A dear friend of mine recently moved into a beautiful historic home. As a former owner of a historic home myself, I know all too well the the deep love that historic district residents hold for their cherished houses, but also the endless amounts of work that love requires. This friend and I kind of have a running dialogue about how she feels a bit like Cinderella when cleaning her home. So, I figured, what better housewarming gift for Cinderella than some fun (and wonderfully scented) cleaning products.
I found some dish soap, hand soap, and counter cleaner at World Market along with an adorable aqua metal cleaning caddy. I added some turkish hand towels in a lovely dove grey color. A trip to the fabric store netted some raw sisal fiber (for the filler), burlap ribbon, and red-pink raffia to dress up my little gift. As I was putting it together, I decided that it needed a little something more, so I added some buttons I had around the house. I keep all my extra buttons in a jar, because I use them for all kinds of things! The gift tag was a Target find.
What are your favorite ideas for housewarming gifts?