One of the first things I do when fall arrives here in South Texas is I
begin using my vintage French bain marie for simmering potpourri.
This is not the intended use for such a beautiful piece , so that goes to why I do it.
Flea Marketing Fact:
When I found this at the flea market, I almost passed out. If you are an avid flea
marketeer like I am, you know passing out is not an option.
You have to play it ‘cold’, as my mother used to say.
I know you also know that a saucepan works just fine. It is all good.
I am blessed to have an orange tree in our backyard.
When they are in season , we eat a lot of oranges.
There is something so simple and wonderful about picking an orange, rinsing it off,
peeling it ,and eating it right then and there.
My favorite store bought (another favorite term of my mother’s) simmering potpourri has been discontinued.
I loved Aromatiques’s muslin sachet bags in
The Smell of Christmas.
I can’t find the sachet bags anywhere.
When that happened, I began using mulling spices from the grocery store that I found in the produce
I just added extra whole cloves,
and more orange peel.
I have also purchased the Smell of Christmas bottles of oil and added it to this mixture.
The first time I did that I prayed an explosion didn’t occur.
What are some of your early fall traditions?