How many of us who love vintage and thrift shop objets d’ art admit to watching Sanford and Son reruns on retro TV stations? Hands up! Some of us even liked Sanford and Son and their quirky décor of antiques, junk, and shabby chic.
One thinks of the Excellent Women of a Barbara Pym novel set in England, where gentlewomen live in tiny flats lit by electric fires and drink tea out of bone china cups in front of a mantel decorated with matching Staffordshire dogs. Or, perhaps, the style conjures images of Jane Austen bent over a draft of her latest novel, quill in hand. Or, Charlotte and Emily Bronte walking the moors arm in arm, long skirts billowing in the wind, as they trade stories of Mr. Rochester and Heathcliff.
Folk Art usually blends well with this type of décor, and Albion Valley Folk Art and Antiques features a light blue, “distressed” small shabby chic bench decorated with a pale pink painted rose. Art Deco Bavarian lady power jars and pincushion dolls might grace a distressed dresser covered with vintage embroidery. Beaded Victorian flowers might fill a milk glass vase decorated with the famous grape and cable design.
Ruby Lane can help you to fulfill your shabby chic cottage daydreams!
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