Monday, July 14, 2008

Third Monday Giveaway...



Good Monday morning! Hope you will start the week off by entering for this Monday's giveaway. Remember, you can enter now through Thursday and the winner is posted on Friday. What you will receive will be a surprise...the pictures are of items I have on the Cottage web shop. I've been working with French lavender this week. I love lavender and it really does seem to have a calming effect. Do you like lavender? It seems people either really love it or really don't. I use it for sachets in dresser drawers and in the closet because it's said to be a natural bug repellent. I use it in potpourri, I use it in linen water and my favorite way to use it is to spray my bed linens and pillow. We have a special blend at the Scented Cottage for linen/pillow mist...we use French lavender essential oil and make a soft sweet lavender scent. We always have a sweet, restful sleep.
My wish for you: Refreshing, peaceful sleep and sweet, sweet dreams.

32 comments:

OldBagNewTricks said...

Francie, there is nothing to compare to a restful sleep... with your mists wafting into my dreams. Ahhhhhhh. That's as good as it gets.

Happy New Week,
Jenny

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Good morning Francie,
I love lavender too. I love any floral smells to be honest. Very pretty pics too.
Happy Monday!
Stephanie

Craft Diva said...

oh, i just love lavender. such a peaceful and pretty scent! you know francie...i would leave a comment for you even if there were no prize. just love your blogs!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Francie ~
I love lavender !! it is one of my favorite scents and definitely is a wonderful way to go to sleep at night ~
xoxo,
Lori

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Francie, I love lavender and have some lavender sachet pillows that I put beside my bed, that is said to help promote a restful sleep...Some people don't really like the smell but I love it.

Pei Li

quitecontrary1977 said...

lavender is easily my favorite scent! i wish i could grow it, but it's too darn hot here!

Susan said...

How can someone NOT love lavender...just wonderful...I spray it to calm my tribe of tiger when they get out of hand!
Susan *dutchrose*

lisa said...

Francie

I love the calming affect of Lavender too. It's one of my fav scents.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Lilli Blue said...

i love linen water. i use lavender in my massages. it is the number one favorite.
Thanks, Lilli

Cottage Flair said...

Lavender is my favorite. Lovely pictures.
Jennifer

Deborah said...

OH, Francie!~ I love lavender!
Got my fingers crossed!

Hugs,
Deborah

Inka Thomas said...

Francie,
Lavender is my favorite scent. I really does calm you down. I burn my lavender candles every night before bed in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing.
Inka

kamewh said...

I love lavender- such a relaxing scent! Thank you for the giveaway!

Joanne said...

I love your mist spray. I've been using it all week and it does work. Definitely getting a better night's rest. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Francie!! Popping in for a cuppa and to say hello. I adore lavender!!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer!!
hugs,
robin

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!!

I can just see me adding that lavender to my pillows! lol You are one generous pinkie! Love it. Okay what do I do to get it? Fudge? Cake? lol Great giveaway Francie. I love to visit you every week!
xxoo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

gail said...

Hi Francie,,, I love the sachets you have posted. I will have to take a look at your website. I will bet they smell wonderful!!! Thanks for having another give-away! Happy creating, luv, gail

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

How pretty, Francie. I just love the scent of lavender - I have it on both sides of my front walk and it's just wonderful.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Francie,
Lavender is so soothing. I know I love the beautiful bunch you sent me in June!
Carrie

Marie said...

Francie,
Thanks for wishing us all a good night's sleep. I sure could use one. I love lavender, too. I think I will take some to bed with me tonight.
Marie

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Restful nights and sweet dreams...how very sweet of you to send these lovely thoughts our way!
Thank you!

Susie said...

Francie, I love lavender too, the herb, the color, aaahhh! It is so nice of you to offer all these July giveaways. You rock!
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Hi Francie, I love lavender. It's one of my favorite scents.So calming...

(( )) Karen

cathy said...

So does French lavender smell any better or different than American lavender? love that scent too. It is calming!

Silena said...

Well, now, Francie, you've got to know how much I love lavender. I talk about it all the time! But French Lavender.....ooh la la, very nice...thank you for offering your giveaway!!

Theresa said...

Ooo La La Francie,
Hubbie will the need the soothing effect of that lavender after he sees the French sachets you have hanging there. You are so much fun, did you know that.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I have this little cushion, which I love using every night because I add lavender drops to it...to make sure that I have a nice sleep.
I also add lavender drops on my little ones pillows, when they are anxious about something and can`t go to sleep...
It helps every time and it`s a very healing scent too!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Cathy, French lavender has a more floral or sweeter smell. Some lavender has a sharper smell.

Of course smell is subjective and what some love others don't.

Francie

GardenGoose said...

hello there..stopping by to wish you a lovely week.
about the lavender..oh yes..love it..love mixing lavender and rose petals together..seeing your post reminded me that I need to mix up a batch of potpourri for my home.
have a great week.

cpullum said...

I bet it smells good! They look so pretty!
cpullum@yahoo.com

Michelle M. May said...

Hey Francie,
Love lavender. I would love to live out in the country and grow fields of it!

Hugs,
Michelle

Counting Your Blessings said...

In the Winter, I put lavender oil in a scent difuser and hang it from the kitchen heat vent. Sooo cozy! Blessings... POlly