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Creamy Roses & Ruffles

Sharing a little something
that's creamy white
with flirty ruffly rows all around


So perfectly...

delightfully ...


deliciously  
shabby french.



These darling Frenchy chairs are reproductions and are upholstered 
in not so fabulous (or fitting) ikat fabric
After staring at them  for awhile & dreaming up my vision of their new upholstery
getting all excited about recovering the seats
and then a bit cranky realizing my staple gun was jammed... 

I decided on a little flirty double ruffle slip for now.
(yes, I am impatient... so I set the staple gun aside and pulled out the sewing machine)

I traced the seat. Cut my fabric pieces
 and then sewed them together 
&
oh. me. oh. my. 
such delicious ruffly goodness!


Two ruffles are twice as nice 
twice as shabby romantic.

I made drop cloth ruffled slips for my dining chairs not long ago
but these are a bit different with two layers of ruffles
and they are not made out of drop cloths this time.


I'm loving how this little slipcover turned out
 and am working on several more for my other chairs & a couple other creations
and also enjoying photographing these gorgeous blooms too...
The palest of pink with lacy green edging and soft creamy coloring...
it was instant love when I found them at the grocery store.


A little frenchy chair and pale pretties...


yep... 
I'm loving them.


69 comments

  1. HI Courtney~~ Love the romantic feel of these pictures. They are so beautiful. Thanks for always being so inspiring:)
    Have a great night
    ~Cheryl

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  2. Courtney, I adore the ruffled slip and those are the prettiest roses I believe I have ever seen. I wish they had those in my store.

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  3. Oh my is right! I LOVE the double ruffles and these chairs are so Shabby Chic. The flowers are a perfect addition (not to mention that chippy white table behind).
    You have such a flair for vignettes Courtney!
    Thank you for the inspiration,
    Susan

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  4. They are very young, fresh, and flirty. Good job!

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  5. Simply stunning, Courtney!
    Love the double ruffles.
    Too darn sweet!

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  6. I love the ruffled chair covers and would like to do something similar for my dining chairs. Did you add a cushion underneath to give it that soft look, or do the chairs have a thick, soft cushion already?

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  7. Well, I'm loving them too! I can't believe you found those beautiful roses at a grocery store. They look too unique to be found there. You did such a great job with your chair skirts. I like those better than what you were going to originally do with them. Wish I could sew like that!

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  8. you really know your roses and ruffles, this is beautiful!!
    Debbie

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  9. The chairs and the ruffled seats are so pretty. You did a wonderful jobs.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. Loving the ruffles... and the roses!

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  11. Beautiful! Especially love the roses in the photographs! Brightens my day!

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  12. I love it girl..your too smart for your own good ha ha!! Hope you have the best Monday ever my dear friend..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

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  13. Yes they are wonderful Courtney!! love the slips and those roses.

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  14. So very pretty Courtney! I love the slip cover!

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  15. I don't think I'd be wanting to change those ruffled slipcovers any time soon. So French, so chic! ~ Maureen

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  16. Those roses (and chairs) are gorgeous! Just happened onto your blog, and will definitely be back now that I'm following you. I'm working on a cottage remodel of my own, and once all the building stuff is done, will be able to start decorating.

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  17. I am sooo loving your ruffled chairs! What is the material you used? The roses are just perfect, I am dreaming of spring!

    ~Shanon

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  18. Those slips look beautiful, they go perfectly with your chairs. I like the larger pictures. I can enjoy all the pretty things you do even more :)

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  19. White and ruffles, a beautiful combination!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home

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  20. Love the double ruffled chair cover--I think it looks so much better than if you re-did the upholstery! Reminds me I have 3 more to do at my house:) Though I like what you have done with the drop cloths in the past I like the more soft effect of this one. Have a great week!

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  21. So gorgeous as usual Courtney...you never disappoint!!
    xo, Mariaelena

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  22. so romanic, so beautiful! love your slipcover and the roses are darling!

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  23. Such a pretty slip cover - loving the double ruffles! So romantic and feminine.

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  24. The ruffles work beautifully with the chair, and roses are always an added bonus. Love the whole vignette.

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  25. Hi Courtney,
    Your chairs are gorgeous, love the ruffle seat covers you made for them......just lovely!

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  26. Courtney, these are wonderful! I've actually been looking at similar slips online for my dining chairs and they sell for upwards of 85 dollars each, times 6 it's just too much money. So good job and let me know if you decide to make some for sale ;)

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  27. LOVE the whole ruffly thing with chairs this sweet! Nice job- and so girlie! (So "French Country Cottage")

    :D <---yeah, a HUGE smile


    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Thurs at Linda's Coastal Charm's party,
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois
    WhyCuzICan

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  28. So cute, so romantic! Perfect for the season!

