The Pomander has been known since at least the 14th century, although its form has changed considerably.
Originally the main ingredient was a nugget of the mysterious and exotic substance Ambergris, which was considered to have life-enhancing properties.
A wax-like substance produced in the intestines of the sperm-whale, [Read more…] about The Pomander: A Brief History
This post by Alan Page is part two of Christmas Flowers (with Economy and Style!).
Newcomers to flower arranging may need to exercise a little imagination to transform every-day items into containers. In due course (when confidence is gained) these can be replaced with more durable containers. [Read more…] about Arranging Christmas Flowers: What Items Do You need?
Fresh flowers at Christmas are a fairly recent innovation – until about 30 years ago they were a luxury winter item, being still fairly scarce and expensive at Christmas time.
In recent decades inexpensive imported flowers from around the world have become available in most supermarkets and garages, as well as the more traditional florists, making fresh flowers at Christmas available to all. [Read more…] about Christmas Flowers (With Economy And Style!)