January 19, 2012

Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie~ Part 2

OK...I'm back.
MRI, post office, fabric store, Pappasito's, Costco.
And since Magoo was doped for that MRI, he went along peacefully with no backtalk.
So thanks for the offers, but I didn't have the need for the shovel after all.

On with the show!

This is Pearl.
Miss Pearl came knocking on our blue door late at night.
Scared the crap-ola out of me.
I'm no friend of the Boogey Man.

Magoo opened the door and in she came.
Oh, my.  No pets allowed at The Prairie.
I put a towel on top of that linen chair, pronto.
I am allergic to cats, except for Mr. Butter.
But it was freezing that night and we could tell she knew her way around the cottage.
She gave herself a bath and didn't mind the paparazzi in her face all night, so she was good with us.
She's a beautiful cat and very mannerly.
She was a good sleepover guest and much preferred over the Boogey Man.

The next morning we met Big Pearl.
Yes, there are two Pearls at The Prairie.
She likes to play and fetch.
We are not the kind of people who turn down a game of fetch.

Pearl is a real sweetie.
She's a rescue and a really great dog.
Look at that face.

The porch at the store.

  Just like The Giving Tree.  You know I couldn't pass this up.

Inside the store... a linen and velvet dream land.

They were taking down the Christmas decorations...wish I'd been there a few days earlier.

The cottage bath.

This is the cottage bathroom ceiling.  Love. Love. Love.

The Lodge...curl up by the fire and read all day.

The greenhouse was empty.
I bet it's wonderful in the springtime.

There's much more to share.  I'll save that for another day.
If you get the chance, it's really a great little getaway.
It's very rustic and simple and was just what we needed.

We met the warm and wonderful staff, had a delicious breakfast prepared for us and had our own made to order pets to love on.
Pearl and Pearl made it seem like home and truly, we felt welcomed like old friends.
While it was off season, it was perfect.  Quiet and secluded and peaceful.
Sophie and Henry were a little suspicious when we arrived home, but they were soon distracted by the smell of jerky from Chappell Hill.
Or it could have been the plate sized cinnamon roll we brought home from Royer's.
We'll definitely go back.

Oh, yes, did we have pie.
Skip pie at Royer's?
Well, it's just not done.

More on that later...I've got sleepy eyes.

Linking up:

Bliss Ranch


House of Hepworths

French Country Cottage


Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much


  1. What a great trip. The Pearl and Pearl reminded me of the old Bob Newhart show where the innkeeper's neighbor were two brothers named Daryll and Daryll. lol

    I would love to see it in person. Too bad you missed the Christmas decor. xo Diana

  2. Love it all and the kitty knocking! That was too cute! Sounds like something our kitty would do.

  3. loved seeing this rustic place. that ceiling! :) and those pets!!!

  4. Tina,
    what a wonderful place to rest and relax! It looks amazing, comfy, cozy, and oh so inviting! I'm sure you had an amazing time! Can't wait to see more!
    PS. thanks for the sweet comment about my daughter!

  5. wow what a great visit you had....we are in B.C. Canada...but amybe one day we will get there! road trip!..beautiful pictures...love the linen armoire!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Looks like a wonderful place to stay!I would love the pets!

  7. What a wonderful place. I am allergic to cats, too, but we have three feral cats that we feed and they knock on the back door if they think we are late.

  8. what absolute fun.......animals....don't you just adore them!

  9. I am totally drooling over that shop, it would be hard not to take one of everything home! And your Pearls are so sweet! Nothing like a fur baby to make a house a home! Great photos, by the way:)

  10. Tina,
    OMG!!! Girl, I got my package today and they are beyond fabulous!
    Thank you so much!! You did way more then I ever expected! Love them! Will be sending you and e-mail shortly!

  11. Your pictures were just wonderful. Why is it that we are drawn to that chippy rough wrapped in white linen and soft cotton atmosphere? It looks like a dream.
    P.S. Have you done something different to your blog it really looks good. Not that it didn't already.

  12. Hi Tina I followed you on over here. So glad you paid me a visit at dolly is cooking because I absolutely love your blog!!!! This is so much fun reading, learning and enjoying each other's blogs..

  13. What a terrific place! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

  14. what beautiful photos... that ceiling is incredible!

  15. I told my husband he has to take me there soon! I'm obsessed with Rachel Ashwell and this would be the icing on the cake for me!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comment.
    (I'm a new follower, too)
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  16. So are you going back this year? If you do, being me back big Pearl, the old truck and the ceiling. Please. And thank you for linking up.


  17. What a sweet post. That truck shot is wonderful. It drew me right in. Could use some pie now though. Have to go see what I can scrounge up as a substitute. Thanks for taking us along. It looks like it was a wonderful getaway.


Thanks for taking the time to leave me your thoughts. I appreciate each and every one!