Have you ever heard of a pomander?
No, not a pompador, a pomander.
It comes from the french word pomme d’ambre, apple of amber.
Pomanders were used to mask odors (as you can imagine!) and ward off diseases in the Middle Ages and were made form gold, silver or even wood and filled with a spice mixture.
They evolved into the clove studded oranges that are common today.
These are anything but common.
Here’s a fun take on the classic – a monogrammed pomander.
How to Make a Monogrammed Pomander
* Draw a letter on your orange (I started with pencil, but moved to pen to better see the outline)
* Push each clove into the orange along your drawn line – keep cloves as close together as possible
* Keep in a cool, dark place for a few weeks, turning them every day until they dry
These will last for years – enjoy!
I’ll be setting our Christmas table with these this year.
I’ve been a busy elf – check out my Pomander Centerpiece at FOLK – your holiday table never looked so good!
Speaking of Christmas, I still haven’t lugged the bins up from the basement, but in the meantime, come visit my last year’s Christmas Open House Tour?
Jennifer Rizzo, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors
Stone Gable, DIY Showoff, Under the Table & Dreaming, A Stroll Thru Life
No Minimalist Here, Sand & Sisal, Centsational Girl, Cedar Hill Ranch, The Space Between
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