Friday, November 11, 2005

Second hand Chic

Rachel Ashwell's table


This fall I had a really great experience of getting to see one of my favorite interior designers Rachel Ashwell, demonstrate different decorating ideas with vintage materials at an event called Be Creative New York.

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic table


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Since the holidays are fast approaching, I thought it would be great to post a few pictures that I took that day of the fantastic table setting she had set up in her booth. It was so beautiful and eclectic how she had paired together the unexpected with mismatched china, crystal & silverware, vintage plastic ballerinas, layers of antique lace, millinery flowers and vintage ribbons pinned to the table cloth, and old beaded bracelets transformed into napkin rings. It truly was a second-hand masterpiece!

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7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh I just adore Rachel Ashwell. The tables are lovely.

Nikki said...

I love those napkin holders! Are they vintage bracelets?

doll said...

Rachel rocks!

Liquid Sky Arts said...

your retail therapist: They are vintage bracelets...great idea isn't it!?!

jenny vorwaller said...

everything pictured is so luxurious! i just love love love the colors that she used.

joy madison said...

I love Rachel Ashwell! The table it lovely!

Laura K said...

This is fabulous - I feel like shopping....