European Shabby Chic
The shabby chic, vintage style originated in Britain and France where large country side homes were filled with distressed-worn objects; faux, coats of painted colours, floral-stripe linens, and mismatched designs. Using my photos and found objects, I like to balance my posts with contemporary and vintage design...
Dolce Gabbana gown
Bellagio, Lake Como, It.; Lucca, Italy lower lft,; Levanto rt;
I love this goose that stood perfectly for me at Leed's
Paris above; lower: Montepulciano Madonna Church from Under the Tuscan Sun (also seen in my blogspot header)
Linens and the Roman Colliseum
Pisa, Milan, Rome
Venice; Nautica Bedding
Top: Lincourt cupcakes left, ollalaberry lemonade cupcake rt, Bottom: Lucca, IT. Carousel; Pienza, IT. flowers;
There are many shabby chic books and some of my favorite shabby blogs are noted on my home page. Rachel Ashwell has popularized the Shabby Chic style in the States. She operates numerous shops but I've visited her first one on Montana Row in Santa Monica. Visit here...
Also, see my Rachel Ashwell's Malibu Shabby Shack here