Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Rose Potpourri

Remember this beautiful bouquet that Miss Susie and Treacle sent mom for Easter?
 Mom couldn't bare to throw the roses out so she dried them and looked for "recipes" on the intermutts on making rose potpourri.
 After the petals had dried thoroughly, she mixed them with ground cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves and orris root.  She added some dried lavender and some whole cloves.  She didn't have rose oil but she did have rose geranium oil so a few shakes of that went into the jar too.
 She read another recipe that said to add some small silk flowers and bits of ribbon.
It's been "aging" now for a few days and she asked me if I wanted to sniff it and tell her how I liked it.
I gave it a very brief sniff and backed away.   It stinks, mom!    It doesn't smell as delightful as you say that it does and that is my opinion!
Thank you again, Miss Susie and Treacle.  It's the wonderful gift from you that keeps on giving mom lots and lots of smiles☺

Love ya lots♥


  1. Hari Om
    That's the start... I have a potpourri bowl in the Hutch that has several decades of petals in it from many different bouquets and garden visits... a wonderful way to remember! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Once again, I'm wishing I could sniff through the computer.
    Toodle pip!

  3. that is such a sweet idea!!! we love it!!

  4. What a great idea. I love the colour of the petals. We do have potpourri around our home and Treacle is not a fan either, she usually sneezes when it is around!!!! She does like some girly things though and usually likes to smell the bubble bath!!!! We are so glad the glowers are still giving you pleasure. Stay safe, hugs & love, Susie & Treacle xx

  5. I can smell the wonderfulness from here. How cool. Your mom is so smart.

    I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a woof woof day, Miss Molly. My best to your mom. ♥

  6. OMDs Molly I bet as it ages they lovely spices and blend into a most amazing fragrance. AND it is pretty.
    I love your sniffin' photo
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Roses from greenhouses don't have the same scents as roses from your yard. You might have to drag some home from a neighbor's house when your mom isn't looking. Then tear them apart and put them in the jar. Or just tear them apart because that's lots of fun.

  8. Mom was so happy to read this. She always saves the rose petals when she receives bouquets. She has them all in a big bag. Maybe she'll try making some stinky stuff like yours.

  9. My ghostwriter thinks that must smell wonderful. However, to a doggie it must be overwhelming. But it was a great idea to save those pretty yellow rose petals.

  10. That's a fantastic way to keep a bouquet going!

  11. Thanks for the share. We love this wonderful idea for making rose potpourri. This is something we would like to try one day. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  12. What a creative idea, and what a good snoopervisor you were while your Mama made it!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  13. That is so nice. Next time Mom gets some roses, she just might have to try that too. Thanks for sharing. Molly, just be careful Mom doesn't rub that on your furs:)

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  14. Sounds like a great project for your mom. Humans like odd smells, don't they.

  15. yeah, I thinks most of Ma's stuffs stinks too. Peeps have a VERY weird idea of what smells good. I means, they think dead raccoon stinks! Can you imagine???? sigh.
    Ruby ♥

  16. What a great way to keep enjoying that special gift.

  17. What a great idea! Luke says if it doesn't smell like food, what's the point? :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets