Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fun With Jewelry at Round Top

I enjoyed the most delightful jewelry retreat at The Prairie in Round Top, last week. Ahhh...wish I could go back. Imagine a group of happy jewelry-makers creating all things beautiful in the most relaxing, shabby surroundings. The week was truly a dream come true! Check out our couldn't help but be inspired.

Here's my "special assigned seat" complete with a sweet card and darling gifts:

I've attended hundreds of workshops over the years, but never have I been treated as such a "Queen for the Day!" :o) My heart-felt thanks to Barb of Vivi Magoo Presents for an amazing and unforgettable event. She made us all feel so welcome and special. I WILL be attending Barb's next amazing event.

I especially enjoyed Rachel Ashwell's Round Top hide-away. My dear friend and talented pmc mentor, Lisa Monroe (you gotta check out her beautiful die for!) were fortunate enough to stay at Rachel's Liliput Lodge. The smell old wood and comforts of shabby linens stirred fond memories of my Georgia roots.

I stayed in the "Blue Room"....ahhhh! It was pure heaven:

Liliput Blue Room

I hope you enjoy the sweet surroundings as much as I did:

Rachel Ashwell's Linen Store

Bluebonnet Cottage - Too Sweet!

Liliput Front Bedroom
Liliput Front Bedroom, 2nd View

The Lodge - This is Where We "Worked"

We actually did get some work done.
It was an honor and privilege to study under two talented artists, Deryn Mentock and Diane Cook. Thank you for giving me the courage to mix my metals. :o)

Other views from around The Prairie:

It's Tea Time on the Veranda! ~Lynda


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMGoodness, what a beautiful retreat. You're right. How could you not be inspired.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi, Rosemary. The workshop was good for the soul! :o)

trash talk said...

Daphne, I do believe this was just what the doctor ordered.
What a way to soothe the soul and learn all at the same time.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Deb, it was my friend Lynda that went on this wonderful trip. I was invited to go but just couldn't find the extra time. After seeing all of these gorgeous pictures I wished I could have gone.
Hugs~~ Daphne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really does look incredible! Did you take more pics?

Rhonda said...

How lovely! What a pleasure to 'work' in such a beautiful environment, surrounded by other inspirational women.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Yes, actually I took lots more..just didn't want to bore you. I couldn't stop snapping shots. :o) I'll post more later. Thanks! ~Lynda

Vivi Magoo said...

Thanks, Lynda, for posting about our incredible retreat! We sure had fun, didn’t we?!? The instructors were incredible ~ such fabulous designs and techniques they taught us! And ~ we made wonderful new friends with the others who attended! Everyone had a grand time and can’t wait to return in the fall!

Registration will open soon! Keep an eye on for more information!

Kasia said...

Oh dont we all love royal treatment? You guys had a blast! :) Lovely!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks like a fabulous time. Those rooms are to die for!Glad you're back!

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks so much for sharing...hoping to make it there one day!

Bohemian said...

Oh I am so green with envy you can't even imagine! *Winks* I'm so Happy that this Creative Retreat exceeded your expectations and what a fabulous environment to be Inspired by! It is definitely on my Bucket List to visit the Prairie one day... Rachel's Vision for things is just so exquisite and Inviting!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy beautiful! Love your post! what do u say about following each other?:X

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Wow, how great was this. I love your room! What a wonderful, inspiring place!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a wonderful place to go for a class! I am envious all that lovely shabby chicness all around!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Girls, I just stopped by to say Hi and was treated to some beautiful "eye candy" and everything is beautiful as usual. Hugs to you both, Marilou

Jenny said...

Oh I SO wanted to go to this was just not at a good time for me :( I see registration is open for the fall retreat though so I'm going to try again. Yaay!!