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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rachel Returns...a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Giveaway


Tattered Elegance

Time-Worn Beauty

Faded Grandeur

and, of course...

Shabby Chic

All words that describe the timeless style of the one and only
Rachel Ashwell.

 
She pioneered the classic look we all know and love,
and now the style icon is back and better than ever!



Ms. Ashwell has long been known
as the arbiter of all things effortlessly elegant.
Her influence has been felt far and wide...
often imitated, but never, ever duplicated.
The lady is truly one of a kind.

Today, you can acquire a taste of timeless grandeur
of your very own at one of Rachel's three
Shabby Chic Couture shops
in either California, New York or London.

And did you also know that you can stay plugged in
to all the latest news from Rachel via her fabulous blog?

Speaking of blogs and bloggers, the truly exciting news
is that my friend Lu Tapp, from the wonderful blog DustyLu,
was contacted by Rachel's organization to photograph and style her latest project!

Many of the product photos you will see on Rachel's
incredible new site and the entire bedding line were taken by our very own Lu!
Apparently Rachel saw Lu's work, loved it, and the rest is history.
Who says dreams don't come true?

Behold just a few of  the amazing images my friend Lu
contributed to Rachel's new project...














Incredible stuff, but would you expect anything less from the grande dame of 
perfect imperfection?

Now, thanks to the fine folks at

and my friend Lu of

I am pleased to announce HUGE giveaway news!!!

One lucky winner will have the choice of receiving one of the following:


Her latest book, 
Rachel Ashwell
Shabby Chic Interiors
My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets

*** AUTOGRAPHED BY RACHEL HERSELF! ***

or


a copy of Rachel's best-selling book,

Rachel Ashwell
Shabby Chic
Sumptuous Settings & Other Lovely Things

 As per Lu, here's what you need to do to enter and win:

Visit Lu's post HERE to enter!
  1. Post about this giveaway
  2.  Add the giveaway to your sidebar
  3.  Follow Rachel's blog
  4. Follow Lu's blog
  5. Visit Rachel's site, Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture
Giveaway ends June 30th, 12 noon, PST. 

Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to rediscover
everything that made you fall in love with the
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic style all those years ago!

She's back, and she's better than ever!




34 comments:

DustyLu said...

Anne, Thank you! You did an amazing job. Can't wait for her to see all this. Your a great friend. Thanks again! ~Lulu

Beach House Living said...

I had been saving to purchase Rachel Ashwell's Studio Sweep love seats and chairs with the down fill. Sadly when she came back they weren't included. They were like a signature piece. There is a one I saw on her new site, it looks very similar, new name and much higher pricing. It's so nice to see her back though and wonderful for your friend to be selected to photo such wonderful things.

Elizabeth said...

How cool is that for your friend!!!
Rachael Ashwell is one of my favs! I'm so glad to see her come back! I'm going right over to sign myself up for that giveaway!!!!!
Elizabeth

Linda said...

Love both of their work! What a great prize.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh hi there, isn't this just so great about Lu! Wow, just love the close ups of Lu's photographs.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I just love your site... I'm off to have a look around :)

xoxo

Zaira said...

I'm so excited for Lu!!! Amazing adventure for her, she is the best. I can't wait to see the rest of her work with Rachel Ashwell!!! xx

winnibriggs said...

Another lovely post and how brilliant for Lu. her photos deserve the recognition. Already have the books and follow Lu so won't enter this time, if its open internationally that is. However am now following Rachel so thanks for the link.

Theresa said...

Beautiful images! I would love to win either of these books:) Have a blessed day dear Anne! HUGS!

Ness Lockyer said...

Lovely blog Anne...and thanks for your email =0)
Ness xx

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, I have the first book, but not the second one. I'm off to check out the giveaway. Have a lovely week, T

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh goodie, thanks so much. What a beautiful post!
Love
Marcie

Olive Cooper said...

Isn't this the most awesome thing for Lu who is so very talented?

xo,
olive

Sue said...

