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The Simple, Handmade Beauty of a Clove Orange



One of the most pleasing Christmas party hostess presents I received in past years was a hanging clove orange. I remember being touched by its simple beauty and the fact that it was handmade.



So this morning, I decided to make a few clove oranges to brighten up our kitchen table



and another to hang on the kitchen door. A friendly welcome of colors and scents to anyone popping in for a visit :)



It was very meditative to put all of those cloves in the oranges. A pleasant way to begin the morning, accompanied by spiced chai tea and a piece of chocolate covered gingerbread from the bakery.

Hope you are having a good one. Happy birthday to my grandmother who is turning 91 today!