Friday, January 10, 2014

Part Three, The Prairie in Roundtop~

Welcome back to visit
part three
of our trip to
The Prairie, Shabby Chic Couture. by Rachel Ashwell.

If you missed part
One or Two
click
to visit.

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Each day we took a great walk around
the grounds of the 46 acres
that make up The Prairie.
 
What a relaxing and peaceful
spot to enjoy
nature and the beauty of God's country.
 
Here are a few pics of the sights
as we walked around each day.
 
Love this rusted vintage truck called,
 Prairie Art!
 
 
A Texas windmill is a beautiful sight!

 
A home for the birds~
 
The beauty of bare winter trees~

 
 and some still holding theirs.
 
 
 
 
Wide open spaces~~


 
I'm right behind you honey, just taking a few pics!

 
At the entry is the U.S. Flag along with
the Union Jack.
A wonderful sight when moving in the wind.
No wind today, but still beautiful.
 
If you have RA's recent book
The Prairie,
you might remember this outhouse pictured.
 
This fellow below walked over to say hello~
 






 
 
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Each day we took a short drive into town.
 
Roundtop is just a few minutes away
from The Prairie and
home to 90 people.
 
Our first stop was at
The Junk Gypsy
a d├ęcor, fashion and whimsical
specialty and vintage boutique on the road to town.
 
Love the pink truck out front.
 
Inside is a variety of treasures. Could not get pics, but
it was fun!

 
Next was lunch
at the famous
"Royers Cafe"
this restaurant was featured
on
CBS Sunday Morning
I came back later to take this pic when closed
so the cars were out of the way!
It was so fun!
 
Now for a little more shopping
around the square
 which is
the downtown of Roundtop.
 
Our  first stop was this darling church
with a beautiful rose garden to the side yard.
 
 

 
Taking a little break to stop and smell the roses!


All around the square where darling shops
with the most unique treasures.
Many had huge after Christmas sales.
 
As you might imagine, I had a great time!!
 
 
Each shop had entered in a contest for the best display.
The shop above was a real estate office and closed,
but their porch display was grand.
 
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Henkel Hall is a large open
area building
perfect for weddings and large events.
 
 
This was Second Market,
a vintage upscale antique shop.

 
All the buildings are old vintage buildings
each with a different shop inside.
This one below was empty.
hummm
Could I have a shop here????

 
View across the square
as we walked from shop to shop.

 
 
Strolling the square
is like walking in an old vintage neighborhood.
 

 
 
Below is a branch of the famous
Royers in a Pie Haven.
 


This building was a wonderful dress shop
called
It Fits!
Love the dress form on the sign!
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Doesn't the downtown look
 like a place from an old western movie?
Well, this is Texas Y'all
and we are western!!
 
 
A square on the square with, wait~~
even more shops to visit!!!

 
Am I tired yet??
Who me??
No Way.
I'm just getting started. LOL
 
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After a full day of fun,
it was time to head back to
The Cornflower for another night
at The Prairie.
 
After an amazing visit, it was time to return home
to North Texas.
 
Time to say goodbye
to The Prairie.
 
As we head down the long road
that lead to The Prairie
 
We take one last look back at
Liliput Lodge
to say goodbye
to a special time of making memories.
 
The sign on Liliput reads,
 
HOME ON THE RANGE

 
 
Till next time,
 
 
 
 
Thank you for staying with me
 as I shared these last three long posts
of our trip to~
The Prairie, by Rachel Ashwell and The Shabby Chic Couture
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful winter day.
 
Hugs
Celestina Marie
 




 
 


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