Monday, July 18, 2011
Suzy Homemaker Kind of Afternoon
Bought these flowers at Wal-Mart and used Ina Garten's (The Barefoot Contessa) method to arrange them. She learned this on one her numerous trips to Paris.
1. Arrange the flowers by holding them in your hand as opposed to putting them into a vase.
2. When you have an arrangement that is pleasing to the eye, tie the bundled stems with kitchen twine to hold them in place.
3. Then cut the stems to fit the size of the flower vase and place into water in your vase.
This is so much easier than cutting stems and placing them in vase individually...it takes all the guesswork out! I must also confess that I didn't use all the flowers I bought (they come in "pre-packaged" bunches)which were yellow daisies...I'm just not a yellow person where flowers are concerned. I'm very drawn to reds/pinks/whites and, of course, green! Those are the colors I have used in my landscaping...seems like I am giving you a preview of my next blog subject...
Then I decided to make some Strawberry Water by slicing some strawberries and then muddling them and put them in a carafe and added filtered water.
It's a refreshing drink on a sweltering summer day! Try it, you'll like it and it's a marvelous way to get your Vitamin C, dahling!
And lastly, I found another little Susan Branch book at Goodwill last week. If you don't know Susan Branch, you MUST visit her web site www.susanbranch.com where you can also find a link to her new blog! I will give it a place of love and respect and let it live with my other Susan Branch books!
One of my favorite quotes from this book, "Dreams of strawberries are a good omen." I raise a glass of Strawberry Water to you!