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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Herbal Cabinet

For some time now I've been wondering where the best place would be to put my herbs. I finally decided that in the kitchen would be the best place as that's where I normally make my concoctions.

We have a wall of cabinets and I thought that area would be perfect. Brian took the door off of one of the cabinets, I painted the interior the same color as the kitchen (Svelte Green) added a small light and voila', the start of my herb collection nicely displayed and easily accessible.

I bought some 1/2 pint jars at the Willy Street Co-op and now all I need to do is add some labels. One other thing I need is a mortar and pestle. There's something utterly unromantic about beating your herbs with a rolling pin . . . not a pretty sight!

To start I bought some Lavendar, Frankincense, Comfrey and Juniper Berries which I needed over the holidays for ritual. With Imbolc coming up in a few short weeks, there will be more herbs to buy and now that I have a place to store them I can get enough not only for Sabbats, but for other spells and rituals to have on hand.

I'm happy with my little herb cabinet and I'm not worried about running out of room . . . there are four other cabinets on that wall! I just have to figure out where everything in them is going to be stored . . .



Little Messy Missy said...

Looks great! Somewhere on my blog in a post are some herbal labels I made for my little herbs.

Aine O'Brien said...

Oooh, what a cute kitchen you have! And the start of herb collection!!! It's kind of hard to stop, just warning you...there is something SO satisfying about herb shopping.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I couldn't resist popping open a jar for a good sniff now and again.