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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TTT and Shabby Chic

Well!   I knew the team over at Top Tip Tuesday was outstanding in both style, ability and personality!  However, their ability to express their individuality and share their views has astounded me again!

This week we want to know . . . 

What is Shabby Chic???

My version is a room full of rustic white crackle painted wood furnishing with cotton pillows all surrounded by paintings full of pastel blues and pink cottages with trellises.  The books on the shelves are tied together with string and the water bowl and pitcher on the corner armoir are handmade ceramic.  The drapes are lace and the rods are rot iron.  The clean whites mixed with the hint of pearls are over the edge of the floral patterned bed.

I found a few image close to this and wanted to share this with you, but please don't hesitate to make a creation that fits into YOUR view of Shabby Chic and enter into this weeks challenge.  Can't wait to see what you make and visit your blogs!

This week, we are doing something special and different.  We're doing a joint tutorial and cards of our impressions of the decorative style Shabby Chic.


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So.......What exactly is Shabby Chic???


This tutorial is a little different to our usual offerings - Each member of the playing team this week has written a few words and added an inspirational picture of what THEY envisage Shabby Chic to be.

The theory behind this is that unless you are familiar with the term, Shabby Chic can be a little confusing....

We want to show that there is are no definate 'rules' as there often are with other styles - we all know that Vintage is Old, Retro is not quite as Old, CAS is minimalistic - but what on earth does Shabby Chic mean...

Some excerpts found

Popularized by its founder Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic conjures up images of time-worn objects, imperfection, and comfortable living.  It mirrors the idea of the English cottage; casual, romantic, and hand-crafted.  According to Ashwell, "Shabby Chic is a style that is versatile and boundary free."   
 Borrowed from: Laura Buhrer Designs


"Shabby Chic® is a comfortable, casual decorating style with a look that uses vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture. While people have been living with old lace tablecloths, dreamy soft floral fabrics, light painted furniture, wrought iron curtain rods with filmy sheer curtains, and colorful fresh flowers for a long time, Rachel Ashwell identified this style of decorating and named it Shabby Chic®.
Think of visiting with your grandmother, snuggled in comfortable soft furniture. Fresh flowers look beautiful and the soft scent of candles fills the room. A home decorated in the Shabby Chic® style can provide the same sensation for your own home."
 
Borrowed from: Mulberry Moon



INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

Our views are our own. Using them in company with others' views, and then we can truly create!

 Thank you for visiting,
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