Designs by Donna is located in the cute town of Flowery Branch, GA.  So let me show you around downtown, in case you’re wondering what there is to do when you come and visit while taking a workshop at Designs by Donna.

Flowery Branch crossroads of Railroad Ave. and Main St. Don’t you love the beautiful blue sky?

The Flowery Branch Depot is one of the first sites you’ll see as you enter Main Street.

A little bit of town history.

Be sure to check out Sample Pleasures if you like putzing around in antique stores. It’s right at the intersection of Railroad Ave. and Main St. in Flowery Branch.

And right around the corner from Sample Pleasures, you’ll find more of items in the old Flowery Branch Jail. And you never know who or what you’ll find there!  I’m happy to say that I found Tracy out of jail this beautiful afternoon!

If antiquing isn't your thing, perhaps a cup of coffee and sandwich at Common Grounds coffee shop, an elegant dinner at Antebellum restaurant with sweeping side porches, or a stroll across the street to shop at Southern Grace gift shop.

Some of the sites in downtown Flowery Branch.

If antiquing isn’t your thing, perhaps a cup of coffee and sandwich at Common Grounds coffee shop, an elegant dinner at Antebellum restaurant with sweeping side porches, or a stroll across the street to shop at Southern Grace gift shop.

What are others saying about Flowery Branch?

Meet Kip Ford. He's attended hands-on workshops lead by Kim Chagnon and myself. Here's what Kip has to say regarding hotels, dining, and the workshops. "I've taken several classes at Designs by Donna and an unexpected pleasure is getting to visit Flowery Branch, GA. Donna's workroom location is easy to get to by Interstate Highway 985; but once you drive a few blocks from the highway exit, you see green pastures and the quaint town of Flowery Branch. <br /> There are several hotels located very close to Designs by Donna. I can highly recommend the Hampton Inn off of Interstate 985 Exit 12. It is comfortable, clean, and reasonably priced.<br /> What I did not expect when attending Donna's classes was to come away with a list of new favorite restaurants. Delizio's is great for lunch and we dine as a group for dinner at either Crossroads Bar and Grille and walk back to the hotel, or eat dockside on Lake Lanier at Fish Tales Lakeside Grille or Pig Tales Lakeside Grille."

Meet Kip Ford. He’s attended hands-on workshops lead by Kim Chagnon and myself.

Here’s what Kip had to say regarding hotels, dining, and the workshops.  I’ve taken several classes at Designs by Donna and an unexpected pleasure is getting to visit Flowery Branch, Georgia.   Even though it is becoming more like a suburb of Atlanta, it still has that small town Southern charm.   Donna’s workroom location is easy to get to by Interstate Highway 985; but once you drive a few blocks from the highway exit, you see green pastures and the quaint town of Flowery Branch.   However, the convenience of Target, Kohl’s, Home Depot, and Publix grocery store are only minutes away.

Area Hotels

There are several hotels located very close to Designs by Donna.  I can highly recommend the Hampton Inn off Interstate 985 Exit 12. It is extremely comfortable, clean, and reasonably priced.   What really impressed me was that the woman at the hotel in charge of the morning complimentary breakfast recognized me as a repeat guest on my second visit, asking “what upholstering project are you doing this time?”  Now, that’s Southern hospitality at its finest!

Area Restaurants

What I did not expect when attending Donna’s classes was to come away with a list of new favorite restaurants.   Sandwiches and salads from the neighborhood sandwich shop  (Delizio) are great for lunch.   Most nights we go to dinner as a group, and favorites include the Crossroads Bar and Grille bar and the Mexican restaurant in downtown Flowery Branch.   But the real treat for me is dining dockside on Lake Lanier at Fish Tales Lakeside Grille!

Meet Donna Scott Johnson. I've had the pleasure to get to know her and her infectious loving personality always puts a smile on my face. Here's what she's had to say about lodging and relaxing over dinner while attending workshops in Flowery Branch. "I highly recommend The Hampton Inn in Flowery Branch. I've had the opportunity to stay there on 2 occasions for multiple days each. I've already reserved my room for next time! The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff was very courteous, striving to make our visit great. Because they also offer breakfast you're ready to start your day as soon as you arrive for class.  After a long (but great) day in a workshop, it was so nice and relaxing to stop at Crossroads restaurant in the Publix shopping center for a great dinner and then to drive a short distance to the Hampton Inn."

Meet Donna Scott Johnson. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know her and her infectious loving personality always puts a smile on my face.

 

Here’s what Donna had to say about lodging and relaxing over dinner while attending hands-on workshops. “I highly recommend The Hampton Inn in Flowery Branch. I’ve had the opportunity to stay there on 2 occasions for multiple days each. I’ve already reserved my room for next time! The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff was very courteous, striving to make our visit great. Because they also offer breakfast you’re ready to start your day as soon as you arrive for class.  After a long (but great) day in a workshop, it was so nice and relaxing to stop at Crossroads restaurant in the Publix shopping center for a great dinner and then to drive a short distance to the Hampton Inn.”

Want to learn more about Flowery Branch?

Here’s a link to their website.  Click here for more information.

Learn more about upcoming workshops at Designs by Donna.

Check back often as the workshop page is always being updated.  However, the current list of hands-on workshops is listed here.  I hope to help you build your confidence and take your skills to the next level so you can build your business.

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At Designs by Donna, my mission is:  To use my passion, gifts, and abilities to bring joy and beauty into the lives of others through exquisite designs, teaching, and sharing.

How may I bring joy and beauty into your life?  God Bless.

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