No One Does It Better
Rachel Ashwell, of course.
The Queen of Shabby Chic Style
The above photo came from the latest issue of Cottage Style (spring/summer 2012)
This one too.
She's using more color these days.
But you can't beat her more typical palette of white, pink, grey and a little turquoise.
This bedroom is like sleeping in a cloud.
billowy pink curtains
shabby chic sheets
pretty bed...perfect for Valentines
So the other night I'm working guest services at Target and a lady returns a set of queen
simply shabby chic sheets. She hands them to me and says,
"I want to return these."
They have obviously been washed and are wadded up and stuffed in a sack.
I asked if there was anything wrong with them.
She said, "Yes, look at them! They are so wrinkled!"
I smiled and said..."Well, I think that is the whole idea."
"The shabby chic experience. They are suppose to be rumpled."
She said back, "Well, if that is how they are suppose to be...I want no part of that experience."
So she went off to find some polyester sheets to exchange them for.
Well, I couldn't stand to see these perfectly good sheets go to waste.
So I snatched them up at the repackaged price of $35.
The girl who rang me up thought it weird I was buying slightly used sheets.
I didn't think it weird but frugal.
Would you have bought them?
They were the grey ones with embroidered edges.
Everyone is asking for a Franklin update.
Things are going fabulously.
Harvey finally warmed to him although he doesn't love him like he did Newman.
Franklin adores Sally and follows her everywhere and pesters her non stop.
All three of them play together.
Franklin is at the window when I come home each day.
That is so nice to be greeted by him.
He likes to steal things. He stole my nightgown while I was taking a shower the other morning
and took it into the backyard.
He is not destructive...he just likes to grab things and run off with them.
He learned to eat off a spoon like a little baby very quickly.
Only took one time of watching the others to learn how to do it.
He kept trying to steal everyone else's bites of food until I started saying out loud...
"This one's for Violet"
"This one for Sally"
"This one for Harvey"
"Now, THIS one's for Franklin"
Now he is understanding that each gets their turn when I say each one's name.