Ruffles and roses have been slowly making their beautiful way into Heaven's Walk lately.
My heart has been being tugged more and more by the inspiration my eyes linger on over at
I find myself returning to their blogs again and again because I want to feel surrounded by
creamy white ruffles
soft, faded roses
touches of pale purple and aqua.
So, for now...for the summer
(and probably longer...),
ruffles and roses have made a serene, romantic appearance throughout this old farmhouse.
With Tausha's gracious guidance,
I bleached some Simply Shabby Chic linens that were originally an oatmeal color.
I soaked them in lavender scented bleach for quite a few hours,
and then soaked them in a whitener/brightener for a couple hours
to remove any leftover yellowy tint.
The result was just what I was hoping for.
A beautiful, rich, creamy white cloud of linen ruffles.
A Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic ruffled tablecloth in "British Rose"
was draped casually over the end of the chaise.
A vintage looking basket tucked next to the chaise
was filled with faded floral scraps of fabric.
A handful of ranunculus and old roses
in faded, purpley pink were tossed on top.
A vintage cut glass vase on the coffee table, given to me by my grandmother, was filled with purple hydrangeas, stock, and a sprig of lavender.
Heaven's Walk is smiling...
happily dressed in her summery wardrobe of
ruffles and roses.
[ Blessings ]
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