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Junk O Rama Prom – A sNeaK pEek!!

Last night we danced the night away to the John Evan’s Band under the Texas Stars and the strands of lights hung above. . .

The Junk O Rama Prom was (as usual) – a HUGE Success!

Thanks Junk Gypsy Gals for another fun night!!

Can’t wait to share more Pics Soon. . .

Until Then off to find more finds in the cow pastures of gold finds. . . Think we will shop Warrenton this afternoon!

February 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Marissa Holland - Your photos are beautiful! I was wondering if you knew where I could find more info on the prom for 2013! I have new to the area and have heard so much about this wonderful weekend and cannot seem to find a date/etc. for the prom! Thank you so much!

January 2, 2013 - 8:34 am

Roger DeKoker - Hello,

This year we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and I had the wild idea to ask if by some quirk of fate I could get access to your prom as part of my desire to make this year very special for the love of my life and I.. She knows nothing of my request to make it a true surprise., to make this ultra special I must ask to include access for her sisters which could number from one to four (they are very close). assuming my budget could all provide the travel costs for them from Indiana.

Thank you in advance if you could consider my request.

God’s grace to you both,


August 12, 2012 - 8:06 am

Lynda - Hello, My sisters and I heard about your prom and are very excited to learn more. How can I get information about next year’s event?
We are hoping to make the prom in 2013 as a “sisters escape” weekend. It looks like soooo much fun.
Oviedo, FL
P.S. We may even get our “baby brother” (he’s 55) to be our escort!

January 2, 2012 - 4:16 pm

cindy craine - Love,love,love all your photos! Did you shoot the Dec 10 prom? I just couldn’t make it, I hope it went ok. I hope HGTV got some footage from the original night, they could use some of your photos!!! Thanks for sharing-cindy(one of the three Runaway Playboy Bunnies)

October 14, 2011 - 9:07 am

Alicia - I love the pics! Great Blog, keep it up!! Following! Follow back!! :) 

Forget me not,


October 9, 2011 - 10:30 am

Laura Higgins - I was watching you take these pics at the Prom and couldn’t wait to see them! You captured the feel and gypsy magic superbly. and that’s ME and HUBBY(black hats, blue dress, red shirt ) in the wide angle, lights danglin’ crowd shot. YoU gOt A GReAt EyE, GaL, Laura

October 6, 2011 - 3:56 pm

ByLightOfMoon - Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos with the Junk Gypsy Prom. I attended a few years again and always wish I was there again!
Many Smiles for showing me some happening with the girls!

I can’t wait for their NEW TV Show on HGTV!

Smiles, Cyndi

October 4, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Suzanne Sexton - Keely,

You did it again— Amazing photos!!! It was a wonderful night with the breeze after the rains!!! Makes me ready to dance and twirl all over again!!! So good to see you there– hope you had a Fabulous trip!!

October 4, 2011 - 11:20 am

Gail Bower - You’all look like a few filly’s I’d LOVE bein around!!!

October 2, 2011 - 10:27 am

Gloria Burson - I loved meeting you in Round Top! Your photography blows me away! Thanks for capturing everything so beautifully!!!

Lunch on the Prairie. . .

 Yesterday I headed out to “The Prairie” for a bloggers luncheon.

THREE of my favorite flags hang at the entrance.  . .

The Prairie welcomes you right away. . .

The open rusty fence

The Vintage Prairie truck

  Parking spaces labeled Dale Evens, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix ( and other western heros) beckon you arrival.

 The Laundry lines are full of linens

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Couture in Round Top is officially open for you to visit!

So get your calendar ready, I see a weekend trip in your future!

  We headed to the Rangers Lounge for lunch
  Our gracious and fabulous hosts:

Kelley, Bud and Rachel


 Bud Royer provided a wonderful lunch

His famous Shrimp BLT and my personal Fav the grilled chicken house salad with the cilantro ranch- that ranch is HEAVEN!

and of course no Royer meal is complete without pie, especially the chocolate chip pie AND with Amy’s ice cream OF course!

