Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Lavender Kingdom

I'd like to invite you to my Lavender Kingdom today. It is called "La bottega della lavanda " or a "Lavender shop".

This is lavender:

By the way, this bicycle by the entrance works just fine!

I have all what you want: perfuse, cosmetics, air fresheners, lovely sachets, soaps and bath products, candles and also house decor items and ceramics.
Everything here (including me) is either lavender colored or has lavender fragrance. Even our cash register is purple! According to psychologists, lavender color works to relax you. It calms your down and even improves your vision!

Even ancient Romans known beneficial effects of lavender. Now you can find lavender in almost everywere in Italy, especially in north. You can see it in gardens or on balconies or terrassa. It is a beautiful plant blooming with small flowers.

Do you know that one drop of lavender oil will ease the discomfort of mosquito bite? It’s also a mosquito repellent. Not many people know this natural remedy.
If you will get a chance, try to see the amazing lavender fields of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region in the north of Italy. Once you see it you will almost instantly fall in love with this beautiful flower!

Lavender will help calm down your nerves and will help you think clearly. You can also use it in cooking or you can drink it as a part of a herbal tea.
Lavender sachets placed in the closet will absorb odor and also will disinfect the air. It is said that if you will place a lavender-based natural air freshener in your bedroom or place a lavender sachet right on your pillow during day, you will never have a bad dream. You will wake up refreshed and full of energy!

As you know, I'm a creative person so I wanted to create something to wear it at work. 
This necklace I made a threading on organza ribbon - glass, acrylic, crochet beads and crochet flower. It's beautiful and attractive necklace. I like to wear it with simple white t-shirt and purple skirt or pants.

To make this necklace, you'll need a few items - organza ribbon, beads in any design or shape you please and your fantazy! Cut one end of each ribbon on a sharp angle so that the ribbon comes to a point. This makes threading the pearls or beads onto the ribbon easier. Make a node before and after every bead to keep it. I used clasp closure, but you can simply make a node and hide it inside of the bead.

 I hope you enjoyed your short trip to my Lavender Kingdom. If you are ever in Italy please stop by!

6 коммент.:

Unknown said...

So cute shop! And you are so beautiful in it :)

manonknits said...

Everything is tender and lavender, it's nice to work in this place

Natalka Pavlysh said...

You are lucky to work there! And necklace is perfect!

TonyaUtkina said...

Such a great idea to open a lavender shop!

Kathy said...

I am letting my mind imagine the wonderful aroma of this place. So beautiful, and the lavender bike, SWOON!

AlexMOS said...

Very-very beautiful! Beautiful shop, beautiful women, beautiful necklace!


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