Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Making Potpourri

How wonderful to fill your home with a heavenly scent created by the hands of your children. Today we made Potpourri. I do so wish you could smell the scent of roses, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, lavender and oven dried oranges. We used orris root as a fixative and some real gorgeous smelling rose oils from France. We dried our garden lavender to add to our creation. Everyone had an important task of measuring the orris root powder, mixing the petals , grating the whole nutmeg and cinnamon sticks. We have placed the potpourri into a big wooden bowl and sealed the lid to mature for a few weeks. I intend to make more so each room in the home can experience a little of heaven. We kept some to make a parcel for my friend Jane who sent over a warm loaf of homemade bread when I was ill.


Beth said...

Hi, Suzanne! I love having a peaceful stop on your blog, to see the beautiful children creating potpourri and listen to the serene music. I'd like to try making potpourri sometime. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos Suzanne!
I can just about smell this lovely potpourri from
here : ) What a beautiful project!

Tammy said...

Suzanne! These photos are lovely! I imagine it smells just delicious, too. :)

Between Hitching Posts said...

Today is my first time to stop by. I am in love with your blog! All your antiques ares absolutely divine.

Lisa said...

Beautiful scents to put together. I'm so envious of the rose oil, I would so love to actually own the pure essential oil!

Lisa ;)

Linda said...

Hello my dear friend,
Your enamel bowls and dishes and their contents look so beautiful! What a lovely project Suz, I can see your little ones are thouroughly enjoying this process. Thank you so much for our gift yesterday of Potpourri, it is beautiful and the fragrance is heavenly :)



Jenn said...

Ummm....smells delicious! :0)

suzanne said...

Dear visiting friends

This is such a simple pleasure to make. I remember making this as a child and it was wonderful making it with my children.

Its a pleasure Linds.

Happy day to you all.

Warm regards

Kelly said...

Hi dear Suzanne
What beautiful pictures of this process. We will need to try this. I can almost smell your gorgeous potpourri from here!! Your children must have loved the feel and smell. Thank you for sharing such a rewarding idea.
Have a lovely day.

themagiconions said...

So lovely!! Perfect for 'Friday's Nature Table'. I'd be honored if you'd post this today.
Blessings and magic.

Angela said...

great project! i've never done this with my girls, but i bet they'd love it - wonderful christmas gifts for aunties and grandmas...