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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Little Shabby California Dreaming




I wasn't sure we would get to stop here this time going through L.A., so I didn't get my hopes up. I felt a visit was optional. L.A. traffic is just crazy! 




But once you step through the doors, you forget all that. In fact, I practically forget to breathe. . .




Just a stroll through the rooms and my head fills with inadequate superlatives.




Surging inspiration. . . . A shop like no other. . . . But always with some little down to earth touches like the vintage glassware that I already own some of. Only mine never looks quite this good. . . .




I think that I may have lost consciousness for a moment somewhere about here. . .











What more is there to say?

























If you ever get a chance to float through. . . . Do. . . .

Jacqueline




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40 comments:

Art and Sand said...

It has been a long time since I floated through her shop.

Oh, the pink cabinet and the mint green comforter.

Victoria said...

Wow, everything is gorgeous! I've never been in one of her shops but I think the prices may cause me to faint!!!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Looks like a dream store....I think I would want to bring home everything!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Feeling a little lightheaded myself after looking at all this beauty!

sweet violets said...

What a wonderful float through!!! Am lusting for the pink cupboard!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my...so much eye candy...that pink cabinet is STUNNING. Thanks for sharing all the goodies, Jacqueline!

Curtains in My Tree said...

How wonderful you get to go there in person and see and touch all her wonderful items
thanks for sharing pictures with us who can't go there in person

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


*GULP*

okcamp said...

Curious as to how much the glassware was. I saw that pattern in Goodwill just the other day for .49 cents each. Didn't buy them though. Up here they're a tough sell. Fun store...thanks for the pics!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

After gulping and swooning I decided to check the shop out online - and that first floral pillow is $328.00?????????

Hrm.

I wonder why. Surely people aren't spending that one one pillow? How could they possibly justify that?

Just wondering why the prices are so exorbitant, makes no sense to me whatsoever. Not to dismiss how LOVELY and DREAM WORTHY everything is, but a shope like that has high overhead, yes, but a $328 pillow? There must be buyers, and I shudder when considering what that actually means deep down.

Anyway, loved it, J - thanks for the eye candy heavenliness.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Dear Michele: Yes the prices are up there in the ether. We think of dear R.A. as one of us, but she is a sought after, world class designer with prices to match.

Betty W said...

What a beautiful shop to visit. Saw some glassware and votive holders that caught my eye.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

The most beautiful post about her shop that i have ever read...and the most beautiful post that i have read in a long time. I want a pair of her pj's so badly but online they never have my size. Thank you. For taking us into her beauty with you. Your words make it it even more dreamy than it already is. I will never part with my collection of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture.

Merlesworld said...

I know I have floated around some shops, it's always a good experience.
Merle...........

kerrie of sea cottage said...

And mine is from Target and Mervyns. I wish Target had more of her collection like they used to. Sadly it has become very soarce around here

Pamela Gordon said...

Jacqueline, I really enjoyed visiting these two beautiful shops with you. So many pretty things and arrangements. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jeanie said...

It' all so clean and white. I'm sure any of those things (at least the pillows and slipcovers) would last about 30 minutes in my house! If I didn't spill tea on them, Lizzie Coco would surely leave a trail of black fur!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness gracious... how to even stand it! That pink chippy cupboard is just plain divine. And i know you were loving those linens...
I haven't been here in so long... cant wait to catch up and see some of your scrumptious photos!

Cindy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, lucky you! I love her sweetly simple style. One of these days I am going to paint everything white.... until then I can soak it all in. I just bought her new book, 'Couture Prairie' about her ranch in Texas that she turned into a bed and breakfast. It is so inspiring. I think I would have chained myself to that pink cupboard until someone let me drag it home....xo Karen

Custom Comforts said...

My - you have been on a continual shopping spree dream. Lucky you. I love the pink hutch, it's such a dreamy color.
Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Well I was going to bite the bullet and go up there but, if her prices are that high guess it's Good Will and SA for me.
She does have stunning things though. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Mary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i went to her flagship store in NY last spring and could hardly breathe! beyond lovely. you must have been breathless? so much eye candy there, right?

chateau chic said...

YUMMY!!!! Loving that pink chippy cabinet!
Mary Alice

Marilyn said...

Oh I would love floating through this shop. Love, love, love!

SizzleandZoom said...

Lovely shot of the pink cabinet and the shot looking into the room with the beautiful chandelier.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Lucky Y*O*U...
Thanks for the Eye Candy!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Blondie's Journal said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! She has a shop in Chicago and I have to visit someday. I've heard she is incorporating more color, did you see that? Her daughter Lily has a wonderful website, you should visit it if you haven't.

XO,
Jane

Bella said...

Lucky you! Yum, Yum, Yum... that pink cabinet, so delicious! You had a good trip!
hugs...

lynn said...

oh, my, LOVE the chippy pink cabinet so much, jacqueline!! i've never gone to one of her stores--tfs:)

Celestina Marie said...

Jacqueline I would love to float through this shop. Everything is dreamy. I love the chippy cabinet in pink. My hubby and I are going to spend 3 days at her Texas cottages in the Cornflower Cottage in Dec. She has a shop on the property too and I hope it will be open then. The place is booked solid and every cottage pictured in RA's new book is reserved. I was thrilled we were able to get a booking at all.
I will take lots of pics to share in a post.
Love her new book sharing the love she has for Texas.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Lady Pamela said...

Your photography is fabulous. I don't know how you could remember to take photos when there is all that beauty around, but I'm so glad you did. I still think you should publish a coffee table book of your photos.
*Smiles*

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I'll take the pink cupboard, please, oh and just one or two things to put in it. xo Laura

Cranberry Morning said...

So much to sigh over. It's beautiful!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
So~o~o glad you were ableto make the stop to visit this amazing shop!!!
I adore the merchandising throughout!!! I use to display the quilts similar to those pillows in the Antique Shop where I previously worked. My employer told me that several patrons had asked if I would come arrange their linen closets! ;)
Thanks for sharing with us!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

I am so jealous.....

Junkchiccottage said...

How gorgeous is Rachel's shop. She use to have one years ago in Chicago and I loved to stroll through it. Rachel's displays are always so beautiful. Oh I am so jealous what a great place to go.
Kris

Olive said...

That pink cabinet was sublime. You know One Kings Lane had her things for sale this week.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Oh my.... totally green with envy. Each photo was more delicious than the last and I didn't want them to end. You must have been in heaven wandering around her beautiful store Jacqueline. I'm featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow so everyone else can enjoy them too.

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm joining all the girls who are green with envy, Jacqueline! lol Shopping at one of RA's stores in on my Bucket List for sure. Until then...thank you for feeding my shabby chic heart today! Loved it all!!! ♥

xoxo laurie

Lady of the Woods said...

"inadequate superlatives" LOLOL.....now How in tarnation did I miss this post? That pink sofa! I would have stopped breathing too. I love when posts are made with photos of her shops, the views are always so delicious, but so are yours Jacqueline..Cabin and Cottage evoke such sweetness too! and don't make me go and spend any more money, please! :D

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