Monday, June 7, 2010

Shabby Chic Giveaway!!!!!

She's back!!!!
I have watched and admired Rachel's work from the beginning, which was back in the 90's. Our first home was dedicated to all that was Shabby Chic and I thought it was so cool that Rachel made shabby, chippy and unloved things chic again, that the early morning trip to the markets was not in vain when you brought home some horrid piece only to breathe a new life into it with a lick of white paint and some new knobs or vintage wallpaper.
Even to this day Rachel's style is never far from my own decorating style. As you know I am a devotee to a coat of white paint and bringing something unloved and ugly back to life and this whole process for me really started after watching the early Shabby Chic shows that were on cable. My Mum and I always watched and wished we could only find some of the treasures that Rachel found.
I am so pleased that the amazing Lulu from DustyLu has been hired by the amazing Rachel Ashwell to photograph her new line of bed linens for the website! How awesome is that?!
If you head to her blog you can see more...they are just beautiful.
There is so much to love about the Shabby Chic way.
Lighting and chippy, worn, painted wood.

image Lulu for Shabby Chic
Always gorgeous fabrics and accessories and lets not forget the linens...mmm! Love great linens.

I did want to let you in on a fantastic giveaway over at Lulu's blog...

Thanks to Rachel Ashwell and Lulu, one of you will win a copy of either Rachel's new book (above) which will be autographed by the queen and founder of Shabby Chic herself!
Shabby Chic, Sumptuous Settings & Other gorgeous Things!
All you have to do is.
1.Become or be a follower of Dusty Lu Interiors
2.Become a follower of Rachel Ashwell's blog
3.Visit the Shabby Chic Couture website
4.Post about the giveaway and put it on your sidebar
Giveaway ends June 30, 12 noon Pacific Standard time.
Thanks Rachel for being a wonderful influence to all, and congratulations Lulu!!! =0)
Ness xx


  1. Hi Ness!
    Ahhhh, I just mailed you, I see you didn't need my assistance after all! :-)

    Lovely post, I'm sure Lu will be thrilled!

    Have a wonderful week,

  2. Dear Ness - thank you for this post. But it's not possible to need the blog-link ;)



  3. Hi Ness, I follow your blog and Dusty Lou and have been to Rachels website and Shabby Chic couture website. I am in total visual overload!

  4. I am a happy follower of your blog and have visited Rachel's blog many times. So pretty.

  5. I like some of Rachel's designs, but I think she found out that most of us could throw a lick of paint on an old piece of furniture and save $800, find some of the same treasures at our local flea markets and get a white IKEA sofa on craigslist. She was much too over-priced!

    As for the giveaway, why is it that so many bloggers are attaching so many conditions to their giveaways now? What happened to the simple, "Just leave a comment?" That's what I do!

  6. i'm a happy follower of yours ,I'm a huge fan of Rachael Aswell's work and i will now pop over to visit Dusty Lu interiors..count me in love,love it XX

  7. To anonymous above from another anonymous--It's because bloggers today are obsessed with FOLLOWERS. The blogging community, unfortunately, has become very competitive. Many view it as a popularity contest. I don't want to be in high school again! Which of us in our "real" lives would attach a condition to a gift?

  8. It's so interesting to read everyone's take on the era of Shabby Chic! From all over the world, no less. We all had our own memories in our own words, and yet our love of Rachel Ashwell is one and the same. So exciting to read these posts! Wasn't this fun to participate with Lu? She's so very talented.

  9. I love Shabby Chic! I am a follower (rss). Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  10. Cool - count me in, please! I al a follower.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  11. I checked out the Shabby Chic Couture web site.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  12. I am a follower and would love an autographed book.

  13. Hi Ness, thanks for sharing this website with me. I love Rachel Ashwell and her designs....the way she puts things together. Hope you are well...missing your smiling face Manda x

  14. Hi Ness, gorgeous post my friend. It was lovely to be able to help out Lu:) Hope you are having a lovely week my sweet friend ~ Tina xx

  15. Ness,
    I met Rachel years ago through a friend who owns a shop and sells her merchandise...she was so nice!

    Only, wish I had thought to bring my books for her to sign! Although my interiors are not specifically this style, I still keep many things in mind I learned form her books when looking for treausres!

  16. I've always been a big fan of Rachels and I would love to win one of these books. I am a follower of yours and also Dusty Lu's. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    xo, Sherry

  17. I forgot to add that I checked at the Shabby Chic Couture website. Love the Darcy chair!

  18. Thanks guys for supporting Lulu and her work and this great competion she has going with Rachel Ashwell.

    And to the annon commenters. I dont mind if you have negative things to say, but it would be nice for you to put your name to it so we can chat. I email most of the commenters and it would be nice to do the same with you...negative or not =0)

    The giveaway is not my rules, it is from Lulus blog and it is her giveaway, not mine, so I am just going along with the rules. As for the conditions and the follower part. I dont do this for popularity, this blog is MY journal of what I am doing and things I find inspiring etc, and if people like to share in that that is wonderful. It wouldnt worry me if I only had 1 follower. I get more out of commenters like you than a face on the sidebar.

    Nice to 'chat' either way =0)
    Ness xx

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  20. Ooh thanks Ness! Its a shame anonymous didnt read your blog properly even I new it wasnt your giveaway,
    they obviously havent got anything better to do I am the same as you I don't mind how many followers I have, I don't always blog only when, im inspired & my family life it into the shedule, shame some people don't get it!


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