Lavender Love

I’m home …. Home Sweet Home.

It was so wonderful being able to spend over 12 days with my mom.

Prior to traveling to be with my mom while my brother and his wife were away,

I was in Florida for 6 days. I had one day between trips.

So it is safe to say that I have spent most of the month of March away.

Glad to be home, but there is so much to catch up on . . .

the house of overdue chores, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping,

cleaning up my layers of pollen on my porch and patio furniture

and catching up on the blog work.

Today I will share with you some Lavender Love.

Lavender-Ironstone Foot Bath-Housepitality Designs

 This pretty vintage ironstone foot bath is filled with a real lavender plant

that I found at the grocery store.

Lavender in ironstone footbath-Housepitality Designs

Ugh! Grocery shopping after being away for

nearly 3 weeks can be daunting …. but it was worth it when I found this lavender plant!

When we were in Florida, I came across this wonderful Lavender shop

featuring Pelindaba lavender. A beautiful organic lavender.

Pelindaba Lavender-Housepitality Designs

The lavender shop was actually a franchise of the Pelindaba Lavender Organic Farm.

The shop was in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

You can also order the lavender products on-line.  The link is above.

Pelindaba Lavender Shop-Housepitality Designs

 Oh how so wonderful the shop smelled!

Pelindaba Lavender shop-Lavender-Housepitality Designs

The shop of lavender was filled with lavender beauty products, lavender soaps, scrubs,

candles, culinary lavender, lavender teas and more. All organic.

The photo above contains a beautiful  view of the organic lavender farm

that is located on San Juan Island … a part of Washington State.

Lavender-Housepitality Designs

Pelindaba means, “Place of Great Gatherings”, as this lavender farm

was used by many to picnic on the edge of  the lavender fields.

Now I understand from the owner of the lavender shop (franchise) in Florida,

that many events are now held there such as weddings.

A wedding surrounded by lavender fields? …. How wonderful would that be?!!

Pelindaba Lavender-Housepitality Designs

I came home with bunches of beautiful dried lavender. I cannot wait to place them in containers.

These bouquets are definitely the finest dried lavender stems that I have ever purchased.

I also purchased some wonderful Lavender Tea and Culinary lavender

so that I can bake some lemon lavender cookies!

And on another note:

The first night that I was in Florida on Amelia Island,

I met up with sweet Nancy of Slightly Coastal.

I knew she lived on the island and was so happy that she was able to

meet me for dinner. Thanks Nancy!  She is a busy mom, teacher, and blogger.

We had a great, but short visit. She is a delight!!

And boy did I look tired! It was a long day of driving!

Nancy (Slightly Coastal) and Me-Housepitality Designs

I wish you a most beautiful day.

I will be busy catching up and incorporating my treasures that I acquired

on my trips into my decor …. so stay tuned!

NOTE: All glorious statements of the Pelindaba Lavender are entirely and joyfully my own.

This is NOT a sponsored post.

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  1. You can’t ever have too much lavender. I love the live lavender in the foot bath and the pic of you and Nancy is so cute. I’m glad y’all could meet.

  2. Shirley, I love the smell of lavender and I have it in my garden. Last year, just brushing up against the lavender, heavenly smells would waft up. I am so glad you were able to spend the time with your precious Mom!
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  3. Welcome home Shirley! You were quite the traveler in March and I’m sure it feels so great to be home sleeping in your own bed. It was such a pleasure having dinner with you when you were in town! I feel like we could have talked for hours.
    Your lavender photos are beautiful. I finally had a chance to pop into that shop last week and bought lavender bug spray. I hope it works because it would be a great alternative to all the chemicals in regular bug spray, which I just hate spraying on the kiddos.

    Have a happy Wednesday!
    Nancy
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  4. Welcome back! What a great post-I adore lavender! Just started growing it last year and hope it comes up again when (if) our snow melts. Until then, I’m going to order a bunch or two!

  5. Isn’t it sweet when you can meet a blogging friend in person! The picture is adorable. The live lavender in the foot bath is gorgeous. I have never seen lavender in our groceries:( BUT, I am going to order some from the link you provided, thanks!!! Off to bowl and then lunch and shopping with my daughter!!! She is off and I can’t wait to see her! have a great day!
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  6. WElcome home!!! I adore lavender and always head directly to any lavender farms/shops that I find along the way. Mmmmm.

    Glad you had such a lovely visit with your mom.

    xox
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  7. Shirley, I know it must feel good to be back home. I am so happy for you that you were able to visit wonderful friends and spend time enjoying your precious mom! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, and try not to work to hard catching up. I know it can be a lot of work catching up after you have been away.
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  8. I know you’re going to enjoy being home after being away so much! The lavender is lovely!

  9. I love lavender too. We plant some at every house we have. I need to get some new dried lavender after we move. The dried lavender I have has lost it’s scent, I have had it for 4 years.
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  10. Oh boy that lavender looks wonderful! Those are the longest stems of lavender I’ve seen! It would be fantastic to be married on the grounds of the lavender farm and I bet there’s a big waiting list! We have a lavender farm up here I visited and enjoyed so much. I imagine you are still catching up in many ways. We are a long ways off from pollen issues but even then it’s not nearly as heavy as your area. Enjoy the beatiful lavender you brought home!
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  11. welcome back!! i would love to grow fields of lavendar…and get lost in it.

  12. Lavender heaven! I know the fragrance was delightful in the shop. Enjoy your culinary lavender too!
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