Ah, lovely lavendre . . . Yes, this is a post about scarves, not to worry.
First a confession: I have almost no silk scarves. I am not a collector, or a lover of those iconic Hermes squares. There I’ve said it.
Many of you are probably wondering whether I’m missing an important accessory gene. Maybe. But this is the way I look at it, I can buy more of the cashmere scarves and shawls I love and in which I swaddle myself daily from September through April.
As well as my cashmeres I have a collection of filmy wool scarves and a few linen and cotton ones “just in case” for the warmer months. I’m thinking perhaps I should be talking to a professional — from the medical community — about my apparent need to wrap up my neck. And, it’s important that I clarify, I was wearing scarves long before I felt bad about my neck.
You asked how I store my scarves. They are arranged by color and fabric on the shelves of my closet. I do have a couple of silk squares, which I never wear, that sit up there as well. (As I may have mentioned before — on several occasions no doubt: What’s with my emotional attachment to things I don’t even remember I own? That too could be a medical question.)
|I use organdy sacks, like the one above, filled with lavender from the garden. (They also make pretty gift “wrapping” options. To hide the contents, simply line the interior with tissue paper, coloured or not.)|
To keep the moths away, I slip sachets of lavender amongst the scarves plus a few of those pretty silk ribbon-laced batons. Since we have lots of lavender in the garden, I buy little organdy sacks and fill them with the “petals” and then sprinkle the contents with lavender oil. I’ve read, and been told, that the oil is more potent for the anti-moth purpose.
Not only does everything smell wonderful, but also the objects that hold the lavender are pleasingly pretty snuggled up against the scarves.
|Every time I visit my best French friend in Provence I come home with dozens of these sweet sachets. I never give a scarf as a gift without tucking one inside the package.|
The batons and sachets are also scattered about the linen closet, both can be refreshed by adding more oil. If you really love its fresh fragrance, a few drops of lavender oil in the softener compartment of the clothes washer when you’re washing sheets and towels makes for a divine indulgence. And, remember, lavender is a marvelous sleep enhancing remedy.
|These anti-moth papers from Colibri, though not lovely to look at, seem interesting. Click here for details.|
As I re-read for typos, which I’ll probably miss until later tonight, I’m realizing that my scarves on shelves with lavender is not the most creative DIY in the world, but it’s what I do. It’s pleasing to me to see them all lined up and the presentation often gives me ideas of how I might want to dress for the day and then of course there is the perfume that wafts out of the closet. Simple and simply lovely.