Sunday, January 16, 2011

not shabby...

i do not understand why people continue to comment on ageless beauties such as this one...
very old... very french...

"oh that is so shabby chic"




can we please... kindly... put the term shabby chic behind us?

lovely photo by john granen

27 comments:

Carmel's Closet said...

Here, here.
Simply Lovely.
Carmel
x

WhiteWhispers2u said...

To funny, I hear you.I like rustic, vintage, weathered myself.Not all things are shabby chic in mind and that table is very weathered~Cheers Kim

The-Countrypolitan said...

It's so... old.

And not so chic...

love your observation!

The-Countrypolitan said...

By the way... I do love the table...( didn't want to make the wrong impression!)

When I think of chic I think of something that is elegant as opposed to the term to mean stylish...

24 Corners said...

Do they really say that?? Silly! The table is beautiful...and the older and 'Frencher' the better!

Hope you've had a fabulous weekend!!! :)
xo J~

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

ok I do love that table ... I already have a place for it in my imaginary future house, but I do totally agree "shabby chic" is over used & used in the wrong contexts all the time. so yes I do vote that a new term be coined

Millie said...

Oh yeah I'm so with you on that girlfriend. Shabby What!!!
Millie x

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

I suppose one must recognise the longevity of the 'Shabby Chic' style and how common a term it has become and how pervasive the style has become. I agree that it does not need the term shabby chic accociated with it,in fact I would term it vintage or time worn, or gorgous or droolworthy.... {sigh} myself before I would think SC.

parisapartment said...

Love the table, what's your new term?

Tricia Rose said...

tired...tired...words........

Bayside Rose said...

I agree!

And a simply gorgeous table.
Pam x

Hood Canal Gal said...

Hmmm. How about vintage cool....Ok. Even my 10 year old would Vito that one. One more try... Beautiful!

Sarah B said...

Yes, hate the term, though love the table :)

The Devine Life said...

There is nothing "chic" about being "shabby". Like Memphsis Design let's leave shabbt chic back in the '80's.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Pam,
I don't call that shabby chic. It is distressed and has it's natural patina which comes with age. Shabby Chic is a bit twee, pinky and frilly !! I love that table and wouldn't insult it with the term 'shabby chic' !! XXXX

Pattie said...

I really never knew what exactly came under the term "shabby chic". I like vintage myself. 8>)

Design in the Woods said...

I agree. Shabby has such a negative connotation and smacks of the last century. Let's move on!

koralee said...

Tee hee...you are so cute..and I agree 100%. Happy Monday morning sweet friend...wish I could pop over and take you out for lunch today. xoxoxoxo

Stitchfork said...

whatever you call it -- it's still pretty!
The towel I did by 'borrowing' your logo and embellishing a little will be zipping your way when the post office opens again tomorrow! Thank you for passing the stylish blogger award my way!!
xo Cathy

Squeak said...

Whenever I hear the term "shabby chic", I think of some falling apart piece of furniture that someone found at the side of the road and slapped a coat of white paint on! This beautiful table is most assuredly not shabby chic. It's gorgeous!

Rachel Noelle said...

lol..loved your post Pam!;) LOVE the table too!!! Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

FrenchBlue said...

Amen Amen Amen! Nothing is worse than when someone walks into my house and says "Oh Shabby Chic"!!! I say "NO it's NOT"!!!
xxx's

Renae Moore said...

It's like someone saying 'your house is so cute'. IT IS NOT CUTE!! hehe
xo

jackie said...

AMEN!

Marisa Midori said...

Haha agreed! That is a gorgeous table.

Vintage Simple said...

Ha! I had to laugh at this because just recently I had the same thing come up - and that's exactly what I thought. :)

warmly,
-maria

mimi charmante said...

this table is absolutely divine! I could so use that for shooting on!!!!
have a fabulous rest of your day and cross your fingers for some darn sun this week!
xx