Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie Book Review & A Book Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a part of the Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie book tour.
Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie and Flea Market Treasures is Rachel Ashwell's newest book.
Rachel Ashwell has always been a huge inspiration to me. Rachel Ashwell is a self-made business woman who founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic. She has a great vision and love for vintage style and flea market finds. 

 Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie and Flea Market Treasures is all about the journey of a Bed and Breakfast that Rachel intuitively bought in the heart of cowboy country, Round Top, Texas, on a 100 year old farm, now known as
 The Prairie.

With this Bed and Breakfast came a 1800 Texas farmhouse, several barns, three little houses, and a garden, all on 46 beautiful acres.
Rachel and team have carefully restored each building and have decorated it all in her iconic shabby chic couture style.
Each of the five eclectic lodging properties have sumptuous beds, all dressed with the Rachel Ashwell bedding. They serve a yummy and famous breakfast on vintage china at the start of the day.
It is a wonderful, luxurious, and glamorous experience for all who stay there. 

Here are just a few of my favorite images from the book. However, each and every picture in this book takes you to a magical place.  You will be richly inspired each time you turn the page.

The Pearl Barn

The Pearl Barn was newly built, inspired by a neighboring barn in a flea-market field.  It provides extra space for parties, weddings, and other events.

 Hidden on the prairie is a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic couture shop. Where guests can take home a little piece of their magical experience, whether it's a logo'd coffee mug, a mushy sofa, or a set of soft sheets.

Round Top and the neighboring little towns along highway 237 host a flea market week, attracting tens of thousands of treasure hunters in its thousands of stalls every year.  This is where Rachel finds treasures that stock her life, her shops, and refuel her inspiration bucket for design work.
In this book, Rachel takes you along on some of her treasure shopping experiences and shares a few of her own secrets.

Staying at the prairie would be a dream come true for me. Reading this book, Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie, has made me feel as if I'm already there, touring the premises, peeking into all of the rooms, sitting on a porch rocking chair, and flea-market shopping around town. What an experience!

This book is one that you all need to have in your collection.  It is truly inspiring!

And lucky for you all,  I have an extra copy of the book to Giveaway!
Just leave me a comment below letting me know you would like to be entered.  For an extra entry, you can Facebook, tweet, pin, or blog about this giveaway.  Just let me know you did so in a separate comment.  On Monday, September 23rd a winner will be selected at random.

Good Luck!

To order Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie click Here.

Couture Prairie by Rachel Ashwell is published by CICO Books and is available from www.rylandpeters.com.  

Giveaway Closed!!!!


  1. Hi Emily, I'm a huge fan of (fellow Brit) Rachel Ashwell and would LOVE to win a copy of this book to add to my collection. The blue ruffled bedding looks so inviting. I've actually looked up the cottages and lodging on her website and if I ever find myself in that area would love to stay a night or two. Thanks so much for the chance to maybe win a copy,
    Sam x

  2. Oh yes Emily I would love to win her new book, I am so teased by the photos, my fingers are crossed...

  3. Please enter me into the giveaway...I would love to win!


  4. Oh, I'm a big Rachel Ashwell fan and I would LOVE to win a copy... that would be a gift that keeps giving every time I opened the book! Marcy

  5. I love Rachel Ashwell, I've been collecting her books since I was in High School. This book looks amazing and to stay there one day would be even better!! :)

  6. I love following your blog! You always have so many fun ideas and great how-to advice, not to mention all the amazing pictures! I think this new Rachel Ashwell book would be totally awesome to own, so please count me in. Karen Mickelson smick_84642@yahoo.com

  7. I have always admired Rachel Ashwell and I love the rustic elegant mix of the new Couture Prairie. I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance.

  8. I would love a copy of this book! Thank you for the chance!

  9. I would love to win a copy of her book...thanks for the chance!!!

  10. What a gorgeous book! I'd love a copy - thanks for the chance to win xox

  11. I would like to enter the giveaway. Looks like a beautiful book.

  12. This looks like a great book to enjoy with a cup of tea....thanks for the chance to win!

  13. What a beautiful book! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway...thank you :)

  14. Would love to be entered! I had the privilege of meeting Rachel Ashwell at The Prairie last year. She is a darling person! Very friendly and genuine. Hope you get to visit the Prairie sometime. It's delightful!

  15. i would love this book! thank you so much for the chance to win it!

  16. oh it would be wonderful to win a copy!


  17. Love her and would love to add this to my other books she's written. Chelle

  18. Thanks I would love the chance to win the lovely new book <3

  19. That book looks wonderful, I've always been a big fan of Rachel Ashwell!

  20. Wow... what a beautiful concept with the Bed & Breakfast and it's so beautifully done too! I would love the chance to win a copy of the book - I can only imagine how inspired I would be if I had a copy!

  21. I found your blog in the nick of time, before the giveaway on Monday. This book looks awesome. I haven't seen it before thank you for sharing! I find lots of inspiration in books, I hope I win this, the photos you posted are full of ideas. Thank you again, I'll keep my fingers crossed.