We recently made our French debut in the gorgeous French publication, Shabby Style. It was such an honor to be featured in this beautiful magazine, as well as have two shots on the cover!
We are in the February/March issue, as well as the January/February issue of the Italian version of Shabby Style. I was so excited when copies of both the Italian and French magazines arrived in the mail and I was able to see our feature in person.
I’m a little rusty with my high school french, but I’ve translated some of the highlighted text for you.
“Two Muses, One Inspiration”
“Cindy is the founder and author of the blog and online boutique, Edith & Evelyn Vintage. The name hints at the two loved ones, different but complimentary, who have inspired Cindy since childhood.”
“Cindy likes to mix the rustic countryside heritage of her mother, Edith, with the elegance of old pieces from Europe, from her mother in law, Evelyn.”
“The chairs around the dining table were upholstered by Cindy using french hemp. She explains more on her blog.”
“In the buffet at the end of the room, Cindy displays many old religious statues that come from France. To showcase their beautiful patina, the furniture inside was painted blue.”
“The sign with the words, “Enfants de Marie”, is an old attendance church board. Cindy says, “I have received many offers to buy it, but I refuse to part with it!”
“The simplicity of the vintage interior marries a refined elegance of the manor house: a marriage that constitutes the identity of Cindy’s brand, Edith &Evelyn Vintage.”
“The lounge chairs were upholstered with two different fabrics: one with calligraphic motifs, and the other solid.”
“By it’s unusual tone, the commode in Louis XV style, in patinated blue, catches the eye.”
“The kitchen is the room that required the most care and patience, explains the hostess, it took 8 months to finish!”
“The oak wood floors contrast with the milky white of the kitchen furniture.”
“An idea to copy: small white shelves to display the tureens and sauce boats….pristine!”
“From my mother, I inherited the ability to transform objects of little value to pieces of beauty, while my mother in law taught me to recognize the beautiful, says Cindy of her two mamas!”
“Another dining space, with round brick floor, when the weather is nice, the large windows are operable allowing one to enjoy a meal on the veranda.”
“The master bedroom has undergone a total transformation! On her blog, Cindy has published the before and after photos: the new created world is unrecognizable!”
“A simple Louis XV sofa acts as a relaxation space.”
“On the wall, behind the caned headboard, Cindy has installed three different vintage mirrors to expand the space.”
“The religious antiquities, especially the French, are Cindy’s favorite pieces. Her online boutique reflects this passion.”
I wish you could see this magazine in person, it’s such a beautiful publication, but unfortunately it is only sold in Europe. We were a little stunned that we received a 21 page spread, plus two shots on the cover. Needless to say, Shabby Style is sitting in a prominent spot on my coffee table. Sometimes blessings come to us wrapped up in packages that we weren’t expecting! Very grateful.
If Edith & Evelyn were still here, they would be getting such a kick out of seeing their names in print, and in a French magazine at that! Very fancy, indeed!