Saturday, September 27, 2008

See! I do more than cook and spray paint!

When I was growing up, I was shipped off to spend my summers with my Aunt in New Orleans, giving my grandma a little summer break, too. The tradition lived on with me spending nights at her house on into my adult years, and anytime I had a business function to attend in New Orleans or I wanted to do some serious shopping.

During my younger years, she would take me shopping for school clothes and we would eat lunch at the Restaurant on the second floor of Dillard's (probably the only department store with a restaurant in it), and set me up with an extra fridge in the garage full of Coke.... in my adult years, we would go shopping for work clothes and to lunch at the Restaurant on the second floor of Dillard's... and she would set me up with the extra fridge full of Diet Coke. On one such visit... she taught me how to make what has become known as my favorite Fall decoration.

I cant go spend the night with her anymore. She died last year. Her house has been sold. The Restaurant at Dillard's closed. But... each Fall, I still make this wreath:

As an added bonus..... its also thrifty... so you can make it each year.

Materials needed: Indian Corn ($2.99 for three at grocery store); Fall ribbon ($1.98 at Wal-Mart); glue ($.88 at Wal-Mart) and one stem of fall leaves ($.99 at Wal-Mart)

Finished product hanging on my kitchen door


gin said...

Bless Dear Aunt. I remember those. Yours is very nice. I'm going to make one.

ValleyGirl said...

Ah, a fat-free post!!! I'm a big fan of cornbread and apple crisp (didn't have apples, but you inspired me to make my aunt's very delicious Pear Crumble Pie yesterday!), but they are NOT helping me get back on track with WW this fall!!!!!! Dang it.

Those are such wonderful memories and what a beautiful and simple way to rekindle them each fall. What a great little wreath!

The Urban Chic said...

Bobbie, what great memories and yes I remember the restaurant, but it was also cool to go to Wal Greens and sit at the old fashion lunch bar to have a quick snack. I know what it means to miss New Orleans. Love the fall hanging on your door. Pat

Julie said...

that is really a fun inspired project, I love projects with lots of meaning! I cannot find the corn here, and all those other items minus glue is a bit expensive, so I will try to make something like it. Yours is very pretty.

I just wanted you to know I got your fun mixes in the mail. THANK YOU SO MUCH and I just sent one for you off with my Pastor who will be leaving here on Monday and so he will mail it to you next week. Yippee

Dawn said...

What a sweet story! Your aunt really left you with some wonderful memories!! Love the decorations!