4.21.2010

SlOW ME UP! soap dishes

I have turned against those liquid soaps in plastic dispensers. First, it was the chemicals in the plastic that made me nervous. Then, it was a matter of aesthetics. Even the best of those liquid soaps have an annoying, stumpy look. Of course, I recall that I turned against bars of soap when they got gummy with sitting in pools of water, or cracked and dried out from disuse. But that reminded me that what I miss most of all is soap dishes. Frances Palmer made the lovely ones in this picture, and they turned my head. I have lately found myself snuffling the bars of handmade soap that are turning up all over town--and online too, like the gorgeous little goat milk jewels from Beekman 1802. They remain my favorite houseguest present--and a few pretty stones in the bottom of the dish will keep the soap from melting.

7 comments:

vicki archer said...

These dishes are just lovely....thank you for the tip about the stones, xv.

Mrs. Blandings said...

They seem to be just about the right size to hold a daily allotment of M&Ms on one's desk as well.

Karena said...

Love them Dominique, I think lovely soaps are so luxurious!

Karena
Art by Karena

Windlost said...

I adore hand made bars of soap and never bought those liquid ones. The secret to a good soap dish is drainage. These are lovely, but no one ever designs them to drain properly and be easy to clean. Stunning looks tho'.

Love your blog - visiting via Willow Decor. Many of us bloggers have been emailing each other lately about slowing down with our decor, spending, the mad pace, and taking time to enjoy small things, quiet things, and not needing to acquire and perfect all the time...so a timely find!

xo Terri

Love Where You LIve said...

I'm inspired to do the same. The bottles have always seemed easier and more sanitary but, then again, they get goopy and they're not so great to look at really. I may be a convert -- at least in some areas of my home!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

The stone idea! Great problem solver that will allow me to go back to the beautiful hand made soaps I love. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to enjoy following your blog!

Aushra said...

I'm always drawn to handmade pottery and these are truly lovely...but $90 for a soapdish? REALLY!?!?!?!