My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hello Everyone!
As you might have guessed, I have been spending all of my time at Horton's this past week as we prepare for our Annual Holiday Open House!

It's just a week away...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
Next Saturday, November 12th is the big day and we still have so much to do!

I thought I would share some of my projects with you and let you sneak a peak at some of the vignettes I have completed at the store.
Sound like fun?

The first picture is of some of the pillows I have made for the event and then etsy store!

It's printed burlap and ticking!

They were made for this room of the store.

Along with these letters.

I really love the tiny bottle brush trees in the center of the O

I might have to keep a set for myself!

I also made these sachets from printed cotton and filled  them with  my French Fig fragrance.

Such a sweet little gift idea or... to keep for yourself!

The fireplace mantle in this room. I love the paper script ribbon and butterfly's.

We have just started working in the main area of the cottage

The tree is nearly complete and I will share more photos with you as we finish each area!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...I am spending mine out in the cottage finishing up some loose ends
Until next time...


  1. Donna,
    It is going to be a very romantic French inspired Christmas. It all looks so pretty.

  2. Oh such lovely Christmas treasures...I really like the JOY letters they look great ! Have a nice weekend !
    Gail x

  3. Oh Donna, you have created some of the most beautiful things for Christmas. I love the pillows and those letters are fabulous.


  4. Everything is just beautiful!

    Hope the sale goes wonderfully.

  5. How wonderful! I love love love those pillows! You take everything a step beyond and make it truly special. Lots of romantic vintage spirit and it is just breathtaking Donna!

  6. yummy, yummy, love those glitter letters with those adorable little trees! I'd love to come shop! xoxo

  7. So beautiful, it makes me want to glitter everything!! What a great job. Di@cottage-wishes

  8. Dear Donna!
    I LOVE your pillows and I will be forever grateful that you introduced me to French Fig!

    I am burning my frosted pumpkin candle as I write. I lit it as soon as I walked in the door from work! Ah...weekend...but a busy one!

  9. Goosebumps just gave me goosebumps all over my body!
    I can't wait for you to add the pillows to your Etsy. I am in love.

  10. WOW! Everything looks soooo lovely.
    Love the large letters.

  11. It's all so lovely. Normally I don't get excited for Christmas until closer to Thanksgiving, but your shop has put me in the mood for it.

    I can't wait to see the rest.

  12. Cute pillows. I hope they end up in your etsy shop, too.

  13. Most definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Looking really lovely Donna!

  14. I adore all the things you make for the store. You must never sleep!

    Great lanterns from Peacock Park too. One of my favorite things from them. I'm a little sad about my chandelier orn. not coming in as my order was cancelled....long story.

    Have a great show!


  15. Donna, I am so ready to come to the open house...and I am bringing my sisters. Yippee. Susie

  16. Hey Girlie
    Can't wait to see you!
    It all looks fantabulous!
    See you next week

  17. The serenity I see in your beautiful displays allow a calmness to this hectic season. Wonderful Weekend to you...

  18. Found you at Nita's blog, Mod Vintage Life and I'm glad I did. Love, love, love the "JOY" letters. So pretty!

  19. WOW! You have been busy, your house looks beautiful - so magical.

    Leeann x

  20. I'm in love with all this. And I wish I had the time to do this sort of thing (and that my cats wouldn't destroy it gleefully).

  21. Putting in lots of work, but it looks fabulous. Love your pillows.

  22. o wow! these pictures are gr8!! and i am loving the overall feel of the decorations! those pillows are def way to cute!

  23. Your pillows are so nice, and I love all old paper's objects in your shop! They have a great taste.
    I have just discovered your blog via Wayside treasures blog and I like it very much!


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