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Sheree MunroThis is the space to come to for Sheree's regular postings about the latest finds, trends and happenings from the world of shabby chic. With regular coverage of antiques and collectors fairs, Sheree will be sharing images and news of the beautiful and unusual items she sources for the Hungerford shop. A regular 'Do You Remember?' slot will feature items of nostalgic interest and 'Have You Got One of These?' will showcase those covetable collector's pieces. Just for fun, 'Do You Know What It Is? is the brain teaser section showing items whose use may not be immediately apparent.

Fashion hounds will love the clothing section, highlighting designs from past eras, information about fabrics and those all important styling tips to keep you ahead of the trend curve.

Sheree will also be sharing her latest renovation projects with step by step illustrations and advice on the best materials and methods for making old new. With inspiring before and after shots to show you what's possible, Sheree hopes to encourage us all to get renovating and can supply you with everything you need to realise a project of your own. Entertaining and informative, Sheree's blog will be your go-to place for making life lovelier.

Welcome to the New Beginnings blog

Hi and welcome to my website. With a passions for vintage and upcycling old pieces of furniture I intend to add useful and of course interesting posts to help you on your travels through a vintage and shabby chic world. Lots of hints and tips on “how to” create your own shabby chic furniture. Also of course, lots of fun pics of items that I come across during my travels. I might even be asking you to help me to identify an item, sometimes a quirky or one off bit comes to light and it’s always good to try and find out what its original use was, and where it may have started its life. I have a couple of bits like this already so keep on watching.

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What is 'Shabby Chic'?

The sun is shining and it’s time to get out there and start hunting for some valuable vintage bits at the boot fairs, local jumble sales and antique and vintage fairs. Whether that be fabric, clothing, kitchen bits, furniture or a multitude of other wonderful items. All of these can and should be reused and upcycled. Why throw away something that has history and is still functional?

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