What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, February 09, 2007

Living Potpouri


Fresh flowers are such a love of mine, I find it very hard to part with them on the occasion that I have them.

Take for example these flower petals. I have had these flowers since the second week in January. I enjoyed them in a vase for several weeks. When they *finally* started to putter out, I hung the ones that would dry nicely on my drying rack. Today, a month later, to squeeze out all the life, color and scents they still had to offer, Corynn and I took the petals off and placed them in a crystal dish to dry. Sometimes I put a candle among them, but today I think their beauty stands alone.

I will not rid of them when the petals are dried, either. I could make ornaments out them, add them to potpourri, display them in jars, add them to letters, or HEY-maybe I will finally try my hand at making my own paper! I have wanted to do that for quite some time!
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10 comments:

Kelli said...

How pretty! What a great idea! I have some pink carnations that are not looking so fresh, I think I will put the petals in the dish tomorrow!
Kelli

Charree said...

Hi Rebecca! I am so glad that you droppped by my blog and said hello. I am also glad that I have now found your blog.

I am the same way with flowers. I absolutely love them and hate it when they start to wilt. My DH knows that little flowers (like daisies) bring just as big of smile to my face as roses because I can look at them a whole lot longer.

It is really nice to meet you!

~Charree

Elizabeth said...

Your living potpourri is lovely- you could also use it as a beautiful scented filler for a package, as you did for my surprize package (which btw was the best thing that happened in my whole day!!! I loved everything, and especially the thought that went into it- Thanks So Much!) :)

Charlie Chautin said...

This is such a good idea. My wonderful husband just surprised me with five bouquets of flowers and I've been loving them so much I don't want to part with them. I know roses dry well, but as I've never been much of a rose girl, these bouquets are filled with other types (lilies, mums, carnations, daisies, etc.) I was wondering what types of flowers you find dry prettiest.

smilnsigh said...

So glad that your dusting of Faerie Dust came. :-)

'MN'

devildogwife said...

They're so beautiful. It reminds me of all the flowers that come up in the spring...

Anna said...

Beautiful photo...I love the sunlight pouring in!

Anonymous said...

Do you have time to post your Valentine Cookie recipe u posted last week?! thanx!!

Rebecca said...

OOPS! Oh dear! I plum forgot about it! I will do it right now...so just head to the photo of the cookies and it will be there! I am so sorry!

abigail said...

Oh! I want to make paper, too! I've heard it's quite simple, and a friend gave me a paper-making tutorial once at her house. Too bad I've forgotten nearly all of it...