Cloved Orange Pomanders
...come this time of year ~
|see thee tiny painted cloves? the ironstone platter?...|
maybe I get so inspired by my ART that I must create something to replicate it???
I just know I'm happy doing either...
|an early tin cup full of whole cloves...an ironstonme platter laden with ripe citrus fruit...|
so simple yet beautiful and historically acurate for Christmastide Decor ~
(according to Colonial Williamsburg)
...a bowlful of fruit and cupful of cloves is ALL I need
to get me
in the Christmas Spirit ~
|been makin' these since I was a little girl ~|
they are usually passed down from generation-to-the-next...
I know I have one that is at least 100 yrs. old...
|a cupful of dried orrisroot, some cinnamon & ground clove ~|
to dust them all well ~ let them dry by the woodstove...turning them everyday till dry....
|I love the scent of orange & clove|
do they not look FABulous in that Olde Post Office Box that Peter got last week??
|perfect for fat 1/4's...I KNEW it would be!|
|put it in front of the counter, so it 'greets' you when you walk in the front door ~|
hopefully we can find more !!!
if you visit my blog, are a customer/friend and/or follower ~
I will be gifting you all with a FREE cross stitch pattern soon.