Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell

Shabby Chic

Sumptuous Settings and Lovely Things

by Rachel Ashwell

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Rachel Ashwell uses her signature style to make any event a special occasion.

This beautiful, accessible book proves that entertaining need not be expensive. Making every day into an elegant extravaganza is a matter of inspiration and imagination, and shopping is a great way to get inspired. Travel with her to unique locations like a Chinese grocery store, local antique mall, a flower market, or a flea market to search for the perfect accents that will give your event unexpected charm without breaking the bank. Use the treasures you find to jazz up average items - sometimes it's as easy as adding a little paint, ribbons, or flowers. Decorate the chairs, create a themed meal, or custom design menus and place cards. When it comes to setting a scene, Rachel is an expert and with her easy how-to advice, you can be too. She has practical ideas for any occasion - baby showers to weddings, birthday parties to bar mitzvahs, even old-fashioned family dinners.