Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic was a TV show that ran from 1999-2003 on channels E! and the Style Network.
It was my cousin Chelo’s favorite show; I used to hear it from her all the time.
I never paid attention because, well, I didn’t use to watch TV at that time.
My last trip to New York was spent going back to the places I used to know, including shops.
Walking around SoHo one afternoon, Grace and I stumbled upon this store on 117 Mercer Street. (Uhm, can I just say I love this street??)
I was attracted to the crazy petticoat lamps hanging from the ceiling. I nearly bought them!
Lucky for my husband, I couldn’t imagine how to take them home or where to place them.
It was inside the store where I finally got to know Rachel Ashwell’s world.1
I really wanted this antique lamp but the thought of how to take it home stressed me.
Grace and I went downstairs. Luckily, nobody followed us. I could take pictures!
I love all the overstuffed furniture in white. They felt like clouds after a day of walking.
This reminds me of my grandmother
I truly, madly fell in love with the Russian Folk Beds in the back. I want!!!
I decided to buy and handcarry this lamp for my studio.
I also bought this giant wooden rosary.
All I need is a bed, and I’m all set.
Rachel Ashwell, I’m a fan!