My husband asked me recently, when did I start liking Vintage Style? I couldn't come up with an exact answer for him, but I told him that it all started with this furniture piece...
This was the 1st piece of furniture I ever bought for myself! I got it at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL, about 12 years ago. I was completely drawn to it, and just had to have it, even though I had no purpose for it in mind. This, and Rachel Ashwell's first book, Shabby Chic, set off my obsession with Shabby Chic and Vintage Style...stick a fork in me...i was done...that's all it took.
Since then, my style has evolved from Shabby Chic pastels to a love of Cottage Style whites, but with bright colors thrown in the mix...think Cath Kidston
This is my ideal style kitchen
photo credit: cathkidstonusa.com
I have added some of this style and color into my current kitchen, but there's much more to be done once we move out of the miniature apartment.
I am definitely drawn to living rooms like these...
(i won't be showing you mine, as it is strewn with baby paraphenalia!)
Photo Credit: selinalake.blogspot.com
Photo Credit: countryliving.com
I have also evolved from a love of fancy schmancy Shabby Chic style to Farmhouse and Prairie style, and I just cannot wait for this book, by Fifi O'Neill to come out...
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I still love authentic Shabby Chic style...I mean, what's not to love?
I've just found myself embracing brighter colors over the years
I have learned that if you buy what you truly love, no matter the style or era, it somehow all ends up working together. I'll always love that little Shabby Chic desk/vanity, my very first purchased piece of furniture! It has traveled with me to numerous houses and apartments over the years and I know it will find itself always welcome at home with me.
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