Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Romantic Touch

Gift from a friend
Several years ago a friend gave me a wonderful and versatile gift. It's very simple, beautiful and inexpensive to make.

All you need is a small decorative bowl; place some potpourri in it (mine has red); and add a small string of Christmas lights.

I move this item to different locations throughout our home. Sometimes it's in the bedroom. Right now it's in our living room. As the lights heat up, it brings out the beautiful scent of the potpourri. It is easy enough to change the colors with the season, lilac for Easter or burnt orange and brown for fall.

An Update on Mrs. Walker

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that we have a dear friend, Mrs. Walker, who has been in the hospital and rehab center to regain her strength since 2 days after Christmas. Great news! Mrs. Walker is supposed to come home this morning. Please continue to pray for her, for her daughter Peg, and for her son-in-law Dave.


Kelly said...

Ooooh, great idea! I love using white Christmas lights whenever I can. One of my good friends has a few strings adorning the top of a hutch in her kitchen, and for Christmas she paired it with a berry swag. Beautiful! She'd love this idea!

Carol Van Rooy said...

We used that same idea at a company Christmas party a few years ago. As a bowl we used inexpensive fish bowls with the fancy rims.

Yours look so pretty.

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