Friday, June 10, 2011

my favorite home decor shop.

I haven't posted any pictures or anything about our apartment and how I am decorating it, but I will, I promise! It's definitely a process and we still have a lot to do for sure. We have a pile of picture frames just waiting to be filled with our memories and hung on the walls. Everything is trying to find its place, and we're kinda running out of places, haha. But we're working on it.

Once I do post some pictures, they will include quite a few "shabby chic" items that I adore. I love vintage pieces that are redone or used in a new way. I can't wait to decorate like that more once we have a house of our own someday...I dream about it often. :) But for now, the shabby chic pieces give our apartment a quaint, cottage type feel, which is what I'm going for. 

My favorite shabby chic shop that my mom introduced me to, is The Nest, located in Burlington. My mom is my decorating inspiration, and if I could have a house like hers someday I'd be one happy little lady. She has an eye for that stuff and I've tried to learn from her over the years (I hope I have, or I failed at getting to live with her). So when she found that store, I wanted to check it out too. It is so worth the trip to Burlington.

These are just a few pictures of some of the items that they have put in the shop recently, but you can check out all the pics at their blog when you click on the link above. 

I want it all! Haha. But they have very reasonable prices, so it's been great to pick up a few things for our little place, or receive them as gifts which I am very thankful for. :) And don't even get me started about that store at Christmas time...oh my word.

Another thing I wanted to mention, was that my friend Casey has a blog called Restored Thru Grace, and has redone some beautiful pieces. I'm thinking about getting her to do a cornice board for our dining area window. If I ever get around to looking at fabric...haha. But she has talent, and I can't wait to see more items that she has made beautiful. I also love her message about how Christ makes all things beautiful! So check her out. :)


  1. OK, so this world is getting smaller and smaller. Let me begin: Carolyn Shelley is my mom's 1st cousin. They grew up together best of friends. Mark, Kim, Kirby, Mitch and Eric are my cousins that I spent lots of time with as a child. I live in Graham/Burlington. And NOW you post about this store that is my DIL's favorite store!!! (her blog is and you two seem like sisters separated at birth). So, how small is this world??????

  2. Those are too cute. I have found ways to take something I had that I would have thrown out, paint it or something, and make it into something new. I am by no means a decorator but I am learning from friends and other blogs. Can't wait to see how you have decorated! :)

  3. Hey Ashley! I would recommend checking out this blog: . This is the lady who designs a lot of sets for CYT and the mom of several of my friends. She does a lot of design stuff, and I thought you might like to check it out! :)

  4. Thanks, Carrie, I will definitely check it out!

    Wow, it really is a small world! Thanks for letting me know, and I will be reading up on yall's blogs for sure. :)



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