Recently I took a little road trip with three other friends to Kansas City. We visited Nell Hills and several other little shops. Just browsing around I always have a hard time resisting picking up soaps and candles. If they are there, it seems I must pick several up to smell.
This one REALLY appealed to me!
It is so very fragrant with the most pleasant smell!
Strong but not overpowering.
Not needing a new soap in my tub or shower quite yet, I decided to place it on my bedside table to see if I could smell it in the night.
And I DO!
Quite often I have sleepless nights…
Nights where I truly might toss and turn for up to three hours!
I have decided the scent of this soap makes those tortured hours worthwhile. I’m amazed at how often I roll over and get whiffs of lavender.
I also have a lavender candle nearby. I burn this as I browse through decorating books or cookbooks just prior to turning the light off.
The little Reed and Barton silver plate was an estate sale find from last week end as was the little footed glass dish. Such simple pleasures of life!
My motto is ~~ Let’s use the pretty things for everyday. They really do bring me great pleasure.
I was happy to see my purple irises blooming now. My mother gave the bulbs to me when we moved into our new home. She is always thinning her iris.
I don’t have any purple in my bedroom ~~ it’s actually decorated in red and gold. That won’t stop me from placing irises by my pillow or from burning a lavender scented candle. Notice the book? “Art of Accessorizing” ??
This was one Marty recommended to us a couple of weeks ago. It IS a good one! I’m joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday and Tootsie for Flaunt your Flowers this week. I hope you’ll visit them as well. There’s plenty of inspiration.
What’s on your bedside table?
What are life’s simple pleasures for you?