Purple Haze…

the lavender is blooming in our Virginia garden which is something I look forward to each and every June…

Patty Szymkowicz Lavender Daze

I have woven so many lavender wands over the years I have lost count (we have several established plants of the Lavandula x. intermedia cv. Grosso variety)…Patty Szymkowicz 2015 Lavender Wand Weaving

the fragrance is very soothing and with it comes lots of sweet memories of time spent with friends…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Lavender collage

some years ago after a fun afternoon on the back porch with special friends (Lennie, Judy and Jo Ann) making lavender wands… enjoying lunch and chatting…

Patty Szymkowicz Lavender Rose Pinecone Twine

our youngest son dubbed us ” The Lavender Ladies“…

Patty Szymkowicz Lavender Nest Weaving

this year I tried my hand at weaving a little lavender nest…

Patty Szymkowicz small cup with nest

it was fun to try but not nearly as relaxing as weaving with ribbon...

Patty Szymkowicz Lavender Love

I have shared lots about lavender here since I began blogging back in 2007…
Patty Szymkowicz Lavender

if you are interested in learning more about weaving and other things lavender you can click on the word Lavender just before the comments section in the line titled “This entry was posted in ….” and keep scrolling through the blog posts which all relate to lavender in some way (it’s in light grey on my screen)…

Patty Szymkowicz 2015 Lavender Wands

here’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

37 responses to “Purple Haze…

  1. Beautiful post, and I can say that your lavender wands really are gorgeous, and I still enjoy the ones you sent me everyday when I got to bed! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. You are quite a “Southern Lady” – if I did not know better, I would say you were British! Love visiting you Patty.
    Sandy xx

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  3. I’ve always enjoyed seeing your lavender wands, and the nest is so very sweet. I’m sure it was more difficult to weave, but it looks perfect to me!

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  4. Beautiful images. I’m waiting patiently for mine to come into flower.

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  5. Lavender and friendship, nests and teacups, a lovely blogpost full of Summer.

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  6. The lavender nest looks very fiddly, and I’m sure you need very, very young pieces. I may try wands once my lavender gets bigger, but for now, all I have are three lavender flowers, which are not nearly enough to make a wand. Of course, I’ve always been engrossed by yours.

    Thanks for sharing these unusual tea cup and teapot photos with us, as well as your lavender wands and nest for T this Tuesday. What a fun treat to see this technique again.

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  7. Very sweet nest. I bet your hands smell like lavender for days after making all those wands! I want to buy a lavender plant but I need to figure out where to plant it. Sun or shade?
    Happy T day!

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  8. JUST WONDERFUL! I adore your lavender wands and the nest is utterly beautiful! Such a gorgeous post again Patty! Amazing!
    Happy T-Day and a good rest of this week for you!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. Elizabeth I used the same sturdy stems for weaving the nest as I do for the wands. When the lavender is fresh it bends pretty nicely. Fiddly was the exact word that came to mind for me too. I use thirteen stems when I weave the wands.

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  10. Halle lavender likes LOTS of sun and very good drainage. They are such handsome plants with their silver foliage even in the winter giving nice bones to the garden.

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller Show message history

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  11. Oh, your garden photos! Lovely 🙂 I still don’t have lavender, but it’s on my must-have list.

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  12. Wonderful post dear Patty. I so enjoy visiting here and love your charming creations. Thanks for herbs this time!
    Happy T day♥

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  13. sparkledaysstudio

    I have this wonderful lavender I get from one of my favorite shelter blogs Apifera Farm and it is divine. Planted three munstead plants this year. I finally have sun, sun, sun. They are tiny but all of them bloomed. That and catmint are faves. Such pollinator attracters. Your weaving with ribbon is divine! xox

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  14. Lovely! I have lavender in the garden but never do anything with it….I should.

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  15. I adore your sweet little lavender nest Patty-and of course all those other lovely lavender inspired projects you have shared! Wishing you a happy T day-and I hope the NE storms haven’t hit your area too hard. We had some flooded roads and lots of lightening thus messing up my PC a bit. But all is well now-until the next batch of storms hits-due soon…

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  16. Oh, lavender is my very favourite scent and I am just enamoured with that lavender birds nest you made! As I am making my first round of T-Day, I am overwhelmed by all the creativity!

