I wish I was by the sea shore! For now, I’ll have to be satisfied with our backyard paradise! For the last two weeks, I’ve been fighting a UTI and started different antibiotics yesterday so I haven’t been feeling too great. Thankfully, my 10 year old niece, Livy, is more than ready to help me! I had started laying out this tablescape last week and she finished it up for me yesterday! I figured this would also be a good time to teach her a little lesson on setting tables!
Last week, Livy helped me wrap the vase in some sea grass raffia type stuff. It was originally a placemat, just like the one I used when I made the Ballard inspired sea grass lampshade. We pulled in some DIY mercury glass votive cups and the big GW starfish from the Pelican vignette on the piano.
The napkins and tablecloth are thrifty finds from Dirt Cheap. I love the color of the cloth with the images of shells! I think the orange really pops on this table!
The wicker type chargers were a yard sale find and the orange dinner plates are from the Dollar Tree.
The wine glass is made by Waterford and the water glass is Forsythia in the Moonbeam pattern
To get some relief from this hot weather, I wanted to share our family recipe for Banana Ice Cream!
It is so easy, but oh so good! Here’s the recipe:
HOMEMADE BANANA ICE CREAM
6 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cans evaporated milk
Mix the first three ingredients and put in cylinder of the ice cream freezer. Add milk to bring it up to the fill line. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. See how easy that is! You can adjust the recipe to suit your taste as well! In the past I have used more evaporated milk but I have never used less than 4.
It is so good! Do you make your own ice cream? If not, you should give it a try!
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