I have to admit I was sad when I heard about the demise of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic chain. Since moving to LA I would often walk dreamily through the Santa Monica location. It was such a vision of sophisticated femininity. Even though I may not decorate my home in the entire "Shabby Chic" style, I always felt inspired after a visit. After 20 years the store on Montana Avenue is no more, the doors closed May 30th. I created the following vignettes as my little farewell.
In the first image I made a simple rose bouquet wrapped in cellophane. This makes an unusual vase and a pretty way to take flowers to anyone. I know you can buy flowers in water like this but I got the idea from a fantastic little florist shop in Victoria, Canada called Ramsey and Ramsey.