My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

White Wednesday...

I love Wednesdays!

I look so forward to seeing

 what all my new friends have selected

to share with us for this

 wonderful day

of white posts.


I would like to share with you

something I had made

for the Christmas Open House.

This little tree in it's own whitewashed sleigh.

For many years now,
I have been collecting the extra crystal drops that come with the chandy's we get in at the store
 and those that arrive with the chandeliers I have here at home.

I also have picked up some of these drops at garage sales and flea markets.

I never really had any idea what I wanted to do with them...Just knew I liked them.

Well, It finally hit me as I was getting things ready for this Open House. I would use these wonderments to decorate a small scale tree!

Some of the crystals are really old...
Some are not real crystals at all..
Most are lovely in their own right!

All together they made a precious little treasure!

I also found some tiny tree ornaments made from glass, crystals and tiny paper roses...
added a antique battenburg lace collar as a tree skirt... the little sleigh I found this summer at a garage sale...It was a funky gold and red!
And you can see it's quite charming!

And it now...
 has a new home somewhere other than the store!
I only hope that it is loved and well cared for.

(So often the things that I make become a part of me want to know that they are well loved)

Happy White Wednesday to one and all!

For more White Wonderments...Visit Faded Charm!
Kathleen always has such lovely posts!

Have a blessed day...donna

Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers today! So...much happening right now!


  1. You are very clever with the decorating... I love the sleigh and the tree is well...
    GORGEOUS!I hope your Wednesday is simply delightful. Please keep my lil Emily in your prayers she was diagnosed with a mild case of SWINE this evening :(, she is doing well but, I still worry.


  2. I am so tired right now that I can hardly keep my eyes from closing so I did a quick scroll down your post, and saw your prayer request. I am about to retire to bed so I will pray for you before I drop off to sleep! Lovely, lovely pictures.

  3. I love it!!! So creative and beautiful...the little sleigh is the perfect touch!!!


  4. Hi Donna
    Lovely little sleigh! You are so talented dear heart...
    Hope you have a lovely day

  5. Donna I love your lovely tree and that sleigh is beautiful! What a great way to use all those cyrstals. I have been picking them up over the years as well, but haven't done anything with them yet. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Your family will definitely be in my prayers.

  6. Beautiful as always! I will be praying for you. :)


  7. You will be at the top of my prayer list.
    These are such dreamy Christmas images, I love the whites and silvers so much. And don't even get me started on the crystals! Grrrrl!
    Big hugs,

  8. Oh Donna I'm glad I didn't miss this post, you know how much I love Christmas!! Such a lovely tree and sleigh...can't wait to see what else you do for Christmas!!

    Sending prayers and blessings your way~

    :) T


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