I hope everyone had a great weekend and you are enjoying the wonderful weather. Summer seems to have gotten off to an early start this year and I am not complaining. I love it. I know you Texas gals probably don't agree with me however. My hubby was in the Dallas area last week on business and sat at the airport for 4 hours delayed while the storms went through from the cold front that dropped your temps to a cool 92 degrees...
I myself had a lovely weekend... I went to Indiana to visit my good friend Donna.
She is very busy with all the details of the event she produces at Horton's in Tipton, The French Market. It is always fun and heart warming to visit the Jenkins household. Thank you so much for such a fun weekend.
I brought a load down for the market and to look at my space I will be selling in. It was good to see Karen and Tim Horton and their beautiful daughter Holly. This event just gets better and better each year and sooo much fun!
I have been working away in the studio making treasures to bring for this event. This year I am having so much fun with everything I am doing. I am busy giving some things a new look...
Yes, I am trying Annie Sloan again... more on that later.
The theme this year is The Heart of Provence so I have been working within a color palette of lavender, heather and gray.
My space will be in one of the green houses at Horton's, so I have decided to go with a Studio Apartment theme.
Kind of "Paris Atelier meets French Farmhouse".
Cool space... huh? I am going to have fun with this!
In keeping with my theme and color palette, I have been painting.
I have fallen in love with this color palette... smokey heather and lavender with silver gray tones. I am thinking of redoing my bedroom in these colors now.
At the event many of us will be doing demonstrations and small classes on fun projects. I will have my easel set up and will be painting and I will also be doing a "make and take" project for an hour a day during the show.
Donna, bless her sweet heart thinks of every detail to make this not only a wonderful shopping experience but a day filled with the essence of France that takes you from small town America to the heart of France and all that it entails.
We had so much fun sitting here each morning going over all the details of the show and bouncing ideas off each other. We are birds of a feather... Sunday morning we even were singing our favorite old hymns and praising God for such beauty. My favorite is, In the Garden and I'm Over Shadowed. What are yours?
She has the most beautiful gardens, it is her passion and it shows!
I so enjoyed having my coffee each morning while taking in all this.
Her infamous potting shed she calls "Tinker"
I took so many pictures, it was fun looking through the lens at all this beauty... enjoy!
Thanks so much for such a wonderful stay!
Please visit Donna at A Life Reclaimed
to get more info on Horton's French Market in Tipton IN.
Blessings to you!