Thursday, September 26, 2013

Inspired by Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prairie

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Good morning!  It's going to be a busy day today with late riding lessons, so we're ordering pizza tonight and relaxing before a big weekend horse show.

We'll enjoy our pizza in the family room, and as a special treat for us, I put together a little vignette inspired by Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prairie.  If you haven't read this book, you really should.  I enjoyed it so much, and if you have any special occasion coming up it would inspire you, too.  You may read my post about it here.

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Plates and napkins for pizza!!!



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Shelley made this horseshoe craft in riding camp many years ago.  I keep it in the laundry room because it makes me smile!


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Shanley Belle made the autumn leaf bowl in an elementary school art class.


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A friend brought me these matches back from a trip to one of Rachel Ashwell's stores.


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This is what we'll watch while eating our pizza:





Resources:

Horseshoe art and candy bowl:  Handmade by daughters
Plates:  Wedgwood Rosedale
Candle in vintage glass:  Vintage Aroma by Jeffrey Long Designs


LOVE the smell of the Sunny South candle!


Flower frog:  LaPella Pottery via Etsy



Vintage blueberry crate, liner, matches and napkins:  Shabby Chic Couture


The blueberry crate is lined with this lovely Somerset Floral Overdyed Indigo Poplin fabric.


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Vintage lined blueberry crates from Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture


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Prairie print napkins....we've really enjoyed these!





What are you having for dinner tonight?  Are you being a lazy bones like me?  ;P

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

14 comments:

  1. Your vignette is so sweet, Ricki Jill! There is just something so special about pizza & vegging out in front of the TV, but it always has to be a Friday or Saturday night special thing! It's leftovers for us tonight -- afternoon hair appointment!

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  2. Ricki Jill,
    I love the look of the blueberry crate and the pieces inside. I love Hamish Macreth...I didn't realize anyone else even knew of it. Love the little West Highland Terrier in the series too!
    Have fun on pizza night.
    Karen

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  3. How charming! I love the attention to detail you put into your place settings and home decor. :)

    (and I need to get myself a flower frog...the poor roses in the front yard are being neglected)

    I've now got Hamish MacBeth on my library list (never heard of it before now, but I love Robert Carlyle....thanks!)

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  4. Love those napkins!!

    You just reminded me that I need to take Chicken out of the freezer!

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  5. Oh, this all went together so well. I went to a big book sale this morning and I was SO hoping I would find a decorating book...but I didn't. (bought a 'few' other books though! lol) I love the prairie print napkins. I may try to make myself a little set with some pretty fabric I have. You've inspired me! Hugs!

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  6. I LOVE these napkins! (I am a sucker for cloth napkins.) My niece rides in horse shows--I rode growing up in farm country (on trails), but have never been to a horse show.

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  7. It sounds like you and the family are going to have a wonderful night. We are having chicken and mixed veggies tonight. We plan on watching some tv with The Big Bang Theory, and Greys Anatomy all new.

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  8. you always have the most beautiful items

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  9. It looks so lovely, Ricki Jill. The whole post is beautiful. I have chili on the simmer. It is just cool enough here to enjoy it! LOVE those napkins!!!!! xo Diana

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  10. Beautiful display, RJ! I love the crate & the napkins. We had a simple dinner tonight...steak sandwiches & home made French fries.

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  11. You have taken pizza to a whole new level with your chic setting!

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  12. Sweet sweet napkins! And your evening reminds me of the years our kids were still home, before Friday night became date night, and Fridays were pizza and a movie. I miss those days, I miss those kids. Enjoy yours!

    Tonight was leftover black bean soup for us!

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  13. So lovely. We just slap that pizza on a plate, but I love the care you have taken in setting up the dinner (even if you don't make the pizza) - your family will feel the love.

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