Lavandula is a Swiss Italian farm near Hepburn Springs (above photos). It was a highlight of our visit to the Macedon area. I was expecting lavender, of course, but the real treat for me was the traditional potager. It gave me loads of inspiration for my own vegetable garden. I particularly loved the espaliered fruit tree.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
antique finds and a visit to a Swiss Italian lavender farm
Here are the French spoon casts I found in Cote Provence that I mentioned in a previous post. They date to around 1900 and are very heavy, which makes them suitable as bookends. I once saw some in Queenstown, New Zealand but they were too heavy to bring home. It was delightful to find them again, they were meant to be (mine)! I also bought this large ball of string from Cote Provence. And this French fruitwood rolling pin on High Street. It is really long and heavy, perfect for pastry. This French wire glass or bottle holder was a great find as it fits French hand thrown pots in it perfectly, keeping them safe and making them easier to carry. We recently have had these pots come into store. They are a lovely soft colour and feel smooth. They are perfect for herbs and would make great Christmas gifts (with or without herbs).