My Alpine Home

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Harvesting. . .

Hi folks, today I am taking a break from my basement reveal.  I will be back tomorrow with my farmhouse kitchen.

Let me show you what got me so excited that I just had to share it with you.

Harvesting. . .Lavender!  All tied up with vintage ribbon it’s beauty is beyond words!

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This morning as I went out to water my pots I couldn’t help but notice my gorgeous Lavender.  Last year I had three plants.  Two of them were buried by Larkspur and alas did not survive.

I played with it a little outdoors. . .

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Then it came inside.

My new found clock represents harvest TIME.

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I even found that I had a few more lavender items.

A thrifted tea pot. . .

S&P shakers won at Bunco. . .

A little teacup given to me by my friend, Joyce. . .

And a single lavender colored plate.

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I placed my little stems of faux lavender in my bottle holder.

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I looked in the pantry and found some Lemon herbal tea.  Lavender and lemon, YUM!

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Growing up as a teen my bedroom was decorated all in lavender.

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It’s no wonder I love it so!

hugs,

Jann

p.s.  Thanks to Lavender Garden Cottage for featuring my Red, White, & Blue in the Garden post!

I will be sharing with these lovely blogs:

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

 French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday

Martha's Favorites Teacup Tuesday

Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home

Common Ground for Be Inspired

31 comments:

Stephanie said...

What lovely Lavender! I am sure the fragrance is just divine :) Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

Okay, time for me to 'fess up that I'm SO JEALOUS! LOL That lavender is just gorgeous, and I can't seem to grow it very well in our Zone 3. I absolutely love it and try anew each year. Your staging is just gorgeous! So enjoyed the photos - and I can imagine that lovely fragrance. I use lavender essential oil and lavender buds in my vegan soaps. Maybe it's the difference between the climate of Utah and the climate of Wisconsin, huh. Anyway, so glad you're successful with lavender. It just makes me happy that someone is! :-)

Createology said...

Lavender enchants the soul. I once harvested lavender at a farm and learned to make lavender wands. Pure Bliss...
I do have a sister who is allergic to lavender...what a shame for her.

Jen Jorgensen said...

I love lavender. It's my favorite and I wish I could smell it in your pictures ~ intriguing~!
Can't wait to see your farmhouse kitchen (and, where is your regular kitchen pics you told me about once?)
Have a Wonderful Day~!
Jen~
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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Beautiful....I guess, I would be planting more someplace...to have more of those gorgeous gatherings!!

Chel C said...

My lavender has just burst open with its beautiful colour and the bees are thoroughly enjoying the flowers. It is my favourite and so versatile. Once dried it can remind you of summer through the winter. Chel x

Bernideen said...

Just looking at it - I feel like I can smell it - lovely!

Bernideen said...

Just looking at it - I feel like I can smell it - lovely!

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh it's beautiful! I bet it smells wonderful too! I love what you did with the basket and the tag.. How precious..

priscilla said...

Beautiful ! Bet it smells amazing !

NanaDiana said...

I love lavender, Jann. Your harvest is beautiful! I lost all my lavender plants this past winter. I can't wait to see your basement reveal.

Susie said...

Jann, I love all your photos. What a beautiful bunch of lavender. xoxo,Susie

kitty said...

Love your lavender, Jann! My teenage room was lavender, too! Another thing we have in common.
Your Theater room and your basement bathroom look so wonderful from your other post. Great job!

Babs said...

Wow! Your bunch of lavender is gorgeous! Pretty treasures in your lavender vignette. It's nice that each piece has a special meaning.
xo
Babs

Winnie said...

I loooooooooooove lavender and I wish I could have fresh like you do :)

Debra @ Homespun said...

you have so much and it is so pretty! I think that I have one spindly plant! :)

Poppy said...

I love the heavenly smell of lavender, one of my favorite flowers. Isn't it so much fun harvesting them? Your cute lavender teapot looks perfect in your vignette, I love the lid:) and the bottle carrier with sprigs of lavender is sooo pretty!Beautiful lavender vignette!Thanks for sharing your precious harvest with us and for hosting a lovely party:)Hugs,Poppy

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My college dorm room was decorated in lavender, too! :D I love this post, and I'm going to blog about lavender next week. I'm going to *attempt* to make lavender ironing water (linen water). Wish me luck!

Sarah said...

Oh, absolutely love lavender. We have a small amount growing in our herb garden. Beautiful post!
Thank you for the feature on my patriotic decor.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your lavender is so pretty!! I love lavender, but it doesn't love me...I'm allergic to it.
hugs,
Cindy

must love junk said...

Oh, I love lavender, and yours looks gorgeous!!
Susan

Sandi said...

I ADORE lavender and yours is gorgeous!!
Blessings~

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm a lavender lover. I can practically smell that lovely fragrance in your photos.

Martha's Favorites said...

I love lavender. Your post was beautiful. Thanks for sharing are lovely pictures. Blessings, Martha

Lavender Cottage said...

I love this post of course! There's nothing more exhilarating than a bundle of freshly harvested lavender.
Judith

Veronica Roth said...

That's a very nice harvest Jann. Before I left Vancouver, Chloe and I picked some of our lavender and made some lavender wands to freshen the house all thru the year, (directions on my blog if you're interested) And, that reminds me, I have to email C to pick the rest of the blossoms before they bloom out. :)

Terri said...

Hello Jann,
Your lavender bouquet is incredibly beautiful! What splendid blooms. Your vignette is sweet indeed!
Hugs,
Terri

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your lavender looks so marvelous - I'l be planting more lavender this fall - can't have too much of this wonderful plant - your photos are gorgeous - I am so delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I think a lot of us love lavender, Jann. Not only does it smell divine it is pretty too. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

This is our Sequim Lavender Festival week...so very timely. Love the little lavender teapot! So cute! It's non stop lavender around here this week! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Betty Sneeringer said...

Beautiful and I can just imagine the fragrance!! I visited from Common Ground.

Betty