The re-envisioned 1987 Wagoneer set the stage for afternoon tea at the Stella Hotel, celebrating Laura Ashley’s 70th Anniversary.

Southern hospitality, florals, and a 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with custom Laura Ashley interiors were center stage at a recent afternoon tea party at The Stella Hotel, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel.

A highlight of the event was the Laura Ashley Grand Wagoneer, a newly restored 1987 vehicle by Southern hospitality and lifestyle expert Jennifer Satterfield of @GrowingUpTexas.

Guests enjoyed being the first in Texas to experience the restored 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

Jennifer helped design the re-envisioned Grand Wagoneer with custom Laura Ashley fabric interiors, paying homage to Laura Ashley’s iconic prints while creating the car of her dreams. A study in nostalgia, Jennifer took inspiration from Laura Ashley’s signature fabrics and colour palette.

Guests at The Stella Hotel tea enjoyed the pop-up archive celebrating Laura Ashley’s
70th Anniversary and rich history in design.

“The Laura Ashley brand not only brings back a nostalgic time from my youth, but I identify with the roots of the brand and Laura Ashley’s journey as an entrepreneur,” said Jennifer Satterfield, who designed the Jeep Wagoneer along with her husband Michael, who brings with him over 20 years of experience in the design and construction of award-winning custom and promotional vehicles.

Early design sketches inspired the renovated Jeep Wagoneer’s Laura Ashley interiors.

The car’s interiors feature Laura Ashley’s charismatic and pretty Rosemore Sage Fabric, a delightful floral print that exudes classic country charm and was inspired by painted antique artwork held in the Laura Ashley archive.

Rosemore Sage Fabric

The coordinating Laura Ashley Alfriston Sage Fabric, a warm and welcoming large-scale woven twill check in complementary tones, completes the charming classic country feel.

Alfriston Sage Fabric

Located in the heart of Bryan-College Station in Texas, the Stella Hotel’s Annual Tea Party celebrated Laura Ashley’s 70th anniversary and the brand’s rich history in design with a venue decked in signature Laura Ashley prints.

To celebrate the brand founder Laura Ashley’s footsteps rooted in entrepreneurial ambition and traditional values of quality and originality, the event shopping experience included local artisans and creators. Brazos Brim Hat Bar, who used Laura Ashley fabrics in her one-of-a-kind accessories.

We love that Jennifer Satterfield was inspired by Laura Ashley and made her dreams come true by creating a 1987 Laura Ashley Grand Wagoneer.  Tell us about your favourite Laura Ashley memory with us by commenting below or tagging us at @lauraashleyusa or using the hashtag #lauraashleyusa.

Jennifer Satterfield of @growinguptexas attended the afternoon tea and posed with guests wearing vintage Laura Ashley dresses.

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