Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Little Light on the Lavender, Please!

Even the dog had his doubts!
Something like a "Rubik's Cube."
Last week, while walking through the Philadelphia Flower Show, we passed a booth that, I thought, looked a little tacky, to say the least.  I wish I had taken a picture of it so you could see it for yourself but, at the same time, I would not want to hurt the booth owners feelings.  To each his own, right?

Anyway, I said to Peter, "Who in the world would want to buy one of those silly plastic things and what, in heaven's name, would you use it for."  As I was saying it, Peter, who was already making a bee-line toward the booth, couldn't resist taking a closer look as he was saying to me, "Look how cool these things are!"

By the third night, forget Rubik's Cube, it became more like that other old game puzzle called, "Instant Insanity."
Lavender light, all lit up, finally!

Well, the booth was pretty busy with people flocking all over it and buying little packages of plastic pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, which you could then use as a light in your house, on your patio or wherever you see fit.  Still not sold on this idea, I watched Peter carefully inspect these lights that came in colors of yellow, white, orange, red, blue, even colors mixed together and, lavender.  Are you catching the drift of where I'm going with this?  Yep... P. Lorenz had an idea, saw the possibilities and then, went with it.

P. Lorenz, installing his lavender lights, this past Saturday.
Crowning touches to the shop's front door.
Okay--my husband, who doesn't even like to see the garage door left open because he thinks that looks tacky was drawn in, hook, line and sinker.  He was so intrigued and struck with an idea of making a lavender flower light, he bought two packages--to my shock and amazement.  Then, he spent four nights trying to assemble these things which, actually did turn out really cool!  In fact, so cool (ya think?), that it stopped traffic on our road, a couple of times, this past weekend.  Hopefully, because they liked what they saw, now highlighting the front door of the shop and not thinking, "What are they thinking there at Blooming Hill?"

They look great.  What do you think?

Anyway, although we are not quite ready to open--that will be in April--we are beginning to look like we are ready to open soon with our lavender lights twinkling, in full bloom, here at Blooming Hill.  Stop by and see them for yourself.


  1. WOW! They look like sprigs of lavender! Can you post a picture of them shining in the dusk?

  2. Oh la la, The lavender lights turned out nice!