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Simmering Potpourri

 When I entertain
I like to make sure I am addressing
all five of the senses.

An easy way to layer in the sense of smell
to holiday entertaining
or anytime 
you want to be embraced by the comforting fragrance
of the season
is with some 
simmering potpourri.

I have been doing this for years at our house.

 Right now here in SoCal
my garden is loaded with 
both lemons and oranges
which makes for perfect simmer pickings.

So a quick harvest
and I'm almost  set for my simmer.

I always bring mine up to almost a boil
and then  turn it down to simmer.

That's it.
Simmering potpourri is  a quick and easy way to add
another sensory detail
to your holiday entertaining!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. I am definitely trying.
    Thank you, my dear Tamera

  2. How lovely to live in a climate where you can grow oranges and lemons in your garden! Gorgeous photos and a great idea. xxx

  3. I am going to do this!! Thanks Tamera...just wrote all of it on my shopping list. Blessings!

  4. Ooh that sounds wonderful!
    I wish we could grow citrus here, these look so healthy and lush in your garden.
    Merci beau coup.

  5. Good morning Tamera-as one of the fortunate ones who has been a guest at your home I will attest to the 5 senses experience.
    Your citrus harvest is bountiful this season. I love making a simmer pot myself but I've never added the cranberries. I'll try that this year. I can practically smell this if I close my eyes. I've been meaning to ask you what kind of camera you use for these gorgeous images. I'm in the market. Have a festive weekend my friend.
    xx, Heather
    PS-I added a few links to some of my favorite 'shops' for the season including yours. ;) xx