Happy weekend everyone.  I wanted to share our eating area for spring.  I used many of my favorite things in this spot.

You may realize by my blog name I have a love of cloches and lavender, see how I worked my name in there?  I adore lavender, the smell and beauty it has whether fresh or dried.  It’s in our home all the time.

Funny, I enjoy lavender so much because when I get a fresh dried bunch it puts my allergies in overdrive.  My trick, I put it a bit of distance away from me for a few days and I’m good to go.

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One of my other loves is hydrangeas and who doesn’t adore them?  Fresh or dried I’m a fan and can’t wait for them to bloom every year.

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Other pieces I love are the  pieces from my smallish collection of antiques I have collected.  The antique French crate is a love of mine as well as the vintage clay pots and cloche bottom. 

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My compote shipped from France is another favorite and has found it’s happy place on this small table I painted a few years ago.

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This antique shutter is another favorite of mine and I made the sign attached.  I have fun playing with different techniques and stencils.  Loving this stencil, I decided to use joint compound mixed with paint to achieve the color I wanted and applied it with a putty knife.  I enjoy this because it elevates a simple stencil giving it dimension.

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Hope you enjoyed the view and enjoy your weekend.