Putting Homemade Back Into The Holidays

Christmas is a season filled with fond memories…. from family traditions to picking a tree, singing carols, visiting family and even the familiar aroma of baking Christmas cookies. I believe it is these wonderful childhood memories that keeps the Christmas spirit in our hearts for evermore. I … [Read more...]

A New Studio To Create In

You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet here on Shabby Art Boutique for the past few weeks and that’s because I’ve been working on a big project that hasn’t left much time for anything else. I’ve been waiting to share our secret project with you.... So… we recently sold our … [Read more...]

Living a ‘Hygge’ Lifestyle

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been crushing on all things Scandinavian for some time…. From gorgeous GreenGate stoneware collections to the adorable characters of Maileg and Tilda. I’ve also been entranced by the relaxed and cosy blogs of many Scandinavian … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday – Anke of Lelofee

Hello friends… it’s time for Shabbilicious Sunday. Each week in this series I share with you a visit to a home of one of our ‘shabbilicious’ friends. What could be better than to take a tour around their home, have a chat and get to know a little more about them. Today we are off to Germany to … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday – A Danish Cottage

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday! Today we are heading to Denmark, where my friend Susi Rydahl has invited us in for a tour of her beautiful pastel cottage home.     Susi’s popular blog, Sommerhusliv Hele Aaret, translates in English to Cottage Life Throughout the Year and her home … [Read more...]

How to make a faux patchwork coffee cosy

Dear COFFEE, I love you! I try to start the day with a Green Tea because it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients and we know that is good for us… but the truth is, I really need my morning coffee to get me out of the starting gates. So, once I’ve sipped my green tea, I follow up quickly with … [Read more...]

5 tips for styling shelf vignettes

In my younger days… (before children), like a couple of decades ago, I worked as an interior designer and visual merchandiser. I got to work with lots of lovely home décor and furnishings every day, which was no hardship I can tell you. In that line of work, even though you have to be across all … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious French Sign Printables

Aqua and pink are such a charming cottage colour combination, so they were the obvious choice when I designed two new French signs. They match my GreenGate perfectly… and that makes me very happy!     I want you to be happy too… So I’m sharing my French signs as a free … [Read more...]

Just arrived… new GreenGate

I’ve had the great pleasure of unpacking delivery boxes over the weekend. In fact, four big Greengate boxes full of the new 2016 Summer Collection [squeal]. It is all as beautiful as I imagined it would be and just in time for Mother’s Day!!     There was an extensive catalogue to … [Read more...]

DIY ~ Valentine’s Mug Rug

Being a shabby loving cottage gal, I love the look of handmade patchwork. I wish I had more time to dedicate to fabric crafts… but alas, I don’t, So I turn to the closest thing possible… faux patchwork.     I don’t want to take anything away from those amazingly talented … [Read more...]