Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shabby Chic

You know how our human tendency is to imitate others, right? And how we unconsciously mirror one another?—kind of a copycat thing among humans? ;) Well, I’ve been decorating my favorite room of the house in a certain style…

Lots of roses from my garden everywhere... fresh or dried

Love my new thrift store Shabby Chic napkins...

…I’ve been looking for one of those oversized large Rachel Ashwell’s wood rosary to hang beautifully around mirrors and things… but I’m not the type of a girl who would spend almost $200.00 on such futilities… Even if I could, I wouldn't. And I don't care for brands anyway. So, I go to our local thrift stores and hunt for something similar—not the same thing, of course, but you can definitely achieve almost the same look… and for only $.99! ;)

Roses roses… fresh, silk, dried. I love dried roses probably more than fresh ones. There’s something almost mystical in them that so attract me… I see in dried roses the real soul of roses; perfectly preserved like in a cocoon made out of time and departed summers; still capable of maintaining in their subtle form all the romanticism and buoyancy of a new rose… just lovely.

We just got back from a long weekend of camping in the mountains, and I'm super tired. It's windy and hot here and the garden looks dreamy. The butterfly bushes have bloomed overnight; so it seems like, and butterflies have moved in... It's butterfly season for sure. I love it!

I will share more with you soon. For now... enjoy each moment of each day....

I question not if thrushes sing, if roses load the air; beyond my heart I need not reach when all is summer there. ~John Vance Cheney


  1. Your heart is pulling you toward the sweet, romantic shabby chic look, isn't it, Cielo? Just like my heart's been doing during the past few months. I wonder why? :) Is it the softness of summer? Our soul passing into another phase in our life? The need to bring the outdoors in with roses and pastel colors? Whatever reason it is, I love what you've done! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  2. So lovely! Such a beautiful post! Sighing. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party tomorrow at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a restful evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Anxious to see your beautiful room, Cielo. My mother has one of those rosaries you're looking for, hanging on a wall! If she ever decides to part with it you'll be the first to know!! ~Zuni

  4. Oh- how lovely- I am so glad you had fun camping..and I'll bet you are tired. I suppose you have to go back to work tomorrow, too?

    I am always blessed coming here and seeing your beautiful gardens and place. Blessings- xo Diana

  5. Everytime when I look on your blog I am delighted of the beautiful pictures, the way you take and arrange the pictures. I am like you, fond of roses and roses and yes we are able to surround us with these beautiful flowers. That makes me happy, don't you?
    Thanks for the beautiful post today,


  6. I think you are being drawn to the soft,romantic look. It's so lovely,soft and romantic. I really love dried roses too. I have one little bush that produces almost all year round,given to me by my son. Even when cut and put into a vase,it lasts 3wks or more. I must try drying them. xox

  7. The arrangements you make for your pictures are wonderful. I love your shabby chic style! But I think it is mor chic than shabby.
    Have a nice day,

  8. You have the sweetest of souls Cielo.
    Your roses are devine and rosaries are all beautiful. Yours remind me of a friend of mine.She had one almost just like it.
    I just love the pink and blue vases.
    May God Bless,
    Marie Antionette

  9. Just stopping by to say hello, haven't been here for a while ;)
    Dried roses are my favourite!
    Greetings from Australia♥


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