Potpourri in a Vintage Bowl

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I have several pretty vintage bowls and they’re perfect for holding potpourri. In this bowl, I started with some inexpensive potpourri I had purchased and added some of my own dried flowers–roses and baby’s breath from a bouquet, and dried lavender and rosemary from my garden. I also like to add eucalyptus when I have it on hand.

You can mix in any type of flowers and herbs you like that dry well. I’ve used hydrangeas in potpourri, too–they’re still so pretty even when they’re dried! When the potpourri starts losing its’ scent you can freshen it up with a few drops of scented oil or spray.

From time to time I put the potpourri in a gallon-size Ziploc bag with some drops of floral-scented oil, shake the bag up a little so the oil coats the potpourri, and keep it in the bag for a few days; then the potpourri has a nice scent again, and you can just empty the bag back into the bowl. It’s a good way to make your potpourri last longer!

Find more vintage inspiration at Vintage Thingie Thursday and decorating ideas at Make it Yours Day.

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8 thoughts on “Potpourri in a Vintage Bowl

  1. Tara

    What a clever idea about adding the scented oil to a ziploc and rejuvenating the potpourri that way! I’ve thrown out more “old” potpourri than I can shake a stick at- thanks for the money saving tip and Happy VTT to you!

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  2. coloradolady

    I love vintage bowls too, great idea for using them, I can see some pretty pattern below the potpourri! Thanks for the tip, I might try this! Have a great VTT!

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