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Homegrown & Handmade Lavender

We grow all the lavender that goes into Thistle and Vine products.

As a gift lavender signifies luck or devotion. It is known for its comforting and calming properties and few other herbs can rival its usefulness. As an herbal medicine lavender is used to soothe and relax. Oils in lavender can treat hyperactivity, depression, insomnia, bacteria, fungus, and airborne molds. Lavender is also reported to help cure migraines and motion sickeness. And it was recently discovered to increase circulation.

  • From our luxurious soaps to our highly scented lavender soy candles, sachets, stress bags, bath salts, sugar scrubs & tub teas.

Our main concentration is on quality, You can be sure you're always getting the very best.

We are always happy to create Special orders for Special events or Bed and Breakfasts.

Contact us for pricing at thistleandvine@aol.com

Shopping in Strasburg

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shopping in Strasburg

Established in the early 1700's, Strasburg remains much the same. The old town charm quickly takes hold as you stroll past quaint shops on tree-lined streets and hear the clip-clop of Amish horse and buggies going on their way. With each step, you step back in time - to the days when the town served as a trade center and stagecoach stop between Philadelphia and Lancaster.

From cozy bed and breakfasts to magnificent theatrical productions to unique quaint shops Strasburg is the community has something for everyone. While you are here ride in an authentic Amish buggy, take a trip to Paradise aboard an historic steam train and explore the quiet back roads past rolling hills and real working Amish farms, or simply enjoy a quiet walk thru town and embrace our old fashioned hometown feeling.

As an Innkeeper, I am often asked by guests " Where can I shop for unique, handmade gifts for my ..."(fill in babysitter, petsitter, grandchildren, best friend etc.) The home town feeling you'll get when in Strasburg is exemplified in my favorite store in town, Thistle and Vine 10 West Main Street in the square in Strasburg. Upon entering the store each guest is cheerfully greeted by the owner Dee and the scent of her homegrown and handmade lavender soaps, bath salts and other aromatherapy products. There is something for everyone in Thistle and Vine, and each product is locally made and, if not hand made by Dee, they are hand picked from local artisans and crafters. Dee personally creates all the beautiful jewelry, the individually designed seasonal wreaths and silk flower arrangements, soy candles and aromatherapy products. Her store motto is "Remember to keep the American dream alive, buy from an American artist".

She is also the chair for two craft fairs, one in the spring (held the Saturday of Memorial day weekend) and one in the fall (held the Saturday after Thanksgiving) . Please check her blog for details: http://www.thistleandvine.blogspot.com/ Submitted by Stephanie Kaminoff, Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast.

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"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day,

May songbird serenade you every step along the way,

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue,

And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through."

Irish Blessing

"To everything there is a season and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven." Ecclesiasties 3:1

Thanks to each of you for coming and helping me clear out the store and taking advantage of the great sales.

I think the Lord is teaching me something here and that is, until we close one chapter in our lives we won't ever experience the next chapter. The next chapter may be even better then the previous one. I am really getting excited to see the what the future holds.

Maybe in your life you have finished a chapter. Smile and Embrace what tommorow brings, Enjoy the next journey as I am going to do in my life.
I will still be here online, Send me an email

Blessings to each of you, Dee


I'm Mommy's inspiration
Remember to keep the American dream alive, buy from an American artist!

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