Monday, February 16, 2009

My Treasure:His Trash

The Mr. just doesn't get my design sense sometimes. Years ago I fell in love with Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic style and thrifted, painted, and chipped my romantic pink and green heart out. All over the house. I saw the potential of shabby chic everywhere. I got the concept of shabby chic. The Mr.? He got the shabby part but never the chic part. "Why in the world are you dragging that home?" "Ugh, it's soooo old and used" "My grandmother had one of those and threw it in the trash when it looked like that".

Fast forward and all the shabby chic has been gifted or re-thrifted. Clean modern mid-century lines now. One of my favorite pieces is a wonderful Noguchi lamp. It is graceful and delicate and sits all alone on our black Calvin dresser. When it arrived at our house, the Mr. agreed it was "neat" but really thought it would be so much better if you "could take that red sticker and name off the bottom". Ummmm, that's the artist's signature.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

I love shabby chic also. Found a really cool (old) table and desk on craigslist last June. Looked at Rachel Ashwell-her Cambridge Table and the Linen Mouse is real cute. I love old things too-inherited that from my Mom. Thanks

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