Friday, December 14, 2012

That Orange Spikey Thing

 
*** Flash Back ***
I vividly remember making these in the first grade! At the time, we were living in Mt. Airy, NC; the town better known as Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. I loved it there, the schools, the snow, my neighbors, our fabulous yard with the greatest climbing trees! 
I recall a perfect slope on one side of the lawn that was great for sledding. There was also a grand basement with the spookiest coal room loved by all smallish visitors! 
We seemed to have company all the time which meant, all the cousins and I got to sleep on pallets in the living room! Popcorn and flashlights for all!
Somehow, the smell of oranges and cloves always takes me back to those grand and lovely days from my childhood!


Today, we live far away from any possibility of snow, however, I want my Little Mister to grow up with wonderful memories of his childhood. And perhaps, one day when he is a Big Mister, the smell of tangy oranges will bring back a flood of sweet memories to him as well!
I can only pray!


A bit of information:
The first pomanders were made from gold or silver. They were shaped like balls and hung
by a cord from the waist. They were filled with sweet smelling herbs and spices, and used
as perfume worn from the Middle Ages onward. They were also thought to keep one from getting sick. Today, pomanders are made from fresh fruits and are hung
in a closet to scent clothes and keep moths away or simply decorations.

28 comments:

  1. Hi! Darling blog! I shared the link on my FB Daycare Group = I think the ladies there will love your blog! I'm following you back from harvest of friends blog hop (congrats on being the featured blogger today!) have a very Merry Christmas!

    Tina 'the book lady'
    http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com
    http://givingsharing.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing our site! The more the merrier!

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  2. Never thought of putting these in the closet before! What a great idea! Following you on "Linky" from the blog hop. Congratulations on the feature! If you could check out my blog and follow back on linky I would be ever grateful!
    Katie from the simple lane
    http://lifeinthesimpleln.com

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  3. Oh I'm sure "little man" will have memories of his own of a childhood shared with his mother. What could be better than that?

    TracyAnn of www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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  4. Just found your blog through Nanny2Mommy's blog hop. I'm following you, feel free to come check out my blog and follow back if you'd like!
    Lolalucy09.blogspot.com

    Joan

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  5. I love the name of your blog. Very Catchy! Thanks for stopping by and following me. I am now doing the same. Cute oranges!

    Candice
    www.lillythroughthevalley.blogspot.com

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  6. I can smell it over here! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  7. Very interesting post! I will do these pomanders with my kids!

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    1. They were always a childhood fave of mine! Hope you have loads of fun making them together!

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  8. So cool! This brings back memories for me! My mom had made one so long ago, and I always thought it was so neat. Also, smelled so wonderful!

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    1. Isn't it amazing how smells can trigger memories!

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  9. I used to make these every Christmas because of how wonderful they smelled. It's been a while. Thanks for the memories!

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    1. I think it is amazing how certain smells can trigger wonderful memories!
      Be blessed!

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  10. What a great craft! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm following you back!

    ~Heather
    http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/

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  11. I had totally forgotten about orange and clove pomanders, I love the smell! I used to have one hanging from the key of my wardrobe. I must remember to make some more, thank you for the memory jog :)

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  12. I remember making these as a kid, too :) Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday, I found your lovely blog a while ago, and am glad you now found me and I can catch up! You have very cute craft ideas here :)

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  13. What a lovely idea - smells do make the best memories!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh I bet a few of these hanging around will make the whole house smell wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That.

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  15. Love pommades. So Christmassy!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  16. We used to make these as kids! Love the smell!

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  17. Oh, how fun!! We loved these as well as kids. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  18. I remember these! They used to smell so good.

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