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Romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot

Romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

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This is a romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot that will fill your home with a spicy aroma and looks beautiful on the stove too!

I am obsessed with smells. And while I love burning candles and using my diffuser, simmer pots are one of my most favorite ways to make your home smell good and feel cozy and fresh too!

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is basically a pot of water filled with herbs, spices, fruits or florals that you heat over the stove and makes like a natural potpourri for your home.

I’m sharing this romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot and it’s a great way to use those leftover rose petals after love day <3

Romantic Valentine’s Day Simmer Pot

Ingredients:

  • rose petals
  • a few slices of fresh grapefruit
  • chopped ginger
  • peppercorns
  • cloves
  • water

Directions:

Start by adding some rose petals to your simmer pot.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals

Add the grapefruit slices, chopped ginger, peppercorns and cloves.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Fill with water.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Let simmer on low for several hours. You can add more water as necessary.

Romantic Valentine's Day simmer pot with roses and grapefruit

A few other things you could add to your simmer pot:

  • lavender
  • citrus slices
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh cinnamon
  • all spice
  • vanilla bean or extract

My favorite winter combo:

  • fresh cranberries
  • orange slices
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cloves
  • rosemary

My favorite spring/summer/all year long refresh combo:

  • lemon slices
  • lavender
  • rosemary

 

You can use any pot but I think this glass one is just beautiful!

glass simmer pot glass simmer pot

 

For a spring simmer pot idea, check out this lilac lemon simmer pot I did! It’s fantastic!

It makes a great housewarming or hostess gift too! Click here to see my simmer pot gift idea.

 

So give it a try and let me know what you think! And let me know if you have any other favorite combos to simmer!

 

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A romantic Valentine's Simmer Pot

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11 In home/ home decor

10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes

10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes

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To say I am honored for today’s post is an understatement. Today I am bringing you the best fall tablescape ideas from women who I truly admire and look up to in the blogging/home decor world and they have asked me to join them.

I’m sharing 10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes and decor ideas from 9 other talented ladies. This is the time of year when we kick off gathering around the table with friends and family. There is truly something for everyone here whether you’re looking for something more relaxed, or upscale, or even for dining alfresco.

So let’s go!!!

 

A Beautiful and Cozy Tablescape from Wendy at WM Design House

Wendy has such a talent for making her guests feel special and welcome. I love the color palette she chose for her table decor!  And wait until you see what she used as a vessel or vase for her flower arrangement! So creative.

Fall table decorations

A relaxed autumnal table in gold hues by yours truly, Our Tiny Nest

I’m showing you how to use what you already have at home to create a relaxed table for a fall dinner party or Thanksgiving. The blue chargers are my favorite and they pair beautifully with gold accents and autumn leaves.

 

Fall Table with Pumpkins and Mums from Shiplap and Shells

You’ve no doubt decorated your porch with mums this time of year but have you ever brought them into your table decor? The result is beautiful.

Fall table with pumpkins and mums

 

This Cozy Harvest Table from Bricks and Blooms

Stacy is the queen of all things gardens and flowers. So naturally, she created this lush tablescape with elements from her own gardens. Click to see how to create your own centerpiece using a vintage toolbox and natural elements.

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Harvest Table for Alfresco Dining from Living Large in a Small House

If I’m being honest, I think alfresco dining in the summer is over rated with the heat and all the bugs. But in the fall, now that’s where it’s at. Lynn created this beautiful harvest alfresco dining table for her guests. I love the little cheeseboards.

a view of the harvest tablescape looking at my gardens

 

Easy Ideas for a Fall Tablescape from Vintage Home Designs

I always love to see what Michele creates because she has an eye for creating beautiful things in a neutral color palette and I love neutrals. Wait until you see these placemats she made using sheet music!

place setting for a simple fall tablescape sheet music placemat white dinner plate layered with white salad plate large dried leaf on plate silverware tied with striped ribbon on plate

Creepy Chic Halloween Table from Trueman Treasures

Kylie is showing you how to make a Halloween tablescape that is equal parts creepy and glam! Her centerpiece with moss, skulls and bones is my favorite!

A Foraged Fall Tablescape from South House Designs

Diane is a girl who takes after my heart. I’ve been known to forage and bring home some plants and things I find on my walks to decorate the house. She created this tablescape using dropcloths and elements of Mother Nature and it is stunning!

