Friday, 23 April 2010

SHABBY CHIC - NESS ........

Yes, yes, I know that Shabby Chic is thought of as 'old hat' and rather passe but, I still love it, so call me old fashioned !!

There is an article about Rachel Ashwell in this month's U.K. Country Living so, maybe I am still on trend !! As you all probably know, Rachel Ashwell IS Shabby Chic. She finds wonderful, discarded treasures in flea-markets and mixes them with faded floral fabrics and produces a beautiful romantic look in every room in the house.
If you want to see THE most wonderful home from a fellow blogger, then go over and see Maria @ Dreamy Whites . Her home is absolutely beautiful and she will give you inspiration by the bucketload !! Maria only started blogging a few months ago and she has got nearly 1500 followers. She has obviously got something very special.

I think that the beauty of this look is that it doesn't have to be expensive. An old wooden table sanded down and distressed could give you a look like this one.


An old shelf displaying some of your favourite things looks wonderful.

I have seen this image all over blogland and it's one of my favourites.







You can even do shabby chic in the garden.



How's this for a chandelier ? I think that it is the Vivienne Westwood of chandeliers or I could imagine it in Miss Havisham's house.

Oooop's, I told you it was my favourite !! So good, I showed it twice !!!!












Well, I think that a nice sit down in this cosy, romantic spot , lit by the glow of the fire is called for. After my exertions this month, I think that I'm owed that much.
Thanks to everyone who has popped in to see me this week and to all of my new followers. You are all stars !
Jackie


















114 comments:

  1. Oh I like your wonderful pictures, every foto is great, sentimental, shabby at it´s best!
    Your blog is so fine, I love it!
    Greetings from Germany, cornelia

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  2. I still love shabby chic rooms, nothing wrong with being old fashioned about things we love.
    YOU always do the best job with your posts.
    These images are just lovely.
    Please keep inspiring us.

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  3. Only you could put the chic in shabby chic. Everything you do is just so stylish. I hope that you are feeling so much better after your battle with the oysters and tumble.

    #6 now resides in the basement. She got a bit of a makeover and was left with no space for her. So off she went! We are actually planning on making a playroom for the kids in the basement. She will be part of the dress up area for the bitty one.

    Don't forget your #6! You know I won't let ya!

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  4. Love that suspended window frame ~ hell who am I fooling ~ I love it all!! Hope you have a wonderful week-end Jackie and make sure you take some vino with you when cozy up in that chair because you deserve that too!! xo

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  5. I think that I will always have a place in my heart for shabby chic! Have a happy weekend, Jackie.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I love the chandelier and the "bedroom".

    Have a nice day! :)

    /Bettina

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  7. Who cares what's in or out! In my books if it's beautiful it's in - every one of your gorgeous photos just confirms this little theory of mine. Hope your well and happy and recovered from all your recent maladies - enjoy your weekend. Leigh

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  8. I do love that vintage style and ´brocante´ look as well. All things with a nice patina have that special touch which gives a space so much charm. Especially the whites are so beautiful and fresh.
    Great pictures!! :D
    Happy weekend to you and best regards,
    Marjolijn

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  9. Jacquie, shabby chic will never pass...Maria home is really something to see because she always surprises with new details and seems almost incredible that is a real house.

    Thank you so much for your sweet words on my last post. I hope you feel a bit better.You deserve some relaxing time my friend!!!

    Wish you a lovely weekend, Zaira

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, every one of these pictures. I love the old shelf with the bottles and candles and how about that chandelier. Spectacular!

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  11. Hello Jackie
    I love the shabby look, even if it's not chic, even if it's not bang-on-trend anymore!
    The pictures you selected are a feast for my eyes..don't even get me started on Maria@Dreamy whites. she's not only has style,she's got a heart of gold and that's why so many people love her.
    but talking about style.. there's nothing to teach you about it ! you've got plenty.
    Have a lovely weekend
    xo Flaviana

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  12. Jackie,
    In our shiny modern world, we need things that bear the marks of time, connect us to the past, and speak of simplicity. Shabby chic-ness captures the essence of all of these desires. I don't think our needs will change as technology evolves, except to maybe grow even stronger. What a beautiful post-- so many images to make me swoon! I am feeling the urge to get out my sewing machine and see what it can do. Happy Friday!
    xo,
    Anne

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  13. Passé...shabby chic ? never ! it is so romantic and feminine...and this can never go out of fashion, don't you think so ?
    Have a great week end Jacqueline ! (and hope you feel much better...your pics below made me feel like visiting Edinburgh again...sigh)
    xoxo
    Lala

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  14. that chandelier has me thinking...I have an old ugly "builder" chandelier in my dining room that I haven't gotten around to replacing...maybe I should drape some pearls and see what I can come up with.

