I am starting to love a Pared Back Shabby Chic kind of look, Take this lovely 'She Shed' for instance! how beautiful is she...This picture makes me feel calm and relaxed and that is what I am looking for as I get older...I have been busy in my own garden this year, although the weather has been so extreme at both ends of the scale...I thought the snow in Spring would have killed most of my plants, but no! most of them came back and looked so beautiful they are so hardy aren't they!...well that's until the heatwave arrived anyway!


I love this picture...the pale cream of the dressing table against the white wall is stunning!  I have always been a lover of white walls, but I did fill them up so much back in the day...the white walls would disappear into a vintage whimsy haze.

All those lovely things but all in one place...my mind feels fuggled just looking at it all...moving to 2a has had a help in all of it though...I mean we have a modern grey door for heavens sake...so this crowded vintage vibe just didn't feel right in this house.

It also reminded me of sad times in the old house, so going out and buying new modern homewares and mixing them with my shabby chic battered old furniture, really appeals to me at the moment...

...And the colour red? well what a love affair that was!

I think it might be the beginning of the end for the Colour red for me!...I am liking, whites, greys, blues and natural greens...we have a little bit of red currently...but I feel like I might have to change that up soon for more pastels! ...But I will never fall out of love with fresh flowers in pretty vintage jugs...

What have you changed up lately...Have you had a complete u-turn in your own home style lately?

Please feel free to leave a comment below...

Bye for now,

Love Happy x


  1. At first I thought that you got yourself a shed in your backyard. I like this one you featured. I like shabby too and no my house is not currently decorated in that. I am now trying to decide what new look I want to zero in on, for sure it's time to change here. I hope your enjoying your new garden and your summer!


  2. Your home is sheer delight just like you. each lovely detail is a blessing for my eyes. thank you. Keep making things beautiful.

  3. I also am in the season of change. I started to feel a bit anxious looking at all of my shabby chic decor which I overloaded with everything roses, chippy and pink. It just became too much, so I removed all of the floral wallpaper, changed out all of the floral furniture and fabric and sold off all of my roses decor. I painted my walls pale gray or soft white, and added in white furnitue, wood accents and touches of light blue. My mind is at peace now that each room is decluttered and minimally decorated - cleaning is easier too. I have fallen in love with my home all over again.

  4. I love your new color palette. I've also put away the 'red' for awhile. I'm still quilting in bright bold colors and red is still one of my favorites. Just not so much in my rooms. I hope to come by and 'visit' again. You're in my favorites bar now. Blessings!

  5. I love the shabby look! And I too need peace and calm right now. And yes we have been painting a lot of furniture shabby colors. The blues, creams and grays! I haven’t had time to post pics of them. Trying to start blogging more so hopefully will be posting pictures soon.



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