Saturday, April 17, 2010

The book I just had to buy.

Yesterday I bought this beautiful book ~ Shabby Chic Interiors by Rachel Ashwell. It is a gorgeous book and filled with page after page of so much inspiration and beauty. Here are a few of the pages that made my heart flutter.
I love this book and could not put it down when I started looking at it.




~ To those who can dream, there is no such place as faraway.

Nothing is better... than been able to sleep in on a Saturday morning.
Instead of the usual jumping out of bed, when the alarm goes off.
To be able to have a leisurely breakfast and sit and listen to the birds singing in the trees.
I have cleaned out the pantry today, one of those jobs that is easy to put off until another day.
So a good feeling to have that done.

Enjoy your weekend ~ hope you find time to create and have fun.
Hugs
Carolyn

45 comments:

  1. So pretty! I always wonder if people really live in such beauty. I guess they do!

    I already have a printout of where the garage sales are tomorrow morning! I'll be up and out of here EARLY, well, that's the plan anyway, LOL

    Enjoy your weekend!

    xoxo

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  2. Dear Carolyn,
    May you have a great week-end!

    This looks like a fantastic decorating book that would be fun to look through and get some ideas.

    Like her style!
    d

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  3. Many thanks, Marsha for your visit.
    Wishing you much luck with your garage sales and I hope that you find some lovely treasures.

    Dear Deanna,

    I love her style too and a lot of the things she bought for her house were from flea markets.
    Happy weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. Carolyn amor, I love this book too, but have yet had the time to sit and look at it cover to cover like I would love to :) But what I saw was gorgeous :) Thank you so much for the lovely birthday wishes you left for my mama :) We had to change the get together for tomorrow, poor amor, she had to go to the dentist and had a molar removed...lets just say for her Bday...she looked like a beautiful chipmunk :) So tomorrow she will enjoy her cake and everyones beautiful wishes :) Have a wonderful weekend amor! Besos, Rose

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  5. This is on my wish list too! I think I will buy it soon!
    Thanks for sharing some pages- it looks amazing!
    Monicaxo.

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  6. Oh it looks just gorgeous!

    Enjyo the rest of your weekend, sounds like you made the most of today!

    hugs DJ

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  7. Hi, dear Carolyn, That seems to be a wonderful and inspiring book.
    Have a great weekend, girl! Hopefully you can sleep in tomorrow as well!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  8. Rachel Ashwell is a favourite of mine also and I adore her blog.

    Have a great weekend, hope the sun is shining there. Here it is gorgeous, not a cloud in the sky :-)

    Leeann x

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  9. How very beautiful and lovely.
    Blessings
    Much love
    Jeanne

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  10. Dear Rose,

    Wishing your Mama the very happiest of birthdays and sorry about her having to go to the dentist.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Many thanks Monica, for your visit.
    this is a beautiful book and has so much to inspire one.

    thank you Dustjacket and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

    Thanks Leeann and glad that the sun is shinning there for you and good luck with the work around the house.

    Many thanks Julia and yes, probably another sleep in again tomorrow.
    I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

    Blessings to you Jeanne and I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. Carolyn, I agree. It's a lovely book. She is so talented and has an eye for finding something hidden in a corner someplace that has possibilities. I was never able to do that...perhaps a little, but not much.

    Have a lovely leisurely weekend, perusing this wonderful book!

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  12. oh,I had to buy that one too....isn't it just heavenly!!!!

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  13. Carolyn~ I love looking through that pretty book, too! Her old books are just as much fun to look through as well. Your Saturday morning sounds perfect to me! I could do that everyday. I think I need to go and clean out the pantry... Happy weekend wishes. Love~Mandy

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  14. Gorgeous! I really love that textured wallpaper (or is it paint....). Have a lovely, relaxing weekend, Carolyn!

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  15. Many thanks for your visit Barbara.
    Yes, she really does have an eye for all that is beautiful.

    Yes, Stefanie it is a lovely book and full with so much inspiration.

    thank you Mandy and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend too.

    Hi Bella,

    Thanks for your visit.
    That wall is cement that has been whitewashed and gives an amazing backdrop with the chandelier.
    Happy weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Hi Carolyn, Oh I enjoy RA books too and have 4 of her first books that I adore pouring over. Each time I see something new I missed.

    So glad you got to sleep in a little and enjoy a leisure breakfast. And, nothing like an organized and clean out pantry. Mine needs done too!

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. I always enjoy your visits and really love to visit you. I am out of town this weekend and will be back home late Sunday. Hope to have some pics of our weekend in San Antonio Hill Country.
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    Big HUGS, Celestina Marie

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  17. Looks like a book I would really enjoy! I'll look for it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend...get plenty of rest! ♥

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  18. Carolyn,

    The book looks wonderful-I will have to look for that one:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  19. What a beautiful website! Love your header picture. Thanks for your comment on my new blog. Hope to visit you again soon!

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  20. Love this book it's on my wish list!! Enjoy! I too slept in. It was wonderful!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  21. I will have to buy that book, too... She is so inspirational.
    Oh, the little one is not allowing me to sleep in, but... I much rather sleep in on the weekends if possible!!

