Thursday, March 29, 2012

~ Inspirations ~



Hi friends..
This post is kind of a hodge podge of a few things...

I took a few photos this morning around my home. 
The photo above and below is from my inspiration board.
I love to fill it with bits and bobs and pretty things like millinery flowers,ribbons,photos and favourite images from magazines.





Some beautiful pink roses from a friend..thank you Kathy 


I'm still loving the Rachel Ashwell inspired console my friend Shane made for me.
Perfect for displaying favourite mirrors,candlesticks and home decor books..and of course roses! 


This morning was kind of dreary out so my photos aren't as bright and cheery as they usually are.
I don't mind dreary mornings though..perfect for a cup of coffee and blogging! :)


A new favourite (really big) mug from Target.
 I love the hobnail design.
(They also sell the matching bowls etc.,very cute and affordable)


 And lastly THANK YOU to my sweet friend Tausha for the beautiful white tole lamps.. I LOVE them!
They are perfect for my shabby pink lampshades.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! 
xo,
Rachel 

50 comments:

All Things Chic 2 said...

I love the full shots of the rooms taken in your living area !!! Nice airy feeling...
Blessings Lori

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much Lori! Sometimes I feel it looks too empty and airy! lol :)

Amy Kinser said...

That table is just fabulous and fabulously decorated. Your photos are wonderful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Lovely Rachel- your roses are so pretty too!!

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks Amy and Courtney!! xo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--and the roses are gorgeous!

Whimsical Whites said...

Thanks Sandy!! :)

Whimsical Whites said...

glad you like the roses Rachel!
Kathy & Kris

Whimsical Whites

Anonymous said...

Such inspiration..so beautiful..amour!

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone~ xo

Linen and Burlap said...

Lovely.

savvycityfarmer said...

girl, you've got it goin' on!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

So lovely Rachel!! Everything in your home is just perfect! I love the inspiration board, that's a great idea.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So pretty. I saw those mugs and bowls at Target and loved them too. Your home is always beautiful and I like the grey haze of the day. Are your floors hardwood or laminate?

Tricia said...

Your home is looking as pretty as ever, Rachel. The roses are so beautiful...what a sweet gift. Hope you're having a good week ♥

jessica said...

Beautiful!! Are those little pink shades the ones you dyed and showed last week?

Jennelise said...

I love your inspiration board! The flowers are such a nice touch!
Jennelise

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh so beautiful!

I just love your home and tastes.

That console your friend made for you is SO perfect for that space!

Deserae said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Your roses are so beautiful too :o)
~Des

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone!!
Kerrie, The floors are the original 1930s hardwoods.
Jessica, Yes those are the shades I blogged about last week.

xoxo

Rozmeen said...

Hi Rachel,

Lovely those pink roses from your friend and the moodboard is lovely. I can imagine you get inspiration out of it everytime you look at it.

xoxo Rozmeen

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, you really have a lovely home, Rachel! I have to have a look at Target for those mugs!

XO,
Jane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So pretty RAchel!~the table really is outstanding and a great display piece. It has never looked better! I love the stacked mirror and the empty wire tower next to it is awesome too.

Debbie said...

Even on a dreary day your home is a lovely place Rachel. So peaceful, and serene.
xxoo

michelle said...

Your home is so beautiful! I am so in love with your console!
Oh my I go away for a bit and you changed your blog name, I love it!
xoxoxo

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Oh Rachel, those pics are so lovely! I love your inspiration board!
Lorraine

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rachel~~ I am drinking my morning coffee out of that very same mug!! Gotta LOve Target!!! That whole line they have is fabulous. Your home looks so pretty as always:)
Have a great day
~Cheryl

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

Kris said...

Beautiful images! All the white with the lovely pastel shades are gorgeous. I love the lamps!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

The White-Painted TOLE FLOWER Lamp with the pink shade ~ Really Caught My Eye!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Kate said...

Im getting spoiled since I can see your beautiful photos on FB but I wanted to stop by and say how gorgeous it all is. You do such a lovely display. Have a great week

xoxo
Kate

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Amazing post...love all the details..x0x0

ShantyGirl said...

Rachel it is all so beautiful, I love your lighter console I recently went to the prairie and took pics my last couple of post, love your take on the shabby style. Beautiful toile lamps and love the target hobnail cup!
Thanks so much for sharing beautiful pics!
Sherry

summersoul said...

so funny RAchel. I am a sucker for anything hobnail. As i was reading this and admiring your mercury bowl I was drinking coffee out of my hobnail white mug from target. Then I scrolled down and saw the same mug. separated at birth :)

MC

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rachel... everything is gorgeous!! love the beautiful table!!! what a beautiful home you have.

xo Heather

Pale Elegance said...

Hi Rachel,
I adore your inspiration board; it's so beautiful!
I see that you use lots of pink touches and I love it; it's so soft and ethereal.
Jenah

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great inspiration board! Everything is just so feminine and pretty. I love it!
Please stop by the party, we'd love to have you link!
Hugs,
Patti

Zuzu said...

Your home is gorgeous, Rachel!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Gail said...

Love that mug...and your lamps look great ! An inspiration board is always a great idea and yours is so feminine and pretty. Gail x

freckled laundry said...

Very pretty, Rachel! Just enough pretties to look gorgeous without too much...love it. I love your furniture pieces too.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Cloudy day or not, your pictures are so cheerful! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, Rachel! I just adore the way your decor has shifted. ♥ And now I must find a couple of those tole lamps someplace. They're beautiful!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I really love reading your comments and apologize if it takes me a while to get back to you! xoxoxo

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful home ~ love the tole lamps, and are perfect with the pink shades; very shabby chic! The roses, well, pure pink purrfection!!

Have a lovely weekend!
Warmest, Brenda

Ma.Do.Ri.Fa...mamma, donna, riciclo e...fantasia! said...

Hi Rachel! Congratulations for your blog!!! Very very nice. I write you from Italy..from Venice! See you
Paola

christyp said...

Hi !!! just want to tell you how much i LOVE your page !!! i love pink and roses sooooooo,,lol,,thanks for sharing this beautiful page, ,,,, christy

The Porcelain Rose said...

Gorgeous photos!
I especially LOVE the pink lace shades!
Thank you for sharing!
Elizabeth
the Porcelain Rose

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you all so much!! oxoxo

Star@PeaceLoveWander said...

SO gorgeous!!! I am in love with your home. I just decorated my apartment with as much Shabby Chic from Target as I could find...you are clearly gifted!!

XO Star @ Peace Love Wander

Simply Me said...

Love the mug !! I need one like that for all the coffee i drink..lol Everything looks Beautiful I love your home, wish i had a older home like yours... Take care