Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fancy a giveaway


Hello All

What a week it's been. None stop, full on, lots of stress and not enough sleep I think sums it up. Never mind, it's now half term so hopefully things will slow down a little.


At this time of year, I love filling the house with autumnal/wintery scents - be it candles, my Mr Smokey, potpourri etc.

One idea I liked, after seeing it a few years ago on a trip to the States was simmering potpourri. Very simple in principle but produces such a lovely smell. The idea is to put various ingredients together - bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon etc etc and allow the scents to mingle for a while. You can then add a tablespoon of it to some water and put it on the stove to simmer, or add some to a tart burner or indeed just simply put in a dish to fragrance a room.





Since making my own, it's proved a big hit on the website at this time of year, so as we are now at the right time of year I thought I would giveaway a jar of it along with instructions. If you are going to use it for simmering purposes it will last an awfully long time as you need so little of it to get a lovely waft!

If you would like to partake, simply add a comment saying what your favourite autumnal/winter scent is - easy as 1, 2, 3! Or indeed, just leave a comment saying you would like to enter.

I will draw a name out on Friday 6th November!!!

Have a great weekend.

18 comments:

Ticking stripes said...

Ooh I just love the smell of mulled wine (not to mention the lovely warm glow it gives you!) I'd love to enter your giveaway!

HookandScumble said...

Oooh, I can just imagine cinnamon and cloves lovely !

Michela said...

Hi Sarah! What pretty goodies you have in your shop! May I enter your lovely giveaway, please? Orange and cinnamon, they surely remind me of winter, a cosy fireplace, Christmas...
Have a great weekend!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Oh definately apples and cinnamon! always puts a warm cosy glow in my heart.

Lovely giveaway.



MBBx

Josie-Mary said...

Orange & cinnamon for me too, you can't beat the winter smell. :)

Tabiboo said...

What a fantastic idea. I always have an oil burner on the go somewhere, but this is something I have never heard of before - such a lovely idea.

Have a wonderful day and weekend,

Nina x

noelle said...

Hi Sarah, orange spicey scent for me, inside anyway and outside the smell of bonfires and coal fires burning!! I love it!

Petit Filoux said...

My favourite autumnal smell... hum I'm not too sure really!! I haven't cooked any butternut squash yet, but I love it so much that's got to be it for me! Roasted squash! Thanks for entering me in your give away!

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

What a nice unusual idea. I like anything cinnamon-y, anything that brings the fresh autumny small indoors too.

x Vicky x

Country Cottage Chic said...

That is a lovely idea!
As winter sets in I love cinnnamony-appley-vanilla type fragrances - makes me think instantly of Christmas!

Jayne

Lucy said...

Just looking at the photos I can even imagine how delicious this smells! I would love to enter please! My favourite autimn smells are hot chocolate and woodburning fires!

silverpebble said...

What a lovely idea for a giveaway! My favourite scent has to be woodsmoke, either outside on a sunny wintry day or a faint whiff of it inside when we've built an open fire.

andrea said...

Woodsmoke for me too!! I'd love to enter the comp., great idea that I'm going to try asap.

robin_titan said...

I love cinnamon! It reminds me of the holidays :)

Florence and Mary said...

What a great idea!

Cinnamon is my favourite smell at this time of year.

Victoria xx

Cath Friend said...

Hi Sarah, Winter smells, mmmmm...so many great ones, but cinnamon and open fires are probably my favourites. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Rose Charles said...

oooh looks yummy!
I love the smell of cinnamon and ginger (and eating them in scrummy cakes and biscuits! lol), also the smell of a real xmas tree when you get up Christmas morning, with the turkey cooking!

Rose XXX

Country Bliss said...

What a lovely idea, I love anything with cinnamon in.
Yvonne x