Hand Embroidered Lavender Sachets

Goods and Goodies | posted on 8/5/10

I adore these sachets. They are embroidered by hand with floral motifs and filled with high quality dried lavender from Provence. I love how detailed and delicate they are, and how they bring back the quality of handmade gifts from times past. These make beautiful gifts for baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and hostess gifts. Place them in your closet or drawers for a refreshing odor that will keep your clothes smelling clean for a long time.

Rose and Lavender Lotion Bars

Goods and Goodies | posted on 8/4/10

Have you ever tried using a lotion bar? If not, you will have to get your hands on one of our Victory Garden lotion bars in either rose or lavender scents. I bought my first bar last year from the Stonington, CT farmers market in lavender. It took me while to get into the bar, since I was not used to the roll-on texture. It was thick and slightly oily. However, as the Summer continued and I got more exposure to the sun, my skin started to get increasingly dry. I started rolling on the bar after the shower, enveloping myself in the lavender bliss. I quickly became obsessed with how soft it left my skin. My friends started to notice and ask about it. The oiliness factor is something that might make you want to use the bar in the Fall and Winter, but I find that it wears off after a short while of being on the skin, leaving only the soft glisten.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax (from CT), Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Fragrance (phthalate-free), Vitamin E.

Turkish Pestemals

Goods and Goodies | posted on 7/26/10

I am so proud to sell Turkish Pestemals (pronounced Pesh-teh-mal). I first fell in love with this traditional flat-woven towel in the hammam (of course) a few years ago. Both I and the woman exfoliating me in the white marble room were wearing them wrapped around our waists. There was something very appealing to me about the primal loin-cloth idea in the bath. I liked that it was thin, and not as bulky as the terry cloth towels we are so used to in the United States.

When I arrived at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, I searched them out to bring home. (more…)

The Best Lip Balm. Period.

Goods and Goodies, News | posted on 7/22/10

The other day I stopped by the Studio Farm in Voluntown, CT to pick up the lip balms they made for Victory Garden. I first tried the balms last Summer at the Stonington Farmers Market. It did not take long before I noticed how effective they were, and started buying them for all of my friends. Everyone agreed- these lip balms were the best they had ever tried. (more…)


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