Spice up Your Drawers

Sometimes it’s the little things that make us feel good, and the details that elevate an everyday item to a luxury. That’s why these beautiful scented drawer liners struck us at Daily Grommet. The exotic flowers, scrolls and geometric patterns put a fresh spin on traditional European imagery and tropical Caribbean designs. The contemporary interpretation is the work of Karen Young, who founded Hammocks & High Tea (even the company name conjures up the laid-back, romantic atmosphere of the tropics). Karen grew up in in Guyana, a South American country that’s part of the Caribbean community. Her designs draw from the natural beauty and classic architecture of the coastal country, which was once a British colony. Karen says she’s also inspired by her Scottish-Portuguese grandmother (that’s her on the right). Each of her designs is drawn by hand and screen-printed on rice paper, then the liners are lightly scented with organic essential oils. We’re featuring three designs (Rose Garden, Linden and Caviar), and each is available in lavender or rose tea scent. So if you’re looking for small ways to treat yourself this year, indulge in scented liners that will transport you to another part of the world every time you open a drawer.

Hammocks and High Tea

Scented Drawer Liners

Spice up Your Drawers

Sometimes it’s the little things that make us feel good, and the details that elevate an everyday item to a luxury. That’s why these beautiful scented drawer liners struck us at Daily Grommet. The exotic flowers, scrolls and geometric patterns put a fresh spin on traditional European imagery and tropical Caribbean designs. The contemporary interpretation is the work of Karen Young, who founded Hammocks & High Tea (even the company name conjures up the laid-back, romantic atmosphere of the tropics). Karen grew up in in Guyana, a South American country that’s part of the Caribbean community. Her designs draw from the natural beauty and classic architecture of the coastal country, which was once a British colony. Karen says she’s also inspired by her Scottish-Portuguese grandmother (that’s her on the right). Each of her designs is drawn by hand and screen-printed on rice paper, then the liners are lightly scented with organic essential oils. We’re featuring three designs (Rose Garden, Linden and Caviar), and each is available in lavender or rose tea scent. So if you’re looking for small ways to treat yourself this year, indulge in scented liners that will transport you to another part of the world every time you open a drawer.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Karen
    Karen

    I'm so excited that Daily Grommet has chosen our drawer liners to be featured today. I'm Karen, the multi- hat wearing owner and designer at Hammocks & High Tea.

    So…drawer liners huh? Turns out that my grandmother's generation knew a thing or two about maintaining their womanly ways; and I'm not just talking the corset looking undergaments either. My grandmother always smelled sweet and pretty, which I attributed to a mirrored tray atop her dresser with perfumes and lotions. Lo and behold, one day, on tiptoe, I snuck a look into her drawer to find it lined with a pretty paper that smelled of flowers.

    Years later, feeling the need to doll up my own dressers (and perhaps a fit of nostalgia), I went on a hunt for liners of my own. Most of what I found were a bit too old fashioned, and smelled of things like baby powder and linen. What's a creative girl to do except design her own? I hope you enjoy lining your drawers with our modern prints on rice paper, and scented with organic essential oils. I'd love to chat with you more so comment away!

  • Kate
    Kate
    1/21/2010 12:14 PM

    I love your story and these fashionable yet classic designs. Daily Grommet - another item I never realized I need!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    1/21/2010 12:34 PM

    I think these are lovely! About how long do they last? Also, when you say they are made to order, do you mean they can be cut to different sizes?

  • Karen
    Karen – Special Guest
    1/21/2010 12:51 PM

    Hi Sarah,

    The scent is a subtle one that lasts for about 3-4 weeks. They do not contain any chemical fixatives that would usually make a product last for months at a time. I find that customers enjoy the prints long after the scent is gone, but if you like a stronger scent I would go with Rose Tea :)Made to order means we just print each to order and then scent it with the fragrance of your choice; the size is fixed but customers have told us they cut them and place in different areas of the home.

  • Karen
    Karen – Special Guest
    1/21/2010 12:52 PM

    Kate,

    So glad you like the liners and story :)

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    1/21/2010 1:11 PM

    I have had my drawer liners that I used to test at home for one month and they still have a nice slight scent to them. You want the scent to be slight so that it doesn't compete with your perfume or lotions.

  • Julia
    Julia
    1/28/2010 1:37 PM

    What a nice product! And hooray for Guyana! I love the story behind these, and I think they would add such a touch of glamour to any woman's dresser. It would be great to reach in to get your clothes in the morning and be greeted with beautiful, rich patterns and nice, light smells. Who can resist?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/28/2010 2:08 PM

    @Julia -- Agreed! Thanks for stopping by!