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  29. It is fabulous! Wonderful job!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  30. Hand me a book and I will sit in that chair all day long......

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  31. Gorgeous, Courtney! I always drool when I see slips or other coverings for chairs like this. You did a great job and I love how the back looks, too. You may not need to bring your staple gun out at all for these!

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  32. Very beautiful pictures :)

    / Emilia from sweden

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  33. I am a slipcover junkie, and these have given me my fix! Love the ruffles and the way it drapes over the seat - beautiful! What kind of fabric did you use? I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell linkup party and giveaway going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  34. So pretty Courtney, ruffles just make everything so dreamy! Paired with roses, just perfect! I'm loving my ruffley covers too:-)
    Tracey

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  35. So, so tres chic! You are very talented! The chair looks great..I cannot imagine it with an iKat print..Oh, and those roses are magnificent!

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  36. Oh my gosh.....that is sooooo delicious!!! Like melt-in-your-mouth delicious, Courtney!! It's a perfect slip for that chair. LUV!! You are talented beyond measure, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  37. So perfect! I LOVE everything you do!! And the roses are beautiful.. I too find them calling my name when I see them at the store!

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  38. Oh they're glorious with the two ruffled slipcovers... and those photos with the roses are incredible. What a visual treat! I'd love to have some chairs exactly like yours!

    Cindy

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  39. So pretty! I love the ruffled slip!

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  40. Hi there, your ruffled slipcovers are so beautiful! I am an amateur at sewing and made a valiant effort sewing chair slips but had to give up because I became very confused! Anyway, I tip my hat to you. I ended up buing 4 slips at 30 bucks a piece thru a website I found thru Romantic Homes magazine. Do you sell yours anywhere? Just thought Id'd ask.
    ~ Stephanie

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  41. I just joined your blog and am blown away at your beautiful decorating..I love ruffles...and roses!! such a great combination..so soft yet so vintage..I love vintage and collect the old vintage women headvases and the lefton xmas girls..bells and angels!! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful decorating!! :-)

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  42. Gorgeous chairs, and such beautiful ruffles! Love the soft colors in the roses too. You are very talented with the sewing machine :)

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  43. So lovely with the ruffles. Beautiful how you styled the French chair with the beautiful roses. Simply elegant!
    Mary Alice

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  44. My two favorite things...ruffles and roses! Just gorgeous!!!!!
    ~Des

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  45. Love, love, Love your Frenchy chairs and their beautiful ruffly skirts...you did an amazing job!!
    So excited to have found your beautiful blog and happy to say I'm your newest follower!
    Sincerely,
    Debbie

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  46. Oh! thank you for the eye candy today. Beautiful paring. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  47. Oh what beautiful roses, and your ruffles are always stunning. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  48. I just love the ruffled chair cover. I have to ask, how did you do the part that goes around the back of the chair, and how does it stay together. I would love to make one of these but that part stumps me. Beautiful roses too.

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  49. You are the ruffle queen, Courtney! Such pretty roses too.

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  50. wow, was für schöne Impressionen von dem Stuhl - das gefällt mir richtig gut!

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  51. Courtney, I love your photographs, so romantic.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  52. Courtney,
    Yep, I am loving them too!
    Beautiful pictures and that chair with those ruffles and the roses,
    so very pretty. What a great job.
    Blessings and nice to meet you hear in blogland,
    Nellie

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  53. Absolutely Beautiful, Love the setting, the ruffles & those Roses are Perfect~ Thanks for sharing, hope you'll take the time & stop on by...
    Cheryl

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  54. Beautiful photos ~ one can NEVER go wrong with roses & ruffles!

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  55. Your ruffled chair slip is gorgeous!!! I'm considering doing that type of slip for my parson chairs. They would not look so stern and masculine.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  56. Those are beautiful, Someday I want to recover some of mine, will use yours as inspiration!

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  57. I have a chair in need of a new dressing and I love the double ruffle, great inspiration.
    Blissful Blessings ;-)

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  58. So charming and romantic! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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  59. Such yummy ruffle goodness! I could think of a lot of places to put a chair like that in my home. Well done!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my first Room Evolution party! I look forward to seeing more!

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  60. So your are the ruffles and roses girl! I LOVE love love love these chairs and covers. Oh btw did I tell you I love them. I'm not a girl girl so having ruffles on my furniture is the perfect place to put them. You take some beautiful photos also. Love your blog, PS now following you. I was thrill that you shared your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best. I'm now headed off to join yours.

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  61. Glad the staple gun was jammed...love the ruffles! :)

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  62. Looks beautiful! Perfect chair for the ruffles too! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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