…zentique thoughts

Morning! So, I had some reaction to my Zentique recommendation yesterday in Favorite Things Friday. Yes, items were a bit pricey. If you’ve read my blog for a while now, you know I am all for finding pieces at flea markets, repurposing old items, hunting through Grandma’s attic for a cool piece to refinish or even stopping on the curb to snag a few chairs someone is discarding. This is how I started decorating my house and I love the hunt & process.

BUT, I also see the value of dreaming BIG for your home. If you are obsessed with making your space beautiful & comfortable & personal like I am, it is inspiring to look and see what is out there. What could you copy or find cheaper or maybe even save your pennies for a few years to one day buy?

Before starting Blue Egg Brown Nest I had no budget for furniture and with 3 children there was no budget coming along any time soon. I did allow myself to dream & look at beautiful pictures. Well, after a few refinishing projects I was able to save up enough to buy my very first treat.

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My Rachel Ashwell chaise.

Now when I look at it I know how special it is. I knew the look I wanted, I knew what would fit and when I could make it happen I did.

It may sound a bit silly to dream about furniture, but it’s not about the fabric & wood. It’s about creating a lovely & inviting space where you can find freedom & peace. The world is a really tricky place and there’s nothing like coming home and finding something beautiful to look at – like a pillow or chair or maybe a soft, orange cat.

 

 

…favorite things friday – rachel ashwell bedding

I’m a big fan of Rachel Ashwell. She has such a shabby, but sweet & delicate look.

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I own all her books and a chaise from Rachel Aswell Shabby Chic Couture she designed.

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She has the most heavenly bedding!

Teal Cotton-Silk Jacquard Bedding Collection

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 Liliput White Ruffle Collection

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She has all different price points, which is awesome. You may have seen her shabby style at Target. Lovely!

Please say it’s almost nap time.