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Another Bloggers Luncheon at The Prairie!

How lucky can one girl be? Pretty lucky I would say!
This time we have our luncheon with Carol Hicks Bolton
from the original Homestead in Fredericksburg… now
at Antiquities and Laboratoire de Design in the same
place but with a whole new design and look!
Bud from Royer’s Cafe will be providing the delicious food
again and his famous pie for dessert! So watch out blogging
world, here we come for another fun time at the wonderful
Rachel Ashwell Prairie B&B!

The luncheon again benefits Dwell with Dignity, and is
sponsored by The Dallas Market Center and Bud’s – Royers
After the luncheon, I will spend a couple of days for
Marberger Farms as one of their “VIB” bloggers posting
about all the goodness around Round Top and Marberger!
April is really going to be a busy month in Texas
after all the fun and shopping at Round Top, the Country
Living Fair is coming to Austin, for the very first time!
I would say Texans love their antique fairs, that’s for sure!
Country Living Fair
Royers Cafe
Marberger Farms
Dwell with Dignity
The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell

Bloggers in Heaven???

I guess blogging is about the best free advertising one could
hope for! Especially when you get 45 lovers of Shabby Chic, dying
to meet Rachel Ashwell, clustered in one location with lunch
catered by Royers Cafe along with chocolate chip pie and Amy’s ice
cream for desert, my oh my! Bud told the story
of how he met the ladies from Dwell with Dignity at his cafe one day
and decided right then and there to promote their vision and ask
a bunch of crazy bloggers to spread the word with a luncheon
and chance to meet Rachel at the Prairie! Hence, Kelley from the
Hidden List blog to pull it all together and well, the rest is history!

Dwell with Dignity was feature on the Nate Show and from that exposure
other cities are hoping to start DWD in their own towns. Helping to
re-design some needy homes, it gets people back on their feet when
they need so much that we take for granted. Donations are coming in
from some pretty major sources so it looks like they are on their way
to something big!

Royers certainly doesn’t need any recognition since he is well established
in Round Top, except that oh yes, he does have a new coffee spot there on
the square in Round Top ….. And Rachel’s place open less than a
year is already a big hit with b&b’ers, film types doing shoots, and small
events…well it just may be hard to secure a room there!
I was fortunate to stay back in June and had the pleasure of being able to
tour all of the cottages and snap a million photos! All I can say, is what
a perfectly shabby yet CHIC place this is, so peaceful and serene, I can
hardly wait to go again. So, what a perfect meshing of talent to pull
this luncheon all together!

Another fun thing in the day was meeting as many of the bloggers as you
could and running into some that you knew 12 years ago or more,(KK and her
b&b called the lazy T)with whom you had lost touch! and also meeting
new friends you’ve read about in magazines(vintage trailer restoration)It was just a great day full of inspiration!

It makes for a highlight of one’s year, whew! and then having Rachel give
you a personally guided tour of the Prairie where each room is better than
the next!

What more could you ask for this September 27th day???

Royers Cafe
The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell
The Hidden List
Patina Green
The LazyT

Coming next time, a story about the gifts in our gift bags!

Unforgetable…that was my day at The Prairie

I don’t know what it is about Round Top and the whole antiques week
experience… it just seems to draw you in, making attending each
time, a must do, no questions asked! Just go. For whatever reason.
As one of the bloggers said at my table, “I would give anything
to move to Round Top!” I know exactly how she feels, as I often think
the same thing – then glancing at real estate for sale…

Maybe it’s getting older? and ready for a change, a great
place to retire to??? or maybe it’s just the feel of Round Top
as you drive through the hills, around the little square
which is not really square at all… past Royers Cafe and all of the
other little shops around the circle leading out to other areas
around Round Top, down Hwy 1457, 458 or 1291. Or maybe it is the German
settlers and others who built the log cabins, the stone homes,
and the trees, the rolling hills, the neat and tidiness of the
whole place. I don’t know if there is another place on earth quite
like it. But whatever it is, it draws you in to where you must go back
time and time again.
The Hidden List
The Prairie
Dwell with Dignity
Royers Cafe
the tattered style
more to come…for a very special day not to be forgotten!

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