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August 18, 2014

Soapy Apothecary

I was inspired after seeing a couple of pictures with apothecary jars used in bathrooms for things like cotton balls, q-tips, soaps and such. I went looking for some apothecary jars and ended up at World Market finding this nice one topped with a bird. 
 My bathroom is designed with accents of plants and flowers. I did a post showing it "here" a while back.  Not much has changed with the exception of my new apothecary jar. 

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 I ordered a variety of bars of hand soap from an Etsy shop called HomeMadeSoapNSuch  
This is an Etsy shop from a fellow blogger Judy @ Cranberry Morning 

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So what did I do- I stacked the various soap bars with some sponges and pieces of "grape bark" that I found at Pottery Barn.  I have to tell you it's a treat to open the top and smell all of this!!  

99% of the time except when visitors come by This is "my" bathroom. Dan uses the lower level bathroom.  Our home is a mid 70's basic raised ranch and there isn't a master bathroom.  We remodeled the bathroom in 1999 and I incorporated as much useful storage space as I could along with improving it with the new tile and quality upgrades with the sink and faucets.  I went with brass at the time because it was on the heels of the new trend that started for brushed nickle (which was priced way out there at the time).  So I waited it out all these years and to some degree it's come back!

The tray doesn't match anything but I liked it.  I thought about painting it but I like the finish it has.  I got that a couple of years ago from One King's Lane along with the bottles with the bees.  

It's designed to look resemble a repousse finish in antiqued silver
This is an extra piece of soap that was sent to me which gave me the idea to cut small pieces off the soap bars to use rather than putting out a whole one.  

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On the left of my vanity is a wreath that my son and daughter in-law sent to me last March for my birthday.  It's all natural with dried leaves and flowers including blue hydrangeas.  It fit in well with the theme I have going. 

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A few years ago I added some bronze accents to the bathroom you might say to quiet down some of the brass but the faucets were too expensive to consider replacing so they've stayed.

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This is the most glammed up I've ever had the counter area.  If you click on the link I added near the top of the post you can see the pictures on the wall better- they aren't all askew like they look in this picture.

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I took it outside so the colors and accents could be seen better.  The soaps have a broken off look rather than evenly cut which I liked- gives it a little more of an organic look.
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The sponges and grape bark add a bit more to the organic appeal. 
I hope you like it!

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20 comments:

  1. I love going into beautiful bathrooms and this one is quite lovely! Your new apothecary jar filled with soaps and other savory items adds a special touch to the overall gorgeous appearance. Great job in putting it together!

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  2. What a fun idea, Liz! So glad you like the soaps. I sure love the look you've created with the large apothecary jar, soaps, sponges, and bark. That's brilliant!

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  3. Oh Liz, I do like! What a great idea. I love her soaps!! Your bathroom is beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  4. Beautiful jar, Liz! I love the look of large apothecary jars filled with soap in a bathroom! I put one on the ledge behind our tub. I bet your soaps smell wonderful!

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  5. Love this idea and the jar you found - very pretty and natural looking :-)

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  6. I love this, how fun and so pretty. I really like the variety of soaps and the grape bark is a super addition.

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  7. This is a very pretty accessory for your bathroom and yes, gold is coming back! I would not worry about your silver tray, either, as mixing metals is always in style. :)

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  8. S-L-I-C-K!!! I don't know what on earth prompted you to add the bark and the sponges, but they are the PERFECT thing to make this into a work of art for your bathroom! Wow! That is really neat! I love soaps that aren't perfectly shaped. It reminds me of back when people routinely made their own soap. Smart idea to cut off small pieces so that the soap isn't wasted.

    You've accessorized the bathroom in such a pretty way. I'm with Jennie...a mix of metals is always very interesting. No point in changing things you like...styles and fads come and go so fast!

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  9. Great find for such a nice apothecary jar.
    The sweet little bird on top just add to the charm.


    Linda C in Seattle

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  10. Dear Liz,

    Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
    I LOVE your apothecary jar! I've thought of doing something similar with soaps. It's quite pretty :0)
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
    I hope you're having a great start to your week,
    Suzanne

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  11. This is beautiful, Liz! I love using apothecary jars, and this one is so pretty with the bird on top and those lovely soaps.

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  12. Your pedestal jar is beautiful! And I love the bird. What a great idea to display junks of soap and the "bark" you describe. It is so earthy and unique! Since everything eventually comes back in style, you were smart to wait out the brass rotation. I'm loving your bee bottles, too. I adore royal bees! Your bath is completely lovely.

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  13. Pretty apothecary jar, Liz. I love how you filled it with cut up soap and the grape bark is a great idea.....Christine

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  14. Hi Liz, Love your apothecary jar filled with those luscious soaps. The little bird at the top makes it so unique. The tray is gorgeous too and the perfect touch in your pretty bathroom with the bee touches. The wreath from your kids is so pretty. Yes, the brass is back and yours looks perfect for your room.

    Thanks for stopping by while I was away on vacation. I am trying to catch up with everyone and it may take all week~~ LOL
    Have a great day!
    xo

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  15. I just love that apothecary jar, Liz! It is such a great size and I love the bird on the lid. It looks great holding some soaps. Perfect for a bathroom, too. I'll bet it smells really good.

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  16. The apothecary jar looks very attractive with the soaps and the bark. Perfect for the bathroom counter. I used to fill my apothecary jars with candy for a candy bar during the holidays. Now the just sit empty in the storage room. I think I will use your idea and give them a new purpose in my bathroom. My son makes oatmeal soap for me and I think the rough cut chunks would look great. Thanks for the inspiration Liz!

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  17. Love your apothecary urn. The bird is so sweet. I do love the layering of the soaps with the sponges and grape bark. I always have things like this in our bathroom by the tub. It makes for a beautiful vignette and practical too. Prayers for Chelsea....xo

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  18. Hi Liz,

    What a pretty bathroom, and I can almost smell all those softly scented, natural soaps that fill your apothecary jar so beautifully. Wonderful ambiance in this space. Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  19. Love the luxury organic touches with the beautiful soaps and bee bottles and apothecary jar. Really pretty, and I know what you mean about having brass fixtures.

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  20. Yep! I like it. Your apothecary is so pretty with the bird lid, and I really like the organic look of the soaps, etc inside it. That tray is beautiful, and what pretty jars with the bees. Your bathroom looks so elegant. laurie

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