Shabby Chic-Rachel Ashwell

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    This is ABSOLUTELY the most BEAUTIFUL SHOPPE, that I've seen lately. When in Chicago, please visit Rachel Ashwell's SHABBY CHIC located at 2146 N. Halsted Street, in the BEAUTIFUL Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 327-9372 Fax (773) 327-9382. Please also visit Rachel Ashwell's GORGEOUS website: www.shabbychic.com for more Sweet and SHABBY CHICNESS!!!
    When you go visit this magnificent shoppe, you'll be greeted by 2 of the most BEAUTIFUL ladies in the City of Chicago...Elizabeth & Wallis...they will truly make you feel like you're home with their kind sweetness!!! Thank you so much, Elizabeth & Wallis for your most gracious kindness during the photo shoot! You both were FANTASTIC!!! xoxo Jo ;)

    Participating in Show & Tell Sunday. For more BEAUTIFUL SHOPPES head over to little pink studio and leesiebella's flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/showandtellsundays/

    This is one of my favourite shoppes...my sis,Mary Ann, daughter, Shioban and I shopped here last Monday and the shopkeepers/sales associates were ultra sweet, nice and very accomodating! Elizabeth (pretty blonde) and Wallis (pretty brunette) were wonderful models as I was taking pics of Rachel Ashwell's Chicago Store...Truly sweethearts and GORGEOUS TOO!!! These 2 ladies are sooo lucky to come to work at this shoppe everyday and see all the AMAZING products... must be what heaven's like! LOVE THIS SHOPPE!

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    1. layarputih 118 months ago | reply

      love the set..

    2. antiquesnut 114 months ago | reply

      I sold a few things to Rachel Ashwell at the last two shows at Brimfield. She, of course, coined the phrase "shabby chic" and wrote several books about it. The concept originally dwelled on elegant French, fancy, and lightly colored (mostly white)country furniture and accents with flaking paint or flaws that added character to the pieces. The look recognized the beauty of the imperfections and patinas. I believe that this concept has degenerated over the years into the "paint any old crap white and the public will buy it" belief that rules the market today. When shopping for this look, take a closer look at the intrinsic beauty and value of the underlying antique article. You will be far happier with your purchase if you do. Good luck hunting for antiques. Now is the part where I plug my websites www.EuropeAntiqueTrip.com and www.antiquesNut.com

    3. inlovewithbeauty 113 months ago | reply

      Rachel Ashwell is a true artist who uses houses as her canvas. I really admire the beauty she creates and how she makes every place a peaceful sanctuary.

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