The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell - A Softer Side Of Texas

I'm back from Texas and it's been a whirlwind of a week! There was so much on my plate, including a home shoot for publication that I'll share later on once I've had a chance to edit some of the images.

One of my stops was the incredible antique show at Round Top. If you haven't yet been and love antiques and vintage, it's a bucket list place to see!

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Since I was mainly shopping that morning and visiting with friends, I didn't bring my camera out and just had my iPhone to be more hands free. The show was great fun but hot as blazes...so we only stayed for half a day and then it was on to Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie.

If you are a fan of Shabby Chic then perhaps you have her new book, Couture Prairie...which as all of her books is awe inspiring and a must read for all who embrace the feminine style.
On this afternoon when my daughter and I stopped in, the shop was empty except for a couple of lovely employees and Rachel popped in for a visit....
Gracious as always...this was my second time chatting with Rachel. Just a couple of shabby old girls;-)

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Me surrounded by beauty in the shop....which had been temporarily relocated to The Pearl Barn for an upcoming book signing.

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We chatted over her lunch break...what a treat.

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The regular location of the shop.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The beautiful Pearl Barn and temporary shop digs.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Gorgeous displays and setting in the barn.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Piles of Rachel's signed books.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Plenty of candles, of which I did purchase a few.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

My beautiful daughter who lives in Austin and is a writer by trade is perusing books.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell



The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Endurance...and the shabby chic style surely has endured the test of time.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

I would have loved to take home this sofa/chair, but sadly it would not fit in my suitcase:-)

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Dreamcatchers...of which many crafters make now in this Shabby Chic style.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

Gorgeous florals in an apple basket, as seen in her book.

The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

I hope that you enjoyed this little bit of heaven, taken through my lens. If so I'd love to hear from you with a comment!

I'll be back soon with more shots from The Prairie...and the softer side of Texas!