Our latest eBay search for project materials brought forth open tabs and mounds, let me look at this one thing patience, and a DIY recipe for Citrus Sugar Hand Scrub. More on that point later in the post. Dave the Builder is not used to with unorthodox way of treasure hunting. Assuring Dave I am able to walk and chew gum at the same time, I jumped around the pages of eBay with expert keyboard precision. As Dave measured and mulled his decisions, I searched and made a decision of my “own” to click Buy It Now on this darling vintage pottery creamer.
Pattern, texture and color guide the selection process of interior design, decorating and home decor accents and accessories. Take as an example the PTC value of this creamer. The pattern is unique as far as corn pottery patterns go, the texture is raised in matte perfection, and the color trio of pink, green and worn over time white blend together to create subtle soft tones. Add to the mix the vivid childhood memory of a similar creamer my Mother once owned and a curiosity piece match made in collectibles heaven.
Presentation and placement is key when selling an item. Stores know it, sites know it, and decoristas know it. It’s the package that sells the product, and the placement that delivers the decorative oomph.
Home decor accessories and accents placed in unexpected spaces and used in unusual ways make for the most interesting conversation pieces.
I am constantly arranging and rearranging smalls to create vignettes and focal point displays. The quickest way to combat decorative complacency is to design and decorate outside the lines. A vintage creamer is repurposed as a cosmetic caddy, a porcelain bone dish finds new life as a jewelry holder, and an antique silver powder jar becomes a Mother’s Day gift filled with the latest recipe from the Places In The Home test kitchen.
Citrus Sugar Hand Scrub is a pampered treat perfectly timed for the summer mani and sandal pedi season. It is also a wonderful foot scrub! Coconut oil is all the beauty rage, and is well represented in this homemade scrub for its softening ability.
For the hands:
Dampen hands with tepid water. Apply the citrus sugar hand scrub and gently massage in a circular movement to exfoliate and renew skin. Rinse well with warm water and gently pat dry. Complete the at home spa experience by applying your favorite hand cream to seal in the moisture and protect.
For the feet:
Soak feet in warm water for approximately five (5) minutes in order to soften the skin. Apply citrus sugar hand scrub to each foot and work in circular motions to properly exfoliate. Rinse feet with tepid water and gently dry with a towel. Feet will be soft and moisturized so watch your step! Now is the time to try out those new summer flip-flops or spa socks to prevent doing the twist and d#*! that hurts shout.
Citrus Sugar Hand Scrub
½ cup raw sugar
½ cup coarse salt
½ cup melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest (1 medium-size lemon = approximately 1 tablespoon of lemon zest)
1 tablespoon orange zest
several drops favorite essential oil
Mix all ingredients together until combined.
Spoon citrus sugar hand scrub into container of choice and seal tightly. This scrub is best suited for use on the hands and feet, and is good for use for up to one month.