Good Evening everyone..
This is just a little midweek post ..
A bit of a rerun, actually..
This is a project I hope to get at very soon..
My homemade Winter Potpourri ..
I have posted about this before but thought I would do a little reminder for you just in case you are interested..
I find this an excellent potpourri to have on hand and pass out to friends who visit..
Keep it in an old pottery bowl and have several paper lunch bags ready so they can carry a bit home with them..
This is the time to gather the ingredients for the mix before the snow arrives here in the Maritimes.. smile..
In the post before when I gave this recipe I told a wee story so decided to include it here also..
Hope it isn't too repetitive for you all..
On with the story.. (I just copied and pasted it from the last time)
Remember the other day when I posted about being at our old farm and seeing these growing here..
I told you that I wanted to make some pine or balsam potpourri with them..
Well, I have a funny little story to tell you..
Hope you have time..smile...
Anyway.. Terry and I went out to the farm and I took a bag all ready to pick them.. Terry had to take some stuff into the house so I headed down to the old spring where the fir tree was...
OK...Can you picture it?...
I have my bag ready and look into the branches and guess what? Not a cone was to be had.. Every last one of them was gone.. Honest... So.. I am looking all around the base of the tree No way.. They are all gone..
Well, some of you know me pretty well and you know that I am not an emotional person...I am very calm and passive.. LOL.. oh yes...
Stop laughing, my friends...
Anyway.. I go around to the back of the tree.. Surely, there is one left on there somewheres..
No.. they are GONE..
While I am behind the tree looking in vain Terry comes out on the step and can't see me..( He probably thought I fell in the spring..)
He hollers.. Faye!!...
He said that all of a sudden he hears someone bellowing (his word..grin..) ...
"Someone took them!!! They took all of my cones!! All of them!!
He yells at me to calm down because he was sure that they could hear me up at the windmills... grin..
Anyway, he comes down and sure enough they are gone..
Isn't that odd? Where on earth would they go to?
Does anyone know ?? smile..
There is a reward... A bag of potpourri... grin..
To make a long story short...
Terry went out a little further and found some on another tree ...
I did get some after all..
Let's just say that this was a typical day in the life of Faye Henry.. smile..
Here is the recipe..
8 cups of cones... fir or pine.. or a mixture..
2 cups of dried rose hips
2 cups of bay leaves
several cinnamon sticks broken into small pieces..
2 cups or so of dried apple slices..
You can buy these or slice some up and put in the oven on low heat for several hours or use your dehydrator..
I also added some small pieces of pine boughs..
If you have some orris root or some kind of carrier then you add several drops of pine or balsam oil.. I use a quite a lot...
You can add it to the potpourri itself..
Cover all this with some plastic wrap for several days and then toss.. I usually keep it covered for a couple of weeks..
Here is a little decorating idea for lunch bags you can make to go along with the potpourri..
Place a cup or two of potpourri in the bag and then tie a cone on with the string and add a label..
You can buy the red and white twine from Michaels, too..
And this is it for tonight dear hearts ..
Not much but just an idea I am working on..
Sometimes, I will glue a pic on the front of the bag and spray a with of glue and shake on some glitter...
Or use some stamps and stamp pad and so on...
Hope you are having a great week..
Love having you drop by for a visit..