You know, Rachel is the most sincere and kind person I have ever met. I first met her in the early years, in the late 90's. She use to film in my store for the TV show she had. Always gracious, always kind. And then, after everything she went through the past year or so, she has come out even stronger. When she did her book signing in our store this past November, she sat on the table and wanted all our customers to gather round. She spoke from her heart of her boyfriend dumping her, then her mom passed away, and all the "down" moments she experienced while her attorneys fought to keep her precious name, "Shabby Chic"! I see her from time to time when she comes in to shop at my store. And never, ever does she not ask how I'm doing, how business is. Rachel is a kind and gracious woman and a role example for many of us. I think the journey she has been through has made her ever stronger! I enjoyed your post this morning, thanks.

Take care, Sue

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful tribute to both Rachel Ashwell and our beloved Lu! Wasn't this fun? For some reason I had the 25th as the last day to enter, and see from both you and Lu that it is the 30th. So ran back to change it. The books are so beautiful. I remember back in 2000 I was moving to another town. And I had a friend who envied the first Shabby Chic book. So as a gift when I left, I handed it to her. Now I don't have any myself!
Brenda

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Anne,
Yes, love her books too, -only got the first one, but it is great.
How wonderfull for your dear friend, to end up with such fantastic a job, --the photoes are ever so beautifull.
Hugs, and love--Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

This is the kind of story that makes me keep going and believe in my dreams! Thanks Anne ~ I'm off to Lu's!!

Robyn said...

Anne, I was so excited to see this on everyone's blog! HOW so cool for Rachel! GOOD FOR HER!

Robyn said...

...AND LU holy cow what a compliment to her!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I have done the following and commenting! It is an amazing giveaway! And we can all be grateful to Rachel for enriching our lives the way she has done.

Paula said...

Hello Anne ... I LOVE Rachel's new book! It is over the top FABULOUS!! But then, everything she does is that way, no? Great post ... delicious images, as always! ~ Wishing you a fabulous week!

June said...

Hi Anne!!! isn't this wonderful for LU!!! She takes the most amazing pics and I'm so glad that Rachel sees that too! I'll pop over and tell her so myself. It was great to catch up with you and the posts I missed, while at Farm Chicks.
hugs

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

Beautiful images! I would love to win either of these books:) Have a good night dear Anne! HUGS!
Annamaria

Rosemary said...

How fun Anne!!
Hope you had a nice weekend!
Rosemary

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Anne! Blogger has been down in many parts of the Midwest today, so only able to get on in the last hour....and I had to run right over and see you! Hope the wedding was a blast! I love Rachel and understand from the shopkeeper in a little town near here that sells her books, that she has journeyed over some troubled waters recently, but made it to the shore, victorious and doing better than ever. LOVE a story like that! I would love to win either of these as I only have a couple of her older ones. I will got and visit Dusty Lu, now.....! Hope your week has started off full of sunshine for you.
xx Suzanne

Tina said...

Hi Anne, such a gorgeous post! It was a lot of fun being able to help out Lu and I am so glad that Ms. Ashwell is back and as fabulous as ever:) Hope you have a fabulous day ~ Tina xx

Lisa said...

Cool Thanks for the info!!
Hugs, Lisa

Jeanneoli said...

I love her! I have the first book but I didn't know she had a brand new one out. So fun! The photos are so amazing that I look at them again and again.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post, I would love to win either one of the books... thanks for the info!!! hugs~~~Daphne

noodle and lou said...

hi anne! yep...that's a whole lot of fabulous!!!! swoooooon!!!
have a great week:) xox...jenn

Between You and Me said...

It's so nice to meet you! I'm now a happy follower of your lovely blog....looking forward to browsing around!!

You did a fantastic job featuring Lu-Lu and Rachel Ashwell!!!

The Flying Bee said...

Awesome giveaway! How exciting for Lulu! Yes...dreams DO come true! I am sooo happy for her! Her pictures are amazing! I am off to check out Rachel's new website!

xoxo,
Adrienne

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! I'm headed over to Dusty Lu's place now, I don't want to miss out on the chance to have a fabulous book from a fabulous woman!

I had no idea she had a blog! Looks like I'll be joining in on that as well!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I LOVE all things shabbified & RA is of course the high pristess of it all. I had so much fun visiting the Santa Monica Shabby Chic shop in May & of course that's where my RA tote came from in my previous post...again, I just can't get enough handbag therpy!!! lol How exicting & what an honor for Lu. I can't wait to run over & look at her blog!
Thanks for letting us know friend!!
Smiles,
Susie

Charlene said...

It seems as thought she has that GOLDEN touch doesn't it? Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a marvelous week. Charlene

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