  After lunch and in between chatting, we ooo’d and ahhh’d at the Ranger Lounge and all the details.

 The Wedding Cake on the left has been used at many weddings including J.LO and Pamela Anderson ( just to name drop a couple)

Sketches by Rachel and her sister

 Then Rachel sat down and shared a bit of her vision and what brought her down to Texas.

“The Prairie is part aesthetic inspiration from Marie Antoinette, part authentic detail from Coal Miner’s Daughter, and part passion from Gone with the Wind. The Prairie is my Tara. And my deep rooted love of country music now has a home.”

Rachel has been coming to Round Top to shop  Antique Week for years always staying at this property ( a former bed and breakfast) and last year she became the new owner and her “. . .long held dream of having a small, perfect hotel became real”.

The main homestead (seen below) was built in the early 1800’s and the other buildings on the property have been moved / added over time.

I love how Rachel talks about cherishing every restored element on the property and plans to continue adding to this property making it a creative space for her future furnishings and fabulous fabrics.

As we walked the property she told us her inspiration for each building.

Now remember it IS antique week so she was full with guest. But she and her staff graciously welcomed us into their haven in the “liliput lodge”.

  She said she wanted to show more than lilacs and lace

So throughout The Prairie you will find a Wagon Wheel chandelier, deer, Antlers and horse shoe decor.

Things you will probably not find in her LA, NY or London hubs.

She wanted the Prairie to be a blend of her Style. . .

“In the same way I have brought the shabby into chic for two decades, at The Prairie I am embracing the diversity of my aesthetics, while still keeping my common threads.”

Love this drape, with that blue wood wall. LOVE.

Rachel collects watercolor paintings, loves to paint herself and is welcoming that inspiration at The Prairie. She

“. . . .realized that having art in our soul gives us all a forever safe place in minds.”

We then went thru the horseshoe gate to the new shop. . .

A cozy porch swing and sweet Pearl ( the Prairie dog) set the mood. . .


They even have their own scent out on the Prairie.

I definitely grabbed one of these to burn when I am feeling homesick in Nashville.

It smells AHmazing!

Obsessed with these pillows. . .

Union Jack and The Lone Star flags

Ahhhh! How does one choose which one??

After leaving the store Rachel had pointed out her “finds” from the antique week (so far!):

Vintage Christmas wares. . .

A collection of Florentine – which might I add I have been picking up lil pieces of Florentine for the last few months on my “estate salin” journeys! Glad to know I am not alone in this Florentine hunt!

And all her fun pieces awaiting paint, repairs and shabby rehabs. . .

We headed back to the Lounge. . .

I loved getting to chat with so many sweet ladies!

One of her inspiration boards hangs in the office:

Her inspiration board inspired me for my inspiration board that needs inspiration ( oh the irony)

“. . . . It’s an ongoing process of adding and deleting elements. Scraps of fabrics, sketches and personal bits and bobs…The end result is what I consider authentic art.”

I SO wish my sister Kelsey had been there too! Looks like another trip to the Prairie is needed!!
Thanks Again Bud and Rachel

( and Kelley & Dwell with Dignity too)

It was a memorable and inspiring day!

And I am already looking forward to YOU visiting The Prairie SOON!

For Reservation info check out her site Here!

January 18, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Jane Bettes - Looks like a great place to visit!

October 6, 2011 - 3:59 pm

ByLightOfMoon - Thanks again for sharing your awesome photography with us. I can feel the fluffy pillows!

Smiles, Cyndi

October 3, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage - Your pictures of The Prairie were just so beautiful.

September 30, 2011 - 8:56 am

Tattered Style - Keely ~ you are an amazingly gifted photography. You captured such lovely photos of the luncheon and The Prairie. I’m blessed to see your giftedness and thankful for the opportunity to meet you and spend a little time with you! Hugs ~ Dana Pugh

September 29, 2011 - 1:07 pm

the brown shed - Well done! Beautiful!

I completely missed that fabulous inspiration board… wish I would have seen it… it looks so interesting.

