Rachel

Memories of The Visit

Memories of The Visit

My good friend, Christina Strutt, of Cabbages & Roses and I recently had a treasure hunting day, driving on a rainy summers day from Bath to Oxfordshire. It is a...

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Welcome Back Wildflower

Welcome Back Wildflower

As you must already know I’ve had a love affair with flowers forever... My most recent book My Floral Affair is a testament to this. Real flowers, faux florals, rose...

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Friendship in France

Friendship in France

Kathryn and I have been friends for over 25 years. We could be described as the “odd couple." She has a great appreciation for fine French wines, where I’ve never had a...

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Zig Zags

Zig Zags

Recently I made an Instagram post stating my life had “taken a few zig zags in recent times”.  I don’t see that as a bad thing. My life had been...

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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

I’ve been based in UK for nearly five months now. My original plan was not to close doors on my life as I knew it but to create some distance...

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30 Years of Shabby Chic®

30 Years of Shabby Chic®

This Year we celebrate 30 years since the opening of my first Shabby Chic® store in Santa Monica, California and the beginning of what became The World of Shabby Chic®. ...

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Cabbages & Roses Q&A

Cabbages & Roses Q&A

I had the pleasure of asking Christina a couple of questions, the founder of Cabbages and Roses from our recent Collaboration. The Collection is currently available in our Shabby Chic...

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Forever Florals

Forever Florals

I've always had a love of faux flowers. I think it started when I was a little girl and would go with my Mum searching for smooshed vintage silk and...

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Greenfields and Flowers

Greenfields and Flowers

My time in London continues to get extended and now in March I am finally getting the cool weather I was seeking.  Despite the chill in the air, early signs...

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