Another Rite of Autumn
When daylight savings time ends, evenings seem to stretch on "forever"
To keep hands busy, I make pomanders
A bag of cheap oranges
A big sack of cloves
And an ice pick
Not cute patterns but good coverage is what I'm after
The house always smells amazing
of cloves and oranges
Once I'm done and have a bowlful,
I mix the spices
And the oranges are cured in the spice mixture
they go into net bags and are tucked in with the knickers and the nightgowns
They last "forever"
I still have one with Jim's T Shirts that's close to 10 years old!
I always like those. You told us what to use to make them but how do you make them? Do you have to soak the oranges?
As a young bride on the Prairie of Kansas,
I attended a Christmas Open house at Fort Riley, Kansas Officer's Quarters!!!
One of the decor items that really impressed me was the homemade orange pomanders!!!
One sweet Officer's Wife had them tie within the greenery along the staircase!!!
Her home smelled "heavenly"!!!
Thank you for sharing your Rites of Autumn!!!
I wanted to try to make some pomanders this year. Once you put the cloves in the oranges do you have to do anything else to them?
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