I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hearts from a Farmhouse in France

...via my little beach cottage studio!

Remember the fabrics from France a few weeks ago? Originally I bought them for these hearts...but I loved the blues too much to cut them up. I had found this pretty roses platter for a photo prop! I had them in my mind's eye...so dainty and pretty.

I finally used just two squares of the pale, faded pinks to make a couple sets of my lavender hearts, as planned.

Then I couldn't imagine how to sell them, my copy brain went blank! Here's what my friend Mel wrote for me:

''Relive that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Provence or dream of one in the future with these whimsical little sachet hearts. Made from vintage French fabric and filled with dried lavender flowers (buds?), they’ll bring you a whiff of France every time you open a drawer...”

and here is what I wrote:

''Faded French fabrics from a long ago farmhouse in Provence/ French lavender grown in the fields and meadows below the lighthouse on Cape Cod. Perfection. I fell in love...and you will too.

Two dainty hearts, filled with dried lavender buds. Perfect, remember? Use them as you will: folded in the sun sweet sheets and towels, tucked in a drawer with your short and tees, in a sundress pocket, hang them on a bedpost or from the old china knob on the chipped pine bureau. Tuck them in your wellies, no rain boots needed on this perfectly glorious summer day....Toss them in a bowl with shells, and seaglass. Breathe deep.... Summer. Always.''

I listed one set with her copy and one with mine. Customers will definitely get the idea! 

Romantic. French. Provencal lavender. Summertime...

....and speaking of summertime, I made a few feedsack faded cuties too, shabby chic beach cottage.

All sent to you with a handful of white seashells and a starfish...

...now back to my quilts!

Have a lovely last few days of July!



                 gone to the beach......