Thursday, February 11, 2010

~feeling a little shabby~

Hello friends!

I've been doing a little browsing through the ol'
idea files & started feeling a little shabby~

sometimes this style just hits home with me.....


you know what I mean?

so easy & carefree....
no need to worry about dings & dents...


I love this table & it's very little paint left,
and the the floors....I almost had the nerve to paint our floors white....
.....almost.....


 anything with a white slipcover on it is divine....
especially if it's close to something all chippy....


Rachel Ashwell has really become an interior design icon...
but can you believe....
I was out shopping with my sweet friend,
and commented about Rachel Ashwell....
and she said, "Who's that?"
~gasp~
I was like "whaaaaaat?"

{doesn't everyone live in the decorating/blogging world?!?, no?? ;-) }


my goodness does this sofa just make you swoon?
I could do without the blue pillows,
but the sofa......wow.....


ahhhh, could curl right up in this & love every minute....


I am definitely going to grow as many white flowers this year
as I can find.....
need to fill up lots of vases this summer.....


well maybe a little pink mixed in.....you can almost smell this huh?

Oh, and here's the latest weather update....

*r a i n*

boy were those sunny days a dream....
but now we are back to reality....


Ok...off to organize my etsy shop stuff

oh, if you could only see my messiness....
but, we got some new shelves (yes craigslist $20)
so I can get my messies together!



Shellagh


{images 1, 2, & 7 rachel ashwell}
{images 3-6 Country Living}
{image 8...??oops!}

45 comments:

::cottage instincts:: said...

I love that shabby look too, though I can never seem to pull it off as well as others. Hubby thinks it's too girly. *snicker*

My Yellow House said...

I wish I could pull this look off - I always get torn between the shabby or the more formal country look. I made the same note to myself after looking at all my files - to plant as many white flowers as possible this year!
Sarah

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

sigh.......i want to BE rachel ashwell. L.O.V.E. her style. LOVE IT!

fun post!

sissie said...

Oh, the shabby chic room is something I dream of. I only have one room in my home that I am working on being nothing but that, so these photos are inspirational.

Lovely post.

Sissie

Tina said...

Love the shabby chic look myself Shellagh. Gorgeous pics and that pink rose is divine! Thanks for sharing:) Enjoy sorting! ~ Tina

cityfarmer said...

my numero uno problem ... I like it all and have for 35 years ... before anyone even wrote a book ... chippy, ironstone ... paint half on and half off ... so to me it's old hat ...hehe ... just playing with ya .

you truly inspire me.

cityfarmer said...

me again ..could you resend me that sweet email you sent!!!
somehow it disappeared .....please!!!

Deb said...

I love Shabby Chic! I'm doing over a craft room in my house and that's what I'm going for. I love white flowers too. Peonies and roses, can't wait for spring!

Sandi said...

I love all this inspiration!! I think I have some of the same ones in my file!!
Blessings~

DustyLu said...

I love it alllll! Its my favorite style ever! ~lulu

C.J. said...

The rooms are so inspiring, I too love this look and am working on doing my guest room in it then as soon as my husband loves it and he will I will attack the living room with a vengence.

French Buttons said...

Beautiful Kitchen love it!

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

That sofa DOES make me swoon!
Yes indeed!

Anne

Debra@Common Ground said...

I definitely love it, especially the chippy paint part. It's taken my husband a while to "get there". Having a place to feel comfortable and not having to worry really speaks to me.
Debra

Kristi said...

What beautiful eye candy!!! :)

KATHY said...

I love the shabby chic look! All that white is just beautiful....Kathy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh so pretty!! Have a great weekend (;
Hugs~Kelly

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

So, so pretty!

Thanks for sharing on this rainy, and possibly snowy day. I love Rachel Ashwell :)

Crystal said...

Oh yes, that sofa just makes me swoon. In my house nothing would stay this white. I too, am working on my own shabby chic create/office room of my own. I will not have that gorgeous fireplace though :(
I just love thinking of roses and peonies, right now. It makes me forget about all the snow outside :)
Have a blessed weekend

AuroraSuzette said...

