Sep 7, 2010

For the Love of France...

France has given the world
many pleasures...

My favorite gift
is simple yet decadent...

(click photos to enlarge)

A simple vintage apothecary jar
holds a wealth of tranquility
when filled with lavender buds...


A simple sprig of Lavender,
laid among linens,
insures their freshness on a winters day...


I picked my buds and sprigs during my trip to
over the summer.

Although not the fields of Provence itself,
when I closed my eyes
 immersed in the fragrance
My soul was full...


The height of decadence,
a long hot bath on a cold winters night
with fine milled soaps...


My cherished garage sale fruit bowl,
with it's simple wild roses...


Limoges of France....

Tonight I am joining Frenchy
at Le Chateau Des Fleur's

Ooh la la!


Thanks for visiting me today!

20 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

I look at your photos and can smell the lavender. What a lovely post!!!

Tete said...

Lavender is one of the best things on earth.

Amy Kinser said...

I think I can smell them from here. I love lavender also. So pretty...

NanaDiana said...

Lovely post, sweet Bella! Beautiful photos and sentiments. I love lavendar too. I don't suppose you want to know that MyHero pulled out my whole lavender bush because he thought it was a weed? Yeah...coulda killed him...but didn't...still not legal in the state of Wisconsin. xxoo Diana

High Heeled Life said...

Lavender is my most favorite scent ... I dream of the day I will be in Provence in all its beauty of color!! I started collecting Limoges a couple of years ago... I can't wait to be able to unpack (still renovating...) and enjoy some of my treasured pieces too! XO HHL

stefanie said...

I LOVE the smell of lavender!!!

manon 21 said...

Un bonjour de Provence.

Amicalement,

Manon

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Indeed, lavender is a soothing fragrance and goes perfectly with linens!
Love your soaps...
Please read my latest blog for the good news!

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Kom Achterom said...

OOh Lavender!!! and so beautiful your photo's
Bella what a nice post!!
i wish you a wunderful day
Yolanda

MYLISE said...

*Beautiful blog* - I love it !!!
Bisous du Sud de la France.
Mylise.

Sarppu said...

Greetings from Finland, I have to say you have so beautiful pictures and lavender is one of my favourites, smells good and is nice in the garden :)

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

The scent of lavender is one of the best there is. I always have some soap bars or little satchels filled with dried flowers in between my linnen as well. The smell is lovely indeed!

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Kristen White said...

Nothing beats the smell of Lavender....beautiful photos!
Kristen

Hélène Glehen said...

That's lovely, Bella and so Frenchy !
Thanks to share.
Have a nice day.

Hélène Glehen - a French artist fond of roses and romantic stuff.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I can smell the fresh lavender as I read your post. Yum!

Jeanine

Charlene said...

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog design too. Yes, Karen is an amazing girl. LOVE lavender. My friends/neighbors live in France half the year & half the year here. There son lives near Provance & they always bring me lavender things. That soap you showed is divine. WHERE did you find it? Have a great day. Charlene

Sarah said...

Oh, la la indeed! Lavender is the most wonderful fragrance. And this is a gorgeous post. ~ Sarah

maría cecilia said...

Lovely... even though I rather have a bath with roses petals!!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Bella

This is such a beautiful post!
Frenchy also invited me to take part in the "French Inspired Party". My post was one of her favourites also (just below yours)!!

It's a great way to meet other lovely bloggers with a common interest.
I particularly love old linen and lace.

I've become one of your followers, so please do come and visit me and I'll get out my prettiest teacups and make you very welcome!
Take care
Shane

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have had so many guests lately and fallen behind with following everyone's blogs. I started reading from the new posts through to where I left off last time. I love your blog...it is so pretty and calm and peaceful. I love the blue eggs and the silver and the mirror you painted white. The lavender post has touched my heart. It is such a lovely scent and a gorgeous post.