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Maine, United States
Just a Mom from the beautiful state of Maine...I have two beautiful children who are my lifes true passion, my son Isaiah is 7 and he has Autism. My daughter Brianna is 13...going on 20! =O) Besides being a mom I am greatly inspired by the shabby chic style....I am new to blogging and I recently opened an online boutique Fabulously Shabby. I sell 'Romantic Home Decor & Chic Feminine Gifts', including some vintage pretties. I just love and admire all the beautiful blogs @}~~ They are so inspiring to me, I hope my blog becomes a beautiful one that can inspire others =O)

Please Visit My Boutique, Fabulously Shabby! @}~~

Please Visit My Boutique, Fabulously Shabby! @}~~
Romantic Home Decor & Chic Feminine Gifts

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Giveaway Winner!!

I enjoyed reading all of the comments left on my October Giveaway entry and am so thrilled to have new followers of my blog! Thank You SO Much!! I get excited each and every time someone signs up to follow me! I am still pretty new to blogging so I hope I can find fun and interesting things to blog about.

So, now to get down to business! I could only choose one winner, and the name that was pulled out is; #6 Chari @ Happy To Design. Congratulations Chari!! You can email me your information for shipping at fabulouslyshabby@yahoo.com and I'll get your package sent out a.s.a.p. I hope you enjoy it!!

To those of you who didn't win. You will have another chance to sign up to win something fabulous soon. I have already been thinking about what to giveaway next month! And I'm thinking it will be Holiday themed...so be sure to come back for your chance to win! =O)

Well the kids are off to school and its a rainy cold day here in Maine today. So I think I'll be off to work on my Christmas projects! I will be blogging about and listing some in my shop soon. I am so excited, I think they are coming out so sweet! I am anxious to get feedback on them as I have been wanting to join a Holiday craft fair for several years but don't quite have the confidence or courage to do so yet....so please check them out when I do blog them and let me know what you think!!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!! =O)
~Sarah @}~

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gifts For Me! From Me!!

Last month was my 32nd Birthday. As I contemplated what to do with my day, since my kids were at school, I decided to take a drive to the coastal town of Searsport Maine to visit their Antiques Mall. This was only my second time visiting the mall but I just love going there. It is about an hour drive from my house. I was hoping to find a special little something to purchase for myself for my Birthday! I could've bought many things that I adored but I settled for a couple of cute items for my home.

I didn't bring my camera as I wasn't planning on taking the trip but the next time I go I will definately take some photos to share with everyone! The following is from their website, which of course, has no pictures lol!

""Welcome to Searsport Antique Mall:
149 E. Main St. 207-548-2640
Searsport, ME 04974
E-mail info@SearsportAntiques.com

Located in beautiful mid-coast Maine on scenic Route 1 between Camden and Bar Harbor. The Searsport Antique Mall offers one of the area's largest group shops. Situated in a town noted for its maritime heritage and many fine antique shops. Searsport is the mecca for the serious antiques.

Open year round 7 days a week, the Searsport Antique Mall is a page out of a by-gone era. Whether you are looking for wonderful smalls or to furnish a home, we offer a wide range of possibilites displayed in room-like settings. Carrying everything from 18th to 20th Century furniture; smalls ranging from art pottery to hooked rugs and everything in between, the Searsport Antique Mall is a must stop for your antiquing pleasure.

Manned with a knowledgeable staff, they are always willing to go the extra mile to make your shipping experience a pleasurable one.

So on your next trip to the coastal area of Maine, won't you stop in and visit? We would love to see you and help you with any of your antiquing needs...." ""

So at last here is what I purchased...
I saw this sweet 'February' birthday girl by 'Josef Originals' and decided then and there that I was going to collect all twelve months. I already had the pink 'January' one at home that belonged to my Grandmother. They are now on my shelf in my dining room and soon will have more to join them!
Next I fell in love with this sweet shabby pink towel rack. It stands about 4 feet tall. It has four rings for hanging tea towels and has scrolly legs. I am sorry for the poor picture quality as I will be buying a new camera a.s.a.p. Mine is in rough shape!
Next is my favorite purchase of the day!! I fell in love with this lamp especially the shabby vintage lampshade. It is so sweet!! Love the fact that its obviously old and used and the sweet bow!! LOVE! It has been completely rewired...I haven't hung it in a permanent place yet because I am currently redoing my livingroom, which is were it will hang.
I LOVE this unique plate. It has my favorite colors and style of shabby roses! I actually purchased this one on my first trip there but decided to share it anyway =O)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I hope you have a fabulous day!!
~Sarah @}~

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Giveaway!

