Last night I was at the grocery store. I usually have a bad tendency to wonder in stores when I’m tired. Target being the worst. I have this formula and it goes…Tired+Target=Trouble! But anyhow, I thought I would finish off my grocery chore by taking a trip down the magazine aisle. And I have to say I found a real treat. The cover of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine caught my eye with a gorgeous romantic garden and a sweet golden retriever.
The cover story, Cottage Charm on a Shoestring is all about Annie Brahler, founder of Euro Trash. The lovely Annie purchases most of her goods overseas and then she and her team (Pat King, seamstress-designer & Phil Black, carpenter extraordinaire) give new life to these older pieces. Furniture that most people tend to throw away is a find for Annie and her team. They have this amazing ability to put pieces together and form something entirely new with a character all of it’s own. It is a mix of the old and new and fancy and function. Annie says that, “Juxtapositions of plain with fancy are a Euro Trash signature.”
As you can see Annie’s work speaks for itself. Perhaps, you have already heard of Annie Brahler and Euro Trash (I always seem to be behind on things) but if you haven’t, I know you all will adore this beautiful inspiration as much as I do. I absolutely LOVE her work and being that her shop is a couple hours from where I live I am hoping, wishing, dreaming and scheming to make a trip to her showroom one of these days!
Here is a closing tid- bit.. a quote taken from an older article written on Mrs. Brahler. And if you are like me, than this will endear you to this style of living even more, “The Dutch revere children and animals-they’re welcome everywhere. That’s how we live.”
The full article, including more gorgeous images, can be found by clicking here.
*top 3 images from Euro Trash website
*all other images via Homecompanionmag.com