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LAVENDER & STARFISH


There's just something about lavender...

The soft sage color and delightful purple blooms dancing high above~
it's one of my favorite plants inside the house and out.


I found a trio of lavender plants yesterday at Costco for $10.00
& couldn't resist bringing them home with me...
just a little attempt at hurrying Spring along, I suppose.
:)


Into a crusty urn atop the bedroom fireplace they went.
A large terra cotta seashell planter filled with white berry garland

and a chunky reproduction pediment salvage piece
found their way to the mantle too.

A wee little nest under a tiny glass cloche
holds a little speckled egg & brings a bit of color and charm


A simple spring vignette.

I haven't been getting much done here the past couple of days
playing a bit of hookey from projects
I've just been enjoying the warm sunshine and watching the snow melt away.
:)


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51 comments

  1. They're beautiful ... big fan of lavender, too! Your vignette is gorgeous! *Becca*

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  2. That looks so pretty Courtney! I love lavender to. Your mantel and decorations are just gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful vignette! Love the urn full of lavender!

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  4. Courtney, What a lovely vignette. Your blog is so calm and peaceful! <3

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  5. Courtney what a beautiful vignette!! I love lavender too and yours looks so pretty in the urn. Love the little cloche and starfish too!! Stop by and check out my giveaway when you have a chance. Martina

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  6. I love your lavender vingette. I was just thinking about ordering some dried bundles.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. Hi Courtney...

    My friend, you have done it again!!! Ohh my...you really do create some of the prettiest vignettes in all of blogland! When I seen your post pop up...I couldn't get here soon enough! Hehe! Well dear lady, I just adore this gorgeous lavender vignette that you created for you bedroom mantel! Love, love, LOVE the all the beautiful masonary pieces...your big urn, the large shell, and the architectural piece! They are all just fabulous! The lavender in the urn...beautiful!!! And I love the pretty white beaded garland that you added to the shell! And...to top it off...that darling little nest under glass!!! Sooo very pretty, dear friend...thank you so much for sharing your new lavender vignette with us today!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  8. Love all of your elements. Your planters are stunning and the lavender and white berries are wonderful. Love the whole display. Hugs, Marty

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  9. I, too, love lavender. I hope my lavender hedges survived the wretched winter!

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  10. Oh wow at Costco? I'll be looking at my Costco for some lavendar. Love it! Nice display, I love the nest under the cloche.

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  11. Beautiful vignette! Great prices on the lavender, I picked up some seeds in attempt to grow some in my yard. I love your starfish, I added some to my vignettes around the house a couple weeks ago. I just haven't gotten around to taking pictures.
    Happy Wednesday
    Michele

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  12. Beautiful vignette Courtney. I love lavender and star fish so these are such a perfect combo. :)

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  13. OH Courtney, what gorgeous vignettes, they are truly outstanding! I'm happy I found your wonderful blog.

    Nancy

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  14. Beautiful. I love lavender, starfish, bird's nests and cloches. All the things you have featured!

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  15. I love lavender too. It is such a pretty, old fashion flower!

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  16. Very pretty vignette!

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

    Bisous,

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
    http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a stunning vignette...two of my favorite things!!! Just lovely!

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  18. You always know how to make the most beautiful vignettes Courtney~ Your lavender is so pretty~ Hugs,Rachel :)

    French Farmhouse 425

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  19. Courtney, that is the most beautiful vignette! I need to run to Costco and find some lavendar. They didn't have any at ours when I was there, maybe it is too early here. I love what you did with the chunky stone-like planters and accessories and the darling starfish is just the right touch to make me dreamy! Fab, fab, fab!

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  20. So pretty! I love the lavender! And those are the most delicate starfish! Love your photos!

