Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Potpourri ~ Also Known As Project Number Twenty Six


While meandering through a shop...out of nowhere you see it....chunky cellophane bags of wonderfully scented leaves and baby pine cones and shells and pedals and twigs and this and that and the other thing and you say...nope, don't need that....but alas you can't resist....and you buy the dog~gone bag of joy, bring said bag home, lovingly pour it's contents into a bowl and YUM....you are so glad you went weak at the knees and bought the forest scented or sea shore scented or cookie shop scented bag of potpourri.

This little love~fest continues for a couple of weeks...but soon the intoxicating aroma fads and you are left with a bowl of interesting goodies...and so you enjoy that for a while...it is pretty to look at and while you enjoy pondering the combination of twigs and painted pods...you soon you grow bored with it as well...but you don't want to chuck the stuff...remembering you paid way too much for this concoction...so you save it...but for what you ask...well how 'bout for Day 26 of my count down to Thanksgiving?
So tonight, for your consideration, I offer ~ Thanksgiving Potpourri...cha, cha, cha!


What magic lurks within these drawers....let's take a peek~a~loo, shall we?

Oh my! Drawers full of old potpourri that lost their scent eons ago...

A closer peek...yep...lost their scent but not their magic...


Glean interesting do~dads, add words of thanksgiving,
sprinkle with a pine cone or two, and by all means tuck in
a Pilgrim buckle...after all it's Thanksgiving potpourri...
we're talking jux~ta~position my dear friends...


I found these Pilgrim buckles at the end of some old belts in my closet...
it is always the last place you look...
I attached words that express where my gratitude lies...
Enough said...

Buckle~love...add essential oils of choice if you like...

And there you have it...you could also add some turkey feathers, stones printed with words, let your imagination go nuts....oh, how about nuts?

Spread bowls of your own personal mix about your home and put some in little baskets or bowls to share with friends. Remember...one can never have too many friends, too much hope, or enough potpourri...now that's for sure.

Have a wonderful week ~ until tomorrow...

Smiles ~ Ramona

6 comments:

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

I like the tags that you added, especially because they aren't just words. They symbolize something more, and I think they add a lot to your arrangement. I will have to remember this idea for our home! Thank you Ramona.

Darlene said...

I love what you did with the old potpourri! Those tags and buckles are GREAT!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

What a phenomenal idea, and one of many that I feel certain I will be copying!!

Carrie said...

Great idea to re-cycle old potpourri. I have a bunch of the stuff so this is an idea I can use.

Ms. Tee said...

Those little tags are sooo sweet. I love them. :)

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

I love your Potpourri "make over"! It was so fun to see you at the show Ramona! I had such fun reading you blog!
Eileen
Forget Me Not Dreams