Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lavender Dream surprises!

The best part of having a blog is making friends.

I chose the name of my blog because I love the scent of lavender. I also love all of the shades of purple and lavender. The Dream part of my name? I remember my dreams every morning….every morning. I write some of them down but most of the time I just share them with my hubby. My Dad used to say, if you tell your dream before you eat breakfast it will come true. So…some of them I tell as soon as I wake up….a few I never repeat! Most of the time my dreams are good!

I have a Lavender Dreamer button…thanks to hubby!

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Lavender Dreams soap….thanks Tracy at Screaming Sardine.

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A DREAM bracelet…thanks Shanti at Sunshine Bliss.

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A quilt that my sweet cousin, Cindy made last year…

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and now “My Heart Beats Lavender Annie”

made for me by Maxie at Prims and Annies.

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She surprised me with this gift and made me very happy! She wrote me a beautiful letter, too.

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Isn’t she perfect?

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Do you see that she’s included a sweet bear and some little extras for me to decorate with?

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Thank you sweet Maxie…

Lavender Annie is loved!

48 comments:

Lilybets said...

Nice post and nice name !I hope my envelope will arrive soon !!Big kiss.

Vee said...

What a darling blessing she is! You have a lot of sweet friends, Diane. It's lovely to see. Did your cousin embroider "Lavender Dreams" on the quilt? What a nice touch!

Catherine Holman said...

Lavender Annie is adorable! What sweet and thoughtful gifts. Have a blessed 2012!

Brenda said...

Beautiful colors... Lilacs were my first love. I had a room as a child that my mother painted and decorated in those colors. Such soothing shades. :)

It is always fascinating to hear the story behind blog titles. Especially those with such an interesting origin like yours. Thanks for sharing. :)

Screaming Sardine said...

I had my bedroom painted a lavender/lilac color when I was a teen. My mom hated it, but I loved it. :)

I'm so glad you loved the soap, Diane. I just burned a candle in that lavender dreams scent. I need to make some more soap and candles, huh?

Anyway, thanks for sharing all your pretty lavender dreams and goodies with us. You're making me fall in love with lavender all over again. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

flyingbeader said...

When I was a little girl, I had to have a lavender bedroom. My Dad went the paint store & back then there was no pre made cards to chose from, so he took in a belt from one of my dresses & they matched it up. I felt like a princess. Now not much of my house is lavender...husband likes mute bland colors.....so I spice it up with pillows & of course all my dolls.

michelle said...

I used to where lavender and pink all the time, I was such a tomboy but for some reason those colors where my thing. :) I love your gifts, they are so pretty and so thoughtful. Blogland is just amazing. :)
I love what you said about Dreams too, I might have to try that. :)
xoxo

Barbara F. said...

I love lavender too, I have linen sprays and all sorts of items. I try to visit a certain lavender farm each year, but now they have an online store. Lavender Annie is adorable. xo

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

All your lavendar things remind me of my piano teacher's daughter. This was many years ago, but the little girl loved purple. Any shade was fine with her. Back then, the stores didn't carry purple like they do now. Yet everything she owned was purple.

One Christmas she asked for a play kitchen and of course wanted that purple too. Her mom couldn't find one and had to talk her into wanting a yellow kitchen to match Mommy's.

Your lavender things are very pretty, but I love the quilt! Enjoy your new pretties.

Marydon said...

What beautiful gifts. The quilt is gorgeous & Annie is darling. I wish I could, but I can't get near lavender.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Lavender Annie is adorable, and so is that quilt! You are blessed with many wonderful friends. Lavender is one of my favorite scents, too!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You lucky lady. I love the scent of lavender too. So peaceful and pretty. Have a great week!

TheRustyThimble said...

I love Lavender too.
Beautiful quilt and that Annie is adorable
Hugs
Brenda

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oh, where would we be if we couldn't dream?! Dreams help to keep our hope alive. Lavender Annie is just too cute. What a sweet gift! ;)

Hope to see you at Time Travel Thursday this week. Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Cranberry Morning said...

What nice things!! And your button is beautiful. I'd love to see the lavender fields in England when they're in full bloom! 'Field of Dreams Lavender' is the name of one of my handcrafted soaps!

On a SAD lavender note, my cat uses my lavender and oregano plants as her salad bar! At least I got lavender from that plant to dry for my soaps before I brought it in for the winter.

Ann said...

I sometimes wake up laughing from my dreams! I am always surprised at the number of people that tell me they don't remember their dreams, I feel sorry for them - mine are usually a great source of entertainment. Your quilt is so pretty, I know you will treasure it always. Happy 2012! ~Ann

Tolentreasures said...

What a great post and what a wonderful little doll. How adorable. I love lavendar too, love to cut it and bring it in the house, but everytime I am outside, I have to crush some between my fingers so that my hands smell like it!

Cathy

Cameron said...

Lavender Annie....such a beautiful dolly she is! Far from Raggedy, for sure :)

Such pretty gifts from wonderful people!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Lavender Annie is ADORABLE! LOVE the lavender hair! Hope your year is filled with lots of GREAT dreams and of course, more lavender!

laurie said...

lovely gifts, beautiful. I love lavemdar also, I dry mine every year, and when I first had my head injury the naturo path doctor recomended lavendar oil on my temples for head ache.It helps,

Anne said...

What great stuff! I always remember my dreams too, and I know the story about them coming true, so i always eat a berry or sip some juice before i talk about them! (not that they are bad, i just don't want to take a chance on the parts i don't remember!)

