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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shabby Chic

When I was a child I would visit my grandparents in Russian countryside and stay there for a few weeks every summer. I remember a huge old trunk where my grandmother kept some clothes.


 I loved that trunk! Its wooden panels were worn and the hinges were rusty. I would secretly go to the trunk and open the heavy lid just to hear the squeak and imagine stories and secrets of which this trunk might have been a part.

Ever since I’ve been fascinated by old pieces with visible “signs of history”.


It took me a long time to realize that the aged look that I like so much can be imitated.


 I have to say that introduction to shabby chic style was an exciting discovery for me.


The appeal of shabby chic style is not only in the aged look.


It is not simply vintage or vintage looking – it is also chic. So there is a definite soft and feminine feel to it.


  I just love the bleached whites and muted pastel colors of shabby chic as well as all the flowers, crowns, birds, etc. in the patterns.




Shabby chic can be somewhat diverse and yet is definitely recognizable as its own style.

By Yana WineCountryLife

13 comments:

Albina M said...

Thank you for this interesting article!

baymut said...

Love this style. thank you

KensaWool said...

Beautiful things!

Tom Bjorn Designs said...

I love it too! great post, thank!

maya_honey said...

lovely works!

IrinaN said...

Adorable collection of shabby chic items :)

AlexMOS said...

I love this popular style! Thank you very much for the story and for this beautiful collection!

Fine said...

Lovely story!

lanadearg said...

Love style Shabby Chic too!

Лена lakizka said...

Beautiful things!

Luxury by Vera said...

lovely style!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Great finds!

Irina said...

lovely style!
Thank you!!!

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