Thursday, April 23, 2009

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday, April 24, 2009 as we present "Lavender and Lace"

A lavender field in full bloom creates a purple and green landscape and infuses a sweet fragrance into the air. A field of flowers brought to life with the buzzing of bees, decorated with birds and butterflies drawn to its fragrant aroma. The lavender fragrance wafts gently through the air, carrying the memories of flowers, happiness, and sunny days.

Far away, a summer porch, framed by windows with white lace, is surrounded with the scent of lavender. Lavender blooming in window boxes and flower pots, or decorating a flower garden with their purple blossoms. Whether along a country road or on a city street, the lavender scent embraces all indiscriminately.

Too beautiful to remain outdoors, the fragrance of lavender easily enters our homes and daily lives. From a carefully tended flowerbed we pick a tiny bunch and place it in a hand-cut crystal bud vase, where it can brighten a corner as it sits upon a vintage lace doily. Tuck a sprig of the tiny flowers into the lace band of a broad-brimmed summer hat, carrying the beautiful fragrance with us wherever we go. Or perhaps lay it inside a dresser drawer. Tie it with a tiny scrap of lace and hang it upon a wall, set it upon a shelf.

lavender and WickerIn a drawer or as a lavender bouquet tied with apple-green organdy ribbon, edged with a dainty row of lace, the loveliness of lavender is impossible to contain. An elegant centerpiece set upon an antique table draped with a vintage lace table cloth, it's a feast for more than the eyes as the fragrant aroma declares its presence. Sunlight shining through the lacy curtains warms the room and casts delicate shadows upon the wall. Suddenly, the room seems draped in a lavender landscape and fields of lace.

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Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer!

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I just love this weeks Lavender and Lace theme. Can't wait to see what the shops will be offering.
Hope you are doing well. Enjoy your day!
Janets Creative Pillows

Anonymous said...

I adore lavender. I just planted some on our first home's new lawn. I can't wait to buy some already established lavender to plant as well. It grows very well here so I'm excited to see her poke through from seed. Lovely post today.

Stephenie said...

I so adore lavender...Just love the color and the smell also.. Although, lavender doesn't grow well in my yard. I always look for it in other peoples lawn...What a pretty theme Lavender and lace...