The Prairie in Round Top, Texas

Jill and Chantelle outside the cutest lodge on the Prairie!
Jill and Chantelle outside the cutest lodge on the Prairie!

Since it is the week of fun in Round Top, Texas right now, I thought I would share our memories from our trip in January.  The highlight of our journey was staying at Rachel Ashwell’s Prairie, an amazing bed and breakfast in Round Top.  As you drive out into what seems to be the middle of nowhere, you come upon a dirt road with an American flag that beckons you down a path to a cluster of the cutest little buildings ever.

The main Lilliput Lodge which is your opening view when entering the property.
The main Lilliput Lodge which is your opening view when entering the property.

We stayed in a smaller cottage next to the main house where our associates were staying.  There are wonderful patios for conversation all over the property and wide open spaces to enjoy the true Texas prairie.

The adorable little cottage where we stayed called 'The Blue Bonnet'.
The adorable little cottage where we stayed called ‘The Blue Bonnet’.
Let's sit and chat awhile, shall we?
Let’s sit and chat awhile, shall we?

We woke early in the mornings to stroll through the grass, creep through the other cottages for some photos (of course before any other guests arrived) only to return to the main lounge for a home cooked breakfast feast by the resident chef.  Yum!  It was a treat for the eyes and our stomachs!  And the staff there is amazing and so friendly!

The back of the Rangers Lounge where breakfast is served each morning.
The back of the Rangers Lounge where breakfast is served each morning.
You can expect to drool over beautiful pieces like these!
You can expect to drool over beautiful pieces like these!

In true Rachel Ashwell style, everything is beyond fabulous.  Every room is filled with her signature color palette on peely, chippy furniture coupled with the most amazing cushy upholstery and pillows you can just sink into.

Even a simple twin size bed is made sumptuous with the addition of gorgeous linen fabrics and down pillows. I'm ready for a nap!
Even a simple twin size bed is made sumptuous with the addition of gorgeous linen fabrics and down pillows. I’m ready for a nap!

In one room there was this fabulous chandelier that I seriously wondered if they would notice if I took it down and hid it in my suitcase.  Sadly I am honest, so I did not (plus I didn’t have any tools with me, hee, hee)  but it really is the most amazing place to gain inspiration.

Don't you just want to sit here and write a note?
Don’t you just want to sit here and write a note?
One of the guest cottages we creeped through. Everything is soooo cute!
One of the guest cottages we creeped through. Everything is soooo cute!

Everywhere we looked there was something fun, a feast for the eyes, or a small idea I could incorporate at home.  But my true obsession was this amazing teal velvet Chesterfield sofa that I truly MUST order for my next house!  The really ridiculous part was I never took a picture of it, duh!  I did, however, get a fabric sample and all the information to order it someday.  Let’s hope that is sooner rather than later.

This is a view of our sitting room. Notice the two pairs of fabulous boots I bought stacked next to the couch!
This is a view of our sitting room. Notice the two pairs of fabulous boots I bought stacked next to the couch!
Seriously, the color on this is AH-mazing!
Seriously, the color on this is AH-mazing!

When in Texas, you must shop.  Chantelle and I made our first stop to buy cowboy boots on our way from the airport before we even hit The Prairie.

Inside the shop which features Rachel Ashwell's yummy designs. Don't you just want to jump on that bed?
Inside the shop which features Rachel Ashwell’s yummy designs. Don’t you just want to jump on that bed?

While there, of course there is a fabulous little Shabby Chic Couture gift shop so you can legitimately bring some things home with you.

Hmmm, now which ones should I get?
Hmmm, now which ones should I get?

We also headed out to Texas Trash and Treasure to buy some things for our shop (remember my large body bag duffle from the flea marketing/toy car shopping post?) that could get checked in luggage on the airplace.  Sadly, the Junk Gypsy store was not open yet so we had to just be satisfied with creeping by and ogling the property.  But of course, since we are piggies, we were all about the food as well.  The pie from the famous Royers Cafe was to die for not to mention the rack of lamb was ‘melt in your mouth’ delicious!  And we did end up getting invited to a barn dance!  LOVE!

A barn on the property perfect for a country wedding!
A barn on the property perfect for a country wedding!

By the end of the trip, I was ready to move to Texas, even though everyone described it as “hotter than hell” most of the year.  But actually on a day like today (April and still in the low 30’s) that sounds just about right!  Sign me up!  Be happy, Jill

Chantelle and I just loving the Prairie!
Chantelle and I just loving the Prairie!

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2 Comments

  1. Hello! I loved the teal couch as well. I am Hoping to order it myself. Would you be able to share the info for ordering it :-)? Thank you!
    Claire Crawford

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