Sunday, February 1, 2009

Perfect Pairs: Soap and Soap Dishes

This is the first article in the new "Perfect Pairs" series. These will be articles that match up awesome handmade items by different sellers, items I think would go beautifully together.

Today I am focusing on soap and soap dishes. Handmade soap is so beautiful, it deserves a special container. These soaps are almost too pretty to use, but they are great for your skin so go ahead and use them!

This first pair, I imagine in a very sophisticated bathroom with travertine marble tiles. Don't these two just look like they were made for eachother?

Sandalwood Cold Process Soap by MartinsvilleEmporium

Fused Art Glass Trinket Dish Caramel Swirl by Outoftheflames

Here is a pair for the dessert lover. The scents and colors will remind you of rich decadent treats.

Coconut Cream Pie Soap with Shea Butter by soapdeli

Toasty Fused Glass Sushi Dish by GetGlassy

This next pair would look fabulous in a Manhattan penthouse bathroom with sparkling black granite floors and modern art on the walls. DRAMA!

Tropical Black Hawaiian Sea Salt by savor

Moulin Rouge Fused Glass Plate by Littlehandstudios

This pair is for the natural, organic themed bathroom. Celebrating the colors of nature and rustic textures of handmade.

Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap With Organic Oatmeal by aBreathofFrenchair

Sushi tray -- celadon by oldcatdied

Now here is a fun set, for a bathroom with a tropical or ocean theme. I picked a few soaps for this because it's a big soap dish and these would look cute in a grouping.

Sea Urchin Soap - Rich Goats Milk Soap by happygoatsoap

DONT BE KOI - Little Zen FISH Soap by dugshop

Rainbow Fish Soaps by arizonasoapworks

Ocean Floor by Glassprimitif

Here is another fish theme, but this one is in a more humorous vein. I think the fish bones would be hilarious in a fish shaped dish!

Fish Bones - Scrubbie Shea Butter and Glycerin Soap by SoapLane

Sea Foam Blue Fish Soap Dish by SimplyDaisy

These soaps and dish would be right at home in a feminine, spa-like bathroom, very relaxing and serene.

Raspberry Parfait by pinkparchmentsoaps

Rose White Sparta Artisan Olive Oil Soap by spartasoap
(Isn't this gorgeous? I just love soaps with that ripply wavy top, it looks like whipped cream or cake frosting, so rich and creamy!)

Soap Dishes by burrobranch2

So that is "Her" bathroom, what about the men? I haven't forgotten them!
Joe Sixpack would love these beer soaps set in a recycled beer bottle soapdish.


Oatmeal Stout Bar by GoatsDesigns

Recycled Moosehead Beer Bottle Soap Dish by BigSky

Here is a set that kills me with cuteness. Bright candy colors and whimsical shapes will make you or your guests smile when you wash your hands.

Clean Cotton Tail Bunny Soaps by LoveLeeSoaps

whimsical flower dish by maryjudy

This last pair was inspired by Etsy itself. Owls are the unofficial mascot of Etsy and here is an owl set in Etsy Orange. These are so cute it might inspire hipsters to wash!

Chocolate Owl Soap with Orange Crochet Scarf by EternalSunshine

Forest Owl Soap Dish Tray Orange by fruitflypie


Bluebirdcrafts said...

I love it! Very pretty and awesome pictures!

Paw and Claw Designs said...

AMAZING picks, way to find the diamonds in the rough!

now i want to buy soap, of course ;)

eclipse said...

This makes me wish I had a house with 10 bathrooms so I could decorate each one differently and buy lots of gorgeous handmade soap and soap dishes!

Pricilla said...

Thank you for picking one of my soaps for your delightful list of pairings. My publicist and I are just thrilled to be included. We are having computer problems today but will link back to you when our computer gets back up to speed. (Sometimes we hate our computer - I want to butt it by my publicist won't let me.)pone

GetGlassy said...

Thank you for picking my soap dish. What a great job in matching the soaps to the dishes. I think I need to go shopping for soap.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the soap mention. I'm thinking maybe us soapmakers can do a little bit o' barter with the soap dish artists, and we can all come away happy!

CGGE said...

Thanks for including my bubble dish! And I love that yummy chocolate looking dish by Getglassy.

fruitflypie said...

Super fun post! I love all these choices for gifts and I love the little owl in the scarf you paired up with my soap dish. Thanks so much for including my hoot!

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Peikkonen said...

ARGH..! I hate the soapmakers at Etsy, I get gravings every time I look at their stuff! I'm seriously afraid of buying a bar of soap that looks like a slice of cake, 'cause I'm not sure I would be able to resist the temptation of tasting it. Maybe I could handle the bunny and fish shaped ones... hmmm.

Great idea to find matching dishes!

Nancy Esmade said...

its better to make sure that our bathroom should look good and well as a mom i make sure that everything is in order so that it would be easy to find something if it is well organized..

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