My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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Herbariums for Tennessee

Good Morning!
We have finished loading and were about to pull out of the driveway...
When I remembered...
I had forgot to share one last post with you before I left for Tennessee!
My herbariums!

Most of you know how much I love to spend time in my garden and really wanted the wares I took to this event to reflect that.

Herbariums are my latest design crush and I was really excited to do a collection for myself and some to share.

Here is just a sample of what I ended up making.

Some are wrapped in cloth tape....

Some are in a vintage frames....

And these...

Are in handmade embossed tin frames.

I had hoped to get many more done...but I only have a few of each.
My dear friend Rebecca and I are about to leave....Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
I give let you know how things went!


  1. these are wonderful Donna, you guys have a great event! give a hug to Rebecca from me!

  2. Oh...these are lovely! I have the little pumpkin you sent me a couple of years ago under a glass cloche and he's being enjoyed very much. Hope you have a great sale!

  3. A safe and prosperous trip to all of you..and you gals will have a blast in Franklin

  4. These are fabulous girl. You are gonna knock their socks off!
    I was hoping to get that way, but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen this time. Know I'm thinking of you and R.E. and sending y'all powerful prayers for safe travel and fantastic weather.
    Now...go sell to the dirt!
    P.S. Give Kimmie and David a big ol' hug from me and tell them I'm so proud of 'em and for 'em.

  5. Oh my gosh, they are beyond wonderful! I've never even heard of a herbarium... and I LOVE them!


  6. Oh my gosh, Donna! Those are beautiful. Looks like vintage / antiques. They are instant heirlooms. I really love the group with the tags.
    Have a wonderful and safe trip~

  7. Beautiful! I have some from the 1940 from Europe with roots. Very nice how you framed them and tag them! Safe trip and best wishes for a wonderful show!

  8. Really lovely Donna.....wishing you the best in your fall show...N.xo

  9. More wonder...just beautiful!
    Wishing you and Rebecca grand times and boucoup sales!

  10. I am madly in love with these! They are s beautiful!

  11. These are so gorgeous Donna! I LOVE are amazing!! Just when I think I have seen it all, you post another lovely item that you have made. Just beautiful!!


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