Wednesday, October 12, 2011

News...Boo...And Lavender Too

 Is it me, or is there something about Lavender?

Not just the wonderful aroma but the color, and even the softness of the tiny seed like petals that just makes you feel calm, cool, and collected? 

Actually it's a scientific fact it does just that, well at least the calm and cool part ;)

The pretty little pillows in the bowl were gifts with purchases from a couple of bloggers who happen to have shops. 

The French writing sachet was from
Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

and the antique linen sachet from 
Maria of Dreamy Whites 

It smells just wonderful. 

The pretty French Style Pitcher was a thrifted find, far too good to be true so I'll spare you the price ;)
Shopping online is getting a little too tempting for me, how 'bout you?

Speaking of shopping...
After years and years of thinking about it, wondering should I? Having friends suggest it, we finally took the plunge and got a business license and will open up our own little collectables booth in one of our town's most popular malls. I stopped in the other day and found my favorite booth was open, empty and in need of a dealer, and with the incredible price on the rent, my Husband and I figured we really had nothing to lose. We'll be selling all sorts of lovely things which will include:
English transferware, cottage furniture, pretty pillows, curious finds, and original artwork.

Should be an adventure to say the least ;)

And have you met Boo? No? Well allow me to introduce you to the most adorable dog you'll ever meet!

He's got his own Facebook page, and has been on Good Morning America as well as done some modeling. To see more of Boo (who just so happens to melt my heart) 

Click Here 
And that's it...News, Boo, and Lavender too, all for you, xxx tami 
Please be so kind as to visit these wonderful blogs:
No MInimalist Here
From My Porch To Yours 

The Shabby Creek Cottage
Common Ground 

French Country Cottage
At The Picket Fence 

My Romantic Home
Freckled Laundry 

Funky Junk Interiors
 Between Naps On The Porch
The House In The Roses 
Boogieboard Cottage 
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia 
Coastal Charm 
A Stroll Thru Life 
Faded Charm 
A Beach Cottage 
The French Cupboard 


  1. Oh my goodness Boo is beyond precious. The lavender bottles are so elegant and chic. I love them all.


  2. I love lavender, the smell, the color, it's so feminine and beautiful. I try to add fresh bundles and of course Maria's pillows throughout my home.
    I just found your lovely blog and I'm now a happy new follower :)

  3. Boo is just adorable...he almost looks like a stuffed animal! Congratulations on your new adventure, Tami! That will be so much fun :)

  4. I keep a sachet of lavender by my bed. I love the aroma. I love your vignettes. Yes, I've seen Boo. I didn't think he was real when I saw him. Cute!

  5. Boo is just adorable!!! <3 And those lavender bottles are so pretty - I love lavender too! And congrats on the new journey! :)


  6. So pretty!! I am in LOVE with Boo! Liked him on FB! Now that is the kind of dog we need! What is Boo?? Thanx for coming to the party!

  7. I love that your blog is colour schemed for lavender! I think I should pay more attention to this flower if it's calming....

    And that dog 'Boo' is so cute! I think he looks like a bear that's been shrunk in the wash!

    Lizzy x

  8. Your pictures are beautiful, Tami! I love the cute sachets and the lavender bottles are fabulous. How cute is Boo..I am on my way to see more of him. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and take care.

  9. I Love your Dog...its an ANGEL!

    Lots of LOVE
    Jacqueline ♡

  10. So Happy to find your blog! Mr Boo is a cute doggie! Looks like Mr Winkle (who had his own calendar - rescue dog ) Happy thursday :)

  11. You couldn't find a sweet dog! How adorable!

  12. the scent and sight
    of the little purply flower
    are truly evocative of all things summer

    thanks for sharing.


  13. What a cute dog. I'll have to check out his Facebook page.

  14. That dog is too cute, I wonder what breed he is? Well, love your lavender sachets and bottles, just gorgeous pictures. thanks for linking up the fun and inspiration at VIF!! xoxo

  15. Congratulations on the booth! How exciting!

  16. How exciting to take the plunge and do something you love! Little Boo IS SO CUTE!!!

  17. I just adore lavender too! There really is just something about it!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! And Boo is just adorable!!!

  18. Your lavender is so pretty and I can just imagine how wonderful the scent is. And congrats on your booth! That should be lots of fun for you. I've considered doing something similar as I have so much I could sell. Best wishes.

  19. There is something wonderful about lavender. The smell, color and the beautiful way the plant and flowers look! I use lavender in several ways and just finished making some lavender infused honey. It is soooo good! Love this post!

  20. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty. Those antique bottles are dreamy! Just love them.


