red and white Christmas

Friday, January 4, 2013

winter potpourri and a new linky party






I have started following a new blog called
"Old Time Farmhouse".
Today Cindy is hosting an "Old Time Party"
and she is having a give away too!
Cindy hosts this party and give away on the first Friday of every month.

If you like farmhouse or cottage style pop on over to see Cindy's blog. {linked at bottom of post}

I have been redecorating for winter here in the frozen north where we have an abundance of snow already on the ground and bitterly cold temperatures.





I combined parts of two bags of potpourri and put them in this vintage bowl.
This bowl was my grandmother's and is about a foot in diameter.  It has a silver inlay pattern on the inside which appears white on the outside.
{I haven't polished the silver in a long time}




One bag of potpourri had mostly cones and wood elements with bits of greens and the other bag had white painted pods and bits and bobs with a silver sparkly snowflake.  I really like this second bag of potpourri but as the name suggests it also has a scent which is very overwhelming.  i.e...not nice!




I am hoping that the scent will gradually dissipate
because I really like the look of this bowl of potpourri.  It's perfect for winter.



Come on over and visit
Take a tour around and enter her draw.
{a really sweet apron}

Have a wonderful weekend!


Blessings,

Pamela

22 comments:

  1. Hi Pamela, always loved homemade potpourri, made many kinds myself......yours is very pretty for winter, shall check out Cindy`s blog, Thanks Francine.

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  2. Hi Pamela,
    We both posted photos of pine cones today! I like bringing natural, rustic elements into the farmhouse. Your grandmother's bowl is so pretty with the potpourri in it. Thanks for the shout out and joining in at the Old Time Party!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. The bowl of potpourri is perfect for this time of year, and I love your Grandmother's bowl. I haven't seen a silver inlay like that before. The pattern is very pretty.

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  4. That sweet bowl looks just like a snowflake in itself. What a nice choice for your winter potpourri ...so very pretty. Going to follow your link next.

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  5. I love having bowls of scented pinescones (etc) on display in the winter. It brings a bit of warmth and cheer on a cold (and wet) day. :)

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  6. Stopping by from the Old Time Party! I love your bowl of potpourri! It's perfect for winter time and the bowl is beautiful.

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  7. thanks for the info. i will stop by. always fun to meet new farm folks.

    i wish we could have smell-a-vision to see how it smells ... lovely good, i bet. ( :

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  8. Your grandmother's bowl is so pretty with the potpourri in it. We have a pine tree out in our front yard and I bought some inside to put in my huge dough bowl on the dining room table for winter.
    ~Cindy

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  9. Your lovely bowl looks beautiful with the white stuff in it. Really pretty.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  10. Hello Pamela
    The bowl of pot pourri looks pretty and the snowflake (I have the same ones) is the cherry on top.
    Judith

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  11. Such pretty pictures - thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

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  12. Very pretty and wintery, Pamela!

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  13. Very lovely and elegant my friend. I may have to head over to this party and check out some farmhouse decor.

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  14. I bought some potpourri before Christmas and I had to move it several times because the scent was overwhelming. Your bowl looks lovely. It took about 2 weeks for the scent to calm down with mine but eventually it mellowed.

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  15. That is a very pretty display of potpourri and even nicer that the container for it is so special. I'll pop over to take a look at the blog you recommended.

    -Karen

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  16. I adore your pretty bowl and it is perfect with your winter potpourri. You are always doing something very interesting.This potpourri display is gorgeous. Hope the strong smell settles down a bit!

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  17. Lovely bowl, and such a pretty winter scene. I still have the pinecones everywhere, they just seem to fit the mood of winter.

    Have to say, I miss the corner stores with the banks of tulips and other fresh flowers outside the door...can't do that here, with the frozen temps.

    Jen

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  18. Pamela! Love your header photo--it definitely says "Winter Wonderland"!
    And, what a lovely bowl with the potpourri! That snowflake makes it "pop". Great idea!
    Hope your staying warm and cozy. . .
    Farmhouse Blessings,
    Dru

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  19. Hi Pamela,
    What a beautiful bowl and winter potpourri! It looks so pretty!
    Your new header is beautiful with those snow pictures ;0)
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  20. There's something so warm about the look of a bowl of potpourri in winter. Yours just seems to glow.

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  21. Your touches of winter are perfect. It's cold and snowy here but I'm sure not like you have! Lovely pictures as always. A visit to your blog always makes me smile. Thank you for that...enjoy your Sunday!

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  22. Pamela
    Your bowls of potpourri look perfect for the snowy days we've been having. And your bowl is a real treasure-you would never guess it was silver on the inside!
    I'm a follower of Cindy's too and enjoy her post so much.

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