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

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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.