Wednesday, August 7, 2013

French Lavender

What is it about the fragrance of Lavender? 
To me it just smells like Summer rain..

My long awaited dried lavender bunches arrived from Antique Farmhouse and I couldn't be happier. It's so hard to find lavender here in the Midwest, and online prices generally run high for just a small bunch. I tried growing my own last year, but bees took over our back yard and built hives in the birdhouses and pool equipment... that was the end of my lavender growing.




If you don't know Antique Farmhouse then you should. They have beautiful items with new "events" daily. Things sell out fast so you have to be quick. I don't think it's available at this moment but keep checking back they may have more in. Anyway, I bought two orders of 3 bundles each, and I could smell that magical fragrance before the box was opened.



...so I had to do a little styling in an old Frenchy basket. Anyone know technically what this basket was used for? Harvesting flowers maybe? I've also used it for wine bottles, and French Baguettes. 




I collect these little gift books from the early 1900's 
and this one has precious illustrations.









We're in the Living Room on one of my Bergere Chairs that I slipped a few years ago. And I wanted to show you my new grainsack that I talked about here. It's heavier than my others and has two yummy caramel stripes down the center. 







 The bundles came banded with rubber bands, 
so I just covered them with some burlap ribbon.






I just used three of the bundles in the basket, so the rest came into the Dining Room and found a spot on the breakfront in a wine crate.






Styling Assistant at the ready...



she didn't want to eat it, just roll in it...




It's been raining for days,
and I'm ready for Fall...

joining in with these party gals:

Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Blitzed on Pinterest at Debbiedoos
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Gallery at Ella Claire
It's a Party at DIY by Design
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants 
TTT at Stone Gable


Hope you're having a good week,
xoxo,
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