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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mmmm, the House Smells Wonderful........


According to one of the many helpful tip pins on Pinterest, if you would like your house to smell like the Williams Sonoma store follow these simple directions. 
  1. One lemon sliced thin
  2. Two sprigs of rosemary
  3. One teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. One cup of water to start and more as the day wears on
Toss it all in a sauce pan and let it simmer on the stove top all day.  Did it smell like Williams Sonoma?  I'm not quite sure, but it did add a wonderful clean fresh fragrance to the house.

It certainly camouflaged Bella's wet dog smell.



45 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! It looks like it would smell heavenly. I pinned it to Pintrest and I'm going to try it tomorrow. Thanks!

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  2. Well...I've never been in a William Sonoma Store but I like all the things you put in there! But 1 cup of water all day? I'm thinking there would be a burning smell after too long! LOL! That I would not like...Ha! Ha! I will try it though and my Rosemary wintered over and I am SO HAPPY!
    Thanks for the recipe...I love good smells and I have 2 "Bella"s that can smell up a room real fast! Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a fantastic tip that I pinned of course; I can just imagine! Thank you. I am kind of addicted to Pinterest.
    Rita

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  4. Ummm...Lemons, It brings to mind, fresh and clean, bright and sunny. I have never noticed a fragrance in Williams Sonoma, I shall be more mindful on my next visit. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. It sure does sound like it would smell good! I haven't been to Williams Sonoma so honestly I'm not quite sure what it smells like.

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  6. might have to try that one!
    thanks
    xxx

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  7. Now I am going to have to go in one and see if I can smell that. Yeah, that wet dog smell does seem to take over the whole house sometimes.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So lovely, I think I might do this tomorrow. I cannot wait for Springtime cleaning and smells.

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  9. I love lemons, I even enjoy them sitting in a bowl on my counter-top. Thanks for a great tip!

    Happy to see you got your LinkWithin photos back!

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  10. That sounds so good I might have to try it out. I'd never heard of that store, but I've just checked it out on Google. OMG .... why don't we have one over here!
    xxx

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  11. Sounds nice and fresh, will give this a go tomorrow.

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  12. interesting tip! I'm going to give it a go. I'm loving pinteret!

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  13. Beautiful pics, love the colors! I have plenty of Rosemary and a little crock pot, gonna give it a try:@)

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  14. Great tip, although I think I might need to bathe my dogs in it to get any results there...I'll do anything for a little breath of spring!

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  15. I'm going to try as soon as possible..because I love WS :D , have a wonderful Sunday, hugs, Flavia

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  16. Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to give it a try.

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  17. Great tip, I love the smell of lemon, it always smells so clean. Hugs!! P.S. I've never been to Williams and Sonoma :-)

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  18. What a simple and great tip! Of course, fresh baked bread is good too....
    I love collecting the simple and wonderful tips...
    thanks,
    Nancy

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  19. Great idea! We have wet dog smell from Pete and Mimi at the grey cottage too! I'm off to the kitchen to put some doggy brew on the stove! Ha!

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  20. Lemon, Rosemary and Vanilla? How can that not be fabulous! I will be simmering this recipe soon. Hugs, Bonnie

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  21. I can just smell it if I close my eyes! Definitely simmering this. I have three dogs, I'll have to make a double batch :)

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  22. On any given day I would like my house to smell like anything other than what it does!

    ~Bliss~

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  23. There's nothing like the scent of lemon--so refreshing and clean. And it's just so sunny and cheerful to look at!

    Betsy

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  24. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best and this sounds wonderfully easy.
    I've never heard of that store but I can imagine the smell from those ingredients. I'm away to try it out...thanks for sharing.
    Nothing like fresh lemons for a clean, fresh smell :D

    Wet dog...hmm....nothing like that either :(

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  25. genius idea!... not convinced I want my house smelling like a furniture store but I get the idea... off to do it now!

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    1. William Sonoma is actually a kitchen goods store. They also sale all sorts of gourmet food, spices, mixes etc. So it will smell great!

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  26. A nice change from cinnamon sticks and orange peels!

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  27. LOVE this! such a great idea - I'm doing it now!!
    Mary x

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  28. Now I have to go try that.
    Love that your dog is named Bella.
    My first Bella was Sabrina Isabella.
    We called her Bella.
    Now, my second one is Jodie Isabella.
    We call her Jodie Belle.

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  29. That's a GREAT idea. Especially to hide my kids' wet snow gear smell drying in the entrance.
    I have a Bella too:))

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  30. I have no idea what a Williams Sonoma store is but it sounds like a good idea. I imagine it will be an Italian aroma as we use lots of lemons and rosemary here.

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  31. I love anything that will get rid of wet dog smells

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  32. I have never been in that store so I wouldnt know the smell, but the recipe you've shared looks promising! Must give it a go! In fact, Im gonna do it now for once!!!

    Gill xx

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  33. I hope you dont mind, but I have linked to you on my post this morning about this, as I did try it and its wonderful on a wet day to have that lovely smell in the house - thanks for sharing!

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  34. Thanks for this - found you via Gillyflower - it sounds lovely, though I haven't got a clue what a Williams Sonoma store is! I'll have a go then Google "Williams Sonoma" to see what I'm recreating :)
    Jane x

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  35. So Simple and wonderful. I'll be heading back to the farm tomorrow and plan to stop for a lemon or 2 on the way. Many thanks for the share.

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  36. I love the aroma of rosemary and lemon. I'm gonna have to give this a go tonight. Glad I've found your blog I'm a follower now thank you for sharing.

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  37. I sure love to scent the house up. I either have a simmerin' pot, a candle or wax meltin' 'round this place. 'Sure beats the smell of cow patties. Heeehehhee!

    God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  38. I love lemons!

    It something about the color yellow that makes me happy. :)

    Have a great week end

    Best
    Tracy :)

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  39. amazing pictures, I love lemons!!

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  40. I am totally going to have to pin this before I forget it. I can't wait to try this and enjoy walking around smelling my house. Your blog is adorable. Thanks for distracting me from real life for a few minutes :)

    Amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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  41. I just tried this minus the rosemary because I cannot find it anywhere but it still smells wonderful. Hope you don't mind I linked you in my post. http://questthroughpinterest.blogspot.com/

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  42. At the store I work at we change our aroma daily depending on what we are serving for the day. So on days when we serve savory foods we saute onions and garlic with whatever herbs you like and then add water and simmer. For sweet foods we usually do cinnamon and vanilla, sometimes we add in apples or pears. It all depends on the day.

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