Catchy title, huh?. .I'm sure you're thinking, "What in this world is she up to now?"
Well. . .Read on. . .
I'm probably behind everyone else with this discovery for our farmhouse bath. . .Have YOU seen Ivory in it's SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE WRAPPER? I hadn't when I ran across the bars for sale at Dollar General a month or so ago. . . I only bought one at the time, thinking I'd add it to the bath "somehow". . .Once I brought it home and saw how it added so much to the room, I went back to buy more. . .and was so disappointed. . .They were all sold out. . .Bummer. . .I began stopping at every Dollar General with no luck. . .Then I found them! . . .at Dollar Tree of all places. . .They only had three. . .bought them all, of course. . .
My goodness. . .the fragrance of Ivory soap will forever remind me of my Grandmother's home. . .what a lovely memory. . .But, this isn’t just your grandmother’s soap. This is your great-great-grandmother’s soap! It's been around for 135 years. . ."Just a little more than 100 years after our country declared independence - Ivory first floated. The first cake of Ivory was sold in October, 1879. . ." It's definitely been around for a while.
The SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE WRAPPER covers a large size CAKE OF IVORY SOAP . . .and reminds us that "it floats" . . .How well I know! . .It's not only the fragrance that reminds me of Grandmother's bath, it's the sailboats we made together with Ivory soap bars. . .Now, that's a memory. . .
Toothpicks and paper were all we needed. . .We'd make a whole fleet of sailboats. . .I could spend hours--if she'd let me--in the tub. . .I guess you could say I'd be squeaky clean, huh?
We've been so busy with the farmstead that I've barely taken any time for myself the last couple of months. . .As I finished the laundry this week, I glanced over at the Ivory--suddenly having a desire to make at least one sailboat for a long soak in the tub. . .
I headed to the kitchen for supplies. . .and noticed right outside the window that the Crepe Myrtle was fast fading. . .I realized I had not brought a bouquet indoors all summer long. . .It's been beautiful this year. . .but now the blooms are fading. . .a sure sign that fall is on it's way. . .I ran out and cut a few to enjoy. . .
Actually, I sort of like the look. . .much more suited for fall, I think. . .
Before I knew it, our vintage bath was looking as if it was straight out of a magazine. . .So SIMPLY done. . .I have to give the Commemorative Ivory Soap Wrapper the credit. . .Who would have guessed that a $1 bar of soap would bring inspiration for our Plain and Simple Farmhouse Style. . .and such wonderful memories. . .So many times it's the little things that impact us the most. . .isn't it?
My long soak in the tub with Ivory-Crepe Myrtle-and Sailboats was "heavenly". . .
I highly recommend it to you. . .or to your kids.
Hey. . .why not share a fleet of sailboats with them. . .and create a memory?
There's nothing more simple.
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .