Friday, February 1, 2013

Arizona Treasure

Hi, everyone!  I'm going to begin showing you my 'spoils' from my shopping excursions while on vacation.  In case you missed it, you can see the fabulous places that we visited in Arizona here.
I'll start with one of my favorite finds from this trip...this bundle of lavender!

I've always wanted a BIG bundle (I have small ones all over my house) and I knew that I had to have this when I spotted it at the Sweet Salvage sale.

They wrapped the bundle carefully for me in extra kraft paper-it smelled so good even through the paper!  I lovingly carried this through 2 airports and gingerly placed it at my feet on the plane.  (And I may or may not have 'yelled' at my hubby when he accidentally kicked it ;)
I was worried when I unwrapped it at home that it would be all 'crumbled' but it was very much intact (whew!)  

  I placed the lavender in an old basket that I had, for a farmhouse feel. I added it to a new vignette that I've put together in our hallway.  Since I took the shoe rack from this spot when I redid the office (see here) I had an empty space to fill.  I brought this shelving unit made out of old crates down from an upstairs spare bedroom, and it fits perfectly!

Here is a view down the hallway towards the front entryway.  This space is right beside the doorway to the office.

After playing around a bit, I'm happy with how it turned out. (And I'm enjoying my lavender every time that I walk by!)  I'll show you some more goodies that I brought home from vacation next time.  Until then, have a wonderful day!

I'm linking to these great parties:    Jennifer Rizzo
                                                  Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
                                                  Common Ground
                                                  The Charm of Home 
                                                  Rooted in Thyme
                                                  Ivy and Elephants
                                                  Life on Lakeshore Drive
                                                  i should be mopping the floor
                                                  My 1929 Charmer 
                                                  Lavender Garden Cottage


  1. Glad that your lavender mad it home intact! Now that is lavender love!! Everything is just lovely!! Can't wait to see more goodies!!

  2. Gorgeous vignette...I love the framed scissors! And I'm smiling about bringing the lavender home on 2 planes and the possibility that your husband might have kicked it and you might have let him know of your displeasure! lol!!!

  3. Love the large bundle of lavender! I have small bundles and will continue to plant lavender in the back yard so maybe in 10 years, I'll have a large bundle like yours. :)
    Farmhouse hugs,

  4. Oooh, lavender! One of my favorite scents. Love the bundle in the basket. Jean

  5. OK - I will grow more lavendar for you! :) I can't believe you got that home intact - it's beautiful!


  6. I love how pretty that lavender looks in that basket. You certainly can't beat the smell either! I would've been a nervous wreck carrying that around with me so many places. I know how fragile it is.

  7. New follower here - I love junk!!! Wonderful Etsy shop, I'll have to check it out. Would love to have you stop by!

  8. Susan,
    Wow you got a great bundle of lavender and it really looks wonderful in the basket. I love the vignette you did in the hallway. I can't wait to see what other treasures you scored from AZ.

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  10. I love your style! thanks for sharing <3 Found you at the Rooted in Thyme link party :D

  11. I have a bundle of lavender in my office and it still makes me smile every time I walk by. I love the way you've displayed the empty frames with the clippers inside.

  12. Oh my!!! So much goodness here!!! Loving your blog and so looking forward to following along with you lady!!! Thanks for popping by my blog!

  13. I wish I could find a giant pile like that!

  14. you did a great job getting the lavender home! i just bought some silk lavender, but, it's just not the same. love your basket of string, susan--happy weekend!

  15. I really love lavender. This year I have to plant it! :-)

  16. Susan, you put together the most creative and unique vignettes. Love the candelabra and the frame surrounding the old cutting shears. The shelving piece is fabulous. And of course, I love lavender everywhere in the house! It's always fun to see your new displays.
    Mary Alice

  17. Your lavender is wonderful and I may or may not have fussed at my hubby also if he had of kicked a bouquet like that of mine. You did good with this find and with getting it home safely.

  18. I want a big bunch of lavender someday too! Bet that surprises you :) I just follow you around and want what you find - LOL! Love the way you hung the big old shears in the frame. I was just looking at my huge wooden scissors today and thinking it is time to put them somewhere prominent again!

  19. I love your etsy shop. Thanks for following my blog.
    New Follower!


  20. Ah, the scent of Lavender is so Divine and it displays so Beautifully too and helps those who have restlessness at bedtime. I have Sachets all over the house and it lasts so long... just scrunch it and it revives it over and over again!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  21. I wish I could hire you to come decorate my house. LOL

  22. The scent of the lavender must be wonderful, and I like how you placed inside the basket. If you did kick your hubs, and I'm not saying you did, I'm sure he forgave you seeing how good it looks in the basket and part of the vignette.

  23. Love the gorgeous vignette! You really know how to pull it all together, everywhere I look I see beauty! Love it!

  24. I just love lavender. In our garden we've planted about 30 lavenderplants around the trees. In the summer it smells great! And after they did their work, i dry them. Last year i wrapped them in a page of a French newspaper....looks lovely!
    link to that post:

    Have a great day!

    Hugs, Pietrik

  25. I can shop your house any day Susan!!!


  26. Everything looks wonderful and homey. So many treasures and I can smell your beautiful lavender from here (smile).

  27. Love these pictures! It's been a dream of mine to live in an old home, and you make yours look so rustic and beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm your newest follower! I'm excited to read more!


  28. It all looks just beautiful - and I'm seriously jealous over that bundle of lavender!!!

  29. Hi thanks for stopping by, I am following you back now.


  30. Susan, Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos at Simple & Sweet Fridays! I love your lavender and how you displayed it, so pretty! Thanks for always stopping by with your awesome comments! Have a wonderful week!


  31. Oh Susan, I love Lavender too! It looks right at home in your farmhouse basket. You did a great job on the new vignette. You always find fun things to display. Like the crochet thread in the basket. You know I love that number! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. Thanks for coming to visit us at Sweet Salvage. We look forward to seeing you again!

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