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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What is Shabby Chic Art and Decor

since so many misinterpret this specific style of décor or art work, I decided to visit Wiki a little while ago and get some explanation  about the Shabby Chic Décor Style - out there in the Online land.

One can describe it as whimsy, White, Ivory, Beige, all pastel colors, made to look worn and old, distressed, meaning missing paint, chipped, roses, roses, roses, chandeliers, repainted, vintage jewelry, doilies, vintage lace, tea stained fabric, repainted furniture and other items to the color white with pastel colored china mosaic, yes - that too is shabby chic décor .....you get the point....


Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as “distressing” the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added.
Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens. Pure whites, as well as ecru and worn or bleached out pastel colors. i.e. pink, mint green, light blue, peach, rose colored, are favorites.  Fabric is often stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric. Bleached and faded are terms often applied to the style.  Vintage floral patterns with pastel colors, cotton ticking patterns, or linen in light earth tones, are all typical of shabby chic style.




Antique pieces such as pie safes and jelly cupboards are popular in shabby chic décor.   Besides white, the shabby chic style also includes soft  neutral colors such as sky blue, rose pink and beige tones. Hints from French-style interior design often show in shabby chic homes such as Rococo-style lighting fixtures, (Chandeliers, Crystal embellished) and furniture or wall paneling.
The shabby chic aesthetic also expands to the garden, with the same design principles of using timeworn garden furniture and feminine accessories.
Rose gardens are popular with the shabby chic style of décor. Other popular décor items are pillows made of vintage bark cloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses, roses, roses in the design.  It is a soft, relaxed, feminine, romantic style of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.
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Variants of shabby chic style include:
Cottage chic
Beach cottage chic
French country



The style started in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas  and curtains, old paintwork and unassuming ‘good’ taste. The end result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect, as opposed to the  sentimentally cute Pop-Victorian. Recycling old furniture and fabrics is an important aspect of the look and was especially popular with modern Bohemians and artisans that made up a sidelined counter-culture movement during the 1980’s when expensive quality decor became very  fashionable with the upper middle classes. The original shabby chic interiors were usually considered in themselves works of art.




The early forms of shabby chic were rather grand but the style has evolved taking inspiration from many forms of  decoration. These range from  18th century Swedish painted decoration, the French Chateau as well as the American Shakers where simplicity and plainness was essential.
The Origin of term:
The term was coined by The World of Interiors magazine in the 1980’s and became extremely popular in the US in the ’90’s with a certain eclectic surge of decorating styles with paints and effects, notably in metropolitan cultural centers on the
West Coast of America, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, with heavy influences from Mediterranean cultures such as French Provence and Tuscany. And then spread like a wild fire all over the states.




While Rachel Ashwell claimed the term at one point or other, the origin of that term, or style of décor and art is much older as one can see.
I love this type of art and décor, as one can plainly see in my art work in my shop, mosaic furniture and other shabby, cottage, chic décor.
Enjoy when you see it, it is comfy, non seasonal and yes, rather feminine. A guy would have to be very gracious to either like it or put up with it. (smile)
Monika
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wishing all a very blessed New Year 2015






To all my followers and visitors, thank you for coming by, comment and love.


I am wishing you a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.
Here is to 2015 and may it be better than the last, my friends....


Thank you  very much, Monika of Myeuropeantouch



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Year End Close out Sale

Hi Friends,
 
I have a huge Close out Sale in my shop until everything is gone.
 
50% OFF of everything
 
Need a Christmas Gift, get it now, I am closing this online shop until I reinvent myself in the new year.
 
 
Click on the link and it will get you right to it....
 
When you check out use this coupon code “handmade50” and it will give you the discount.
Locally I can deliver and you don’t have to pay the shipping charges.
Just talk to me, drop me a note, there are 5 pages of goodies in my shop....make sure you look at all of it.
 
And please do share this sale with your friends....
 
Thank you much, Monika

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Hi everyone, I am re-inventing myself come the new year and I have put everything on sale in my shop.

50% OFF
USE COUPON CODE "HANDMADE50" at check out....
I cannot change shipping charges, but if overcharged, of course it will be reimbursed.
Thanks for looking ....
Monika of myeuropeantouch




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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Front Door Christmas Decor, dolled up ice skates




Vintage Ice Skate, Fire place Mantel Décor, Front Door Décor, Wall Décor. May the simple joys of the season be yours with these vintage Ice skate, all dolled up in blue glistening colors. I spray painted the entire skate white, it was to scuffed up, used Organza Ribbon for laces, painted a lacy blue pattern on the skate, blue glitter on the actual skate, some blue colorful buttons and filled this skate with Christmas Greenery. I also added a glitter blue and white Santa Boot. Holiday imagery can be seen on your front door, it possesses a heartwarming Greeting for your guests, shines even over the fire place mantel. A fairy world of snow is waiting for you, with whitish, blue gems aglow on the skates. While we slumbered the Ice Queen came.Handmade Vintage Ice Skate Front Door Decoration Red White Rhinestone Bridal Lace


Red Christmas Ice Skate Front Door Decoration glitter snow Organza ribbon poinsettia


Ice Skate Decoration in red, with white lace pattern, a vintage lace collar embellishes the cuff, pearls running around the skate, glitter buttons, a white poinsettia, Organza Ribbon and bow and all sugared up with snowy glitter. Once frequenting the frozen pond, now it serves to hold fresh cut holly, Christmas Greenery, holiday cards...or maybe candy canes. Can be used at the front door, as fire place décor or hung to a wall. Thank you for looking.




