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


 

The Shabby Chic Philosophy

 

And, I think I have always loved the beauty of “old” things. As my life has progressed and surprised me in so many wonderful ways, I’ve grown a tender appreciation for the “shabby chic” philosophy . It seems to fit more roles than a home decor style. If I were the type to wax poetic, I might even call it a lifestyle….mixing old and new….finding soft elegance in unexpected places….giving new life to old with a simple repurposing… a sort of “interior design” for the soul. 

 

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Ahem. Yeah. Too much? Maybe a bit too much.

 

I’m back. Let’s get to work!

 

Photo Credit:
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/tarnished-patina.html

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