Say Thank You!: Shabby Chic Wedding Favors

Burlap Wedding FavorsWe went to that wedding last night, and it was lovely.  They married in the later evening in a barn-like lodge, pretty much by candle light, surrounded by lace, burlap, flowers, mason jars, and vintage decorations. It was a perfect shabby chic wedding! I learned yesterday (but of course, did not notice on the day of) that they forgot all the wedding favors they’d made in a big box under one of the gift tables. OOPS!  I think it’s a must: Every wedding has to have at least one “mini crisis”…..My guess is that it helps keep our eye on the perfection and beauty of what really matters. But this little debacle did get me thinking. A shabby chic wedding does need shabby chic wedding favors! So I went on a hunt to find some of my favorite ideas to share with you.

Shabby Chic Wedding Dress: All This Wedding Talk And You’re Not Even Dressed!

I’ve already obsessed over all the beautiful shabby chic wedding options there are, in not one but TWO posts, and then I realized I was missing one of the most important, and most lovely elements of a shabby chic wedding: the dress!

And oh, my goodness…..are they lovely.

If you’re looking for a shabby chic wedding dress, I think you’ll probably find that, like most shabby chic things, there is a lot of room for personal expression and combining your own favorite elements.

In my own daydreaming and searching for shabby chic wedding dresses, I did find that searching for “vintage wedding dress”  or “vintage-style” gave me significantly more options, most of which fit the shabby chic profile perfectly.

Shabby Chic Wedding Dress

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


Masculine Shabby Chic: I’ve Found “The One”!

“Masculine Shabby Chic” – My Dream Man!




Totally in love.


I confess I’ve always felt a tad torn dreaming of all this shabby chic glory for my home….like “My poor husband….what will he do with all this pastel and frill?” 


So I’ve secretly harbored a second love affair with rustic leather, dark browns and navy blue, and strong, sturdy furniture. I was thinking I should probably never admit that here…..


But! It turns out I may be safer than I thought.


Lo, and Behold….
There is a new trend in town. And his name is:


Masculine Shabby Chic!


With my first glimpse of this style combination….I heaved a huge sigh of satisfaction.


This is it. I found my true love! 


Masculine Shabby Chic is…about what you’d expect from the name. It’s the shabby chic style philosophy- ornate, vintage, worn, tattered and beautiful- with a darker, sturdier more rustic overtone.


Dark Masculine Shabby Chic


The 5 Best Shabby Chic Headboards: Repurposing Perfection!

Is Your Bed A little Boring? Nothing A Shabby Chic Headboard Can’t Fix!

Pinterest is on fire with repurposed everything, and I absolutely love it!

Repurposing old doors, pallets, etc into furniture is a wonderful and very economical way to achieve a shabby chic feel in your decor. And a bed headboard is a beautiful and fairly simple place to start.

Currently, our bed has no headboard. (Enter: Great frustration with pillows creeping down behind the bed all. the. time.) 

So I’m just itching to try one of these incredible ideas! Here are my Top 5 Favorite ideas for a repurposed, shabby chic headboard:

1. The Door to Sleep-Heaven:

Using an old door seems like one of the easiest ways to re-purpose something into a shabby chic headboard. And charming old rustic doors are a dime a dozen at antique malls and flea markets. You might even have one laying around! Slap a coat of paint on that baby, and BAM! You’ve got shabby chic beauty for your dreaming pleasure.

Cupboard door headboard

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