Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lavender Laundry Sachet from Dreamy Whites






















“Between the garage and the beech hedge was her drying-green.  She had done a wash this morning, and a line of laundry stirred in the rising breeze.  Wooden tubs, planted with pink hydrangeas the colour of blotting paper, flanked the entrance to the house, and a hedge of lavender grew close to its walls.”

   



Now that it’s autumn, the days of drying laundry outdoors are going as quickly as the light in evening. 

Using one of Dreamy Whites' organic lavender sachets in the dryer does a great job making up for summer winds.  The fabric is a soft cotton tied with a bit of butcher’s twine.  So simple, so natural, so touchable I find myself holding them to my face before I toss them in the dryer.
  


Until next time, stay shabby!



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27 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,that sounds wonderful. The scent of lavender is so fresh and calming.

Ozma of Odds said...

...ahhh lavender! the sachets are only thing i use in my laundry too...
adore your "lacey linens" photo:)

xo, Rosemary

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

ohhh Sandy I would love those!! That is such a wonderful idea!!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Great Idea Sandy!!! ~ I too have a few of these from a Dreamy White Purchase... Can't wait to try it!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the scent of lavender. I have two sachets in my bedroom, and bundles of it around the house. Great photos.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That is one of the things I don't like about winter...that I can no longer hang our sheets outside to dry. One of the things I do is after they are dried and just before I put them on the bed I will put them in a basket and stick them out on the porch for a while so they can smell like they dried outside. xo Diana

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Uhmmm! So nice. Love your pictures!

Cindy said...

Ohhh, it looks wonderful. I can almost smell the lavender. So sweet in the soft little rough cotton pillow.
Did you change the look of your blog? It looks soooooo beautiful!

Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That does sound lovely--I will have to treat myself to those sometime!

Rhonda said...

I adore the things women do naturally, like enjoy fresh linens drying in the wind. Pulling fresh laundry from the dryer and the scent of the clothes.

You brought it all close to home, Sandy.

Debbie said...

Love the scent of lavender. Your photos of your linens are beautiful.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sandy,

That is indeed a mighty sweet idea for freshening up the laundry. LOVE the lavender scent...
Have a great week and love to you,

Mariette

It's me said...

I wish i could smell.......seize the day darling...love from me...xxx..

Bee happy said...

Such a great idea and such a wonderful smell!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Vintage Green said...

Oh to live in one of Pilchers books......to walk the dogs, snip the ends off beans, put the kettle on for tea, and stoke the fire.
All while wearing my wellies and apron. lol

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful post Sandy!
I have one of Maria's sachets I won in her winter giveaway last year and just love it!

Vicki said...

You always find the most perfect quotes or passages from a book or a poem to accompany your terrific photos. The lavender in the simple muslin or cotton or linen is just so appropriate, natural; respectful.

Katherines Corner said...

oh how I love the smell of lavender. I have lavender in all of my linen closets. Hugs and smooches!!!

Ana&cuca said...

Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

Barbara said...

Oh Sandy, I loved that book .. well all her books .. but I didn't remember that passage. I'll have to reread it. Thanks.

Barbara said...

Just re-read September this September! LOVE her books, better than meditation, I think reading her lowers my blood pressure measurably...

LizlovesVintage said...

I can smell the scent of lavender fields as I leave a comment. Heavenly!!
Have a great week :)
xxx Liz

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love Pilcher's books - sometimes I just go back and reread a paragraph, maybe I'll re-read them this winter I've been selling Shabby Stars like crazy, so doing a lot of sewing. Can't wait to start decorating for Christmas though. Love the Lavender post!

Cinderella Moments said...

Great idea. I've never even thought about it before. Great tip! I love the photos too.
I hope you are well and that your heart has healed a little bit.
hugs,
Caroline

Fishtail Cottage said...

agree that the lavendar scent is so calming...the fabric around them looks so lovely and soft too. Thinking of you often...xoox, tracie

makati condo said...

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Charles A

Precious Sister said...

What a beautiful blog you have here. Your photos are gorgeous and I feel so inspired.

And I have to mention your header. It's stunning.

I'm glad I came this way

Best wishes
Annika

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