Romantic Prairie style! Got my book and am mixing it up with a little Shabby Chic

I have been reading following Rachel Ashwell since the nineties and Last week I recieved and drooled over my beloved Romantic Prairie Book by Fifi Oneill !  (Atlanta Bartlett coming this week!!!) I had strayed from the style I love when moving to a ranch house and it was very rustic and western........Now I am slowly adding a little fru fru but balancing out with a little rustic prairie and both Fifi and Rachel have wonderful examples of rustic mixed with fru fru in their new books.  I am also getting inspiration from Rachel's blog and the Prairie she is decorating ( I am going to see it soon!, it was booked upon opening for the spring antique shows I have a call in to see when Hubby and I can go!)

  Here is just a peek of the things I have done so far. Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell /Fifi Oneill Prairie inspired Living and sunroom reveals in a couple of weeks......Hope you stop by to see!

This is a ten dollar sewing table with a ten dollar mirror painted put my pink wire bucket with lavender
this is also in the living room. Dry brushed my candle holders with french provencial blue. Old medicine bottle hubby found while digging road in fort worth in front of historical hotel, road was laid in 1930 so it is pre 1930 ft. worth, flowers from my garden

Ten dollar yard sale table primered and drybrushed with french provencial blue, my husbands bucket
that he used on back of welding truck perfect patina, it was in the top of trashcan. He was surprised I dug it out, but I love it and it took him about ten year on the job to beat it up to the perfect patina! Great Granny Lee's Mason jar and her Pineapple Doily just a part of the living room, reveal soon!  I will not be painting lawyers paneling.........Hubby would just die........but the vaulted ceiling and rafters will be done in a week or I think the paneling with a lot of white and curtains and white pillows on leather with cowrug will give me a shabby-prairie, or romantic ranch look! And my hubby will still be happy as I want him to feel at home as well. 
3 dollar mirror painted added just the right touch of gleam to this area! I added my crystal platter son bought me years ago and a vintage frog I inherited from mom
Just a little area of sunroom........reveal soon! (painting walls and ceiling next week)

Here is a project that I hope to complete today........(please excuse garage, we work in there alot) remember back when this was on layaway. I have an exact same one that I bought 12 years ago at yard sale........I was floored when I found the match. Working on today and hopefully will be put in living area this evening and decorated! 

And If you missed my Shabby chic petticoat treadmill cover here is another peek

Shabby Chic Petticoat for treadmill
Vintage ice cream parlor chairs and a Industrial Telescoping tray
(walls to be painted  a lovely white next week!)

Staying busy and finishing projects is a healing therapy!!
Have a wonderful day!

Parties I am linking to:
Cielo's House in the Roses show off your cottage Monday
Boogie Board Cottage Masterpiece Monday
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites

Power Of Paint @
Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Look What I Found Friday @ Vintage Revivals Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff @ The Saturday Morning Blog
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn

Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @
I love Nap Time 
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick  



  1. Sherry

    {swoon} drool, wow just gorgeous. I dying over the cabinet thing in your garage ugh sorry its the junker in my blood. Can't wait to see the rest! Happy Thursday!!


  2. Sherry, everything is looking good and shabby! I think my bright and white house keeps me in a good mood. Just love the blue table and the whites in your photos. judy

  3. I love your creativity, I wish I could do something like that in my house some of your stuff just blows me away!

    Marisa :)

  4. I love the shabby rustic style myself...trying to perfect a combination look to include hubs western stuff and my shabby chic french stuff....rustic romantic??

  5. i love the shape of that third table- so lovely!

  6. I Love it all! I'm inspired by your ingenuity. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings and Hugs,

  7. i too love the shabby rustic decor! would love to have come peek at my blog - looks like we have a lot in common! I'm your newest follower! xoox tracie

  8. Hi!
    I just found your blog via My Romantic Home. I too LOVE the shabby chic style! I wish I could do my whole house in it, but my hubby objects so I only have one white bedroom to play with *winks* Love all your shabby finds! Vanna your newest follower.

  9. You find the most wonderful things. Love how your blog is shaping up. Very restful colors.

  10. I love the mirror! I'm on the hunt for something just like that!

  11. I just discovered you via Debra's party, what a cute blog you've got here!
    Where exactly in Texas are you?

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  12. love your blog!! thanks for the linky party list!
    cheryl x

  13. gorgeous.. simply gorgeous! beyond words!

  14. Omigosh do I love your style. You have such an amazing blog. I'm happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for a visit sometime.

  15. Hi Sherry love your blog banner and slogan-- glam and rust type of gal you are. I can just imagine a lady of the 1900s or so in a long dress leaning over your little white table as she adjusts her takes her hat pin to her hat and smiles. Like what you did to the candle holders Terri

  16. Hi Sherry~ I love Rachel's inspirations and I am planning on ordering Fifi's book too~ it looks wonderful! Love your vignettes- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  17. Love the mixture of shabby and prairie. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  18. Hi Sherry, Everything is beautiful and the treadmill cover is absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing part of your pretty home at my party.

  19. I love shabby chic too, but because my home is shared with my family who is more traditional, it is a challenge sometimes to blend different styles. However, I like the changes you've made so far. Keep it up!

  20. i absolutely adore the shabby chic look of it! gorgeous!!! so envious here!

    Susan @

  21. i just found your blog through the romantic home blog by cindy, lets give her credit for discovering such hidden beauty and style and brining it out for the world to see, i love the chic and shabby style and would love to own a little tit bit like this:)

    Swiss Affordable Hotels

  22. That treadmill cover is too cute! I might have to whip one up myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. I love the sewing table and the bucket with lavender in it! Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon.

  24. gorgeous decor!
    take care,

  25. Hi Sherry! I found you while I was googling
    Anyway, Im glad to have found you..we have similar tastes! I love shabby chic and romantic prairie style too and am incorporating them in my home as well as coastal. I love them all and cant see why they wouldnt work. Its using what you love that works!
    So glad to meet you and looking forward to visiting often. Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
    Come and visit!

    Deborah :)


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