A casual Thanksgiving Table from The Tattered Pew

Kelly’s got the right idea when it comes to setting the table for Thanksgiving – keep it casual! Candles and free printable placecards add just the right touch and make it personal.

How to set a casul Thanksgiving table for family and friends.

A Rustic Elegant Table from The Peacock Ridge Farm

Renae used artichokes, grapes and beautiful flowers and candles to create this elegant yet rustic tablescape. I feel like I’ve been transported to a vineyard in Italy. I love the vintage bike too for that old world feel!

I hope you are able to take away little pieces of inspiration as you dine with friends and family throughout the holidays.

 

I’m linking some of my favorite elements for dining below. Just click the photos to shop.

gold candlesticks wine glasses glass votives gold flatware

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19 In DIY/ home/ home decor

Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

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One of my favorite things to do in fall is decorate my front porch. I love front walkways filled with pumpkins in various colors, fall florals and greens. This year I decided to do something a little different and use all faux so no rotting pumpkins  Scroll down to see this year’s fall front porch decor that isn’t mums. I’ve got a DIY pumpkin topiary and a faux cabbage arrangement.

Tons of fall inspiration

Today I am teaming up with some blogger friends of mine to bring you some more fall inspiration for a Fall Is In The Air Blog Hop.  We’ve got tablescapes, mantle decor, fall hutch decor ideas and more ideas for your home so if decor is your thing, you’re going to want to tag along.

If you’re coming over from Kristy at Kristy Mastrondonas, welcome! I hope you will like it here and decide to follow along for more! Kristy definitely has an eye for decor and a way of bringing people together doesn’t she? Thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s party Kristy!

Pumpkin Topiary

There’s just something that I love about a pumpkin topiary. I’ve been looking at various ones but for a single stack it’s easily over $100. Perfect example, this one below for over $130.

Pumpkin topiary

 

So I decided to DIY a pumpkin topiary myself. I gathered some pumpkins in different colors and sizes and got to work!  I simply just pulled the stems off, added a ring of super glue and stacked each pumpkin on top.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary

This one topiary cost me about $54 to make, so I got two for still less the price of the one above! And the best part, it’s faux so it won’t rot. I can use year after year.

That’s a smart investment if you ask me 🙂

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums pumpkin topiary and faux cabbage

 

DIY stacked pumpkin topiary

I’m linking some similar things below so you can recreate it!

faux pumpkins faux pumpkin decor faux pumpkin decor white pumpkin fall crafts

Faux Cabbage Arrangement

Ornamental cabbage or kale is so beautiful in baskets on the front porch. I did some real cabbage last year but of course, it didn’t last long. So I decided to search for some faux cabbage. Leave it to Amazon to pull through.

At first when I got these in the mail I wasn’t so sure.

faux cabbage decor on Amazon

But once you open them and fluff out the leaves it is so lush! And this basket is perfect!

faux cabbage decor from Amazon

Tip – I put some rocks in the bottom to weigh it down and clipped the bottom of the stem of cabbage so that it fits nicely.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Linking the basket and cabbage below

fall decor basket fall faux cabbabge

For more fall front porch ideas, click here to check out this one from a few years ago!

And if you’re using real pumpkins, click here to see how to make your pumpkins last longer.

As always, I love to see what you create! So be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

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Next up, head on over to Crystal at Sweet Valley Acres for more pumpkin decor!

 

Fall is in the Air Blog Hop

Kristy -Kristy Mastrandonas, Nicolle – Our Tiny Nest, Crystal – Sweet Valley Acres, Tracy-Tracy’s Haven

Kylie – Trueman’s Treasures, Rose – Jenny Wren Design, Missy – Sonata Home Design, Susan – Hen and Horse Design

1 In decor/ fall/ home

Favorite Fall Finds for the Home

Favorite Fall Finds for the Home

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve made the transition to fall, my favorite time of year. And there are so many cozy items to warm your home and heart. Today I’m sharing my favorite fall finds for the home. Everything is linked below.

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Which one is your favorite?

 

For more fall decor inspiration check out

My Fall Front Porch

Best of Fall DIYs and Recipes

 

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