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Friday, November 12, 2010

Colourful Friday-Lavender


Welcome to Colourful Friday. This weeks colour is Lavender. I hope it wasn't to hard to find.
Lavender Collection.
I found we had some bath towels in Lavender along with a few items from the sewing room. There is even a page about the plant Lavender in a book.

Lavender Cross Stitch
 I did this cross stitch a few years back. It hangs in our bedroom. Lots of Lavender coloured threads were used here.

Perennial Statice
Out in the garden I managed to find several plants with Lavender coloured blooms. Perennial Statice is a tough plant which produces lots of Lavender coloured flowers. These are great for drying.

Salvia "Christine Yeo"

Salvia's come in many colours and are real survivors in the garden. This one is one of my favourites.
 This Statice re-seeds itself everywhere and has lovely Lavender blooms.
 I must apologise I can't remember the name of this plant. It just pops up too. A great plant to have amongst the roses.

Lucy's Quilt-made in 2003.
This is Lucy's quilt I made her back in 2003. It  is a sampler quilt I made when I went to Patchwork Classes. Lots of Lavender toned material was used in this.
Lavender and Joanne Baillie

(The Election, 1798)

Oh, they are such savages! I'm sure if I had not put lavender on my pocket handkerchief, like Mama, I should have fainted away.

Lavender and Alice Hoffman

(Practical Magic )

There's a few things I've learned in life: always throw salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for good luck, and fall in love whenever you can.

Lavender and O'Keeffe

(A Beggar on Horseback, 1798)

My dear, have some lavender, or you'd best have a thimble full of wine, your spirits are quite down, my sweeting.

 "lavender, sweet lavender;

come and buy my lavender,

hide it in your trousseau, lady fair.

Let its flovely fragrance flow

Over your from head to toe,

lightening on your eyes, your cheek, your hair."

Cumberkand Clark Flower Song Book 1929


Lavender Thongs

Of course every Australian Lady has a pair of Lavender coloured Thongs.

Next weeks colour may appeal to you. If you are a prim lover or chocolate lover you will be pleased. Next Friday's chosen colour is BROWN. So be on the lookout for all things Brown.

Happy Colourful Friday
Bev C



Simone de Klerk said...

Lavendel really seems to be your color and plant! Love the song you added to it. Sounds so elegant!

Sue said...

Love the lavender post today! All your blooms are just lovely:)

fairchildstreet said...

Love the lavender thongs. Charmaine

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev
Great post...Love it!
Thanks for hosting this weeks Colourful Friday. Looking forward to brown, plenty of that here in the bush :-)
Have a great day,

Margaret said...

Love the lavender thongs and the perrenial statice is a winner. There are many lavener geraniums and pelargoniums about at this time of the year, keeping the bees busy. Loved all your lavender.

Joy said...

What a great post ... thanks Bev!! Oh and I LOVE your lavender thongs, they're just the icing on the cake ;o)!!
Joy :o)

Lounging with a Latte said...

Enjoyed all those quotes and lavender pics. About the only lavender things I have around our house is lavender plants! No, I don't have lavender thongs!!

Karen said...

Good morning, Bev, and thank you for hosting today!
You have a lovely collection of photos and all the quotes are great too.
I like your lavender cross stitch and the quilt.
And I want lavender thongs, too!!!
Have a lovely lavender day.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for keeping colourful Friday going while Robyn is away. You have done a great job.

Cottage Tails said...

Just stumbled on your blog - as one does.

Purple/lavender is my fav colour so really enjoyed your photos & quotes.

Love Leanne

Anonymous said...

I can smell the lavender through the computer, so beautiful. Thanks for hosting Colourful Fridays Bev! toni xxx

NessaKnits said...

My fav was the thongs!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Happy Lavender Friday Bev!! What a lovely array of pics...Your Lavender is beautiful in full bloom....mine isn't out yet!

Pam said...

Thanks for hosting Lavender Friday...I had to look a bit harder for this one....

Christine said...

thanks for hosting colourful Friday..your mauves are lovely...lots of beautiful lavender

Pauline said...

Lucky you being able to carry off lavendar thongs - I'd just look silly! You have so many lovely lavendar things, Bev - love the quilt. I've just remembered I prepared something to join you this week. Will go post it now.

Maria said...

You were able to find lots of lovely lavender at your house Bev.

Robyn G. said...

Hugs to all...
Just passing by quickly...
Hope you are all have a wonderful colourful friday...friday friends :-)

Robyn xx

Robyn G. said...

Oh yes... I love the quotes and the Lavender Bev...fantastic!! xx

Narelle said...

Oh my! Where has my brain been?
I went with lilac ... atleast it's in the same family. lol
When I was a young girl, I remember I used to loath the smell of lavender ... now I absolutley LOVE it!
Cool thongs!

Sue B said...

Great lavender, its such a soft and feminine colour. Sorry I am late in posting, been a busy Friday,

Notjustnat said...

Hey Bev, I heard that you are hosting the colour Friday this week while Robyn is away. I love how you use lavender and other flowers for the purple day. Love it and thank you.

Sally said...

Loving your thongs! Super sweet!
... and wow ... I just made it to colourful friday (before it turned into saturday!!!) Phew.

Carol said...

Thanks for hosting.
Love the cross-stitch and the quilt.

Jenny said...

Ohhh sweet lavender!, it is my favorite, nothing quite as yummy!! I love all the gorgeous sayings too Bev, and the lavender thongs,
By the way, YOU WON MY FRUITCAKE GIVEAWAY :)!! Can you send me your address and I will pop it in the post for you :)!
Big hugs
Jen xo

Kay H said...

What a lovely post for Lavender Friday. Really enjoyed rading it.

Farm Girl said...

I can see you are definitely a 'lavender' girl - beautiful photos of your garden and of course your lovely lavender cross stitch!