27 May 2016

Preparing Potpourri





I cut and gather the blossoms from my garden.  It is a way to enjoy them a little longer.
The air is very dry here, so they dry quickly with the brightest of colors.












I place them in a jar with a very heavy lid, and add just a few drops of essential oil.  I added rose and lavender, because mostly, that's what is in the jar, and I had these oils in the house, because I use them in a diffuser.  One could use one they find pleasant. An air tight jar is best, but  it is very dry here, so I didn't use a desiccant. 

That's it.

I scoop some into a small bowl, and place it on the table beside my living door. 




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35 comments:

  1. Very lovely idea to create a such beautiful jar. I can smell your delicious potpourri
    Hugs Alessandra

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  2. Gorgeous, Su! The pictures AND the product! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

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  3. So pretty! It's as pretty to look at as it is to smell!

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  4. Beautiful - beautiful and the smell - also beautiful!

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  5. I'm sure it smells delightful and it is definitely pretty! Enjoy a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Cindy xo

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  6. That is really so very lovely. Nice photographs too :-)

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  7. Fabulous! The rose filled jar makes the sight magical!

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  8. What a beautiful idea...it looks great and I am sure smells amazing!

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  9. Stunning, my Beautiful Friend, that sounds such a lovely idea, during the Summer the flowers outside have really a short life, let's enjoy them inside our homes !

    Hope you had a lovely week, I'm wishing you all my best for the coming weekend, sending blessings on your Memorial Day ahead

    Dany

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  10. So pretty and I bet it smells soo good. Have a great holiday week end.
    Kris

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  11. Simply lovely, dear friend. Wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day. Hugs!

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  12. Hi dear friend ,,, que lindas flores ,,Espero que tengas un buen domingo junto a tus seres queridos
    Cariños

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  13. I've got the petals and the jar!
    Now I just need to get the oils.
    Thank you!
    :D
    xoxo

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    1. You are welcome, Cindi. Have fun. It's easy and pretty. xoox Su

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  14. This is a very instructive idea for us that love to garden / thank you! :)

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  15. Oh I love potpourri,
    they make a room smell so fresh and pleasant.
    Thanks for sharing how to do it,
    I always buy mine.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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  16. I never knew making potpourri was so easy! Yours is so gorgeous - the pretty jar and the beautiful flowers. I would love to see pictures of your garden. I love roses, and our rose bush hasn't bloomed. I'm hoping next year the roses will come back.

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  17. I love love love this idea Su. I have so many roses and lavender around my yard these days. This is perfect for prolonging the life of my precious flowers. I have been collecting my rose petals to make a rose jam. Let's see how that goes.

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic and very simple idea. Who knew it was that
    simple.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  18. Oh, this is a clever idea, Su. I would love to give it a try.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. That is so pretty, Su! And I'm sure it smells fabulous, too!

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  20. So beautiful Su...wonderful way to display pieces of the season!

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  21. It looks beautiful in the jar!! Love all the dried roses!
    Have a great weekend.
    Debbie
    xo

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  22. The roses in your jar are gorgeous, like some vintage velvet rose corsages that women used to pin on their suits or trim their hats with. That dry hair is definitely a bonus, and having gorgeous roses in your garden to begin with.

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    1. Thank you, Dewena. They really do dry amazingly quick here, and I think that's why they are gorgeous colors. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  23. Such a lovely way to extend the life of gorgeous blooms Su. Thank you for sharing your potpourri jar at Shabbilicious Friday. I'll be featuring it at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  24. the jar of flowers is so beautiful. the fact they smell good is a bonus, but the beauty is astounding.

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful! When you add the oils, do you shake the jar around or just drop them in? Am I asking too many questions? So sorry Su! xoxo Jen

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