Perhaps my favorite is lavender sachets…a little bit of your favorite fabric stitched into a shape that you love and filled with lavender! It’s so nice just to slip one into your lingerie drawer and then, each time you open it, you are taken to the lavender fields of Provence! Mine is made of French ticking and toile…a combination that I love. You can get another look at it, plus some details on Annie Sloan’s take on types of Country French interiors here.
Another way to add the scent of French lavender is simmering potpourri…a combination of herbs and favorite essential oils that is warmed on the stovetop to release that wonderful fragrance in your entire home! One of my favorites is lemon and lavender …such a nice way to freshen up your home, especially during the winter months!
I also love the look of lavender, but it can be fragile and does not always lend itself to being used in some types of décor. Sooo…I created a faux lavender wreath so that I could have the look without the mess of the little buds dropping off. It’s really easy and inexpensive to make!
But there is no substitute for the real thing! Here’s a fun way to display live lavender…my vintage French planter box! It’s so easy and you will not believe what it’s made from! You will find the tutorial, including the graphic, here.
And finally, here’s a way to use lavender that is also very practical…handmade lavender goats milk soap! If I had any idea how easy and inexpensive it is, I would have been making my own a long time ago! If you love lavender soap like me, but hesitate to buy it often because of the high cost, then this is for you. I made some little soaps in a pretty heart-shaped tartlet tin to give as sweet little gifts…
…but I have to admit that I made simple bars of the lavender soap just for me! Sometimes you just need to pamper yourself!
Baby Kitty, who is a big fan of the scent of lavender, even gives his seal of approval!
How about you? Have you found other ways to use lavender in your home?
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Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , Common Ground for Share Your Style on Thursdays , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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