Leave it to Dallas landscape designer and all around creative-artsy type Robert Bellamy to open a store that’s so fun to visit it’s found new life as a party venue.
Tucked away on a double-lot in East Dallas, Prairie Dog Imports started out as an indoor/outdoor furniture store and art gallery, but it is quickly becoming a backdrop for photo shoots and birthday parties, too.
And really, Bellamy only has himself to blame for creating such an enticing world that’s one part designer chic, one part flea market finds and just a splash of “outsider art.”
The house/showroom boasts a large wraparound porch, full kitchen and extra-funky tiled bathroom, making it the perfect backdrop for a “Guess Who’s 29, Again” party or as a showcase for goods collected from locations ranging from India to West Texas.
If the house isn’t enough, stroll the grounds to take in a crazy assortment of sculptures, water features and antiques.
Some of our favorite finds include boulders of “slag” glass that look like Kryptonite littering the landscape and the multi-functional sheesham wood furniture that’s elegant enough for a dining room, but rugged enough to be used outside.
This place would make one hell of a reception hall. Well, at least for those of us who have the civil rights to get married. Wah-wah.
Open Friday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1810 N. Prairie Avenue, Dallas