I like the shabby chic look, and I love looking at the photos in the book, and I would even buy the other books in the series. But like Martha Stewart, Rachel is trying to make this all about HER. ...where does one find flea markets of this caliber? Most flea markets around here (Kansas City) sell beanie babies, fake Tommy Hilfiger, and overpriced figurines. Flea markets are becoming increasinly expensive, as vendors who have no idea what they're selling put marked-up prices on their trash. Sorry, but I can't afford a trip to Paris to scavenge for furniture.
Buy the book for the photos and ideas, but don't expect to cheaply duplicate her look, and don't say I didn't warn you that you'd get sick of Rachel-this and Rachel-that.
I truly did not believe that Rachel Ashwell could outdo herself, but obviously, I was wrong. Her new "Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide" is definitely a must have. It's a wonderful addition to any interior-decorating library as well as a delightful addition to her first book "Shabby Chic".
I truly enjoyed the quaint sketches and hand written text. I was delightfully surprised at yet another wonderful book. I am looking forward to my "Shabby Chic" home.