Sunday, March 18, 2007

The shabby / cottage style is so varied in its design! It can range from old flea market finds to very sophisticated victorian fancy decor. I call it Primitive to Prissy. :-) I really like the old chippy distressed look. The more distressed the better! My husband still cannot understand why I want to buy something new for the house provided it looks old!
Old architectural pieces on each side of the hearth and old chippy window screens camouflaging the fireplace screen gives it a very unique look (window screens are removed when using the fireplace, of course).
Then there are the pink shutters.......

Saturday, March 17, 2007

What is the shabby and chic cottage style?
I love the shabby style. In fact, I've been decorating that way for the past 30 years. I started going to flea markets and thrift shops when I was in my 20's because I could not afford to buy expensive furniture. I began to get such a feeling of accomplishment when I would take an old beat up table or box and transform it into something that received praise from my friends! I got addicted to that feeling!
Well, someone else came along, put a trademarked name to it and marketed it internationally. Well, it's just the flea market decor many of us have used and loved most of our lives and by now - WE are the experts!
I'll be talking more about this look on my next post.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I tell you, Make Mine Pink has lots of talent over there!
These are some of the eclectic shabby pink chic items I recently bought from Laura's Pretties
She does the sewing herself.

This pretty fabric sachet bag below is so sweet. It came with a lace sachet inside.

It was made from a retired Rachael Ashwell (TM) fabric. I love it!

I LOVE teapots and this has become my favorite!

This is the whole collection I bought.
Have fun at her site!

Friday, March 09, 2007

If you have never visited Make Mine Pink, you just must. If you are like many of us who enjoy the very feminine or the very shabby and worn (that's me), this is the place for you. PINK, of course, is everywhere.
The new 2007 membership is bigger, better and has so many added benefits that I just can't list them all here.
CLICK HERE or on the emblem above to go there.
This is another of our Spring items!

So Shabby Pink Door Knob Hangers

I love these gorgeous doorknob hangers. They are soft and make of fabric and trimmings.

These are the only 3 I have left. They are currently on sale.You can see them at :

Another product I received recently from another Make Mine Pink member is this adorable little chocolate bunny pulling a wagon full of jelly beans! The little sheep in the foreground is going to live hanging around on door knobs from now on. Her products are available at:

Original So Shabby Pink Country Chic Header

We have some new things coming out this Spring in 2007.

New colors too!