Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~ Harvesting the Sage ~

Even with all the heat we've had it hasn't seem to stunt the growth of the bushes in front of the house. Last week once again,I started the job of trimming. The Russian Sage plant also needed to be trimmed back, while it lay on the ground a tablescape came to mind. Leaving the trimmer behind, good blogger that I am I promptly went inside to gather what I thought might make a welcoming table. :-))
Filling the pitcher with some water and ice, I grabbed what cookies I had on hand, sliced a lemon and a  tablescape began to come together.
Fig newtons may not be a person's first choice, a gal just rolls with the flow.A green martini glass adds a bit of elegance to a casual table.A fusion of Russian Sage flows ever so gracefully over the edges of the metal basket.A mix of napkins, linen and cotton graceful folds, hold a delightful scent of Russian Sage.

Please help yourself.

Thank you for stopping by today to say hello. Susan, thank you for hosting each week.
Napkins:    Lynne's Gifts & More
Martini Glass:  Walmart
Dessert Plate:   Mothers


LindyLouMac said...

What a lovely vignette you made for the sage harvest, you good blogger :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A couple of newtons work for me. :D Have you had the ones with strawberry filling - yummy. The heat has about wiped out all the flowers here, but the weeds just keep on growing.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great! I'd love some fig newtons and a margarita. :)

I love the Russian Sage on the table. Very pretty!

Have a great day.

PAT said...

This is beautiful Lynne! We planted Russian Sage this year. It is sort of puny looking though! said...

I need to trim my sage too:) I can almost smell yours, your photos are that good:) Lots of my garden plants are leaning over with the wind that we have been having and the storm is on its way! I am praying it goes out to sea and stays there....forever.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Karin Şen Cankan said...


Just a beautiful place to sit and have a lemonade.

I could just feel the coolness.

I am trying to send you a thank you emial for visitng my blog and for your lovely words unfortunately it keeps coming back so I thought to live the message here.

Lots of Love,

Karin Şen Cankan

Alycia Nichols said...

I'll bet it smells good, too! The fig newtons WOULD be my first choice! I really like them a lot. I think they might be good for you, too. Very pretty setting, and I like the hat. It's just what every proper Southern lady should have available at a moment's notice. I, of course, am not from the South and there are a few who would argue that I'm not much of a lady, either. That's neither here nor there! ;-) Very pretty, Lynne!

afternoon tea said...

Lovely! Your sage really looks great and your setting looks very elegant.

Unfortunately, the only thing that needs trimming here are the weeds. We had heavy rains and winds early this summer followed by extreme temperatures and drought.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Alycia, you are just the funniest thing, I got quite the chuckle out of your comment. I know you're every bit a lady... You always put a smile on my face when you stop in.. hugs ~lynne~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty. I love the tangled mass of sage on your table.

Marlis said...

did you save me a fig newton?? love the green glass, so much fun.. Love the sage!!! envious.. xo marlis

Bonnie said...

Delightful and inviting. I love Fig Newtons! I like your metal basket and can imagine the scent of the sage. Mine died! Would love to have a little bistro table like yours.

Entertaining Women said...

Your so rigiht. Some times you just have to go with the flow. You had fig newtons....I worked with pizza. The Sage is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your vignete. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Cute spur of the moment the Russian sage.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love this table so sweet !!The Russian Sage Is gorgeous! I also have some in my garden. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments about my new Rooster on my Tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Unknown said...

Love the sage. So much bigger than mine. Would love to have a margarita at you table setting.Nice!

Unknown said...

Your Russian Sage is very pretty! I haven't had Fig Newtons in a long time and I love them!I love your go with the flow attitude! Your table is wonderful.... Blessings My Friend,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The Russian Sage made a beautiful table. Everything here is burning up. It was 110 on the patio and my computer said 104. Doesn't matter, either nunber is horrible.

Your little tablescape was perfect for a hot summer day. Don't know about you but I am so ready for Fall.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I LOOOVE Fig Newtons! I will ahve 2 please, or even 3!!!! Your table looks so cool and refreshing on a hot summer day! Love your hat too! XO, Pinky