Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Scent for Company

Today I’m borrowing my husband’s computer to write my post. My laptop has decided to misbehave and I cannot get to my email right now. I’ve put in a call to have a repair person come fix it so please bear with me.

In the meantime, here is today’s countdown task. It somewhat echoes that of my Dec. 6
post. However, Better Homes and Gardens offers this recipe for quickly making your house smell holiday scrumptious.

Add a tablespoon of cinnamon, bay leaves, sage leaves, rosemary, and lavender to 2 cups of water. Simmer on low heat in an old pan. Be careful not to let it boil dry.

This started me thinking about other simple little scent adventures. If you're giving a book as a Christmas gift, you could add a bookmark to which you've added a drop of essential oil in a blend like lavender and tangerine, or even just plain orange for kids. Source: Aroma Thyme.

The following picture has absolutely nothing to do with today’s theme; I just want to share it with you.

This is a set of carolers my beloved mother-in-law made years ago and gave to us a few years ago. This set is made of clay using molds she created herself—she’s brilliant with things like this. I have it set up in my china cabinet—it doesn’t normally sit about with Christmas tree fabric as a backdrop.


Storybook Woods said...

Akkk I hope your computer is up and running again soon. xoxoxo Clarice

Mrs. Staggs said...

I was just hit by the title of your previous post, "Celebrate the Quirky". I think I do a little bit of that, everyday!
Thank you June, for going to so much effort with these wonderful posts of yours. I hope your laptop is better soon.
I love the idea of combining tangerine with lavender. I bet smells nice and is refreshing.
Your mother in law is indeed one talented lady, and so are you!

Gumbo Lily said...

Love the ideas of mixing herbs in a pot. I think I remember it being called "rot pot" a long time ago because these scented pots were made up of old orange peels and etc. I like it!

Love the carolers. They remind me of the German Hummels. What a lovely gift.


Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope your computer feels better soon! How talented your mother-in-law is! Beautiful work, and a true heirloom!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

Robyn said...

June oh how I have missed you! dear friend here is my email! grneyedraven3@hotmail.com...let me know what you would like me to do! Goodluck on your computer! Love the cards! Just lovely!