"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Monday, June 23, 2008

Soap & Water

For Suzanne's challenge today, I decided to fess up to one of my little obsessions. I love soap. I seem to have soap radar when I visit any sort of gift shop. I especially love artisan and hand made soaps. Maybe I love soap so much because my hands always seem to be in water. Cooking hands, cleaning hands, painting hands, gardening hands, crafting hands, Corgi slobber hands...yep, lots of soap and water. For me, part of making my house a home is to try and make those spots we all use quite frequently, a little more special. Special doesn't have to mean expensive. Keeping the bathroom sink sparkling with a fresh fluffy hand towel or two and a pretty soap in a lovely little dish doesn't take much effort, really. Even a plain old bar of Ivory becomes special in a vintage rosy tea saucer with a soft bristled wooden nail brush. It is always fun to put out special soaps and finger towels for holidays; but why not put a teensy bit more 'special' into the 'common' days? Every day with those we love is a gift. Little touches here and there let our family and friends know we think they are special every single day. How nice it is when your loved ones come home from a long work day to find a little refreshing retreat waiting for them to freshen up. If you live alone, all the more reason to do it for yourself! You deserve a little 'special' every day, too.

I just can't bring myself to actually use this last Crabtree & Evelyn Corgi Soap. Years ago I bought a few. I used a couple, gave one to Mary Elizabeth, donated one in a Mayflower silent auction goodie basket, dropped one and broke an ear off (so used that one too.) If you haven't guessed, the box is a Tasha Tudor illustration. Cute as can be, right?

I think I will let the Corgis out, have a quick shower and actually try and get a good night's sleep. Hmmm.....now what soap to use? -CS ^..^


Suzanne said...

Form one soap lover to another--I love it! Teacup though, not with these kids around which you will find with your grandson:-) Teacup in my bathroom, non breakable in the kiddo's ...LOL! What a lovely touch.

dreameyce said...

My new FAVORITE soap, is from a local goat owner/breeder. The only thing that would make them better, is if they were Corgi shaped!

So cute! I'm really sensitive to many soaps, which sadly limits my soap spending... but I make up for it in lip balms ;)

Laurie Eno said...

LOVE the Corgi soap! I've been a big Crabtree & Evelyn fan for years and I think I vaguely remember this item from years ago ... before my Corgi obsession took total root, LOL.