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  15. Well, Jacqueline, I'm a big shabby chic fan too so we can both be off-trend together. I like the homeliness of it (though I'm told one must not use 'homely' in the US as it means 'ugly' there). But I like it not too shabby, so distressed is a step too far for me, unless it's something my children have distressed naturally. But ruffles and small floral prints and painted furniture: a big tick tick tick to all of that.

    Here's a thought for you - how about a shabby chic top-hat? I'd like to make you employee of the month for your prodigious jar-filling and the shabby chic top-hat would look great on the podium. I also wish you were the British ambassadress to Ireland and am holding talks with the Queen to arrange that. I hope you don't mind.

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  16. Dearest Jackie, I love the books from Rachel Ashwell. I have two here!
    I wish you a wonderful, sunny weekend,
    Hugs, Yvonne

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  17. Oh that´s really WHITE & SHABBY ;)).........i looooove those great pictures - thank you so much, for all your inspiration, my dearest Jackie!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend,

    Hugs Jade

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  18. I think we all are shabby chic fans ,because we all are romantic at heart..
    Val

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  19. They are such lovely pictres! i had never thought of shabby chic for the garden.... but I am now!

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  20. Wonderful pictures, they are fantastic!
    Wish you a sunny weekend,
    Catherin

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  21. I wish I could pop into Mrs. Havasham's estate sale... can you imagine all the treasures to find? I love that layered mirror look too.

    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle

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  22. I'm trying to get there! that all white look...it takes time.......and I love all the images you shown - especially the one that you posted twice

    have a great weekend Jackie!!

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  23. Love all your images...and I think I liked shabby before it became chic...so whether its in or out...I like it! Hope you are taking good care of yourself and no more mishaps! :)

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  24. I adore shabby chic elements mixed into a home...and that desk is divine!

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  25. Very pretty Jackie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with absolutely no falling unless you are falling in Love. Love, Heidi

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  26. Hi Jackie -
    I'm a die hard shabby chicer too. The shabby comforts of my little home ease my troubles, that's what they do.

    Since the wedding invitations went out, I feel like I'm on a roller coaster going down fast, so we're puttin are arms up high and enjoying the ride.

    Have a great weekend -
    Marsha

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  27. Dear Jackie, as always your post is a feast for the eyes, Love that chandelier, would love it in my house ,but as we have a cottage we would bong our heads on it! As for shabby chic ,such a classy look , that it will never be un cool, thanks for your lovely comments, how un canny of you to say imagine Queenie is our granny as she looks just like my husband, shawl and bun specialy!!!!bestest wishes, Linda.

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  28. I am really (well not really as I know your way of blogging by now -I think- )surprised every time by your talent of finding and mixing the right atmosphere in the pictures. love the white painted furniture .... and I love Maria's place..

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  29. Oh, Jackie... I would love to have a home like this!!!!!!!!!! Decorated this way...At one of the images, there´s a door that a crave for!!!!Gaaah =).

    YOU. My friend, are the star!!!

    Now, my sweet one, I wish you a lovely weekend!
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  30. Dear Jackie,
    I cannot thank you enough for saying what you said about me in this post! I am so honored to be mentioned on your amazing blog and then to included in such lovely post. I don't know that I am deserving. I do know that I am honored and you have brought me to tears my friend. I can't tell you how blessed I feel to be apart of such amazing group of women. Thank you!
    I also want to thank you for leaving me the loveliest comments, I really appreciate you taking the time that you do to leave me such positive comments.
    Thank you again for saying what you said, it means more to me than you will ever know! : )))) You really made my day!
    Take Care and Have a great weekend!
    Maria
    p.s. How do you find the loveliest photos? I have not seen a lot of these and am loving every one of them. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  31. Jackie, Shabby chic won't ever be an old hat! It is timeless and a never ending, fantastic and outstanding journey through the decades... simply eye candy! Hugs Mira!

