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Feb 26, 2012

Q & A with Rachel Ashwell at Shabby Chic



Susan at Between Naps on the Porch wrote a post about an article from Garden & Gun magazine, which featured a tour of Rachel Ashwell's Texas home and included a a fun Q&A with the designer and founder of the brand we know as "Shabby Chic."

Susan decided to answer the questionnaire herself and invited her readers to do likewise.  The following are my answers to the Q&A:

1. Favorite Cocktail:  Wine.
2. Favorite Getaway:   Anywhere I can hear the waves.
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?   Jesus.
4. Daydream of the moment:?   To see the first flowers of spring.
5. Your personality in one word?   Contemplative.
6. Are you more garden or gun?   Garden.
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you?   Fleetwood Mac.
8. What are you reading?  One Thousand Gifts.
9. What do you want to do when you grow up?   Create beauty through design, photography, gardening, etc.
10. What is your greatest extravagance?   Mani/Pedis.   Guilty Pleasure?   Chocolate covered pretzels.
11. Favorite Southern Food?   Sweet potatoes.
12. Most treasured possession?   My wedding ring.
13. Favorite Southern name?   Samantha.
14. What talent would you most like to have?   To be a good photographer.
15. What's your current state of mind?   Thankful.

Now it's your turn!  Copy and paste the questions below into a comment and answer them in your comment.  If you're a blogger, you may wish to create a post with the questions and answers for your readers and ask how they would answer.  :)

Here are the questions...can't wait to read your answers!

1. Favorite Cocktail:
2. Favorite Getaway:
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
4. Daydream of the moment:?
5. Your personality in one word?
6. Are you more garden or gun?  .
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you?
8. What are you reading?
9. What do you want to do when you grow up?
10. What is your greatest extravagance?  Guilty Pleasure?
11. Favorite Southern Food?
12. Most treasured possession?
13. Favorite Southern name?
14. What talent would you most like to have?
15. What's your current state of mind?

Thanks for visiting!
 

4 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is so fun! i enjoyed reading and i went and checked out the home which is so cool! and i love talking about me, so here goes! ;) But where are your answers?????
1. Favorite Cocktail: a glass of malbec wine
2. Favorite Getaway:a secluded cabin anywhere, preferably fall weather.
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? katherine hepburn... talented and caring.
4. Daydream of the moment:? garage sale season!
5. Your personality in one word? effervescent
6. Are you more garden or gun? garden without a doubt. i do not like guns.
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you? right now it would be a tie between adele, taylor swift, and the civil wars
8. What are you reading? just finished comfort & joy by kristin hannah and am about to start night road by her. i just love her books!
9. What do you want to do when you grow up? i don't ever want to grow up. i would love to just be able to continue on as i am. but i do dream of doing something for the greater good... working for a charity or something.
10. What is your greatest extravagance? Guilty Pleasure? i don't really have that many extravagances.... i am not a luxe kind of gal and i tend tofeel really guilty when i pay a lot for something.... my guilty pleasure is LMN movies.
11. Favorite Southern Food? skillet corn bread
12. Most treasured possession? a photo of my grandfather's baseball team, and my engagement ring, which was chris' grandmothers.
13. Favorite Southern name? Talulah
14. What talent would you most like to have? i am an ok singer but i wish i was GREAT.
15. What's your current state of mind? sleepy.... just woke up and am waiting for my coffee to finish brewing!

Holly said...

Fun idea...

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a fun idea....what is "One Thousand Gifts" about? I am always looking for new books for our book club?

blessings,
thistle :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Katie! We used to do someething like this in high school!

1. Favorite Cocktail: Marguerita
2. Favorite Getaway: Camping
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Robert Redford (This was one of Rachel's too.)
4. Daydream of the moment:? A pretty new blog post!
5. Your personality in one word? Complex
6. Are you more garden or gun? Depends on the day.
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you? Trio #1 (Dolly, EmmyLou, Linda)
8. What are you reading? Dickens
9. What do you want to do when you grow up? Fix my house.
10. What is your greatest extravagance? Guilty Pleasure? Godiva
11. Favorite Southern Food? Beignets
12. Most treasured possession? My laptop.
13. Favorite Southern name? Scarlet
14. What talent would you most like to have? Photographer
15. What's your current state of mind? New York