Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Homemaking Tip--It Beats a Flyswatter

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thanks to Whidget's blog for the photo of my niece with her nieces and nephews (with lots of tulle in those little dresses and Liberty's veil)

You're going to have to imagine with me on this tip because I didn't have the camera close by:

Last weekend my niece got married and had an outdoor reception. Here, outdoors means the flies are invited, too. To keep the bugs off the refreshments, someone draped lavender tulle (fabric netting) over the top of the trays. I don't know who did it (we all wanted to take credit), all I know is it looked nice and it worked! The next time I go to the fabric store and see tulle on sale I'm picking up several yards of it for future picnics because it sure beats fighting plastic wrap or someone trying to be an inconspicuous shoo-er.

6 comments:

Jill said...

What a darling photo! The tulle sounds like an excellent and fashionable way to thwart the flies!

michelle said...

Great pic! I love it when you illustrate your tips like this. Tulle is just all-around good if you ask me.

Jenny said...

I love those colors. And what a great idea for the bugs!

Kim Sue said...

your niece doesn't look old enough to be getting married...she's beautiful and I love all that purple goodness.

Cassidy said...

I did the tulle. You make me feel smart. Thanks! I didn't know it was clever, I just thought it was a easy shield.

Marie said...

Now that is a brilliant idea. Lovely, and effective.