My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

The weekend in Tipton!

The renovation of the Tipton store is now complete!

We are all so excited about the new look and hope that everyone who can,
Comes to see the Horton's New Store really soon!
This Friday and Saturday the Horton family will be opening the doors to their new store!
I say this because it is nothing like the old's got a whole new vibe!
Filled with the treasures you have come to expect. But in more of a home environment.

The cottage is located in a Secret Garden. Completely enclosed and set apart from the rest of the hardware store.
It feels cozy, inviting...and little bit like a loft with a garden balcony. 

I will not be able to attend this weekend but I would love to hear from you!
Let me know what you think!

The store's blog is also been remodeled!
I am working on a new header but come see for yourself!

Back at the reno ranch....things have slowed down to a turtles pace. 
We will be getting back on track in the next few weeks and I will share a few of the Completed projects!

Just for now...
These are some of the just arrived pansies in the garden center. 
Pansies are my favorite flower! I think because they just seem to be smiling !

I always plant at least 2 flats of them each year in containers around my garden.

I also put them in my Potager.
We add them to salads in the Spring and early Summer

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am taking some time off before we get going again!

I am linking up with one of my new friends...Tracie at Fishtail Cottage. She has a wonderful blog I hope you stop by and say Hello!
I have had a chance to meet so many new friends of late and in the next few weeks...will be sharing them with you as well!

Until next time,


  1. My father used to say the same thing about pansies smiling! I think of that every time I see some and need to add some to my yard. I love that arbor!

  2. these flower arrangements are beautiful! love the little flowers in with the pansies, too! Stop by and link up at

  3. Oh I wish I lived closer.

  4. your pansies are a delight in the urn...

  5. Oh my gosh that is amazing !!!
    So very beautiful ~


  6. Gorgeous Donna! I really want to put Tipton on my list of places to visit this summer! Hope it works out! :)

  7. Such a pretty post! i love the spring basket nest & the pansy's in the pictures - Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - so fun to see all the gardens this am while i drink my coffee! xoxo

  8. Hi Donna ~ beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Horton's looks great ~ You have been busy. Makes me feel like I have been slacking! Have a wonderful weekend ~ Rebecca

  9. Wish I lived closer and could visit Tipton's. It looks amazing!



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