Here we go - Week Two - Vintage/Shabby Chic and I am so out of my comfort zone. First of all, I had to look up the definitions - what exactly do the terms mean? The easiest way to describe them, I think, is like this:
Vintage = old
Shabby Chic = something made to look old
Does that work for you?
I found that a lot of Shabby Chic is greatly influenced by not only ruffles, bows, and beads, but also rustication (another I know that's not a word but it's the perfect term!). You'll see what I mean as the week goes by.
Let's start off with the ruffles, bows, and beads.
I had to laugh at part of the caption "If you have to spell it out with tiny cherubs and a white peacock, you’ve probably overdone it." Forgive me, but it looks like a cross between a Victorian Madam's receiving room and Scarlett O'Hara's boudoir! Overdone? Yep, that's the word for it.
Continuing on with a stocking for the mantel (although, honestly, where would you put it?).
|Jenn Elise Rose|
I suppose if you had a little girl who was all into ribbons and bows, this would be a nice gift.
And finally for today, before we all go into a frill coma, a pretty selection of ornaments and pearl do-dads. Again, if girly-girl decor is your thing, go for it.
|Also from Jenn Elise Rose|
All tongue in cheek, of course, to each his/her own, I say.