Most photos of this post are from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture
boutique in Santa Monica, California. These photos are from the
visit I made in January of this year and they didn't get in my original post.
The vintage bottles are from Rachel's shea butter line.
Those are little blue coin purses and make-up bags.
Go here to see more photos that I took in January from
What would a shabby chic post of mine be without a pretty chandelier.
I like the shade on this little lamp.
Doesn't this look comfy?
Everything looks so sweet in her shop even this ordinary table.
Funky chandelier? What do you think?
I've been thinking about having a giveaway with products from Rachel's boutique.
Santa Monica, California location.
I'm linking with The Tablescaper for Oh, The Places I've Been
A personal note here about being a Shabby Chic fan. I am not
reimbursed for posting anything Shabby Chic. I have been into
Shabby Chic way before I had a blog in my brain.
I started decorating my master bedroom, master bath
and one guest bedroom in shabby chic in 2001. I was taping
Rachel Ashwell's TV shows (they were 1/2 hour shows) and
a friend of mine told me Rachel had a boutique in Fashion Island
in Newport Beach, California (now closed) and then later in
Malibu, California(also closed) (I knew about the
Santa Monica boutique-still open). I watched my taped shows
of Rachel's over and over and eventually sent the tape to
comfort a friend. I didn't make a copy.Wouldn't it be
great if Rachel made a DVD of those episodes?
Post Note: Dvds were released in 2008 and can
still be found on line for sale on ebay.
All this was before Rachel's line was in Target, altho
for a time it was in Mervyn's. Anybody remember that?
In 2004 I switched into overdrive and really got passionate
about shabby chic decor. I found my end tables at the now
defunct Subtle Tone boutique (Newport Beach, Ca)-shown
below-and my friend Pernilla and my daughter helped me
with it and we all took a field trip and had lunch at Jennifer
Lopez' restaurant Madre's in Pasadena, California.
Designed and decorated by Rachel. It was beautiful.
It was opened from 2002 to July 2008.
My last project was to shabby chic my laundry
room and I did that last summer (shown below).
My Shabby Chic laundry room
My bedside table ala Rachel Ashwell
Happy Mother's Day
I'm linking with My Romantic Home
I'm linking with French Country Cottage for