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  32. These are such gorgeous images Jackie. I'm only echoing everyone elses sentiments, but you have pulled them together so well. And I agree, who cares what is supposedly in or out - our homes should be a reflection of what we love in order to give them some soul. Have a tumble-free weekend my friend!! Amanda xxx

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  33. Wonderful post Jackie...love the all white and shabby chic!!
    Jeanne:)

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  34. Oh well it can not be passe any more as you my very stylish friend have posted about it. Lovely pictures, love the chandelier and the distressed dining table!

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  35. Hi Jackie,
    I hope you are behaving yourself this week and not taking any tumbles! I was thinking of you this week and hoping it has been a smooth week and that you stayed in one place (by fire with a good drink and book maybe). I also was thinking that this vintage look is so popular, I always think just blog about vintage and ivory and you have a zillion followers in no time (talking to myself here). It does have a huge appeal to women, so soothing and romantic. I think and we all need that these days. Lovely post and I enjoyed studying each photo. I would like to have this look in a small studio, just a feminine hideaway. I can't imagine my husband wanting this soit would have to be a girl room. Hope the weather is warming up there. it is getting warmer here and trees are all blooming but it is taking its time (back and forth). Long comment.....it is a boring Friday night - lol! So nice to catch up with you and take more time with one of my favorite bloggers. Much love XO

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  36. Such a lovely bunch of images.
    Do you see the white flowers blooming in drawer 14? I have them planted with gardenias in large stone planters in my back garden. They are blooming their little heads off at the moment!
    Happy Weekend!!

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  37. TGIF! LOVELY PHOTO'S. I bought my first shabby chic book about 10 years ago, I just love the look, I like the photo and the statement you made about making shabby chic in the garden, love the boxes the plants are in...........I will have to keep my eye out so I can make this display in my garden. XO MARY

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  38. That chandelier is gorgeous! xx

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  39. I am so with you...Shabby Chic will forever be in my heart and home...just like cupcakes{which seem to be everywhere right now} I have all of Rachel's books... she can make everything look beautiful! Hugs for a great weekend. xoxo

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  40. Hola Jackie, as you, I have loved and will always love shabby chic look!!!
    Maria`s blog is a huge inspiration!!
    Muchos cariños,
    Maria Cecilia

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  41. Hey jackie
    Well I'm still a fan of shabby chic.. really I think it is a timeless style.. and 'plays' well with others.. You know that first photo is from one of my favourite articles from Australian Country Style magazine.. I have had a draft post on this guys house languishing forever... he has the most amazing collections....and Rachel Ashwell.well she has the touch doesn't she? I just stole a 2005 mag from the drs surgery this week as it had an article of her house.... Lovely stuff... long live Shabby chic.. xxx Julie

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  42. Oh, I LOVE Shabby Chic....these are all gorgeous, great selection :)

    I definitely couldn't do all white in my home, I need a bit of colour, but I love all the shabby chic furniture, all of it!! Of Special Interest has the most GORGEOUS cream cupboards in its windows at the moment....not shabby chic as such I know, but lovely and creamy!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Jackie, I had the loveliest birthday for a few years I think....helped probably by the gorgeous weather - isn't it lovely?!

    I spent the whole afternoon in Highgate Woods with my son....not thinking "I've got to leave in 10 mins to get to Sainsburys etc etc"....just totally enjoyed it....it was perfect. Plus it's just the nicest place to be, sometimes walking through the actual woods is like being in a huge green cathedral, it is so calming.

    And the ballet was lovely, we had an early dinner in Covent Garden beforehand....lovely seeing all the "workers" standing outside the pubs everywhere (I remember those days!), it was so busy....and then we loved the ballet, it was the London Childrens Ballet....wonderful. I did laugh though cos my daughter commented there were all awful lot of posh women there!!! And there were actually, lots of "ballet Mums"!! I did giggle! And there was someone snoring behind us too!

    Anyway, tonight we are off to a really good friend's 40th....they have an amazing house in Muswell Hill, a great house for a party and they do know how to throw a good party. They are having a band - but it's a band that the guests can join in with....am gargling and practising my scales as I type LOL!!!! The birthday boy's brother is a chef at Zafferano over in Knightsbridge and he is doing the catering tonight....am really looking forward to it :)

    Hope you have recovered from your tumble and that everything has healed.