I always love where your blog takes me! You really know just what I like (crave?) in kitchens!!! Are you sneaking away to Warrenton over spring break? Aaughh how I want to go!

Cori said...

Oh I LOVE all these images, especially the two mirrors and the flowers on the mantle. That is similar to what I'd like to do with mine. Little bit of sun peeking off as I got the kids off to school this morning. Hope you get some on the west side.
Happy Valentine's weekend to you and your family.

Cori

WhiteWhispers2u said...
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WhiteWhispers2u said...

It makes a Girl all Swoony! I just ordered the new R. Ashwell book and I am sooo excited to get it.The sunshine will be back, it should be a great weekend.Woo~hoo! Enjoy~Kim

June said...

Boy Shellagh every image here is jaw dropping. I love Rachel Ashwell and her shabby chic style. No one has influenced me more, she and Carol Bolton...I know, two very different styles, but I do them them both so much.
hugs

Anne Marie said...

I always love the decor inspiration you give me! I LOVE that kitchen....wow!

Cathy said...

What lovely images! I adore the sofa and the bed...gorgeous!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Emom said...

It is a little amazing that anyone wouldn't know who RA was.....have a great weekend! smiles,

Beach House Living said...

All the photos are so inviting and comfortable. I would like any of these.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love all of your pictures. I thought everyone knew Shabby Chic:) It is such a warm, comfortable look.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Shellagh, I love each and every picture!!!!! I think each of them are timeless....no matter what year it is the items in these photographs are classics to me ~ hugs and love, Dawn

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Shellagh, all so lovely.. I know what you mean about the Rachel Ashwell thing I sometimes have customers ask "What is shabby chic?" and I think where have you been...but I forget that not everybody is into decorating and vintage and all that...thank goodness we can share what we love...cheers Katherine

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my gosh, I'm drooling!!!! I LOVE this look too, but just like some of the other gals, I can't seem to pull it off all the way. I'don't know if there isn't enough old chippy stuff to be had here, or I'm just now doing it right when I try to duplicate it. I'll just keep plugging away though!! I'm bound to get it right eventually !!
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Ginger said...

I am a cottage lady too, looooove everthing about your blog. Please visit me too! I will be back.

Ginger
glitter and roses

Laura said...

I love everything you post.
At this point in my life, I love all sorts of styles- but my main, but I always come back to my biggest love-
traditional with a kick.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

The shabbier the better. I think sometime I could love in a barn and be happy!
Happy Valentines Day~
Carole

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

The first photo and the white bedding really speak to me...I love the weathered wood bench...I have a thing for benches...and baskets...and white sheets...and...well you get the picture :o)

Beverly @ My SEw Sweet Studio said...

Love, love all the white and shabbiness. Unfortunately, hubby is not so fond of either. Thanks for sharing your files. I have a couple of Rachel Ashwell book, I'll have to find and browse again.
I agree about the fresh flowers. I'm wanting to get out and clean up the yard and plant so our yard will be blooming for Easter.

Betty said...

Wow you really have an inspiring blog !
Welcome back to mine.

Love and light. Betty

Tracey said...

We have such similar tastes Shellagh! There is not a picture in this post that I don't LOVE!!! All of it! Thanks for the great inspiration...I need to head back into my own inspiration files...I've been too busy switching rooms around and what not to do much else, but I could use all the inspiration I can get right now...I've got to decide which project to tackle next!

:) T

Beach Vintage said...

This style always gets me, I adore it.

Sara said...

Hello! Isn't it lovely over here - so many pretty peely soft pictures to look at. I will have to come back and look some more!

GWENDOLYN said...

I SO LOVE, LOVE, SHABBY CHIC!!! I adore that blue and white setee. Ohhh... to dream!
Blessings!
Gwen

Vanessa said...

Wonderful blog!!

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