Welcome to another edition of Saturday's with Southern Living at HOME (now Willow House)! It's month-end and that means it is a work day for me. I did manage to take a break in the afternoon to put together a few looks for our Hemingway Hurricane.
I grabbed a wire basket (sorry it's a retired item) and shopped from the house to see what all I could come up with and then I headed out back so BBC could get in a little swim time while I worked (OK - it was really play for me, too!). See that cute little button fern in the ugly plastic pot from the store? Let's dress that up first!
I always have a few tricks up my sleeves. I'm going to use the pot the fern is in and bright green reindeer moss. I need something for my fern to sit on so I turned a votive holder upside down in the bottom of the hurricane, sat the fern on top, and filled around with the moss. I use less moss this way, too!
I like to host little coffee chats with friends as well as potential recruits. I also love brunches - especially this time of year. So I'm going to make an aromatic display that will be perfect for just such an occasion!
First let's start with trick number two. Hurricanes and lots of other glass pieces aren't level on the bottom. So I grabbed a lid and turned upside down to level out the bottom. Then I placed a white pillar candle on the lid and filled with coffee beans around the candle - I chose French Vanilla for an extra yummy scent.
OK - now that you know some of my tricks, we are going to start moving a little faster now. What if we swapped out the coffee for some sand? And added a few friends from the sea?
Love it! This is getting me more excited about Cancun!
Hey - who's that in my picture?
Silly boy, don't you know momma is trying to work?
Dress up store-bought lemonade!
This is probably my favorite out of all looks today. I think I could hear the Leave it to Beaver music in the background as I was carrying this out the door! DH wasn't that impressed but BBC was totally excited about the treat! That makes it all worth while!
Southern Sippers glasses, rimmed with lemon and dipped in sugar pulled together on the Jamestown Tray. Makes you want to have some friends over, doesn't it?
Well I hope you have enjoyed my hurricane adventures featuring our Hemingway Hurricane! You know I'm always on the lookout for new ideas! How do you use your hurricane? Please leave a comment with your ideas!
Oh and that reminds me - the winner for the $50 gift certificate is Kendra! I will be in touch soon to get your order. I put all the names on paper and had BBC draw. He was so excited and wanted to draw again and again. I wish I could give everyone a gift certificate today. I can't do that but you can earn FREE products by hosting a HOME, CATALOG, or BLOG party! Ask me how!
~Southern Fried Gal
~Southern Fried Gal