My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Tinker's First Snow

I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday!

I have had a very productive day!

And out!

You snowed last night and then ALL day today!
So my little Tinker house was covered in the white fluffy stuff!

I thought I would take a few pictures for you!

As you can see...
The snow was falling even as I was trying to take these picture!

And this is my clothesline...we won't mention that it nearly took my head off! (Ha!)

This is the view coming out of my house and garage. You can see the corner of the cottage, the potager, and Tinker!

My fountain is done up for the Holidays as has a collection of my vintage light globes!

After I froze my tushie off...I came back into the house to help hubby with the absolute very last of the demo! I hope!

This is a view of what will be our new living room, dining room and to the right of these kitchen!

I am so over demo!

But while I am finishing up the drywall in my new closet...(pictures in a few days!)
Hubby is tearing out the last of the yuck!

I will be back in a few days with the final pictures of the cottage Christmas (finally done)
And the upstairs loft!
Have a Blessed Sunday !

I am off to fix dinner and then back outside to take some more pictures of Tinker!
I am trying to get a couple of really good ones with lights on!


  1. Wowwwww.............this is amazing.............beautiful pictures !! i love it !!...please show more......i nice place to lucky woman !!! love Ria...

  2. I will be right over to move in. My bags are packed. LOL. Beautiful!!

  3. My mouth is hanging open. OMG, how utterly gorgeous,,and You are a genius with the falling snow on the blog. This is the most gorgeous holiday post I've seen!!!

  4. The snow really does add to the magic! Beautiful!

  5. Tinker House is lovely all decked out in its winter cloak.

    Will your demo be done in time for Christmas? I can't wait to see the final results!

  6. i soooooo want a "tinker house"...

  7. the most beautifull little, dream house- how wonderfull for you, to have this, in your garten--I love it.
    XO Dorthe

  8. This needs to be featured in Country Living magazine... Editors... are you taking note?! Love the snow falling!!! xo

  9. After looking at your beautiful photos...I think my new fave color combo is white and green.
    P.S. One last word...BRRR!

  10. You should use that first picture for you Christmas Cards next year! I think the photo if fabulous!

    Glad to see someones elses house is torn all apart! Mine looks awful!


  11. Donna dearest, everytime I catch a glimpse of Tinker I am delighted. This truly is a little work of art in the garden. The snow makes it so magical! Even more magical than it already was. I know how much this little haven means to you and I love that.
    Love to you...

  12. those pictures of the cottage with snow are about the prettiest things I have ever seen!!

  13. OOOOOh sooooo Pretty! I love the Tinker...
    The snow is beautiful, but getting up early, driving in it with a full load and unloading in it for the flea... and then no one showing up because of it... isn't pretty.
    But I do love it

  14. The snow suits Tinker well :) She looks gorgeous Donna!
    I know how you feel about being D.O.N.E with demo.....Ugggh.....I am right there with you my friend!!


  15. Donna,
    Your little Tinker House is just gorgeous and the snow makes such a wonderful backdrop for it. What beautiful pictures you have taken of it!
    Happy Holidays to you!

  16. I LOVE your Tinker house! It's just magical! Have a blessed day my friend!


  17. OH Tinker!!!!
    How adorable!!!

  18. love this little retreat...

  19. Woo hoo! You've done such a great job. Hey Donna, I wanted to comment above too on your living room (and everything else) but no comments available :(

    Any how... You inspire me, know I've told you before. We really need to be neighbors. You're place goes well with mine and my petite maison aspires to be dreamy. Thank YOU for the inspiration!

  20. "Your" place, excuse my error... so carried away here.

  21. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! Where have you been all my life...I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Your home is lovely....tried to leave a message on your most recent post but was unable!!! I will be back....ALOT!!!! All the best,Chrissy

  22. I'm loving this, your photos are so beautiful. I'm a new follower! Stopped over from the link from Jamie's Freckled Laundry blog.

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm going to follow along because I can't wait to see more!

  24. Beautiful! I just got done showing the hubby your pictures and told him this is what I want....he likes it the seed is planted. ;-)

  25. Too sweet, I love it!

    P.S. – There's still time to enter my Jeanne d’Arc Living Giveaway till 12 Dec.!


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  26. Oh I so want a little tinker cottage of my own! Beautiful... what lovely place! I will visit you often as your newest follower!

  27. OMG is all I can say! I have never seen a more dreamy little house than yours. I saved the first image, it is gorgeous. I need to ask did you build it yourselves? It is truly inspiring. I love how you have landscaped around the outside and the urn with the sticks and the gazing balls covered in snow, just jaw dropping!


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