Remember those lemons from last week's thrift store score (6 plastic lemons for $1)? Well, here's what I did with them. I have this junk/catch all counter in my kitchen. I'm sure none of you have one of those. Heck, sometimes it seems my whole house is a catch all. Sigh. But I digress. Anyhoosiewhatsie, here is what that end counter of my kitchen looks like
every most days:
No, that's not a science project growing in the tupperware, it's my son's tadpoles. Yes, I cover my stove rings with foil like your grandma did. Heh heh.
So, at first I thought I was going to put the lemons in my newly made cloche, but it's waaaay too fancy for my kitchen and didn't look right:
So then I tried using this thingie that my mom gave me eons ago when she was decluttering that has been sitting inside a cabinet for about 10 years:
I really like the color of this bowl, but it still didn't look right, it just looked like, well, lemons in a bowl with a lid next to it.
So then I started shopping in my house for other stuff I could use and remembered my small white enamelware collection and so got down my berry bucket:
Ohhh, that's better!
But it still needs more . . . stuff. So I was going to sit down and make some Paper Dogwood Blossoms from this tutorial posted over at Sweet Something Designs but then I said to myself "Self, to heck with that, just go march your
not so little behind up in them there mountains behind the house and break you off a branch of 'em." So I did. I mean, granted they won't last long, but I decided this is going to be my wildflower display station throughout the summer.
So I got another piece of my enamelware (a pitcher) to hold my dogwood blossom branches and put that green thingie back in the line up and here is the result:
And because I like to show the 'big picture' here is what it looks like.
So see? It all started with 6 lemons for $1.
I'm also hoping this is the end of that counter being a catchall but I have a feeling the tadpoles will soon be swimming happily under dogwood blossoms.