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Monday, January 23, 2012

Loving Rachel's Colors


I love Rachel Ashwell's quintessential English cottage style as much as anyone. It's recognizable at a glance. I never make a trip to Target without looking her up.




This past weekend I spotted this simple and charming white bath rug with a crochet edge. Just your basic loveable.





Simply Shabby Chic® Rose Wreath 3 Piece Towel Set - Pink/ White (30x54").Opens in a new window
I only picked up and mashed these puffy sculpted towels. They are the most lusciously soft and pink beauties you have ever seen in your life! They have a much richer color than seen above and here on the Target website. Yummy, yummy, yummy! 




Beds and baths are where I indulge my Rachel love. I'm going to be adding a lot more ruffles to my life this year!




I love mixing her textiles with my own vintage linens and things. Here are a few of my Rachel inspired colors. . . .












Do you ever see this baby blue and not think Shabby Chic?























And just in case you've missed seeing it somehow, the link to Rachel's blog is here.

Have a great week!

Jacqueline



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31 comments:

Jen said...

Your pictures do a great job of capturing her look. She really was an innovator. I went to her store in Manhattan and it was enchanting. I love how livable and comfortable her style is.

Bristol said...

What wonderful photos to look at on a yucky Monday morning!
Bristol

The Elegant Chateau said...

Beautiful pictures as always. I think ruffles are an excellent idea and I might just do the same this year as well! Diane

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVe the CONTRAST of the Galvanized Bucket next to the Fresh & Crisp White Linens!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love Rachel's style, love your style, love these yummy photos! :)

Bella said...

Good Morning Jacqueline,
I am dreaming of ruffles and roses lately too... all things to shake away the winter blues! Speaking of blues, love that tweet little blue bird, and the faded blue table, yummy!!!
Hugs,
Bella

Zuzu said...

Very pretty - in fact, on our next trip to the city, I am going to Target to check out the shabby chic linens! :)
Hope you have a lovely week, Jacqueline!
~ Zuzu

Olive Cooper said...

Funny enough I looked at that darling rug yesterday in Target. I have recently bought four of her older books at Goodwill and am so happy to find them. I think of her Shabby chic stlye often when thrifting. Your vintage linens do mix well with her Target line.

Liz said...

What a beautiful teaset. Love the embroidery too.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous towels and linens! Thanks for the link to Rachel's blog. I've never visited before. Here I go....

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful post! How can you not love Rachel is you love cottage!
Ruth

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos, Jacqueline! I love the Shabby Chic stuff at Target as well. Did our bedroom in the pink roses and have always loved it. Great post!
Cheryl

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am so ready for pastels. They make things so much more cheery.

camp and cottage living said...

Hi
I'm so glad I stopped by today. Your displays are always so lovely!
I have twoo old rugs my Mother had in our home for years, but the fring has rotted. Now I know what to do with the edging!
Thanks-Kimberly

Iaia said...

I wish we could have Rachel Ashwell's store in Italy too...you have such a dreamy way to display everything...
Buona serata Alessandra

RobinfromCA said...

I love Rachel Ashwell's things! We no longer have a Shabby Chic store in our area but I have been known to travel from Target to Target! :-) All of your things look beautiful!

Robin

Jan said...

I can't express how much I enjoy your relaxing beautiful photos. You have a very lovely touch. I look forward to your posts. Some of your dishes are just Perfect! And the linens, etc. Thanks so much.

Jan Partin

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a beautiful still life of the turquoise table with blue jars and white pitcher!

Eileen said...

Oh wow, all I can say is love love love, all of it, every single pic .LOVE.. You have such pretty linens!
Eileen@ Cottage Beach House

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Blue and white is such a charming blend of accesories; however when paired with the pastel pink everything takes on such a more romantic hue! Your photos are stunning! Love the mix of the pastel hues!
Fondly,
Pat

jeanetteann said...

So nice, especially the blue mixing bowl,but I love all the shabby chic colours.
x jeanetteann

momto8 said...

your pictures highlight the feminine beauty of things!!
How lovely.
I am your newer follower..pls follow back if you can.

Sherry said...

I love all of these soft colors and patterns! I don't SC will ever go out of style. It is a classic romantic look.
Sherry

Haworth said...

What lovely pictures on such a dreary day! Dreaming about soft chintz, pink china, blue weathered wood, embroidered roses, and lace trimmed linens makes Spring seem not so far away.

Kay said...

Well, I'll try to leave a post again. Last 2 times didn't work. This post is, as always, gorgeous. Love the pinks and blues, especially that adorable table! You have no idea how I needed this. We've had so much rain, our vents under the house have flooded. ugh! Your posts are always wonderful treats. Thank you!
Kay

Unknown said...

hello Jacqueline...I am also from albuquerque...I do not think my previous comment posted so once again I must ask who the maker of your pink cherry blossom tea set is...I would love to track it down for my daughter. thank you eileen.

eileen lee said...

Hi again...1st time leaving a comment...I do not text either...just wanted you to have my email link to respond...I collect the printed vintage tablecloth...love your photos eileen

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I just love that rug...must get to Target!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

A beautiful charming post! I love Rachel's style. I can't believe you found that wonderful little white rug at Target.

Michaela said...

You are an amazing bottle of blue!Michaela

HISTÓRIAS ESCRITAS À LÁPIS said...

Amei o passarinho e aquele ramo bordado...muito lindooo!!!

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