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!
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|
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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