Monday, November 7, 2011

Shabby Chic

  • Shabby chic is a form of interior design where the style reflects:

  • Accessible, affordable, comfortable and eclectic, this popular style features white painted furniture, painted motifs, muted colors, slipcovers and vintage fabrics.

  • A look reflecting casual and relaxed lifestyles. Emphasis is on a soft touch, neutral colors and often a puckered, washed or unfinished look.

  • A style of scrapbooking that includes sanding, crumpling, and distressing paper to give an old and worn look to your page.

For some reason, I love the "Shabby Chic" look. I guess because it uses soft colors, a bit vintage looking, and reminds me of a "yestayear" I should have been born in.

Whenever I create something, it always seems to reflect this certain style. I know it's not for everyone, (just like my mother's "Early American") was not my style. But I think your home should reflect "you" and what is pleasing to your eye.
November is a busy month for birthdays in our family. I enjoy making my own gifts and cards. (I truly believe a hand made card or gift shows the love you have in your heart for someone)

Here are a couple of things I have worked on this month: This is a set of note cards and it's holder.

Here's another Domino book I made.

Here are some cards I've made for family members or friends.

So as you can see, "Shabby Chic" is muted pastels, very feminine and has a soft, vintage look to it. I hope the recipients of my cards and gifts enjoy them as much as I love to make and give them.


  1. It's gorgeous CIndy!!! I'm having a giveaway at my blog & youtube... The draw will be on the 13th... Slip over and follow me ;o)

  2. Oh so totally totally beautiful
    Hugs June x

  3. Your work is beautiful...
    A happy Pink Saturday to you...
    from one grandma to another.

  4. These are beautiful creations ...

  5. I love your artwork, everything is beautiful. I especially love your Domino book. Gorgeous. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  6. The soft green and pink look so lovely together. All of your cards are beautiful.
    Happy Pink Sat.