Friday, June 25, 2010

Strawberry Cake and Lucky Bamboo

Good Morning Girls!  If you want to put your "chompers" in something really good, then come on in.  I have the most delicious Strawberry Pound Cake  on the cabinet and I'd love to cut you a slice.  I've made this particular cake 5 times since the first of May.  I've had  various occasions that needed a cake and this one has just proven to be a favorite and I urge you to try it. 

It's been a fun and busy week around our household and this week-end promises to be "the icing on the cake." (no pun intended)  I will be enjoying my 40th high school reunion.  Tomorrow night is a "Girls Gathering" and then Saturday evening will be the reunion.  So, be on the lookout for more to follow about this.

I am not very "artsy" but I do enjoy letting my "creative juices" flow.  This week I had some fun with "Lucky Bamboo."  I've had some growing in 2-3 different containers inside our home for several years.  It's what you might call "maintenance free."  I put together some small glass containers of it and then used it as the tablescape on our dining table for now.


First, I purchased the needed items, clear glass containers, colored stones and of course, the Lucky Bamboo.  I purchased the stones and containers at Michael's for about $16.  The Lucky Bamboo came from a discounted store  here  and it was $5.50 for the bunch.
There's not much to putting them together.  Take the bamboo apart, put a few stones in the bottom of the container, place the bamboo on top and then hold it tightly while you place stones around it to hold it in place.  I like using the clear containers because I think it adds to the beauty when you can see the colored stones.  But, I did put one bunch of bamboo in a decorative container and used a pea gravel type stone in it.



I made enough to give a couple of the containers away as little "happies." (what we call gifts in the South) ~chuckle~The others I placed on a mirrored runner on my dining table and thought it had a nice "summer look" to it.  If I use my dining room to entertain, I can add some fresh flowers in small containers to go between the containers of bamboo for an added touch.

  It is a great decorating idea, but it is also a very inexpensive way to make several gifts.  I made 6 containers and spent $21, so that comes out to around $3.50 each.  What great gifts and remembrances at a very affordable price.  So, if you need several "happies" at one time, you might want to get some Lucky Bamboo and let your "creative juices" flow.

Happy week-end to each of you and be sure and find the time to check out  Rachel Anne's Home Sanctuary for more good "blog hopping."
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

9 comments:

  1. So Cute! I love it and your table does look very festive and summery! This is a great gift idea, it would be so cute for an end of the year gift for a teacher! I will definitely keep it in mind! Have a great weekend, enjoy the girl time and the reunion!

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  2. I gave my daughter's teachers some Lucky Bamboo for the end of the year presents, but wished I had dressed mine up like yours!

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  3. OK - you cannot mention such a delectible cake and not provide the recipe! It sounds scrumtious.

    The bamboo is darling - I've never heard of it before. Does it grow, or just stay that way? I kill plants, just so you know...

    Have a marvelous time at your reunion - I hope you find classmates for whom God has done amazing things, and you come away refreshed, encouraged and amazed!

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  4. I can't wait to try that strawberry pound cake! Thank you for that... hope you have a wonderful time at your reunion!

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  5. I like that idea!!! It looks festive and just perfect for summer! I love lucky bamboo, but we move everytime someone give me some. :( If I buy it, I'm okay though;)

    Have a great time this weekend!!! :)

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  6. I agree with dianne...we need a recipe for that pound cake it sounds amazing! How creative are you! the bamboo looks wonderful. I enjoyed stopping by today~ blessings on your week.

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  7. Hello Company Girl! I LOVE your display! The colored stones were a nice touch. Hope you have a fantastic girls night! God Bless...

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  8. I think you are very creative. The Lucky Bamboo creations are really neat! ~ I have never been to a high school reunion. In fact, I haven't stepped foot in my high school since I graduated 26 years ago! To be honest, I really don't have a desire to, but it would be fun to know how everyone has "turned out." ~ Have fun and take pictures!

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  9. Um, strawberry pound cake sounds sooooooo delightful.
    Love your creativity! :D

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