I love my life...it's taken me years to
get here...but I'm pretty content and
find that I'm drawn to an inspired life
of creativity, learning, living and loving.
My life's story weaves itself in and out of happiness,
contentment, struggles, laughter, hardships, sadness, losses,
gains, friends and family.
What I know now, is that my life's story has made me who I am and
I have been inspired by it and
hope to be an inspiration to others...My Inpsired Life
Rachel Ashwell coined the phrase, "Shabby Chic", thus giving a name to a style of decorating that I have come to believe describes a "homegrown" lifestyle decorating theme. I prefer the phrase, "Vintage Chic"...taking those memories of our past, memories of grandma's house, a favorite aunt or family friend, and tangibly replicating them in our homes.
gr. aunt ada and me ca '62
Maybe it's a time-worn quilt, now made into an overstuffed pillow, the cup and saucer grandma sipped from, an old pastoral photo of sheep grazing~a memory of Aunt Ada. Maybe it's a cookie jar, a lamp you read by, a postcard you received...faded fabric, overstuffed chairs, wicker on the wrap porch, birdhouses and birdsong, picket fences, yard games, pretty dishes, a garden rhapsody. Whatever it is, it conjures up those comfortable, cozy feelings we're reminded of. Now, we want them in our present and our future... "Vintage Chic"~old or new items (successfully made to look old) is a relaxed, comfortable and familiar style of living~unpretentious and inviting...but always very CHIC. Beth Cort-Voltmer 2003