Friday, 8 July 2011

Congratulation Debra

To your blog-a-versary!

Acquired Objects

One Year Blogging,
 truly interesting posts, always with a good sense of humor!

"Our carriage barn dates from 1790 and had never been used as livable space until now
and this is our journey of how we made it habitable.  Some time just before 1830 the carriage barn
was attached to our home via a mudroom with an extra room above.
We know it was just before 1830 because of the way the boards had been hand planed......

read here:
Deconstruction of a Dream...Barn Renovation

'making progress' - more:  here

...We had originally intended for the barn to be our new master suite but the size,
over 1300 square feet, made it a little to big for our needs....

read more here:
Deatils - Details - Details the husband graciously offered it up to me to be used as my new studio for my business" 

~ Oreillers ~
Antique Decorative Pillows and Textiles

"Henri and Cushions" 
read more:
Acquired Objects: The Whimsical Human Form

read here:
Collecting Habit: Tassels

~ Oreillers ~
Antique Decorative Pillows and Textiles
Specialising in 16th - 19th Century European Textiles

Debra works from an 18th century carriage barn in the New England countryside,
her pillows are meticulously handcrafted with respect for their past.
Her passion for antique textiles stems from their rich history,
vibrant color and exquisite craftsmanship.
A piece of history as well as a piece of long forgotten art
she feels her pillows and textiles are truly pieces of another time,
to be enjoyed for years to come.

Here only a few of Debra's wonderful creations:
available at

17th Century English or French Gold & Silver Embroidery

18th Century Italian Silk

18th Century Brussels Tapestry


And here Debra's Giveaway:

18th Century French Tapestry fragment....

17th Century Flemish tapestry fragment.....

All information how to win one of these beautiful pillows
Blog-a-versary and Giveaway! Post from July 5, 2011

Bonne chance!


  1. Her pillows and textiles make my heart beat faster (and her restord barn and lanterns) all such a feast for the eyes!! Congrats and wishing her many more years of continued success!!

  2. Wouldn't I love to have a studio like this one! It is absolutely a wonderful space. And, those pillows? Love love love.

  3. Debra has such beautiful textiles and is such a class act. We look forward to her blog posts and know she is going to have much success.

  4. I would love to visit her studio Not only to see the space, but to admire the pillows. Heavenly!

  5. Beautiful workmanship, gorgeous handcrafred pillows..... Congratulations to her on one year of blogging!!!!!Maryanne xo

  6. Congratulations to Debra on her anniversary of blogging. She is a fabulously talented person and her textiles are amazing. She also has wonderful style and a great sense of humor that she expresses in her blog.
    Congratulations to her!