Lockwood Farm Lavender Fest
The first seed was planted in Borders travel section when they met 11 years ago
Love bloomed before their eyes and Karen's dream of a lavender bridal bouquet came true
Now 11 years later 3,000 people get to come pick their own bouquets, drift away in the heavenly scent,
and feel the loveee
There's no stopping Karen and Gary Lockwood
Each year their dream, like their lavender, grows and grows...and more magic is added!
This was the Lavender Fest's 4th year
Along with the many different artisans, activities and events went on all weekend long
How to grow and care for lavender, cooking with lavender, spinning wool, making lavender wands,
sheep searing demonstrations, amazing french crepes, and lavender laced summer drinks
I constantly pinch these two to see if they are real!!
No really!...everything is immaculate and perfectly groomed and all the different Lockwood products in the Market Shop totally blows your mind!
My tiny little Farmgirl booth
A new "line"
...my whole life I've been teased about not being able to stick with one thing
There's just tooooo much out there I wanna do!
Now I'm incorporating different metal chains and Milagros in with my gemstones
I have been fascinated with Milagros since my Grandmother gave me my first when I was 6 on a family trip to Italy
Milagros are small metal religious charms found in many areas of Latin America,
especially Mexico and Peru.
The word “Milagro” means “miracle”.
They are also used in Europe, where they are often referred to as Exvotos (Offerings).
These small charms, often depicting arms, legs, praying people, farm animals and a wide range of other subjects are typically nailed or pinned to crosses or wooden
statues of various saints and sacred objects.
Pinned on the clothing of saint statues, or hung with little red ribbons or threads from
altars and shrines.
They are also carried for protection and good luck.
Ranging in size from less than 1/2 inch to several inches, they are as unique as the cultures that produce them.
Milagro and Gemstone earrings
...even turquoise skulls :)
I also made some glass pendants with images from antique papers and sheet music encased with silver solder
...very tactile when you wear them. Like rubbing smooth worry stones with your fingers. can't stop :)
The sheet music was perfect!
"Who'll buy my lavender?" from 1896
Early Saturday morning
Peaceful and perfect
See! AMAZING right!
Karen does this all herself!!!
We tease each other how we love coming up with new products so we can design the packaging!
New this year are Honey Bees
Something about a man picking lavender
Last year my whole post was photos of men in the fields
Quiet Zen like snipping
A booth with a view
Cute Hippie girls who got the whole Milagro thing
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...of all ages
sweet pie face
Lavender field, sheep pasture, Skaneateles lake
We all noticed how the children were so calm and peaceful
...a natural sedation from the lavender!
Marlboro Man Gary does EVERYthing
One piece! Like when you peel and apple and try to get one long ribbon!
Joelle from the wonderful Joelle's French Bistro making theeee most delicious crepes!
Even Gluten Free
I emailed her and she said sure!!
Loveeeee her! xox
Truly one of the best delights ever!
After each longgg hot day Joelle had to go back to the restaurant to cook!
Totally AMAZING her peace and energy
No one at this fest is real I do not think!
At the end of the day the sheep come on home
Lucky them get to live in Lockwood Magicville
Hot, tired, and
Helpers and Artists
A special gift from Karen to Gary
Not a dry eye under that tent
<3 <3 <3
...I wonder if their kisses taste like those lavender candies I used to get when I was little?
The sweet little star of last years festival
Everywhere and for Everything
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