Monday, December 3, 2018

Blogmas 2018 - Day 3 - Orange and Clove Pomanders

When I was a child, my mother and I used to enjoy doing old-fashioned crafts together. One of the things that we enjoyed doing most around Christmastime was making orange and clove pomanders. They were quick and easy to make and they smelled soooo good! 

As an adult, I had forgotten about these quaint and fragrant old-time decorations. That is, until I was reintroduced to them by my youngest daughter at her place of employment back in 2016. 

It was the first year that I had gone up to help with Christmas on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site. Upon entering the dining-room, I discovered a few of these old-fashioned gems nestled among a whole host of beautiful and luscious fruit that graced the Watkins' holiday table. I was delighted! 

The Watkins Table - Christmas on the Farm - 2016
This year I decided to make a few orange and clove pomanders of my own and display them, accompanied by a few apples, in a fruit bowl on the kitchen table. 

There are many methods of making orange and clove pomanders (to learn more just Google "orange and clove pomanders" - there is a whole world of information out there about them), but, to make the ones here, I purchased a container of whole cloves and a bag of fresh oranges. Then, I simply pierced the oranges with the pointed ends of the cloves and embedded them into the fruit.

Mine aren't fancy at all, but they were fun to make and they smell great! Right now I am experimenting with drying some of the pomanders. I'll let you know how that turns out whenever I can. 😉

Until next time...

*Joining in with Jean over at So Not Organized and linking up with Tamy over at Chasing My Life for Blogmas 2018

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  1. I love these they smell so good, and so easy to make!

  2. Me, too, Lucie! And, yes, they do and are! Thanks for dropping in! <3

  3. I think I'm going to have to make some of those. So pretty and looks like a craft even I can handle.

  4. They're really easy, Jean, and they smell so good! I dried mine in the oven overnight. We'll see how they hold up. Let me know how yours turn out. Blessings! <3

  5. I'd forgotten about these! Maybe I'll try it, too, if I can find a good deal on oranges. I already have the cloves.
    Missing you,

  6. There should be some great deals on oranges right now. Have fun making them! Love and miss you, too! Blessings for a beautiful Christmas season! <3


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