Since my last post was a teaser post on Rachel Ashwell's new shop, I thought I'd tell you about being here. I was one of 35 bloggers that was fortunate to sign up in time for the Fund Raiser Luncheon that Kelley of The Hidden List put together at The Prairie. You might remember that last Spring myself and several friends toured the place and now seeing her new store there was just so exciting.
When I learned that I was attending the luncheon, I couldn't wait to see her store. She had the cutest house moved onto the property to turn into her Texas Shabby Chic Couture Store. This place was just perfect as is her B&B. Spending a day here left me speechless. The spirit of it can't be described. It's so peaceful and magical all rolled into one.
The store was just so pretty inside. Kristi and I left in plenty of time to be able to see the store early before the luncheon started. I enjoyed see the things she had for sale and buying her new book was a must.
The lunch was so good. I wish I had taken a picture of it. We had Shrimp BLT, grilled chicken on a bed of salad with cilantro ranch dressing, California Tea, and pie with ice cream all prepared by Royer's Restaurant. Does it get any better than this.
After the luncheon, Lisa and Kim explained what exactly Dwell With Dignity is all about. When families have been down on their luck, they help them reestablish themselves by providing a new place to live, their essentials, like furniture and even a home cooked meal and pie. Once they pass their requirements, they are allowed to keep all the things that were given to them.
Rachel also told how she came to own a Bed and Breakfast and what made her pick Round Top as her new home and now new shop. I could listen to her talk all day. She's always been such an inspirational person.
She then gave us a tour of the main house, Liliput Lodge, and explained how she had redone the place, Shabby Chic style of course. Isn't it just gorgeous:
The gardens are equally as pretty. There were pretty flowers blooming and rose bushes were brought in and planted throughout the property.
I hope if you get the chance to visit The Prairie that you enjoy your time there. It truly is a wonderful place to go.