I first stumbled across this book while darting through the book section in Selfridges. This was supposed to be a shortcut as I was not out on a shopping trip but in a rush to meet a friend for coffee, and I honestly believed I could make it through without being distracted by all the lovely things this store has to offer a magpie such as myself! I was doing quite well until this book jumped out at me like a beaming light! I knew as soon as I looked through it that I had to have it.
Every page in this book is so pretty and inspirational. If like me, you perk up at the idea of going to a car boot sale or a vintage fair then this book is for you. It is full of old mixed china, painted furniture, pretty florals and soft colours. The looks in this book are achievable without having to spend a fortune. I have since been inspired to take a paintbrush to an old mirror, sew some cushion covers in some beautiful 1940′s vintage fabrics I found at a local antiques fair in Alexandra Palace, and hang some of my charity shop found china plates in a pretty arrangement over the fireplace in my kitchen. The lady responsible for the styling in this book is the very talented Selina Lake. I cannot recommend this book enough if shabby chic interiors appeal to you. Definitely a gift worth treating yourself to!