Last week I received an email invitation from Miles Talbott Furniture to "Meet Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic®Brand Founder" on Saturday. Although I didn't have plans to attend the High Point Market, spur of the moment, I decided to drive up and attend. I am so glad I did.
Rachel was very charming and gracious. She spoke to each person and signed a complimentary copy of her new book Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces for everyone that attended. Then spoke to the group about changing tastes, her collection and fabrics featured in the showroom, and her upcoming appearance on QVC where you can order a copy of the book.
Seeing the showroom set up, especially the not-for-sale accessories, was a treat for this fan. I have always loved Rachel's aesthetic, although mine skews much more French Provincial and Hollywood Regency, I do love the look. The furniture was very comfortable and the faded fabric selection tempting.
The wine, cupcakes, and hor d'oeuvres served were an added bonus. I had a great time. Sorry my one phone picture is not wonderful.