Thursday, March 3, 2011

"The Kissing Ball"

The pomander, or kissing ball, trails deep into the history books.  Pomander is defined as "a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed in a perforated bag or box and used to scent clothes and linens or formerly carried as a guard against infection, also: a clove-studded orange or apple used for the same purposes."  Pomanders were used in the middle ages through the 17th century as an early form of aromatherapy and to help ward off illness. 
 Today pomanders are versatile used as bouquets, centerpieces and decor.  I assembled a few for practice and to show to a client who wants to use pomanders as aisle and centerpiece decor at her wedding (a great idea on her part)!

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