lay (something) up in lavender

lay (something) up in lavender

obsolete To preserve something and place it into storage for future use or access. The great house was sold off, and all their possessions were laid up in lavender to await auction.
See also: lavender, lay, up

lay something up in lavender

preserve something carefully for future use.
The flowers and stalks of lavender were traditionally used as a preservative for stored clothes.
See also: lavender, lay, something, up