Please picture me, down on my knees, face to the floor, arms outstretched, bowing repeatedly and muttering, “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy.” Because that’s what I’ll be doing come September 26, when I’ll be lunching with 34 fellow bloggers AND Rachel Ashwell at Rachel’s new B&B, The Prairie, in Round Top, Texas.
Photo courtesy, The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell
How in the world did this happen? Is that what you’re wanting to know? Yeah, me too. The dumpsters were aligned just perfectly, I guess. So…cell phone camera at the ready, I’ll be heading that way in just a couple of weeks. Whew. Time to start figuring out what to wear.
I already had one friend, Suzanne of The Girls at Rusted Gingham, offer to accessorize me. While I’m sure she was meaning that she would be my finest accessory, it could be that she’s worried about what I’ll wear. I was considering white, since I rocked it so hard at Janet of Sweet Talk/Rubbish fame’s birthday party during the last antiques week show. (But, alas, it’s long past Labor Day.)
OR…I thought about going as Rachel herself, circa spring 2011, where she so gracefully hid behind sunglasses and a turban. The look is *so* six months ago now, that it doesn’t even matter that I couldn’t pull it off.
SO…I’ve decided I should let YOU dress me. Yep…wouldn’t it be fun to walk The Prairie Red Carpet in Antiques Week’s finest? For instance, as it stands, I could easily say my shirt was Virgins, Saints and Sinners or Saddle Tramp. I could be wearing an original Meloney Russell bag. I might be sporting a Mendy Metrani flower in my hair, on my lapel or on my wrist. Jewelry? That would be a harder decision. I could choose to wear a Maggie of the Veranda’s spoon necklace. I also have a Red Neck Chic wrist cuff. More Virgins, Saints and Sinners jewels are in my box as well. Plus tons of assembled pieces from the likes of I can’t remember! Oh! And just today I ordered the sweetest wrist tutu from Duct Tape and Denim.
Image courtesy of Duct Tape and Denim and NOT the bracelet I ordered, but aren’t these TDF?
BUT, fear not, as fun as it was, I will not be sporting my own petticoat JUNKtion vintage photo creation.
Me with Queen Marsha…look at the petticoat. Look only at the Petticoat!
It worked for Paper Cowgirl, but I’m not thinking this will be the time or the place.
We’ll be feasting from a Bud Royer menu, and a portion of the proceeds from the lunch will benefit Dwell with Dignity…
We’ll be shopping in Rachel’s brand spanking new store…
I’ll be surrounded by rock star bloggers, including two of my favorite Theresas.
One of my favorite Theresas and me, dressed in Saddle Tramp finery: Image courtesy of Donna Goss
The afternoon will be spectacular, no matter what duds I choose. Right? RIGHT?
And if I can’t decide on an outfit, I can always sell my seat on Ebay. Right?
Stay tuned for all the juicy details. You know I’ll be shooting some Junklandia self-portraits like these:
Yep. You get the picture! All kinds of fun…that’s what I’ll be having for lunch.