Thursday, 23 July 2009
Lavender fun and lovely gifts
and what a treat it was, with the lavender just about ready for harvesting. It's full of visiting honeybees, and there's the odd treat of a wild flower thrown in.
The kids spent ages hunting down rosemary beetles, an invasive species apparently with no natural predators here, so the lavender field wants rid... but it all has to be done organically:
They also have a rather lovely little area you can buy a cup of tea and a lavender biscuit... or lavender cupcake. Yum. Plus of course lots of lavender... which we did. Well worth a couple of hours.
Now, just look at what I received today...
My wonderful swap package this lunchtime from Dollydollop on the fabulous shabbychic forum June swap. The theme was stripes and polka dots. Just look at what she made. I love the handbag... just look how it's been lined ...
A gorgeous roll...
...filled with cutlery... I've been meaning to make one of these, and it's so lovely to receive one instead. And look at that boat to hang, probably in our bathroom, as the colours will suit nicely.
And look at that pretty button decorated boat. And a really pretty brooch...
Now, whatever I do, I cannot get the next pics to sit the right way up. Odd. But you can see how clever Dollydollop is with her makes...
I love this butter dish, which was a lovely surprise, as I'd been looking for a prettier one to replace my plain white one.
There was even some pretty polka dot fabric, but the picture didn't load properly.
Thank you so much, Dollydollop.
Earlier this week, I received such a lovely gift from Floss and Troc, Broc and recup for my post about her fabulous birthday party...look!
A French vintage prize, with a selection of truly lovely buttons from French Vide Greniers, together with a delightful small calendar from 1925. It's full of very sweet images.
Each winner also received a cross stitch flower - I have an idea to make a little wall hanging from this, as I really love the colours in this.
Thank you Floss, and thank you for inviting lots of us to your garden party!
Bye for now!