Monday, June 7, 2010

Rachel Ashwell: the journey continues.

Rachel Ashwell has become an icon for our time.
Her name is a "household" one.
Her face and design, her books and stores,
and yes, even her journey,
 are all things we each are familiar with.

Rachel is embarking on a new chapter in her life and business
and has asked our sweet friend in the blogging world
to handle the photography and styling of this new venture.

Lu has an amazing blog where her photography captures not only
our hearts, but our senses.

Lu has asked a few of us to help her get the word out
for Rachel's new line by posting a wonderful Give Away
and sharing how Rachel Ashwell and her Shabby Chic
design have influenced us over the years.
Below are photos Lulu has taken to announce the
 of furniture and accessories.

You can see in these photos that Lu has captured the trademark
pastels, elegance, and understated glamour
that is Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic Couture.

Please go and visit
for her personal look at life and style.

Rachel Ashwell has affected each of us
who are followers of interior decor and design.
I have always admired her effortless grace and beauty;
The simplicity and elegance of her homes and life.

I have long been captivated by her style,
 but only within the last few years
since I myself have been a part of the vintage and antique design resurgence,
have I taken the plunge to incorporate her "look" into my home and life.

Choosing a more neutral color scheme,
if not all white, but shades and hues of it,
mixing pastels and chipped white vintage pieces,
and looking for ways to "declutter"
to see the natural elegance of her serene style.

I'm inviting you to visit Lulu at Dusty Lu
to see for yourself what she is doing with Rachel Ashwell.

Lulu is having a wonderful Give Away to announce the new line,
Shabby Chic Couture

So be sure and visit Dustylu
and enter the Give Away!

Two of Rachel's wonderful books to choose from:


Here are the guidelines for entering:

1. Visit Lu and become a follower of her blog.
2.Visit Rachel's new blog and follow.
3.Visit Rachel Ashwell's new website, Shabby Chic Couture.
4. Post about the Give Away or add it on your sidebar.

Let's all welcome this new line for Rachel.
Be sure and head over to Dustylu to enter, now!


(all images courtesy of Shabby Chic)


  1. i adore rachel ashwell so much! i just became a follower of dustylu...what a fantastic give away. thanks for sharing!

  2. WOW...WOW!! shabby chic rachel ashwell... haven't heard that name in a while...10 yrs ago she had a show on detailing her interior & decorating & fabric designs and i religiously watched her and copied her and loved her... thanks so much for sharing!! ;)

  3. Rachel Ashwell brought elegance to purposeful items to many of us. Shabby to chic. It's nice to read what everyone thinks of when they think of Rachel Ashwell. So fun to be a part of Lu's big day today!

  4. Smitten I am with that LuLu. She is so talented. Rachel Ashwell, an icon as you said so well Debra, is brillant at understated elegance. I started following Rachel's blog today:-D


  5. I have always been such a fan of Rachel Ashwell. Thank for an update on what is is doing and I am off to enter the giveaway. Thanks, Debra!


  6. Thank you so much for participating in this big fun! Your post is amazing! Your the best Debra!! Have a great day! ~lulu

  7. Hi Debra!
    I looked at her blog and it's so beautiful. No wonder Rachael chose her to photograph her linens. She is wonderful and has a good eye for depth and detail, her photos are lovely.


  8. I love shabby chic Rachel Ashwell~ I am so happy to hear about her, thanks for sharing this great information! Heading to check it out now!


  9. Hey, you finally got back online!
    Great job, I'm sure Lu is thrilled with your post! :-)

  10. Debra, I received my beautiful necklace today, I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much sweet friend. I hope to mail your surprise this week.

  11. Yea, so glad Rachel is back. I'll be checking out LuLu's blog. Thanks, Debra!

  12. I love it! Saw this yesterday and hoping I will win:) Have a blessed day dear Debra! HUGS!

  13. Aren't we luck to get to be involved in this with Lu! I love her and Rachel Ashwell!



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