Diane Cook and Deryn (photo by Diane)
Well, here we are! We had a wonderful time at The Prairie...and we really did miss you. If you've never been, you should consider it. What a terrific, intimate retreat experience. Pretty, too. Let me show you...
First off, the place is just gorgeous. It's owned and has been decorated by the incomparable queen of shabby chic, Rachel Ashwell.
It's spring and the property is covered with rose bushes and other gorgeousness. When we arrived, there were faded little bouquets, everywhere. So shabby and so pretty!
Diane and I shared one of the sweet cottages...this is the back porch. There wasn't a lot of time for we teachers to lounge about but doesn't this nook just invite a layabout and a nice glass of wine, in the evening?
Inside, our cottage is decorated in bright fluffy comfortableness.
And then there are the classrooms...
I love teaching here!
And here is Diane. Isn't she cute? Her area is always so neat and organized. Mine looks more like a whirling dervish blew through.
These are from my "Sacred Heart Book Pendant" class. I'll be teaching this one at Art is You, in Stamford Connecticut, this Oct.
Oh yeah...and the food. The food was fabulous. Here we all are, at Royers...me, stuffing my face with pie.
If you missed out, this time, we're doing it all again in the fall. Registration will begin soon. Click here for more info.
awesome shabby chic name tag created by Frankie Brost
Pie was had. Fun was had. You can have it too. I hope you join us!