#shabbystrong photos & videos

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I would like to introduce “Our Lady of the Barn”, the latest newcomer to my home filled with preloved castoffs and derelict whatnots. She comes to me for free from the Facebook Marketplace gods by way of a kindred spirit, Matthew, who rescued her from an uncertain fate. Forthwith she shall reside, and preside, in the barn. It was meant to be. She has given me the title of my yet-to-be-written autobiography, “Portrait of a Woman; Broken Frame”. Shoutout to Matthew, enabler of fun! #portraitofastranger #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #farmhousecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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Yesterday

More majolica!!! This batch from #rocklandmarketplace which, sadly, will be closing tomorrow. Two of these dishes are vintage majolica. One is reproduction. Can you guess which one is repro? While not as inexpensive as yesterday’s $1 dish from #goodwill , I purchased these three majolica dishes and a wooden Florentine gilt jewelry box for less than $20. There were deals to be had. #majolica #majolicamadness #haveiperhapsgottencarriedaway #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #farmhousecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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Greetings! I bought some books. They are currently in quarantine in the barn. Julie, the bookseller, hooked me up with deep discounts! 47 books for $58. Gardening, design, decor, tea, travel, and even some children’s themes, among others! When I mentioned my majolica collecting to Julie, she went and retrieved a book about majolica for me and promptly marked it down to $1!!! Julie is the best! I am going to miss her and the other vendors at #rocklandmarketplace as tomorrow is their last day. Coronavirus has claimed a number of my favorite local businesses, including this one. #booksbythelinearfoot #booksbooksbooks #booksgalore #nowinneedtoreorganizethelibrary #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #farmhousecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 days ago

So inspired by @rachelashwell Shabby Chic. I have loved it for years but now being revived by Rachel’s stories on insta “Shabby Strong” #stories #shabbychic #shabby #shabbychicdecor #shabbychichome #shabbychiclover #pink #shabbystrong

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4 days ago

The freshly renovated #anniesloanchalkpaint armchair has found a great spot at the kitchen table with my super comfy vintage chintz oilcloth armchairs from #thevintagesourcecompton ! Looking out the window! Truly a #cinderellastory , the remade chair is the belle of the ball with that gorgeous throw! It is from @rachelashwell #rachelashwellshabbychiccouture and it arrived just yesterday! It is a lovely shade of dusty pink, 100% linen, and tasseled y’all. Oh, yes, that is Emma, #mypandemicpartner SO MUCH LOVELINESS IN ONE SPOT!!! I am blessed. (Deep curtsy ) #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #farmhousecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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5 days ago

Morning sunlight streaming through the library curtains with one of my vintage alabaster lamps. I had found several yards of this vintage floral fabric at the nearby Montsweag Flea Market last year. The library was sporting colonial curtains in a red and green plaid when I purchased the house. I disliked them so much that I prioritized new library curtains be made by a local seamstress in August while I unpacked from the move. I also had the red fireplace mantel repainted in Polar Bear, an ever so slightly green tinted shade of white. I really do not like red in my home. Since we spend so much time in the library, I want it to be lovely beyond measure. #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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6 days ago

Show & tell. Before & after. Shock & awe. I scored this chair for free on Facebook Marketplace the beginning of March. When you look at the third photo, some of my dear readers will be (slightly? ) revolted by the condition of this chair and wonder if I had lost my ever-loving mind inviting this chair into my life. Why, no. I see possibility in the most derelict of objects. During our pandemic, I have been painting the upholstery on this bad boy with multiple thin coats of #anniesloanchalkpaint in Old White. After completely drying for a few days, I sanded the fabric with fine sandpaper. Today I added a coat of #anniesloanclearsoftwax turning the painted upholstery fabric buttery soft like leather. ‘Tis witchcraft, you know. #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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1 weeks ago

I could not continue my #smallbeautifulbusiness series without mentioning the woman to whom millions of us owe a huge debt of gratitude for bringing the concept of Shabby Chic into our lives some 30 years ago. Though her business is by no means small anymore, @rachelashwell shares with candor and humor her journey from humble Santa Monica beginnings to the world-wide brand she is today. If you haven’t checked in with her in a while, Rachel is offering daily video chats on her IGTV that will make you feel like you’re sipping a cup of tea together in her English countryside cottage. Thank you for a lifetime of beauty, comfort, function and inspiration, Rachel! 🌸🙏🏻💕

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2 weeks ago

Reunited and it feels so good. I found my “stress doll” from the 1990s today while unpacking the barn. Just in time. I mean we are having a pandemic, y’all. I need my stress doll. And viola. Here she is. #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

Who's ready for the lazy days of summer and a good book to curl up with? The warmth of summer (in the 80s ) has hit here in middle Tennessee! Have a great weekend friends! 💙🌴🍹 . White ruffled pillow is available in my Etsy Shop . #summer #hammock #pillow #shabbychic #rachelashwell #vintagefabric #handmade #shabbychicliving #shabbychicstyle #shabbychicinterior #shabbystrong #shabbychichome #shabbychicbedding #shabbychicdecor #romanticdecor #cottagestyle #cottagestyledecor #vintagestyle #romantichomes #madeintennessee #springhilltn #etsyshop #etsyseller #vintagefrenchroses

