Formally known as 'Let's Get Shabby' since 2009.
Times have changed and many of us have found our styles have too.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

SHABBY'S FIRST RAK......

Wow!! We are so overwhelmed with the response over the past few days. It has taken us by surprise (very big smile) !!

A big big thanks to those who have already posted about us on their blogs and forums it really has helped to spread the word.

Would you like to get your hands on this Shabby rak Mandy has put together?
I so love that lace it is scrummy and there is about 13 inches of it. Pity I can't win it lol!

What we would like you to do is to tell us the first thing the word Shabby brings to your mind.

To me it is anything old, vintage with lots of pastel colours and lace.
Please leave your comment only in this post, just the once and by the 24th. When we post our first challenge on the 20th, we will pick a winner for the rak then.

Keep popping in as between now and the 25th we might have some more little surprises for you.

71 comments:

Deb said...

When I hear the word "shabby" I think aged and worn with a touch of elegance.

Peggy said...

On the contrary to what you might think, I don't think of scrapbooking at all when I think of shabby - I think of furniture, the kind of "washed" furniture I dream about owning one day... *sigh*
xxx Peggy

Reginne said...

When i hear the word Shabby i think on Vintage with nice colors and flowers!! And offcourse the beauifull work of Hilde!

Greats Reginne

Maria said...

It makes me think of my Nanna's cupboards, of rose & lavender talcum powder containers with vintage pictures all over them. It makes me think of her old dresses, the photos of her wearing these old dresses the first time around and of a completely different time & place.

It makes me think of my keen op shopping expeditions which i rarely have time for now, but used to go on once a week in my uni student days! It makes me think of trawling through vintage fabrics, laces, polka dot dresses, white cane furniture and faded music books for instruments that i cannot play!

Helen said...

It makes me think of old as in white furniture, pastel colours, lattice and roses.

wendela said...

when I hear shabby....I'm dreaming of my Grandma with all her gorgeous romantic things....her garden, her flowers, her romantic kitchen...her jewelery, her lavender sence....soooo romantic!

Can't wait to see your first challenge!

x
wendela

Jocelyn said...

I think of the antique store with old pieces of lace and hat pins!!!! The sense of muted colors with that worn look!!!! I would love to do my whole house in in Shabby Chic!!!! The look of an older afghan with that touch of lace and comfort!!!!! I can't wait to see what you girls come up with!!!! I am new to Shabby Chic pages, I usually do clean Boy pages!!!! This will help me to step out my safety zone!!!!

Daniƫlla said...

When i think of shabby i think of a chique mess from luxury materials like lace, fine colours, sensitive flowers etc. But put together in a messy arty way. I love shabby..it's like my mind!

Be blessed!

Natallie KING said...

It reminds of my vintage dress form which I have.Covered in her original calico material and slightly broken wooden neck. Dressed in a gorgeous pink vintage lace bridesmaid dress,with her vintage gloves and lots of pearls draped over her shoulders and shabby brooches!!

Jac said...

Well, if I'm about to go shabby I best be Chiccy and leave a comment - WTG girls - so excited and the RAK has some very yummy items in it. I'm sure the boys wouldn't mind a layout or two of them a little Shabby around the edges.

LEA said...

floral fabric, frayed and faded with a story of it's own...

Kristii said...

Romance!!! Lace, jewelry, florals... all with a history to tell! I love everything shabby and I am excited for all of you!!! I can't wait for the first challenge!!

Chantal said...

shabby.....old, brown, gorges, lace, roses. I love it!

Mabo said...

Shabby shows my mind old worn clothes, brownish. a bit torn and a bit to big.

Sandra said...

Shabby is for me some old-fashioned glamour! With rushes,lace, flowers and pretty colors!

Kelly Booth said...

The first thing that comes to my mind when you say shabby is yummy pastels with chocolate rubbed on them!!
Love the Blog....

Princess Tamara said...

For me, shabby is the "rough around the edges" desk that is in my back room. It's the frayed at the seams cushion, with faded florals, that sits on the chipped rocking chair. It's vintage, and lace, and totally lovely!

Stacy Cohen said...

