Have tent; will travel! We’re gearing up for the summer season, making lots of lotion and soap. We’re going to try out the Mt. Vernon Farmers Market and see how it goes. Word has it that the Swedish pancakes are seriously yummy, plus there are lots of other food vendors, so you may want to plan a visit around lunchtime.

Downtown Mt. Vernon, at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie, across from the Library

Downtown Mt. Vernon, at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie, across from the Library

I’m tickled to roll out my new Jojoba oil roll-on perfumes. Jojoba oil has some amazing properties. It’s suitable for all skin types and penetrates easily. It softens without being greasy and because it’s odorless, is perfect in combination with fragrance oils. Jojoba oil perfumes are a great way to keep your favorite scent fresh all day, while nourishing your skin.


Jojoba oil roll-on perfumes

Jojoba oil perfumes are available in Crystafel, Ojai, Wai’oli, Jaffna, Avalon, Veracruz, Idyllwild and Mrr. Oh, and these tubes last a long, long time.

Jojoba oil perfumes available in 8 scents

Jojoba oil perfumes available in 8 scents

Realms updates

October 23, 2013

cranberry body lotion

aBandon, my newest cranberry scent

New for the season, is my latest scent, aBandon, a sweetened cranberry. I’m making it into everything, including shaving soap. I particularly like it as a room spray.

And, in other news…

The new home for this year’s Holiday Festival of the Arts is…

1825 Cornwall Avenue at Ohio Street

This is the building kitty-corner to Bellingham High School and used to be a bingo hall, Sunshine Liquidators, and, most recently, Mayberry’s Sporting Goods.

Bonus: latte stand in the parking lot!

Realms video hits YouTube

August 16, 2013

Our friends at Personal Focus Video stopped by the market and shot a quick video:

Thanks, Mario & Luke. You rock!

Around the Realm

July 29, 2013

Realms Bath & Body Line

Realms at the Ferndale Public Market

Here’s where we’re at the rest of the summer. Please stop by and say hi!

Ferndale Public Market
Saturdays 10a-3p
Main Street on the Riverwalk

We’ll be there most Saturdays throughout the summer


Port Townsend Uptown Crafts Fair
Saturday, August 17, 10a-5p
Tyler Street, uptown Port Townsend


Ferndale Street Festival
Saturday, August 24, starts at 10a
Main Street

My inherited son, Ian, gave me a remarkable book for Christmas, titled The Innocence of Objects, about the making of the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. The museum is filled with shadow boxes, something near and dear to my heart. The boxes are exquisite.

The Hand of Rahmi Efendi

The Hand of Rahmi Efendi

Dolmabahce Pier box

Dolmabahce Pier box

Toy Train box

Toy Train box

Tombala set among other memories

Tombala set among other memories

The museum was created by a man named Orhan Pamuk, who took decades to make this vision a reality. He collected everyday objects recollected from his childhood, then in addition to meticulously arranging them in shadow boxes, gave them their own life and meaning by writing an indelible love story which Pamuk also titled the same name, The Museum of Innocence.

One of these days, I intend to visit Istanbul and this amazing museum.

Writer and museum creator, Orhan Pamuk

Writer and museum creator, Orhan Pamuk

There is some amazing art at this year’s Allied Arts Holiday Festival. Semilla Design’s seed jewelry is fantastic.

Semilla Designs' Seed Jewelry

Semilla Designs’ Seed Jewelry

I love this red mouthed vase.

Red mouthed vase

Red mouthed vase

The displays are often as creative as the pieces.

Garden art

Garden art

I want to adopt this kitty.

Kitty from The Creative Frog

Kitty from The Creative Frog

So many amazing painters…

Ethereal botanical

Ethereal botanical

another one…

Chris Shreve's surreal art

Chris Shreve’s surreal art

Clarissa’s creations stay with you.

Clarissa Callesen's dark art

Clarissa Callesen’s work

There are several very skilled ceramic artists again this year. I love this glaze work.

Great glazes

Great glazes

I adore Karin Mueller’s assemblages. I have two of her clocks already.

Karin Mueller's Reject Art

Karin Mueller’s Reject Art

Here’s what my Realms booth looks like this year.

My Realms

My Realms

Stop by and support local art!

Allied Arts’ 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts is officially open for the season. They have a new location this year, across the street from Geri Fields, behind Inside Pitch in the Haskell Business Park.

Some amazing work is on display. C’mon down and support local art!

Free Lotion Samples

November 12, 2012

I’m happy to announce that you can now try my lotions free of charge. Just access the contact page at www.realmsbathandbody.com, send me your mailing address and your choice of up to three scents you’d like to try.

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Realms Bath & Body lotion samples free of charge

If you’re anything like me, it’s really important to be able to test lotions out before you spend any money. I want you to be really happy with the ones you choose.

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Filling a lotion sample

I’m delighted to announce Realms Bath & Body products are now available at Artisans Northwest Gallery in Bellingham. The gallery is located at 1215 Cornwall, across from The Leopold. The space is very cool and is filled with more than 70 local artists’ work.

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Artisans Northwest Gallery, Bellingham, WA

My shea butter soaps and mini lotions are right on the counter.

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Realms’ soaps and lotions at Artisans Northwest

And in the case are some of my half doll assemblages, as well as shadow boxes on the wall.

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My half doll assemblages in the case

Gallery owner, Marti Crisp has achieved filling the space with a variety of mediums, some very special pieces,  as well as places to lounge and enjoy.

Artisans Northwest Gallery owner, Marti Crisp

Artisans Northwest Gallery owner, Marti Crisp

The Gallery is going to be part of this Friday’s Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Check out http://www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk/ to see the participating venues.


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