Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Victorian Morning Room and Dried Roses
I borrowed this neat book Victorian Flowercrafts from the library a few weeks ago. In addition to flower projects and recipes, it takes you through a Victorian home and shows different decorating ideas.
My favorite room is The Morning Room. Here is what it says:
"The Victorian Morning Room was used in the mornings much like a family room is used for all kinds of daytime activities. Positioned to catch the morning light, it would be a place for the girls in the household to pursue a hobby or just to chatter. The lady of the house might choose to work out the day's menus here and write a few letters, or talk to the housekeeper about household matters."
Grace and Emily liked the sound of this and have made our back patio our Morning Room. We already eat breakfast out there, so we've been chatting about the plans for the day, too. This is far to girly for Benjamin, so he plays in the sandbox. :0)
The book also inspired me to dry the roses that Phillip got me last week.
I gentle peeled off each petal.
And placed them on a large cookie sheet.
I also had some roses left over from May Day.
I put the tray in our garage and the roses were dry in about 3 days.
I put them in a ziplock and added some rose essential oil.
This is what the finished sachet bags will look like, but first I have to let the petals sit for a few weeks. I will probably save them for Christmas gifts.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!