Its no secret, I love fall! It's my favorite time of the year. As a lifelong Michigander, I have always loved the change of season. Yes, even winter, although around late February to March it can get a bit old! I am a cold weather person. I have been told I thrive in the cold weather.
We have purchased an old log cabin built in 1876 in Northern Michigan. It's just under 900 square feet. We just LOVE it. The previous owners were such nice people and left us most of the furnishings. Of course, I have started to do my some of my own decorating and adding my own personal touch. I have found some great finds in antique stores around the area. We also would like to fix things up a bit to make it possible for full time living, such as adding a washer/dryer (which is lacks currently) and new metal roof and new flooring. The cabin is heated by propane and a wood stove and it gets toasty in there once it gets going! The cabin is surrounded by National Forest for miles! It's beautiful all the time, but I love the fall and winter up there best!
LABOR DAY SALE: Look out for it Labor Day weekend. We will have 15% off everything in our shop when you spend $35.00. Currently, we have 10% off select items. Both our e-commerce store on this website and our Etsy shop carry these sales!
NEW PRODUCTS: In the spirit of fall, I have introduced some scented putka pods (mini pumpkins). I am smelling them right now in my home. The scent of cinnamon is filling the air. My college aged son even took a bowl up to his bedroom!
The scents I have available are cinnamon stick, autumn apple orchard, and orange spice. The color of the pods are burgundy and orange mixed. Each package come 4 cups to a bag and are tied with a decorative ribbon. Use them for Harvest/Halloween decor or parties or just place them in a bowl like I have and smell the wonderful scent in your home. They also make a great gift!
NEW CANDLES: I will have the same scents as listed for the putka pods - that is autumn apple orchard, cinnamon stick, and orange spice. I will be listing these very soon! Coming soon also are Peppermint candles and Peppermint soap! Look for those as winter approaches.
IN THE GARDEN: Lots and lots of tomatoes and peppers. Perfect for making salsa and so that's what I have done. I usually make fresh salsa and it's eaten up pretty quickly. It's so much better than store bought using fresh from the vine tomatoes. I also would really like to do some canning of jellies and jams. Love blackberry jam!! I have also make lavender blackberry and lavender strawberry. I just have not found the time to do it yet this summer!. Because of food laws, I cannot sell my jellies and jams online. However, if and when I get them ready, I probably will place an announcement online and use Facebook Marketplace as well. Face-to-face sales are required. So local peeps can come out to the farm or we can arrange to meet. Will post soon!
I have a raised bed growing Ever-bearing strawberries this year. Next, season I am hopeful for a bumper crop of strawberries. I hope to add a blackberry and raspberry patch next year as well. I love berrries!
FLORAL DESIGN: As I am finishing up the floral design orders I took before I decided to take a break from wedding party design, I have not gotten to rest my hands as much as I should. Still I am wearing braces to sleep in and the flare up is getting better. Hoping to have a return to a full line of floral design in the new year. A few bouquets are listed. They are mostly lavender bundles or mixed with a few simple flowers.
We still have our line of home decor floral designs up - bud bases, mason jar vases, farmhouse grater arrangement, milk jug/church arrangements, wreath etc. Our Sunflower and Lavender Grater Arrangement is NEW for fall!
That's it for now. THINK FALL!! Sorry summer lovers! I am just tickled that it's almost time for my favorite time of the year with a cool down (hopeful) soon.
Want to see some photos of the outside of our cabin? Check out our Gallery below. All photos are copyrighted Lavender Rose Farms, LLC. There is also some photos of our new scented putka pods, our sunflower and lavender farmhouse grater!