Friday, February 24, 2012

Loving Lavender In A Duck Egg Blue World

Hi Lavendears! 

I've missed you sooo much and can't wait to hop back into The Tub and start Splashin'!

I decided a fun way to relaunch The Lavender Tub Blog would be to start with a few confessions:

First of all,


(my amazing and lovely husband whose name is not really Edward [OK, another confession] but I call him this because he really is like Jane Austen's Edward Ferrars you read about in Sense and Sensibility)

                     .......did not buy me the House of The Lavender Tub for our anniversary as I lead you to believe here.  

In fact, until I took writer's license and fabricated that story - it had never crossed his mind - nor mine.  We did take possession of it about the time of our 9th anniversary, but our anniversary was not given a single thought when we purchased the house.  Furthermore, when we found this house Edward was quite turned off by the dated lavender bathroom and thought we should keep looking.

  What?!!!  Gasp!!!  I know, right!

After some desperate begging on my part, Edward agreed to overlook the out-of-style room and vowed that he would never use it, thus I could do with it as I wished!  


So the fact that lavender was not in style then, and is not in style now - really doesn't matter.  What matters is you can find beauty is what you choose to find beauty in whether the rest of the world is on board or not.  If you enjoy Goldenrod, Avocado and Turquoise together - don't let anyone take that from you - we don't all need a Duck Egg Blue and Espresso Brown room to be happy.  And while my Edward isn't going to be featured in the February issue of Romantic Spouses - I live knowing that this man would lay down his life for me and will always give me the best he has to offer. 

Desire #1 of The Lavender Tub:   to be a blog about finding beauty and contentment in what you have and what you can make of what you have.

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't even tell you how excited I am that you are here.

Please join me tomorrow for a confession that's a little on the quirky side....what can I say.



  1. Color can change your mood--so if lavender makes you happy than lavender it should be! I am one of the duck egg blue people--and I do feel like everyone else is copying my color (LOL) I look forward to see your postings about being happy with what you have. We all need more of that!

  2. Welcome back! I don't find your lavender bathroom dated. With that tub it is more unique than out of style. ~ Maureen

  3. Ha ha, Sandy. I love your comment! I do love the Duck Egg Blue too, especially in furniture, and I believe I will copy you from time to time. There are just so many pretty, lovely things in the world - it is a shame to not enjoy them just because that color is out - like peach. But, that is what makes garage sale-ing so fun, right?

    Maureen - that was a sweet, sweet thing to say. I really do enjoy that unique tub and wouldn't change it for anything.

  4. I have missed you so and am so glad you are back. Just do what you can, when you can and it will be a blessing!

  5. Thanks, Mel! So good to hear from you. I was working full-time for awhile, plus BB games in the evenings, but I'm back home now. I didn't mean to leave on such a discouraged note - I just found myself with no time to even breathe - let alone blog. Super excited to be back!


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