Hello Again New Blogging Friends, I hope your all enjoying the beauty of the Fall season! I have decided to join in on the October giveaway party hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home. I love these blogging parties! It's a great way to find new blogging friends! Please visit Cindy's blog if you'd like to check out the other blogs who are currently having fabulous giveaways!

I've selected two items to include in this giveaway! First are some festive fall soap petals. These are adorable orange, 'Pumpkin Shaped Petals'. Perfect to float in a warm bath on a cool autumn day! Also I recently picked up a couple sets of these pretty Royal Albert note cards and decided to give one set away. (I will be listing the other set soon in my store if anyone is interested) This boxed set includes 12 cards and 12 envelopes. The cards are blank inside so can be used for any occasion! I love the pretty vintage roses on the front!

If you'd like to sign up for a chance to win the items I've selected, please leave a comment on this post. Those of you who would like to sign up to become my blogging friends will receive two entries!! Those of you who already are a follower will and post a comment will also be entered twice! Simply leave a comment and sign up to follow my blog!! If you don't have your own blog please leave an email address for contacting you if you win!

I will randomly choose one winner on Tuesday October 20th.

I won't be joining in on the giveaway party every month but I will definitely be doing it as much as possible!! It's so much fun!

I am currently preparing my online shop for the busy Holiday Season and will be adding MANY NEW fabulous gift items and Holiday decor items for your home! All items in my store ship for FREE!!! Please check it out and visit me on November 1st for my "Splendid Season Celebration". This will be a Grand Opening of my new Holiday Shoppe Categories which include, "Deck The Halls", "Delightful Holiday Gifts", and "Stuff Those Stockings!".

Have A Wonderful Day & Thanks So Much For Visiting My Blog!!
~Sarah @}~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Changing Seasons, Updating Decor

I'm very sorry that I have been away for so long, sometimes everyday life and living gets in the way of the fun things, like blogging. That's what happened to me! My blogging and store have been on the back burner, but I'm back!!
We barely had a summer here in Maine this year. We had maybe a month of nice weather all together! Summer is not my favorite time of year but transitioning into fall isn't feeling quite natural either after having virtually no summertime! It's strange, September FLEW by and it took me a while to believe that it truely is October!

My favorite time of year is upon us! Fall is beautiful here in Maine! The weather and temperture are close to feeling perfect! Along with being my favorite time of year it also gets really busy for me. I try to start Christmas shopping early, to beat the holiday rush of course! Also in November, right around Thanksgiving is my Daughters Birthday. Then Thanksgiving a week later. Then Christmas a month later. New Years of course. Then the 10th of January is my Son's Birthday! YIKES...crazy huh?
I wanted to share a little decorating idea that I use to help me transition my home decor along with the Holidays and/or Seasonal changes. This is a simple and very inexpensive idea that I have been doing for almost a year now. When it's time to put up new decor for the upcoming Holiday or Season, I start by going online and simply doing a search for graphics. Today I used google and searched 'Vintage Halloween Graphics'. I always use the vintage graphics because I feel they go best with the "shabby chic" style of decor in my house. I save several that I like to my computer and simply print them out. Then as I put out my Halloween decorations, I will take my 'Vintage Summer Graphics' out of my frames and put my new Halloween images into them! It's simple because you don't have to (unless you want to of course!), move around your frame(s) if they have a special spot, your simply updating the look.

After Halloween I'll print out some Thanksgiving images, then Christmas etc. Or if it's not a busy Holiday season, such as what we have coming up, then you can just try vintage graphics for the entire season instead, for instance instead of "Vintage July 4th Graphics", search "Vintage Summer Graphics". Or, "Vintage Winter Graphics", instead of a specific Holiday.

I wanted to share a few that I like!! These free Vintage Halloween Graphics were found on various free sites and are images that I will be using around my house for Halloween!

(Images are a result of google image search. I do not own them or their rights.)