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Inspired by Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prairie

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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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:


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...

Ricki Jill


  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!

  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.

  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!)

  4. Love those napkins!!

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

  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!

  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.

  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.

  8. you always have the most beautiful items

  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

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

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

  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!

  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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