A little bit of Prairie Chic .....

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Howdy !!!

I've been having me a little bit of fun with this post :)

Regular readers will have picked up that our style ethos here in Natural Calico is all about creating a blank canvas and adding personality and interest with gorgeous accessories.

Which might perhaps sound a bit "samey" - but in reality is actually very versatile .... I touched upon this in my previous blog - "Where to Begin".

In that post I showed how this approach can work in all sorts of styles and settings - be it Scandi, Hamptons, French, Industrial, Coastal or whatever.

But I suddenly remembered a style I had completely forgotten about - "Prairie Chic".

To me, this style is all about pretty bedding - ruffles and lace combined with a little bit of vintage, industrial and rustic elements ..... I took a few quick lifestyle shots with my Ipad - so they're not the usual top quality of Ashley and Stuart's work - but hopefully you get the drift ....

Broderie Anglaise, vintage linen and crisp cotton stripes ..... casual yet romantic !! ......

Vintage denim, tan leather and white linen ... "Prairie Chic" is all about that mix of prettiness and vintage - durable and timeless .......

And there simply MUST be some old cowboy boots somewhere the mix :) ......

 

I was actually surprised at how many things in our shop would really suit this look ...

Like this old milk churn - which would look great filled with wild flowers ....

Or this gorgeous linen vintage style cushion  ...

 

Old weathered seed boxes provide the ideal rustic balance to add depth and counteract the prettiness .....

A gorgeous pitcher for all that home cookin' :) .....

 

Or this fab vintage style bucket for carrying the pretty white bedding out to the washing line ...... cotton fresh - blowing in the breeze .....

 

And how about this quirky vintage style bust that looks like it came straight out out of an old Texas haberdashery store ...

Beautiful white linen with ties ...... so simple and fresh ....

 

I know this look won't be for everyone - but I hope it shows once again just how versatile our products are.

Find your own style - something that makes you feel comfortable and happy - and just go for it :)

Like I say, I had fun with this post - so all that remains is for me to say is  ...

Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa

Sorry - I just couldn't resist that :)

 

Marie x

 

PS I keep meaning to relay some of the lovely comments we receive from our customers - it is just so nice to get such great feedback - here are just a few received in the last week or so ...

 

From K :-

"Recieved  cosmetic bag today - a lovely bag. Just wanted to also thank you for the packaging and sachet of sweets. A delightful surprise."

 

From A :- (whose order included beautiful Lene Bjerre cushions, throws, lamps etc)

"Order arrived - I love love love."

 

From G :- (whose delivery was a woolen throw)

"Thrilled - every last detail ..... is perfection"

 

From F :-

"The Hamam towels are just amazing and beautifully wrapped .... this is just the first of many orders from me I hope"

 

From M:-

"I'm thrilled with everything" (leather bracelet, vintage bottles and ribbon) - is there any chance you might be doing leather rings??"

 

From M :-

" really love the coffee pots and cant wait to use them .....and the little packet of sweets which I am eating as I text -and the hand written card ....

I absolutely love your website, and as we will be moving short, I hope to use a lot of your wonderful style advice in our new home" 

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to drop us a little note - it is much appreciated !! M x