  • texasjan
    texasjan
    2/2/2010 2:08 PM

    Sounds delightful. I have had two Lavender plants, one I purchased in Minnesota and carried back in the car and planted in my little flower bed. It died! I purchased a lush one on a day when Suh Harvest store was putting out a display of them and others..I set it in the sunroom and watered it a bit...next morning that plant was crackly dry from above the ground to the tips of each frond/branch.

    I guess it's not to be for me. Good Luck, Texasjan

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/2/2010 2:23 PM

    @texasjan - maybe the third time's the charm? Thanks for stopping by!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Hammocks and High Tea

Scented Drawer Liners

Spice up Your Drawers

Sometimes it’s the little things that make us feel good, and the details that elevate an everyday item to a luxury. That’s why these beautiful scented drawer liners struck us at Daily Grommet. The exotic flowers, scrolls and geometric patterns put a fresh spin on traditional European imagery and tropical Caribbean designs. The contemporary interpretation is the work of Karen Young, who founded Hammocks & High Tea (even the company name conjures up the laid-back, romantic atmosphere of the tropics).

Karen grew up in
in Guyana, a South American country that’s part of the Caribbean community. Her designs draw from the natural beauty and classic architecture of the coastal country, which was once a British colony. Karen says she’s also inspired by her Scottish-Portuguese grandmother (that’s her on the right). Each of her designs is drawn by hand and screen-printed on rice paper, then the liners are lightly scented with organic essential oils. We’re featuring three designs (Rose Garden, Linden and Caviar), and each is available in lavender or rose tea scent. So if you’re looking for small ways to treat yourself this year, indulge in scented liners that will transport you to another part of the world every time you open a drawer. Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Karen
    Karen

    I'm so excited that Daily Grommet has chosen our drawer liners to be featured today. I'm Karen, the multi- hat wearing owner and designer at Hammocks & High Tea.

    So…drawer liners huh? Turns out that my grandmother's generation knew a thing or two about maintaining their womanly ways; and I'm not just talking the corset looking undergaments either. My grandmother always smelled sweet and pretty, which I attributed to a mirrored tray atop her dresser with perfumes and lotions. Lo and behold, one day, on tiptoe, I snuck a look into her drawer to find it lined with a pretty paper that smelled of flowers.

    Years later, feeling the need to doll up my own dressers (and perhaps a fit of nostalgia), I went on a hunt for liners of my own. Most of what I found were a bit too old fashioned, and smelled of things like baby powder and linen. What's a creative girl to do except design her own? I hope you enjoy lining your drawers with our modern prints on rice paper, and scented with organic essential oils. I'd love to chat with you more so comment away!

  • Kate
    Kate
    1/21/2010 12:14 PM

    I love your story and these fashionable yet classic designs. Daily Grommet - another item I never realized I need!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    1/21/2010 12:34 PM

    I think these are lovely! About how long do they last? Also, when you say they are made to order, do you mean they can be cut to different sizes?

  • Karen
    Karen – Special Guest
    1/21/2010 12:51 PM

    Hi Sarah,

    The scent is a subtle one that lasts for about 3-4 weeks. They do not contain any chemical fixatives that would usually make a product last for months at a time. I find that customers enjoy the prints long after the scent is gone, but if you like a stronger scent I would go with Rose Tea :)Made to order means we just print each to order and then scent it with the fragrance of your choice; the size is fixed but customers have told us they cut them and place in different areas of the home.

  • Karen
    Karen – Special Guest
    1/21/2010 12:52 PM

    Kate,

    So glad you like the liners and story :)

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    1/21/2010 1:11 PM

    I have had my drawer liners that I used to test at home for one month and they still have a nice slight scent to them. You want the scent to be slight so that it doesn't compete with your perfume or lotions.

  • Julia
    Julia
    1/28/2010 1:37 PM

    What a nice product! And hooray for Guyana! I love the story behind these, and I think they would add such a touch of glamour to any woman's dresser. It would be great to reach in to get your clothes in the morning and be greeted with beautiful, rich patterns and nice, light smells. Who can resist?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/28/2010 2:08 PM

    @Julia -- Agreed! Thanks for stopping by!

  • texasjan
    texasjan
    2/2/2010 2:08 PM

    Sounds delightful. I have had two Lavender plants, one I purchased in Minnesota and carried back in the car and planted in my little flower bed. It died! I purchased a lush one on a day when Suh Harvest store was putting out a display of them and others..I set it in the sunroom and watered it a bit...next morning that plant was crackly dry from above the ground to the tips of each frond/branch.

    I guess it's not to be for me. Good Luck, Texasjan

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/2/2010 2:23 PM

    @texasjan - maybe the third time's the charm? Thanks for stopping by!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.