Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lavender

I have had a lot of people ask me how I came up with the name of my mosaic studio, Lavender Hill Studio.

I love Lavender! We plant it all around our gardens. I took this picture yesterday afternoon in my front courtyard. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.


We live on a mountain ridge, looking at a mountain peak... That is where the Hill part comes in.

I took this picture of the mountain peak this morning.
Welcome Home,
Penny

26 comments:

Vanilla Lavender said...

Very pretty Penny! Is there anything better than the lavender scent? Hugs, Vanessa

Shelia said...

Morning, Penny! How beautiful! I can almost smell the lavender. I love seeing where you live and I especially love to come inside! hint hint! LOL
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Elyse said...

hi penny,

you are surrounded by beauty, inside your studio and outside. it's no wonder you are inspired to create such beautiful things yourself. :)

lovely

xo

TattingChic said...

Wow! What a lovely place to live! It really IS Lavender Hill! :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You live in such a beautiful area. I can only imagine how much that inspires your creativity.
I love lavender but have never attempted to plant/grow any. I think I will research and try some this year. We're really getting our yard in order :0)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Penny, you are so blessed to be able to walk out your door into your gorgeous yard with a fabulous view!!!! Your lavender must love living there as much as you.

xx
becky

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice! I may follow your lead and post about how I named my blog! Have a wonderful day! Isn't this weather incredible!

Lee Laurie said...

Penny, That view is awesome! If I lived there I would never want to leave. Your lavender is so pretty too. I can just imagine sitting there in the mornings looking out at that beautiful view!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Penny, it's lovely! And I love lavender... the way it smells!

You need to hook up to Outdoor Wednesday with these lovely outdoor shots.

Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Penny...I bet the scent is heavenly, too! I also LOVE Lavender and have just started making sachets...so much fun! I may just plant some in some containers on the deck.Not sure if it will do well here in the GA clay~~lol!
Thanks so much for the photos...just spectacular!

Hugs,
Lynn

the pleasures of homemaking said...

My what a spectacular view you have! The lavender is lovely! I really like lavender and I've tried to grow it but have had problems. I guess it's too hot and moist in Georgia?

Manuela

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Mmmm, I can almost smell the lavender. Your view is amazing. I've always loved the name you chose. ☺ Diane

Robin said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful, view, beautiful name. thanks

Kathleen Grace said...

I love lavender too, and so do the hummingbirds:>) I have a large area ooutside my bedroom window planted with several different kinds of lavender so I get to watch the bees and birds enjoy it! I knew the view of your mountainside would be beautiful this time of year!

Nancy said...

Oh my Penny, Your views are just breath taking to me! You live at Heaven at Lavender Hill! I am glad to know where the name came from! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

PS, Did you know we have a Lavender Festival over in Oak Ridge, (just outside of Knoxville) in June? Here's the link you can check it out. http://secretcityfestival.com/schedule.html

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny,

Your lavender is beautiful and I love the view from your hill. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to look out at that every day! :-D

I have tried to grow lavender plants several times, but they always died. I thought maybe it was our soil. But then iI met a neigbor who has it growing right outside her bathroom window~for the lovely scent, of course!

Have a wonderful week, Penny!

xoxo
Jane

Sandi McBride said...

Hi Penny! What a lovely place to live, it's so beautiful. I still intend to get up your way before the year is out! My Lavender is going to be blooming anyday...I do love it so!
hugs
Sandi

Vanilla Lavender said...

Thank you Penny! You're welcome to borrow it! I always love the toile lamp you have. I want to do the same for Luna's room but in pink! Hugs, Vanessa

Angie said...

That lavender is gorgeous! You have such beautiful surroundings!

Victoria Lynn said...

Penny,
Your yard and garden look so beautiful. I am jealous that your lavender is blooming. I'm patiently waiting for my new baby lavenders to bloom. I couldn't live without lavender, roses and hydrangeas in my garden. Have a blessed week!
Victoria Lynn

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Penny
I love Lavender plants. They smell so good, I have many throughout my garden too. Your view by the way is beautiful!
~Ann

LW said...

What a fantastic view!!!


Louise

Vee said...

Love lavender out of doors, but find it difficult to tolerate in closed quarters...though lavender Johnson and Johnson baby powder is an exception. Do you harvest it to use in projects?

Laurie and Chris said...

Your lavender is so pretty. I would love to be sitting on your porch looking at the view and smelling the lavender.

ursula said...

hi, it's beautiful! any tips on how to grow lavender? i've tried a few times to grow it in containers on my patio with no luck.......thanks

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ursula,
Email me - my address is in my profile, and I will give you the tips I know about lavender...
Penny