Do you remember the days when you would visit your Grandmother on the farm? You would walk into the kitchen and be over whelmed by the essence of the countryside. The delicious kitchen scent could be the cookies, apple pie or bread fresh from the oven. As a thank you most of us would run out side and look for something nice for Grandma’s kitchen. Remember those pretty yellow “flowers” that grow on the lawn, some of us would call them dandelions! Grandma would thank you for them and pop “the flowers” in an available kitchen container. Then she would ask you to pick the young tender leaf to make an adult drink ( wine).
If you were to look in the old granary, shed or barn on the farm, you would probably find today’s flower container treasures, many of the treasures may have been in Grandma’s kitchen.
The old milk bottles, galvanized metal pitcher, wooden crates and china pitcher are perfect for the Canadiana look. The woven baskets that had multiple uses in Grandma ‘s day are great for the spring stems like tulips, pussy willows, heather, and daffodils’.
Herbs included in the arrangement add charm and comfort, the scent of the cut herbs invoke senses that remind us of the slow easy days of the past in Grandma’s kitchen.
Sit back and enjoy the scents and smell of a time gone by, maybe we should “Take time to smell the Flowers”
Canadiana look is very popular in Canada. Motifs include artifacts from the past- such as quilts, galvanized metal bowls and wooden crates. The result is comfort that is easy and inviting.