Rachel Ashwell's new book arrived here a couple of weeks ago, and her beautiful B&B in Texas is the inspiration for this post....(only wish l had some wallpaper) Shabby Chic has certainly evolved over the years....these days there's a lot more colour, loads more patterns and textures.... the photography too is amazing, but having said that it's all unmistakeably Rachels' unique style and vision.
Each room in the B&B is a different colour and many of them feature vintage wallpaper. Her super squashy (mostly) floral bedding and vintage accessories make it all look so relaxed and cosy...perfect for de-stressing.
The book's called Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie and Flea Market Treasures and if you're into casual vintage then it's definitely for YOU.
My Sister's back yard is bordered on one side with lilacs, they are very old and have grown the size of small trees.....as you'd imagine the smell is heaven. .(on a stick :-)
Pink stocks and roses, with a small print l found... of a castle by a loch.
Also found this little beaded purse at the opshop, brand new still in it's box.....pretty blue.
Sea painting with old enamelled bluebirds.
My favourite top for Spring....lovely blue and lace.
The 1920's print is called Love's Echo by Henri G Reynard.
This pic and the ones following are all from Prairie Couture. Can you see Rachel's also signed it in silver pen. Just above her printed name.....nice!!
Anyway l hope you enjoyed the peek into Shabby Chic:-)
Hope you have an awesome week whatever you're up to .
Til next time.