The BrocanteHome Puttery Treats Challenge

Have you been here yet?, scamper off but then come right back...

http://brocantehome.typepad.com/brocante_home/

Divine, is it not? such a devotion to home and how it feels.... I could just read this sort of stuff all day...and even beter she is having a wee bit of a contest!.. For the contest I chose this *puttery treat*

Subtly change the signature scent your house wears to something a little less fresh than that you chose in the summer. Add amber, musk, orange, eucalyptus, pine, cinnamon or other spices to your base fragrance (mines lavender and I use amber, musk and cinnamon) to gently mark the change of season. Bake thin slices of fruit for hours at a time to fragrance the house for a special occasion, or burn incense for the sheer smoky scent of it.

It really was the best of timing since I had just pulled out one of my favorite Fall/Winter home scents. Claire Burke Original home scent , how to describe.... it's how everything Fall should smell when I conjure up *home* in my mind. I really enjoy the timeless scent of roses, lavender and spice blended with patchouli and vetiver. Heck I don't even know what vetiver is but ..it's really working in this combination.

I think that BrocanteHome is right on the money when she suggests that a home should have different scents for different seasons. Of course no scent can be above that of a clean home, but past clean is the feeling that a warm glowing scent gives a home. So while I might not be able to bake bread all day everyday and the dog ate the lavender sachets that I hid under the sofa cushions. I can count on this little bit of oil on a light ring to bring a soothing touch to my home during these colder months.

4 comments:

~Robyn~ said...

What a great site! And did you know Victorian Mag is back? Web Worms ate my lavender plants and my dogs ate the worms...but that is another story. Happy Friday!
WeeBit Wonky Robyn

~Robyn~ said...

Oops...I meant Victoria Magazine

Bitterbetty said...

I bake pumpkin muffins and simmer spiced cider a LOT once the temperature gets under 60 and the nights get long. That is my kind of aroma therapy... The kind you can eat!

Gena said...

lovely post! good luck with your entry!