Howdy y'all!! I'm back from Round Top, Texas after 2 weeks of the best treasure hunt ever!! Just a bit of background on why I was there. Round Top, population 90, swells to thousands a couple of times a year to host a huge antiques show. My husband and I love an active vacation and our trips to Texas prove to be one of our favorite spots in the USA.
It's such a small town there aren't a lot of places to stay but we met a great gal the last time we were down (at the wine bar, of all places) and, of course, keeping with their famous southern hospitality she invited us to stay at her place.
Although Donna is not a professional innkeeper or designer her rustic warm and artistic property was the perfect place for us to return to after a day of trudging through the flea market fields. I will feature the Prairie Cottage where Rog, Nan and I stayed here and then a later blog will feature "The Dancing Bear Cabin" where my sister and brother in law stayed when they visited us one weekend.
The old fence and porch swing (which we used) added to the picture perfect setting. Rosemary bushes lined the landscape bed and filled the air as we passed into the cottage.
Sculptures and interesting vessels were scattered around the 11 acre property.
Small charming outbuildings feature local art, books and sculptures. Of course Roger loved Donna's antique pickup. Donna's loving hand spread warmth and care throughout.
"NOT KIDDING....we bathed in the bedroom, country style!!"
A pond, where we watched ducks cruise around, also had an important bronze sculpture. Loved the vintage cottage cloth on the table.
The entry hall with inspirational mirror and stadium seats.
We always love a note and fresh flowers! The dark tarnished silver was perfect!!
We had coffee and our daily route meeting here with Nan each morning. Our hostess was sweet enough to make sure Rog had his espresso each day.
Beautiful linen sofa and the lamp had glass negatives hung with the chains. I loved the unexpected nature of the cocktail table. Of course, gun themes are everywhere in Texas. (Pillow)
Slipcovers and folk art!! Is there anything better in the country??
Isn't our cottage bedroom perfect? The folk art over the bed is of Adam and Eve and I am happy to say I have a white wooden pear in the shipment.
The side table used was an outdoor iron garden table which I also have in the shipment.
The chandelier was made from doorknobs, escutcheons, chains and antique keys... So FUN!...
There was no shower inside but our room had a claw foot tub!
The bedding was cozy country soft !!
Potpourri hangs from the sculptural hook!
I used the outdoor shower when it wasn't really cold and I loved how the back was open. I also have a stone torso in the shipment !
Had to wash my hair in the sink a couple of times, but who cares?
Nan's quarters were up these stylish and STEEP ebonized stairs.
She had ample space with a private bath and tub and the mouse in the wall didn't even mind he had guests. Everything looked fresh in shades of black and white. The duvet was a charcoal linen.
One of the buildings on the property had a curved metal entry and this gorgeous lantern.
Inside was beautiful art.....every detail was so very inspirational.
A touch of whimsy is so refreshing and one of the reasons I love this area of Texas. The people know how to have fun and don't take themselves too seriously.
There is lots of taxidermy in Texas!
Rog sported an appropriate mustache and we found cowboy boots for him too! DAMN he looks like a cowboy!! Of course I had to get another pair! We are grateful for Donna's sweet hospitality at her No. 3 in the country. It was hard to leave and look forward to seeing old and new friends again soon.
New Sissy jewelry finds from the Texas trip have arrived at Great House Bonny Neiman, stop by. Also, the website has been updated HERE!
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Talk to you soon,
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