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26 April, 2015

Five Ways to Use French Lavender in Your Home

I am so excited because it’s time for our Country French design group's monthly share! I love seeing what my very talented fellow francophiles have to show us each month! This time the topic is our choice so I chose one of my favorite ways to feel as though I've had a little trip to France…adding the wonderful scent of French lavender to your home! 



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender SachetPerhaps 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lemon and Lavender Simmering PotpourriAnother 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy and Inexpensive Faux Lavender WreathI 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Vintage French Planter Box 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender Goats Milk SoapAnd 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…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender Goat's Milk Soap…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_thumb[8]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?

Please head on over to visit my fellow francophiles and their beautiful blogs to see what they have to share this month!

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Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
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
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh Debbie what wonderful photographs of your delightful uses for lavender! Each idea is awesome from your wreath to the soaps, love them all and you know, I think I can smell your lavender from here!

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  2. Hello, I love the scent of lavender.. The wreath is lovely..and the heart shaped soaps are so cute.. Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday and have a great new week ahead!

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  3. Debbie, I do love using lavender. I have dried bundles, sachets and a spray I found in Savannah by Caldrea the is lavender and pine linen spray and it smells heavenly. I spray it after I make up the bed and sometimes just walk through the house spraying it.

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  4. Deb I love the fragrance of lavender and your soaps are beautiful, I can just imagine how lovely they make your guest bathroom smell. Just beautiful.
    Happy Sunday, Kathysue

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  5. I love lavender and have tried to grow it and will keep trying but so far no luck,i love all your wonderful ideas,thanks so much Debbie.

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  6. I love lavender anything! Fresh lavender is absolutely wonderful. My favorite thing has to be relaxing in a lavender scented tub! Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog!

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  7. Love Lavender- your bars of soap look so charming and I bet they smell wonderful!

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  8. Lavender is one of my favorite things! Love this post xo

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  9. Popping in from "The Scoop" - a few years ago I received a bundle of lavender from my cousin - it was one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever gotten. I can still remember its delicious smell!

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  10. I am growing some in my garden this year. LOVE the kitty inspecting your work ! :)

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