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Monthly Archives: April 2010

  • The Rose Less Traveled

    In the past few months I have travelled from London to New York, spending time in both Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Stores and visiting with friends and my family. Then onto Minneapolis to discuss future projects of Simply Shabby Chic at Target headquarters and then to Los Angeles for a book signing and babyshower and finally to the High Point furniture fair in North Carolina.

    Two oversized pink flowers travelled the world with me.

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    Funny how its the simplest things in life that become showstoppers.

    In Southern California a lovely store hosted a book signing for me. Every possible detail was considered.

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    It was nearly a year ago that my life seemed to be in crumbling mode.
    The British quote "Keep Calm and Carry On" became the mantra in my office.
    What a difference a year makes.

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    Sometimes I question how I became so lucky to have experienced all that I have.
    I do make sure I acknowledge all the lovliness that crosses my path.

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    In between travels I had a tea party/baby shower for my dear friend Jaimee who runs Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture.

    It was a group effort of all of the west coast associates of Shabby Chic.

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    We pulled together some fun vintage items and some arts and craft projects and made for a personal lovely event. Quite affordably. Jaimee was already outfitted with quite a few shabby chic baby gifts.

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    Thru Angie's direction lots of lovely little details .....

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    I was given a bunch of sweet peas and pink carnations and they turned out to be the perfect flowers for the event.

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    Last stop High Point North Carolina, for the High Point shabby chic furniture show. I was there attending the launch of a wholesale collection of "Shabby Chic" furniture. This is a beautiful line (different to the line in Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture stores) of furniture and fabrics that is constructed and designed at a competitive price point. Many retailers from coast to coast purchased the collection. Still appreciating mushy and comfy.

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    All such lovely events.

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    Think I will leave the roses in Los Angeles.

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