Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shabby Chic or Coastal Cottage?

I've got that itch again. 
The itch to start over.
The itch to redo everything. Again. I've got the decorating bug! 

I've been inspired for so many years by Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Style

 
I've spent years gathering treasures for my little places.




This is the last Shabby Chic thing I purchased, it makes my top ten list of favorite things.   

These were found in a little antique mall at the Janss Mall in Thousand Oaks. I have two.


I found these pictures by Angela Staehling in a sweet little shop in Agoura that is no longer there.  That was a sad day!
.


This was from an Antique mall (not an antique) in The Janss Mall that has moved to the
 Agoura Antique Mart. These are
just a few of my favorite Shabby Chic things. 

But I have that itch...
Recently my daughter gave me a darling beach sign for my birthday (that story here) that was made by
the greatest sign maker ever Barn Owl Primitives.  Isn't it darling?

I put it up in my place and ever since, I've wanted to go from
Shabby Chic
to
Coastal Cottage


I didn't realize I was headed that way until I took a good look at my recent additions.


I've recently developed an appreciation for seashells. These were a gift from my sister.


It seems everywhere I turn I see darling Beachy stuff that would look great in a
little Coastal cottage...
Yikes!
I think I'm gonna do it!

Bye Bye Shabby Chic... Hello Coastal to be continued...

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10 comments:

devonaz said...

That would be a hard decision to make,,I am think Coastal also maybe with a touch of shabby..good luck..

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

How exciting!! I love the idea of the coastal cottage, but then again I have always loved the cottage look and feel for homes! I can't wait till I can decorate my own home :)

Aubrey said...

YES!!! Do it. Go Coastal! It's crisp and clean and relaxing and LOVE-ly!

Barn Owl Primitives said...

LOVE it....and I'm flattered that my sign had a little something to do with it!! ;)
can't wait to see what you do!!

xo ~ kristi

Lindsay said...

I love those signs! Fit your decor perfectly :)

Trulie Scrumptious said...

I LOVE your blog... very inspiring! Makes me want to get up and redo my entire place! My sister and I just started a new blog
trulie-scrumptious.blogspot.com and would love any tips you have on making such a successful and awesome blog.. Can't wait to see what you do!

Junque In The Trunk said...

You are a girl after my own heart. I have been dreaming of the beach alot lately

... said...

I love all this stuff. can't wait for summer!

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

can not wait to see what you do. I love your decor ideas. Loved the green in the kitchen though. hope that stays!

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

thought of you when i saw this today
http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=68207&index=11&searchQuery=entrances/foyers&searchType=photos&spaceId=12

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