There is a website that I keep in my favorites folder. It is mainly a place I go to, when I get a chance to dream. They have wonderful artwork like this…. . This place is called Cottage Chic and you will see things like this…. and this…..Got your attention yet? If it has, check out their website here…..Cottage Chic You will adore it if you love French Country and The cottage look like I do. I just wish I could afford their items……oh well….someday maybe.
Years ago, I ended up at a lady’s home here in my town. She was showing me around her cottage style home. As we got to the bathroom, I was pulled in by this wonderful aroma massaging my nostrils. Oh my Lord, what is that amazing smell? She had a beautiful old claw foot tub like this…. and there were candles and bath salts all around….but that wasn’t it. It was coming from the area behind the toilet. On the back of the toilet tank, she has an antique dish filled with these unusual soaps. That’s where it was coming from!! “WHAT is that?” ….I asked her??? “Oh those are Zumbars”….she said. Zum what? Long story short, I had just found the soap and the perfume that I would use and wear for the rest of my life. It’s an odd looking soap. It looks like this…. well here’s a closer look….It’s called Frankincense & Myrrh and it is made by a company called Indigo Wild. They make all natural products. Their soaps are made with goats milk. This is their all time bestseller and I can’t live without it. It has been a part of my life for over 10 years. I don’t always have the soap but I DO always have the perfume…..either this….body spray or this….roll on perfume called Eau de Zum. I get compliments all the time. People want to know what it is. I hear things like “who is it that smells so nice?” I usually don’t say anything and they end up narrowing it down to me. That’s kind of nice because I forget I have it on….I wear it every day. They have many other natural scents and products….check them out….Indigo Wild . Egads! I am starting to sound like Oprah…..doing My Favorite Things!! Oh well….I do like sharing! Let’s see…what else do I like….Ok….here’s a link I have saved for years. It is Chapman’s Cottage….Love looking at this one….here….take a lookie……Chapman Cottage Now wasn’t that cool? Another place I like to go and dream is a place where they sell lovely material for sewing. It is Hancocks Of Paducah I am sure you have all seen this site? Oh my goodness the material they have is beautiful!
And last but not least is a blog that I go and visit for inspiration from time to time. I keep thinking that someday I will be able to go there and download some of her wonderfully gifted and generous tutorials. Feathered Nest is a beautiful blog. A couple others I frequent occasionally are The Kitschy home of Deanne Zweig and this photo that I can’t seem to delete. I found it somewhere in my travels online>>>and have kept in my files forever….There’s something about this room that draws me in. It’s grandma meets cottage design with a twist….isn’t it cute?
Another site I have in my favorites, is a video library of embroidery stitches. What a wonderful website this one is. It has been hugely helpful to me in the past. I sometimes forget I have it in my favorites. Check it out….Needle N Thread . There is also a great place to go for crochet called My Picot. I think it is wonderful when people offer free patterns for things….don’t you?
Here’s one I have gazed at for some time called Victorian Sewing Accessories . Free patterns for things like this…. and ………..
this….. Search around the site to find many other helpful hints. And last but not least….A friend of mine makes these night light shades… with safety pins and beads. Each one is different…and they come in many colors…… She asked me to find a place where she could get beads and supplies like this to make them. I found a great place online and it was less expensive than many others. It’s called Craft King . Here you can get just about any craft item you can think of! So….there you have it….you have taken a walk through my favorites folder with me! I hope you found something you have to have like I did!! Enjoy…….