To me shabby means beautifully worn and broken in -- like a pair of comfortable old shoes.

Lin said...

Shabby brings to mind these words: English country, pastels, flowery motifs, feminine, flourishes, worn.

I'm really looking forward to the beginning of your blog! Thanks, Julie, for letting us know over at Hero's blog.

TRace said...

Shabby makes me think of well worn, lived in things and furniture...country-cottage style.
Can't wait to the first challenge!! I heard about this thru Julie on the HA blog

Annie said...

Shabby to me is white/cream/woody with lots of texture. Oh so beautiful! Can't wait for hte first challenge!

Bec said...

Shabby...mmmmmmmmmm........I guess Shabby to me is White, laces, vintage, flowers, paint, costume jewellery, fringe trims, something with character and shows it's story through it's appearance.

Sherrise said...

To me Shabby is classy. So full of style!!

cherylb said...

I just love Shabby Chic, shabby for lots of fraying,Fading and having seen better days lol . Chic for Elegant,Modish, and very Stylish. Its all just Yummy.

Diana said...

Comfort elegance. I love shabby chick decorating also, it reminds me of a bed and breakfast on a beautiful beach.

scrapdragonscreations said...

Oh to me shabby means Vintage elegance!!!!
I just love the shabby vintage look, and this blog looks like it will be al ot of fun!

Lynn M. aka lynner22 said...

For me, its a smell.... I know sounds weird, but I just think of old, like your grandmothers house, kwim. I also think of treasures, like a treasure chest waiting to be opened.

Big City Gal said...

shabby is crackled old furniture(which I love to touch),old vintage jewlery cand a lot of flowers.

Teresa said...

I can't describe shabby in just one word! It's old, distressed, vintage, classy, feminine pretty.

Rose Ann said...

Shabby makes me think of victorian lace, roses and climbing vines on lattice fences. Rose, aged browns, turquoise and cream colors. ~:O)

Ceci said...

I think of faded wallpaper, peeling crackling paint, and a slightly chipped but well loved bone china bowl full of roses, roses that have gone a little brown, but are too beautiful to discard! ;)

Anne P said...

I have to admit, I'm not a Shabby girl, but I can't wait to see what you ladies come up with. Maybe it will get me beyond thinking of Shabby as just being messy (which is what comes to mind for me). I'll be watching with baited breath.

Sheila said...

I love shabby! I think of layers of paint, unique and obscure items, botanical pictures, and handmade things.

GREETJEXX said...

Love shabby wonderfull blog!!

bettyblew said...

Great blog!
Shabby to me means well love and well worn.

Marjolein said...

When I think of shabby I think of vintage, scrapbooking, mixed media, old pictures, and all the nice things you can create if you let your creativity flow..... wish I had some MoJo.. please help me find it back:-)

twistedsoda said...

I think of rummaging throught my great granny's sewing box and searching through all of my favoirite buttons and scraps of lace. I think of shapbby as vintage, used and mostly tenderly loved.

Kristi B. said...

Shabby makes me think about beautiful things tattered by many years of sweet love. :)

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

soft pink, worn out edges, scratches and lace!! LOL what a mix...but that is what shabby means to me...worn out but still pretty and feminine. I can't wait for the challenge. Maybe I will be participating in my first ever challenge blog.!! :) Tereza

Scrappycat said...

shabby is little treasures found on a fleamarket, off white bedlinen with lace borders and the smell of lavender.

nicrobdec said...

To me shabby is lots of lace and flowers and distressing and inking. Loads of dimension and lots to look at.

Nikki Love said...

shabby to me: timeless beauty

Sandra D said...

I think of furniture ... white washed timber dressers and drawers, old antique mirrors where the glass/mirror is failing and the black patches are showing through, and the old pottery basins and pitchers they had in the good old days :)

Maria said...

Shabby means to me: old lace, old pictures, vintage flowers, worn out fourniture, etc. Things that has a history to tell.
Looking forward to your challenges.
Maria

NANCY said...

Shabby brings to mind anything time/love worn..inviting-comfy...just love it!

Lisa Spiegel said...

