My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Rebecca's garden

As most of you know....
I could spend my every waking hour outside in the garden.

In the Winter...I look through seed and bulb catalogs
Design garden layouts
And dream of warmer days
This week I have had the opportunity to spend time in my dear friend Rebecca's gorgeous garden!

So beautiful!
Don't you think so too?
It has that..."Always been here" feel that I strive so hard to achieve.

She has so many amazing architectural pieces laying about as if they fell from their places a 100 years ago and here they sit.

I sat out on the sofa this morning and just breathed it all in.
I thought you would enjoy it as well!

We are going to start getting ready for the Bohemian Ball at Anne Marie's this evening so I must go for now...
But I will be back soon with some more pictures of my time here in Chicago.

But I just wanted to share Rebecca's garden before we left!

Have a wonderful rest of the afternoon!


  1. Hi Donna!
    Such a peaceful and serene setting...enjoy this day that the Lord has made :)


  2. Kick up your boots and dance are wearing boots yes, and frilly skirts? ...more important..will there be alcohol? lol

    have a blast girls..drink it in...twirl and giggle and hug and jump up and down.....

    much love

  3. What a beautiful garden!
    Inspires me to do more in my yard!
    Have a pretty day!

  4. Total and complete gorgeousness. I need some serenity about now. That or a stiff drink.


    Could I have a stiff drink AND sit in that lovely garden? Is that allowed?

  5. I love this type of garden - very lacy,wispy and full of romance. The layers of soft white fabric on the table are just waiting for the champagne bubbles to flow.

  6. Did I just go to Heaven Donna? Me thinks so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hugs from here...

  7. How beautiful...simply georgous and so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

  8. How lovely! I could stay there all day and not ever worry about laundry, dishes, meals, budgets, deadlines.......

    Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Pure serenity and gorgeousness!! :)

    My son and his family are taking a little vacation in Chicago this weekend...too bad I didn't jump in their suitcases! lol

  10. Lovely and so serene. Just the perfect vignettes to enjoy in the shade of the garden. Thank you for sharing these photos.

  11. It looks like I place I would never want to leave. I don't even have to wish you guys fun. I know you will!

  12. It is so beautiful...and *green*...just lovely, really. It makes me want to go work in my yard...hope you had a *great* time...

  13. well Rebecca has my dream garden and patio set up! I am going to start building a tinker house with mr. maison inspired by yours! have fun at the ball!! take lots of pics, I have to see you and fifi and rebecca!


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