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Green Weddings Hood River Lavender

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Getting ready for the wedding
The wedding party
The wedding party

We had a wedding at our farm a few days ago, there was much preparation for this beautiful Day!  We deadheaded flower tops, pruned lavender, and watered intensely. Luckily for me, there is an Awesome lady right across the street, that assists me in times like this.  She does lots of the weeding and deadheading, while I set out the sprinklers, watering the lawn. The Party Rental business came to set up the tents for the reception areas. I cleared off a few tables in the retail cottage, for use as “Bridle Dressing Room”. I dressed up a window with a special Cafe’ Curtain, made from an embroidered table runner with a Bride standing under an arbur, and two vintage kitchen linens that belonged to my Grandmother Lucille.  The cottage was ready for the Bride, and filled with the calming aroma of Lavender to sooth her emotions…What a beautiful Wedding Celebration!!! Best wishes to a wonderful future for them!!

Pretty bride standing in front of the cottage
Pretty bride standing in front of the cottage
My handmade Bridal curtains
My handmade Bridal curtains

Kitchen, the heart of a home

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Kitchen heirloom curtains
Kitchen heirloom curtains

Today I worked on completing a project that touches my heart. I hand stitched together some Vintage hand linens, that belonged to my dear Grandmother, for valances in my kitchen. They are similar to the ones I made for my Retail Cottage at our Lavender Farm. These valances were made by carefully cutting in half, and shortening, specially chosen heirloom hand linens, and stitching them together. Then I sewed on cafe rings to hang them. These beautiful vintage, heirloom valances are a timeless elegance to the windows in my kitchen. Every time I look at these delicate valances, I have fond memories of my sweet Grandmother, Lucille. I’ve transformed a common place, my kitchen nook, into a soft, warm, relaxing room, that I will enjoy spending countless hours in. This is just what I needed to get rid of some of those after holiday blues. Use your creativity to transform a common place, encouraging warm, relaxing feelings.