Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dreaming of Lavander Fields

The Lavander fields in Provence
are in full bloom each July

  The color is spectacular

The scent is unforgettable


- Incense Provence
This colored incense looks like candy

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!
Mimi Bleu


Unknown said...

I definitely dream of lavender fields!

desde my ventana said...

Hi Mimi,
I like your wonderful images. The lavender is very common in Madrid and we can enjoy it the whole summer, with this wonderful smell.
Have a happy and sunny weekend,

Jeanne Henriques said...

Heaven Mimi...there is nothing better than lavender...calms the mind and soothes the soul!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jeanne :)

Susan B said...

Gorgeous! My sister's old roomate used to make all kinds of lovely scented things with the lavander they grew in their yard. (We're starting a landscaping project that will be utilizing probably a good deal of lavander.)

Natasha in Oz said...

I can almost smell it from here in Oz! Divine!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Mimi.

Best wishes,

Anastasia Schembri said...

What marvelous images and that lavender field is simply a dream, I can almost smell it!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I was lucky enough to be able to see the lavender fields in Provence a few years back, and I'll never forget how beautiful the sight was. Hope to get back there again someday, but in the meantime, it was wonderful to imagine myself there thanks to you.

Happy weekend,

Francy said...

The lavender fields are beautiful and dreamy ;-)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
As I look at the pictures, I can almost smell how lovely they are!! I have started little lavender seeds in our diningroom to be planted after the chance of frost is passed! I just can't wait until they flower!!

Wishing you a beautiful lavender evening!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, Mimi! I don't know what would be better. The sight of those lavender fields or the intoxicating scent! I have always wanted to see this in person. As usual a beautiful, beautiful post.
Please come and see me- I have a small game for you at the end of my post.
xo Yvonne

Silvia C said...

Bonjour Mimi,
Soon, there will be a 5-K run in our area which takes place in a 10 acre lavender field. It's one of my favorite things to do in the spring. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anne Marie said...

that looks heavenly!

Anonymous said...

The lavender fields of Provence are spectacular! The gentle sent of lavender is a favourite of mine.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Thanks for these beautiful pictures. Lavender is my favourite scent in the world. When I was little we visited Jersey lavender farm and since then my mum has always worn lavender perfume so the smell totally takes me back to my childhood. I always put some lavender oil on my pillow at night to give me sweet dreams!

Sarah Elizabeth xx

pve design said...

I wish I was there now, my husband's tonton Louie, just passed away at 98, he lived in Le Collet Bas, near provence. I will post about this man...and hope he is at rest, dreaming of lavender fields.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHHHHHH the scent, the color, the taste, the feel of the GODS! Yes, I believe that this color and feel is heaven "scent"! Thank you precious friend for your lovely message and it means so much to me to celebrate with such kind souls. Now you go out to Paris, embrace her for me, and seize the day! Oh how I wish I could be there right now!


Magdalena said...

I can smell the lovely lavender all the way here thanks to your vivid gorgeous post Mimi.
the incense are so colorful, I would love to group them in a pretty glass and just keep them on display.
Hope you are having a gorgeous day!! How was your picnic in Versaille!!

Unknown said...

Mimi, what a wonderful subject to dream about! I loved the pictures you've chosen for the post...I also love the aroma of lavender.You see, now I am inspired to get a lavender candle!:-) Wishing you wonderful weekend.:-)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Bonjour dear Mimi,
There is no better sight than a lavender field in full bloom and the smell is wonderful. We do have similar lavender fields in Norfolk here in England. Absolutely stunning. XXXX

VM Creation Atelier said...


Such a beautiful subject and the color is SO inspirational...oh,you photos makes me relax and I going take a cup of tee with lavandel!-)*

Wish you lovely,blessed weekend,dear Mimi!-)*

Much Love,

Anonymous said...

Next time I get over to France, I am going to see the country!! Now I want to plant a lavender field in my back yard! xo

Catherine said...

I like your post on lavender.I just wanted to do one on purple color!thanks for your visit ,i wish you a nice weekend.Hugs catherine

Obee Designs said...

What a pretty posting! It's too bad we can only see it and not smell it!!I love lavender and put it in all my sachets :)
It's funny because I was going to do a post about lavender. I guess great minds think alike:)
I love the pretty lavender French soap cube, it's too pretty to use!
I hope you are having a weekend as relaxing as lavender is, my friend!

Jenny said...

Hello dear I will share with you un petit (sp?) de moi..I have 5 lavendar plants, that wonderfully last year sprouted proudly for me and when I trimed them back in the summer I may have been too zealous and put an end to two of them but all this explanation is to say that my secret hope is to grow our own olives and lavendar and make our own oils and soaps, etc. We shall see! I think it means I have to investigate in Provence and then stop to say hello to you in Paris...c'est vrai! have a good weekend.

Tilly Rose said...

Oooh Mimi I LOOOOOOVE lavender! What a fab post hunny. I am lucky to live not too far away from Norfolk and so can see the fields just like the ones in would love to vist yours tho hun.....mmmmm the smell is waftng my way!
hugs Karen x x x

Lancerika said...

Such exquisite colour and Lavender tea
just BeautiFuL Mimi♥
like these dreamy
April days..

D. Jean Quarles said...

I love lavender. It puts me in a nice drowsy state. I envision laying in your lovely lavender fields. How perfect.

Donatella said...

sooo beautiful! would love to see a lavender field in person...lovely post~

Sara Louise said...

