Yikes, what happened to Spring? We didn't have much of one here in NY, it was cold in May, and today, HOT!
I didn't intend to do this table, in fact I was going to go shopping. I have been cleaning the deck and washing and painting wicker for days, but I thought I would take a break. I decided it was too hot for shopping, now you know I must be sick!
I washed and painted some more, then put this little table together.
The little floating frogs light up when they hit the water. I don't know if you can see it, but it is cute! See on the left her tummy is blue, and on the right, his is orange? They blink on and off.
I got them in CVS at the end of summer for maybe 50 cents?
I wanted to use my orange flatware, but I have no idea where it is! I don't like orange so I may have packed it away with the Fall things. So pink it was, from Bealls on line.
The napkins are from Savers. 50 each, I liked the colors.
BEE glasses from CTS.
Pink ruffled charger and green round mat, CTS.
Salad plates, Home Goods clearance , and pink bowls CTS.
Paper umbrellas ? and the beach umbrella votive, or in this case, Pool umbrellas, were from the Dansk Outlet years ago. I also have sling beach chair votive holders, but I will save that for a Beach table. :)
Orange plates from the Dollar Tree. The Tablescaper picked 4 up for me, and then I got 4 more. Good for Halloween!
I floated the frogs in a bowl surrounded by a swim ring.
I thought I was going to pop my eyeballs out blowing it up!
Don't forget your sunscreen, and your beach hat! I stuck a name tag in the beach hat.
Hope that scape cooled you off, or at least made you smile!
This is a dish that came about to use up some things. I had an opened bag of small shells.
I cooked them tossed them with some olive oil, s and p and feta cheese. A few ounces of cream cheese too.
I also had some fresh spinach that had to be used.
I sauteed some red onion in a bit of olive oil, then tossed in the fresh spinach, s and p, and that pinch of sugar. Sugar conscious use sweet and low.
Turn off the heat, then cover the pan and let the spinach wilt.
Oil a baking dish , I use PAM, then put the spinach and shells in.
Add some half and half, ( fat free is ok if you are going to eat it all, but it breaks down when you reheat it)
Slice some tomatoes and put on top of the mixture, then sprinkle with some more feta, some oregano and real bacon crumbled.
Bake till the tomatoes are hot, everything else is cooked, so don't over bake it or it will dry out.
Very easy! You can add as much or as little cheese and spinach as you like. You really can't mess it up!
Next week, Chicken Cordon Bleu.
I am joining Susan , BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday, Gollum for Foodie Friday, and Diann for Thrifty Things Friday. Thanks for hosting, Ladies!
I'll be back Sunday for my friend ,The Tablescaper's , Seasonal Sunday. I hope to have the porch finished so I can show you. I have gone through 8 cans of Krylon on the wicker. I don't like the new "all weather" plastic wicker, but this is getting crazy! It takes days to get it all done.
Kate, at A Spoonful of Thyme is the winner of the star shaped pancake molds. Kate email me your addy please!
Another little give away coming up, stay tuned! :)