22 July 2013

Of Alpacas, Lavender, Provence + Tea: Pt II

It's Friday Monday and time to return to beautiful Helvetia and the Lavender Festival.
As I mentioned in part I,
there are many different garden areas at this farm--
ranging from smaller ones made in old wheelbarrows to larger ones.
I love garden designs like that-
where there are hidden treasures around a corner,
or up above your head...
Such gorgeous colors at this time of the year...
so many textures,
so much detail,
so amazing creation is! 

Do you like the pastels
or do you prefer the brighter, more dramatic colors?
They had several birdhouses...
I LOVE these
and I loved the red ones they had on a ladder.

So many things to see on a warm sunny summer day...
these things brought a BIG smile to my face!
You see I have been looking for this particular vendor ever since I had seen her featured in another blog quite awhile ago....

I loved these little bread baskets?
They are SO cute:)
I wish I had realized what they were while I was there...
but my mind was totally focused on placemats.
Don't these colors and designs make you think summer?
Perhaps they make you think of a sunny town in southern France by the beautiful Mediterranean sea?
They do me.... 
Loved these fabrics and the summery designs!
The fabric is very easy care also...
any guesses to which pattern I chose?
Any guesses as to my second favorite?
And so, as I've been wanting to do for quite awhile now,
 I had to bring home a little bit of Provence
to remind me of the feel of the summer sun on my skin,
the fragrance of purple lavender in the air,
and a special time spent in the foothills of Helvetia:)

Beautiful, amazing Helvetia--I love you!
Photos taken at Helvetia Lavender Farm (and nearby)--
(looks like this Friday and Saturday are the last days for tea in their tea pavilion).
Also here is the link for Soleil de Provence (on Etsy):
 I am, as always, not associated in any way with either Helvetia Lavender Farm
or Soleil de Provence except as a happy visitor/customer.


Linda W. said...

Yes, the Helvetia area is a beautiful place. Looks like you had nice weather when you visited. Great flower photos!

aimee said...

I definitely love it there--you are SO lucky to live not far away from there! Thanks :)

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