Lavender Sachets: Small Holiday Gifts

lavender sachets

 A vintage mother of pearl accents this charming lavender sachet set. 


Lavender Sachets make great gifts! 

This week I’ve been working on adding lavender sachets to Mireio. Lavender sachets make lovely gifts — and I want to make sure there are plenty to choose from for the holidays. Right now, I’m adding these amazing “mini” sachets — at “mini” prices to boot. This lavender sachet set features a stunning vintage Mother of Pearl Button and a tiny embroidered pagoda. Made with fragrant lavender — these sachets are backed in vintage Brunschwig and Fils cotton. 




Or you can choose this charming set of vintage feedback sachets. Five tiny, but powerful, sachets created from vintage textiles in a gorgeous indigo palette.  Mireio sachets are always filled with the most fragrant lavender from Provence. 

I’ll be adding tiny sachets all week –so check back for even more new items.

Mark your calendar: Later next week there will be new standard sized sachets, just in time for the holidays. 


Snow Day




The Universe heard the collective prayers of the children of Astoria: and we woke up to snow today. Even the college kids got the day off. Thank goodness, too, because I was dreading the drive down the hill to get Geo to school. It doesn’t snow enough here to have ever invested in snow gear: and with growing teenage boys, it’s really pointless to do so. 

So, instead of traipsing out in the snow,  we’ve spent the day downstairs, huddled in front of a fire. Which has utterly confused Miss Sophie. At 12, she is a dog with a schedule, and she intends for you to keep it. Eventually, she gives in and joins us on the couch. But not before she’s spent a good hour or so attempting dog telepathy, “Don’t you want to go upstairs?”

It’s been too cold to be in the studio as well. And, let’s face it, sitting in front of a fire all day is just so inviting! So, I created a Flash Sale in honor of the snow today. It’s only good for a few more hours, but you’ll get 25% off of everything in the store. Scoop up a few holiday gifts

As for me, Mireio is winding down for the year. I am anticipating closing the store in the next week or so– in order to spend some time with my family over the holidays. I have big plans for the store coming up in 2014: which I can’t wait to share with you all. Lots of good things on the way! Just like Santa!

But until then, I’m wishing you all a lovely holiday season. If you’re enjoying the snow today, keep warm and bundled up. No frostbite allowed. 


Ready Made Acorn Sachets

Acorn Sachets

New Acorn Sachets in Balsam and Lavender are in store. Ready to ship!


New today! I’ve made some Acorn sachets in balsam and lavender. Each set is unique, one of a kind, and ready to ship. Featuring stunning vintage fabrics and the most fragrant balsam and lavender, these tiny sachets make wonderful gifts. 

Coming soon: Peppermint. And as always, if you can always order a custom made set of Acorns in Lavender, Balsam, or Peppermint — and in your color palette! 

Newsletter Coupon for the Holidays


I’m in the studio all this week, putting the final touches on Mireio Holiday. So, be looking in the store next week for fun gift items you can give this holiday season. 

Also coming next week, is the first issue of Mireio’s Newsletter. It’s chock full of lovely ideas for the holidays and…. a COUPON! Yes, that’s right! If you sign up for Mireio’s Newsletter you’ll receive a coupon for up to 30% off your Holiday purchase. You can sign up over on the right hand side… see… right over there —————>. Or, you can head over to Facebook and sign up on my page

Mirieo’s newsletter is just mailed out once a month. Always full of lovely ideas and little extras just for you. So, don’t miss out! 



White Chocolate Chip and Candy Cane Cookies


Perfect with a cup of tea!


Last Friday IZ and I Baked. Yeah, that’s right, Baked with a capital B. We made 16 dozen cookies plus a dozen mini chocolate cakes for our church’s bazaar. The proceeds go to help mission projects locally, nationally, and internationally. With the landfall of Haiyan in the Philippines –it’s money much needed.

We wanted to make something festive — and to me, at least, a candy cane is the embodiment of holiday sweetness. They’re so charming in their red and white stripes.  I especially love the mini ones. I’ll confess, I tend to stash little pockets of them around the house: just so there is always one within reach when the mood strikes. You do that too, right? 

So, instead of the usual Salted Chocolate Chip cookies, let me introduce you to the White Chocolate Chip and Candy Cane Cookie. (which, really needs a better name. Suggestions??)  These are built on the same recipe for our favorite chocolate chip cookies, but instead of dark chocolate, we substituted white chocolate and candy canes. It’s still a loaded cookie: make no doubt about it. But it’s festive and has just enough peppermint to melt your heart. 


How cute is the plate? IZ made it for our family years ago! It says, “Our home for the holidays is a place of joy — Jack, Wendelynn, Georges, and you.”

Yummy! The only thing I’d do differently is I would top each cookie with just a touch of crushed candy cane — for visuals only. Otherwise, these are perfect. 

And, if you’re not a white chocolate person, they’re just as good with semi sweet chips. (I should know I made a batch of those as well!) 

The bazaar was a big success! And of course, we brought home a box of cookies. The women in my church know how to bake: I’m afraid that box is almost gone. I really need to remember to buy 2  boxes next year and pop one in the freezer for Christmas.

So, tell me… do you have a favorite holiday cookie? Please share your recipe in the comments. 


(recipe below the fold)

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