Monday, April 19, 2010

Grandma Chic




I've been hearing the term 'Grandma Chic' for a few years now but I never really knew what it meant, so I went in search of it.
From the information I have gathered 'Grandma Chic' is a style for both home decorating and a style of clothing, and it's also a term that has been coined for 'women of the age of wisdom' who carry themselves with a style befitting elegance.
Decorating in the style of Grandma Chic is very much like decorating in the style of Shabby Chic, but you don't have to adhere to the strict guidelines of white and pastel that usually accompany the Shabby Chic palette. While Shabby Chic brings to mind light and airy, Grandma Chic can be all that, but it can also be dark and heavy.


DECORATING GRANDMA CHIC























DRESSING GRANDMA CHIC


















GRANDMA CHIC WOMEN
(Women of the Age of Wisdom)







I think I like Grandma Chic ~ A LOT!

34 comments:

  1. I'm definitely loving some "Grandma Chic"! Those purple glasses are to die for! And the clear beneath it...I've been buying (like $5 here, $2 there) from a cute local antique store. Nothing matches, which I adore! And give me some t-straps or Mary Janes any day!

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  2. Eileen, I have never heard of "Grandma Chic", but I really love it. I feel that you have a little breathing and decorating room. I love white, but sometimes it can look dead. A little depth and color thrown in is a very good thing. What an informative post. Your images are wonderul too. So nice to stop by this evening.
    Yvonne

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  3. Hi, Eileen,
    I've never heard the term either, but I love those slingback shoes, and some of the dresses.

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  4. Grandma Chic! I haven't heard this before, but I like it!! I'll be 70 next month, so I could use this! LOL!

    Katherine
    P.S. - yes my banner is a picture of our front door!

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  5. I'm not a grandma yet but I want to be if the pics you've shown convey the "chic" part of it! I like a lot of those styles. Very interesting post!
    DD

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  6. I've never heard that term before, but those are some lovely photos! :-)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog post. To answer your question, no, the pink house is not mine. I wish it was, but it's just a cottage photo I found on google images. :-)

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  7. Didn't know it had a name. I just thought by the time you were my age you bought, wore and decorated with things you like regardless of what the rest of the world was doing. Now I find out I'm just chic. Great post!

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  8. Wow I love Grandma Chic! And I had no idea that I was Grandma Chic! But I am a grandma after all!
    I loved this Eileen, now I don't feel so out of place! Love Di ♥

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  9. Wow, what a great post. I have never heard of this term. I love it! Have you changed the look of your blog? It looks great.

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  10. I've never heard of Grandma Chic but I'm loving the look. Take care Carol

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  11. Love this! What a great post love your blog too. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

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  12. Hi! It's so nice to meet you. I like your style! Have a nice day! Twyla

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  13. I love grandma chick! Have for several years....very cottagey with nostalagia! cherry

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