Lured by Lavender?

Well, I have to say, I never really liked lavender.

I mean, it has a potent smell, always made me sneeze.

I couldn’t understand other people’s love of it.

I was given an old bottle of Lavender perfume from the 50’s

and I didn’t appreciate it at all.

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Advert for Field’s Lavender

But strangely, my mind has been changed!

What has brought on my u-turn?

MOTHS! Yes moths!

After hearing stories about my friend’s vintage

collections being devastated by moth larvae.

We had had no damage so far luckily, But i wanted to

take steps to ensure the least amount of deterioration

to our wardrobes!

I did some research and discovered that they don’t like lavender!!

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I went straight onto the Amazon and ordered 60 small bags of it!

I took all of my suits and jackets outside, shook them,

let them air in the summer breeze, they popped a lavender bag

onto each and every hanger!

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Apparently they don’t like the aroma, it won’t kill them, but they avoid it

This is the reason people have used lavender for centuries amongst their clothes!

I had a think, and wondered how they would get access to our house

and my thoughts took me to summer when we need to open the bedroom window!

So we went straight down to the nursery!

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local nursery lavender at £2 each and a cheap window box from Wilkinsons!

Frankie got the drill out, and within a short while

we had a lovely new addition to the front of our home!

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Number 43 smells lovely now!

and looks pretty out of the window too!

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Pretty view now.

It may not deter them from coming in

I’m no expert, but I do like it

the past week we have had the window open

due to the heat, and the aroma drifts in

through the evening.

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I now adore lavender!

I feel en-powered by it!

To protect me from moth damage!

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Lavished in lavender!!

We even keep a bag in the van as an air freshner!

Just give it a squeeze now and again!

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I discovered some in our neighbours garden.
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I now enjoy wearing lavender colours!
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I bought this beautiful bow skirt from a friend many many years ago, and didn’t wear it!
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Now I have a matching hat and gloves and wear it with pride!

Go ahead! Lavish yourself in lavender, stroke it’s leaves and inhale

it’s quite magical, and I no longer sneeze!

Shoes from rocketoriginals.co.uk

Hat-gloves-boucle top-skirt-sunglasses (from deadmensspex.com ) are all original 50’s

now where’s one of the poodles?

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Jet the toy poodle helping me today!

Top tip!! If you do find your clothes are being chomped by moth larvae

the best way to get rid of them is to vacuum bag your garments and

freeze them, for a few weeks!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. retro rover says:

    You look so beautiful! Im particularly in love with the print on the skirt and your glasses, I have a similar pink pair.

    retro rover

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    1. retropoodles says:

      Thank you so much! I never thought it was really my colour! But i enjoyed wearing it, it is beautiful the skirt, may have to get more shades of lavender!

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  2. Gorgeous light in your photos. I have a moth problem in my bathroom at the moment, so I’m going to look up some lavender.

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    1. retropoodles says:

      yes we keep seeing them in our bathroom too, It has no window, we wonder if they are getting in through the fan? The photos were taken in natural light, just before a thunderstorm! No filters or photoshop!

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