When you find yourself with a bag of lemons and just shy of a yard of fabric – now you’ll know what to do.
‘Cause after all, it isn’t what you got ~ it’s how you use it.
Post holiday – pre-spring is a slow time for decorating.
I kinda like that. The excess of the holidays wears on me after a few weeks and I long to “clear the slate”, so to speak.
But then all the stuff is gone and it looks pretty bare.
The bareness struck me the other day, so I poked around to see what I had on hand. Not too much…
- almost a yard of gray fabric that I had fashioned into a makeshift runner on THIS table;
- a bag of lemons;
- a couple of bunches of grocery store flowers.
I folded the edges of the ‘runner’, concealed that it is actually cut in half in the middle with a big platter and kinda ruched it.
The key is the ruching – you know, bunching it up a bit here & there. Makes the ‘runner’ it more interesting and three dimensional.
Then I nestled some lemons in the ruched bits.
Arranged the flowers with some loose greens from the yard in a big white pitcher.
For the final touch, I spilled the rest of the lemons onto the platter.
The lemons smell wonderful & the cheery yellow chases away any winter blues.
Decor doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. It is all in the way you pull it together.
** Kelly **