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  22. Hi Celestina Marie,

    I can see why you would want to buy her books, they are so beautiful and so many lovely inspirational ideas.
    Have a wonderful weekend away, in San Antonio Hill and I look forward to seeing your photos, when you return.

    Thank you Diane and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

    Blessings to you Kim and many thanks for your visit.

    Thanks Beth, for visiting my blog and I hope that you have lots of fun with your new blog.
    I look forward to visiting you again.

    Thanks for your visit Lisa, and I hope that you are having a happy weekend.

    Oh Jessica, that is the one thing, having to forgo your sleep ins with having a new baby. Sorry and then
    when they are teenagers they often can do the opposite, especially the Son, loves his sleep.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Hi Carolyn!!!

    oh that book looks like it is brimming with inspiration!!! I love it!!! and I need to get to a book store soon...I just love drinking a latte and enjoying all the scenery at the book shop!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  24. Gorgeous book and you have inspired me. I am currently upgrading our home and putting little finishing touches on our bedroom. I will share when it is all done. This might be just what i need for inspiration.
    x Have a super week.

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  25. Thank you again for nice comment on my blog. I want to buy this lovely book to! Thank you for sharing!

    Peace & Love

    Agneta, the swedish you know ;)

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  26. Such beautiful images, especially the one with the pink roses!

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  27. And Carolyn this is the very reason I can't put my copy down. I am always looking at it when I should be doing something else. Kindda like blogging. hehe
    I have missed your beautiful posts and must go to read awhile here.
    You posted some of my faves from the book as well. I think we love the same things.
    hugs

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  28. Hello Carolyn,

    Wow a comment all the way from New Zealand. I am so excited. Thank you Thank you. Rachel Ashwell is one of my favorites as well.

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  29. Pretty book! I have all of her other ones. This looks good too!
    Glad you are having a nice weekend,
    Rosemary

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  30. Thank you Diana, for your visit and I hope that you have a lovely week ahead.

    Oh how wonderful Suzi, look forward to seeing your finished upgrade to your home. Always exciting having changes. Hope that your week is wonderful.

    Many thanks Agneta, for visiting me and this book is really gorgeous.

    Hi Audrey,

    I love the pretty pink roses too.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Lovely to have you back June and I bet you can't wait until you get your wonderful work studio finished.
    It is going to be fabulous.

    Thank you Shana, for visiting me and it is always great to welcome a new blogger and to discover your blog.

    thank you Rosemary and I am loving all your pretty birthday hats and crowns you have made ~ Enjoy your week.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. I've been eyeing this book ~ lucky you to have it in your hands!

    Jo

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  32. thank you Jo, for your visit ~ it is a beautiful book and I am enjoying looking through it.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  33. Hi Carolyn, those are truly beautiful photos. I can't wait to see the book; I have one of her earlier ones and have always admired her style. So glad you had a leisurely Saturday. I did the same this weekend - in fact, today I didn't even turn the computer on until this evening and I purposely ignored my "to do" list. I think I need to do that more often. Glad you got the pantry cleaned out - that must feel good.
    Sharon :-)

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  34. Gorgeous interiors... what inspiring images! If I had a country home somewhere, this is exactly how I'd decorate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  35. Carolyn -
    Isn't Rachel Ashwell wonderful! I have all of her books...they are filled with mind candy!
    Sounds like you had a fab Saturday. Have an absolutely lovely week my friend!

    Denise

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  36. Hello Carolyn!
    Thank you for sharing a few shots of your lovely book, after having so much heard about it in Blogland I was very curious to have a peek inside!
    Have a good week!
    Michela xxx
    P.S.this will be my new home ;-)

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  37. Such gorgeous pics and spaces!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  38. oh these are beautiful!
    have a lovely week, darling Carolyn & thank you for your continuous support & love :)
    xoxo

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  39. Hi Sharon,

    Glad that you had a lovely weekend and I like the idea of not turning your computer until the evening.
    I think I need to do that more often and I would get more done around the house.

    Many thanks Haute World for your visit and there are some lovely inspiring images.

    thank you Denise and wishing you a lovely week too.

    Hi Michela,

    I love your new name and I would like to have one of these.
    With all the dry weather we have been having I seem to have lost my green thumb as some of my plants have died. I look forward to coming to visit your new home.

    Hi Carrie,

    They are lovely pictures aren't they.

    Many thanks Susan for visiting and I appreciate your love and friendship too.
    Have a great week dear friend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. I've been debating on whether to get that book. Your post here just tipped the scales, I think I need it!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Anne

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  41. Many thanks Anne, it is a lovely book and I am sure you will enjoy it.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  42. I just love her. She has a blog, you know. She recently opened up a store in the UK. I thought she always had shops there, but this is her first.

    She started it all creating Shabby Chic.

    Karen

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  43. Hi Karen,

    Seems she has done so very well and who would have thought by creating Shabby Chic.
    Yes, I have looked at the blog.
    Thanks and I hope that you are having a good week.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  44. I just have to get this too!!!!

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  45. It is a lovely book Gypsy and I am sure you will love this.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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