Monday, April 30, 2012

Win $1000.00 to Spend at Lavender Fields

Win a $1000.00 to spend at Lavender Fields. We are so excited and proud to be listed in the Elle Decor and Home and Garden Directory sweepstakes. “Create your inspired spaces” with a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and the newest version of Apple’s iPad courtesy of Home Garden Directory ., the North American online resource for your indoor and outdoor decor needs, connects you with thousands of quality online shops in the U.S. and Canada, allowing you to create inspired spaces from a wide range of sources. Thanks Elle Decor and Home and Garden!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For the Love of Scottie Dogs

I love Scottie dogs. The love I have for scottie dogs have led me to meet great friends. My scottie Terri was featured in Romantic Homes Magazine when they did a spread of Lavender Fields. Shortly after, I received an email from a woman named Pat telling me how much she enjoyed the article and loved seeing Terri my scottie. We quickly began exchanging emails and Pat sent photos of her 3 scottie dogs. A friendship began. We found out we had so much in common, scottie dogs, gardening and the love of beautiful fabrics.

Pat is the designer and owner of Mr. Tweed's Whimsy and designs gorgeous custom made pillows. She has been featured in Cottages and Bungalows and Romantic Homes Magazines. Her pillows are stunning and can be found on our website or at Lavender Fields online and the store. Customers that have purchased one pillow always come back for more. I have been lucky enough to receive several pillows as gifts from Pat over the years and have my own collection.

Pat took a very long drive from upstate New York to long island to visit me and meet Terri. Over the years we have been through many of life's ups and downs including the loss of our scottie dogs. Pat still has 2 but it was painful to loose one and not shortly after my Terri passed away.

I thank Romantic Homes magazine for sending Pat my way and I am grateful for our friendship. Visit her website and see her gorgeous pillows.

I was also lucky enough to have Ian the scottie at my house today. Ian's mom Maureen is a loyal cusomer and a close friend. Again Maureen and I became close because of our love of scottie dogs. Although Terri is no longer in my life I am grateful for the two wonderful scottie loving friends I have made and one day I will rescue another scottie dog to enjoy life with.

Pat sent Terri one of her hand made pillows for Christmas every year. Here is Terri enjoying her pillow during an afternoon nap.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pin It to Win It

We’re excited to announce our first ever Lavender Fields 'Pin it to Win it' contest on Pinterest. It's easy to jump on board. Just create a virtual pin board featuring your favorite Lavender Fields products for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the shop.
Contest ends 5/24/12. Winners will be judged based on creativity and composition.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Create a 'Lavender Fields Wish List' Pin Board
Step 2: Pin at least ten of your Favorite Lavender Fields wish list items from the shop
Step 3: Email Your board link to be entered into the contest

Winner will be chosen on May 24th and announced right here on the blog.

If you have any questions or would like an invite to Pinterest, please feel free to contact me at

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meet Courage...the winner of our Rescue Dog Contest

Courage is a German Shepherd starved by his previous owner down to 37 pounds and rescued by German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. "When Courage was found, he was near death and could not lift his head or stand. He had eaten dirt to survive. GSROC immediately started fund raising for his vet care, and their volunteers rallied to support him in his fight for life. Although he could not lift his head, he still had the strength to lick the faces of his rescuers as they cried over him. I was the person that took Courage from his previous owner and fostered him through months of intensive care and rehabilitation, carrying him out to go potty and back to his bed. Today he is the love of my life, sleeping by my bed and constantly under my feet when I do anything inside or ouside the house. He is a kind, gentle soul, that loves all animals, and adores all people and children. Whenever times get rough, I think of Courage and his fight for survival, and I'm inspired by his refusal to give up.". Congratulations Lisa and Courage.

Every rescue dog story was amazing and very inspiring. Thank you all that submitted your stories.