Thursday, 17 September 2009
*Hurray for Shabby Chic*
At the beginning of the year I was so saddened to hear that Rachel Ashwell had had to close the doors on her 'Shabby Chic' shops & then website too, I found it terribly sad that this had happened to such a giant of the interior world, it had me worried for a while as I thought if this could happen to Rachel Ashwell who had been in business for 20 years what hope did I have this year ~ were people not shopping anymore, what had happened?
I followed Rachel as she posted the most moving posts on her blog about her journey through this difficult time & especially with the death of her mother & it touched my heart seeing her write with her pure honesty & feelings to us all.
Of course we all knew that Shabby Chic wouldn't, couldn't die & that one day again the doors would once more be open ... and then I was overjoyed to read on her blog this week that yes Shabby Chic was resurrecting, such wonderful news & of course there is a new book too 'Shabby Chic Interiors' with which Rachel is doing book signing events! Hurray, I think this book will be on my Christmas wish list, I'm not one of the lucky few that get to meet Rachel at the London event. *sad face*
But hurray, Shabby Chic is back ~ Hurray for Shabby Chic!