Rachel Ashwell

Many years ago whilst looking for pretty items for my home on Ebay, I happened upon a book by a lady called Rachel Ashwell.  From that moment on I was smitten, here was someone in America (English lady actually) who styled her home just the same way that I did.  She loved white and pre-loved items, buying from yard sales, fairs etc, just like I did and was the originator of the term “shabby chic”. 

I had to have her book, I checked Ebay and found at that time she had 3 books published. I bought them all and waited excitedly for them to arrive.  I was not disappointed. A feast of beautiful, pretty and sometimes breathtaking pictures.  A step by step guide as to how she had transformed her home (as a single mother ). I spent every single spare moment pouring over those books and waiting excitedly for the next one.

To date she has published five books and a dvd (I have been unable to find an English version of the dvd)
If you like my shabby style, you will LOVE Rachel’s books.  Pop over to Amazon (cheapest place I have found to buy them) and treat yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Rachel went onto open several stores and a host of  lines, opening her first store in London’s Nottinghill (sadly not with shabby prices) .  I really would love to visit it one day, just to look and long ….

Take a look at her  Blog  – Total heaven on Earth ! Sigh ……..



  1. Emma
    March 3, 2011 / 8:25 pm

    I know that I've mentioned it before but PLEASE come and decorate my house!!! We could always go visit her store when we're are in town for CyberMummy 🙂 xxx

  2. Karen Jones
    March 3, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Yes to both : ) We can visit the store but doubt we will be able to afford to buy anything ! Boo ! xx

  3. (Mostly) Yummy Mummy
    March 4, 2011 / 11:17 am

    Oooh, I'll have to check these out but you'll always be my queen of all things shabby chic! Mwah xx

  4. Karen Jones
    March 4, 2011 / 11:47 am

    aww Yummy you are lovely xx

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