My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

I'm back!

I just wanted to take a moment and Thank you all for the most successful Open house...
we have EVER had!
I am humbled and honored that you all support us and  our efforts.
You have blessed us by your coming from all over...Several of you made the trip from out of state!
Please know How much your coming meant to each and every one of us!

I am still planning on taking a few days to get all of the photos loaded on the Horton's blog and then back to work...
We need to reorder so many things...
but I am thinking we might get some things in you haven't seen yet!
The store might undergo a slight change due to the merchandise that we will be able to get.
I still have a few things I was working on here in my studio...I will try to get them done in time for next weekends Free Saturday Seminar...we will see!

I did want to share a few of things I did get finished and into the store
I will post more later this week!
I should warn you though...Almost all of these things are gone!

Let's start in Madame Fifi's...

this is the lace umbrella I made using old lace pieces...In alot of places it is hand sewn...It took a little while to get it finished. But...Fifi loves it so!
At present...It is still available...Contact the store(email me) and we will tell you the price.
And YES! we will ship it to you!

Here are a few of the pillows in Madame fifi's

the paper cones made from book pages...
are tucked here and there.

I also made paper garlands from book pages and wishing wands as well!( I can't find a photo!...ugh!)

And so many other things I can't wait to share with you!
you can just catch the bottom of the word garland! sorry!

everyone keeps asking me to see a really fast...this is a rare shot

I was getting tired and caught in a weak moment!

My Mr. Bill...He was our Photographer Saturday Morning.
Okay...So I'm off to the store...
Have a blessed Sunday everyone and I will have more later this week!

Don't forget to stop by my OTHER blog
(just click above)
to see  the photos I've been collecting  from around the store.


  1. Oooooooohmygosh, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment so I could find you and this darling blog, sugar!! BTW, you're a little sweet doll in that picture....

    What a fun experience to meander through the pictures of that beautiful store. (I'll take that lace umbrella, please!!! Just gorgeous, chickee!)

    Nice to meet you and I'll add you to my Google Reader....


  2. I have just oogled your Tipton's blog and worked myself into a near frenzy! Everything is magnificent! Kudos Kudos Kudos! to you!
    Wishing you great success at the open house!

  3. Hi Donna
    Ya I
    I would love it if you came!
    Your show looked amazing! Hope ours is half as good. It always feels good after so you can ease up a bit.
    Thanks for your kind comment always appreciate the encouragement
    Shop number so you have it 630-545-0115 I can email the address - probably better to mapquest it than to go by my directions :(

  4. Donna....first of all, you are the cutest thing, ever! So glad I can put a face to your sweet words! :)

    I am so glad you had such a great show. Everything looks amazing! Your hard work really shows. It's beautiful!


  5. Amazing ~ Amazing ~ Amazing! Love everything ~ took a look at Horton's of Tipton too and completely blown away! Get some rest ;-) ~Rebecca

  6. Awe so nice to put a face with the beauty of the blog writer.... just as I thought Beautiful, I hope that your week is full of even more blessings :)


  7. Hi you cute thing you! I'm so glad to see that darling pic of you and Mr. Bill. I always love it when people posts their pics so I can see who is behind the wonderful blog.
    Let me just say...THIS is AMAZING! What gorgeous things you create!!! I have got to go over and see some more.
    So glad you're back!

  8. It all looks just fabulous Donna! And you're so pretty, I don't know why you're shy about having your picture taken!! I'm glad it was such a success for you :)

    :) T

  9. Absolutely Wonderful...everything looks beautiful. Your hard work shows. So very happy for you.

  10. Hi Donna
    Say I have an award for you if you care to pop over and get it


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