Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Shabby Chic In Korea

When we found out that we would be moving to Korea to live for two years, I had to go through the process of deciding what I would take with me.  I wanted to take things that would make our new place our home.  So of course I knew I needed to bring some of my favorite Shabby Chic styled things.  

We were allowed to bring less than half of our belongings so each piece I wanted to bring had to be carefully chosen.  

I selected things that I love to have around me.  Like the Limoges Vase above and my handmade table chandelier.  I made the chandelier about eight years ago.  I have not been able to find replacement bulbs here in Korea so I will have to order them while we are living here.  I like to use pretty pink bulbs.  

Here is my very own dress area.

I made a new cushion cover for my chair last week.  I used an adorable Paris fabric. 

I brought several tea sets with me to include this sweet Sadler set. 

A beautiful vintage lamp with Shabby Chic (from Target years ago) lamp shade and my 1950's night light made in Japan. 

And of course we brought our beautiful iron bed and our Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic bedding (also from Target)  

Our room turned out beautiful and it is a relaxing retreat filled with the things that I love to surround myself with and enjoy. 

Korean homes are smaller than American homes.  I was pleased that all the things we brought with us fit into our villa.  To my surprise I have found that there are tons of Shabby Chic products in Korea.  Matter of fact there are two reoccurring themes here in Korea - American and French influenced products and foods. 

One of my favorite places is a shop called the Paris Baguette. I love French macarons and they have the most scrumptious macarons and pastries. 

I am off to work on my next project and I hope to be sharing it here on my blog very soon.  I am going to use a wax paper transfer to make a very French styled box.  

Until then lots of hugs,
Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. You are to be congratulated in making a beautiful home that you and your family will be comfortable in your stay in Korea!!!

    1. Thank you ever so kindly for visiting me and for the nice compliment. It is always fun to nest in a new home. We are really enjoying our villa here in Korea. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Such a hard move! Your place really looks lovely. I love your bedroom so much! Thanks for linking. Come back tomorrow!

  3. Delighted to see beautiful setting of your house. I am planning a dinner party for all my relatives and friends at one of LA event venues next week. Looking for best caterers to impress. Hoping to finalize venue and decorating services soon.


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