I'm so anxious for the return of the lavender! I walk right by the rows when I walk my dog and inspect their blooms return everyday :-)

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

I have just found your blog... beautiful! The lavender is gorgeous and the colour is perfect! I am following and have a lovely week-end.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to come by to get another whiff of what I consider my favorite scent of all time!!! Thank you sweet Mimi for my birthday wishes, you are so lovely!


flwrjane said...

Delicious. My Spanish lavender is already blooming but looking wild and wooly. Not as beautifully manicured as in Provence.

Ohh La La as ever.

Unknown said...

I adore lavender!!! I want to go skipping through these fields right now!!! :-)

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour Mimi,
I adore lavender fields... there is a lavender farm not far from my home where I hand cut lavender, purchase edible lavender (perfect for lemonade!) and white chocolate lavender bars, and bath products ~ it's divine!
I plan to post photos of my next visit.
xoxo, B

erika sorocco said...

Oh, you are so right...that colored incense truly does look like candy - I adore it!! :)

myletterstoemily said...

how i would love to see your lavender

we put lavender in everything.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love lavender, fresh & Dried!

Wishing you a great new week, Mimi, with a lot of soleil! xoxo

Rita said...

I'm also dreaming of Provence lavender fields. I have a small lavender pot which I bought last year to add a little color and some fragrance too, to my small balcony but no flowers yet. I'm so disappointed...
Lucky enough I have a dear friend who's living up north and goes to Provence quite often.She's such a sweet pea as she alway brings me that fab lavender marseille soap: just divine. hope i'll be able to go some day!

My Grama's Soul said...

I've not been to the South of France, but we had a home on San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest.

We, had a spectacular lavender farm on the island, I remember the vivid colors and the unforgettable fragrance.



deliciously organized said...

Lavander is one of my all time favorites. I can't get enough.

Daisy Reyes said...

Your Majesty! I just love love love LAVENDER!!!! I will have to agree with Queen Anita, from castles, crowns & cottages, the smell, the taste is unbelievable. The perfect hue and fragrance for my home. A sweet reminder of yester year. I use Herbs de Provence to season my chicken and it is sooo delicious. thank you for sharing:) I miss you!

Royal wishes,

Anonymous said...

Mimi, how much fun are you having!? I think I'll join you on your lavender dream carpet! How long will you be in Paris?

Kimmy said...

How incredibly beautiful. Lavender is so feminine visually and in its smell and delicacy. Love the thought of making some Lavender scones over the upcoming weekend.
I think I will, cheers lovely Mimi!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Mimi, I love lavender and have sachets, soaps and shampoos with this fragrance.

Your photos remind me of France - just lovely.

By the way, the commenting system on my blog is working again :)demu

Punctuation Mark said...

I can only imagine the perfect smell in those fields... have a lovely week!

Unknown said...

Hey ma belle!
Beautiful pictures...Love it and can't wait for July.
Thank you for your sweet visit :)

koralee said...

What a lovely post today...I so love favourite scent. My dream has been to own a lavander farm....can you image what heaven that would be!!!! Hugs for a wonderful week.xo

Carole Poirot said...

Bonjour Mimi. Beautiful pictures, I absolutely love the smell of lavender and my best sellers are my lavender sachets, adorned with lace, pearls, vintage fabrics... and my lovely man makes great lavender ice cream...hmmmm ;-) Love from London x

Auntie Cake said...

It must smell as delicious as it looks!

Chicago Chic said...

WOW. This is one of the most dreamy places I could ever imagine! It looks beautiful and I bet the smell is unbelievable. I love everything about this post, Mimi.


Fifi Flowers said...

These are the times that I wish I could smell the photos on the computer!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Vær våken said...

Wow...I felt I could smell this post! So beautiful!


{all things tickled pink} said...

Love lavander, such a calming color for me. Love all the pictures!

By the way, you've been tagged for an award! Please play along, so much fun!



Such beautiful photos. Love the colors! ~ Angela

La Petite Gallery said...

Congratulations on the award..
Lavender was the color of my bedroom when I was twelve, I begged for that color, wonderful memories,at 73 years old I like it again.


Laura said...

I am pretty sure I can smell the lavender through my computer. And you just reminded me to have a bath with my milk/lavender bath salt from Sonoma tonight. Love your blog sweetie! Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So stunning! I've always wanted to grow lavender but it doesn't do well in Georgia. But this year I have it growing in a pot (one plant LOL).


Jennifer Beaudet said...

Mmmmm...I can almost smell them! Jennifer:)

GwendolynKay said...

Such beautiful fields of lavender. I have always wanted some in my garden and just last week planted some seeds that I have my fingers crossed to grow.

Draft of Vintage said...

Ohhh... when I was in Provence I went to the Senanque abbey with the gorgeous lavender fields... it was surreal to be surrounded by such a dreamscape. I hope you get the chance to visit!

Janiina said...

Hallo Mimi,
I make it often lavender bath, use lavender, and then everything I eat.
I dream of France, fields of lavender, fresh coffee and peace.
Your blog I replaced following my dreams.

Beautiful Day Jana

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

ooh la la Mimi...
I just love your blog!!!!
I could just run barefooted through these fields...magnificant!!!
(dang, I thought I caught a scent of it for a second!)

Girl, I visited France & Italy in 2004 and I think I left a piece of my heart there. Being that I am born and raised in Louisiana, I love all things French and going to France just put the icing on the cake. I just loved it.

So does your hubby have a little (or big) brother??? tee hee!!! ;)

So glad to meet you...I'm going to visit often here so I can get my "France Fix"...hope you don't mind :)))

Have a wonderfully romantic weekend Mimi!!!!