  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE Boo!!! Oh my goodness!!! What a sweetie~ love your beautiful bottles too! Sharing this on FB- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest FRiday! :)

  22. Hi Tami...

    Oooh...your lavender vignette is gorgeous, my friend! Lavender really is a soothing color. My main bath is painted in a soft shade of dusty lavender and I love it! Love your pretty lavender colored bottles...sooo pretty! And...the little creamy white bowl filled with pretty lavender sachets...ahhh! My favorite though...that beautiful ironstone pitcher filled with stalks of lavender! It must smell heavenly at your place! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today! Best wishes with all of your endeavours in starting your business. Sounds like great fun!

    Warmest wishes,

    PS...your little Boo is the most adorable little fellow that I've ever seen! Too cute!!!

  23. I love lavender bottles but they are so hard to find here!

  24. It's so beautiful. Lovely colors.:-) Stina

  25. Love those bottles!
    And Boo...stole my heart!

  26. *giggles...

    HOnestly, I prefered to appreciate Boo... melts our here too.

    Wow... gorgeous... shame that hubby is so allergic with pets.

    Happy w/end.

  27. He's so cute, he looks like Mr. Winkle.

    Have a outstanding weekend and great wishes from Wine Country!

  28. I really need to get out and harvest my lavender before the frost hits! Love your display with the lavender bottles! And BOO . . . doesn't even look real!! Adorable!!! Will have to check out his videos . . .

  29. Boo is precious! I am so into dogs lately since we are working on getting a Golden Retreiver. I love the lavender in the pitcher. I should do that next year since we grow lavender in our yard. Thanks for stopping by with you kind comment. Have a great weekend.

  30. I'm loving your lavendar bottles...have yet to find any up my way! And Boo is so cute! I would love a small dog, but I think my rottie would get jealous :)

  31. I am so excited for you I could just about explode!!!

    See? It was meant to be....your favorite booth open and waiting for YOU!!!

    Take a zillion photos....can't wait to see how you fix it up!!!

    It will be sensational!!!

    {that is a lot of exclamation points!!!}

  32. Thank you for visiting my blog. I believe in natural patina too regarding the bistro chair, it came back from Cassis with us years ago and has chipped away over the years.

    Your lavender bottles are gorgeous and not an easy find these days.

    Lovely weekend wishes to you too!

  33. I LOVE purple, and this shade is soooo warm and sweet! Boo is too cute to be true!!!

  34. I reallay Love Lavender, end the bottles are amazing :)
    and do not miss.....




    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  35. Lavender is magic in every way! Love your photos! Boo too!

  36. Dear Tami,

    Beautiful blog.

    I will be sure to pass it along.

    Enjoy your weekend.



  37. These images are so incredibly soothing, beautiful!

  38. Oh, I just adore lavender! Your photos really do show off it's beauty and Boo is about the most adorable creature I've ever seen. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  39. You stole my heart at "Lavender", Tami! :) I can't get enough of it in my home...right down to the lavender filled Air Wicks! lol! Your lavender bottles are just amazing on that beautiful shelf. Congrats on your new venture! How utterly exciting for you both! Can hardly wait to join in on your journey via photos! Oh...and Boo....what a heartbreaker.... ♥

    xoxo laurie

  40. Now I know where to use those colors.

  41. I LOVE's so, well, French! Thanks for introducing me to Boo! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  42. First of all I love lavender!! Everything about the color the smell and the look, it is just so pretty. :) Second, CONGRATS to you!! How fun and exciting and I know you will do well. I am so happy for you!
    And Boo is just adorable, I will have to go see more of Boo and his story.
    I hope you are well my friend and good luck on your new adventure!

  43. Mmmmmmmm...I can just smell the lavender looking at your photos. But what really caught my eye are those gorgeous purple bottles. So pretty!


  44. The lavender color bottles are so pretty. That puppy is just too cute!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Interview with Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell

  45. Boo is precious! I love love love lavender too! I can smell it in my mind just looking at the pictures! Those sachets are lovely- and I love those colored bottles! Great stuff!
    Congrats on your taking the plunge into a small business!

  46. Congrats on opening your own booth. What a great step. I dream of doing something similar in the future. Stopping by from Met Monday. Liz

  47. The lavender is lovely! Good luck on your new venture. Did that for 15 years. Enjoyed it but, was glad when the mall closed. Have a great week.

  48. Love your lavender bottles and Boo is so adorable!

  49. Boo looks cute.... Love the lavender in the white pitcher...!!

  50. The pup is precious beyond words but I am also loving those lavender colored bottles. So unusual.


  51. gorgeous!

    found you and your lovely blog via BBC and would love to have you visit and have a great giveaway at the moment!



  52. Your lavender bottles are wonderful and the sachets are such a great treat. I love the pitcher with the lavender. So pretty and just looking at it seems calming. Congrats on the new venture, I am sure you will do fabulously. Boo is totally precious. So cute. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  53. Congrats on your new venture! Your lavender bottles truly are beautiful, relaxing and simply wonderful. Lavender is pretty darn swell. :O)

    Hope you have a fabulous week.