So so nice to meet you at the luncheon. It was such a fun day.


September 29, 2011 - 1:51 am

robin kellam ince - Gorgeous photos, Keely – I felt like I was there (and wish I was!). Looks like y’all had a great time!

September 29, 2011 - 1:49 am

robin kellam ince - Gorgeous photos Keely! I felt like I was there (and wish I was). Looks like you had a great time!

September 28, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Britney - Such a wonderful post!

September 28, 2011 - 4:23 pm

The Hidden List - Keely – What a treat it was to meet you at ‘The Prairie’! This is an amazing post! I’m very jealous of your mad photography skillz! I’m going to practice my ‘shooting from the hip’ in an effort to be like you!!

Let’s keep in touch and I hope some day that you can hang out with me in Dallas!!


September 28, 2011 - 4:21 pm

The Hidden List - Keely – As always, this is an amazing post! Oh, how I wish I had your mad photography skillz! What a pleasure it was to meet you at The Prairie and it was a bonus to get to spend more time with you at Marburger! Please let me know when you’re in Dallas!! XO!

September 28, 2011 - 8:21 am

Jessi - gorgeous pictures! i wish i had such skill!

it was so nice to meet you!

September 28, 2011 - 7:49 am

Kristy - Beautiful photos! I hope to visit The Prairie soon, although I kind of feel like I was there through your photos! My friend, Annalee was at this lunch too.

September 27, 2011 - 5:37 pm

Lee Anne Ghilain - What an Amazing Post!! Wasn’t it a fabulous day? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos…….what a creative eye you have!

September 27, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Kelsey - Ummm, I hope you got your sista one of those lone star pillows or flags. Ah-mazing!

In less than a week. . .

I am off to Round Top, Texas for Antique Week.

I shall now rename this as


( other than Thanksgiving weekend, because its Thanksgiving and that means family and Aggie football, but back to



I have written about it HERE and HERE ohh and HERE and plenty more



I can be found shopping the fields ( a nicer term for cow pastures) with my mom and my dear friend Brandy from Nashville plus a 100,000 new friends.


More fields. Miles upon Miles of fields!

 Monday. . .

OHHH is it Monday yet? I have been so excited to share this with yall!!

Monday I get to hang with 30 other women and chat about blogging, our love of junk, antiques, and all things rusted. . .

and enjoy lunch from one of my favs – Royers

as we sit on a Prairie, but not just ANY Prairie.

Its “The Prairie” the  newest adventure from Rachel Ashwell.


I have loved Rachel’s eye for design, texture and photo for some time and I cannot WAIT to see what she has added in my favorite little Texas town.

I have to give you a sneak peak of the photos from her site cause I . JUST . CANT . WAIT! And seriously aren’t these photos DIVINE!

I apologize in advance if you find me sleeping in this bed after I eat Royer's Pie. AMEN.

Look at all the places to stay!

umm yeah, if I go missing after Antique Week I am more than likely HERE.

The chair and the deer. . .just did me in. LOVE!

Clawfoot tub?? Don't mind if I do!

And. . . the award for best pullout couch goes to THIS ONE!


And here is one of the best parts. . .a portion of the cost of the lunch is benefiting ‘Dwell With Dignity‘.

They are all about inspiring lives with design! I Love what they are doing!

Dwell With Dignity was recently featured on the Nate Burkus Show.  You can see a clip HERE

But please take a second to click over and check out the Dwell With Dignity blog.



Okay welcome back, good to see you again! Wasn’t Dwell with Dignity great?? Told you so!


Be sure to check back in as I will have the full lowdown on The Prairie with pics, info, and I am sure so much more!

Seriously . . .IS IT MONDAY YET???

AND Thanks in advance to Kelley at The Hidden List for organizing the day!


Ohh there is still a WEEK left sooooo. . . .



The Marburger Farm Show will start. Get ready for that blog! It takes two days just to feel as though you MAYBE saw it all! MAYBE!

So Tuesday will probably carry over to Wednesday too!




Here we go. . .