WhaT FUN!! Can't wait to play along!

Angie... by the said...

Love your blog! Shabby brings to mind soft colors, whitewashed furniture with just the right wear marks on it, gently loved and used items like lightly tattered lace and cotton blouses washed so much that they are soft as a baby's blanket.

ncwdust said...

My first though at the word shabby is aged...aged to perfection. It brings to mind those treasures that are gently or even more than gently used through the years...nostalgia...those marks that let you say...little Billy ran into this dresser with his walker and caused that scar... or my grandma used to put her makeup on at this vanity and my mom finally let me have it.....

Lita said...

Shabby makes me think of lace and silk, birds and flowers, old paper and photos, scrummy colours such as pink and green, blue and brown. All those little bits and pieces that are truly unique and can really make a project shine.

marit said...

Shabby.... old movies with "mob" in a costume wearing hats - cocktailbars with ladies in (almost) onderwear, lots of lace... pin up girls - marilyn monroe types.... distress ink on an old wedding pic of my grandparents.... that's what comes in mind first!

Antonella Ryan said...

For Me Shabby - Lace, old and vintage and Mandy of course :D

Tina said...

Vintage lace, old roses, and fabulous op shops with lots to find. www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Shabby makes me think of home, family, Warm. Vintage carries memories. :)

Wendy Smith said...

TREASURES

that is what I think of..little bits of treasures found from different areas of the house..whether is be games pieces, hat pins, or bolts...

Giovanna said...

HUGE CONGRATS GIRLS!! Love the idea of a shabby blog....well overdue.
Ah, first thought is COMFORT. Like a casserole, but prettier LOL.

Scrapping4fun said...

Shabby makes me think of Vintage and distressing! Great idea for a blog, look forward to the first challenge.

Jane Smith said...

The first thing I think off when thinking shabby is 'old world white grunge'.

marjon said...

When i think shabby i think about romance. The romantic peple in the period of the castless, with the beautiful clothes the woman had.
I think about pastel colours, romantic lace etc.

amuffoletto said...

Oh my Goodness. I am so happy for you. I love the layouts and all you are doing here. Love this Rak too. I send many wishes of good luck for you as you start this awesome challenge blog. Hugs. Amy

Lean said...

Sabby i am yust dreaming away far far away.
Lest dream togetter bye bye...Lean[sttttt].

Gina said...

I think of it as aged, loved, soft and full of character.
Love your new blog..and can't wait to see the first challenge :)

ann said...

I think of soft colours, lace, ribbon white wash old world

Maria said...

When I think of shabby the first thing to mind is gorgeous wallpapers, lovely laces and fabric's, which are then adorned with vintage bits and bobs....
What a beautiful blog this is, I look forward to the first challenge, to the DT's your creations are just like mini masterpieces.

yyam said...

I just discovered this challenge blog! Can't wait for the challenges to start.

To me, shabby chic is lovely layers, lace, pastels & dreamy.

Jocelyn said...

Shabby...elegance. laces, vintage. A softer time....my grandmother's house...which of course brings such wonderful memories. I can remember her hat pins placed in the most beautiful pin cushion with several perfume bottles that I so wish I had today!!!! I think this is what attracts me the the shabby look...softness from days gone by!!!! :)

Lisa T. Howard said...

The VERY first thought that comes to mind when I hear the word shabby is "Home". I picture items and articles that have withstood time, gathering memories and special secrets of all those with whom the special treasures have come in contact. Shabby evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort...a desire to snuggle in and be embraced by the past...just like HOME!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

When I think of shabby I think of worn, vintage and lace with a touch of elegance.
-Cher

Mam'zelle M. said...

The shabby is for me, a world of sweetnesses and feminity...

Debra said...

The very first thing to come to mind with shabby is the beach. Its irregularities, soft and wild, torn and serene. Muted shades of white, beige, pink, blue and green...flotsam full of stories and warmth. Home really...:)

marije said...

when I think of shabby,I think about chimene my cropfriend. I'm proud to know such a great scrapper and I'm sure she fit perfect as a dt for this blog!

junqueandroses said...

I love it