My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living


what inspires you?
Is it an idea seen in a book or magazine?
A color combination?
A gorgeous array of fabrics?
For's usually something off the wall!

As you know...We have been undergoing the renovation of our home for 4 years and 10 months.
I am surrounded by cans of paint...
tarps and furniture coverings...
plastic sheeting...
And scaffolding!

Woo Whoo!
Not very inspiring!
Is it?
Sometime in late February...while in the midst of a conversation with my daughter...
An idea stuck me for my vendor space at the Flea Market...
At that point...I still had not decided whether or not I was going to be a vendor or just produce the event for the Horton's.

As if modeled from started to form in our minds.
Like most things I took on a life of it's own.

So away we went!
I can't wait to share it with you!
In about 28 days!

Just kidding!
I will be back on Monday with more fun facts about the Flea Market!
Here is a picture of Holly's space at last years event!
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love all the inspiration out there in blog many creative your site...I'm new around here.
    wish I lived closer would love to come to your event. I do a spring event every other year...nothing like yours....but it is fun. Trying to get some of the women in my area excited about creating...its an up hill climb.
    Thanks for having a wonderful site to visit.

  2. Looks like it's going to be an amazing show! I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Love all the photo's you posted!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Oh you tease!!! Love that gorgeous collage of all the blues. Donna, you're a saint to go thru this long renovation. Your life will be so different when it's finally complete. xoxo Debra

  4. I am so intrigued and cannot wait to hear more!! If the pictures are any indication..we are in for a treat! Pictures from magazines and books inspire me, paint inspires me, and little pieces of art inspire me becuase I imagine designing an entire room around it. Beautiful!

  5. I will stay tuned for the revealing! Hope you have a great weekend, Donna! xo

  6. I love love love Holly's space. It's so amazing!

  7. You know there's a name for girls like you...right?
    Seriously, I'm inspired by your visions every single time I click in for a visit!

  8. Love this Secret Garden....And can't wait for the French Flea Market I will be there can't wait to meet you too... It will be a fun time....have a great weekend


  9. Well I get a lot of inspiration from you Donna! So I am also intrigued to see what you conjured up in your most imaginative way!! Don't delay in the sharing.

  10. I'm with Amy! What I really can't wait for is a reveal of the home you've been so patiently waiting for!

  11. Looking forward to what you're doing after this tease.... And I sure hope to meet you next month, too. Stop by for a visit if you can. :-) Sue

  12. Oh how I can see the wheels of your brain just turning at warp speed. Your space will be fabulous and the entire event with you will be a great experience. Too bad I live too far away. I think your entire renovation has been a lovely journey as you have shared it with us. A true labor of love my dear...

  13. These photos are amazing -- peaceful and calm and artistic and just flat out gorgeous. My inspiration depends upon the mood and the day and the beads that roll across my table -- I just never, ever know what's going to happen when I sit down to work!

  14. Hi
    Your space will be amazing!
    Let me catch my breath and I will try and come up with something for Tipton... I got a couple of ideas while driving :)
    Have a great week, I am at my daughters and go to mom's tonight.


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