Shabby Chic Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006203085X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rachel Ashwell uses her signature style to make any event a special occasion. This beautiful, accessible book proves that entertaining need not be expensive. Making every day into an elegant extravaganza is a matter of inspiration and imagination, and shopping is a great way to get inspired. Travel with her to unique locations like a Chinese grocery store, local antique mall, a flower market, or a flea market to search for the perfect accents that will give your event unexpected charm without breaking the bank. Use the treasures you find to jazz up average items – sometimes it's as easy as adding a little paint, ribbons, or flowers. Decorate the chairs, create a themed meal, or custom design menus and place cards. When it comes to setting a scene, Rachel is an expert and with her easy how–to advice, you can be too. She has practical ideas for any occasion – baby showers to weddings, birthday parties to bar mitzvahs, even old–fashioned family dinners.

Sick Mick s Guide to Selling Antiques Collectibles

Author: Micki Suzanne
Publisher: Micki Suzanne LeCronier
ISBN: 9780978739300
Format: PDF
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The author, a marketing writer/antique dealer with Lyme Disease, helps collectors explore low energy ways of selling antiques, from malls to eBay(. Additionally, she describes her own journey from mystery illness and pink slip to diagnosis, antique shop, and eBay store. (Antiques/Collectibles)

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781908170804
Format: PDF
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Romantic florals reclining against pure white linen, ruffles of muslin skirting a bed base against bleached floorboards, the deep comfort of a simple nest of fluffy towels… This is Rachel Ashwell’s signature style that for the past 20 years has been a major influence in our modern lives. Chic Interiors—My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets, an eclectic book of quirky inspiration, falls into chapters according to location, and begins with Rachel’s breathtaking Los Angeles residence. Next, we wander into a photographer’s minimalist mountain-top home in the Hollywood hills before heading to the coast and a beautiful Malibu beach cottage. A truly bohemian hideout in southern California is next on the journey, followed by a peek at celebrity homes, including the house that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. With rooms combining flea-market finds and objects of pure functionality—an elegant French mirror reflecting a painting, a bejeweled metallic candle holder sitting by a cluster of willow-patterned china, a single faded velvet pillow lounging under the twinkle of a vintage chandelier—this book celebrates all that is wonderfully Shabby Chic.

The Shabby Chic Home

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062030841
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shabby Chic designer Rachel Ashwell shows readers how to turn any house or apartment into a comfortable, functional, beautiful, and stylish home, in this bestselling guide to getting the most out of flea-market finds and vintage treasures.

Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782490432
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Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie takes her signature pastels, ruffles, and whimsical prettiness right to the heart of cowboy country. This is a journey in pictures and words, following Rachel through the fields of a little town called Round Top, home to one of the largest, most eclectic and vibrant antiques and flea markets in the world, and then back to Rachel’s newly acquired bed-and-breakfast in Texas. Here Rachel’s inspired finds, her creative imagination, eye for detail, and her commitment to beauty, comfort, and function have finally come together in one location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell—an irresistible destination. This book takes Rachel in a new direction, bringing her eye for cherished patinas and pastel prettiness into the endless landscapes and diverse architectural styles of Texas. Here you will see how her style adapts to corrugated metal sheeting and weathered timbers, and how it brings new life to elegant period mansions. Chapter by chapter, the book leads you through Rachel’s little houses on the prairie, from the Ranger’s Lounge where hearty breakfasts are served, to the Pearl Barn, scene of wedding parties and celebrations, stopping off at the evocatively named guest accommodation: Blue Bonnet Barn, Cornflower Cottage, Meadow Manor, Faith Cottage, and Liliput Lodge.

Twinkle s Town Country Knits

Author: Wenlan Chia
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307346129
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new collection of designs from the author of Twinkle's Big City Knits presents a sumptuous array of sweaters and accessories inspired by the casual sophistication that blends town and country life, with thirty chic patterns that range from a Pacifica Cardigan to the Santa Lucia Skirt. 20,000 first printing.

The World of Shabby Chic

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847844944
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this inspiring and useful design bible of the ever-popular Shabby Chic style, creator Rachel Ashwell shares her twenty-five years of work, showing readers how to apply her look to their own homes. A large, comfortable slipcovered sofa. Painted antique furniture. A palette and patina of soft colours and faded antiques. The essence of Shabby Chic is a romantic and charming interior filled with well-worn and well-loved objects, a look that is about comfort yet always remains chic. Celebrating the now-iconic Shabby Chic aesthetic, this design bible includes all the best of the look--from furniture, linens, paint colours and wallpaper, to lighting, accessories, and table-tops. Organized thematically, this volume is full of inspiration for every room in the house, as well as the garden. Sections include: Foundations (assessing the space, determining colour palette, light); Furnishings and Fabrics (creation of mood boards, linens, mixing and matching patterns, furniture styles, and space planning); Accessories (lighting, mirrors, arrangements); Entertaining and Gardens (table-top, flowers, outdoor spaces); and Pulling It All Together (showing a range of favourite homes, illustrating modern shabby, romantic shabby, or cottage shabby). Appendixes include information on sourcing, how to identify hidden gems at flea markets, and how to clean and restore them. The most lavish, thorough, and comprehensive book on the Shabby Chic look, this beautiful volume celebrates the enduring timelessness of Ashwell's creations while providing practical instruction on how to decorate your home in the Shabby Chic style. Rachel Ashwell is the creator of the Shabby Chic brand and line of stores. She lives in a shabby chic cottage in Los Angeles.

The God of Small Things

Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030737467X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

Shabby Chic The Gift of Giving

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062030868
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now your gifts can reflect your warm, caring thoughts and reflect the beautiful and comforting style that is Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell shares the wonderful gift ideas she has collected throughout the years and shows you how to express your sentiments with a classic alluring style. She shows you how to pick the perfect gift for the perfect person or occasion and then how to wrap and decorate it with style. For example, instead of giving your fashion-obsessed best friend a sweater in a box, why not put it on an old antique dressmaker's dummy? Instead of giving an impersonal holiday card from Hallmark, why not create personalized cards that fit every occasion? The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving is a perfect book for the holiday season, and it will offer year round gift giving guidance for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Christmas or Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Father's Day and other special occasions.