Greetings Friends! Spring is the busiest and my most productive time in the garden. While I often share updates to my vintage Etsy shop, I rarely mention my organic herb shop. I've just added some new handmade gifts from the garden and I'm excited to share them with you!
Are you surprised that the bouquet above is not lavender? Though there is a strong resemblance when both are dried, this is actually blue sage. It's the first year I've dried it for bouquets and I'm loving it! I've been gathering as much as I can because the bloom won't be as vibrant during the summer months. Back in my pre-blogging days, a bridal photo shoot was held in the garden. The wedding designer used a lot of lavender in the staging but because the blue sage in bloom was so vibrant, the photographer had the bride stand right in the midst of it. Great call on her part, as you can see below!
Next, it seems that fairy garden love is here to stay. So why not delight someone with a real fairy rose that can be worn? A tiny pink rosebud from my organic miniature fairy rose bush is encased in a miniature apothecary tube and hung from your choice of a ribbon or hemp cord. AVAILABLE
For those interested in drying herbs with limited space to do so, I've created a hanging herb drying rack repurposed from a vintage wooden pants hanger. Instead of hanging pants, just insert herb bundles! I've also added vintage lace and stenciled Herbs. (Herbs sold separately.) AVAILABLE
It could be used for drying garden flowers as well, like this version. AVAILABLE
When I first opened Secret Garden Herbs, I photographed a set of upcycled keys in my garden for my shop icon. To set my shop apart, I added one of the keys to each of my listing photos. I am genuinely surprised by how often my Secret Garden key is requested! Though I haven't found an exact replica, I did find these vintage inspired metal keys when I visited Canton and I upcycled them to give them an antique green patina. AVAILABLE
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