My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Are we there yet?

I feel like Donkey in one of the "Shrek" movies these days:

"Are we there yet?"

Today we are getting ready to load the trailer with our setup and in this heat...
It's seems like it's taking forever!

The French Market in Tipton is now only days away and Wow!
Are we excited!

My bags and tissue are ready. Check that one off the list.



Check and check.
Now they are ready to load into the plastic tubs. I used a wonderful French Ticking, denim, a Charcoal Chalkboard fabric I adore and Linen...lots and lots of Linen!

The next few days are going to be  a blur as I will be spending all my daylight hours in Tipton...getting the outside area designed and gorgeous for our guests.
The rest of  the in my studio working on the finishing details.
For me, it is always in the details!
The past week we built new walls and painted them.

 Navy Blue!

This year I decided my personal theme is:
Blueprints for Summer Amusements~
French Style

So...My walls are blue chalkboard paint!
I used the Martha Stewart Recipe and really love how they turned out!

Hubby the carpenter built me a new pay station with Umbrella and casters! Oh yeah!

And yes....that is all of my merchandise stacked and ready to load on Wednesday!
We are almost there and I have to continually answer myself...
"Are we there yet?"

We are almost there!

Can I get a great big "Woo Who" from ya'll?


  1. woohoo...
    see you tomorrow
    can't wait...

  2. I've got a big change coming as well, and believe you me...I'm plan on coming here for ideas as well as inspiration. knock me out with your eye for details.
    Hugs and blessings!

  3. You looks so ready! Good luck!

    - The Tablescaper

  4. WONDERFUL, i just looove the bags and the pillows
    vintage greetings

  5. Woo Hoo, Woo YOU!!! How I wish I could be there - everything is gorgeous, Donna!!! Please Oh Please take plenty of pics! :)

  6. Woo Hoo!!! Everything looks so beautiful! I especially like the pay counter your husband made. And your theme is so fitting.

    Best of luck, though I know you won't need it.

  7. WOOHOO! MY AMAZING FRIEND! Your space will be wonderful...I can see that already Donna! I cannot wait to see the setup. Your pillows are all so lovely and all your touches will make peoples heads spin!!!!
    hugs from here...

  8. <3WhoooHooo! (Ok heart, now it's my turn!)
    WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO! Donna! You are amazing!

    I am sipping French roast with the most wonderful French fig candle burning on the most perfect Sunday morning.

    I wish that I could be there. (I will be! spirit...and in my dreams!)

  9. Donna, I am excited too!!!!! I took some photos of things the other day. I absolutely loved the bicycle in the front window. Smiles, Susie

  10. I just realize I'm out of bags! Oh well looks like I'll be bring some small trash bags! Hahaha!
    I can't wait to see you walls!
    I got my french chairs done today, it turned out great!

  11. Can't wait to see you....


  12. Looks like so much fun . . . after you get there! Love that chalk paint recipe too! So many beautiful pillows -- yummy!

  13. WhooHoo,
    Wish I could be there.Have a great time.I know you booth will look amazing!

  14. I am planning to be there and this year I'm hunting you down!

  15. Oh Yes!!! Woo Who!!! I shall be there only in spirit and via your blog photos. It is in the details and you are so good at them. Just Breathe and all will be well. It will come together and it will be a huge success! Blissful Blueprints for Summer Amusements French Style my dear...

  16. WOOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOOO! I so wish I could be there- Everything is looking great. Love the BLUE theme..and even your sign looks gorgeous- xo Diana

  17. A definate Wooo Hoooo to you! I love your darlin little blue desk with your name on it! And, oh my... just look at all those goodies! It's all just too exciting, i so wish i could be there!


  18. Woo who!!! Came by to get inspired for my very first market. It's this Saturday and I'm excited. I was looking to buy those brown bags, can I ask you where did you get your from?
    Have fun!

  19. need to order some of ur stuff how do i do it this is 5th try please let me know how to get thru to order thanks susan

  20. donna PLEASE let me know how to get an order to you 6th try thanks susan


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