It's time to make more soap and sponge holders. They are a continual seller so I make them throughout the year but around this time of year I start stocking up on them. I do this not just because the holidays are coming and people like to give them as gifts but because I'm going to be in the Decatur Holiday Marketplace sharing a room with my friend Marci Scharko who makes Turnrow soaps. We both put out these soap holders with her soaps in them and people see the instant gift potential. We both do well.
|Soap or Sponge Holders|
During the rest of the year I display them with a bright and happy sponge (it travels well) but they don't sell as well. I suspect it's because a pleasantly scented, handcrafted soap conjures up the idea of a long, luxurious bath or a hot, steamy shower, the sponge makes us think about washing the dishes.
It's the same piece, it can be used either way, buy two, one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom -they really are not expensive. It's simply that when the really nice soap is used to convey the use of the pot people flock to them.
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