Ginger Zuck said...

I grew up believing the same as you. I can never remember my dreams unless they are really crazy. Love all your great gifts! I especially love the quilt, but Annie is really cute too.

Happy@Home said...

I enjoyed the story behind your blog name.
Such beautiful things you have been gifted with. The talents and kindness in the blog world never cease to amaze me.
Wishing you happiness in the new year.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

How awesome to have the Lavender quilt!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So much pretty lavender! My oldest daughter loves purple. That quilt is beautiful. hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

How wonderful to receive such nice gifts! Little Lavender Annie is adorable! :)
Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

BECKY said...

What wonderful friends you have! And you certainly deserve such lovely things! Happy New Year!

momto8 said...

Lucky you!

KAT said...

love your lavender treasures. The Annie is so so nice.
I remember my dreams too. I have some really wind ones at times. I do not usually talk about them...my dreams are just for me.

- KAT -

Jann Olson said...

Lavender Annie will be so happy at Lavender Cottage. What a fun surprise from a wonderful friend! I am trying to figure out how to make me a button. Wish me luck! lol! Your button is lavender lovely. I Love lavender too.
Jann

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh, she is adorable. I love her. How can you not smile looking at her? You have such lovely keepsakes. And lovely friends!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Diane,
Everything lavender, how marvelous!
I'm glad I haven't told of a dream
before breakfast, I wouldn't want
my dreams to come true, heaven forbid they are more like nightmares!
Must be what I eat before bedtime...

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Diane, Love your Little Lavender Annie. She's precious!!!! Love the quilt too. Purple is such a soothing color.
Lois

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, she is adorable! I would smile at her every time I walked by!

Carol

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Oh how sweet! Maxie certainly knows you well, doesn't she?

I love the quilt that your cousin made for you too...so pretty!

Hugs,
Pam

cynthia lee designs said...

What wonderful gifts! The doll is adorable and the quilt is beautiful. What treasures to have in honor of your blog.
hugs,
Cindy

nancy huggins said...

The gifts are all wonderful and you can tell they were all made special for you...I wouldn't want to tell anyone my dreams when I wake up..they have not been that great lately. I love the little Lavender doll and accessories...I wish I was good at putting hair on a doll ...I would make one with Lavender for my 1 GD that is 16..maybe someday I will figure out how and if it turns out 1/2 as good as yours I will post a picture :)

Kathy said...

I love all your Lavender dreams! Perfect! I have enjoyed visiting and chatting with you! What a delight blogging has brought into our lives! I hope you have very many more gorgeous Lavender Dreams!
God Bless,
Kathy

Thuis Thuis said...

Hello, I will follow your blog.
I love it!
Love Annette

Prims and Annies said...

Hi Diane,
She looks so happy in her new lavender home and I am so glad you love her. She's perfect with the lavender quilt.
Happy New Year to you and
Mr. Lavender

Maxie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How have I not seen your blog before? It's LOVELY!! I have had a lovely time browsing through your posts. I love the way your writing draws me in. I've signed up to follow you!

You sound as though you had the most perfect Christmas - here's to a wonderful 2012!

Sarahx

68sesentera said...

Hi, Diane

Let me tell you, I really live Lavanda, its color, its scent. Lavanda fields are very beautiful.
It's one of my favorite plants.


I found this Poem:

Lavender

Author: Alfred Noyes

Lavender, lavender
That makes your linen sweet;
The hawker brings his basket
Down the sooty street:
The dirty doors and pavements
Are simmering in the heat:
He brings a dream to London,
And drags his weary feet.

Lavender, lavender,
From where the bee hums,
To the loud roar of London,
With purple dreams he comes,
From ragged lanes of wild-flowers
To ragged London slums,
With a basket full of lavender
And purple dreams he comes.

Is it nought to you that hear him?
With the old strange cry
The weary hawker passes,
And some will come and buy,
And some will let him pass away
And only heave a sigh,
But most will neither heed nor hear
When dreams go by.

_Lavender, lavender!
His songs were fair and sweet,
He brought us harvests out of heaven,
Full sheaves of radiant wheat;
He brought us keys to Paradise,
And hawked them thro' the street;
He brought his dreams to London,
And dragged his weary feet._

Lavender, lavender!
He is gone. The sunset glows;
But through the brain of London
The mystic fragrance flows.
Each foggy cell remembers,
Each ragged alley knows,
The land he left behind him.
The land to which he goes.

With Love,

Caty

koralee said...

Oh I do love that colour as well...your little doll is so lovely..with such pretty fabrics. Happy New year to you sweet friend...may it be blessed in everyway. xoxox

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Love all your goodies, but especially love that Lavender Annie! Adorable! ~~Annie

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a blessing to have received so many wonderful gifts! That Annie dill is so adorable.

lilraggedyangie said...

Lavender is so soothing as is visiting with you! I love all your precious new lavender treasures and that lil lavender annie is BEAUTIFUL enjoy her ! Have a great weekend . Sorry Im late visiting trying to catch up on my reading ! hugs lilraggedyangie

Della said...

I love Lavender Annie! She is a breath of fresh air compared to all the other Annie's out there!

Wanda said...

What a nice post, Diane. I liked the part about your dreams.And I liked the photos of the quilt. Purple, lavender, mauve, whatever name you call it, it is my favourite colour. I am a quilter as well, but I have to say that I do not often see a quilt in purples that catches my fancy. Yours is one of the prettiest I have seen in a long time. Your sister made great fabric choices. Wanda in Edmonton