Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Someone recently asked me how I chose the name of my blog...well the short answer is it was named for my favorite style of decorating shabby elegance and the pet name for my little house: home sweet cottage. When we first moved into our home I was heavily influenced by Rachel Ashwell and her shabby chic style. I still am... but it has evolved a little over the years. In the early days we had white slip covers and white wicker and disressed white wrought iron furniture.Add to the mix two puppies and adolescents ...lets just say I had to rethink my choices. Our house does not have a family room, so all family time was spent in the white living room.It wasn't working for me. I was working full time and was diagnosed with a chronic illness...so the upkeep was more than I could manage. Sooo I moved the white pieces to different rooms and bought dark furniture for the living room.Well, now my doggies are seniors and my girls are grown up , and I no longer work outside the home...so I'm slowly going back to the style that I love. I'm slipcovering and painting and stashing my thrift store finds.I'll post pictures of my progress soon,but right now my house is as dark as a cave, its impossible to get good pics with my ole point and shoot.Its funny how you just don't feel quite right when your home is not reflective of your style. Its just not me. In the meantime I thought I'd share some of my inspiration pictures.