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2 weeks ago

My new, albeit temporary, #gallerywall of #thriftedartwork in the living room. The wallpaper has to go! I am hoping to find photogenic lovely aged plaster walls under the paper that I can leave as is. There will be steaming, and cursing, in the quest to find out! A girl can dream! Oh, speaking of dreaming, can you guess the motif here? #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

I have been diligently hardening off the lovelies. Blue skies, but wicked windy today. Everyone seems to have pulled through! Probably need another week or so before it will be safe to transplant. Still getting cold at night! #shortgrowingseason #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

I found the House of Green Gables watercolor circa 1993 purchased for me on Prince Edward Island by a friend back when I worked as a tour guide. It was a lovely gift. I had it properly framed. I toted it with me for decades. Now it adorns the bookshelves in the library. Note the copy of “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery nearby. This book and PEI made such an impression on me that darling daughter’s middle name is Anne (with an e! ). #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

A view of the conservatory from the sliding door leading to the fieldstone patio and the barn. For those following along, this vintage army cot, plumped with a featherbed and covered with a vintage barkcloth cot cover and a smattering of pillows is adjacent to the small desk with the handmade teapot lamp. This spot + daydreams = heaven!!! #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

Good morning beautiful! Mop buckets have come a long way, this #shabbyfindsfriday is beautifully full, let’s try to live to the fullest!!! #roses #bucket #full #shabbyroses #shabbylove #shabbychic #shabbychicdecor #shabbychicstyle #shabbychichome #shabbystrong #vintage #vintagestyle #ilovevintage #ilovevintagestyle #imusthaveflowersalwaysandalways #flowers

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2 weeks ago

Looking from kitchen (refrigerator/pantry area ) through to the conservatory. Since I began unpacking the barn in March, I literally have stacks of artwork, decor, and whatnot on every available horizontal surface. I am very much in the midst of deciding what goes where. In college, I studied ceramics. I made the stoneware teapot in class. Then I made it into a lamp. Everything else in this snap was thrifted. Hunted and found on the secondhand economy or bespoke. Very little of this mass produced, mass marketed stuff here, thank you very much. Reuse. Let’s reuse what already exists. #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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2 weeks ago

All the lovely things. Vintage alabaster lamp with #anthropologie pink velvet shade. A match made in heaven, as far as I am concerned. I purchased the lampshade two years ago, on sale. It was a splurge, even on sale. I knew I could find a suitable lamp for her. It took two years. I am delighted with the pairing. #vintagealabaster #alabasterlamp #weareinthelibrary #allthelovelythings #myfleamarketstyle #cottagecharm #cottagemeetsfarmhouse #mainefarmhouse #homesweethome #myhomesweethome #myhomesweetvintagehome #myvintagehome #mythriftedhome #myvintagedecor #mythrifteddecor #farmhousecharm #antiquefarmhouse #vintagecollection #vintagehome #thriftedgoods #recycledgoods #mybolthole #vintagegoods #antiquefarmhouse #myfairytalefarmhouse #shabbystrong ❤️

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I decided I’d post some little yellow blooms this afternoon in appreciation of the @rachelashwell post of her yellow daffodils or Shabby Strong flower. While it’s not the daffy, it too is cheerful and reminds me to appreciate the beauty right outside my window, just starting to bloom just for us. I do love that this, forthysia, is also called Easter Tree. I think the yellow goes quite well with my pale pink flowers here and white interior. Oh the container it’s in, is one we found in Norway and I’m so happy to use it and remember good times in that beautiful country. Thank you @rachelashwell for your constant inspiration. #shabbystrong #stayhome #staywell

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It was so stormy this morning, but the sun has decided to come out and play!

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A peaceful space. @heathersshabbycottage always sharing the beauty. #sharethebeauty #shabbychic #shabbychicliving #peaceful #shabbystrong

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I’ve had this shabby blue wood crate for probably 5 yrs now untouched in the garage and today is its day...I was cleaning up around the house with a little extra time on my hands just seeing everything very differently today and these extra pretty Rachel Ashwell kitchen towels that have never been used either, are becoming friends. 💕Shopping at home isn’t so bad 😊 . . . . . . . . #Shabbybubble #Shabbyliving #Shabbystrong #RachelAshwell #Homeiswheretheheartis #Safe #Saferathome #Shoppingathome #Pretty #Pink #Pastels #Faded #Vintage #Antique #Treasures #Collector #French #Flowers #Roses #Endurance #Keepcalmandcarryon

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I’ve been wanting to do a fun backyard tent for ages! You can see how I created this cozy oasis in my latest video (link in bio ). I challenged myself to only use things I had on hand since I couldn’t go shopping. 🥰

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