    Enjoy the lovely weather! xoxo

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  43. j'adore tout tout tout Jacqueline.

    merci pour ces photos .

    bon weekend
    Kiss of Provence

    Manon

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  44. Just beautiful...love the romantic feel of all of these images!! Shabby chic will never go out of style!! Happy Weekend xOxO

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  45. Jackie~ I still LOVE it too and adore all these pictures. Thanks so much for sharing and reminding us of her beauty & style. Mom and I visited her store last week, always a must to visit. :-))

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Noel

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  46. Dear Jackie,
    Always heart and soul over here and always a promise to make me smile! Beautiful worn simple love on every image. Thanks for the spa on my eyes:)
    XO

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  47. wow I'm pooped!!! all that scrolling down to get to this little white box! Jackie, what beautiful choices..That pearl chandelier!!! so far, it is the best I've seen. The shabby look has been around for awhile and does not show any indication of going away. I think it will last as long as the stuff is the real deal...and was gorgeous and quality to begin with...Cheap furniture painted white and then scraped away doesn't quite cut it...The patina of that old paint, layered and cracked cannot really be copied...only time can make it awesome. Some excellent redone stufff out there, but nothing like the "real deal" I see Rachel Ashwell many times at the Flea Markets here..She has even bought from me...One time, now don't tell a soul, I followed her for awhile at The Long Beach Flea Market. It was very interesting to hear her comments, see what she bought etc. etc. Oh dear Jackie! I shouldn't have had that midafternoon expresso..stop me!!

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  48. Hey sweets whatever we love is IN! Love these photo's, has a bit of Miss Havisham as you pointed out. Hope your weekend is going great, cheers DJ xxxx

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  49. Hi there-
    I just found your blog from Maria's I think I just got sucked in :) (In a good way) your place is wonderful, thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    Take care
    Kristin

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  50. Just come back from Rome where this look is alive and kicking! Love it :) Great to be home mind after the aeroplane catastrophies!xx

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  51. The pearls are so beautiful, almost gives me chills!!! I would love to have that in my house somewhere!

    Hope :) xx

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  52. I have always had a soft spot for Shabby Chic and was so sad when their stores closed.Thanksfully, she re-opened in LA. Thank you for your good wishes...they mean a lot to me and will take some photos very soon....has not even had a moment to do so... Francine

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  53. I love this post! Uh, yeah!!! I especially love the sofa in the second photo down. Again, you have spectacular taste!! :)

    Thank you for being so faithful to me and caring about my health, etc. It really means alot.

    Hugs! Much love! :)

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  54. dreamy, romantic, and comfortable, for certain! There is something about nestling down in a space like that, isn't there?
    have a marvelous week my friend,
    xx

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  55. These photos are gorgeous. I love shabby chic. I think it looks romantic.
    xx

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  56. These are great shabby chic shots....I don't think this style ever dates. xv

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  57. I noticed you liked me photos that Fifi Flowers shared in her pink post! just stopped by to say you have a very lovely blog and if you liked my pics she shared post check out blog!

    xoxo bardot in blue
    http://bardotinblue.com

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  58. LOVE your blog and LOVE this post. Funny, great minds think alike. I currently have a very similar post about chipped and worn away shabby chic things. I like you don't car it is is a little passe, I still love it too. If you have a chance, come check it out!
    I hope you are having a wonde3rful day!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  59. I love Rachel Ashwell and have copies of all her books. I was in Malibu yesterday and it was sad to see a Juicy Coutre shop where her Shabby Chic shop used to be. She just opened a new store so will have to do a trip to go check it out! Love all those gorgeous images,Jackie! Have a fabulous day! xxoo :)

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  60. Ohhh, wonderful pics! Jus love all of them..:))

    And one more thing, can you please email me your adress..;)

    hviturlakkris@live.se

    Huge hugs and warm thoughts to you my dear friend...

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  61. Love Rachel!
    Shabby chic definitely rules.
    Happy week to you.

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  62. Hi Jackie! I still love the shabby chic look! And every single picture you've shown is gorgeous!!! You have amazing taste! And, yes, Maria is incredibly talented and just as sweet as can be! She is a true inspiration to many of us!

    Hugs to you my friend ~

    :) T

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  63. Absolutely awesome! If this is passe then count me in as one over the hill in more ways than one.Rachel Ashwell is one of my all time favoutites.

