Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fun Weekend at Glen Mills, PA

Hello to you all.  It has been such a lovely weekend.  The weather lately has been perfect.  Sunny, warm and low humidity.  Perfect for spending time outdoors.  And with summer almost at its end, I am committed to spending the rest of my weekends acting like a tourist at destinations near me.  

I has been lots of fun for my hubby and me.  We have discovered lots of great new restaurants, hidden gems and most importantly, that we can still have an amazing time together after almost thirty years of marriage. Life is wonderful.  We have laughed, been silly at times and enjoyed plenty of long walks and conversations this summer and it feels pretty great.  So please forgive me if I have been absent lately.  We will have fall and winter which will allow us to catch up with blogland.  It is always wonderful to see what you all are working on.  You all share so much beauty and creative ideas and often inspire me in so many ways.  It makes me so happy to have found you all.

Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite places to visit.  It is called Terrain in Glen Mills, PA.  It is truly an amazing garden center/ home store which also hosts the most incredible weddings with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  And a restaurant that rivals any high end restaurant that receives the most coverage across the foodie community.  I cannot help but be inspired every time I visit.  I just love its charming rustic appeal. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I am so glad that you came.  I do hope that you enjoy the tour of this spectacular store.






























































































Taking a much needed break.






My sweet hubby





Enjoy the rest of your summer sweet friends.

Hugs,

Janet


Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Visit to Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Store in New York

Happy Sunday friends.  I hope your weekend was fun and restful.  With perfect warm and sunny weather here in the Northeast, my husband and I decided to take a road trip to New York for a little window shopping and to spend a little time with our niece Adrianne and her husband Jimmy.

Traffic to New York was terrible.  It just seemed like everyone else had the same idea.  But it was totally worth it.  I never get tired of walking through  the streets of New York.  So much to see and great home decor stores to visit.  What would be a trip to New York without a stop to Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic store. This place is a little gem.  It is total eye candy for those that love old worn pieces with a romantic touch. You cannot help but be inspired by all the gorgeous treasures in this store.  It is calming and very welcoming.

My first sighting was this fabulous purple love seat with these vintage French Style side tables.  So elegant and a great way to make a statement.  








I love this love seat tucked away in a corner of the store.  Soft and lots of understated elegance.




Great rustic piece in a perfect shade of cream.




Look at the fabric on this chair.  It is perfection.











Vintage pieces are all over the store.  Lovely and very dainty.


I actually own this same pattern by Clarice Cliff.  I just paid a lot less for mine.



The fabric of these napkins is extremely soft.  It is like they have been around forever.



Samples of her custom fabrics.  Gorgeous but very very expensive.















I would love to own one of these.  It is the bed that we all dream about.  It is like sleeping on a cloud.



This is the fabric I fell in love with.  I have been in the hunt for fabric to sew window treatments for my reading room and I just fell head over heels when I saw this one.  Too bad it is $65.00 a yard.  Ouch...

























I hope you enjoyed the tour and thank you for dreaming with me sweet friends.  I have other New York stores to share which I will post shortly.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Janet

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