Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Only in Bucks County: For Photographers and Lavender Lovers

 I found one of the cutest stores in Bucks County - high up on a hill, and it smells great too!
Have you ever been to a Lavender Farm?

We have one right here in Doylestown, Bucks County; Peace Valley Lavender Farm.

It's picturesque on the outside with rolling hills of lavender leading up to a colorful barn; and totally adorable on the inside too. It's a wonderfully merchandised shop with inviting displays of everything lavender... shampoos, soaps and linen spray all bearing the essence of "local lavender." They cut and dry the lavender for lavender bunches, wreaths, sachets and floral arrangements. In keeping with their theme of local and organic, there are also seasonal specialty items by local artisans.

I've only been there once when I snapped these photos from the warmth of my car on a freezing cold day.
If Peace Valley Lavender Farm is this colorful and this interesting in the middle of winter, it must be a photographer's dream in spring and summer!

I'm going to visit the shop again tomorrow. I can't wait to walk in a smell the delicious scent of lavender, do some shopping.. and of course, post more photos!
"Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
-Alice Hoffman, American author.