Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pastels and neutrals, and home collection news

Very happy to introduce a new member of the MaiTai home collection, a selection of beautifully made linen sachets, filled with provençal lavender.


Their soft pastel shades inspired today's outfit, while repeating their pretty bows with my 'Belles du Mexiques' scarf tied into a criss-cross bow knot


Capsule wardrobe pieces: beige sweater and bordeaux jeans
Accessories: Hermès 'Belles du Mexique' PM mousse and clic H enamel bangle in marron glacé
Scarf tying method: Criss-cross bow knot  secured with a MaiTai Collection Classique scarf ring in the Moyenne size  


A more classic version ~ hair tied back, and grey flannel trousers instead of the bordeaux jeans


Lavender fields are the essence of Provence, and dried lavender flowers have been put for centuries into small sachets to scent clothing and linen cupboards.

 

Their elegant and elongated shape make them a perfect companion for the scarf travel pochettes, giving your scarves a fresh and calming scent whether you travel, or store them in the pochettes at home.

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They are perfect for scarf drawers and storing spaces too, and give a wonderfully luxurious touch to precious silks and cashmeres, with the added benefit that moths do not like the smell as much as we do.  

Lavender sachets are very long lasting. To refresh them after the first year, you only need to squeeze them a little to release the natural oils, and you can enjoy them for years to come.


The MaiTai Collection sachets are filled with organically grown lavender, originating from fields in the foothills of Mount Ventoux in Provence. They are made from exquisitely embroidered french linen


and come in four beautiful neutral and soft shades: rose, lilac, gris and taupe.


To order, please click here

Product information:
Lavender: Organically grown in Provence, France
Cover fabric: 100% linen, embroidered
Length: ca 24 cm (9.5")
Weight: ca 24 gramm (0.85 oz)
Made in France

The sachets can be bought as single items, and in sets of two, three or four.  



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36 comments:

  1. We must be on a psychic wavelength. I was just sorting through my enormous collection of soap, and there was my orange blossom Marseilles. Then you answered my prayers for lavender sachets. I love the long design that will more easily fit beside or behind other items. I do love shopping for myself at Christmas. ;-)

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    1. Oh my dear Laura, how I love orange blossom Marseilles soap! Happy you like the sachets.. have fun xmas shopping! :-)

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  2. So beautiful! I love the sachets and bet they smell just heavenly...scary that its time to start thinking about gift buying!

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  3. Darling little lavender sachets just in time for the gifting season! The embroidery on the linen makes them so different from the norm! Congrats on yet another lovely addition to the collection! These are sure to sell out immediately;-) Chin,chin to the new product launch, T xx

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    1. Btw...these are lovely colors on you,neutrals with a side of pastel<3

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    2. Chin-chin my dearest T! You were right, they all went in a heartbeat... hope yours will be with you soon, so happy you like them. Have a fabulous remaining week <3

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  4. The sachets are sold out already? They're lovely.

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    1. I could not quite believe it myself! They’ll be back in about ten days time.

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  5. Dearest MaiTai,
    Congratulations on the most delicate and beautiful lavender sachets. They are a dream! Love their soft pastel colours and their shape <3
    The embroidery on the linen makes them so very elegant.
    I hope you will soon receive lots of them.
    These are my favourite colours. Love your bordeaux jeans with the mousseline Belles de Mexique. A perfect and very beautiful post! <3
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. M xx

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    1. Oh my dearest Manuela, you described them so beautifully... and so happy you like the colors, thank you! Have a wonderful remaining week <3

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  6. What a beautiful tradition, Provencal lavender fields are surely one of the quintessential
    sights, and fragrances of that blessed land. We in the UK also enjoy this wonderful, simple tradition ... my daughter and I have just finished our own annual tradition of making our own little lavender bags, in our case though, from English lavender. And the nice thing is that though she is a teenager now, and has other things on her mind I imagine, she still enjoys to sit down with me at the end of summer to do this. I have them in every drawer and wardrobe in my home, and would not be without them ... as you say a perfect deterrent against the dreaded moths. I look forward to your own sachets being back in stock, they look so pretty, a wonderful palette of colours which will be perfect in my home, and great for gifts. What a beautiful idea! Have a super weekend.Thank you!! s

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    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tradition with us, dear S! What a special memory for your daughter to treasure all her life. I love English lavender too, in fact I love all lavender!

