Tag Archives: Texas

Little B & B on the Prairie

I’ve  always loved Rachel Ashwell‘s Shabby Chic style. To me, it feels so luxurious, yet relaxed and of course her interiors are full of romantic, vintage treasures that make me swoon. So, when I heard that she had opened up her own B & B in Texas, I had to go take a peek…

Aptly named – “The Prairie” – it instantly appealed to me. Can you see why?

Isn’t it dreamy? I would love to stay here on our next trip to Texas!


Images via here and here.



Filed under interior design, Pretty Rooms, Thoughts, Travel, vintage

Texas Garden Delights

Just got back from The Little Winter sale! It was such a beautiful show. I even got to meet Abby from Abby Try Again! It was so nice to meet her after following her blog this past year. She was super sweet and I purchased a print that I fell in love with ages ago. Looking through her gorgeous photos inspired me to post some pics from our recent trip to Texas.  Although the trip was for very sad reasons, I am happy to share these shots from my mother-in-law’s lovely garden. After all the tears it was wonderful to play in her whimsical yard. Grace especially had a blast…

She has these huge old oak trees that seem to watch over the garden like gentle giants…

This little stage is actually a vintage day bed that my mother-in-law found on her many antique shopping adventures. Like the old red doors above, she collects precious treasures and finds the perfect spots for them. Grace adored dancing around on “her stage” all afternoon and into the night.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.


p.s. If you live in Portland, do not, I repeat do NOT miss the opportunity to check out the incredibly talented women at the Little Winter Market. Tomorrow is the last day!


Filed under photography, Thoughts, Travel

Pumpkin Patch Delights

Hi there.

We are back from Texas and I’m happy to be home.

Before our trip, we went out to a pumpkin patch and had a perfect Fall day.

Thought I would share these pics with you before Halloween is over! Time is seriously going too fast…

I have to admit this was my first visit to a pumpkin patch and well, I was kind of enchanted. Highly recommend it.

Have a beautiful Thursday.



Filed under photography, Stories

Yellow Roses, gray skies…

Hi friends,

I’m sorry for my absence. We are in Austin, Texas right now, grieving the loss of a loved one.

He was a beautiful soul. Old and wise beyond his years – he passed too soon. Too soon for us, anyway.

He was one of those rare people you meet who really “gets it”. He understood how to live in the present moment, embrace the now and cherish the things that mattered the most. A musician at heart, he was full of spirit, kindness and a gentle nature that touched everyone he encountered. Today, many tears were shed but laughter and music ruled the day, because he was present – lifting up those who mourned, soothing those in pain and encouraging a giggle over the many stories shared.

We will miss you B. May we learn to live life at your pace.


Image via barbilynn12


Filed under Thoughts