Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay


Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay


Sabi Saturday, Week 14


FOWC with Fandango — Sashay


Combining two challenges here today – Sabi Saturday, and Fandango’s One Word Challenge…


The one word is ‘sashay’ and I have something that sounds the same, but is a different thing all together. That is a really old ‘sachet’ package.

That brings us to the description of Sabi Saturday:

Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.


As I’ve been going through some old boxes of my parent’s and grand-parents things that they kept over the years, I found this cute little sachet packet.



The note that was written and was inside the little pink container says:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances

McCamey Texas



The little pink container must have had some sweet smelling sachet in there. Sachets were used (and may still be used today) to place in a person’s chest-of-drawers to make everything smell nice. I used to use similar ones, myself.

The original box for this says it is a Dorothy Perkins product, and has the word Memories, and Sachet on the top, along with some pink roses.

On the front of the sachet container is a square, with blue flowers, and a small clock.

I think it is really cool that my aunt saved this little item, and my granny still had it, too.

I know the word sashay and sachet are different, but I can imagine my aunt would sashay out and about, with sweet smelling sachet scented clothes. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS



5 responses »

  1. Pingback: Sabi Saturday, Week 15 - Cactus Catz

  2. Very cool. I looked it up and found Dorothy Perkins is a UK-based women’s fashion retailer, founded in 1909 but their name changed to Dorothy Perkins in 1919. They’re still around.

    • Thanks!
      It is an interesting keep-sake to have been around all these years. I’m glad you found out some information about it, and that the company is still in business! 🙂

      • Pretty cool, right? Actually I thought the name belonged to a writer so I looked it up and realized I had it wrong. The writer I was thinking of was Dorothy Parker, she wrote back then.

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