REMEMBER...

LIFE IS A GARDEN; ENJOY THE STROLL.

July 31, 2015

"L" IS FOR.......

........ lavender!
©Linda Nelson 2015
And, for today's post, I'm sharing with you a fun and simple way to display those heavenly scented flower buds which so many of us love.  I harvested mine just a few weeks ago.

©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
My shrubs might produce another crop of flowers before the season is over, though it probably won't be as flush as the first.  We'll see.

Anyway, it's always nice to have a stash of dried lavender buds on hand for making delightfully scented gifts, such as these salt-n-pepper shaker and tea strainer pomanders!
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
I particularly love the clamshell action of the tea strainer pictured above.
©Linda Nelson 2015
Aren't they just darling?  They'd make for fabulous luncheon party favors, don't you think?  I found the little shakers at a thrift store for twenty-five cents each, but happened to have the two tea strainers already on hand.   What I especially like about using these types of vessels is that one can conveniently refresh the buds with a few drops of lavender oil, if needed.
©Linda Nelson 2015
I picked this jumbo shaker up at a yard sale just this past spring.  I couldn't resist.  Funny thing, I don't even use salt on my food.  But, I sure do love lavender, and making lavender shortbread cookies is definitely on my to-do list.

I painted the cap of one of the shakers with a few coats of blue nail polish, then lightly buffed it with super fine sandpaper.  Prior to painting it I sanded the cap to dull the sheen, thus creating a better paint adhering substrate.  Nail polish adheres well to stainless steel provided the object will not be subject to regular wear and tear.
©Linda Nelson 2015
What ways do you enjoy displaying dried lavender?  Perhaps the examples shown above might inspire you in some way.
©Linda Nelson 2015
Now, sit back, and smell the sweetness.

6 comments:

  1. Okay I am LOVING that tiny little adirondack chair!! That's so cute. Great post, I love lavender and wish I had more of a green thumb!

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    1. Thank you, Leah. No worries if you don't have a green thumb; just purchase dried lavender buds, then have some fun with it.

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  2. Those are cute bottles for the lavender. I have a new post going up tomorrow from a little place we visited over the weekend and they specialize in growing lavender. There's was getting close to done for the season but it smelled great! My mother has always worn Estee Lauder and she always bought this powder that came in a beautiful silver capped crystal bottle that looks a lot like the one you have. I wonder if it's one of those? I'm pretty sure one way or another those bottle like that were made for powder to sprinkle on the body.

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    1. Liz, the bottles are just salt and pepper shakers. Empty perfume bottles would work nicely, too. I happen to like using the shakers and tea strainers because I can smell the lavender right through the little holes, yet the holes are small enough so that the buds won't fall out.

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  3. Mi piace moltissimo questa tua idea, da provare sicuramente! Affascinanti, bellissimi da vedere questi contenitori in vetro vintage con i fiori di lavanda, sono perfetti per profumare delicatamente ogni angolo della casa!
    Un abbraccio.
    Annarita

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    1. Grazie, Annarita . Sì , fare fare un tentativo !

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