This is called a "Memory Bottle". My Dad used to make them all the time. You get a bottle with a good tight cork, and fill it up with things you like to sniff!
This one has Lavender flowers, and sage leaves in it.
He also used to cut pieces of the Christmas tree branches and bottle them, also rose petals, and even cow manure, mums, pumpkin pie spice, sea water, and any thing else he liked the smell of.... that reminded him of spring, summer, and fall!
And during the dark winters he would sit in his work shop, and have a nice drink, and sniff the bottles.... closing his eyes.... remembering summer!
I've always done it with pine needles, and such. Such a wonderful way to remember the good times, as the snow closes in!
Friday, October 09, 2009
Posted by Judith at 8:35 AM