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  64. Dear Jackie, I found your blog thanks to Maria at Dreamy Whites. I really love the pictures you've posted here...so gorgeous! I do love shabby chic and I want to decorate my new home in a shabby way! Maria ha a fantastic blog and I love it, but let me tell you that you too have so much style! Now I'm going to read your past posts!

    I'm a new follower!!!!

    Have a lovely week!
    Love
    Mara

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  65. Oh Jackie, when you're as chic and beautiful as Rachel Ashwell, how can you be old hat? Then again - you love old hats too ;-) I can imagine myself sitting down at that green kitchen table with the white chairs around it. I have nearly the same but the legs are blue, not green. Just got to get the ceiling white now and we'll have the look down pat!
    You go shabby Jackie! It's a good look hahaha!

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  66. Ooooh - I found EXACTLY the same architect's lamp with the zinc lampshade in a vide grenier at a chateau a couple of year's ago. I rewired it and it lights up my desk. I see we do like the same things!!

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  67. Spot on examples of this incredible style/trend....you are right - there are so many affordable ways of making it real and practical - it just takes a little imagination and elbow grease...there is something very comforting about the look of these rooms and the objects in them..as if they were reaching out to embrace the people inhabiting or even just visiting these spaces - warm and inviting and giving a feeling of security...lovely, Jackie, lovely...oxo

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  68. Hello Jackie!!! Some lovely lady from another blog told me to come here, well, I always listen *grin*, so here I am......if you dont mind offcourse;)
    What lovely pictures you made and hey,who cares ...trend or not...WE have to live in it, so WE have to like!!*AMEN*;).
    Gonna follow you!!
    Till next time!!

    Greetings
    Lynda

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  69. Hi Jackie,

    I came for a visit from Maria's Dreamy Whites blog. What a lovely blog you have...it has such a calming feeling. I am a happy new follower. Have a wonderful day.

    Stacey

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  70. Hello! Just found your site through Dreamy Whites and wow, you have a great site! Loving all this eye candy on a cold, rainy day here in Tennessee. Hope your having a wonderful day! xoxo

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  71. Just found your blog by way of Dreamy Whites. What a fab discovery, love it.

    Hugs,

    Shelley

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  72. Hello, I came over from Maria's Blog, Dreamy Whites, and your blog is so pretty. I've already added you to my list. Have a great day, Theresa

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  73. dear jackie...
    i feel that if you love something, it never goes "out of style".
    i am so glad you are back and hope you are all well and feeling refreshed... xoxoxo

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  74. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Those glasses bottles... oooh the pink settee... and oooh la la the chandelier... FAB FAB FAB!!!

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  75. came over from Dreamy Whites...Maria featured you! beautiful blog...

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  76. Gorgeous photos. So happy Maria sent me this way.

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  77. Oh Jackie! thank you so much for visiting me and for being a follower! You're so sweet and made my day!
    Le Cinque Terre, that's a fantastic holiday destination! Nature, trekking path and wonderful little sea villages!

    Hugs!
    Mara

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  78. Hi Jackie!
    I like your wonderful pictures and your blog is so nice, I love it!
    Marce

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  79. I clicked the link on Dreamy Whites to visit you. What a lovely blog. I'm in Hertfordshire too.
    Shabby Chic old hat? But...but...I've only just started, and I haven't even reached the chic part yet.
    Isn't Edinburgh lovely? I love that the air is filled with smells from the distillery, especially as I've only ever been in chilly autumn. The smell makes me feel cosy. Edinburgh is also the only place I eat porridge. xx

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  80. Fabulous Shabby blog!
    Where have I been????
    I love it here,
    enjoyed scrolling though all your Lovlies!!!!
    The 8 pain winow hanging from the cieling...
    I just found that and hung it in my living room!
    LOVE that...
    Posted a couple weeks back.
    You must stop over when timw allows...
    Love to have you also!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  81. your blog is lovely! maria is one of my favorites, she is amazing!! take care, susan

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  82. jackie- i love love love your blog. the pictures are beautiful! i can't wait to see whats next thanks. diane vintage-tickled-pink

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  83. I love each and every one of these images!!!! What a fabulous post!!

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  84. I simply love your pictures some of which I hadn't seen, yet. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be back to visit for sure.

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  85. I love, love, love so much all those photos!
    Tank you for sharing!
    Have a nice day Jackie!

