Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things

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Rachel Ashwell uses her signature style to make any event a special occasion.

This beautiful, accessible book proves that entertaining need not be expensive. Making every day into an elegant extravaganza is a matter of inspiration and imagination, and shopping is a great way to get inspired. Travel with her to unique locations like a Chinese grocery store, local antique mall, a flower market, or a flea market to search for the perfect accents that will give your event unexpected charm without breaking the bank. Use the treasures you find to jazz up average items – sometimes it's as easy as adding a little paint, ribbons, or flowers. Decorate the chairs, create a themed meal, or custom design menus and place cards. When it comes to setting a scene, Rachel is an expert and with her easy how–to advice, you can be too. She has practical ideas for any occasion – baby showers to weddings, birthday parties to bar mitzvahs, even old–fashioned family dinners.


About Rachel Ashwell

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Rachel Ashwell was born in England and has spent the past twenty years in Malibu, California. A former movie set designer and stylist, Ashwell created the Shabby Chic style in 1989, when, as the mother of two small children, she needed a home that was as practical as it was beautiful. She is founder of the Shabby Chic home furnishings stores and the designer of a line of products under the Shabby Chic label. She is also the author of the bestselling Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide and the forthcoming The Shabby Chic Home.
Published November 23, 2004 by HarperDes. 208 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Over the last decade, since opening a home furnishing store in Santa Monica, Calif., Ashwell (Shabby Chic ; The Shabby Chic Home</EMPHASIS

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