Home Decor Inspiration; Shabby Chic from Maison Decor

Aren’t these Rachel Ashwell

shabby chic fabric swatches


photos & styling by maison decor

I was one of the lucky winners

of a bundle of these babies from

Maison Decor (merci, Amy!).

Amy’s charming home

Maison Decor is one of those blogs devoted to

lovers of romantic, chippy, french-inspired lovely.

See what I mean?

Amy is a talented designer, blogger, and DIYer
with a clear passion for vintage and white.

Her bike says it all.

As an enthuiast of Rachel Ashwell’s brand,
it was such a treat to hear that soon these bits of fabric
designed by Rachel will find their way to hello lovely.

Your turn:

How would you creatively use/display
25 of these lovely fabric swatches?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. January 2, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    I think they would
    be adorable stitched
    together and used on
    one side {or maybe, both?}
    of a tote bag. Maybe the
    kind with a ruffle or two?
    Lucky you; couldn't have
    been won by a more
    deserving girl!

    Happy New Year,
    Michele….It's already off
    to a wonderful start, with
    your win!

    xx Suzanne

  2. January 2, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    Congrats! I was happy to see you won..well deserved, Amy is a sweetheart to the max and love her beautiful feminine style and have you ever seen such a whipper snapper who knows how to make things happen!
    Wishing you lifes best, Michelle in 2012!!

  3. January 2, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Congratulations on your win! I love that unfinshed chair in Amy's home. The bare bones are beautiful who cares if you can't sit on it. Being a seamstress I would probably make a lot of lavender sachets out of the fabric swatches. Combine them together to make a bigger piece and voile!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  4. January 3, 2012 / 12:01 am

    Oooh! The possibilities are endless…a sham, lampshade, tote, skirt…congratulations on your win. Be sure to let us know what you decide to use them for. Hugs!

  5. January 3, 2012 / 12:32 am

    Michelle, so happy you will be getting these swatches~I love hearing these ideas, and will be back to see what ideas other brilliant bloggers come up with!!

  6. January 3, 2012 / 12:35 am

    lucky you! how about a garland? happy new year!

  7. January 3, 2012 / 12:40 am

    Hi Michele!

    I'll be short because MC is here, in my arms and I need to change his diaper!!! oh… how life changes! For better!!!

    I want to wish you a very healthy and blessed 2012. You're always in my thoughts! By the way, your art looks so beautiful by my baby's crib. You're so, so talented, my friend!

    Congrats for being the winner!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  8. January 3, 2012 / 1:03 am

    Good for you Michele…what a lovely gift!! Happy Monday ~

  9. January 3, 2012 / 2:38 am

    oh my gosh, i'm so glad you won these…! you're two of my favorite people in the world, and you won her giveaway! i love that!


  10. January 3, 2012 / 2:42 am

    thank you, guys! winning is a great way to start the new year, and i can't wait to share photos of the prize.



  11. January 3, 2012 / 10:24 am

    OMG turquoise bike, I dream of one! Hoping to move house soon, might happen this year or next, then I'm getting a bike like that! Love the other photos from Amy's blog too.

    Congratulations for winning those lovely fabric samples! I like how they're displayed as art, lovely idea! I made lavender sachets and hearts for friends and customers from fabric samples I had collected over the year. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with them!

    Happy new year, darling!

    Meera xx

  12. January 3, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Happy, happy – you lucky girl!

    How about a long (and short) bolster pillow (with pure linen on one side) or recycle Rachel's brilliant idea? Whatever you decide will be lovely!

    Good to be back! (:

    oxox, Mon

  13. January 3, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    great ideas!

    and can you believe it's Amy's styling of the fabric/room with the naked chair not Rachel's!?!



  14. January 3, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Happy New Year my beachy sista!! I hope that you have enjoyed your holidays. Congrats to you for this pretty little win, these are beautiful!! What a about a little banner with them all, something summer/springy. 🙂 Any way you choose, they will be perfect.

  15. January 25, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    What a great win! Lucky girl. I love Amy's blog. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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