Thursday, December 16, 2010

Soap Swap Box Arrived!!!

Here I was . . . sitting at my computer working away when I heard a knock at the door.  I could see that there was a box on the table outside our front door.  I could see that it was from Bramble Berry.
Bramble Berry is a wonderful soap making supplier in Bellingham, Washington.  I knew it must be my box of soaps!

Several weeks ago, Anne-Marie Faiola announced a soap swap using fragrances purchased from Bramble Berry.  Each of us who signed up would select a fragrance, make a dozen large bars, then send them to BB, who would then sort out the bars and send a dozen bars to each participant.  My contribution was bay rum scented soap.  I have a couple of bars left in my collection. 

My box arrived today.  When I picked up the box, the aroma was just wonderful.  Exciting and calming, all at the same time.  When I opened it up and pulled out the paper and started unwrapping the bars, this is what I pulled out! 

The scents include bonsai, sandalwood vanilla (I keep holding this one up to my nose), cherry almond, and cranberry fig.  The cranberry fig soap was made by Anne-Marie herself and the instructions for this beautiful, comforting scented soap are here.

Some of the other soap makers are Mayren;  Desert Soapstone of Prescott, Arizona; Auntie Lu's Scrubs & Suds; Bayou Liberty Soaps; Lotion Bar Cafe; Bonnie Bath; Palin's Pantry; Garden Gate Soaps; and Casco Bay Soap Co.

What a nice surpise.  I mean.  I knew it was coming.  I just forgot about it for a while.  Then I remembered it as soon as I saw the box!  I couldn't wait to get it open and see what others made.  I might share.  I might not.  Well, it IS the holidays and all.  My thanks to Anne-Marie and the nice people at Bramble Berry for organizing this.  It's a fun start to Christmas!! 

Isn't it nice when something happens to make you feel good?  I'll get to remember this each time I pass by these soaps and inhale the aromas and look upon the colors and shapes and packaging. 

Thanks to all who participated and went to the trouble to make their soaps and package them up so special to share with strangers.



  1. Hope you enjoy my soap....I can't wait to see who/what is in my box.
    I can see my soap in there...thanks for giving me a shout out. I sent along Peppermint Oatmeal soap, which is very refreshing and a great wake me up in the morning.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Can't wait to see what comes. Thank you for posting this about our soaps. Its nice to see who got what. :)

  3. Love it! Great photos too. It was SOOOOOO much fun seeing what boxes were coming in every day. There are so many talented, creative soapers out there.

  4. I can't wait to see what comes in my box! Whee, yours look fab!!

  5. Denny what a treasure-load of wonderful soaps! I opened up one of yours this morning and started my day with a lovely scented shower...yummy! Thank you again for such a nice gift. If you don't stop spoiling us, Jacquely and I will come over for a WEEKLY sewing bee!

  6. awww Thanks for the shout out! I hope you like the Cherry Almond. I didn't get your soap in my box but I hear it's really great! (hug)


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