Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Item of the Week...

I'm looking for storage! Pretty Storage......I love this cabinet. I think that it'll be perfect to hold all sorts of things: books, linens or dishes! What do you think?

It's a little shabby and a little chic, don't you think?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gotta Have Some Bling

This Pink Friday we are focusing on bling, bling, bling! Lots of ways to add bling to your home decor. Look what we have to offer at Chic and Shabby Home we have several home decor and gift ideas for you! We hope that you will have a great day shopping!

Lush fringes and leopard print decorate a delightfully sassy lamp.

This Shabby Chic lamp is sweetened by sparkling acrylic “crystal” drops and a basketweave shade!
Glowing with an ornate allure, this candle lamp's highlight is a gold shade meticulously crafted with beadwork.
Beautiful burnished reds and oranges comprise the shade of this luscious lamp! When lit from within, the dazzlings beads bring to mind leafy autumn sunshine. Absolutely stunning!

Shabby Chic beaded candleholder. Lavish swags of glittering crystals turn the light into a dancing diamond display!
Jeweled candleholder! The beautiful look of cut-crystal without the high price! Acrylic with a metal candle cup.

Mini-chandelier votive stand. Uniquely beautiful tabletop stand boasts two hanging votive "chandeliers". Glittering crystals and curving lines delight the eye!

Sparkling "acrylic" crystal drops amid gracefully swooping arms on this distressed finish white metal chandelier. Transform candlelight into a dazzling dance!

This lovely lamp’s shade is bedazzled with gleaming amber beads.
Add a little BLING to your life!

Simple Pleasures

The time. Redeem
The unread vision in the higher dream....
~T.S. Elliot

Some days are redeemed by simple pleasures. I had a weekend of simple pleasures; swimming, the flea market, a birthday party, watching my niece and nephews chase fireflies in my grandparents yard; just as my sister and I did so many summers ago! Just simple fun!

Handstands in the pool...doesn't water go up your nose?!

Back to the diving board!

Perfect way to spend the day!

Favorite flea market find of the weekend! Beautiful colors.

Beautiful inside and out!

Take the gentle path. ~George Herbert

Friday, August 15, 2008

Vintage Inspired Linens

Do you love linens too? I think that we all have favorites in our collection...here are a few of mine.

I have a special fondness for tea towels. I have some patterns that I want to embroider this fall.

This set is so cute, I love teacups and saucers, they are such a fun thing to collect.

My grandmother always carried a hankie. I love them, too!

Hope you have a great weekend! We have fun family things planned, a birthday party, swimming......and the flea market. Maybe I'll find a few linens!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Item of the Week

I like to post an item of the week because it gives me a chance to highlight things that you might not have noticed, but could probably use!

I just love this table because it is so versatile! You can use it beside a bed or in a foryer, you can place it next to a favorite chair to hold a cup of tea while you indulge in a great book (we have some recommendations in our bookstore if you're looking for something new) or do some handwork. I love to knit and needlepoint, too.

Hope your week is off to a good start. It's hot and raining in LA (Louisiana) today. A good day to stay in and read or needlepoint! Maybe later.....

Take Care.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grandfathers and Grandaughters

My grandfather just turned 80 years old. This is him before we met! Right before he married my grandmother. Handsome man, then and now! He has always been a special person. We have so many great memories ~ I was the first grandchild and still enjoy hearing the stories my mom tells of her father. When she was in the hospital for the big event he planted a cherry tree for me! You see, she is his only daughter; she has two brothers, but that's just not the same now is it? Fathers and daughters have a special bond and lucky for me so do grandfathers and granddaughters. I am so grateful to have him in my life.