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The Gift Closet

Am I the only crazy one in the universe with a gift closet? Actually right now I would have to term it a gift shelf. What is a gift shelf? It's a place where you store all those goodies you buy throughout the year. They're meant to be gifts for others but sometimes you like them so much you keep them for yourself! (Click to enlarge any of the photos).

So I thought I'd give you a peek into my gift closet, I mean shelf. Look at these soaps. I bought them at the Festival By The Lake a few weeks ago. They're from Grace Farm Organics and they smell great. Also look how pretty they are, each fragrance has a different carving. Of course, the fleur de lis is mine even though the scent is rather manly and called Northern Gentleman. The other scents I have are lemongrass and rainforest.

I found these at my favorite store, Nesting. They are little journals with blank pages adorned with pretty ribbons, vintage photos, and sayings. I keep a little journal in my purse most days. I like to write down restaurant and store recommendations, new websites, etc.

I found these sweet embroidered linens at Thoreauly Antiques in Concord. The lady on the towel looks like she should be in the movie Emma.

I got the sailboat linen napkins at the same antique shop. Such pretty pastels. Perhaps a future blog giveaway?

I love the line of bath products by Thymes. These bath salts are from the discontinued fragrance of Green Tea. I also got the body wash but I think it's
going to stay with me.

Another antique store find was this hand tatted lace hankie. Love these colors and I had to buy it. It's going to make one of my friends happy.

Tealights from Colonial Candle in their Pink Peony Fragrance. It really smells like peonies.

Lavender sachets picked up at the local Home Goods.

I also bought the jar candle version of the Pink Peony scent and another called Lime Grove which I must confess I broke into the other night. It has a nice clean scent. Perfect for the kitchen.

As you can see I am fully stocked for any occasion. If I need a hostess gift or a
birthday gift I am all set. Now, if I could just keep myself from raiding the shelf!


TattingChic said…
You have some lovely finds there! I don't blame you for wanting to keep them for yourself! They're beautiful gifts!

Oh, BTW, that hanky is actually a beautiful example of hand tatted lace not crochet! The colors are beautiful and that corner motif is absolutely gorgeous! Great find! :)
Stephani Gorman said…
Oh Wow! I can just smell the soaps and candles! I think I need to go shopping! What beautiful goodies you have in your gift shelf! :)
Allidink said…
I think it is totally awesome that you have a gift closet! Oh my gosh I love those linens you found! I have started collecting linens even though I have no pressing use for them I just love them LOL. Cute stuff!

All the best,
Julie@beingRUBY said…
All lovely. Shows what a thoughtful person you must be. I just love the vintage photo journals. Quite special:) Julie
kayellen said…
Love your Gift closet!!

My mom has a large gift drawer..sometimes I peek in there to see what she has:)still to this day!lol

Have a wonderful 4th!

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