i stayed at home to be with jo, so we had said goodbye to my nursing salary 18 months prior. mr. jane's non-profit work provided purpose and answered calling, but did not provide much in the way of money. rachel's inspiration gave me specifics to look for at the amazing rose bowl flea market..one treasure at a time. i would head out in the dark and arrive back home, in time to go to church on those exciting sunday mornings. rachel was my guide and i was lit up with inspiration.
this week i read rachel ashwell's new book, the world of shabby chic, and the magic is still there. along with the story of rachel's love affair with shabby chic are many inspiring photos of homes i'd love to explore. i especially liked seeing her daughter's little house in venice, california furnished with an artistic, bohemian eye. pamela anderson's modern home looks gorgeous filled with white and santa monica light.
shabby chic, to me, is more than a style; it is a way of life. it is beauty in imperfection, treasured age, and less allowing the chosen to shine. to me, shabby chic is my california…white denim, chippy paint and sand between your toes.