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  17. so beautiful!!! Lavender is my all time favorite……I would so love to walk through lavender fields………in France. 🙂

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  18. twinkletoes2day

    Wowzers! 😀 ❤ I love lavender and seeing all that you do with it and that incredibly covetable tea-pot/cup set is a real treat 😀 Happy Happy T Day 😀
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my post 😀 I drew the little people and skipping rope, (if one can call stick figures drawing! lol). I was highly delighted that the Sakura gel pens covered the painted background 😀

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  19. Oh what lovely photos of all these little lavender artworks. Most of all I love the little nest with the turquoise egg in it. Our lavender just starts to bloom because it was a little bit cold this May and June. Our peonies also just now start to bloom.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  20. Judith post

    Dearest Patty …so great to see you are still doing those wonderful lavender wands. So many awesome memories of great times with friends on your back porch.. Liked the lavender nests too. Gorgeous photographs as usual. You & Pat Mc do wonders with a camera. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Every year I`m admirering your beautiful weaved lavender “bottles ” , they are so very lovely dear Patty, and you are an expert making them. And so you are with your photoes,-going through this post is so joyfilled, and I have been up and down some times, to see it all once more, lol- your colllages are gorgeous, and how I also love the nest,- it is the sweetest, dear friend.
    Also so lovely with happy memories from friends gathering in your garden, and sweet words from your son!!
    Thank you for this wonderful, (for me) good night view from your skilled hands and lovely heart !
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  22. what a fabulous post love lavender. I put some lavender and frankincense oil into face cream and use it on my neck..very relaxing

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  23. Oh, what a beautiful post, Patty. I love your lavender wands, woven with the ribbon. They are exquisite! I do love the little nest too! Mr Magpie and I are going to have another go at growing some lavender, as we have created lots of lovely compost lately in our composter. We’re going to really try with keeping pots well drained to start with. xxx

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  24. Lovely lavender. I love my wand! It’s a joy to pick it up and smell that fragrance!!! I like to think of you weaving them! Hope things dry out. It’s wet, wet, wet here!

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  25. I like lavender and your next is adorable. We do have some lavender growing and a few years ago I tried to weave it as you did. I was not very successful and the stems snapped too often leaving me impatient. Your wands look lovely.

    Darla

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  26. A most lovely post Patty. I am sure this time is bittersweet as you mentioned making wands with your friend,Lennie.Sending healing thoughts&hugs for you.
    Your nests are precious and the wands most beautiful as are your wonderful photos!
    xo

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  27. such a sweet fragrant little nest! and love that nickname ‘Lavender Ladies!’
    Always enjoy your darling china and lovely photos!

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  28. i admire These lavender wands, an the nest is such an awesome idea!
    years ago i sewed an cross-stitched some lavender sachets, which i sometimes refresh with Drops of lavender oil, as thr plant has disappeared some day…

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  29. Mmmmm! I can almost smell the lavender from here! xxx

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  30. What miraculous things you have done magic again with the lavender. I never saw this before. I also can smell the lavender here. Ulrike

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  31. As always your blog is a treat for the senses! I wish I could grow lavender like you do – I’ve tried but with no success! So I will just enjoy yours vicariously!

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  32. Aaaahhh it was your lavender wand instructions i followed to make my own… I need to give that another go one of these days because i bet the more i make them the easier it will be.. 🙂 Happy Belated Tday Patty! Hugs! deb

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  33. Beautiful, Patty. I especially love the sweet nests. My lavender didn’t make it again this year so I have two plants started in large pots. They may come into the garage during the winter!

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  34. What a sweet post and it brought back so many memories of my daughter and I weaving lavender wands and Wheat wands. Thanks for waking that memory up! ♥

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  35. Oh wow! Your creations with lavender are amazing! I may have to try the wands sometime, I do have quite a bit of it growing, and just planted more, but I am going to click on your links to learn more! You are always so generous in your blog posts with information and always there to help us sweet Patty! You truly are a gem! This post is gorgeous!

    i

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  36. Wow gorgeous photography and weaving with the lavendar. I love it. I hope you are doing well, cheers, Shirleyxx

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  37. Thank you for the earlier visit this week, sorry I’m late in making return visits.

    I surely used some lavender wands this week………….about 100 of them!

    I may be planting lavender again, just to make the wands with.

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