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  7. Dear MaiTai,

    Lovely pastel colours on you , and your new home collection sachets are fab love the design and colours and I just love lavender.

    but oh no they have sold out already should have bought last night instead of waiting till this morning.

    Congrats on another success
    Jane x

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    1. So sorry you missed out, dear Jane. I thought I estimated the stock well, but obviously I’ve been completely wrong! Please let me know if you want me to put some aside for you x

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  8. They are so lovely almost too good to tuck out of sight in a drawer. I am going to pin them to my Shabby Chic & french Country board on Pinterest, not that they are shabby but they certainly are chic !

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    1. Thank you for re-pinning and sharing! Pinterest is such fun, would love to see your Shabby Chic and french Country board, but could not find it. Could you please send me a link.. thanks so much!

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  9. Hi what do these measure? thanks

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  10. Dearest Hermes Sensei,
    Another lovely addition to your collection! Alas, the collection has already sold out! (and why not, they are perfection)
    On another note, I get loads of compliments on the Indigo fur collar!
    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, and hoping that you have another lovely day at market~

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    1. Merci, dearest Barbara and haverfordgal! So great to hear re the indigo collar, I can imagine it being stunning on you! The market was such fun yet again, I never get tired of it. Have a fabulous remaining week!

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  11. Another congratulations to you, Maitai! They are gorgeous to look at and I'm sure they smell even better. I'm sure they will be a big hit as Christmas gifts for those tricky-to-buy-for people.

    Susan x

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Susan! Their scent is fresh and heavenly... a little ray of summer!

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  12. So refine our MT....
    They are very pretty and the right measures to insert everywhere.
    Good idea before Christmas.
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Merci my dear Monica, so happy you like them! Amitiés

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  13. Lovely addition to the MT Home Collection. The size is perfect. :-) Also, so nice to see a mousseline to come out and play.

    Warm orange hugs, dear
    CS

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    1. I sometimes forget about the mousselines in the cool season, my dear CS! They lend such a delicate touch to a winter’s touch... will try remember to bring them out more often <3

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  14. Another great idea for the Collection - congrats. Your Belles Mexique looks fab too!
    SAx

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  15. Your new collection addition is very nice, a nice and a sweet gift, so very much loveable. It is particularly nice to read that lavender is organically grown - I am a big fan of organic "everything", including vegetables, fruits, flowers, and follow my motto by growing everything organic in my own garden.
    Love, Lea

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    1. Warm hugs from one fan of organic produce to another, my dear Lea!

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  16. Can't wait for the lavender sachets to return! Will be visiting Bordeaux soon and will try your recommendations. Thank you!
    http://ladysarahinlondon.wordpress.com

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  17. Hello MaiTai,

    I am not sure what happened with my post about Paris restaurants recommendations (I can't see it anymore). We are staying in the Shangri-La hotel but we don't mind to move around the city, so far I have booked Benoit and Chez Georges...I like classic, simple French food (brasserie/bistrot style). So any suggestion from you will be much appreciated. Merci beacoup! A bientôt!

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    1. Hello, so sorry for the late reply, I am travelling myself at the moment...here a few quick suggestions: Le Train Bleu, Café de la Paix, Brasserie Flo, Brasserie Lipp, le Procope, Bofinger.. love them all! Have a fabulous time!

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  18. Dearest MaiTai,
    Congratulations on an exquisite addition to your amazing MT Home Collection. Only you can bring together the most useful products, in their absolute best quality, and in the most beautiful forms - these is simply nothing better! You look the loveliest in both colorings of a favorite BdM mousseline - so delicate and feminine. Thank you for your sharing your many incredible talents, dear MaiTai. Much love and big thank you hugs xxx

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