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  86. Jackie
    I love all your inspiring magazine dream rooms.
    I have some of them cut out for my own collection :)

    Love your blog
    xx
    Dore

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  87. Shabby chic will never go out of style ;)

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  88. WHAT!!!PASSE!!! Oh dang it Jackie, nobody told me! And I just shabbied up some more furniture. I guess I will have to be hopelessly out of style. lol!
    Beautiful images...some of my faves too.
    hugs

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  89. OK! CALL ME OLD FASHIONED TOO! I STILL LOVE IT!OK! I STILL HAVE TO CONFESS THAT NOT ON IT'S ON BUT RATHER MIXED AND MATCHED WITH MODERN HIPPY COUNTRY... WHATEVER COMES TO MIND!
    LOVED THE PHOTOS!
    I DO KNOW THE BLOG AND YOU'RE RIGHT ! IT'S ABSOLUTELY INSPIRING!
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!
    ROSA

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  90. Hi dear Jackie! Thank you for your sweet words! Sofia is feeling better today, but we have had a terrible night: no sleep for anyone! So now I'm just dreaming about my bed! =)
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  91. wow jackie, what a fabulous selection of images. totally divine!!

    and that chandelier?!!! my jaw dropped

    julesx

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  92. I love the images you have posted- all so very pretty and your blog... just beautiful

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  93. i just stumbled upon your blog. love the distressed objects, and your location at the countryside! verbena cottage

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  94. Hi Jackie~
    I hope you are feeling much better and a big streak of nothing but total goodness is surrounding you!
    Personally, I do not believe Shabby Chic will ever go away and become passe ~ too many romantics in this world to allow such a thing to happen!
    Bisous,
    Melissa

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  95. Hello my sweet friend ~ I so agree with everyone else, Shabby Chic will never fade from favor. It just evokes such warmth, coziness and an ethereal vibe that appeals to us all. You of course would never go out of style, you are style my dear. Jackie I hope you are mending well and thinking about you always. Trying so hard to get this darn house ready to sell on top of everything else. Still looking forward to that day when we can share a bottle of bubbly together!! xoxo deb

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  96. I love the shabby chic! I have never seen buttons used before, as they were in the top picture, very cute! :)

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  97. Good morning and happy Friday darling!
    I'm so in love with Sahbby Chic and Rachel Aswell!
    Federica
    xoxo
    p.s Don't miss my giveaway today :-)

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  98. Thank you Jackie for your comments to me over the past weeks. It has meant a lot....I treasure all the memories. Hope you have a wonderful weekend & look forward to being back reading your beautiful blog! Axxx

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  99. Gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous blog! Ive just started my own blog this week, please pop by sometime.

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  100. Hi Jacquie, Just a quick visit to say thank you so much for all your kind comments and oh look now I'm on your sidebar...You have given me such support and I do so appreciate it. Warm regards, Cynthia

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  101. Jackie,
    I'm right there with you. I still like a little shabby chic mixed in here and there.

    Thanks for your faithful visiting and little notes you leave. You are so sweet. Enjoy the weekend. Rita

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  102. ahh Jackie!

    you have choosen beautiful pictures!

    Hugs

    Magdalena

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  103. I was just checking to see maybe if I missed a post. I have missed you being around. I hope that everything is okay with you and you have not had another mishap!

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  104. Thank you Jacqueline for your good wishes. Hope all is well with you...Francine

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  105. You serve up the inspiration. Fantastic blog. And the next time you make your way over to Laguna, stop by! xo, Jacqueline

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  106. My goodness, Jackie: I just wanted to applaud you on your excellent taste in assembling such dream-come-true photos, with so much white (Photo 4 is my own personal dream-come-true favorite -- wow!), but there are already 110 comments, so I'm not sure you'll see comment 111! Still, excellent taste must be praised, so I'm writing anyway.
    Wonderful being back on your blog!!
    XO
    Michael

    PS: Would love to hear how your son and daughter-in-law found Seattle / Portland!

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  107. Oh my goodness I just want to print each of these photos, make them into life size murals and put them all through my house!! Gorgeous! Love your blog!
    Lisa

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  108. Great photos, great blog and I LOVE that chandelier! I DIE! I would sacrifice an arm for it!
    I have added you to my blog roll, and really look forward to seeing your future posts.
    Sadie at Flea xx

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  109. what a beautiful gallery and a great blog!!

    Nice to meet you -

    Vie

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