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Monday, August 15, 2016

Lovely Lavender

I've been busy sewing lavender sachets, in the shape of little hanging hearts.
I can't help but be transported back to the heady fragrance of my grandma's dressing- table drawers, where her Irish linen handkerchiefs were stored, between each stack, laid sachets of English lavender.
Gentler and simpler times.
 
 
 

10 comments:

Patsy said...

Memories of grandmothers! I wish I could go back in years (sometimes).

Collie222 said...

So pretty! Rembrances of things past! <3

donna baker said...

Those are so cute Jo. I love the shape of the heart.

DJan said...

I have lavender sachets in my underwear drawer. It's such a lovely smell, isn't it? Now I'm the granny, but I've got nobody but me to smell them. Unless hubby (who has no sense of smell) can imagine it. :-)

L. D. said...

That is a beautiful rose pattern on the material. I remember that material as my wife years ago made a traditional dress from that particular designed cloth. I had forgotten it until now. I have quilts that my mom had made using the cloth from the leftover cloth. I like that you can remember your grandma had lavender in her dresser drawers.

Winifred said...

That's lovely. The smell is really evocative of past times.

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! That's what I want to do with the lavender I dried this summer!
I blogged about lavender, too! But I'm eating it...lol.....

ann said...

Love Lavender. Do you grow your own? I try to grow it, expecting it to winter over, but I guess it is not a perennial. Making the sachets would be a pleasant activity, sweet smelling, along with the sweet memories.

Henny Penny said...

Sure wish I could grow lavender here. It is so pretty and smells soooo good. I've been meaning to order a small bottle of the lavender oil.

Susie said...

Jo, I adore lavender sachets. I have one near my bed and I squeeze it to release it fragrance . Love the little heart. Blessings, xoxo, Susie