It’s all about the designing.
I am a fifth generation Texan– Texas born and bred and Texas proud. My family and I owned and operated a flower shop and I have nearly 20 years of floral design experience. When they decided to retire, I returned to teaching and retired in 2012 with 25 years’ experience as a French teacher (with some time spent teaching Spanish and English as well). I kept the name of our original flower shop, A Country Garden, in honor of my wonderful parents who were my role models, but also my best friends.
I live in a small rural town and really love the country lifestyle. My main passion is horses, Palomino Quarter Horses to be precise, and I have two wonderful Palominos who share my life. I love everything equine and they make my life truly joyous.
I am a Christian and really strive to live the Christian lifestyle, love to play the piano for church and give HIM all the glory for all the blessings in my life and the talents HE has bestowed upon me.
I enjoy making elegant and whimsical wreaths as well lantern swags and floral designs and whether with silks or deco mesh, I always use to quality materials. Of course, I love using beautiful ribbons in my designs along with other decorative elements and I am always looking for new and interesting ribbon for my creations. I also offer lantern swags and floral arrangements for your home In the near future, I plan on adding hand painted home accessories and signs with hand lettering with my own artwork both in my creations and for sale as well.
I have always had to create and art has been a huge outlet for my creative juices. I do artwork – colored pencil and graphite – and that is a big part of my life. I realized I missed the floral design work that I did when we had the flower shop and decided to try it once again. And voilà, A COUNTRY GARDEN was back.
Nature and the changing seasons are my inspirations for my creations, and I enjoy using things you would find there~ butterflies, flowers, all the colors of the seasons, natural elements and the lovely patinas of metals and weathered wood.. Just the joy of everyday life inspires me to create beautiful and often whimsical creations. Of course, I love flowers and gardens, especially country style gardens and also cottage style, country/ western elements and French country designs. All these inspirations help me make beautiful floral décor for your home.
I am adamant about quality and strive for every design I make to be as perfect as possible. I hope you will see how much love and attention to detail goes into each item making it a treasured part of your holidays or home décor for years to come.
Thank you for stopping in to see all my creations and please visit “my garden” often.. I hope you find something special for your home.