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Friday, January 31, 2014

Lavender Break


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TGIF!  
I took today off of work.  
I am supposed to be working on "Blog Stuff" 
as I tell Mr. Beaux.  
I am actually working on a Valentine Tablescape 
along with lots of other "stuff".  
I was digging around in the guest bedroom closet 
and I came across a box of lavender 
that I purchased from Decor Steals a while back.  
I guess I just shoved it in there and forgot about it.  
Love Lavender!  
Don't you?  
So out of the box it came 
and I placed it in my dough bowl.  
The smell in the dining room was heavenly!  
It reminded me of our anniversary a few years ago.  
We took a trip to Carmel and Monterrey.  
While we were in Carmel 
we went on a long scenic car ride 
to the Carmel Valley Ranch.  
It was a beautiful warm summer day...  
Longing for that now 
aren't you?
They grow lavender there 
and they also have bees for honey.  
We had a delicious lunch there outside.  
Sigh..
It couldn't have been more perfect!
Those are the kind of memories 
that I need right now!  
It is bleak and deary outside 
and spitting ice and a little snow.
I added one of my vintage table runners to the table.
Leftover flowers from last weeks 
impromptu dinner party with friends.  
Hey, they were having lobster on sale!  
Mr. Beaux broiled the lobster tails 
and I made risotto with peas and asparagus.  
 I'll keep the lavender here 
until I figure out my V-day table.  
I had better get back to work.
But before I do 
I will play around a little with Pic-Monkey.  
They have their Valentine goodies up now.
Thanks for joining me for my 
"Lavender Break"!

Until Next Time,

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have the same lavender in my dough bowl in my dining room. We're twins!

Sarah said...

Ditto, Cindy and Kim. I ordered a box of the lavender as well. I've got it in a dough bowl and also in a white ironstone pitcher. I've also given away a couple of bundles to friends. It was such a steal that I ordered more than I need. Spread the joy! ;-)

Alycia Nichols said...

It's a little before midnight, and as I sit here in my office messing around on the computer, I can hear the pellets of ice hitting the window. Ugh! What a mess it was today!!! All those multiple car pile-ups!!! And I have to get out in this tomorrow. Makes me long for the lavender fields, tree swing and sunshine just that much more!

Stay safe this weekend and on into the week. You know we're in for a doozy on Tuesday!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I love lavender too. It isn't hardy to our area, but I do raise a few plants each summer.
BTW, how did you come up so many posts in a row???

Cranberry Morning said...

Did you really schedule those all to publish at the same time, or was that an accident?

Monica said...

I love lavender and had high hopes when I attempted to grow some in Central Texas...well it did not go well half of it died not from water or sun so not sure if its a sensitive region plant. It was so beautiful when I planted it and it never bloomed again. I will have to do as you and buy some ...loved your post.

Missy George said...

Nice touch..I'll bet it smells divine..Love lavender..Hard to find that much in one spot..

carol jane said...

Love the beautiful lavender. Can't wait to see your valentine tablescape!

Kim Hood said...

Your lavender in a dough bowl is perfect! It's out in the open where you can enjoy the aroma...no more hiding it in a closet, OK? I love lavender, too, and the memories attached are a treasure. Thanks for sharing your beautiful post. :-)
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I could live with lavender in every room, every day. Your photos are gorgeous. Found you at Between Naps on the Porch. Happy to be a new follower.

Donna Wilkes said...

I love the scent of lavender. I have those bunches in a sap bucket in my office/craft room. Love to brush by with the aroma filling the air.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks beautiful Cindy!! I'm still on the hunt for a dough bowl.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

A bowl of lavender is always gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Suzan Sweatman said...

I just ordered a batch of dried lavender !!!
Beautiful photos - have fun with pic monkey :)
XOXO

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