Sunday, September 23, 2012

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York. It's always wonderful. The weather is just right, still bright and sunny. Trees and grass are still green. Marigolds and mums still bloom in gardens and pots. Then there's the city. No more muggy afternoons to take some joy out of shopping, or sightseeing. Everyone is relaxed after vacations and ready for new Manhattan adventures  It's my favorite time of year in one of my favorite places. I'm so glad I live here.

One of my favorite things about Autumn is the scents. Claire Burke's Appljack & Peel is one of them. Cinnamon, apples, spices and a touch of citrus all come together like an orchestra playing a perfect melody. Only it's not a melody you hear; you take in the scent of it.  I used it, or my version of it, to make an Autumn teapot soap. The shade of red  pairs very well with the apple cinnamon fragrance. For the box I used an image that reminds me of redwork, the embroidery technique done in red threads. It shows stacked teacups.

I've only made 2 of these red soaps, one with a teapot and one with a teacup. I also made a teapot and tea cup in an Autumn gold color. They are scented with a fragrance called Indian Summer. It's the scent of autumn, reminiscent of a stroll down a leafy country lane.

I'll be posting them on sale at  lili's bonbon. The great thing about lili's bonbon is that shipping is always included in the sale price. Stop by and get yourself a touch of Autumn. Thanks for visiting. Marie

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spoil Me

Who wouldn't like to be spoiled, even for just a little while. Our new soap sends the message. We've made soap in the shape of a champagne bottle, placed it in a peep-toe pump, and finally packaged it in a box which says "Spoil Me." Hope you like it as much as we do.

 Also new! We're now carrying a line of Greeting Cards and Gift Tags. The cards are blank inside, making them appropriate for almost any occasion. Each card is embellished with German glass glitter and a crystal. Cards also come with coordinating envelopes. We have them under a new category on the menu. Gift boxes can also be made to match most of the tags and cards listed.

We've been busy with a few other things as well. Our blog Lili's Bonbon has some great values. As a result of our recent move, we're trying to find new homes for some of our little treasures. Of course, we know one man's treasure is another man's trash, so we're keeping the prices low. We've paired our soap with some one of a kind packaging, we've listed a few pieces of vintage glassware, and we have some rubber stamps for sale. All at low prices and all with FREE SHIPPING. 

Thanks for stopping by. Stay cool, everyone. 


Thursday, May 31, 2012


I know it's been a long time. My last post was right before a trip to Venice and Greece. It was a wonderful trip, but a soon as I got back, I had to move. Finding a new place over the holidays was a bit of a challenge, but I settled into a new apartment in February. I love it here. Everything is unpacked and now I'm just working out details like where to hang this picture or where to place that souvenir. But enough of that.

 What's New
  I am so thrilled with one of my new soap products. I  call it Marie's Shoes. They come as a pair in box featuring Marie Antoinette. The caption reads, "Never enough shoes."  I love these shoes; they have everything I love, ruffles, roses, and kitten heels. They're on sale now on my web site. Just click the link for more details. 

Summer Sale

I've selected lots of favorites for this Summer Sale.  Sunflowers, Flip Flop, and Shell soaps are all on sale for at least the next month. 

Our Flip Flop soaps have been a favorite since they've been offered. Now, they are available in your choice of left or right foot. Why not buy a pair? 

 Our shell soaps are all on sale too. We've got a great selection. Some are realistic, some rustic, and some with a very stylized, retro look. There's sure to be one for you. They make lovely hostess gifts.

And last but not least is a fairly new design for our Sunflowers Soap. It's packaged in our Provence Gift box, shown in the photo. The fragrance of this soap is bright and sunny. It's a perfect summer fragrance.

Thanks for stopping buy. 

Hello Everyone,Welcome to my new blog . And I really mean new. This is all so new to me, but I am sure I will soon be up to speed. I knew it was time to create a blog when I started feeling that I was missing too much fun. I plan to share ideas, favorite things, and information. I love making soaps and toiletries, so you can be sure to see some ideas and tips related to bath and body care. I have so many favorite things; I hope to share them with you in fun ways. Enjoy your visit.