Southern Flashback

Submitted by Christi

Christi’s Note (7/16 @ 8:00 a.m.):  Apparently my hosting server was down last night. My apologies to anyone who tried to visit and was greeted by an error. So sorry!

My tablescape plans for today got rained out. I see our weather will be getting better soon though, so, I’ll be getting back outside for that “table” soon. In the meantime, for today, I’m taking a look back. Since I’ve been showing you pics of the garden this week, I went back and found the tablescape I posted while I was actually putting in the garden. There are even seed packets, still unopened, on the table! My how things have changed in my yard since then. Here is the flashback:

Working in the garden can really tire you out. I think I really need a nice place to take a break. This is my tablescape entry this week in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Y’all stay tuned. There are robins building a nest on my porch and I’m taking pics of their progress that I’ll be posting.

A nice place to take a break.

A nice place to take a break.

A little lemonade.

A little lemonade.

A couple of cookies - gotta keep up my strenght!

A couple of cookies - gotta keep up my strength!

A couple of my favorite gardening books.

A couple of my favorite gardening books.

My garden gloves.

My garden gloves.

My garden trowel.

My garden trowel.

Some seeds.

Some seeds.

A watering can with flowers.

A watering can with flowers.

Hey, there's a bunny in my watering can!

Hey, there's a bunny in my watering can!

Everything I need.

Everything I need . . .

for a nice break from gardening!

for a nice break from gardening!

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! – Christi

Today’s Lagniappe: Garden Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Something light and easy to enjoy.

Use your favorite salad greens and veggies and dress them with this lovely mustard vinaigrette. Easy!

* 1½ cups salad oil
* ½ cup white wine vinegar
* 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
* 1½ tsp Kosher salt
* ½ tsp ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper)

1. Combine the mustard and vinegar in a glass or stainless steel bowl and whisk them together briefly.

2. Place the mustard-vinegar mixture along with the oil and seasonings in a blender and mix for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.

3. Serve right away, as the oil and vinegar will begin to separate as soon as you stop mixing.

Makes 1 pint of dressing.


21 Responses to “Southern Flashback”

  1. Morning T Says:

    Very clever idea and it turned out beautifully!

  2. Debbie at Slice of Pie Says:

    Beautiful backdrop! Very pretty … love that stemmed glass.

  3. ellen b Says:

    Hi Christi! What a sweet gardening table you put together in the perfect setting! I like it. The salad dressing sounds very good!

  4. Barb Says:

    Hi Christi, oh my goodness, how pretty is this?! I love the delightful setting….so nice!


  5. Dana Says:

    What a cool and refreshing break from the garden! By the subtitle I would say I could use a copy of that Book of Lists! Thank you for visiting A Cat in my Lap today.

    Love, Dana and Daisy

  6. Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern Says:

    What a lovely garden party. Happy TT to you!

  7. Pat Says:

    This is beautiful Christi!! The salad sounds delicious, too!

  8. Fifi Flowers Says:

    A lemonade party with gardening tips… FAB!!!

  9. Michelle Says:

    Oh such a pretty relaxing setting. Love the colors you used!

  10. Mary Says:

    Hi Christi! Thank you for visiting at my cottage! I’m glad you put your website in your comment so I could find you. I really like your garden tablescape! I love gardens, flowers, grass, benches, straw hats, lemonade – you had it all, and it’s just beautiful! Hope you get your site back up and running again so I can visit again soon!

  11. Eileen Says:

    This is beautiful! The pink and the white, so soft, so pretty, so inviting. That waterfall of flowers cascading down is perfect! I could sit there all afternoon!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  12. Bill Says:

    Such a charming post …. I really like the clever concept and the soft colors you incorporated!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment!

    Bye for now,
    Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

  13. Ivory Spring Says:

    Hi Christi,

    What a lovely garden tablesetting!

  14. Amy Says:

    I love your garden-themed tablescape. It looks so relaxing. Very nice job. Amy 🙂

  15. Shelia Says:

    What a beautiful spot to sit down and enjoy my afternoon! You have a beautiful garden too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  16. Katherine Says:

    Now this is very creative since you were rained out!
    Very pretty! Love the bunny in the watering can!


  17. Kathleen Says:

    Adorable! Sorry you got rained out..
    Love the hat!

  18. Michelle @ Sweet Something Says:

    How cute! Lemonade and cookies…perfect!

  19. Mary Says:

    Your tablescape is really adorable and cheerful, I love the garden theme :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  20. Brenda Kula Says:

    Gotta love that rain though! We got some last night finally. What more could you want? Gardening books, snacks, nice weather. Birds singing. Lovely!

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