But not before fueling up on coffee and maybe some pie ( fruit pie for bfast anyone?) at the new PIE HAVEN. The newest addition from Team Royer! Yall I have seen some pics of the décor and I have tasted the pies so I know this will be THE PLACE to be (it’s in the NEW Henkel Square). Go visit my friend Tara, You will be glad you did! I hear the muffins are a MUST too. Save one for me Tara!


There’s still so much to see: Warrenton, Excess, Blue Hills, The Red Barn …. My heart is starting to skip beats just thinking about it.


But Thursday

SWEET Thursday!

I will be hanging with my dear friends the JUNK GYPSY Gals!

If you are in Warrenton that day you do not want to miss this invite. . .


Trust me the “Junk o Rama Prom” is calling your name. . .

And your dancing skills are needed!!

I will be around that day and prom-i-fied by night, but don’t ask me what I am wearing, cause I don’t know yet! That old prom dress is hopefully hanging in a cow pasture ( I mean field) waiting to be found and I just know it will match my turquoise and boots!


This year there is an addition to Warrenton, Tx that I am excited to check out! HGTV will be there. Be sure to follow them on twitter #hgtvjunk  I hear they will have some good tweets about their new Texas Adventure and all the happenings in their tent! They will be at Zapp Hall near the Junk Gypsy Tent!



I think you know by now. . . more fields to walk and finds to be found.



The show starts coming to an end and the sweet quiet town of Round Top begins to breathe again. But just for a bit cause we gotta start hunting for the Spring otherwise known as THE BEST WEEK OF THE SPRING EVER… HANDS DOWN!


Will you be at Round Top this year?? If so let me know! Send me a tweet @keelymarie maybe we will bump into each other as we are looking for our




September 24, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Lauri evans - Great post! Cant wait to meet you as well!

September 23, 2011 - 9:41 am

christine - you’re making this proud canadian wish she were just a little bit texan! 😉 enjoy your week…so glad you’re going to let us travel with you!

September 20, 2011 - 8:28 pm

annalee - i CAN’T WAIT to see you there. I’ll be the Zapp Hall Royer’s cashier all week so you might see me there, but I’ll FOR SURE see you on MONDAY. eeeeeek! hooray!

September 20, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Jessi - WOO HOO! This is seriously going to be soo fun! See you Monday!!

September 20, 2011 - 12:47 pm

Upscale Downhomes - Wish I was there with you! It’s a bucket list item for me since I’m from Wisconsin…great pics by the way!

September 20, 2011 - 11:59 am

Lee Anne - I Love your photos and am so excited to meet you! See you on the Prairie!

September 20, 2011 - 11:33 am

Gloria Burson - Wow!!! Your photography is amazing! I can’t wait to meet you in Round Top!

24 hours in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

We just returned from a little more than 24 hours Esmeraldas. . .

Can’t wait to share more pictures from our time there!

Today we are back in Quito.

Spending the day with some of our Leadership Development Students and some of the sponsor kids!

More from the Equator. . . .


September 9, 2011 - 4:39 am

amie sikes - keely . . LOVE the images. . wow. . thanks for takin’ us on the journey with you. . much love from round top. xoxoxo,amie sikes

Hola from Ecuador. . .

Hello from Ecuador!

I am here this week with a great team of artists and speakers that partner with Compassion!

I LOVE being back in this country. It has been 2 years TOO long!

Yesterday we visited a Compassion program right out side Quito . . .



Is that pic above not the sweetest. . .

Today we are headed north to a community on the coast almost bordering Colombia.

They have had very few visitors SO I know we are excited ( and they are too!)

Can’t wait to share this part of our trip on Thursday when we get back to Quito!

September 14, 2011 - 6:39 am

Diony - Keeley, your pictures today humbled me. I have such an abundance in my life, how can I ever complain? God bless

August 26, 2011 - 11:00 am

christine - It amazes me how your photos make me feel like I am right there walking with you. You have a gift…the way you are able to capture their beautiful faces and their surroundings and transform them in a way that we see the heart of what God is doing in their midst! It feeds MY soul…

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