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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!

The Prairie B & B Round Top, Tx

“I must be in Heaven” was my post last week on facebook
upon arriving at The Prairie B & B in Round Top close
to Shelby, Tx. I can’t even describe how fabulous
Rachel Ashwells place is there so hopefully these
photos will give some idea of what a great place this is
to visit, hopefully for more than just the one night
i had there. Now i am in Santa Fe, getting ready to
go to the photo workshop with Keith Carter, so as
jumbled up as these photos are, I decided to go ahead
and post until i have more time to organize them by

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