Green & white Cabana Stripe pillows, stationery, decoupage cup,
and the middle striped & sprigged sheets above are all Rachel Ashwell.
The top & bottom linens are vintage Laura Ashley.
What delights me the most is the way Rachel Ashwell honors the legacy of her wares. You could pair something you bought yesterday with something you bought twenty years ago and it’ll blend seamlessly.
Here’s a shot from last spring of my Rachel’s Simply Shabby Chic Cabana Stripe throw pillows, bought at Target seven years prior for $15 each. They’re wonderful for that crisp, fresh, summery look of a cottage on the sea.
And, freshly laundered Simply Shabby Chic bedding folded and stacked away. After five years the colors are fading and fibers thinning, so it feels really vintage and comfy. They’re the real life sheets, unlike the purest white new linen I keep for guests. It’s a pity I didn’t think to dig up her sachets when I shot this, I’m certain you would’ve liked to see them.
My newest acquisition is a $1 packet of sticky notes and flags from her Treasures collection from Michael’s. I keep some flags on my nightstand (where they are so much more restful on the eyes than those neon ones from the office), in my wallet, my blog binder, and on my computer.
Until next time, stay shabby!