My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living
Hello everyone!
I just finished doing a post on my other blog:

(click here to see more)

About last night's
Autumn Evening Market

We had such a wonderful time and I was told by many... that they did too!

While there...and taking pictures...
I spotted a couple of furniture pieces that I believe might have called my name

Little french pieces that would make great nightstands

or chairside reading tables

to see more of our Autumn evening event head over to my other blog!

Back at the ranch...

One of my sons and his dad worked on yet another...
chapter in our renovation saga!
(insert the whole dramatic music thing  here)
The front of the house!

Straight out of my worst nightmare...
The front of our home has been saved until virtually last for reasons of time...
and money!

See...Pretty scary looking

But this is a huge deal to they are really trying to get it done before it gets too cold out!

I will have more for you soon !
The upstairs guest room is complete
(just waiting for a few of my linens)
And I have started the sitting area(loft)

Tinker house is as far as we are going to take it this season.
And I have started painting!

I am still having serious design dilemmas
For some reason, I just can't make the final decisions about some of my downstairs rooms!
Does this happen to you?
There are so many amazing looks out there...I love so many things!
but...need to make some decisions soon.
I am the main holdup as far as completing...
the utility room...
the kitchen...
and the dining room!

Help is on the way though!
See you soon!


  1. I am headed over to your other blog to check out the big event! Taking your time to finish your rooms is a good thing. I have found that when I rush things, I end up wanting to change them again later! And sometimes you just have to wait for that certain "inspiration" to get you rolling! Good luck with your current renovations!

  2. I'm like you I like too does make it hard to decide. I admire ppl that never waiver from their look.
    It's funny because I just decided what I want to do with my foyer and dinner room over the weekend.
    By next weekend I'll probably change my mind.
    Good luck with all your projects.

  3. What a beautiful time it was.....great market !! it looks all verry nice !! happy new week Ria....

  4. Oh Donna! If you are having design issues can there be any hope for the rest of us? LOL!

  5. those french pieces are divine. I've been looking for a really small vanity/desk JUST LIKE THAT!

  6. Oh my Donna, I am LOVING the progress on your gorgeous home!! I can't wait to see the front when it is finished, I do hope you will share:) Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

  7. Can not wait to see the out come of your remodeling job...I am sure it will be beautiful.

    Love the studio, I have admired it mant times before.

    see you soon

  8. Hey
    Look'in good! Nice to see the boys... ah, I mean the girl and the boy getting things done :)
    Can't wait to see it, you'll have to put me to work! When are you painting?


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