28 March 2011

~*Cleaning Out the Linen Closet*~

Good Monday morning all. I hope you had a great weekend. I cleaned out my linen closet this weekend and never realized how many duvets, pillow cases, sheets, and linen lamp shades I have from my days working at Shabby Chic. I never use any of my linens because they really just are not in my color scheme any longer. They are so beautiful though, so I got them out and took a few photos, and I love the way they turned out. Beware, lots of photos ahead!

I was thinking about selling all of my Shabby Chic linens, but hubby said "No Way", I kind of agree with him, especially after how pretty the photos turned out.
Someday when I have a house with an extra bedroom, I'll have to make it my shabby room. So I guess I better save all of my linens.
Have a great week all.


  1. Oh Melinda, What a beautiful post, your photos are beautiful. I would keep them too. So lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Terri

  2. Melinda, you are killing me here...
    I just love love love the way these photos turned out too!
    Such great pinks and fullness.
    All that gorgeous material and flowers the little pins and brooches, aaaah, you have fed my soul for the day!
    I must get to my studio to take it all in and use this inspiration.
    You're the best at providing new ideas and getting my mind flowing.

  3. oh those are shabbily gorgeous mon amie! "The Vintage Inspired Home is Loving " THESE this week! you photographed them to perfection. as rachel would say...they look "yummy!" :)

  4. So Beautiful .....Love the dresses!!

  5. p.s I'm lovin your photos.... by the way the duvet was a purchase from Urban outfitters.

  6. Divine photos!!What a lovely home!

  7. Your shabby chic sheets are sooo Yummy indeed Melinda. I agree with your hubby, don't sell them, they are treasures worth keeping.

  8. ...dude...
    i had to keep scrolling up to make sure i was on your blog and not Rachel's!!
    perhaps she will use your photos in an upcoming book ~
    "shabby ~ down and out"
    (as in, get them down and put them out!!)

    xo, Rosemary

  9. Oh darn! Here I was waiting for you to say you were going to sell them on your Etsy shop or something. LOL! I don't need them either, but they are SOOOOOOO yummy. Oh well, I'm glad you're keeping them. They can definitely be pressed into service someday.


  10. Rachel IS very good at what she does. I'm glad you are keeping them, they are really beautiful!

    Take care, Sue

  11. Gorgeous collection of linens and your photography is amazing. If a man says you should keep something then that says it all!!! ~~Sherry~~

  12. gorgeous! Amazing how just a stack of beautiful linens can be so charming....:)

  13. Melinda, those Shabby Chic linens are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

  14. they're beautiful, hang on to them for awhile and enjoy them!! so so pretty.

  15. Hi Melinda, Thank you for the visit...maybe we should do a caravan to Ventura (wouldn't that be fun)! It's not every month, the next V/Fleas are June5/Sept25/Nov27.
    OMGoodness! I would have been living in the linen closet with all those beauties! Is that little lampshade Serenity Sage & white poplin or is it linen?? I fell in love with serenity sage after R.A. retired it (of course) and had the hardest time finding any of the pieces.
    I love this post it's so romantic...also love your husbands idea!
    Have a lovely week!

  16. Hee, I was thinking of asking if you were going to have an "online garage sale!" ;-) But I agree with your hubby, I think you should keep them, you will regret it. I often find that although something isn't my style for a while, I usually come back to it at some point! I'm saving all of my Ralph Lauren floral pillowcases for future guest bedrooms!

  17. Beautiful photo's and i agree with hubby you must not get rid of them there sooooo pretty and lovely. And i adore the colours of those dresses and the fabrics. dee x

  18. Oh Melinda you have captured such beauty! I am so happy you are keeping these treasures and thank you for sharing them with us!

  19. Your photos are beautiful and so are the linens. I would have to agree with your husband, hold on to those pretties you may change your mind someday and wish you never got rid of them. Have a wonderful week.

  20. So pretty and so worth keeping. How dreamy that room will be...or just this sweet picture of the stacked laundry!

  21. So pretty - and like me, you have no daughters rooms to use them in. Maybe granddaughters one day! x Sharon PS I am joining as a follower

  22. Oh my goodness, I wouldn't be a ble to sell all of them either, especially when you see them all together! Yay for your husband loving them like you do! xoxo

  23. What an absolutely gorgeous post! I think your husband is right. Keep those pretties and use them for a guest room some day. They will always be beautiful:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  24. Hi Melinda,
    I can't bear to part with linens, either! Keep them and enjoy. : )


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