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Shabby Chic: The Gift of Givingby Rachel Ashwell
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Now your gifts can reflect your warm, caring thoughts and reflect the beautiful and comforting style that is Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell shares the wonderful gift ideas she has collected throughout the years and shows you how to express your sentiments with a classic alluring style. She shows you how to pick the perfect gift for the perfect person or occasion and then how to wrap and decorate it with style. For example, instead of giving your fashion-obsessed best friend a sweater in a box, why not put it on an old antique dressmaker's dummy? Instead of giving an impersonal holiday card from Hallmark, why not create personalized cards that fit every occasion? The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving is a perfect book for the holiday season, and it will offer year round gift giving guidance for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Christmas or Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Father's Day and other special occasions.
Suggests ways to use secondhand and found items to create personalized gifts, offering inspirational, theme-based, decorative, and presentation ideas.
With 200 beautiful, full-color photos in an innovative new format, this volume shows readers how to pick the perfect gift, make a charming card that reflects their true feelings, wrap and decorate the gift with style, and create the perfect setting in which to give it.
Rachel Ashwell's newest book, The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving, shows how to apply the elegant, practical 'Shabby Chic' style to the art of gift giving.With beautiful, full-colour photographs in an innovative format, Ashwell shows readers how to pick the perfect gift, wrap and decorate it with style, and create the perfect setting in which to give it. Full of year-round gift ideas with sentiment and beauty.
About the Author
Rachel Ashwell was born in England and has spent the past eighteen years in Malibu, California. She created the Shabby Chic style in 1989 and is the founder of the Shabby Chic home furnishing stores and the designer of a line of slipeovered furniture, bedding, and fabric sold worldwide under the Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell label. She is the author of the bestselling Shabby Chic and Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, and is the host of E! Style Network's Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic on Style.
Amy Neunsinger is a freelance photographer who lives in Los Angeles and New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and ad campaigns ranging from beauty to travel. She is currently working on a fine art book of flowers.
Deborah Greenfield, Rachel Ashwell's sister, was born in London. She studied art at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York. She is a cho reographer and an award-winning flamenco dancer She lives in Los Angeles, where she divides her time among illustration, acting, and dance.
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