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  21. Dear Courtney ... you always put together the most beautiful vignettes! Thank you for always thinking of me! xox

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  22. Very pretty! Boy those plants are big...I think I need a trip to Costco :)

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  23. Beautiful vignette! I love lavender too. I just love the smell of it every time you walk by. Diane

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  24. I am a lavender addict. It doesn't do well outside in my climate so I bring it in... My favorite place for lavender is right in the middle of my dining room table. ;) See you at feathered nest friday!

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  25. Of all places...Costco! I will have to keep my eyes open! I love your urn and how the lavender looks in it. You really have the magic touch with making pretty vignettes!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. Everything is just lovely and I agree ~ lavender is just amazing ~ the look, the smell ~ ahhhh and so vintage. ;-)

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  27. love lavender--i am thinking right by my entry door this year to get that lovely perfume in the door!
    mary

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  28. Courtney, I always love your vignettes. They are so creative, and I am always amazed how you put things together. I love lavender, too. I usually choose lavender if given the choice because I love the way it smells.

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  29. Everything looks wonderful. I love the lavender!

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  30. Cute post! Glad to have discovered your blog - stop by mine when you get a chance, am now a new follower.

    Caron

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  31. Everything is perfect ! I love your sense of style and I enjoy every creation of yours ! The Lavender , so charmingly simple !

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  32. Your mantle looks lovely! I can't believe you found such good looking plants at costco of all places, I Love it! :)

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  33. Great score on that lavender Courtney and you make it look so lovely to boot!

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  34. Lavender is so soothing and love your planters. Spring is bursting forth here...yay. Visiting from Flora Thurs. ♥olive

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  35. Courtney-What a beautiful vignette! I love it! Lavender is one of my all time garden favorites. I suppose you don't want to know that my lavender "bush" which was about 3 feet tall and 3 feet around got pulled up by my husband because he thought it was a weed..AND he left it laying there...by the time I discovered it there was no hope of replanting. It is too bad that murder is illegal in the state of WI!!! xxoo Diana

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  36. The lavender looks beautiful against the silvery gray of the urn. It is a plant that many of us cherish, so fragrant and a cottage garden favourite.

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  37. Thanks for Joining in Cottage Flora Thursday's...i love lavendar - so yummy! So excited to get in the dirt myself - feels like it's taking forever to warm up....which is why i'm enjoying peeking at all the links to the garden party! Thanks again for joining & sharing the link on your post! xoxo, Tracie

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  38. Your home seems to be full of one delight after another!! You must have a big smile on your face all day as you turn to see your beautiful things all around you.

    I hope you're having a wonderful day.

    Sarahx

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  39. Beautiful vignette and the egg looks so cozy in the cloche.

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  40. Beautiful. I love lavender...

    Have a nice day!

    http://toutlamour.blogspot.com

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  41. I'm bummed we have no Costco here. Your mantle is gorgeous, as everything you do! I'll be over to see you soon,!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  42. I will have to check my Costco! Thanks for the tip. This is gorgeous.

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  43. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous..
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  44. Calling by to visit your Cottage Flora Thursday post, very pretty vignettes which have given me inspiration.

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  45. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for the fab projects and inspiration. I wish I could smell your display!! I will definitely be stopping by often!

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  46. Hi.. I am new to your blog. Happy I found you. Such inspiration. Love the Vignettes you create and I love Lavendar too. Thanks for sharing your talents and for allowing to come visit. Have a lovely day. See you soon :)

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  47. Oh, I too love lavender! I spritz it on my bed linens for tranquil sleep. And where I'm typing, I have a plant right outside the door.
    Brenda

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  48. I am in love with lavender too Courtney. Your urn full of it is beautiful and I love the starfish with it. Very pretty!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  49. I love lavender. We had lavender planted in our garden at our other house. I had to leave them behind sigh!!

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  50. It's all just beautiful. I have always wanted to grow some lavender. I think I'll have the husband look the next time he's in Costco.
    I love the nest in the cloche, too.

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  51. Beautiful, as always, Courtney. Love your wonderful urn and that sea shell. Will the lavender grow inside the house? I love lavender too, but didn't know I could grow it inside. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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