My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Monday, Monday

Good Afternoon My Friends!
Just wanted to let you know....I am still here!
Just very sick!
The last 8 days have been a blur...brought on by much medication and oodles of sleep!
I did regain my voice finally, much to my hubby's dismay I'm sure and I'm quite elated that I can now breathe through my nose partially instead of my mouth!

This calls for a celebration in itself!
My head though still stuffed with cotton is no longer throbbing and...
I have actually put something on other than a fresh pair of pajamas today!

I was shocked when I saw that my calender claimed it to be Monday! I can't believe how long I have been away and not even been looking at blogs this past week! Okay, so barely looked! :)
Before the onset of this viral infection...I was able to accomplish much on the cottage studio project and I will be sharing very soon...
But for now...I thought I would share pictures of some dream bedrooms from my pinterest board.
I have spent so much time in my own bed...I needed to see some dreamy escape like bedrooms!

I have always wanted a canopy about you?

Or maybe just an amazing crown treatment or pediment.

One thing for certain.... fabulous linens are a must! These are some my favorites. They are from Taylor linens~The Laura Collection.

If you would like to see more of my favorites...check out my Bed Dressing and Boudoir Board on Pinterest!
(All of the above images are from said board!) 
Can you tell I have been reading this week?~Jane Austen no less as well as  a new release I just loved
During my awake times I fell in love with Jane's writing all over again! 
napped image from Amazon

If you get a chance...check it out! It's was really quite a lovely read!

I wish you all a happy week!


  1. Donna, So glad you are better. Today Ted and I got out of the house for's been a miserable week for me too. We must get well, Spring is so near now:):) Smiles to you, xo, Susie

  2. Donna!
    I just have to say a quick hello!
    (I'm at work.) It's good to hear that you are on the mend. Take it easy, don't over do. I'll catch up when I am at home!

  3. The bedroom images are beautiful! I also love canopy beds.

    Hope you feel better!

  4. One is prettier than the next.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. so glad to see that you are better. hope you'll continue to get stronger and be back to 100% soon. love, donna

  6. I so feel your pain. I'm still trying to get through my own horribly stuffed up head/sore throat/etc. And I so need a revamped bedroom space! Thanks for sharing these photos.
    I love Jane Austen's movies. i have yet to really feel like watching a movie though - my eyes hurt.
    Feel better and better!

  7. Hi Donna,
    I love all of your dreamy bedrooms.

    Hope you are feeling better.


  8. Donna glad you are feeling better.Seems like everyone is coming down with something right now.We need to air our homes out.We need spring.

  9. Awwwwww, sorry you've been so sick! Yuch. It's gonna feel so good to feel normal! Those are some dreamy bedrooms, i'm off to your Pinterest!


  10. All of these "bed" photos are making me sleepy! Do get better.

  11. So sorry you've been ill but maybe dreams of lovely canopied beds are dancing in your head.

  12. Very glad to hear you are feeling better. Your dreamy bedrooms are just what the doctor ordered. Full recovery and please don't over-do yourself and relapse. Healing Hugs...

  13. So glad you are on the mend! I was missing your posts, but must admit that I didn't mind seeing your darling fridge over and over!

  14. What beautiful photos of all those beds!!! So pretty!!! I think mine is calling me. Have a great week.

  15. Lots of people have been really sick. Hope you get better soon! Love the bedrooms~I found a wonderful site filled with the perfect things for your cottage. I'll email you.

  16. That must have been some bad bug to knock YOU down for over a week. Just be sure when you're packing to leave it at home...'kay?
    Glad you're starting to shake it...and yes...I love a canopy bed. I always wanted a Princess and the Pea bed.

  17. I am just getting over it also. I am so stuffed and my ears itch so bad it is driving me nutz!! BUT I am glad you are on the road to recovery!

  18. Donna , I feel so sorry for you!!!
    OH! I will check that book out!!
    Take it easy my friend!
    Have a pretty day!

  19. Donna,

    I'm glad you're back and feeling better!
    These are lovely rooms!

  20. just found you through Pinterest
    love your style-I just picked up that
    book yesterday. Are you aware that
    Stephanie Meyers famed author of the "Twilight" series has made it into a movie with Keri Russel,Jane Seymour
    and Jennifer Coolidge?

    I do look forward to wandering through
    your cottage this very day.

  21. Sorry to hear you have been so unwell. Hope that soon you will be well and truly on top. Love the bedrooms especially as they are showing more blue loveliness. Fiona

  22. so happy you are feeling a bit better. Nice to see you back blogging & what gorgeous bedrooms! feel better :) chris

  23. Hope you're feeling better. Love all the beds,especially the canopy. You have such a great blog.
    I'm having my first linky party Simple & Sweet Fridays. Hope you can stop by with your inspirational ideas...

    Love, Jody


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