All of them are available in my Handmadeartists Store, just click the first link below and have a peek. Thanks ...♥


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Monday, November 10, 2014

My first born.....meet Sophia Grace

Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes


Meet Sophia Grace, my first edition of “MSD Doll's”.
 A totally handmade, adorable rag doll, created from the finest sock fabric, filled with non-allergenic specific doll polyester, hand sewn limbs and body, a head covered with the end of a sock and sewn down tightly.
 Her attire consist of the little red dress, edged in white picot stitch, hat, socks and blue bloomers, all hand crocheted, edged in picot stitching. Small white ribbon is used to tie her shoes and hat. See, Sophia Grace can even teach you how to tie your shoes. All attire can be removed and dressed again for play time.
Isn't she the perfect Christmas Gift?
Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes
I stitched her lil face on with the same yarn of which her clothing are made. Sophia Grace has a bright smile to greet her new friend.
Everything is hand washable and she is ready to be a little girls best friend forever.
I breathed life into Sophia Grace by creating her.


Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes
Sophia Grace shared with me that she loves to be hugged and held by someone who really loves her.
You might like to call her short and lovingly "Sofie".  
Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes


Here is an heirloom rag doll ready to surprise a little girl, or even a big girl. This one could be a collector’s item. She is approx. 16 inches tall.
Photographed in different light.


This handmade, hand washable rag doll is meeting US Government standards for children OVER 3 years old. She is my original design comes with a letter of provenance.


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Handmade Designer Fabric Lap/Travel/Crib/ Baby quilts

Handmade pieced lap quilt baby quilt crib quilt Robin Pandolph fabric
This handmade pieced quilt is sewn from the famous Robin Pandolph cotton fabric, in colors of olives, sage greens and aqua blues. All cotton, filled with the finest poly batting and the back is made from a soft flannel fabric with light green motives on it. All bound in matching satin blanket binding. Washable.... Measurements: approx. 51 x 42 inches


Handmade pieced Lap Quilt Baby Quilt Crib Quilt Robin Pandolph Cotton Fabric


Handmade pieced lap quilt, baby quilt, crib quilt, it will truly be loved and treasured. Handmade quilts are so versatile, use them as crib bedding in a baby nursery, Lap Quilt on the go in your car or at home, given as a gift or a shower gift. This quilt will keep your warm and cozy. This quilt is made from Robin Pandolph Cotton fabric in all blue hues, but because of the roses pattern in it, it is not gender binding. The backing is a soft flannel with stripes and roses, it is filled with 100% polyester fiber extra loft quilt batting for incredible comfort, warmth and durability
It measures approx. 45 x 41 inches, a generous size making it terrific for babies, toddlers, adults and beyond.
This quilt is machine pieced with Satin binding in Ivory and top stitched with white gimp. All the fabric has been pre-washed and dried. This quilt is machine washable. This quilt is sold at a lesser price as there are some flaws in the machine stitching on the Satin binding and corners, unfortunately discovered to late. Once can only see it at closer inspection. In addition this will show that this is truly a handmade produced item.


Thank you for looking at Myeuropeantouch, items are available in my shop


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Can't afford the real thing? Musicians gifts, protegee gift, wall art, table decor

Wood Cut Out violin decor or gift for musician music lover


This wood cut out violin was primed and painted in Burgundy, adorned with Gold Stars and 4 Gold strings, a cameo with flowers at the bottom, surrounded by mauve and cream mulberry roses, and at the top at the scroll/ fingerboard was decorated with a gold star and red rhinestone bling. 19 inches tall All handmade for your gift giving of family and friends
Violin handmade wood cut out music lover gift wall art musicians gift


A handmade Violin, made from a wood cut out, primed and painted in sage green, 4 cream pearl strings follow it from the scroll to the bottom, a very light lace pattern was spray painted on the body, the strings at the bottom end up in a green flowered cameo, daisy stickers and bow, green wired rhinestone bling, 2 green rhinestone lil angels cover the body of the violin in the upper right. The scroll/top is covered with a little vintage Christmas tree brooche full of rhinestones and a crystal chandelier tear drop. 19 inches tall What a fabulous gift for everyone or perfect wall art


Handmade Violin Wood cut out music lover gift wall art hanging
Of course, I could not skip the pink.....(smile)
Handmade Violin, from a wood cut out. Cant afford the real thing? This makes a fabulous music lovers gift, or wall art, center piece for the table, buffet etc. Primed and painted in pink with a light lace overlay painted on it, two hand tatted butterfly's are flitting around on it, a large Anemone holds the pearl strings, 4 of them in place, with a pink tassel. The top scroll at the finger board is topped of with two pink mauve mulberry roses. The back also has a faint painted lace pattern on it. 19 inches TALL All handmade for your decorating pleasure or gift giving.


Thank you all for looking and sharing.


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