Antoinette Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for an Antique French Bed!

I have completely fallen in love with Antoinette! The lovely light pink shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I did a Coco wash with base of Antoinette to create this lovely aged look on this French carved wood full bed! Not hard to do…just play around with your shades until you find what works best with your piece of furniture.

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I brushed paint over the carved sections to create a natural aged and distressed look…it’s very easy to do, easier then painstakingly filling in all the cracks and crevices with paint!

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Check out Antoinette for yourself! I’m sure you will luv it! Happy Painting!@ Chrissy

Autumnal Display With Shades of Gold & White

Spent time setting up an “autumn” themed display on top of a lovely buffet server…chose white and gold as a theme mixed with shades of browns, tans and autumn shades…

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Added some dried hydrangeas next to an oil painting of fresh hydrangeas….


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Accented gold with white….check out that smart toast rack….who doesn’t need one of these? Adorable!


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Let me know if you see any items you would like to purchase….thanks for looking! Chrissy

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Cape May Antiques Inc!

Back in June I announced I was sooo excited because Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® was coming to my shop via Magnolia Lane Design. We had a wonderful summer, I learned all about the Chalk Paint®, went through training, did lots of painting myself to learn how to work with the product and as  a result of falling madly in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, I was blessed with the opportunity to become the Stockist in this area! So, it’s official, Cape May Antiques Inc. is now the stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Stephanie Granit, Magnolia Lane Design’s owner, is still in full swing at her Pt. Pleasant NJ location so be sure to stop there if you are ever in the area!

We are also selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on our website in the On Line Shopping section. Please visit to find a retailer nearest you.

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Cheerful Vintage Pink, Even on a MONDAY!

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Vintage pink Limoges porcelain & pink depression glass!

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Lovely antique Haviland Limoges French tea cups and saucers. The pattern is Schleiger 39E. Have you ever checked out how many Haviland Limoges patterns there are? 1,000s or more! Mind blowing how they created so much art for their porcelain!

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Matching round covered tureen or casserole. Trimmed in gold, these date from around 1910 or so.

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Pair of pink depression glass fluted wine glasses. Just the right size for a lovely large glass of white wine! Or red, but it might clash but who cares!

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Set on a lovely antique silk, hand embroidered pink pillow case. Puff stitch pattern with blue accents in the flower centers. Thought maybe I could cheer your Monday with some pretty vintage pink!

Blooming Pink Roses on Vintage Porcelain

I am a total sucker for pink and roses and vintage porcelain. Put the 2 together and LOOK OUT! Pretty vintage mustache cup and saucer, paired with a trio of large blooming roses on this cabinet plate equals pure bliss!

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Gorgeous cut work or reticulated rim on the cabinet plate…aren’t these roses gorgeous?

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I love my vintage glass vase filled with a combination of dried herbs and a dried peonies flower…wishing for new life in spring!

You can smile now!


Mix & Match French Limoges ….Timeless!


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I decided to take some photos of my French Limoges table setting before I replaced it with a spring setting! I had mixed some Old Paris unmarked French soup bowls with a burgundy wine colored rim decorated with gold scroll work with a simple pink floral pattern with splashes of green. Since I had so much color with the place settings I used clear glass short beverages, great for wine!

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Don’t be afraid to try something difference…the gold in both pieces of china, work very well together and really the pink and dark wine color

work well together too!

Also, I added a clear candelabra in the center to add height and some short burgundy colored votive candles! When you have a few basics, you can create varying settings with just simple changes!

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Here are some pressed glass dessert bowls too with a splash of shabby chic Nippon pink floral salt and pepper shakers!


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So, thanks for visiting! Let me know what you think? Chrissy

The Basics of Shabby Chic Shades

Essentials of Shabby Chic

Essentials of Shabby Chic

Well I started to unpack my boxes from auction today and found so many shabby chic items that work so well together that I decided to show you!

French Limoges Plates

French Limoges Plates

These French Limoges antique plates are the most enchanting shade of pink to purple in tone…very rare and unusual. I just listed these on this site as well so check them out in the Shop Section, Featured on Facebook.


Just add pearls.

Just add pearls.

Pretty up close shot of the floral plates…they look dashing with this strand of vintage pearls!

Vintage Hat!

Vintage Hat!

Lovely creamy tan colored vintage hat shows yet a different shade of shabby chic! Let’s dress up and have a vintage tea party!

Needlepoint Pillow

Needlepoint Pillow

The very best shabby chic truly vintage needlepoint pillow! I will be listing this on this site very soon too….email me if you want preview photos sent to you! gorgeous!





Architectural Shutter Repurposed


My Old Shutter

My Old Shutter

I’ve been sprucing up my office, redesigning it into a shabby chic inspiration room as opposed to a cluttered Work Area! Ugh. So I was inspired to put this old shutter to use! I am currently using as an inspiration board of sorts.


Next to my crystal adorned table lamp, this chippy painted shutter can be used to hold items that inspire me!

Antique Post Cards

Antique Post Cards

Pretty pink Valentines Day card and a child posing for a Christmas postcard, get my creative juices flowing….. in a vintage way!

Cocktail Napkins

Cocktail Napkins

Pretty needlework adorned cocktail napkins provide a pretty fabric to inspire me to use different linens for different uses!

Vintage Padded Hanger

Vintage Padded Hanger

Besides the color being yummy, the silk padded hanger provides a shabby chic context for creative displays and store concepts!

Waterfall Vintage Lamp

Waterfall Vintage Lamp

This vintage electric table lamp is adorned with tons of dangling prisms in a waterfall fashion  with many heights, layers etc. This intricate design  reminds me that depth is important when it comes to decorating and displays.

Turn on the LIght

Turn on the Light

A mood is created with the turn of a switch..ahhh peaceful shabby chic!

Thanks for Reading. Chrissy




A Vintage Christmas Grouping


I luv the earth tones of Christmas time…so I put together some natural evergreen shades, wicker and for some bling, vintage Christmas balls!


These are a few of my favorite glass Christmas balls. Just $3 each.


More great Christmas vintage  balls! Great colors, great sizes. I like them in groupings as opposed to on a tree! Just $3 each. Let me know if you want some.


My vintage stick Christmas wreath. Just purchased at an antique shop up in Bucks County PA. Currently not for sale as I am in love with it! lol





These are a Few of my Favorite Vintage Shabby Things…


I was humming that song today…these are a few of my favorite things…la la la la la…




Slightly vintage, slightly new…smoked glass decanter and mercury glass decanter!






Crochet Covered Pillow…so sweet and vintage!

Lace Covered PIllow

Lace Covered PIllow

Pretty eyelit cream colored cotton with lace trim pillow


French Limoges Platter

French Limoges Platter

And of course antique French Limoges platter with small dainty roses… la la la lala