Monday, October 15, 2012

The Prairie and Rachel Ashwell

It's hard to believe I've been gone for almost 3 weeks between Round Top and then the market in Atlanta but it sure is good to be home. I took a bunch of pics of Round Top that I want to share but thought I would share something juicy first! While we were in Texas I made friends with a wonderful vendor who's sarcasm is as on point as her beautiful style. Needless to say she was a hoot to be around and invited me to go with her to Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie for a book signing for her new book and her feature in Where Women Create.....Kill me now what a dream!

I tried to take as many pics as possible to share but I will warn...they are not super great since I didn't want to look like a loser taking pics of everything! This is one of her beautiful outbuildings surrounded by flowers that basically smelled like heaven. The smell of flowers was so strong I basically thought it was fake :)

Not sure what treasure was hidden behind those doors...but I can only imagine~

Horrible pic but this is where the signing was held and these are some gorgeous interior pics~

I wanted badly to smuggle this bench out under my dress...

Killer chair huh? The doll I went to the party with sold it to Rachel...she has phenomenal taste! Trust me her booth was just as good!

Drum Roll.....I present to you...
Rachel herself~

The only downside was I couldn't bring my mom...I felt like a dirty rotten traitor!
On the property is also the shop which was packed to the rafters and filled with treasures~

If you're nosy like me you would want to know that some of this was picked while the show was going on in Round Top and Warrenton and several days she was walking around shopping...just like us mere design mortals :) lovely!

I cannot wait until the next show...hopefully there will be another event at The Prairie!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Round Top Texas Dirt

If you've been following us on Facebook you are very well aware that we are in Round Top Texas at their Fall Antique Show! I thought while I had a moment I would update everyone and share some pics in case you haven't seen what's going on, on our Facebook page.

We began our journey over a week ago making the trek from GA all the way across I-10 to Round Top with a full trailer, my parents, my sister, my 2 yr old and 2 dogs...yes we are quite the road crew!

One of our very first stops was at the infamous Royers Cafe where we nabbed a Lemon Coconut Pie to take back to the room. Suffice it to say their food is rocking and their Chicken Salad will hurt your feelings its so good.

We set up our booth in a whirlwind and this is the initial set up....that changed only 18 times since and looks nothing like it does now!

Don't worry... this photo was during booth's much better now~

This is Antiquing Barbies Dream House complete with Wallpaper and not just 1 but 2 staircases!

Every story you've ever heard about miles of tents and junk is true. There are vendors and people everywhere and tomorrow night in our field (Zapp Hall) is the Junk Gypsy Prom so I will be sure to take pics for everyone.  There's so much more to share but I wanted to say a quick hello during the show and will update you with all the goodies and details later~ Night Everyone!