blog! Good news about your doggie! It is so upsetting!

    I am following you on Pinterest!

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  192. Hi
    I am from CONN but now live in Houston. I would love a little piece of home...

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  193. Loi,
    As always you have the most wonderful taste. Blues are just such relaxing colors.

    As always your blog is a joy.

    Rebecca

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  194. Gary

    Hi Loi. I fell in love with your blog when I found the post on topiaries. Yours are wonderful. I live in Connecticut so a fellow nutmegger painting would be wonderful. Thanks.

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  195. Love the painting! follow you on pinterest. Glad Mocha is better.
    Shirley

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  196. Love your blog and follow you on Pinterest

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  197. Loi and Mocha,

    So glad to read you are both better now. This has been a tough winter, look forward to Spring just around the corner. Art, friendships, and love for our pet children are the true treasures in life. When something changes in this trio there's always love to return to...in all things. All the best for Mocha (cutie pie).

    This painting is lovely and reminds me of my many museum trips and studies for my art history degree. So lovely and a blessing to display it in a home... great giveaway.

    xoxo Bette

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