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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tuesday Cuppa Tea - Sequim Lavender Festival 2014

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. 

We have been awash in lavender here in Sequim. Last weekend was the 18th annual Sequim Lavender Festival......more of that to come! But that decided my teacup...but it's a mug!

My teacup is English bone china made by Adderley with a bouquet of lavender...

I stocked them at Antiques And Teacups because of our HUGE annual Sequim Lavender Festival and Farm Fair...and I love the quality!

This is this year's poster...there is an artist contest each year for the design, and I love this one!

In honor of the Festival I had a lavender tea in the sunroom...although the sun was not cooperating. As we are coastal, plans for sun are often interrupted by a marine layer....I cut lavender from my lavender bush, and my favorite Twinings Darjeeling tea with the lavender mug and my family Noritake Ravenna china....

This is my lavender chik...a sachet or paperweight from my favorite vendor at the Lavender fair...get ready for lots of lavender photos!

Part of the Lavender Fair brochure/booklet...and below was my favorite quilt at the associated quilt show by Sandy Collins...we get really involved here!

Every year we visit a different lavender farm...usually the day before the opening day when it is less crowded which is easier for my husband...This year it was Jardin du Soleil or Garden of The Sun Lavender Farm...

As you can see...it isn't sunny, and it rained on Festival weekend, but no one really seems to care...

They have a fun gift shop inside with lots of goodies...and then there are 2 street fairs, music, food, a classic car show, Driftwood Artists show and juried Fine Art show...you name it it was there! As well as 20,000 at the dtreet fair...just one of the two fairs...amazing!

So there you are...and it happens every year! W are sort of lavender crazy here! We all landscape with it, even the city does!

So thanks for joining me. This next week I am going to try scheduling a post, because we have a bit of a family reunion going. Both our kids and spouses and 2 of 3 grandsons, age 18 & 23 so we will be really busy!

Below is the linky...please be PATIENT because it is SLOWWWW but will work! Have a great week! Hope I survive the excitement and keep up with the grandsons...sorta! The phone calls & texts have been flying around here!!! Have a great week!


  1. You are going to need some of that lavender after having energetic grandkids around. Thank you for taking us with you to the lavender celebration. Would love to hear more about your Noritake Ravenna china.

  2. A bit jealous here. I do love Lavender. I even named my antique shop Lavender and Old Lace. So needless to say I loved everything you showed.

  3. I would love to attend the Lavender Festival! My youngest son and DIL went to San Juan Island over a week ago and went to a Lavender Festival there. Thank you for hosting, Ruth, and enjoy your family.

  4. Hi Ruth,
    Oh how I would love to visit your Lavender Festival. The Lavender Mug is so pretty and all of your lavender pics are so beautiful. I just cut some from my garden yesterday and put it on my windowsill in my kitchen so that I could enjoy it's wonderful scent. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Enjoy your week! Karen

  5. Such a sweet lavender tea and I enjoyed your pictures of the festival! I have a small bunch of lavender at home and a larger plant of white lavender at the farm. So wonderful! Thank you for hosting!

  6. What a cool cup! I love lavenders and I can smell them from here....Christine

  7. Those lavender gardens are simply lovely! And the quilt is gorgeous. Enjoy your family time Ruth! And thank you for hosting. Deborah

  8. Your lavender tea looks so yummy--especially those cupcakes. Your pretty mug is definitely a good match to the festival! The lavender was so huge at that farm! I've recently started trying to cook with lavender--I'm definitely a new convert to its culinary uses. I'm doing my best not to kill my potted lavender this summer (it didn't fair so well last year--I think the pot I bought was too small and didn't drain well enough).

  9. I love the lavender gardens, love the scent, truly lovely; along with the lavender tea and yummy cupcakes! Have fun with your family dear Ruth.
    Thanks for the lovely party.

  10. One of my loves, lavender! Sounds yummy. Thank you so much for hosting.

  11. I love that lavender farm. Your pictures are wonderful.

  12. The Lavender Festival sounds absolutely divine -- I can practically catch the scent just reading about it!

  13. Ruth, beautiful post and I love Lavender! I have never been to your festival but it is on my list for sure.

  14. Oh my, this festival is right up my alley. I'm wondering why I didn't see this post before now - well I guess I'm behind when we were without power while on vacation.
    It would be exhilarating to see the fields in bloom!


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