  54. Boo is just adorable and really interesting. And those lavender bottles are so pretty, I bought one lavender bottles from bargaining market. And congrats on the new journey.

  55. Oh my God...BOO is Boo-tiful. Is he a Chow Chow breed? Sho cute

    And yeah, there's something about lavender. "Something". I'll agree.

    beautiful nook :)

  56. I love lavender too! Love your gorgeous photography and your Boo too...what a doll :)
    Big hugs,

  57. P.S. Good luck with your new booth, it sounds like a blast!

  58. Those lavender bottles are so, so pretty! Good luck with your antiques booth! I'm sure you'll do great!

  59. What a beautiful vignette! the lavendar jars are so sweet...xoox

  60. Love lavender and your beautiful bottles. I can almost smell the fresh scent, and Boo...precious!!

  61. Love the lavender bottles and I can almost smell the delicious scent, and Boo...absolutely precious!!

  62. I'm crazy about lavender bottles, too, and that Boo is ADORABLE.

    I really appreciate your sympathy on the loss of my Belle.



  63. Hi Tami,

    Love the lavender bottles and your blog for that matter! Good luck with your store. It must me so exciting for you.

    Kel x

  64. Tami~
    gorgeous! And yes it is calming..smell, color and all.. and being a Psych NP... I am loving your vintage bottles.... YUM!
    Have a fab week!
    Gypsea Nurse

  65. Wow, so much to say, I love lavender too, and I love your lavender glassware and that fabulous white pitcher!! Congrats on opening your booth and business. It sounds like fun. And I love your sweet doggie. That's amazing that he's been on TV!!

  66. HI Tami, Thanks for coming over and saying such nice things! I think we may have a few things in common~our love for lavender for one! I adore those bottles. I have a lot of purple glass I have collected but it is mostly darker. I think yours are the ones that turn in the sun over time with age. Your pics are gorgeous~so talented! Lets raise our glasses to crock pot dinners!

  67. A Lovely Lavender Vintage Bottle Collection... yes, I find Lavender to be a very soothing Color, Scent and when massed in a Collection, ever so Beautiful! Boo is adorable & it looks like he knows it, what a great Poser! *Winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  68. Hi -
    Good luck with your new booth - how exciting! I think the fact that your favorite booth was available was a definite sign for you to take the "plunge." I'm looking for a place to sell some items as well...but for the most part, everywhere I've found requires "antiques only"....but I have a meeting with a shop owner Friday...fingers crossed. I'm a new follower of yours and you'll have to keep us updated on how the booth goes! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to check out my striped chest/trunk.
    Take care...and best of luck to you....Boo is AWESOME!!

  69. Thank you for chatting with me on my blog, such sweet comments. Your lavendar post was wonderful, love little boo. Di @ cottage-wishes

  70. Love lavender and thos beutiful little lavender bottles. Exquisite!

  71. Tami, Boo is too too cute. I adore lavender, the scent, the color, those bottles, oh my!

    I think I will go put some essence on a couple of my light-bulbs!

    Do come and enter my Designer Pillow Giveaway!! (Also a great resource)


    Art by Karena

  72. Nope. It's not just you! Lovely lavender pretties you have there. Featuring your post tonight. Wishing you all the best with your booth endeavor...that is awesome. I hope you sell lots and lots of your vintage wares and enjoy that new journey. Boo is the sweetest little peanut! He doesn't even look real!


  73. What an inspiring booth, so pretty! No wonder you have had such a success, All the pretty French pillows and the little table is gorgeous. It is really impressive work you done here.

  74. Hi Tami, what a lovely blog and good luck with the booth. I think Boo is so adorable. Can I borrow him? Anyway, I found and am now following your blog through My Romantic Home and I will visit more often. Please visit my blog and perhaps you can follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  75. i love the lavender... and boo... oh my is he cute.

  76. Congratulations on your new business venture! Your photos are lovely. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment information on my new restaurant oval plates.

  77. Love all your lavender treasures Tami and your beautiful pitcher too! Congrats on your new adventure...that's awesome! ~Deb~

  78. Congrats on opening a store. and Bo is adorable! I love the lavender bottles!

  79. Congratulations on opening your store. I am sure it will do well. I agree the lavender treasures are just beautiful! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!

  80. I really enjoyed all your thoughts about of my all time fragrances. It just smells so fresh and clean! Your photographs were pure eye candy. Congratulations for taking the plunge as well. I have a feeling your spot will be one of those I would linger in for a while... hope you'll share pictures later on.

  81. Boo is cute but I don't think Boo could ever be as cute as my dog.


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