Monday, April 4, 2011

Shabby Chic

Hi dolls! I finally made it over to Santa Monica and stopped by Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Boutique! I think she is just precious and have been a fan of hers since I was in highschool! So walking around her store was like a dream.  I loved finding little elements of loveliness in every space.  One of Rachel's mantras is things you love should be on display and used everyday, not put in a cabinet hiding away for special occasions. I agree, and I use pretty china as often as I can.  I always have my English fine bone china tea cups ready for tea! Here are some pics of  her gorgeous store. Stay tuned as I will be having a Shabby Chic giveaway this month! xoxo



 I loved this tin ceiling with all the pretty detailing






                               A lace lamp shade....



                               A dreamy window covering....


                          A ballerina with a wand



    Little crowns, one of these came home with me!


                        A delicate feather mask













 I took this picture at a little shop accross the street. I couldn't pass up these pink poodles!

32 comments:

Katie said...

Everything in her store looks amazing!

Tanvi said...

Some of the things in her store are seriously making me fly down too!!! The Pink cushion, Loe goes towards love, mask, to name a few! P.S. Having a giveaway at my blog today!

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amy b.s. said...

i may have to make a visit!

lorenabr said...

Love her style :) it's so pure and calming!

Natasha said...

This is my kind of shop! So many gems!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

So much gorgeousness gathered in one spot!! Love shabby chic! And how nice that you are friends! For a different kind of chic, come to Ooh La Frou Frou this week for an Eloise-style romp through the Plaza! ;) Have a wonderful week, sweetie xo

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Kavery said...

All these treasures in one store? What an amazing place. Imagine working there!

Isabel said...

i love shabby chic!

Tracy D said...

I love that picture of the ballerina and the dresser with the mirror!

Josie said...

I love all things shabby chic... These photos are gorgeous; I love the chandelier!
xo Josie
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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi lady! It all looks sooo amazing, especially that chandelier near the end. However everything is just gorgeous. Happy Monday, babe!!

xo
Rachel

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What a beautiful place!! LIke a dream :)
I was in so many places in the LA area last week...I wish I knew about this place! I will have to remember for next time!
I hope you are having a great week! XO

Pratishtha Durga said...

Gasp! I want everything!!! I want the dresser, the cushion, the little crowns, the artwork... everything. her stuff is fabulous. It's like wonderland. Shabby Chic is totally my style.

Sick by Trend said...

beautiful pictures!!!

xx

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bollywoodstylediaries said...

Everything looks so chic! love the ballerina painting the best.

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

I love her! Her book was always on my coffee table for inspiration! I couldn't agree more with the concept of using our precious things on a daily basis instead of saving for god knows when...

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
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Judy said...

looks like this shop has so many cool finds!

xx.
Judy

Glitterista said...

I have been obsessed with Rachel Ashwell forever. Her store looks amazing--I bet I could easily spend all day drooling. :)

la petite coquine said...

I was so disappointed when her SF store shut down-it was one of the loveliest places in the city!

Jennifer Rod said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love the "love goes toward love" one. sweet.

ps: thanks for stopping by! :)

Mimi said...

wow, that store is awesome! i can't even pick my favorites because they're all so pretty! :D

<3, Mimi
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Vanesa said...

So beautiful pictures!!

Love!

xx

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Dilan Dilir said...

amazing stuff :D

Christie said...

That store looks amazing! Very whimsical too.

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Sunaina said...

that looks sooo nice!!! I could buy million things in there

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, what a gorgeous store! I especially love that white couch! It looks so comfy and dreamy! I could sleep on it everyday! I have a habit of buying a really beautiful dress and never wear it unless it's for something special. Now I'm motivated to wear all my clothes often! xoxoxoo

OneCraftyFox said...

So awesome you got to go, looks absolutely divine!!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Some great bits of inspiration in there! I love all the shabby chic stuff!

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joana said...

Awww dream!!

Fashion Nicotine said...

Wow I love the old / vintage closet!
x

GretchTM said...

Beautiful pictures!

Marie said...

Thanks for the pictures!:D

I agree with her mantra, what's the use of having lovely things if you won't use them, right?:D

***** Marie *****
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