Archive of ‘Household Decorating’ category

What The Heck Is Toile Anyway?

Pretty toile

And maybe more importantly, how do you say it?!

Maybe I’m the only one who struggles with this.

But just in case I’m not, and to forever memorialize the day when I finally just looked up the definition and pronunciation and put years and years of turmoil to rest…

Shabby Chic Chandeliers: 10 Ways To Light Up Your Life

Something about a chandelier just takes any act up a notch. And there are, of course, a zillion different styles of chandelier. The classically ornate style seems to be popping up all over the place. I’m not sure whether everyone pretty much had a chandelier of some kind in their house, and they just got cool, or if all the Shabby Chic glory just got cool, so everybody had to get a chandelier. But one thing is for sure: Shabby Chic chandeliers are gloriously here to stay.

And, might I say, I’m so glad they are? One reason their popularity might be skyrocketing is because they do, so perfectly, crown the Shabby Chic/ French Country decor style in just about any room. And this style seems to be blending well with and showing up in the corners of interior design of all kinds.

So, without further ado, may I present…

My 10 Favorite Shabby Chic Chandeliers

(In order of elaborate-ness. Just because it’s fun that way. :))

 1. Simply Shabby

Simple Shabby Chic Chandelier

Why Shabby Chic?

I’m not exactly sure when the hallucinations started.


Maybe it was while I was pregnant with Addie- You know, those first trimester hormones can do crazy things.


Or maybe it started way before that, as a lonely only child being dragged around to endless antique stores on every. last. roadtrip. we ever took.


Either way, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t experience frequent episodes of believing I held the keys to a gorgeous French Country home adorned with the elegant, relaxed shabby chic decor. Even now, I can almost hear the melodious clink of the keys in my hand…..


Shabby Chic French Country


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