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We passed the 100 mark over at Sis Boom Sightings!!! Thank you all so much for uploading all your pics Keep them coming
especially Bellbottoms!! Love to see more of what you made with that group. Oh and our shop is filling up in our new website
so take a look inside. So lots of firsts and new beginnings, it feels good it feels right. As a few of you know Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame is filing chapter 11. It’s a sad day when someone we admire and holds the torch so we can all see our way better has a difficult time. It is my humble belief that she should know how much we all care and every success she made was one for womankind. Rachel made roses a part of our daily life. We wouldn’t think to be without them ever! I remember when I walked into her store in Soho so many moons ago the beauty and comfort was almost unbearable I wanted it all! So during my lunch break from Knoll I would fawn over every tiny touch every placement of tokens and mementos. What I remember most on the starched white linens
was a rose sweetly placed on a chair or seat cushion. Cracked and beloved china given reverence. Distressed was the term given but it was so much bigger than that..we were given legacy,cast off treasures, secrets of a timeworn past. As a working woman concerned with timing and precision I felt I’d come home. I wanted to be her. That woman behind the desk with the casual jeans surrounded by an elegant history.
Do yourself a favor read her blog or should I say prose. Everything from her photos to her words is pure poetry. Also read Carol Spinski’s tribute to Rachel which moved me so. We all march on during these uncertain times and see that some of the best of us have had to succumb to the economic Tsumnami
but we will be brave because we follow a different truth that during the hardest of times we keep the faith that there is a better plan unfolding. He wouldn’t bring us this far to drop us. Don’t quit before the miracle. To all of you and especially today, Rachel, I thank each and every one of you for believing in beauty the kind that lights us from the inside.